Estradiol

Estradiol is a naturally occurring female hormone estrogen. It is used to treat menopausal symptoms seen in women due to less production of estrogen, like vaginal dryness, itching, burning, and hot flashes.

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What does spotting on birth control pills indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Does spotting on birth control mean your pill is not being effective?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Spotting in between cycles, when you are regularly taking birth control pills means that, the endometrium or the inner lining of the uterus is not being fully supported by the hormones. If you are not punctual on taking pills or had vomited immediat...  Read Full »

How to postpone my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My marriage is ahead in 13 days. We are planning for honeymoon after four days of our marriage. But, my fiance's monthly cycle date is on the fifth day following our marriage. We need help in postponing her period as well as about birth control. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a perfect time to start a birth control pill from now. Just start a Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol combination) tablet from day one of this cycle. Then start another pack after completion of this one without any gap. This will cross your honeymoon date. J...  Read Full »

Do I need to take Arimidex to inhibit high E2 levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I just want check whether my T/E2 values are proper not because I am suffering from most of the symptoms of high estrogen levels like enlarged prostate, extreme fatigue, anxiety, muscle loss, belly side fat, loss of libido, knee and joint pains, etc., for more than 10 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that your testosterone is completely normal but not estradiol. The maximum physiological level is 40 pg/ml and the level above this rings alarm bell and should be investigated. T...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking 12 I-pills in eight months?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to ask you a few things related to I-pill. Two years, I have taken around 10 to 12 I-pill tablets in eight months, Again I had two tablets last year. What will be the side effect in future? I do not have any complaints rather than weight gain. I was 53 kg before and now I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An I-pill contains high amount of hormone for contraceptive purpose. I-pill designated as emergency contraception, which means only to be used after an unaccustomed exposure. Then, definitely there will be problem if you take so much high hormonal pills in such a sm...  Read Full »

Can taking two I-pills within a span of two weeks cause delayed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had irregular periods. So, my family doctor suggested to have Femilon. I had Femilon for over a year and stopped it three months back. After that I had two I-pills within a span of two weeks and my periods have started two weeks earlier. Kindly suggest a solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Period starting early is due to effect of I-pill. You do not need to do anything. But, if you have taken two I-pills in two weeks for contraception, then it is better to continue with Femilon (combination of Desogestrel and Ethinyl...  Read Full »

I am taking Femosten Conti and now have occasional spotting. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Femosten Conti for several months and have changed from a different HRT medication which was also the brand Femosten, but I cannot recall its name. I commenced on the first medication to manage menopausal symptoms. It has certainly helped with the symptoms, especially t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sree Gouri Sr

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank for the query. I can understand your concern. Femoston conti contains Dydrogesterone and Estradiol hemihydrate means combination of progesterone and estrogen to treat the symptoms of menopause. Usually prolonged use of hormone replacement therapy is not recommend...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Krimson 35?

Query: Hello doctor, I have one question. My girlfriend is already on krimson 35 due to PCOD. After we made love, she missed her periods. Now, she is also complaining of morning sickness and pain in lower back. All symptoms are same as she reported five months back when she was pregnant and doctor advised ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One information I should share with you at first is Krimson 35 (Ethinyl estradiol) is not only an anti-PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) tablet; it is a birth control pill also. So, if your girlfriend is regularly having these pills, you need not be concerned abo...  Read Full »

Can vitamin C induce periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am approximately 95 kg weight. I am in need of emergency contraception due to failed birth control. I will be ovulating tomorrow, so I am at a high risk of unwanted pregnancy. I obtained and took a 1.5 mg dose of Levonorgestrel (Plan B pill); however I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Strictly speaking, vitamin C rarely can do so as evidenced in the history of medicine. These are myths and not true reality. As you are 95 kg, there is a very rare chance of failure of emergency contraceptive pills in this weight. Otherwise, do another option. You can ...  Read Full »

I have spotting while on Tri-Sprintec. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking the birth control pill, Tri-Sprintec for almost five years now. I started my new pack of pills on 19 of last month. I had intercourse twice on 20th and once on the 21st of last month. I used to take my pill between 7 and 8 AM. One day I had pill at 6:30 AM as I woke up ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The brown rusty vaginal discharge appears to be one of the side effects of Tri-Sprintec (combination of Norgestimate and Ethinyl estradiol). Irregular periods, unscheduled bleeding and vaginal spotting are side effects during the first few months of starting Tri-Sprinte...  Read Full »

I am a PCOD patient with primary infertility. Can I take tablet Progynova to build up endometrium?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old PCOD patient with primary infertility. My LMP was 10 days before. I took tablet Letrozole 2.5 mg once a day for five days from the next day of my periods. Today is my eighth day. I had a USG today. Findings are, ET 3.6 mm, right ovary follicle is 11 mm, left ovary fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are on day 8, ET (endometrial thickness) is low for the day of the cycle. You should be starting on Progynova (Estradiol) 2 mg one tablet twice a day for the next seven days. Your follicular scan days should be on day 11, 15 and 17. The follicles are appropria...  Read Full »

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