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Dr. Shivani Chaturvedi - Gynaecologist, Agra

Dr. Shivani Chaturvedi

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Hi! I am Dr. Shivani Chaturvedi – An O.B.G.Y.N, Surgeon, Writer, Speaker,Columnist ,Social Influencer, motivational speaker and a Loving Mom. I'm here for you. Let me know if you require......more
Hi! I am Dr. Shivani Chaturvedi – An O.B.G.Y.N, Surgeon, Writer, Speaker,Columnist ,Social Influencer, motivational speaker and a Loving Mom. I'm here for you. Let me know if you require any Help or Assistance regarding Women's Health and Wellness Issues. I can assure you of a Medical Solution to your Problem and give you the Right Advice with Compassion and Confidentiality.
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Welcome to my world of Wellness and Empowerment for Women, Worldwide. I am an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and a Laparoscopic Surgeon based in Agra, INDIA. I did my Medicine from G.R.M.C, Gwalior and Masters from JNMC, Belgaum. I got my training in F.O.G.S.I certified courses for In Vitro Fertilisation and Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgeries. I was awarded my Diplomate Certification from the prestigious Ian Donald Inter University School of Medical Ultrasound, Dubrovnik, Croatia in Gynaecological and Obstetric Ultrasonography. I have specialisation in colposcopy and hysteroscopy and have been in active practice for over 18 years now treating patients from all walks of life with compassion and empathy. My interests in medicine include teenage & adolescent health, female endocrinology, laparoscopic surgery, painless labour and critical high-risk obstetrics. There have been countless occasional where I have been invited to girl schools and colleges for 'know your body' awareness workshops and PCOD awareness seminars. I have been awarded the President’s Award from the Indian Medical Association for consecutive years including Lady Achievers Award and have also been the recipient of the national kamini rao award for gynaecology oration on safe abortion. I have written and published several papers and articles in relevant academic fields and also have been an expert in leaders in cervical cancer vaccination EXCEL program. I am a member of numerous prestigious associations like the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and UPHAI to name a few. That’s in brief about the Doctor in me. Being a woman too, adds to my happiness and satisfaction quotient. I certainly believe that a strong woman is more than just a mother, wife, achiever and a professional. Being able to find happiness on your own, your self-confidence should not require any validation. You should be able to express who you are at your core no matter how you do that. On this journey of trying my little bit to help and empower women, I am regularly invited as a speaker and panellist in various conferences and seminars organised for social causes. I have been a speaker in national media conferences for several years now and am as a social activist on advisory board of several women and social organizations. Being a gender sensitive motivational speaker, I love helping women overcome their fear and indecision at various platforms. I also love to express my feelings and thoughts through words. For that, I have been a columnist with Hindustan Times for many years now having written over 100 columns for the national mouth piece as well as a local Hindi Heart Land Rural News Paper ‘Gaon Connection’. My passion for literature and reading inspired me to create AGRA BOOK CLUB, a group of like-minded people who are into discourses of the softer kind. I also have been on the panel of Kumaon litfest , udaipur litfest and mumbai lit-o-fest. I have been extremely lucky to have the appreciation of people bestowed on me in the form of various awards including international award for woman of substance, the HT Women of the Year Award, the Pride of Agra and the Women Achievers Award from IMA apart from a wall full of certificates and trophies that adorn my place. As an educationist, I am also the Vice president of Gayatri public schools (10+2 CBSE schools) have a child strength of over 7000 children. I wish to heal, inspire, motivate and help women achieve what they dream of. I’m here for you.

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MBBS - Gajraraja Medical College Gwalior - 1995
MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum - 1999
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International Award For Women Achievers
Kamini Rao Best Oration In Gynecology
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Prevent Ovarian Cancer The Easy Way

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Prevent Ovarian Cancer The Easy Way

Knowing This Can Help You Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most common cancer to affect the female reproductive system. The exact cause of ovarian cancer is not yet known and the risk factors involved are numerous, the most prevalent of which are genetic defects and hereditary problems.

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are not always clear and range from pelvic and abdominal pains to irregularities in the menstrual cycle. Women beyond the age of 50 are most at risk of developing this type of cancer and the risk factor increases in case of family history.

Prevention of  Ovarian Cancer

There is no sure shot way of preventing ovarian cancer. Some factors such as genetics cannot be controlled at all. There are, however, ways to take precaution against it through some simple lifestyle choices. A few of those ways are as follows:

Eat a healthy balanced diet which is rich in all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that the body requires for boosting and maintaining immunity.

