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Dr. Premalatha Balachandran

MBBS, DGO, MRCOG

Gynaecologist, Chennai

19 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 Adyar, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Gynaecologist for 19 years. Doctor studied and completed MBBS, DGO, MRCOG . Doctor is currently associated with Chennai Women's Clinic in Adyar, 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
Professional Memberships
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London (RCOG)

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6 weeks 2 days pregnant with triplets by undergoing iui. Now Dr. suggested to abort one baby. As of now all 3 are healthy. Could you pls lrt me know what is the procedure of selective reduction from triplets to twins? How much it costs in bangalore? Wil it effect my other 2 babies? Will it give any infection? Pls help.

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
6 weeks 2 days pregnant with triplets by undergoing iui. Now Dr. suggested to abort one baby. As of now all 3 are hea...
Hi triplets can also be kept. If you wish to not have 3 babies you can abort 1. That procedure is known as selective reduction. It is done after 11-13 weeks after NT/NB scan. In this procedure, under usg guidance inj is given in one of the babies heart to stop it. Theoretical chances of infection and abortion are there.
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How Gestational Diabetes Affects Your Baby?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
How Gestational Diabetes Affects Your Baby?

You may develop a form of diabetes during pregnancy, which is known as gestational diabetes. The condition usually goes away after childbirth. During pregnancy, hormonal changes within the body may cause the blood sugar level to rise. This condition affects the developing fetus as well, as the baby receives nutrients from your blood. The baby may store the extra sugar as fat and may grow unusually large.

How gestational diabetes affects the baby

Owing to the abnormally large size, the baby may be at risk of facing several complications, if you have gestational diabetes. Your baby may be affected in the following ways:

1. There may be injuries during birth due to the large size.

2. Low blood sugar level and mineral level during birth.

3. Jaundice, which is a condition which turns the skin to yellow.

4. The baby may be born prematurely.

5. Breathing problems which are temporary.

6. The baby will be at a higher risk of obesity later in life.

How gestational diabetes affects the mother

The chances of several pregnancy complications get enhanced due to gestational diabetes. The possible risks are as follows:

1. Chances of undergoing a C-section

2. Chances of miscarriage

3. High blood pressure.

4. Pre-term birth

5. After giving birth, the mother has high chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

How to manage gestational diabetes?

You can follow several tips and must undergo lifestyle changes for keeping your diabetes in control. These include the following:

1. You should have a healthy diet with reduced amount of carbohydrates as they cause the sugar level to increase. You must abstain from high sugar food items.

2. Regular physical exercise is essential for the management of sugar levels. You should work out for at least 30 minutes every day.

3. Regular health check-ups are very important, especially for your baby after birth. These may include ultrasounds and nonstress tests.

4. Prescribed medication such as insulin and several others help in the management of blood sugar levels.

5. You must observe your blood sugar level properly. You should take a blood sugar test many times a day.

6. You should always watch your symptoms for any sign of blood sugar during pregnancy.

In case you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you must consult a doctor immediately. Managing this condition at an early stage will prevent your baby from being affected in several ways. The condition can be successfully managed and majority of women with gestational diabetes have regular vaginal births and produce healthy babies. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

 

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I am 5 months pregnant, suffering from fever since last 5 days, my gynecologist prescribed me Taxim an Sizzler Cold, but still not feeling well, fever did get low, but after some hours I again feel feverish and severe headache. I am very much afraid about my baby. Please suggest what can I do?

BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 5 months pregnant, suffering from fever since last 5 days, my gynecologist prescribed me Taxim an Sizzler Cold, ...
Hi, Don't take any medication with out your gynaecologist permission because she knows which medicine suits you and how much dosage should be given. Don't take out side this harms your baby.
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Allergic Rhinitis

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Allergic Rhinitis

Nasal allergies, or allergic rhinitis, occur when allergens in the air cause uncomfortable symptoms that affect the nasal passages. They can also cause a variety of other symptoms.

