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Dr. Premalatha Balachandran

MBBS, DGO, MRCOG

Gynaecologist, Chennai

18 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Premalatha Balachandran MBBS, DGO, MRCOG Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Premalatha Balachandran is a renowned Gynaecologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Gynaecologist for 18 years. Doctor studied and completed MBBS, DGO, MRCOG . Doctor is currently associated with Chennai Women's Clinic in Chintadripet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Premalatha Balachandran and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Thanjavur Medical College - 1999
DGO - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai - 2002
MRCOG - Membership from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist, London, UK - 2007
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Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London (RCOG)

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Hello I am 23 years old. I am single. I always get my periods one week before the previous date. Why it happens with me? it should be 2-3 days before but it is not so tell me what should I do?

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
U mean always your cycle is of 21 days only? it is called polymenorrhea. If it is 21days since many cycles, then u should check your thyroid profile (s. Tsh, free t4) and usg pelvis.
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Pireod time pe nai aaya or prega news test se negative h phir v nai aaya so period laane k liye ya kre kya mai pregnant hu.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Pireod time pe nai aaya or prega news test se negative h phir v nai aaya so period laane k liye ya kre kya mai pregna...
get urine tested for pregnancy again from a good lab after a week don't take any hormones to start periods reduce stress and anxiety
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I have miscarriage before 2 months. I'm trying for pregnancy. Doctor given fertomid 50 tablet .Can I get pregnant with this and how to use this.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I have miscarriage before 2 months. I'm trying for pregnancy. Doctor given fertomid 50 tablet .Can I get pregnant wit...
Fertomid is taken from 2nd day of cycle for 5 days 11th to 18th day of cycle is fertile period .chances of pregnancy are high if you contact your husband during this time.
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Hi doc. i am 36 years old female. Weight 106. Height 5" 8. Two years back uterus enlargement came in us. I took homeo treatment for six months. Later uterus was back in normal shape. Now the issue is periods which is very heavy and full of clots. I went to the gyne also. My all test were normal only thyroid was there for that am taking 50mg empty stomach. When ever I get tense or in stress bleeding starts with heavy clots. Am working. Very difficult to cope with my day to day life. Please help.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi mam, read my tips. You can try sepia 200 twice a day for 3 days. For permanent cure read below notes 4 u. Hi sir, you have come here to get well. We r here to select the possible medicine for you. In order to do that, we depend on your co-operation. Homeopathic medicine is mainly selected on the symptoms you give us. If we are to a successful prescription, we must know all the details of your sickness. It is also said that a case well taken is a case half cured. Giv me proper case. God bless you thnks.
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Night Urination 3 X 1/2 Minute Necessary.

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
Night Urination 3 X 1/2 Minute Necessary.

For those who get up at night from sleep to urinate or early morning: each individual must take note of the 3 x 1/2 minutes. Why is it important? 3 x 1/2 minutes will greatly reduce the number of sudden deaths. Often this occurs, a person who still look healthy, has died in the night. Often we hear stories of people, yesterday I was chatting with him, why did he suddenly die? the reason is that when you wake up at night to go to the bathroom is often done in a rush. Immediately we stand, the brain lacks blood flow. Why '3 x 1/2 minute' very important? in the middle of the night when you are awakened by the urge to urinate, for example, an ecg pattern can change. Because getting up suddenly, the brain will be anaemic and causes heart failure due to lack of blood. Advised to practice '3 1/2 minutes' which are: 
1. When waking from sleep, lie in bed for the 1st 1/2 minute;
 2. Sit in bed for the next 1/2 minute;
3. Lower your legs, sitting on the edge of the bed for the last half-minute. After 3 x 1/2 minutes, you will not have anaemic brain and heart will not fail, reducing the possibility of a fall and sudden death.
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Cancer Alert: Know Symptoms That Could Be Cancer

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
Cancer Alert: Know Symptoms That Could Be Cancer
Cancer symptoms you shouldn't ignore

Most often than not, cancer comes unannounced and rocks our world. While of late routine tests are being encouraged, it is advisable to keep a look out for symptoms which are commonly overlooked. Some of them are:

