Oral Contraceptive Pill

Oral contraceptive pills (OCP) are tablets taken orally to prevent pregnancy. The two types of pills are combination pills and Progestin-only pills. These pills prevent pregnancy by either stopping your body from ovulating or by thickening the cervical mucus or thinning the outer lining of the uterus.

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Will taking contraceptives lead to weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female and was taking the contraceptive pill Microlite for about six months and then switched to Yasminelle for about three months. As a result of taking the pills, I have noticed a huge change in my body, I have gained weight particularly around my knees and thighs an...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to have a concern about newly appeared symptoms and better to search solution as well. Contraceptives are hormones and give side effects short and long term. That is why it is better to discuss one's personal health history and contraceptive suitability wit...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding for the past 16 days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been bleeding for 16 days. I have had blood tests done and an ultrasound done which both came back normal. My last PAP test was about 16 months ago which was also normal. I am 26 years old and currently taking Femme-Tab ED 20/100. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned about current and previous menstrual, obstetrics, gynecology, and drug history. Please answer the following questions: Have you been on any medications or being treated for any disease? How long have you been on Femme-Tab ED 20/100? Have you...  Read Full »

Can taking hormonal pills for perimenopause symptoms cause breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female who is dealing with perimenopause symptoms. My Ob-gyn has recommended taking low dose of birth control pills to relieve my symptoms. However, I am at a higher risk for breast cancer because my late mother (who died in an auto accident) was a breast cancer sur...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. That is really sad to hear about your mother but I would like to add into your information that evidence suggests that HRT does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer. It is only contraindicated if the person taking HRT has breast cancer already. Second...  Read Full »

I have normal to heavy bleeding on my placebo week of combined birth control pills. What does that indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had slight nausea and increased salivation over a month. I thought it was pregnancy, so I did a pregnancy test, and it was negative. I then got my period on the placebo week. Now I have random pain in my breasts. Why? I have normal to heavy bleeding on my placebo week of combi...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. If you are having normal to heavy bleeding on the placebo week of combined birth control pills, you have withdrawal bleeding and are not pregnant, provided you did not skip any pill. Nausea and dry mouth are quite...  Read Full »

I have been taking the Krimson 35 tablet for PCOD regularly and have less menstrual bleeding than usual. Can I still get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from PCOD and regularly take the tablet Krimson 35. My partner and I had intercourse three months back, and we are not planning for a baby now. I have got my periods for the last two months. There was bleeding, but a little less compared to normal. Yesterday I got my period, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you take the tablet Krimson 35 (Cyproterone and Ethinyl estradiol) regularly, you cannot get pregnant as it is an oral contraceptive unless you have missed a pill or two. Sometimes long-term use of OCP (oral contraceptives) reduces blood flow. So that is the reason ...  Read Full »

Are there any side effects of taking oral contraceptive pills during my conceiving days?

Query: Hello doctor,I took an emergency contraceptive pill during my conceiving days. I took it before and after intercourse. I am worried since I took these pills for the first time. Do I need to worry about it?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Contraceptive pills usually contain two hormones. The emergency contraceptive pill helps to prevent conception. However, all hormonal contraceptive pills have some side effects, such as irregular bleeding, spott...  Read Full »

Due to a rotavirus infection, I missed a few pills from my oral contraceptive pack. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female (height is 5 feet 5 inches, and weight is 53 kg). I took my first-ever birth control injection a few months back. As a result, I had excessive bleeding during my periods. My periods last seven days, and then I would have a three to five-day break, and it would ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You are already taking treatment for other problems. Taking birth control pills with these medications is like bombarding the body with chemicals. Oral contraceptives may have side effects on the body, and the best way ...  Read Full »

My wife is not getting her period after taking Dronis 20 for six months. Is it because of the side effects of the medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am newly married, and to prevent unwanted pregnancy, my wife and I saw a doctor who prescribed tablet Dronis 20, which my wife, 26 years old, has taken daily without fail for the past six months. My wife hardly gets her period anymore. I am worried about the long-term side effects. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. Your wife does not have a period due to the side effect of the pill. Combined oral contraceptive pills are safe to use to prevent pregnancy for one or two years. But suppose you also want to prevent pregnancy f...  Read Full »

Why are my periods always super irregular?

Query: Hello doctor,I started my period when I was 11. I am now 24. My period has always been super irregular. I can go on for 60 to 75 days with no period. It will be on time for two months, then back to missing two months. I have talked to my doctor multiple times but never really got an answer. I have o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are overweight (BMI is high) for your height. It could be polycystic ovaries. Do you have abnormal hair growth near the chin, on the side of your face, on the abdomen, and around the nipple? I will suggest a few tests. Get it done on day 2 or day 3 of your perio...  Read Full »

If I stopped taking contraceptive pills 10 days after sex, could I still be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I might be a hypochondriac, and I do have quite severe OCD. What I wanted to ask was if I had sex while still being on a strong pill and then around a week and a half later I stopped taking it (my doctor said it is active for quite some time after quitting it) could I still be pregnant...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At the time of sex, you were on the pill so the chance of pregnancy is nil. Because sperms usually do not survive in your womb for more than three to four days after sex, and during that time you were on the pill. Moreover, eight pregnancy tests done in a span of three ...  Read Full »

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