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Dr. K.M.Kundavi Shankar - Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. K.M.Kundavi Shankar

MBBS, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), M...

Gynaecologist, Chennai

32 Years Experience  ·  850 at clinic
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More about Dr. K.M.Kundavi Shankar
Lead Consultant for 5000 babies born in Institute of Reproductive Medicine (IRM),MMM HOD,Sr.Consultant ,practicing IVF since 1999. Specialised in endoscopy,ultrasound and andrology. Special interest in fetal medicine &high risk obstetrics. Training & teaching National board &MGR university fellowship students. In Chennai IRM is the only unit recognised for National board training.


MBBS - Kilpauk medical colledge - 1987
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Sri Ramachandra University - 1997
DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology) - National Academy of Medical Science - 1999
MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) - National Academy of Medical Science - 1999
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Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Chapter of India Society For Assisted Reproduction (TAPISAR)
European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE)
Indian Society For Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)


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My friends periods have got delayed by a week. What are the chances that she is pregnant?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
If her menses r delayed before also then it can be hormonal imbalance otherwise there is a sstrong possibility that she is pregnant. Go for prgnancy test.
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My wife is very slim .Her height is 5 ft 3 and weight is around 48 kgs .She does not put on weight inspite of having a good diet .She does not have any issue with Thyroid and other test were already done everything is normal . I thought that after marriage she would put on weight and look full around her breast and buttocks and on her hips .But it is the same Due to her slim figure I do not get satisfaction during intercourse. Kindly advice what can be done?

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
My wife is very slim .Her height is 5 ft 3 and weight is around 48 kgs .She does not put on weight inspite of having ...
For weight gain proper nutrition is a must. 1) you can start including more milk, cow ghee, fruits & vegetables in your diet. 2) stop eating junk & processed food. 3) make a habit of consuming one well ripen banana with a cup of warm milk with a tsp of ghee. 4) eat soaked dry grapes or dates soaked in warm milk over night. 5) boost up your apettite by working out daily for atleast 30 mins. 6) massaging whole body with vata balancing herbal oil (ksheerabala oil) is very beneficial 7) reducing stress level, sleeping comfortably for long hours and afternoon naps are very essential to increase body mass.
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Once period's cycle started in my body fa d first tym. My body weight started gaining. Though I eat very less food. Wat should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Once period's cycle started in my body fa d first tym. My body weight started gaining. Though I eat very less food. W...
Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problems without causing adverse effects. To start with, take Pulsatilla 200—once daily in the morning and give feedback after 10 days.

Hi im 23 years old girl I have irregular periods from a year after puberty (12 years old) at first it is normal. Sometimes periods occur regular for 6 months and a gap and 3 and sometimes if I take prescribed medicines for three months on that time only my periods occurs and a gap it goes on. Till 16 years and in 17 years I got severe pain which I cannot bare with I got hospitalized they gave medicines etc. After that my periods went very occasional and also gained some little extra weight from 57 kg to 62 kgs I went through homeopathy treatment for as year and I doing my degree 1st year also I gained weight extremely very short period of time (6 months) 62 kgs to 75 kgs it leads me to stress because of many reasons I got depressed and started research on weight loss diet foods at age of 18 I loosed 7 kgs in 1 week (very very strict diet no rice diet and some at home exercise) made me look very unhealthy but I felt little active but I do not know why? My stress level was to core and I depressed very very badly also I facing lot issues at that age its normal but my stress and depression was very very bad I forget very important meet, person,things to do, lack of focus ,disturbed if I went went through road I can not bare with horn its just hits my head noisy, breathless,moodswing, sleepless,exam stress everything I just collapsed I can not even talk with a person normally my friends and parent professors I felt uncomfortable everywhere I cry literally and laugh I was an perfectionist kinda behaviour it leads to very at one of time my parents introduced me to a physcatist I went through counselling sleeping pills nerveres strengthening pills and I also went ayurvedic treatment after that I got completely alright It took me three years to get fix. But gained a lot more weight after that I doing my diets (no carbs ,low carb) But it does not gave my such results and also irregular periods (6 months r 3 months once. I went through gynecologist went through thyroid nd hormonal test its normal for the 1st time she gave me metformin for a year and no use same thing repeated and after that in 2017 I went to another gynecologist gave me krimson 35 two 6 months and same problem and went through an detailed test and also some research and they found that im facing insulin resistance and ofcurse PCOS with 80 kgs 5'4 they told me to do weight loss low carb diet no sugar (no fruits) 30 mins walking for three months. But I can not sustain even for a week I found many other options diets that suits me but I can not sustainable I felt greedy starving also few years back I joined gym membership for 3 months and left workout does not suits me even at home exercise can not help me my lower body was very heavy a little workout and walking leads me to veceing like condition very badly. And in 2018 im going through low carb but healthy lifestyle changes like adding millets dal pulses salads to my diet for 6 months I giving me result but im a sweet tooth and just zombies for sugar craving how shud I control my sweet tooth and give me some ideas on healthy home exercise for flexibility for loss weight strengthen my body how to change my sedentary lifestyle and also im incorporating millets instead of rice at first my my body shows some result now my body gets used to it how shud I over come from this how should I balance my diet with millets portion and it is healthy option please clear my doubts.

