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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My periods are irregular and had unprotected sex on the expected day of period, but I miss my period now. Is this due to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS last year. My doctor told me to take Diane 35 for four months. I stopped the pill two months ago, so my last period was on the very next month of stoppage of the drug. The periods was shorter and had no periods the next month. However, I had brown spotting or...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a condition which has multiple problems. When a woman at younger age group is having menstrual problems so most probably it has been considered due to PCOS, which is a biochemical abnormality existing in the body. You have to take ...  Read Full »

I have been bleeding heavily for the past two days. Do I have PCOS or uterine cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been bleeding heavily for the past two days. I had large blood clots, and I soak through a sanitary pad every one to two hours. My last normal period was before five months. After that, I did not get a period for the next two months. I got a period on the third month but it onl...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I doubt that you have PCOS which is the most common cause of irregular cycle in young age like you. Secondly, it is not necessary that hormonal levels become abnormal always to make a diagnosis of PCOS. It could be a clinical diagnosis as well as based on the presenc...  Read Full »

How to regulate periods in an overweight patient?

Query: Hello doctor, How to regulate periods on time? How to manage my overweight? My height is 5 inches, weight is 68 kg. Please help me on how to control my weight and periods problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you might have problems with PCOS. It is a complex problem commonly affecting young girls. Once your weight will be reduced to at least 5 kg from the current level, your cycle will regularize itself. For weight reduction, first of all, you can try low-c...  Read Full »

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