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Dr. Devika

Gynaecologist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Devika Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Devika is a trusted Gynaecologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Annai clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Devika on Lybrate.com.

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I made love with my gf without using any precaution And she is 1 week away from her periods So shud she take any measures Like contraceptive pill and all!

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
If you use pill after 72 hrs. Its of no use. Then test urine . If +ve then u decide whether u keep baby or clean it.
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Dilation and Curettage - Why You Should Choose It?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Dilation and Curettage - Why You Should Choose It?

Dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure where the cervix (the lower part of uterus) is dilated and tissues are removed from the inside of the uterus. The procedure is usually done to treat heavy menstrual bleeding or clean the lining of the uterus after an abortion or miscarriage.

During the procedure, the cervix is dilated with medication and a thin surgical instrument is inserted through the vagina. This instrument is then used to scrape (curettage) the uterine tissues.

Reasons for Conducting the Procedure

Dilation and curettage is mostly done to either treat or diagnose certain uterine disorders. Dilation and curettage is recommended if your doctor needs to diagnose conditions such as:

1. Irregular uterine bleeding

2. Postmenopausal bleeding

3. Discovery of unnatural endometrial cells while conducting a common test for cervical cancer

Sometimes, the doctor can take a sample tissue from the uterus and perform tests on it to check for the following conditions:

1. Uterine cancer

2. Uterine polyps (abnormal tissue growth)

3. Endometrial hyperplasia (precancerous thickening of the uterine lining)

Dilation and curettage, when used for therapeutic purposes, is used in the treatment of the following conditions:

1. To clear away molar pregnancy; which is characterized by formation of tumours.

2. To treat heavy bleeding after childbirth; any remaining placenta in the uterus is removed.

3. To remove benign uterine or cervical polyps.

4. To clear away fibroids (benign tumours which form on the uterine wall)

5. To remove any tissue that could have been left behind after an abortion or miscarriage to prevent heavy bleeding or infection

What needs to be considered before opting for it?

The procedure of dilation and curettage is mostly safe. Complications from this procedure are rare, but some factors should always be taken care off.

1. The surgical instrument can perforate or poke a hole in the uterus. Sometimes, perforations can heal on their own; but if any organ or blood vessel gets damaged, then another surgery will be required.

2. The cervix can be damaged during the procedure. The doctor can stitch the wound close, or apply pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding.

3. Sometimes, there might be scar tissues on the wall of the uterus. This can cause irregular, painful or absent menstrual cycles, augment risks of infertility and future miscarriages. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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PhD Human Genetics
Sexologist,
Health Quote of the Week

Looking for a natural viagra? try dark chocolate for some aphrodisiac and mood-lifting effects.

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I started my period a week back with two to three drop and it stop after that. So is there anything to worry?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I started my period a week back with two to three drop and it stop after that. So is there anything to worry?
Menses more than a drop is considered as a normal menses. If u r married then u should get pregnancy test done asap. Or if u r not married then there is no need to worry and no treatment is required as it can happen with the stress or hormonal changes which will get auto-corrected next month. If this problem persists in subsequent cycles the u r likely to be benefited by ultrasound and TSH test
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I am 48 yrs old and having heavy menstrual period. Having thick layer inside the ovary and fabroids and cyst in ovaries daughter suggested for surgary.

M.D. homoeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I am 48 yrs old and having heavy menstrual period. Having thick layer inside the ovary and fabroids and cyst in ovari...
Your heavy bleeding is mainly due to fibroid. Please get examined by a gynae as you are in the age where menopause happen, and after menopause fibroids usually disappear on their own. You can also opt for homoeopathic treatment as we have very good results in ovarian cyst as well as fibroid.
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Sir, I want to know, during pregnancy period sex is safe or not? My wife is pregnant (one and 1/2 months) I hear during pregnancy sex is not safe because it is harmful 4 forthcoming child. Is it true or not please tell me.

