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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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I am 19 years old and I am a female I hve irregular periods and lot of white discharge. I consulted doctor she said dat im not getting periods just coz of my weight. I also consulted other doctors they said dat im not over weighed. What shal I do.

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I am 19 years old and I am a female I hve irregular periods and lot of white discharge. I consulted doctor she said d...
normal BMI which is the ration of your height to weight should be 19-25 cm.I suspect the weight you have mentioned above is wrong. Please measure your weight in KGS and height in cm and calculate your BMI. if your BMI is normal I would advice you to start taking pills to regularise your periods. If the white discharge continues and is associated with itching please take a course of antifungals locally like cansoft cl vaginal pessary

Why Should Your Sleep for 6 Hours or More?

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There are lots of benefits espoused by doctors all over the world about getting adequate sleep. Lack of sleep can have an adverse impact on your daily work life balance and health. Thus, you should never let it happen. If you sleep more than six hours a day it can have a lot of benefits, some of which are mentioned below:

1. Better health: Studies have shown that having a good night’s sleep can help your body avoid serious health problems like diabetes, obesity, heart attacks and various other cardiac problems.

2. Lesser Pain: According to research, if you have chronic or acute pain from an injury, then sleeping for more than six hours can help you get better pain relief. It has been proven in multiple studies that good sleep can be an excellent supplement to pain medications. However, being in pain can make it harder for you to sleep. You should use pain relievers in such cases which can aid sleep, but ensure that you have more than 6 hours of shut eye. 

3. Lower risk of injury: If you have adequate sleep then there are chances that you won’t feel tired during the day while you are out at work. This can prevent accidents if you are driving or even within the household. Deprivation of sleep has lead to many accidents in the past and continues to do so till today.

4. Better mood: Adequate sleep can help you to stay in good mood and research has found sleep has a direct effect on regulating your emotions. This is due to the fact that sleeping for more than six hours a day can prevent you from being exhausted at work.

5. Better memory: Sleep loss can be the reason you have become forgetful. Studies have shown that your brain processes and consolidates the memories from throughout the day while you sleep. So if you don’t get enough sleep it may affect your professional life as you may tend to forget important things that you should remember. 

6. Stronger immunity: Sleeping for more than six hours will give your body the strength required to fight diseases. 

7. Better weight control: Lack of proper sleep can increase your weight. You would feel hungrier and would crave for high calorie foods since lack of enough sleep causes the levels of leptin to drop in the body. Leptin is the hormone, which is responsible for how satisfied you feel with food and a drop in its levels will result in you wanting to eat your more. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

Why Should Your Sleep for 6 Hours or More?

I am Having tingling sensation around my breast and under arm previously I have some itching around nipples and pain that comes and goes please tell what it is and is it serious.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
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I am Having tingling sensation around my breast and under arm previously I have some itching around nipples and pain ...
NO ITS NOT SERIOUS. BREAST TISSUE OFTEN CONSERVES WATER AND SO THE HEAVINESS AND TINGLING SENSATION. YOU CAN USE CAP. PRIMROSE OIL TWICE DAILY FOR AND MONTH AND THAT WOULD TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING

My friend is married for almost 1and half years but unable to perform sexual intercourse although he is healthy n active. He says his wife is lacking sexual desires. What might b the reason? How can he overcome the current situation? Is there any medication to increase the desire in females? And she also feels that her vaginal opening is small, so she fears to have sex. Is there any operation to increase the size of the opening. Please suggest what to do coz they r at the edge of unwanted divorce.

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My friend is married for almost 1and half years but unable to perform sexual intercourse although he is healthy n act...
I appreciate your concern lybrate-user. In fear of pain many girls doesn't take part in sex actively. There are lots of reason for pain. Most imp reason is psychological. So, she has to be treated with kindness & compassion. From his side, tell him to do adequate foreplay & love making before sex. Her vagina will be more receptive, dilated & wet due to secretions at that time. Make her arroused- console her that she will not get pain at all. Don't force- vagina will constrict. There may be structural problems also. Visit any gynaecologist to get checked as a simple dilatation procedure can be the solution.

I have stomach pain in period time what I do I can not understand please help me.

