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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 have been diagnosed with PCOS, and my doctor prescribed me a birth control pill and Metformin. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I recently found out that I have PCOS by taking some blood tests and ultrasounds. I noticed that I have a medium-sized cyst on my ovaries. So the doctor has given me birth control pills and a few packs of Metformin. I am worried about the cyst. Please give me advice...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PCOD is best to be diagnosed by history and never by ultrasound. It will be overdiagnosed. If I may explain - polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) is a congenital condition. I mean, it is a genetically programmed condition. You get it from your parents. When you suddenly ...  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 est...  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. Many of...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Why am I getting spotting every 15 days?

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 al...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 to h...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports for signs of PCOS.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly review my laboratory reports and tell me if this is indicative of PCOS. I have very tender breasts, fatigue, hair loss on my scalp and eyebrows, hair growth on my chin, and I have started gaining weight. I am constantly thirsty, and my appetite is out of control. Cholesterol lev...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed the reports you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), the lipid profile, which was altered due to fasting, is the only abnormality. Other reports, including hormone profiles (L...  Read Full »

Why does my teenage sister not get periods for one year?

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 »

Why has my period lasted for the past 2 months?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old, and my period started two months ago, but it still has not stopped. I have a PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) problem, and my weight has increased to 242 pounds after my second son's c-section. I am currently taking Ayurvedic medication. Please suggest medication to s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. You need to have several tests done, including blood tests such as complete blood count (CBC), thyroid function tests, serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), serum luteinizing hormone (LH), serum testo...  Read Full »

I get periods only after taking medication. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old married girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 151 lbs. I am having the problem of irregular periods for the last two years. Medical investigations done several times such as ultrasound and hormone levels. No abnormality was found. Periods occurs with medication. With disc...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). It is normally found in 5-10 % of girls and is probably of genetic origin. The treatment is lifestyle modification such as healthy diet and regular exercise (at least 45 minutes of sweat induc...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with PCOS and I am taking medications. Recently, I have been experiencing left hip pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female and I weigh 172 lbs. My height is 6 feet and 1 inch. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and I am not able to conceive. I was placed on Femara to regulate my cycle and I am asked to take Metformin to dissolve the cysts. I also have severe anxiety. I take BuSp...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Tablet Letrozole (Femara) is an aromatase inhibitor that causes bone loss and bone pain. Since you had an injury seven months back in the left hip joint, Letrozole (Femara) might be exacerbating the symptoms due to bone loss. It cause...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with PCOD and want to conceive a baby. Please provide advice for me.

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I experienced a 20-day delay in my period. After undergoing certain tests, the doctor diagnosed me with PCOS. Since my partner and I are expecting a baby, the doctor prescribed six Meprate tablets to be taken over two days. She advised us to avoid intercourse for a few days...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. Let me provide a few facts about PCOD. PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is a congenital condition, meaning it is genetically programmed and inherited from your parents. When you suddenly gain weight, cholesterol i...  Read Full »

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