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Dr. Chitra Shankar


Gynaecologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
Dr. Chitra Shankar MBBS Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Chitra Shankar is an experienced Gynaecologist in R A Puram, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 19 years of journey as a Gynaecologist. She studied and completed MBBS . She is currently associated with Nova Ivi Fertility in R A Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chitra Shankar on has an excellent community of Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 28 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.


MBBS - Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, - 1998
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My wife is pregnant 12 week Normally 4th to 6 the month are safe for sex So I want to know, in this sex moment sperm going in her vagina is better or not for normal delivery? Or there is any problems with sperm and womb connection? Or using condom better for normal delivery? (Before 5 month we lost our 6 week baby due to normal reason)

Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Sex is safe up to 30 weeks provided there are no complications the presnce of sperms has no effect on preg it also does not for delivery outcome this should totally depend on the mother and baby status at delivery.
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She is pregnant. Expects delivery on 30 Oct 2016. Some function is there on 20 th Aug 2016 at Nagpur. Is it advisable to travel from Pune to Nagpur at this time ?Please tell.

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
By rule pregnant women she not travel after 7 month. You r wife is 7 n half month pregnant. But if really want travel you visit gynae Dr. She vil exam her n give some medicine to prevent labour pain.
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I am 26 year old working women suffering from PCOD. I was taking aayurvedic treatment since 2 & half years but still PCOD is there. I am not having my periods since December. I consult many doctors but not yet sort it out. My parents suggest to go for Homeopathy. Hope you will help me.

General Physician, Cuttack
1.In PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome )many small cysts appear in ovary-causing hormonal imbalance.there is production of excess Testosterone.Omega 3 Fatty acid reducece excess Testosterone and can be used in the treatment 2.They secrete more androgen 3.The symptoms are weight gain,acne, decreased ovulation, irregular period, infertility, depression, extra facial and body hair, hair loss from scalp, insulin resistance causing Diabetes. is genetically inherited,runs in families can be diagnosed by pelvic laparoscopy/vaginal ultrasound. 6.Treatment-surgery/anti androgen therapy 7.consult gynecologist for advice and treatment
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My vagina hole is slightly big but I don't has sex with anyone then how its possible?

Sexologist, Panchkula
Your vagina hole is slightly big. This can be possible. This could be due to weak pelvic floor muscles.
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M having pcod. But since 2 years I was not on medication. But from last 3months im facing d problem again. I hvnt gt d periods for 1.5mnth. My doc suggested me to take sysron ncr for 3 days. Still hvnt gt d periods. Please help.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
U need to take these medicine for 5 days and wait for 7 days to get menses after stopping these medicines. As your weight is normal, you need to maintain weight and do not treat unless you do not get menses for 3 months.
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Preventive Tips for Dengue

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Jaipur
Preventive Tips for Dengue

With the onset of monsoon temperature drops and the air is often cool, but it is also an ideal time for breeding of mosquitoes. A mosquito bite is universally abhorred. A sting that turns into dengue is even more disliked. Dengue is a mosquito borne disease that causes high fever, rashes and pain in joints and muscles. Since there is no vaccine that can completely eradicate dengue, it becomes important to take preventive measures to reduce mosquitoes and keep the disease at bay.

Here are a few tips that can reduce your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes:

