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Dr. Chitra

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Chitra is an experienced Gynaecologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Chitra personally at V K Nursing Home in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chitra on Lybrate.com.

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Period missed past 1.5 months. Suffering from lower abdomen cramp and back pain. Frequent urination and dry tongue. I am pregnant?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Period missed past 1.5 months. Suffering from lower abdomen cramp and back pain.
Frequent urination and dry tongue.
I...
Get an urine examined for pregnancy test. It is easy and can be done at home. You will come to know.
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Feeding your baby

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Feeding your baby

After feeding, make sure to make your baby burp several times.

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Low Sexual Desire In Partner - 6 Tips That Might Help

MD, BHMS, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Sexologist, Delhi
Low Sexual Desire In Partner - 6 Tips That Might Help

If you are in a commitment, relationship or a marriage that is sex-starved marriage one probably can feel the blues. Whether a person is one with a high desire or one with a flat sex line it is a must to improve the relationship in which the person is. 

Here are 6 tips which can be discussed with the partner who has a low sexual desire:

1.  A satisfying relationship should be a priority: There are two main reasons to make sex life better and pay attention to it. First reason is that relationship with the spouse and the marriage depend on sex to a large extent. There is no successful relation unless there is a satisfying sex life. Second reason is that unless the intimate act is not enjoyed a person is just cheating themselves. 

2.  Medical Checkup: A visit to the gynecologist or physician can be planned for the spouse. Hormone replacement therapy can be considered. Evaluation and assessment should be done to see that effects are not been caused due to medication. Certain herbal and dietary changes might be helpful.

3.  An appointment with a therapist experienced in the area of sexuality should be scheduled: A certified sex therapist can help overcome the difficulties faced by you or your partner - whoever - faces a low sexual desire. Drugs, like Viagra could be prescribed by the therapist.

4.  Consider the spouse's feelings: Though you might have a low sexual drive but do make sure that you take care of your spouse's feelings as they can be rejected and hurt. The spouse's mood can be elated by flirting and telling them that they are special to you.

5.  Exercise and running: Daily exercises leads to an increase in the blood circulation and thus the blood is pumped to all parts of the body. In women who exercise, the circulation increases the fluids of the vagina which in turn helps in a quicker lubrication when in the act. Exercising also lengthens and strengthens the orgasm. Also, while exercising the brain releases endorphins the sex hormone. These hormones not only spice up the sex but also help in digestion, lower the heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol and ease the body.

6.  Improve self-esteem: In some cases a poor body image might be a hindrance from indulging into sexual activity. These personal issues should be given time and dealt with in order to boost the self-esteem. One can start by exercising to improve the body image. Also, lifestyle modification and cutting down on cigarettes and alcohol helps. A new hobby can be taken up to relieve mental pressures. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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I am suffering with PCOD, what precautions I need to take to keep my weight normal?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Your weight is already normal. Your bmi is 20.7 which is absolutely within normal limits. But you should not allow it to increase to increase the problem of pcod. For that you can jog or brisk walk for 4-5 km daily.
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My Wife is 7months pregnant, the reason is blood is not going (flowing) to the baby through ampliclecod what will be the problem as well as we are relatives we have same blood group but baby is fine please tell about this.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My Wife is 7months pregnant, the reason is blood is not going (flowing) to the baby through ampliclecod what will be ...
Worrisome to have premature birth of baby and in rare case growth gets hampered. Usually they need birth by cesarean section. Make sure mom doesn't have torch infection and hypertension.
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Magical Water

masters in food and nutrition, bachelor of home science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Magical Water

We all have heard our grandparents telling us, that drinking water stored in a copper vessel is beneficial to our health. So much so that some people have glasses and jugs made of copper that they use exclusively to store and drink water. So, do you think this belief really has any scientific logic?

According to ayurveda, water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas in your body, (vata, kapha and pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. The water stored in a copper vessel is known as ‘tamara jal’ and is supposed to be consumed after storing the water in a copper vessel for at least eight hours.

