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Dr. Lakshmi Kumari

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Lakshmi Kumari is a renowned Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently associated with Dr. Lakshmi Kumari@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi Kumari on Lybrate.com.

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M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician,
"Nightcaps (Drinking alcohol before bed) give you the worst sleep ever!

Any alcoholic beverage (generally brandy, wine, beer, bourbon etc) consumed before bedtime is known as a nightcap. You may have a nightcap thinking you’ll get better sleep, but did you know that it’s actually responsible for giving you a disrupted sleep pattern? Nightcaps may gradually start interfering with your sleeping quality, causing you to wake up sooner than you want.

How do nightcaps adversely affect your sleeping pattern?

Recently, a study conducted by the University of Melbourne revealed the fact that alcohol before bedtime can give you the worst sleep ever. In this study, several volunteering adults were neurologically monitored in a lab for a few days. Half of them were asked to have nightcaps, while the other half was instructed to drink non-alcoholic beverages. After completing their observation, the researchers reached the conclusion that though alcohol resulted in greater number of sleeping hours, it left the participants feeling dehydrated and less refreshed in the morning due to fragmented sleep. This is because the sleep induced by nightcaps is very shallow, and having nightcaps regularly can result in less restorative sleep.

The side-effects of nightcaps

Ruining your sleep is not the only ill effect nightcaps have on your health. Nightcaps give rise to other issues too, like snoring and night sweats. Moreover, consuming alcohol before falling asleep also weakens your immune system, damages your memory, speeds up the ageing process, results in nightmares, and causes headaches and insomnia. In fact, regular nightcaps are bad for your heart too.

4 ways how you can prevent alcohol from affecting your sleep pattern

Nonetheless, if you want to include a bit of alcohol to your dinner, it can be done in the correct way to ensure that it doesn’t affect the quality of your sleep. You can follow these simple rules to minimise the ill effects of nightcaps:

1. Stick to the three hour rule: Ensure that you drink alcohol at least 3 hours prior to sleeping.

2. Limit yourself to a fixed amount: Always consume alcoholic beverages in moderation and try to limit yourself to only one or two drinks every day.

3. Sleep early: Try to avoid staying awake longer than you usually do as this adds up to alcohol’s abilities of disturbing your sleep.

4. Increase your water intake: Prevent your body from getting dehydrated by the effect of alcohol by consuming at least one glass of water for each glass of alcohol. Additionally, don’t forget to sip a few glasses of water after waking up in the morning.

Sleep is important for your overall well being, so try not to compromise with it by consuming nightcaps regularly, especially after knowing about its devastating effects.

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Hi, I m 24 weeks pregnant. It was fine till 22nd week but suddenly I started bleeding. A gush of blood, my gynac prescribed me Pause 500 I stopped bleeding the next afternoon. My only concern is why did I bleed. I can feel my baby's movements. Please help.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hi, I m 24 weeks pregnant. It was fine till 22nd week but suddenly I started bleeding. A gush of blood, my gynac pres...
Mere pause is not sufficient for pregnancy bleeding. You need examination of cervix and also an usg urgently to diagnose the cause of bleeding.
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Mera 2013 main ectopic pregnancy hua tha. Jiske baad main pregnant nahi ho pa rahi hoon. Mera 9 years ka beta bhi hai. Please give me idea to get pregnant. I have lost my right fallopian tube during ectopic pregnancy.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Mera 2013 main ectopic pregnancy hua tha. Jiske baad main pregnant nahi ho pa rahi hoon. Mera 9 years ka beta bhi hai...
get a hysteroscopy test of you done after your periods are over to find out everything is fine with your uterus. Also get AMH LH FSH TSH and Prolactin tests done, on day 2 of cycle.
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I'm married for five months and I calculate my ovulation using BBT and P Tracker. It said my ovulation was on 7th nov. We had contact on 5th, 6th and 9th nov. Now I found some white discharge in small. Is it mean that every thing came out. Can I get pregnant.

