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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I have pregnancy symptoms even after using 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 get... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? 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 d... Read Full »
Which birth control pill can I take without getting side effects like hair fall or blood clot?
Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Levonorgestrel and it does not suit me. Therefore, Diane-35 was recommended. But, it has a high risk of blood clot. I would like to know a birth control pill that will not cause hair loss and is low on blood clot risk. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are allergic to Levonorgestrel, which is a progesterone, then in that case if the risk of blood clot is to be avoided then pills are not recommended for you.You should opt for a copper-T insertion as an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). This is a non-hor... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 you guide me on the pros and cons of using a copper-T?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know whether it is safe to use an i-pill in a span of seven days? We had protected sex last week and I took an i-pill immediately after the intercourse. We again had sex yesterday. I did not use any oral contraceptives but my husband did use condoms. Just to be on the s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have taken double precaution with use of an i-pill and also barrier contraceptive that is a condom. Since you have taken the pill twice, this may disturb your cycle otherwise you are protected from getting pregnant most likely. It is not wise to use this pill aga... Read Full »
Is it true that an IUD can stay inside forever?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a DNC done two years ago. My doctor was supposed to remove my IUD but did not. I found out when I had an ultrasound last week. Can IUD remain while he did the DNC procedure? Is it true that the IUD can stay forever? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The IUD (intrauterine device) could remain inside if the DNC (dilation and curettage) done was fractional. It means that only parts of the endometrial tissue were removed. Another possibility is if the IUD is embedded in the endometrium, it can remain forever as it... Read Full »
After IUD, my vagina smells terrible with spotting. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I got an IUD about four months ago. Before the IUD, I would bleed for 3 to 4 days with no cramps. With the IUD, I spot almost every day, and the days I do not spot, it smells horrible. Then I get the worse cramps ever. Is it normal? My vagina has the worse smell. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.IUD (intrauterine device) does not really cause any infection, but in the initial 1 to 2 cycles, spotting may continue for long before it stops in some women.The concern here should be foul smell and discharge, which is likely due to vaginal infection mostly bacterial va... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Since you had a period after your copper-T, most lik... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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... Read Full »
How to prevent pregnancy without using condoms?
Query: Hi doctor, We are newly married and going for honeymoon. I want to know some preventive measure except condom. My dates are not regular and I have PCOD. How can we get intimate without a condom? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best option for you, in that case, shall be low dose oral contraceptive pills like Femilon (Ethinyl estradiol and Desogestrel) to be taken from day 2 of your cycle daily till the pack finishes. If your menses are not due lately and you do not have time then the onl... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist Read Full »