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Dr. Archana Shah


Gynaecologist, ahmedabad

23 Years Experience  ·  1 at clinic
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Dr. Archana Shah MBBS Gynaecologist, ahmedabad
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Infertility: How Best to Treat It?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gyneacology), FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Infertility: How Best to Treat It?

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. For women aged 35 and older, inability to conceive after 6 months is generally considered infertility. Repeated pregnancy loss (2 or more spontaneous pregnancy losses) can also be considered infertility. Recent estimates indicate infertility affects 10-15 percent of the population in their childbearing years.

If you experience recurrent pregnancy loss, or if you have not been able to become pregnant within a year (six months if the woman’s age is over 35, 2-3 months if over 40), then you may benefit from assessment and treatment by a reproductive endocrinologist - a doctor with a special interest, training and expertise in the area of infertility. It’s a state that results in the abnormal functioning of the male or female reproductive system.

The causes for infertility could be:

  1. Male factor - erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, problems with quality, count and quantity of semen

  2. Female factor - tubal factor, ovulatory problems, abnormality of uterus, hormonal imbalance 

  3. Antisperm antibodies

The prime symptom is very obvious i.e. unable to have baby despite of having sex without any contraceptives.

Factors affecting fertility:

  1. Age: Female fertility gradually declines in the 30s, particularly after age 35. Each month that she tries, a healthy, fertile 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance of getting pregnant.

  2. Smoking: It increases risk of getting infertile and reduces the chances of treatment.

  3. Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol is said to lower the sperm count in men.

  4. Obesity: An overweight person has a higher chances of having sperm abnormality.

  5. Workout: Less or very heavy work out is said to increase the chances of infertility.

  6. Mental Stress: Studies suggests that ovulation and sperm production may be affected by mental stress. If at least one partner is stressed it is possible that the frequency of sexual intercourse is less, resulting in a lower chance of conception.

  7. Sexually Transmitted Infections can also adversely affect the fertility of a person.

When to take further advice and course of action?

In case the women trying to conceive is less than 35 years of age, then 12 months and if more than 35 years, then in 6 months itself one needs to get in touch with the Specialist/Reproductive Endocrinologist/Gynaecologist or a Urologist for a complete diagnosis.

Many cases of apparent infertility are treatable. Infertility may have a single cause in one of the partners, or it could be the result of a combination of factors in both men and women.

There are many treatments available that improve the chances of having a baby. Such treatments include:

  1. Hormones Treatment

  2. Drugs for fertility

  3. Surgery in some cases

Also one the oldest form of medications such as Ayurveda as well as Homeopathy is said to have a wonderful treatment of Infertility. With the developments in medical sciences, there are lot of treatments available; however, such treatments sometimes become the victim of their own success causing multiple births – Two, Three or may be more.

Some Assisted Treatments are:

  1. Intrauterine insemination

  2. In Vitro Fertilization

  3. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection

  4. Donation of Sperm or Egg

  5. Assisted Hatching

  6. Electric or Vibratory Stimulation to achieve ejaculation

  7. Surgical Sperm Aspiration

It is important to understand the complete treatment before going ahead and be aware of the possible outcomes and be psychologically ready.

Please do not keep it to yourself and consult an expert. Never go for self medication!

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I am 24 years old girl diagnosed with polycystic ovaries so please suggest me which treatment would be effective ayurvedic or allopathy as I want to get rid of this within 1 year tym Please suggest me are there any problems in conceiving as I am really very much worried as m getting married next year So please suggest me effective treatment ayurvedic doctor I shud go for or allopathy? Vil gynaecologist provide me any ayurvedic treatment?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 24 years old girl diagnosed with polycystic ovaries so please suggest me which treatment would be effective ayur...
Pcos irregular menses is effect of non following of periods paricharya in period days it take few years to convert into pcos few females have pcos by bijdoshaj from paternal side following of periods paricharya is must for proper functions in body there is no alternate natural way you can take few ayurvediy medication for improvement by consulting privetly eat fresh home made food only avoid basi food virrudha food like milkshakes fruitsalads khichadi with milk etc avoid day time sleeping and late night eatings avoid heavy food heavy work bathing travelling exercise during period days consult privetly for more details and ayurvediy medication pathyapathya.
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Dr. what were the reason for a late periods. I was having accurate 28 days gap and now its 33 day i'm not having it.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
Dr. what were the reason for a late periods. I was having accurate 28 days gap and now its 33 day i'm not having it.
There are various reason of missed periods like Pregnancy- If your period is late and you've had unprotected sex, take a home pregnancy test. A week after the date you expected your period gives the most accurate results, but many home test manufacturers promise to detect human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG, the hormone released during pregnancy) sooner. Other reasons may be - 1 Stress, 2 Illness, 3 Weight, 4 Excessive exercise, 5 Change in schedule, 6 Medication, 7 Hormonal imbalance, 8 Thyroid disorder. So you need to exclude above reasons. Take plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins, to absorb nutrients to nourish your body, establishing your flow. Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve to ease your stress, improving Oxygen volume in order, to improve hemoglobin level. Your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. Take, Apple, carrots, cheese, milk, banana, papaya, pomegranate, spinach, almonds, walnuts. If then too your period didn't come then do consult a good homeopath. And for my opinion contact me.
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I was trying to conceive from last 4 months but I am not getting. And my periods are also late. And now Dr. given me prolactin medicine for getting my periods normal. This month I got my periods on right date. Now my Dr. have prescribed me STIMUFOL with prolactin. Is it ok to take both together for conceiving.

