Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

Related Terms: Oral Contraceptive Pill, Contraceptive Pill, Birth Control Pill, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Withdrawal Bleeding, Emergency Contraceptive Pill, I-pill

Recently Answered Questions

Will combined oral contraceptive pills help treat acne and female pattern hair loss?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female, and I am currently taking Tetracycline tablets 500 mg, twice a day for my adult acne. I have been taking them since last year. Previous to this, and sometimes still, I use Duac 10 mg or 50 mg topically. I used this on my back and face for about a year before ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have been on Tetracycline for quite a long time. There are other options also like you said oral Isotretinoin, which gives very good result in patients with acne. But if the patient is on this medication, then it is advised to avoid pregnancy. At least there shoul...  Read Full »
Is it safe to take oral contraceptive pill?
Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had irregular periods and USG pelvis showed PCOD. So, she is taking COCP. In spite of taking the drug properly, she missed her period this month. Is anything wrong with her? What to do now? Does she need to continue the drug? Or should she stop it? I heard that COCP may caus...  Read Full »
Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is absolutely safe for her. It does not cause cancer (low dose COCP). Just check the content of COCP which she is taking. If dose of Estrogen (Ethinyl estradiol) is 20 or 30 mcg, she can safely continue the medicine. In fact, COCP...  Read Full »
If I had unprotected sex after missing birth control pill, could I be pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally missed one birth control pill. I have been on Levlen for many years, and this has never happened before. I did not realize until the next night the one from the day before was there, so I took both pills together. I had unprotected sex with my partner a day later, I hav...  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Levlen is a combined oral contraceptive pill that contains Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel. It acts by inhibition of ovulation. It increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and blood clot so better to avoid for years and years. It is also contraindicated in few cond...  Read Full »
I did not have periods for four months and bleeding now with clots. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I had sex before five months, but then I got my periods after 15 days. Then, I had no periods for the next four months. I had Femilon as a birth control medicine. Now, I have periods where large flesh like thing is coming out. A piece of it is still stuck in my vagina, and I am not able ...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Femilon is a combined oral contraceptive pill and hence, does not cause amenorrhea. But, you should ideally get menses during the sugar pill days. However, if no menses, then chances are there that you may have become pregnant, which I believe you did not rule...  Read Full »
I took birth control pills and have spotting when I wipe. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I have spotting but it is only when I wipe. It seems like it is stuck or something is there. My lower back hurts. Something is seriously wrong. Pease help. Currently, I took birth control pills.  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not know how long you have been on contraceptive pills and which one these are? Either combined oral contraceptive pills or mini-pills have Progesterone only. Combined pills have lots of side effects especially for females with high BMI (body mass index) while Prog...  Read Full »
I skipped my birth control pill and started spotting. How to manage?
Query: Hi doctor, I went abroad a few days after my period ended. I start birth control on the last day or the day after the last usually. On the second day of my vacation, I started spotting and that has lasted till now. It has been about 10 days. I have been taking my birth control throughout. I only jus...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are experiencing a breakthrough bleeding occurring due to missing your pills and also probably due to not taking them on time. If it is a combined oral contraceptive pill, then it should be started from day 2 or 3 of your cycle ideally. So, the best is to s...  Read Full »
I will have sex for the first time. How can I prevent pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am going to have sex for the first time with my fiance. We have decided that he will be using a condom for protection. But to be 100% sure about not getting pregnant, I want to take pills. We will be together for a week so there are chances of having sex every day in that week....  Read Full »
Dr. Richa Agarwal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As such if you are using a condom properly, there is no chance of pregnancy. But for extra precaution, you can use combined oral contraceptive pills. Usually, it should be started on the ...  Read Full »
Kindly guide me to know the ovulation period as I have irregular periods and trying to conceive.
Query: Hello doctor, I had periods on 30th of last month. I do not really know when my ovulation is because I have irregular menses and I am trying to conceive.  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a really short description of your query. In an irregular cycle, it seems around 30 to 35 days better to have sex on alternate days on expected days of ovulation. It is better to have combined oral contraceptive pills for three months to regulate your cycle and th...  Read Full »
I had no sex after last cycle. Should I worry about unwanted pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor,I had been put on Primolut N for 15 days for PCOD. I started the pills on last month and finished in 15 days. On the seventh day, I had sex with my husband. I got my period on the 21st day and had been asked to begin Diane 35 for 21 days on the fifth day of the cycle. I began taking Dia...  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are on hormones externally induced as internal hormonal imbalance so having bleeding according to these hormones effects on the body. Post emergency pills and a Primolute withdrawal bleed you got already then you started another hormonal pill that also acts as co...  Read Full »
I have irregular bleeding. Is it due to I-pill or implantation?
Query: Hello doctor, My last period date was 21st last month. I had unprotected sex on 20th last month and had taken an I-pill within two hours. Since the 6th of this month, I am having irregular bleeding which has been increasing. Is it a side effect of the pill? Is it implantation bleeding? I also have ...  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Emergency contraceptive pills are hormonal pills that can disturb cycles. Post pills, there could be withdrawal bleed and you can have unscheduled spotting, erratic bleeding, and irregular periods as well. For your satisfaction, I suggest having serum beta hCG (bloo...  Read Full »


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