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Dr. Pethammal

Gynaecologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Pethammal Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Pethammal is one of the best Gynaecologists in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Dr. Pethammal@Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pethammal on Lybrate.com.

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Respected Doctors 2 days before share my problem about MY wife. She is 29 years old and I am 45 years old. At morning during sexual intercourse MY wife found little pain inside vagina. Today we visited gynecologist. She said do not worry no problem some time its happened also suggest me use condoms during intercourse. But my wife use ocp then she said use condoms few days than when everything normal you both decide which precaution you want to continue. MY wife not much happy with condoms. So what can I do now? Please suggest me. Thank You.

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Sexologist, Mumbai
Respected Doctors 2 days before share my problem about MY wife. She is 29 years old and I am 45 years old. At morning...
Use extra thin condoms for time being, once her irritation in vagina subside you can continue having see with out condom. Also when ever you have set with out condom ensure adequate lubrication by proper foreplay or you can use a lubricant jelly. Nothing to worry.
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Hi I got married 6 months back ,still my wife is having periods and not getting pregnant. How can she get pregnant?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
Hi I got married 6 months back ,still my wife is having periods and not getting pregnant. How can she get pregnant?
Chance of pregnancy is between 12-22 day from lmp so try in that days Then after not positive you should take medice for induction of ovulation Homeopathy has treatment without side effect.
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I need to know if taking I pill effects periodical monthly cycle. Because this month my wife consumed an ipill and within a week her cycle started which was scheduled normally in the end of this month. Please advice.

BHMS, Certified in Aesthetic Skin Treatments, Certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Homeopath, Mumbai
I need to know if taking I pill effects periodical monthly cycle. Because this month my wife consumed an ipill and wi...
Yes periods get very irregular when you take i-pill. Emergency contraception can change the length of your monthly menstrual cycle, making your next period come as much as a week earlier or a week later than usual.
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Diarrhoea {excessive non stop loose motions} in 18th week of pregnancy. Have already eaten isabgol with curd and water many times. Have also taken econorm powder with water three times a day. Eaten bananas too. Had coconut water, lime water etc. What else can I do. No relief at all. Worried about my baby. Please advise.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Diarrhoea {excessive non stop loose motions} in 18th week of pregnancy. Have already eaten isabgol with curd and wate...
Isabgol is given for constipation and will increase diarrhoea. She should take sporolac satchet 3 time a day to get relief along with electral powder mixed in a litre of water.
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My wife had done normal episiotomy delivery before 1 mnth. Nd the suture is absorb properly. Is there can we have sex?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Yes absolutely. Once stitches of episiotomy have healed, you can have sex very safely. Little bit of reddish discharge is possible to occur, however nothing much to worry about it. It will go away gradually. In case it's painful to your partner, you can use Lignocaine jelly for lubrication. No additional care needs for this.
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Wht shud I take to improve joint health. Am 43 old lady having chronic Rheumatoid and Osteo arthritis? My periods r also nt coming properly and there is a pain in extreme rite side of myl lowest abdomen and there is a slight pain during urination also from right side. Is it due to improper periods? Please help.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Wht shud I take to improve joint health. Am 43 old lady having chronic Rheumatoid and Osteo arthritis? My periods r a...
Quadriceps strengthening exercises- Quad Clenches: Lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, Hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short Arcs: Lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight Leg Raise: Lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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I did sex mith my gf in this mont on 7th her due date is 1-2 after over her periods we did sex the she took I pill I want to know after having I pill is it neccesry peeiods have to come agin widin 8 days

MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Bhilai
No, periods will come on regular time only. But if it does not come with in five days of expected time then u should go for gynec. Thank you.
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I am 34 years of age and having 2 kids with normal delivery, now I have fat in my belly, how to get flat belly?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Nothing to worry, homoeopathy is the only solution to reduce weight without any side effects. Better to drink bottle gourd juice along with medicines. Spent 15-20mins for regular walk. Now are you taking any medicines for this?
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Hiii doctor, I m poonam, we are planning for baby, But we don't understand that why I m not conceiving.what to do

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hiii doctor, I m poonam, we are planning for baby,
But we don't understand that why I m not conceiving.what to do
Hello, firstly please get a semen analysis for your husband done and then if thats normal then you can be evaluated.
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Today was my 10th day and I went for follicle cycle the right ovaries is 13 mm and left ovaries is 12 Small then my doctor send me for hgm 75 injection and called me for another follicle cycle on 12 day so the report is normal or complicated please tell me.

