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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Can a breastfeeding mother take I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a breastfeeding mother of a 1.2-year-old baby. Three months back, I took I-pill. I want to know what is the necessity of taking I-pill as I do not want pregnancy.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lactating or a breastfeeding mother is highly fertile due to disturbing hormones and the cycles. Periods are also not regular post-delivery. It is advised to always use a precaution for sexual intercourse until you breastfeed your child as ovulation is not expected...  Read Full »

Is my delayed period due to pregnancy or side effects of Unwanted 72?

Query: Hello doctor, I took three pills of Unwanted 72 one week before my period date. I did not get my periods. I feel little cramps in my lower abdomen, and today morning I found a little spotting. Whether I am pregnant? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, you have taken an excessive dose of unwanted 72, which is an emergency contraceptive pill. These pills are hormone-based, and they have this known side effect of delay in periods. With such a heavy dose o...  Read Full »

I suffer from PCOD with irregular cycles even after having a child. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from PCOD from my puberty for about 16 years. I am blessed with a 2 year old kid after an IUI. Still, I have irregular cycle and the flow is heavy.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your hemoglobin level is normal and you do not want pregnancy now, then no need to do anything for your PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), because it is not harming your body. You can take some medicines for reducing your flow during menses. And if you want regular cy...  Read Full »

What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip?

Query: Hello doctor, What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip? I take Yamini birth control pills and they are not labeled with days. I was taking the pills and the second-week pills are supposed to be taken from the bottom of the strip to the top. Instead, I ended up ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not matter how you take the pills in Yamini (a combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol), as the contents of each and every pill is the same. So, you are very much protected from pregnancy. You need not have Plan B (Levonorgestrel) in case you have int...  Read Full »

Am I taking my birth control pills in the right sequence?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I am on birth control pills (Femilon) from the last two months. I had finished the first pack on the 19th last month. After that, I got my period on the sixth pill-free day, that is, on the 25th. I have restarted the new pack on the 27th. I have taken all t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have correctly taken all the pills in the pack regularly as prescribed, that is for 21 days with 7 days off, there is very less chance of a pregnancy. The failure rates of pills, if properly used, is less than 0.5 %. So, you need not panic and repeat your urin...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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.  Read Full »

Can sex during the unsafe period guarantee a pregnancy?

Query: My friend had unprotected intercourse with his partner on the day when his partner is in high chance to be pregnant but he pulled out. After that, his partner drank 5 contraceptive pills to counter the pregnancy(since Plan B is not allowed in our country). What are the chances that his partner will ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sosela Rrusho

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Greetings, Welcome to Icliniq.com I will be assisting to you today. Even if he has not ejaculated, they still has a chance of pregnancy if the pre-seminal fluid, the clear fluid that comes out before semen, which is rich in young healthy sperms, comes in contact. This is not an effective method a...  Read Full »

Can unprotected sex after four days of period lead to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected sex after four days of the period this month. He did not ejaculate inside but I am not sure about pre-ejaculation. Within an hour after intercourse, I took unwanted 72 and I had bleeding for only one day. Is there a chance of pregnancy or not? Is it a withdrawal bleedi...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency pill within 72 hours of intercourse there is no chance of pregnancy. Yes, you had intercourse during your safe period, which is from day 1 to 10 of your period. Yes, the bleeding is withdrawal bleeding. There is nothing to worry about....  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a contraceptive method without side effects.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner while I was in my unsafe period. Although I took an ECP within 6 to 8 hours of time, I am a bit curious as if it will work or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, then there is no chance of pregnancy. However, if you have a delay in periods, then get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample. The periods delay could be because o...  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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