Homeopath, Chennai
I was trying to conceive from last 4 months but I am not getting. And my periods are also late. And now Dr. given me ...
No Gyanecologist will never prescribe hormone tablet at the early stage of your married life they will request you to wait for 1 year. Check for thyroid and haemoglobin for your irregular mensturation. unless you have the hormone pronlem go for medication else do regular exercises and expose to sunlight regularly and have nutritious food.
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Hi I have licked my GF's vagina and inserted penis in her rectum hole so Will it Cause any Problems to The health or It will be Fine Thanks You.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Most commonly, people get or transmit HIV through sexual behaviors and needle or syringe use. Only certain body fluids—blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk—from a person who has HIV can transmit HIV.
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My last period started on 2 may 2017 (first day of cycle) had intercourse on 20 may 2017 at 4 pm .Took ipill at 7 pm .After having pill after 30 hours I vomited water and it continued for 5 days every morning. Also my bf confirmed there is no ejaculation inside .Are there chances of pregnancy.

General Physician, Cuttack
My last period started on 2 may 2017 (first day of cycle) had intercourse on 20 may 2017 at 4 pm .Took ipill at 7 pm ...
Chance of pregnancy is very less since you had taken I pill. Moreover there was no ejaculation. so don't worry. Your vomiting could be due to the after effect of pill. consult doctor for further advice
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Sex Tips: Non-Physical Stimulation for Hotter Action

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Sex Tips: Non-Physical Stimulation for Hotter Action

Sexual stimulation can take place on a number of fronts. Most people think immediately of touching the naughty bits here, but there are ways to spark arousal that don't involve physical contact, ways that can greatly enhance desire and lead to hotter sex. Since sexual health is an important component of overall wellbeing, and maintaining sexual health requires keeping the activity fresh, a man can never acquire too many sex tips. The following indirect methods of stimulation will heighten the pleasure for both partners.

Through the ears

Music is a powerful tool for altering one's mood, or that of a lover. Turning on the right song, or sometimes just the right genre, can get a person revved up. While it depends on the person in question and his or her musical tastes, things to try are bluesy rock (such as the Black Keys) or music with sexy lyrics (think "Let's Get It On").

Through the nose

The sense of smell is a wonderful vehicle for eliciting moods and memories. Some tried-and-true scents are known for their ability to relax and even arouse - sandalwood, rose and lavender among them. If a partner wants to really invest in olfactory stimulation, he can track down a scent nostalgic of the first time he met his lover, or perhaps of the first time they made love. Was a candle burning? Was he wearing a certain fragrance? Recreate the moment.

Through the mind

A man may have heard that the brain is the largest erogenous zone, and there's certainly some truth to that. Getting and keeping a lover in a sexy frame of mind can add a layer to sexual desire and enjoyment that one might be shocked by.

One way to engage the mind is through dirty talk. Telling a partner what one likes, what one wants to do and how one feels in the moment can greatly stimulate him or her, as can hearing such things from one's lover. And this can be done long-distance as well, maintaining sexual attraction and connection when lovers are apart.

Another way to tantalize the brain is to draw on a partner's fantasies. Couples can incorporate elements of fantasies into sex play. This can be done through dirty talk and/or the simulation of kinky scenarios like "public" sex; it may involve the incorporation of bondage, submission or other fetishes that send a person over the enjoyment edge.

Through the feelings

Most people can likely attest to the fact that sex with someone they know, like and trust is in many ways better - deeper and more meaningful. Still, when people have been together for some time, they may fall into a routine that grows stale. They can reinvigorate the great pleasure that can come from intimacy by remembering what excites them about the other as a person. This can be a shared interest - in which case getting fired up over a baseball game or delving into an intellectual topic may spark that fire. Or, they may appreciate something about one another that completely sets them apart, like an interest or skill that evades the other. Get invested in the other's interests to keep the other interesting.

