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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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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com.You 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 Katarya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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 »

Will I-pill mess up my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex two days before my periods due date and consumed an I-pill within 24 hours. Now my period is five days late. I have tested using a home pregnancy kit and the result was negative. I am getting a clear vaginal discharge. What are the chances of me being pregnant? Shoul...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two days before your periods is a safe period. There is no need of an I-pill (contraceptive pill) too. You can wait for normal periods to come. The delay is because of I-pill only.  For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologi...  Read Full »

Are nausea and fatigue side effects of regular birth control pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been feeling nauseous and fatigued. I have a paranoia about being pregnant, but I am not sure if I should be worried or not. For about a year I have been consistently taking the birth control pill, every night at the same time. The last time I had sex was the day befo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The nauseous feeling you are experiencing on and off is most probably related to the birth control pills you are on and by the history you are giving, there is a least chance of being pregnant. So you need not worry. Nausea is a very common side effect with pill usag...  Read Full »

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