Pcos

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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Should I get tested or consult a doctor for my mid-cycle spotting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. My period cycle (for the last four or five cycles) has been for 25 to 27 days. I have a partner, and we are sexually active. I have a history of PCOS. My current cycle began in the middle of this month, and the cycle before that started in the middle of last month. I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly the medicines you are taking are perfectly fine for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). A period cycle of 25 to 27 days is perfectly fine. You said you are experiencing spotting, which is somewhat identic...  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 neve...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 are the precautions needed in pregnant women with Factor V Leiden?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year old female, and I am unable to ovulate and conceive. I have irregular periods, hormonal imbalance, and I am hard to keep weight under control. I am currently having spotting once or twice a week. I am trying to conceive for one and a half years now. Menstruation started at...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am keeping in view that you are a diagnosed case of PCOD (polycystic ovarian disorder), hypothyroidism, Factor V Leiden mutation (genetic mutation that causes abnormal clotting), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). PCOD needs to be addressed first...  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 Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Can you please tell me about your menstrual history? From when are you taking medicines for PCOS (polycystic ovarian ...  Read Full »

Can fibroids and PCOS hinder pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am newly married for two months and had my last period a month and a half ago. I have done a urine test and blood hCG test that shows no pregnancy. I recently had a transvaginal ultrasound where many issues like fibroids, polycystic ovary, and thin uterus were detected. The ultrasound ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, 1) You have bilateral polycystic ovaries that causes hormonal imbalance which leads to irregular periods. 2) There are three fibroids which are of significant size, one in the anterior wall, one in posterior wall and one in the fundus. These...  Read Full »

Can MTP result in changes in the menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS for the past two years. I had an MTP five months back at 14 weeks due to some complications. I got periods after abortion which was heavy. It lasted for six days. I took a urine pregnancy test and it showed me a negative result. After few days, I had bleeding that lasted fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ridhi Narang

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After MTP (medical termination of pregnancy), irregular periods occur due to changes in hormone levels. You will not get your first periods on time. You have spotting due to changes in your periods. As you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian dis...  Read Full »

Can IVF help an overweight patient with PCOS conceive?

Query: Hi doctor,I have PCOS. I have a weight of 100 kilograms. I do not have any other health issues. Can I have the possibility to become pregnant through IVF?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Weight is not a concern. While having PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) it is difficult to have normal ovulation. In this condition, the ovaries get filled with water or fluid. If both ovaries are completely filled with fluid, then there is an absence of ovulation. If they ...  Read Full »

Can a woman with PCOS conceive naturally?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 35 years old with a weight of 88 kilograms. I have PCOS. It really makes me hard to reduce my weight. Is there any natural way of conceiving after reducing my weight within three months? Do I need IVF or any other treatments? My local general practitioner told me that I can have abnor...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having post-coital bleeding and going to do a PAP (Papanicolaou test) smear, then it is advisable to be abstinent from sex for atleast a week before the procedure. In the condition of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), it is difficult to lose weight and you ...  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding heavily if I do not take Progesterone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 5'10" and 250 lbs. I am 28 years old. I have a history of PCOS, had an endometrial biopsy, and it came back negative for hyperplasia and malignancy. The reason for my visit was period started with passing large clots and continuous period. Currently, I am menstruating for three mon...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a typical progesterone deficiency where you should ideally be started on cyclical progesterone therapy from day 11 to day 25 of your cycle or on continuous progesterone therapy for three months. You should take treatment for at least three months to control men...  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

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 y...  Read Full »

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