MD - Streerog
Ayurveda,
3-4 follicles in ovaries start developing after you finish your period (menstrual phase) out of which one gets dominant and further grows upto 25 mm and gets ruptured which is called ovulation, on an average its 14th 15th day from the first day of your last cycle. When ovulation takes place and in this phase if intercourse happens chances of pregnancy are more. If follicle does not develop or is not ruptured there are no chances. With proper treatment this can b treated so not much to worry.
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Sir I am 22 years old and I want to know that it is really harmful or not when I am going to sex daily with my gf .when she comes close to me I feel so attractive and doing sex over 1to 2 hr till d time when I feel tired is it harmful for me and my gf too? please suggest me the right decision thankuu.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Hi Sonu,having safe sex is not at all harmful. Use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
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I have pcos from the age of 15. Would like to know what hormonal imbalances I have and what diet should I follow so that my hormones are under control. I don't get period for two months and recently Even after two months I just had little bleeding. Please guide what should I do. I'm very depressed.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I have pcos from the age of 15. Would like to know what hormonal imbalances I have and what diet should I follow so t...
There are no food preferences for pcod. Its an hormonal imbalance. Have a healthy balanced well spaced meal. Get your lh fsh ratio under control from a good gynecologist. Your period will be regular and weight under control.
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All About Mastitis

MD-Gynaecologist & Obstetrician , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
All About Mastitis

Mastitis is primarily an infection that occurs inside or on women's breasts within the first three months after pregnancy. Sometimes the infection can also affect non pregnant women where it is referred to as periductal mastitis.

What are the causes and symptoms of Mastitis?
The most common reason behind such an occurrence is malfunctioning mammary ducts in pregnant women. Milk stasis or blocked milk ducts happen due to irregular feeding sessions, the baby's difficulty in sucking or not being able to attach optimally to the breast for feeding. The other plausible reason is bacterial infection that has somehow entered the ducts through a crack in the nipple area. Blocked milk ducts carry a lot of stagnant milk that provides the most suitable breeding ground for bacterial cultures. Steps must be taken so as not to pass on this bacterium to the baby who depends on breast milk almost entirely for nutrition.

1. It often manifests itself in the form of redness, swelling, pain, fever and exhaustion, resulting from inflammation of the breast tissues and mammary glands.
2. There is also a palpable warmth and tenderness of the breasts, accompanied by a general feeling of malaise.
3. Other common symptoms include lumpy formations, wedges, burning sensation especially during breast feeding.
4. Nipple discharge, body aches and relatively higher body temperatures might also occur in association.

You must consult with your doctor immediately after the appearance of similar symptoms; promptness is advisable when you are pregnant.

What problems does Mastitis cause?
1. Most commonly affecting nursing and recent mothers, Mastitis poses a pertinent problem in breastfeeding as it causes dysfunctional lactation.
2. Mastitis is therefore also as precarious for the new born baby who is left without its primary diet.
3. Doctors often recommend such mothers to continue breast feeding in spite of the disease, after prescribing some antibiotics which usually work in suppressing the infection after a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks.
4. The affected mothers usually feel too tired to take care of their child while suffering from this kind of infection.

Preventive measures
1. Avoid wearing tight clothes or undergarments.
2. Regularize breastfeeding schedules; do not stop before 6 months.
3. Encourage your baby to feed especially when you experience of build-up of milk.

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Normal Delivery - 18 Things You Must Always Remember!

MBBS , DGO , FIMAS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Normal Delivery - 18 Things You Must Always Remember!

Giving birth is a life-changing event for every mother and it leaves an everlasting impression in your life. Every delivery is unique and you can just gain from the experience of others, but don’t expect it to be the same. 
You will experience many changes in your body and will learn to take care of yourself and your growing baby as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. Pain is a part of labour that every woman has to undergo. It is the fear of labour pain that make many pregnant women opt for c-section. However there is no denying the fact that c-section is a major surgery and requires several days to recover.

Keep in mind the following tips to go in for a normal delivery:

  1. Try to get prenatal education, which guides you about labour, birth and natural labour pain management techniques, such as breathing, self-hypnosis, relaxation and other coping mechanisms. You should check with your hospital too as most of them offer an evening or weekend course.
  2. Consult a gynaecologist who has a history in delivering babies naturally.
  3. Keep yourself physically active by doing mild exercises throughout pregnancy.
  4. You should keep a calm environment in your labour room.
  5. Don’t gain too much weight as women who aren't overweight do not have much difficulty in delivering babies vaginally.
  6. Opt for fewer rather as more tests, treatments and interventions during your pregnancy tend to interfere with normal birth. Whenever tests or procedures are recommended, you should ask about the need of undergoing such tests.
  7. Continue with your walks as it helps in relieving the pain.
  8. Go in for a water therapy. A shower, bathtub, birthing pool and hot compresses are other tools for easing pain and helping you relax. Spend as much time as possible in water.
  9. Use various positions such as sitting on the toilet, kneeling, and squatting to ease vaginal delivery.
  10. Massage/back rubs equally help in easing the pain.
  11. You can also go in for Effleurage which is a light massage of the abdomen to ease your vaginal delivery.
  12. Apply warm or cold compresses.
  13. Avoid hearing negative stories about labour.
  14. Eat a healthy balanced diet as the health and development of your baby depends on your nutrition.
  15. Stay away from stress and anxiety. Read good books about parenting and be in the company of good lively people.
  16. Use relaxation/breathing techniques to keep yourself calm.
  17. Guided meditation and prayers undoubtedly will reinforce your faith in yourself to deliver a baby vaginally.
  18. Have adequate sleep. Avoid drinking tea or coffee two hours before going to bed in order to have uninterrupted sleep.

