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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MBBS

Gynaecologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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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 Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, - 1998
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Active member of FOGSI
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My mother is 65 years old. She has pain under arms near breast right side for 3_4 days. Please suggest medicine or any oil to ger quick relief.

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Homeopath, Raebareli
My mother is 65 years old. She has pain under arms near breast right side for 3_4 days. Please suggest medicine or an...
Please give her Rhus tox 200 - thrice daily for next 3-4 days (4 pills each time). Also look for if there is any swelling/discoloration of skin/eruption - as the treatment would vary based on the same.
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I have done BHCG test the result came 1.77 mIu/ml. And it was also noted that sample highly lipemic what does it mean? Will it affects my HCG result?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have done BHCG test the result came 1.77 mIu/ml. And it was also noted that sample highly lipemic what does it mean...
Test is negative. Either it is too early & conception has not occured because it is 20 mlu/ml just after conception on around 14 days or a few days later, levels rapidly keep rising with time as pregnancy progresses till urine starts excreting hcg hormones to be detected on a strip after 2 days of due date. Anyway better collect a container from the lab, if it is to be tested at home. Do share the good news with us.
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Hello, I'm 25yrs old female, baring 185lbs and my height is 5Feet 6inches. I was stable by this weight three yrs from now. I was stable by weight around 78,five yrs from now.I never understand why can't I reduce my weight.I wanted to look normal as all people do.I have got great temptation for food. I feel I do have binge eating disorder. I think a lot and when I can't react, I EAT.Help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
U must be having pcod. Please check with usg report and also check ur blood sugers. To reduce weight u need to do brisk walk for 5 km, high protein diet, less oil, avoid meat from goat etc.
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Hello sir/madam I am 25years old I had a doubt! One week ago I had protected sex, after attaining orgasm I removed my male part from her female part, but mine is not attached with condom. Even though the entire semen is stagnant in condom I still afraid is there any chance of getting pregnant? Because while removing condom from her part I see the outside layer with white greasy substance in outside of condom. Was that my semen or condom lubricant? Or any other? I'm afraid because this was my first experience for both of us. Please help me to resolve this issue. Thank you.

PhD Human Genetics
Sexologist,
Well, the correct use of condom includes withdrawing the penis while it is still hard (after ejaculation), and in doing so you should hold the rim of the condom with fingers and pull out the penis along with condom. You seemed to have stayed inside her till the erection is partially lost, and hence the problem. The chances of pregnancy depends on whether some semen seeped into her vagina, and on the day of her menstrual cycle on which sex took place. Since 1 week elapsed since the intercourse, you can only wait and see.
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I am 38years old female. My weight is71kg, height 5.7, and I usually suffer with improper digestion. I am suffering with severe periods with very huge bleeding and pain in abdomen. It is very painful like a labour pain. I have consult with many doctors, i am suffering this since past 8years and now i am lost my hope for this disease. Please I need a cure for this.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 38years old female. My weight is71kg, height 5.7, and I usually suffer with improper digestion.  I am suffering ...
Hello, yOu are experiencing severe dysmenorrhoea with menorrhagia. I would like to see your ultrasound pelvis report soon and also your hormonal profile especially day 21 serum progesterone levels. Please follow up with reports. This can be controlled. Regards
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Hi, I am a 27 year old woman. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking regular medications for it. I am not married yet, and due to family issues I would not be marrying before two years. Which means I would be around 29 when I get married. I am not interested in having kids for at least 2 years post marriage, so by the time I want one I would turn 31. Everybody keeps telling me that if you are hypothyroid you will have a hell lot of complication if you conceive after 30. I do not want to have kids just because of society's pressure. I want kids when I am mentally prepared to take care of them. Hence please let me know is it really going to be risky for me to have kids after 30, will it lead to any complication?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, I am a 27 year old woman. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking regular medications for it. I am not marr...
those peoples are suffering by thyroid...mainly female....there may be problems for conceive. so they should be take continue medicines for thyroid...when thyroid level and other hormones are normal any female can conceive. Take diet for hypothyroidism:- high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, Avoid few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also.
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Hi doctors, my friends have one question for u, he is married and his problem is he had unprotected sex with her wife after 5 days of her period, and ejaculated inside, and he do not want be father right now because of some reasons, what he should do to avoid his wifes pregnancy, he should give some tablets to avoid, If not then there are any natural tips that can be done by natural source in home? Help out from this please suggest him.

