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Dr. Balakrishnan

MBBS

Urologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Balakrishnan MBBS Urologist, Chennai
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Dr. Balakrishnan is a renowned Urologist in Ramapuram, Chennai. Doctor has completed MBBS. Doctor is currently associated with Srushti Fertility Research Centre in Ramapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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How to recover from rectal bleeding? I have 2 small punches in my rectum and getting occasional bleeding. I have taken many treatment and medicines since last 13 years. All are in vain Please help me out.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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Take arshantak vati 1-1 twice a day with warm water. And take pranacharya pilescure capsule 1-1 twice a day. And abhayarishta 2-2 tsf twice a day. Apply pranacharya pilescure ointment on piles. If stomach is not clear them take virechan churna 1 tsf in warm water before night. Take fresh buttermilk early morning. Avoid spicy food. Junk food. Fermented food. Tea. Coffee. Take slitz bath.
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How to cure kidney stones.

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How to cure kidney stones.
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 ur USG report becoz medication for stones depends upon size number and location of stones and can be given after USG.
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Hello sir mujhe bar-bar uti ho rha hai. Urin culture test me e-coli colony count 10^5 cfu/ml aaya. Tigecycline, nitrofuration, polymixin b coi; stin, amoxy-clav, piparacillin-tazobactam - sensitive aaya mujhe kya krna chahiye my age -29yrs.

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mujhe bar-bar uti ho rha hai. Urin culture test me e-coli colony count 10^5 cfu/ml aaya.
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Take chandraprabha vati 2 tab before food twice a day and sy. udumbaravaleh 2 tsf twice daily after food. Have Punarnava & gokshur kwath 1 cup in morning empty stomach. DO these for 1 month & the recurrent UTI problem will go.

Problem while doing pee .in lower part abdomen. No sexual contact with anyone. I think I got urine tract infection in urethra. So when I pee it pains not much .but yes it pains. So whats the remedies I can get. From you. Thnk you.

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Problem while doing pee .in lower part abdomen. No sexual contact with anyone. I think I got urine tract infection in...
Please do a urine test - routine and culture. Drink a glass of mixed fruit juice daily Drink plenty of water Take Can nothris 200 - thrice daily for next 3-4 days. Get back to me with the reports for further treatment/advice.
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I m suffering from stone pain in my right kidney.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I m suffering from stone pain in my right kidney.
If you are sure you had stone pain, please take lot of water and herbal diuretics including kulth kwath, yav kshar and shwet parpati, gokshur guggul and chandanasava. This will not deplete potassium from blood unlike with lasix etc. Safe and side effect less treatment. But then size of stone, texture, location of stone has to be seen. Pl give reports if any and converse privately. Our panel of doctors have also developed a herbal combo for expelling stones. The formula varies a bit with individual cases. May consult through lybrate to get one month course.

Hi! I am 25 and I am suffering from stone problem in my right kidney so plzz suggest me some medicine so that it can be remove.

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Hi! I am 25 and I am suffering from stone problem in my right kidney so plzz suggest me some medicine so that it can ...
kindly take bhruhatyadi kshayam and virtaradi kshayam, 3 tsf each in half a glass of warm water, three times a day, before meals. Take capsule criston (ayurlabs pharma), 1 tab, three times a day with warm water, after meals. Take lemon juice or coconut water, 200 ml a day, daily. Avoid curd, spinach, maida and cold water in your diet. continue the regime for 45 days. good luck
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Levofloxin. Ofloxian, ciprofloxion this medicen salt are same. And it also work same for uti and prostate infection?

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They are the same family but their actions are different. Do not take antibiotics as a joke. Consult your doctor and let him decide.

I have pain in my kidney doctor check by the sonography report 11 mm size stone so what I do than take the food and who ignore food.

Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
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I have pain in my kidney doctor check by the sonography report 11 mm size stone so what I do than take the food and w...
Hi lybrate-user, a 11 mm stone will definitely need some medications in addition to dietary changes for dissolution. If there is hydronephrosis (swelling in kidney), do not delay endoscopic treatment. Otherwise, you can try some medications and dietary changes. Most important things to dissolve kidney stones are to keep your kidneys healthy and keep healthy urine flowing. How to keep the kidneys healthy? 1. Prevent or control hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes. 2. Exercise regularly; at least 30 min per day. 3. Take adequate natural vitamins and minerals in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables (except moderation in leafy vegetables, beans and tomato) 4. Reduce salt intake (<4 g /day). 5. Reduce animal protein (chicken, mutton, fish, milk etc) intake. How to keep your urine healthy? 1. Drink 3 to 4 litre of fluids/day to keep urine output > 2 to 2.5 litre/day. Make sure that your urine is not yellowish. 2. Increase good minerals like citrate, potassium and magnesium in urine. All these are abundant in fruits, especially citrus fruits like lemon and orange. 3. Decrease bad minerals like calcium, oxalate, uric acid and sodium in urine. 4. Do not reduce calcium intake too much. Calcium is required for bones, teeth, muscles etc. Moreover, too much reduction in calcium increases oxalate in urine leading to stones. 2 small glasses of milk per day is acceptable. 5. Non-vegetarian diet increases uric acid production. Reduce them. 6. Tea, coffee, tomato, greens, chocolate and beans are rich in oxalate. Moderation is required. With all these dietary modifications your kidneys may still be excreting large amounts of bad minerals and less of good minerals due to genetic predisposition. These can be checked in 24 hour urine tests. If so, you may need some special medications to prevent stones. However, if the size of stone is not decreasing after 3 months of medicines and food control, it is better to get it removed endoscopically, since it is a little larger to get dissolved easily.
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Hello sir I had significant amount of post void urine 35 ml. Doctor suggest me veltam 0.4 Tablets how many days I will these tablet and there is any change of my urine tract normal when these tablet used.Please tell.

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I had significant amount of post void urine 35 ml.
Doctor suggest me veltam 0.4 Tablets how many days I wil...
Veltam 0.4 is an alpha-blocker that relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate (which is usually prescribe for benign prostatic hypertrophy bph) however, if you stop it, your symptoms do come again. You can better opt for homeopathic treatment which have very good results in such conditions, even reducing the size of the prostate.
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I have uric acid problem and 3.5 mm stone in my right kidney and excess calcium in body what diet plan should I follow to make the limit of uric acid and calcium stable in my body.

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I have uric acid problem and 3.5 mm stone in my right kidney and excess calcium in body what diet plan should I follo...
Uric acid builds up when the body makes too much of it or fails to excrete it. It is a waste product resulting from the metabolism of food. The level of uric acid in your blood can become elevated if your body produces too much or if it doesn't efficiently dispose of it. It is very important to keep your diet in check to avoid food that increases the Uric Acid content in the body. Symptoms of uric acid · Excruciating pain in the foot or big toe. · Difficulty walking. · Waking up from sleep due to foot pain. · Occasionally feeling pain in the knee and ankle. · Limited ability to move. · Persistent itching around the big toe joint. · Gritty accumulations of uric acid crystals called tophi that appear on the joints near the elbows, knees, fingers and toes. Foods You Should Eat If You Are A High Uric Acid Patient Diet Tips for High Uric Acid Patients • Lower fat intake as excess fat reduces normal excretion of uric acid. • Liberal fluid intake to keep the urine dilute. • Restriction or elimination of alcohol. Rajmah Via Shutterstock What to avoid • Shell fishes, red meat, minced meat, meat extracts, organ meats, fishes (sardine, roe, makeral). • Whole pulses (masur, rajmah, chana, chole etc.). Other dals are allowed. • Vegetables and fruits - green peas, spinach, french beans, brinjal, cauliflower, mushroom, chickoo, custard apple. Diet rules • Use less salt while cooking. Avoid adding salt while cooking rice or in chapatti dough. • Use adjuncts like tomato, vinegar, cocum, amchur, lime juice, curd, pepper powder to make the food cooked with less salt palatable. • Remove the salt shaker from the table. • Avoid salted nuts/biscuits, papads, pickles, chutneys. • Avoid excess consumption of processed and preserved foods; eg. Bakery products. • Caution - Do not overdo on salt substitutes as that might cause an electrolyte imbalance. Tomatoes Recommended Foods 1. Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries and other red-blue berries. 2. Bananas. 3. Celery. 4. Tomatoes. 5. Vegetables including cabbage and parsley. 6. Foods high in bromelain (pineapple). 7. Foods high in vitamin C (red cabbage, red bell peppers, tangerines, mandarins, oranges, potatoes) 8. Low-fat dairy products. 9. Complex carbohydrates (breads, cereals). 10. Chocolate, cocoa. 11. Coffee, tea.">Hello- Diet Tips for High Uric Acid Patients • Lower fat intake as excess fat reduces normal excretion of uric acid. • Liberal fluid intake to keep the urine dilute. • Restriction or elimination of alcohol. What to avoid • Shell fishes, red meat, minced meat, meat extracts, organ meats, fishes (sardine, roe, makeral). • Whole pulses (masur, rajmah, chana, chole etc.). Other dals are allowed. • Vegetables and fruits - green peas, spinach, french beans, brinjal, cauliflower, mushroom, chickoo, custard apple.
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I am 38 years old male person and have a 18 mm stone in my left kidney. It is not pain regular. But cool (winter) days it' s painfull. So suggest me what should I do?

