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Dr. Keerthika

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Keerthika is a trusted Gynaecologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Sri Venkateswara C M Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Keerthika on Lybrate.com.

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I have a problem of severe pain in my abdomen when my periods gets started! Is it a hormonal imbalance or reproductive system problem?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - General Surgery
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
I have a problem of severe pain in my abdomen when my periods gets started! Is it a hormonal imbalance or reproductiv...
Dear Lybrate user, its quite common problem in young females. So just relax n improve your health by dietary intake.
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Can Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Prove to be Fatal?

FICOG, FICMCH, FIMSA, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Can Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Prove to be Fatal?

Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) is a bacterial infection that affects a woman’s reproductive organs. This disease is not contagious though men can host and transmit the bacteria that triggered the disease through intercourse. Chlamydia (know more about Chlamydia disease) and gonorrhea are the two most common causes of this disease. Apart from being transmitted sexually, this disease can also develop through the insertion of an unsterilized contraception device into the vagina or during a gynecological procedure such as an abortion. In rare cases, normal bacteria from the vagina can also spread into the uterus and fallopian tubes triggering this disease.

PID can be fatal and should not be ignored. Lower abdominal pain is the primary symptom of this disease. This pain can vary from being mild to be seriously debilitating. Other symptoms of this condition are:

  1. Abnormal or foul vaginal discharge.

  2. Painful intercourse that may be accompanied by bleeding.

  3. Irregular periods.

  4. Spotting between periods.

  5. Severe menstrual cramps.

  6. Burning sensation while urinating.

  7. Urge to frequently urinate and an inability to empty the bladder.

  8. Swollen abdomen.

  9. High fever alternating with chills.

  10. Swollen lymph nodes.

  11. Diminished appetite with nausea.

  12. Weakness and depression.

  13. Lowered libido.

PID can often produce a pus-like fluid that scars the reproductive organs. This can result in infertility. This risk is influenced by the duration and severity of the infection along with the number of times it recurs. Women suffering from pelvic inflammatory disease are also at a higher risk of having a tubal pregnancy. This type of pregnancy is fatal for the baby and also threatens the life of the mother.

In cases where the disease is triggered by an STD like gonorrhea or Chlamydia, it can also spread to the liver tissues. This is a complication known as the Fitz Hugh Curtis syndrome and causes a collection of pus in the form of an abscess in the fallopian tubes or ovaries. If this abscess ruptures, the pus would spread into the pelvic cavity causing severe pain, nausea and a fall in blood pressure. If it spreads further into the blood stream, it can be fatal.

Diagnosis of this disease is difficult as its symptoms are usually mild and common to a number of other conditions. However, once diagnosed, it can be easily treated through antibiotic medication. Surgery is required only in cases where there is no response to antibiotics or if an abscess bursts or is at a stage where it may. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a and ask a free question.

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How Can Nasal Obstruction Cause Clogged Ears

DNB (ENT), Diploma - Diploma - DLO - Rhino-Laryngology, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
How Can Nasal Obstruction Cause Clogged Ears

There is a strong connection between the ears, nose and throat, as any ENT or Ear Nose Throat specialist will be able to tell you. When there is any kind of congestion or obstruction in the nasal passages, one can also feel some effect in the ears with the symptoms going from mild to severe.

So how can nasal obstruction cause clogged ears? Here is our explanation!

