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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS

Gynaecologist, Chennai

21 Years Experience
Dr. Chitra Shankar MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS 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 21 years. She has completed MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS. 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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MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology - Kakatiya University, Warrangal, AP, - 1995
MBBS - Kakatiya University, Warrangal, AP, - 1998
Languages spoken
English
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Active member of FOGSI
attending CME & Conferences by them

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Mere husband bodybuilder h gym m job krte h. Kuch dino se unki elbow me drd ho rha h. Pahle bhi hua tha ek baar. Wajah or ilaj btaye or ha wo kafi dino se exercise nhi kr rhe h.

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Mere husband bodybuilder h gym m job krte h. Kuch dino se unki elbow me drd ho rha h. Pahle bhi hua tha ek baar. Waja...
Hi apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.
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Is there any medicine for treatment of chickengunia. Do s and don't do s may please indicate if the chickengunia level is 2.91 against the normal of 1.8.

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Is there any medicine for treatment of chickengunia. Do s and don't do s may please indicate if the chickengunia leve...
Hello, medicines are totallly depends upon the symptoms of individual patient so please cosult privately to share your complete symptoms and for proper medication. Instruction:- Try to keep keep moving your joints. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Take care.

I need to skip or delay or stop my period on 7th Dec as it is my competition day. I had my last period from 3rd Nov to 10th nov.

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I need to skip or delay or stop my period on 7th Dec as it is my competition day. I had my last period from 3rd Nov t...
Hello, You should start on progesterones pill from day 22 of your cycle daily till as long as you wish to delay your menses.

I Am conceived and taking arip mt 5 nd qutipin, 25 And in blood test report during 12, weeks in interpretation they hav given negative risk of down syndrome 1: 26479. Screen negative downs risk in this preg. Am so much worried. Pls help me.

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I Am conceived and taking arip mt 5 nd qutipin, 25 And in blood test report during 12, weeks in interpretation they h...
You should continue with folic acid hope you are taking that, screening test is negative for down syndrome but their could be another congenital abnormalities to be ruled out, get nt scan done with good apologist.
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Hi. My 5th month of pregnancy is about to end. I'm having severe cold. I am not able to breathe through my nose at all. I've taken steam but still the condition is same. I haven't slept the whole night as I'm unable to do so. Please suggest me something good.

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Hi. My 5th month of pregnancy is about to end. I'm having severe cold. I am not able to breathe through my nose at al...
Hello- Start Eucalyptus oil steam inhalation instead of plain water, drink liqorice decoction twice daily, it is safe in pregnancy.
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I am 21 years old girl. I have problem of irregular menstrual cycle. It takes 6-7 months gape with a severe pain and heavy bleeding.

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I am 21 years old girl. I have problem of irregular menstrual cycle. It takes 6-7 months gape with a severe pain and ...
Your problem is a real worse.How can you wait for 6-7 months .It proves that you are suffering from a real hormonal imbalance problem and this i the reason for your weight increase.Myself is a homoeopath and I will advise you to go for homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine will naturally regulate the female hormonal secretions thus inducing a normal Menstrual cysle although it can take a while to show results.The treatment will continue until you gets 3 continued periods .Consult me with your detailed history.
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I want to know about hypothyroid If hypothyroid is there Than is it necessary to uterus abdomen scan And hypothyroidism means in future cancer and infertility also psychological problems like aggressive behaviour with friends relatives breast becomes small and thin vulva vagina also becomes thin and small no flexibility in total muscles of body. Is it necessary to consult gynaecologist.

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I want to know about hypothyroid
If hypothyroid is there
Than is it necessary to uterus abdomen scan
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hypothyroidi...
lybrate-user, Hypothyroidism means our thyroid gland starts producing less and less of hormone thyroxine. This hormone is essential for development and day to day functioning of brain, plus takes part in multiple metabolic reactions in the body. Therefore, it deficiency causes multiple problems like - weight gain, slow heart rate, intolerance to cold, dry skin, dry hair, hair fall, irregular menstruation, excess flow, infertility, abortions, miscarriages, anxiety and depressive tendency, joint and muscle pains etc. To find out if one has hypothyroidism a thyroid assay has to be done. If hypothyroidism is detected, thyroxine supplement has to be taken for lifetime. Thanks.
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I am 34 years old and i am suffering from white discharge and foul smell for last 3 -4 years. Please help me.

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You have white discharge with foul smell since four years. I advise you to tell me your eating habits and any medication already taking, for better treatment. This is due to fungal infection.
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Causes and Prevention of Balance Disorders

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Balance disorder is more prevalent in old people, but they are not the only ones who are affected by it. There are many causes that can lead to Balance disorder and some of them can be controlled. Balance problem causes spinning of head coupled with dizziness while standing or sitting, which can lead to an injurious fall.
Symptoms
The common symptoms of Balance disorder include:
- Dizziness
- Nausea
- Depression, anxiety or fear
- Blurred vision
- Disorientation
- Tiredness
- Inability to concentrate
- Changes in heart rate and blood pressure

Causes
- Ear infection: If the vestibular system (which is also called the labyrinth) inside your ear gets infected and inflamed, it can cause Balance disorder. This is because the inner part of the ear is responsible for coordination and balance. This condition is known as labyrinthitis and it is frequently accompanied by dizziness and vertigo. Viral and respiratory infections can also cause labyrinthitis.

