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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I have irregular periods and my T3 uptake was high recently in a blood test. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I usually have irregular menstruation, and my T3 uptake was high this month which was seen on blood work; however, no medications have been given yet. I am menstruating for almost two weeks now, which is not normal, and when I pee, I have something come down that looks like tissue with a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us about your healthcare. I have gone through your history, and I understand your concern. I suggest It could be due to hormonal imbalance and urinary tract infection. I suggest you get urine examinations to rule out the possibility of urine infection ...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding for 16 days after taking hormonal pills for acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old female. I suffer from hormonal acne and my dermatologist gave me Yasmin 21 to take for it. I have never been on any contraceptive before. I started Yasmin on day 1 of my period. It has been 16 days and I am still bleeding. It is not much but I still have it daily. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you miss any tablet? If yes, then it may be due to that. Or your body could be adjusting to the new hormones. If you have not done so already, then do the blood tests such as TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and testosterone. To stop the bleeding you can take Prim...  Read Full »

I have an intrauterine device and suffer from PCOS and thyroid problems. What medicines should I take?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, weighing 95 kg, and 170 cm tall. I am struggling with hormonal imbalance. I suffer from irregular periods, thyroid issues, and polycystic ovaries. My lab results of ovary tumor markers and thyroid test results are as follows: 1. TSH is 4.03 (range - 0-4.20). 2. T4 fr...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have attached (attachments removed to preserve patient's identity), you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Your body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height you have mentioned, is 33 kg/m2, and that is under t...  Read Full »

I am overweight, and I had my last period two months ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female who weighs 139 kg. I am concerned about my periods. I had my last period two months ago, but have not had one since then. I feel that I ovulated on time after my last period, and have basically had PMS ever since. I have very tender breasts, lower left sided a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem was bound to start sooner, if not later. The reason for the absence of menstrual bleeding is due to being grossly overweight. 139 kg is something you should be concerned about. Yes, stress and anxiety can be a cause of absent cycle as well as cystic ovari...  Read Full »

Why is my period delayed after stopping the birth control pill for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, who weighs around 120 lbs, and I am 5.4 feet tall. I stopped using birth control around a month ago after being on it for about a year. This would have been the time I would get my period if I were still on it, but I am a week late. I have been having symptoms ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have stopped your contraceptive pill, there could be hormonal changes due to which you are not getting your periods. Also, get your complete blood count and thyroid profile done. Avoid having sex till then. There is nothing to worry about, but better to get ch...  Read Full »

I have no period since 13 months. Is it sign of early menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old girl and my symptoms are as listed: No period since 13 months. Burning sensation on my cheeks, ears, neck and upper chest area. Dry skin in/around my pubic region. Achy all over. Cramps similar to period cramps. Tingling feeling in my hands, legs, and chest....  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described are most likely due to a hormonal imbalance. I would not term it to be a premature menopause. You are too young for menopause to occur. It seems like anemia or vitamin deficiency which is causing the problems. It could be related to thyr...  Read Full »

Can I take hormonal tablet for delayed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a delay in my periods. My age is 43 to 44 years and having issues for the past 2 to 3 years. The doctor says have hormones but I am not taking it. I am not having periods for the last 8 to 9 months. The doctor told me to take Clime, a hormone. I am afraid of there side eff...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have a hormonal imbalance or premature menopause. It is better to have investigations and then discuss here or with your local doctor. Your symptoms are more towards premature menopause like loss of libido, depression, mood variations, anxiety, etc. Have FS...  Read Full »

She has missed her periods even after an I-pill. Can she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex two months back. She got her period that month, but she missed her period for this month. She took an I-pill after we had sex. Could this be her pregnancy? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She should get SB hCG (serial beta-human chorionic gonadotropin) to rule out pregnancy even if she had intercourse once or twice this month (maybe in the fertile period). If SB hCG is negative, hormonal imbalance due to I-pill could have occurred. So, get a gynec...  Read Full »

Is Cushing's syndrome the cause for hair on my face, hands, and legs?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19 year old female. I have hair on my face, hands, and legs. I have regular periods. My weight is 50 kg, and I am 153 cm tall. Is this Cushing's syndrome?  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Excess unwanted hair at unusual sites requires investigation for any underlying hormonal abnormality even if the cycles are regular. It is routine to go for a few blood tests to look for any underlying hormonal abnormality. Laser hair reduction is a...  Read Full »

My partner feels her nipples are tight. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex without protection but, I did not ejaculate inside her vagina. She had an I-pill within three hours. It has been 13 days and still, there is no bleeding. She says her nipples feel tight. So, does it mean she is pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Hope your partner did not vomit the medicines. Her periods might come on their time. If she is overdue, that is, she has missed her periods, get a beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test done to rule out pregnancy. The tightening of nipples might be due to hormonal...  Read Full »

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