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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
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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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I took unwanted 72 for five days before after forplaying with my husband I'm very tensed about my pregnancy we did not intimated but once his penis touched my thigh region and hence I took the pill I just want to know when my period will come and is there any chance of pregnancy?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
I took unwanted 72 for five days before after forplaying with my husband I'm very tensed about my pregnancy we did no...
Hello as far as pregnancy is concerned, there is no chance of getting pregnant according to your statement.
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Hii. I think I hv the problem of PCOS. .Tell me please it's symptoms nd hw it can be cured.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
Hii. I think I hv the problem of PCOS. .Tell me please it's symptoms nd hw it can be cured.
Pcos do not have much symptoms except irregeular periods and infertility do you have children them the treatment is different consult agynec.
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MBBS, DTCD, MD, FISDA, Fellow Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleepmedicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Wellness series in hindu Metro

Breathe Well Sleep Well

Total wellness is not possible without good sleep. Sleep is a de-learning process. It relaxes and rejuvenates the body and makes our body ready for a
new day. We spend one third of our life in sleep and this one third decides the two third of our life. For every two hours of alertness we need one of sleep. Ever since society has become 24x7, our sleep quality has become poor. A healthy body needs a regular refreshing seven to eight hours of sleep.

Sleep debt creates a mortgaged mind. If we are sleeping one hour less per day then we have to pay back in the day. Sleeplessness is equivalent to drunken driving. Anger, agitation, personality disorders, road rage, substance abuse are indirectly related to poor sleep. Sleep disorders are rising in society and more over sedentary behaviour, obesity is responsible for the rising number of sleep apnoea and related sleep disorders.

There are two types of sleep disorders one primarily because of defects in sleep regulatory mechanisms and others are secondary due to lifestyle causing insomnia and sleep disordered breathing like sleep apnoea. A tired and spent person gets relief and is able to retrieve his liveliness and energy only after taking sound sleep. Sleep is a law of nature which is applicable not only to human beings but also to the botanical world.

A good night sleep is a good regular sleep practice. Always be happy while sleeping. Concentrate on your breathing and feel you are totally relaxed. Keep in mind that the pranayama practice is very important. Pranayama and yoga are the key to good activation of our biological clock.

Our hypothalamic area in the brain is our internal clock. If we do not nurture our biological clock we will face sleep delay and fragmented sleep.

A good sleep involves right pre-sleep practices. It’s like a right alap before a classical music performance. Yoga and Pranayama are an important measure to improve sleep and reduce work place negativity, tension, anxiety and so many other problems. Following yoga and pranayama – Bhastrika pranayam, Kapalbhati pranayam and Anulom Vilom pranayam – have been found to be beneficial.

Besides this, Shavasan and Yognidra are very much useful for sound sleep. Listening to light music like mantras before sleep is beneficial. Yoga increases blood circulation and stimulates the nervous system. Following few practices improves oxygenation to the brain and improves sleep quality and cures insomnia. Halasana and Sarvangasana are the asana to cure insomnia naturally by yoga.

Good pre-sleep habits are called sleep hygiene. A good sleep hygiene improves sleep quality by reducing the onset of sleep and maintenance of rhythm of sleep. We all enter sleep through NREM sleep it’s like slow uncoiling of a curtain wire. We enter sleep with high alfa waves and slowly go to delta or slow wave sleep.

Initial sleep is all NREM sleep and subsequently we enter REM sleep or rapid eye movement sleep. REM sleep constitutes one third of total sleep and in this time of sleep muscles reach to zero tone and it's a dream sleep.

This is about a 50-year-old man, a heavy smoker with sedentary corporate life with disturbed sleep, snoring, day time sluggishness, irritability and poor corporate performance.

He was subjected to a quit tobacco programme, weight loss and good nutrition and lifestyle modification programme with following sleep rules.

He improved on all fronts and started enjoying wellness in his life.

Stick to your sleep time and get up exactly 7 to 8 hours after sleep. You will feel oven fresh.

Follow this sleep rules one hour before going to your sleep clock.

1. A relaxing warm shower an hour before sleep.

2. Anulom vilom for five minutes

3. Kapalbhati for five minutes, avoid doing if you had dinner an hour before.

4. Bhastrika for five minutes.

5. Eye exercises for five minutes in all quadrants

6. Cervical flexion, extension and rotation exercises for two minutes.

7. Sharvanasana or corpse pose for 5 minutes and focus on your breath.

8. Now listen to some slow music. Music induces Alfa activity and helps in sleep initiation for 10 minutes.

9. Do visual imagery. Make memorable twenty images on your iPad or phone or album and slowly brush though.

This helps in release of endorphins and gives feel good feeling for 5 minutes.

10. Take a hot cup of milk. Milk has serotonin and serotonin induces sleep. These steps will de-stress you and help you to get a sound sleep.

