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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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 »

Does Carbamazepine affect implant contraceptive?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Carbamazepine 200 mg for the first (and last) time, at the beginning of this year and stopped right after experiencing some side effects from it. A month later, I discovered that this actually interacts with contraceptive implants, which I have been on for one year. Looking ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Ateeqa

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why did you take Carbamezepine? Do you have epilepsy?  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello! I am a 20 year old female. I have a few questions regarding my IUD,HPV, and BV. The itch around the genital area I had first last year, and it went away and came back three days ago. The OB said I was spotting (I recently got my IUD when I visited the OB) 1. I got my copper IUD last year, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, I understand that your IUD and the vaginal infection is troubling you. Regarding the IUD,it's normal to have spotting after putting it in for some time.I assume you are having regular periods .If so wait for a month as your bleeding is not heavy.If it does not normalise,then it's wise to see a ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a better birth control pill than Ortho-Cyclen.

Query: Hi doctor, I had to switch my birth control from the Mononessa to Ortho-Cyclen today. Do you have a better recommendation? I was on Ortho-Cyclen when I was 16 and I remember hating it. It did not help with my cramps or make my periods any shorter. I still bled for 7 plus days. I am now 23 years old ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you should first get investigated for the cause of heavy bleeding. Get your routine blood tests like CBC (complete blood count), blood sugar, thyroid profile, coagulation profile and liver function tests along with a scan of abdominal organs and pelvis. If you hav...  Read Full »

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 »

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