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Dr. Rakesh M Shah

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad

21 Years Experience
Dr. Rakesh M Shah MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
21 Years Experience
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Dr. Rakesh M Shah is a renowned Pediatrician in Hatkeshwar, Ahmedabad. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 21 years. He studied and completed MD - Paediatrics . He is currently practising at Panth Children Hospital in Hatkeshwar, Ahmedabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Rakesh M Shah on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad - 1996
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My daughter of 3 years old never eats willingly. I have to make force of feeding the food. I don't know what to do. Please help me doctor.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gondiya
My daughter of 3 years old never eats willingly. I have to make force of feeding the food. I don't know what to do. P...
Donn force feed. If she is active no need to worry. Avoid junk food. Reduce milk intake. Promote family pot feeding.
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Can rotavirus vaccine be given after 2.5 month (1st dose) or it is too late to give baby the 1st dose and is it safe.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Can rotavirus vaccine be given after 2.5 month (1st dose) or it is too late to give baby the 1st dose and is it safe.
This is recommended for routine oral administration for all infants as a 3-dose series. The usual schedule is at ages 2, 4, and 6 months. Rotarix (GlaxoSmithKline) is recommended as a 2-dose series at ages 2 and 4 months. It can be given even if it is 2.5 months now.
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Sir, Meri Beti 4 month and 15 days uska birth weight 2 kg 700 gm the. Uska ab weight 4 kg h jo ki health chart se km h. Usko Atoz syerp Di h chide speslist ma. Or wo bottle se feed kerti h or buffalo milk piti h 1/4 water add Kerke. Or kabhi loose motion or vomit ho Jaati h. Cough nhi h Usko. Loose motion to hota hi rhta h. Or kabhi ek dum tight potty aati h.Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Sir, Meri Beti 4 month and 15 days uska birth weight 2 kg 700 gm the. Uska ab weight 4 kg h jo ki health chart se km ...
As far as possible animal milk should be avoided till 6 mths of age. It may cause severe abdominal pain, constipation or loose motions, anemia etc. Mothers milk is best for physical and mental development of baby. If it is not available formula milk like lactogen 1 should be given (till 6 mths of age) that too with spoon. At one time baby should take around 120 ml and number of feeds should be 6-8 per day. Give orofer-xt drops, 8 drops 2 times a day till one year of age which will correct anemia which must have developed due to buffalo's milk.
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Hai last Saturday I putted sixth week vaccination to my kid. After that he not taking milk properly. Now he doesn't have fever. Kindly advice wat to do to take the milk properly.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Vellore
Hai last Saturday I putted sixth week vaccination to my kid. After that he not taking milk properly. Now he doesn't h...
After vaccination, fever and mild illness lasts only for few hours. Not taking feed is due to so many reasons like: heat waves, fever, chest infection, urine infection and all. Keep years baby cool if not feeding consistently better contact child specialist.
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About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.
Yes you can and there is no specific dosage. You make 30 or 60 ml milk and feed with spoon or sipper and not bottle feed. Any waste has to be discarded and not kept for later use .Breast milk has to be continued and formula feed can be given after breast milk only . From 4th month you can give home made semi solids mashed well also
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Mera beta 2 month ka he kuch dino se wo dudh bhi nai pi raha he or bahut rota he or or potty bhi kali aati he iska kya karan he? Doctor ne cymbi drops dene ko kaha din me 2 time par usse bhi koi fark nai padh raha?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Mera beta 2 month ka he kuch dino se wo dudh bhi nai pi raha he or bahut rota he or or potty bhi kali aati he iska ky...
Doodh bhee nahee pee rahaa hai se esa prateet ho rahaa hai jaise aap use doodh ke atirikht kuchh aur bhee de rahee ho. Anya sab kuchh dena band kar do. Kewal aur kewal apanaa doodh hee de. Yadee iron de rahee ho to kaalee potty is karan ho sakatee hai. Anyathha shishu chikitsak se pramarsh kare. Rone ka karan bhukhaa hona bhee ho sakata hai aur kaalee potty ke sathh koyee anya karan bhee ho sakataa hai.
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I have my first baby (8 month) with cesarean delivery bcz I won't got pain till the delivery date whether there is an chance to get my second pregnancy with normal delivery & how long time I want to wait to get 2nd pregnancy.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have my first baby (8 month) with cesarean delivery bcz I won't got pain till the delivery date whether there is an...
Wait for at least 2 years from now for 2nd baby. There may be chance of normal delivery depending situation prevailing at that time. U should consult obstetrician too.
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I have two children; soo, How much the calories should be required for the children between age of fifteen to twenty.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Calories in adolescence is more than adults. More protein food. This help in developing muscles and physique.
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My son is 3 years old, but he has been suffering from sneezing nose last 6 months, please tell me any treatment,

