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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 missed a pill and got my period. Should I take the pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I am being treated for PCOS. My gynecologist prescribed me Irozorb syrup, ovacare tablets, and Sysron-N. I started taking them on the fifth day of my last period. I missed my Sysron pill on the 22nd and 23rd. I took my usual dosage now today. I got my period. Should I continue the tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You missed the pill. So, you had the withdrawal bleeding. It is better if you take a combined pill for PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome). I suggest you stop the drug and start a combined pill from day-5. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and sta...  Read Full »

Should I take an emergency contraceptive pill after having protected sex on my ovulation day?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex two days back around the afternoon. But that was my ovulation day. Should I take an emergency contraceptive pill tomorrow morning? Will that work anymore? My due period is preferably after 13 days. I had taken an emergency contraceptive pill before three months.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Wecome to Thank you for your query. If you had protected sex then there is no need to take the pill. Condoms if used properly have a very low failure rate but if you have any doubt or you are very anxious then I would advise you to take an emergency pill. It would definitely wo...  Read Full »

How do I know if I have 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 »

Does I-pill make periods irregular?

Query: Hi doctor, I took I-pill after two days of having sex. I read that symptoms can persist for at least seven days after taking pills. During this time, I had severe itching and it is better now. I had a lot of water discharge without any foul smell. Why? Now, I still have pain in my breasts. My boyfri...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have periods once in two months, then the best thing is to wait for your periods to come within a week and if you do not get your periods, then do a pregnancy test at home to rule out pregnancy. As you had your intercourse last week, it takes around two weeks to ...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant if I take pills and have unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) three months back. I have been consistently taking the contraceptive pill Yaz for three months, and I am now starting my new pack. I am worried since my last period lasted only three days, and I am sexually active. Is there a risk o...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Combined oral contraceptive pills are the most effective contraceptive if taken properly. So you do not need any other contraceptive with that. Yaz (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) inhibits your ovaries from releasing eggs, so there are practically no chances of co...  Read Full »

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