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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What is the recommended maximum dose of Spironolactone for PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS whose symptoms are extremely effectively managed by both my oral contraceptive (Sprintec), and miracle drug Spironolactone, which I take 100 mg a day for. It has greatly lessened my period pain, cleared my skin, hirsutism, and kept my ovaries safe for around four years now...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. Yes, sometimes, the dose of Spironolactone is not sufficient to suppress the androgens. So maximum you may take up to 100 mg twice a day. Even though if symptoms not improved you have to take Finasteride like anti-androgens under you...  Read Full »

Can a woman with PCOS conceive naturally?

Query: Good Morning! Doctor. I am 35yrs old and weighs 88.3Kg. I am diagnosed with PCOS which is really making hard to reduce weight. However, I have reduced my weight within recent 3months. Is there no natural way of conceiving rather going for IVF or other treatments. My local GP hinted that I might hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hello, to answer ur various queries if u are experiencing post coital bleed and are scheduled for a pap smear it's advisable to be abstient for atleast 1 week prior to the procedure . pcos does make losing weight and conceiving very difficult . but it's not impossible . gud job on ur weigh...  Read Full »

How to treat acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having something like acne. They are superficial spots and a lot of them are mainly on my forehead, jaw and chin area. I am suffering with this problem for over a year now. Also, I have clogged pores and blackheads. I visited a doctor before and he said that he would not do anything ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read the query in detail. Your problem seems to be acne vulgaris. Acne vulgaris is a common skin concern in adolescents and may sometimes persist in adulthood too. It is a skin disorder involvin...  Read Full »

I did not get period after stopping birth control pills. What should I do to get period without OCP?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not get my period for over a year after stopping birth control. I have stopped the birth control pill last year and have not had a period yet. I do eat a very healthy diet and do not do excessive sport. My periods before being on birth control were regular and I do not have a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your hormonal profile is normal just that progesterones are way too low indicating that you are not ovulating and hence no menses. Sometimes, amenorrhoea is seen after prolonged use ...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for the symptoms like irregular periods, fatigue, anxiety, etc?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female. I suspect that I may have a hormonal condition, such as PCOS or hypothyroidism, and wanted to get an opinion based on my symptoms. I have compiled a list of symptoms that I have been experiencing so far; 1) Excess hair growth: “Beard” area, bikini line, l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). However, there are certain conditions that mimic PCOS, like thyroid, adrenal problem, and hyperprolactinemia, etc. You need to visit a gynecologist or endocrinologist as certain details like testoster...  Read Full »

Does continuous changes in luteal phase indicate PCOS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old woman. My menstrual cycle usually lasts between 27 to 30 days. I usually ovulate on day 12 of my cycle. I usually track ovulation so I know I do ovulate. I recently took a blood test that shows my MCV is 77 and my MCH is 25 both below normal range. My HbA1c was 5.90...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really good to know that you are very knowledgeable about your cycle routine. Let me add a few things further into it. The first thing is that the luteal phase is always fixed (14 days) while the follicular phase varies in women's cycle due to hormonal changes in...  Read Full »

How can I stop my body from producing excessive male hormones?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sickle cell trait. I was diagnosed with pcos and pmdd. I got a colonoscopy done for chronic constipation. But, the report was inconclusive. My main concern is that, my body is producing lot of male hormones. Due to which, I have a lot of facial hair and have a deep voice. On a r...  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have multiple issues with your hormonal levels. I will provide some guidelines which you can proceed with: Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is very low. This means you are ove...  Read Full »

What are the causes of unwanted hair growth on the upper lips and chin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old girl. I have unwanted hair on my upper lips and chin. My breast size is also small. Is there any medicine which will help in getting rid of these problems?  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have hair anywhere else say tummy, back, thighs, around the nipples? Do you have a lot of acne also along with your excess hair growth? Is there any family history of similar problems? Are your menstrual cycles normal? Are there any irregularities? Di...  Read Full »

I have excessive body hair and obesity. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had PCOS for over a decade now. I initially saw a gynecologist who tried oral contraceptive pills, microgynon, and spironolactone. She did a battery of blood tests and ultrasounds to confirm I have the condition. A general physician prescribed Metformin a few years back. All of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have a 21-hydroxylase deficiency and that causes an excess of testosterone and androstenedione causing virilization of females and PCOS. This is the cause of your hirsutism and insulin resis...  Read Full »

I get spotting every 15 days. What can be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular periods. I am getting few spots in 15 days and also the flow was heavy during my periods. I have consulted a gynecologist here. She asked me to check the Hb count, thyroid, sugar levels, vitamin B12 and D3. Everything was fine except Hb and vitamin D3. She a...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which is found in 5-10 percentage of general population and there is nothing to worry for it. Your spotting is not related to PCOS directly. In PCOS, periods become irregular due to anovulation, which leads t...  Read Full »

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