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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My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and taking Asmita. Can pregnancy be continued?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had irregular periods. We consulted a gynecologist and she suggested starting Asmita tablet for 21 days and Oosure tablet for a month. We started medication from mid of last month. Now, ultrasound says that she is 8 weeks pregnant. My question is can she continue the pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both the drugs Asmita 21 (combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol) and Oosure tablets (Myo-Inositol) have been advised to her presuming that she was a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and had concerns regarding ovulation. But, as Asmita are e...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking birth control pills for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old female. I am currently taking the birth control pill Dianette for my moderate acne. I am only on day five but, have read many worrying effects about this pill such as blood clots, excessive weight gain, and cancer risk. I was wondering if these health claims are all...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are taking Cyproterone and Ethinylestradiol which is used in severe acne that is not responding to other treatments. The side effects you mentioned occur rarely and in the high-risk group of people with a family history of breast cancer, ...  Read Full »

Why do I have trouble in getting an orgasm?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been unable to achieve an orgasm lately. It started disappearing midway during sex with my husband. Now I just cannot get one at all. I have not been able to self-pleasure in years, and I have never been able to get an orgasm via oral sex. I have always had great sex with my hus...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are probably suffering from female orgasmic disorder (FOD). Substance use can cause FOD. Certain medical conditions can also result in female sexual dysfunctions. Kindly get a blood panel done to rule out an organic cause. I suggest: Follicle stimulating hormone...  Read Full »

What is the treatment of thin endometrium?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 24-years-old. I have PCOD, and my endometrium is very thin. My ultrasound report shows the endometrium thick as 2.9 mm. The ultrasound was taken during my menses. What should I do to increase the endometrium thickness?Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. The endometrium thickness is fine as of now. As you said, you were menstruating, so 2.9 mm is acceptable for the menstruation period. But the presence of bilateral polycystic ovaries would need to be addressed and controlled (attachments remov...  Read Full »

How to prevent pregnancy without using condoms?

Query: Hi doctor, We are newly married and going for honeymoon. I want to know some preventive measure except condom. My dates are not regular and I have PCOD. How can we get intimate without a condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best option for you, in that case, shall be low dose oral contraceptive pills like Femilon (Ethinyl estradiol and Desogestrel) to be taken from day 2 of your cycle daily till the pack finishes. If your menses are not due lately and you do not have time then the onl...  Read Full »

What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip?

Query: Hello doctor, What happens if you take birth control pills from the wrong side of the strip? I take Yamini birth control pills and they are not labeled with days. I was taking the pills and the second-week pills are supposed to be taken from the bottom of the strip to the top. Instead, I ended up ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not matter how you take the pills in Yamini (a combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol), as the contents of each and every pill is the same. So, you are very much protected from pregnancy. You need not have Plan B (Levonorgestrel) in case you have int...  Read Full »

Should I use Progesterone cream for elevated estradiol values?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female in good health. I am not on any medication, and I eat well. 5'4" 140 pounds. I have an irregular period, fatigue, cyclical migraine headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, and dry eyes. My basal temperature does not indicate ovulation, and the blood report came bac...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Three things are important in your case- 1) High cortisol. 2) High estradiol. 3) Low vitamin D. The most common cause of high-level cortisol is Cushing syndrome (pituitary adenoma) and stress. Treatment- MRI to rule out pituitary adenoma. Release your stress...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from prolonged menstrual bleeding. The bleeding did not stop for the past one month. I have PCOD and I am overweight. How to stop the bleeding? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD - polycystic ovarian disease often gets presented with heavy menstruation. I suggest tablet Primolut N 5 mg (Norethisterone) one tablet three times a day till bleeding stops. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. This wil...  Read Full »

Can a man with varicocele get a woman pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I was diagnosed to have grade 1 varicocele. I attached USG report. Can varicocele cause infertility? From the report, kindly let me know my testicle size. Is my testicle size normal? Recently, I have been putting weight, especially my lower body increases more tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have insignificant varicocele and that will not affect fertility. Your testicle size is normal. Testosterone level is low normal. Penis size of more than 3.5 inches is normal. For fat in the lower body and for low testosterone you need to do the following blood tests....  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

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 »

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