  1. The Connection: To begin with, let us understand the connection between the ears and the nose. There is an opening that can be found in the back of the nose, which leads into a tunnel called the Eustachian Tube. This tube goes into the ears and creates some amount of pressure when the nasal passages get blocked. This pressure can be felt as clogging of the ears and can usually be eradicated with the help of a pop in the ears. This pop can be brought about by pinching your nose and trying to breathe, or even yawning hard or indulging in some gulping or swallowing motion as well. 
  2. Mucosal Swelling: The swelling within the patient's nose usually points at the buildup of mucus, which can make the nasal lining thicker, thus making the act of breathing that much more laboured and difficult. This obstructs the nasal tract, in plain and simple terms. This swelling usually spreads to the tunnel or the Eustachian Tube, which can become swollen and even shut, consequently leading to a feeling of having clogged ears. 
  3. Negative Nasal Pressure: When the pressure inside the nose is built up in a negative way due to the obstruction that makes the patient breathe even harder, then the ears end up taking the pressure. This makes them clogged. This negative pressure usually manifests in the back of the nose where the Eustachian Tube is located, which creates a build up in the ears as well. This can also lead to a ringing pain when a patient tries to suck in air too hard due to the obstruction. 
  4. Bernoulli's Principle: If we are to incorporate air in place of fluid and liken the action of breathing with an obstructed nose, with the action of sucking fluid in through an obstructed straw, then the fluid dynamics would apply to this case. As per these fluid dynamics, more rapid flow of fluid can lead to decreased pressure on the surrounding areas. This can be applied to the blocked nose where air must pass through faster and with more fluidity so as to ensure that there is less pressure on the ears, which will keep them from getting clogged. 

Persistent clogged ears and nasal congestion can also point towards an infection and should be checked by a doctor immediately.

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Hi, I have burning sensation and itching around vagina mouth and around my labia for last couple of days. The place does not remain dry no matter how hard I try. No foul smell or thick discharge. I also get vaginal pimples very often. For vaginal pimples I have been given kenozole-bg which I use only when I have a pimple. Just to mention I also have face acne and body acne for which I have done course of doxypal twice in two years. Currently I am on no medication.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello, Excessive pimples and burning accompanied with itching denotes Pitta dosha dushti in your blood. Intake of certain diet like, green chillies, spices, vinegar, sea food etc. Raises the level of endotoxins in the blood which then result in these symptoms. I recommend you to reduce these and start consuming dairy products except curd. They are rich source of Omega3 hence prevent the release of these endotoxins in blood.
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I am 36 old female. I done family planning before 10yrs. But now for 2 months I dnot get period. Is it any problem. I did pregnant test its negative.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 36 old female. I done family planning before 10yrs. But now for 2 months I dnot get period. Is it any problem. I...
no issues, there are other reasons other than pregnancy for not getting periods, see a gynaec/ come for a consultation
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My wife has just delivered a baby & when ever she is feeding our baby I can't resist myself from sucking my wives breasts I have even drank her breast milk. Please tell me can I continue drinking my wives breast milk & if it is healthy.?

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
This milk has antibodies and other important things for the baby which will help the baby to fight infection.
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Doc me and my gf had sex wen I ejaculate condom was broken and my sperm was gone her but after that she took I pill within. Hour so will she get pregnant or not please help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Doc me and my gf had sex wen I ejaculate condom was broken and my sperm was gone her but after that she took I pill w...
Ipill is an emergency pill and you did the correct thing by giving the ipill immediately, so it has maximum efficacy when given immediately after sex.
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After child birth till now not get menstrual cycle so we had sex, What we need to do? Now breastfeeding full time and now completed 60 days. Please advice.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
After child birth till now not get menstrual cycle so we had sex, What we need to do?
Now breastfeeding full time and...
Till you are fully breastfeeding, the body provides natural contraception, since egg release is prevented. As the number of feeds and quantity of milk reduces after 6th month, a chance ovulation may escape, and result in pregnancy. So if you haven't got your cycles yet, it may be safe. After 4th month start using a regular pill.
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Can you suggest me which day is more powerful for play in sex for getting pregnant.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
Can you suggest me which day is more powerful for play in sex for getting pregnant.
Hi tenth day to the seventeenth day is ideal for fertilisation this is in gereral only if you give your cycle details can give dates.
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SMOKING

