Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes or imbalance occurs when there are changes in the levels of hormones in the bloodstream. As hormones regulate metabolism, appetite, heart rate, body temperature, growth, and sexual functions, even a small change can cause significant symptoms.

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Is a period with blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I was due for my periods on 8th, but did not get till 16th. So, I went for pregnancy test which came out negative. On 17th, I got my periods with blood clots and crampy stomach pain which was not usual for me. Was it a miscarriage? If yes, what may be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. As per your query, the pregnancy test was negative. So, no need to worry. It is not a miscarriage. To be on a safer side and to confirm that it is not miscarriage, I suggest you to check your serum...  Read Full »

Can brownish discharge after protected sex be implantation bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex. Two weeks later, I had light brownish to light red color discharge that lasted for a day and the next day there was light brownish discharge. Is this implantation bleeding? I am worried. If so, after how days of implantation bleeding can I do blood test or hCG to dete...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had protected sex and that too 15 days back, this brownish discharge could be due to irregular shedding possibly due to progesterone hormonal imbalance during the cycle. If it is implantation bleeding then it would have occurred in the next seven days. ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy through rubbing the penis on the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner without any penetration. I rubbed my penis over her vagina. I might have a little semen present in it. She usually has a periods cycle of 33 to 35 days. But her periods got delayed this month. Is she pregnant? Why is there a delay in her periods? Is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Just touching or rubbing will not cause pregnancy. So relax and do not worry. The delay occurs due to hormonal changes. It happens due to stress and strain.  Read Full »

I have strong anxiety problems. Kindly help me to get out of it.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 and, I mean I do not necessarily think I have depression. I think I am a teenager dealing with teenage emotions. But I have strong anxiety problems, as does my mom (who has had a history with depression and mental illness). And I was just wondering why I feel lonely even thoug...  Read Full »


Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal if you do not even any strong physical stressor, worry or thoughts or preoccupations. Mood swings at your age are quite normal due to hormonal changes in teens. The important thing is to keep moving on and completing things rather than avoiding it, ...  Read Full »

Is nail discoloration during pregnancy something to worry about?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am 18 weeks pregnant. Recently, I have noticed a dark line on one of my finger nails going down from the skin edge to the tip. Is this anything to worry about?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly our heartiest congratulations on your pregnancy. We wish you all the very best of health. You need not worry about the dark line on your nails. Pregnancy causes a lot of hormonal changes in your body. It also causes increased melanin deposition in your body, wh...  Read Full »

Why are the gums lose around my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. It feels like my front six teeth are clicking. I saw a bit of blood whilst brushing my teeth, so flossed more rigorous than usual and now I feel like they are moving. My gums look healthy and I swilled with salt water as it is supposed to be good for healing. 7 years ag...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should keep using salt water gargle as much as possible. Some mobility is common for a person who had braces in the past. Do not floss too much or too deep. Wisdom tooth eruption causes mobility all over the teeth due to its constant pushing forward. Do not¬†worry too...  Read Full »

Is Mometasone furoate cream used for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seriously facing acne pimples problem. Sometimes they occur on my face when I masturbate. If I use Mometasone, it gives a good result. Is it okay to continue this?  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a universal issue in the age group of 15 to 25 years due to hormonal changes in adolescents. However, there are multiple effective treatment options depending on the grade and severity of the problem. Mometasone is a topical steroid and is to be avoided strictl...  Read Full »

I am not being lustful and not getting lubricated easily. Is it fine to take Estrogen tablets?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 26 years old. I am not being lustful lately and not getting lubricated easily. So I want to ask that is it fine to have Estrogen tablets. Are there any adverse side effects of it?  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your symptoms. No, you should not use estrogen tablets without an endocrinologist or a gynecologist review. Decreased lust or libido can be due to, 1. Infections. 2. Diabetes and hypertension. 3. Hormonal disturbances like low t...  Read Full »

What is the cause of skin becoming darker after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 27 years is going through her 5th month of motherhood. Before delivery she was looking good and also her skin was fair as well as good. But now her skin got darker, there are some spotting on her face and also dark circles around both the eyes. Kindly help to improve her a...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These changes are all due to hormonal changes which occur during pregnancy. So, it is very difficult to treat. It is better to avoid any treatment during this period. Many drugs cannot be given during pregnancy as it can affect child. Moreover, these changes many tim...  Read Full »

Please list out the health issues that can crop up during periods.

Query: Hello doctor, 1. What are some health issues that can crop up during the period? Please explain why this might occur, and if there is anything to prevent it? 2. What specific health issues might be more common during the period? How to keep healthier during this time of the month?  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, periods are associated with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, body pains, headaches, irritability, lack of concentration, mood swings, susceptibility to allergies, cold. All these symptoms are because of the hormonal changes. Yoga, lifestyle modifications, ...  Read Full »

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