Intrauterine Contraceptive Device.

Intrauterine Contraceptive Device or IUD is a small birth control device that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The two types of IUD are copper IUD and hormonal IUD. It is a good reversible birth control method that lasts anywhere between 5 and 10 years.

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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 »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

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 »

Can having an IUD for more than two years be responsible for my delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on the IUD Mirena for two and a half years and it did not suit me. So, I saw a doctor to have it removed. That was four months ago and I still have not had a menstrual cycle. I have had spotting here and there, but nothing else. My husband and I want a child, but I am not sure if...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena is a hormonal IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device) which causes a lot of side effects. Considering your age, it was not recommended for you. It has decidualized your endometrium to a great extent and it is possible your ovulation has been suppressed too. Ple...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant on having sex and taking an I-pill just before my period date?

Query: Hello doctor, When I had sex last month, I got pregnant and took an abortion pill. This month, I had sex just before my period date and took an I-pill? Will I get my periods, or will I be pregnant? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you specify when you had an abortion and when you took an I-pill (Levonorgestrel)? Periods return six weeks after an abortion, and taking an I-pill resets the periods. So, you get them four to six weeks after you take an I-pill. I hope you found this helpful. K...  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 »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

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 »

I have bad acne on my face. Can it be the reaction to IUDs I am having?

Query: Hi doctor,I have bad acne on my face, and I am afraid it is a reaction to an IUD I put in a few months ago. I cannot get it removed now as I am on a road trip for a few months. I had the same issue last year. I have applied a topical cream, but it did not work well. I have noticed my self-esteem and...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. There are no attached photographs in your query. As differential grades of acne require different treatment, I need to see the acne. Also, please mention what treatment you have taken until now if you have recor...  Read Full »

I am worried about the reddish spot present around my vagina after using a new soap. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using a new soap for a couple of days, and I recently discovered this little reddish spot around my vagina. I have never had this problem before. I am freaking out. It is like a rash, but they do not itch, hurt, or burn. I have not been to my gynecologist in the last three...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). First of all, do not panic. It is good that you have done all your routine checkups, and all are good. First of all, stop using the new soap for cleaning private parts, especially ...  Read Full »

How long does it take to get pregnant after removing Minerva's IUD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having my Mirena IUD removed today. I have had regular cycles the entire five years of having it. How soon can I conceive?  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Mirena is a Levonorgestrel IUD (intrauterine device). The levels in uterus locally and in blood is supplied on a daily basis. So if you have it removed today, you should be getting your periods within a few days, the withdrawal bleeding. You can conceiv...  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 »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

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 »

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 »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

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-ho...  Read Full »

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 »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

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 thi...  Read Full »

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