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Dr. Shashikala

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

250 at clinic
Dr. Shashikala Gynaecologist, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shashikala is a popular Gynaecologist in Richmond Road, Bangalore. She is currently practising at St. Philomena's Hospital in Richmond Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shashikala and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 year old. My Menstrual cycle is not regular. please suggest me how it will be regular?

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I am 22 year old. My Menstrual cycle is not regular. please suggest me how it will be regular?
Your problem can be due to anaemia or hormonal imbalance due to stress. I will advice you below given homoeopathic medicinesfor 5-6 months nd surely you will be normal pulsatilla nig 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night mensoaid syrup (bakson) drink 2 sspoons in evening. Ferrum sip (sbl) drink 1 spoon twice daily things to do 1. Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from apple, banaba, pomegranate, papaya, grapes, 2.2 glass milk daily 3. Lots of water daily.

What is period. How we avoid period if we not want? Kindly tell me. Period is happening due to pregnancy. Is this right. In which age of girl. Period have take place. How care vagina at that time.

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Periods is a natural monthly bleefing cycle from vagina it happens with all females during their reproductive life span starting from puberty to menopause you can not avoid this and the care you have to take at that time is by keeping your vagina and private parts clean.

Hi what are the precautions to take when we have sex first time and any precautions to be taken to get pregnant in 3-4 months?

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Hi what are the precautions to take when we have sex first time and any precautions to be taken to get pregnant in 3-...
Pl see that hygiene should be maintained. As far as sex success is concerned, simultaneous arousal, foreplay, orgasm should be coordinated. For getting pregnant in 3-4 months, sex should be done between 7-14 days of m. C. Your husband's shukra dhatu should be perfect qualitatively and quantitatively. So drink milk, ghee to be used in food, fruits, dry fruits.

Is coper T a good method to prevent pregnancy for my girlfriend! We are in 20's. And have no plans for babies for next 5 to 6 years!

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
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Is coper T a good method to prevent pregnancy for my girlfriend! We are in 20's. And have no plans for babies for nex...
Multiload is a good method for prevent of pregnancy according to your age is best method for contraception is multiload.

Hi I am 28 years old. I just want to know that is running and walking exercise affect our period? Because before my period continues 3-4 days, recently I started exercises and felt that my period decreased to 2 days. Please suggest something.

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I am 28 years old. I just want to know that is running and walking exercise affect our period? Because before my p...
Periods lasting from 2-7 days is considered as normal menses. Less flow for this short duration does not warrant any tests or treatment. If they come on time even with little irregularity, more than or equal to 2 days and > or equal to 1 pad in a day then menses are normal. Sometimes hormonal changes or stress or weight gain can reduce the flow of menses but it will get cured automatically. It is not related to exercise.

Please suggest me I am spoiling my life by taking medicines in ten to fifteen pills daily without reason. I am mentally disturbed and frustrated.

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Please suggest me I am spoiling my life by taking medicines in ten to fifteen pills daily without reason. I am mental...
Hello lybrate-user ji what is your problem, what is the reason of your problem one thing I understand that you became frustated but your requested to contact privately with your detail of problem then every thing will be ok. How ever I am sugesting following homoeopathic medicine which will give you some relax ---- 1. Ignetia 200 one drop morning evening 2. Kali phos 6x 4 tablet 03 times in a day. Hope you will contact at the earliest. Thanks.

Hello Dr. Is there any possibility of pregnancy after mensuration? I had physical contact with my gf. After contact I feed her E 73 Pill and stop physical contact. And in next week her mensuration began for 4 days. She had irregular mensuration cycle problem. Now is there any chance of pregnancy? After that her m. C is happen yet 45 days. Is any problem with that. I would like to request you suggest me about that. Thank you.

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Hello Dr. Is there any possibility of pregnancy after mensuration?
I had physical contact with my gf. After contact I...
Dear lybrate-user, as you have mentioned that your friend menstruated a week after physical contact there are very little chances of pregnancy but to be on safe side get her pregnancy test done. Irregular menstruation can be corrected by homoeopathy.

Exercise that will help post pregnancy to ease weight lose? have had normal delivery?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
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Any exercise that you are comfortable with and can manage at least three times a week. It can be walking swimming badminton dance yoga etc.

I am 19 year old girl I am getting period twice in two month. Is it harmful. And how can stop this. And stomach pain please help.

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
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Periods twice a month is weakening and period pains don't help. Request for remedies to correct this.

I had cu t loop on May 20th and had period on 2nd June which lasted for 18 days. Again I had period on 6th July. Should I take tranexamic acid everyday to control the bleeding? I am travelling to Switzerland in August and will stay there for 2 years. So I can't decide to continue cu t or not as my hubby says he can't afford medical expenses even once. Are there any side effects for tranexamic acid.

