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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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Please suggest an effective way to manage from menorrhagia.

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe menorrhagia for the past 18 months, were two of my periods have lasted 48 to 50 days of bleeding. I visited the GP countless times, who tried changing my prescription of contraceptives, put me on Norethisterone, had scans done and blood tests. I changed from Levlen to Diane,...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most probable cause of your excessive bleeding, which is also prolonged, is due to dysfunctional uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance. Due to that, the bleeding continues for a long time and can only be controlled by medicines. Apart from that, you are also ...  Read Full »

My 15-year-old daughter has hair on her breast. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 15-year-old daughter has been coming to me with complaints about her breast having hair on them. Not the areola but the actual breast itself. I know she is still too young to worry about this, but it has decreased her self-esteem. She also told me they had clogged pores on the breast t...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your daughter is in the developmental phase of age and could have hormonal imbalances, ovulatory, anovulatory, regular and irregular cycles. Sex hormones have a specific cycle to produce hormones, so their paths and patterns are now under development. All phases can giv...  Read Full »

I have colorless and odorless discharge. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I am suffering from white discharge since the last four months. It is colorless, odorless with no itchiness and the quantity of the discharge is more than normal. Two years back, I had a similar problem for which I was advised to take Fluconazole 150 mg three...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunita Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest starting FAS-3 kit (Fluconazole, Azithromycin, and Secnidazole) weekly, one tab eight hourly for three weeks. Then insert Canesten (Clotrimazole) vaginal cream internally for seven days. Then Candid (Clotrimazole) dusting powder externally. Start tablet Yaz...  Read Full »

Please provide me with detailed information on anabolic steroids.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male interested in improving my muscle mass and bodybuilding. Can using anabolic steroids help with this? What is the use of taking anabolic steroids? Will I need a doctor’s prescription for taking them? Are they good or bad for health? Please provide me with detail...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances related to the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone. They are often used by bodybuilders and athletes to increase muscle mass, improve performance, and enhance physical appearance. The primary use of anabolic steroids ...  Read Full »

I have heaving bleeding with clots. Is it a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, I neither 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 a period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am going...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

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

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query on this platform. There is a rather negligible chance that she is pregnant after taking emergency contraceptive 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 ...  Read Full »

I have thyroid issues and polycystic ovaries. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, weighing 209 lbs, and 5.5 feet 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. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 72 lbs/sq feet, and that is un...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the delay in my periods after a negative pregnancy test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 years old married woman. My last period was 18th of last month, but I did not get my periods till now. I got a pregnancy test, but it was negative. My hemoglobin is 12. Why did I not get my periods still?  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This could be because of hormonal changes due to stress and strain, anxiety, work pressure, change of place, change in climate or low blood count. However, if you have doubt, then get yourself checked by a gynecologist and get a blood test for pregnancy done to ensure th...  Read Full »

I have many issues after contraceptive pill withdrawal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, As 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 ache...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Can Yasmin birth control pill be used as an emergency contraceptive pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancée and I had unprotected sex a few days back, but I did not ejaculate inside her. Just to be on the safer side, we wanted to use the emergency contraceptive pill. But due to some restriction in the country where we live, Plan B or emergency contraceptive pills are not availab...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, as you have heard, Yasmin can be used as an emergency pill. Even if you have not ejaculated into her, she stands a chance of pregnancy if the pre-seminal fluid, the clear fluid that comes out before semen, which is rich in young healthy sperms, comes in contact with...  Read Full »

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