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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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 »

What is tablet Ovacet used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS and have done D and C recently. I have been prescribed Ovacet tablet for 30 days. Will the tablet regularize the periods and ovulation? Are there more chances for me to conceive because of D and C and the prescribed tablet? Please give your expert advice regarding the same...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods are irregular, then tablet Ovacet (combination of L-Methylfolate, Myo-Inositol, and Vitamin D3) alone is less likely to induce ovulation. However, the tablet will help in normalizing metabolism and decrease the resistance to ovulation induction m...  Read Full »

I had protected sex, but my period is late. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sexual intercourse using a condom, but my fiance's period has been delayed by five days. We did a pregnancy test, which was negative. What is the reason for delayed periods?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Pregnancy need not be the only reason for no periods. If you have used proper protection and the urine test for pregnancy is negative, then you do not have to worry about pregnancy. Any young lady will take about 19 to 21 years of age to have a ma...  Read Full »

Can birth control pills cause blood clots during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been cycling on birth control pills for about four months. My gynecologist told me that if I experience spotting, I should stop taking the pills for three or four days to let everything come out, and then start back again. I experienced some pretty heavy spotting. So, I decided to...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Do not worry. What you are having is the expulsion of the thick endometrium lining of the uterus. As days have passed without the shedding of the lining, the thickness of the endometrium has been increasing, which has to fall off one day. When you...  Read Full »

I am planning to have intercourse without a condom. Which birth control pills could I use?

Query: Hello doctor,My boyfriend and I are planning to have intercourse next month without a condom. Could you suggest which birth control pills I could use? When should I start having the pills? As it is a one-time activity (as he will be traveling abroad) how soon after the act can I discontinue the pill...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In that case, plan to have sex during your safe period, which is between day one to ten of your periods. During the sustained period you need not use any medication or the contraceptive pill. There is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation happening during t...  Read Full »

How To Delay Periods Without Any Side Effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 year old female, and I am getting married this month, and I am going for my honeymoon. So, I want to delay my periods without any side effect. I am still a virgin, so I do not want to ruin my honeymoon. So, please suggest the best medicine. When to start taking it, in what dose, ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by congratulating you in advance for your wedding. There are many methods, all using hormones, to either prepone or postpone the period. I would like to suggest the simplest and the best method. I would not confuse you with too many dates, as these hormone...  Read Full »

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