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Dr. Meena Prashanth

MBBS, DNB

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  100 - 200 at clinic
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Dr. Meena Prashanth is an experienced Gynaecologist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Gynaecologist for 15 years. She is a qualified MBBS, DNB . She is currently associated with Dr. S. Vijayalakshmi in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Meena Prashanth and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences Hospital, - 2002
DNB - - 2006
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I am 30 year old female. In Sept 2014 had miscarriage in 3rd month of pregnancy. Was diagnosed to have subacute hypothyroidism (initially hyperthyroid and later hypothyroid) in September 2014. I am taking eltrxin 0.25mcg daily and now my TSH is 2.2. Iast my Cycles was in Aug 2015. No periods in Sept even after taking me prate for 5 days. Now taking L-arginine and folic acid. Kindly advise.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 30 year old female. In Sept 2014 had miscarriage in 3rd month of pregnancy. Was diagnosed to have subacute hypot...
You first need to go for detailed work up to diagnose the cause of miscarriage and then plan for pregnnacy. At the same time, control weight.
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Risk Factors Of Breast Cancer!

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Risk Factors Of Breast Cancer!

What is a risk factor?

A risk factor is anything that may increase a person's chance of developing a disease. It may be an activity, such as smoking, diet, family history, or many other things. Different diseases, including cancers, have different risk factors.

Knowing your risk factors for any disease can help guide you into the appropriate actions, including changing behaviors and being clinically monitored for the disease.

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?

Any woman may develop breast cancer. However, the following risk factors may increase the likelihood of developing the disease.

Risk factors that cannot be changed:

  • Gender. Breast cancer occurs nearly 100 times more often in women than in men.

  • Race or ethnicity. It has been noted that white women develop breast cancer slightly more often than African-American women. However, African-American women tend to die of breast cancer more often. This may be partly due to the fact that African-American women often develop a more aggressive type of tumor, although why this happens is not known. The risk for developing breast cancer and dying from it is lower in Hispanic, Native American, and Asian women.

  • Aging. Two out of 3 women with invasive cancer are diagnosed after age 55.

  • Personal history of breast cancer

  • Previous breast irradiation

  • Family history and genetic factors. Having a close relative, such as a mother or sister, with breast cancer increases the risk. This includes changes in certain genes, such as BRCA1, BRCA2, and others.

  • Benign breast diseaseWomen with certain benign breast conditions (such as hyperplasia or atypical hyperplasia) have an increased risk of breast cancer. 

  • Dense breast tissue. Breast tissue may look dense or fatty on a mammogram. Older women with high dense breast tissue are at increased risk.

  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure. Women who took this drug while pregnant (to lower the chance of miscarriage) are at higher risk. The possible effect on their daughters is under study.

  • Early menstrual periods. Women whose periods began early in life (before age 12) have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer.

  • Late menopauseWomen are at a slightly higher risk if they began menopause later in life (after age 55).

The most frequently cited lifestyle-related risk factors:

  • Not having children, or having your first child after age 30

  • Recent use (within 10 years) of oral contraceptives

  • Physical inactivity

  • Alcohol use (more than 1 drink per day)

  • Long-term, postmenopausal use of combined estrogen and progestin (HRT)*

  • Weight gain and obesity, especially after menopause

Environmental risk factors:

  • Exposure to pesticides, or other chemicals, is currently being examined as a possible risk factor.

*Hormone replacement therapy update

Hormone (estrogen-alone or estrogen-plus-progestin) products are approved therapies for relief from moderate to severe hot flashes related to menopause and symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy. Although hormone therapy is effective for the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, it should only be considered for women at significant risk of osteoporosis who cannot take nonestrogen medications. The FDA recommends that hormone therapy be used at the lowest doses for the shortest duration needed to achieve treatment goals.

Postmenopausal women who use or are considering using hormone therapy should discuss the possible benefits and risks with their doctor.

How to Balance Your Health and Work During Pregnancy?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Orthopedics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery)
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
How to Balance Your Health and Work During Pregnancy?

