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Dr. Gurumurthy

Oncologist, Chennai

Dr. Gurumurthy Oncologist, Chennai
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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
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Gurumurthy is one of the best Oncologists in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Gurumurthy at Doc Central in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gurumurthy on Lybrate.com.

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About my wife back pain started in her lumber and thoracic back portion in the month of feb. 2012. We started treatment under local doctor's advice and took pain killers and some muscle relaxant and pain healed. But, it got repeated every week and we did the same treatment for the span of month. After that we did total analysis and it was found that there is compression at d8-d-9 and infection from d8-d10 and l3-l4 of spine. Then we did biopsy (first biopsy) of developed lesions and all reports were normal. At this time othopedician doctor advise us that it can be non-detectable tb infection (as it is non-pulmonary) and we started akt-4 on the basis of symptoms even though mtb was negative up to 4th week of culture growth. She took akt-4 for 20 months (june 2012 to feb-2014). During last 6 months of this time of period she was absolutely fine and started normal movements which were restricted during initial part of treatment. Infection was healed partially, and lesions was also started to disappear. We monitored it by ct scan after every 3 months. But in dec 2014 when medicine supposed to stop completely, again sever back pain started and it was found that there is formation of pus and damage of tissues at d8-d10, l3-l4. During this time of period she suddenly lost her weight by 18 kg (within 15 days), so operated and currated all the pus and infected part from the infected location (second biopsy). That sample we again sent for all the lab tests and it is again negative for mtb. We cultured that sample further and it is fount that this is slow growing ntm (non tuberculin mycobacterium) infection. And rest of all test were normal. As it is very slow growing we cannot found out exact genome of that bacterium. So, at this time infectious disease specialist and spine specialist doctors took decision together and stop akt 4 and started her; 1. Amikacin sulphate 1g: daily im/iv 2. Clarrithromycin: 500mg twice a day 3. Doxycyclin and lactic acid bacillus: twice a day 4. Levofloxacin: 750mg once a day during this treatment only her bsl found high without any diabetic history; so she is also taking, 5. Reclide 80mg twice a day 6. Metformine 500 mg twice a day as amikacin daily 1 gm is very high dose we are monitoring her serum creatinine, lft, esr, crp level on weekly basis; and if serum creatinine level is above standard value doctor advising to stop amikacin for some time and once it comes to normal level again we are starting it. Rests of the medicines are same. Above mentioned medicine has been taken for 4.5 months and again we did contrast mri for analyzing effectiveness of therapy. But in this latest mri report it is found that there is new disease has been developed at d9-d10 vertebral bodies and intervention disc. So, we taken advice from Dr. Rajeev soman, hinduja, mumbai. He has diagnosed it as below; 1. Primary tuberculine infection 2. Secondary nosocomial infection 3. Non-tubeculine mycobacterium and prescribed following medicines for 6 months; 1. Inj. Tigecycline (tiganex) 50 mg, bd - 6 months 2. Tab. Clarrithromycine (synclar) 500 mg, bd - 6 months 3. Tab. Levofloxacine (levoflox) 750 mg, od - 6 months 4. Tab. Linezolid 600 mg, od - 6 months } now all medicines stopped due to severe side effect. Side effect recovery is going on. What should we do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
About my wife back pain started in her lumber and thoracic back portion in the month of feb. 2012. We started treatme...
She is not one of the common cases koch's infection. She is already under care of a competent team. Kindly follow their advice & keep me informed of the progress.
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I am a 32 year old lady. I have a concern of having a very small breast size and also of having a very dry skin. What is the natural remedy for my breast enhancement and getting a soft and shiny skin?