While men bolster their arsenal of stimulatory methods, they shouldn't neglect to take proper care of the organ involved in the action when it comes time to get busy. Maintaining optimal penile health will ensure that a man's member remains attractive to his partner while helping to promote proper function into old age. Using a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) is beneficial in this area. Shea butter and vitamin E serve as potent natural moisturizers for smooth, supple skin, and acetyl L-carnitine helps prevent peripheral nerve damage from rough handling that can lead to decreased sensitivity over time. Keep the member radiant and functional with the assistance of Man1 Man Oil.

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I have a problem of PCOD. What should I do to get rid of these problems? please advice

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), FICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
What are your problems. Mention them clearly. As pcod cannot be cured it's an abnormality of ovaries. Rather it's symptoms can be cured after adopting healthy lifestyle.
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I have irritation, itchiness and white thick discharge from vagina since 4 days. I had diarrhea for about a month. I had consulted my doctor about the diarrhea but the medication didn't work. I had unprotected intercourse a months ago and had i-pill with 64 hours too so I fear this might have something to with all these. What should I do?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I pill does not cause diarrhea for 1 month When was your last menses date White discharge may be candida infection Plenty of fluids ,curd Probioticsand treatment for white discharge.
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Use of Toothpicks

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Use of Toothpicks

Toothpicks can be an alternative to use for flossing if dental floss is not available. Remember not to be too harsh while using it.

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Hello Doctor, what is the safe time of sex when period date is 10th of every month. Please confirm. I want sex without using condom. So please confirm.

General Physician, Jalgaon
Please From 1st day of menstrual cycle to 10 th day of menstrual cycle is safe From 11th to 20 th of menstrual cycle is unsafe From 21 St to 30 th day, it is safe.
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I have pain in my both breasts. Actually it is very tight from inside feel like stones and its very painful. please help what can I do.

I have pain in my both breasts. Actually it is very tight from inside feel like stones and its very painful. please h...
Swelling tenderness pain in breast are related to hormonal reasons. Homeopathic treatment can prevent recurrence and improves completely. Consult at the earliest to prevent chronicity. 2-4 weeks treatment will fully cure you.
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I trying to convince baby my menses are irregular fr 1/2 3 months guide me have baby.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I trying to convince baby my menses are irregular fr 1/2 3 months guide me have baby.
You should try to do the intercourse as many time as possible during the fertile period which is from the 10th to the 18 days after the first day of last period... and the other thing you should consider is be free and relax ... you will conceive in time... Don't roam from here and there and from doctor to doctor..
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Hello Sir, I am 7 th month pregnant, suffering from chickenpox. Using LEVO-H, Althrocin-500, RHOVIR-800 by doctor's treatment. Is there any problem to me and my unborn baby by using above medicine?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Jalgaon
Hello Sir, I am 7 th month pregnant, suffering from chickenpox. Using LEVO-H, Althrocin-500, RHOVIR-800 by doctor's t...
Usually there is no problem. As there is less chance of creating abnormality in 7 mth pregnancy. But ultra sonography for detectiin of any anomoly is must.
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On 5th november, my boyfriend masturbated, wiped his hands thoroughly with tissue after an orgasm and fingered me about 20 minutes later. He said his hands were completely dry. My last period was on 18th october. Is there any chance I could be pregnant? I have irregular periods, and have been pretty stressed out for the past 2 weeks because of final exams and excessive traveling. I have some cramps and feel a bit nauseous. Also, I have not been exercising for the past month while I used to do so every day. I used to have polycystic ovaries. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
On 5th november, my boyfriend masturbated, wiped his hands thoroughly with tissue after an orgasm and fingered me abo...
no chance of pregnancy,dont worry. Use warm water for drinking,take healthy ,warm food,fresh fruits,dry fruits,take proper rest,sound sleep,do yoga,pranayam,keep cleanliness of private body parts. avoid chilled water,cold drink, foods kept in fridge,oily,spicy,outside food,water, avoid late night works, travelling ,overexertion during menstruation. best luck..
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I am Keerthi. I am 6th month pregnant. I have thyroid in this pregnancy blood reports. I am using medicine for that. Doc said continue till delivery. This problem will cure after delivery? Please tell me I am worry about that.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
I am Keerthi. I am 6th month pregnant. I have thyroid in this pregnancy blood reports. I am using medicine for that. ...
This is pregnancy induced thyroid disorder, it generally goes off after delivery. There r few more ways that u can control it even during pregnancy and u can taper off d medicine. Take adequate rest. Stay calm. Indulge urself in ur hobbies Instrumental music ll b best for u Meditation is also effective Start with homoeopathic treatment and u ll b better. Consult me privately. TC
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Eat Nuts

