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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How can lactating women avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old and had unprotected sex with my husband a few hours back. I am a lactating mother and I do not want to get pregnant under any circumstances. Kindly suggest a medicine which is most effective in this situation to avoid pregnancy without affecting breastfeeding and my five...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The emergency contraceptive pill is not a good idea. You can use Copper-T, a spermicidal jelly. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding?

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

Dr. Meeta Airen

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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). For further information consult an obstetrician and gy...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for adenomyosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old female. I am suffering from extreme rage and irritability for the past two years. I am on Femilon for three months for adenomyosis and adenomyoma. I feel desperate. Please suggest some medication for my rage.  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can change the medication for adenomyosis. You can opt for Mirena insertion (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device). It is a progesterone intrauterine device. It is a device that looks like and is inserted like a copper-T. It releases the drug locally i...  Read Full »

I am pregnant along with IUD and scan shows increased risk of Down's syndrome. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 16 weeks and 6 days pregnant with a copper IUD still in the womb. I have done a quad test at 15 weeks and 6 days which came back with a high risk of down syndrome (1 in 5). Results were: AFP 33 kU/L (1.17 mom). Inhibin-A 430 pg/mL (1.99 mom). HcG 157 ku/L (5.40 mom). UE3UPD 0.8 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your age, your history of being non-smoker and the absence of diabetes puts you in the low-risk category for Down's syndrome (unless you have a family history), but the results of ur quadruple test point to a high risk of Down syndrome. This is only a screening test...  Read Full »

What to do if you get pregnant while on copper-T?

Query: Hi doctor, I got pregnant with an IUD (copper-T). It was confirmed after blood test and the copper-T was removed. My last menstruation was 40 days before. Shall I continue the pregnancy? How will be the growth of the baby? Do I need any precaution? This is my second pregnancy. I delivered my first c...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Once the copper-T is removed, then it is very safe to continue the pregnancy and you can happily go ahead with the pregnancy. There is no harm to the baby's health for sure; you can be assured about that. Baby will be quite normal. Just get your serial ultrasound done as ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of condom allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband often goes on long trips for work. We have sex normally in an interval of 15 to 20 days. We are together for two years, but I still cannot satisfy him. The problem is whenever we have sex the first time it goes smoothly, but after that I have so much trouble to get intimate. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A lot of females have allergy to condom and they develop symptoms like you develop. But, that should not be a thing to feel guilty. Your problem of poor intimacy is because of that allergy and consequent rashes on vagina. This has resulted in repulsion and a fear which re...  Read Full »

How can I abort pregnancy after C-section?

Query: Hello doctor,I am in trouble. I have two kids, one 2 and a half years old, another 1-year-old. Both are C-section babies. Now, I have missed my periods by ten days and get to know that I am pregnant. Kindly help me and guide me on how can I abort the child.  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Termination of pregnancy can be done either with tablets or surgical method like D and C (dilatation and curettage). The first one seems easier, but as you have a history of two previous cesareans, I would suggest you choose the later. MTP (medical termination of pregnanc...  Read Full »

Where and which emergency contraceptive pill should I buy?

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 wanted an emergency contraceptive but I do not know what to buy and where to buy it.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have Levonorgestrel 1.5 gm emergency contraception orally but if you have epilepsy or any medications that you are using, then dose would be higher 3 gm. This is the original name and many brands are available for it. It should be taken within 48 to 72 hours of ...  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

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Condom broke while having sex. Can I take an I-pill to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an I-pill nine months ago and I got my periods some two days later. Currently, three days before, while having an intercourse, my husband's condom broke. Can I take an I-pill now to avoid pregnancy? Can I take this now? Are there any side effects? I want to kn...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Airen

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you have to take it as you do not have any other option. It will harm your body if you take it so frequently. Your hormonal milieu is disturbed. Regarding side effects, you may experience bloating, heaviness, and stomach upset. For regular contraceptive pill,...  Read Full »

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