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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MBBS

Gynaecologist, Chennai

18 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Chitra Shankar MBBS Gynaecologist, Chennai
18 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 18 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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I am 27 weeks pregnant for a mucoid discharge I am on progesteron 100mg bid,& devudilan 10mg/day from 10 days, now i am alright but suffering from sensitive and swollen gums from 2 days is it due to the effect of medicine? shall I continue them or stop? still 5 days course remaining.

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You have typical case of pregnancy gingivitis. Please get scaling done with proper sterilized instruments.

I am hvg broken marriage. My son is 10 years old. I am staying with my parent's n always I feel I will die and I am sacred to die. I did sleep with a guy when I left my husband n cm which I told him now. I am under medications of neuro physio. I take medicine every night. Serta 50+25 mg, etilaam pro _20, shine_25mg n glycophirage sr 500 mg. I also suffer from irregular periods and spondylitis..

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I am hvg broken marriage. My son is 10 years old. I am staying with my parent's n always I feel I will die and  I am ...
Do meditation and yoga -pranayama. It will give mental n physical strength. Reduces depression anxiety. Give more time to it child. Bez he needs his mother. If you understand that a child want mother. More than anyone. Jus live for a child. And if you live only for your child than you won't need any other medicine. For spondylitis you can consult nearer physiotherapist doctor. N take physiotherapy treatment.

Hii. Is it okie to use primolut tablet to postpone periods. I have taken the tablet continuously for 5 days. Wat are the side effects and how will it affect my body?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda
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Hii. Is it okie to use primolut tablet to postpone periods. I have taken the tablet continuously for 5 days. Wat are ...
Hello lybrate-user to take such tablets for one or twice is okay but as routine is not gud. Actually these r all hormones n some times they affect very badly.

I am 23 years old, I had sex after one day of my period and it was unprotected, I had done pregnancy test by pregnant news kit twice one after 1 month n second after 2 months both were negative, its two months and one week now I dint had my periods what should I do now, same had happened before also I went to doctor and taken some pill and it regained again but now I dont have time to go to doctor, what should I do? please help me.

MBBS, DGO, FGO
Gynaecologist
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I am 23 years old, I had sex after one day of my period and it was unprotected, I had done pregnancy test by pregnant...
As per your history there are very little chances of you being pregnant, as you missed your periods previously also, you may be having some hormonal problem, you should go to some qualified doctor, get your ultrasound done and hormones tested and get treatment accordingly.

My wife is 37 weeks pregnant so when we can expect our baby plg suggest n what to be taken into care and when to go to hospital kindly brief about it.

MBBS, DGO, FCPS
Gynaecologist
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My wife is 37 weeks pregnant so when we can expect our baby plg suggest n what to be taken into care and when to go t...
Apart from weekly follow ups, watch out for any of the 4 signs given below and rush to the doctor if. Pain in abdomen along with hardening of uterus (which doesn't get relieved on rest) bleeding per vagina leaking per vagina decreased foetal movements.

Hello sir, Both ovaries and adnexa are normal No evidence of any cyst No evidence of any prominent Follicle, multiple small follicles in both ovary Multiple Small Uterine Fibroids. CAN WE TRY FOR CONCEIVE NOW, WE ARE DOING AYURVEDA TREATMENT NOW A DAYS. AND A BIG QUESTIONS My age 43 and my wife age 39, we both have normal report, we completed two IVF cycle in2013, AND also treated with number of doctor since 15 year of marriage life NOW WHICH THE BEST SUGGESTION FOR US TO GET PREGNANCY.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Hello sir,
Both ovaries and adnexa are normal
No evidence of any cyst
No evidence of any prominent Follicle, multiple...
Its ovarian insufficiency pcod. Ayurvedic treatment is good do continue. Results depends on medicine's. I'll suggest gold medicines like swarn vasant malti 1 tab 2 times for 3 months.

Hi doc, my cousin sister is too small she is 20 years old and her height is only 5 ft she wants to increase her height as she feel very bad when someone says that she is small. Please help.

