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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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My girlfriend had MC on 5.4. 16 in morning than I had unprotected sex with her than. At evening she had small flow of MC. Is she will pregnant help me give me answer. I had given her unwanted 72at that night.

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Chances are very less but wait for the next periods if they are not in time get urine pregnancy test done.
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I just want to know is there any medicine which can boost women libido? if yes what is the side effect.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I just want to know is there any medicine which can boost women libido? if yes what is the side effect.
Walk on seaside because from old grass of seaside iodine evaporates that mixes with air is helpful in increasing your sexual drive. For further assistance and complete diet plan and treatment you can consult me privately.
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Now I have 8th week of pregnancy, what to do and what not to do? And what to eat, what not to eat?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Now I have 8th week of pregnancy, what to do and what not to do? And what to eat, what not to eat?
In a normal pregnancy you can eat everything and you can do all daily activities without putting any type of strain on your body.
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I and my wife had unprotected sex yesterday we don't want children right now. She had emergency contraceptive pill 3 hours after our sex .after that we again had sex. Till now she hadn't exhibited vomiting or nausea or any other symptoms which will be shown after taking I pill. Is there a chance that she will be pregnant if so help me how to avoid it.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Nagpur
I and my wife had unprotected sex yesterday we don't want children right now. She had emergency contraceptive pill 3 ...
Not necessary that every lady will have nausea or such signs after taking i pills..it has very low failurexrate...now what we can do is wait..
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Hi From January 2016 am having my periods problem January I didn't get my cycle, but for 3 weeks am having little spotting wen ever I go to urine. (February I got cycles for 11 days March I got for 11 days April I got cycles for 12 days) all these 3 months I use to get 1 week late cycles. May I didn't get cycles but I got spotting so for 3 weeks June 26 I got spotting for 3 days and from 29 June I got my cycles till July 13 Again got cycles on August 13 .till August 20 I have less bleeding. But now from August 21 am having more bleeding. Please help me .what may b the problem for me I had so many blood tests but in everything it was like no problem. Before in June they said I ve b12 deficiency. I took injections for dat .n nw it is ok. I had ultrasound in February. There cysts in ovaries. Doctors suggested metformin. After using my Gynic told to stop using them after 20 days. Now from June 12 am taking folic acid Please help me .Can I get pregnant. Is my health k.due to this much cycles problem is there any difficulties to me for getting pregnant. I request you to suggest me. Thank you in advance,

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Satara
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From January 2016 am having my periods problem January I didn't get my cycle, but for 3 weeks am having little spo...
Hello...ur case is of irregular menses. U need proper hormonal tablets ,that has to take for few months .folic acid n metformin directly never help u to stop bleeding n regularise ur menses. In this type of irregular menses ,chances of pregnancy rare.so 1st regularise ur menses.
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Hey. I had sex on 31dec. Took an morning after pill immediately. On 7th Jan had some spotting. Doctor prescribed norethisterone for 5 days. Had spotting on 17th Jan again. Does it mean I'm pregnant?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hey. I had sex on 31dec. Took an morning after pill immediately. On 7th Jan had some spotting. Doctor prescribed nore...
Hello, No you are not pregnant at all. The spotting which you experienced both times is withdrawal bleeding. However to rule out pregnancy for sure, please get a serum beta hcg test done.
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What will happen if I take mtp kit tablet without being pregnant? I missed my periods But my pregnancy test is negative But still I didn't get it Its 18 days late So shall I take mtp kit!

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
What will happen if I take mtp kit tablet without being pregnant? I missed my periods But my pregnancy test is negati...
If there is no pregnancy then donot take kit as these medicines have side effects. First get scan done to look for the cause. And visit a doctor.
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Doct. My period day was on 27 march. It has exceeded now 4 days more. What could be the cause for it. Other than pregnancy? And if I get pregnant. Then can I abort using medicines now.

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Doct. My period day was on 27 march. It has exceeded now 4 days more. What could be the cause for it. Other than preg...
It can get over due be coz of tension hormonal imbalance. but first u she do is to rule out pregnancy. ya pregnancy can also b terminated by medicine. fr termination by medicine u need to attend gynaecological clinic fr local check up n u have to sign consent
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Hi I am 25 years old and am 6 months pregnant. Actually I hv a fibroid and I fl abdomen pain am nt active enough .I cnt stand fa a long tym nor I cn do walk am wryd abt baby's health .pple suggest 2 do wrk fa easy labour bt I cnt Do soo. Pls help me.

