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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology

Gynaecologist, Chennai

22 Years Experience
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Dr. Chitra Shankar MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology Gynaecologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Chitra Shankar is a popular Gynaecologist in Medavakkam, Chennai. She has been a practicing Gynaecologist for 22 years. She has completed MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology . You can consult Dr. Chitra Shankar at Pearl Singapore Fertility Centre And Research Institue in Medavakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chitra Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kakatiya University, Warrangal, AP, - 1998
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology - Kakatiya University, Warrangal, AP, - 1995
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English
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Active member of FOGSI
attending CME & Conferences by them

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She's 27 years old & we are committed, having regular sex but never she had conceive but irregular periods. What's the reason? What to do for regulars? Any suggestions for tests?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
She's 27 years old & we are committed, having regular sex but never she had conceive but irregular periods.
What's th...
She must b hving pcos if her periods are very irregular and weight is high. She can do one sonography to rule out cause. Homeopathy treatment is good for this priblem. She may consult me if hving any more queries.
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I had sex 1 months earlier. But after having sex that day only I hot on my periods. But in this months my date of period passed still am not having. Is it possible that I am pregnant?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I had sex 1 months earlier. But after having sex that day only I hot on my periods.
But in this months my date of per...
Hello, if you had your menses after the last sexual encounter then you are not likely to be pregnant.
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I had done pregnancy test but 1st time was positive one with dark line and another lighter but 1 week before I had done again that test was with just one line as negative. And yesterday I got up with periods and in it some big fleshy thing is that miscarriage if yes than what if I didn't consult a doctor.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I had done pregnancy test but 1st time was positive one with dark line and another lighter but 1 week before I had do...
Hi Divya, If this big fleshy thing has happened for the first time, you should consult a doctor ASAP. Getting blood clots is normal during periods and the clots are usually not more than 2 to 3 cms.
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Does washing your vaginal area after intercourse help in preventing you from pregnancy. Or is there a method to prevent it apart from contraceptive pills.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
Hello lybrate-user, washing the vagina after intercourses won't prevent from getting pregnant. Do intercourse on safe days means avoid sex from 11 th to 16 th day of the menstrual cycle, these days mark ovulation. Once ovulation period is over chances of getting pregnant are very less.
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I had sex with my gf after that she had her periods which was not as before only blood droplets. Where coming out only once an hour bt the pregnancy results were negative and now after 20 days she is feeling that something scratching inside her vagina is she pregnant.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I had sex with my gf after that she had her periods which was not as before only blood droplets. Where coming out onl...
Hello, th best away to rule out pregnancy would be to get a serum betahcg test done, if negative then she is pregnancy safe and the itching inside vagina may indicate a vaginal fungal infection.
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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Menstrual Cramps ???
Here are some herbal tips.

Natural home remedy using flaxseeds

Eat 2 tbsp of flaxseeds every day during periods
This reduces prostaglandin levels in the body

Natural home remedy using ginger, honey, lemon and tea

Prepare black tea
Add to it ½ tsp of crushed ginger
Add 2 tsp lemon juice
Add 1 tsp honey
Drink this tea at regular intervals during the day

Natural home remedy using basil leaves

Crush a handful of basil leaves
Press the paste on a sieve to extract juice
Take 1 glass hot water
Add 2 tsp basil leave juice
Mix well
Drink thrice everyday

TIPS

Acupuncture treatment provides pain relief

Include in diet:
Cinnamon
Sesame seeds
Ginger
Parsley
These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.

Consult for further queries and suggestions.

I am expecting & I am 9th month pregnant & experiencing blood discharge from yesterday evening but not paining so is it the right time for delivery o still have time?

