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Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan

Oncologist, Chennai

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan is an experienced Oncologist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. She is currently associated with Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan@Appasamy Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan on Lybrate.com.

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I am 26 years female married for 1 and half years. 8 years back when I was 17yr old I had undergone chemotherapy for gem cell tumour and my left ovary is removed surgically. I had given 6 cycle of chemotherapy totally. 4 cycle before the operation and 2cycle after the operation. Chemotherapy is given as an a injection. Which is a combination of cisplatin (30mg each day in a cycle of 5 days) and etosid (150mg each day in cycle of 5 days). I would like to know what is my chance for being pregnant? does this chemo which I undergone can cause infertility.

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello you said yor one ovary is already removed surgically and you recieved chxemotherapy also. Are you getting yor periods regularily? genrally after chemo there are chances of ovarian failured or insufficiency which can be confrmed by usg -tvs and few hormonal tests in case of ovarian failure or insufficiency you can opt for ivf pregnancy with ovum donation
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I am 56 year old man have got a prostate problem prostate enlargement 37 cm have urine fall problem while on tension frequency of urine fall increase and very slow kindly suggest suitable medicine I do not want operation.

MS, MBBS
General Surgeon, Srinagar
Dear the details provided by you are a bit incomplete. Kindly tell me what is your post voidal urine volume, serum psa levels and uroflowmetry. I will be able to help you better after knowing these details.
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Hello Concern Dr. I would like to advice from you , everyday I drink three or more times coffee with sugar mix is it Ok for health ? I have Sugar under control I used Zoform-1000 MG tablet everyday one time after dinner only. Previous two years before I had faced Cancer hematologist surgery done, but I am alright now.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. In the given context as you describe, I would advise that you minimize or avoid tea/ coffee etc all. Try cut down on sugar, salt, spicy, oily, greasy and other high calorie food stuff including fast foods. Adopt a mediterranean diet pattern instead. Stay well hydrated. You may have green tea (camelia sinesis) instead one to two times daily with no added sugar. Hope this helps. Take care and all the very best. Sincerely,
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Sir what are the symptoms of mouth cancer. I smoke hukka Thrice a week. And I have got sore mouth. Is this a symptom of cancer?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, it is not necessary it may be the sign of cancer but it can occur which is aggravated because of bad hygiene caused by smoking.
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What if I have a lump in breast and getting pain sometimes and feeling itching around breast. Is it a symptom of breast cancer or it may indicate that I may get breast cancer.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Lump, pain and itching around breast is more likely suggestive of fibroadenosis of breast. It is a benign condition. I suggest you to go for ultrasound of breast and fnac if any lesion in breast.
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My grandmother just now detected 2nd stage cancer in uretus (bachhadani) she is 86 years old. Is it beneficial to treat it with chemotherapy or in this age any other treatment like naturopathy etc. She is doing well no diabetes but hypertensive please recommend.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello lybrate-user, chemotherapy has no role in management of second stage uterus cancer. The treatment is surgery (removal of uterus) followed by radiotherapy depending on pathology report. However, due to age factor, we might need to individualise the treatment plan depending on fitness for anesthesia.
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What are the symptoms of throat cancer. I have habit of smoking for last two years. I am recognizing some symptoms as some pain sometimes around the neck region, and some itchiness in that area. Then some bulgeness in the throat. Can define this problem.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, throat cancer usually presents with the following signs & symptoms - it could be a nagging cough, change in voice, with hoarseness or not speaking clearly, difficulty swallowing/ dysphagia, ear pain/ eustachian catarrh, a lump / sore that does not heal, sore throat, weight loss etc all. As I your case, I would advise you to visit an ent specialist in person, so that he/ she can clinically examine your condition and rule out complications, if any. Do take care and all the very best.
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I am 18 years old and I am an boy. I have a big lumb on my right chest since 2 years. The left one is normal but the right chest appears like a breast.

Advanced Aesthetics, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
To the best of our knowledge no medicines or creams work to decrease the breast size. Male breast or gynecomastia reduction. Gynecomastia is treatable by surgery. There is no medical treatment. It is a one day out patient surgery with very gratifying results. It boosts self esteem also. It is a 1 day hospital stay surgery. It takes 1 day for consultation and investigation and 2nd day surgery and discharge in 3-4 hours. The Dr. Can examine and tell you what is the problem, gynacomastia has a breast tissue and a fat component. No one wants surgery unless it is necessary. There is no medication which can give the results. Surgery is the only answer. The surgery is almost painless because there are enough medications to keep the pain under control.
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I want to know that what is cancer? Can cancer spread from one person to another?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
no cancer does not spread from person to person. it is a disease where growth of one particular type of cells becomes unregulated and it interferes with the working of other cells
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My Brother is having cough with breathing problem and high Fever. On XRay it was shown that the left side of lung is totally covered with fluid. Sir, can you tell me what is the problem? His age is 17.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
The commonest cause for such presentation is pulmonary tuberculosis ie tb of chest although rarely other causes can also be there. The fluid needs to be aspirated and tested for afb (ie tb bacteria examination under microscope), gram staining (ie looking for other bacteria), biochemical evaluation and culture. Also sputum examination (x 3) and repeat chest x-ray after aspiration should be done. Proper complete treatment alongwith good nutrition and breathing exercises can result in a cure.
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I am suffering with breast pain which frequently comes from one month but I have this from 13 now my age is 20. Can you give me suggestions please ?

