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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I had sex today, and I am tense about getting my fiancee pregnant. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex today with my fiancee. Although we did not use protection, I did not cum into her. I am tensed. What can we do to prevent a pregnancy? Her periods are due next week. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. You had unprotected sex but did not ejaculate inside. Although there are fewer chances of getting pregnant, I would suggest: Use an emergency contraceptive pill, like I-pill or Unwanted 72. They are effective when taken up to 72 hours post-in...  Read Full »

Do I need to take Duoluton L pills for 21 days after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Duoluton-L pills for 21 days to be taken after 5 days of my D and C. She also advised me that I will get my normal periods after 21 days. Do I need to take all the pills? Or can I stop after taking around 16 or 17 pills?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually after any abortion, the patient might experience some spotting for a few weeks as well as irregular cycle. This pill will help you to subside this flow and will try to re-establish your regular cycle pattern. Moreover, there is an incidence of ovulatio...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternative pill for Yasmin.

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


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yasmin pills are contraceptives. 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 a...  Read Full »

Will I get pregnant if I had intercourse two days before the due date for my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I took a Primolut tablet before 11 days for one week to postpone my periods (periods were due before seven days). I took my last Primolut before 11 days. We had unprotected sex before nine days. Because of fear, I took I-pill before six days. I have not got my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have taken I-pill (Levonorgestrel IP) during the same month of Primolut (Norethisterone acetate), it has changed your body's hormonal milieu, so the next period is unexpected. You will get your periods within ten to fifteen days and revert in case of any queri...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a contraceptive pill that is safe to use with few side effects.

Query: Hi doctor,I and my fiance aged 23 are trying to figure out which oral contraceptive should we go for. She does not have any medical condition yet. Her father has high diabetes, and she had a foot corn sometime back, for which she is wearing corrective sandals. She wears lenses, and her periods are r...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the information you have given, Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol) oral contraceptive pills will best suit her. But before that, she should get her fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, and complete blood count checked. Novelon has low hormonal conten...  Read Full »

I got periods on the day of taking an emergency contraceptive pill. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an emergency contraceptive pill after seven hours of unprotected sex. And I got my periods the same day of taking the pill. But, my period lasted only for a day. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods usually last for more than a day, then you should get a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. Or else, I suggest you start taking oral contraceptive pills. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com...  Read Full »

As I do not have a child, my doctor advised avoiding IUD. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female, who recently had a medical abortion. I need to know about the safe contraceptive methods, as my husband is allergic to condoms. I have asked about IUD to few doctors, and they said that I should not use it because I do not have a child. I wanted to know the re...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.IUD (intrauterine device) is contraindicated for a nulliparous woman, due to difficulty in insertion of the device and its impact on further fertility. One of the important, but rare complication of IUD is that the future fertility rate is decreased in a few.I suggest you ...  Read Full »

Does an expired I-pill be effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I took I-pill four days back, but after taking it, I noticed that it had already expired three months ago. Is there anything serious? Will the I-pill be ineffective?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the pill was expired, it is likely to fail and not be able to prevent a pregnancy. Side effects as such are not expected. However, please do a pregnancy test and check if periods get delayed. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->...  Read Full »

Can sperms penetrate multiple layers of clothes and cause pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I was sitting on my boyfriend's private parts when he had ejaculation in his tight and thin underwear. I was wearing innerwear and lounge shorts, and there was a small spot on my shorts that seemed to be cum. My innerwear was wet, which I am assuming is from me. Even though I did not kno...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly I wish to tell you that please do not panic. You are completely safe from pregnancy. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need t...  Read Full »

I have excruciating pain in my right breast. Does it indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a mammogram done a few weeks ago. I am having excruciating pain in my right breast. It hurts when I move, or lie down to reach up any movement or touch of that breast and It makes me sick to my stomach. I have had a kind of loss of appetite. I got a callback and the person who did...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably, it will be fibroadenosis. Fibroadenosis is a condition seen during perimenopausal periods and characterized by lumps and severe pain in the breast. Probably he must have seen those lumps, which is an expected finding. Cancer, most of the time, is painless. ...  Read Full »

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