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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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 »

Does spotting for the first time mean pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the pill Lo Loestrin, but I have not been consistently taking it. My last period was on the 25th of last month and my average cycle is around 28 days. My husband and I had unprotected sex on 5th and 6th. I noticed some dark brown discharge on my underwear. When I wiped, it was mix...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spotting that you are experiencing is probably you have not taken the pill regularly and withdrawal due to that. You had unprotected sex on day 11 and spotting on day 16. I do not think it is implantation bleeding. However, if you are keen to know whether you ...  Read Full »

What is the recommended maximum dose of Spironolactone for PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS whose symptoms are extremely effectively managed by both my oral contraceptive (Sprintec), and miracle drug Spironolactone, which I take 100 mg a day for. It has greatly lessened my period pain, cleared my skin, hirsutism, and kept my ovaries safe for around four years now...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. Yes, sometimes, the dose of Spironolactone is not sufficient to suppress the androgens. So maximum you may take up to 100 mg twice a day. Even though if symptoms not improved you have to take Finasteride like anti-androgens under you...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the best options to avoid pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am supposed to get married by next week. But currently I am doing my degree. So after completion of my degree we are planning to have a baby which is almost 1½ year. Can you suggest the best options to avoid pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many options for contraceptive. So it depends on your choice. I will give you a list with the pros and cons. 1. Condoms - Pros-cheap and effective; Cons - chances of breakage and improper use chances of pregnancy is present. 2. Oral contraceptive pills...  Read Full »

How will OCP taken before 3 months be responsible for delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex last March but took emergency contraceptive afterward. Six days after, I had the bleeding associated with the emergency contraceptive. Two weeks after that, in the first week of April, I had my period for six days (my usual period lasts five to seven days). In Ma...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, as you had three episodes of menstrual bleed including the withdrawal bleed post-emergency contraceptive after you had intercourse in March, so it is unlikely that you would be pregnant due to your sexual encounter in March. As you have missed your menses n...  Read Full »

Why do I always bleed while having sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I got married 1 month back. I am bleeding after each sex. It happened around four to five times. Also, I get some pain and this is ignorable. Previously, I suffered with period problem, facial hair and PCOS. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you rightly said, it is due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). You need to undergo a gynecological checkup, especially a speculum examination to rule out any abnormalities of the cervix and vagina because of bleeding during sex. If you are not planning for ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy in a 50-year-old woman?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 50 years and I am 54 years old. Last night we had sex with a condom, but I have doubt it may be unsafe. Her period occurs once in one and a half months. Other than this she does not have any gynecological problem. Can she take any contraceptive pill like Unwanted 72?  Read Full »


Dr. Ushasi Mukherjee

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though your wife is in the late part of her reproductive age and might be approaching her menopause, yet if she continues to have her menstrual cycles regularly there is a chance that she might be still ovulating and if intercourse happens in her fertile period she ...  Read Full »

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