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Dr B Shakuntala Baliga's Clinic

Gynaecologist Clinic

House No-1016, Shree Ananth Nagar Phase- II, 19 Km Hosur Road, Electronic City Post Banglore
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Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and fin......more
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House No-1016, Shree Ananth Nagar Phase- II, 19 Km Hosur Road, Electronic City Post
Banglore, Karnataka - 560100
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Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), FICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
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The thyroid gland within the body plays an important role in regulating your metabolism among many other functions. This is a butterfly-shaped gland located in your neck and plays an important role within your body. However, a common condition that may afflict it is hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid gland. It is even more of a problem if you are pregnant as it may affect your baby’s development in the womb. It has also been noticed that pregnancy in itself may cause hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism-

Pregnant women may also exhibit symptoms common to other patients who are suffering from hypothyroidism. These may include:

  1. Fatigue along with lethargy.

  2. Mild to significant weight gain.

  3. Constipation.

  4. Feeling cold with severe chills

The thyroid gland produces the T4 hormone responsible for regulating many mechanisms within the body such as metabolism. With hypothyroidism, the production of this hormone decreases or stops altogether. This is important as disruption in the production of the hormone may disrupt the normal development of your baby.

Effects of Hypothyroidism on your baby-

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can affect your child’s developmental abilities. Many studies in this field have shown that such children tend to have learning difficulties and may even display lower IQ scores during tests. It was noticed that sometimes, hypothyroidism during pregnancy wasn’t diagnosed correctly as the pregnant mother did not show much apparent symptoms. This is also a major issue in the early diagnosis of the problem. Hence, it is absolutely imperative to test for thyroid problems early during pregnancy.

Prevention is the Best Cure-

It is thus very important that mothers be screened properly for thyroid issues even before they are pregnant and while they are pregnant. Some of the medically recommended steps that should be taken are –

  1. Screening before pregnancy as this can help to devise a solution for this condition.

  2. Women with goiter or enlarged thyroid should most certainly be screened.

  3. Women with a family history of hypothyroidism should be screened.

Treatments for Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy-

The doctors may suggest thyroid hormone replacement therapy wherein artificial T4 hormone is introduced into the body. This helps to maintain a constant rate of the thyroid hormone within the body. This can be done even before pregnancy as the developing fetus is completely dependent on the mother for its thyroid hormone until at least 12 weeks when the baby’s body can start producing it on its own. Also, the levels of this hormone should be regularly checked within the body through the TSH or the thyroid stimulating hormone tests to ensure that the levels are at a safe minimum.  

Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Things to Know Before Giving Birth

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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Childbirth can be an extremely blissful and enriching experience if the proper do's and don'ts are strictly adhered to. The birth of a child can be comparable to a landmark experience in the life of a woman. Therefore, it is imperative to cater to the needs of one’s well-being in order to keep the body in optimal shape and health.

Some handy pre-childbirth tips should include:

  1. Things might not go exactly the way you’ve planned. You need not panic if all the points in your “ideal childbirth manual” have not been ticked off. Minor things can go wrong here and there. Keeping calm and ardently following your doctor’s advice is the key.

  2. It WILL be painful, but that pain will be worth it after you get to hold your new born for the very first time in your hands. Even if you have to go for an epidural, the resulting experience will change your life for the better, that’s a certainty.

  3. The whole process might take a very long time. Don’t panic. Remember, it will be a test of your endurance and patience.

  4. Your body will experience numerous changes over the 9 months of your pregnancy. Starting from sudden midnight cravings to gaining pounds to experiencing tremendous hormonal imbalances– you might have to bear the brunt of all these. Prepare yourself accordingly. Again, just to reiterate, all of it will be worth every ounce of energy in your body.

  5. The space might feel cluttered because of the poop that may lie scattered. This is because, during labour, the same muscles are responsible for pushing the baby out which are usually involved with your regular bowel movement. Being mentally prepared is the key.

