Ethinylestradiol is a medication used as a birth control pill. It is a synthetic form of estrogen that is used along with progesterone. It is used as contraception and in the treatment of menstrual problems and acne. It works by preventing the release of an egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent attachment of the fertilized egg.

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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 »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Does taking Diane pills for polycystic ovary cause side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with the polycystic left ovary. I have been taking Diane pills (Cyproterone Acetate or EthinylEstradiol) for about three years now. I would like to ask if it is okay for long term use? I mean does it have any severe complications of side effect on prolonged use? And I t...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diane pill is a fourth generation OCP (oral contraceptive pill), that is, an advanced generation pill. Apart from its contraceptive use, it is more often used for its wonderful non contraceptive use. As it is an OCP, it will definitely prevent pregnancy. For a young gir...  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 »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

How can heavy and irregular menstrual periods be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female and my periods have been irregular and heavy from the beginning. It has been almost four to five years since I got my first period. But they are still irregular. For the past two years, I have used some medicines, but they have worsened my situation. After usi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your problem is PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). I suggest you take Novelon (Ethinyl Estradiol and Desogestrel) two tablets today with milk to avoid acidity and two tablets for the next two to three days until bleeding subsides and then one tablet daily to complete 2...  Read Full »

I am on Yaz pills for 2.5 years. Will there be any difficulty in getting pregnant in the future?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to check my fertility capacity. What test should I take? I am a 28-year-old female, sexually active, with no symptoms. I am using pills for 2.5 years (Yaz), and I have regular periods (one-week delay sometimes) even before using pills. I just got engaged, and before we proceed wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fertility of the female depends upon many factors for fertilization. The fertility of the male and the female is important. As far as you are concerned I would like to inform you that. If you have regular cycles of 28 to 35 days duration with the flow of three to...  Read Full »

Will delayed intake of Yasmin pills results in pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on Yasmin pills. I took the 4th-day pill 6 hours late and 6th-day pill 10 hours late. Will it cause pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have taken the 4th pill 6 hours late and 6th-day pill 10 hours late, and you are on Yasmin pill. You should take your pill at the same time each day. The timely taking pill will enhance its effectiveness. B...  Read Full »

Will Harmoni-F tablet taken for PCOS act as contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Harmoni F tablets as prescribed by my doctor for PCOS treatment. I have been taking medicine at the same time every day. I had unprotected sex (pull out method). I need to know that should I take an emergency contraceptive to avoid an unwanted pregnancy? Or will Harmon...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Harmoni F does act as a birth control pill as well. Since you have been taking medicine regularly, so do not worry about the pregnancy risk. Moreover, you have adopted the pull-out method, so the risk is fur...  Read Full »

Should I continue Krimson 35 for prolonged bleeding and pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS. I had my last periods before seven months. Then I had just spotting last month. I consulted a doctor for the same, and she prescribed me Regesterone 5 mg two tablets for ten days, followed by one tablet a day for 10 days. She also suggested Krimson 35 from the second day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having breakthrough bleeding as you missed Regesterone tablets. I would recommend you to continue taking Krimson 35 (Cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) and add tablet Tranex MF (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) acid 500 mg thrice a day until bleeding...  Read Full »

The skin on the back of my hands is changing color. What is this?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin on the back of my hands is changing color. My skin is dark in some places and lighter in others. My knuckles look darker like they have a black patch. What is this? Currently I am on Alyacen 1/35. I was taking Ferrous sulfate two pills per day.  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If possible forward a few pictures of the affected area to guide you through precisely.  Read Full »

I get pimples on face, back and chest due to PCOS. Kindly help to solve this problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from acne on my face, back, and front chest area. Last year it was only on my face because of PCOS, but this time it grew more in my back and front. Please help me to treat it as soon as possible as it is very stressful. I am currently on Krimson 35, and I have done an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. As you mentioned, you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is the underlying cause of acne. As you are taking Krimson (Ethinylestradiol), that will really help control the initial flare of acne that you are ...  Read Full »

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