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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Does hormonal imbalance cause difficulty to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS and my insulin and prolactin levels are 30.9 and 60 respectively. My doctor put me on Glucophage and Prolactin for these before two months. I got my periods on the same month. But, until now no signs of periods. I have mild thigh pain, heaviness in my stomach, li...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your insulin and prolactin levels are high and you have been rightly started on Glucophage (Metformin) and a dopamine agonist. This will help bring down the levels over the next two to three weeks and shall help balance your hormones. If the menses are missing for more...  Read Full »

What causes intermenstrual bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. I am not on any sort of birth control pills. I had a normal menstruation¬†in the starting of this month and normal bleeding. After six to seven days, I started bleeding again. The bleeding was not very heavy, but lasted on and off for about six days. Now, after a gap o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The intermenstrual bleeding that you are experiencing this cycle is likely to be due to progesterone deficiency during the luteal phase, which can be due to stress induced hormonal imbalance and leading to breakthrough bleeding. It is imperative for you to get a serum ...  Read Full »

Will birth control pills cause frequent periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having very irregular periods since I began getting them. I have been on birth control to help manage and track them, but as of recently, I have been having more sporadic periods. For instance, from the beginning of January through the end of February, the pill I was on wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I can understand your concern and what you are going through is a hormonal problem. The regularity gradually sets in with maturation of the HPO (hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian) axis ( as you grow older), and the treatment of choice is hormonal pills. The possibilitie...  Read Full »

Do I-pill delay periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex on her fourth day of the period. She took an I-pill within two hours. She got bleeding after five days. Today is the 27th day after sex, she got some nausea at noon, but no other symptoms. She got an I-pill previous month. Is it the temporary hormonal problem or she might be pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sex done on the fourth day of the cycle is entirely safe and has no risk of pregnancy. Yes, your assumption is right. These pills contain high amount of hormone, which could be the reason for her irregular cycle. This effect could persist for six to eight weeks after t...  Read Full »

How to get rid of painful acne with discharge and scars on face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had acne since three months. I cannot get it to stop. I am a 45-year-old female and have not had issues since I was a teenager. I do not know what is going on. It is mostly on my chin. Occasionally, it will be on my forehead and nose They are very painful with clear drain...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you a diabetic? Are you using any hormonal supplements? Since when your taking tablet Lamictal or Effexor? Lamictal in few cases may cause drug-induced eruption and acne. Effexor also cause rash. I saw your images not clear (attachment removed to protect patien...  Read Full »

What are the causes of irregular periods?

Query: Hi.i m 17 years old..my periods are irregular.and sometimes it lasts for 15 days sometimes 7 or sometimes4 days..from last month i got my periods for only 3 days with very light flow.. and now it again started but very minute..little..i dont know why its happening like this..plz help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi dear, I understand your concern .am also proud that kids of your age are so thoughtful to ask these questions.at your age I was not even aware of such things . first of all after menarche ,till 18 years of age your body will be adjusting to the changing harmones and also your HPO axis will matu...  Read Full »

Why is my period scanty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. This time my period lasted for five days, but it came down lighter than usual. My period is always consistent, but normally during my periods I would just skip one day and my period is always heavy. Yesterday and today I have not been bleeding or even spotting. Is that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the flow remains for three to four days and the cycle has been regular, then no need to be worried about a single episode of scanty bleed which may involve just light bleeding. As you are just 18, there may be stress induced hormonal imbalances, which could be eithe...  Read Full »

How to treat severe menstrual bleeding and symptoms of anemia caused by it?

Query: Ok so, I'm a 20 yo femal, for 5 years I've had inconsistent periods, I would bleed nonstop for 3 months, then go for 4 or 5 without a single drop, I've had normal cycles (as in a 6 days cycle normal flow) only a couple of times in my life, I went to 3 different obgyns did ultrasounds and everything...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidyaprem

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi !! welcome to iclinq... what you're going through is just the hormonal imbalance.... for a perfect normal monthly cycle the hypothalamus, pituitary, and your ovaries should work in coordination..... that cordination takes few years and varies with individuals...... as of now correct your anem...  Read Full »

My periods are very irregular and frequent with no problem in ultrasound. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teenager and I got periods five and a half years back. In the start they were irregular. I took medicines for 21 days and I got my periods after a month but as soon as I left them after three months my periods became irregular. Then for some time I did not take any medicine, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are deeply troubled by your menstrual cycles. Heavy and frequent bleeding as you suggested will cause anemia and weakness and needs to be treated. On the other hand, if periods are infrequent and less flow, you can treat it without medications too. ...  Read Full »

Why is my tooth or gums bleeding and paining for more than a month?

Query: Hi, I'm 14. I really never cared much about brushing my teeth, and it's been awhile since I haven't brushed them. I woke up one day and it felt like the right side of my gum was hurting, and I went to go brush my teeth, cause I figured maybe it was a tooth growing in or something, and to my surprise...  Read Full »

Dr. Shraddha Suryavanshi


Answer: Hi! Greetings for the day! As you said you are 14 years old and at this age it is very common to have bleeding gums. There could be two reasons as you are getting new teeth and another one you are attaining puberty. When you attain puberty there will be harmonal imbalance which is happening inside ...  Read Full »

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