Menstrual Irregularity

If a woman's menstrual cycle is shorter or longer than 21 to 35 days, it is called menstrual irregularity. The menstrual irregularities include amenorrhea (no menstruation), menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods), and dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

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What is the Progyluton pill?

Query: Hello doctor, Could you please tell me about what problem is Progyluton prescribed?  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Childbirth Educator, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Progyluton is a combined hormonal pill. It has multiple uses. The most common uses are to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, irregular menses and contraception. For more information consult an infertility specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-...  Read Full »

How to deal with bleeding after sex and smelly vaginal discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old with three children, and my periods stopped a few months ago. After some time, I got a short period for one time; then it stopped for another three months. I started feeling unwell and thought it was just due to stress. I had some discharge, which was not itchy but h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Post-coital bleeding, along with vaginal discharge and menstrual abnormalities, must be further investigated. It can be due to uterine causes like a polyp or more likely due to cervical causes like polyp, erosion, LSIL (low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion), etc. ...  Read Full »

Does sex induce periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has periods issue. She was on birth control pills for about 3 years to get periods. We got married six months ago. She stopped them now as we pretty soon started thinking of having a baby. My doubts are will sex trigger periods? Is there any connection between these? Is there any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, we should consider the reason behind the fact that she needs pills to get periods. Was she diagnosed with any hormonal problem? If not then she has to do blood/serum tests. Hb % (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), fasting blood sugar, ...  Read Full »

I am having recurrent acne inspite of medications. Why is this happening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne since I was 14 years old. In the beginning, I did not want to see a dermatologist because I thought it is hormonal, but the acne was not stopping from popping up on my face and making my face look full of spots and acne. So I visited a dermatologist when I was 16, the...  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes of recurrent acne, the food, and dietary type is a factor as too much oil, and less fiber diet can cause acne breakouts. So if you are constipated and are already acne prone, this could have exacerbated the acne. If these are not the cause, then...  Read Full »

I have no period since 13 months. Is it sign of early menopause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old girl and my symptoms are as listed: No period since 13 months. Burning sensation on my cheeks, ears, neck and upper chest area. Dry skin in/around my pubic region. Achy all over. Cramps similar to period cramps. Tingling feeling in my hands, legs, and chest....  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described are most likely due to a hormonal imbalance. I would not term it to be a premature menopause. You are too young for menopause to occur. It seems like anemia or vitamin deficiency which is causing the problems. It could be related to thyr...  Read Full »

Can Provera cause miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS, and I missed my last two periods. Can I take Meprate or Deviry? In case I am pregnant, I want to keep the baby. Will these medicines cause abortion?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You can definitely take either of the medicines, they both are the same. They are both Medroxyprogesterone acetate, and it is the same hormone which is released from your ovaries in the second half of periods after ovulation. In PCOD (polycystic ovar...  Read Full »

What makes you have two menstrual cycles in a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two menstrual cycles in one month, two weeks apart. I have not had an intercourse for two months. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent periods could be bothersome and can be due to hormonal problems or anovulation. Also, local causes need to be ruled out for which you need to visit a gynecologist for an examination. I suggest you check for your prolactin levels, thyroid function test, and u...  Read Full »

I am not having my menstrual period due to high prolactin. Will it damage my health?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. My weight is 91, and I have three children. I am not having my menstrual period for the past four years. After running some tests, doctors confirmed it is high prolactin, and gave me drugs, but it did not help. I want to find out if there going to be any dam...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It points out that you had early menopause, which occurs in 5 to 10 percent of women at age less than 40 years of age. And yes it has adverse effects same just like menopause in another woman at the usual age. So you must consult your local doctor and get a prescrip...  Read Full »

I had no periods for the past five years, after giving birth. Is this hypothalamic amenorrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I had no periods for the past five years, after giving birth. I suspect hypothalamic amenorrhea. I had one round of Clomid during my ovulation period, but I had no pregnancy. During the last few months, I stopped my exercise, and so I gained weight. Can I try natura...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Just by using Clomid (Clomifene) or Letrozole, you may not have your periods. Did you have any significant bleeding post delivery? Your weight looks fine. No periods for five years is too long, and present hormone levels will be unknown. I suggest you have any of the...  Read Full »

Having PCOS, How to regularize the menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am really worried and fed up with my fat thighs and hips. As I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome and I used to miss my menses. Now, my menstruation is regular. But, whenever I skip physical exercise I am sure that I will miss my menses. I think these all...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are a case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which brings obesity and insulin resistance along with it. Consult a doctor for medical advice to lose weight and improve insulin resistance to allow regular menses to occur. Also it is important to maintain hea...  Read Full »

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