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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 have had a corpus luteum cyst in my ovary. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a bilateral polycystic ovary and a hemorrhagic corpus luteal cyst in my left ovary. Now, I am having pain in the lower area of my ovary. What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. The corpus luteum cyst is not big enough to require a surgical intervention. Most of them resolve spontaneously on their own after about two to three weeks. You would need painkillers. However, if the pain continues to get worse, then you ...  Read Full »

I have PCOD. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having PCOD. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) is a very common condition nowadays. It is a treatable condition and will not affect your life much if the cysts are small in size. A lot depends on your lifestyle. Stress is a major factor. Eating healthy home cooked food and doing...  Read Full »

I am suffering from PCOD despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a 29 year old female suffering from PCOD, taking medicines from past 1 year. But still it has not reduced. I was into Metformin and Folic acid. At the same time I have also taken medicines for conception (i.e, clomiphene). Follicar study has been conducted for four times and only ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Metformin is a very effective medicine in PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease) treatment. It reduces weight, increases sensitivity to insulin and decreases androgen level. All these effects are helpful in the treatment of PCOD. But as you say it is not effective in your ...  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 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 maintain health...  Read Full »

Can I take Orlistat for weight loss if I have PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I weigh 49 kg. My height is 140 cm and my BMI is 25. I am getting married in a few months and need to shed a few pounds. I took Orlistat 60 mg capsules after breakfast and lunch. I bought it over the counter without a prescription. The same evening, I had co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need not take this drug to reduce weight. I would recommend you to stop this drug. An oily stool is normal with the medication you had taken. If you are already a diagnosed case of PCOS, consult a gynaecologist online and get it treated. PCOS is a cause for ove...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a safe period for sex when on PCOS medicines.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and am now prescribed to take pills for six months. My and partner are wondering if we should wait for six months to have sex or if it is okay to have sex even if I am on pills. What if I accidentally got pregnant and I am still taking the pi...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are on combined oral contraceptive pills that are more beneficial in polycystic ovary syndrome and effective for acne and overgrowth of abnormal hairs.You can have sex as you wish, and you are least likely to get pregnant only if you take pills regularly as schedule...  Read Full »

My ovaries are bulky, echogenic, and contain multiple small follicles. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, Both ovaries are bulky, echogenic, and contain multiple (>10) small peripherally lined tiny follicles. One maturing follicle (21.9 millimeters x 14.9 millimeters) is in the left ovary. The right ovary is 37.6 millimeters x 15.2 millimeters, and the left ovary is 42.0 millimeters x 26.6...  Read Full »

Dr. Aamir Muhamed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your scan report (attachments removed for patient identity protection) shows features of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and grade 1 fatty liver. This is a common problem among young adults today, usually due to unhealthy lifestyles. Management depends on your sympto...  Read Full »

It has been 90 days since my last period with negative pregnancy test. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. My BMI rate is 29 and I am trying to conceive for the past one and a half years. I have irregular periods and my doctor prescribed me Duphaston tablets for getting periods last year. Should I take this medicine again? It has been 90 days since my last period. I tested...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may be suffering from PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). If you want to conceive then the entire approach to treatment changes because we then focus on making you ovulate. Let me know your LMP (last menstrual period) and health history and also, any investigations don...  Read Full »

I am suffering from bowel discharge, PCOS, and irregular periods. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing bowel discharge problems, and my stomach gets larger when I eat. And I have also been facing period irregularities for a year. My body has been gaining weight for some months, and it is a lot of weight, like 15.4 pounds in three months. I have consulted with a doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I hope you have started medicines for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). But along with medications, you should also do regular exercises, yoga asana, diet modification (take high fiber diet) and maintain weight within norm...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my thick and foul-smelling discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, and my husband is 30 years old, and I have PCOS from the past 11 years. We are married for a year and a half. My periods are irregular, and sometimes I do not get periods for 8 to 9 months. I used to get periods after taking Meprate. With Clomifene, I got two cycles ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), you should plan the treatment first and then plan a pregnancy. This involves weight reduction, oral contraceptive pills for three months, the ones with Cyproterone acetate to reduce testosterone levels and also most impor...  Read Full »

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