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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Does PMS show dizziness with stomach cramps in women?

Query: Hi, I am a female, 36 y/o. I hope you can help me with my health inquiry. I’ve been suffering from severe dizziness and stomach cramps since last night. I feel like spinning especially when I try to look down. I have a cervical spondylosis. Undergone PT a few months back and not taking any me...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq I hope your doing well. I understand that you are having PMS symptoms. Premenstrual disorders affect up to 12% of women. There are no unique physical findings or lab tests to positively diagnose premenstrual syndrome. Recommendation from guidelines are 1. Selective serotonin re...  Read Full »

Is it good to avoid oral contraceptive pills after 40 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question. Estrogen shows cardioprotective effect before menopause. But, it increases the risk of CVS diseases if taken in oral contraceptive pills. And, they say that oral contraceptive pills should be avoided after 40 years because of CVS complications. I am not getting it....  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Natural estrogen is cardioprotective as it increases the level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and decreases the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein). Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is believed to be the initiator of atherosclerosis. Estradiol and other estrogens are...  Read Full »

Why am I having period problems after taking OCP once?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an oral contraceptive pill three months back, which caused a three week delay in my periods and my cycle was for only 3 days compared to normal 5 days. After that, we have not had sex. I still have not got my periods of this month, which is due. I feel puckish and dizzy most of the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. If you have taken the oral contraceptive pill within 72 hours of sex, then no need to worry. As you got your periods after that though they are delayed there is nothing to worry. As you have ment...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from prolonged menstrual bleeding. The bleeding did not stop for the past one month. I have PCOD and I am overweight. How to stop the bleeding? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD - polycystic ovarian disease often gets presented with heavy menstruation. I suggest tablet Primolut N 5 mg (Norethisterone) one tablet three times a day till bleeding stops. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. This wil...  Read Full »

Is hysterectomy needed for irregular and heavy periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an athlete and my period is such a hassle. I just wish I could get rid of it. It is irregular and lasts for seven to eight days. I do not want to go on the pill, because emotionally my hormones have balanced out. I am worried that if I take any form of birth control, then it will mes...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hysterectomy is a kind of an extreme option considering it is permanent. I understand that you may be hassled by your periods, but removing your uterus before you have completed your family or without any pathology is not the way to go.You can take the oral contraceptive ...  Read Full »

My daughter suffers with heavy periods and weight gain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 15 years old and weighs 99 kg. She has immense pains during periods following which she cannot go to school for around 10 days a month. She has PCOS. She is in grade 10. She was on tablet Deviry and Ovacare. She also faints at times during periods. Earlier, she used to blee...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is a case of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). She is having anovulatory cycles with decreased estradiol levels and painful menses with severe premenstrual symptoms. She needs to be placed on low dose oral contraceptive pills for at least three to six months and M...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Ginette 35?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female, and I am taking Ginette 35 for acne treatment. What are the side effects? Will it affect my future pregnancy? Are there any chances of breast cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your problem. Ginette 35 is a combination of Cyproterone acetate, and Ethinyl estradiol is an oral contraceptive used to treat pimples associated with polycystic ovarian disease and hirsutism. It is a perfect drug for acne treatment if indicated. But is as...  Read Full »

Are contraceptive pills started on the third day be effective?

Query: Hi doctor, I have started taking Novelon birth control pills from the third day of my period. Will this contraception be enough? This is the first time I am using the pills. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this oral contraceptive pill is more than enough for contraception. Do not take any other medication as this will work as a contraceptive. You may or may not experience slight nausea, abdominal cramping, lightheadedness and headache, but these will eventually settle ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for lumps in the ovary?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife did not get her periods last month. The same happened exactly one year ago. At that time, we had consulted the doctor and she gave 21 day course of tablet and after that she got periods. At that time, she has a sonography. The doctor showed that there were small lumps on the right...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are likely to be unruptured follicles or hemorrhagic follicles. Most commonly such things occur in endometriosis, which can be confirmed and treated through laparoscopy. Only, if you are trying for pregnancy or if cysts are large and painful, then laparosco...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest medicines for PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old female. I am diagnosed with PCOS. I have irregular periods since seven months, excess unwanted facial and body hair, hair loss from the scalp and weight gain. Can I take homeopathy medicine for PCOS and its symptoms? If yes, then what medicine do I need to take? I wan...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Also, you should know that PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) cannot be cured completely. Medications and homeopathy control the symptoms only and increase the chance of fertility if required. I suggest: 1. Oral contraceptive pills such ...  Read Full »

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