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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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girl periods starts years

BHMS
Homeopath,
girl periods starts years
Menarche is the first menstrual cycle, or first menstrual bleeding, in female humans. From both social and medical perspectives, it is often considered the central event of female puberty, as it signals the possibility of fertility. Girls experience menarche at different ages. The timing of menarche is influenced by female biology, as well as genetic and environmental factors, especially nutritional factors. The first menstrual period occurs after the onset of pubertal growth, and is called menarche. The average age of menarche is 12 to 15. However, they may start as early as eight.
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Sir or Madam I am getting pain on side of the breast that means down side of the neck while I am laughing I am getting pain some times I will not get but sometime I am getting pain why I don't no please tell me any. Medicine what to use for this pain tell me the name of the medicine I will use please tell me I can't bare the pain will I am laughing I am getting pain.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Sir or Madam I am getting pain on side of the breast that means down side of the neck while I am laughing I am gettin...
This seems like a muscle cramp. Take muscle relaxant and painkiller preferably after food for a few days.
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Does a girl miss her periods the month she has had intercourse for the first time?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
NO IT DOES NOT HAPPEN BECAUSE OF INTERCOURSE, IF SHE HAS MISSED PERIODS U HAVE TO GO FOR URINE PREGNANCY TEST.
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All About STD

MBBS
Sexologist, Jaipur
All About STD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections that you can get from having sex with someone who already has the infection. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

Some common STDs are:

  1. Chlamydia
  2. Hepatitis B
  3. Genital Herpes
  4. Syphilis

Some STDs have visible symptoms such as:

  • Painful intercourse: Pain during intercourse is one of the most overlooked symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease. While a little pain may be normal, any sudden increase in pain or new type of pain should not be ignored. This should be kept in mind especially when having intercourse with a new partner or if there is a change in sexual habits. When it comes to men's sexual health, pain at the time of ejaculation can be a symptom of an STD.
  • Skin rash: A rash in the genital area is most often a sign of STDs. This can be in the form of bumps, sores or warts. It may or may not be accompanied by itchiness. A rash caused by an STD usually results in redness and inflammation. Herpes sores may subside within a week or so but just because the rash is gone does not mean the infection has been treated. Hence even if the rash disappears before your doctor's visit, ensure you mention it.

Best preventive measures for preventing STDs:

  • Don't drink Alcohol or use drugs before having sex: It's impossible to make responsible choices about your sex life under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When you are under the influence of any one of them, you are not in your mind and are likelier to choose a partner you wouldn't have picked otherwise. In that case, you may be at a higher risk of contracting an STD. Also, if you are on birth control pills and you vomit, the pills could lose some effectiveness.
  • Using latex condoms: Latex condoms need to be used during sex every time, and these condoms are the safest of all condom varieties available in the market. Both pregnancy and STDs can be easily and efficiently prevented by means of these condoms, and this is the reason everybody is using the same. But you should have the knowledge of correct usage of these condoms.
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How aids spread is it spread through oral sex. Or vaginal liquids on toilet seats while using .how big spreads can you give a elaborate answer. Is it true some persons said medicine is found to cure hiv.

MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
General Physician, Surat
How aids spread is it spread through oral sex. Or vaginal liquids on toilet seats while using .how big spreads can yo...
NO CURE FOR HIV HOW DO YOU GET HIV? Certain body fluids from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These body fluids are: Blood Semen (cum) Pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) Rectal fluids Vaginal fluids Breast milk These body fluids must come into contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into your bloodstream (by a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur. Mucous membranes are the soft, moist areas just inside the openings to your body. They can be found inside the rectum, the vagina or the opening of the penis, and the mouth. HOW IS HIV SPREAD? Having sex with someone who has HIV. In general: Anal sex (penis in the anus of a man or woman) is the highest-risk sexual behavior. Receptive anal sex (“bottoming”) is riskier than insertive anal sex (“topping”). Vaginal sex (penis in the vagina) is the second highest-risk sexual behavior. Having multiple sex partners or having sexually transmitted infections can increase the risk of HIV infection through sex. Sharing needles, syringes, rinse water, or other equipment (“works”) used to prepare injection drugs with someone who has HIV. Less commonly, HIV may be spread by: Being born to an infected mother. HIV can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding. Being stuck with an HIV-contaminated needle or other sharp object. This is a risk mainly for health care workers. Receiving blood transfusions, blood products, or organ/tissue transplants that are contaminated with HIV. Eating food that has been pre-chewed by an HIV-infected person. The contamination occurs when infected blood from a caregiver’s mouth mixes with food while chewing, and is very rare. Being bitten by a person with HIV. Each of the very small number of documented cases has involved severe trauma with extensive tissue damage and the presence of blood. There is no risk of transmission if the skin is not broken. Oral sex—using the mouth to stimulate the penis, vagina, or anus (fellatio, cunnilingus, and rimming). Giving fellatio (mouth to penis oral sex) and having the person ejaculate (cum) in your mouth is riskier than other types of oral sex. Contact between broken skin, wounds, or mucous membranes and HIV-infected blood or blood-contaminated body fluids. These reports have also been extremely rare. Deep, open-mouth kissing if the person with HIV has sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. HIV is not spread through saliva. Transmission through kissing alone is extremely rare. HIV is NOT spread by: Air or water Insects, including mosquitoes or ticks Saliva, tears, or sweat Casual contact, like shaking hands, hugging or sharing dishes/drinking glasses Drinking fountains Toilet seats HIV is not spread through the air and it does not live long outside the human body. Having an undetectable viral load greatly lowers the chance that a person living with HIV can transmit the virus to a partner, but there is still some risk. “Viral load” refers to the amount of HIV in an infected person’s blood. An “undetectable viral load” is when the amount of HIV in a person’s blood is so low that it can’t be measured. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces a person’s viral load, ideally to an undetectable level, when taken consistently and correctly. However, a person with HIV can still potentially transmit HIV to a partner even if they have an undetectable viral load, because: HIV may still be found in a person’s genital fluids (e.g. Semen, vaginal fluids). The viral load test only measures virus in a person’s blood. A person’s viral load may go up between tests. When this happens, they may be more likely to transmit HIV to partners. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) increase viral load in a person’s genital fluids.
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If I had the history of benign serous cystadenoma will there be any problem in future .I was operated when I was 17 and my right ovary was removed. Now I am 26 and trying to conceive. Please guide me if any precautions need to be taken.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
If I had the history of benign serous cystadenoma will there be any problem in future .I was operated when I was 17 a...
hi Urvashi ,since you have only one ovary you need to check for egg reserve so as to understand your fertility potential. you should plan baby early so as to avoid future complications. if egg reserve is low then you may have to take treatment for fertility.
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I had unsafe sex with my wife, now we dont want child as of now. She hasnt got her periods even after two weeks to her regular period cycle time. Kindly suggest a natural way to avoid pregnancy.

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Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I had unsafe sex with my wife, now we dont want child as of now. She hasnt got her periods even after two weeks to he...
What is an irregular menstrual cycle? Having an irregular cycle means that the interval between periods varies each month. That is, sometimes they come every 28 days, sometimes every 20, sometimes every 30. Having irregular periods is very common. I see them in my practice all the time. The causes can range from something insignificant to something that requires treatment. For example, if you're a teen, your body's hormones can fluctuate and take some time until they find a balance. Therefore, it?s normal to have an irregular period during adolescence or, sometimes, for your period not to arrive in a given month. But, before we get down to business, remember that the main cause for your period not to arrive is a pregnancy. So, if your period doesn?t arrive, check to make sure it?s not actually a baby on the way. Now, let?s look at the most common causes of irregular periods: ? Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia ? Excessive weight gain or weight loss; extreme thinness and obesity both cause your menstrual cycle to become irregular or even to disappear ? Stress or emotional problems ? Hormonal problems, for example, when the thyroid malfunctions ? Travel ? Over-exercising: If you're an athlete and train very hard, you may stop menstruating because your body wants to survive and save energy and menstruation requires energy ? Problems with the pelvic organs (such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, for example) ? Drugs like birth-control pills can affect the frequency and / or intensity of menstruation ? Breastfeeding Aloe Vera Aloe vera helps treat menstrual irregularities naturally by regulating your hormones. 1. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf. 2. Mix in one teaspoon of honey. 3. Consume it daily before having your breakfast. 4. Follow this remedy for about three months. Note: Do not use this remedy during your periods.
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Sir, my wife had pregnant now it is her 20 th week, however we are having good sex, and when will we stop sexual activity.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Sir, my wife had pregnant now it is her 20 th week, however we are having good sex, and when will we stop sexual acti...
We usually advise the couple to restrain from intercourse in the last month of pregnancy due to the fear of preterm delivery.
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For breast feeding mother she is suffering from crack/ sour nipple. What should we do to cure?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For breast feeding mother she is suffering from crack/ sour nipple. What should we do to cure?
Hello, Expelling milk and feeding the baby with the sterilised spoon meantime is important. Natural honey is also a healer.
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I m married women I m trying for child but conceive before period date 15 day before continue stomach pain and urine having.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I m married women I m trying for child but conceive before period date 15 day before continue stomach pain and urine ...
try if your cycle is regular then take chance on mid of cycle,. say your cycle start on 1st then try help between 12-17.during this period you have maximum chance. but it may happen at any time. it will. Drink 2-3 glass of water in the morning empty stomach, and 3-4 litres of water during the day daily. You may also mix two spoons of isabgol in a glass of warm milk and drink it just before you go to bed. It will help. Thank You
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My sister is 19 years old but she didn't have periods. We took homeopathic medicine but nothing happened. Now after ultrasound, reports were showing that a rudimentary nodule of some mm was found instead of uterus. At last it was written rudimentary/ absent uterus.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My sister is 19 years old but she didn't have periods. We took homeopathic medicine but nothing happened. Now after u...
if there is rudimentary uterus shown on ultrasound ,then first get MRI pelvis done to know the status of ovaries. the periods willnot come as uterus is absent. but has to see status of ovaries.
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If my gf date over on 30 july and we have sex on 4 aug is there any chance of pregnancy.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
You have to count from the first day. So her period may have started 5 days before, say 26 July. So on 9th day of cycle she had intercourse. There is a slight risk of pregnancy, particularly if her cycles are shorter the normal 28-30 days.
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I am afraid of pcod problem. If pcod problem pregnancy is possible. Please clear my doubt.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Yes, pregnancy is possible with pcod problem. I advise you to take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid non veg and eggs. Keep your weight normal as compared to your height these will help you in your pcod problem.
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Importance of flaxseeds

