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Nephrologist, Chennai

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Dr. Balamurugan is one of the best Nephrologists in Madipakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Balamurugan at Saraswathy Speciality Hospital in Madipakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balamurugan on Lybrate.com.

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No. A-92, Bazaar Road, Sadasivam Nagar, Madipakkam. Landmark: Near Ram Nagar Bus Stop, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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100 Feet Road, Hindu colony, Nanganallur, Land Mark: Near Ranga Theater, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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#1, Adambakkam Main Road, Kakkan Nagar, Landmark: Near Kakan Nagar Bridge.Chennai Get Directions
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100 Feet Road, Nanganallur, Chennai, Hindu Colony, Landmark: Behind Ranga Cinema Hall.Chennai Get Directions
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My wife is 28 year old & suffering with ston. 56cm in gv but hemoglobin is 6 only please suggest by homeo path.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I do not understand your question? stone size is 56cm? and stone is in gall bladder or kidney? please ask with little more description. You can ask in private chat also.

8 months before I went through kidney surgery for removal of stone. Size was 9mm. But still I am suffering from mild post operation pain. Is it serious or it happens after operation. What is the cure of this. Kindly guide me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
8 months before I went through kidney surgery for removal of stone. Size was 9mm. But still I am suffering from mild ...
Hi, sometimes post operative pains remains for longer time. Take staphysagria 200 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 15 days revert back.
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My query is not health related but rather in relation to hospitalization expenses and medical insurance. I like to know what expenses are covered under health insurance. I had recently undergone prostate surgery T.U.R.P and I am covered under UTI's Senior citizen unit plan for reimbursement of hospitalization expenses. Under this plan the beneficiary has to initially meet the expenses and later claim reimbursement from Unit Trust of India against hospital bills and certification by the hospital. I had claimed the same as per the procedure. To my utter surprise I found that UTI has disallowed expenses on heads such as 1) surgical gloves, 2) cost of Camera for surgery 3) ECG Electrodes 4) Hand rub 5) Micropore 6) Table sheets etc. My query is are the people scrutinising the claims learned members of medical fraternity? Or lay men operating from road side fraud units. They do not seem to be in modern day medicine practice as they are an aware that for any pin hole surgery a camera is a must. For precaution against infection hand gloves and table sheets are essential and so also Hand rub. ECG electrodes are similarly essential for conducting the tests. I have been deprived of these reimbursements. I am very disturbed as in process I have lost a substantial amount. Will someone kindly teach these lords who do not have any pain in causing this trouble to elderly insured persons with no other source of income to meet the expenses. The purpose of investing in this scheme is defeated if at this age the patient has to lose a substantial amount thus. I would like to know that are these items luxuries, Can laparoscopic surgery be conducted without camera? Are gloves, table sheets items of show and not essential medically? Is hand rub meant for perfuming the surgeons/ nurse's palm. I request you to kindly enlighten me on the same and if possible take up the issue at proper forum to compel UTI to reconsider its deductions. Regards.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My query is not health related but rather in relation to hospitalization expenses and medical insurance. I like to kn...
Sir, You are right but this is the way insurance has been fleecing patients in india. They don't cover these expenses.

From last 3-4 days my urine is dark and irritation in my stomach please suggest me.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , in this hot summer one perspires a lot hence what you drink is not enough. So you are passing concentrated urine hence colour is dark yellow. Irritation in your stomach is what that you will have to describe. Is it more on empty stomach or after food? if this could be due to acidity. Drink plenty of ice cool water and see what happens.
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My wife is suffering from UTI (urinary track infection) and this was concluded by the symptoms of UTI. Now what should we do to cure this and whom shall we consultant for the treatment? And what should we do to avoid it next time?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
My wife is suffering from UTI (urinary track infection) and this was concluded by the symptoms of UTI. Now what shoul...
UTI is very common in females. Have plenty of water Try to avoid public toilets Maintain proper hygiene. If still symptoms persist You can consult Homoeopathic physician because number of medicines are there to cure UTI.
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Hi doctors, I have been infected with uti by klebsiella ESBL bacteria. So my doctor is giving Amikacin iv 1gm per day for five days. Which is sensitive medicine to that bacteria. Just I wanted to know how long will that medicine take to cure the infection. Please someone help me by saying reaction time and about Amikacin medicine.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi doctors, I have been infected with uti by klebsiella ESBL bacteria. So my doctor is giving Amikacin iv 1gm per day...
Amikacin is mostly used for treating severe infections with multidrug-resistant, aerobic Gram-negative bacteria. Usually in combination with other antibiotic. Consult with your urine culture report.

Mild right proximal hydroureteronephrosis noted secondary to an obstructing 6 mm right upper ureteric calculus, seen approximately 5.2 cm distal to right puj. Few small 3-4 mm sized bilateral real calculus noted, nonobstructive on left. This is mt scanning report can any one say me what problem im having that im having pain on my stomach.