  1. Do not allow water to accumulate: Mosquitoes breed in standing water. To prevent this do not allow rainwater to collect in pots or stagnate in your garden. Ensure that your water tanks are kept covered always. Keep buckets turned over when not in use. Coolers are generally ineffective in the monsoons so empty them out and keep the trays dry. It is also a good idea to empty and dry swimming pools and ornamental fountains during the monsoons.
  2. Use mosquito repellent: Dengue mosquitoes typically bite a person during the day. Hence, make it a habit to put on a mosquito repellent along with your sunscreen every time you step out. Mosquito repellents should be used on all the exposed areas of your skin including your ears. Using a mosquito net around your bed at night is the best way to ensure safety against mosquitoes. You could also attach mosquito repellent patches on your infant's clothes.
  3. Do not allow mosquitoes indoors: Install mesh shutters on your doors and windows. This will allow air in, but will keep mosquitoes out. Take a close look at your doors and windows for holes through which mosquitoes could come in. Also look at their joints and edges to ensure that there are no gaps. Burning camphor and lavender or tea tree aromatics can also help keep mosquitoes away.
  4. Grow mosquito repelling plants: Citronella and tulsi are two plants that are well known for their mosquito repelling properties. Grow these plants near your window and the entrance of your house to naturally repel mosquitoes.
  5. Avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk: Sunrise and sunset are when mosquitoes are most active. Hence avoid being outdoors at this time. If you must be out, wear protective clothes that minimize the amount of skin exposed. Wearing light colours instead of dark colours can also help as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours.
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I got married last 7 months and we are continuously sex without any protection, but still my wife is not get pregnant and also my sperm comes out after sex from my wife. please explain me the reason or advice me for any solution.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist, Dehradun
infertilty is said only after 2 years of co habitation and regular sex so u have quite a lot of time in front of you.
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My girl friend getting white discharge from her ovary. Why it is causing. Is there any problem with this.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, She is likely to be suffering from vaginal candidiasis and would need anti fungal course for a week.
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My wife had her period last time on 29-jan-2015, she is 42 and i'm 50. A pregnancy test carried out on 15-04-2015 resulted negative. In her last periods she had to take primolute n. Is she pregnant?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
We never fully rely on urine pregnancy test. Clinical examination and investigation are best modes. Also according to her age she is nearing her menopause so it might be due to that also. In any case you need to see your gynaec. Taking primolut n may disturb the cycle, that can also be one of the cause.
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I got my last periods by Feb 25 and my cycle is 28 days I had intercourses with my hubby on March 3rd without safety. And still I dint get my periods. Is there any possible to get pregnant. But I don't want now to get pregnant bcz I am having 1.6 years baby. Pls help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. FERTILE PHASE is the phase of a female's menstrual cycle when an egg (ovule) is released from the ovaries. In humans, ovulation occurs about midway through the menstrual cycle, after the follicular phase. The few days surrounding ovulation (from approximately days 10 to 18 of a 28 day cycle), constitute the most fertile phase. So if you have ejaculatory sexual inter course from day 10 from the first day of period and to day 20, the chances of pregnancy are much more. There are many determinants of pregnancy. You should be sexually matured. Your partner should be sexually matured. The period of your partner should be in the fertile stage. Her egg and your sperm cells should healthy enough. Then her uterus should be capable to get conceived. If all these were satisfied, the pregnancy could be a result. Take care.
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My girlfriend is not pregnant. But she get 6 mensotime capsules. So I want to know my girlfriend what kind of problem face? Any serious condition for this matter about her health? Please tell me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually your gf is suffering from irregular mensstrual problem and there are many reasons for this irregularity in periods and exact cause can only be diagnosed after a thorough case taking--------------
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Hi i Had intercourse once of every 2-3 days, want a baby, sperm enters many times into ovary, but still no sign of pregnancy and still menstruating, want a baby, I am a little fat (78 kg), that's why in time of straight (face to face) intercourse- my belly obstacks, so we choose for back style (dog), and I regularly pee after 1.30-2 hour of sex. My period is 29 days cycle, and its still no delay or no stop. I did pregnancy tests 3 times, every time result is negative. What I have to do- to get pregnancy. I am 20, my hubby is 30 yrs (wgt- 66kg), please help.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
Advice: 1. Back type of intercourse is not advisable. Sperm wastage will be there. 2. Do ultra sound scan to check your uterus inside walls and the eggs fom the ovary are adequate for pregnancy. 3. Check the husband sperm count adequate to cause pregnancy. 4. Intercourse should be in full swing between 12th to 16th day fom your mentrual cycle. That is the ovulation period, after intercourse chances of getting pregnancy is there. Good luck.
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I have pcos .and nd treatment done. .but last 2 month I didn't have period. But my bf fingered my vagina on March 5 th .March 5th is my period day but now it turns may 1, I didn't get my periods for last 2 months. Now a days my stomach become bloating. .and small pain occurred. .can't do anything like sitting or any thing. .what was the problem don't know...

MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello dear, as I can see you are a case of PCOD. From the history you have given doesn't seem like you are pregnant. Get a check up from your gynaec so that proper treatment can be started for you.
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I am trying to conceive since 1 yr. My husband stays out. Last month I had almost skipped my periods fr 28 days. But on 29th I got my periods. Is it a good sign or I need to consult a doc. I never skipped so long. I am not taking any pills other than thyronorm 25 mg. Pls help.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Thyronorm 25 is a mild dose for low thyroid. It doesn't cause infertility. Get semen test done for husband. Since he stays out for many days, may be this is the reason for not conceiving if period is delayed once only, ignore. It can be due to stress of not having a baby get checked by ultrasound anyway get back here with reports for more guidance.
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I have one kid (4 years old) While delivery in cesarian Fibroid taken out and tested which is normal Fibroid. But after 4 years, again Fibroid appears in uterus. Due to that heavy bleeding in periods and Head ache. Doctor said operation to be done. Is there any medicine to decrease the Fibroid size. We want one more child, conceive is possible without removing the fibroid. Is there any possibility to remove that without surgery. Pl clarify.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
If your fibroid is very big and your bleeding can not be controlled with medicines, then you might need a myomectomy i.e removal of fibroid. First try a conservative treatment with medicines but I think that your gynaecologist is the best to guide you for this problem.
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Sex done on 7th day of period. After that Normal Period occurs in exact date. Can pregnancy possible?

Diploma in Gastroenterology, Diploma in Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
No chance of pregnancy.... As she attained normal menstrual cycle accordingly.... So no chance of pregnancy....
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I am 5 months pregnant yesterday I had sex with my husband after a long gap. The next day evening I had a thin thread like white discharge. Is it normal?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH PREGNANT WOMEN is not advisable during the first three months and the last three months of pregnancy. You can have sexual intercourse during the middle three months of pregnancy but only after permission from your gynecologist. Take care.
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Please reply I did sex on 13 day after my first day of my period what chances of getting pregnant now I feel hungry lazy and nausea vomiting and in morning I see white milky discharge.

General Physician, Cuttack
You had sex in the unsafe period and there is a risk of pregnancy. If your period is delayed by more than 10 days, do a pregnancy test and consult doctor for advice.
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