Avoid thinking too much while sleeping. Just relax while sleeping.

Always be happy while sleeping. Concentrate on your breathing and feel totally relaxed.

Keep in mind pranayama practice is very important, as important as pre-sleep habit.

Keywords: sleeplessness, pranayama, sleep habits, wellness
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Hi. I HaVe A friend WhO iS pREgNaNt HeR LaSt Period was On 28 Of JaN aNd aFtEr ThaT sHe DiD iNtImAtE oN 14 FeB nOw ShE iS pReGnAnT sHe ToOk THe AbOrTiOn KiT MTP anD juS a SmAll CloT oFblood was there and then there is A LoT pAiN bUt No BlEeDiNg PlEAsE sUgGeSt SoMeThInG wHaT tO dO.

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Hello Doctor, My wife is 6 weeks pregnant and as part initial diagnosis reports says her hepatitis B Surface Antigen is "Reactive" Could you advise on the same. If it is safe for both mother and baby ? Can we treat this during pregnancy ? What additional tests is required ? Is it curable ?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
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My wife is 6 weeks pregnant and as part initial diagnosis reports says her hepatitis B Surface Antigen ...
Hi lybrate-user please repeat test again it could be error also. Unfortunately if report is positive then you need to know about viral titer. If positive you should not neglect condition as it may transmit to baby. If you are sexually active then it may transmit to you. Please get test done for you also.
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This month my Girlfriend didn't got periods and we are not prepared for child. So pls suggest me how to avoid pregnancy. Last month her periods start on 27 Nov. And today is 27 DEC.

B.A. Sanskrit, BAMS, M.A. Sanskrit, MS -Gynaecology Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Thane
This month my Girlfriend didn't got periods and we are not prepared for child. So pls suggest me how to avoid pregnan...
This month you check with urine pregnancy test and if it is positive then consult a gynecologist. If it is negative then wait for 7 days for periods. To avoid further unwanted pregnancy use proper contraceptive methods with medical guidance.
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I am 2 months pregnant. Tell me to take injection during whole pregnancy. And time period of injections.

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Dehradun
I am 2 months pregnant. Tell me to take injection during whole pregnancy. And time period of injections.
Hello As for routine you have to take two tetanus injections in your pregnancy. The injections should be atleast one month apart and the first injection to bd taken at or after 20 weeks.
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Hello, it's been 40 days but still there's no sign of periods. I din have sex as I am still a virgin but my boyfriends penis touched my vagina but it was just for pleasure he dint insert it inside the vagina and even he is a virgin what might be the reason behind it? He wasn't using a condom. Can someone help me? I am in deep trouble and very much tensed.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello, it's been 40 days but still there's no sign of periods. I din have sex as I am still a virgin but my boyfriend...
Hello- There is nothing to worry. It needs a proper vaginal insertion and ejaculation to make a girl pregnant. Certain factors like stress, physical exertion, constipation, previous illness or fever can delay menses in a virgin female, so wait for some time, take figs with milk at bed time, your periods will commence within seven days time.
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I am 31 yrs old n having pain in my breast, is it a symptom of breast cancer or something else?

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Not necessarily. Breast pain has a lot of more common causes. However you shouldnt neglect and get yourself examined asap.
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Sir / Madam, My friend had a intercourse with his gf 18 days ago. She should've menstruation 5 days ago but it'd not occurred. Does she has conceived? How to stop pregnancy? Is there any pill or abortion is the only way?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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My friend had a intercourse with his gf 18 days ago. She should've menstruation 5 days ago but it'd not ...
Yes she has very high chance to be pregnant as she has missed her periods. Please get urine pregnancy test done asap. If it is negative keep repeating it every week. Menses can also get delayed by hormonal changes. If she is pregnant, till 7 weeks of pregnancy it can be aborted with abortion pill, which you can get only after visiting a gynecologist.
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I am 28 years old married woman. Recently according to the reports I am having pcod & thyroid problem. And also I am having severe hair fall! what should I do? please help.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 28 years old married woman. Recently according to the reports I am having pcod & thyroid problem. And also I...
In hypothyroidism:-- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consut doctor on time. use hair oil minoxidil.
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I am 42 years old. I have 12 mm fibroid in my uterus. Excessive bleeding. Is this the right time ģto get operated. If Dr. remove my uterus can I also get my ovaries removed. Becoz now a days ovarian cancer is very popular. Sue their is any other alternative for operation.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 42 years old. I have 12 mm fibroid in my uterus. Excessive bleeding. Is this the right time ģto get operated. If...
If ultrasound shows 12 mm fibroid is towards the inner lining of the uterus it can be removed by hysteroscope. If it is towards the outer surface of the uterus, it can be removed by laparoscopy. This is provided there is only one fibroid. Hysterectomy will not be necessary and ovaries can be conserved if you don't have family history of uterus, ovary or breast cancer.
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M 24 yes old n I suffered period problem .I HV irregular periods .no periods for 3-4 months many times. What the reason of it.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
M 24 yes old n I suffered period problem .I HV irregular periods .no periods for 3-4 months many times. What the reas...
Hello, you need to get evaluated for PCOD, hypothyroidism and hyperprolactinemia which are the most common causes of irregular menses.
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Mai 27 year ki hu. Mera 2 baar early pregnancy k baad miscarriage ho gya. Is baar dar lg rha hai Kya is baar bhi miscarriage ka khatra ho skta hai. Kya mai doctor ko dikhau is baar pregnant hone k pehle.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Mai 27 year ki hu. Mera 2 baar early pregnancy k baad miscarriage ho gya. Is baar dar lg rha hai
Kya is baar bhi misc...
Hello, Visit a gynecologist and get all your medical investigations done to rule out the cause behind previous miscarriages. Once you become pregnant in future, eat a healthy diet and take good care of yourself.
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All You Need to Know About Prevention of Cervical Cancer

