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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How to reduce increased hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I want to know the reason behind my excessive hair fall. I have this issue for five years and now, it has become worse. Previously, I consulted a dermatologist before few days and he advised me to do a blood test. It was normal and so he did not give any medica...  Read Full »

Dr. John Bocachica


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a broad question and a broad topic to be discussed. I will try to answer it without knowing some details of your particular case. A wide range of conditions causes hair loss. The most common causes are pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and anemia. Other causes a...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get pregnant with polycystic ovaries?

Query: Hi doctor, I had irregular periods before marriage. After three months of marriage, my menstrual cycle was regular. My last period was three months before. I felt I was pregnant and checked with the pregnancy test kit. It was negative. With a doctor consultation, I took an abdominal scan it shows I...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. The most accurate and confirmatory test for pregnancy is the scan that your doctor has done. If the pregnancy does not show up in the scan, then there is no pregnancy. But if you are still not sure, you can either send me the scan report, and I will clarif...  Read Full »

Kindly advise the next course of action by going through my wife's reports.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding my wife, who is 34 years old. She has a gynecological problem of heavy menstrual bleeding, which will last for 7 to 8 days. She has this issue for quite some time. Though we have consulted our doctor, nothing could be concluded. She even used to take Pause 500. But, thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history and details that suggest excessive bleeding or menorrhagia and frequent bleeding or polymenorrhea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, frequent and excessive bleeding will lead to loss of blood, depletion of stores and ...  Read Full »

Why is my bleeding not stopping even after taking Pause-MF tablet?

Query: Hello doctor, A month back, I had spotting, but I started to bleed the next month but not stopped. I take paused Tablet Pause-MF for three days which I took twice daily, and I have the polycystic ovarian disease. Two years back, I had the same complaint, and my doctor suggested Tablet Ovral L. One ...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a hormonal condition in which there are irregular periods. Sometimes there is a very little hormone for a cycle to go through and there is reduced bleeding, spotting, or even absence of periods. This can be followed by a perio...  Read Full »

Can polycystic ovaries affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a transvaginal ultrasound lately to see if something is wrong with me due to my delayed or irregular menstruation period. The ultrasound yielded the following diagnosis: Intact endometrium. Polycystic ovaries. Myoma nodule. What do these findings mean? Will these have any eff...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Katarya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your ultrasound is suggestive of 1. Myoma nodule but is very small in size. No treatment is required until it increases in size to up to 3 cm or more. For this, just a follow-up scan is required. Moreover, these myomas are usually associated with heavy menstru...  Read Full »

Why are my periods light and last only for a day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. For the last six months, I have experienced menstrual irregularity. Often light periods which last only for one day. I took homeo medicine for one month in the following four months, but no considerable change was experienced. I last spotted a line of menstrual...  Read Full »

Dr. Saloni Manwani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like polycystic ovaries. It is a common lifestyle disorder, which is aggravated by stress and a sedentary lifestyle. You will need to get a sonography done to confirm it. A healthy lifestyle with aerobic exercise will help reduce weight loss will also reverse...  Read Full »

Can kidney stones not show up on ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, The impression I got from USG are bilateral prominent renal pelvicalyceal system and minimal POD collection. Can I know what this actually means?  Read Full »

Dr. Saloni Manwani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bilateral prominent renal pelvicalyceal system basically means slight widening of the area where ureters open into the kidney. Do you have any history of kidney or uretric stones? If so, it could be due to that. Minimal POD collection could be just fluid that gets coll...  Read Full »

Can you get pregnant from semen on the bedsheet?

Query: Hi doctor,Before two months, I took I-pill within two hours of sex as my protection got ruptured. At that time, my periods came before a week of my expected date. After 25 days, I did sex and took an I-pill on that day again. After that, I started to have withdrawal bleeding after a week and it cont...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. For getting pregnant, sperms are needed to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms have to fertilize the egg. The fertilized egg has to be implanted into the uterus of the female. When these actions happen successfully, the...  Read Full »

Why am I not having periods for a year with constant hair growth under the chin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 14 years old, and I am 5 feet tall. I do not have periods for a year now. I really have bad cramps all the time and I have constant hair growth under my chin. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Artur Holubka

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have classic hyperandrogenism of women. In this condition, the synthesis and activity of androgen hormone increase in the body. Hyperandrogenism occurs in eight percent of adolescent girls and twenty three percent of women in their fertile period. The hyperandrogeni...  Read Full »

Is on and off prolonged bleeding a matter of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old unmarried female. I have already connected with icliniq. I had irregular slight prolonged bleeding before nine months. I took tablet Gynaset for two weeks, and then for three months, my periods were regular. Again before three months, I have the same prolonged periods, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes behind irregular periods could be polycystic ovaries, irregular eating habits, recent changes in sleep habits and lifestyle, thyroid disorders, etc. I would recommend you to do 1. Complete blood count. 2. Serum thyroid function test. 3. Ultrasoun...  Read Full »

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