Following these tips religiously can definitely increase your chances of having a normal delivery.

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Period hua hai. To kya pcod ki problem khatam ho gayi .maine apna weight 5 kg km kiya hai.

MD-Gynaecologist & Obstetrician , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Period hua hai. To kya pcod ki problem khatam ho gayi .maine apna weight 5 kg km kiya hai.
PCOS does not cured with one cycle, you can keep it under control with regular diet and exercise and medicine.
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Me my wife had sex intercourse with protection using condom but while intercourse it as been broken. What to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Me my wife had sex intercourse with protection using condom but while intercourse it as been broken. What to do.
Wait till next menstruation date, if mences not coming then after 7 days check with preganews card then consult me privately through Lybrate.
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Ragi - Many names, many benefits

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Ragi - Many names, many benefits
Ragi - many names, many benefits

Ragi has always been known as a highly nutritious foodgrain, rich in calcium. You might notice the power of ragi when you visit the maharashtrian countryside. Known colloquially as'nachni, a staple diet of these'naachni bhaakris' and'pitla' has been the main reason behind generations of lean yet robust kids.

Finger millet is the english equivalent of ragi. Also, predominantly, used in south india, it is also a rich source of protein, fiber, iron and other minerals.
It is more nutritious than other cereals and has a host of health benefits.

1. Weight loss
Ragi is very high on fiber. Hence, it digests slowly, keeping you full for a longer time and helps you avoid excessive food consumption. This helps you shed kilos and keeps you fit.

2. Laxative
The high fiber in ragi helps to clear bowels smoothly everyday and prevents constipation.

3. Diabetes
Due to its slow digestion rate, ragi helps lower blood sugar levels. Hence, diabetics can enjoy ragi rotis/pancakes without the fear of affecting their sugar levels.

3. Bone strength
Ragi is very rich in calcium. It can be easily substituted for milk (in case of lactose intolerance) to get your daily calcium dose. You can also have ragi flour kanji as a great source of calcium. Ragi porridge can be given to growing children for bone development and to elders to avoid osteoporosis.

4. Gluten free
Ragi is free of gluten which is found in wheat and its products. Hence ragi can be easily taken by gluten sensitive people.

5. Cholesterol control
Highly fibrous, ragi helps control and lower bad cholesterol levels.

6. Anemia
Ragi is also rich in iron and hence can be beneficial for people with anemia.

Ragi mixed with milk works wonders for infants. For the elder kids, naachni khakrashighlight the health-conscious man's snack section during tea breaks. There is a huge list of south indian dishes which feature several ragi permutations and combinations (eg. Ragi idlis, ragi dosas, ragi rasam, etc.)

All in all, in the company of ragi, you have no choice but to stay healthy!
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What are the ways to reduce the tummy after delivery. Now my baby is almost 4 months old. But still my tummy is not reduced. Kindly advise.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
What are the ways to reduce the tummy after delivery. Now my baby is almost 4 months old. But still my tummy is not r...
Feeding mothers can work on weight reduction after 2 months of baby's birth. - Eat balanced, low calorie, nutritious diet - You only need to cater for 400-500 calories extra for baby. It means just 1.25 times normal diet. - Take lot of milk/products, proteins, vegetables, greens. - Take 2-3 fruits daily. - Take meals/snacks every 2 hours - 10-15 almonds daily - Cut down all fried stuff, Puri, Paratha Ghee, etc - Cut down sweets, laddus and similar stuff - No colas or juices - Two glasses salted Nimbu paani daily. + one glass water every hour. - 30 mins brisk walk daily. - Aim for 1 - 2 kg weight loss per month.  - Stay Healthy Stay Happy, things will get better with time.
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Hello doctor, my girlfriend has faced some problem that when she press her breast, some milk have come out. Her monthly period is also regular. But she have some problem of thyroid. She eat some medicine of thyroid. Doctor because of these problem will she get pregnant in future?

M.sc dietitics and food service management, Diabetes educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bhopal
Hello doctor, my girlfriend has faced some problem that when she press her breast, some milk have come out. Her month...
You require regular daily exercise control on your diet and yoga can also help you. Pls control your weight. Take small and frequent meals.
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