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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology

Gynaecologist, Chennai

22 Years Experience
Dr. Chitra Shankar MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology Gynaecologist, Chennai
22 Years Experience
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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.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 40 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Gynaecologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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

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When I have sex I always insert my pennis in pussy. Is anal sex good. Does it have any harm?

MSc-Psychology, MHSc-Reproductive and Sexual Medicine, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Sex is inserting penis into a girl`s vagina. It is normal. Anal sex is not good and it is harmful to both
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I am a vegetarian. After two c-sections my weight became 55-75 kgs. I've back pain and knee pains too. please suggest to reduce my weight to 60 kgs.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
I am a vegetarian. After two c-sections my weight became 55-75 kgs. I've back pain and knee pains too. please suggest...
Dear Kusuma.. You need weight reducing diet chart. Primarily avoid salts, junk foods, fried foods, butter. Do not skip breakfast. Do not be at fasting more than 3 hours.Do brisk walk at least 45 min at any time in a day. Regards..
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Tips for normal delivery if condition is anterior placenta internal os? Is it dangerous?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Tips for normal delivery if condition is anterior placenta internal os? Is it dangerous?
If placenta is low lying and anterior , there is no need to take the risk of a normal delivery. LSCS has to be done to save the mother from hemorrhage & to save the baby from getting asphyxiated
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M.D.(A.M.), BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
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Nutrition is the best option for today if you don't want to consume lots of medicines tomorrow.

If the diet is not good, medicine is of no use and if the diet is good, then medicine is of no need.

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I am 23 male and having panic attack problem from the last 2 years what should I do for this problem!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 23 male and having panic attack problem from the last 2 years what should I do for this problem!
In ayurveda there is mention panchakarma treatment. Panchakarma means five procedure for detoxification of body in this five procedure for panic attack you should do basti and shirodhara treatment. You will get good result so consult good ayurvedic doctors.
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Effective Tips and Types of Contraception

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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I do not produce ovaries follicles Why I am not producing Is there any remedy I am 40 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, you mean, you are not getting regular periods? do consult a gynaecologist as may be it's because of pre-menopause or menopausal stage or else there may be some other cause, need to find out. Get an ultrasound done.
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I have completed 5 months for my marriage yet I m not conceiving baby what should I do please tell give me some advice to get pregnant as soon as possible. please help me out form this .

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have completed 5 months for my marriage yet I m not conceiving baby what should I do please tell give me some advic...
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 had 2 period in a month. What is the reason? Is it effected by intercourse or sex?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I had 2 period in a month. What is the reason? Is it effected by intercourse or sex?
Periods may occur st intervals of 25 days, thus may be in beginning and end of a month. There is nothing wrong in that. Wht matters in the interval between two periods should not be less than 25 days.
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I am married for 10 months now, I got my period on last month 27th and I still didnt get it till now. I have checked twice for pregnancy, once on 29th and then on 3rd, both times I got negative result. I have also put on weight. What could be the possible reason?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am married for 10 months now, I got my period on last month 27th and I still didnt get it till now. I have checked ...
Dear, you should probably go to a gynecologist to check the cause of missing periods. Regards, Dr. Rita bakshi international fertility centre.
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I am 42 years old, diagnosed with genital herpes 7-8 years back. There were few small episode of breakout but this time its almost 10, days. I am using neem oil to get some relief. Is there 100% cure from genital herpes please advice.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Yes it is ther may it is another disease if herpes than take zovirax 800 mg 5 times in days fro 7 days.
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Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before It Develops?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Can Breast Cancer Be Predicted Before It Develops?

Medical science constantly challenges the boundaries by finding not only the cures to the most dangerous diseases, but finds a way to prevent them even before they occur. With years of research, practice and data available for analysis, scientists are using advanced technology in combination with years of research to create a predicting mechanism for often fatal diseases like cancer.

Breast cancer screening has always been done with mammography. The fact is that this method is only 75% accurate, laden with false positives and misses a whole set of women totally- and that too when cancer has already developed. Part of the problem comes from the dense breast tissue which one in three women have. This tissue masks the lumps, which makes it difficult for mammograms to accurately screen cancer.

Some breakthrough scientific methods are changing this by drawing on years of research to predict this deadly disease, years before it can manifest itself.

A genetic test to predict cancer 10-11 years ahead of time
This test was performed to see how environmental factors could influence cancer, along with habits like smoking, abusing alcohol or hormones, genetic changes that occur and are put a large percentage of the women at a high risk of developing this disease.

A simple blood test is used for the genetic analysis of hereditary cancer. Researchers found a biological marker, methylation of the ATM gene, which has a very high ability to predict the risk of developing cancer, several years before diagnosis. 'Methylation' concluded that when one biological indicator is exposed to carcinogenic substances, or other abusive substances like tobacco and alcohol, it may trigger the development of cancer. On the flip side, this test will take time to reach the commercial market and even then cannot give an exact timeline as to when someone may develop the disease.