Registered Dietitian, P.G.Dip in Dietetics, B.H.SC.-Food Science & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Hi im 23 years old girl I have irregular periods from a year after puberty (12 years old) at first it is normal. Some...
Hello, definitely your case is of PCOS, don't get upset, you have to be very calm and focused. Most of the female who has PCOS develop insulin resistance. Weight loss will definitely help you with your PCOS medications. Tips for weight loss. 1. Take small frequent meals, 6-8meals. 2. Add more fibers like soup, salad, whole grains, whole fruits, etc. 3. Drink plenty of liquids. 4. Don't feast or fast. 5. Do regular exercise for 30 min. For customised diet chart, diet counselling and gurenteed results contact me.

I was diagnosed with submucosa fibroid in uterus in March 2017 (53*46 mm) I took Ayurvedic medicine for more than a year. Today I had an ultrasound scan & its 61*46 mm & uterus is large, anteverted,117*81*67 mm in size. The symptoms are heavy bleeding during periods. Though with medicines the heaviest bleeding is on the second day only.(but it takes out my life) Pl recommend something! Is uterus removal surgery has side effects! (Allopathy doctors recommended it last year but I decided to avoid as some people say it has side effects) My weight is increasing as I have left going to gym becoz of weakness. Walking & yoga I do but not regularly.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Hello dear Lybrate user, Warm welcome to I have evaluated your query thoroughly. The best option is surgery of hysterectomy, I do not favor the resection of fibroid at 47 Hope this clears your query. Wishing you fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance at my private URL Regards take care.
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Is there chances of pregnancy if we do sex 3 times in a month using condom I am expecting my periods on 4th aug.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Is there chances of pregnancy if we do sex 3 times in a month using condom I am expecting my periods on 4th aug.
No, But condom failure is high mainly because of improper use so for future may think of other family planning method.

Hey doc. Is there any chances of pregnancy. After having protected sex or taking unwanted 72.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hey doc. Is there any chances of pregnancy.
After having protected sex or taking unwanted 72.
Yes there are chances of pregnancy. Emergency contraceptive pill has a failure rate of 2% ,if you miss your periods then do a urine pregnancy test.
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DIABETES: How Homeopathy can Cure?

DIABETES: How Homeopathy can Cure?

Diabetes is a long term disease. Homeopaths resorts to different approaches towards diabetes. When the blood sugar level is very high, the priority is to control it. There are homeopathic remedies that could reduce the sugar. Another approach is to understand the patient’s profile through a patho- physiological profiling and resort to treatment of his illness. There is yet another approach to understand the patient in depth through a detailed case taking, crate a profile at his physical, mental, social and spiritual level (holistic approach) and then select a constitutional remedy. Each of these approach has its own scope and limitations. The physician has to take a decision as to what approach is needed on a patient depending on his general health, progress of disease, complications, the organs affected etc. Here’s discussing the four approaches:

1) Management of blood sugar
The commonly used remedies are uranium nitricum, phosphoric acid, syzygium jambolanum, cephalandra indica etc. These are classical homeopathic remedies. These are used in physiologically active doses such as mother tincture, 3x etc. Depending up on the level of the blood sugar and the requirement of the patient.

Several pharmaceutical companies have also brought in propriety medicines with a combination of the few homeopathic medicines. Biochemic remedies which is a part of homeopathy advocates biocombination no 7 as a specific for diabetes. Another biochemic medicine natrum phos 3x is widely used with a reasonable success in controlling the blood sugar. Scientific studies on the impact of homeopathic medicines in bringing down blood sugar are limited, but many of the above remedies have some positive effects either as a stand-alone remedy or as an adjunct along with other medications.

