Desogestrel

Desogestrel is a progestin, which is the synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone. It is used in birth control pills and for the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women.

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Can vitamin C induce periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am approximately 95 kg weight. I am in need of emergency contraception due to failed birth control. I will be ovulating tomorrow, so I am at a high risk of unwanted pregnancy. I obtained and took a 1.5 mg dose of Levonorgestrel (Plan B pill); however I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strictly speaking, vitamin C rarely can do so as evidenced in the history of medicine. These are myths and not true reality. As you are 95 kg, there is a very rare chance of failure of emergency contraceptive pills in this weight. Otherwise, do another option. You can ...  Read Full »

I-Pill after 12 hours of unprotected sex. Will this leads to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I took i-pill after four to five hours of having unprotected sex. I again had unprotected sex after 12 hours of taking the i-pill. I was very tensed and took another i-pill after 56 hours of the second incident. After seven days, I started bleeding. But, it was light...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, let me tell you that there is no chance of pregnancy. Usually, ovulation occurs between the 12th to the 16th day of periods or better said as 14 days before the periods. Life of egg is 24 hours and that of sperm is 72 hours. So, there was no chance of e...  Read Full »

I avoid sex as I absolutely do not want to get pregnant again. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. I do not like sex because I am always worried that my partner will ejaculate inside me. He does not like using a condom. We always end up fighting during sex, as I ask him to use a condom and he does not want to. We have a son aged 9 years and I do not want a...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not take Unwanted 72  very often. Any emergency contraceptive pill has several adverse effects. There are many options like the intrauterine copper device or oral cyclical pills which you can consider. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynae...  Read Full »

How to resume my period?

Query: Hi doctor, I got married last month. Since my period date was clashing with my wedding date, I had to take some medicine in order to postpone my period. My normal period cycle is 27 or 28 days, but in the last few months due to stress and exertion, I had been getting my period 5 or 6 days early. So,...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your query. Let me explain you that you do not have any major problem and you will get relieved by the treatment itself. Yes, you can have intercourse now at least. You have taken Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone) for five days. Act...  Read Full »

Can taking oral contraceptive pill cause a lump in breast?

Query: Hi doctor,A few weeks ago I found out that I had a lump growing in my breast. I went for a check and had it removed and found out it was a fibroadenoma.I have been on oral contraceptives for past five months, Gedarel 20/150. However, I do not know if I should continue taking them as it is said to po...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormonal contraceptives have side effects as well and it is not better to use for years as can give long-term side effects. Gedarel (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol) is combined hormonal contraceptives and should be avoided in many conditions like obesity, age more th...  Read Full »

Do I have to take any emergency contraceptives after taking Femilon regularly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Femilon for the past six months as a regular contraception. I finished the 21 days of tablet and the last tablet was four days back and had unprotected intercourse two days back. Do I need to take any emergency contraceptives or Femilon will protect? Kindly guide me...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This combined birth control pills are a very effective form of contraception and if you take them regularly, you are almost 100 % protected. The point is, you are not only protected throughout the cycle but also even in those pill-free days. So, as you can see, there i...  Read Full »

My friend did not have any bleeding after taking an I-pill. Is there anything to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend and I had sex on the 29th of last month. Her last periods started on the 15th of last month. We used a condom the whole time, but I was worried there could have been a leak and got her an I-pill within 18 hours of intercourse. She has had no bleeding whatsoever sin...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The act of sex was on day-15 of the period, that is, very close to the ovulation date. But as you said that a condom had been used all the time and you only have a doubt of spill, the chances of a pregnancy is very very low. As the pill was taken ...  Read Full »

Does my beta hCG report indicate that I am pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period a month ago. I had an unprotected sexual intercourse with my partner three days later that is on the third day of my last period. But, he did not ejaculate inside me. Typically, my period lasts for two to three days only. He did not use any protection nor did I ta...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to worry. Usually, the ovulation occurs between the 13th and 16th day of periods. Life of the egg is 24 hours and that of the sperm is 72 hours. So there is no chance of the egg being available for three days and sperm will not survi...  Read Full »

Can you help us find a contraceptive pill that is safe and has fewer side effects?

Query: Hi doctor,I and my fiance aged 23 are trying to figure out which oral contraceptive should we go for. She does not have any medical condition yet. Her father has high diabetes, and she had a foot corn sometime back, for which she is wearing corrective sandals. She wears lenses, and her periods are r...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the information you have given, Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol) oral contraceptive pills will best suit her. But before that, she should get her fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, and complete blood count checked. Novelon has low hormonal conten...  Read Full »

Had cesarean delivery. When can I 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. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

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