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi doctors, my friends have one question for u, he is married and his problem is he had unprotected sex with her wife...
Hello lybrate-user now just wait do not do anything. Ejaculated inside means not 100 percent pregnant. They are married so even if she gets pregnant this will not make social issue. If they do not want to comtinue pregnancy she has to undergo procedure of D & C under proper Gynaecologist and obstetrician.
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My fiance done pregnancy test at home she found that Control line is very dark pink while Test line shows shadow what does it mean. And from last month she was suffering from typhoid and now she recovered her typhoid but from last 2 months she is not having periods. Can you please anyone suggest me what to do right now.

Sexologist, Mumbai
My fiance done pregnancy test at home she found that Control line is very dark pink while Test line shows shadow what...
Check it again. Do not drink water at night n do not pass urine in midnight. Check the first morning urine for pregnancy with the pregnancy kit. If shows positive ,means 2 pink lines ,visit near by Gynaecologist as early as possible without counting on more days.
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I'm 7 week and 4 days pregnant. I want to know is there any type of sonography known as mag 2 or mag 3 for checking whether child is healthy.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I'm 7 week and 4 days pregnant. I want to know is there any type of sonography known as mag 2 or mag 3 for checking w...
It's a level 2 and level 3 scan to know the proper formation of the baby and also the proper growth.
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Beta hcg serum test for pregnancy of my wife has come 175 mIU/mL. Please suggest?

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General Physician,
Beta hcg serum test for pregnancy of my wife has come 175 mIU/mL. Please suggest?
hCG levels in weeks from LMP (gestational age)* : 3 weeks LMP: 5 – 50 mIU/ml. 4 weeks LMP: 5 – 426 mIU/ml. YOu have to tell her period 5 weeks LMP: 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml. 6 weeks LMP: 1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml. 7 – 8 weeks LMP: 7, 650 – 229,000 mIU/ml. 9 – 12 weeks LMP: 25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml. 13 – 16 weeks LMP: 13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml.
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जानें कैसे इलाइची बढ़ा सकती है सेक्स पावर

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Sexologist, Faridabad
जानें कैसे इलाइची बढ़ा सकती है सेक्स पावर

यौन क्षमता का बेहतर होना दाम्पत्य जीवन का न सिर्फ पूर्ण करता है, बल्कि प्रेम की भावना को और भी मजबूत करता है। इसे बेहतर करने के लिये सही खानपान व नियमित व्यायाम बेहद जरूरी होता है। लेकिन इसके अलावा भी प्रकृति में भी ऐसी कई चीजें हैं जिनके सेवन ये यौन क्षमता को बढ़ाया जा सकता है। कमाल की बात तो यह कि ये गुणकारी चीजें आराम से मिल सकती हैं और इनका प्रयोग भी आसान होता है। इसमें से एक चीज़ है, इलाइची! चलिये जानें इलाइची कैसे यौन क्षमता बढ़ाने में मददगार होती है। - 

