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Dr. Shiva Shankar. R

M.Ch - Urology

Urologist, Bangalore

31 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Shiva Shankar. R M.Ch - Urology Urologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Shiva Shankar. R is a trusted Urologist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can visit him at Northside Manipal Hospital in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shiva Shankar. R on Lybrate.com.

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M.Ch - Urology - Govt. Madras Medical College, Madras University, - 1986
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What is treatment for iga nephropathy, albumin and rbc, s are exerting in urine. hematuria ans protieniria treatment.

MBBS
General Physician,
What is treatment for iga nephropathy, albumin and rbc, s are exerting in urine. hematuria ans protieniria treatment.
Hematuria proteinuria are managable but there is no permanent cure to this condition. Onset of dialysis needs to be delayed by regular check up. You have to keep your blood pressure below130/80 and 24 hr protein within 500 mg. Hypertension and proteinuria responds well to ace inhibitors and steroids may be given if biosy findings points to other types of glomerulonephritis associated with it.
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My self is shah azam, 22 years, male, I have stone in my kidney from six month and gives too much pain in my right back side. please give me the solution without operation.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
My self is shah azam, 22 years, male, I have stone in my kidney from six month and gives too much pain in my right ba...
The following remedy would help you Natural home remedy using kidney beans: 1. Take 60 gm kidney beans 2. Add 4 L of water 3. Heat for 4-5 hr 4. Strain the liquid through a fine muslin cloth 5. Allow the liquid to cool 6. Drink 1 glass of this liquid once every 2 hr in a day 7. Do this for a week 8. Do not use the liquid or the beans again 24 hr after the 1st preparation surely you will get results, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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My husband got an viral fever since 6days and now he getting pain in kidney so we taken him to MRI scanning test, in that it shows that he has an stone in kidney. I want to know that is that serious or it will cure easily? And what precaution we should take? And is there any further problems?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
My husband got an viral fever since 6days and now he getting pain in kidney so we taken him to MRI scanning test, in ...
Tips for removing kidney stones: 1. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, cold drinks, pickles, fish, poultry, meat, spinach, and chocolate. 2. Avoid sour, heavy, and dry food. 3. Increase intake of liquids like water, juice, soup, lime water lemon soda etc. 4. Be sure to drink enough water each day. Usually 1 to 2 liters of water per day is adequate. 5. Drink more if you are perspiring heavily, working outdoors, the weather is hot, etc. 6. Increase the use of barley, horse gram (a type of bean), ginger, and brown rice or parboiled rice. 7. Avoid suppressing urges to urinate and defecate. 9. Boil 10-12 basil leaves in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in it and take twice a day. Pls send your usg report becoz medication for stones depends upon size number and location of stones and can be given after usg.
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My brother's wife suffering from stone in both side kidney respectively 6 mm and 4 mm will you suggest me what can I do ?

BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda,
My brother's wife suffering from stone in both side kidney respectively 6 mm and 4 mm will you suggest me what can I ...
Hi ask her to drink, barley ganji, tender coconut we can treat kidney stone till 6mm you can consult me in private questions.
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My mother has urine problem. She consulted many doctors and had done operation as well but nothing happened. So what should she do now?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
My mother has urine problem. She consulted many doctors and had done operation as well but nothing happened. So what ...
Urinary problems are under the domain of general surgeon or urologists. Please provide more details of what was the urinary problem, what was the surgery done, age weight etc of the patient being discussed etc.
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Gud morning sir I had APR rectum laproscopy surgeory last month and now i hav stoma colostomy bag . After my surgeory my urine bag was supposed to be removed .but now its almost 2 months i m unable to pass urine without bag . Plz advise contact no 9052947317

