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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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Is it normal to get some red stuff during sex while taking Seasonique?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on the generic form of Seasonique and I am starting the third month. For the past two weeks when I go to the bathroom and I wipe there is this brownish stuff on the toilet paper. Then when I had sex the other night this big glob of red stuff came out of me when I got off of my pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashi Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your complaints. Seasonique is an extended-cycle birth control pill where period occurs once every third month. The pills are active pills and remainder pills. Periods will occur when you are taking the remander pills. It seems likely that you are taking rem...  Read Full »

I missed a pill and got my period. Should I take the pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I am being treated for PCOS. My gynecologist prescribed me Irozorb syrup, ovacare tablets, and Sysron-N. I started taking them on the fifth day of my last period. I missed my Sysron pill on the 22nd and 23rd. I took my usual dosage now today. I got my period. Should I continue the tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You missed the pill. So, you had the withdrawal bleeding. It is better if you take a combined pill for PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome). I suggest you stop the drug and start a combined pill from day-5. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and sta...  Read Full »

How to manage my heavy and irregular menstrual cycles?

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 »

Will taking Microgestin Fe at same time regularly prevent spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, I take Microgestin Fe 1/20 and I am starting to have a lot of spotting. I had spotting yesterday for a couple of hours and then it stopped but then it started again today. However, I think it is because yesterday, I took my pill six hours after I usually take it. Honestly, this spotti...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your discomfort. The trick is to take the pill at the same time every day. As of now do not stop the pill as you have started it already and stopping will result in getting bleeding again.  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 »

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 furth...  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...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 Ethinyl estradiol) is combined hormonal contraceptives and should be avoided in many conditions like obesity, age more th...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Meprate continuously for irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from PCOD for the past nine years and my periods are irregular. I have to take medicine to get my cycle and I take Meprate for getting my period. Can I take Meprate tablet every month to regularize my cycle? Is it safe to take? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Ridhi Narang

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is fine to take Meprate, but I would like to know a few things. For how long have you been taking? How many days is your cycle? Have you been on other medications too? I would advise you to get these tests on day 2 of your periods: 1. Serum FSH (follicle-stimulating...  Read Full »

Will taking Krimson 35 to regulate periods cause any side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old and my menstruation cycles had been irregular since the start. After 1.5 years of irregularity (missing periods for many months), I visited the gynecologist and after seeing all my tests results, my doctor told me because of my obesity I had irregularity in my periods. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With your history, it seems that you need to decrease your weight which is the single most important factor in your menses. There are others but first, we have to control this. Yes, of course with irregular menses it can be difficult to get pregnant. No need to start...  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 »

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