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I'm married for five months and I calculate my ovulation using BBT and P Tracker. It said my ovulation was on 7th nov...
It does not mean what you think you can get pregnant that you will know after you miss your periods then get pregnancy test done after few days.
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I'm a 17 years old female. I always get my periods either 1 week late or 1 week early. I actually visited my doctor and she told me to attend some tests. All the reports were normal but still my periods are not regular. I'm very much worried. I don't understand what to do? Can you please help me?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I'm a 17 years old female. I always get my periods either 1 week late or 1 week early. I actually visited my doctor a...
It can happen at this age. Mostly it normalizes with time. All tests normal- that's a good thing. Just avoid gaining weight.
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I am an 18 year old girl. And last month, I had unprotected s**. And then I ate the" I pill" contraception. Now, it has been over a month since I've got my periods and inam worried a lot about this. I have taken the pregnancy test using the kit and it showed negative though. How else can I know that if I'm pregnant or not? And my boyfriend has used the'pull out' method too. Is it one of the effect of the pill on periods? Should I wait till January ends or should I meet a gyno now itself? I'm all confused and scared.

DNB, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
I am an 18 year old girl. And last month, I had unprotected s**. And then I ate the" I pill" contraception. Now, it h...
Very early pregnancy may show up negative with the urine pregnancy kit. To be sure, either repeat a urine test one week later with first morning voided urine or do a blood test, serum beta hcg. If either are negative, please consult a gynaecologist to find out the cause of missed periods.
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I am 7th month pregnant and I want to know about the gender of my baby through ultrasound. Please help me as it's my first baby.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am 7th month pregnant and I want to know about the gender of my baby through ultrasound. Please help me as it's my ...
wait for two more months,you would do know ,anyways ,you should be more bothered about your health and baby rather than the gender,so will expect you now onwards to stop this attitude.Girl child is an amazing gift given by God,and so is the boy child, girl is a creator of new life and boy is a runner of flagging the family name,but without a girl boy has no value,so request you nurture your mind towards the new member going to be added to your family and enjoy the impending motherhood.
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Sir, sex karne ke safe day's kis date ko hote h because female pregnant na ho but female ke period ke safe days kaunsa se hote h ?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, safe days are from day1 to day 12 and day 25 till day of period. Fertile period is 3 days before ovulation day till 10 days after it. Regards.
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She is 18years old and she wants to know about menstrual bleeding, why does it happens.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
She is 18years old and she wants to know about menstrual bleeding, why does it happens.
When ovulation takes place, it needs sperm to conjugate. When sperm doesn't meet ovum, the endometrium which is ground for conception, is shedded after few days, causing bleeding known as m. C.
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Help me to get rid of my acne problems including dark spots and scars .i do have severe hair loss .will it be a symptom of pcod.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Help me to get rid of my acne problems including dark spots and scars .i do have severe hair loss .will it be a sympt...
Hello, as you are worried and have tried many commercial products which do more harm than good, try these home remedies. Dilute one part apple cider vinegar with three to four parts water (use four if you have sensitive skin), and then apply all over your face using a cotton ball or pad Like apple cider vinegar, lemon juice contains citric acid. It also boasts L-ascorbic acid, a natural astringent and antioxidant. LEMON is good remedy- Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed. You can also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and put it on the pimples overnight. In the morning, wash the skin well with lukewarm water. Dark spots on face fast 1.Squeeze a fresh lemon into a bowl to get the juice. 2.Dilute with a little water if your skin is sensitive. 3.Using a cotton ball, dab the fresh lemon juice over acne scars. 4.Allow it time to dry. 5.Rinse your facial skin using cool water. 6.Repeat this dark spots on face cure once in two days to lighten dark pimple spots fast. FOR LIGHTER SKIN Hi you can apply a mixture of milk and banana on your face. 1.Before going to sleep apply a mixture of raw milk and rose water on your skin. 2.Mix baking soda with water and apply on your face when clean. Let it sit for 15 minutes before you wash it off with water. – This is an excellent way for getting lighter skin -1) Apply a mixture of honey and lemon, both only one tablespoon, before sleeping and then rinse with warm water. Ensure a good night's sleep and then wash your face with cool water in the morning. OR YOU CAN 2) Apply mash ripe banana on face and leave for 15 minutes. Use rice water to help lighten your skin faster. For smoother and clear skin- you can make a lemon juice rinse. 1.Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and add the same amount of water. 2.Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it to your face, neck, chest, arms, and anywhere else you want your skin to be lighter. 3.Let the rinse sit on your skin for 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. DARK SPOTS/ AGE SPOTS 1.Lemon is good for removing the dark spots on your face and body .Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2.Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3.Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result. TO REMOVE AGE SPOTS age spots you can apply the juice from a fresh lemon to age spots at least twice per day to naturally reduce their appearance. Allow the juice to remain for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Lemon juice contains mild acidic agents that may slough away dead cells from the skin's outer layer and lighten dark spots on the skin. I can suggest you some home remedy for hair fall which is troubling you like many others. Hair fall is very common these days and chemical lotions are best avoided 1.Take the white of one egg and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil. 2.Beat to give a paste-like consistency and apply to the entire scalp and hair. 3.Keep it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo. Here are some easy tips to help avoid hair loss. Another method is to apply Aloe Vera Aloe Vera gel also works wonders. Massage the scalp with aloe gel, leave in for a few hours and then wash with lukewarm water. Aloe gel, coconut milk and wheat germ oil make a great hair conditioning treatment to help fight hair fall. Massage it on the scalp to reduce hair fall. 1.Wash hair without shampoo. 2.Apply coconut oil and do not shampoo, and leave it to dry. It will not make your hair oily as it will dry up in minutes.. 3.Look at the ingredients to find a mild shampoo. 4.Use a good hairbrush. 5.Try a scalp massage. 6.Test your hair for thinning if you're concerned.
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Is it possible to have syphilis after 3 years of contact? Is it possible to have no symptoms till 3 years after 3 years person has positive result for syphilis.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
The average time between acquisition of syphilis and the start of the first symptom is 21 days, but can range from 10 to 90 days.
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Am now 33 weeks of pregnant which week can I take up a scan? Do I ve to take another blood test please advise.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Am now 33 weeks of pregnant which week can I take up a scan? Do I ve to take another blood test please advise.
Yes normally between 34 -35 weeks there is scan done if not done at 32 weeks. Hb and blood sugar is done at this time.
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Chikungunya - How It Affects Your Body?