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
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That suggests you are having obstruction. Start taking 2-3 litres of water daily, cap urimax 0. 4mg daily. If ultrasound shows obstruction get the stone removed.
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Feeling burning sensation in urine, does it a urinal infection or its due to heat, there is no itching, I am drinking lots of water but when I drink lesser water I am feeling burning sensation in urine.

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Feeling burning sensation in urine, does it a urinal infection or its due to heat, there is no itching, I am drinking...
Drinking lot of water is good. Avoid masalas and hot foods. Don't expose to direct sun. Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine can notharis 30 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.

When urinate in water bubbles come and last for some time to break What can be the problem.

FIMSA, MD-Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, MBBS
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When urinate in water bubbles come and last for some time to break What can be the problem.
Well this can be a sign of excessive protein leakage in the urine. Please get blood-kft, lft, lipid profile, hba1c, urine-re, me, 24 hours protein, albumin, creatinine, usg-kub, complete hemogram. Share the reports once done.

Hi My husband is having foamy urine which disappear in few seconds. He is otherwise fit .he does intense exercise. Can it be due to that.

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General Physician
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My husband is having foamy urine which disappear in few seconds. He is otherwise fit .he does intense exercise. Ca...
Greetings ma'am, foamy urine is seen in proteinuria; a condition in which the kidneys may be responsible for the loss of protein. However there are varieties of conditions in which one may have proteinuria. Advice - get a complete urine examination done with special emphasis on proteinuria. A qualitative analysis of the urine specimen is more reliable. However for all practical purposes I would recommend good hydration and also to refrain from intense physical exercise for a week and see the changes (which could be the reason). If the foaming persists please go ahead and get the tests done. Also bodybuilders are prone to over supplementation of supplemental proteins (protein powders) which may also lead to proteinuria sometimes. Thanks.
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Can drinking water with lemon prevent kidney stones? Also I have been told not to drink city water. What is the best water for to drink?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
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Can drinking water with lemon prevent kidney stones? Also I have been told not to drink city water. What is the best ...
Lemon water ------------- hi dear lemon water produces cold in body, so it is of use in summer season. It cleans blood. -u can use lemon -1/4 --1/2--1 piece + glass of fresh water in summer or cold water + salt to taste take it empty stomach early morning you can use it more than once, a day as per your choice. -in winter season-- make its restricted use, only in luke warm water. --too much use of lemon is not good for males, as it can make you sexually weaker. ----------------------------------------- -do not take any gutter mixed or sewerage mixed / dirty water or heavy water -take only fresh clean, healthy water in any city --------------------------------------------- -ganga jal--properly cleaned/ sterilzed-- may be the best water in world or even water from hills near bokaro city--is also very very healthy and rejuvenating ----------------------------------------- - some use of lemon helps in avoiding stone formation but once hard stones are noticed after ultrascan reports, it can't dissolve them out -u will have to take hard stones dissolving remedy course alongwith precautions/diet control/changing life style. E. G. --pathrihar course--1-2 months as per size. Or you can wait till surgery/ lithotripsy etc --------------------------------------------------

