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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 has an excellent community of Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 39 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists 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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Tubal Ligation - Why It is Opted for?

Gynaecologist, Pune
Tubal Ligation - Why It is Opted for?

Tying your tubes or tubal sterilisation is also known as Tubal Ligation a process that may be carried out due to number of reasons. This kind of permanent birth control also includes cutting or blocking of the fallopian tubes so as to avoid pregnancy. With the help of this procedure, one can block the path along which the sperm travels in order to reach the egg and fertilise it. This procedure can be done at any time including right after childbirth. Read on to know more about tubal ligation.

Reasons: There are many reasons why this procedure may be conducted. This is usually done to prevent pregnancy on a permanent basis. However, it is important to remember that this procedure may not suit everyone. One alternative procedure is a hysteroscopic sterilisation, which involves the placement of a small coil in the fallopian tubes through a path formed via the cervix. With the help of this insert, scar tissue is formed, thus effectively blocking and sealing off the tubes.

Risk of Damage to Organs: There are many risks that can be borne due to the procedure of tubal ligation. One of the main issues remains potential damage to the bowels which can lead to gastrointestinal complications in the long run. Also, the bladder and surrounding blood vessels may undergo such damage.

Medical History: This procedure can cause further complications like excessive bleeding and others, if you have had surgery in the pelvic and abdominal area earlier, as the wounds may suffer inflammation if the procedure is recent enough. Also, if you have a medical history of obesity or diabetes, then this can create further complications after the procedure.

Anaesthesia: One can also have an allergic reaction to the anaesthesia that has been used during the procedure, which can pose complications during the recovery period.

Infection: If the wound does not heal properly, then there is a chance of catching infections in the area which can lead to excessive bleeding, pain and fever along with other complications that have to do with the procedure and the organs at play.

Chronic Pain: There is a risk of going through long term and chronic pelvic or abdominal pain after this surgery. This can become a debilitating problem in the long run, for the patient.

Guarantee: This procedure cannot prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Also, one must remember that less than one out of 100 women who go through this procedure, actually get pregnant. Yet, if you are relatively young when the procedure happens, there are higher chances of the procedure failing to prevent pregnancy. Also, in such cases, the risk of ectopic pregnancy increases quite significantly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Hello sir/madam, good morning my question is about sex. During the intercourse with my wife she felt that she is gone loo so please give me suggestion about this and if there is problem in this suggest me cure for that. Hope your week going well.

MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
Please contact and discuss in details regarding your related problem at private questions by request and payment of Rs.100 through Lybrate/ contact email drrameshm2@gmail.Com/on androide Lybrate app. Mob 09822006427. For your complete health solution.Dr.Ramesh Maheshwari Sexologist Pune.
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I had unprotected sex with my gf ,on date 18 may, 21 may is her period date, bt she fell seek frm last two days, sometime her menstruation internal bleeding stop. After some time again start ,i have a doubt is she pregnant ,what we have to do, or their is something els or it may b bleeding of ovulation.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I had  unprotected sex with my gf ,on date 18 may, 21 may is her period date, bt she fell seek frm last two days, som...
Hello- Some times sex or extra physical exertion done just before menses result in irregular flow of blood on due date. Since your partner has bled during her menses (irrespective of the amount), she can't be pregnant. Pregnancy is symbolized by complete absence of menses.
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I am 17 years old I had an unprotected sex but there was no ejaculation just the precum was on my vagina this happened on may 3 and then got my periods on may 10 and also on june 10 but my period is now delayed by 10 days am I pregnant?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
I am 17 years old I had an unprotected sex but there was no ejaculation just the precum was on my vagina this happene...
Hi According to classical homoeopathy we need detailed case taking how much time u had this problem? any major illness or hospitalisation? family history of major illness? what medication do u have now? is there any relation of weather dat affects ur complaints? is there any relation of food dat affects ur complaints? take sepia 200 one dose puls 30 one dos per dy for wk kali br 12c one dos a day for 10 days aur mur na. 12c sam abov apis 12c sam abov
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Hi i Had sex while on my last day of periods. It was a little rough ,also in the fear of getting pregnant due to unprotected sex I took a ipill within 10 hrs Now its paining in my vagina and around this part. Is it the side effect of the pill or some other reason?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi i Had sex while on my last day of periods.
It was a little rough ,also in the fear of getting pregnant due to unpr...
Side effects of the pill is a withdrawal bleeding which happens a week later to having pills ,there must be some other reason for pain, details of which you can find out from us on an online consulting.
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Stage fright- Symptoms & Management

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Stage fright- Symptoms & Management

Stage fright or performance anxiety is the anxiety, fear or persistent phobia which may be aroused in an individual by the requirement to perform in front of an audience, whether actually or potentially. In the context of public speaking, this may precede or accompany participation in any activity involving public self-presentation. In some cases stage fright may be a part of a larger pattern of social phobia (social anxiety disorder), but many people experience stage fright without any wider problems. Quite often, stage fright arises in a mere anticipation of a performance, often a long time ahead.       

     It has numerous manifestations: stuttering, tachycardia, tremor in the hands and legs, sweaty hands, facial nerve tics, dry mouth, and dizziness.