1. Peculiar back pain - it has been noticed that the first symptom for liver cancer in many cases is pain the back of the lower back side of the body. Back pain could also be a symptom for breast cancer, in cases where the tumour is pressing backwards, into the chest.
2. Unexplained nail marks - nails often reflect the condition of our health. If there is a sudden and unexplained change in the fingernails, like maybe a dot/a black mark or a brown mark under the nail, this could be a sign of lung cancer.
3. Sensitive skin patches - if there is a lump on the skin or a patch feels sore, is crusty or bleeds very easily then this could be a symptom of skin cancer. It is important to be aware of all changes in your skin, throughout the body.
4. Unexplained facial puffiness - if your face seems puffy, read or swelled, without any logical explanation, this could be a symptom.
5. Unusual menstruation - if you are having unusually heavy and painful periods, it is advisable to request for a transvaginal ultrasound as this could be a symptom of uterine cancer.
6. Changes in breast (s) - this is the most common change which women who have been diagnosed of breast cancer have reported. If the nipple is flattened, inverted or turned sideways, it could be a symptom for breast cancer. Also, if the breast feels read, sore or swollen, it could be a symptom.
7. Frequent stomach problems - frequent upset stomachs and cramps could be the symptom of colorectal cancer.
8. Unreasonable weight loss - if you are losing a lot of weight without even trying to, this could be an early sign of colon or any other digestive cancer. It could also mean that the cancer is spreading to the liver, if your appetite is getting affected.
9. Blood in stool - if there is blood in your stool, this could be a symptom of colorectal cancer and you need to go for a colonoscopy.

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I had my last period on Feb 18th and sex on 4th of march. I took Postpone 72 pill on 6th of march. Will this pill work?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I had my last period on Feb 18th and sex on 4th of march. I took Postpone 72 pill on 6th of march. Will this pill work?
Yes definitely, it will work. As you had sex very close to ovulation date, you would have had very high chance to get pregnant. But as you took the pill, you r safe. Pill can cause irregular menses for some time but it will go automatically.
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We had unprotected sex on 12th day of my period and started to feel nausea, dizziness and headache from 3rd day after intercourse. Does that mean I am pregnant. How can I confirm.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
We had unprotected sex on 12th day of my period and started to feel nausea, dizziness and headache from 3rd day after...
Get a pregnancy kit and go for pregnancy test 7 days after your due date,This will confirm you whether you are pregnant or not.
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Sir I am a girl and I see something small thing stone like in my left breast. It sometimes gets big sometimes seems small but sir I feel so pain. please sir suggest me what I have to do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
It looks like it is fibroadenoma and as you said it is painful, it should be removed after initial investigation like mammography and sonography of the breast and/or FNAC. Fibroadenomas are not cancer and don’t increase the risk of developing breast cancer. They occur because of an increased sensitivity to the female hormone estrogen. A fibroadenoma usually has a smooth rubbery feel and can move easily under the skin. They are usually painless, but some people may feel pain. It is very common can occur in numbers. It can occur at any age. Most are about 1 to 3cm in size but occasionally, it can grow to more than 5cm. Most fibroadenomas stay the same size. Some get smaller and some eventually disappear over time. Sometimes surgery is required to remove large fibroadenomas.
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Is pregnancy dangerous for hepatitis b patient and what precautions should be taken during pregnancy for avoiding virus transmission from mother to baby.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Is pregnancy dangerous for hepatitis b patient and what precautions should be taken during pregnancy for avoiding vir...
it is contagious both for person conducting delivary and foetus so necessary precaution is to be taken by attending person and immunizatio with immunoglobulins are prescribed for foetus
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I m 9 months pregnant my stomach is becoming tight what is a reason? Can it be a chances normal delivery.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m 9 months pregnant my stomach is becoming tight what is a reason? Can it be a chances normal delivery.
Do not worry, that's normal, your abdominal muscles are just testing things out for what's to come. Most of the females do get the tightening and contractions all through their 8th and 9th month due to contraction of uterine muscles after all now your time is near and these labor contractions just keep coming over and over and getting worse and worse. So best of luck mother to be---------------------------
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Meri shadi ke 3 mahine ho chuke hai or hum paregnecy ke liye 2 bar try kiye lekin hum pregnet nahi huye agr mujhe pcod ka problem ho to kya mai ma nahi ban paungi please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Hospital Administration
Ayurveda, Varanasi
Meri shadi ke 3 mahine ho chuke hai or hum paregnecy ke liye 2 bar try kiye lekin hum pregnet nahi huye agr mujhe pco...
If newelly married couple having unprotected sex for nine month and try for conception, They are not getting result then worry for any pathology.So enjoy your married life after nine month think about any pathology.
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Health Benefits Of Pumpkin seeds

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Health Benefits Of Pumpkin seeds

1.Heart Healthy Magnesium

One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.

2.Zinc for Immune Support

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral). Zinc is important to your body in many ways, including immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function.

3.Prostate Health

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men's health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health (where it is found in the highest concentrations in the body), and also because pumpkin seed extracts and oils may play a role in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate). Research suggests that both pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seed may be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.

