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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Is there any permanent solution for my irregular bleeding problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently turned 19. I suffer from irregular periods. I did not have my periods for two to three months and then when I have them it would continue for a whole month straight without a pause. I have had the period gap problem for a few years now and recently started with these elong...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could probably be PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is a lifestyle disorder and because of the hormonal imbalances it causes can lead to irregular periods or maybe even thyroid abnormality which needs evaluation. There is nothing to be worried about and it ...  Read Full »

Is heaving bleeding with clots a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, neither I had started my new pack of birth control nor used a condom. I started a new pack around one and a half to two weeks later. But, last week, I started what seemed to be period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am goi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is all possibility that this may have been an early miscarriage as you were not protected when you had sex. Hence, it is important that you get the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) done to check the hCG levels and rule out pregnancy anyhow. Also...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my irregular period?

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, I get my periods once in 40 days for one month and within 28 days the other month. It is continuing for a long time. Previously, I had one miscarriage and vaginal infection. Currently, I am on Folinal. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Periods can be irregular. It can be normal. When periods are irregular than there could be two problems. One is difficulty in getting pregnant. And second is more bleeding and the variance cyst. Do FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), LH (lutenizing hormone), Prolact...  Read Full »

Do you usually have spotting after taking emergency contraceptive pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sexually active since four months. We initially did not use protection. In order to avoid pregnancy I have used emergency contraceptive pills for a few times now. My periods got delayed by a day or two but with no major changes in the cycle. Last month I found spotting arou...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, this is not acceptable if you take I-pill frequently. As these pills are of high hormonal content, it can mess up your internal hormonal balance. So you may have these type of bleeding disturbances for a few more weeks. Just relax. This bleeding could be d...  Read Full »

My period is late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years. I had emergency contraceptive pill last month and got my periods 39 days back for four days duration. But, this month still did not get my periods as expected. We had sex, but there was no ejaculation or precum discharge. So, we decided not to take any pill. Now, I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have taken an emergency pill three months back and there was period last month. You had sexual exposures in the end of last month. Now, probability is, it could be due to the effect of the emergency pill. Being itself a hormone in high dosage, it could bring a havoc c...  Read Full »

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 »

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