Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal problem, commonly seen in women in the reproductive age group. This hormonal imbalance causes irregular periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, facial hair, weight gain, male-pattern baldness, etc. Here, due to the formation of many fluid-filled follicles in the ovaries, there is a failure to release eggs regularly.

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How to get pregnant with PCOS naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had PCOS on and off for more than eight years now. I have a 7 year old child, and I have been trying to conceive for the past six months with no results. I took Diane-35 for seven months and stopped it half a year ago as we started planning for my second baby. After stopping it...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ultrasonography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows polycystic ovaries and nothing else. In my opinion, you should go for an ovulation induction from the day 2 of your periods, followed by follicle monitoring from day 10. It helps polycy...  Read Full »

What do irregular periods with hair loss indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having irregular Periods. For every two months, I will get my periods. Last time, the flow was heavy, so I consulted the doctor and took pills. Till last month I was taking medication, and I stopped it as per the doctor's advice. Now, I am facing huge hair loss. Please suggest some ...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Kindly share the details of the medicine and dosage. Hair loss can be due to several reasons, including medications like what you are experiencing. Also, since you have irregular periods, it may be due to PCOS ...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant with a single embryo transfer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female. Both the ovaries are 10 cc, polycystic and AMH 7.31. My husband is 33 years old and has erection issues. The doctor suggested IUI, but husband's motile sperm count only 10 million. The doctor advised going for IVF with ICSI. Can I go for single embryo trans...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sperm count of 10 million is more than sufficient for IUI (intrauterine insemination). Please go for IUI, and you have an excellent chance to conceive. So, do not worry. I see that you are around 9 kg overweight, so please try to lose excess weight. It will help your ...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Query: Hi doctor,The flow of my period is less for the last three months. Also, the color keeps on changing. Last month it was light red now it is dark red. Blood is also thick, and there are some lumps formation in the blood. Can you please tell me the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. A lot of causes may cause reduced period flow. Kindly let me know the following details: 1) Have you started exercising in the recent past? 2) Have you gained or lost weight in the recent past? 3) Have you started any new diet? 4) Are ...  Read Full »

Can a woman with PCOS conceive naturally?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 35 years old with a weight of 88 kilograms. I have PCOS. It really makes me hard to reduce my weight. Is there any natural way of conceiving after reducing my weight within three months? Do I need IVF or any other treatments? My local general practitioner told me that I can have abnor...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having post-coital bleeding and going to do a PAP (Papanicolaou test) smear, then it is advisable to be abstinent from sex for atleast a week before the procedure. In the condition of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), it is difficult to lose weight and you ...  Read Full »

Will irregular periods delay pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have irregular period, and I get my period once in six months. I am trying to get pregnant for a year. After having sex last night, I started bleeding.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have had irregular cycles, with a frequency of once in six months. In that case, there is all likelihood that you are experiencing hormonal imbalances and needs to rule out hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, and definitely polycystic ovarian syndrome. This can be d...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to regularize my menstrual cycle with PCOS.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I am really worried and fed up with my fat thighs and hips. As I am suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome and I used to miss my menses. Now, my menstruation is regular. But, whenever I skip physical exercise I am sure that I will miss my menses. I think these all...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are a case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which brings obesity and insulin resistance along with it. Consult a doctor for medical advice to lose weight and improve insulin resistance to allow regular menses to occur. Also it is important to maintai...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to PCOS or perimenopause?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Ever since my first period, my cycles have always been irregular. For almost 7 to 8 years, I had irregular cycles. I had a scan and nothing abnormal was seen. My doctor said that I should just leave nature do its work. A year back, I started with yoga. Also, I started f...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), TC (total blood count), DC (differential count), sugar postprandial, prolactin, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and testosterone. Also, an ultrasound of pelvis to see the cause of m...  Read Full »

Why did I have two periods in a month?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had two periods in the same month. The first one was for five days and this one has lasted for six days, but I am still having some blood when I wipe. I do have PCOS and I understand that the period issue could be a result of this. I am feeling unwell and constantly have a headac...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Irregular cycle is a common manifestation of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and it is due to hormonal disturbances inside you. You need some medication to control your cycle as well as your bleeding. Medications are different according to your need. If you do not wa...  Read Full »

How can PCOS patients prevent OHSS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old married female. I have PCOS and my husband has azoospermia. I would like to go for IVF. I have heard about OHSS in PCOS patients. Please suggest what to do.  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I am sorry to learn about your situation. I would advise you to keep your head up and not be sad. Everything will be fine in the end. Coming to OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), yes, it is true. PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome patients have a higher...  Read Full »

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