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Dr. Chitra

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

150 - 350 at clinic
Dr. Chitra Gastroenterologist, Chennai
150 - 350 at clinic
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Dr. Chitra is a trusted Gastroenterologist in Madipakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Saraswathy Speciality Hospital in Madipakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chitra on has an excellent community of Gastroenterologists in India. You will find Gastroenterologists with more than 41 years of experience on You can find Gastroenterologists online in Chennai 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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I have Fistula in Ano since 3 years. I operated 2 times but now it is recurrent. Please suggest.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Causes of recurrence can be a complex fistula, tubercular etiology or malignancy. Consult a surgeon and rule out these possibilities.
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I am 30years old. I an suffering from stomach ache last 5 years. From last 2years I have a problem in breathing. And also acidity. Are these all related 2 each other. Please suggest any medicine.

DNB (Respiratory diseases), MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Nagpur
Yes related to each other. Acidity leads to loosening of tone of a tight elastic band between stomach and eating pipe. Then acid easliy regurgitates into eating pipe and leads to erosions and ulcerations in eating pipe. This may lead to extreme spasms and tightening of eating pipe leading to breathlessness even at rest. Rather than breathlessness there is problem of deep inhaling. Apart from medicines there are few lifestyle medications. I can help.
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I observed grey stool. What could be the reasons. I am 16 and today I had lite breakfast due to heavy dine yesterday at party.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Pale or clay-colored stools are not normal. If your stools are pale or clay-colored, you may have a problem with the drainage of your biliary system, which is comprised of your gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. Bile salts are released into your stools by your liver, giving the stools a brown color.
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Having anal fissures, suffering from one year, permanent solution for anal fissures.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Thrissur
Need to cure it first. Need to relax the spincter and relieve constipation. Try stool softners like lactitol fibres and sit in tub of luke warm water for 20mins twice a day. It will take over a month to heal fully. But you shud see changes within 2 weeks. More serious fissures will need more medications. Please get a private consultation. To prevent fissures in future prevent having constipation. Include high amt of dietary fibres in your diet. Lead a stressfree lifestyle.
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I am getting gas problem from past few days so can you suggest me how to solve this problem.

PG Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Have some alkalisers. Ayurvedic medicines like shankhavati or shivakhashar pachan vati will be helpful. Take care.
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Sir im doing gym regularly sometimes irregularly how to reduce my belly fat to get a six pack? How to avoid gas after eating? About intake of water before and after eating? Thanks sir.

Homeopath, Ahmednagar
Lybrate-user to reduce your belly 1. You should go in for running early in the mirning followed by surya namaskar exercise daily. 2. Avoid all sorts of fatty, oily foods, fried foods, fast foods. 3 you should take lots of green leafy vegetables. 4 daily intake of atleast 4 litres of water is essential.
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Hello, I am 35 years old. Suffering from anal fissure for 4/5 years. It is very painfull during stooling & after stooling. I am taking sysbath with beta dine solution, applying pilex oinment, taking laxit plus before bed time. But bleeding blood is occurring during stooling. It is not healing from inside. How can I get rid from this problem?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear yes this anal fissure but the treatment is slightly off line. Remember fissure is due to constipation with passage of hard faeces. It is not a disease but a lifestyle problem so some change in your lifestyle is essential. Though this is not my speciality still follow the suggestions ans they would help you 1. Drink plenty of fluids 2. Take high fibre diet like salads green leafy vegitable and fruits esp. Papita, banana, mango etc. 3. Take liq. Cremaffin plus 1 teaspoonful at night 4. Take isabagol powder 3-4 teaspoonful in 200 ml. Of water at night. 5. Apply zincal ointment in side anus twice a day 6. Continue sitz' bath with kuke warm water. 7. Increase physical activity like walking, games or exercise regularly 8. Drink two glasses of water first in the morning and then take a walk and the go toilet even though you may not feel like it in a few days time it would be regularised. 9. Avoid taking pain killers and kunk food.
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I start feeling a little pain near my left abdomen whenever I ran or walk too fast for a while. I have consulted a doctor he told me that this is due to lack of water in your body but this pain starts even after I have taken a glass of water before going outside. Thanks age: 23 male.

DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Bangalore
Your doctor is right. But drinking water just before does not help. You must drink water throughout the day. Avoid drinking or eating just before you run or upto 1 hour after your run. You can take few sips of water during the run though but avoid more than a glass.
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Last few years I suffer from stomach problem like, stool is coming with lot of cough and some time with blood. Bottom left side stress type pain happens continue. Ct scan, ultra sound etc have done but nothing any observation. Please suggest what I have to do.

F.I.A.G.E.S , MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user. Your's are the symptoms of colitis. It could be amoebic or part of inflammatory bowel disease. The best investigation is stool routine microscopy examination. Colonoscopy is required if your symptoms doesn't improve after taking antibiotics and antiamoebic. You can consult me with stool report.
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I have very weak digestion from last 1 year, lot of burping whole day and acidity generates. And get the feeling of anxiety. Please suggest medication for strong digestion power.

