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Hormonal Therapy

Hormonal therapy is also called endocrine therapy or hormonal withdrawal therapy. It is a form of systemic therapy where the drug is administered into the body. Hormonal therapy is used in treating cancer that uses hormones to grow, such as prostate and breast cancer. It helps to stop the growth of it. They are used in combination with other treatments of cancer, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The frequently used hormonal therapy drugs are Abiraterone, Anastrozole, and Exemestane.

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I am seven weeks pregnant. Can I take both Susten and Duphaston?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24.5 years old female. I am seven weeks pregnant and have a history of ectopic pregnancy and two miscarriages. My doctor has prescribed Folic acid, Duxil, Susten 200 mg, Duphaston, and Ecosprin. All tablets once a day. Should I take both Susten and Duphaston or just Susten is eno...  Read Full »

Dr. Sree Gouri. S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you had previous miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy, your doctor might have prescribed all these tablets for the maintenance of pregnancy and to prevent abortion. As Susten (natural micronized progesterone) and Duphaston (Dydrogesterone) both are progesterone with...  Read Full »

My sister's report shows 46 XY chromosome. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 18 years old, and she has never had periods. Recently, we did a test which said, 46, XY (20), 20 cells were counted, all cells showed 46 chromosomes. Small chromosomal anomalies and small clonal population may not be detected using the standard methods employed. Could you ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 46 chromosomes mean the total number of chromosomes is normal. For a normal female, the sex chromosome should be "XX". "XY" means male. So, your sibling who is looking as or phenotypically female is actually or genotypically a male.This is mostly androgen insensitivity s...  Read Full »

Is it good to take Ovasafe and Duphaston while planning for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and got married a year ago. I had a problem with water bubbles formed up in my uterus and causing irregular periods. I used Folvite and Cystelia 35 for three months. Now, the doctor has given the following tablets and informed that I could get pregnant if I use those med...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These medications are very safe. I suggest you Folic acid supplements, as it has to be taken three months before planning to for pregnancy. You can discontinue Ovasafe and Duphaston till you want to plan for pregnancy. But, you can continue Folic acid supplements. Eve...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old male, but I look feminine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am 181 cm tall and I weigh 70 kg. All the members in my family are tall, but I am not that big when compared to my father and brother. I am mentally depressed since my childhood. It is all about my body. I was a female looking boy with very soft body, less...  Read Full »

Dr. G. Deepika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I totally understand your anxiety. Based on the description which you have given, there could be a possibility of Klinefelter syndrome. This condition can be seen in about one in 600 boys. A normal male will have a chromosomal pattern of XY. However, in case of Klinefelt...  Read Full »

I have been facing less period flow. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I face some itching on my private part, and I went to a gynecologist last month. They prescribed me some medicine, Diane-35. I use that, and after using it, I face less period flow, and then I contact my doctor. She told me to stop taking that medicine, and I stopped it. But this month, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A shorter period is abnormal and could cause psychological stress for the woman. The shorter period from Diana (Methandienone) is not a common side effect. The estrogen content in Diana (Methandienone) stimulates the growth of the endometrium, a...  Read Full »

Please suggest tests to diagnose male sex problems.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the health of my husband. I am suffering from a very bad sex life due to the very low sex interest of my husband. To tell about the past, we had a long courtship period of one to two years in which I was able to understand from his conversations that he has very little i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Having a low sex drive is normal for some men. I do not think the behavior exhibited by your husband falls in the normal range. He may have some fears related to sexuality, which makes it difficult for him to perform sex w...  Read Full »

I am suffering from irregular periods. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old married female. My weight is 138 lbs and height is 5'1". I have a problem with irregular periods. I was on Ovral L tablet for three months and my periods were regular until last month. Again, I did not have a period of this current month. I had some tests, and I would ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For sure it is not pregnancy. You have polycystic ovaries (PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome), which are causing this irregular period problem. You will have to exercise and red...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to get wet and or feel sexual pleasure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. Actually, my problem is I do not get wet, and I do not experience any sexual feeling whatever I watch or whatever I do (I mean sexual act or masturbation). Why is it so?  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand what you are going through at present. Sexuality is such a topic that most of the people especially females do not discuss. Due to the stigma attached, they do not even come out with their sexual problems. So, I would like to appreciate your initiati...  Read Full »

What are the available options to manage PCOD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I had complaints of irregular periods, hair loss, acne, and increased hair growth over the chin. I consulted a nearby gynecologist who told me it will most probably be PCOD and therefore prescribed an OCP and asked to take a pelvic scan for confirmation. I took the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Sadanand Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, the medication to regularise periods is the OCP (oral contraceptives) and you can start taking them. In addition, try to lose some weight. Just losing 5 % of your weight sometimes helps in regularising the periods...  Read Full »

I had no sex after last cycle. Should I worry about unwanted pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been put on Primolut N for 15 days for PCOD. I started the pills on last month and finished in 15 days. On the seventh day, I had sex with my husband. I got my period on the 21st day and had been asked to begin Diane 35 for 21 days on the fifth day of the cycle. I began taking Di...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you are on hormones externally induced for internal hormonal imbalance so having bleeding according to these hormones effects on the body. Post emergency pills and a Primolut withdrawal bleed you got already then you started another hormonal pill that also acts as co...  Read Full »

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