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Ayurveda
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Hi doc, my cousin sister is too small she is 20 years old and her height is only 5 ft she wants to increase her heigh...
Follow methods by which you can gain your desired height. 1. Follow these exercises regularly and you get the goal of height gain: * first stand straight bare foot on floor, then raise your arms upwards then raise your heels of foot with breathing in, try to stand on heels for 10-12 seconds and slowlylower down your heels back on the floor and breath outthe air. Repeat this exercise 5-8 times in morning. *sit on the floor, stretch you legs together so that both foot touch each other. Now raise your arms upwards together with back straight, now move your hands towardstoes of feet and touch them. Your forehead touching your knees. Slowly revert back the arms and move back arms in normal position. Repeat this exercise 2-4 times daily. 2. Take 300 ml of rich cream milk, 200 gm of cheese and 2-3 eggs regularly. It will definitely give boost to your bone growth. 3. Sit in sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes in morning of evenings when the sun rays are not so strong. It will help you by getting adequate quantity of vitamin-d. 4. The growth and height iscontrolled by growth hormone whichis secreted by pituitary gland situated in the brain. So take meditation and have a stressfree lifestyle. Take 6-8 hours of sleep daily. Meditation makes your pituitatry gland healthy and working properly. 5. Take 1/2 teaspoon of ashwagandha powder with milk once a day.

She is suffering sever stomach ache during her periods n periods 1 or 2 day delay but regular.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
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She is suffering sever stomach ache during her periods n periods 1 or 2 day delay but regular.
Medicine German reckeweg mag phos 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.

What should I do to improve my sex time and emunity?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda
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What should I do to improve my sex time and emunity?
Sex is the most precious gift given by nature to human beings. It is the integral part of one?s life. It creates a strong bond between husband and wife, gives pleasure and reduces anxiety, anger, depression and tension. Hence it is necessary to keep the sex power alive to enjoy sex life to the fullest. Moderate exercise can help in increasing sex energy to a great extent. Simple push-ups or 30 minutes of regularly walking or jogging can work wonders in building sex power.Sex and exercise both make a person sweat, increase blood circulation, diminish stress and burn calories. They make one feel better and confident. Exercise helps in making sex more enjoyable and satisfying. The exercises of the legs, backs and chest enhance the release of testosterones in men and women. It also increases the flexibility in one?s body in order to accommodate in different positions.Men need cardio exercises in order to have a sustained erection? Certain foods are loaded with nutrients that boost sex drive and increase one?s staying power. Eating these foods help in increasing bedroom power. They help in increasing the production of sex hormones. Vitamins and minerals keep one sexually healthy. The diet that provides energy to sex contains vitamins, minerals and other nutrients required for a healthy body. Zinc is one of the most important ingredients for the proper functioning of the prostate glands of a man. It helps in prostate infections, prostate cancer andhelp sperm production. ? Dates ? Eat 5 ? 7 dates everyday for a week to see surprising sexual stamina. ? Aswagandha ? It is a gift for Indians. Consume Aswagandha for instant sexual stamina. You can find the result in few hours. You can find aswagandha in the nearest ayurvedic shop. For treatment and any querries ask privetly..

Hi During 4 months pregnant we can have intercourse or no if yes then with protection like condom we have to do.

MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
General Physician
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Yes you can have intercourse with some precautions and care. For one to one counseling come on private chat.

I am 19 yrs old I had sex with my boyfriend a month ago. I had i-pill after that and got periods in 2 days but now after those periods I am getting a brown colour discharge daily and my this periods hadn't come yet. What may be the problem with me?

BAMS
Ayurveda
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Hi, do sex only in safe periods to avoid pregnancy i'll tell you detail about safe periods. Send msg private.

Ttc since 15 month. Just want to ask if we will go for IUI (no donor required, husband semen will work) is there any health complication to baby like premature baby or mentally n physically problem.

MBBS DGO PGDCC
Gynaecologist
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Ttc since 15 month. Just want to ask if we will go for IUI (no donor required, husband semen will work) is there any ...
No. If seminal assay is normal with good motility & normal morphology, nothing will happen. You go ahead with the treatment.

I am 45 years lady suffering from lipoma tumour on my spinal cord and also sciatica. Please advise.

MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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Continuing medications for tumor prescribed by your doctor. And consult physiotherapist for sciatica.

Hi doctor I am 30 year old man married for the last 2 years and my wife is 29 years. We are planning for a baby. Just wondering if you can give me some tips that will help us bring up a healthy baby. I have a hectic work schedule and end up working for 12 hours daily as my profession of hr demands. Also could you please advise if a need to follow certain diet. I am on the obese side can it affect our baby planning. My wife also have poly cystic overy (pco. Thank you for your advise in advance.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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Hi doctor I am 30 year old man married for the last 2 years and my wife is 29 years. We are planning for a baby. Just...
Hi, start folic acid 5mg tablet once daily for your wife in the preconception period. If your wife is having prod, get a pelvic ultra sound and follicular study from 9th day of cycle to see if she is ovulating. Get her blood sugar and thyroid test done. Just a balanced nutritious diet is enough.