2) Holistic as well as individualistic approach in medicine through homeopathy

This is a unique concept in homeopathy. Even though it may sound strange, homeopathy does not treat pathological effect of the disease per se. A homoeopath treats the patient taking into consideration the mental, emotional and physical peculiarities of the person who is afflicted with pathological state. He considers diseases are a mere deviation in life force and make efforts to correct this aberration. Homeopathy regards health as a state of balancing the equilibrium of the life force and the physicians’ duty is to support the individual to maintain a harmony in health (promotive health), restore the sick to health through a rational medication (curative health) and prevent diseases whereever needed (preventive health). There is a defined philosophical approach in each of the above areas and therefore homeopathy in true sense is called holistic system of medicine. It is also known as experienced medicine because all the medicines that are used on the patients are subjected to human trial and assured of its safety even in infants. The medicines are being used for over two centuries and not even one instance of adverse drug reaction has ever been reported.

3) Constitutional treatment
Hahnemann who published his work on chronic diseases and its cure advises to give more importance to the patients past and family history to understand the genesis of illness and to prescribe constitutional medication. In the modern terminology this could be said as the genetic preponderance or modification due to the patient’s life style or circumstances or due to suppression of illness in the past. The homeopaths, therefore take long hours to understand the patient’s history to understand the constitution, temperament, history of suppression etc to arrive on a constitutional medication. This approach is unique to homeopathy and a little time consuming. It also require extreme skill, perseverance, knowledge and experience. Constitutional remedies acts deeper into the system and correct the inherent disorder of the individual. Thus the constitutional remedy not only cures the disease, but improves individual’s health in general. If patients with diabetes take his constitutional remedy, it will not only help to control his sugar metabolic process, but also the tissue to absorb and assimilate the sugar and try to make other organs function perfectly.

4) Promotive approach to diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by lifestyle modifications. Some of the easy tips are:

Eat small meals every 2-3 hours regularly instead of consuming large meals. Prefer to steam your vegetables rather than fry them. Reduce the consumption of sugar, alcohol and fatty foods in your diet

Eat fiber rich foods like whole grains, pulses and reduce your intake of oil. Avoid fried foods.

The lifestyle modifications that can be followed by everyone are regular exercise for at least half an hour. Prefer to climb stairs rather than using elevators or escalators unless there is any heart ailments. Avoid sitting in same position for longer duration at your workplaces. Take short breaks. Practice yoga at home in case it is not possible to go outdoors and indulge in household chores in order to keep yourself active and fit.

Even a patient who is suffering from type ii diabetes can follow life style medications and resort to regular medications under strict supervision of a qualified homeopath, will escape the serious complications of diabetes and keep his disease under control.

Type diabetes
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Dos and don't in Pregnancy

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Aligarh
Dos and don't in Pregnancy

Dos 6 - 6. Do eat seafood
Seafood is loaded with vitamins and minerals, such as heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and iron, which are important for both mom and baby. Unfortunately, undercooked or raw seafood can also cause some problems. 


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Vipasana - See The True Nature Of Things

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Greater Noida
Vipasana - See The True Nature Of Things

A number of health problems are rooted in mental instability. Frequent bouts of anger and frustration can lead to stress and related problems. One of the most efficient ways of dealing with this instability and stress is meditation.

Vipasana is an ancient meditative technique that promises to allow a person to see the true nature of things. In Buddhist tradition, it literally translates to insight to the true reality of nature namely impermanence, suffering and the realization of non self. It focuses on self observation and the connection between mind and body and aims to eradicate mental impurities.

Vipasana meditation can be broken down into four stages.

  1. Discovering Vitakka and Vicara: The first stage of Vipasana explores the connection between body and mind. This is done by concentrating on inhaling and exhaling and the feeling of air passing over the skin in front of the nose. Vitakka and vicara refer to the concentration and thought required to feel the connection between mind and body.

  2. Disappearance of Vitakka and Vicara: In the second stage, the connection between mind and body is felt effortlessly. Thus, in this stage both vitakka and vicara fade away. This is known as anapana meditation and helps develop control over the mind.

  3. Happiness: When a person reaches the third stage of vipasana, he stops focusing on emotions like pity, sadness, exuberance and only feels happiness. This frees the mind of negativity and hence purifies it.

  4. Equanimity: The fourth and final stage is characterized by mindfulness and leads to clarity. At this stage, a person feels the desire for freedom and understands nature to be ever changing.

Vipasana is taught at a ten day residential program. Here, participants must adhere to a code of discipline that includes absolute silence and abstaining from any form of communication, sexual activity and substance abuse. Participants are taught the basics of the meditation technique and how to practice it but to benefit fully from it, regular meditation is necessary. Advanced vipasana students may attend 20, 30, 45 and 60 day courses to practice vipasana. An introduction to vipasana is also given to children in the form of short 3 day courses.

Ultimately, vipasana enables the practitioner to experience peace and harmony within oneself and with the rest of the world. It frees the mind from craving and hence also helps people abstain from social evils like stealing and killing. Thus, vipasana has the capacity to change minds and character and helps practitioners lead fulfilling, healthy lives.

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