Exercise regularly and stay active. Maintaining fitness is an important aspect of preventing the onset of all sorts of diseases and disorders.

Go for frequent health checkups and make regular consultations with your gynaecologist so as to ensure early detection of the problem.

Another notable way of avoiding ovarian cancer is taking birth control pills which are known to reduce the risk levels. However, studies have shown that there are other health risks associated with taking birth control pills and hence you should always consult a gynaecologist for a proper prescription. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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Breast Cancer - Can It Be Predicted Before It Develops?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Breast Cancer - Can It Be Predicted Before It Develops?

Medical science constantly challenges the boundaries by finding not only the cures to the most dangerous diseases, but finds a way to prevent them even before they occur. With years of research, practice and data available for analysis, scientists are using advanced technology in combination with years of research to create a predicting mechanism for often fatal diseases like cancer.

Breast cancer screening has always been done with mammographyThe fact is that this method is only 75% accurate, laden with false positives and misses a whole set of women totally- and that too when cancer has already developed. Part of the problem comes from the dense breast tissue which one in three women have. This tissue masks the lumps, which makes it difficult for mammograms to accurately screen cancer.

Some breakthrough scientific methods are changing this by drawing on years of research to predict this deadly disease, years before it can manifest itself.

A genetic test to predict cancer 10-11 years ahead of time
This test was performed to see how environmental factors could influence cancer, along with habits like smoking, abusing alcohol or hormones, genetic changes that occur and are put a large percentage of the women at a high risk of developing this disease.

A simple blood test is used for the genetic analysis of hereditary cancer. Researchers found a biological marker, methylation of the ATM gene, which has a very high ability to predict the risk of developing cancer, several years before diagnosis. 'Methylation' concluded that when one biological indicator is exposed to carcinogenic substances, or other abusive substances like tobacco and alcohol, it may trigger the development of cancer. On the flip side, this test will take time to reach the commercial market and even then cannot give an exact timeline as to when someone may develop the disease.

A simple blood test to predict breast cancer 5 years before it develops
This is the kind of medical miracle the world is looking for. Last year in April, researches in Denmark identified a simple blood test that can predict breast cancer five years before it actually develops with an accuracy of a whopping 80%.

It works by "measuring all of the compounds in the blood to build a 'metabolic profile' of an individual, in order to detect changes in the way chemicals are processed, during a pre-cancerous stage," says Laura Donnelly, health editor at The Telegraph, which covered this development. Danish researchers observed 57,000 participants over 20 years, gathering blood samples along the way, specifically comparing a set of 800 women who remained healthy or developed breast cancer within 7 years of their first blood sample. The researchers found they were able to predict, with 80 percent accuracy, which patients would be affected by the disease, just by looking at the metabolic profiles they built from the participants' blood samples. The results have been published in Metabolomics.


Are you living with the uncertainty of a lump in your breast? It's time you take the first step and consult a specialist here.

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Ovarian Cyst - 8 Common Causes

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Ovarian Cyst - 8 Common Causes

The ovaries are the egg producing organs, an essential part of the female reproductive system, they are responsible for the production of estrogen and release an egg every month. If the egg is fertilized with a sperm it can result in a pregnancy.

Ovarian cysts are quite common among women. Ovarian cysts are known to be small sacs filled with fluid that are situated in the ovaries.

Causes of ovarian cysts: Among ovarian cysts, the most common one is called the 'functional cyst'. This type of cyst is generally formed during the process of ovulation, wherein either the eggs do not successfully release from the sac or the sac (follicle) fails to disintegrate properly after the release of the egg.

Certain factors that can cause ovarian cysts are:

  1. Age that is ovarian cysts are more likely to occur in women who have reached menopause
  2. Smoking
  3. Being overweight or obese
  4. Consumption of fertility drugs
  5. Hormone replacement therapy
  6. Family history of ovarian cysts and cancer
  7. Early menstruation, that is, the onset of the period before the age of 11
  8. Hypothyroidism

Symptoms related to ovarian cysts: Generally, ovarian cysts show no specific symptoms and are generally located during a physical examination or an ultrasound. But, in case you suffer from large cysts or those that have ruptured, you may experience certain signs like:

