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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Apart from Yasmin, what can I take to control PCOS?
Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, hypothyroidism and pituitary Cushing's disease. I am taking Yasmin, Glucophage 850 mg and T4 150 mg. As I have to take Metyrapone for Cushing's my doctor recommended stopping Yasmin. But if I stop it, I do not have period for months and I get acne all over my body. What can... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metyrapone (Metopirone) is an orphan medication that holds the FDA approval (Food and Drug Administration) for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and is occasionally used off-label for short-term treatment of Cushing’s syndrome prior to surgery. Metyrapone prevent... Read Full »
My wife is 8 weeks pregnant and taking Asmita. Can pregnancy be continued?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife had irregular periods. We consulted a gynecologist and she suggested starting Asmita tablet for 21 days and Oosure tablet for a month. We started medication from mid of last month. Now, ultrasound says that she is 8 weeks pregnant. My question is can she continue the pregna... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Both the drugs Asmita 21 (combination of Drospirenone and Ethinyl estradiol) and Oosure tablets (Myo-Inositol) have been advised to her presuming that she was a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and had concerns regarding ovulation. But, as Asmita are es... Read Full »
Why did I miss two consecutive periods?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old. Five months back I missed my period and then got bleeding for two days in the following month. Now again for the past two months I did not get my periods. Sometimes, I feel tired. Am I pregnant? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to rule out pregnancy with a home urine pregnancy test first as you have missed your last two menses.If negative then you can opt for an ultrasound pelvis to check for endometrial thickness. If it is more than 9 mm then you may opt for a withdrawal bleed w... Read Full »
I have PCOS, and my prolactin level is 42, what does it mean?
Query: Hello doctor,I have PCOS, and my recent report says that prolactin level is 42, what does it mean? Otherwise, my period is normal. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The serum prolactin levels are high, which indicate hyperprolactinemia. This can cause hypomenorrhoea or shortened menses even though the cycles may be regular. The PCOD (polycystic ovarian syndrome) element further adds to insulin resistance and putting on weight. T... Read Full »
I am given birth control pills for hirsutism, cystic acne, and painful heavy bleeding periods. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have hirsutism, cystic acne, and painful heavy bleeding periods. I consulted a gynecologist, and she gave me birth control pills. I told her I wanted to become pregnant. I also expressed concerns about endometriosis and PCOS. I am confused because I am trying to become pregnant. I d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your concern about PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), and endometriosis (a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside the uterus) should first be investigated and established. I suggest you perform the following tests... Read Full »
Is it safe to take Ovares Plus?
Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive for the last four months. I have consulted my gynecologist and she found that I am having PCOS. She suggested me to take Ovares plus. Is it fine to take? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ovares tablet is a multivitamin with few antioxidants. This is usually prescribed as an added adjuvant tablet along with other medication. Most of the infertility specialists will prescribe some or the other antioxidant and multivitamin tablets. These antioxidant... Read Full »
I am a PCOS patient. Is there any chance of getting pregnant?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a PCOS patient. I got married one year back. My weight is 85 kg. Is there any chance of getting pregnant? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) causes an increase in testosterone levels in women with androgenic features and multiple small cysts in the ovaries. It is one of the most common reasons for irregular menses, especially oligomenorrhoea. You have to be placed on l... Read Full »
Pregnancy test shows negative, shall I take medicine to induce periods?
Query: Hi doctor,I got my last period before three months. I have not gotten my periods ever since. I had protected intercourse twice before two months. However, I have no symptom and all the pregnancy tests are negative. Also, I have missed my period the same way, even before once and my cycle is gener... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your case, if pregnancy test has been negative, even till date, then you are surely not pregnant. The delay and irregularity need to be evaluated and investigated to rule out PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease), hypothyroidism or hyperprolactinemia, which are t... Read Full »
What is the reason for my thick and foul-smelling discharge?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, and my husband is 30 years old, and I have PCOS from the past 11 years. We are married for a year and a half. My periods are irregular, and sometimes I do not get periods for 8 to 9 months. I used to get periods after taking Meprate. With Clomifene, I got two cycles... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), you should plan the treatment first and then plan a pregnancy. This involves weight reduction, oral contraceptive pills for three months, the ones with Cyproterone acetate to reduce testosterone levels and also most import... 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 »
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 »