Common "Copper-t" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Copper-T is an intrauterine device (IUD) made with copper, which is used for birth control. The device is placed in the uterus, and it lasts for up to five years and is one of the most effective of all birth control methods. The side effects are heavy and painful menstruation.

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Can contraceptive failure occur with Copper-T?

Query: Hi doctor,Two months back, I had an abortion due to some health issues. After which, I had Copper-T and got my periods for the subsequent month. But in the next month, I did not get my periods. So can you please let me know with Copper-T is there any chance to get pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. You had a period around 37 days back, so do not worry. Sometimes, the periods get delayed due to stress, hormonal changes, medications, etc. Do not worry. As you had a period after your copper-T, most likely,...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain in a specific area of the vagina. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Since my last menstrual cycle, I have been experiencing pain in a specific point inside my vagina, as if something is touching it from within. Despite examinations by my gynecologist, no issues were found except for a small, painless pea-sized cyst discovered during a visit to replace ...  Read Full »

Dr. Khushbu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. These symptoms do not suggest vulvodynia, as they present differently. I suggest you undergo a urine culture and sensitivity test, along with a vaginal swab test. In the meantime, you can try using vaginal pessaries for...  Read Full »

I have pregnancy symptoms with a contraceptive implant. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female, who has a 2 years old son. After he was born, I got a contraceptive implant. At first, the bleeding was not stopping, so the doctor made me take contraceptive pills, which helped stop the bleeding. The bleeding stopped for eight months, then when I started getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, I feel you are not having a good time with the implant. This subcutaneous device keeps releasing hormones throughout the speculated time. But this period issue is the main problem. As you are nearing the due date for removal of this device, there is a ...  Read Full »

Can Unwanted 72 be taken after four days of sexual intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiancee on the 11th day of her cycle and only once. Are there any chances of getting pregnant and today is the 4th day. Can she have Unwanted 72? Does that have any effect on her and what is the medication to be followed in case of pregnancy to avoid it?  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If her cycle is regular of around 28 days, there is 20 to 25 % chance of pregnancy. Unwanted 72 does not work effectively after 72 hours of unprotected sex, so no point in taking it now. If she misses her next period and pregnancy is confirmed, you need to consult a ...  Read Full »

I had cesarean delivery two months back. When to resume my sex life?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cesarean delivery just two months back. From when can I resume my sex life with my husband? Could you please advice on that?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually advise our patients to be active immediately. You can have sex from six weeks onwards, but avoid a pregnancy till 2 years. After the cesarean delivery, your superficial wounds and deep wounds heal fast. But, the healing of uterine wound will take some time. Yo...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for some advice. I had unprotected intercourse tonight, and before that, my copper T came out about one and a half hours before. We did not use protection. My boyfriend pulled out, but I am unsure if he did so in time. I ended up just sitting on top of him, and he ejected o...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. The withdrawal method has a high failure rate as the pre-ejaculate also contains sperm cells. Also, there are cases of people getting pregnant 72 hours after ovulation following unprotected sexual intercourse. S...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex. How can I prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I had my period on 21st and had unprotected sex 12 days later. The next day I took an I-pill. Then, I have had unprotected sex three to four times in the last four days. What are the chances of me getting pregnant? What can I do to prevent pregnancy now? Should ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have regular monthly menses, then mostly you will not have any problem. The second thing is that after four days you cannot do much more. If you have intercourse three to four times in the last four days, then you should have taken precautions or tablets before a...  Read Full »

Which is the safest contraceptive pill I can use?

Query: Hello doctor, I just want to ask that where can I buy an EC pill? I had unprotected sex last night at 12 AM and I want an emergency contraceptive but I do not know what to buy and where to buy it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have Levonorgestrel 1500 mg emergency contraception orally but if you have epilepsy or any medications that you are using, then dose would be higher 3000 mg. This is the original name and many brands are available for it. It should be taken within 48 to 72 hours...  Read Full »

Why do I have back pain after doing a C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I had a cesarean delivery before eight years. Since then, I have been having some light to medium pain in the lower back. In the last few months, the pain has increased and is regular every day now. It pains clearly when it is pressed. Also, in the last few week...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your concerns regarding post-cesarean section back pain, which is a common experience for many women. This discomfort can arise from nerve damage during surgery, spinal anesthesia, and uterine contractions. Fortunately, such pain typically diminishes over...  Read Full »

I am breastfeeding. Is taking an I-pill safe?

Query: Hi doctor, Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding? If not, then what are the alternative measures?  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, if you want to use it as an emergency contraceptive, then it is safe during breastfeeding. You can take, but the best contraceptive during breastfeeding is copper-T insertion (intrauterine contraceptive device).   Read Full »

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