At times, being pregnant may make you feel as if it is a full-time job. This causes even more problems when you actually have a full-time job, especially jobs that require you to be seated at a desk or to be pleasant with your clients even when you don’t feel like. But thankfully, there are tips on how you can handle the major issues that you may face at your workplace during your pregnancy.

When to make the announcement?
Though it is quite natural to feel tempted to spill the good news right away, advises that it is good to keep the news to yourself until you have crossed the first trimester. This is because the chance of miscarriage drop dramatically and when you finally decide to announce the news, make sure that your boss gets to know it right from you rather than any of your colleagues.

How to manage the common symptoms while on the job?
Though pregnancy causes a variety of discomforts, it doesn’t give you a ticket for slacking off at work. There are various ways of dealing with the symptoms in order to prevent them from interfering with your work. If you suffer from morning sickness (85% of women suffer from nausea during pregnancy), you can get over it by eating your favourite food. You can take in small doses of healthy snacks for keeping your blood-sugar levels within the required limit and reduce the nausea. When your symptoms are severe, you will have to consult an expert about proper medications.

When to get ready for maternity leave?
Before you decide to bid a temporary farewell to your workplace, you will have to specify the details of your leave. You should let your boss know about an approximate date from when you will be taking leave and when you will be able to rejoin. By giving them a tentative date of your return, you are allowing them to see the light at the end of that tunnel. You can help by making a small list of tasks that you were responsible for and also offer suggestions on how they can be divided and handled by your coworkers.

Though most women are into professions which will not affect the delivery of the child, there are certain kinds of jobs that may put you as well as your baby’s health at risk. It is important to consult your doctor and ask for a detailed advice on this matter.

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I am a 25 year old girl. I am having a problem related to my menstural cycle. I am having my menarche itself. Initially my periods last for about 15-20 days with heavy flow for about 1 week and sometimes even more than that. It stops only after taking medicine from a doctor. Later I contacted some other doctor who did all the tests and ultrasound but she didn't found any abnormality. She prescribed some iron supplements and a medicine named ovaral l. By taking that medicine continuously for 3 months my problem was solved. I was getting normal periods on every 5th day of the last pack of tablets. But after that I thought not to continue the tablets as it seems abnormal. Why I am not getting it in a natural way and also that tablet was a contraceptive so I got scared and asked my doctor if I can leave it. She told to leave and see. After leaving I was not getting periods at all for 2 -3 months. Then again I contacted my doctor that time she gave me another tablet named deviry. This was for starting my periods. After eating 5 tablets, my period got started. And end after 6 days. Which is normal. But again for 2-3 months I didn't got. Again I contacted then again she told me to take that tablet again. I did that and tha same thing happened. All normal. But now the situation became like I am not getting periods at all without that tablet even if I leave for 4 months. I feel it is totally unnatural way to get periods. It may affect my health and my further sexual life. Can you pls advice me how I can get my periods naturally or is there side effect of the tablets I have taken. And whether this will create problem in conceiving. I am going to get married by next ur. I want this problem to be solved before that. So that I won't get any complication in my pregnancy. Please advice.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am a 25 year old girl. I am having a problem related to my menstural cycle. I am having my menarche itself. Initial...
What abt your blood report and ultrasound? get dashamoolarishta 2 tsp twice a day. And ashokarishta 2 tsp for 3 months. You will b absolutely all right dont worry
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My eggs was rupture yesterday morning we tried a lot bt my husband was nt satisfied nor he has ejaculated can we try today is there any possibility to conceive or we should try next month?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My eggs was rupture yesterday morning we tried a lot bt my husband was nt satisfied nor he has ejaculated can we try ...
Try your luck. Life of eggs in oops is 48 hours but miracles do happen like prolonged life of eggs. Do share the good news with all of us here on the forum.
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Sir my wife pregnant. She was going through is 4 month. Is it safe to do sex with her and how much long time I can do sex with her.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Sir my wife pregnant. She was going through is 4 month. Is it safe to do sex with her and how much long time I can do...
If treating obstetrician has not advised against sex you can have. Till 8 months complete you can have unless someone after examination advises against it. Even during 9 th month can have but only after permission from examining obstetrician
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I am looking to insert copper t when to insert it to get it effective. Also tell me what is the cost.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am looking to insert copper t when to insert it to get it effective. Also tell me  what is the cost.
Hi, Copper T is inserted usually on 4 th or 5th of the periods. So please inform your gynae doctor immediately after you get your periods so that it can be planned for insertion.
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I am 18 year old and I have this problem of PCOD since 2 years. I want a permanent solution to this as I don't want to be on medicine for my lifetime.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am 18 year old and I have this problem of PCOD since 2 years. I want a permanent solution to this as I don't want t...
1) proper healthy veg diet 2) min 45 hard exercise 3) stress free life 4) meditation like aum chant for 10 min . u should follow ayurvedic therapy for detoxification of body
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My wife first month of pregnancy so what I do in that situation like intimate, medicine,checkup,