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is 3 years old, but he has been suffering from sneezing nose last 6 months, please tell me any treatment,
He is probably having allergic rhinitis. He would need regular anti allergic nasal spray or oral medication. Please visit your local pediatrician.
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Know All About Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Know All About Gynae Laparoscopy Surgery

Q1. What exactly is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is an alternative to 'Open' surgery wherein the abdomen is opened by tiny 'key hole' incisions and surgery is done. 'Scopy' means the use of an endoscope or telescope to see inside the abdomen. This is attached to a camera and a light source and the inside of the abdomen is projected on to a monitor. The surgeon performs surgery looking at this screen. The surgeon makes a total of 2-4 small cuts on the abdomen ranging from half to 1 cm through which the telescope and other thin surgical instruments are passed into the abdomen. When the uterus is removed , known as hysterectomy, there is also a cut at the top of the vagina where the uterus is attached.

Q2. What kind of gynaecological surgeries can be performed by Laparoscopy?

Most surgeries done in gynaecology can now be performed by Laparoscopy and do not require the large incision as for open surgery. Laparoscopy can be done sometimes only for diagnosis and is called Diagnostic Laparoscopy, as in checking whether the tubes are open or not and to look for any causes of infertility or pain outside the uterus. In women who are unable to conceive, Diagnostic Laparoscopy is often combined with Hysteroscopy (endoscope inside the uterus, inserted from below, via the vagina). When laparoscopy is done to perform some surgical procedure inside the abdomen it is called Operative Laparoscopy. This may be for simple procedures like sterilization, minor adhesions, drilling ovaries; or for intermediate or major reasons like fibroids, endometriosis, removal of ovaries or tubes or both or removal of uterus, for staging of cancers or radical surgeries for cancer. However, about 5% of all surgeries including those for cancer or very large tumours may benefit from open surgery.

Q3. Why does an expert surgeon recommend Laparoscopy over Open Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery has many advantages above open surgery: the incisions are much smaller (open surgery incisions are 8-10 cms long), therefore pain is much less; requirement for pain killers (which can have side-effects like sleepiness, impaired judgement) is lesser; hospital stay is shorter; complications fewer; requirement for blood transfusions infrequent; recovery in terms of physical, emotional and mental state is much better and quicker; return to work is faster with consequent lesser loss of working and earning days. Surgery with laparoscope is more precise because it is magnified view. Further vision is much better because it's like having your eye behind the structure because you can see with the telescope at places where the surgeon's eye cannot reach.

Q4. If the cuts on the abdomen are so small in Laparoscopic surgery, how do you remove the uterus or a large tumour from inside the abdomen?

Quite often if the tumour is not malignant and contains fluid, it is punctured to collapse it into a smaller size. If it is solid, it can be cut into smaller pieces inside the abdomen using a special instrument. The collapsed or cut structures can be removed gently through the 1 cm cut on the abdomen which may be increased a bit if required. After hysterectomy, the uterus can be removed easily from below, through the vagina.

Q5. Will there be much pain or discomfort after Laparoscopic Surgery?

There may be some pain and discomfort in lower abdomen for one day to few days after Laparoscopic surgery but this is much less as compared to open surgery because the incisions on the abdomen are much smaller and there is much less tissue handling inside the abdomen by fine instruments instead of rough, big, gloved hands which can cause tissue injury in open surgery. There may be some pain in the shoulder following laparoscopy. This is not serious and is due to the gas used in the surgery to make space for instruments.

Q6. When can I be discharged from hospital?

Following Diagnostic Laparoscopy or with simple Operative Laparoscopy you can expect to be discharged from hospital latest by the morning after surgery. In most other cases of intermediate or even major surgery, discharge is generally 1-2 days following the surgery unless there is some health issues prior to the surgery or any complication during the surgery. The complication rates for Laparoscopic surgery are not more than for open surgery and depend upon patient factors like anaemia, diabetes, obesity and skill of the surgeon.

Q7. When can I perform routine household activities or return to work after Laparoscopic Surgery?

Recovery after surgery depends upon many factors: presence of health problems before surgery; why the surgery is required; what surgery is being done; problems or complications of surgery, anaesthesia or blood transfusions. If all is well, one can perform routine household activities by 1 week, provided one doesn't feel tired. Although there may not be any harm, it may be unwise to be normally active within 48 hours of procedure. Following Diagnostic Laparoscopy or Operative Laparoscopy for simple procedures, one can return to work in 1 week. For other procedures, a 2-3 week off from work is reasonable. It depends on the type of work you are returning to. Avoid too rapid return to work if it is manually hard or requires standing for long durations of time. Sometimes a surgical procedure brings on a well needed rest and break from a lifetime of work. Mostly, when you return to work depends upon your own body and its signals of tiredness. You need to listen to those signals.