  6. And lastly, live the joyride that pregnancy can be.

Things to Know Before Giving Birth

Spotting - What Does it Indicate?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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Spotting can be stated as a form of mild bleeding from the vagina. It is similar to a period, but it is much lighter and can occur in between your periods. Most women who are pregnant and are in their first trimester experience spotting. In fact, spotting is often seen as one of the early signs of pregnancy.

Spotting can happen because of any of the following reasons:

  1. Cysts in the uterus can cause spotting
  2. Though very rare, a thyroid problem can also lead to spotting
  3. Any infection in the cervix or uterine cancer can also cause spotting
  4. Lastly, hormonal imbalance can also cause spotting

What can spotting signify?
Spotting is completely normal and there is no need to be worried if it happens on account of any of the following reasons.

  1. Light spotting at the end of the bleeding period during the menstrual cycle is common.
  2. Spotting can also occur during ovulation; in fact, seeing some spots of blood when one is ovulating, is often considered as an excellent sign of fertility.
  3. Mild spotting can also develop after sex, especially if it is for the first time, owing to the hymen getting ruptured
  4. Mild spotting if one is on birth control pills is also normal.

When should you be worried?

  1. Spotting is an early sign of pregnancy and if you are not planning to conceive any time soon, then you must visit your gynaecologist.
  2. Spotting may also be a symptom of any STD, primarily Chlamydia or Gonorrhea.
  3. As spotting could also be indicative of cancer, it’s advisable to not delay and visit the gynaecologist immediately.
Spotting - What Does it Indicate?

I had sex next day of my periods. How would I recognize whether I am pregnant or not?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist
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I had sex next day of my periods. How would I recognize whether I am pregnant or not?
Hello- You can't be pregnant by doing sex next day of periods as these days are considered as safe days due to absence of ovulation.
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Talking About Infertility

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gyneacology), FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist
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Brief description on infertility and its treatment

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I have swelling in my vagina which is itchy and feels dryness there and while having sex it burns and feels itchy too.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
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Hello- Your vagina isn't properly lubricated, it can feel itchy, swelled and irritated, making some daily activities uncomfortable and sexual intercourse less pleasurable. A variety of conditions can cause vaginal dryness. Reduced estrogen levels are the main cause. Estrogen keeps vagina healthy by maintaining normal vaginal lubrication, elasticity, and acidity. These factors serve as a natural defense against vaginal and urinary tract infections. If estrogen level goes down, this natural barrier will be breaking down and resulting in a thinner, less elastic and much more fragile vaginal lining.

Meri wife ko lagbhag 3 mahine se period nahi a raha hai sex me ham sabhi protection le rahe hai preganews test bhi normal hai plz.

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Meri wife ko lagbhag 3 mahine se period nahi a raha hai sex me ham sabhi protection le rahe hai preganews test bhi no...
Delayed menstrual cycle maybe due to weakness caused by deficiency of Iron zinc and other minerals, deficiency of protein, vitamins, also maybe due to stress and anxiety, usually Hormone imbalance Leeds to amenorrhea (absent mensis), for correct diagnosis and treatment we need thorough study of case. For more information and help you can consult me in person through Lybrate.

Hi I recently married My problem is There is water fall (white pani girma )all the time from vagina So we have in tension. What test doing for that or checkup Or any problem in pregnancy. Pls give me a information for this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
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Hello- There is no such specific tests for white discharge from vagina but it surely going to hurt your pregnancy expectations as the implantation of the fertilized ovum is very weak if you are suffering from discharge.

I had unprotected sex with my bf on 28th october. After 10 days on 8th November I got periods. Now I am having blood spots from last 2 days. I am worried now as I am not having proper periods. Am I pregnant?

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Homeopath
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I had unprotected sex with my bf on 28th october. After 10 days on 8th November I got periods. Now I am having blood ...
No one time menses appeared so it means there is no chance of pregnancy. There might be some other problem. Go for usg.
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I am 26 female. I get married recently. We met on my 22nd day. It s almost 7 days missed period. Is there any chance to get pregnant.