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My wife first month of pregnancy so what I do in that situation like intimate, medicine,checkup,
Hello, you should get a first initial ANC visit done with a dating scan and then avoid intercourse till 16th week to avoid any chances of miscarriage.
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my sister is 30 years old. She feels like somebody is killing her with a knife on the chest. She feels alot of pain from pain. She doesn't see anybody killing. She isn't hallucinating. She doesn't do anything all day. She just sits in one corner of the house and when somebody asks her. How's she. She starts crying. Sometimes she looks ok when she is working like when she is making food. But she says it's hurting from inside. She had not got periods also since the problem started. Is this some kind of mental disorder? If this is psychological problems then how is it affecting her menstruation! What is it? Please help.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
my sister is 30 years old. She feels like somebody is killing her with a knife on the chest. She feels alot of pain f...
Hi my friend this is beginning of schizophrenia. Be careful. She is having visual hallucinations. I will prescribe some harmless and effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Buy from a reputed homoeo shop who sells original medicines. Mix 7 drops of white chestnut + 7 drops of aspen + 7 drops of cherry plum + 5 drops of mimulus. Add these to 100 ml water. Take this mixture every 12 hours for a period of 1 year. If any problems consult me online. Ok do not worry you will be all right.
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Can I take allopathy and homeopathy tablets for same purpose ,that I am taking tablets for conceiving in allopathy and for follicle growth in homeopathy can take like this please help me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Can I take allopathy and homeopathy tablets for same purpose ,that I am taking tablets for conceiving in allopathy an...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Before I answer your query, let me know if you have checked thyroid gland funcntion? If yes what is the TSH level? Because if TSH is more than 3 mU/L conception is unlikely to occur. Secondly if you are on allopathic medication, for helping getting conception, then it is fine to take the other medication as mentioned by you. Because whether that has any effect at all is a big question mark. Thanks.
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My cousin had a cesarean in the month of November 2014 and she is again 2 months pregnant. What to do please advise?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My cousin had a cesarean in the month of November 2014 and she is again 2 months pregnant. What to do please advise?
She needs to look after herself with adequate rest and have a well balanced diet rich in proteins. Also needs to take iron and calcium supplements once pregnancy associated sickness has settled.
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Can hysteroscopy for removing septum from uterus while I am 20 days pregnant. Please tell.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Can hysteroscopy for removing septum from uterus while I am 20 days pregnant. Please tell.
Hello, the procedure cannot be performed when you are already pregnant, that would lead to miscarriage in most cases.
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I am 29 years old female diagnosed with endometriosis in pelvic region I want to know can I become pregnant in future my menstrual cycle is irregular and I dnt feel pain and other problems during menses.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 29 years old female diagnosed with endometriosis in pelvic region I want to know can I become pregnant in future...
Hello, It would depend on the grade of endometriosis and the condition of your tubes and ovaries. So an ultrasound report shall be necessary to offer a further opinion.
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DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
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I had daughter of 11 years, she is getting periods for every 20 days. So please suggest some home medicine for her.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I had daughter of 11 years, she is getting periods for every 20 days. So please suggest some home medicine for her.
Nothing to worry about.As it seem like it is the start of her periods ,so sometimes for next few months she might be experiencing early periods.Jut give her a good irn supplement and a diet rich in iron. Homoeopathic medicine BIOFUNGIN (SCHWABE GERMAN) Drink1 spoon twicedaily Sources of Iron: 1. Vegetables: Spinach, Dark green leafy vegetables, Lentils(Daal). 2. Fruits: Avocados(Makhanphal), Peach(Adau), Pear(Nashpati), Pumpkin(Kaddu), Raisin(Kishmish), Pomegranate(Anaar). Food: Eggs, Fish, Meat, Cereals, Almonds(Badam), Whole wheat bread, Soybean.
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I am 26 years girl . I am pregnant last 15 days last period date .its recently happened. No week of gestation yet. Let me tell how I abort the child now. I want to completely remove from pregnant . Later I decide for child after 10 years. But now I no need of child.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am 26 years girl . I am pregnant last 15 days last period date .its recently happened. No week of gestation yet. Le...
Hi lybrate user, please visit gynaecologist for abortion. It can be terminated with pills depending upon examination findings and gestational age.
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Hello docter I am 23 year old and got married on 6 dec 2014 from some day I feel like vomiting when I go for eat something and also pain on my left side of stomach my last period date is 20 march. What is the reason behind it? please tell me fast.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, test your urine for pregnancy, share if there are any associated symptoms like fever/blotting or burning pain during urination, any way if so abdominal sonography will give way to management, till then don't self medicate even for pain n vomiting.
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Can You Get an STD From A Toilet or Shower?