MBBS, FIAGES-MInimal Access Surgery
General Surgeon, Kota
Eat Nuts
  • Despite being high in fat, nuts are incredibly nutritious and healthy.
  • They are loaded with magnesium, vitamin E, fiber and various other nutrients .
  • Studies show that nuts can help you lose weight, and may help fight type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
  • Additionally, about 10-15% of the calories in nuts aren't even absorbed into the body, and some evidence suggests that they can boost metabolism.
  • In one study, almonds were shown to increase weight loss by 62% compared to complex carbohydrates.

Hepatitis Prevention and Protection Guide: World Hepatitis Day

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Hepatitis Prevention and Protection Guide: World Hepatitis Day
Hepatitis Prevention and Protection Tips

Viral Hepatitis can invade the body and attack the liver systems. It has five different types, Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. While hepatitis can be treated, it is best to prevent it in the first place.
Here are some simple, easy to follow tips that can prevent hepatitis from spreading.
1) Know how it spreads - Hepatitis can pass from individual to individual or through blood, body fluids, infected faeces. Contaminated food and water can also cause hepatitis. Hepatitis B, C and D in particular spread through contact with infected blood.

2) Get Vaccinations - Immunization can help you protect yourself against Hepatitis A and B. Vaccinations for Hepatitis C, D or E aren’t available. But Hepatitis C can be cured with anti-viral medications. For Hepatitis D, the infected person needs to get Hepatitis B to survive.

3) Avoid Sharing Personal Items - Don’t share as it is a high-risk behaviour for Hepatitis. Be sure that needles for body piercings, acupuncture and tattooing are safe and disposable to avoid the risk of contamination.

4) Avoid Sharing Grooming Items- If you are living with someone who has or is at risk of Hepatitis, make sure that you avoid sharing grooming items as undetectable quantities of blood or other bodily fluids on razors and toothbrushes can lead to spread of virus.

5) Alcohol and Drugs - Hepatitis is a high risk among people who use excessive alcohol and over the counter medications. Liver inflammation and liver damage puts individual at risk of contracting Hepatitis and therefore, alcohol or prescription drugs and herbal supplements must be avoided and taken only after physician’s consultation.

6) When Travelling- Avoid eating raw fruits, vegetables and raw shellfish, avoid eating at unhygienic places, brush teeth and rinse mouth with clean water, avoid iced drinks or adding ice to the drinks while traveling to avoid contracting the condition.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

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waist line

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
waist line
If your waist line is more than 36, then you will likely develop many medical problems.
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Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Sexologist, Chennai
4 things that will make you a better sex partner

If you are asked to choose between a beautiful girl who is totally lazy in bed and an average girl with awesome bedmatic skills or a guy with giant penis and tight muscles but unskilled in sex and the average guy who knows how to use his small penis to make you sing, who will you choose

Many people are under the impression that their physical attributes are all that matter in making them someone’s lover.

Interestingly, this is only true to a very limited extent.

Yes, you may get a lot of attention for pretty face, big butt, nice cleavage, fresh boobs, fine muscles, hunky body big penis, sweet talking…

But it is what you can and/or cannot do when it comes to the bedroom that will make you last as the sexual partner of that person in the long run.

Now, no matter your body type, there are certain things that will make you sexually attractive and preferred by your lover….

Be clean always – a clean sex partner is gold. When it is seen that your body is always clean and edible, you will be more appreciated sexually. A man for example will not mind eating his girl’s salad if she smells normal down there…

Make sounds and speak during sex – sex is as much about what we say as what we do. So make an effort to speak with your partner about how the sex makes you feel, about what you want and about what you want to do to him or her. Dirty talk, moaning and other coital sounds make the sexual experience more memorable…

Keep your body in shape – the best thing you can do for you and your sex partner is to keep your body in shape as much as possible because the more fit your body is, the better it is for sex. Eating healthy and exercising is good because it boosts your libido and allows you to execute challenging bedroom moves – sex positions…

Be willing to satisfy your partner – one funny thing about sex is that we don’t always get into the mood the same time and this time difference can lead to issues in regular relationships. You should not make a habit of turning him/her down every time because that is like saying “I’m not interested in you.” You should make efforts to give that thing your partner wants in bed, be it oral, a sex toy or some other fetish – as long as it doesn’t harm you in any way…

One last thing, always be willing to reciprocate

If you get a sexual favour from him/her, try to give back because that is the way to keep the romance hot and spicy.
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