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Dr. Gikki Kalaikelvi

Gynaecologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Gikki Kalaikelvi is a popular Gynaecologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Gikki Kalaikelvi at Amma Hospital in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gikki Kalaikelvi on has an excellent community of Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 30 years of experience on 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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My wife is pregnant in this month. What precautions must be taken from first month.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
hi Mr vinay, she should drink lots of water, have healthy diet protein rich diet small frequent meals, dry fruits, green vegetables,, milk, milk products, eggs, pulses,meat ,fish. avoid lifting heavy weight, sex, routine activities can be done.
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I am a lady 47 years old. My hair falling too much from last 2 months volume remain half now. Thyroid normal. Hemoglobin 7.8 monthly period irregular. Advice me medicine pl to go to a hair expert is very costly and I can not afford.

Dermatologist, Mumbai
There are various reasons for hair fall. Low haemoglobin is one of the cause. Periods being irregular suggestive of hormonal fluctuation which can also trigger the hair fall. It is important to treat low haemoglobin with iron supplements. Hair fall needs certain supplements. Consult trichologist.
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I got my periods in dec. Jan was skipped and it came on feb. Got skipped for 1 month. Happening for the first time. Not sexually active. And I got red and white pimples on the upper side of my shoulders. What's happening? Please help.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Its due to hormonal changes. However you can do a usg of lower abdomen if the pattern of the menses continue like this. For pimples -- please follow the following in respect to your queries: 1. Clean your face twice a day using lukewarm water to dissolve oil. 2. Avoid touching your face with your hands as this germs to your facial skin, making it to breakouts. 3. Ensure that you drink 10-12 glasses of water daily. 4. Avoid fried and spicy food. 5. Include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet. 6. Avoid harsh skin products. Take homeopathic medicine acid phos 1 m (4 drops in little water) single dose update after 2 weeks.
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Thought I'd write a little update! 7 weeks post op today. I had a go at hoovering, and mopping on Sunday morning. Unfortunately had to quickly dry floor with towel as visitors appeared. The foot swings trying to dry floor put me back a little, could barely walk in evening. However have recovered.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Good to know that you have recovered. Internal stich take 8 weeks to heal. But in your case unintentional accident did make you uncomfortable but lucky you came out if it. Carry on with daily routine depending upon your stamina.
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Preventive Screening

Fellowship and Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FOGSI Advanced Infertility Training, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
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I am suffering from bronchitis from many years recently I got surgery of ca rectum after chemotherapy my chest remains congested and my sputum is yellow I took med but no relief. What should I do.

BHMS, MD - Acupuncture
Sexologist, Faridabad
First stop cold drinks, curd, rise etc. Used in times 3 pm to 10am. And take a homoeopathic medicine. Antimonium arsenicosum 3o (4 globules 3 times a day) for 1 week after revert with progress.
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i am Suffering from pcos since 5 months months now. Planning for baby since jan 2016 but not succeed yet. I am obese. Periods are happening every month but getting delayed by 5-10 days every month. What is pancha karma and how it is done.

It is better that you try to lose few kilos first. You can do that by regular exercise. Don't try any changes in diet. Rather try to eat healthy.i If nothing works then you can definitely try Homeopathy which will be safest.
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I haven't had my period since march 30th in april I had unprotected sex from the 8th to the 25th my period was suppose to come on the 27th now its may 12th and im lightly spotting brown off and on since the 9th am I pregnant if so why am I spotting.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
If you are confirmed of your pregnancy, please consult immediately and get advise or package for stopping spotting otherwise it may hamper the growth of foetus. If not pregnant then other effective med are there. May get preg test done.
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Hello doctor, My daughter is two years old from few days her vaginal area became red and she is feeling pain while washing I found her panty wet sometimes it is like discharge .I feed her with vegetables rice milk fruits I won't add masala also doctor can you please make me understand about the problem and tell me if I can apply any ointment or medicine.