General Physician, Delhi
Alterations in food habits may help u. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of liquids. Avoid fermented foods, reheating of foods, processed foods and carbonated drjnks. Avoid constipation. Antacids may be helpful. Do yoga and deep breathing exercises to relax ur self and avoid anxiety.
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I am suffering from acidic problem. Help me to cure and I am affected from this diseases about 5 years.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, inadequate sleep, untimely intake of food, intake of very hot and spicy food, mental worries and tensions, excessive usage of pain killers and antibiotics are all causes of acidity. Please follow these tips apart from taking medicines to avoid recurrence: - do not keep your stomach empty for long durations, - eat in small quantities frequently. - avoid hot, spicy and oil fried food - drink plenty of water in between your intake. - keep away from mental stress and tensions, - perform physical exercises daily and meditation helps to relieve mental stress and tensions. - consume lot of fibre like raw vegetables, oats, fruits, sprouts, etc - avoid excess intake of coffee or tea, intake of medicines on empty stomach. - be careful about the food while eating outside. - carry a small pack of biscuit or some fruits along with you for emergency. - whenever you suffer from acidity, take the medications prescribed by the doctor for 2-3 weeks continuously until the wounds in the stomach gets healed completely. - sleep at least for 8 hours a day. - restrict the usage of pain killers and antibiotics frequently.
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Iam 41 year Man having Gas trouble past 1year. I need your suggestion to control this issue.

General Physician, Cuttack
1.Take bland diet, Avoid spicy, oily, fatty and Junk food 2 Eat and drink slowly. 3.Avoid carbonated Drink, Beer, chewing gum, sucking hard candy etc, 5.Avoid gas forming food like onion, bean , peas, lentil, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli,mushroom,whole wheat bread 6. . Avoid stress, anxiety 7.stop smoking 8. Go for regular exercise and avoid sedentary life style 9.Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning 10.Take unienzyme 1 tablet thrice daily after food for few days. 11.consult me for further advice
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Hi, I am 47 years old male. I am facing on off health issues from last 2 years. Facing constipation indigestion problems from last 20 years plus. Whereas having BP from last 8 years was on lose then a year back doctor changed to tezloc. Was weighing 120 kg. Whereas I also taking Herbalife products from last 8-9 months initially I came down to 105kg but now i am on 109 kg at present. Even I am experiencing normal BP without BP tablets if taken i am feeling week and my BP readings shows below 100/60. Is this due Herbalife Product? Whereas now At present am facing frozen shoulder from last 4 months and during fasting month of Ramzan and after am facing a completely newly, facing joint pains everywhere. Hence Blood tested the Uric Acid is 6.7mg/dl, the Calcium is 9.6mg/dl and Creatinine is 0.95mg/dl. Is am facing goud or what please explain.? Remedies please and the side effects?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
You can take tab. Charcol at night. Syp. Aristozyme 10 ml thrice a day.syp. Livoluk 10 ml at night. These can help cure in constipation.take green veg., salaad in meal. Papaya at night.grapes at night,one apple daily in morning. Banana in morning, juice,whole grain ,oats,more fiber meal,digestive foods, plenty of water during day and 1 glass of water before meal, avoid bad habits...stress ,alcohol, smoking, non-veg.,avoid fatty meal,oily foods. To confirm cause of constipation go for tests stool r/m, stool c/s,lft,blood sugar,cbc,usg whole abdomen ,x ray barium meal for examination for rectum,sigmoid, best tests is endoscopy for large intestine . go for walk daily im morning.
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I have ask about gallbladder stone. Without surgery it is possible to remove the stone?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Gall bladder gets diseased due to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. This leads to an imbalance of the acid-alkali balance in the body which causes the cholesterol to precipitate in the gall bladder leading to stone formation. Over time, these may get infected and lead to an acute inflammation, pain, fever etc. A stone may move ahead into a narrow passage or the duct and get stuck leading to severe agony. The safest and way that should be used to remove gall stones is removing it naturally, not just remove gall stones from gall bladder but also remove the cause of gall stones.
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Hey I have epigastric heaviness it often moves under my right ribs and sometimes into my chest. It's a constant annoying feeling of something present inside which feels very discomforting Also have a burning sensation I'm very worried What should I do?

Homeopath, Anand
Asthmatic patients have common complaint of epigastric heaviness and burning sensation. This is due to decreased lung capacity and improper flow of oxygenated blood. Deep breathing techniques, meditation are of great help. Homeopathic medicines are helpful in increasing lung strength.
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Dr. there is a sweating on the outer skin of my anus which irritates my anus skin can you suggest the cure.

General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-userif excess sweating use some dusting powder avoid terricotton clothes relieve from stress avoid smoking or tobacco if consuming dear.
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I have problem regarding bowel clearance at morning. I have tried some ways like taking triphala before going to bed at night, tab. Dalgulas but some it lead me to dysentery, as I already have the tendency from last 4 years. I have to visit toilet several time in morning and always before leaving for my work and I miss my train. Please help with some homemade remedies for relief.

General Surgeon, Panipat
Mr. Basu. Plz improve your eating habits have three full meals with plenty of vegetables fruits and water change your eating habits for at least 4-5 months and then add some stool softener I hope ou will improve.
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My mother is 48 years old and mild fatty changes in liver has detected. What is its medicine or treatment.

General Physician, Mumbai
We have to concentrate on limiting the progress of the disease and eat low fat content in her diet and exercise regularly
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