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
Chikungunya  - How It Affects Your Body?

The mosquito may seem a very small creature, but can be deadly as they spread quite a few severe infections, with chikungunya being one of them. The disease got its name from an African language, which means to walk bent over.

Chikungunya is a viral disease that is carried by specific varieties of infected mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). It was originally confused for dengue, which is another mosquito-transmitted infection, but then called out as a separate disease. Both diseases start off with non-diagnostic symptoms including fever, rashes, fatigue, anaemia and headache. Dengue could be distinguished by the lowered platelet count, while the persistent joint pains and eye pain could be the distinguishing factor for the chikungunya.

The mosquito is the vector, which picks up the virus from one infected person and spreads it to another person. The virus does not spread directly from one person to the other. Once it reaches the blood stream, it multiplies in the body, and over a period of 1 to 12 days, the symptoms begin to appear.

Symptoms: The symptoms of chikungunya are listed below, which reflect the effects on the body.
The symptoms are generally nondiagnostic and generic including fever, rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, eye pain, fatigue, tiredness, lethargy, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. The eye pain which occurs behind the eyes and the joint pains are the indicative symptoms, which point to chikungunya. In fact, the joint pains make the patient assume a stooped posture, and that is where the name chikungunya was originally derived from.

Most of the above symptoms subside over a period of 10 to 15 days but the joint pain continues. In fact, in many, it can continue to exist for months and even years and eventually develop into rheumatoid arthritis.
Though chikungunya is not a fatal disease by itself, it can produce long-term symptoms which can be severely disabling and affect the quality of life.

Anybody who is bitten by the infected mosquito can develop the disease, but there are some groups of people at a higher risk. These include newborns, the elderly people, and people with chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and chronic heart disease.

However, once infected, the person develops immunity and future infections do not happen unless their immunity is severely compromised.

