Combined oral contraceptive pill

What is Combined oral contraceptive pill?

These are also called COC's as they contain two drugs similar to the two hormones estrogen and progesterone found in normal females. As they have both the hormones they are more effective and also control the menstrual cycle in a better way so that problems of irregular periods and breakthrough bleeding do not occur while also providing contraception.

Questions and answers on "Combined oral contraceptive pill"

how do I safely get back on birth control after being off of it for 2 or three months ? I'm afraid of the risk of clotting...and I'm overweight so arent my chances of clotting increased?

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Brief Answer:
Can start oral contraceptive pills

Detailed Answer:
Hi Jess, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Chances of clotting or thromboembolism by oral contraceptive pills is increased in women who are obese with BMI more than 35, have family or personal history...

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Hello sir i have done Sonography pelvis and the report says 35 x 26 MM Sized Simple Cyst Noted In Left Ovary And Mild Free Fluid Is Seen In Pelvis

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Brief Answer:
Following are my comments and suggestions


Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

I have reviewed your attached report. It shows small ovarian cyst (simple type) on the left side. Mild free fluid in pelvis is nothing significant. Followings are my comments:

1) You have...

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Can Duoluton Lbe used after unprotected intercourse & whats its dosage.

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Brief Answer:
Kindly consult doctor for other emergency contraceptive pill as mentioned

Detailed Answer:
Hello Abdulaleem99,
Thank you for writing in to Hcm.
This is Dr.Riyanka glad to be answering your query.

I understand your concern, please do not worry.

Duoluton L is a contraceptive pill used...

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Don't know where to start. Me and wife had a torn-condom intercourse and then within 10 hours she took 4 pills of Marvelon and took 4 more pills 12 hours later.
Her last period started 4th Feb 2016
We had abovementioned intercourse on 29th Feb 2016
It's 5th March 2016 but she hasnt had her periods yet.

Please advice at your earliest.

Note: We're in the UAE where Emergency Contraceptives are not available. We went for Marvelon because thats the only one available here.
Note: my wife is abit overweight and have 3 kids via normal delivery.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No chance of pregnancy. Wait upto 1 wk for period.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments:

1) MARVELON is a regular combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP) which contains ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel as active ingredients. It is NOT an...

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I have been using prescribed epi duo for about a mon h now with the cetaphil face wash that's recommended and it still won't go away. I have been doing it every night and haven't missed a beat, it was getting better but now it's worse than I started with! I know it's supposed to get worse before it gets better but it's already done and passed that stage! what am I doing wrong?

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Brief Answer:
Explained in detail

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Hello and welcome

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I have irregular periods.so i did the pap smear and everything.i have never had any intercourse for the last 8 years till now.so the doctor gave me duphaston for 2 months.she told me after finish my period count 15 days and start taking it for 10 days. So i did.

The is my period cycle

1st may-7th may then i count 15 days on the 16 days i start taking duphaston for 10 days.

6th XXXXXXX -15 XXXXXXX i had my period and it stopped but on then 27th of XXXXXXX is coming and i should start dupahston on 30tg of XXXXXXX actually.

I have taken earlier duphaston but after twp days the period did not stop.please help me.should i stop taking it and let the period be.

Thank you sharina

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can stop Duphaston.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
If the period has already started on 27th XXXXXXX again then it is best to stop Duphaston and wait for next 4-5 days so that the period stops on its own. With the irregular periods like...

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Hi,
I live in KSA and wanted an after pill immediately. The pharmacy here prescribed Marvelon pills. But after reading the leaflet I realize it is Contraceptive pill. Please guide me as to how to use it as an emergency pill.

Thanks in advance

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
4 + 4 pills to be taken as directed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

MARVELON is a regular combined oral contraceptive pill (OCP) which contains ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel as active ingredients.

It is NOT an emergency pill but can be used for that...

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After having miscarriage my doctor prescribed me to take Duoluton L for three month and also because i have water cyst in my ovary. But now after compliting my course i am trying to conceive for the last 4 month but I am not conceiving. Does consuming Duoluton L has affected my fertility? And aslo my doctor told me to start taking tablets during the first day of my period. Now I am really worried please help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Duoluton-L is not advisable while trying to conceive.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments :

1) DUOLUTON-L is a combined oral contraceptive pill containing Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol and used for the prevention of pregnancy &...

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Hi I am XXXX. I had sex with my girlfriend last month Oct 14th,15th and 16th. She first took a contraceptive pill considering we have done for all. But again we made love within 4 hours of her taking the pill. so I forced her take another pill too which was after 72 hours later of us having sex. Now she is late in her periods by 2 weeks making us nervous. Also today morning (13-nov-16) she vomitted. What should we do??? Should we wait or go for medications.If we should go for medications then prescirbe us. give us some suggestions asap...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
get a urine pregnancy test done.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query to HCM,
IF she has taken just a combined oral contraceptive pill and just one pill before and after the sex, then she will not be protected from pregnancy. It should have been an emergency contraceptive pill...

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Can I get a Pregnancy Test done during some Menstrual period?..

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Brief Answer:
You can do pregnancy test in doubtful case.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Generally, if a woman has got her regular monthly period, then chance of pregnancy is extremely RARE or Negligible. In that case, pregnancy test will be NEGATIVE.

However, you can undergo...

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Hi I am XXXX. I had sex with my girlfriend last month Oct 14th,15th and 16th. She first took a contraceptive pill considering we have done for all. But again we made love within 4 hours of her taking the pill. so I forced her take another pill too...

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