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I had cu t loop on May 20th and had period on 2nd June which lasted for 18 days. Again I had period on 6th July. Shou...
Your traveling date is very near as you don't have much time left and you are facing problems like continuous bleefing with cuT it is advisable to get it removed and adopt other contraceptive methods because taking medicine regularly is not advisable

I am 29 years unmarried, woman, I am suffering from pcos from last 7 years. My period is normal and regular but I have gain weight a lot and also lost also 70 % of hair. I am totally fed up with visiting doc again and again. My problem is still remain. Kindly help me out of the problem.

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I am 29 years unmarried, woman, I am suffering from pcos from last 7 years. My period is normal and regular but I hav...
In pcod patients male hormones increases, reduce your weight by taking healthy food, completely avoid junk food, take hormonal treatment for pcod,

Doc s suggested me to take spas med for pain killers in periods bt its nt wrkng. Also I took mala n bt its nt wrkng tooo. Wat shd I do nxt.

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Doc s suggested me to take spas med for pain killers in periods bt its nt wrkng. Also I took mala n bt its nt wrkng t...
Medicine German reckeweg mag phos 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.

Trying for second child I am 38 years with all reports normal. Trying for last two months I hav 5 yr. Old daughter pl. Suggest.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist
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Trying for second child I am 38 years with all reports normal. Trying for last two months I hav 5 yr. Old daughter pl...
Try conceiving during your fertile period if you have a regular cycle of 28 days then fertile period will be from day 8 of your cycle till day 20 of cycle. Along with that take healthy diet including fruits, green vegetables and low fat dairy products. Also do regular workout or some exercise, will help in conceiving soon.

I am 22 year pregnant woman my forth month is running now. I want to know what should I eat in pregnancy for healthy baby. Kindly please suggest me a complete diet chart.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
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I am 22 year pregnant woman my forth month is running now. I want to know what should I eat in pregnancy for healthy ...
If you are serious about detailed information you must meet nutrition specialist. I can give you general guidelines. About 20 % extra calories, 1.5gms/Kg protein, good fatty acids (Omega-3), vitamins, minerals, (Fruits & Vegetables), supplements like folic acid, DHA, vitamins, minerals, omega-3, protein.

Thinking About Dieting? Take This Test Before Starting.

B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
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Goals and attitudes:

Compared with previous attempts, how motivated to lose weight are you this time? score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely 

How certain are you that you will stay committed to a weight loss program for the time it will take to reach your goal?
score 1 for cannot, 2 can somewhat, 3 uncertain, 4 can tolerate well, 5 can easily

Consider all outside stress in your life (work, family obligations, etc.) to what extent can you tolerate the effort required to stick to a diet?
score 1 for very unrealistic, 2 somewhat unrealistic, 3 moderately unrealistic, 4 somewhat realistic, 5 very realistic

Think honestly about how much weight you hope to lose and how quickly you hope to lose it. Figuring a weight loss of. 5kg to 1 kg per week, how realistic is your expectation?
score 1 for always, 2 frequently, 3 occasionally, 4 rarely, 5 never.

While dieting, do you fantasize about eating a lot of your favorite foods?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely

While dieting, do you feel deprived, angry, or upset?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely


Scored 6 to 16 - not a good time to diet; inadequate motivation and commitment and unrealistic goals can get in your way

Scored 17 to 23 - think about ways to boost your diet readiness before you begin

Scored 24 to 30 - bingo, your path is clear.


Hunger cues:
When food is mentioned, do you want to eat even if not hungry? score 1 never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 frequently, 5 always.

Do you have trouble controlling your eating when your favorite foods are around the house? score 1 always, 2 frequently, 3 occasionally, 4 rarely, 5 never.

How often do you eat because of physical hunger?
score 1 never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 frequently, 5 always.

Scored 3 to 6 - try to control the attitudes that occasionally make you overeat

Scored 7 to 9 - dieting will be easier if you try to resist external cues and eat only when you are physically hungry.


Control overeating:
Score 1 if you would eat much less, 2 if you would eat somewhat less, 3 if it would make no difference, 4 if you would eat somewhat more, and 5 if you would eat much more:

Although you planned to skip lunch, you are talked into going out to eat.
You go off your diet by eating a fattening, forbidden food.
After faithfully following your diet you decide to test yourself by eating a %u201ctreat.%u201d

Scored 3 to 7 - you recover rapidly from mistakes, but should get professional help if you often alternate between strict dieting and eating out of control
Score 8 to 11 - you have a flexible, balanced program that is not disrupted by unplanned eating
Score 12 to 15 - your reaction to problem-causing eating events can be improved.


Binging and purging:
Have you ever eaten lots of food rapidly and felt the eating was excessive and out of control?
score 2 for yes, 0 for no.

