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Dr. Shashikala

MBBS, MD-Gynecology

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

30 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Shashikala MBBS, MD-Gynecology Gynaecologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Shashikala is a popular Gynaecologist in Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore. She has over 30 years of experience as a Gynaecologist. She studied and completed MBBS, MD-Gynecology . You can meet Dr. Shashikala personally at Kamala Nursing Home in Kempegowda Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shashikala and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, - 1987
MD-Gynecology - Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, (KIMS), - 1996
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My cousin have low blood n low hemoglobin Her age is 30 years By having low blood in body, She doesnt occur periods on regular time interval, Every time late periods problem because of low blood in body . Please suggest what to do for increasing blood level ? And about late periods ?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, Anemia is called as Pandu roga in Ayurveda. Anemia is a pitta dosha disorder. Pitta dosha is responsible for the proper digestion and assimilation of the consumed foods in the body. Vitiation in the pitta dosha, especially the paachaka pitta can reduce the digestive capacity of the food. This can cause deficiency of the necessary nutrients, thus creating anemic conditions in the body. Chronic or severe anemia can lead to heart disease, tinnitus, jaundice, vomitting, severe thirst. Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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Good morning. Maam, My gf (21 yrs) had her periods on 9 Jan and v had unprotected sex on 23 Jan. She had an I-pill to avoid pregnancy. Her periods were supposed to come on 4th Feb, bt she didn't had it. She did her pregnancy test bt it came negative, she had a history of CYST last year in april and she took medication of overall medicine. I need your help to enlighten the situationThank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Good morning. Maam, My gf (21 yrs) had her periods on 9 Jan and v had unprotected sex on 23 Jan. She had an I-pill to...
Dear patient, there chances of pregnancy are very less if the tablet has been taken within 72 hrs. Suggest you wait for 5 more days and repeat the test. Menstural cycle is also related to the stress and other psychological health of the individual. She is 21 years old and considering the history of cyst I feel she might be having a polycystic ovarian disease which might be also responsible for irregular periods. Please remember that I pill is an emergency contraceptive and should be avoided as much as possible. Other methods of contraception are advisable.
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Sex Life & Depression - 3 Tips That Might Help

MBBS, FASM (ANDROLOGY AND SEXUAL MEDICINE), DCE (EMBRYOLOGY), PHD ( REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE)
Sexologist, Chennai
Sex Life & Depression - 3 Tips That Might Help

Depression is one of those experiences when one may feel sad, lonely, dejected and discouraged. Doubt, anxiety and uncertainty crawl in so much so that they may lead to problems in decision making. A depressed person feels devoid of energy and the motivation to do anything at all seems to have disappeared.

Depression and some antidepressants curb sexual drive. This has a negative effect on the depression as sex releases 'happy hormones'. Thus, depression and your sex life share a cyclic relationship. The effect of depression on your sex life is a result of both brain functioning and physical changes in the body.

So if depression is badly ruining your sex life, doing these will help big time:

  1. Depression often makes a person withdraw from others and cease to enjoy any experience. This becomes a thought pattern that cannot be cured with medication. Talking to a counselor can help unlearn these thought patterns and help people form new social bonds. As part of the treatment, the patient will need to find and explore new ways of enjoying sex that can strengthen strained relationships.
  2. Having an open conversation with your partner is key to improving relationships and one's sex life. Talk about your sexual needs and help your partner understand your mental barriers to sex. Find forms of foreplay that appeal to both of you. It is also important for you and your partner to understand that there is no 'standard' to how often you should have sex or how you should feel after it.
  3. Ask your doctor to adjust medication In cases where the antidepressant curbs libido, lowering or adjusting the drug dosage can be a solution to treat the depression without curbing sexual desire. Do not attempt to adjust your medication on your own. Your doctor may also change the drug to another that does not affect your sex drive. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.
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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - 10 Things You Might Not Know About It!

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - 10 Things You Might Not Know About It!

If you are experiencing difficulty in breathing or rapid breathing, shortness of breath and low blood pressure, you might have been affected with acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS. This is a fatal lung condition in which the supply of oxygen to the lungs and into the blood gets prevented. The symptoms of this syndrome develop within two days of the illness. Here are 10 important facts about ARDS you should know about:

  1. Because of the low level of oxygen in the blood, the organs of the body may not function properly. The kidneys and brain require constant oxygen-rich blood supply and there are chances of organ failure due to ARDS.

  2. Commonly, people who get ARDS are already in hospital for some other health problem. People who are not hospitalised may get ARDS because of conditions such as pneumonia.

  3. In ARDS, the tiny blood vessels of the lungs leak more fluid than usual into the air sacs of the lungs. This happens because of infections, injuries or some other condition. The lungs cannot get filled up with air and sufficient oxygen is prevented from getting pumped into the bloodstream.

  4. Several factors also lead to ARDS. These include sepsis, severe bleeding due to any injury on the head or chest, breathing in harmful smoke, or inhaling vomited content of the stomach from the mouth.