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I have stomach pain in period time what I do I can not understand please help me.
Hello, relax! take homoeo -medicine (pills no 40)** @ pulsatilla 30-6 pills, thrice a day but hold it on start of flow till d cessation of flow i. E. Restart d medicine after flow is stopped, again. * take plenty of water to eliminate toxins. * go for meditation for 30 mnts. * take, easily digestible diet, avoiding junk food during your period. * take, rest at d time of period. Report your progress, monthly. Tk, rest.

Hi I am 27 year m in relationship from last one years. All are going gud but from last month I feel that when we sex I don't feel like before. I feel my Private part my vagina become loose suddenly from last 15 days that's why when he insert his penis I don't feel so much and can't enjoy. please let me know the way how I can tight my vagina and feel like before and enjoy him more.

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Hi I am 27 year m in relationship from last one years. All are going gud but from last month I feel that when we sex ...
Hello for loose vagina, you can do perineal exercises or get it corrected surgically by vaginoplasty.

8 Common Causes of Hairfall + How To Overcome Them

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Causes of Hairfall and Solutions to Treat Them

In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall.

Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are,

1. Thyroid problems
Your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C.

2. Scalp infections
Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem.

3. Poor diet
Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must.

4. Stress
Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises.

5. Hair styling products
Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hairfall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products.

6. Cancer treatment
The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment.

7. Alopecia areata
Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body’s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair.

8. Genetics
The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair.

Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant.

8 Common Causes of Hairfall + How To Overcome Them

I am 38 year old. I have been suffering from to heavy and very painful mestrual problem from the beginning. Want to get rid of this problem. Please suggest a solution.

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Nothing to worry , in medical terminology this is called menorrhagia. We have best medicines in homoeopathy to cure this problem permanently. May I know your last menstrual period date?

I have one boob small then another one from starting, before I did not react it much but now a days this boob is status Started to pain I don't know y n how. Can you just help me out.

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I have one boob small then another one from starting, before I did not react it much but now a days this boob is stat...
Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Here's what you should look for: Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention: Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out) Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes. Step 3: While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood). Step 4: Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter. Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage. Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows, as if you were mowing a lawn. This up-and-down approach seems to work best for most women. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts: for the skin and tissue just beneath, use light pressure; use medium pressure for tissue in the middle of your breasts; use firm pressure for the deep tissue in the back. When you've reached the deep tissue, you should be able to feel down to your ribcage. Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 4. Here are the ways to self examine your breasts. Any abnormality found.

I'm married recently. My husband wants sex but I'm scared. I want to know will it cause anything to my vagina.

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I'm married recently. My husband wants sex but I'm scared. I want to know will it cause anything to my vagina.
Lady sex is a normal phenomenon and will cause nothing to your vagina but tell him to go slow and continue foreplay as it helps lubricating your vagina.

Hi. My periods is due on 23rd October. I had an unprotected sex on 19th October. I took unwanted 72 within 5 hours. What are the chances of getting pregnant. What should I do if my periods got delayed.

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Hi. My periods is due on 23rd October. I had an unprotected sex on 19th October. I took unwanted 72 within 5 hours. W...
It is unlikely you will fall pregnant from this episode alone. However if you miss your periods then do a urine pregnancy test and see a Gynaecologist if positive.

Hi! I have an important question. Suppose a girl had sex with a guy without condom and after 7 or 10 days she had sex with another man without man. In both case, the girl did not have any pill to ignore pregnancy. In this case what are the problems those may happen to the girl if she wants the pregnancy? Whose child it will be is not her problem. Her problem is if she face any illness through it.

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If the person is suffering from any disease then there is chance of infection. Unprotected sex always has risk of sexually transmitted disease. Consult to discuss in details and solution for the same.

My weight is 84 kg. Height is 5.3. I am 4 weeks pregnant. Please tell me my weight will not affect my baby?

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My weight is 84 kg. Height is 5.3. I am 4 weeks pregnant. Please tell me my weight will not affect my baby?
It can affect but don't try to reduce weight now. Please check your sugers. Have regular follow up with your obstetrician.

What are the first symptoms of pregnancy and how can I sure about this and what are the restrictions should be followed by my wife?

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What are the first symptoms of pregnancy and how can I sure about this and what are the restrictions should be follow...
Nausea, vomiting, mood swings, fatigue, and achy or tender breasts are all common, delayed periods, food cravings, etc. But for confirmation of pregnancy get upt or beta hcg done. During early pregnancy you should take care of diet and rest. Abstinence.

