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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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Why am I getting spotting every 15 days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular periods. I am getting few spots in 15 days and also the flow was heavy during my periods. I have consulted a gynecologist here. She asked me to check the Hb count, thyroid, sugar levels, vitamin B12 and D3. Everything was fine except Hb and vitamin D3. She al...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is found in 5-10 percentage of general population and there is nothing to worry for it. Your spotting is not related to PCOS directly. In PCOS, periods become irregular due to anovulation, which leads to h...  Read Full »

I have PCOD. Can I follow a paleo diet?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I am in the 48th day of my cycle. I have PCOS. Still I did not get my periods. I took HPT on 45th day. It was negative. Tomorrow I am planning to take blood test. Currently I am taking Glycomet 500 mg. Is there any chance for positive blood test? Is HPT accurate? Suppose if I get my...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chance for pregnancy depends on status of ovulation. If ovulation has occurred, normally there is 25-30% chance of pregnancy. HPT (home pregnancy test) is fairly about 99% accurate in predicting pregnancy if done in 14 days after ovulation. If done before th...  Read Full »

I am unable to conceive. Will taking Estradiol help?

Query: Hi doctor, I had PCOS. We have been trying to conceive for the past two years. I have had one biochemical pregnancy before 10 months and one missed miscarriage before six months. After this we tried on our own for the next four months, but no success. We again went to see the doctor and she asked us...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome women are inherently at higher risk of abortion (due to reasons at molecular levels).The risk can be reduced by healthy lifestyle, proper weight and regular exercise and not by medicines. The medicines you are taking are more than suff...  Read Full »

My girlfriend suffers from PCOD. Is taking COCD harmful?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had irregular periods and USG pelvis showed PCOD. So, she is taking COCP. In spite of taking the drug properly, she missed her period this month. Is anything wrong with her? What to do now? Does she need to continue the drug? Or should she stop it? I heard that COCP may caus...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) is absolutely safe for her. It does not cause cancer (low dose COCP). Just check the content of COCP which she is taking. If dose of Estrogen (Ethinyl estradiol) is 20 or 30 mcg, she can safely continue the medicine. In fact, COCP i...  Read Full »

I get periods only after taking medication. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old married girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 151 lbs. I am having the problem of irregular periods for the last two years. Medical investigations done several times such as ultrasound and hormone levels. No abnormality was found. Periods occurs with medication. With disc...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is normally found in 5-10 % of girls and is probably of genetic origin. The treatment is lifestyle modification such as healthy diet and regular exercise (at least 45 minutes of sweat induc...  Read Full »

What is tablet Ovacet used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS and have done D and C recently. I have been prescribed Ovacet tablet for 30 days. Will the tablet regularize the periods and ovulation? Are there more chances for me to conceive because of D and C and the prescribed tablet? Please give your expert advice regarding the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods are irregular, then tablet Ovacet (combination of L-Methylfolate, Myo-Inositol, and Vitamin D3) alone is less likely to induce ovulation. However, the tablet will help in normalizing metabolism and decrease the resistance to ovulation induction medicine...  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 est...  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. Many of...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS and have not had a period for over a year. Now, I have a partner and we do not use protection. Two days ago, I woke up with a light bleed and that lasted for a few hours and disappeared. Then, the same thing happened today and I bled for a few hours. I took a pregnancy test an...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With so much prolonged amenorrhea, ovulation is unlikely to have occurred and pregnancy is less likely. Kindly use barrier contraceptive (condom) for three weeks and repeat home pregnancy test. If it comes negative, then pregnancy is almost ruled out. Absence of menstru...  Read Full »

After I-pill when to take my PCOS medicines again?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with protection and even took an I-pill within 24 hours. But the next day I had bleeding. I do not know if it is the period or the I-pill side effect. Along with that, I have a headache also. I am dealing with PCOS at the same time. What are the chances of getting pregnant de...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy is almost zero. There is no need to worry. Dizziness might be due to stress. I hope this has helped.   Read Full »

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