MBBS .DGO.DA.(Trained in Andrology)
Sexologist, Ernakulam
Can You Get an STD From A Toilet or Shower?

While the term STD clearly explains that it is transmitted only through penetrative intimacy, is it always the case? Quite often, there is paranoia about using a public rest room, which brings up an image of a place highly populated with germs. Is it possible to get an STD from there?

These places are, of course, full of germs, and there are multiple instances of developing a urinary tract infection from these areas. However, the chances of developing an STD from these areas are quite low. Read on to get a little more clarity on the same.

  1. The organisms causing STD are like any other germs, except that they grow and flourish in the mucosa (oral/genital/rectal), which is conducive for their growth. These germs cannot flourish under any other circumstances. So even if an infected person uses the toilet seat before you, the chances that those germs remain active enough to cause an infection are quite low. These germs cannot survive in the outside environment and die very quickly. Also note that the public restrooms are drier and hotter compared to the mucous membranes that these germs thrive on.
  2. The mucous membranes (genital/oral/anal) can get infected only, if they come in contact with someone’s infected fluids (vaginal secretions or ejaculate).
  3. Moreover, STDs spread through contact from one point to another. Given this fact, the chances that the sexual organs come into contact with the public restroom are very low. The body parts are vulnerable to sexual contact and therefore infection do not come in direct contact with the toilet seat. If there was a cut or a bruise that could get exposed to the fluid, there is a slim chance of catching an STI, but this situation is extremely rare.
  4. Our body has a natural immune system which fights most germs and infections effectively. So in people with good immunity, the chances of developing an infection are highly unlikely.

Preventative measures 

While the chances of actually getting an infection are quite low, there are still some precautions that can be taken to improve the safety levels. Always think of hygiene while in a public bathroom.

  1. After using the bathroom, wash and dry your hands, which helps in preventing the spread of different viruses.
  2. Do not touch your face until after the hands are washed, especially after a visit to the bathroom.
  3. Wash hands with soap and dry them thoroughly. Touching surfaces like doorknobs without drying your hands helps create a moist environment in which these germs can thrive.

If you follow these precautionary measures, rest assured, you are not going to catch an STI by using any public toilet or shower. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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