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Dr. Chitra Shankar

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS

Gynaecologist, Chennai

22 Years Experience
Dr. Chitra Shankar MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS 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 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
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Pregnancy Yoga or Prenatal Yoga

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
Pregnancy Yoga or Prenatal Yoga

Pregnancy is a beautiful period in every woman's life. Lots of physical, mental and emotional changes occur during pregnancy and the best way to cope up with them is exercise, also known as pregnancy yoga or antenatal exercise. Working out when you are expecting is great for you and your baby.

Benefits for mother and baby of Pregnancy Yoga:

  • Increased sense of well being,
  • Improves body muscle tone and relieves tension
  • Ensures healthy weight gain,
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory fitness
  • Maintain a stable body position
  • Decrease in pregnancy related muscle problems, joint pains, constipation, abdominal bloating,
  • Reduces fatigue and helps manage stress
  • Increases endurance and strengthening muscles
  • Help relieve back pressure
  • Improve posture and balance
  • Improve circulation and lowers blood pressure
  • Helps prepare for the strain of labor
  • Increased chances of natural labor and childbirth
  • Improves self-image
  • Regains figure faster
  • Prepare for immediate postnatal period

Exercise includes:

  • neck-stretch-back-and-forward
  • Stretches for lower back
  • Upper back stretch
  • Pelvic Tilts
  • Kegels

Guidelines for exercise:

  • Exercise at least three times per week
  • Avoid exercise in supine position after first trimester and prolonged motionless standing
  • Modify exercises according to maternal symptoms and fatigue levels
  • Avoid exercises that could cause loss of balance or falling (ballistic exercises)
  • Have adequate diet
  • Hydration before, during and after exercise

Things to know while doing exercise or pregnancy yoga:

  • Consult your doctor first
  • Start after 12-14 weeks
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes
  • Keep at least 3-4 hrs gap between meal and exercise
  • Early morning is the best time
  • Avoid becoming too hot or overheated
  • Be gentle- avoid stretching or straining muscles/joints.
  • Medical problem- consult doctor- do under strict supervision
  • Listen to your body
  • Never exercise till exhaustion or breathlessness
  • Heart rate should not > 140/min
  • Take frequent breaks during exercise
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Eat healthy diet- plenty of fruits, vegetables

Discontinue exercise if:

  • Dizziness
  • Light headiness
  • Excessive dryness of mouth
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Severe pain/ uneasiness
  • History of vaginal bleeding
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Her period always delay (7 to 10 days) last 4 year. Recently she married me. The past month she is delay above one month from the actually date. The running month she is already be delay 12 days. Now she take a tonic evecare. What I do get me an idea.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Her period always delay (7 to 10 days) last 4 year. Recently she married me. The past month she is delay above one mo...
Evecare has to be taken for 3-4 months. This will be fine. If not then get an ultrasound done & consult again.
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Hey, can anyone please suggest me if I had a sex after 4 day of periods can I get pregnant? 27 nov my periods was over and I had sex on 2 dec can I become pregnant.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hey, can anyone please suggest me if I had a sex after 4 day of periods can I get pregnant?
27 nov my periods was ove...
Hello, Lybrate user, No, as ,ovulation period starts between 10-14 days of cessation of menstrual -cycle. Tk, care.
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I'm taking fertility treatment from this cycle. Doc gave 2shots of fsh 150. My egg grew well and I was given trigger injection for ovulation. She said to have intercourse each other day from the next day for 3 days. Me and my husband had sex on the 1st day but didn't continue for the other days. What are the chances of getting pregnant.

MD Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
I'm taking fertility treatment from this cycle. Doc gave 2shots of fsh 150. My egg grew well and I was given trigger ...
Hi lybrate-user, you were given fsh shots for making your follicles grow, I also agree to the trigger hcg injection. What I disagree with is the" alternate day intercourse' instead, I would have suggested you to go for ovulation study by usg and then have targeted sex on ovulation precisely. This will definately increase your fertility.
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I am 33 years old female I have thyroid and I am taking thyronorm 100 mcg. 3 years back I gave birth to my son and a milk gland was formed in my breast and puss was formed. Along with other medications I was given Lizoforce 600. Which was quite effective and I was ok only the lump was there which the doctor said will go off gradually. But now after 3 years I could feel pinching sensation in the same breast while I press. I am very tensed what to do please guide and my periods are happening every 20 days since 5 months. Big time hairfall too.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 33 years old female I have thyroid and I am taking thyronorm 100 mcg. 3 years back I gave birth to my son and a ...
lybrate-user, It is better if you consult a surgeon regarding the problem with breast. If need be that lump can be removed, which a surgeon will be able to decide. Since you are on treatment for hypothyroidism, to be free of all symptoms related to that condition TSH should be around 3 to 4 mU/L. Also get a prolactin test done. Thanks.
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Marma Chikitsa - How it is Beneficial for You?