  1. Pain while having sex. Great discomfort may be felt, particularly when deep penetration is attempted.
  2. Pain in the lower abdominal and pelvic region. This pain may be intermittent or persistent. It can also vary from being mild to quite sharp.
  3. Irregularity in the menstrual cycle.
  4. An uncomfortable pressure in the lower abdominal and pelvic area.
  5. Acute pain in the pelvic area and the lower back all throughout the menstrual period.
  6. Pain in the pelvic area after a session of vigorous exercise or strenuous physical activity.
  7. A feeling of discomfort or pain while urinating or during bowel movements.
  8. Nausea, followed by vomiting.
  9. Pain in the vaginal area, or light bleeding.
  10. Infertility
  11. Problems with healthy bowel movements.
  12. Bloating
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Periods - 4 Reasons Why Tracking Is Important

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Periods - 4 Reasons Why Tracking Is Important

Keeping track of your cycle probably doesn't sound that interesting or important, but you can benefit a lot by doing that. There are changes that your body goes through and there are specific times when you are ovulating; knowing all these would make your life a lot easier, which is only possible by tracking your period.

  1. Know about your body: Getting your period every 28 days has always been considered normal but only 15% of women get their periods on the clock. Many factors such as stress, illness, exercise, etc. can cause delay in  your period. This is where tracking your cycle can help you find the pattern that is specific to your body condition. During your cycle there are lots of changes happening in your body. The hormones cause a change in the fluid produced from your cervix and also lead the basal temperature of your body to increase. Monitoring these changes through tracking your cycle is known as the symptothermal method. By this way you know about how fascinatingly your body works.
  2. Desire to get pregnant: Tracking your cycle will help you get pregnant. During your cycle, there is a specific time which heightens the possibility of conceiving. The fluid production from the cervix due to hormonal change is the cause of such possibility. Knowing your cycle can take out the stress from trying to get pregnant and it can also help determine any abnormalities that are preventing your pregnancy.
  3. Avoid pregnancy: If you know the time when you are most likely to get pregnant through tracking, you obviously know when not to have sex, if you are trying to avoid pregnancy. Using symptothermal method for the purpose of birth control has proven to be 99.6% effective, which is higher than birth control medications.
  4. Health benefits: You can reap a lot of health benefits by tracking your cycle. Conditions like fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis are quite common in women, which can be detected by tracking your period. If anything is wrong in your reproductive system, the cycle will indicate it.
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Vaginal Douching - Problems You Must Be Aware Of?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Vaginal Douching -  Problems You Must Be Aware Of?

Like many systems within the human body, the reproductive system is also a self maintaining one and performs many complex functions on its own. The female reproductive system is one such system and within it, the vagina is an especially good example. It is a self contained system wherein, the balance of the vaginal bacteria is maintained for proper health.

Douching
Douching is a process that involves the cleaning out or washing of an internal cavity of a body, such as the anus or the vagina with the help of water and special nozzles. Vaginal douching has become prevalent among women, mostly due to aggressive marketing campaigns which claim that it helps to keep the vagina clean. It is estimated that in developed nations, one in four women perform douching regularly.

Is it any good?
Vaginal douching has been reviled by most medical professionals around the world. The consensus is that not only does vaginal douching have no benefits; it may also be harmful for your vagina in general. The vagina is an ecosystem wherein multiple types of organisms thrive, including bacteria and fungi. These organisms keep each other in check and maintain the health of the organ. These organisms help maintain the pH Levels (the alkaline to acidic radio) within the vagina. Douching may actually disrupt the balance and cause harm by destroying one type of micro-organisms and letting the other proliferate, thus causing infections and other problems.

Problems caused by vaginal douching
Douches, especially the ones found in the market, contain elements such as iodine, baking soda, vinegar and other chemicals that can make the delicate vaginal balance go haywire. Some of the disorders that can be caused by it are mentioned as follows:

  1. Yeast infections: This is due to the proliferation of the fungi known as ‘candida’ within the vagina. This fungus is present within the vagina, but douching can reduce the bacteria that counteract it, resulting in rapid growth. This is one of the most common infections of the vagina.
  2. Bacterial vaginosis: Similar to how yeast infections occur, in this case, harmful bacteria proliferate within the vagina. This is also a common vaginal infection and douching has been deemed as one of the leading causes for it.
  3. Pelvic inflammatory diseases: Douching pushes the bacteria of the vaginal canal into the cervix and the uterus, resulting in infections such as PID or pelvic inflammatory diseases (an infection in the reproductive organ in females).
  4. Pregnancy related problems: A myth has been floating around that if a woman performs douching after sexual intercourse, it will wash away the sperm and hence prevent her from getting pregnant. In fact, the reverse is true. Douching can often push the sperm up into the uterus causing pregnancy. Not only that, pregnancies caused in such a manner have higher chances of bearing complications such as ectopic pregnancies (a condition wherein the fertilized egg gets implanted outside one’s uterus), birth defects, etc.
  5. Irritation and vaginal dryness: Douching at the very least will result in the vagina turning dry as the natural mechanisms are disrupted. This results in irritation and itching.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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4 Types Of Vaginal Cancer

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
4 Types Of Vaginal Cancer

Generally identified as a rare and uncommon phenomenon, vaginal cancer most often occurs in the cells present in the outer lining of the vagina, also called the birth canal. Although primary vaginal cancer is rare and unusual, there are various other types of vaginal cancer that originate elsewhere in the body, but have spread over to your vagina.

