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Dr. R.Sunitha

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. R.Sunitha Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. R.Sunitha is one of the best Gynaecologists in Egmore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. R.Sunitha at Mercury Hospital in Egmore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R.Sunitha on Lybrate.com.

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I am 22 years old. I am a Female. I already loose my virgin with my lover. But am not so confident that I will marry him or not. In that cases if I married anther person do I get any deceases.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 22 years old. I am a Female. I already loose my virgin with my lover. But am not so confident that I will marry ...
Lifetime risk of genital infections and sexually transmitted diseases with one or two male partners is extremely small. The more the number of partners you have the higher is the risk of disease. Safety precautions and personal hygiene are also essential for prevention of infections.
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My wife is 37 weeks pregnant so when we can expect our baby plg suggest n what to be taken into care and when to go to hospital kindly brief about it.

MBBS, DGO, FCPS
Gynaecologist, Pune
My wife is 37 weeks pregnant so when we can expect our baby plg suggest n what to be taken into care and when to go t...
Apart from weekly follow ups, watch out for any of the 4 signs given below and rush to the doctor if. Pain in abdomen along with hardening of uterus (which doesn't get relieved on rest) bleeding per vagina leaking per vagina decreased foetal movements.
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Dhat Roga Or Dhat Syndrome - What Is It?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Dhat Roga Or Dhat Syndrome - What Is It?

While some diseases and medical conditions affect people all over the world, there are some that are prevalent only amongst a certain cultural group or region. Dhat roga or Dhat syndrome is one such culturally bound syndrome that affects men in the Indian subcontinent region including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. In some cases, it may also affect the women of this region.

The word ‘Dhat’ originates from the Sanskrit word ‘Dhatu’ meaning ‘elixir of the body’. The condition was first described in 1960 by Dr Narendra Wig as a condition marked by psychosomatic symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety and sexual dysfunction caused by the passing of a whitish fluid or whitish particles that are believed to be semen in the urine. Other symptoms that person with this condition might express include weakness, lack of appetite, poor concentration and guilt.

How dhat is different from sperm leakage and premature ejaculation?
Dhat is the name given to the collective symptoms, such as sexual, psychological, and physical related to the passing of a whitish fluid, believed to be semen in urine.  This is usually followed by psychological distress and anxiety due to semen-loss in patients. The word ‘dhat’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘dhatu’ which means ‘metal’ and/or ‘elixir’. Whereas, sperm leakage is a sexual dysfunction which happens due to weak parasympathetic nerves. What happens here is that seminal fluid oozes out of a flaccid penis. This is said to happen due to over masturbation. Dhat, on the other hand, is passing of seminal fluid in urine. And, premature ejaculation is something that happens at the time of coitus. In this, the male is unable to sustain an erection long enough for penetration and ‘comes’ prematurely. In this condition, penetrative sex doesn’t happen or happens for too short a period of time to satisfy the partner.

In the dhat syndrome, males usually believe that they have premature ejaculation and suffer from impotence apart from just leaking the white seminal fluid during urination. This loss frightens them into developing a sense of depression as the fear of semen loss is very strong in the subcontinent. Young men from a rural background or of a lower socioeconomic status typically complain of this syndrome. It may be further categorised under three heads:

  • Only Dhat: In this case, the patients present with hypochondriacally oriented symptoms attributed to the loss of semen
  • Dhat accompanied by anxiety or depression: In this case depression or anxiety is the core condition that may be accompanied by Dhat
  • Dhat accompanied by sexual dysfunction: In such cases, the patient may complain of erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or other psychosexual dysfunction conditions such as depressive neurosis, somatoform/ hypochondriasis or anxiety neurosis.

Symptoms reported

  • Fatigue and listlessness
  • Appetite loss
  • Lack of physical strength
  • Poor concentration and forgetfulness
  • Guilt
  • Sexual dysfunction

Common misconceptions about the disease
There are a number of misconceptions about dhat. Most patients think that the semen loss during urination will make them impotent or someway weaker sexually. This anxiety can be traced back thousands of years to certain Ayurvedic treatises in which the loss of a single drop of semen, the most precious body fluid, was enough to weaken the whole body. This cultural belief leads to a lot of stigma, guilt and depression related to dhat.

The morbid hypochondriacal fear that is associated with dhat syndrome is also stuff that myths are made of. Patients believe that dhat will irreversibly harm their bodies and they will be unable to produce male offspring, and that dhat will cause a death of offspring at an early age, lead to the birth of a malformed fetus; or cause anaemia, leprosy, tuberculosis, permanent impotency, and shrinking of the penis.

Factors apart from reproductive health which results in Dhat roga

  • Nerves are responsible for keeping the semen locked  in during a normal state in men. When nerves get weak, semen is discharged during urination or while doing normal activities in the form of a white discharge, called dhat.
  • This problem further strains other organs like liver and a poorly functioning liver increases weakness related to muscles and also reduces energy levels, fat metabolism, and contaminates blood.
  • Prostatitis, a disease of the prostate gland which secretes seminal fluids can also aggravate dhat.
  • A weak digestive system, prone to constipation and piles also causes dhat. This is seen as a white discharge while defecation.

Modern science has not been able to understand an organic evolution of this condition and hence has no form of medication to treat it. Hence, it is often considered a neurotic condition. According to Ayurveda, apart from excessive masturbation and a weak reproductive health, conditions such as weak digestion, constipation and prostatitis can also trigger the symptoms of Dhat roga.