MS, MBBS
General Surgeon, Raipur
I am a 32 year old lady. I have a concern of having a very small breast size and also of having a very dry skin. What...
Breast size correlates to body type. Thin people will have small breasts. Hormonal problems are rarely a cause of this. There is no way to change the size without surgery if there is no hormonal problem.
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Dr. I can feel something hard in my half breast. And very little pain when I press it. What can be this.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon,
Kindly get your self examined by a general surgeon. Considering your age we need to be on the look for many diseases. Best counselled after thorough examination and investigation.
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Hello I diagnose a malignancy tumor having sarcoma in my 11th rib measuring 14 centimetre I don't want to undergo with the chemotherapy cycles it's a humble request to you can you please perform my surgery waiting for your reply sir thank you so much.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Sarcoma are curable tumours when they are localised. sarcomas are treated mainly with multimodalities of therapy. which includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. All these therapies depends upon the type of sarcoma and it's extent.
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Hello sir, I want to know the symptoms of heart cancer? I am 18 years old. Please tell me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer of cardiac origin are not so common and usually arise from the muscles of heart. They depend on the part of heart affected and usually presents as cardiac dysfunction, cardiac temponad. Diagnosed by echocardiography initially.
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Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chances of getting skin cancer due to UV rays, what are the precautions 1 can take to be safe from skin cancer & what are the symptoms of skin cancer?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chan...
.Symptoms of Skin Cancer Skin cancer includes three entities like basal cell carcinoma, . squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.Squamous and basal cell carcinoma develop in sun exposed areas of skin like scalp, face, lip ear, neck, chest, arm and leg. Melanoma develops in areas of skin that are not exposed to skin like Trunk, palm sole of feet etc. people with darker skin are more prone to develop squamous cell carcinoma and people with fare skin are prone to develop basal cell carcinoma. The symptoms of cancer are 1.A spot or sore that does not heal within 4 week 2. A spot or sore that itches, hurts, is scabbed, crusty or bleeds for more than 4 week 3. A painless ulcer that does not heal within 4 week and may bleed 4.A scaly or crusted growth on the sun exposed areas of the skin like scalp, face, lip, ear, neck, chest, arm and leg 5. A fast growing mole that itches, changes its color, size or feel and that bleeds
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Sir, My sister name is sarita. She is suffering from blood cancer. What should we do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam she should immediately consult medical oncologist or hemato oncologist for complete evaluation and regularisation of treatment. Many blood cancers are curable, don't worry.
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I am suffering from blood cancer, first age. What should I do now? Please help me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must meet hemato oncologist /medical oncologist and take treatment as advised by them. It is a long treatment with good results depending on kind of blood cancer.
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My mother is 54 yr old before 10months ago she notice a tumor on left under arm after biopsy and ct scan doctors said she is suffering from breast cancer and a 2inch tumor is in her right breast. Is it iv stage cancer? but in iv stage cancer will reoccurrence.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
Yes it is stage iv cancer unless she also had a tumor in her left breast in which case she would have bilateral breast cancer but not stage iv cancer.
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I've been coughing for the past 2 weeks with a little amount of blood what should I do now or am I having cancer please suggest.

Precision Radiotherapy, Advance Training, MD - Radiotherapy, Fellowship
Oncologist, Varanasi
Coughing up blood generally requires medical evaluation. Causes of hemoptysis bronchitis (acute or chronic), the most common cause of coughing up blood. Hemoptysis due to bronchitis is rarely life-threatening. Bronchiectasis tuberculosis lung cancer or non-malignant lung tumors use of blood thinners (anticoagulation) pneumonia pulmonary embolism congestive heart failure, especially due to mitral stenosis get it evaluated. Get sputum cytology and cect thorax done.
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I recently got to know about the vaccine for cervical cancer prevention. However, I have heard that the vaccination causes hormonal imbalances and the girl cannot conceive later in life. Kindly confirm if this is true.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
I recently got to know about the vaccine for cervical cancer prevention. However, I have heard that the vaccination c...
Dear mam, cervical cancer vaccine is against two strains of hpv viruses responsible for maximum number of cervical cancers ie. Hpv type 16 and 18. It is not a hormonal preparation and there is absolutely no risk of infertility. How ever as any drug has some side effects it may cause local area of inflammation where the shot given, nausea, joint pain or flu like symptoms and they are usually self limiting and do not pose any serious problem.
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What quantity of cranberry one should have everyday My father (86 years) suffering from prostate, he has a suprapubic catheter inserted, will it help him he suffers from severe pain and burning sensation due to infection. I have tried many things. He cannot be operated.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
What quantity of cranberry one should have everyday
My father (86 years) suffering from prostate, he has a suprapubic...
Please Give Chandnasav 20 ml twice a day for 3 weeks Tab chndraprabha Vati 2 2 for 3 weeks Reconsult after 3 wks Can give 20 gms of cranberry daily.
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I am 50 yrs - my father recently succumbed to prostate cancer. What is your advice to prevent prostate enlargement.

