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 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Do fibroids affect fertility?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old married female. I have retention cyst and seedling fibroid. I have this for the past eight months. Can you please let me know if there will be a problem in having a baby? Is this a pcod cyst? Is any treatment required? Or will it go off without treatment? Please clear...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibroids can cause fertility problems if they are too large in size or in the wrong location. If you have seedling fibroids, then they are unlikely to cause problems in conception. They may grow a bit during pregnancy, but will decrease in size after delivery. If ...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old white female. My height is 5'4" and weight is 165 lbs. I am a healthy athlete (crossfit athlete and a former state champion). I had a very high stress as entrepreneur for more than 5 years. My initial complaints were low energy, depression, fatigue, irregular, heavy per...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is probably PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) as you mentioned. Your history is consistent with it. I need the actual report of testosterone to know the method used for analysis and whether it was total or bioavailable testosterone. I noticed the liver function test...  Read Full »

Are there any medicines available to cure multiple cysts in ovary?

Query: Hi doctor, My niece aged 14 years weighs 60 kg. Recently her monthly cycles are not proper and she is having heavy pain at times in a day in her lower area. Recently we consulted a gynecologist and recommended to go for ultrasound scan of whole abdomen. In the scan report under ovaries section it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. I am really sorry to know your niece is suffering from stomach and irregular cycles. I understand it can be a very annoying problem. By the ultrasound report that you have given here, it seems your niece has PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I...  Read Full »

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