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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I had a medical abortion using Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Will it affect my future pregnancies?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a medical abortion using the combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol. During the procedure, I had severe cramping and bleeding. After the procedure, I felt a mass passing through my vagina. A week after, I went to get an ultrasound to see if the abortion was successful. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akhileshwar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I shall explain to you the ultrasound findings. The endometrium is intact and thick, but there are no retained products. So it will resolve on its own. Do not worry about that. It is normal to have endometrial hypertrophy after abortion. Your abortion is complete. You hav...  Read Full »

My daughter has cysts in both left and right ovaries. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 16 years old. She has irregular periods. Sometimes, the cycle lasts 15 to 20 days, while on some months, it lasts 40 days. Her doctor advised an ultrasound scan. She was diagnosed with cysts on the right and left ovaries. Her cervix size is 7.5. She was asked to take es...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Initial periods around puberty can be irregular. If the diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome) is correct, she may require medicines to make her periods regular. PCOS girls are at a risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and endometrial hyperplasia. ...  Read Full »

Is it normal for me to bleed lightly for almost a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22-years-old female. I am having light bleeding for more than a month. I never had any sexual intercourse. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nisha Marhatta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.At your age, having a prolonged menstrual period is most likely due to some internal hormone upset. Since you have not provided me with details of the past, kindly answer me to understand your menstrual cycle better.1) At what age you started getting periods?2) How regular ...  Read Full »

What causes irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having issues with on and off periods for nearly four years now. When my periods started, they were normal, neither heavy nor light, and nothing unusual. But, I started missing my cycle for about six months, and then I would come back completely normal. My last episode of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The menstrual pattern you quote sounds like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It is a hormonal imbalance characterized by menstrual abnormalities. I suggest doing the following tests on day two of periods to diagnose and classify the type of PCOS. The timing is...  Read Full »

Why are my periods shifting by one day after taking Clomid 50 mg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. My husband and I have been trying for the last six months for a baby. But I discovered that I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and diabetes three months back. Now diabetes is under control as I am taking Metformin 500 mg twice a day. I am walking and exer...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, Clomid can help in ovulation. It induces the growth of one ovum, which usually does not occur in PCOS. But this ovulation has to be followed up with either follicular study (scan to see whether ovum is growing and ovulation is hap...  Read Full »

Why do I not get my periods for the past two years after my delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, After my delivery for the past two years, I had no period. I went for a checkup with a Gynecologist. She gave me Primolut N (Norethisterone) to start my period. The period came but then again, no periods in coming months. I visited two to three doctors, they gave me the same Primolut ...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will take some six months for your thyroid levels to become normal with medicines and your periods to resume regularly. After initiating thyroid medicine, you have to repeat thyroid levels to see if the dosage is sufficient after three months. Moreover, you ...  Read Full »

Are IVF and ICSI needed to get pregnant with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female, and I weigh 57 kg. I am work in a bank, which keeps me out of home from 9 AM to 7 PM. I was diagnosed with PCOS, and I have a 1.5 mm intramural fibroid on the posterior wall of the uterus since two years. I am taking Glyciphage SR 500 since then, and it has kep...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not necessary to go for IVF (in vitro fertilization). IVF has more success rate than IUI (intrauterine insemination) during infertility. I suggest trying IUI few more times, but chances of success are less. So, you have to take the decision. Nowadays with advance...  Read Full »

Why is there difficulty in losing weight in PCOS patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a possible hormonal, adrenal, or thyroid issue. My gynecologist and PCP dismissed my symptoms last year, and I cannot see an endocrinologist until two months, but I would like to get healthier sooner. I included my current symptoms, medications, and last week's bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your main concerns are that you are not able to lose weight, you have joint pains, edema, acne, cold hands or feet, and mood symptoms like anxiety, mid-afternoon panic attack-like symptoms, and irregular periods with pain during ovulation. From the l...  Read Full »

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 P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 necessary to take medication for PCOS continuously?

Query: Hi doctor, My recent USG showed bilateral polycystic ovaries. Both the ovaries are mildly enlarged with multiple tiny cysts peripherally arranged. I have irregular periods for ten years. And three years ago, I showed the doctor for these tiny cysts. I took Metformin and Normen according to her advi...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that presents throughout life and is easily managed by medication and lifestyle changes. PCOS makes it difficult to conceive and may present with menstrual problems. This can also lead to ...  Read Full »

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