- Poor circulation: Certain diseases associated with the circulatory system, such as stroke can cause dizziness and various other Balance problems.

- Medications: There are certain medications that can lead to Balance disorder, such as medications to normalize blood pressure can cause dizziness. Ototoxic drugs are infamous for causing ear problems that lead to imbalance. Sometimes its ill effects are felt only during the period of using, but many people have suffered permanent ear damage.
Other causes of Balance disorder include head injury, imbalance of chemicals in the brain, arthritis, neurological conditions and aging.
Prevention
- Balanced diet: Meniere's disease is a condition that causes ear problems, which lead to vertigo. It is primarily connected to the change in the volume of fluid in the inner ear. Try to eliminate salt from your diet and abstain from alcohol in order to prevent such a condition.
- Prevention of ear infections: Otitis media is a common kind of ear infection seen in children, but adults can have it too. It causes dizziness and nausea. Completing the antibiotics course helps prevent this infection.
One can also opt for an annual flu shot to keep away the flu related infections in the ear.
Causes and Prevention of Balance Disorders
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My wife is pregnant by 3 months can we have sex? Is it safe for both mother and child Pls advice if we have to avoid the same or some times we can have sex.

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Gynaecologist
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Yes you can have sex if your wife is not having any pregnancy related complications. It is safe for both mother and child.
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Sir, my wife age 29 years. This month menses had to be come 10- 12 days late from. Due date after that near about after 15 days once again menses has come. What should we do kindly suggest me and treatment.

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Sir, my wife age 29 years.  This month menses had to be come 10- 12 days late from. Due date after that near about af...
Pleaae get a pap smear and pelvic usg done. If normal monitor her periods for the next one month. If it fails to correct by itself then consider hormonal pills like femodene for the next 6 months to regularise her periods.

Is there any natural medicine or ways like changing eating habits or some other things to conceive a baby boy or increase its chances. I already have a cute daughter. So want a baby boy. If possible.

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Is there any natural medicine or ways like changing eating habits or some other things to conceive a baby boy or incr...
Hello, sex is decided by nature and cannot be ensured prenatally for the baby. Healthy diet and lifestyle helps produce regular healthy ovums in ovaries and can increase chances of conception.

I am 18 years old and had sex first time in november 2014. I had regular periods after that. But this month I am not getting my period. Blood test (beta hcg) was 0.100 miu/ml. I am constantly worried about being pregnant. I know this is silly but please help me out. I am not bloated like other six month pregnant ladies but slightly fat. Please tell me am I pregnant? why am I not getting my period? how can I get it asap?

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An hcg level of less than 5miu/ml is considered negative for pregnancy, and anything above 25miu/ml is considered positive for pregnancy. So you need not worry about pregnancy, but you have to consult doctor and check your causes for late menses. Better you consult homeopathic doctor to solve your problem.
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She s having fibroid problem. And she is 7 months pregnant. Is there chances for this again when she is pregnant again ?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
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She s having fibroid problem. And she is 7 months pregnant. Is there chances for this again when she is pregnant again ?
There's a 30 to 50% chance of fibroid growth during pregnancy . If she she has fibroids they will either remain same or increase slightly in size but will not regress.

My wife is having too much of bleeding during her periods. What is the solution? note: she is having copper t for the past 1year or so.

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My wife is having too much of bleeding during her periods. What is the solution?
note: she is having copper t for the...
It can be a side effect in some women with copper t. I would advice her to have trapic mf tablets three times a day during her periods to see if that helps. Usually for three to four days a month. Also she can have swabs done to rule out infection.
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Everyday Healthy Living

M.D. (Homoeopathy), B.H.M.S.
Homeopath
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An apple a day = No doctor
Tulsi leaf a day = No cancer
1 lemon a day = No fat
1 glass of milk a day = No bone problem
3 litres of water a day = No diseases.
Everyday Healthy Living
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Better hygienic habits

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Better hygienic habits ,go a long way to better and healthy living and enjoyable life. Give few hours to care for your body and few minutes for the better hygienic habits for your own life.
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Old Is Gold N So Was Granny's Advise - Benefits of tulsi

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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Benefits of tulsi

Tulsi also known as basil leaves is a fairly common plant in Indian households. Considered holy by many religions, the tulsi plant is revered for its divine properties.

Healing power: the basil or tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves strengthen the stomach and help in respiratory diseases.

Kidney stone: basil has a strengthening effect on the kidney. In the case of stone, regularly taking a mixture of basil leaves juice and honey for 6 months helps expel the stones via the urinary tract.

Stress: basil leaves are regarded as anti-stress agents. Recent studies have shown that the leaves afford significant protection against stress. Even healthy persons can chew 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent stress. It purifies blood and helps prevent several common elements

Headaches: basil makes a good medicine for a headache.

Aids in digestion: it work as an appetizer and promotes digestion by helping in the secretion of digestive enzymes.

For curing diabetes: keep tulsi root powder in water overnight and take it early morning. The medicinal property of the plant helps maintain insulin level in the body and is a natural cure for diabetes.

Old Is Gold N So Was Granny's Advise - Benefits of tulsi
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