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PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, which is a common hormonal problem seen in females in the reproductive age. Here, the ovaries fail to release eggs regularly because of the formation of many small fluid-filled follicles in them. Women with PCOS have irregular menstrual periods, and the levels of androgen (male sex hormone) are elevated.

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Is there a chance of being pregnant after getting withdrawal bleeding by Norethisterone tablet?

Query: Hi doctor, I had missed my periods for two months. Five months back, I had unprotected intercourse and got my period after two days. Later missed two consecutive periods in the following two months. I did a urine test in the morning twice in both the month it was negative. In the third month doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no chance of you becoming pregnant this time because the day you had SRC (sexual relationship) is not your ovulation time. Moreover, I think you have to check your hormones, especially the thyroid, as it may make your periods irregular. Also, there is one condi...  Read Full »

Is it normal to bleed in between periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old, and I am not married. I am overweight, and I have been experiencing regular ovulation bleeding or spotting for the last eight months. Unfortunately, the problem is getting worse. I consulted a gynecologist who pinned the problem to PCOS (which I do have, but I had never...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can have hormonal imbalance resulting in abnormal uterine bleeding. Also, your weight is more for your height. Please give me some details about when you got your last period, cyc...  Read Full »

What causes boils in the genital region?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old married female. There is no other man in my life. I have been noticing three boils near my vagina for the last two months. They have not grown in size. It is like small white pus without pain. Itching is there in almost the whole body for the last three to four days. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you. I went through the details shared, and I wish to assure you that things are fine. Do not panic. 1. Can you please tell me about your menstrual history? 2. From when are you taking medicines for PCOS (polycystic ov...  Read Full »

Facing weight loss and depression due to severe anxiety. How to tackle it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe anxiety problems which cripple me. I feel trouble in concentrating on my studies and other daily activities. I have PCOS and suffering from depression. I am an introvert, and my body is swaying all the time. A feeling of constant motion present like a boat ride. What can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should work on your weight loss. It will help you with both your PCOS and depression. Do the daily exercise for 30 to 45 minutes. Do meditation for 20 minutes daily. Avoid junk foods, eat healthy home cooked foods. Take enough 6 to 7 hours of sleep. Spend quality...  Read Full »

Will Harmoni-F tablet taken for PCOS act as contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Harmoni F tablets as prescribed by my doctor for PCOS treatment. I have been taking medicine at the same time every day. I had unprotected sex (pull out method). I need to know that should I take an emergency contraceptive to avoid an unwanted pregnancy? Or will Harmon...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Harmoni F does act as a birth control pill as well. Since you have been taking medicine regularly, so do not worry about the pregnancy risk. Moreover, you have adopted the pull-out method, so the risk is furth...  Read Full »

I suffer from PCOS and do not get my periods. Is there any chance of getting pregnant by taking progesterone tablets?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from PCOS and do not get my period naturally. Only after taking tablets I get my period. Can I get pregnant by taking Progesterone tablets and in the three-day gap after consuming the tablets if we get physical? Is there any chance of getting pregnant? Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Taking a Progesterone tablet three days ago would not prevent the pregnancy, but you must have taken this medicine because you missed your periods, so you have intercourse on a safe day. So there is no chance of getting pregnant. Also, PCO...  Read Full »

My daughter tested positive for UTI and she had delayed period. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is just 15 years old has not had her period for the past few months. She got positive for UTI a few months back but never got treated for it. However, she got blood in her urine yesterday. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understood your concern. Menstrual irregularities in your daughter's case could be due to hormonal imbalance caused by PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). PCOS is an endocrinal disorde...  Read Full »

Is breast examination performed on a 15-year-old girl with PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister has PCOS, and the doctor suggested a breast examination after her diagnosis. I had looked up information online about PCOS, and a breast examination was not something I had heard being performed on a 15-year-old. Her diagnosis involved an ultrasound and blood work. I initially...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PCOS is generally diagnosed by irregular cycles, hirsutism, ultrasound findings in ovaries. Breast examination maybe sometimes be needed, especially if you have hair on the breast, face, etc., some unusual symptoms. It is difficult to comment further without knowing you...  Read Full »

Why am I having indigestion problems with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old, and my height is 5 feet, and my weight is 146 lbs. I crave salty and fried foods. I am becoming short-tempered and have PCOS. I also have indigestion problems. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The file you shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) indicates a couple of abnormal values. As you are already diagnosed with PCOS, I would like to know if you are on any medications. As PCOS varies from person to...  Read Full »

Is pregnancy test accurate after seven days?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex on the last day of her period. She took a Plan B the next day. On the month-end, we had protected sex followed by unprotected sex with potential residual semen. It was brief without ejaculation. She is now seven days late. Yesterday she took a preg...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant the sperm have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg (availability of egg is subject to the ovulation pattern of the female). The fert...  Read Full »

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