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi I am 25 years old and am 6 months pregnant. Actually I hv a fibroid and I fl abdomen pain am nt active enough .I c...
fibroid with pregn needs proper gyn supervision and depends on no site of the tumour best follow gyn
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Her periods is not regular. Wht should dhe do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Her periods is not regular. Wht should dhe do?
Hi, take pulsatallia 1m 3 doses, pulsatallia 200 twice a day for 7 days. Homeopathic remedy. And mensol homeopathic syrup.
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'Fast Food Facts'

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
'Fast Food Facts'

Fast Food Facts

What is fast food and why is it so popular?
Fast food, junk food, processed food, ready-meals - Whatever label you give it, it all comes down to the same thing - food that's been through the factory and had much of its goodness removed. Fast food is quick, convenient and usually inexpensive and hence children, teenagers and busy youngsters are easy target. However, it is little known that fast food is inexpensive because it is usually made with cheaper ingredients such as high saturated fat meat, refined grains with added sugar and fats, etc
Is fast food bad?
There is no such thing as a 'bad' food. All foods can fit into a healthy meal plan. It's true that fast food is usually high in fat, calories, cholesterol and sodium, but eating fast food every once in a while is not going to cause problems. If we eat too much fast food over a long period of time, though, it can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity.

If you are having fast food more than once a week, try to make healthier choices. Here are some tips:
- Choose foods that are boiled over fried, such as a grilled chicken sandwich instead of fried chicken or chicken nuggets
- Choose soups that are not cream based. If the name of the soup includes the word cream, such as 'Creamy Tomato Soup', avoid ordering it
- Have low-fat salad dressings instead of the full-fat kind
- Have a salad or soup instead of fries
- Use yoghurt, mustard or ketchup instead of mayonnaise
- Order smaller portions - the smaller the portion size, the lesser the calories
- When ordering a burger or sandwich, select leaner meats like grilled chicken instead of fried items such as burgers or steak and avoid adding cheese
- Choose water, low-fat milk, or diet sodas instead of regular sodas, fruit drinks, milkshakes or whole milk
- When ordering pizza, add veggies instead of meat, and get thin crust instead of deep dish
- If fruits and veggies are available, try to add them into your meal. For example, have lettuce and tomato on sandwiches or burgers
- Vegetable items are usually lower in fat than the meat dishes but can still be high in total calories
- Most appetizers are deep fried and some can hold more oil resulting in excessive calories. Switch to soups instead
- Stir-fry dishes are the best choice for lower calories

Essential Fast Food facts
- Laden with additives and unhealthy ingredients
A quick look at any food label will show you a long list of ingredients. We need to improve our ability to read and interpret food labels, which will help us make informed choices. More often than not, these foods are loaded with fats, sugar, salt and artificial additives. Many of these food additives, can have serious effects on long-term health. The fact that many children have diets high in processed foods underlies in the massive increase in childhood obesity
- Essential nutrients are missing
It's not just what's in fast food, which is alarming. What fast foods leave out, has just as bad an impact on health. Fast foods usually do not contain the following:
- Fiber, which is essential to keep the gut working properly. Processing methods remove most of the fiber originally present in the food. Long term low fiber intake can lead to serious health problems
- Vitamins and minerals in fast foods are lost due to processing and refining, which is often carried out at high temperatures. Some processed foods have added vitamins and minerals - often because those that were there to start with have been lost in processing. Others have very little or even non-existent nutritional value
- Bad for health
The dire effects of diets which rely too much on fast and processed foods are listed below:
- Lethal diseases - cancer, heart diseases, diabetes - are linked with poor diet and overweight
- Obesity in children and adults has reached a record high and continues to increase
- Lack of certain essential nutrients (like iron) can cause behavioural problems in children and can affect their ability to learn
- Long term fast/processed food (ab)use can lead to numerous other problems in children - caries prone teeth, dry skin, bad breath, constipation, digestive problems, headaches, poor concentration, depression, tiredness, anaemia - the list goes on and on
- Lacking flavour and texture
Junk foods are bland because processing wipes out subtle differences in flavour, appetizing fragrances and aromas. You have a well-flavoured meal in front of you, little knowing that this is due to added artificial flavours, colors and aromas. Yet the flavours never taste like food freshly prepared, from fresh and simple ingredients
- Not as fresh as they seem
Some processed foods pretend to be fresh - salads, which are doused in chlorinated water before packing. It's kept looking good, maybe for days and days on end, by added preservatives