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
All You Need to Know About Prevention of Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is one of the most common form of cancer that affects women across the globe. This cancer is one of the few forms of cancer that can be avoided by vaccination at an early age. If detected early, cervical cancer is easily treatable through a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Here are a few FAQs on Cervical Cancer that most people often want to know about.

Q1 What is Cervical Cancer?
A: Cervical Cancer is the cancer of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

Q2 What causes Cervical Cancer?
A: Cervical Cancer is caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus, or HPV. Women can get affected with the virus by having sex with someone who has it. HPV is very common and usually goes away in time. Usually, it leads to genital warts and sometimes shows no symptoms at all. Sometimes it leads to cervical cancer.

Q3 What are the early symptoms of cervical cancer?
A: The early symptoms of cervical cancer are:
Pain during sex
A sudden change in the menstrual cycle
Abnormal vaginal discharge
Vaginal bleeding between your menstrual cycle, after having sex or after menopause.

Q4 What are the preventive measures for cervical cancer?
A: Cervical cancer can be prevented by taking a vaccine against HPV. Regular PAP tests are also recommended for catching the cancer early on.

Q5 At what age should the HPV vaccine be taken for it to be effective?
A: The recommended age for boys and girls to take the HPV vaccine is 11-12 years. Women can have the vaccine before the age of 26 years.

Q6 Is the HPV vaccine safe?
A: Most of these vaccines are safe and come highly recommended. Many studies have been conducted to find otherwise but the fact remains that the vaccines are one sure shot way of reducing the chances of getting HPV. However, it is important to take any of these vaccinations under strict medical practitioner’s guidance.
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Agar din me 2 ya 3 bar sex karta hu to kya hoga agar koi masturbate h to medical me koi problems to nhi hoga.Please tell.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
General Physician, Sri Ganganagar
If you have stamina enough do. Mastarbation is also allowed but be careful donot waste full day on these plays do some constructive work also.
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Got my D&c done on 12th dec. After d&c bleed for 1 day only. Got my periods on 27th dec. Now its 7th day still getting spotted. .is it normal or is there any problem .plz help.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Got my D&c done on 12th dec. After d&c bleed for 1 day only. Got my periods on 27th dec. Now its 7th day still gettin...
HELLO, This is often possible but if bleeding is in form of spotting then you may opt for antifibrinolytics for 2 days to stop the bleeding.
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Hi, I am a 27 year old woman. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking regular medications for it. I am not married yet, and due to family issues I would not be marrying before two years. Which means I would be around 29 when I get married. I am not interested in having kids for at least 2 years post marriage, so by the time I want one I would turn 31. Everybody keeps telling me that if you are hypothyroid you will have a hell lot of complication if you conceive after 30. I do not want to have kids just because of society's pressure. I want kids when I am mentally prepared to take care of them. Hence please let me know is it really going to be risky for me to have kids after 30, will it lead to any complication?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, I am a 27 year old woman. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and taking regular medications for it. I am not marr...
those peoples are suffering by thyroid...mainly female....there may be problems for conceive. so they should be take continue medicines for thyroid...when thyroid level and other hormones are normal any female can conceive. Take diet for hypothyroidism:- high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, Avoid few foods in hypothroidism i.e. caffeine products tea,coffee, tabcco, alcohol / wine , kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard green, cabbage, turnip, millet, cassava, linseeds, pine nuts, soy products as soy milk, tofu, soybeans, soy souce, also avoid stress. Take Some Relax during work. Proper follow up you can feel better and reduce weight also.
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Hi. I am 40 year old my wife is 33 year old, her sex drive has reduced too much almost nil. We have not copulated since 4 months. Any solution.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Yes, I have ayurvedic capsules to boost desire of ladies. This enhances activity in reproductive system and heightens the pleasure for both of you. This has no side effects. You may consult me.
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