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 am one day late from my periods, and I had sex five days before my periods. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex five days before my period and took four Yasmin pills a day after and another four 12 hours later. I am one day late from my period. I wanted to know if I am pregnant. Can you please give me your opinion on this? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Sex five days before period usually does not lead to pregnancy, moreover, you took eight Yasmin pills (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone) after the act, so you have no chance of pregnancy. The period is late ...  Read Full »

I have a slight on and off vaginal itching after my periods. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a slight on and off vaginal itching after my periods, for which I consulted a doctor. She advised me to take two tablets of Candiforce 200 and it stopped. However, these days I still have light vaginal itching on and off. My period date is on the 28th. Kindly help as I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do a high vaginal swab (HVS) to rule out any infection as it will also tell you which medicines will suit you. Follow up with the report. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-onlin...  Read Full »

I have acne that worsens during start of menstrual cycle. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-years-old female. I have acne for almost five to six years now, since my teenage. Since the very beginning, I started to develop acne first on my forehead, then on my chin area, and now on my cheeks also. Acne appears when my menstrual cycle is about to start, and then it conti...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. You seem to have grade two to three acne, which will require oral antibiotics. I suggest taking, 1. Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg once a day, after the meal. 2. Apply Adapalene plus Benzoyl peroxide gel on acne once...  Read Full »

I am a 24-year-old female, and my period is late. How to get my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and my period is late. It has been 28 days, but I normally get my period on the 27th day. Why did not I get my period still? Please help. How can I bring my period?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I request you to provide following information: Dates of the last three or four menstrual cycles. Are you sexually active? If yes, please mention the dates of sexual encounters in the last two months. Do you suffer from any...  Read Full »

Do we need fertility treatments if we cannot conceive after normal ovulation and semen analysis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I have been married for 11 months. I have hypothyroidism, and I am obese. I had hyperprolactinemia in the past. But now, my prolactin is normal. After that, I have a regular cycle of 33 days, and we are trying to conceive. My husband did a semen analysis, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the sperm report of your husband, and it is expected (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). I suggest you do an abdominal ultrasound to check for any abnormalities in the fallopian tubes. You should also know about the most ferti...  Read Full »

Among Depo-Provera and non-hormonal coil, which can cause menstural abnormality?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Depo-Provera for the last three years. And I am having issues with on and off bleeding. So, I decided to put the non-hormonal coil, which I have been using already. I removed the coil as I wanted to conceive. Since then, nothing has happened. I have been having long ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your irregular cycles are due to hormonal imbalance. I suggest you undergo blood tests and an ultrasound scan of your abdomen and pelvis to rule out the anemia, thyroid hormone problem, and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). The blood test to be done are CB...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and suggest a method to conceive in my perimenopause period.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female, and I think I am experiencing perimenopause. My cycles used to be 27 days long, but now they are only 24 days. I also have endometriosis and have been chronically stressed because of it for the last five years. I am getting anxious in the evenings, feel tired...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for trusting us about your health care.I have gone through your reports, and I understand your concerns (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).As per your description, these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance. But as you missed your pe...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a contraceptive pill that is safe to use with few side effects.

Query: Hi doctor,I and my fiance aged 23 are trying to figure out which oral contraceptive should we go for. She does not have any medical condition yet. Her father has high diabetes, and she had a foot corn sometime back, for which she is wearing corrective sandals. She wears lenses, and her periods are r...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the information you have given, Novelon (Desogestrel and Ethinylestradiol) oral contraceptive pills will best suit her. But before that, she should get her fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, and complete blood count checked. Novelon has low hormonal conten...  Read Full »

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 »

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