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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Can PCOS cause irregular and prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I had bleeding for five weeks and two days and so I did a pelvic exam. I do not know the reason for the bleeding and everything was in the average size. I did not get periods of nine months. I usually have periods only for two to three times per year. Can I have PCOS? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You cannot see polycystic changes on ultrasound as only fifty percent of people show changes due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you have any of these changes such as excess acne, unwanted facial or body hair, or severe hair fall along with irregular periods i...  Read Full »

Could ECP result in a delayed period?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner and soon after which I took an ECP. Then, 10 to 12 days later I got my period. However, this month they are late by 13 days. But, I am getting lower abdomen cramps. Why is this happening? Could you suggest any medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When you take ECP (emergency contraceptive pill), you are taking hormonal pills, which can interfere with your body's hormonal cycle that is responsible for your normal menstrual cycle. Due to this disturbed cycle, you can have irregular cycle for once or twice and it ...  Read Full »

When will I get my periods after delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, 11 weeks ago, I delivered my baby. I breastfed for only one day. But, my breasts continued to leak heavily for four weeks. I bled for three weeks and I still have not had my first period. I have taken a few pregnancy tests. All are negative, except one, which was a faint positive, whi...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have delivered two to three months before. It is normal that you bleed in less amount up to one and half month. It is absolutely normal. After delivery, you do not ovulate at least for three weeks and on average for three months. So, you do not h...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a cosmetic treatment to clear acne scars.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. For the last six months, I am facing mild to moderate acne, which has resulted in scarring. Please provide your opinion as to which cosmetic treatment should I opt. Though I have consulted a cosmetologist, I am a bit reluctant to go for these procedures due to its poten...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For acne, in your age group, it is always important to rule out PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). To find that out, you need to tell me whether you have irregular periods. How many days does your period date shift from the expected date? Do you get any hair gro...  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 Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 fur...  Read Full »

What should I do to get regular periods with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from PCOS and have not had my periods for the last five months. I am already obese and a hypothyroid patient. I have started reducing my weight for the last two weeks with workouts and diet. The thing is that I got married last year, but as I was in a long relationship wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. Your reports are normal except for low serum vitamin D levels. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is also at the borderline level. Suppose necessary, we need to increase the Levothyroxine dosage...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the late period with negative pregnancy tests?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD. And I am having Metformin and Apcod. But a year ago, I left using it; since then, I have been regular on my periods. Recently I got married three months ago, and we have not been using any protection. I am late for my periods by 19 days and two negative pregnancy tests. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry, as this can be sorted out. The first thing is that you need to reduce your weight to get your periods regularly without any medications spontaneously. Because PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a lifestyle-related problem, it is the weight gai...  Read Full »

Can Progesterone suppositories be used after ovulation to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to conceive, and there have been successful ovulation (confirmed through follicular tracking) using combined Letrozole and Clomid and an hCG trigger for ovulation. I have ovulated on about three cycles now, but I did not conceive. I have PCOS, and my husband’s se...  Read Full »


Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is one of the causes of infertility; you can continue with the induction of ovulation for more than three-cycle. After that, there are other methods of conceiving. You can also try Metformin, which helps for the induction of ovulation...  Read Full »

Can I conceive this month based on my reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and married for 4 years now. I am 5.2 and obese. This is my scan report. Can you please tell me if I can conceive this month? I previously had PCOS. Currently, I am using ayurveda medicines. I heard that delayed ovulation rupture does not cause pregnancy. Also, my hus...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your husband has teratospermia (sperm with abnormal morphology), he will have to meet andrologist and get started with medications. For you, I suggest Folic acid sup...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to PCOS or perimenopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Ever since my first period, my cycles have always been irregular. For almost 7 to 8 years, I had irregular cycles. I had a scan and nothing abnormal was seen. My doctor said that I should just leave nature do its work. A year back, I started with yoga. Also, I started f...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), sugar postprandial, prolactin, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and testosterone. Also, an ultrasound of pelvis to see the cause of m...  Read Full »

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