Common symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:

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जानें पुदीना के अचूक फायदे

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
जानें पुदीना के अचूक फायदे

हम सभी जानते है कि गर्मियों के दिनों में खुशबूदार पुदीने कई सारे फायदे होते हैं।

सबसे पहला फायदा इसमें पाये जाने वाला औषधी गुण है। खाने में स्वादिष्ट पुदीना को अंग्रेजी में मिंट (Mint) कहते हैं। खाने के साथ अगर इसे जोड़ लिया जाये तो आपके खाने के स्वाद में चार चांद लगा देता है।

पुदीना लंबे समय से खाने के साथ इस्तेमाल होता आ रहा है। सभी प्रकार की ज़डी बुटियों में हरा व फ्रेश पुदीना सबसे कारगर होता है।

अगर किसी भी जूस के साथ इसे मिला लिया जाये तो ये आपको तरोताजा कर देता है।

 

पुदीना के औषधी गुण को लोग बहुत पहले से जानते हैं इसीलिये पुराने जमाने में भी कई प्रकार की बीमारियों में इसका इस्तेमाल किया जाता था। सीने और पेट के दर्द के लिये तो पुदीना रामबाण औषधी है। इसके अलावा कई लोग इसे दांतों को सफेद व चमकीले करने के लिये भी इस्तेमाल करते थे।

पाचन शक्ति में वृद्धि – पुदीना पाचन शक्ति को बढ़ाकर, पाचन क्रिया को दुरस्त कर भूख बढ़ाने में सहायक होता है। पुदीने की खुशबू मुंह में सलाइवा और पाचन एन्जाइम को ज्यादा बनाती है। जिससे पाचन क्रिया में तेजी से सुधार आता है।

अपने शरीर को रखें ठण्डा – पुदीना ठण्डा होता है। इसे खाने से शरीर के तापमान में कमी आती है और हम ठण्डा महसूस करते हैं।

अस्थमा से राहत – कई वैज्ञानिकों से शोध में पाया कि पुदीने के सेवन से अस्थमा दूर किया जा सकता है।

कैंसर से बचाव – कैंसर के मरीज को पुदीना जरूर खाना चाहिये इससे कैंसर से लड़ने की शक्ति मिलती है।

मुंहासों से छुटकारा –  चेहरे पर पुदीने का लेप लगाने से मुंह के मुहासों से छुटकारा मिलता है।

 

पुदीना के अन्य गुण व फायदे 

  • अगर आपके मुंह में बदबू आ रही है तो पुदीने की पत्तियों को रोज़ाना चबाने और पानी में मिलाकर कुल्ला करने से मुंह की बदबू तुरन्त दूर हो जाती है। इस तरह ये माउथफ्रेशनर के जैसे काम करता है।
  • किसी चोट या घाव पर पुदीने का लेप लगाने से घाव जल्दी ही ठीक हो जाता है।
  • गर्मी में लू लगने पर पुदीने के रस को प्याज के रस के साथ मिलाकर पिलाने से जल्दी आराम मिलता है।
  • पुदीना, प्याज का रस, नींबू का रस बराबर-बराबर मात्रा में मिलाकर पिलाने हैजा होने पर बहुत फायदा करता है।
  • यदि किसी को उल्टी हो रही है तो पुदीने का रस हर दो घण्टे में पिलाने से रोगी को आराम मिलता है।
  • पेटदर्द होने पर पुदीने को जीरा, हींग, काली मिर्च में नमक मिलाकर पीने से दर्द जल्दी ही आराम मिल जाता है।
  • महिला को प्रसव के समय पुदीने का रस पीना चाहिए, इससे आसानी से प्रसव हो जाता है।
  • पुदीना की पत्तियों को पानी के साथ उबालकर चाय की तरह पीने से बुखार में आराम मिलता है।
  • यदि किसी को बहुत हिचकी आती तो पुदीना देने से तुरन्त लाभ मिलता है।
  • हरा पुदीना पीसकर तकरीबन 15 लगाने से चेहरे की थकावट दूर हो जाती है एवं निखार भी आता है।

हम SSOHM में चाहता है लोग समझ सके की अभी भी आपके शरीर को सफाई करने में देरी नहीं हुई है। हम केवल आपके शरीर को साफ ही नहीं बल्कि कई खतरनाक बीमारियों से भी बचाएंगे।

जिससे आप जीवन पर्यन्त निरोगी रह सकें।

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My mother is having bilabial dermoid 4.5*4.6 is there a cure for this in homeyo or surgery required what is the best way out. Any thing to worry.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My mother is having bilabial dermoid 4.5*4.6 is there a cure for this in homeyo or surgery required what is the best ...
Dermoid is a harmless tumor and not cancerous but cranky ,it appears suddenly, remains as it is for years or start growing suddenly. Dermoid is solid tissue collection of everything related to skin-hair,skin,cartilage etc. I would suggest to get it removed surgically , before it starts growing and cause pressure symptoms.It is a routine surgery and there is nothing to worry about. Get biopsy done after it is removed. It will reassure you more.
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Colorectal Surgery - Procedures That Are Followed Under It!

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Surgeon, Kolkata
Colorectal Surgery - Procedures That Are Followed Under It!