Sexologist, Panchkula
Your daughter's vaginal area is red and she is feeling pain while washing. You can apply SOFRAMYCIN OINTMENT on the red part twice daily, after bath and before sleeping at night. Don't apply soap or oil on affected part, just wash with tap water properly. Follow this and give feedback.
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Periods aane ke 3 din pehle sex kiya unprotected ab kya hoga? Kya mai pregnant ho skti hu?

General Physician, Cuttack
Chance of pregnancy is not there since you had sex during the last week of period which is considered safe
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Hey I got a check up done . Where my prolactin level is 18 . What does it states. ? Am I pregnant? Pls help.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, prolactin levels are never indicative of pregnancy. Its the beta hcg levels which indicates pregnancy.
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My self Viren. I m married from last 2 years. In between my wife conceive once but due to some medical issues. Our cases not success. I hav 1 query wat is the main cause or reason. without heartbeat baby egg formation.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
In first pregnancy it happens sometimes but one should do blood test to find out the reason for which blood tests are required.
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Sex During Periods - What Should You Know About It!

M.B.B.S, M.S Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Diploma in Advanced Modern Cosmetic - Plastic Gynaecology, Diploma in Minimal Invasive Surgery(Germany), Fellowship of International College of Robotic Surgeons
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Sex During Periods - What Should You Know About It!

From a medical standpoint, intercourse during menstruation is completely fine. Most men have claimed that period sex seems messier when compared to intercourse on normal days but, other than that, there aren’t any risk regarding period sex. In fact, it is advisable to engage in vaginal intercourse during periods for a variety of reasons.

Here are a few things you should know about period sex:

  1. Intercourse during periods isn’t harmful: Contrary to the popular myth, period blood doesn’t contain impurities which might affect the penis in any way. Instead, menstrual blood is normal blood mixed with disposed off tissues from the lining of the uterus and the penis isn’t affected by menstrual blood in any way. The menstrual blood serves as excellent lubricant to make the process of intercourse smoother.
  2. Chances of pregnancy still persist: It is not okay to completely ward off protective measures during periods because even though it is safer than other days, there might be a small chance that the sperm of a man lives on in the female body till early ovulation. Besides, the chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease is the same during period sex.
  3. Can relieve cramps: Some women claim that having sex during their period helps ease their cramps as having an orgasm releases ‘pain- reducing endorphins’ into the bloodstream. Also, some medical practitioners believe that sex provides relief by using up chemicals which are responsible for cramps. Thus, having period sex can prove to be relaxing and less painful than normal days.
  4. Sexual arousal ups during menstruation: Most women feel hornier and more aroused during periods because of the increase in the hormonal levels. Some women feel heavier in the pelvic area which increases the sex drive; precisely the reason why having sex during this time is a good idea. So, for all you know, you might actually have a brilliant intercourse session when she’s on her period. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.
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Hi, I was using ocp's from last 2 years but now I want to get pregnent so I stop taking pills from feb 2015 but till now I am not getting pregnent after 3 months, please help me what was the reason is there any problem?

Sexologist, Panchkula
Do the semen analysis for your partner and you undergo hysterosalpingography to rule out tube blockage.
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I'm suffering from stomach pain during periods. Is there any solution to control pain.

Homeopath, Lucknow
dear lybrate user abdomen pain during periods called dysmenorrhea. mild pain during period is physiologically normal.but if it is intolerable u can use homoeopathic medicine- 1-cimcifuga30/TDs 2-mag phos 30/tds for 2 month.
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Hi I had C sec delivery on 5th October since then I had a heavy bleeding for first 3-4 days then just spotting but from 5th Nov I started bleeding heavily thinking my no4mal period has started as my last lmp was 4th Jan but it's now 5th day and I am still bleeding heavy not sure if this is normal or anything to worry please suggest.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Dear Lybrate user, One can have heavy bleeding, at times. However, it is better to get ultrasound of lower abdomen done and show to Obstetrician.
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New DM Drugs

New DM Drugs

New path to blood sugar control

Most dm drugs make pancrea to increase insulin other act on liver other act on body cell

To date, two of these new drugs have been approved by the u. S. Food and drug administration for treating type 2 diabetes. The first, canagliflozin (invokana®), was cleared last march; the second, dapagliflozin (farxiga®), was approved just this week.

