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 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 »

Since I started taking ayurveda medicine, my stools are dark colored. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Due to work stress and junk stuff, I started suffering from irregular periods, indigestion, hair fall and acne for the last six to seven months. So, I went up for some ayurveda treatment. I started taking the following medicines prescribed by an ayurveda practitioner. A combination of Ash...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. You did not mention that have you been performed any test, ultrasound and the previously taken any allopathy medicine. Also, you have been taking this medicine for quite long. Is now your period regular or not? All the symptoms you have mentione...  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 5 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 19.9 mm...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Will combined oral contraceptive pills help treat acne and female pattern hair loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female, and I am currently taking Tetracycline tablets 500 mg, twice a day for my adult acne. I have been taking them since last year. Previous to this, and sometimes still, I use Duac 10 mg or 50 mg topically. I used this on my back and face for about a year before ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been on Tetracycline for quite a long time. There are other options also like you said oral Isotretinoin, which gives very good result in patients with acne. But if the patient is on this medication, then it is advised to avoid pregnancy. At least there shoul...  Read Full »

What is the permanent solution for irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 22 years old. She is suffering from irregular periods. She is taking Diane-35 to get regular periods. If she stops the tablet, then her periods will go missing. What is the permanent solution for her? Please suggest. Additionally, she has thyroid problem. She is under regu...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I can presume, your sister is having cystic ovaries with irregular menstruation termed polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Here, the ovaries produce hormones in a disordered manner as well as there is no production of egg. My question is, whether she got tested for t...  Read Full »

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