When water is stored in a copper vessel, the copper gently leaches into the water and lends it all its positive properties. The best part about this water is that it never becomes stale and can be stored this way for long periods of time.

  • Try drinking water stored in a copper vessel regularly. Apart from fine tuning our digestive system to perform better, copper also helps our body break down fat and eliminate it more efficiently, thereby, helping our body keep only what it will use and throw out the rest, hence helping in weight loss.
  • Copper has properties that stimulate peristalsis (the rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the stomach that helps food get digested and move along the digestive tract), kill harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, indigestion and infections.
  • Copper strengthens our immune system and aid in the production of new cells. Copper is also known to help wounds within the body, especially the stomach.
  • Copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lowers one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It also helps prevent the accumulation of plaque and has the documented effect of dilating blood vessels to allow better flow of blood to the heart.
  • Copper is known to be oligodynamic in nature (the sterilizing effect of metals on bacteria), and can destroy bacteria very effectively. It is especially effective against e. Coli and s. Aureus, two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and known to cause severe illnesses in the human body. Copper is known to help prevent common water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery and jaundice.
  • Copper has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints – like in the case of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Apart from that, copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This is why drinking water infused with copper is a great option for relief from aches and pains of these diseases.
  • Right from cell formation to aiding in the absorption of iron, copper is an essential mineral for the functioning of your body. This is one of the reasons that it also helps in keeping anemia at bay. An essential component in the entire process of absorbing and using iron present in the body, copper helps keep the levels of haeme (iron) up and regulates its flow in your blood vessels.
  • Copper is the main component in the production of melanin (a pigment that mitigates the color of your eyes, hair and skin) in our bodies. Apart from that copper also aids in the production of new cells that help replenish the top most layers of our skin. While melanin helps the body stay safe from sun damage, speeds up wound healing and covers up scars, the production of new cells is a boon for smooth, blemish-free and clear skin.
  • While buying copper utensil, one very easy way to distinguish between pure copper and an adulterated version is to know that copper is a very soft metal and pure copper is difficult to mould into intricate shapes. So if the design of your copper vessel is very intricate, it is most probably not made with pure copper.

To wash copper utensil from inside, do not use a coarse scrub as it will tend to scrape away copper from the vessel. Instead, use one half of a lemon (you can squeeze out the juice) and rub it on the inside of the vessel. Allow it to stand for a few minutes and then wash off with plain water. Alternatively you could also try using baking soda with water. Use this mixture to coat the inside of the vessel and allow it to stand for a few minutes and rinse away the excess baking soda.

Drinking water twice or thrice in a day from a copper vessel is more than enough to reap its benefits.

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If the periods is late due to the thyroid problem than what we do? It is almost 42 days to last periods. Please suggest for the same.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If the periods is late due to the thyroid problem than what we do?
It is almost 42 days to last periods.
Please sugge...
Periods can be late by hormonal problems. If you did not had sex in the last month, then there is no reason to worry. Menses will come, you can wait for another 1 month to get spontaneous menses. If this problem is recurrent then you should get sonography and hormonal tests.
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Computed Tomography - What You Need To Know About it?

DNB (Radio Diagnosis), MBBS
Radiologist, Hyderabad
Computed Tomography - What You Need To Know About it?

What is computed tomography?

Computed Tomography is more commonly known as CT scan. It is a specialized form of X-ray. Computed Tomography is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure. CT scan provides concise images of different body parts and can also divulge any internal bleeding or injury during emergency situations. It is absolutely painless and is known to provide accurate information.

How does it work?
The patient is required to lie down on a table which is then passed through an opening, circular in structure. The radiations are rotated inside the CT scan machine for processing the images of the required body parts.

Benefits of Computed Tomography

  1. Computed Tomography helps in the identification of any benign (tumor) or malignant (cancer) growth in any part of your body.
  2. The procedure can be conducted for different body parts such as the head, abdomen, spine and chest among many others.
  3. The images provide much detailed information. It contains information regarding the condition of blood vessel, soft tissue and bones.
  4. Various bones and muscular disorders are also identified via Computed Tomography.
  5. Radiation therapy or biopsy can be carried out with the aid of Computed Tomography.