  5. People who are prone to ARDS have some condition that may injure their lungs directly or indirectly.

  6. The initial symptoms of ARDS include a feeling of not getting sufficient air in the lungs, low oxygen levels in the blood and rapid breathing. The diagnosis of ARDS depends on your medical history and the results from several tests and physical examinations.

  7. The treatment of ARDS is undertaken by oxygen therapy, medicines and fluids. A patient with ARDS is likely to develop some other health condition while in the hospital, such as lung scarring, blood clots, infections and pneumothorax.

  8. Many people recover from ARDS completely while others keep on facing certain health problems, such as shortness of breath, muscle weakness, depression and fatigue. Problems related to memory and clear thinking are also indicated.

  9. By improving your quality of life, you can recover from ARDS. You need the support and encouragement of your family and friends. You must avoid smoking and keep away from any kind of lung irritant.

  10. The treatment for ARDS has showed progress in the recent years. Hence, more people are recovering from this condition. New treatment procedures are being researched on. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.
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I am trying to conceive since 7 months but I am not been able to. My mensuration is regular 28 days duration .need to know more about ovulation and correct time for sex. And also about health how it should be both physical and mental.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am trying to conceive since 7 months but I am not been able to. My mensuration is regular 28 days duration .need to...
Well ,the ovulation days in your case are from 10th to 20 th day of your cycle, so you may have sex every alternate day during this time.
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Mai pregnant hun 5th month hai mere breast me say paani niklta hai agr breast ko dubao to bahot zyda niklta hai kya isse koi problem to nai hai, Please ans me fast plz.

Diploma in Endoscopic Surgery, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Mai pregnant hun 5th month hai mere breast me say paani niklta hai agr breast ko dubao to bahot zyda niklta hai kya i...
This is normal. Do not press to check. Wear a comfortable and supportive innerwear and feel free to talk to your doctor when you visit for your pregnancy check up.
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Before my periods I always get spotting for 3 to 4 days and then after 4th day I have my regular periods. Is this fine if I am thinking to conceive.

BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Before my periods I always get spotting for 3 to 4 days and then after 4th day I have my regular periods. Is this fin...
Before you conceive you have to correct your cycle and for that take medicine and after that conceive.
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I am 6 weeks pregnant now i am having stomach pain and back pain like cramps too much please help.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I am 6 weeks pregnant now i am having stomach pain and back pain like cramps too much please help.
In most cases, mild tummy cramps are a normal part of early pregnancy. They're usually linked to the normal physical changes your body goes through as it gears up for carrying your baby. Some women get cramps with a little bleeding when the embryo implants itself into the wall of the womb.
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I have hit on breast, 4 days ago. Take medicine and oil ment. But I don't relief pain. What should I do?

Doctor of Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Raipur
Get some ice packs done on affected area for two three times, ten minutes each time. If symptoms persists you personally consult a Doctor, Get well soon.
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I want to be pregnant, but I don't know about the process that which time is suitable for sex after menses. And there is any medicine for conceive.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I want to be pregnant, but I don't know about the process that which time is suitable for sex after menses. And there...
The most fertile time is midcycle if you are having regular 28-30 days cycle. It normally is advisable to have sex seven to nine days after your period starts in the next cycle to help you get pregnant. There are medicines but these should only be prescribed once you have been examined by your gynaecologist and a few tests done.
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Dear doctor We are planning to have a baby and wants tips food habits exercise daily routine and other natural supplements so that we can conceive easily without any complication or any other problem. Hence request all to suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear doctor
We are planning to have a baby and wants tips food habits exercise daily routine and other natural supple...
I will suggest you to do suryanamaskar daily as per your capacity and for a healthy lifestyle with good results Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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My doctor suggested hsg test she told me that it is painful please tell how much pain and how much time and procedures also I read some experience it is very bad.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Laparoscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My doctor suggested hsg test she told me that it is painful please tell how much pain and how much time and procedure...
u can go for HSG after taking painkiller, or if u r too afraid then u can undergo small anaesthesia also..it's pretty safe procedure..
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I am 7 week pregnant. I luv to eat mangoes. I eat 4 mangoes in 1 day it is gud 4 health or not?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 7 week pregnant. I luv to eat mangoes. I eat 4 mangoes in 1 day it is gud 4 health or not?
you can eat mango there is no side effect to take it during pregnancy.take healthy and nutritious diet too like calcium,iron and multivitamins diet regularly.
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Doctor, Last month meri wife ki date 10 days late thi. To is month uska fertile period time kya hoga.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Doctor, Last month meri wife ki date 10 days late thi. To is month uska fertile period time kya hoga.
8th day to 22nd day menses is ovulation period that is the fertile period when female have more chances for pregnancy.
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I have a baby boy of 10 months I want to have 2nd baby planning after 6 months I need a baby girl What should I do.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I have a baby boy of 10 months I want to have 2nd baby planning after 6 months I need a baby girl What should I do.
Dear lybrate-user good morning as per indian law you cannot do this. No doctor will help you. Thanks
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What Are Vinyl Weights And What Are They Made Of?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
What Are Vinyl Weights And What Are They Made Of?