The common Performance Anxiety symptoms are:

  • Dreading the performance, worrying endlessly about it
  • Becoming numbed, distant and withdrawn
  • Trembling hands and voice
  • Sweating
  • Feeling sick or having stomach cramps
  • A racing pulse and pounding heart
  • Tightness in the throat which can hinder talking
  • A dry mouth

Try these 10 tips to reduce your stage fright :

  1. Shift the focus from yourself and your fear to your true purpose—contributing something of value to your audience.
  2. Stop scaring yourself with thoughts about what might go wrong. Instead, focus your attention on thoughts and images that are calming and reassuring.
  3. Refuse to think thoughts that create self-doubt and low confidence.
  4. Practice ways to calm and relax your mind and body, such as deep breathing, relaxation exercises, yoga, and meditation.
  5. Exercise, eat well, and practice other healthful lifestyle habits. Try to limit caffeine, sugar, and alcohol as much as possible.
  6. Visualize your success: Always focus on your strength and ability to handle challenging situations.
  7. Prepare your material in advance and read it aloud to hear your voice.
  8. Make connections with your audience: Smile and greet people, thinking of them as friends rather than enemies.
  9. Stand or sit in a self-assured, confident posture. Remain warm and open and make eye contact.
  10. Give up trying to be perfect and know that it is OK to make mistakes. Be natural, be yourself.


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Age 38 years female, trying to conceive for last six months but unsuccessful. My gynaecologist gave me clofert and anosam tablets to eat after 5 days of periods. I did it bt still could not conceive. Prolactin is 27.8 and AMH is 6.89, thyroid normal.

Age 38 years female, trying to conceive for last six months but unsuccessful. My gynaecologist gave me clofert and an...
Please try phalasarpis two teaspoon twice daily after food, swrnabhasmam 50 mg twice daily with honey, and I recommend you please try panchakarma treatment fo21 days.
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Last week, I started having palpitation problem along with the feeling of sadness. M Earlier I was being told that I am going through a perimenopause as I am having irregular periods since last two years. Last week I got my periods after four months. I got my ECG and CT scan of the brain which were normal. I don't know what am I supposed to do now. My cardiovascular suggested to see the gym. Pls help.

Homeopath, Chennai
Last week, I started having palpitation problem along with the feeling of sadness. M
Earlier I was being told that I ...
The Palpitations and frequent mood changes is common during the menopause. Exercise will extend the date if menopause and take sun bath regularly or have walk in early morning walk in sun. Have healthy foods and good sleep. Take care
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Scientific Reason Why Stretching is Crucial Before/ After a Workout

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Scientific Reason Why Stretching is Crucial Before/ After a Workout

Why is stretching so important before or after a workout?

Stretching often takes a backseat in most workout routines. This happens significantly more with men than woman, and can lead to a disaster in the gym. Stretching is just as important, both before and after your workout, as it helps in preventing injury. It might not be the most vigorous of exercises, but both static (stretching in one fixed position) and dynamic (stretching in variable positions) stretches are beneficial to your body, and will help in keeping it fighting fit till the next session. So what does stretching help with?


1. Flexibility

This is a no-brainer. Stretching helps in keeping the body flexible and nimble. It stretches out those muscle groups that aren’t used in most major workouts, and helps cut down on the nervous involvement of unwanted muscles during workouts. Post-workout stretching helps keep the tendons and muscles flexible for the next session, which would otherwise have tensed up and caused tears and sores. You also build up a greater degree of motion for all your joints, which aids in various ways during different exercises.


2. Pain And Improved Circulation

Your heart rate spikes during a workout, and beats at an abnormally elevated rate. Stretching helps ease it down to a normal level. Your muscles tighten during workout, which increases risks for injury. Stretching helps ease them back into a more relaxed state, further improving blood circulation and preventing cramps. Stretching also has the added benefit of eliminating lactic acid, which gets accumulated in your body during a workout.  It cools down your body gradually, decreasing strain on your heart.

So what sort of stretches should you be doing?

1. Static stretching

There are two basic types of stretching, dynamic and static. Static stretching is an exercise where you elongate a certain muscle or muscle group to a point where it is nearly uncomfortable and hold it for a period of time between 30 – 60 seconds. Static stretching is recommended for after workouts. It improves muscle interactions, maintains range of motion and keeps muscle tissues healthy.

2. Dynamic stretching

Dynamic stretching is more active, as you keep your body in motion while you stretch. The movements are tightly controlled and precise, and proper execution greatly adds to athletic performance. Dynamic stretches are great warm ups, and a gentle, easy way to get your heart rate up. It’s also a great full body exercise for people who cannot exercise much, and is a great way to engage all the muscle groups in your body.

Thus, static stretches are the perfect way to maintain the flexibility of your body. You should be making them a mandatory part of your post-workout regime as it provides the necessary care and maintenance to your muscles. It decreases muscle fatigue and prevents a lot of injuries. You could incorporate dynamic stretches into your warm up and mid-workout, when you can get your entire body ready for the workout and cut down on nervous involvement of unwanted muscle groups.


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I am 29 years old. I have slipped disc. Shoud I conceive or not. My last delivery was in 2011. After 2 years of my last delivery I got slipped disc. Please tell me shoud I further conceive or not?

Physiotherapist, Delhi
Definitely you will conceive, don't worry about that. But before planning you must take physiotherapy, manipulation treatment for slip disc and take exercises rehabilitation for spine core muscles. Because during pregnancy low backache can hurting you. Whole treatment rehabilitation time will take around 2 months depending yours recovery rate. Take care. Have a nice day.
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