Risk factors associated with Computed Tomography

  1. If a person is allergic to Iodine (a dye used in the process), then it must be informed to the doctor beforehand to avoid further complications such as itching, nausea or vomiting.
  2. At times, kidney functions may get disrupted.
  3. The radiation emitted during CT scan is known to be harmful, especially for children.
  4. The dye used for conducting CT scan can cause allergic reaction that can be life-threatening.

At times the doctor may advise anti-allergic drugs to patients who are allergic to the dyes used in the process. CT scan is otherwise a very safe procedure for diagnosing various diseases.

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Hello doctor, we are trying for second baby since last 1 and 1/2 year. BT haven't conceived. I was gone through thyroid test and it is positive so took medicine for two months which made thyroid normal, BT still am not conceiving. I am using thyroid medicine still. I want to know whether any other reasons are there for not getting pregnant. I want a detailed information. Please help me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gorakhpur
Hello doctor, we are trying for second baby since last 1 and 1/2 year. BT haven't conceived. I was gone through thyro...
Dear lybrate-user you need to get complete assessment for both male and female factors by an expert infertility specialist. Thyroid is not the only reason for infertility but you need to continue medicine prescribed to keep it normal. If on investigation all the reports are coming normal then go ahead with ovulation induction and follicular monitoring and have planned sex during ovulation time at least for three cycles. Even if after 3 cycles if you are not lucky then go for assisted reproductive techniques like iui. All the best.
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We are trying to conceive a baby since last 5 months. All test done n tests are perfects. Is ovulation test kit helpful in our case can we use ovulation test kit, and if yes den which brand is good for ovulation check. How is Homecheck test kit?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
We are trying to conceive a baby since last 5 months.
All test done n tests are perfects.
Is ovulation test kit helpf...
Ovulation test kits are helpful for the couples trying for pregnancy. There are several kits available in the market. You can use any of good brand.
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She has not been on period for 3 months and she took some medicine yet there is no result.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
She has not been on period for 3 months and she took some medicine yet there is no result.
Take homoeopathic medicine Pulsatilla 200 daily one dose in the morning for 6 days and give feedback.
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How much safety the use of argirich sachet during 24 weeks of pregnancy to grow the fetus weight?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
How much safety the use of argirich sachet during 24 weeks of pregnancy to grow the fetus weight?
Hi lybrate user Its absolutely safe to use argirich sachet during pregnancy from 24 wks, But there is a not proven data that it actually help in increasing weight or increasing water level , but you can take it safely beacuse something is good than nothing Thanks
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I took blood test due to pcod, in my result LH- luteinizing hormone is 9.99. Doctor said that this lh level is very high. But it is curable only. She given pills for that. My doubt is when it will cure or want to do any surgery for this. If lh is high means what will happen. I am expecting my pregnancy.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
High lh level may be associated with miscarriage. But normalising the levels with medicines as suggested by your doctor will help in improving outcomes.
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Actually I am Virgin and we were not into sex but he just very slightly inserted his penis and took it back after 3mins. He just says that there was no precum but I am little worried. And it was my 7 th day after my periods last so is there any chance of pregnancy and do I need to take ipill?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Actually I am Virgin and we were not into sex but he just very slightly inserted his penis and took it back after 3mi...
As penis was there inside vagina for 3 minutes, pre-ejaculatory secretion might get release without knowledge of either of u. That contains sperms in enough quantity to make you pregnant. So it is better to take ipill asap. It can be taken till 5 days, more sooner the better. It hardly cost anything, but can prevent lot of future headache.
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In july me and my boyfriend got intimidated and he ejaculated on my clothes. I have got three menstrual cycles after that but now I am having a white discharge instead and my menstruation date has passed.what might be the problem that i am facing?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
In july me and my boyfriend got intimidated and he ejaculated on my clothes. I have got three menstrual cycles after ...
Vaginal discharge is a whitish liquid that is produced in the uterus and is discharged by way of vagina. It is a normal process and it generally begins in a girl life when she is due to attain puberty or prior to menstruation. It is the nature’s way of keeping the vagina healthy and lubricated. Women experience vaginal discharge all through their lives though it reduces after they reach the menopausal stage. Normal vaginal discharge helps to keep the vagina clean and healthy. It does not have a bad odour or you can say that it has no smell at all and you may see the traces of discharge on your under garment. It is normal for vaginal discharge to increase under certain conditions like- A few days before menstruation During pregnancy During ovulation Hormonal treatment Sexual excitement Emotional stress If you notice any putrid ssmell in discharge or it iss acrid or frequent gushing out without any stoppage then it is a thing of concern otherwise just relax and wait.
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I have physical with my husband on april month but I had period on april month 17/04/2016 but after that also I feel like pregnant like vomiting sick tummy like pregnant after that I have pregnancy check with kit so that was negative after that I had some blood spot like period but not proper period I am scared feel like pregnant please help.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
I have physical with my husband on april month but I had period on april month 17/04/2016 but after that also I feel ...
Hi lybrate-user, your pregnancy tests done twice, both negative, so I do not think you are pregnant. But as you are worried, you may go for blood examination for beta hcg or tvs ultrasound for confirmation.
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I have completed my 5th month of pregnancy. In my scan at 22 weeks placenta appeared low lying 2.9 cm from os. Is anything to worry about it? Any suggestions or precautions? I have a kid with 4 year and it was a normal delivery .In my 14 th week scanning placenta appeared normal.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I have completed my 5th month of pregnancy.
In my scan at 22 weeks placenta appeared low lying 2.9 cm from os. Is any...
As placenta is low lying avoid heavy work and prolonged standing, do not strain yourself, do not lift heavy things, Drink plenty of fluids and take rich fibre diet so that you do not have constipation. Avoid sexual contact with husband. Usually as pregnancy advances placenta migrates upwards. Get an ultrasound repeated at 8th month of pregnancy for placental location.
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Stay Healthy

