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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What is the reason for my period irregularities, hormonal imbalance or iron deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my mid-30s, morbidly obese and taking Lamictal. My Hb is always low due to iron deficiency and I have been short of breath. My period has been thrown off from time to time but this month I have shortness of breath and my heart has been pounding. My period was four days late an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your description and would help you for sure. Your period irregularities are mostly a consequence of hormonal disturbances associated with your obesity, which could be even a part of a lifestyle disorder called PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)....  Read Full »

Can a tampon being inside the body for a long time cause delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a tampon in and did not realize that it was still in my body until a week later, when I found it. When I had sex, we used a condom but I did not started my period tyet. Do you think the tampon being in my body for so long could delay my period? I am currently on Lexapro...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tampon will not cause any delay in the menstrual cycle or periods. Forgetting tampon for a long time may make you prone to genital infections though. Delay in menstrual cycle is more of a hormonal function. Even though you used a condom the chances of pregnancy cann...  Read Full »

Why is my bleeding abnormal after a month of no periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I did not get my period last month, but on the first of this month, I got spots, and on the second day, I had a heavy flow. Again on the third day, it was a light flow, and on the fourth day, it was only spotting.  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out, and I am happy to help you. Considering your age and the fact that you missed your period last month and this cycle, you noticed only one day of flow. You should be evaluated for oligomenorrhea (infrequent menstrual period) causes like PCOD (po...  Read Full »

What causes irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having issues of on and off periods for nearly four years now. When I started my periods, they were completely 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 epi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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. To diagnose and classify the type of PCOS, following hormonal tests should be done on day 2 of periods. The timing ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of my dark lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I have very dark lips and I have never taken alcohol or smoked. I do not have diabetes or thyroid.  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. They are generally normal unless you have any symptoms like itching on them. Get complete hemogram done. Rarely vitamin B12 deficiency may cause it and it is also reflected in megaloblastic anemia. Avoid applying any cosmetic or frequent touching. Apply sunscreen Sun cros...  Read Full »

Despite negative pregnancy test, I did not get my periods. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old married woman. I did not get my periods for the past three months. I took a pregnancy test and it came as negative. I have hypothyroidism. I am overweight 95 kg and my height is 5'2". I also have PCOS. I am trying to conceive. Please suggest me some advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The solution to your problem is to control your weight and thyroid status. This will not only make your cycles regular, but will also help in correcting PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Your BMI (body mass index) is 35.3, which falls in the category of mo...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine to get periods as I did not get periods due to PCOS.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old. I was diagnosed with PCOS last year. My last menstruation was in March 2020 and unable to buy the prescribed medication because the drugstore require a new prescription. We are not sure but I believe the medicine is Provera and Clomid. Please suggest a new prescript...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear at this young age you have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) but do not worry it is a common problem among girls and women of reproductive age. You had last menstruation in March, so it has already been four months delay for ...  Read Full »

How to manage my menstrual irregularity and weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have a problem with irregular periods. Firstly, I began my menstrual cycle much later than most girls. I started only at the age of 16 years. Recently, I have noticed that I no longer get a regular period and it has been happening for around eight months. Ever since ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having PCOD (polycystic ovary disease), which is the reason for you not having periods. Get ultrasonography of the uterus tubes and ovaries, blood tests, thyroid function tests, Pcod panel, serum prolactin, and complete blood count. Also, you are having s...  Read Full »

How to treat my menstrual problem with PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with PCOS last November. My doctor recommended that I take a pill named Cybelle (Cyproterone Acetate + Ethinylestradiol) for six months. She told me to stop after six months and advised me to observe if I get to menstruate the following month. I did, and I was so...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would help you for sure. Please do not be stressed out, as this is a pretty common lifestyle disorder these days. And it is a lifelong condition and there is no cure to get rid of this condition. But, yes, this problem could be very well...  Read Full »

I get pimples on face, back and chest due to PCOS. Kindly help to solve this problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from acne on my face, back, and front chest area. Last year it was only on my face because of PCOS, but this time it grew more in my back and front. Please help me to treat it as soon as possible as it is very stressful. I am currently on Krimson 35, and I have done an ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. I will help you with your concern. As you mentioned, you have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is the underlying cause of acne. As you are taking Krimson (Ethinylestradiol), that will really help control the initial flare of acne that you are ...  Read Full »

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