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 taking contraceptive pills before sex be effective in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, How can pregnancy be avoided completely without the help of condoms?  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Theoretically abstinence is the only way to ensure that one does not get pregnant. However, practically speaking there are many ways to avoid pregnancy. It ranges from using condoms to contraceptive pills to intrauterine devices to achieve longer contraception. ...  Read Full »

Can Mirena IUD cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a Mirena IUD in for three years. I had regular monthly periods, which will last for two to four days and usually very light. Four months back, it lasted for 12 days and was heavier than normal. It was almost orange in color. I missed a period the following month then had a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena IUD (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) secretes progesterone which could cause a diverse manifestations including unscheduled bleeding or no bleeding or bloating. As this IUD has crossed three years, you may face these types of on and off phenomenon....  Read Full »

Do I have constipation because of IUD?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my Skyla IUD placed before two and a half years. In the last two months, my period has stopped for about two to three days. Then, again returned after another three days. This month, I had my periods for two times with terrible constipation and lower back pain. Could the progestero...  Read Full »


Dr. Meenakshi Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. IUD (intrauterine device) does not cause constipation. But, back pain can occur, because of the bleeding patterns after placing IUD. You can take syrup M2 tone (Ashoka and Lodhra) two tablespoons thrice daily for one month. Take Ibuprofen 400 mg thrice a day for three d...  Read Full »

I have IUD and felt a lump while checking the string .should I worry?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an intrauterine device. I was checking for the strings, and I felt a lump. Not sure if it is normal or not. I got my period today. I had my last period over three months.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to have one local examination by Gynecology specialist but better after periods. If vaginal irritation continues, then it is better to have a high vaginal swab, lump examination (may need biopsy or swab), cx (cervical smear)smear; You may have vaginal or...  Read Full »

Suggest an alternative birth control method to copper T.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is now 1 year old. I got copper T inserted after 3 months of my delivery. I still have prolonged and heavy periods followed by spotting lasting for up to 10-15 days. There is no other issue that I face. Is it because of copper T insertion or can there be some other reason too? W...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. How was the bleeding before pregnancy and for 3 months after delivery? Was your delivery a normal or C-section? Whether the copper-T is properly placed or not or to see some other cause for heavy bleeding you need to take a tr...  Read Full »

What is the method to take I-pills?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods started 14 days before and I had sex eight days back. Should I take pills after unsafe sex? If yes, what is the procedure to take I-pill?  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your cycle, it is the seventh day of your menstrual cycle and considered to be safe. If you have a regular 28 day cycle, then ovulation is less likely on day seven. But, if your cycles are irregular then it is difficult to predict the exact day of ovulation ...  Read Full »

I am not getting my period after Mirena removal. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I had Mirena removed before a month and had what I think was a period the next day that lasted for four days. It has been 37 days with no period and three negative home pregnancy tests. I have been nauseated with cramps that are dull while some hurt good enough to stop me from moving. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena is a progesterone-containing IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). Its sudden removal induced you periods last month. Your current delay in periods is also because of the same. It takes time for the body to restore the normal hormonal balance after removal of...  Read Full »

Can a woman's intimate life get affected with an IUD?

Query: Hi doctor,How having an IUD can potentially change or affect intercourse for a woman? What are the ways a woman's intimate life may change with an IUD such as certain position hurt more, etc., and why? I would like you to touch on the differences between hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs. How they impa...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. IUD or intrauterine devices result in effective contraception for long. The IUDs are an active, cheap and safe method of contraception. Most of the IUDs release a small quantity of hormones daily and provide effective contraception. In general presence of IUD does n...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy after taking ECP?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my fiance for four times in the last 24 hours. Some of it was unprotected but we did use a condom each time and he ejaculated into it each time as well. But, in between he does not remember there was a high possibility that the pre-ejaculatory fluid contained some active s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The success of emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) like an I-pill or unwanted-72 remains 99 percent when the withdrawal bleeding is experienced within next 5-7 days thereby ruling out pregnancy completely due to shedding of endometrium. Another option besides ECP is t...  Read Full »

I avoid sex as I absolutely do not want to get pregnant again. 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 a...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynae...  Read Full »

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