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
SMOKING
Every single puff of cigarette brings you closer to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
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Hello sir I'm vijay. I make relation with my girlfriend during period time and used protection but I saw in d end that condom was damaged so I gave her unwanted 72 but now she told me that the period is not stop mean blood are coming pls suggest me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello sir I'm vijay. I make relation with my girlfriend during period time and used protection but I saw in d end tha...
It is Mostly the effect of i pill.. as they r hormonal they make the periods irregular. And for ur knowledge it may remain irregular for next few..
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Hey mam or sir. M prgnt of 8th month it mean 31 weeks on 24th I have went to scan. My fetal biometry is BPD 32 weeks 5 Days and AC 28 weeks and FL 31 weeks 5 days. My gyno said everything is fine normal .bt I am really worried of it. please help me. Wht to do is it fine or I should do something. Hlp.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hey mam or sir. M prgnt of 8th month it mean 31 weeks on 24th I have went to scan. My fetal biometry is BPD 32 weeks ...
Hello, this is normal as there is always a discrepancy of 5-10% in usg as observer's bias. As long as fl/ac ratio is normal, everything is fine.
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I have feelings of committing suicide, under went an abortion recently, abortion done through pills. My love of my life is ignoring. I am not understanding whats happening.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
Dear don't worry you can take homeopathy medicine Natrum mur 1m single dose it will help your problem if you want solution for your problem u can take private consultancy for your problem
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Behaviour Disorder in Teenagers

PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Behaviour Disorder in Teenagers

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP THERAPY FOR REMEDYING THREE TYPES OF SKILLS DEFICITS   

Many adolescents lack important skills that are essential for their academic achievement, personal development andfor their  effective social adaptation. In my 25 years of practice as psychologist and particularly in my therapy sessions with teenagers, I have come across more evidence in support of the behavior deficit model. This model considers skills deficit as a major root cause of psychological disturbance and social mal-adjustment. Skills deficit in adolescents are found to fall under three distinct categories. These three categories account for the vast majority of behaviors usually included under the term behavior disorders. All three patterns are maladaptive ( socially or individually). Each of the following three patterns also involve inter-personal alienation.

AGGRESSIVE TEENAGERS: They may be quarrelsome and generally irresponsible in their social interactions. They pick up fights easily and may disruptive and destructive in school or playground. They may be defiant of authority and lack feelings of guilt or remorse for wrong, unethical behavior.

WITHDRAWN TEENAGERS: Such teens may be generally overanxious and timid. They may get hurt easily and therefore very reluctant to interact with people. They may constantly complain of being victimized or teased. They lack self-esteem and self-confidence. They may go through feelings of depression and social anxiety and therefore may be seen as lonely and socially withdrawn.

IMMATURE TEENAGERS: They may be clumsy in their behavior. Usually they go around with younger playmates who have lower level of social skills. They may have short attention span and may engage in day-dreaming or even self-talk. They are too passive and socially incompetent. This may result in more criticism and ridicule from the peers.  

Social skills deficit in a common cause of adjustment problems in teenagers and college youth. If your teenage son or daughter is found suddenly losing interest in studies and getting low marks or found to be generally quiet and withdrawn, it is a good idea to get him/her assessed by a psychologist so that necessary remedial and preventive steps can be taken to enhance their personal growth and wellbeing.

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Few day earlier my wife has aborted a 9 weeks baby .but still milk production occurs from his breast .is it normal or after few days it will automatically?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Few day earlier my wife has aborted a 9 weeks baby .but still milk production occurs from his breast .is it normal or...
If you are right about duration of pregnancy when she aborted then usually milk production does not happen at 9 weeks abortion, so keep her under supervision of Gynecologist.
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Sexual Disorders - Types + Treatments

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Sexual Disorders - Types + Treatments

Sexual disorders are issues or complications which hamper your sex life. This can have unintended consequences such as depression and separation. Sexual disorders may be either physical or psychological; at present, there are treatments available for most sexual disorders.

Sexual disorders interfere with certain parts or the whole of the sexual response cycle (which consists of excitement, orgasm, plateau and resolution). This means that you will not be able to achieve satisfaction and contentment by engaging in a sexual activity.

The types of sexual disorders are-

  1. Disorders related to orgasm: These disorders are related to the inability to orgasm or climax.
  2. Desire disorders: Lack of desire to engage in sexual intercourse
  3. Arousal disorders: If afflicted with these disorders, you will find it very difficult to be aroused during a sexual activity.
  4. Pain related issues: These are disorders in which you experience pain during sexual intercourse.

