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 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 »

Why am I having indigestion problems with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 56 years old, and my height is 155 cm, and my weight is 66.6 kg. 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 Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Because PCOS varies from pers...  Read Full »

I have attached my reports. Kindly suggest if I can become pregnant.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. My height is 5'3", and weight is 57 kg. I got married for four years. I have an irregular period of 30 to 41 days cycle. I am trying desperately for baby from the last nine months, but there is no success. I did a follicular study last month, and they gave hCG 5000 IU ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your high AMH levels (antimullerian hormone) and oligomenorrhea or irregular cycles, no hypothyroidism and hyperprolactinemia, you are likely to be a case of PCOD or PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome. Ideally, you should be getting your serum testosterone...  Read Full »

My doctor prescribed Folic acid, Glycomet, and Oosure for delayed periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I am trying to conceive for the past one year. Four months back, my period was delayed for 12 days, and so I got a consultation. My doctor advised me to take Folic acid, Oosure and Glycomet without any medical test like an ultrasound, etc. She told to contin...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor started medicine on the basis of your delayed periods and considering it as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). That is why Glycomet (Metformin) and Oosure. You must get yourself investigated and confirm the reason for delay. As for now since 13 days are over,...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have sex the next day after my period?

Query: Hello doctor,My period ended ten days ago, and I had intercourse the next day after my period ended. After the day of intercourse, I have a light spotting. And today, I have bleeding that is a little bit more than spotting, although it is light. But I am concerned about what it is? (also, I have PCO...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The timeframe you mentioned is very less likely to result in pregnancy. Although it is advised to use protection as unprotected sex always carries a risk of unwanted pregnancy. Do not worry about the spotting. It will go away in a day o...  Read Full »

Why is one side of the breast shrinking while the other side remains the same?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female, and my weight is 100 pounds. My breasts shrunk two cup sizes in three days. I have worn the same bra size for 11 years. I have had a little growth but never experienced my breast shrinking. I have neck pain, but I was diagnosed with a cyst on my spinal cord a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shrinking breasts for the last few days. Breast shrinking may result from weight loss, hormonal dysfunction like falling estrogen levels, polycystic ovarian s...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods from two months?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old and I am sexually active. Last month, I had sex twice using condoms. I did not get my periods for the past two months. Frequently, I have delayed periods for few days. So I took a pregnancy test last week and it came back negative. I do not know whether I am pregnant ...  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know the exact date of your last period. Please mention whether you have any weight gain, excessive facial or body hair, delayed periods, and dark pigmentation around the neck or armpits. As your pregnancy test is negative, you have a chance of developing PCOS...  Read Full »

What are the measures to be followed by a woman having irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is having irregular periods for a year. She has consulted the doctor but I need a second opinion.   Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention her age and marital status. Please mention the duration of having irregular periods and mention the last date of having periods. Please mention her height and weight. Please mention whether she has any other medical conditions such as diabetes and thyroid...  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 pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

How can a woman with PCOS plan for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking MCBM 69 tablet. I have PCOS and planning to get conceived. I see brown or red spotting daily. I have done an ultrasound and serum prolactin. I have serum prolactin of 20.08 ng/mL. On my ultrasound, both the ovaries are normal with immature follicles along the periphery. My righ...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Philip

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease) is treated by following an active lifestyle and dietary modification. Please mention your weight and last menstrual period to give you an appropriate answer. Along with MCBM 69 (Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, and Pyridoxine), you need to ...  Read Full »

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