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Dr. Vanaja Shivakumar

Gynaecologist, Bangalore

Dr. Vanaja Shivakumar Gynaecologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Vanaja Shivakumar is a popular Gynaecologist in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Vanaja Shivakumar personally at Panacea Hospital Pvt Ltd - Basaveshwaranagar in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vanaja Shivakumar and consult privately on has a number of highly qualified Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 40 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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5 Rich Vegetarian Sources Of Vitamin B-12

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
5 Rich Vegetarian Sources Of Vitamin B-12

Dairy products

Unlike vegans, vegetarians include dairy products in their diets. These foods are naturally high in vitamin b-12. An 8-ounce glass of milk, for example, provides 0.9 micrograms of vitamin b-12. As the dietary reference intake is 2.4 micrograms, a glass of milk provides 37.5 percent of your daily vitamin b-12. An 8-ounce cup of yogurt provides the same amount, while 1 ounce of cheese contains 0.2 micrograms, or 8.3 percent of your daily vitamin b-12.



Yeast extract spreads are a good vegetarian source of vitamin b-12 and are also suitable for vegans. A 1-tablespoon serving of these spreads -- typically served on toast or crackers -- contains 0.09 micrograms of vitamin b-12, or 3.75 percent of your daily intake. Although most brewer's and nutritional yeasts do not naturally contain vitamin b-12, fortified yeasts are another good source of this vitamin. These products are typically labeled as vegan or vegetarian nutritional yeast flakes. Depending on the brand, adding as little as 2 teaspoons to your breakfast cereal or smoothie or with a spread on toast can provide 100 percent of your daily vitamin b-12 intake.



Eggs are naturally high in vitamin b-12. One large chicken egg yolk contains 0.33 micrograms of vitamin b-12, or 13.8 percent of your daily intake. In comparison with chicken's eggs, the eggs of other birds contain much more vitamin b-12. For example, a single duck egg contains 3.78 micrograms of vitamin b-12, while a goose egg contains 7.34 micrograms. As there are no known risks of excessive vitamin b-12 intake, it is safe for you to use duck and goose eggs as a daily b-12 source. You can use duck and goose eggs in place of chicken eggs in most dishes. However, goose eggs are three to four times larger than chicken or duck eggs, so you will need to adjust recipes accordingly.


Fortified foods

Fortified foods are a good vegetarian source of vitamin b-12. These include soy products, dairy alternatives and breakfast cereals. For example, a single veggie burger patty contains 1.41 micrograms and a cup of fortified bran flakes contains 1.5 micrograms of the nutrient. Respectively, these amounts account for 58.8 and 62.5 percent of your daily vitamin b-12 intake. Because not all fortified soy products and breakfast cereals contain vitamin b-12, read nutritional information labels before making a purchase.

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I am 16 years old female and i am smoking a lot these days and i am not having my mensuration cycle since last 2 months! what should I do now? Why is it so? Is it due to smoking?

Gynaecologist, Chennai
May be or may be due to emotional stress you go through. Smoking always have the impact on your hormones.
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Me n my husband r trying to conceive a child from last 5 years. My all reports r normal. But my husband semen report is not good. His motility is 0% of A&B grade. Sluggish sperm is wat shud v do. please suggest. He took many medicines. But no improvement in motility. Sperm count is good more thn 70. please suggest true advice.

MBBS,MD(medicine), PGDS(sexology), Fellowship in sexual medicines
Sexologist, Jaipur
Hello, motility of sperm is necessary to consive a child and to make transfer of sperm in vagina to consive pregnancy. It is due to weakness and it can be cured completely by some special blend of herbal and natural medicines which will boost sperm quality and quality with motility to consive a child. You can consult me back for these special medicines with full guidance to your husbands tretment.
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Hello mam/sir she had periods before a week ago and after that we had unprotected sex or we can say that we do not use condoms while having sex and I come his vagina and she is bleeding and after 10 to 15 mint I give unwanted 72 pill to her is there chances to get pregnant plzz give me some proper solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hello lybrate-user the tab unwanted 72 is okay n you can tell her to eat papaya. Withdrawl bleeding will occur after 2 or 3 days after taking pill.
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My friend is 18 years old she had taken ipill 6 to 7 times since 5 months and the last ipill was taken a month ago she is not pregnant as she had her periods. She had her periods thrice a month this time. Is it major. And does taking of the ipill will effect her future pregnancy.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Yes, it does affect on future pregnancy. There are many side effects of this pills such as spontaneous abortion, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, it also affects the chances of getting pregnant.
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I am pregnant from 3 month. But my husband wants to sex with me. Is it right time to do this or not. Please guide me.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
1st 3 months are not safe for sex. The last month too. The middle months are more or less safe, as pregnancy advances position change side to side or lady on top will be easier.
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Is there any way to check pregnancy in home? And is contraceptive pill is available in medical store without doctor prescription? Kindly suggest me asap, thanks.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Nashik
Yes you can check at home with urine pregnancy lots available in market. Yes that is also available with prescription. Every medicine should be taken with appropriate prescription!
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I have irregular periods ie they r never on time. On 11th I had got my periods. At start for 3 days the flow was very less like few drops but the flow got normal on 4th n 5th day. The problem is I'm still flowing n its my 10th day. Pls help.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Irregularities in periods are due to hormonal imbalance. We need to balance female hormones to get rid of this issue. To arrive at perfect prescription, we need few details viz. whether the cycle is painful or not? Is there any occurrence of white discharge, your bowel and bladder habits, etc.
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Hi, 18 Feb was my first day of my period. What is the next date to have sex as we are planning to have baby.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. As your first day of period is on 18 th Feb, your ovulation period could start from 26 th Feb onwards approximately. Because sperm can be alive inside vagina for 5 days, you can start having unprotected sex from 22 Feb itself. All the best. Take care.
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When my husband drop his sperm in vagina it comes out. Its right or wrong for pregnancy?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi lybrate-user. Semen coming out of vagina after intercourse is absolutely normal. Only one sperm is needed for pregnancy and the semen flowing out will not lead to any problem in conceiving.
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I am 32 years old and I am constantly feeling tired. I get 8 hrs of sleep or more but always feel tired and never have any energy to get out of bed to do anything. What can I do to change this?