M.sc Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Importance of flaxseeds
Do you know you can make flax seed powder and improve your health - add a pinch while rolling roti, sprinkle on fruits, salad or add to your delicious smoothie too. These tiny seeds helps to improve your digestion and give you clear skin. Here are few health benefits of flax seeds

1. Weight loss:
Since flax seed contain full of healthy fat and fiber, it will help you feel satisfied for longer so you will eat less calories, which helps you to lose weight naturally. Omega-3 fatty acid present in seeds will help you to lose weight in a healthy way.

2. Lower cholesterol:
The soluble fiber present in flax seed will trap fat & cholesterol in digestive system and make it unable to absorb in the body.

3. Improve digestion:
Omega-3 fatty acids present in flax seeds helps to protect the digestive track. The fiber present in flax seed provides bulk to your stool and helps to cleans waste from your body.

4. Diabetes:
Consuming 1 tsp flax seed everyday helps to maintain your blood sugar level normal.

5. Rich in anti-oxidants:
The other nutrition fact is flax seeds are also packed with anti-oxidants. It also helps for the growth of probiotics in the gut. Seeds are also known for antibacterial and anti-viral properties.
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Any natural way to avoid getting pregnant other than using i-pill ?

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist,
Using condom/ coitus interruptus/ calender method. Failure rates are high. Stree women health care centre bangalore
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I am 37 years become pregnant now. It is 45 days now but my hba1c is 11. 5%. Please tell me any complication will affect my after of before birth ?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Risk of complication is higher. Ideally you should have lowered down hba1c before pregnancy. Now, don' t get panic. Get regular check up and detailed scanning to detect abnormalities in baby. Also you need good sugar control.
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During menstrual period she has taken Ipill for avoiding pregnancy. After that bleeding stopped for 2 days and then started again. Today is 7th day but still bleeding. Will it stop on its own, or some medicine required. If medicine required pls suggest.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
During menstrual period she has taken Ipill for avoiding pregnancy. After that bleeding stopped for 2 days and then s...
It will stop its own and no need of ipill during menses as contraception because this is not require during menses.
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I am 20 year old female now I am pregnant my period date may 28 now i dont want baby how to achieve abortion safely at home.

DGO, MBBS, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 20 year old female now I am pregnant my period date may 28
now i dont want baby how to achieve abortion safely a...
Unsupervised home abortions with over the counter medication are risky and may have serious repercussions. In your case safe medical abortion is a possibility given the small duration of pregnancy. Go see a doctor asap. Follow up also is a must.
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She is Missing her period past 2 month then she took m2 tonic for one month n she got her period on 8th nov and next date was 7th dec but still period not come on this month.

MBBS
Sexologist, Jaipur
She is Missing her period past 2 month then she took m2 tonic for one month n she got her period on 8th nov and next ...
Let her continue the medicine for at least 3 months .But with irregular periods use all precautions to avoid pregnancy.
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