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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I have been diagnosed with multiple follicles in the ovaries and experience severe pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of multiple follicles (20 each) on both ovaries. I have not taken any medications for that yet. I have severe pain at times that goes off only when taking Morphine. I have taken blood tests and an ultrasound.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) suggests a polycystic appearance of the ovaries, but having polycystic ovaries and a polycystic ovarian syndrome called PCOS is entirely different. It depends on your symptoms. Do you have any menstru...  Read Full »

Why do I have unwanted hair growth around my navel, and on my chest, and face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old unmarried woman. My height is 5 feet, and my weight is 48 kg. For the past 15 days, I have had dark hair growth around my navel, chest, and face. My doctor has suggested me to wax it. I am very slim and also have a lot of hair fall. I am feeling very inferior due to...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. The excessive hair growth over the chest and other parts can be due to hirsutism or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), in which a hormonal imbalance in the body leads to excessive hair growth. I suggest you to ge...  Read Full »

I am doubtful whether PCOS and SUFE have any underlying cause. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a couple of conditions, and I would like to enquire whether there could be an underlying cause. I am a 27 year old female, and I have recently been told I have PCOS. I am not entirely surprised, as I have painful ovulation. I am due to have a follow-up to further discuss scan resu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Certainly, there is a possibility of underlying hormonal abnormalities. Scarred kidney is due to infection, that should be left apart. SUFE and (PCOS) polycystic ovaries syndrome have hormonal causes, for which you will need extensive endocrinological evaluation. You...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for my irregular periods and weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had irregular periods for more than three years. I have used tablet Oral L for the complaint of irregular periods. Also, I have weight gain for which I am taking senna leaves drink and capsules. Kindly advise a treatment for my complaints. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I suggest the below treatment plan for three months: Tablet Amycordial thrice a day. Tablet Amree plus twice a day. I also suggest doing perineal and pelvic exercises, yoga and pranayama, and walking regularly...  Read Full »

Can contraceptive pills thicken ovary walls?

Query: Hi doctor, My 36 year old wife was just diagnosed with a retroverted uterus, adenomyosis, and polycystic ovaries, which are causing her severe pain. The first gynecologist told her to go on contraceptive pills for two months to rest the uterus and identify the pain, but she said that her ovaries a...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, contraceptive pills cannot cause ovarian thickening. Your wife's age is 36, at which ovarian egg reserve is reduced. But, it can be determined only by doing serum AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) and day-2 scan. If she has polycystic ovaries, then it cannot be less. You m...  Read Full »

Is an eight months delay in my periods due to PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS. I took tablets for it, but it did not get cured. My doctor had then given me tablets to get periods immediately. Currently, for eight months, I have not got my periods and I have lost my prescription. Can you please suggest the tablets to get...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for trusting us with your health care. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. I have reviewed your history and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The symptoms could be due to a hormonal imbalance or pregnancy. Yo...  Read Full »

I am 23 years old and, I am struggling to get pregnant. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. My height and weight are 5’9” feet and 190 lbs, respectively. Currently, I am taking a Sertraline tablet.I was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) six years ago and had been on birth control pills until nine months ago. My periods are very ir...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Medicines alone will not work for PCOD. I would advise you to do the following regularly, Do perineal and pelvic exercises. Do yoga and pranayama. Go for walks. Take flax seeds. I would also suggest taking, Capsule Evecare (herbal medicine) - two tablets twice a ...  Read Full »

How should I schedule my pills for PCOS after a five-day break?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on my pills because of PCOS, and recently I had to take the EllaOne and took a five-day break from my medicines. When can I restart my pills? And how should the schedule go?  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you experience any bleeding post-EllaOne (Ulipristal acetate)? Also, please tell me what date did you take EllaOne? What date was the unprotected intercourse? Which pills are you taking for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)? Although you can generally take birth con...  Read Full »

I have clitoral hypertrophy due to PCOS. Is clitoroplasty necessary?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeking a clitoroplasty as I have some hypertrophy in that area due to PCOS. It has been more than three years, the growth stopped when I was 20 years old, and I am now 23 years old. I take Ginette 35 mg and Spironolactone 75 mg every day. I had got a pelvic and transvaginal ultr...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. However, you should go to your doctor for a physical examination and go for surgery according to your condition. Not every clitoral hypertrophy needs to be treated. I hope you found this helpful; feel fr...  Read Full »

How can irregular periods be managed in a PCOS patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with PCOS for more than 3 years. Recently I have been doing yoga and doing intermittent fasting for the past 2 months. Now I got my period twice in April and for may month it is spotting for the last 2 days. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Treatment of women with PCOS should begin with lifestyle measures. For those who are obese, a combination of weight loss and exercise may stimulate ovulation. Intermittent fasting is wonderful lifestyle. What is your mode of intermittent fasting. Are you doing 16/8 or f...  Read Full »

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