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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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I get mood swings a week before my periods. How to overcome this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old female. I am having mood swings, especially during my periods. The mood swings start one week before my periods and in case the periods get delayed, they last till the first day of my periods. These are highly affecting my personal life. I have PCOD too so I have irr...  Read Full »

Dr. Anjali Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From what you have mentioned, you are having PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). During menstruation, a lot of hormonal changes occur in a female body. These changes can alter the amount of neurotransmitters like serotonin in the brain, which causes mood swings. ...  Read Full »

When can I have intercourse after taking hCG injection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a patient of PCOD. I had my last periods before nine days. I took tablet Letrozole 2.5 mg from the second day of my periods and continued for five days. My USG findings of today as after ten days is right ovary follicle is 23.4 mm, and ET is 6.7. I will be able to meet my husband...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As the follicular size has already crossed 22 mm, there are high chances that you would ovulate in the next 24 hours naturally. However, by rule hCG dose is offered when the largest follicular size has crossed 20 mm, so you should be taking it today. After the inject...  Read Full »

I had sex with my girlfriend after which she has not gotten a period but the urine pregnancy test is negative. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with my girlfriend a few months back after which she has not gotten a period. The urine test was negative. What could it be?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Missing periods may not be due to just pregnancy. Pregnancy is fully ruled out as beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) has confirmed that there is no pregnancy. From your history, I presume she has PCOD (polycystic ovary disorder), Thi...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive but I have abdominal cramps. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a married female who is in her late twenties and I weigh 65 kilograms. My last menstrual period was before 26 days. Until one month back, I was taking treatment for mild bilateral PCOD and even IUI. After that, I stopped taking medicines and treatment. Actually now I am trying to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below: It is better to have a serum beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which is a blood pregnancy test to know your exact pregnancy status. If it comes positive it is better to rus...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with PCOD and want to conceive a baby. Please provide advice for me.

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I experienced a 20-day delay in my period. After undergoing certain tests, the doctor diagnosed me with PCOS. Since my partner and I are expecting a baby, the doctor prescribed six Meprate tablets to be taken over two days. She advised us to avoid intercourse for a few days...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. Let me provide a few facts about PCOD. PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a congenital condition, meaning it is genetically programmed and inherited from your parents. When you suddenly gain weight, cholesterol i...  Read Full »

I noticed spotting twice, and feel tired. I also have abdominal cramps. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl. I did not have my periods for the past two months. However, I noticed some brownish spotting twice, which lasted two days. I felt more tired than usual during this period. I felt nauseating every day in the morning and night. I have cramps in the lower part o...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. From your history, I presume you have PCOD ( Polycystic ovarian disease). This is a congenital condition, I mean it is a genetically programmed condition, you get it from your parents. When yo...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with PCOD. I have been experiencing nausea, stomach cramps, and headaches. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have been experiencing some strange symptoms recently. The most bothersome by far is the pain in my ribcage, as well as the pain in my left arm. In my arm, the pain seems to be focused on a specific spot under my upper arm, but it spreads. I have also been exp...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. These symptoms can be associated with anxiety. When there is anxiety or stress, it causes acid formation in the stomach, due to which nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain can be seen. If you stress too much, palpitations and hand pain can be ex...  Read Full »

I got spotting within 14 days of my menstrual cycle for five days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I a 23-year-old, my weight is 114 pounds, and my height is 5 feet and 1 inch. I got my period within 14 days and it lasted for five days. The bleeding is spotting brownish in color. I am having a headache for the last three days and sometimes my stomach aches too. What to do to stop thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you are not sexually active and have not taken any hormonal pills in between then this could be an ovulation spotting. It occurs sometimes and there is no need to worry about it. You do not need to take any medical ...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old and have been experiencing missed periods. Is this due to pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I missed my periods for up to 12 days. I did a pregnancy test at home, but it is showing as negative. Can you see my pregnancy test kit picture and tell me if it is correct or wrong?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have reviewed your image (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is negative. You should plan accordingly. Hope this helps you. Feel free to ask if you have any further queries. Thank y...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Cyproterone and Ethinyl Estradiol?

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 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 »

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