A simple blood test to predict breast cancer 5 years before it develops
This is the kind of medical miracle the world is looking for. Last year in April, researches in Denmark identified a simple blood test that can predict breast cancer five years before it actually develops with an accuracy of a whopping 80%.

It works by "measuring all of the compounds in the blood to build a 'metabolic profile' of an individual, in order to detect changes in the way chemicals are processed, during a pre-cancerous stage," says Laura Donnelly, health editor at The Telegraph, which covered this development. Danish researchers observed 57,000 participants over 20 years, gathering blood samples along the way, specifically comparing a set of 800 women who remained healthy or developed breast cancer within 7 years of their first blood sample. The researchers found they were able to predict, with 80 percent accuracy, which patients would be affected by the disease, just by looking at the metabolic profiles they built from the participants' blood samples. The results have been published in Metabolomics.


Are you living with the uncertainty of a lump in your breast? It's time you take the first step and consult a specialist here.

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Am having severe pain during my periods. Can you please suggest a tablet which don't have any side effects. And also I couldn't take any foods while in periods.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Am having severe pain during my periods. Can you please suggest a tablet which don't have any side effects. And also ...
Hello, take bc no. 15, 5 tabs thrice daily and mag phos pentarken, 2 tabs twice daily. Take sundari sakhi syrup, 2 tsp twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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Doctor, I'm 29 married woman Doctor Mujhe kafi din se vomiting jesa lagta hai. Sar mai dard hota rheta hai. Back pain bhi hota hai weak ness bhi lagti hai. Aur mujhe vaginal white discharge bhi ho raha hai. please help me.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
For wometing its due to indigestion of food medicenes start both white discharge also and avoid 1month sex 1. Tab-gandhaka rasayana 2-2 tab 2times a day 2. Madiphala rasayana 3spoon mix with 1glass of water 20min before food 3times a day 3. Gynovin syrup 10ml 3times a day 4. Kumariasava 3spoon 2times a day for 1-2month regularly and stop at the time of periods.
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My cousin had a cesarean in the month of November 2014 and she is again 2 months pregnant. What to do please advise?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My cousin had a cesarean in the month of November 2014 and she is again 2 months pregnant. What to do please advise?
She needs to look after herself with adequate rest and have a well balanced diet rich in proteins. Also needs to take iron and calcium supplements once pregnancy associated sickness has settled.
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A 25 years girl conceived when her thyroid was 22 points.Then she started taking treatment for thyroid and become normal . She is 3rd month now.Is there any chance that her baby will get thyroid?

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Keep thyroid levels in control by taking tablets without missing to keep the baby safe. Stree woman health care centre bangalore
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I am Having itching problem at vagina on upper part, a ring gets form and at times it bleeds and sort of pus. Boils are form before periods on inner thighs, toh I keep the area so clean still this problem from last almost a year. please suggest some remedy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello,take homoeopathic medicines 1.Silicea 30 (4 drops in little water) every morning for a week 2.Echinacea Q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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Importance of Vitamin B12

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Importance of Vitamin B12
Importance of Vitamin B12

B12 an integral part of B Complex group of vitamins is responsible for it helps in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose pushes up energy levels and keeps lethargy at bay.
It is vital in regulating both the nervous and digestive systems which implies that adequate quantities of this vitamin decrease stress fight depression and keep the brain from shrinking.
It also helps shield from heart disease by regulating cholesterol levels and protecting from high blood pressure and stroke
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I have 2 kids, my small baby 5 year old, from last five year I take precaution. Now I want one more baby, my period aldo normal, from last 4 month I'm trying to get pregnant. Plzzz give advice what I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have 2 kids, my small baby 5 year old, from last five year I take precaution. Now I want one more baby, my period a...
After a long gap it happens sometimes.Just keep on trying for anotheer 1-2 months and if no results then conult me with your husband latet sperm analysiss report
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I am Married, having hypothyroidism since 2004, we are trying for baby for past six months , my recent tsh level was 8.3microIU/ml, and dosage 50 mcg, In order to conceive should I need any extra dosage? And is there is any optimum level of tsh for conceiving? Why I am not able to conceive? Kindly help me out with your suggestions.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am Married, having hypothyroidism since 2004, we are trying for baby for past six months , my recent tsh level was ...
Hello lybrate-user, hypothyroidism if not well controlled will affect conception negatively. Recommended tsh levels before conception is about 2 mu/l. Similarly during pregnancy too following levels are recommended 1st trimester 0.1 to 2mu/l, 2nd trimester 0.3 to 3 mu/l & 3rd trimester 0.3 to 3.1 mu/l. These levels ensure better fetal development and healthy out come of pregnancy. So even before attempting for conception please see that tsh level is brought down to the above mentioned range. Thanks.
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