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Dr. P.Venkat

Oncologist, Chennai

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Dr. P.Venkat is a renowned Oncologist in Vadapalani, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Paterson Cancer Center in Vadapalani, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P.Venkat on Lybrate.com.

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Chemotherapy - 3 Reasons To Abstain From Sex!

MD, BHMS, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Sexologist, Delhi
Chemotherapy - 3 Reasons To Abstain From Sex!

Cancer is the scourge of modern era with increasing cases being reported by a significant percentage of the population with the passage of time. With the ever increasing incidences, the number of patients being treated with chemotherapy is also on the rise. This treatment however, does come with its own disadvantages and although it may be effective in curing cancer, its side effects may render a patient incapable of leading a normal life for the duration of the treatment.
 

What exactly is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a process by which cancer cells in the body are destroyed with the use of chemical drugs. Although it is an effective form of treatment, it has many side effects as it can affect good cells as well. This is one of the main reasons hair cells may die out temporarily and a person undergoing chemotherapy may lose hair.

Sex and chemotherapy
Although sessions of chemotherapy can damage a person's libido it may be possible to have sex keeping certain precautions in mind. Here are certain possibilities and problems associated with sex while undergoing chemotherapy.

Possibilities
1. It is possible to have sex while undergoing chemotherapy, if the concerned doctor says that it won't harm the patient in any way.
2. If your doctor says you can have sex then you are in the clear, but it is very important to gauge the situation yourself along with your doctor and go ahead only if chemotherapy is successful.

Problems
1. The main problem is that the patient may not have the energy or the desire to have sex as chemotherapy can be taxing on the body. However, if you want to and the doctor says it won't cause problems, you can go ahead with it.
2. Usually doctors ask patients to abstain from sex if the cancer being treated is within the genitalia. Friction during sex may cause issues within the organs and only, if proper healing has occurred should the patients consider sex.
3. Certain types of chemotherapy may change the lining of the vaginal walls and thus make them more prone to injury during vaginal sex and thus should be abstained from. Also with chemotherapy, the white blood cell count tends to be reduced within the body and this may leave it vulnerable to bacterial infections which may come from the partner during sex.

Moreover, It is advisable not to conceive while receiving chemotherapy, whether the cancer is with the man and most definitely when it is with the woman. Chemotherapy may cause acute imbalances within the body and may seriously affect the development of the baby and especially the mother, if she has cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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Iam a 21 year old girl. 3 year before I felt a lump in my breast and consulted a doctor. She told it is fibroid. I hav taken medicines like primesome, evion and all. Now I am not able to write properly with my hands due to some difficulty. I hand pain om the bones near neck. Feeling tired and some pain and itching on vaginal area. The skin of my breast have changed like old womens and scailness of skin is there. please give an advice.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Iam a 21 year old girl. 3 year before I felt a lump in my breast and consulted a doctor. She told it is fibroid. I ha...
I advise you to stop your treatment and do meditation for mental strength by doing slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid garlic and red chilly and non veg and eggs. Take fruits and vegetables. Follow and give feedback.
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My father has one kidney and now has 49 grams prostrate we want to cure prostrate please guide. Operation or medicine? and if operation than which type of operation ?

General Surgeon,
I will advice for surgery either turp or lesar prostatectomy. Single kidney is not contraidication on cotarary I will say it is one of indication to avoid load as well as infection of that kidney. Turp or laser prostetectomy is more safe&reliable than trial with medicine.
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I am a male of age 76 as on today. I am a patient of cancer of urinary bladder. Initially in March April 2016 I was having blood in urine. After detailed examination including MRI, Biopsy and CT scan it was diagnosed as Cancer of Urinary Bladder. I was operated upon (TURBT). PET CT in Sept 2017 shown tumor of 38 mm. Then I was treated with chemotherapy from 01 Oct 2016 to 06 Jan 2017. On 08 Jan 2017 PET CT revealed tumor reduced to 8 mm. Radiation was done upto 10 March, 2017. Doctor put me on Tab Ralgyz Plus -1 OD. PET CT done in June 2017 shown a little reduced thickening than earlier outside right side of Urinary bladder but it was non cancerous. Tab Ralgyz Plus continued for 3 months. On 06.12.2017 PET CT shown even better results. But thickening was reduced still there. Doctor again has put me on Ralgyz plus from 10.12.17 onwards. I am now having blood in urine with little chips of white color. Tests like Lipid profile, Renal profile, Lever profile, CBC and Urine culture were done. All tests shown normal result except Urine, which was sterile after 48 hours but RBC were seen (full field). He is also on clopiwas for blood thinning. On stopping clopiwas for a while RBC in urine fell to 20-25 and colour was also visibly normal. Please advise. PET CT on 06.12.17 shown no cancer. But after 15 days blood is coming in urine. Is it because of Tablet Ralgyz plus or due to cancer coming again? What should I do now?

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Hello dear Lybrate user, Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly.* many possible conditions, prime concern is blood thinner most likely.* Maintain hydration with plenty of liquids. Continue regular follow up with urologist. Hope this clears your query. Wishing you fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance. Regards take care.
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Hi l am 33 years old lady feeling a tumor in my left under arm. I have a baby and she is 10 month old.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, it is necessary to check your breast and have full physical examination before arriving at any conclusion. Lump under your arm can be many things which includes cancer also. It s better to get it checked up.
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We were informed that for AML type M-4 there is no much advancement for the past 30 years. Is it true? Chemotherapy was given and the patient is stable and healthy now. Can we feel safe for about 5 years with regular check ups. The patient is 55 years old and does not have other problems such as BP, Sugar etc.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
AML M4 is difficult to treat as the treatment related toxicities are too much, if treatement is already over then we can expect good result but recurrence chances are high.
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Hi Is Bleeding for more than 10 days during periods a symptom of cervical cancer.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Why cancer it can be a bleeding disorder too, meet a gynecologist or an oncologist and ask to check if any cervix mass is there if advised do a biopsy to confirm.
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What are the Symptoms of mouth cancer and what is the precautions to take for mouth cancer?

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
non healing ulcer change of voice mass in neck Precautions: Avoid tobacco and alcohol remove chronic irritating tooth
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Is Pleomorphic adenoma is a cancer? My mom have pleomorphic adenoma for past 5 years we taken biopsy it came noncancerous but doctor said it may transfer into cancer it is true what are chances it may transfer into cancer?

MBBS, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine
Oncologist, Nashik
Hi Lybrate user 1. Pleomorphic adenoma is benign salivary tumour. 2. Its chances of conversion to malignancy depends on age (more in 8 th/ 9 th decades of life). Common in females. 3. As such the conversion is low 0.17/ 1 million cases. Higher age higher incidence.
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Why we can not stop the growth of the cancer cell and why the ratio of diabetes in america is high.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells which may be triggered by some genetic mutations may be due to chemicals, pollution, radiation etc. Since the cause lies at genetic level the treatment has to be at that level only, but it's really very difficult to find out faulty gene which is controlling the whole process, lots of researches are going on, we may have some solutions in years to come. American lifestyle, eating habits are responsible for lifestyle related illness.
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