Depending upon the nature of origin, vaginal cancer can be divided into the following types:

  1. Vaginal adenocarcinoma, beginning in the glandular cells on the surface of your vagina
  2. Vaginal sarcoma, developing in the connective tissue cells and multiple cells lining the walls of your vagina
  3. Vaginal squamous cell carcinoma, originates in the squamous cells lining the surface of the bacteria
  4. Vaginal melanoma, developing in melanocytes, the pigment producing cells in your vagina

Symptoms: As vaginal cancer progresses from one stage to the next, you may experience any one of the following signs and symptoms:

  1. Diluted, watery vaginal discharge
  2. Painful urination
  3. Constipation
  4. Odd cases vaginal bleeding, for instance, after menopause or after intercourse
  5. Formation of lumps in your vagina
  6. Frequent and regular urination
  7. Pelvic pain

Causes: Normally, cancer develops when healthy cells undergo genetic mutations, subsequently leading to the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells. Cancer cells are known to break off from pre-existing tumors and can easily spread everywhere, in what is referred to as metastasize.

Beyond the natural process of development, here are a few factors, which may further contribute to the growth of cancerous cells:

  1. Increasing age
  2. Vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
  3. Exposure  o miscarriage prevention drugs
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Delivering A Child- Things You Must Understand!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Delivering A Child- Things You Must Understand!

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and anxious phase in a woman’s life. There is definitely an information overload from all sources i.e. family, friends, medical team, books, Internet, etc., that is dumped on the mother-to-be. The idea is to prepare her for the delivery. What needs to be borne in mind though is that each delivery is unique and there are no two women who have had the exact same experience.

However, it is good for the mother to know what to expect so that she is mentally prepared and not totally caught unawares when the actual scenes unfold. The following are the sequence of events that she should be aware of and watch out for:

  1. With the due date nearing, she should keep a watch for the water breaking. This is passing of fluid surrounding the baby and is usually colorless and odorless. However, if it is green or brown, it is an indication that something might be wrong. Immediate medical help should be sought in that case.
  2. Along with water breaking, contractions is the next thing to watch out for. This is due to the tightening and releasing of the uterus, indicating that the baby has begun to descend down towards the cervix. If these last for up to a minute, occur every five minutes, and persist for up to an hour, it is a clear indication that it is delivery time and you must head to the hospital.
  3. Two sensations very prominent during delivery are pain and pressure. The pressure is from the baby passing down the birth canal. As the cervix and the vaginal canal expand to allow passage of the baby, there would be a great deal of pain and pressure. It is not just the mother, even the baby exerts significant pressure to come out of the womb during labor.
  4. The process of the baby getting out of the womb is what is medically termed as labor and has three distinct stages to it:
  5. The first stage has two parts to it i.e. an initial, gradual phase that may last for a few hours and a later, quicker phase. The rate of progress of delivery is steady.
  6. The second stage usually lasts for about two hours, during which the cervix is minimally dilated and pushing begins. This stage lasts until the baby is out of the womb.
  7. The third and the last stage is where the placenta is extracted and the umbilical cord is cut.

Some common problems you may expect include injury or tearing of the vagina or cervix, need for episiotomy, vomiting, passing of motion, anesthetic complications, etc. However, what would remain etched in the mother’s memory would be the first sight of the baby.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello ma'am. I am taking meprate 10 continuously for last 40 days and not getting period. I have an ovarian simple cyst (2.2 cm) for 3-4 years. I am worried whether it is cancerous or not. please help me. My prolactin level is high (58) and my insulin level (19).

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Hello ma'am. I am taking meprate 10 continuously for last 40 days and not getting period. I have an ovarian simple cy...
You will not get your period unless you stop meprate. Get a recent ultrasound done and share the report. Will advise. Don’t think ofcancer as of now. Huperprolactenemia is easily manageable.
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