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I am 26 female. I get married recently. We met on my 22nd day. It s almost 7 days missed period. Is there any chance ...
Hello. Possibility of pregnancy cannot be ruled out. Kindly wait for three four days and then get a UPT test done at home to confirm pregnancy. Generally due to the stress and physical strain experienced before marriage may also be the contributing factor for delay of your menses. So just relax and have a normal life without getting too much stressed about why am I not having my menses. Enjoy your new life. And I hope things might become easy for you. Tk care Kindly provide your valuable feedback if you are satisfied by my help. Gd day.

I had normal delivery 3 weeks ago I had stitches for disolve but dukh raha hai aur kanto ki tarah chub raha hai plzz suggest anything to do.

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I had normal delivery 3 weeks ago I had stitches for disolve but dukh raha hai aur kanto ki tarah chub raha hai plzz ...
HI, 3 weeks is a long time for the sutures to get absorbed. Normally the sutures get absorbed within 8-10 days. If you still have pricking pain and irritation over the sutured area, you consult your obstetrician immediately and get it examined.

Hello Dr. M 30 year old and I got married in Jan 16 i'm planing for baby I tried 2 months but couldn't workmy period date are below: 9th Jul'16 14th Aug'16 19th Sep'16 24th Oct'16 23rd Nov'16 im taking folic acid 5 mg per tablet daily I have 6 days period please confirm the period cycle days and ovulation time also suggest best time to intercourse and what to do to conceive fast. M getting tensed month by month please help.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
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Hello Dr. M 30 year old and I got married in Jan 16 i'm planing for baby I tried 2 months but couldn't workmy period ...
Dear Lybrate user, You have had delayed menstrual periods of 35 days interval except the last one. If further periods are regular then ovulation time can be calculated. There are many aspects to be considered before advising for conception. Consult Gynaecologist and take advice.

Hi, I am 15 weeks pregnant and I have bacteria in urine test. Doctor prescribed niftas 100 mg tablet twice a day. Now I am using calcium, iron tablets and ecosprin also. Shall I take niftas tablet along with these tablets. Please let me know.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
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I am 15 weeks pregnant and I have bacteria in urine test. Doctor prescribed niftas 100 mg tablet twice a day. Now...
Hello, Yes , you can go ahead with niftas. It is a safe and effective antibiotic. Also, drink plenty of water.

I have pcod for last 10 years. I have tried all types of medicines allopathy ,homeopathy but i'm not still cured. What should I do now to get totally cured? Is pcod is having side effect?

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Homeopath
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I have pcod for last 10 years. I have tried all types of medicines allopathy ,homeopathy but i'm not still cured. Wha...
Hi lybrate-user, Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease is the common among all women like group of 10,3-4 will have, it has no side effects as such if the hormones are under normal levels. Weight reduction is definitely linked to this disease. So working on your diet and exercises will help it to resolve. Combined therapy with Homeopathy will work wonders. I am sure you have taken it in the past, well I'm not sure you must have received the correct remedy for it. As every homeopathic physician is different in their way of practicing.

Which diet is good during pregnancy .Now I am pregnant please suggest food chart.

Diploma in General Nutrition, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology , MBBS
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Which diet is good during pregnancy .Now I am pregnant please suggest food chart.
High protein diet with good amounts of iron and calcium containing foods. Detailed food chart has to be costumized as per individual.

Running VS Walking: Which is Better?

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Running vs walking: which is better?
Is it better to walk or run? which burns more calories?

Running and walking are fairly similar concepts; both get you from a to b. How different are they when it comes to weight loss, then? where do the differences between the two forms of exercise lie, and which one holds the title as the better weight loss aid?

Before comparing the two activities head-to-head, it is important to note that both are beneficial. Both running and walking are proven to offer cardiovascular benefits. Both will help promote weight loss, improve your sleep, elevate your mood, boost your energy level, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes.
Another fun fact is that they have been shown to reduce risk of cataracts with age. They are beneficial to bone density and, therefore, bone strength.

Calories burned per 1-mile walk vs 1-mile run for a 156-lb person (around 70.7kg)

Walk calories burned per mile: 88.9
Run calories burned per mile: 112.5

Walk calories burned per minute: 4.78
Run calories burned per minute: 11.25

Walk after-burn per mile: 21.7
Run after-burn per mile: 46.1

Which burns more calories?

