Avatar universal

Usage of oral contraceptives


I got married in 2004 and was blessed with a girl child in April '05. On the advice of a gynaec doctor I started using oral contraceptives (Mala-D) from April '06 on the assurance of the doctor that they are 100% safe. Everything was normal. For the last 6 months I observed a gradual decrease in bleeding during periods. Atlast when 15th June '09 was my actual due date, I did not get my periods till month end. I consulted a nearby gynaecologist (not the one stated earlier) on 28th June '09. She did pregnancy test and confirmed that the same was negative. However she warned me that continuous use of oral contraceptives without break is not at all safe and she advised me to stop them immediately. She also advised me to go for loop insertion and asked me to visit her again when the period comes. I stopped using Mala-D from the same day. During the intervening period from 1st July '09 to 1st August '09 I did not get periods but observed scanty bleeding at very frequent intervals which stopped within half or 1 day. Finally, since two days i.e, on 2nd and 3rd August '09, my periods started but with profuse bleeding.

In the circumstances explained above, please advice me :
(i) how safe are oral contraceptives i.e., can I start them again. If so, do I need to give a break in between.
(ii) shall I go for loop. I heard that loop insertion is very painful and leads to heavy bleeding.

Kindly advise me at the earliest.

With regards

3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
1). In the US they are considered safe and some women use them for years.

2). I have no idea what a loop is.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
I think the loop is another name for the IUD; where I live, that's what most women call it
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thanks, Yazzay.

Then yes, an IUD/Loop can lead to heavier periods.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy Community

Top Pregnancy Answerers
13167 tn?1327194124
Austin, TX
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.