Condoms

Condoms are a method of birth control that block the entry of sperm, and also block other bodily fluids from spreading sexually transmitted diseases. Both male and female condoms are available that are made from latex, polyurethane, and lambskin. If used properly, it is effective in preventing pregnancy 98% of the time.

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Will an inappropriate way of using condoms lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male. My partner and I had sex on the 5th of this month and used a condom. However, a couple of hours before this, I ejaculated (non-sexual intercourse) and then peed after. While putting on the condom for sex, I put it on the wrong way first and then put it on the right way. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For conception to occur, there are several things that should be there. First, sex should be done during the fertile period of the cycle. Second, there should be sperm ejaculation into the vagina. The third, it should be in the ovulation period. Especially five da...  Read Full »

How to prevent pregnancy without using condoms?

Query: Hi doctor, We are newly married and going for honeymoon. I want to know some preventive measure except condom. My dates are not regular and I have PCOD. How can we get intimate without a condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best option for you, in that case, shall be low dose oral contraceptive pills like Femilon (Ethinyl estradiol and Desogestrel) to be taken from day 2 of your cycle daily till the pack finishes. If your menses are not due lately and you do not have time then the onl...  Read Full »

Do condoms always prevent HIV transmission?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with a girl before three months. She got tested for HIV and the result came negative. But now I have a low fever for four days. I have a doubt whether she has spread the virus through the condom she gave to me. Can anyone spread a virus through condoms? I know that it seems to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had protected sex and if the condom was used consistently without any breakage in the condom, then the risk of acquiring HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is non-existent in your case. Your apprehensions are not factual. You have mentioned that your partner had ...  Read Full »

How effective are condoms against STDs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a circumcised male. I usually use the same condom for first getting a blowjob and then having vaginal sex. I have general questions for future events about safe sex and HIV protection : If the oral sex is rough and includes vigorous contact of a partner's teeth with the condom, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Condoms have to undergo rigorous testing conditions to be approved. It will be tested for burst, strength, leak, etc. There are tests for all these. Usually, they can withstand all the regular sexual acts. Suppose it is purposefully or force...  Read Full »

What does barrier contraception mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an I-pill after unprotected sex. We have had unprotected sex again after 72 hours of I-pill intake. Do I need to take second I-pill? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no requirement of repeating the I-pill till 72 hours to 120 hours after the first pill intake. The first pill shall cover up. You may derange the hormonal balance if you take the second pill now. Please practice barrier contraception till you get your with...  Read Full »

Can HPV be transmitted by kissing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a few warts on my leg and a barely noticeable wart on my penis. My doctor said that they look like HPV. He advised me to apply antifungal and steroid cream and wear condoms. The cream was not very effective even after four days. Can it be something other than HPV? Will condom...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, a condom will prevent transmission. No, HPV will not get transmitted by kissing. The lesion on your leg can be due to HPV (human papillomavirus), but its probability is low. Genital warts regress spontaneously within months or years, but, the guideli...  Read Full »

I want to urinate every five minutes. Why is this happening?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old female. My height is 1.65 m. I want to pee like every five minutes and when I do wipe it is light red, sometimes red grey but not a lot and my last period was almost one and half months back. Why is this happening?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be urine infection, irregular unscheduled bleeding or some local pathology. All need to investigate. Have investigations, precautions then treated accordingly. Have proper hygiene. Wear soft comfortable undergarments. Use condoms for sex to prevent sexually tr...  Read Full »

Can a tampon being inside the body for a long time cause delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a tampon in and did not realize that it was still in my body until a week later, when I found it. When I had sex, we used a condom but I did not started my period tyet. Do you think the tampon being in my body for so long could delay my period? I am currently on Lexapro...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tampon will not cause any delay in the menstrual cycle or periods. Forgetting tampon for a long time may make you prone to genital infections though. Delay in menstrual cycle is more of a hormonal function. Even though you used a condom the chances of pregnancy cann...  Read Full »

I had sex after a week of taking abortion pills. Will it cause any infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I was six weeks pregnant, and on the ninth and tenth of this month, I had severe cramps and heavy bleeding. So, I consulted my doctor on the 11th, and she said that it was a miscarriage, and she gave me the first dose of the abortion pill. She gave the second dose on the 13th, which ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is very less chance of pregnancy, but it is tough to say. Mostly, ovulation takes approximately 15 to 20 days to resume after abortion. But sometimes, it can resume early. As it is just six days after the last tablet, there is very less chance. But yes, be car...  Read Full »

I cannot stay long in bed during sex with husband and condoms is not interesting during sex. What is the precaution instead of condoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot stay long in bed during sex with husband and condoms is not interesting during sex. What is suitable for precaution instead of condoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are several methods as a contraceptive. Such as hormonal and barrier method. Besides this there is a method of safe period. I will explain to you one by one. 1. Hormonal method. a. Daily oral contraceptive pill. b. Three monthly or six-monthly depot hormona...  Read Full »

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