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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MBBS

Gynaecologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience
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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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Muzaffarnagar
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During my periods I got severe pain but pain started in 3 or 4 days. Earlier I consulted a doctor and he gave me 1 month medicine course after that for 6 month I got relief but now again I started paining. Please give me some advice. Can it create any problem in future?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
During my periods I got severe pain but pain started in 3 or 4 days. Earlier I consulted a doctor and he gave me 1 mo...
Hello, If you are suffering from endometriosis then you have to be treated with another progesterone only pills course for 3 months. It is suggested that you should finish your family sooner.
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Ayurveda and Joint Pain Remedies

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Ayurveda and Joint Pain Remedies

Pain in the joint is an eventuality that only few can escape. It is an ailment that comes with age and promises to stay despite continued attempts at eradicating it. Being a problem that many are battling, it has provoked attempts at treating it. Various disciplines of medicines have tried in their own ways in dealing with this problem, but Ayurveda with its strict reliance on natural products and aversion to chemicals has been most preferred.

The various ways by which Ayurveda treats joint pains are:

  1. Massage: Ayurveda focuses on massages as a remedial measure. Using few herbal oils and using them to massage regularly on the affected joints has been an accepted remedy for joint pains. A massage promotes blood circulation and creates a calming effect.
  2. Hot and cold compresses: The effectiveness of this form of treatment has remained prevalent through generations. Extremely convenient and easy to use, you can use hot and cold compresses alternatively to ease the pain.
  3. Fenugreek: Fenugreek seeds have a long standing reputation of relieving you of pain. Boasting of antioxidant properties and the ability to reduce swelling, they must be finely grounded and swallowed with lukewarm water to enjoy best results.
  4. Turmeric: In the hierarchy of Ayurvedic medications, turmeric probably ranks the highest. It is packed with multiple benefits. Not only does it take care of the skin, it also helps in reducing joint pains. The most common way of having it is by mixing turmeric in a glass of warm milk and honey.
  5. Apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar reduces joint pains by effectively eliminating the accumulated toxins. It is rich in magnesium and phosphorus and owing to its alkalizing effect, it has the ability to cure rheumatism.
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My wife has AB- blood Group. She is currently 5th week pregnant. She suddenly started bleeding and Doctor gave injection of NTD stating she has AB- blood group. Now Doctor has started giving HCG 5000 fertigyn injection on every 5th day. Heartbeat not yet came in fetal. My question is " is this proper treatment? And In which week Heartbeat will come?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My wife has AB- blood Group. She is currently 5th week pregnant. She suddenly started bleeding and Doctor gave inject...
Your doctor is doing best to retain this pregnancy. Heart beat is visible from 6-8 weeks. Rising levels of hcg hormone in blood would have been helpful but giving her injection hcg is more important. In normal cases, where no hcg injections are given, viability of pregnancy is assessed by measuring hcg hormone levels in blood. Good luck. Have faith.
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We both make a relationship in 3rd day of my period. Can I conceive this time as we r trying from last six months because my friend says pregnancy can be if you try 3rd day. Is it possible. please tell the truth.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
We both make a relationship in 3rd day of my period. Can I conceive this time as we r trying from last six months bec...
That is completely false information, you will never get pregnant with sex on 3rd day. To get pregnant you need to have regular sex i. E. 3-4 times a week for one full year before you start seeking medical help. If you want to make her pregnant fast then you can follow this calender method. If a women’s menstrual cycle varies from 26days to 31days cycle, The shortest cycle (26 days) minus 18 days = 8th day. The longest cycle (31 days) minus 10 days=21st day Thus, 8th to 21st day of each cycle counting from first day of menstrual period is considered as fertile period.
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Hi, I just want to confirm one thing how much time to get pregnant after stopping oral contraceptive pills Its already 2 months to stop and m not pregnant yet I hope there is no any kind of future problem in pregnancy.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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I just want to confirm one thing how much time to get pregnant after stopping oral contraceptive pills Its alread...
Try between 10-18 days of cycles. Keep patience, you will conceive if all other factors are normal.
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My period date is 5 may and now these days my legs, lower back and around uterus little pain. I cnt sleep at night properly. Feeling tired all the day. What I do? Pls answer me soon.