MS, D.ORTHO, MBBS
General Surgeon, Kolkata
You have to clamp the catheter at regular intervals so that the bladder sensation and tonicity return.It often helps removal of catheter.If still you have problem then you have to consult Urologist
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What is mean by kidani ston and how I can solve this kidney stone what I can do for the rest from this doses.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
What is mean by kidani ston and how I can solve this kidney stone what I can do for the rest from this doses.
I am advising you following remedy natural home remedy using basil leaves and honey: 1. Take 10-15 basil leaves 2. Crush them to make paste 3. Take 1 tsp of basil leaf paste 4. Press on a sieve and extract its juice 5. Add 1 tsp honey 6. Mix well 7. Drink this every day this is very helpful, if it dosent work then you must consult ayurvedic doctor.
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I have kidney stones both side 6 mm please suggest some medicines. I have already tried gush out tonic but no use. please suggest some genuine medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have kidney stones both side 6 mm please suggest some medicines.
I have already tried gush out tonic but no use. pl...
Hello. Prevention of kidney stones may include a combination of lifestyle changes and medications. Lifestyle changes You may reduce your risk of kidney stones if you: Drink water throughout the day. For people with a history of kidney stones, drink 12-14 glasses of water everyday. If you live in a hot, dry climate or you exercise frequently, you may need to drink even more water to produce enough urine. If your urine is light and clear, you're likely drinking enough water. Eat fewer oxalate-rich foods. If you tend to form calcium oxalate stones, your doctor may recommend restricting foods rich in oxalates. These include rhubarb, beets, okra, spinach, Swiss chard, sweet potatoes, nuts, tea, chocolate and soy products. Choose a diet low in salt and animal protein. Reduce the amount of salt you eat and choose non animal protein sources, such as legumes. Consider using a salt substitute. Continue eating calcium-rich foods, but use caution with calcium supplements. Calcium in food doesn't have an effect on your risk of kidney stones. Continue eating calcium-rich foods unless your doctor advises otherwise. Ask your doctor before taking calcium supplements, as these have been linked to increased risk of kidney stones. You may reduce the risk by taking supplements with meals. Diets low in calcium can increase kidney stone formation in some people. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Berberis Vulgaris Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice daily for 4 weeks. Revert me back.
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I have a problem of kidney stone. Stones passed through my urine. I feel there are more in my urine passage. What should I do? I do not want any operation.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Nephrologist, Noida
I have a problem of kidney stone. Stones passed through my urine. I feel there are more in my urine passage. What sho...
Hi lybrate-user, To be definite that you have stone in urine passage means in ureter or bladder you need investigation like ultrasound or more definitive is CT urogram. The stone which passes from urine you should send them to lab for analysis to know which type of stones are they. After both reports nephrologist can suggest some solutions.
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My brother is 23 years old. After so much check-ups, physicist said that there is little amount of pebbles-sized stone in his kidney. So tell me is it will become harmful in future? If yes, then what to eat and drink to fully clear his kidney internally and what to avoid in eating and drinking.

MBBS, M.S. (General Surgery), MBA (Healthcare), M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Gurgaon
My brother is 23 years old. After so much check-ups, physicist said that there is little amount of pebbles-sized ston...
Plenty of fluids and less amount of salt in diet is universally helpful across all types of stones. Regular follow up with an usg 3 monthly is important to assess the stone, whether it can be continued to be managed medicinally or needs intervention.
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Kidney Cyst - How Homeopathy Can Help?

MD. CH
Homeopath, Agartala
Kidney Cyst - How Homeopathy Can Help?

A cyst that grows on the surface of the kidneys or inside the kidneys is known as a kidney cyst or a renal cyst. These cysts can be described as fluid-filled sacs that cause the kidneys to be enlarged and reduce their functioning capacity.

Symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease

Signs

  • Anaemia: moderate to severe.
  • Blood pressure: raised.
  • On palpation abdomen
  • Enlarged irregular kidneys.
  • Large knobby renal masses.
  • Enlarged polycystic liver (50% cases).