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi lybrate-user weakness can be due to many reasons such as hormonal imbalance, disturbed lipid profile, improper sleep, certain deficiencies in the body and many more, get your tsh, t3, t4 and lipid profile profile test and take proper sleep and drink lots of water and take balanced diet.
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Me and my girlfriend were physically contacted. But we did not have sex but I fingered her I do not know weather the precum was on mu finger or not. Before 8 or 9 days, now she is discharging liquid and today she noticed that some light yellow and curd type liquid is flowing. Is it pregnancy?

Homeopath, Hyderabad
No, this is some abnormal liquid and this condition is called luecorrhea and this is not pregnancy. No need to get tensed. Check for the next cycle and if it is skipped then there will be chances of pregnancy.
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My periods are coming from over 1 month. Continue bleeding but very less just a spot. I didn't even use pad. I am having PCOD and thyroid. I'm worried am I okay?

Homeopath, Faridabad
If you are suffering from thyroid and PCOD, then firstly you should take treatment for these problems .Because thyroid and pcod both causes scanty periods and even complete loss of periods.
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Infertile men more prone to diabetes

Sexologist, Srinagar
Infertile men more prone to diabetes
Infertile men more prone to diabetes

Men diagnosed with the fertility related issues or infertility are more susceptible to type 2 diabetes according to recently published study.

The study recommends routine visits of such patients for check-up. The rates of infertility among men are rising due to changing lifestyle, dietary habits, stress and other physiological factors.

The scientists have been studying the associated factors for infertility. Now for the first time scientists have studied the effects of infertility on general ailments.

The scientists from stanford university, school of medicine conducted the study which showed that patients diagnosed with infertility have a greater risk of developing other conditions such as ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes compared to fertile men.

The scientists conducted retrospective study in which they assessed the medical records of over 1, 15, 000 men filed between 2001 and 2009.

The scientists scrutinized the men's medical visits before and after fertility testing to determine what health complications they developed in the years after fertility evaluations. They compared general health conditions of men with infertility diagnoses to men without the diagnoses and to men who underwent vasectomy.
The results of the study showed that the infertile men had higher rates of most diseases the researchers had shortlisted.

The scientists found that the infertile men had higher rates of diabetes even when the results were adjusted for the obesity. They found similar results for ischemic heart diseases.

The scientists have wished to expand their research to check physiological relationships between these conditions. Meanwhile, scientists have recommended that infertile men should regularly undergo health check-ups in order to prevent of onset of these conditions.
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I am ttc for past 4 months. But was unsuccessful. Taking folic acid past 1 month. Help me so that I could get pregnant soon.

Gynaecologist, Mumbai
you are very young at 18yrs let nature have a chance the fertile period is between12 to16 days of the cycle try naturally as it takes a few mths to conceive if the relations are not in the fertile period
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What is the recommended advice for vomiting at the starting age of baby in pregnancy and feeling uneasiness, unconsciousness feeling?

Homeopath, Bareilly
The patient you are talked about is sensitive mentally as well as physically. She is an introverted lady and her emotions leads to mental restlessness. She keeps on thinking about her pregnancy and some other things. If the above statement I made about her is true then make it a point do not go for any medication for vomiting only two things are helpful for her 1. Couselling 2. Homoeopathic medication.
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Is there any possibility of pregnancy, if the couple did intercourse on the 22 day of the periods n also they took the I pill with in 3 hour. please help her next cycle is after 8 days.

MD - Family Medicine
General Physician, Anand
Hi lybrate-user. 11th to 19th days after last period date are considered days for fertilization. So, 22nd day will be safe. However, There is no 100% gurrenty. But, here, I Pill within 3 hour is good thing. So couple can relax. Pregnancy will not be there.
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What is the best time for sex. What what are precautions to be taken before having sex prior to marriage.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
There is no fix time... it is just when both the partners are willing and happy to do it... And before marriage just use condom to avoid pregnancy or contracting any disease.... they are best....
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Hi am married am suffering a white passing after periods time also entire day I met a doctor so they have provided a tabs no use. While passing this even am not able to stand for more time. Please suggest me something to cured.

Homeopath, Chennai
You seems underweight, so as you have to be anemic. Take nutritious diet and do regular exercise atleast half hour, so that circulation get improved and vital capacity will increase and your anemia will subside slowly. Take green vegetable and eggs daily if you r not a brahmin.
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