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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I had protected sex during the last day of my periods two months before and now my periods are delayed. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My last period was two months ago, and after that I did not get any periods. I had protected sex with condom as soon as my periods ended. So after one months I took urine pregnancy test and the result was negative. I have gained excess weight and my diet got changed to rich diet. Please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, Abnormal, prolong, scanty or irregular periods with weight gain, abnormal hairs growth are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome. I suggest you to have a serum bets human chorionic gonadotropin immediately to check your pregnan...  Read Full »

I menstruated last month and took Regestrone 10 mg for five days, but I did not get my period yet. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I menstruated last month and, with consultation, took Regestrone 10 mg for five days. I did not get my period yet. Could you please help?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Sofia John

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The probable cause is polycystic ovarian syndrome. I suggest you go for an ultrasound abdomen and pelvis. You need to take a combined oral contraceptive pill for 21 days, and then following that, you will get your periods. Take each tablet at...  Read Full »

I am suffering from increasingly bigger blood clots from my vagina. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, What is the best course of action for increasingly concerning blood clots from my vagina? I am a 23-year-old female and they started over a year and have been getting worse. At first, they were red and small but now they are getting bigger. The doctors have dismissed me saying that it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com, I have read your query and understand your concern. For normal bleeding, you will need normal hormonal support to the endometrium. But, based on your history I have noted that your BMI (body mass index) is very high. Your expected weight is 52 to 56 kg. The extra fat i...  Read Full »

Apart from Yasmin, what can I take to control PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS, hypothyroidism and pituitary Cushing's disease. I am taking Yasmin, Glucophage 850 mg and T4 150 mg. As I have to take Metyrapone for Cushing's my doctor recommended stopping Yasmin. But if I stop it, I do not have period for months and I get acne all over my body. What can...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Metyrapone (Metopirone) is an orphan medication that holds the FDA approval (Food and Drug Administration) for the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome and is occasionally used off-label for short-term treatment of Cushing’s syndrome prior to surgery. Metyrapone prevent...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with PCOS, and there are four to five centimeters-sized cysts on my right ovaries. Can I conceive?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) four to five centimeters on the right. I am taking tablet Krimson 35, tablet Normoz, and tablet Metformin 500 mg for three months. I have been married for two years and I am anxious to conceive. Is there any possibility that I can c...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Please send me a detailed gynecology, medical, and drug histories. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance with multiple growing follicles, and increased size of the ovaries. The polycystic ovarian syndrome can irregulate the...  Read Full »

I missed my periods for five years after taking the birth control injections, and I currently experience nausea at night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was on the birth control injection, only got the shot three times seven years ago, and missed the period. Currently I have nausea at night and not that much in the morning. In addition, I threw up once at night, feeling sick. What could cause these symptoms? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. It would help if you did beta human chorionic gonadotropin as you are having vomiting symptoms to check your current pregnancy status. You are a teenager and could have ovulatory and anovulatory cycles due to reproductive development, but n...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from polycystic ovarian disease along with excessive bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome for a long time. I have had several failed treatments. Recently I stopped treatment as it was not going well with me. A month before, I got my periods back. It lasted for more than 15 days. I had medicine to put a halt to it. It stopp...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your polycystic hormonal disturbance overreacted to externally induced hormones. Hormonal imbalance, intake, or withdrawal can cause side effects like irregular, unscheduled bleeding, breast tenderness, and bloatedness. Start iron supplements immediately as you feel wea...  Read Full »

I have PCOS and multiple issues associated with it. How to proceed with the treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, Before marriage, my period used to last for seven days. I had irregular periods. I used to get periods either for 45 days or 15 days. Either too early or too late. Doctors said it was polycystic ovary disease. After marriage, my periods became regular. When tested, the polycystic ovarian ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. You have poly cystic ovarian syndrome and that is causing irregular periods and may be weight gain and abnormal hairs growth. Kindly follow the below guideline, it may greatly help you. You have to do a complete workup. Maintain a healthy l...  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 »

Are IVF and ICSI needed to get pregnant with PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old female, and I weigh 57 kg. I am work in a bank, which keeps me out of home from 9 AM to 7 PM. I was diagnosed with PCOS, and I have a 1.5 mm intramural fibroid on the posterior wall of the uterus since two years. I am taking Glyciphage SR 500 since then, and it has kep...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathawane Aparna Mulchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not necessary to go for IVF (in vitro fertilization). IVF has more success rate than IUI (intrauterine insemination) during infertility. I suggest trying IUI few more times, but chances of success are less. So, you have to take the decision. Nowadays with advance...  Read Full »

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