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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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English
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Active member of FOGSI
attending CME & Conferences by them

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I planned to take veg salad regularly and I am 7 months pregnant. Will it improves my skin texture and hair growth?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD-GYNEC
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I planned to take veg salad regularly and I am 7 months pregnant. Will it improves my skin texture and hair growth?
Hello lybrate-user, As per Ayurveda raw veg salad is not good for health. It Aggravates Vat Dosha. & it causes bloating Abdomen, Gas. Instead of raw vegetables, eat properly cooked-vegetables. & it's easy to digest. It's also improve your health.
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My friend is 18 year old. She did not come periods (menstrual cycle) from 15 days. Which reasons are behind these? Please suggest ways to regularity of periods.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
My friend is 18 year old. She did not come periods (menstrual cycle) from 15 days. Which reasons are behind these? Pl...
If her cycles are delayed by 15 days and she had sexual intercourse then do a urine pregnancy test immediately for her to rule out pregnancy and then take further guidance according to the test reports.
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I normally have white discharge coming out my vagina day to day but for the last few day no discharge nothing what dose this mean? Also I have be having unprotected intercourse with my fiancé.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MNAMS, Training in USG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi Normally discharge from vagina can be seen during time of ovulation. Discharge has nothing to do with pregnancy. If your periods are delayed then check for pregnancy.
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Top 5 Benefits of Iron!

CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Top 5 Benefits of Iron!

1. Energy

An iron deficiency can mean that you aren’t able to produce enough oxygen-carrying red blood cells — therefore your body struggles to transport oxygen to your brain, tissues, muscles and cells, leaving you feeling exhausted and weak. 

2. Muscle function

Iron is needed for muscle movement because it helps store the oxygen in muscles that allows them to move and strengthen. About 70 percent of your body’s iron can found in the red blood cells of your blood called hemoglobin along with muscle cells called myoglobin. It accepts, stores, transports and releases oxygen.

3. Brain function

The brain is very dependent on oxygen for proper function. If iron is not present, the brain does not receive the oxygen it needs, resulting in poor memory, decreased productivity and apathy. Children with iron deficiency tend to become irritable, restless and are unable to pay attention in class. These symptoms typically disappear once iron levels are restored.

4. Healthy pregnancy

Pregnant women should consume more iron-rich foods than anyone else since not only do they require iron, but they also need to meet the needs of the fetus and placenta. Pregnant women’s iron needs are around 27 milligrams daily, and this is often covered in a prenatal multivitamin. 

According to the world health organization, iron deficiency during a pregnancy can increase the risk of maternal and infant mortality, premature birth, and low birthweight. 

5. Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a condition characterized by uncomfortable feelings in your legs, giving you a strong urge to move them in order to find relief. Low iron levels are known to play a role in the occurrence of restless leg syndrome. 


 

