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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Please suggest tips for rapid weight loss.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old, and I weigh almost 300 lbs. I absolutely hate my weight and body so much as I always wanted to be skinny. I lift weights four times a week at my school's weight room. I am a diver on my school's girls swim and dive team, and I am a thrower on track and field team. I g...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few things that need to be addressed here. Please be happy about who you are as an individual. Do not judge yourself with the weight. Nobody can mess around with you. There are certain things that you are doing wrong here. If you want to lose weight: 1. St...  Read Full »

I get pain in left ovary sometimes. Will I get PCOS again?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old and I have had PCOS and was on homeopathy for five years. Sonography reports came normal. Now I want to know that if there are any chances of it coming back as sometimes I do feel pain in the left ovary. Also, my grandmother has breast cancer and at times I cough and sn...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns, but you should not worry as there is no reported association between PCOS and breast cancer. Also, you should know that PCOS cannot be cured completely, medications and homeopathy can control only the symptoms and increase the chance of ferti...  Read Full »

I get bleeding five days after taking OCP. What is the chance for it to be implantation bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse two days after my period. The first time we used the condom, the second time without and did the withdrawal method. I took the action about one and a half an hour later. I do not know when I was ovulating and did not think it could be my fertile week. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If it was your second day of your period and you take an emergency pill after intercourse that it is withdrawal bleeding and due to the tablet. Your period can be irregular this time and may take two to three cycles to get regularize and maybe the next cycle will be ...  Read Full »

After having sex for the first time after delivery, I bled again. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, This is pertaining to my period and my birth control. I had my daughter a little over two months ago and started my birth control last month (I was still having on and off bleeding but it stopped about a week or so after taking my birth control). I started my period on the 3rd of this ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What I could gather from the information you gave was that you are on birth control since last month. What I would want to know is what was the mode of your delivery, vaginal or operative? It has a bearing on the answer. Also what kind of pills are you on? Are they cont...  Read Full »

My doctor advised to follow 21/5 regime in Femilon, whereas I follow 21/7. Which one do you recommend?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on birth control pill Femilon for the last three months and I have followed 21/7 regime from the last three months. I got my last two periods on the 6th and 7th pill-free days respectively. And now I have advised to follow 21/5 day regime by my gynecologist for proper efficacy o...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I would sincerely advise you to keep having pill in the 21 pills, 7 pill free cycles. This will avoid all the confusion. Hormone control will be the same if you take 7 pill-free or 5 pill-free cycle. We give the gap for proper hormone withdrawal so th...  Read Full »

Is bleeding a side effect of I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my husband 17 days back. I took I-pill within three to four hours. Two days later I again took I-pill. My last period was 23 days ago. Now, since two days I am having slight bleeding of brownish red color and cramps too. I usually have cramps during my per...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your last period was 23 days back, no need to take I-pill at all, as you were on safe zone if your periods are regular. You took unnecessarily one more I-pill again. Please try to understand that I-pill is an emergency contraceptive pill and not a routine pill...  Read Full »

Please tell me ways to increase my breast size.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to increase my breast size without going for an implantation. Please recommend a safe and effective medicine for my problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Small breasts may be due to hormonal imbalance, genetic, poor nutrition and thyroid hormone problem. Take diet containing fats and soy products. Massage your breast from below upwards and from side inwards using some coco...  Read Full »

Please suggest an alternative pill for Yasmin.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am on Yasmin pill and my last pill was two days back. I had sex yesterday without condom. I am unable to get a Morning after pill as it is banned in our place. I can start Yasmin pill only after five days. I did not get my periods yet. Is there a possibility that I...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yasmin pills are contraceptive. Their effect will last till you get your period. So, do not worry. There is no need to take any other pill. Please continue with the pills of a new pack when you get your period next. This pill free interval between two packs is...  Read Full »

What to do if we miss taking Diane 35 for a day?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Diane 35 (21 pack) tablets, I missed yesterday's pill (11th day). Today I have realized, now I have taken my regular pill. Please let me know shall I take yesterday's pill today?  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following are the standard protocol with Diane 35. If you miss a dose of Diane 35 and are more than 12 hours late in taking a tablet, follow these guidelines to help you decide what to do. Week 1: Take the last tablet as soon as you remember and take the next on...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy after taking Ibuprofen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18 year old female, and I weigh 135 lbs and 5.4 feet tall. I take birth control pills every night, along with two 500 mcg Biotin and two 500 mg cranberry pills. Tonight, I had a headache, so I accidentally took two 800 mg Ibuprofen tablets without thinking about it. I feel extremel...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You do not need to worry about any of these symptoms. Let me explain. Biotin and Cranberry are health supplements, they do not affect the body adversely. Birth control pills, regularize the hormonal status in the body. So, they have no effect too. But f...  Read Full »

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