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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Is Cerazette reliable for contraception?
Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse 31 days back and took three pregnancy tests until today morning, which were all negative. One week after sexual intercourse, I started taking Cerazette as I do not want to get pregnant, and on the same day, as it was due, I got my periods. But now am worried if t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I do not see any reason for you to worry. Implantation bleeding is usually light blood or pink in color, but you had proper bleeding, just lesser in quantity if I am right. Till now you have not got a positive pregnancy test too. If you think you got pregnant that day, ... 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 period 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 I got her an I-pill within 18 hours of intercourse. She has had no bleeding whatsoever since then ... Read Full »
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 pregnancy are very, very low. As the pill was taken wit... Read Full »
I started bleeding heavily after stopping Femilon pills. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I have been taking Femilon pills for five months because of a hormonal imbalance. All tests were performed, and there was no problem detected. This month I did not take Femilon to see if it was okay, but I am facing extremely heavy bleeding. It was so heavy that I ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. After stopping Femilon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol) pills, your period can be heavy with clots, or you can have a prolonged period. In such a case, Regestrone (Norethisterone acetate) is given to stop the bleeding. However, the ... 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 unprotected sexual intercourse with my partner three days later, 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 take any cont... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to worry. Usually, ovulation occurs between the 13th and 16th days of the period. The 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... Read Full »
Kindly suggest a contraceptive pill that is safe to use with few 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 »
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 »
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 »
Please suggest ways to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from prolonged menstrual bleeding. The bleeding did not stop for the past one month. I have PCOD and I am overweight. How to stop the bleeding? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD - polycystic ovarian disease often gets presented with heavy menstruation. I suggest tablet Primolut N 5 mg (Norethisterone) one tablet three times a day till bleeding stops. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. This wil... Read Full »
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
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 »
Query: Hello doctor, My marriage is ahead in 13 days. We are planning for honeymoon after four days of our marriage. But, my fiance's monthly cycle date is on the fifth day following our marriage. We need help in postponing her period as well as about birth control. Please guide. Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a perfect time to start a birth control pill from now. Just start a Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol combination) tablet from day one of this cycle. Then start another pack after completion of this one without any gap. This will cross your honeymoon date. J... Read Full »