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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How long does it take for periods to start after stopping birth control?

Query: Hi doctor,I took pills for five years and stopped it before four months. Still, I did not get my periods. I know that it can take months and for some people, it can take a year or more to get back it. But I am worried. I am healthy with a normal weight. I have a week in every month showing symptoms ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It takes a while for getting periods after stopping the pill. Most women will get their periods around one or two months after stopping the pill. But this depends on a number of factors such as BMI (body mass index), stress, exercise, and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndro...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get changes in the breast size with Plan B intake?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female with some concerns about breast health. The left is getting bigger, and the right is getting smaller. This is most noticeable in a couple of weeks leading to my period. They both used to get a little bigger and tender, but now the left is painful and absolute...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Minor changes in size and shape of breasts are quite common. The hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle or oral formulations that contain hormones also lead to breast changes. However, if the other breast shrinks or changes in shape...  Read Full »

Does the intake of Isotretinoin result in increased facial hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I am female of 25 years old. My weight is 58 kg and height is 5'3". I am suffering from acne problem for the past 5 years. I tried many antibiotics. Now, I am on Isotretinoin for more than a month and it has really cleared my acne. But, my facial hair has increased. Will it become worse i...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Isotretinoin has no effect on facial hair. An increase in the facial hair can be attributed to either hormonal abnormality or topical steroid abuse. Isotretinoin must be continued in tapering doses for at least six months. You need to go for a hormonal evaluation...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have period irregularities after contraceptive pill intake?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I had unprotected sex with my partner. I immediately took emergency contraceptive pills within three hours of unprotected sex, and 10 days later, I had a period like bleeding, which lasted for five to seven days. I have a period cycle of 30 days. Sometimes e...  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The irregular bleeding is caused by a high dose of progesterone in emergency pills. So the fact that you experience bleeding ten days after pills shows that pills have worked. You may experience a delay in period this month.   Read Full »

I have pain on one side of my head with soreness. Is it migraine headache?

Query: Soreness and pain on side of my head with eye pain pressure and ear pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello Sorry to know regarding your symptoms . 1) Soreness and pain on one side of head at a young age is mostly a migraine headache. 2) Sometimes migraine headache is just a heaviness of the head, throbbing headache at the top of the head which increases in 4 to 6 hours and reaches at its peak . ...  Read Full »

Can hormonal change cause changes in hair types?

Query: Male, 15, 52kg, 174cm. Hair related questions  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, Please tell me about your hair related problems. Any past history of illness ? Are you on any medication?  Read Full »

Is it good to have surgery or medication to reduce chest fat?

Query: Is gynecomastia surgery the only solution for even early symptoms of the disorder? do we have any medications to reduce the chest fat at an early stage?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi Having increased fat in the chest region making it appear like breasts is a common and natural phenomenon in young males. It is because of the hormonal changes the body undergoes during adolescence. Moreover, it is not permanent and the changes return to normal with age. Not all ppl need surgery ...  Read Full »

How much weight gain is expected in the first month of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Would you please explain what to expect in the first one to two months of pregnancy? If on the heavier side, how much weight gain is expected in the first month? Does everyone gain the weight right away? I also wonder about hormonal changes in the beginning. Is it common to experience...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy. 1. If your BMI (body mass index) is more than the average, a total weight gain of 7 to 8 kg is still expected. However, weight gain usually becomes apparent after four months or so. Before that, there should not be a drastic weight ch...  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 »

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 »

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