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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Can PCOD cause heavy hair loss?

Query: I am a female aged 26 years.I suffer from PCOD for the past 10 years. I have severe hair loss issues. Hair regowth is not seen much and only a few periods are irregular. Earlier new hairs grew in place of those fallen out and growth rate was high even if hair loss was severe. But now I've lost almos...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, there is an association between, PCOS and hair loss (female pattern hair loss) characterised by thinking of hair in frontal and vertex areas of scalp. you might notice it by widening of midline part, as seen in your picture. There are some inventions that can be done like ...  Read Full »

How to cure the problem of irregular menstruation?

Query: hi, im having problems with my menstruation. it started when I have work where sometimes i go to bed late. this past few months my period is not regular and im thinking what supplement or vitamin should i take for me to get back my regular menstruation period. Usually, I do not get my period when I...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Hope you are doing good. Irregular periods can occur due to many reasons. As you mentioned changes in sleep ,diet pattern ,stress factors etc can all cause menstrual irregularities. Before you start on medications for this ,it would be best to make lifestyle changes. Best would be to increase...  Read Full »

Can you get pregnant from precum?

Query: Hi doctor, A girl is having a PCOS problem. She had unprotected sex, but there was no ejaculation. Since she was scared of getting pregnant due to the precum, she took Unwanted 72 within four hours of unprotected sex. It has been 14 days since she had not got her periods. She is getting symptoms of...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. The chances of pregnancy are less, as you mentioned that the partner does not ejaculate inside her. And as she took the pill, there are no chances of pregnancy. For a delayed menstrual cycle, the reason can be PCOD ...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from prolonged menstrual bleeding. The bleeding did not stop for the past one month. I have PCOD and I am overweight. How to stop the bleeding? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD - polycystic ovarian disease often gets presented with heavy menstruation. I suggest tablet Primolut N 5 mg (Norethisterone) one tablet three times a day till bleeding stops. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. This wil...  Read Full »

Why do I have a painful period, facial hair, and pimples on my armpit?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an irregular period ever since I was in college, and when it comes, my period usually lasts for four days (abdomen pain is just usual, not much). However, just this month, I had a very painful experience (I do not know if it is caused by air cause I had the fan turned on while slee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your problem. You could be having PCOD (Polycystic ovarian disease), in which there is ovarian dysfunction due to multiple cysts in the ovary. You might also be having pain due to some infection in the uterus, tubes, or ovaries. Get an ultrasoun...  Read Full »

What is the reason for endometrial thickening?

Query: Hi doctor, I just got back my transvaginal ultrasound result, and it says I have an endometrial thickness of 2.5 cm and that it could not rule out endometrial pathology. What does this mean? Should I be worried? I currently take Levothyroxine.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shared by you. See, the thickness is slightly more, but you need to tell me the other problems or complaints you are having regardi...  Read Full »

What to do for unintentional weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, of height 152 cm and weight of 36 kg. Why am I losing weight? I am getting thin and losing fat and muscle day by day for the past six years. Now I have lost so much weight and developed malnutrition, anemia and became so skinny that all my clothes do not fit me...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not easy to make a diagnosis out of this information at the moment. Since there are various causes within the abdomen and outside of the stomach for weight loss. Namely, Celiac disease (sprue). Whipple disease. Others within the abdomen. A systemic...  Read Full »

What should I do to get fit?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. I am 5'2 inches tall, and I weigh about 150 pounds. I have been having problems losing weight. When I was 13, I was thick but not fat or slim, and then from 14 years to now, I just bloated up. I guess I ate too many sweets or bad foods, but I need advice on a d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At this age of 15 years, it is very normal for teenagers to be worried about their body shapes and weight. Reading your history, I would like to alarm you about certain health conditions responsible for your sudden weight gain. 1. In case you eat a lot without w...  Read Full »

How to confirm whether my delayed period is due to PCOD or pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 27 years old. I am missing my periods, and I am 38 days late. Three years back, I was diagnosed with mild PCOS and was under medication but not currently. Also, I have not consulted any doctor for PCOS for the last two years. I usually have heavy cramps while I am on my periods and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do a urine pregnancy test with a proper test kit. You might be pregnant though chances of this are less.  Read Full »

Why is my bleeding abnormal after a month of no periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I did not get my period last month, but on the first of this month, I got spots, and on the second day, I had a heavy flow. Again on the third day, it was a light flow, and on the fourth day, it was only spotting.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out, and I am happy to help you. Considering your age and the fact that you missed your period last month and this cycle, you noticed only one day of flow. You should be evaluated for oligomenorrhea (infrequent menstrual period) causes like PCOD (po...  Read Full »

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