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I want to plan pregnancy for my wife just 5 months ago marriage so please tell me?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Junagadh
I want to plan pregnancy for my wife just 5 months ago marriage so please tell me?
If you plan pregnancy before that complete blood investigation hb bgrh thalassemia test s. Vdrl s tsh tab folic acid and vitamin b12 before conceived.
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I am 24 Year, recently I got marry but in started my periods, periods are irregular. But in few days I checked from the gynac for this problem. But he said you have a PCOS and they told they does not cure properly. Actually I ask for you PCOS is cure or not and I have child but in future problems are getting or not.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 24 Year, recently I got marry but in started my periods, periods are irregular. But in few days I checked from t...
It is not so the one who has pcos will have infertility as well. Pcos is basically a lifestyle disorder with hormonal imbalance, it does not have complete cure, but it can be managed with lifestyle changes, such as start doing some exercise daily, healthy diet intake without skipping meals, avoid coffee, take fruits, vegetable and dairy products.
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No period but negative test. Took meprate 10 for 5 days. I am trying to conceive. Can I start trying just after my period is over? Will Meprate 10 affect my chances of conceiving?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
No period but negative test. Took meprate 10 for 5 days. I am trying to conceive. Can I start trying just after my pe...
you can try conceiving once you get your periods, this tab will not affect in any way your conception.
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Actually my periods are irregular from past 4 year now a days when I missed my period time, my weight increase and my body looks so fat I don't know why this is happening. My mother is suffering from thyroid but she is so thin.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Actually my periods are irregular from past 4 year now a days when I missed my period time, my weight increase and my...
You need to get a Thyroid function test, FSH,LH,PROLACTIN, Lipid profile, Fasting serum insulin and a blood sugar done as well a Pelvic USG. Treatment will then depend on the results
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My wife has itching problem near vaginal areas always, but it worsen during summer. She gets more itching after sex. Please suggest cure.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife has itching problem near vaginal areas always, but it worsen during summer. She gets more itching after sex. ...
Canesten cream twice daily for 10 days will help, no sex in that time. If no response a treatmnt for both of you as couple can b prescribed over a consultation.
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I am 20 years old and I want to get pregnant but I could not become pregnant. So, what to do for pregnancy?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 20 years old and I want to get pregnant but I could not become pregnant. So, what to do for pregnancy?
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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Hi doctor. Tomorrow was my periods date but I did not got my periods. Feeling bit nausea also. What should I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi doctor. Tomorrow was my periods date but I did not got my periods. Feeling bit nausea also. What should I do.
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins & to dilute your blood to establish your flow by regulating metabolism to absorb neutrients to nourish your body.  * go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve, improving Oxygen volume in blood in order, to establish your smooth flow, improving haemoglobin level. * your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. •TK, Apple,carrots, cheese,milk, banana,papaya, pomegranate, spinach,almonds, walnuts to improve your haemoglobin to release your flow, timely. • Tk, Homoeo medicine, gentle & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Pulsatilla 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Sepia200 -6 pills, thrice. * Ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs.• °Avoid, caffiene,junkfood, dust,smoke, exertion •Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up.•Tk, care,
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My wife have very severe pain in her periods. Mostly first two days. Consulted family doctor and Already done sonography but reports are normal. Age: 34 Yrs. This is happening from last 7-8 months. Please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My wife have very severe pain in her periods. Mostly first two days. Consulted family doctor and Already done sonogra...
Give her mag phos200 +caullophyllum 200, 3-3 drops, three times, during periods, then revert , take more fruits and warm drinks during periods. Thank you.
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Mera abhi 8th month chala raha ha mujha thoda white discharge ho raha to koi problem ho sakti ha ?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB, Fellowship in Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If it does not itch and there is no foul smell. Then it can be normal. But if it is otherwise then visit to a gynec is a must.
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Today only my periods finished .after 2 months I got periods. So whn I have to do sex so that I can conceive.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Today only my periods finished .after 2 months I got periods. So whn I have to do sex so that I can conceive.
Normally ovulation takes place around mid cycles if the period is regular. Sex during mid cycle carries maximum chance of getting period.. Since your period is irregular it is difficult to ascertain your period of ovulation.Consult gynecologist for advice
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I am 18 year old girl and last month me and my boyfriend do unprotected sex. After 7 days I got period on my actual date but this month I can not get period. I have already taken a pregnancy test but in afternoon but it was negative? Now what can I do? Is I am pregnant 5?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 18 year old girl and last month me and my boyfriend do unprotected sex. After 7 days I got period on my actual d...
It will be advisable to use a condom every time. Also for now wait for another 5 days and repeat the pregnancy test.
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Hi, i'm 27 years old .married 3 months back. I had a problem of vaginal white discharge from the few months. Whenever I had sex the discharge is more and in the morning time also the discharge is more. Due to this i'm suffering from back pain. Is there any serious issue with dis vaginal discharge or just I should avoid dis problem. Pls reply me fast.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, you should get a vaginal swab culture done to rule out mixed vaginosis, both fungal and bacterial infection. If confirmed then you should seek treatment soon.
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My aunt was pregnant in her old age and she want to abort that child. What are the natural methods for abortion naturally?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), (MRCOG)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
please let her see her gynaecologist as soon as possible. There are medical and surgical methods available now. But needs professional help.
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Hi This related to my wife pregnancy problem. We already taken personal consultant with our local doctor about her pregnancy on 02.01. 2016 and found in OVARIES - ovaries both ovaries contain multiple small follicles in the periphery. Impression polycystic ovaries She got married with me on 08.06. 2015 and she will be looking for baby but still now her pregnancy not standing because of this problem we consulted doctor and found above problem. Doctor has been suggested for this tablets for 3 month and tablets name XFERT-MF and Mr. MET 500mg now almost over 2month 10 day ago. But still her pregnancy not standing. But she wants to baby. Please suggest me on this problem Regards Jayavardhan Behalf on my wife.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
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This related to my wife pregnancy problem.
We already taken personal consultant with our local doctor about her pr...
Hello Mr Jayavardhan, Polycystic ovaries can cause some problems while getting pregnant. While her current medication is proper and can help in conception, i would advice that she also takes homeopathic medicines along with them. Homeopathic medicines will promote ovulation and boost the chances of pregnancy. If you can provide some more details about her condition, i will be able to conclude one remedy which will help her a lot.
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Last year I gained n losses weight simultaneously. Bcoz of this reason I got stretch marks on my breast which is black reddish in colour. And not turn into white. I used veera aloevera cream on it. But it is not much affective. Now. I am pregnant of 6 months. And I heard that stretch stretch mark cream of fix drma company is best for stretch marks. Suggest me best cream or oil for the stretch marks which effective on old marks too.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Last year I gained n losses weight simultaneously. Bcoz  of this reason I got stretch marks on my breast which is bla...
1. Try to scrub the area daily and put vitamin e oil 2. You can also apply some castor oil to the stretch marks and gently massage the area in circular motions for 5 to 10 minutes 3. Use aloe vera gel on the area once a day 4. Use rich cocoa butter before going.
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