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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Does delay in periods due to displacement of IUD mean ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old with a Paragard IUD, and it has been dropped beyond the normal place. I was told to get my IUD out. I have an abnormal discharge, and I am 10 days late on my period. I got a pregnancy test done, and it was an error. I had an ultrasound, and I saw what looks like an ec...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are missing the most important thing that is the pregnancy test is an error, which means it is not positive. Of course, if IUD (intrauterine device) is displaced from the normal position, there is a chance of pregnancy and also of tubal ectopic pregnancy. But,...  Read Full »

Please answer my questions regarding IUD, HPV, and BV.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female. I have some questions regarding IUD, HPV, and BV. I have some itching around the genital area for three days now. Previously, I had this issue before a year and it went away. Now it is coming back again. I consulted a gynecologist and she told me that I have some...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your IUD and vaginal infection are causing trouble in you. Regarding IUD (intrauterine device), it is normal to have spotting after putting it for some time. I assume that you are having regular periods. If so, you can wait for a month. If it ...  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 »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

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 a kind of freaking out. It is like a rash, but they do not itch or hurt or burn. I have not been to my gynecologist in the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. 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 in and around the vagina. You have to understand that there is a...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a contraceptive method without side effects.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner while I was in my unsafe period. Although I took an ECP within 6 to 8 hours of time, I am a bit curious as if it will work or not.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, then there is no chance of pregnancy. However, if you have a delay in periods, then get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample. The periods delay could be because o...  Read Full »

Which medicine works best for severe menstrual pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female nurse, I have been having severe menstrual pain throughout my life, and sadly each year the pain increases. Since I was a college student, each month for all the four days of my period, I had to stay home lying in the fetal position, had to keep a heating pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis is indeed endometriosis. And yes, endometriosis causes very painful periods, and the only way to stop this pain is to stop your periods, which can be done through pills, injections or surgery. Surgery is not the answer for you, as you have alread...  Read Full »

Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Is I-pill safe while breastfeeding? If not, then what are the alternative measures?  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, if you want to use it as an emergency contraceptive, then it is safe during breastfeeding. You can take, but the best contraceptive during breastfeeding is copper-T insertion (intrauterine contraceptive device). For further information consult an obstetrician and gy...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for adenomyosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old female. I am suffering from extreme rage and irritability for the past two years. I am on Femilon for three months for adenomyosis and adenomyoma. I feel desperate. Please suggest some medication for my rage.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can change the medication for adenomyosis. You can opt for Mirena insertion (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device). It is a progesterone intrauterine device. It is a device that looks like and is inserted like a copper-T. It releases the drug locally i...  Read Full »

Please tell me the pros and cons of switching from combination OCP to a hormonal IUD.

Query: I am hoping to get some advice about the pros and cons of switching from my combo OCP to a hormonal IUD from someone with more experience on the topic than my family doctor. My main concern is the effects of losing the estrogen that is in my pills but not the IUD and how that will affect my body and...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Dear, good morning I have understood your concern and will surely help you. pros versus cons as desired by you. See estrogen in your ocp may leave some side effects for few days, something similar when you started your ocp long back but it will slowly fade away. it won't adversely effect your rout...  Read Full »

Why has my cycle become irregular after IUD insertion?

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 Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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