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Marma Chikitsa - How it is Beneficial for You?

Marma Chikitsa is a significant aspect of the Ayurvedic treatment. Marmas are specific points on the body where the application of pressure induces the flow of vital energy (prana) along a complex system of subtle channels called (nadis). Healing through marma chikitsa affects the energy flow through the energy meridians or Nadi. These in turn govern the functional and health aspect of every metabolic system in the body. Marma chikitsa pays more attention to the functional aspect, the metabolism rather than organ specific. Ayurveda deeply believes and caters to the holistic health and not disease management, in the treatment of patients.

Unlike acupressure (as is being practiced today), Marma chikitsa does not concentrate on 'organs'. It stimulates the designated metabolic function, mind control, hormonal support and strength points/marma that influences health of the person. Because of its 'spiritual' component it differs from other 'hands on' therapies. Marma can actually alter consciousness, and change one’s awareness. From that place a person can move forward with self care, creativity, and renewed energy

Marma zones of the body

  • It takes training, practice and powerful intuition on part of the therapist and doctor to consider the ideal combination of 'marma' for effective treatment.
  • Modern medicine looks at heart disease from the focus of heart functions, anatomical structure of the heart.
  • Marma Chikitsa (as a part of Ayurveda) looks at the Mind-Body association of the functioning of the heart. Heart functioning depends on Nutrition, mind set, liver strength, natural detoxification, improving blood quality, lifestyle and even the past of the patient to bring about effective treatment. This wholistic attitude, where all aspects of the person are considered is a more complete treatment methodology with lasting results.

We at Health Solutions practice this philosophy and have been able to influence the patient progress where in s/he has made leaps of positive progress in their bodily functions, stamina, performance, peace of mind, over and above the improved functioning of the heart or other specific organs. Patients and others who care for their health can call us with as much information as they can provide on their current health status, what treatment they are currently taking and its impact; their lifestyle (food, temperament, daily schedules) family history.

A detailed treatment schedule is customized for them. Treatment sessions are designed to be most comfortable for the patient. Most of the times, the treatment sessions are repeated every month for as long as the doctor understands necessary for long lasting results. 

Mostly, it is FDA approved, clinically proved Ayurvedic medicine based ( Suved and Reimmugen), non-invasive, supported with dietary guidelines, lifestyle changes, nutritional support and targets at building the immunity of the person to lead healthier lives. Marma Chikitsa holistic treatment science and it is going to be the choice of treatment in modern days.

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I am 21 years old have problem in my uterus, white layer is formed in my uterus, which is very badly itching and burning please help.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You should take homoeopathic medicine i. E. Sarsaparilla 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I am 22 years old and I am suffering with pcos and now I am using dronis 30 and I did sex on 8th day of my period is there chance to get pregnant?

Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I am 22 years old and I am suffering with pcos and now I am using dronis 30 and I did sex on 8th day of my period is ...
Hi lybrate user, there is no chance of pregnancy provided you take pills regularly with out missing them.
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My wife is pregnant and she is nausea not liking food saying that its stink what to do.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist,
My wife is pregnant and she is nausea not liking food saying that its stink what to do.
Dear pratima, when you get up in the morning keep some nuts or Marie biscuit beside your bed and you should eat it first thing in the morning ,it will prevent the acidic secretion from coming up. also there are other medicines available to prevent nausea.
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Hi doctor! I am little worried about my period dates. Last month my date was 29th but today is 29th and I still didn't get my periods. I have little pain in stomach and back. I need to know about normal mensuration cycle. Should I take any medicine or its normal?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi doctor! I am little worried about my period dates. Last month my date was 29th but today is 29th and I still didn'...
Hi. A little up and down in your periods is ok and normal. Sometimes stress and anxiety can alter the hormonal balance and cause delay in periods. No need for any treatment. However if delay is of more than a week then you must get it investigated.
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I am 19 weeks and 3 days pregnant and in my last scan my doctor told me that my cervical measurement is 27.3 mm which should be at least 30. Have advised me to stop any kind of exercises, to take rest and to restrict sex. Have called up for follow up scan after 2 weeks. Meanwhile she has also prescribed duphaston. I am bit tensed and freaked out because till now I have had no complications and this is my first pregnancy. Will I be diagnosed with cervical shortening which may lead to preterm labour?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Nagpur
I am 19 weeks and 3 days pregnant and in my last scan my doctor told me that my cervical measurement is 27.3 mm which...
Dear lybrate-user do not worry much. Cervical shortening is not always associated with preterm labourpains but yes liklihood increases. Follow as adviced by your doctor. And if there is further shoryening after 3 wks then go for a cervical circlage (a stitch around cervix to prevent preterm labour). Hope you do not have any vaginal or urine infection please check that with your doc. As it may lead to preterm shortening of cx hope this was helpful thanks regards.
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Hello doctor. My girlfriend age 20 is 7 weeks pregnant. We want abortion. Surgical abortion .what is the cost of that. And best clinic for that.

