Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
PCOD or polycystic ovarian disease
is a condition characterized by baseline hormonal imbalance.
The ovary is studded with multiple small follicles ( resembling small cysts - hence the name of the condition ).
Due to the hormonal imbalances, none of these small follicles form a mature egg, hence ovulation is erratic, and periods are irregular.
Periods will be irregular, delayed at times, scanty.
There is no ' cure ' for PCOD.
Its symptoms can only be controlled.
is a prominent feature in controlling the condition.
Even a 5 % weight loss will regulate cycles.
Sometimes, further additional medications such as Metformin
might be required to regulate cycles.
Please consult a Gynaecologist, and have detailed evaluation of the severity of PCOD which you have.
Please get the following done -
1. Complete internal check up - per vaginum and per speculum
2. Pelvic ultrasound
scan done transvaginally
3. Follicular monitoring to check if ovulation is occurring.
4. Hormonal levels - FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin
, OGTT, Lipid Profile
, DHEAS, Serum testosterone
, Fasting serum insulin.
Then accordingly Metformin can be added.
Many women require additional therapy ( medications to induce ovulation ) in order to conceive.
Do not worry, as with daily exercise and a nutritious diet, you will be able to lead a normal life.
All the best.
Please feel free to discuss further.