MBBS, MCCEE, Fellowship in Sexual Medicine
Sexologist, Jaipur
Sex is safe only in second trimester i. E. 4th to 6th month. Ideally if some earlier abortions have happened then you need to be careful in that period also. No direct pressure should be there on abdomen and so select a position accecptable to both of you. Rear entery to vagina is better position. First 3 months and last 3 months of pregnancy one should avoid sex.
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Follow this tip for oral health

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
Follow this tip for oral health
Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.
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Sir/madam my wife was pregnant and got delivered in july from that time I never had sexual intercourse with her .yesterday night I had sex with for which she got bleeding why is it like that is there any problem or else we can continue. Wwhy it bleeds. Today morning when she was in bathroom a little bit blood came out is there need to worry or its normal. please help me and my wife.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Sir/madam my wife was pregnant and got delivered in july from that time I never had sexual intercourse with her .yest...
There may be a small injury or it maybe her first period, if no pain not to worry.. if reccurs get a gynae examonation of cervix of uterus
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How to cure polycystic ovarian syndrome? What is the cause of it? Why do we get it?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Hello it is a lifestyle disease resulting in hormonal imbalance. Treatment is basically modification in lifestyle.
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I am 24 year female and I am 5 week pregnant but in tvs its detected no cardiac activity .what I will do in this case its my first baby. Help me out.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
I am 24 year female and I am 5 week pregnant but in tvs its detected no cardiac activity .what I will do in this case...
If cardiac activity absent ,then you have to take gynecologist opinion, medical abortion will be the management.
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Hi, I had an abortion in June 2015, since then my periods have been irregular. I have put on weight and have not got my periods from last 3 months. Is this normal? Also I smoke does that add to my problem?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
Hi, I had an abortion in June 2015, since then my periods have been irregular. I have put on weight and have not got ...
Menses has a reverse relation with periods. The more weight you put on the more irregular your periods would get. If they r coming after 3 months then don't so anything. Cut down weight m do life style changes.
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Hello, my wife is a nursing a 22 days old baby, my query is that what kind of food she can have as the baby born is through a cesarean delivery. What kind of food is preferred and which one to avoid Regards.

MD
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hello, my wife is a nursing a 22 days old baby, my query is that what kind of food she can have as the baby born is t...
Normal food pl take care not to EAT FOR TWO! putting on wt under the belief of nutrition gets many problems later.
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Sir, in market there is available veginal tighting gel, is this is ohk? side effect will occur

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Vaginal tightening jelly uses: you can turn back the clock and restore your elasticity. Natural lubrication you can ease the pain and dryness of your vagina with natural lubrication. Quick results you? ll feel the instant tightening sensation within 15 minutes of applying? even after the first application! stimulates your sexual responses and both you and your partner will be pleased to hear, it also flavoured! prevents bacterial and fungal infection resulting in better overall vaginal hygiene and health. Improved self esteem side effects of vaginal tightening creams high quality and effective vaginal tightening gels are safe to be used by any women, but it must be avoided if the woman is still having her menstruation or if there? s any infection in the vaginal area. Your sexual health can be greatly improved by the herbs used in these creams. And since they are made from all natural ingredients, there? s no worry for any side effects or complications. So it is certainly worth it to try these vaginal tightening creams and gels and see how it can improve your life.
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I have cesarean delivery 18th day before. Last 2 days my one side stitches in little pain when I move my body. What to do. Should I call doctor or it will stop itself only?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If there is swelling or colour change on that side of stitches then only you need to report to the doctor. Otherwise you can take pain killer if paining a lot.
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Slight bleeding in nips are symptom of breast cancer ?

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist,
Carefully check the color of nipple discharge by taking it on white cloth most of time it is dirty greenish but looks like blood.
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Married for 2.5 years, (age-28), planning to get pregnant from last 6 months I have a period cycle of 38 days from last 2 months, before that it was 30 days. I am a working women and its a sitting job for 8 hours. Have done all the test (husband & wife both) and all are normal. Suggest me for positive result also tell me if heavy weight lifting in house core is dangerous for pregnancy?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Married for 2.5 years, (age-28), planning to get pregnant from last 6 months I have a period cycle of 38 days from la...
You should not do heavy weight lifting, rather start doing some exercise daily it will enhance your fertility & help regularize your cycle. Also take healthy nutritious diet rich in vitamins, minerals & proteins (dairy products). And try conceiving during your fertile period i. E. Day 10 of your cycle till day 20th.
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Top 10 banana health benefits:

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Top 10 banana health benefits:

Top 10 banana health benefits:

1. Potassium:

Bananas are among the most convenient food sources of potassium. This mineral is essential for maintaining proper heart function and regulating normal blood pressure.

Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of potassium-rich foods like bananas in lowering high blood pressure.

So much so that the food and drug administration (FDA) allows the banana industry to make official claims (much like they would a pharmaceutical drug) of their ability to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

The potassium in bananas is also beneficial for your kidneys and bones.

2. More energy:

Even with the proliferation of brightly colored 'sports' drinks, 'energy' bars and 'electrolyte' gels (these are loaded with unhealthy chemicals and coloring by the way) you often see athletes eating bananas just before and even.