What is the best diet to follow if a kidney patient has high potassium level? Can you suggest some diet which would help in maintaining normal potassium level. The patient has weak kidney and is under medication to lower creatinine level in body.

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What is the best diet to follow if a kidney patient has high potassium level? Can you suggest some diet which would h...
Potassium is found in fruits and vegetables. You may have to limit fruits and vegetables that are high in potassium. i am giving you a list of low potassium fruits and vegetables ,she can pick from this list. Low potassium vegetables (less than 150 mg): Green beans or bean sprouts Raw cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant Cucumber, onions, or canned corn All varieties of lettuce (1 cup) 1 small raw carrot or 1 stalk of raw celery Fresh and canned mushrooms (Mushrooms have 40 mg of phosphorus or more per serving.) Low potassium fruits (less than 150 mg): Apple juice, applesauce, or 1 small apple Blueberries Cranberries or cranberry juice cocktail Canned pears Grapes or grape juice Canned peaches or pears Pineapple or strawberries 1 tangerine Watermelon
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I want to know about self catheterization, is it safe? Can it cause urethral stricture?, the process of doing it. And where can I learn it?

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I want to know about self catheterization, is it safe? Can it cause urethral stricture?, the process of doing it. And...
self catheterisation is done for urethral stricture.if you have urethral stricture, consult Urologist for advice and treatment
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suffer from urinary track infection (UTI). I have been taking Antibiotics off and On for quite a few months. Due to this kidney also is affected (creatinine 2.83). allopathy advises surgery. Please tell me if this can the UTI be cured with Ayurveda Medication.

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suffer from urinary track infection (UTI). I have been taking Antibiotics off and On for quite a few months. Due to t...
Repeated uti in your age could be due to large prostate which requires surgery. However exact cause of uti needs to be found out to cure it. Antibiotics are for short term only.

I have been suffering from stones firmed in kidneys. So what are the precautions need to be taken. please suggest me on this.

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I have been suffering from stones firmed in kidneys. So what are the precautions need to be taken. please suggest me ...
Dear lybrate user, a kidney stone is mainly formed due to the accumulation of the minerals present in urine. Such accumulation occurs mainly due to low intake of fluids. Continuous low fluid intake results in the deposits of the minerals over the stone & eventually leads to an increase in the size of the stone. Formation of stone leads to pain along the kidney region. If the size of the kidney stone is below 3 mm then it is possible to get rid of it without any surgery. Take homoeopathic mother tincture berberis vulgaris q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water for 15 days. The stone will be expelled through urine in between the span of 15 days of medication. But if the size of the stone is more than 3 mm then you should surely go for surgery.

My friend is suffering from kidney stone I just want to know whether she has to go for operation or stone will be pass in urine the size of stone is 4-5 mm.

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My friend is suffering from kidney stone I just want to know whether she has to go for operation or stone will be pas...
Hello- generally kidney stones below 7 mm can pass through your urinary system with proper precautions and medications and you don't need to go for any surgical procedure. >but if the patient is not following precautions, thn stone may complicate leading to strong pain and bleeding (due to obstruction of urinary pathway). Try these precautions and ayurvedic medicines- 1) neeri syp 1 tsp twice daily. 2) tab cytone himalaya 1 tab twice daily. 3) tab chandraprabha vati 1 tab twice daily. 4) drink plenty of boiled water. 5) strictly avoid-non-veg, fast foods, green leafy vegetables, spicy diet, alcohol and late night workout. 6) practice pawanmuktasana at morning time (it will prevent stone obstruction and make the stone break into fragments and pass on through urine)
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