If yes, how often over the past year?
score 1 for less than once a month, 2 about once a month, 3 a few times a month, 4 about once a week, 5 about 3 times a week, 6 daily:

Have you ever purged to control your weight by using laxatives, diuretics, or induced vomitingscore 5 for yes, 0 for no.
If yes, how often during the past year? score 1 for less than once a month, 2 about once a month, 3 a few times a month, 4 about once a week, 5 about 3 times a week, 6 daily:



Scored 0 to 1 - binge eating and purging are not your problem
Scored 2 to 11 - get professional help if these eating patterns arise more often
Scored 12 to 19 %u2013 your potentially serious eating problem needs immediate professional attention.


Emotional eating:
For each of the next three questions, score 1 never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 frequently, 5 always.

Do you overeat when you feel anxious, depressed, angry or lonely?
Do you celebrate feeling good by overeating?
When things don%u2019t go well with others or on your job, do you eat more than you would like?


Scored 3 to 8 - you don%u2019t seem to let emotions affect your eating
Scored 9 to 11 - monitor your occasional tendency to eat in response to emotional highs and lows and find alternative activities
Scored 12 to 15 - you need to find other ways than eating express your feelings.


Exercise:
How often do you exercise?
score 1 for never, 2 rarely, 3 occasionally, 4 somewhat, 5 frequently.

How confident are you that you can exercise regularly?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 highly, 5 completely.

Do you have a negative or positive picture about exercise in your mind?
score 1 for completely negative, 2 somewhat negative, 3 neutral, 4 somewhat positive, 5 completely positive.

How sure are you that you can work regular exercise into your daily schedule?
score 1 for not at all, 2 slightly, 3 somewhat, 4 quite, 5 extremely.

Scored 4 to 10 - change attitudes that are blocking your way to regular exercise
Scored 11 to 16 - to feel more positive about exercise, think of ways that are fun and fit your lifestyle
Scored 17 to 20 - your path is clear to a more active life.


In case of any diet/nutrition related query or to book an appointment with dt. Silky mahajan please send us a mail at info@foodsandnutrition. In or call on 080 6741 7780 (dial extension: 778).
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Coughing during pregnancy is safe or not what to do ? Can not she take any cough syrup ?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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Coughing during pregnancy is safe or not what to do ?
Can not she take any cough syrup ?
Coughing is not good in pregnancy. Do saline gargles. Avoid cold and sour food. Can take cough syp. No relief get investigated to know cause and then plan treatment.

I can feel one small ball or flesh-like small swelling inside my wife's left breast, she is 26 yrs. Old. We have 1 yr. 3 months baby boy, who is not ready to withdraw feeding, all reports are normal too, what should be done in this case? Though there is no pain or itching effect. Local doctor said, no issue.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist
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It depends on the size and exact scan findings. Usually there is nothing to worry and there are effective medicines available

He has prostate 21g he is feeling good during time but night time he is feeling pain around the back what should he eat and drink and best medicine for to get rid of this pain.

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Physiotherapist
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He has prostate 21g he is feeling good during time but night time he is feeling pain around the back what should he e...
Extension Exercises  x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day.   Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.

Causes and Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

CCT, DMAS, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Vulvovaginal candidiasis refers to the infection of the vagina, accompanied by itching in the vulva. It is caused by a particular strand of yeast known as candida albicans. There are several reasons, which contribute to the onset of vulvovaginal candidiasis, some of them are:

1. Pregnancy: pregnancy is a time when the body of a woman undergoes a plethora of changes. With the upsurge of certain hormones, this is also the most potent time when they tend to suffer from vulvovaginal candidiasis.
2. Higher dose of estrogen: estrogen is responsible for maturing the vagina as well as provides glycogen which facilitates the growth of candida albicans. Subsequently, older and younger women, who are less prone to estrogen disorder, suffer the least from vulvovaginal candidiasis.
3. Uncontrolled diabetes: those women who suffer from uncontrolled diabetes for a long period of time are more susceptible to vulvovaginal candidiasis. Although the accurate reason is yet to be known, according to research, the presence of excessive glucose in the blood triggers the production of yeast in the vulva and the vagina.
4. Weak immune system: a strong immune system is a boon, which only few people enjoy. Consequently, the very reverse, a weak immune system is extremely fatal, one that invites several complications; vulvovaginal candidiasis being one of them.
5. Stress: excessive stress and exhaustion may also be considered as a probable reason that causes imbalance in your system.
6. Hormone replacement therapy: estrogen is commonly held as a possible culprit that causes vulvovaginal candidiasis. Therefore in those hormonal replacement therapies, where estrogen is artificially administered into the body significantly increases the risk of an impending vulvovaginal candidiasis.

In spite of its frequent occurrences, it is possible to treat this infection. Some of the ways by which it can be done are:
1. Anti-fungal cream: those creams, which negate the growth of fungus are, for obvious reasons considered as the most preferred choice to combat vulvovaginal candidiasis. There are plenty of anti-fungal creams available in the market, which can be misleading, therefore you must choose wisely.
2. Diflucan: this medication works wonders in treating vulvovaginal candidiasis. This must be orally administered under the doctor's supervision to enjoy the results.
Causes and Treatment of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
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