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  • भारतीय मसाले में कीमती और मसालों की महारानी कही जाने वली इलायची के इस्तेमाल से कामेच्छा को बढ़ाया जा सकता है। इलायची का सेवन आमतौर पर सांस और मुंह को साफ रखने के लिए अथवा मसाले के रूप में किया जाता है। यह दो प्रकार की होती है, हरी या छोटी इलायची व बड़ी इलायची। 
  • इलायची को वाजीकरण नुस्खे के तौर पर भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है। इलायची एक ऐसे टॉनिक के रूप में भी काम करती है जिससे कामोत्तेजना में वृद्धी होती है। यह शरीर को ताकत प्रदान करने के साथ-साथ असमय स्खलन व नपुंसकता की समस्या से भी मुक्त कराने में सहायक होती है। इसका सेवन करने के लिये दूध में इलायची डालकर उबालें। ठीक से उबल जाने के बाद इसमे थोड़ा शहद मिलाएं और नियमित रूप से रात को सोते समय इसका सेवन करें। इसके नियमित सेवन से यौन क्षमता में इज़ाफा होता है और दामपत्य जीवन सुखमय बनता है।  
  • इसका अलावा मुंह में छाले की समस्या को दूर करने के लिये बड़ी इलायची को महीन पीसकर उसमें पिसी हुई मिश्री मिलाकर जीभ पर रखने से छाले दूर होते हैं। लेकिन रात के समय इलायची न खायें, इससे खट्टी उकारें आने की शिकायद हो सकती है। साथ ही महिलाओं को इसका अधिक सेवन नहीं करना चाहिये, क्योंकि इसके अधिक सेवन से महिलाओं में गर्भपात होने की भी संभावना होती है।
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Me and my girlfriend are HIV negative, then What are the possibilities to have AIDS, HIV and other complications, when having intercourse with my girlfriend?

MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
Me and my girlfriend are HIV negative, then What are the possibilities to have AIDS, HIV and other complications, whe...
Also think of STDs like Syphilis, Hep B, Herpes, HPV etc. You will not infect each other with HIV if HIV is negative 90 days after previous exposures. So, be careful before you induldge in risky behaviours again.
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Hi, I am 24 years old married women I got my periods 10 days before but in small quantity and now I got periods but it seems to be different brownish jelly type that too in very small quantity and I feel that heart beat inside my stomach is there any chance of pregnancy please tell.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Hi, I am 24 years old married women I got my periods 10 days before but in small quantity and now I got periods but i...
Sometimes you may notice that your menstrual blood becomes dark brown or almost black as you near the end of your period. This is a normal color change. It happens when the blood is older and not being expelled from the body quickly. Temporary thick, heavy flow isn't necessarily cause for concern. A bacterial infection causes mucus to become greenish-brown. But, more seriously, if your mucus is brown, it might be because it contains blood particles, what means a serious lung infection. Don”t ignore your cough if lasts longer than a few days. See a doctor and describe the symptoms and the color or your mucus.
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M 18 years and M suffering from polycystic ovaries, I want a diet what to eat and what not to as m a vegetarian. Please give me a diet plan and can I have black coffee or not?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
M 18 years and M suffering from polycystic ovaries, I want a diet what to eat and what not to as m a vegetarian. Plea...
You should do regular exercises eat a balanced healthy diet take lots of green leafy vegetables ,fresh fruits and salads avoid fast food ,junk food ,oily snaks.
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Brain Exercises - Know More About It!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Brain Exercises - Know More About It!

The brain is not a stagnant realm fed with a granted quota of intelligence and memory at birth. It is always in a state of flux. Exercising your brain in various ways accelerates its ability to perform better. It is in your hands to have a sharper take on situations and occurrences. Playing games that require brainstorming, solving quizzes, crosswords or playing chess makes you feel rejuvenated and tired at the same time; the reason being activated brain cells. A healthy brain will affect your life decisions positively and you probably will think rightly before you leap.

Tips to exercise those brain cells:

1. Meditate and calm your mind: Ten minutes of meditation each day can help you get over anxiety. When your mind is at peace you think out pros and cons with enhanced insight. This composure reflects in each of your actions. Meditation demands your brain to be quiet when it is accustomed to work; you therefore have greater control over it.
     
2. Music can improve your brain abilities: Music is the best antidote for a sloppy brain. Music excites the neurons healing a bruised memory. It gifts you with clarity of thought. Apart from listening to music one must try to play a musical instrument. Teaching yourself things puts your mind through a strict regimen of constructive activities.
   
3. Take out time to learn a new language: We are paralyzed the minute our brain gives up. Due to several external and internal reasons each one of us is likely to suffer from cognitive disorders on being subjected to extreme pressure or shock. Trying to learn a new language motivate your brain cells to have a wider vocabulary, which further restricts your chances of brain damage.   

