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Hello Doctor, My wife is having PCOS from last 5

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal


Practicing since :2001

Answered : 13708 Questions

Posted on Sat, 9 Feb 2019 in Pregnancy
Question: Hello Doctor,

My wife is having PCOS from last 5 years (Since 2014). She got pregnant in Dec 2017 and we got blessed with a baby in Sept, 2017. She didn't get her menstrual periods for the first 9-10 months after delivery which is expected as per doctor. However, she started getting them on regular basis for 2-3 months after that.
Please find below the details :
Sept, 2018 - She got the Menstrual periods.
Oct, 2018 - She didn't get them (This was similar to the way she was getting periods before pregnancy, Doctor said it is because of PCOS).
Nov, 2018 - She got the Menstrual periods for 7-10 days).
Dec, 2018 - She just got the spottings. XXXXXXX 2019 - Bleeding started on XXXXXXX 2nd, reduced after 10 days but again increased since XXXXXXX 15th.

We are worried if there is any reason that the bleeding has not yet stopped for this month. Can this happen due to PCOS?
Also, she is taking steroids (Prednisone) for a problem she is facing in eyes (Redness, blurred vision). Can this be due to steroids?
Request for your advice.

Thanks & Regards,
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be due to hormonal disturbance.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
I have gone through your query and understand your health concerns.
The prolonged episode of bleeding that she is having now can be due to hormonal disturbance caused by PCOS. The steroids she is taking are not likely to affect the pattern of bleeding. Now that the bleeding is prolonged she needs to start with proper hormonal pills to stop the bleeding. She needs to consult her gynecologist to regularize her periods.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 35 hours later
Hello Doctor,

Thanks for the advice.
As adviced by you, we will consult her gynecologist to regularize her periods. However, we are out of city for next few days so just wanted to confirm if we need to consult someone in the current city immediately to get the hormonal pills. Considering it is a weekend and a new city, the earliest possible consultation will be around XXXXXXX 23rd, that will be the 22nd day of bleeding in case it continues till then. Request for your advice if it can be a concern if the bleeding continues more than 20 days, I guess this will increase the chances of getting anemic but just wanted to confirm.

Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
She can start with Texakind - MF.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
A continuous bleeding for 20 days is worrisome. She can start with Tab. Texakind MF to control the bleeding. She can have this tablet twice a day along with a good iron supplement like Cap. Fefol Z. These will help in controlling her bleeding temporarily till she meets her gynecologist.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D

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