Side Effect Of Birth Control Pill

Birth control pills or oral contraceptive pills (OCP) are tablets that contain hormones and are used to prevent pregnancy. The common side effects of birth control pills are nausea, breast tenderness, spotting, mood swings, weight gain, decreased sexual desire, and headaches.

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Can I give contraceptive pills after the delay in periods, and are there any side effects?

Query: Hello doctor,I would like to know the answers to the following questions,Should I give a contraceptive pill if I doubt the entry of sperm?Is the contraceptive pill safe to intake when taken in doubt?Do contraceptive pills like Unwanted - 72 have any side effects?Will the contraceptive pill be effect...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Even if there is doubtful intercourse and you are not sure whether the sperms have been released or not, and you do not want to get into an unplanned pregnancy, I would suggest emergency contraceptive pil...  Read Full »

What could be the reason my friend and I experienced different side effects after taking an I-Pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had my last period a month ago. It lasted for four days. On the fourth day, my fiance rubbed his genitals against mine. He did not ejaculate, still just to be sure, I took an I-pill within 12 hours. After a week, I noticed a brown discharge. On the next ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you were in the early proliferative phase of your cycle, hence the withdrawal bleeding following I-pill is scanty and less, but it ensures that you are not pregnant. The bleeding may last for three to five days, and the next menses shall be only after a month from ...  Read Full »

What is the chance of getting pregnant while taking combined OCP?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a question about the likelihood of getting pregnant while taking combined birth control pills. I started taking the pills three weeks ago, using the first-day method. So, I took my first pill on the first day of my period because I heard it works right away. I had unprotected sex a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have started the pills from day one of the periods, then you are protected from the very first day. So, if you had intercourse after six days, you need not worry. Also, combined birth control pills give you a month long protection irrespective of the number o...  Read Full »

Which birth control pill can I take without getting side effects like hair fall or blood clot?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed to have Levonorgestrel and it does not suit me. Therefore, Diane-35 was recommended. But, it has a high risk of blood clot. I would like to know a birth control pill that will not cause hair loss and is low on blood clot risk.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are allergic to Levonorgestrel, which is a progesterone, then in that case if the risk of blood clot is to be avoided then pills are not recommended for you. You should opt for a copper-T insertion as an IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). This is a non-ho...  Read Full »

Will morning-after pills cause a pulling sensation in the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have a minor issue. About a month and a half ago, there was an incident where the condom broke. About 36 hours later, my husband got me four of the morning-after pills, and I took them all at once. Three days later, I started experiencing nausea, soreness of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please let me know if you were previously pregnant. Since you took the emergency contraception pill within 36 hours, and you got your period after the intercourse, you are not pregnant. The emergency contraception pills are progesterone tablets. It is a hormone no...  Read Full »

Is bleeding after taking I-pill the regular menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I had my periods on the 2nd of this month, then had unprotected sex on the 10th of this month, and took an I-pill on the same day. Since the 18th of this month (2 days), I have been bleeding but not so much as I do in my periods and had abdominal cramps too....  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mild bleeding or spotting after intake of I-pill is a side effect. This may be accompanied by abdominal cramps, bloating, and nausea, similar to symptoms seen during the menstrual cycle. Do not worry, and this will only occur during this cycle. Your regular periods w...  Read Full »

Why are my gums still red after using an electronic toothbrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dentist before two months. He said that I had good teeth health and gum health. The only thing is for my front teeth on the top and bottom I developed a frayed appearance around the gumline. He said this was from too much gumline and toothbrush contact and that switching ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have an excellent set of healthy teeth. By observing the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the gums do seem to have puffiness, but only of mild nature.The brush whether electric or not does not matter, just do not touch the gums and stick to the...  Read Full »

I am having spotting after sex and taking pills regularly. Can I have a chance to be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex for two days and wake up yesterday with light spotting. Then again I had sex last night and started to have heavy bleeding. Now, I have little spotting today. I am taking birth control pills and have one more week of pills to take before having periods and so I should not have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kamal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are taking birth control pills, you need to do a urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. In your case, you have just started taking pills. Do not stop them if you miss a pill or two or else you need to take another contraceptive method along with them. So thi...  Read Full »

Will intake of Lo Loestrin Fe cause problems in kidney functioning?

Query: Hi! I’m a 24 year old female who recently had a BMP drawn and my GFR is 81 creatinine 0.86. The only medication I take is Lo LoEstrin Fe OCP. The 12 hours before the lab test I had limited water intake and didn’t know if this would effect the results at all. I am stressing myself out kno...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hello the way in the creatinine clearance is calculated is by collecting 24 hour urine and then examining it for both proteins and creatinine. when 24 hour urine is collected it will give us a clear Idea as to what is happening in the body. measurements made from spot samples or not very accurate a...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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