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My baby feeding lactogen .In what color does baby pass the motion. My baby passing the motion in cement color nd sometimes yellow.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby feeding lactogen .In what color does baby pass the motion. My baby passing the motion in cement color nd some...
variable colors are noted with bottle,lactogen milk feeds.pale yellow is most common.stoolare bit hard,solid.other colors are noted.so cement light colored cannot be taken as disease.
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My 6 month old baby seems to be irritated most of the time. He makes screeching noises and cries a lot. He's been suffering from cold since last 3-4 days but his behavior has been like this from past 10 days or so. Also, he is facing difficulties in sleeping during the night. Wakes up every hour and starts crying. We are unable to understand that whether he is hungry most of the time or can something else be the reason for his irritable behavior.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 6 month old baby seems to be irritated most of the time. He makes screeching noises and cries a lot. He's been suf...
He may be hungry. If weaning has not been yet started, do it now, He may not be liking milk all the time. Due to cold, his nostrils may be blocked which disturbed his sleep. Instill in each nostril 1 to 2 drops of Saline Nasal drops 3 to 4 times in a day. If it doesn't work, consult pediatrician.
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My child is 9 months old. She occasionally suffers from cough. Mostly during night and if she sweats and catches cold. Sometimes she vomits while coughing vigorously. Please suggest remedies so that she becomes completely free of these irritations.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My child is 9 months old. She occasionally suffers from cough. Mostly during night and if she sweats and catches cold...
Cough at night can be due to allergy and she needs allergy prevention by Levocet M syrup. Vomiting in cough due to straining abdomen by cough and cough need to be corrected for this. No separate treatment for vomiting.
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My 4 years old daughter has a very weak appetite. She is 12 kg, What is the best tonic to increase her appetite.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Low appetite has many reasons, it could be low haemoglobin levels, first find out that. Try and make food interesting for her by giving her variety of food. Tonics are going to give only temporary relief. So do not start any tonic. Give her chapatis in form of chapati noodles you can google and learn some good nutritious recepies.
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I am suffering from polycystic since few months. And this is causing severe pain in my lower abdominal part, weight gain, irregular periods, hairs on upper lips and weakness.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am suffering from polycystic since few months. And this is causing severe pain in my lower abdominal part, weight g...
The main issue of overweight people is their apetite. As they have increased appetite, they are not able to do dieting adequately, as a result, they are unable to lose fat. Ayurveda has breakthrough remedy for this. This remedy reduces apetite and make dieting as easy as a child's play. It works by converting extra fat to glucose and ensures complete consumption of glucose. This is how this medicine reduces hunger and increases energy levels. This medicine gives you proper fat loss and natural shape correction. With this medicine, you can lose up to 7 kg per month. This medicine is free from side effects.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can't keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

DNB
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can't keep anything down including liquids. What should I...
Give her syrup calpol (250) 5ml three times a day syrup emeset 6 ml three times a day try n give her as much liquids as possible. If fever not better over next two days get in touch with doctor again.
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1) Is is alright n Safe to use diapers (pampers n mammies) for children especially boys. Is there any side effect. 2) Is pretty water purifier upto standard as per water purification is concerned. If yes which one you recommend. One that runs on electricity or the one where manually water is made to enter. 3) My Baby is now 09 months old. So which foods or fruits I should provide to him.

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
1) Is is alright n Safe to use diapers (pampers n mammies) for children especially boys. Is there any side effect.
2)...
hello sir...accordng to me...diapers r not good for longer use...may be u can hav it for maximum 1 hr..that too in unavoidable situations... for a 9mths baby..u can introduce all the veggies n fruits especially carrots, potato, apples in boiled forms..
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My son is 4 year old and many time he is suffering blood from nose. Last night my son suffering blood from nose around 4 a. M around 15 drops of blood so after some time stop blood after he lay down straight. But in morning around 8 a. M again blood come from nose. Please explain what is the reason and solution for it.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
The most common cause of bleeding from nose in the warm environment is drying of nasal mucosa and picking of the nose. Teach him to avoid nose prick,give plenty of fluids.Pinch the nose for few minutes when it starts bleeding and put nasal decongestant drop 4-6 times a day for 4-5 days. Regards
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My child age is approx 11 month age now, and he has missed his Rotavirus vaccine, can it be taken now or no issue. Or what measure can be taken for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
My child age is approx 11 month age now, and he has missed his Rotavirus vaccine, can it be taken now or no issue. Or...
Rota virus vaccine can not be given after 6 months of age you just need to take care of his water and food it should always be hygienic.
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Which kind of treatment is suitable for loose motion in child who has age less then 5 years?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Who-ors is suitable for all types of diarrhoeas. If diarrhoea persists for a duration or gets worse, please consult a paediatrician to see if any specific therapy is needed for diarrhoea.
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