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 do I have vaginal dryness and foul-smelling urine since a few days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had vaginal dryness and foul-smelling urine for a few days. Also, there is irritation in the vaginal area. There was lubrication during masturbation or intercourse, but now I feel dry and itchy. I have PCOD and irregular periods. Also, I am overweight. I have a history of UTI a...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Dryness around the vaginal area could be due to low hormonal levels. Normally, your vaginal lining is lubricated with fluid that helps keep it moist. Vaginal dryness can result from the following: Birth control pills or any form of ho...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my period irregularities, hormonal imbalance or iron deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-30s, morbidly obese and taking Lamictal. My Hb is always low due to iron deficiency and I have been short of breath. My period has been thrown off from time to time but this month I have shortness of breath and my heart has been pounding. My period was four days late an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your description and would help you for sure. Your period irregularities are mostly a consequence of hormonal disturbances associated with your obesity, which could be even a part of a lifestyle disorder called PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)....  Read Full »

My skin was clear until I hit my teenage years, and now I have acne all over my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, and I have had acne for many years now, but I feel insecure about it. My skin was clear until I hit my teenage years. However, now I have pimples on my cheeks and forehead. What can be done? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the information provided by you, and I understand your concern. Acne may be caused due to multiple factors, including genetic susceptibility, hormonal fluctuations, age-related stress, dietary changes, and climate changes. PCOD (polycystic ovarian...  Read Full »

I am having vaginal bleeding for more than two months. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had vaginal bleeding for more than two months. I have no symptoms like headache, backache, bloating, and abdominal pain. Only acne is present. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. If you are bleeding severely for the last 60 days, it needs urgent attention, investigations, and intervention. However, if the bleeding is intermittent then it could be due to hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbal...  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 reduct...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old female, and I got my period when I was 12, but it stopped when I was 16. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female with no previous medical history. I started my period when I was 12, but it stopped when I was 16. Kindly suggest some advice about what I should do.   Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to worry. The possibilities for your irregular periods can be- Till the age of 19 to 21 years, your hormonal balance between the brain and ovaries is not mature, so till then, periods can be irregular as ovulation is not occurring on ...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods since the age of 13. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my first period when I was 13 years old. Ever since, I have had irregular cycles, which mostly had months of intervals. Initially, I thought it was normal, but now even though I am 18, I still have irregular periods. It has been 74 days since I got my last period. Also, I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. During teenage, the first few cycles are mostly anovulatory. As the body grows, due to hormonal response, the cycles become ovulatory and more regular. The factors that can cause irregular periods include hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism...  Read Full »

Are my irregular periods associated with hormonal problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old woman. My weight is 95 kg and height 165. I have irregular periods, ovulation problem. I consulted a doctor, she says hormonal problem, I have not produced an ovum, so the ovulation has stopped.  Read Full »

Dr. Supriya Pandey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your condition is known as PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). It has the following features: Ovarian follicles are not fully functional and they do not produce the adequate hormone. This disease also has insulin resistance (a hormone which decreases glucose by increasin...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods, and I am trying to conceive now. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, For some years now, I have noticed spotting for a week before my menstruation starts, and during other months, menstruation starts, normally without spotting. I went to see my general practitioner, and he recommended a scan and a blood test. The result showed a hormonal imbalance. So t...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormonal imbalance can be of many types, and we have to treat it according to the cause. Here you have not mentioned your reports, but hormonal contraceptives also react to the body's hormonal imbalance. Your cycles are still not regular. Are you on contraceptives now? ...  Read Full »

Why do I get a heavy period with a headache after taking contraceptive pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex a week prior to my period and took EC pills immediately. I took a blood test the following week and it detected negative. On a day after my period, I woke up with a full pad and the blood was red with little clots and I washed up and changed so the second was almost filled up t...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinig.com. Considering your periods to be regular in general, you had intercourse in a safe period. Secondly, you also took an emergency contraceptive pill and took a blood test to rule out pregnancy. There are nil chances of pregnancy. Your heavy periods are due to the EC (which...  Read Full »

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