MBBS, DGO, FGO
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
I am expecting & I am 9th month pregnant & experiencing blood discharge from yesterday evening but not paining so is ...
9 complete months is very right time for delivery. If as per your US reports (which you must have got done) placenta is not low lying, you need not worry, you might be having low intesity uterine contractions with which sometimes you don't feel pain but they open the cervix and also a little bit blood stained discharge.
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Hello Mam, mera period irregular rahta h medicine lene par hota h jab tak medicine le thik rahta h bad me fir se problem start ho jata h.Ye harmonal imbalance ke Karan hota h please irregular period ke liye koi medicine bataye.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hello Mam, mera period irregular rahta h medicine lene par hota h jab tak medicine le thik rahta h bad me fir se prob...
Please do not depend only on medicines for corrections of your menstrual problems. Be proactive and start investing time and efforts to exercise everyday. Sedentary habits and lack of exercise can lead to exaggeration of many problems. Start with mild exercise like walking everyday for 30 minutes. Do yoga which is very effective in balancing the hormonal problems. Eat only healthy food and avoid all junk food. Sleep for 7-8 hrs daily. A good sleep is important for the body to naturally boost the immunity and balance the hormonal secretions. Give some time for the body to naturally get tuned-in. If needed you can add Homeopathy in future for your problems as it is safe and gentle, and is based on holistic approach towards health. The Homeopathic medicines are given after a detailed case history. You can contact me whenever you want help.
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Doctor I am seventeen year old. Actually sometime in a week I have burning and pain which last for 2-4 minutes just down the breast but not in breast and cause severe pain. I am taking the migraine medicines. Please pinpoint the problem with me. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
Doctor I am seventeen year old. Actually sometime in a week I have burning and pain which last for 2-4 minutes just d...
Hello, the problem may be due to gastric ulcer or gastritis. Hyper acidity, chronic use of allopathic medicines causes erosion of gastric mucosa leading to burning pain. Avoid taking oily spicy food, drink plenty of water, maintain proper bowel habits.
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Hi, i'm 27, female. I got a small lump in my underarm 5 days ago. It's hard and doesn't pain.

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
Hi. You should get examined by either surgeon or a gynaecologist. If require usg local + fnac can be done. Sometimes its just hair root infection. Bt better to investigate.
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Hi Doctor, I am a female age 33. I am trying to conceive from last 5 months. From last two months my periods become irregular. When I delayed my period by 50 days in the month February, I took a home test for pregnancy which came back negative, and when I visit my doctor she gave me medicine to jump start my period, I also did ultrasound which came back normal. Now I was due on 19th march and till today there is so sign of period, Feeling heaviness in both breast but no pain and no discharge of any kind noticed. Home pregnancy test is negative which I took on day 50. Please suggest what could be the reason? I am 61 kg in weight and 5'3" in height. I am a hypothyroid patient taking 50 mg regularly. Regards Aarushi.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi Doctor, I am a female age 33. I am trying to conceive from last 5 months. From last two months my periods become i...
Hello, You might be anaemic with cystic disorder in Overy. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to release your flow. Your diet be regular, easily digestible to avoid gastric disorder. Tk, apples, carrots, Cheese, spinach, pomegranate, papaya to raise your haemoglobin level to influence your flow. Avoid, junk food, alcoholic intakes. Tk, homoeopathic medicines:@ Pulsatilla 30-6 pills thrice. Report, wkly Tk, care.
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I am 30 year old lady with PCOD. I got pregnant with my second child. My LMP - 8/2/2016. My HCG levels are: 187, 875, 1675, 6116, 9944, 15980 (taken on 11/4/2016). My u/s so far shows only a gestational sac 15 mm. The latest taken yesterday did show a small white spec inside the sac. My Dr. says 75% miscarriage. Since my HCG is increasing, she has asked me to wait. I do not have any signs of bleeding.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If gestational sac diameter is less than 25 mm and if crl is visible and if crl is less than 7 mm and heartbeat is not visible, repeat ultrasound is needed after a week. And please stop doing hcg test now, it is not useful in your case.
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Hi doctor. I am having irregular periods since after my delivery. can you please tell how can I make them come in time?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi doctor. I am having irregular periods since after my delivery. can you please tell how can I make them come in time?
Hi. You can start with homoeopathic medicines once you stop breast-feeding your child only (not before that) - Pulsatilla 200/ one dose daily and Saclac 30/ thrice a day - both for 15days. Keep taking Calcium & Iron medicines for few more months even after stopping the breast-feed. Revert.
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4 Reasons Why You Must Have Sex During Periods

MD - Physician
Sexologist, Coimbatore
4 Reasons Why You Must Have Sex During Periods

