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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 four days after my period and took contraceptive pills. Should I be concerned about my periods?

Query: Hi doctor,I had sex after four days of my period. I took contraceptive pills. My ovulation day is the 27th. Should I be worried about my periods, or do I need to take any emergency pills for contraception?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You had intercourse on a safe day, so there was no need for an emergency contraceptive pill. It may affect your menstrual cycle or bleeding. You could get withdrawal bleeding because of the pill or it could be ovulation blee...  Read Full »

I have not gotten my period after taking emergency contraception? Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex on the fifth day of my last month's period and took emergency contraception on the same day. About a week later, I experienced spotting, which stopped the next day. I then had protected sex on the 23rd day, while my expected period date was the 25th day. However, I still have...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, it seems that you had intercourse on a safe day, so there was no need for unnecessary emergency contraceptive pills. The bleeding you experienced afterward could be considered withdrawal bleeding. Secondly, i...  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 af...  Read Full »

I took four emergency pills before my period, and my periods got delayed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I took four emergency pills on weekdays before my period, and my periods got delayed. Then I took two more after the day of my period, and my periods have been delayed for too long. Is it normal? Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The emergency contraceptive pill is not for regular use. It would help if you did not take such pills more than twice a month. If intercourse happened within 72 hours of the pill, then there was no need for another pill. It would help if y...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

I am a 30-year-old female on contraceptives and getting spotting with an offensive odor. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I am on contraceptives and getting spotting with an offensive odor. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Which contraceptive are you taking? Is there itching or any other lesions? How much is the discharge? Is there a burning sensation during urination or an increased frequency of urination? The discharge could be of some local infection or any other local lesions. There ...  Read Full »

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