MD in Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My period date is 5 may and now these days my legs, lower back and around uterus little pain. I cnt sleep at night pr...
Can take rest and calcium and vitamin supplements for general body aches. Should get a urine test to rule out infection which can cause pain around uterus.
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I am a 40 years old woman and feel lack of energy after doing some easy tasks. Can you suggest me some energy boosters?

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am a 40 years old woman and feel lack of energy after doing some easy tasks. Can you suggest me some energy boosters?
Eat a healthy, balanced diet. Food is the fuel your body gets its energy from. A healthy, well-balanced diet keeps your body healthy and energized, raising your stamina. Try to eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean meats. For long-lasting energy, we also recommend having up to a third of your diet be composed of starches and carbohydrates (whole wheat varieties are preferable). To keep your body steadily supplied with energy throughout get energy by eating several smaller meals throughout the day rather than one or two large meals. Snack on fruits, raw vegetables, nuts and other lean proteins between meals.
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Male 24 I want to pregnant my wife is this report is good or there is some causes Total sperm count 65 million/ml Grade 4 34% Grade 3 15% Grade 2 08% Grade 1 05% Non motile 38% Pus cells 10-15 / hpf Rbc 8-10 / hpf.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Male 24 I want to pregnant my wife is this report is good or there is some causes
Total sperm count 65 million/ml
Gra...
You will need urine re and culture test. Antibiotics for the infection. Treatment to improve sperm count. Repeat the semen test after 3 months on fresh sample after 72h abstinence.
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I am married we r planning for baby form two month we r trying we r not getting the result.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
I am married we r planning for baby form two month we r trying we r not getting the result.
Wt for six month If your wife's cycle is regular don't worry Try from 12-22 day from lmp Try alternate day Be positive No need of any treatment now.
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I want to lose pregnancy weight. I am giving feed to baby. Baby also take bottle feed 3 times in a day. She is 4 month old. Can I take any diet plan.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Patience is the key. It took nine months for your tummy muscles to stretch to accommodate a full-term baby. So it makes sense that it can take that long, or longer, to tighten up again. The speed and degree of this tightening up depends on a few factors, including: • What shape and size you were before you conceived your baby. • How much weight you gained during pregnancy. • How active you are. • Something you can't do anything about: your genes. You may find it easier to shed the weight if: • You gained less than 13.6kg and exercised regularly during pregnancy. • You breastfeed. • This is your first baby. NOTE you shouldn't aim to be back to your pre-pregnancy weight until about six months after your baby's birth. How can you safely lose weight to help your belly look better? Breastfeeding may help, especially in the early months after giving birth. If you breastfeed, you'll burn extra calories to make milk – about 500 calories a day. You may lose your pregnancy weight more quickly than mums who bottle-feed their babies. Breastfeeding also triggers contractions that help to shrink your womb, making it a workout for your whole body. However, if you eat more than you burn off, you will put on weight, even if you breastfeed. It's fine to lose weight while you are breastfeeding. Your body is very efficient at making milk, and losing up to 1kg a week shouldn't affect the amount of milk you make. However, if you have a newborn to look after, you'll need plenty of energy. Trying to lose weight too soon after giving birth may delay your recovery and make you feel even more tired. It’s especially important not to attempt a very low-calorie diet. So try to wait until you've had your postnatal check before start trying to lose weight. Eating healthily, combined with gentle exercise, will help you to get in shape. The following general guidelines will help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight: • Make time for breakfast. • Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. • Include plenty of fibre-rich foods, such as oats, beans, lentils, grains and seeds, in your diet. • Include a starchy food such as bread, rice, pasta (preferably wholegrain varieties for added fibre) or potatoes in each meal. • Go easy on high-fat and high-sugar foods, such as biscuits and cakes. • Watch your portions at mealtimes and the number and type of snacks you eat between meals. There's no right answer about how many calories a day you should have. The amount you need to eat depends on your weight and how active you are. What else can you do to help regain your pre-pregnancy belly? Exercise can help to tone stomach muscles and burn calories. If you exercised right up until the end of your pregnancy, you can do some light exercise and stretching from the start. If you stopped exercising during your pregnancy or are a newcomer to fitness, it is better to start exercising more slowly. Fitness aside, all new mums can begin pelvic floor exercises and work on gently toning up lower tummy muscles as soon as they feel ready. This may help you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape and help to flatten your tummy. When you feel up to it, take your baby out for walks in his pushchair. Getting out and about will help to lift your mood and exercise your body gently. You may find there are pushchair workouts with other new mums in your local park.
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I do sex with my wife 12 days ago without any protection some drops of my sperms was gone into her pussy now we afraid that she not want to be pregnant again so early because we have a 3 months baby she also dont have periods this month her last period is on 3 may 2015 what we have to do for ignore her pregnancy if she's pregnant we are not confirmed but the periods are not come still thats why we are afraid.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I do sex with my wife 12 days ago without any protection some drops of my sperms was gone into her pussy now we afrai...
You need to do urine pregnancy test. If it's positive you both can decide whether to continue or not. Since the baby is 3 months old and if mother is breast feeding, the periods can be delayed due to lactation.
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I am 29 years old female I have missed periods this month Since 3 days passed of my date it's hasent come yet I'm tensed tht I'm pregnant. I am already having a child and I'm not ready for another one right now. Pls can you suggest me which pill I can take and which would be safe for my health and I can get easily in chemist.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 29 years old female I have missed periods this month Since 3 days passed of my date it's hasent come yet I'm ten...
Hello lybrate-user, if you have missed your periods and you are suspecting pregnancy, you must first undergo a urine pregnancy test. If the test is positive, it will be better if you undergo a medical termination of pregnancy at an authorized center. Chemist will not give you abortion pills without a proper prescription and the pills can even cause some major side effects. It is advisable that if you are confirm on aborting the pregnancy, you get it done at an authorized mtp hospital.
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Recently I went in for health check up in ecg ii got the result as atrial enlargement is the report true or machine has a problem and what is atrial enlargement.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Vellore
Recently I went in for health check up in ecg ii got the result as atrial enlargement is the report true or machine h...
Left atrium is one of the 4 chambers of heart. It gets enlarged due to: hypertention in uncontroled status. Mitral valve disease? and other indirectly heart related diseases. Better you consult years doctor. It is a treatable condition.
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My grand mother is 82 years old and she is suffering from paralysis since from 2 weeks she is unable to move her right leg and hand she is unable to eat anything she is taking only liquids she became very thin we are in hospital now but doctors are telling it will take long time to cure her is there any other way to cure her as soon as possible?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My grand mother is 82 years old and she is suffering from paralysis since from 2 weeks she is unable to move her righ...
Unfortunately it appears that she has had a stroke and hence right sided hemiplegia with contralateral facial nerve palsy which is causing difficulty in eating. This shall take more than 6-8 months to recover if it does. Regards.
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Living Healthy