General Surgeon,
I am 50 yrs - my father recently succumbed to prostate cancer. What is your advice to prevent prostate enlargement.
Prostetic enlargement is natural process of ageing. In allopathy there is no medicine to prevent enlargement uptill now. Not every enlarge prostate is cancer. But as age advances % of having prostatic cancer is more. Sometime it diagnosed after surgery when tissue send for biopsy.
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Hi Being 78 years of age suffering from 9I0 Prostatic Problem and (ii) Rt Kidney calculi, one calculi is stuck in ureter thus highly infecting the kidney with Pain I am a Sr Gp "A" officer retired from Govt. Of India and hold a CGHS Card valid for whole life. Not suffering from any other prob like BP, Sugar etc. Seek urgent remedial process / action pl.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Hi Being 78 years of age suffering from 9I0 Prostatic Problem and (ii) Rt Kidney calculi, one calculi is stuck in ure...
Mr. lybrate-user. As you have mentioned you have enlarged prostate with stone in rt. Kidney, rt. Ureter. Please get your few investigation done like kidney function test, IVP to see the condition of your stone and function of your kidneys. Get urine culture done with ultra sonogram of your prostate. Please take it on priority bases and consult a urologist.
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Eating tobacco 3 to 4 time in a day can cause cancer tobacco leave and churna I am eating from past 15 years and my mouth is clean no damage should I continue or stop now I am 36 years old give me advice.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
There is no question of you have second thoughts about your habit: quit and do it right now. It may feel like you can’t stop but that it really not true. If you do not try, then it will never happen. You must try and try again until you succeed. The problem with addiction is that you have been conditioned to various events in your daily life and as such it will make it difficult but not impossible. You could work with an addiction counselor to help you process the rehabilitation. It is important to first find out about the ill-effects of tobacco use to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary and true. The nicotine in tobacco stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Nicotine also reduces the erectile capacity of your penis to hamper satisfying sex. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like chewing (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-tobacco users for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit consuming Hans. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take tobacco, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Mother had breast cancer for which she was operated and now taking medicine tamoxifane 20 fpr 15 year. How long she should continue that medicines.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Usually we continue for five to ten years. Usually we change after five years to another type of hormonal therapy may be aromatase inhibitors. Please keep a check for uterine disease periodically by doing ultrasound abdomen.
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He is suffering from hypotonic bladder and the prostate is 37 from past 1 year he is taking selodol d4 /d8 and urotone for clear passage of urine regularly otherwise urine discharge stops. Also in the sonography report there is retention of130 ml. Doctors are also not confident about operating the prostate and not sure that after operation urine discharge will be proper sir please help.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
He is suffering from hypotonic bladder and the prostate is 37 from past 1 year he is taking selodol d4 /d8 and uroton...
Hypotonia or lazy bladder is condition when brain does not get information to empty the bladder due to many condition prostatic and other infection can cause it. please consult an experienced urologist and learn some exercise Which help in improving hypotonia it may improve till that time continue with the treatment under guidence of urologist.
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What are the symptoms, precautions to be taken and causes of the most dangerous diseases of the world cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer usually presents as painless lump, ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, prolonged fever, weakness, altered bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice etc depending on organ affected. It is a lifestyle related disease like increased consumption of alcohol, tobacco, pollution, pesticides and adulterated food, increased chemical usage has reduced immunity And fighting capacity of body to genetic changes which usually cause cancer. Avoidance of carcinogenic substance and healthy dietary Habit prevent the disease, regular health screening helps in early diagnosis.
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