Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive pills are hormonal tablets used to prevent pregnancy. They are 99.9% effective and are taken orally. Contraceptive pills are commercially available in two forms, combination pills that contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone hormones, and mini-pills which only contain progesterone.

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My girlfriend is feeling dizzy and has a delayed period after i-Pill consumption. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about possible pregnancy that might happen to my girlfriend. We had this special moment and made it out. To make sure there was no chance of pregnancy I gave her an I-pill after two hours of intercourse. I read the side effects of the I-pill and she did not have any. She fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am good, hope you are also doing well. I have gone through your query and I understand your concern. Usually i-Pill (Levonorgestrel) would not cause any side effects, and if she is having dizziness after two days there must be some other reason like dehydration or so...  Read Full »

I did not have intercourse this month but still have missed my period. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the contraceptive pill. Two months ago, I missed two pills and took two each day to make up for the lost ones. I got my period last month. I had intercourse, and the condom broke that week. Then a month after, I got my period like usual. This month I have not got my period, just ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Other factors besides pregnancy can delay or make scanty periods like hormonal contraceptive intake, hormonal imbalance, dieting, stress, overwork, strenuous exercise, sudden weight gain, and weight loss. Another factor is that few drugs inte...  Read Full »

I and my partner had protected sex, but she experienced spotting and backache after 13 days. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, We had protected sex a few days ago, but due to our low confidence, we thought that maybe the ejaculation could be somehow done inside, and we got panicked, so without wasting time, in the morning took a contraceptive pill. And it has been almost 13 days now. Three days ago, she felt that...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would have been better if I had known her last menstrual date. Sometimes some bleeding or spotting could occur during ovulation, usually around the 14th day of the menstrual cycle. There is also the possibility of withdrawal bleeding after...  Read Full »

I have bleeding and cramps after missing a birth control pill. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-cycle. There is a pretty good amount of bleeding and cramping. There is also some bloating. I have missed only one birth control pill. This has happened only when I have missed about 3 pills. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Normally when you miss your contraceptive pill, it may lead to withdrawal bleeding because of hormonal effect of the pill on the endometrium which suddenly withdraws. You should consult a gynecologist online and start taking the pills again based on her suggestion. For on...  Read Full »

My wife has normal menstrual cycle and took an Unwanted-72 pill after sex. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse with my wife in the morning and I ejaculated inside her. In the evening she took an Unwanted-72 pill. I had sexual intercourse with her again after 68 hours but did not ejaculate inside her. She has a normal period cycle and it is her first time taking the pill. S...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Did this sexual history happen after she got her period? If your wife had taken the emergency contraceptive pill Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) at the proper time and dosage, then there is no need to take the pill again. She will get withdra...  Read Full »

I took an I-pill after 13 hours of sexual activity. How do I know if it is withdrawal bleeding or periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually get my periods after a 40-day cycle due to a health issue. This month it did not happen, so I was working out and eating right to get my periods. I had no sex since my last menstruation, so I felt safe and skipped the pregnancy test. Yesterday, while pulling out the condom af...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You will have withdrawal bleeding within five days. In both withdrawal bleeding and periods, the endometrial lining is shed, so it does not make any difference whether its withdrawal bleeding or periods. In th...  Read Full »

My wife took contraceptive pill after we had sex, but she got her period after five days. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, We had intercourse, and my wife took the contraceptive pill that day. Her period came five days late than her usual date with a brownish clot for five days. The next month again period come five days late and it contains the normal color of blood but was heavy as usual. After that, we had...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes periods might fluctuate by one week and it is normal. Normal menstrual bleeding ranges from two to eight days. Flow might fluctuate in each cycle. As per your description she got her period after the intercourse then there is no chance of getting pregnant. Th...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old female. I am married. I have two sons. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism over ten years ago and I am on medication. I am having a horrible time with PMS over last few months. I used to have terrible headaches and irritability before few days of my periods. Now it h...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and I can understand your condition. First of all, I need to know whether your hypothyroidism is under control or not. Kindly upload your recent TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) report. Now we need to see whether your headache and irritabilit...  Read Full »

I have had seven days delayed periods last month after the intake of an oral contraceptive pill. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took the Unwanted-72 pill within 24 hours. Unfortunately, I got withdrawal bleeding after six days, and it continued for about four to five days. Later, my period was delayed for seven days the next month. So, I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. So my question is when was your last menstrual period? Since you had unprotected sex, you took the Unwanted-72 tablet, and you did the pregnancy test that came out negative. All you need to do is to wait. You will...  Read Full »

I wanted to know if it is safe to use the tablet Althea as a contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor,Is it safe to use the tablet Althea as a contraceptive pill? If so, what are the things that I should remember before and while using it? Like side effects, health complications, and how should I use it correctly.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is combined oral contraceptive pills that should be avoided for a long time. All hormonal contraceptive pills can have short and long-term effects and the individual body responds to them differently. Some have fewer and some have more sid...  Read Full »

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