Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) affects women in their childbearing years and results in hormonal imbalance. Irregular and heavy periods, hair growth on face and body, male-pattern baldness, weight gain, etc., are the common symptoms.

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My periods delayed for five days, but the pregnancy test is negative. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female with a height of 5.2 feet. I am unmarried. My periods are delayed for five days, but the pregnancy test is negative. It is the first time I have had this issue and I am not under any medication. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can fully understand your problem and will definitely help you. The delay in periods can be due to multiple reasons. First of all, if you do not have any history of irregular periods and you are sexually active, pregnancy can be a possible cause. You have already tested...  Read Full »

How to manage PCOD presenting with obesity, irregular periods, fatty liver and depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old with a weight of 113 kilograms and a height of five feet eight inches. I have insulin resistance problem for 15 years. I have acanthosis nigricans with PCOD and my periods are irregular. I suffered from jaundice at the age of 10 and it has damaged my liver causing fatty...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of your problems are due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and its complications are obesity, diabetes, facial hair, hypertension, and depression. You need to manage depression first and do a thyroid profile soon. You need to consult a gynecologist soon to mana...  Read Full »

I am overweight, and I had my last period two months ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old female who weighs 139 kg. I am concerned about my periods. I had my last period two months ago, but have not had one since then. I feel that I ovulated on time after my last period, and have basically had PMS ever since. I have very tender breasts, lower left sided a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem was bound to start sooner, if not later. The reason for the absence of menstrual bleeding is due to being grossly overweight. 139 kg is something you should be concerned about. Yes, stress and anxiety can be a cause of absent cycle as well as cystic ovari...  Read Full »

Is my skin pigmentation due to PCOD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my early twenties, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weigh around 72 kgs. I have PCOD. How can I get rid of dark pigmentation in my private parts, underarms, and strawberry legs?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Body folds and genitals generally tend to be darker than normal skin. However, in patients with insulin resistance such as pre-diabetics and diabetics or patients with PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) with excess insulin production, the colo...  Read Full »

Does multiple uterine fibroids cause miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor,I got married last year, and I had multiple fibroids detected in the previous year. I recently had one miscarriage after six weeks. The miscarriage can be unknowingly due to fibroids, traveling, dancing, and using the staircase during pregnancy. The fibroids have increased in size with tim...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. I would like to explain that fibroids are hormones sensitive masses that are benign and never get cancerous. One in one lakh may have the risk. The growth of fibroid depends on the estrogen hormones (the female hormone from ovaries). So they will ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for irregular periods and weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25, married and sexually active. I suffered from PCOD for a while, took all sorts of allopathic and homeopathic medicines and when I got scanned two months ago, PCOD was not found. I thought this is the end of my problem but, still, my periods are irregular. Last time, I was la...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that PCOD is not diagnosed by ultrasound.Kindly get thyroid profile, serum androsterone test, serum prolactin, serum testosterone, free androgen index, serum insulin, and fasting blood sugar test done.Start doing six sets of Surya Namaskar every day.Follow ...  Read Full »

Why is there no blood flow even after having all symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old female. My periods are due, but I have all the symptoms of PMS. I do not have blood flow during my period. Should I be worried? Currently, I am not taking any medication. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. There is nothing to worry about if you have not had unprotected sex in the past few days. If you have had, then pregnancy can be suspected. Secondly, it can be due to PCOD (polycystic ovarian disorder). It is very common in females, and it gets be...  Read Full »

My periods are getting delayed even though I do not have any medical conditions. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My period is late for 20 days. I am having mild back pain, breast tenderness, and diarrhea. I have a history of irregular periods, but I will mostly get it between the 25th and 35th day. I do not have PCOD. I underwent blood tests and ultrasound a few months back, and the results were g...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, I would like to know if you are sexually active, and in that case, I suggest you get a urine pregnancy test done. If not sexually active or if the pregnancy test is negative, the delay is mainly because the cycle is an anovulatory one. Anovulatory cycles are ...  Read Full »

My daughter has excessive facial hair and scalp hair thinning. Is this due to PCOD and increased AMH levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, aged 27 years, started getting excessive facial hair and scalp hair thinning when she was around 16 years old. The doctor diagnosed her condition as PCOD, and she took medicine for a few months, but she did not get cured. She took homeopathic treatment afterward and got he...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Your daughter may still have polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). She has clinical hyperandrogenism (hair loss and facial hair). Her periods are regular - maybe because she is t...  Read Full »

I am suffering from PCOD. Can I get pregnant naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, My height is 5'4", and my weight is 61 kilogram. My ovary is bulky with right ovary volume 11.5 cc and left ovary volume 11.2 cc. I am suffering from PCOD. I am under treatment for the past three months. Can I get pregnant naturally?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD is a polycystic ovarian disease which causes an increase in testosterone levels in women with androgenic features and multiple small cysts in the ovaries. It is one of the most common reasons for the irregular menses, especially oligomenorrhoea. You have to be plac...  Read Full »

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