If not addressed in time, renal cysts can lead to kidney failure and hence be fatal. Thankfully, with homoeopathy, you can treat these cysts with negligible side effects. Some of the most well-known homoeopathic remedies for renal cysts are:

  1. Apis mellifica: This homoeopathic remedy is often prescribed for acute forms of renal cysts. In such cases, the patient usually experiences swelling of the face, hands and feet, headaches and back pain. They may also experience a dull pain in the kidneys and have scanty urine. A study of the urine typically reveals high amounts of albumen along with blood corpuscles. The patient may also complain of a feeling of suffocation.
  2. Arsenicum: Arsenicum is a common remedy for Kidney cysts. It is especially effective in cases where the cysts cause a waxen appearance, paleness, excessive thirst, diarrhoea and dropsy. Patients who benefit from arsenicum typically have dark urine with high amounts of albumen. They may also complain of dyspnoea attacks that are aggravated by lying down and relieved by expectorating mucus.
  3. Phosphorus: Characteristic symptoms of kidney cysts that can be treated with phosphorus include tiredness and muscle pain all over the body, increased drowsiness and having very cold hands and feet. Unlike other ailments in this case the patient usually feels most tired on waking up. He may also complain of internal body heat without having an urge to drink water. Forgetfulness, giddiness and headaches are other symptoms that can be addressed by phosphorus. He may also find it difficult to lie on his side and complain of nausea and vomiting.
  4. Digitalis: Kidney cysts that are accompanied by cardiovascular symptoms such as a feeble pulse can be treated with this homoeopathic remedy. It can also be sued to address dark and scanty urine, rheumatic pains, weak circulation and faintness of the stomach.

Other homoeopathic remedies for kidney cysts include belladonna, plumbum, glonoine, apocynum and cantharis. Homoeopathy addresses the body as a whole and not just the symptoms presented and hence is considered a holistic form of treatment. It is also favoured by many since it has negligible side effects. However, that should not imply that homoeopathy is safe to self-medicate with. With homoeopathy, what works for one person may not work for another, Hence. if you begin experiencing pain in your kidneys or any of the other symptoms associated with this condition, you must consult a homoeopathic doctor to get the right medication.

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Hello, I can feel one small round pop out (swelling) on rectal, it was pain full 5 days ago and today also I feel little bit pain on it. Is it any serious issue. Or its normal. My stool frequency is also normal. I feel it today while bathing.

FMAS, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Ahmedabad
External piles. If pain has decreased. Wait .it's will resolve. With warm water fomentation. Of pain persists or fever or painful lump. See a surgeon. Usually it's "4 day self curing lesion"
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Sir I checked my ultrasound and the test report is prostate enlarged grade 2 and I discuss my doctor he say that your there is a swelling in your prostate what can I do for this situation.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Sir I checked my ultrasound and the test report is prostate enlarged grade 2 and I discuss my doctor he say that your...
You can follow test psa. And take dutas- 4 1 od after meal. Vitamin c from vegetables was associated with lower risk. Vegetables highest in vitamin c include bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, snow or snap peas, cauliflower, kale and tomato or vegetable juices. Foods higher in zinc also seemed to be beneficial. These include oysters, crab, baked beans, duck, lamb and beef (lean). Interestingly, a high fruit intake didn't affect the risk of bph. And the role of total protein was unclear. Some studies demonstrated an increased risk in men who ate red meat every day compared with men who only ate it once a week, but other studies found a decreased risk in men with a high total protein intake. Finally, the article found no evidence that dietary or herbal supplements were useful in preventing or treating bph. Take note, gentlemen: a healthy prostate is yet another reason to exercise, avoid obesity, eat your vegetables, keep fat intake low and enjoy an occasional drink.
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I seem to gave Balanitis again and again. Which lead to UTI also once. I think I have a lot of foreskin and which becomes easily red. Some red dots on the penis and a redness around the tip. Makes me uncomfortable and irritable. What antibiotic is best and what creams to I apply. Do I take any oral antifungal along with it?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I seem to gave Balanitis again and again. Which lead to UTI also once. I think I have a lot of foreskin and which bec...
If the inflammation appears to be due to an allergic reaction or irritant, the doctor may prescribe a mild steroid cream, such as one percent hydrocortisone, for the swelling. Antifungal creams can treat balanitis caused by Candida. An antifungal or antibiotic medication may also be prescribed. PLEASE ALSO DO URINE CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY.
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I am 49 years male feeling burning sensation since last 1 month when bladder is full and goes after urination specially during day time in seating position in office chair / bike. Urine route check pus cells 2-4 hpf & epthelial cells 1-2 hpf rest is nil. Taking nifti sr and renalika since last three days. Please advise and what is the cause for this & treatment? thanks.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , likely causes for trouble and treatment are: 1. If you are not taking enough fluids orally the urine could be concentrated which if very irritant in nature so increase fluid intake. 2 if you are constipated and have fissure then it could give you same symptoms if so treat fissure and constipation. 3. another like cause is prostatitis for which you need to take antibiotics for 4-6 weeks but not nifti. Take oflofloxacin 2oo mg twice a day one hour before meals with water and no milk products or food 1 hour before and after the tablet, at the same time keep your sex life active which helps a lot in prostatitis.
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If a feeling of constant urination occurs but little is released without any itching or pain, then what may be the reason and cure?

