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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After taking I-pill, I have breast tenderness and nausea after a month. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after I had sexual intercourse, a month back. My period came seven days before the expected date. The bleeding was brown in color, and it lasted for two and a half days. After that, I did not get my period next month. I am experiencing tenderness in the breast, frequent u...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unlikely that you are pregnant. This often happens after taking I-pill. Nonetheless, I would suggest you confirm the presence or absence of pregnancy by doing a blood test namely the serum beta hCG and share the reports. If it is negative, then repeat the test...  Read Full »

After I started trying for pregnancy, my menstrual cycle has become long. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and we are trying to conceive from the last six months, but so far no luck. But, I have noticed a change in my menstrual cycle, it used to be very regular and last for 28 days. But, since we started trying for a baby, my menstrual cycle has gotten longer (35 to...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start on a positive note, a young lady of 25 years, whose gynecologist says there is no problem, means she has very high chances of pregnancy. The right time for pregnancy is from 19 to 35 years. Kindly see if the following checklist of investigations has been done...  Read Full »

What are the laboratory tests to be done for checking fertility?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old of weight 62 kg. It has been five years since we got married. My husband is 35-year-old. He was working abroad, so we did not stay together for atleast one year. Now he has been here for three months. We are trying for a baby. But today got my periods after 28 days cycle...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclniq.com. I understand your concern. To conceive, it is very important to track your periods, maintain good health (both partners) and have intercourse at the right time. So from your period log, you mention your average length of the cycle is 26 days, which means your ovulatio...  Read Full »

Do I need to continue the prescribed medicines after a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a miscarriage 15 days back, my TSH is 4.19, hemoglobin is 12.1 g/dL, height is 5 feet, weight is 68 kg, and blood sugar is 54 and 116 mg/dL. Now my doctor has prescribed me with a lot of medicines like Thyroxine, Glyciphage, Aldactone 100, Terbinafine 250, etc. I have some itching i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalaka Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your miscarriage. All is not over, as your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seem normal to me. Continue the thyroid medication. Your ideal weight for your height would be 50 kg. So, try to reduce weight using diet and exerc...  Read Full »

Should I get tested or consult a doctor for my mid-cycle spotting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. My period cycle (for the last four or five cycles) has been for 25 to 27 days. I have a partner, and we are sexually active. I have a history of PCOS. My current cycle began in the middle of this month, and the cycle before that started in the middle of last month. I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly the medicines you are taking are perfectly fine for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). A period cycle of 25 to 27 days is perfectly fine. You said you are experiencing spotting, which is somewhat identic...  Read Full »

Which period of the woman's menstrual cycle is a low fertility period?

Query: Hi doctor, At which time of a woman's menstrual cycle is there a minimum chance of getting pregnant? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lowest fertility is day one of the menstrual cycle (during her menstrual bleeding) to day seven and again from day 21 to day 28 (end of the cycle before her menstrual bleeding). Both these sets of dates are the period of lowest fertility in a woman with a regular...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods after stopping regular birth control pills. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on birth control for about six years. I stopped it before four months. I have not had my period since then, and I was wondering if this is a cause for concern or a regular thing. Also, before taking pills, my periods were irregular.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel the culprit here is your weight. At this young age of 28 years, you BMI (body mass index) is in obesity range. Increase in body fat especially in the mid-segment of the body, around waist, thighs and breasts is not a healthy sign. This fat gets converted t...  Read Full »

Do periods affect the results of diabetic blood work?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my blood work recently for diabetes. During that time, I was in my first day of menstrual cycle. Will that affect my results by anyway? I had glucose test with 12 hours fasting.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, blood results of sugars are not affected by normal physiological changes in the body. The menstrual period is a physiological stress on the body. If your body is producing normal levels of Insulin to control the sugars, then it will go ahead with normal production....  Read Full »

Is it possible to calculate the exact day of conception?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an ultrasound scan of my pregnancy, trying to figure out the likely day I had intercourse to understand paternity. I do not remember the last period I had. I had a nuva ring I should have changed, but I forgot. However, I have a scan taken from 2 days ago to upload with all the m...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and will surely help you. However, it is a very early stage to say anything with conviction. However, based upon the details presented by you and the information presented in USG (ultrasonography), it is appearing to be a pregnancy d...  Read Full »

How to correct my wife's irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor,We got married 9 years back. My wife has the problem of PCOD. We consulted many doctors and tired for IUI and IVF, but no positive result found. Actually, my wife's menstrual cycle was fine before and after marriage. After our first anniversary, we consulted a doctor for baby. The doctor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to go through the reports first. I do not think that your wife has any major problem. All her problems can be corrected. So, kindly upload the reports. Revert back with the reports to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor...  Read Full »

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