Both drugs are so-called sglt2 inhibitors that act by blocking the kidneys’ reabsorption of sugar, or glucose. The result is that more glucose is released in the urine and the patient’s blood glucose level goes down — a major goal of diabetes treatment.

Most other available drugs for diabetes work by targeting the liver, pancreas or gut to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce insulin resistance or stimulate insulin secretion. In contrast, sglt2 inhibitors work completely independent of insulin.

The two new medications, which are taken by mouth in pill form, are approved for use as stand-alone drug therapy, in addition to changes in diet and increased exercise, or in combination with other drugs for diabetes. Their approvals were based on multiple clinical studies — nine for canagliflozin and 16 for dapagliflozin — showing that they effectively lowered hemoglobin a1c, a measure of average blood sugar level over the previous three months.

A surprise effect on the waistline
An added benefit is that sglt2 inhibitors are associated with modest weight loss. For instance, patients shed from 2.8 percent to 5.7 percent of body weight in clinical studies of canagliflozin.

“The weight loss is an appealing side effect of sglt2 inhibitors, especially in the growing population of obese individuals with type 2 diabetes,” says cleveland clinic endocrinologist mary vouyiouklis, md. “aside from metformin, which occasionally results in modest weight loss, other oral drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes are weight-neutral or can cause weight gain.”

Safety profile: keeping an eye on heart effects
Another potential benefit is also a potential adverse effect: the fact that sglt2 inhibitors have a mild diuretic effect (i. E, tend to increase urination). This results in lowering of blood pressure, which can be good for some patients who have high blood pressure but can also cause lightheadedness, dizziness or even fainting in other individuals. Dr. Vouyiouklis says caution is needed before these drugs are started in any patients at particular risk of the latter effects, such as the elderly or patients taking diuretics or multiple drugs for blood pressure.

The drugs’ other most common side effects in clinical trials — genital yeast infections and urinary tract infections — are also related to the fact that they act via the kidneys. Both drugs posed a low risk of hypoglycemia, the dangerously low blood sugar episodes associated with some diabetes therapies.

However, the new drugs were found to modestly increase levels of ldl (“bad”) cholesterol, which could be a concern because patients with diabetes are already at increased risk of heart disease. The potential for increased rates of heart attack, stroke and other cardiac events is being specifically monitored in large ongoing studies of both canagliflozin and dapagliflozin, but full results are not expected for several years.

Ongoing bladder safety scrutiny with dapagliflozin
Additionally, patients taking dapagliflozin in clinical trials showed a small increase in bladder cancer diagnoses compared with control patients. In fact, dapagliflozin was rejected for approval by the fda two years ago because of concerns over bladder cancer and liver toxicity.

The agency’s concerns about these risks were eased by additional data from dapagliflozin’s manufacturer this time around, but the drug’s approval included a requirement that it be studied for bladder cancer risk in patients in ongoing trials as well as in new animal studies looking specifically at effects on the bladder.

Canagliflozin does not appear to be associated with bladder cancer or liver toxicity, the fda concluded.

More agents in the pipeline
Several other sglt2 inhibitors may soon be available as well. One of them, empagliflozin, is in late-stage studies, and the fda is expected to decide on its approval by the end of march.

Who should get these drugs, and when?
Dr. Vouyiouklis says obese patients with type 2 diabetes and normal kidney function stand to benefit most from sglt2 inhibitors. In general, these drugs seem to be best tolerated by patients with normal kidney function and less well tolerated by those with moderate kidney disease (they should not be used by patients with severe kidney disease). They are not approved for use by pregnant women, patients under 18 or individuals with type 1 diabetes.

“Although sglt2 inhibitors are approved for use as single drug therapy, metformin remains my choice for first-line oral therapy,” says Dr. Vouyiouklis. “Because sglt2 inhibitors are relatively new and their long-term effects are not yet known, I prefer to reserve them for use as add-on therapy. I believe they will be a useful addition, especially in obese patients who are seeking to lose weight.”

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