What can you do?
Healthy eating and fast food can't exist side by side. As you switch to a healthy diet, one by one the fast foods must go:
- Learn to understand food labels. If you're looking for healthy food, labels hold the key. Read them and start seeking for healthier alternatives
- If you can't always avoid eating junk food, learn to choose the more healthy fast foods
- As you gradually eradicate unhealthy foods from your diet, replace them with simple, fresh foods and encourage your friends to do the same
- Help your family to start shopping differently, buying fresh foods more frequently, relying less on foods which have a long shelf life because they're full of artificial preservatives and buying for just few meals, at a time. Over a few months, you'll find that it's not that time-consuming and you and your family is actually enjoying planning and eating healthier meals
- In time, processed foods that used to seem appetizing will lose their appeal, as your palate becomes attuned to fresher, purer flavours
-Be realistic. Sometimes with friends you'll still have a burger or a ready-meal. Relax. Healthy eating is all about balance. As long as most of the time you're eating good, nutritious food, that's fine
Once you know the fast food facts, you'll never the feel the same about the foods in junk food joints again. Start gradually changing the way you eat and you'll enjoy food more and feel better, as well as give yourself, your family and friends massive health benefits which are long-term. You're not alone in this. Half the world is trying to do the same. But remember you can make it happen, only if you try. Your time starts NOW

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I am 29 recently married about 7 months we both mingle daily, but then still no such results, weather we have to consult any doctor for this.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 29 recently married about 7 months we both mingle daily, but then still no such results, weather we have to cons...
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. Welcome.
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I am 30 weeks pregnant. My u/s reports says that I have stomach bubble grossly distended. Can you tell me exactly what does it mean.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
I am 30 weeks pregnant. My u/s reports says that I have stomach bubble grossly distended. Can you tell me exactly wha...
That means that the size of the babys stomach is more than normal. Cpuld be because of an obstruction somewhere eg duedenal atresia.
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Hello doctor It's my 4th month and I haven't get any symptoms of pregnancy like vomiting and nausea and also my beta hcg test was negative is pregnancy possible?

DNB (Diplomate of National Board of Examinations ), DGO (Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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It's my 4th month and I haven't get any symptoms of pregnancy like vomiting and nausea and also my beta ...
Hi, if beta HCG is negative it means you are not pregnant. If u have not got your menses, please consult doc
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I have sex with my girlfriend (17yr) few times. Most cases we use condom. But three times though we use condom bt she took unwanted 72, these were 2months gap. Last she take 3/4 month ago. Now her period is irregular. Is there any effect for her future pregnancy?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have sex with my girlfriend (17yr) few times. Most cases we use condom. But three times though we use condom bt she...
Taking such pills frequently can put some distrous effects on both health and her hormones leading to menstrual problems due to hormonal imbalance which may lead to excessive weight gain, facial hairs and problems in conceiving after marriage due to hormonal imbalance-----------
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This is regarding my wife. On the basis of a recent ultrasound is diagnosed that she has cyst. Impression of ultrasound is below: Right Overy is bulky with polycystic appearance of volume 10.3 ml. Left Overy is normal but 11.3 mm dominant follicle is present. Please suggest.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
This is regarding my wife. On the basis of a recent ultrasound is diagnosed that she has cyst. Impression of ultrasou...
It is not cyst but ovary has small small cyst like structure that's why it is called polycyclic .For 5th is she has to reduce her weight.otherwise there will be difficulty in conception
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Hello My Wife is pregnant his periods falls on 20 August but she missed and when yesterday we check it shows that she is pregnant but she has pain like (ainthan or akdan) in his stomach and also backpain is it normal during pregnancy or doctor prescribed aciloc 150, Basiton forte with biotin, Staltase, emi doxyn, to her is it safe medicine kindly advise please.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Hello My Wife is pregnant his periods falls on 20 August but she missed and when yesterday we check it shows that she...
Hi Lalit, sharp pain in pregnancy is not normal. It could be due to multiple reasons. Please get pelvic ultrasound done to rule out ectopic pregnancy. You should also rule out any focus of infection in body which can create pain. Wish you good luck.
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I am Jaya having unprotected sex with my husband and take unwanted 72 after 6 hours of sex. Last month my periods date was 22-07-2016. But my periods delayed now. What should I do? I don't want to be pregnant. Please advise.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am Jaya having unprotected sex with my husband and take unwanted 72 after 6 hours of sex. Last month my periods dat...
Hello, Please get a urine pregnancy test done and rule out pregnancy. Ideally you should have bled after 7-10 days post unwanted 72 intake so its important to rule out pregnancy.
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I am a 28 years old married man. I would like to know what is the safest period in a month for safe sex without any precaution.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
1st 10 days and last 10 days are safe and can be used for natural contraception but it is only successful in 85% cases.
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