Does running burn more calories than walking? well, yes and no.

If you run for 20 minutes or walk for 50 minutes, you end up burning about the same amount of calories. But if you walk for 20 minutes or run for 20 minutes, running will create the biggest calorie deficit.

So if you've got more time, are more prone to injury or simply have an aversion to high-intensity activities, then go with a lower-intensity exercise, such as walking, biking or swimming.
Just remember that the lower your exercise intensity, the lower the calorie expenditure, so how long you exercise becomes more important.

Do keep in mind that everyone's body responds differently to exercise. So even though you and your spouse may both be walking for 45 minutes each day, your results will differ.
This is because the number of calories you expend during exercise depends on your body composition (lean mass vs. Fat mass). The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn. In addition, the type of exercise you do and the muscles that are involved will also dictate the amount of calories used.

What's so great about walking?

Walking has a few benefits that set it apart from running:

Walking is correlated with an even lower risk of high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes than running
Walking is ideal for joints because it is a low-impact activity
Lower intensity exercise, such as walking (as opposed to running which is high-intensity), burns energy directly from fat stores

Then why bother running?

Now, those are all great benefits, but that does not necessarily mean that they outweigh the benefits of running.

Running stacks up pretty well in comparison:

Running is correlated with a lower bmi and waist circumference than walking
Running burns more calories per hour, making it more time-efficient than walking
Runners controlled their weight better, so they were able to maintain weight loss long-term

Running suppresses the appetite and regulates hunger hormones

Running causes a more lasting metabolism increase even after exercise has ended.

How running and walking match up

So, which is the better exercise?
At the end of the day, that is really a matter of personal decision. The most important factor to consider is that intensity doesn't have a significant impact on weight loss if you are burning the same amount of calories.

Say you do a high intensity workout for a short period of time. You can likely burn the same amount of calories by doing a low intensity workout for a longer time. This means that you don't necessarily have to go for a run to burn the calories, though running will be much more time efficient.

A calorie is a calorie, and the subtle differences between running and walking are unlikely to add up much.

Running VS Walking: Which is Better?
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Am 25 years old. I have a kid of 4 yrs. Now v r planning for another kid. Shall I use any hormone tablets to conceive. I drive scoty. Shall I continue to drive or stop. Doctor gave me zincovit, Dexorange tablets for energy .shall I eat dis or hormone tablets. After 21 st of menses shall we do sex or avoid it. Can a lady could ejaculate if she is trying to conceive.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist
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Am 25 years old. I have a kid of 4 yrs. Now v r planning for another kid. Shall I use any hormone tablets to conceive...
hi, you can drive . if you are planning for baby and conceived naturally previously, you should try naturally no need to take treatment. should avoid intercourse after 22day of the period if you had regular 30days cycle.
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Im 19 years and suffering from pcos and im 77 kgs im taking medicines for it its name is medroxy progesterone acetate and minesse can I take patanjali medha vati for weight loss along with it or can I take patanjali herbal tea pls suggest me.

PG Diploma in Dietitian/ Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Im 19 years and suffering from pcos and im 77 kgs im taking medicines for it its name is medroxy progesterone acetate...
Hello Lybrate user, As you are on a hormone therapy its obvious that you will gain weight. To overcome your pcos you need to follow a good diet and a complete lifestyle management. Consult a doctor before having any medicines. But yes you can have herbal tea whichever you want. Will share a diet tip for your pcos below Take glass of tepid water with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder before your bedtime. It will help you to get your cycles regular and also aids weightloss. You can contact me for more customised diet plan Thank you!

How to get normal delivery? What are the terms and conditions following in pregnancy time? How to calculate egg formation period? How to identify chromosome releasing. Guide me. I would like to plan my pregnancy.

Diploma in General Nutrition, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology , MBBS
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How to get normal delivery? What are the terms and conditions following in pregnancy time? How to calculate egg forma...
When we stay active. Walk and work, we tend to have more normal deliveries. All your other queries need a good pre conceptional counselling session from a gynaecologist at his or her clinic.
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