Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by the endocrine glands of the body, and they regulate most of the bodily functions. Hormonal imbalance results when the hormone levels in the blood become too much or too little. The symptoms caused by such hormonal imbalance are unexplained weight gain, excessive sweating, sleep disturbances, skin rashes, dry skin, depression, headaches, etc.

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How to differentiate sleep disturbance caused by hormonal problem and stress?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the causes of sleep disturbances? What are some ways to tell if your sleep troubles are sleep anxiety and not a hormonal problem? What is the difference between sleep disturbances that are caused by hormones vs stress? How might someone address each of these different causes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we should know the patient's gender. Then, if female, ask if the sleep problems are all the time or more evident prior to periods due date? Then, I would ask both female and male patients to run a thyroid function test. While female patients to also check sexu...  Read Full »

I get severe stomach pain and cramps. Could hormonal imbalance be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 years old. I get horrible stomach pains and my doctor thinks I have acid reflex my mom thinks because I have a hormonal imbalance that I am getting bad stomach cramps. She thinks it is the hormones that are doing it but I do not think so. I think it has to do with that it is so ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, you have multiple problems. I want to ask you a few things. Since how much time you are suffering from pain in the stomach? What is the exact location of the pain? Above umbilicus, or around the umbilicus, or below that? Is there any association of meals wit...  Read Full »

Why does irregular periods occur in early adolescence?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female. I am not getting my periods regularly and they occur once every three months and sometimes even six months. I did not have sex ever still I am not getting my periods. I started getting my periods in my eighth grade, since then they have not been regular. Pleas...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, this is all normal. Now you are in a period of adolescence. Your hormonal levels are not fully mature. By around 20-21 years of age, you will have regular periods. In a normal cycle, you should ovulate around the 14-15th day of periods. Always 14 days aft...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy from safe sex on the expected day of period?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend was expecting her periods between 3rd and 5th of last month. We had protected sex on 3rd, after 2 hours she took an i-pill. Then again on 4th we had protected sex and after 10 hours she had another i-pill. Now it is 12th and she has not had her periods but only spotting is t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for using this platform. There is no chance of pregnancy as she was expecting her periods on the day of intercourse which is not a fertile period. Above this, she took emergency contraceptive pill which is almost 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. She did no...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment option for nodular acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female and having nodular acne for more than a year. It looks very terrible and painful. In my teen age I had pimples but of moderate type. I have tried every possible treatments such as chemical peel and Isotretinoin. But nothing worked. Currently, I am taking Divya K...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The best medicine for nodulocystic acne is capsule Isotretinoin. This needs to be taken for at least four to five months to have proper response. The dose of Isotretinoin is 20 mg once daily. Before starting the capsule get your ba...  Read Full »

I am having diarrhea, severe headaches, and fatigue after contraceptive pill withdrawal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Since I came off the pill 14 months ago, I have had lots of issues: black, brown, smelly spotting, irregular periods, severe pain, severe fatigue, been to the emergency department many times with different issues (stomach bleeding, severe stomach pains, lightheadedness, back and neck ...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your description you have mentioned lots of issues that needs to be investigated and sorted out in detail individually. Microadenoma and hormonal imbalance are two separate issues actually those can cause different symptoms, need different investigations, precautions...  Read Full »

I did not ejaculate inside her. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance in the first week of last month and she had Unwanted 72 within 3 hours. The month end she had little spotting. Is that an issue? Her period was expected on the same day, but she did not get bleeding. I did not discharge the semen inside her. Is...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query on this platform. There is a rather negligible chance that she is pregnant after taking Unwanted pills because these are very effective. Spotting can be due to hormonal imbalance. It is a common¬†side effect of pills but they will go away. Sometimes ...  Read Full »

Please tell me ways to increase my breast size.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to increase my breast size without going for an implantation. Please recommend a safe and effective medicine for my problem.  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. Small breasts may be due to hormonal imbalance, genetic, poor nutrition and thyroid hormone problem. Take diet containing fats and soy products. Massage your breast from below upwards and from side inwards using some coco...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples even though I do not eat oily food?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I am suffering from pimples and their dark spots. What happens is one or two pimples appear and vanish in two to four days leaving dark spots behind. The same thing repeats again and again. Now there is a lot of dark spots in my face. I do not use oil in my hair and als...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You need to take proper medicine for the treatment of pimples so that dark spots will not appear. Use a Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples twice daily. Along with this take ...  Read Full »

Why am I have irregular periods with less flow?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old, female, married 8 months back. Sexually active and using condom. I have hypothyroidism and I am taking Thyronorm 75 mcg and one Levocetirizine in daily basis. My last period was three months back. Then I got my period two months later and it was late and the flow w...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for irregular periods and scanty flow. Some are due to structural abnormality in the uterus, for which you were asked for Ultrasound which came out normal. Other causes are certain hormonal imbalances in the sex hormones secreted by pituitary or ov...  Read Full »

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