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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What are the causes of yellowish vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I just noticed that I had some yellowish discharge from my vagina. I do not have any itching or burning while urinating and there is no odor from the discharge. I was checked for STDs about three or four weeks ago and everything came back negative. I had protected sex with a condom last ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, oral sex could transmit STD (sexually transmitted disease) and they are herpes simplex, gonorrhea or even syphilis. Infections less frequently passed on include chlamydia, HIV and hepatitis A. But, I must tell you that the risks of getting an STD from unprotect...  Read Full »

What are the causes of bleeding after taking contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the fourth day of my periods and I took a contraceptive pill within half an hour. Now, I am bleeding after seven days from the day I had taken the pill. Are there any chances of pregnancy? Please explain me.  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The extra bleeding could be due to the pill. However, it would depend on the pill you took. If you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill, then yes, that would be the reason of excessive bleeding. However, if you have taken a normal contraceptive pill, then it will ...  Read Full »

I took contraceptive pills after unprotected sex and missed my period. What is the chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, The first day of my last period was on the 2nd of March, it lasted till 6th of March. I had unprotected sex on the 10th of March, but he did not ejaculate inside me but there is a chance that pre-cum may have gotten in. So for safety, I took contraceptive pills (Postinor 2) on the 11t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details and the sequence of events you mentioned and totally understand your anxiousness. See, the emergency contraceptive pills are high doses of progesterone hormone, so at times there can be withdrawal and some times there can be a delaye...  Read Full »

Why do I get periods only with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old girl. I am suffering from irregular periods for the last two years. With medication period occurs, but the problem persists when the medicine is discontinued. I had my last periods two months back. Tests done for TSH and pelvic ultrasound done. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is an association of irregular cycle with cystic ovaries as seen by ultrasonography of the abdomen (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is, I suppose, a polycystic ovarian syndrome, for which you are suffering from irregular and absent menstruati...  Read Full »

Is Althea cypriterone acetate ethinyl estradiol a contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, Due to an accident, I had unsafe sex. I went to the pharmacy to get a EPC or morning-after pill. However they said they were not being sold. They prescribed Althea cypriterone acetate ethinyl estradiol (2 mg / 35mcg tablet) from Trust and said to take 1 per day for the next 21 days. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should get emergency pills if they are selling normal contraceptive pills. Anyway in emergency pills the dose of hormones are more. So you can take 4 tablets two times a day for 2 dose. Can also works same as emergency pills. But at the same time you should understa...  Read Full »

Can emergency contraceptive pill be the cause for my delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am one week late as of today for my menstrual period. Currently, my cycle is 38 days. I have been having protected sexual intercourse the past month, but just recently (Day 35) of my cycle, the condom of my partner leaked at the base. So I immediately took emergency contraceptive w...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right, your period will come soon and that is most likely possibility. Your symptoms can be due to both pregnancy and/or hormones. Because in pregnancy there is increase in amount of hormones and you just take higher dose of hormones. And symptoms you ar...  Read Full »

Apart from Yasmin, what can I take to control PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, hypothyroidism and pituitary Cushing's disease. I am taking Yasmin, Glucophage 850 mg and T4 150 mg. As I have to take Metyrapone for Cushing's my doctor recommended stopping Yasmin. But if I stop it, I do not have period for months and I get acne all over my body. What can...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metyrapone (Metopirone) is an orphan medication that holds the FDA approval (Food and Drug Administration) for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and is occasionally used off-label for short-term treatment of Cushing’s syndrome prior to surgery. Metyrap...  Read Full »

Can you get pregnant if you had sex two days before periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex before 2 days of her period. She had a pill after 64 hours. She got her periods but it has been continuing for six days. What is the chance of pregnancy? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she has resumed her menses then there is no chance of pregnancy. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternative pill for Yasmin.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am on Yasmin pill and my last pill was two days back. I had sex yesterday without condom. I am unable to get a Morning after pill as it is banned in our place. I can start Yasmin pill only after five days. I did not get my periods yet. Is there a possibility that I...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yasmin pills are contraceptive. Their effect will last till you get your period. So, do not worry. There is no need to take any other pill. Please continue with the pills of a new pack when you get your period next. This pill free interval between two packs is...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for fibroids.

Query: Hello doctor, My sister aged 41 years is having painful periods, heavy bleeding, left lower back pain, lower abdomen pain and difficulty in breathing immediately after taking food. She is having these difficulties nearly for the past six months. The latest finding of doctors here is fibroids in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, fibroid can also be treated by using contraceptive pills, but again they have to be used for a long time. Using contraceptive pills for long time can cause side effects like elevated blood pressure, excess clotting of blood leading to stroke, heart attac...  Read Full »

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