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
If a feeling of constant urination occurs but little is released without any itching or pain, then what may be the re...
if your water intake is more than atleast 2.5 letres a day, then the above feature indicates some sub clinical infection in the urine or some pressure from the pelvic area which is not allowing the urination to get completed. make sure that you are not diabetic. get your urine tested for albumin, sugar and pus cells and culture for pyogenic group of organisms. come back again and we can discuss the methods of relief. good luck
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Urinary Tract Infection - Signs You are Suffering From it!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Urinary Tract Infection - Signs You are Suffering From it!

A urinary tract infection can be painful and annoying. Most urinary tract infections affect the bladder and urethra, but it can also affect the kidneys and ureter. Women have a higher risk of suffering from this infection as compared to men. This is because women have a shorter urethra than men and hence the bacteria needs to travel a shorter distance to reach the bladder. Urinary tract infections can usually be treated easily with a course of antibiotics as long as they are detected in time. If not detected in time, it can affect the kidneys which make it a more serious problem. Hence, it becomes important to be able to recognise the signs of this infection.

Some of the symptoms to watch out for are:

  1. A persistent urge to urinate but low volume of urine produced
  2. A burning sensation while urinating
  3. Cloudy urine
  4. Blood in the urine which makes the urine appear red, pink or blackish
  5. Strong smell of the urine
  6. Pelvic pain

A urinary tract infection that affects the urethra is also known as urethritis. A burning sensation when urinating and discharge along with urine are the most prominent symptoms of this type of infection. When this infection affects the bladder it comes to be known as cystitis. Cystitis patients typically suffer from frequent and painful urination along with discomfort in the lower abdomen and pressure in the pelvic area. They may also notice blood in the urine.

Acute pyelonephritis refers to a urinary infection that affects the kidneys. In such cases, along with the typical symptoms, the patient may also experience high fever, nausea, shivering and pain in the upper back and sides of the abdomen.

This infection can affect a person at any age. Most women suffer from at least one bout of urinary tract infections in their lifetime. Some of the factors that increase the risk of suffering from this infection are:
Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents

  1. Menopause
  2. New sexual partners
  3. Urinary tract abnormalities
  4. Kidney stones or other blockages in the urinary tract
  5. Weakened immune system
  6. Use of catheters
  7. Recent urinary procedures that involve the use of medical instruments

Urinary tract infection can be easily prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. Drink plenty of fluids to flush bacteria and other toxins from your body. Bacteria multiplies in the bladder if urine stays for too long. Hence, urinate frequently and do not try to control your bladder. Avoid synthetic underwear and wear cotton underwear with loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry.

How to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections
A urinary tract infection or UTI can be quite painful and uncomfortable. This infection can be described as an infection that affects the ureter, urethra, bladder or kidneys. Women have a shorter urethra than men which makes this more vulnerable to this kind of infection. It is said that most women suffer from at least one bout of this infection in a lifetime. Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria and may often recur after treatment. However, in most cases, this can easily be prevented. Here are a few tips to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections.

