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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 I use a contraceptive implant for two years?

Query: Hello doctor,I am getting married really soon and want to have a contraceptive implant inserted. I want to ask if I can have a contraceptive implant inserted before my wedding. I have my wedding in a month, and we have agreed to use this method for the first two years. My fianc√© does not live in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.Regarding your question, I approve the insertion of an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device), as it may be suitable for two years without pregnancy. Additionally, it is worth noting that the IUCD implant can last up to ten years once inserted...  Read Full »

I take oral contraceptive pill. Is there a risk of breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old, and I am a single child. I have been taking oral contraceptive TriNessa for about one and a half years. I have been trying to know whether this pill can cause breast cancer after a more prolonged period of use. The occurrence of breast cancer in my family was with my ma...  Read Full »

Dr. Tara Devi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned two medicines. Claritin (Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine) is used for allergy, and it is safe. Since your maternal grandmother had breast cancer, you are at high risk of getting breast cancer, but your mother is not having it now. You should do bre...  Read Full »

After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Thi...  Read Full »

I am having prolonged bleeding after IUD insertion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I weigh about 139 pounds and am 60 inches tall. I currently take Sertraline as my only medication. I had an IUD (Mirena) inserted three months back. I experienced one menstrual period without issues, but then had another very quickly after the first. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have developed a side effect from the inserted IUD (intra-uterine device). However, you do not need to worry, as the bleeding may be an indicator to determine if you are pregnant. I...  Read Full »

My husband wants to put off pregnancy for a while. Can you please explain the various contraceptive methods available?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a married woman. My husband wants to avoid pregnancy for a few years. I usually take emergency contraceptive pills after unprotected sexual intercourse, but I conceived even after using that. My husband does not want to use condoms. Can you please explain the other contraceptive m...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can have a wide choice of contraceptives that are convenient for you. It could be pills, implants, injections, intrauterine devices, etc. (Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.) 1. Oral contraceptive pills cons...  Read Full »

After IUD insertion, my cycle has become irregular. What is your opinion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old woman. I have always had normal 28 day cycle. Before five months, I have stopped taking a low dose hormonal birth control pill in favor of the paragard IUD. My cycle continued as normal after this. However, before two months, I had periods after 21 days and the next mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The irregular periods could be because of the IUD (intrauterine device), climate change, change in place and other factors you have mentioned. However, to attribute it to one single cause could be difficult at this point of time. Please get yourself checked internally by...  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 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. ...  Read Full »

How can I enjoy sex without getting pregnant? 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 anot...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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.   Read Full »

I have pregnancy symptoms with 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 getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 this device, there is a ...  Read Full »

After IUD insertion, I am getting spotting everyday and getting cramps post intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had the Skyla IUD inserted two months ago to lighten my very heavy menstrual flows hopefully. My first period after insertion was very heavy and painful, more than usual, but I heard that was likely to happen. It lasted for two and a half weeks. Since then, I have had spotting daily...  Read Full »

Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Answer: Hello,Welcome to bleeding is the most common side effects of hormonal IUD (intrauterine device). You should expect irregular bleeding or vaginal spotting for six to eight weeks after the insertion. I recommend you to reach inside your vagina and feel the string. If you can feel...  Read Full »

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