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Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are a form of hormonal contraception, which is the most effective method of preventing pregnancy when taken correctly. However, it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections. The synthetic estrogen and progestin hormones inhibit the natural hormones. It avoids pregnancy by stopping ovulation, altering the cervical mucus making it difficult for the mobility of sperm, and modifying the uterine lining, thereby preventing implantation.

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Why is my period delayed after taking birth control pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I took birth control oral pills a week before having sex. I am still taking those pills for the past two weeks. Now my period is delayed. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understood your concern. If you have taken birth control pills continuously for one week before having sex and have been taking them regularly since then, your period may have been delayed due to the hormones in the pills. The hormones in birth control pills c...  Read Full »

Why does my severe acne not improve despite birth control pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have had acne problems since I was 12. I am currently taking birth control pills which are supposed to help but seem not to be. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. 1. Avoid using hair oil and any sticky cream on your face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products. 3. Avoid dust and use sunscreen (above 30 SPF). 4. D...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest safe medications for birth control.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got married and my husband does not want to use protection and we do not want to have babies for now. Hence, I would like to ask what kind of pills I can take so as to avoid pregnancy for now. Please suggest medications that will not affect my pregnancy later.  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. There are a variety of birth control options available to help you avoid pregnancy. The best option for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Here are a few options to consider: ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my husband four days after my period. What medications should I take to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, and I had unprotected sex with my husband just four days after my period. How can I prevent my pregnancy with medications?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The sperms must be released inside the vagina of the female to get pregnant. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending on the ovulation pattern of the female. Further, the fertilized egg must be implanted in the female's ute...  Read Full »

I have been on birth control pills for over two years and bleeding for the past 12 days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been bleeding for 12 days. I have pcos and taking birth control pills for almost two years and It started with brownish bleeding on day 13 of my active pill. Why is this happening? I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalances caused by pills. Once you stop the medication, usually the period resumes within ...  Read Full »

I have been taking birth control pills for the past 5 months and have now stopped. What should I expect?

Query: Hi doctor, I took birth control pills for five months, and my period became regular, but before that, it was irregular. Now I have stopped, and it is been a month. Are there any symptoms I should expect a month after stopping birth control pills? I stopped taking it three days after starting a new ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, I am delighted you turned to with your medical-related questions. I can certainly relate to your worries, and I will do my best to assist. Regarding your symptoms of irregular menses, you have the following diagnosis: premature ovarian failure. I suggest you take the following: ...  Read Full »

Will Zopiclone have any effect on Rigevidon?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a master's student currently writing a thesis. As this is a stressful time for me, my sleep is the first thing being affected. For the past two to three weeks, I have had sleepless nights, restless sleep, and waking up in the middle of the night averaging about two to three hour...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Zopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent, helps in maintaining sleep, long acting, reduces the number of awakenings, improves the quality of sleep and has minimal abuse potential. The usual dose is 7.5 mg 15-20 minutes before sleeping, and should not be used f...  Read Full »

My periods usually lasts for five days but last month it lasted for 7 days and my period is delayed for two days now. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Last month my period lasted for seven days when usually it lasts for five days and also I was sick. This month my period is delayed by two days, please suggest. I am on birth control pills.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. At the age of 17, you need not worry much about the changes in periods. The period cycle is 28 days +or- 7 days is fine, the duration of periods up to seven days is also fine. But the real problem here is your weight....  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old experiencing increased facial hair, enlarged pores, and frequent acne. How can I get rid of these problems?

Query: Hello doctor,My face is getting hairy on my upper lip, the side of my face, and my cheeks. At first, I thought they were blackheads, but then when I looked closer, I noticed that they were hair. As time passed, they became more noticeable. My pores are also large, and I always get acne. I am taking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I have seen your query and understand your concern. Based on your description, it seems you may have hirsutism, which is the development of unwanted hair in a male pattern on the body. In females, this can manifest as hair growth on the chest, face, and limbs, often acc...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of breast cancer to transfer in generations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I am fatigued, sluggish, difficulty concentrating, migraines, and difficulty regulating temperature. I have periodic tightness in the chest and fluttering sensation. My EKG, CT chest, and chest x-ray are normal and the COVID test is negative. My Vitamin B12...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your reports are normal nothing seems worrisome (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you have a family history of breast cancer, you should get a mammogram done. Also get your BRCA gene (breast cancer gene) tests done. It is a blood test and if it is...  Read Full »

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