Colorectal surgery is the broad term for surgical procedures performed on the colon, the rectum and the anus. There are various different surgical procedures which fall under colorectal surgery and these are used to treat a vast array of disorders, such as:

  1. Anal cancer
  2. Colorectal cancer
  3. Severe complications related to constipation
  4. Anal injuries
  5. Inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract
  6. Congenital defects

Procedures: The surgeries under colorectal surgery are performed after diagnostic tests such as proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and defecating proctography. The most common diagnostic test is colonoscopy. These help to identify the origin and nature of the problem and decide which surgical procedure is to be followed. The procedures under colorectal surgery are as follows:

  • Colectomy: This procedure involves removal of a section of the large intestine. This is known as partial colectomy. In extreme cases, such as advanced cancer or severe gastrointestinal infection, the entire colon is removed and this is called total colectomy. Sometimes, the rectum is also taken out along with the colon and this is called proctocolectomy.
  • Colonic polypectomy: An abnormal growth of tissues in the inner lining of an organ is known as a polyp. Colonic polypectomy is done to eliminate polyps from the colon and rectum before they become malignant. This can be done endoscopically. Surgery is required in case of large polyps.
  • Strictureplasty: Chronic or repeated bowel inflammation causes scar tissue to accumulate in the large intestine. This results in the narrowing of the colon. Stricturoplasty removes the scar tissue so that proper flow of digestive contents is resumed.
  • Colostomy or Ileostomy: A damaged section of the colon is removed and the shortened intestine is then attached to another opening (stoma) in the anterior wall of the abdomen.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: This surgical process is used for swollen hemorrhoids or blood vessels, which form in the anal canal. Hemorrhoidectomy is extremely effective in removing hemorrhoids, but the surgery also involves a number of complications.
  • Anoplasty: Anoplasty or imperforate anus correction is done to correct birth defects in the rectum and the anus. The structural flaw does not allow the stool to pass properly from the rectum and so it is repaired through surgery.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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During the pregnancy when intercourse may safe entire pregnancy period? Need the time.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
During the pregnancy when intercourse may safe entire pregnancy period? Need the time.
You can do sex during pregnancy if the pregnancy is normal and there are no complications in pregnancy.
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I had unprotected sex on the day I was fertile. But we took emergency contraceptive pill within two hours of it. It was 29th September. I usually bleed a week after taking the pill but this time I am late. I was supposed to have my periods two days back. I have been taking one pill a month on average. I checked with pregnancy test that I am not pregnant on the date I was supposed to get my periods. Am I pregnant?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
I had unprotected sex on the day I was fertile. But we took emergency contraceptive pill within two hours of it. It w...
You have to wait for at least 5-7 days to confirm whether you r pregnant or not. Don't take emergency contraception too often it can lead to periods problems. It is only for emergency. Use some safe and regular contraceptive method.
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Sexual Health - Changes With Age

Sexual Health Clinic
Sexologist, Delhi
Sexual Health - Changes With Age

Aging is a natural process that affects every aspect of wellbeing as one gets older. Be it physical health, mental health, emotional health or sexual health, aging has an impact on it all. The desire for passion and intimacy is one that does NOT recede with age and it is best to adapt to the changes that the body goes through for a more fulfilling experience.
Aging affects the sexual health of men and women in different ways. Furthermore, it has varying effects on men and women.

What are the physiological changes that affect sexual health in women?
The onset of menopause is a major factor that has several key consequences on the sexual health of a woman. It causes alterations in the functioning of the genital and reproductive organs. Once a woman hits the menopausal stage, the vagina tends to get shorter and thinner, with stiff and narrow walls. Vaginal lubrication also decreases. These changes are known to have an impact on the ability of a woman to derive pleasure from sex.

What are the physiological changes that affect sexual health in men?
The most common sexual problem that affects older men is erectile dysfunction. Also known as impotence, this leads to the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. Premature ejaculation is an added issue. The causes for male sexual problems that occur due to aging range from diabetes and obesity to conditions of the heart and vascular system.

What are the main causes of change in sexual health with age?
Following are a few examples of factors that affect sexual performance and health with increasing age:

  • Decreasing hormone levels
  • Chronic joint or muscular pain
  • Development of illnesses or medical conditions
  • Side effects of medication
  • After effects of surgery

For many people, interest in sexual activity does not decrease with age. Getting older should not come in the way of enjoying sex. Having a deep and thorough understanding of the bodies of yourself and your partner as you both age and mature will play an important role in helping the two of you derive pleasure from sex and intimacy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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