I dint get my periods since one month. My last periods was on February 15 and I took postpone 72 that is ecp on 27 of February. It's April and I dint get my periods.

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I dint get my periods since one month. My last periods was on February 15 and I took postpone 72 that is ecp on 27 of...
You should test for urine pregnancy test asap. If negative then you can take tablet deviry 10 mg twice a day for 5 days to get menses. Even faint second line is positive test and you have to read the result within 5 minutes of putting urine.

Preconception Care

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Preconception care refers to the care that a woman should take before getting pregnant. This refers to all the procedures and measures to be taken by a woman before pregnancy for maintaining good health before giving birth. Good preconception care also ensures proper health of the to-be-born child. Seeking information about pregnancy is also a part of preconception care by which a woman can prepare herself better physically and emotionally before childbirth. Visiting doctors and health practitioners is a part of preconception care. The body is prepared for giving birth during preconception care.

-nutritional supplements during preconception care

Certain nutritional supplements are recommended for women during this stage. Folic acid is an important vitamin which enables healthy growth and development of the baby. Folic acid reduces birth defects like spina bifida.

Other healthy supplements which a woman may require during preconception care include iron, zinc and calcium. A healthy, balanced diet and drinking a lot of water are also important.

Blood tests

Visiting a doctor is necessary during the preconception care. You will require a detailed physical health checkup and required guidelines from a health expert. Recommended blood tests include full blood count, testing of ferritin levels and testing for rubella. Urine tests and blood pressure checkup are also vital.

Moreover, several measures and steps must be followed by a woman. They include the following:

Having a proper diet with sufficient water intake along with nutritional supplements is very important.
A woman during preconception care should quit smoking or reduce the amount of smoking profusely.
Large amount of caffeine should be avoided. A woman should consume less caffeine containing products such as coffee, chocolates or soft drinks.
Alcohol should be avoided strictly as it may reduce the chance of pregnancy.
Medication without recommendation of the doctor should be avoided. A woman should not use any medicine without being prescribed by the doctor.
Contact with any kind of chemical should be avoided and natural, environment-friendly cleaning products should be used.
Overheating of the body should be avoided, and a woman during preconception care should keep away from spas and saunas.
A regular exercise schedule must be taken up for health benefits regarding pregnancy. Lack of working out may give rise to various health problems in women before pregnancy.
Any kind of stressful activity should be abstained from, and a woman during preconception care should not lift heavy objects, which cause strain.
Relaxation techniques should be practiced by a woman to keep mentally healthy.
A woman during the preconception care period should follow all required guidelines given by a doctor. Avid care of the body should be taken to ensure a healthy childbirth.
Preconception Care

I am 42 years. During conjugation. The path is dry. My menstrual phase is running. Please Solve this problem.

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I am 42 years. During conjugation. The path is dry. My menstrual phase is running. Please Solve this problem.
I think its dryness of vagina. Take german reckweg alumina 30 daily one dose 4-5 drops orally./ week ly 2 doses. Fresh fruit juice daily 1 glass. Also I need to know your diet. You need a healthy diet.

Licking of wife's vagina is harmful? If no then wat do we do so that vagina does not smell?

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Hello, If there is no infection at her vulva ad vagina, then you may lick. To avoid smell and infection, she must use alkaline vaginal washes instead of soap.

Foods to avoid during menstruation cycle

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Foods to avoid during menstruation cycle

Eating right kind of food can make your irritable menstruation days easier. It also helps in reducing stress level, cramps and managing mood swings.
Here’s how you must mind your food.

1. Dairy products and red meat: Dairy products like cheese, yoghurt and milk and red meat contain arachidonic acids which elevate cramps during your periods.

2. Fats, Trans fat and fried food: High intake of fatty, trans fatty and fried food leads to bloating and breast tenderness and increased estrogen levels which causes cramps. It’s better not to consume fats for few days.

3. Processed food and salt: Processed food contains lot of sodium. It should be avoided as it causes bloating and heavy feeling which makes the pain all the more unbearable.

4. Sugar-rich food: Sugar no doubt gives instant energy but taking excessive sugar during these days can bring fluctuation in blood sugar levels which results in stress and mood swings.

5. Alcohol: It’s important to stop taking alcohol during menstruation. But if you happen to drink at all, try to balance it out by drinking a lot of water.

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