While the social stigma pertaining to women's sexuality is being gradually (albeit heavily) dismantled, questions addressing the sexual concerns and problems of women are also more widely and openly discussed now. The debate of whether to completely forgo sexual activity during menstruation is one that continues to share explicitly divided opinions despite everything even till this day.
The idea of intercourse during 'the time of the month' is one that seldom receives an approving nod. Inhibitions relating to the 'mess' and the notion that menstrual blood, sanitary pads, and tampons can lower your arousal rates may underplay the many benefits of engaging in sexual activity during this time. However, this remains challenged by the many upshots as enlisted below:
- Helps ease cramps
The release of oxytocin and dopamine along with other endorphins alleviate the cramps and body-ache that one might encounter during periods. Sex promotes better blood flow and relieves stress and can help battle mood swings during periods.
- Shortens the length of periods
Many women who engage in sex during menstruation often claim that their periods last for a comparatively shorter span of time than if they hadn't had any intercourse. This is because every time you have an orgasm, the uterus contracts. The muscle spasms of orgasm allow expulsion of blood and uterine lining faster than it is usually subjected to happen.
- No need for lubes
Your flow acts as an active and better lubrication during sex and this also enhances pleasure. This might act as a natural way to deal with dryness during sex and one may avoid store-bought lubrications during the time of the month.
- Chances are that you might actually like it
Changes in hormonal balances during the first few days of periods can make women more desirous of sexual activity and the partners may enjoy a greater level of pleasure. Sex during periods also ushers in a feeling of deeper intimacy between the partners. An intensified sense of libido that one may feel during this time is extremely beneficial to sexual activity. The pleasure is therefore greater and you might actually like it more than sex on normal days!
How to minimize the mess?
If your primary concern is the 'mess' that you're afraid to create, a menstrual cap or female condom may be the solution to your problem. They help reduce the blood flow during sexual intercourse. In fact, even a regular condom can make it less messy, at least for you partner. Sex in the shower also elevates cleanliness while retaining (often increasing) the excitement in your sexual act. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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Too Much Screen Time - How it Affects Your Health?

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Too Much Screen Time - How it Affects Your Health?

A great amount of research has been done on the negative implications of screen time on children and adolescents, but even adults are greatly affected and may suffer from certain health problems due to screen addiction.

The following are a few health implications that one should be aware of when it comes to screen addiction

  1. Restructuring of the brain: This health impact is as complex as it sounds. An increased amount of screen time definitely does affect the grey and white matter which form the brain. Restructuring of the brain generally takes place in hard core electronic device users, although those who do not use electronic devices very frequently may also be at an increased risk. Excessive screen addiction can lead to shrinkage of the grey matter and can hinder the effective functioning of white matter.
  2. You are more susceptible to diabetes, high BP and obesity: The long hours of sitting in front of the computer or watching videos on your tab can affect the metabolic syndrome of the body, resulting in bad health. In fact, your metabolic syndrome may still be affected even though you partake in physical activity such as walking or running after hours of sitting still.
  3. You may suffer from eye strain: There is a very common saying that goes ‘too much TV will make your eyes go square’, although this is not true, too much screen time does lead to severe eye problems, the most common of which is eye strain. It can also lead to retina damage and research shows that use of electronic devices such as phones and tabs at night hinders with sleep too.
  4. Increases mortality rate and risk of cardiovascular disease: Long hours of playing video games or working in front of the laptop does increase the chances of cardiovascular disease. Moreover, a recent study reveals that an unhealthy amount of screen time increased the chances of death to 52%. Even if you do diligent exercise, the damage to your health is more due to excess screen time, whereas exercise reduces mortality risk only up to 4%.

Thus, it is very important that you manage your screen time strictly and continue to live a happy and healthy life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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My girlfriend take I pill on 10th May and her period cycle is 29th May but today is 2nd day she not yet get period. What should I do it her pregnant.

BHMS
Homeopath,
My girlfriend take I pill on 10th May and her period cycle is 29th May but today is 2nd day she not yet get period. W...
Wait for another 6-7 days then hv a check hcg in blood and after another 5-6 days after check urine fr pregnancy..
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Had my last monthly period beginning on 5 May and had unprotected sex 18 May but he did not ejaculate in me and took emergency pill 3 hours after the incidence. Now I've not had my period till now and am overdue. Took home pregnancy test on 8 June but came back negative, again on 17 June and still came out negative and the 30 June still negative. Could I be pregnant or is it the pill that has caused change in my cycle. But sometimes I feel some pains at my abdomen through this period like my menses is coming but nothing comes out and the pains do last for like a day. Please what should I do.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Had my last monthly period beginning on 5 May and had unprotected sex 18 May but he did not ejaculate in me and took ...
Hello, as your pregnancy test is negative even after 12 days post missed menses, you are surely not pregnant and the delay is likely to be due to ecp intake. I would suggest you to wait for another week to allow menses to start naturally and if not then you can opt for a progesterone withdrawal to resume the menses.
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