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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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 la...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 import...  Read Full »

I get irregular periods, hair thinning, body and facial hair growth post lockdown. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with PCOS four years ago. I used to get irregular periods, hair thinning, and body and facial hair growth post lockdown. I want to know what exactly is the root cause of this. What test is required to know about it further? Please give me your opinion on this. Regards...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The signs you have are classic symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The root cause of this is excess production of androgens produced by ovaries and then small cysts that get formed around ovaries. Yo...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Suffering from PCOD and taking medicines, but still it has not reduced. Can you help ?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What causes irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having issues with on and off periods for nearly four years now. When my periods started, they were normal, neither heavy nor light, and nothing unusual. But, I started missing my cycle for about six months, and then I would come back completely normal. My last episode of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The menstrual pattern you quote sounds like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). It is a hormonal imbalance characterized by menstrual abnormalities. I suggest doing the following tests on day two of periods to diagnose and classify the type of PCOS. The timing is...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant with a single embryo transfer?

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


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hello, 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. You are around 9 kg overweight (attachments removed to protect patients identity), so pleas...  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. Aparna M Sathawane

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 »

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 »

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