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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What is the cause of delayed periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old female. I weigh about 130 lbs, and my height is 5’6". My concern is about the late period. I have no pregnancy symptoms, and I am sexually active. But I use protection and have not taken a test yet.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See, a late period can be due to stress, polycystic ovaries, being overweight, pregnancy, extensive workout, breastfeeding, etc. In your case, breastfeeding and workout, we can rule out. If you are under stress,...  Read Full »

What are the measures to be followed by a woman having irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is having irregular periods for a year. She has consulted the doctor but I need a second opinion.   Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention her age and marital status. Please mention the duration of having irregular periods and mention the last date of having periods. Please mention her height and weight. Please mention whether she has any other medical conditions such as diabetes and thyroid...  Read Full »

Why do I have a severe burning sensation on top of my head daily for a year?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 45 years old. I have a severe burning sensation on the vertex of the head for a year. My head has a prickling-like needle sensation while having this burning sensation. I also have tears coming from my left eyes. My head becomes hot and it becomes worse when I sleep in the afternoon...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, it is important to keep your blood pressure under control. This burning sensation and heating up of the head can occur due to hormonal imbalance that occurs after hysterectomy surgery. Your gynecologist should prescribed you some hormon...  Read Full »

Will Hashimoto's thyroiditis cause irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an issue with irregular periods. I am 18 years old and have had my period for five years. I am 170 cm tall and weigh 62.5 kg. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and I am not sure if that affects my period though I take my medication regularly (25 mg Euthyrox). I have not exp...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a teenager. Still, the reproductive system is under developing stage, so that periods can be irregular in teenagers. But thyroid issues can also be the cause of irregular periods. In patients having thyroid pathology, its fluctuating levels can affect period...  Read Full »

Why are my breasts so prominent?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I am suffering from many things related to my body. I have been most of my lifetime having man boobs. My boobs are not proportional to the ratio of the fat in my body. I used to go to gym to battle that. This helped in getting my chest in a more firm shape, but never sm...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is mainly due to increased estrogen hormone and also can occur because of hormonal imbalance. This can be treated with medicines and if not treated, then very conservative operative procedures are there. But, I need a snapshot picture of the affected area before that...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of pregnancy with negative urine pregnancy test?

Query: Hello, I have not had a period for over a month and a half. I am sexually active, and my partner always uses the pull out method. I know that it is not the best method, and you can still get pregnant from it. I have taken four HPT, and they all came back negative. My doctor did not give me a blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your tests came negative, most likely you are not pregnant, and it must be a hormonal disturbance. However, I would like to inform you that a pregnancy in which tests can be negative is known as a molar pregnancy. But it is an extremely rare condition and is an abn...  Read Full »

Can you miss a period and not necessarily be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods are irregular for the past five months. I had unprotected intercourse and then I took I-pill. After six days, I got normal bleeding for five days. Then I had protected sex. I did not get periods for 38 days after having protected sex. I checked serum beta Hcg levels and it was...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I give you some advice regarding contraception first. Always remember to use a barrier like condom during intercourse. It not only prevents pregnancy but it also prevents STD (sexually transmitted disease). In case if you have unprotected inte...  Read Full »

How to differentiate between hormonal imbalance or insulin resistance?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22 years old. I am struggling with a problem of weight gain for three years now. I took a birth control pill and stopped it this year. My weight has got increased up to 16 kilograms in these three years. I urinate every 30 to 60 minutes. I have a puffy round face. I have tried dieting...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Insulin resistance occurs commonly in obese patients resulting in a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome. There is a subnormal glucose response to the endogenous or exogenously administered insulin. This defines insulin resistance. In your case, it is necessary to rule out p...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have prolonged periods suddenly?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a regular cycle for years, but this month my period started a week early and has lasted longer (currently on day 16 of bleeding with no signs of stopping). I thought it was just because of stress, but I do not feel it should last this long. What should I do? I have been tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Since you do not have any history of a similar problem, I am concerned about your problem. Since when are you taking iron pills? When did you start, and what is the dosage? Are you sexually active? Do you tak...  Read Full »

Why am I not having periods for a year with constant hair growth under the chin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 14 years old, and I am 5 feet tall. I do not have periods for a year now. I really have bad cramps all the time and I have constant hair growth under my chin. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Artur Holubka

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have classic hyperandrogenism of women. In this condition, the synthesis and activity of androgen hormone increase in the body. Hyperandrogenism occurs in eight percent of adolescent girls and twenty three percent of women in their fertile period. The hyperandrogeni...  Read Full »

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