I have irregular period problem. My period date is 16-5-2016, but no periods are going on till 3-7-16 hence I have taken susten200 mg tablets and my periods are came on 9-7-16. But periods are come only for one day. It is a sign of pregnancy. Pl. Inform me ,i try for pregnancy since last one year.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist
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I have irregular period problem. My period date is 16-5-2016, but no periods are going on till 3-7-16 hence I have ta...
I would suggest you do a urine pregnancy test to confirm. But if you are having irregular periods and are trying to conceive it is best you see a gynaecologist and get investigations done to rule out pcod.

Hello sir I am 28 years old and I have one baby boy but before 10 days I miss my period and I checked at home but it is negative. So please tell me am I pregnate? Or not what should I do I have more pain in my back.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda
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Hello sir I am 28 years old and I have one baby boy but before 10 days I miss my period and I checked at home but it ...
Hello, 10 days missed period will not be ok try to wait 5 days to test again. It's best to wait at least ten to 12 days after you think you conceived before taking a pregnancy test at all, especially an at-home test. A blood test can give you accurate results as early as six to eight days after ovulation, but these are not always accurate this early on in a potential pregnancy.

I have cycles every 35-40 days. Bleeding is normal. Is that something I should be worried about? Please tell me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I have cycles every 35-40 days. Bleeding is normal. Is that something I should be worried about? Please tell me.
Yes. Check out hb% go for usg abdomen and pelvis thyroid levels send reports on private questions section start following ayurvedic medicines. Cap immugain cap detox cap omegarich cap calrich cap green rich syp ashokarist syp menohelp cap gynocare cap p5 no substitute for above medicines follow all for a month then review back

Hi. I am 28/years female. I am suffering from irregular periods. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hi. I am 28/years female. I am suffering from irregular periods. What should I do?
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Pulsatilla 200 (4 drops in little water) every morning for a week. 2. Jonesia ashoka Q (10 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days and revert.

The Right and Wrong Way to Stretch Tight Muscles

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Physiotherapist
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Being flexible is not always about doing splits or doing some random bending. It is about achieving a level of mobility that will not hold you back from doing whatever you are able to do. Most people think that stretching or flexing your muscles and body as the first method to defend you from pain. But if stretching and flexing can be done correctly, it can lengthen one's muscles and give one relief from pains and aches. Stretching is also done to increase the functional range of one's joints and muscles. There are various ways by which one can stretch their muscles. However, the question which looms over here is which is the correct procedure and which is the wrong one.

The Wrong Vs the Right Way
Before discussing about the correct way, let us talk about the various wrong ways in which stretching can be done. The first rule is that if stretching is causing you pain or if it is hurting you, then you are probably taking it too far. A muscle needs to relax as much as possible, if it needs to stretch. If one is stretching so hard that he or she cannot relax then the muscle will not lengthen. Stretching should never be painful.
One should also avoid stretching for an insufficient length of time. Only a few seconds of stretching will not hold the therapeutic effects of stretching.

The following methods are few of the correct ways to stretch:
1. Always start with the warm muscles. Warm your muscles by doing some aerobic movement or by applying heat with the help of a warm bath.
2. After warming your muscles, monitor your level of discomfort. Let it go once you feel pain.
3. Hold any stretch for at least 30 seconds.

Stretching the Correct Muscle
There are muscles, which need to be stretched and there are muscles, which should not be. So getting to know the correct muscles to be stretched is as important as knowing the correct procedure to stretch your muscles. Every muscle, which does not hurt should not be stretched. There are different types of muscles that cause pain like stiff, tight, short muscles and long muscles. Muscles that are tight should only be subjected to stretching. Stretching muscles that are too long is not a good idea.

Using Physiotherapists
Most people who cannot determine which muscle should be stretched and which should not be should consult a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists can quickly and easily diagnose muscular issues. They will also show ways to stretch which are most effective for particular needs.

Stretching should be made a part of one's life. It is a way by which one can become their healthiest self and avoid muscular imbalances.
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