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Dr. Balakrishnan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Balakrishnan is one of the best Pediatricians in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Padmini Nursing Home in Chetpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Fibroid Tumours: Know Everything About It!!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Fibroid Tumours: Know Everything About It!!

A fibroid tumour is made up of muscle cells that have escaped and come together to create a knot or a mass in the uterus. These tumours can occur due to a family history, and are usually known to occur for women patients nearing menopause. One of the most common symptoms is unusually heavy menstrual cycles. Let us walk you through the rest of the details.

Types: Fibroid tumours can be of three types, mainly depending on the location. While submucosal fibroids can be found just under the lining of the uterus, intramural fibroids can be found between the muscles that lie on the walls of the uterus. Finally, the third type - subserol fibroids - go beyond the uterine wall to enter the pelvic cavity. 

Symptoms: Usually, there are no symptoms of these kinds of fibroids. There may be heavy bleeding during the monthly menstrual cycle, as well as swelling and pain in the abdomen. Also, prolonged bleeding is common when these kinds of tumours are present in the body. 

Cause: Fibroid tumours are mostly caused due to an overgrowth of the cells beyond the muscular walls that line the uterus. In such cases, the growth is further fuelled by hormones like estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are usually at their highest level in the body, during the child bearing years of a woman. During menopause, these tumours are known to shrink before they eventually vanish. It is very rare to find malignancy in such tumours. 

Risk: Are you at risk? Well, that depends on your age, family medical history, weight and in some cases, even the ethnicity. These tumours are mostly found in women who are between the age of 30 to 40 years and continues through menopause. Obesity is also a major reason that gives rise to this condition. Further, women of colour are known to develop this more easily while a family history can also increase your chances of the same.

Tests and Diagnosis: A pelvic exam and an ultrasound as well as a history of your menstrual cycle will help the doctor in determining whether or not you are suffering from this condition.

Treatment: Non steroid anti inflammatory drugs can help in bringing down the swelling and pain, especially in cases where there is heavy menstrual bleeding. Birth control pills and patches with hormones can also help in such cases. Further, progesterone shots and iron supplements may be prescribed. Very severe cases may require surgery for removal with a myomectomy.

Remember to visit your doctor in case you see any nagging symptoms of fibroid tumours. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Given vaccine quadrovax and prevnar. After 30 min I gave her combiflam. She slept and after 2 hours she vomited twice. Is it because of vaccine or combiflam. What to do please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Given vaccine quadrovax and prevnar. After 30 min I gave her combiflam. She slept and after 2 hours she vomited twice...
Vomiting could be just like that either due to crying after vaccine or could be due to combiflam.In either case just neglect it is only temporary.
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Is it safe to give my 19 months old daughter, syrup cepodem 100 for cough. What dose I should give her.

DNB (ENT), Fellowship in Rhinology
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Is it safe to give my 19 months old daughter, syrup cepodem 100 for cough. What dose I should give her.
Antibiotics should not be used in every case, the abuse of antibiotics has resulted in their resistance. Most of the cases are due to viral in origin and thus don't require the antibiotics. And as far as the dose is concerned, it's based on the weight of the child which is missing in the query.
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Hi Since my milkytooth were off in some of my gums the teeth never grew there and now I am very embarresed due to my teeth please tell me what can I do to have new teeth.

BDS
Dentist, Aurangabad
Hi , guess you forget to mention about that tooth in details like whether it' s upper or lower, anterior or posterior along with your age there, but no worries as i' d like to suggest depending upon your feasibility you can go for either a fixed ceramic bridge or an implant for the same.
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My son 4 yr old he had slight stammering some times otherwise he talk normally when some fears in his mind he stammering continueously give me suggestion for treatment.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Support him, talk to him with compassion. Assure him that when you are there to help him, nothing will hurt him & everything will be okay. You can help him to express his fear, whenever he feels, there by reducing it's impact. If you take care of his emotions and support, assure him, stammering will disappear.
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I have a new born baby but I give him breast feeding so my mother said do not eat mangoes but I luv mangoes what I should do plzzzz help me.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
You can definitely eat mangoes. Mango is a good fruit if you can digest it properly. Tell your mother the benefit of eating mangoes. Or else take her to your pediatrician. He/she will be able to counsel her.
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Hi doctor my daughter is 3 and 1/2 years she joined school this year for Lkg, till now she crying ,she start crying in night itself ,she is very slow in writing, she is just now start writing, they finished the portion, school were push me to teach and write, she is very afraid to write and go to school, it was very mental pressure to me and my daughter, she has fever twice in weak, what is the remedy for this? My husband said we quite her the school we can joined pre school is that better way please suggest me (child psychology )

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
When any one begins to learn driving car, he starts with slow speed and then gradually gets speed so is the condition of learner to write. Have a patience. It shall be better to start from preschool where learning of writing starts. Mild fever maybe due to exertion else you may consult pediatrician.
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I have a 3 month old baby off late I have noticed that he keeps rubbing his nose with his hands and sometimes against my shoulder (while sleeping n awake both) while doing this he becomes very uncomfortable n moves a lot. Does it indicate nose blockage or cold or something else?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a 3 month old baby off late I have noticed that he keeps rubbing his nose with his hands and sometimes against...
It must be nasl block only or early viral rhinitis. But you keep his nose clean by using a soft bud.
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My baby (age 7days only) does suck breast and for this he feels hungry & cry. What can we do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby (age 7days only) does suck breast  and for this he feels hungry & cry. What can we do?
There are many causes of crying. Hunger cry can be easily recognised by mother. Try to feed on demand.
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My son is 19 month old but he is not eating anything also not drink milk, tea etc. He suffer fever vomiting kabaj in a month 4or 5 times. His health is very poor. I show him many doctor but no improvement in her health. He is only repent on mother's milk. please suggest me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son is 19 month old but he is not eating anything also not drink milk, tea etc. He suffer fever vomiting kabaj in ...
it seems you feed him too often and he is now sucking addict on breast..you have hardly 250gms milk for baby in 24 hrs. so now increase the interval between two breast feed.never feed him in night. and give liquid porrige every now &than.let him feed himself .let him spoil the cloth or table.when other are eating . give him separate dish spoon and leave him alone. he will gradually pick up.
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