4. Mental mathematics could better your intelligence: Calculators, computers and phones are ridding us of our ability to compute individual data. Computation and consolidation of data helps your mind to work faster with precision. So, you now know those lessons on mental mathematics in childhood were actually the key to a well-rounded brain. 

5. Think of something novel: The more the number of neurons the merrier is your brain. Take pains to direct your mind on a novel track. Thinking beyond what is given and expected helps your brain grow new neurons. It builds up your creativity letting you discover more of your capabilities. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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Bay Leaf

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Bay Leaf

The main symptoms of bronchitis include excessive coughing, difficulty breathing and a sore, inflamed throat. Bay leaves are incredibly effective remedies for bronchitis because they are rich in quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that can prevent the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body. By reducing swelling, bay leaves can clear up congestion and make it easier to breathe. This will lessen the urge to cough, thus speeding the healing process and allowing you to get back to normal faster. You can chew on bay leaves or use them in your cooking of stews or curries to benefit from these effects.

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Health Benefits of Soybeans

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad

1.     Soybeans can help individuals control weight.

Soybeans have been known to suppress the appetite, helping people eliminate the chances of overeating that leads to obesity and other health related risks. Also, soybeans provide considerable amounts of protein, which can lead to weight gain when taken in large quantities. The weight obtained from soybeans could protect the individual from chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

2.     Soybeans can contribute to improving your sleep.

Soybeans have a high content of magnesium, which is a mineral that is directly linked to improving the quality, duration, and tranquillity of sleep. Soybeans also help regulate the metabolism, to help reduce sleep disorders and the occurrence of insomnia.

3.     Soybeans may help prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

Soybeans have the ability to increase insulin receptors in the body. This helps the body to handle the disease effectively or prevents diabetes from forming at all.

4.     Soybeans can contribute to improving circulation and oxygenation.

Soybeans are rich in copper and iron. Both are essential for the red blood cell formation. Increased red blood cell production increases oxygen to the cells and improves the metabolic activity. This prevents conditions like anemia.

5.     Soybeans may help to improve your digestive health.

Fiber can help prevent constipation and stimulate the contractions of the smooth muscles that forces food through your system. This aids in preventing dangerous conditions like colorectal cancer.

6.     Soybeans can help decrease the risk of congenital disabilities.

Soybeans are rich in the B-vitamin complex, particularly in folic acid. Folic acid helps the body to make healthy red blood cells and prevents anemia. It is also important for maintaining rapid cell division and growth during infancy and pregnancy. A deficiency of folic acid in pregnant women can lead to the birth of underweight infants and may also result in neural tube defects in newborns.

7.     Soybeans have a significant vitamin and mineral density.

Soybeans are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, selenium, and zinc. These have a role in preventing osteoporosis and help speed the bone healing process. 

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My periods are not regular since I first started to bleed. Is it a problem not having periods regularly? What should I do to make this normal?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
My periods are not regular since I first started to bleed. Is it a problem not having periods regularly? What should ...
Hello- An irregular period, medically known as oligomenorrhea, is a common problem among women. A number of factors can cause this problem, such as eating disorders, significant weight loss or gain, anemia, menopause, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance, liver disease, tuberculosis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, recent birth or miscarriage, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine abnormalities, and other health conditions. It can be made normal with life style changes and ayurvedic medications.
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Mera aur mere bf k beech physical relationship h. Physical relationship banana k baad us month period nahi aya. Phir next month period late s aya h.uska next month time s aa raha h t kya m pregnant hu. please suggest me doctor.

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
Mera aur mere bf k beech physical relationship h. Physical relationship banana k baad us month period nahi aya. Phir ...
Dear user. TO CAUSE PREGNANCY on a woman, sperm should be ejaculated inside the vagina or fresh sperm should be inseminated inside the vagina with some means. Pregnancy only happens when other aspects are too satisfied. In the given case, there is no chance of pregnancy. Take care.
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