Treatment: There is no specific treatment, and symptom relief is provided through rest, hydration, pain killers for joint and muscle, antipyretics for fever, and avoiding aspirin.
While there is no vaccine for chikungunya, preventing exposure to mosquito bites when you are travelling and preventing mosquito breeding and reducing exposure to mosquitoes by using repellents and nets are advisable.

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If you want to wake up fresh, sleep with clear mind

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
If you want to wake up fresh, sleep with clear mind
Some of the affirmations techniques help you in sleeping with the clear mind. Address your adverse feelings and thoughts before you go to sleep.
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She is facing irregular periods. Two months time gap. Is this a serious problem. M clueless pls help.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
She is facing irregular periods.
Two months time gap. Is this a serious problem. M clueless pls help.
She needs to get a usg pelvis done along with a few blood tests: fsh lh tsh prolactin and testosterone. Treatment will depend on the results.
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Hi. Last cycle I underwent follicular study .and on my 12th day it was 11 mm. Post wic it dint grow. I used siphene tablets from day two. Could you tell me the reasons for not growing.

MBBS , DGO , FIMAS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi. Last cycle I underwent follicular study .and on my 12th day it was 11 mm. Post wic it dint grow. I used siphene t...
Follicular growth vary from cycle to cycle. After completing hormonal profiling your gynaecologist may step up the treatment. Injectable hormone can be used for follicular growth.
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I am 21 years female. I am having pimples since 4-5 years. It is like having 2 or 3 pimples every day on face. And some small pimple but they are not red and not contain pus. And pimples leave spots too. What should I do.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Vadodara
I am 21 years female. I am having pimples since 4-5 years. It is like having 2 or 3 pimples every day on face. And so...
Hello lybrate-user I can completely understand your concern. Pimples can be very frustrating at times. It is better to treat pimples at the right time or else they leave scars and marks. There are different types and grades of pimples. I need to see your skin to guide you properly. For that you will have to start a private chat. Meanwhile you can avoid scratching the pimples and also use a good gel based sunscreen of atleast 15 SPF to prevent further damage. Take care.
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She had bleeding after first tim intercourse she had severe pain any tablets any lotions next time precautions please suggest any condom and other precautions please.

BAMS
Sexologist, Nashik
She had bleeding after first tim intercourse she had severe pain any tablets any lotions next time precautions please...
Pain during first time is obvious. But u can take precautions like their should be lubricantion in Vagina before insertion. Use Any Oil like coconut oil for lubrication.
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Causes of Renal Transplant Rejection

MBBS, MS-General Surgery , FMAS, FIAGES
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Causes of Renal Transplant Rejection

Living with a renal transplant constantly exposes you to the risk of organ rejection. Although it might sound scary, it usually happens because the medication needs to be tuned according to the requirements of your body. A change in medication usually solves the problem of a possible rejection, and a rejection becomes less likely if it doesn't happen within a year of the transplant. Some obvious signs of rejection are a pain on the region of transplant, fever, change in weight or low urine discharge.

The causes behind a renal rejection vary on the basis of the type of rejection that takes place. Here are three different types of renal rejection and their causes:

  • Hyperacute Rejection - Hyperacute rejection occurs within 24 hours of the transplant. It can have an immediate effect and occurs as the existing antibodies act against the grafted material, causing irreversible destruction. The immune system may recognize it as a foreign body and destroy it. Hyperacute rejection is common for patients who have received multiple blood transfusions or have suffered from transplant rejection earlier. The tissue must be removed immediately before it becomes fatal for the recipient. This type of rejection can generally be avoided if the doctors type or match both the receiver and the organ donor. The organ is less likely to be rejected if there are similar antigens between donor and receiver.
  • Acute Rejection - Acute rejection generally occurs after the first week of transplantation. Acute rejection is common in most recipients. Since a perfect match of antigens is rare to find, except in the case of identical twins, some amount acute rejection occurs in the case of all recipients. It can cause complications like bleeding and inflammation. The risk of acute rejection is highest in the first three months of the transplant.
  • Chronic Rejection - Chronic rejection occurs months later after the transplantation. This happens over time when the immune system of the body reacts against the transplanted tissue and slowly damages the organ. In such a case, the kidneys can suffer from scarring or fibrosis and damaged blood vessels.

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