Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills are hormonal tablets used to prevent pregnancy. It is taken orally and is 99.9% effective. They are commercially available in two forms, combination pills that contain two hormones, and mini-pills which only contain progestin.

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I vomited five hours after taking birth control pill. Should I take another one?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on my second week of birth control pill in my pack and I have not missed any pill since starting but last night I vomited 5 to 5 and a half hours after taking my pill. It was my 11th pill in the pack. Should I treat it as a missed pill and take another? I also had sex without a c...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern. If you have been on a pill for more than a month and this is your second pack, you have nothing to worry if you just missed out one pill. Since most probably you have vomited out the pill, you can take another pill for today and then contin...  Read Full »

I had vaginal bleeding after passage of big clot. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, My period came on the first of last month. 22 days later, my breasts were hurting. I was cramping but there was no period. Five days later, I went to the restroom and I wiped and there was light pink blood. The next day still no period or spotting. Two days later, I woke up and blood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. It is good you have already ruled out pregnancy because, in any type of abnormal bleeding among reproductive age, pregnancy is one of the first condition that should be ruled out. The second most common cause of these types of bleeding is a ho...  Read Full »

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