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Oral contraceptive pills and its side effects - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi I had my last period on 22nd march n took an ipill on 31st
User :   a week after i had bleeding for 3 days
User :   and after another week im getting brown lacy discharge
Doctor :   Ok
User :   today it was more than other days
User :   wat is it
Doctor :   There are multiple reasons for this bleeding.
Doctor :   If your periods were regular in the past,
User :   yes they always have been
User :   after exactly 28 days
Doctor :   then the most likely cause that I can think for this intermenstrual spotting is due to hormonal disturbances induced by I pill.
User :   what should be the next step?
User :   when am i most likely to get my next period?
Doctor :   The other possible explanations to this intermenstrual spotting is infections, uterine abnormalities such as fibroid or other hormone disturbance such as thyroid hormones.
Doctor :   It is ideal that you consider getting an pelvic examination done by a gynecologist to determine the cause.
Doctor :   but some doctor
Doctor :   prefer a wait and watch policy.
Doctor :   Most often such disturbances settle in a few days.
User :   could it also be an early period?
Doctor :   And tests are advised if they don't or if such episodes recur in the subsequent cycles.
Doctor :   Nope this is in all sense to be considered as an intermenstrual bleed,
Doctor :   unless you get your periods again in the same date.
User :   its 5 days before the usual date
Doctor :   That is fine.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to wait for a few days, probably another week.
Doctor :   If you continue to have this bleeding, then consult a gynecologist for physical examinatin.
Doctor :   Most often they settle on its own.
Doctor :   So no need to concern.
User :   can it hamper my chances of conceiving?
Doctor :   If this was a transient impairment caused by ipill, there are no further problems expected.
Doctor :   However it is not the same with other causes.
Doctor :   Hence the necessity to see a doctor, if symptoms persists.
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   My pleasure.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   how often can a person take an ipill?
Doctor :   The answer to this question lies in how frequently do you get your periods.
Doctor :   Since almost all the time ovulation occurs once in a month,
Doctor :   you will absolutely need i pill if you have involved in unprotected sexual intercourse during the time of ovulation.
User :   ok
User :   thx
Doctor :   The pills are relatively safe, but is not considered good when used frequently.
Doctor :   If you are active sexually and like to avoid pregnancy,
Doctor :   then go for other means of contraception such as oral birth control pills
Doctor :   instead of using I pill every time.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do yo have any other query?
User :   thank you so much doctor
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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