MBBS; M.S.
Gynaecologist, Sri Ganganagar
Take b long f 1daily x 30 days. Tab primrosa 1 daily x 30 days. Cap evion 1 daily x 30 days. Give me feed back.
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What is the treatment for oral cancer and what is the percentage of total cure and what is the procedure for Chemotherapy.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, oral cavity mean oral part of tongue, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa, hard palate etc. They are primarily treated by surgery. Further they may be given radiation therapy, chemotherapy etc depending on histopathological reports. Cure rates depends on initial stage of presentation, earlier the disease better are the cure rates. Chemotherapy are the medicine given either intravenously or orally used to kill cancer cells.
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I have got an infection in lymph nodes. One node is in the neck and other bulges are behind my ears and on skull. Is this a symptom of being HIV+? If yes please mention what should be done in order to get rid of it. i'm quite worried.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
For hiv you can get hiv tested in any labs. But infection in lymph node is not related to it. It could simply mean some infection in either ear or upper respiratory tract, or oral cavity. Infection could be acute or chronic like tuberculosis. It is also one of the symptoms of cancer so must get it checked and treated.
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What is cancer diseases? What causes of cancer? What is cancer and its cause of illness.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cells, usually due to some abnormal signal triggered by faulty genes. Predisposition may be due to carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation or genetic factors etc. It can also be virus related or lifestyle related.
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Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy - Procedure that is Followed

DGO , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy - Procedure that is Followed

Colposcopy is a procedure that is used to get a closer view of a women’s cervix, vagina and vulva. It is a procedure carried on to detect the presence of any abnormal cells on the cervix and nearby areas. 

Why is Colposcopy done?
This procedure is carried out to see the problems in the vagina and cervix which may otherwise be not visible with a naked eye. A colposcopy is done when the Pap test results are abnormal. These abnormalities could be due to several reasons like viral infections namely human papillomavirus (HPV) infection or any other fungal (yeast), bacterial or protozoan (Trichomonas) infection. Atrophic vaginitis or natural cervical changes due to menopause can also lead to abnormal Pap test results. However one needs to be careful because these untreated cervical cell changes that lead to abnormal Pap tests can at times develop into precancerous or cancerous changes.

Cervical Biopsy
In case during colposcopy, an abnormal tissue is found in the problem areas, the doctor will remove a tiny sample of it and send it to the lab. This is normally known as a biopsy or cervical biopsy which is done from inside the opening of the cervix or endocervical canal.
 

Procedure for a colposcopy and biopsy
A colposcopy is normally a pain free procedure where at times some women might feel a slight tingling or burning sensation when the solution is applied. Biopsy might lead to a little discomfort like that of a sharp pinch or a menstrual cramp. During colposcopy a speculum or a small instrument is inserted into the vagina to spread apart the vaginal walls. In order to see the area more clearly the doctor dabs the cervix or vagina with a cotton swab dipped in vinegar (acetic acid) or Iodine (Lugol's solution). The solution is used to remove any kind of mucus and also makes the abnormal cells turn white in order to be clearly visible.

The doctor then uses a colposcope, a light magnifying device that looks like binoculars and has a bright light mounted to it. It also has a camera attached to it to take the videos or pictures of the cervix and vagina.
Biopsies are normally done by scraping away abnormal cells with a small brush or a small curette.

Results of colposcopy or cervical Biopsy
In case of Normal results the vinegar or iodine will not show the presence of any abnormal cells and the vagina and cervix look normal. But in case of abnormal results, there are abnormal tissues seen in the problem areas. It could also be a sore or a genital wart or infection in and around the vagina. The biopsy report would clarify whether it is cervical cancer or is likely to develop. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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Hi, After the operate my Gal Bladder. There r some complications after the tests a stomach cancer or gastric cancer diagnose with starting 3rd stage. Is it curable or not. If any medi. Pls prescribe. Thanx with regards.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Gastric cancers if operable must be operated on followed by adjuvant treatment depending on stage and histology. Don't worry you should be fine.
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I am having pain in my breast from 5-6 days. Nd 3 days before I was having white transparent discharge nd it was having blood in it. Can you pls suggest what shud I do?

MS- General Surgery
General Surgeon, Nagpur
Most common cause of red discharge from nipple is papilloma of the duct. Not a very serious thing. But consult a surgeon as soon as possible.
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