MBBS, DGO, FGO
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
Cost varies from place to place, just don't delay,go to a certified MTP centre to get the termination done
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I have an irritation & itching on my vagina frm last 2 to 3 days, pls advise medicine or cream.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Noida
External use quadredram tube, first wash out side etching area & vagena with savlon. Than applied tube.
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Meri agla maine ka 9 tarikh ko periods huhi thi. Is maine main abhi tak nahi huhi thi isliye maine PEGANEWS kit se test karayi thi to result positive aya. Main abhi child lene ke liye redy nahi hu. So please tell me what can I do please Bohut tension main hu.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Meri agla maine ka 9 tarikh ko periods huhi thi. Is maine main abhi tak nahi huhi thi isliye maine PEGANEWS kit se te...
You are already quite late with your pregnancy please consult a gynaecologist immediately and get it done surgically by a procedure called d&e and after checking you she may advise you oral mefical treatment also.
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I'm 27 years old. I had a C section before 3 months and I had a gall bladder surgery (not laparoscopy ) before a month. When can I start my workouts? I want to do tummy exercises in sit up bench. It's a heavy strain exercise.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Junagadh
I'm 27 years old. I had a C section before 3 months and I had a gall bladder surgery (not laparoscopy ) before a mont...
After three months of surgery you start work out but gall bladder before month so wait for one to two mtgs.
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Doctor. I am 43 years old .from around 6 months or so. Im getting pain during penetration. Earlier there was no problem. My husband too 46 years old hurries up in whole act as he can not control himself longer. So whole act is so hurried up that it causes pain only resulting into no sex for months or so.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Doctor. I am 43 years old .from around 6 months or so. Im getting pain during penetration. Earlier there was no probl...
You must engage in longer foreplay so that you are adequately aroused. Without adequate arousal, appropriate lubrication of the vagina does not happen and results in pain. If this is not possible for some reason use artificial lubricant or ask your husband to use a good condom.
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I have PCOD and have unwanted hair on my face is der any remedy for removing unwanted hair permanently.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have PCOD and have unwanted hair on my face is der any remedy for removing unwanted hair permanently.
You have to take treatment for pod than only it will not come again. And you have to do laser for hairs you have.
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I am 29 weeks & 6 days pregnant, my baby is flipping between head down and breach position. Is this alright or is there any reason for me to be worried.

Doctor of Medicine, DGO
Gynaecologist,
I am 29 weeks & 6 days pregnant, my baby is flipping between head down and breach position. Is this alright or is the...
It is quite normal and will continue uptill 33 to 35 weeks then the position will be fixed. But there are high chances fo breech presentation.
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My wife is thyroid patient. Her blood test result T3 - 1.41 T4- 8.81 T. S. H- 0.53 She is taking tyrox 100 mg We got married just four months before. Now we want a child. So is there any problem for her in getting pregnancy at this time. Is there any problem in 100 mg? Can it cause abortion? Medicine was prescribed by a doctor. She is losing her hair also. Please help.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My wife is thyroid patient. Her blood test result
T3 - 1.41
T4- 8.81
T. S. H- 0.53
She is taking tyrox 100 mg
We got ...
Hello, her tsh level which is 0.53 milli units/l is with in the recommended level (by american thyroid assocn), for conception. Before conception it is better to have tsh between 0.1 to 2 milli units and even during first trimester. Later 2nd trimeste it should be 0.3 to 3 mill uits and 3rd trimester 0.3 to 3.5 milli units/l. So my suggestion is you can go ahead and try for pregnancy. Hair fall is usually the last thing to get corrected once hypothyroidism comes in control. There is no need to reduce the dose of thyroxine 100 mcg now. May be post delivery you can look at that. Thanks for the question.
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