Msc - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stay Healthy

'By giving up our power 
We begin to empower'

"Why are you so shy
So quiet so meek"
"Go out, be social
There's so much to seek"

"You hardly ever sit still
And then you ask for a break"
"You really need to buck up"
"Be serious for heavens sake"

"You still can't read"
"You refuse to write"
"Going at this rate
Your future isn't bright"

"What do I do with you 
I haven't got a clue"
"You drive me mad"
"You make me feel blue" 

"You eat and stuff too much"
"You don't eat at all"
"You are so tiny"
"You are too tall"

"Your spellings are so poor"
"Your memory is so weak"
"You suck at maths and science"
"Your future is too bleak"

No matter what kids be
No matter what they say
They never seem enough
And they must always obey

We threaten, we control
We bully and blackmail 
We punish, we abuse 
While they rebel or wail

We assume we know better
We say its for their good
Unknowingly, in many ways
We scar their childhood 

We expect so much from them
To win and succeed
We turn them into robots
To their dreams we pay no heed

We expect, we judge
We project and we shame
All the joy and spontaneity 
We kill, as we tame 

What if we let them be
Take many steps back
Create a space of allowance
And cut them some slack

What if we truly listen 
To their ideas, their dreams
And let them take charge
However crazy it seems!

What if we stop instructing
The talking down, the preaching
What if we let them learn at their pace 
Stop pressurizing, let go of teaching 

What if we could be kinder
More caring, more present
What if we do what nourishes
Create memories that are pleasant 

We are not responsible 
For how they turn out to be
Give their life back in their hands
They will shine, you shall see.

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Hi all I need some guidance actually in my first pregnancy I had miscarriage in 9 th month in July 2015 now I am again expecting twins but on my first ultrasound 7 week pregnancy doc said one baby has developed heart beat but it's missing in second twin so any idea what can happen to second twin please help.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi all I need some guidance actually in my first pregnancy I had miscarriage in 9 th month in July 2015 now I am agai...
Sometimes it may happen like this. Its called vanishing twin. Then you proceed as a singleton pregnancy. You need not worry. Just keep doing follow up scans.
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