Bananas make a great snack at work when your energy is lagging and while they might not be the most obvious weight loss food, they are only about 100 calories and can satisfy those sweet cravings.
You can replace candy bars and other junk foods with bananas, you might just have a really important step towards losing weight. As an added bonus your energy will be much more steady and consistent.

3. Helps digestion: 

Bananas are a great source of dietary fiber that most of us don't get nearly enough of. Fiber helps the food you eat move smoothly through the digestive tract and improves elimination.

A couple of bananas may be a healthier choice than laxatives to treat occasional constipation.

Turning to another important element of digestion, bananas are rich in fructo-oligosaccharides (fos for short thankfully). Fos is known as a prebiotic since it feeds the important friendly bacteria in the digestive tract that help us absorb nutrients more efficiently.

Bananas are also known to help relieve the symptoms of heartburn. 

4. Good for ulcers:

Eating bananas regularly may help protect against stomach ulcers. Compounds in bananas seem to create a thicker protective barrier in the stomach against hydrochloric acid.

Bananas also contain protease inhibitors that work to eliminate certain bacteria in the stomach implicated as a major cause of stomach ulcers.

5. High in vitamin b6:

Bananas are particularly high in vitamin b6. This vitamin is important for creating hemoglobin for healthy blood.

B6 is also involved in maintaining proper blood sugar levels, synthesizing and breaking down amino acids and producing antibodies for a stronger immune response in your body.

6. Vitamins and minerals:

The high levels of potassium and vitamin b6 already mentioned, bananas also have good levels of vitamin c, magnesium and manganese.

They are also a source of most of the other b vitamins and smaller amounts of trace minerals like iodine, iron, selenium and zinc.

7. Skin trearment:

Banana skins have been used externally to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and acne.

The freshly peeled inside of the banana skin is gently rubbed over the affected area and the residue left on. This might be better done on a day indoors or before bed to avoid the banana smell when out and about.

Banana peel treatments are even used to heal warts. 

8. A cancer fighter:

Recent Japanese animal research linked bananas that are fully ripe (with the dark spots) to the production of a compound called tumor necrosis factor (tnf-a). This compound is a cytokine which is believed to have the potential to increase white blood cell count, thus enhancing your immunity and combating cancerous cell changes.

9. Improving your mood and reducing stress:

Bananas are a good source of the amino acid tryptophan which your body converts to serotonin. Proper serotonin levels help improve your mood, reduce stress and enhance your general outlook and happiness levels. It also helps regulate good sleep patterns.

Tryptophan is considered an essential amino acid because the only way your body gets it is through your diet. Bananas, while certainly not the highest source out there, are one of the easiest ways to get a little more tryptophan. Another reason why bananas make such a great snack for those stressed out at work.

10. A hangover cure:

Bananas are a great hangover food for mornings when you've overdone it a bit the night before. A couple of bananas in a blender with ice, some berries and coconut milk or organic cow's or goat's milk makes a really good recovery drink.

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My wife has pregnant 1.5 months complete. What diet can give. Can give khaas khaas & badam ka halwa.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
My wife has pregnant 1.5 months complete. What diet can give. Can give khaas khaas & badam ka halwa.
Hi Vaibhav ask her to have healthy diet. Rich in fruits, green vegetables, proteins. Avoid pineapple and papaya. She can have khas khas halawa.
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During intercourse, liquid not coming out of vagina. It is almost remaining very dry. This is happening from last one month.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, please use vaginal lubricants like vagisil vaginal gel during intercourse as she may not be excited during intercourse at all.
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I am a 14 years old girl who has not started her menstruation cycle but for the past 2 years white discharge is seen. But with it light brown spotting are also seen. Is this a reason of worry? What should I do?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am a 14 years old girl who has not started her menstruation cycle but for the past 2 years white discharge is seen....
´╗┐Leucorrhoea is whitish watery discharge secreted from vagina . Normal rise in secretion occurs before 5 days of periods coming date . If discharge is yellowish with foul smell and causes itching in and around vaginal region , it is a symptoms of infection . These are some instructions and methods which you should follow : * Eat green leafy vegetables daily . Eat a bowl of cereal and drink a glass of milk daily . * Drink plenty of water daily . Drink6 to 8 glass of water . *Maintain proper hygiene around the genital area . Take 500 ml of water and add one teaspoon of Dettol in it , clean the genital area with this daily for 7 days . * Take proper sleep of 6 hrs daily .
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