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Missed A Dose

All medicines should be taken at the exact time and duration as prescribed by your doctor. If due to any reason you forget a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but if it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.

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I have bleeding and cramps after missing a birth control pill. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-cycle. There is a pretty good amount of bleeding and cramping. There is also some bloating. I have missed only one birth control pill. This has happened only when I have missed about 3 pills. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Normally when you miss your contraceptive pill, it may lead to withdrawal bleeding because of hormonal effect of the pill on the endometrium which suddenly withdraws. You should consult a gynecologist online and start taking the pills again based on her suggestion.  Read Full »

I had vaginal sex two days back and am on contraceptive pills for seven months. Will I become pregnant as I missed my pill yesterday?

Query: Hello doctor,I had vaginal sex with my boyfriend two days back. I have taken the pill for seven months now and never missed a pill. But I forgot to take the pill yesterday. So I took both yesterday's and today's pill this morning. Will I become pregnant?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I do not see any reason for you to worry. Let me explain. These contraceptive pills are a constant dose of Estrogen and Progesterone taken daily. When taken so, they suppress the hormones from the ovary that in turn suppre...  Read Full »

How to confirm if I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on the Depo shot for a year. My last shot was before six months and I never went back for the next shot, which is supposed to be around three months back. I had some bleeding before two months and I thought it was a period. Last month, I did not have anything. I had a lot of unprote...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The test is negative and you are not pregnant. Normally, you have to see this test within 5 minutes. When you see after a long time you can see a faint positive. Other three tests are if negative, then pregnancy is not there. But, if want a confirmation, then do a sonogr...  Read Full »

After taking Nature-thyroid, I got some severe reactions. Can I take Levothyroxine?

Query: Hi doctor, I was switched to Nature-Throid. Within nine days, I had a severe reaction. It caused panic attacks at night, waking up in sweat and insomnia. Then, my naturopath took me off and said to go back to my Levothyroxine. I take 88 mcg daily and 25 mcg once a week. I just realized that I forgot...  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good that you are off nature thyroid. Its responses are unpredictable and reactions are common. Levothyroxine is the best and the safest. It is good that you are back on Levothyroxine. I think you should just continue 88 mcg of Levothyroxine daily in the empty s...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive, but I missed my first FSH injection. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to conceive for many months. I was prescribed FSH 75 IU injection on the seventh, eighth and ninth day of my monthly cycle. I was advised to take HCG 5000 IU injection on the 13th day of my monthly cycle. I forgot to take the first FSH injection. Can I take this inje...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Yes, you can take the prescribed FSH injection (follicle stimulating hormone injection) on the tenth day. Please note that it needs to be followed up by transvaginal sonography. If your reports indicate proper eg...  Read Full »

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