Menstrual Cycle

The changes that occur in the reproductive system of females, which makes pregnancy possible is called the menstrual cycle. This occurs from the rise and fall of hormones estrogen and progesterone, that results in thickening of the uterus lining and the growth of an egg.

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I have brown spotting after taking I-pill. Is it my period?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an I-pill at 12 hours post intercourse 10 days ago. Now, I just see a minor brown spotting. My period is due. I am unsure if the brown spotting is my period. Or am I pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com You have missed mentioning the date of your last periods. Nevertheless, there are fewer chances that you will get pregnant. If your periods are delayed by two to three days, please get beta hCG (beta-human chorionic gonadotropin) to rule out pregnancy. Please try to us...  Read Full »

What does lean PCOS mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting acne for a few months. Two years back, I skipped a period. Then, my periods are regular, but the cycle is usually delayed by four to five days and sometimes more than that. My period lasts for 3 days rather than 5 to 7 days. I consulted a gynecologist and underwent ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). According to the ultrasound report, it is PCOS only (polycystic ovarian syndrome). All other tests ordered are normal. To confirm this by hormonal correlation, you need to get your FSH (folli...  Read Full »

Why do I get hemorrhoids after my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female with a history of hemorrhoids. I usually have the problem after my menstrual cycle but this time it is severe. There is no visible tag so I suppose it is internal but my entire left butt cheek is sore because of it. Also I am having trouble while standing and si...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will definitely help you regarding your query. Anal inflammation and pain may be present in two condition. One is anal fissure and another is perianal abscesses formation. If you have fever also than might it be anal abscess, for confirmation of diagnosis local exa...  Read Full »

Is there any medication to boost fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying for the last one year to conceive baby, but no result. I would like to take medication to boost my fertility. Need a doctor's prescription for the fertility medication. There are no other issues regarding the period cycle or health.  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fertility medications cannot be prescribed without a thorough evaluation. This involves finding the exact cause of not being able to conceive whether it is female factors or the male factor. Among the female factor, ovulatory dysfunction is the most common cause. Als...  Read Full »

I took OCP late. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on birth control continuously for three years. About a month ago, I took a pill late instead of in the morning. My boyfriend has not ejaculated in me. But, I noticed that I have gained weight. What are the chances of me being pregnant after taking a pill late? I do not have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a common mistake that you have faced. However, a single late pill intake is in no way could turn you fertile as well as pregnant. Even if you miss a single pill, the chance of pregnancy is very remote. Now, continuous pill intake could be the reason for...  Read Full »

Does hormonal imbalance cause difficulty to conceive?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS and my insulin and prolactin levels are 30.9 and 60 respectively. My doctor put me on Glucophage and Prolactin for these before two months. I got my periods on the same month. But, until now no signs of periods. I have mild thigh pain, heaviness in my stomach, li...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your insulin and prolactin levels are high and you have been rightly started on Glucophage (Metformin) and a dopamine agonist. This will help bring down the levels over the next two to three weeks and shall help balance your hormones. If the menses are missing for more...  Read Full »

How to calculate the date of conception?

Query: Hi doctor, I just found out that I am pregnant from the home pregnancy test kits. This may sound weird as I am not sure about the date of conception was. My last period was on the 17th of last month. I had sex on the 14th of last month and also on the 4th of this month. I have a 38 day cycle. Is th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is evident that you are having a long cycle. You had a full cycle by 17th of last month. Usually, an occurrence of a cycle following the sex rules out the possibility of pregnancy following that sex. So, I do not consider, sex on 14th would turn you pregnant. Thi...  Read Full »

Why is my period scanty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. This time my period lasted for five days, but it came down lighter than usual. My period is always consistent, but normally during my periods I would just skip one day and my period is always heavy. Yesterday and today I have not been bleeding or even spotting. Is that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the flow remains for three to four days and the cycle has been regular, then no need to be worried about a single episode of scanty bleed which may involve just light bleeding. As you are just 18, there may be stress induced hormonal imbalances, which could be eithe...  Read Full »

Why has my 14-year-old daughter not started her periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 14 years old. She is 5'2" height and her weight is usually between 110 and 115 pounds. She has not started her period yet and I am a little bit worried. She started puberty growth when she was 11, so it is almost three and a half years now. She has all the symptoms of preme...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The need of an investigation is necessary only if she neither menstruate at the age 15 or does not develop breast or pubic axillary hairs at the age of 13. So, if she has developed secondary sexual characters at present, then she still have to wait for six months. I must ...  Read Full »

I have hypothyroid with change in menstrual cycle. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I am diagnosed with hypothyroid about four years ago. I started from 0.25 mcg Levothyroxine, and now taking levothyroxine 0.75 mcg. Recently, I lost 4 pounds which is very bad because I am 5.6 tall and my weight is 116 pounds. I feel weak and dizzy very often. I als...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and the detailed information you have mentioned in the attached reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The thyroid function is good and you must take your medicine regularly as usual. Do not worry about the insulin levels ...  Read Full »

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