4.Anti-Diabetic Effects

Animal studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.

5.Heart and Liver Health

Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibres, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds

Itching in and around vagina. Not too sure is it bcz of the hair or something else. May be wetness. Area has turned black. No visible boil or rash. Its prolonged. Periods are normal. Observed chocolate discharge once. Never took any medicine related to this problem. Please advice.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Take Pulsatilla 30C one dose now and then take Cosmos 30C 3 doses for 5 days. It will be alright. And drink more water. Take care :)
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Hai. Am 24 years old. I have pcod. Am planning for a baby. And taking so many medicines for pcod, vitamin,egg growth and all .past 2 days. I feel a pain in my chest .breathing problem. Am taking thyroid medicine also. My gynaecologist suggested to take. My tsh value is 3.5.am so worried. Can't able to speak continuously. Breathing problem.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Hai. Am 24 years old. I have pcod. Am planning for a baby. And taking so many medicines for pcod, vitamin,egg growth ...
You seems to be more anxious than diseased. Every problem has a solution. pain in chest, breathing problem in your age are unlikely, it seems to be more of panicky in nature. Just don't be so much into it. At times eating too much or lack of activity or gas and acidity leads to heaviness in chest or pain in back etc. Still you can tell your doctor may be some medicine is also bothering you. TSH 3.5 is not bad. go for regular walks and don't think about it too much you will conceive with the treatment. You can also opt for Homoeopathy.
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3 Causes Of Infertility In Women!

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
3 Causes Of Infertility In Women!

The inability to conceive after indulging in unprotected sex is known as infertility. It can also be referred to the biological incapability of a male to cause the conception or a woman being unable to carry the pregnancy for full-term. Research has shown that female problems contribute to over half of all the infertility cases while a majority of the other causes include sperm disorders.

Treatment of infertility depends on:

  1. Cause of Infertility
  2. Duration of Infertility
  3. Age of both partners
  4. Personal preferences

Causes:
Causes of infertility in women include:
1. Ovulation disorders: This is regarded as the most common cause of infertility in women. The disorders can be caused due to the following

2. Problems in fallopian tubes or uterus: Abnormalities in the uterus or fallopian tubes render the woman incapable of conceiving naturally. This might be due to:

3. Medications: There is a possibility that treatment will cure infertility. Examples include NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. Treatment of infertility might involve a significant amount of psychological, physical, temporal and financial commitments. In men, treatment is done to treat lack of healthy sperm or general sexual problems. The treatments include:

  1. Medications
  2. Surgery
  3. Change in lifestyle
  4. Sperm retrieval

Even though it is possible to restore fertility in women using only one or two therapies, a number of treatments might be required before conception is possible. Some of these treatments include:

  1. Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  2. Stimulation of ovulation with fertility drugs
  3. Surgery to restore fertility

In situations where pregnancy does not happen spontaneously, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) can be used by couples to achieve pregnancy. It is a form of fertility treatment which involves the handling of sperm and egg. The entire ART team consists of psychologists, physicians, embryologists, nurses and lab technicians.

One common ART technique is In vitro fertilization (IVF). It is a process where an egg and sperms are manually combined in a laboratory dish, followed by transfer of embryo to the uterus. Some aspects involved in an IVF cycle are:

  1. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  2. Assisted hatching
  3. Donor eggs or sperm
  4. Gestational carrier

Some complications that may occur during the treatment of infertility are:

  1. Multiple pregnancy
  2. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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I am 59 years old male and my wife is 47. During sex my wife complaints of burning sensation in her vagina and also smells very bad due to which I could not do oral sex. Kindly suggest some measures. Is it due to urinary tract infection.

M. Ch. (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
It may be due to hygiene or infection. If she is diabetic, she may be having fungal infecton. Let her clean herself well before and after sex.
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She had unprotected sex with her friend during her periods time. She has consumed contraceptive pill twice during her periods time and now it's been seven days of her periods and still she is getting bleed heavily. What is the matter.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
She had unprotected sex with her friend during her periods time. She has consumed contraceptive pill twice during her...
If she is above 18 let her visit Doctor with no regret. If she is minor she should go to doctor with senior person.
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Hii I am 6 week pregnant n now suddenly bidding start I am now going 2 a doctor lab is my baby is secure.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Navi Mumbai
Hii I am 6 week pregnant n now suddenly bidding start I am now going 2 a doctor lab is my baby is secure.
Don't worry let your doctor decide. Not all bleeding episodes lead to abortion. U need examination and usg to know your current status, take bed rest.
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