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Mild right proximal hydroureteronephrosis noted secondary to an obstructing 6 mm right upper ureteric calculus, seen ...
You have a stone stuck in your ureter which is giving you pain as it passes down. You can try drinking 3-4 litres of water and liquids like coconut water or barley water and hope that it passes down in urine. If pain persists after 2 days. Pls see a urologist and repeat the scan. It may need to be removed with a small procedure.
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My kidney transplant done 1 year ago know am all right my latest test on 6-10-17is creatinine 1.03/urea 25/hb16. 5/potassium 3.7/ can I eat greens or spinach.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
My kidney transplant done 1 year ago know am all right my latest test on 6-10-17is creatinine 1.03/urea 25/hb16. 5/po...
Respected lybrate-user, hi I have evaluated your query thoroughly.* The kidney transplant patient after 1 year can eat greens or spinach, preferably raw and washed thoroughly. Hope this will help you. Wishing you fine health & happy Diwali in advance. Regards dear take care.
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I am a 20 years old girl. I am having a calculus in left kidney i. E. Kidney stone of about 6mm. The stone is in left kidney but I have always felt the pain in right side.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am a 20 years old girl. I am having a calculus in left kidney i. E. Kidney stone of about 6mm. The stone is in left...
Yes. *don't worry *go for ayurvedic medicines only *which gives best results permanently *send me details on my what's app number *if you're interested I will suggest and provide ayurvedic medicines.

4 Types Of Urinary Incontinence!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCH- Urology
Urologist, Kolkata
4 Types Of Urinary Incontinence!

Urinary incontinence, commonly known as loss of bladder control can really cause embarrassment. The severity of this condition may range from once in a while leaky urine to the sudden and forceful urge to urinate, due to which you end up urinating before reaching the toilet.

Types of Urinary Incontinence:

  1. Stress Incontinence: When you feel the urge to urinate due to sneezing, coughing, laughing or while doing physical exercise
  2. Urge Incontinence: When you feel the urge to urinate, suddenly. This may occur during the day and even at night.
  3. Functional Incontinence: When you cannot reach the toilet on time because of a physical or mental impairment.
  4. Mixed Incontinence: When you involuntarily urinate due to more than one incontinence

Stress incontinence is the most common type in women. The activities which increase your risk, are:

You have had more than one pregnancy and vaginal delivery.

You have pelvic prolapse. This is when your bladder, urethra, or rectum slide into the vagina. Delivering a baby can cause nerve or tissue damage in the pelvic area. This can lead to pelvic prolapse months or years after delivery.

Female urinary stress incontinence is the involuntary release of urine during any physical activity that puts pressure on your bladder. This potentially embarrassing condition differs from general incontinence in that it happens when the body is under immediate physical stress. Activities that can put stress on your bladder include coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting heavy objects, or bending over. This condition is particular to women, many of whom experience symptoms after muscles have been weakened due to a vaginal childbirth, following menopause, or during pregnancy.

Ensure that you consult a doctor:

  1. If this condition hinders your day to day activities
  2. If the urinary incontinence is the result of a serious underlying problem

Causes of Urinary Incontinence:

Urinary incontinence may be temporary or permanent. Causes for temporary incontinence are-

  1. Alcohol
  2. Caffeine and caffeinated drinks
  3. Decaffeinated tea or coffee
  4. Spicy and sugary foods
  5. High intake of Vitamin B or C
  6. Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  7. Constipation

Causes for Permanent Incontinence are:

  1. Pregnancy
  2. Childbirth
  3. Old age
  4. Menopause
  5. Hysterectomy
  6. Prostate cancer
  7. Enlarged prostate
  8. Neurological disorders

Complications:

Chronic urinary incontinence can lead to certain complications like:

  1. Skin Problems: Skin rashes and infections can develop around the vaginal area, because of the constant wetness one feels. It may also cause sores.
  2. Urinary Tract Infections: Urinary incontinence can also result in UTI
  3. Impact on Personal and Social Life: Urinary incontinence can lead to great embarrassment, thus affecting the social and personal life of an individual.

Treatment for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence:

There are several types of treatment available. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, medications, nonsurgical treatments, and surgeries.

  1. Lifestyle Changes: Make regular trips to the restroom to reduce the chance of urine leakage. Drink fewer fluids and avoid activities such as jumping and running.
  2. Medications: Medications that reduce bladder contractions.
  3. Nonsurgical Treatments: Kegel exercises strengthen your pelvic muscles. Done regularly, these exercises can strengthen your muscles, allowing you to control when urine is released from your body.

Surgery:

If other treatments fail, you will have to go for surgical treatment. Types of surgery include:

  1. injectable therapy, in which collagen is injected into your urethra to reduce incontinence
  2. tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) surgery, in which mesh is placed around the urethra to give it support
  3. vaginal sling surgery, in which a sling is placed around the urethra to support it
  4. anterior or para-vaginal vaginal repair surgery to repair a bladder that is bulging into the vaginal canal
  5. retropubic suspension surgery to move the bladder and urethra back into their normal positions

Some doctors even try electrical stimulation and medication. When the condition is highly advanced interventional therapies and surgery is recommended.

Some interventional therapies are:

  1. Bulking material injections
  2. Botulinum toxin Type-A
  3. Nerve stimulators. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.
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