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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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What is the treatment for irregular periods and weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25, married and sexually active. I suffered from PCOD for a while, took all sorts of allopathic and homeopathic medicines and when I got scanned two months ago, PCOD was not found. I thought this is the end of my problem but, still, my periods are irregular. Last time, I was late ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to note that PCOD is not diagnosed by ultrasound. Kindly get thyroid profile, serum androsterone test, serum prolactin, serum testosterone, free androgen index, serum insulin, and fasting blood sugar test done. Start doing six sets of Surya Namaskar every day. Follow...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with PCOS and fibroids. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old with two kids. I am 136 lbs 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 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As 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 worry a...  Read Full »

Can contraceptive pills thicken ovary walls?

Query: Hi doctor, My 36 year old wife was just diagnosed with a retroverted uterus, adenomyosis, and polycystic ovaries, which are causing her severe pain. The first gynecologist told her to go on contraceptive pills for two months to rest the uterus and identify the pain, but she said that her ovaries are...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, contraceptive pills cannot cause ovarian thickening. Your wife's age is 36, at which ovarian egg reserve is reduced. But, it can be determined only by doing serum AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) and day-2 scan. If she has polycystic ovaries, then it cannot be less. You ...  Read Full »

My wife has heavy menstrual bleeding. Please help.

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, this...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 an...  Read Full »

I have bulky ovaries with multiple small follicles. Can I take Ipill?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ultrasonography which states I have bulky ovaries with multiple small follicles. I want to know what does that mean and can I take Ipill and is it safe?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The report to me is normal with normal size uterus and also the ovarian size even though it mentions bulky ovaries (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But an ovary is considered bulky if the volume of each is more than 10 cc. The presence of small multi...  Read Full »

I am suffering from irregular menstrual cycle. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my period for the first time when I was 10. I started having serious issues with irregularity when I was about 14. I missed my period for months, so I went to the gynecologist, and he told me it was not a big deal, but if it bothered me, he could give me progesterone to induce my pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are normal. Your period problem can be attributed to two different conditions at different times. Normally a lady has her first period at 10 to 13 years, so you had it on time. But after that, it takes around 10 years for the hormonal cycle between the brain, pitui...  Read Full »

I have had a short menstrual duration for the past three years and my ultrasound indicates polycystic ovaries. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the doctor last week for a checkup. I have a light period (usually my menstruation lasts for one or two days) but I get my period every month on the same date. I am facing this problem for about three years. Four years back, when I was 19 years old, I was very obese, and I ...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq for your medical needs. I suggest you do the following: Increase physical activity slowly by doing yoga, pranayama, etc. for 45 minutes daily. Eat more boiled vegetables and fruits. Avoid junk foods, carbonated beverages, i...  Read Full »

When to take a pregnancy test for accurate result?

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 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 »

My ovaries are bulky on both sides. How can I get conceived?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering from delayed periods from the last three months. Every time my periods get delayed by 10 or more days. So, I visited a doctor, who suggested USG and blood test. In USG, it shows both ovaries are mildly bulky in size. Right ovary is 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.8 and volume is 7.8 cc. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The ultrasound report is fairly normal. A slight PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) pattern is not of serious concern. The blood reports are also normal. Regarding conception, you have good chance to conceive provided the semen analysis of your husband is normal. If he ha...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain in my left pelvic area. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my left pelvic area, which gets better after taking Meftal Spas. I got an ultrasound done, which revealed a 2 inches hemorrhagic cyst in my right ovary. My period is also delayed. Is this cyst regular or an endometriosis cyst? Is this pain related to the cyst? What should I...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you are fine and only need very few changes. Let me tell you the problems one by one followed by what to do. Your cyst is just a hemorrhagic or corpus luteum cyst. After ovulation, the re...  Read Full »

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