Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Polycystic ovarian disease causes hormonal imbalance and affects women in their childbearing years. The common symptoms include irregular periods, heavy menstruation, hair growth on face and body, acne, male-pattern baldness, headaches, weight gain, and formation of dark patches of skin.

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Is it possible for my periods to be delayed by polycystic ovarian disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have missed periods for two months. I am trying to conceive but the test is negative. I have bilateral polycystic ovaries. Is there any problem? I am taking tablets for pregnancy.  Read Full »

Dr. Donalyn S. Barcial

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern. Given that you have a condition of bilateral polycystic ovaries, chances are you are having a polycystic ovarian disease. Besides polycystic ovaries, you may be suffering from hyperandrogenism, basically high level of androgen hormones which...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old with bloody mucus in my urine and a green or brown patch on my underwear. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. Recently I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian disease. I did not have periods in the last four months. I have been masturbating for a few years but not inserting anything, just clitoral stimulation with fingers until I reach orgasm. I was doing it regularly for abou...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you have one serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) test and a vaginal swab. If serum beta hCG comes negative, have tablet Primolute N (Norethisterone) 10 mg twice daily for seven days and then wait for bleeding for one to t...  Read Full »

I suffered from PCOS and missed my period the last month, but now I experience heavy bleeding during my period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a polycystic ovarian syndrome. I did not have any period since last month. This month, I got my period, starting with some spots that I did not know even filled one pad a day, then gradually changed to heavy bleeding. After two weeks, it stopped. After four days, I got a heavy p...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. When did you have your last blood investigations and scan done? I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. First, start iron supplements immediately to reduce the chances of anaemia. Take tablet Tranexamic acid 500 mg...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from PCOS, abdominal pain, acne, irregular or heavy periods, and hair growth on my face. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from polycystic ovaries, I get pain in the lower abdomen on the sides when I palpate it, and my lower stomach is swollen. I have irregular and heavy periods, hair growth on my face, and acne. I have consulted a specialist. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have polycystic ovaries and symptoms as well. I suggest you to follow a few things mentioned below. Have a healthy diet, lots of fruits and vegetables, and plenty of water with less salt, sugar, oil, and spi...  Read Full »

Can I take the tablet Ovacet during my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I take tablet Ovacet during my periods?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Table Ovacet (Myo-Inositol) is normally used in polycystic ovarian syndrome and has vitamins like methyl folate, vit D3, and inositol. This will help to reduce deficiency of the above hormones in the body will help to promote better health, a...  Read Full »

Does taking Diane pills for polycystic ovary cause side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with the polycystic left ovary. I have been taking Diane pills (Cyproterone Acetate or EthinylEstradiol) for about three years now. I would like to ask if it is okay for long term use? I mean does it have any severe complications of side effect on prolonged use? And I t...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diane pill is a fourth generation OCP (oral contraceptive pill), that is, an advanced generation pill. Apart from its contraceptive use, it is more often used for its wonderful non contraceptive use. As it is an OCP, it will definitely prevent pregnancy. For a young gir...  Read Full »

Transabdominal USG shows polycystic ovaries and hypoechoic fibroids. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old with two kids. I am 62 kg and 5 feet 4 inches tall. Nine months back, I had a transabdominal USG which showed polycystic ovaries (right ovary 11 mm and left ovary 7 mm). I always have periods of 2 to 3 days with cycle ranging from 30 to 40 days. I do not have heavy pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since your periods are regular and there is no other period-related issue, there is nothing to worry about. Just an accidental finding of a fibroid and such tiny size is no worr...  Read Full »

Why is the DHEA level high and what does it mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 15 years old, and she has high levels of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). On the first test, it was 641, and 381 on the second test. She took her test when she had periods, normal testosterone, and thyroid antibodies. She always had a deep voice and body hairs on her chest an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about your daughter. It appears that your daughter has irregular menses and hirsutism which is mostly due to polycystic ovarian disease. DHEA means dehydroepiandrosterone. The levels are usually raised in two conditions: Polycystic ovarian dis...  Read Full »

When to take a pregnancy test for the most accurate results?

Query: Hello doctor,My period cycle is usually 30 to 32 days. Today, I am on the 35th day and still have not got my periods. I took a home pregnancy test, and both were negative. Should I take a blood test? Will it be able to give me the right hCG count if I take it this week?  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to do a blood test now. Wait for a week. If you do not get your periods after a week, do a blood test. It could be a delayed ovulation causing delayed cycles. If pregnancy test was negative, you can get an ultrasound done to rule out causes like po...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with multiple follicles in the ovaries and experience severe pain. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of multiple follicles (20 each) on both ovaries. I have not taken any medications for that yet. I have severe pain at times that goes off only when taking Morphine. I have taken blood tests and an ultrasound.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) suggests a polycystic appearance of the ovaries, but having polycystic ovaries and a polycystic ovarian syndrome called PCOS is entirely different. It depends on your symptoms. Do you have any menstru...  Read Full »

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