Most weightlifters and bodybuilders use various types of weights like cast iron weights, chrome weights and vinyl weights. Though the main purpose of all these weights is to allow the bodybuilder to do an extensive workout to build their body stronger and fitter but still they are different from each other in shape, style, looks and colours. Here in this write-up brief information about vinyl dumbbells will be provided to know them more closely, if you are not familiar with them.

Introduction with vinyl weights

Vinyl dumbbells or weights are the workout weights made of solid concrete covered with a material made of hard plastic. It will be a good option for you to start your weight training if you are new in this field. The main reason for the newbies to start with vinyl weights is that they allow them to practice according to their form and perform properly for all types of weight exercises. Lifting weights properly is actually the most important part of weight training but the best way to lift the weights is still a debatable question.

What are they?

The concrete dumbbells coated with durable vinyl are used for various upper class extreme workout exercises. They are normally used to prevent any functional injury or rehabilitation of the weight trainer. Being coated with vinyl these dumbbells available in various weight levels are durable. You can use them according to the strength of your arms.

How are vinyl dumbbells made?

Basically they are made of concrete and vinyl is coated on them to give them a smooth and elegant look. They are made in different sizes and weights so that everyone can use them according to his/her own weight lifting potential.

Packing of vinyl dumbbells

The dumbbells are packed in pair to make it easy to carry and store for the user. They are usually packed in 2 kg, 4 kg, 6 kg and 10 kg packs containing 2 pieces of 1 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg and 5 kg in each respectively.

Manufacturing of vinyl dumbbells

Manufacturing of the dumbbells is a step by step process. First of all a cast iron mould is prepared according to the size and style of the dumbbell you want to manufacture. The moulds are created somewhat lighter in weight than the weight of finished dumbbell you want as the coating of vinyl also has some weight which will be added to the initial weight of cast iron mould.

The second step is to dip the cast iron mould of the dumbbell into hot vinyl in molten form so that its coating can cover up the entire mould. Molten vinyl is used in different colours to give the final iny dumbbells a unique and attractive look.

Machines used in manufacturing

In order to manufacture quality vinyl dumbbell cast iron moulding machines of highest quality are used to manufacture dumbbells of exact size and weight. Vinyl is basically manufactured with the help crude oil and salt. Ethylene is obtained by cracking crude oil or petroleum and chlorine by electrolytic dissociation of salt to manufacture vinyl.

Preconception Care

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Preconception Care

Preconception care refers to the care that a woman should take before getting pregnant. This refers to all the procedures and measures to be taken by a woman before pregnancy for maintaining good health before giving birth. Good preconception care also ensures proper health of the to-be-born child. Seeking information about pregnancy is also a part of preconception care by which a woman can prepare herself better physically and emotionally before childbirth. Visiting doctors and health practitioners is a part of preconception care. The body is prepared for giving birth during preconception care.

Nutritional supplements during preconception care: 

Certain nutritional supplements are recommended for women during this stage. Folic acid is an important vitamin which enables healthy growth and development of the baby. Folic acid reduces birth defects like spina bifida.

Other healthy supplements which a woman may require during preconception care include iron, zinc and calcium. A healthy, balanced diet and drinking a lot of water are also important.

Blood Tests:

Visiting a doctor is necessary during the preconception care. You will require a detailed physical health checkup and required guidelines from a health expert. Recommended blood tests include full blood count, testing of ferritin levels and testing for rubella. Urine tests and blood pressure checkup are also vital. You can also take the package for Living Healthy - Woman.

Moreover, several measures and steps must be followed by a woman. They include the following:

  1. Having a proper diet with sufficient water intake along with nutritional supplements is very important.
  2. A woman during preconception care should quit smoking or reduce the amount of smoking profusely.
  3. Large amount of caffeine should be avoided. A woman should consume less caffeine containing products such as coffee, chocolates or soft drinks.
  4. Alcohol should be avoided strictly as it may reduce the chance of pregnancy.
  5. Medication without recommendation of the doctor should be avoided. A woman should not use any medicine without being prescribed by the doctor.
  6. Contact with any kind of chemical should be avoided and natural, environment-friendly cleaning products should be used.
  7. Overheating of the body should be avoided, and a woman during preconception care should keep away from spas and saunas.
  8. A regular exercise schedule must be taken up for health benefits regarding pregnancy. Lack of working out may give rise to various health problems in women before pregnancy.
  9. Any kind of stressful activity should be abstained from, and a woman during preconception care should not lift heavy objects, which cause strain.
  10. Relaxation techniques should be practiced by a woman to keep mentally healthy.

A woman during the preconception care period should follow all required guidelines given by a doctor. Avid care of the body should be taken to ensure a healthy childbirth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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