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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Why is my period late after having intercourse for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex for the first time. After that, I did not get my periods yet. I went to a gynecologist. She had taken my blood sample and it was negative. But, still I have not gotten my periods and it has been a week ahead. What could be the reason for my late periods?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As the serum beta hCG levels are less than 3 mIU/mL, the pregnancy is definitely ruled out. The delay in the menses is mostly due to sex induced stress after the first time when reproductive hormones readjust themselves. The menses can get delayed even up to two we...  Read Full »

Can hormonal imbalance cause breakouts before periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old, and I always have breakouts before a week of my periods. I think it is a hormonal imbalance. I get big, red, and painful acne around my jawline and lower cheek, and I have a high testosterone level. I get these kinds of breakouts almost every month for more than a year...  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your symptoms, the diagnosis is acne vulgaris (grade 2). Do not apply Mometasone cream over the face, as it is a steroid cream. Please get an ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis during the second and third days of the menstrual cycle to rule out PCOD (polycystic...  Read Full »

I am 45 days late and not pregnant. Why did I not still get periods?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have not get periods since 45 days. Normally I have a problem of delayed periods. Pregnancy test came negative. Can you please advise?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having delayed period, there could be lots of reasons for it. First on the list is pregnancy, which you have ruled out already. Second cause could be PCOD which gives rise to multiple tiny cysts in your ovaries with failure in ovulation thereby leading to no ...  Read Full »

Can Mirena IUD cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a Mirena IUD in for three years. I had regular monthly periods, which will last for two to four days and usually very light. Four months back, it lasted for 12 days and was heavier than normal. It was almost orange in color. I missed a period the following month then had a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirena IUD (Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device) secretes progesterone which could cause a diverse manifestations including unscheduled bleeding or no bleeding or bloating. As this IUD has crossed three years, you may face these types of on and off phenomenon....  Read Full »

I am going with periods and tend to masturbate. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I think that I will become maniac in some days. I am going with periods and tend to masturbate the second time. First time on the first day of the cycle and then now on the third day. My urges have become quite high, and I need help to control it. Even I am going by some emotional dis...  Read Full »


Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormonal imbalances may make one's sexual drive higher. Some women do feel increased arousal during periods. First of all, it is okay to masturbate even when you are under some distress. Though for some religious reasons and cultural norms, it becomes not acceptable ...  Read Full »

How long should I wait for my period if the endometrial thickness was 14 mm a week ago?

Query: Hello doctor, I am waiting for my period because I am going to start on hormones to freeze eggs. I did this some month ago also. And since then, my cycle has not been normal, and I am usually very regular. After this, I got on the period before a month and that lastet for two weeks. And since that n...  Read Full »


Dr. Arohi Anil Tasgaonkar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As rightly stated by your doctor, looking at your Endometrial lining (14 mm) you should have got your periods by now. But it seems that you are having some hormonal imbalance (mostly less progesterone) which has led to a thickened endometrium but no periods as yet. B...  Read Full »

I am getting a brown discharge after urination but there is no period. Is this hormonal imbalance or ovarian cysts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. 5'4" 130 lbs. I discontinued my Depo-Provera when my shot was before seven months. Before three months, I had a lot of discomforts and went to urgent care with suspected UTI. UTI came back negative, after the ultrasound, doctors confirmed I was likely close ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have been on progesterones in the form of depot Provera for years and have discontinued for four months and had little withdrawal bleed before two months, and possibly ovulation may have occurred as well. But this scenario of menses being delayed and often tak...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

How effective are Bovine Ovary pills to increase breast size?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I am wondering whether Raw Bovine Ovary pills are safe to take. I am looking to gain weight in my thighs and breast. My thighs and boobs are skinny. Kindly explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growth of breast is mostly due to hormonal stimulus. These hormones are estrogen and progesterone that increase breast tissue. Unless Raw Bovine Ovary pills contain only estrogen hormone and it will not lead to breast enhancement. Taking such pills without medical supervi...  Read Full »

What is Yasmin pill used for?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee 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 available...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? 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 sperm...  Read Full »

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