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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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Can I take Diane-35 continuously without seven day break to skip period?

Query: Hello doctor, I started to take a birth control pill. The pill name is Diane-35, it is taken for 21 days and seven days for rest. I have just finished the first pack of 21 pills, and as far as I understand, that my period should come in these seven days, right? And also I have read on the internet t...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is correct that if you have taken these pills for 21 days, your periods are expected to come in the next few days, as it will cause hormonal withdrawal which leads to cause bleeding. It is true that if you continue to take these medicines your periods will be...  Read Full »

My girlfriend has prolonged periods after taking a birth control pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my girlfriend, but I did not ejaculate. As a precaution, she took birth control pill. She is having lower abdominal pain for more than 10 days. And her periods are also prolonged. Please suggest an appropriate solution. I asked the same question to a doctor, and I was as...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are only two possibilities for prolonged periods and pain. It might be the side effect of the contraceptive pill.OCP being a powerful hormone causes these kinds of symptoms. It might be the failure of the tablet. It might be pregnancy and in an aborting phase, bec...  Read Full »

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