Symptoms Of Pcos

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition caused due to hormonal imbalance in women. It results in symptoms like irregular periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, excess facial and body hair, weight gain, acne, male-pattern baldness, and headaches.

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I am 20 years old, taking vitamin C and zinc supplements, and have one-side nipple discharge and PCOD symptoms. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. My weight is 65 kg, and my height is 5.2 feet. I am currently on vitamin C and zinc medications. Since last week, I noticed a slight nipple discharge from my left one when squeezed. I think I have pcod symptoms such as weight gain, facial hair, and acne. Could you te...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your question. Nipple discharge can be seen when female hormones fluctuate or due to underlying benign breast diseases like fibrocystic disease. I suggest you visit the surgeon for a physical breast examination, and accordingly, an ultraso...  Read Full »

Did I miss my periods because of pregnancy or some other serious condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period this month. But I am on birth control pills and use condoms every time. I am currently taking Spiralactone for my acne. I have never missed a period before. I have taken four pregnancy tests, and all came back negative. Should I be concerned about pregnancy or a ser...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern. I understand that you have been taking all due precautions; rather, you have been taking two precautions, so there is no chance of pregnancy. The birth control options you are taking complement each other as you are taking hormonal ...  Read Full »

Can PCOS cause irregular and prolonged periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I had bleeding for five weeks and two days and so I did a pelvic exam. I do not know the reason for the bleeding and everything was in the average size. I did not get periods of nine months. I usually have periods only for two to three times per year. Can I have PCOS? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You cannot see polycystic changes on ultrasound as only fifty percent of people show changes due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you have any of these changes such as excess acne, unwanted facial or body hair, or severe hair fall along with irregular periods i...  Read Full »

My teenage sister does not have a period from almost a year. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My younger sister, who is 15 years and five months, had her first-period last year and again had her second period a month later. But, after that, she did not have her periods at all. We consulted a gynecologist who suggested an ultrasound. The report reveals a small uterus 53.3 by 19....  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your sister could be having polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is a metabolic problem that is quite common these days. This is not a disease related to only the ovaries but the whole metabolism of the body. This usually manifests as irregular cycles, excess hair...  Read Full »

My daughter has cysts in both left and right ovaries. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 16 years old. She has irregular periods. Sometimes, the cycle lasts 15 to 20 days, while on some months, it lasts 40 days. Her doctor advised an ultrasound scan. She was diagnosed with cysts on the right and left ovaries. Her cervix size is 7.5. She was asked to take es...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Initial periods around puberty can be irregular. If the diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovaries syndrome) is correct, she may require medicines to make her periods regular. PCOS girls are at a risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and endometrial hyperplasia. ...  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. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Is it possible to get pregnant with polycystic ovaries?

Query: Hi doctor, I had irregular periods before marriage. After three months of marriage, my menstrual cycle was regular. My last period was three months before. I felt I was pregnant and checked with the pregnancy test kit. It was negative. With a doctor consultation, I took an abdominal scan it shows I...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. The most accurate and confirmatory test for pregnancy is the scan that your doctor has done. If the pregnancy does not show up in the scan, then there is no pregnancy. But if you are still not sure, you can either send me the scan report, and I will clarif...  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 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 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 »

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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