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 last period was ten months ago, and my pregnancy test was negative. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was ten months ago. I tested for pregnancy, but it was negative. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a few other factors as well, in addition to pregnancy, that can delay periods. Hormonal imbalance, strict diet, strenuous exercise, sudden weight gain or loss, thyroid abnormalities, etc., check for these as well. Have a blood pregnancy test (serum Beta Human...  Read Full »

I am suffering from PCOD, resulting in weight gain, so how can I get rid of this problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a PCOD problem that results in body weight gain, so how can I get rid of this problem? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is a hormonal disturbance that affects the whole body, generally increasing weight, abnormal hair growth, and anovulatory or scanty ovulatory periods or absent periods. Take some healthy precautions to do investigations if you have not d...  Read Full »

I took tablets Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol for PCOS and severe acne problems. Does it have serious side effects?

Query: Hi doctor,I have PCOS, and I am suffering from severe acne problems due to it. I took tablet Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol for nine months, which resulted in a significant reduction in acne. It has been a year since I stopped taking the medication, and again acne problems have arisen. Does table...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol are for patients with polycystic ovaries having acne and abnormal hair growth. If you are not having any benefit, it may be your body is not responding to it, so it is better to stop it now for some time and check the difference....  Read Full »

I have PCOD. Is it curable by medication, or should I undergo laparoscopic surgery? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD. My left cyst size is 8.45×5.81 cm, and my right cyst is about 3.7 cm. For the past month, I took Ovral g tablets. Now I am taking Metformin Corectia, Gluciphage, Befer, Zinetac tablets. Thyroid, hemoglobin, and Ca125 lab tests are done. Is it curable by medicine, or shall...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Polycystic ovaries should have healthy life precautions, dietary habits, and long-term physical activities. Take a healthy, nutritious diet with less salt, sugar, oil, and spice. Exercise and walk daily. For cysts, you should have checked symptoms; if any abdominal dis...  Read Full »

My skin was clear until I hit my teenage years, and now I have acne all over my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female, and I have had acne for many years now, but I feel insecure about it. My skin was clear until I hit my teenage years. However, now I have pimples on my cheeks and forehead. What can be done? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the information provided by you, and I understand your concern. Acne may be caused due to multiple factors, including genetic susceptibility, hormonal fluctuations, age-related stress, dietary changes, and climate changes. PCOD (polycystic ovarian...  Read Full »

We are undergoing infertility treatment.Will this treatment cause birth defects in our child?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 24 years old and she has PCOD. We have been trying to conceive for the past 2 years, but no result. We went to infertility specialist six months ago. He started the treatment through medicines and one IUI. But, all the treatments failed. Then, he decided to go for IVF....  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) is the procedure in which a single sperm is selected and injected into an egg. ICSI is associated with a very negligible increase in birth defects (For example: rate of birth defects with nat...  Read Full »

How to get my acne scars removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 158 cm and my weight is 50 kg. I have severe acne scars on my face, back, lower back and below the neck. I have pimples on my face. I am using Benzoyl peroxide for the same. I have attached my photos here. My problems also include hair fall, thinnin...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benzoyl peroxide will not work on your acne as you are having grade 4 acne (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to start Isotretinoin immediately. Let me know your marital status, because you should not get pregnant while on Isotretinoin and a...  Read Full »

I am having heavy bleeding and irregular periods, kindly suggest medicine for the bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female with heavy bleeding and irregular periods. This year, I had my first period five months back, and the second one a month back. But I have been bleeding for 15 days continuously. So please suggest medicine for the bleeding. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and understood your concern. Irregular bleeding at thirty-plus years of age is quite common. The common causes include PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome), fibroid uterus, adenomyotic uterus or increased uterine thickness, hormonal imbalances, thyro...  Read Full »

Will Deviry help in getting periods after intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl suffering from PCOD for the past six years. I had an intimate relationship three months back. But he just rubbed on my vagina with his penis. We tried for intercourse and it was painful. The penis entered slightly and I did not have any vaginal secretion. I consult...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Bleeding after stopping Deviry (Medroxyprogesterone acetate) takes around two to seven days. Since it has only been two days of stopping Deviry, please wait for another five days for the periods to start. Also, getting pregnant from the sex...  Read Full »

I am taking a Medroxyprogesterone tablet for PCOD. Will it delay my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my last period ten months back. I have PCOD. For that, I take medication. After my last period, I stopped the medication for a month and took Tablet Medroxyprogesterone to induce periods. I got my period last week, but it got over by two days. I wanted to know if Tablet Medroxyproge...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Medroxyprogesterone is a progestogen that can cause irregular bleeding and spotting-like symptoms after treatment, even after quitting. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease) is a female hormonal imbalance that causes abnormal symptoms, including irregular or absent men...  Read Full »

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