  1. Drink plenty of fluids: Ideally, we should drink 8-10 glasses of water a day at regular intervals. This keeps the body hydrated and flushes toxins and bacteria from the body. Water also prevents the formation of kidney stones that could increase your risk of suffering from a urinary tract infection.
  2. Urinate frequently: If you drink the required amount of water, you will typically need to urinate frequently. Do not try to control your bladder. Holding your urine in your bladder allows bacteria to multiply inside the bladder. This is an easy way for a UTI to begin.
  3. Follow healthy bathroom habits: Cleanliness is the first step to preventing any infection. When using public restrooms, flush the toilet before and after urinating. In the case of women, it becomes important to ensure that the seat of the toilet is clean as well. After urinating wipe the residual urine with toilet paper in a motion that goes from front to back. Since the urethra is situated very close to the rectum, this step is very important. For uncircumcised men, it is important to wash the foreskin after urination.
  4. Wear loose clothes: Tight fitting clothes trap moisture and aid in the multiplication of bacteria. Hence, always wear loose fitting clothes that keep the area around the urethra dry. Also, avoid synthetic underwear and only wear cotton underwear.
  5. Urinate after intercourse: The relative closeness of the vagina to the urethra makes it easy for bacteria to enter the urethra during intercourse. Hence, make it a habit of washing your pubic region after urinating. This helps flush out any possible bacteria that may have entered your body.
  6. Choose the correct method of birth control: Certain types of birth control such as diaphragms and spermicidal agents can promote a urinary tract infection. Hence, it is best to avoid these types of birth control and pick alternatives. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I am a 28 year old male from India and frequently travel however during my few recent visits after hectic travel schedule, I started to observe kidney stone issues that I had about 4 years ago. Please suggest what should I do or what medicines should I carry along to relieve the pain.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am a 28 year old male from India and frequently travel however during my few recent visits after hectic travel sche...
Tips for removing kidney stones:: 1. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, cold drinks, pickles, fish, poultry, meat, spinach, and chocolate. 2. Avoid sour, heavy, and dry food. 3. Increase intake of liquids like water, juice, soup, lime water lemon soda etc. 4. Be sure to drink enough water each day. Usually 1 to 2 liters of water per day is adequate. 5. Drink more if you are perspiring heavily, working outdoors, the weather is hot, etc. 6. Increase the use of barley, horse gram (a type of bean), ginger, and brown rice or parboiled rice. 7. Avoid suppressing urges to urinate and defecate. 9. Boil 10-12 basil leaves in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in it and take twice a day. Pls send your USG report because medication for stones depends upon size, number and location of stones and can be given after USG.
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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition which results in the enlargement of the prostate gland. The Prostate gland is situated near the Urethra (a tube which helps flush out the urine from the bladder). Generally, the chance of developing BPH increases after one crosses the age of 50. But it is yet unknown as to why some men experience more severe symptoms than others.

Causes of BPH
This condition generally occurs because of old age and affects almost all men above the age of 75. It occurs because of the various hormonal changes and changes in cell growth that the body goes through, as one becomes old. Sometimes BPH can set in due to genetics. If BPH sets in due to genetically reasons, it usually is quite severe and affects men before they reach 60.

Symptoms of BPH
Quite a few men who develop BPH, experience no symptoms at all. But when symptoms of BPH, known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUT) start, they can be either mild or very severe. The severity of the symptoms is not related to the extent of the enlargement. Many a times men with only a mild enlargement complain about severe symptoms, while men with a highly enlarged prostate gland have not complained about any discomfort faced. 

Symptoms of BPH tend to worsen due to cold weather and also because of physical and emotional overexertion. There are certain medicines, which should be avoided if you suffer from BPH, as they have a tendency to worsen your symptoms, for example diphenhydramine, pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline spray and other antidepressants.

The symptoms of BPH are related to bladder emptying and issues with bladder storage.

Symptoms related to the urine drainage from the bladder are:

  1. Strain while urinating
  2. Weak urine flow
  3. Some dribbling after urination
  4. Sudden urge to urinate
  5. Pain while urinating

Symptoms related to storage of urine in the bladder are:

  1. Waking during the night to urinate
  2. Urinating frequently during the day and at night
  3. Sudden urge to urinate, which may be hard to control

It however, has to be kept in mind that these symptoms may not primarily occur due to prostate enlargement, but are the result of other conditions like urinary tract infections, prostatitis, prostate cancer, neurological disorders and even diabetes. Thus, it is essential that you visit a doctor and get the cause for these symptoms diagnosed properly.

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