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Living Healthy

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Hi am usha got married on last year December. My husband is in malaysia. My periods started at jan3rd last month and we have sex every day up to jan 17 th. This month also I got menses at 2nd feb. Please tell me which are the dates to have sex and to tell me tips to get faster pregnancy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hi am usha got married on last year December. My husband is in malaysia. My periods started at jan3rd last month and ...
Sexual intercourse should be from 10 th day of your period to 18 th day .this is the best time of ovulation. Average day of ovulation is from 12 th day to 16 th day of your period . avoid spicy,oily food during these days.
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Sir/mam my gf had periods on 26th may and after few day I inserted my fingers in her vagina, but from yesterday see saw blood on her vagina, it is like periods, I know what know exactly that is, whether she is pregnant or something else like hymen rupture, please give answer as I am too much worried.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Sir/mam my gf had periods on 26th may and after few day I inserted my fingers in her vagina, but from yesterday see s...
Hello, this bleed may be an ovulation bleed or probably due to cervical erosions or injury. She needs to be evaluated.
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I am 23 years am facing spotty periods it has been 5 days now just few drops when I pee my pads are clear am worried please suggest.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am 23 years am facing spotty periods it has been 5 days now just few drops when I pee my pads are clear am worried ...
HI, Start tab. Rajapravartini Vati 1-1-1 immdediately from today for 2-3 days which helps to get good bleeding. If the bleeding doesn't stop after a week, then take tab. Ayapon 2-2-2 after food till the bleeding stops. Avoid hot and spicy food, lifting of heavy weight, strenuous exercises, etc. Take adequate rest.
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I am suffering from periods problem. I am not yet get periods after one and half months.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
I am suffering from periods problem. I am not yet get periods after one and half months.
Hello According to classical homoeopathy we need detailed case taking We understand patients in 1) Physical 2) emotional 3) mental level So needed case taking How many periods you had above complaints HISTORY OF HARMONAL TREATMENT? TAKE BELOW COURSE U WILL FINE 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.
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