The symptoms of sexual disorders are-

  1. You may be unable to orgasm.
  2. Tight muscles in the vagina, thus hampering sex.
  3. Dry vaginal tissues in the vagina leading to pain during sex.
  4. Inability to maintain or achieve erection.
  5. Premature ejaculation.

There are various treatments which are available to rectify sexual disorders. They are-

  1. Sex Therapy: You may consult a sex therapist who can provide counseling on the psychological aspects of sex. They can help you resolve those psychological factors which can act as a deterrent.
  2. Hormone Therapy: Women can undergo hormone therapy if the cause of sexual disorders is an imbalance in the hormones.
  3. Mechanical Devices: Various devices such as penile implants and vacuum devices can help overcome sexual disorders.
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I have pcos but luckily I am pregnant with 4 nd 1/2 months. But I am suffering from hair loss. I am afraid that I ll be bald soon. How can I cure that.

Advanced Aesthetics, P.G.D.C.A.M , M.D.(am)
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Ludhiana
I have pcos but luckily I am pregnant with 4 nd 1/2 months. But I am suffering from hair loss. I am afraid that I ll ...
Hi! Greetings! To get rid from hairfall use coconut oil and apply onion water two times a week apply it on your hairs maximum for one hour and after that wash your hairs properly with shampoo and we are sure you will get result in one month minimum.
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Sir sex ke baad meri wife ke pet me dard hota h or uska kabhi mood bntaa hi nai? Tell me sir koi dawa ya kuchh bataiye taaki main apni wife ke saath sex ka enjoy le saku.

BAMS
Ayurveda,
Sir sex ke baad meri wife ke pet me dard hota h or uska kabhi mood bntaa hi nai? Tell me sir koi dawa ya kuchh bataiy...
Lybrate-user, it might be her secretion is less or dry vagina, its may be due to stress or some other physical problem, so you have clear all those physical obstacle, then think about. Ok.
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3 Major Infections In Female Reproductive System

MBBS, D.G.O, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Membership of Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
3 Major Infections In Female Reproductive System

The uterus, vagina and cervix are major components of the female reproductive system. Their functioning impacts the overall growth and health of the female body as well as sexuality.

There are a number of infections and diseases that affect the female reproductive organs. Most cases require clinical care and treatment in consultation with a gynaecologist.

Following are the symptoms of infection in the uterus, cervix or vagina:

  • Pain or numbness in the pelvic region
  • Unusual discharge from the vagina
  • Bleeding during or after intercourse
  • Pain or burning sensation during urination
  • Skipped periods
  • Excessively painful menstrual cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Urinary incontinence


There are three main types of infections that affect the organs of the female reproductive system. They are as follows:

1. Vaginitis
This is an infection that affects the vagina. It occurs when the walls of the vagina get inflamed and irritated. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, yeast, chemicals and even clothing. It often occurs due to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The different types of infections that occur as vaginitis are yeast infection, viral vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis, trichomoniasis vaginitis, etc.

2. Cervicitis
This infection affects the cervix. Cervicitis can either be acute or chronic in nature, depending upon what causes the cervix to get inflamed. It occurs most commonly due to sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia and herpes. This condition is often confused with vaginitis as the two have similar causes and symptoms.

3. Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) is a serious infection that affects the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is caused by sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhoea and can lead to severe complications. It often causes scar tissue to grow between the internal organs and may even lead to ectopic pregnancy. If not properly diagnosed, it can cause infertility and other chronic problems.

Treating the various infections that affect the female reproductive system depends on a number of factors such as nature of the problem, age and medical history of the patient, and the root causes. Early detection and diagnosis ensure effective treatment which makes it important to see a gynaecologist at the onset of symptoms.

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Hi i am nidhi my age is 30 Years have one two year old baby Though my periods are regular but this month my periods have not started yet my due date was 3 Sept .i have done pregeneincy test and its negative

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi i am nidhi my age is 30 Years have one two year old baby Though my periods are regular but this month my periods h...
Hello, Pregnancy test is positive after 1 week of the expected date of the periods. So, repeat the test again and revert me back with the result.
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