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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Will I-pill work inspite of being a PCOS patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a-25-year-old female. I am a PCOS patient and had sex two days ago (that was after five days since my periods ended). My periods are usually irregular but it occurs sooner or later and I usually have a long cycle more than 30 days. So while sex, my condom broke and I took an I-pi...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have a longer than usual cycle as expected of PCOS, less likely that you are fertile on the day you had sex. It would be an even added protection that you took the I-pill. The I-pill will work whether you have PCOS or not. Comparing to a non-PCOS patient, y...  Read Full »

How can the chances of getting pregnant be increased in a PCOS patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My vagina has cysts and a cut on the inside. I have PCOS and the cysts never hurt until now. I also never have a regular period. And I want to know how I can increase my chance of getting pregnant.  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are planning to get pregnant at this time, you would need assistance from Ob-Gyn. She can give you pills like Progesterone to regulate your menses and have you bleed regularly. By doing this, timing interval when to appropriately have an intercourse would lead...  Read Full »

I have PCOS and missed periods, but can see blood on inserting finger. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not had periods in three months due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Recently, I had a burning sensation while I urinate. I had couple of pictures taken and I realized I bruised myself while showering because my nails are long. Yesterday, I had some cramps like period cramp...  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. I presume you already know that PCOS causes your irregular menstrual cycle. And it can also present like very scanty bleeding or just spotting today then nothing at all the following day, it is called oligomenorrhea and it is part of the PCOS....  Read Full »

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