Ayurveda believes that the body always functions as a complete entity and hence no condition can be isolated and treated. Hence when treating diseases, it approaches it through changes in the person’s diet, exercise and lifestyle, mental health and overall physical health. In the case of treatment for Dhat roga, it is important for the doctor to first correct the patient’s erroneous beliefs and listen to the person before medicating him.

Tips and treatments in Ayurveda
Ayurveda postulates leading a controlled sexual life to counteract dhat.

  • Charaka samhita postulates that semen is all pervasive within the body like "oil in the sesamic seed" and suggests one ejaculation per week in summer and 168 total yearly ejaculations as the optimal sexual frequency for males.
  • Over-indulgence in sex and especially masturbation can cause an imbalance in the dhatus with a resultant physical illness called dhat.

Ayurvedic cure

  • Use herbs which enhance energy and performance of the reproductive system. These herbs will remove debility and weakness and will elevate levels of testosterone hormone in the body to rejuvenate and re-energize the reproductive system.
  • These pills also contain herbs which strengthen, repair and stimulate nerves and maintain an optimum supply of energy throughout the day to prevent semen discharge with urine.
  • Shilajit is a herb that is known for enhancing sexual potency. Shilajit capsules come loaded with herbs which supplement minerals and nutrients in a bio-available form to remove deficiencies improving the functioning of organs and muscles to counteract fatigue.

Regular counselling is often advocated in such cases along with anti-anxiety and anti-depression medication. Medication may also be prescribed to keep semen from leaking into the urine. The patient is also taught to relax so as to ensure the smooth functioning of the genitourinary system. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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All About Ajwain Water

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
All About Ajwain Water

Ajwain water recipes uses, and benefits

Ajwain water or bishop weed water is very useful for many health and medicinal purposes. Ajwain water is an effective ayurvedic marvel against many diseases and disorders. If somebody needs instant relief against gastritis, constipation, stomach ache, indigestion, heaviness in the stomach, etc, it is recommended ajwain water as one of the best home remedies. Ajwain water is given to small babies having colic and gas related problems. The problem of indigestion is common with the pregnant ladies; ajwain water is genuinely recommended them. Ajwain water is beneficial before and after delivery. Carom seeds water is also useful in the cleansing of stomach and uterus. Ajwain water is known as oma water too. Drinking of ajwain water for the irregular period is suggested.

How to make ajwain water?


How to prepare ajwain water is a very simple and easy thing. In making of carom seeds water, a combination of ajwain (2 tsp) and water (200 ml) is required. Initially, roasted the ajwain on a low flame until its smell starting to come. Now, boil the water till it becomes brown colour. Mix both the components and strained it before using. It is ready now to serve people suffering from indigestion, flatulence or may be given to small children.

 Ajwain water recipes

Ajwain and ajwain water is used for many health beneficial recipes. Ajwain recipes are used to treat diseases and disorders too.

Ajwain and fennel seeds water: it is prepared when carom (half tsp) and fennel seeds (1 tsp) are boiled in water (1 litre) for 10-15 minutes. Leave it for cool followed by strained before using. This recipe is good for stomach and uterus. The colic problem of babies can also be reduced by giving this mixture.
Culinary recipes of carom seeds: carom seeds are used to enhance the taste of many cooking recipes. Ajwain is used to increase flavor and savour of bread, biscuits, soups, snacks and sauces.
Ajwain water for cooking: carom seeds water is used in the cooking process to make the dishes flavor and to increase its medicinal properties. Its powerful flavor makes it the favorite spice in the Indian kitchen.
 Carom seeds paratha: the following ingredients are used in making of ajwain paratha. The ingredients are wholemeal flour (3 cups), crushed carom seeds (3tsp), turmeric powder (half tsp), chilli powder (half tsp), vegetable oil (4 tsp), curd (half cup) and lukewarm water. Black salt may also be used in small quantity.
Weight loss with ajwain water

Very few people know that ajwain water or carom seeds water is good to lose weight. Carom seeds enhance the rate of metabolism, which results in burning of fat thereby helps in losing of weight. To make ajwain water for weight loss, take 25 grams of ajwain and soaked it into one glass of water overnight. Mix it and strained it in the morning. Add a tsp of honey to the mixture and drink it. Continue it for 15-20 days to get the benefits of weight loss. Chewing of carom seeds in the morning before breakfast is also beneficial aspects of ajwain to lose weight.

Ajwain water cures stomach gas

Made a mixture of water (1 glass), ajwain seed powder (1 tsp), dried ginger powder (1 tsp), and black salt (little amount). Drinking this ajwain mixture helps to treat stomach gas and gastritis. Made ajwain water and mix a pinch of black salt in it to cure gas. Simply drinking of ajwain water also helps in treating of gas problems. Boil the mixture of water (half a litre) and carom seeds (3 tsp). Boil it until 15-20 minutes. Strained it and drink the mixture to solve the problem of gas. Drinking of lukewarm ajwain water solve the problems of gas and flatulence

How ajwain water is good for infants?

Ajwain water can be given to infants and babies to treat colic and gas related problems. Freshly prepared half spoon may be given to the babies. Ajwain water reduces the gas problems in babies thereby frequent crying. It is also suggested that warm water should be given to the babies to keep them hydrated. The combination of ajwain, fennel and water may also be given to the infants to minimize their colic problems.

Ajwain water for acidity

Due to faulty lifestyle and wrong food habit pattern such as eating of more fried and pungent foods, excess use of beverages and fermented foods, stress, anxiety, etc. Lead to acidity, hyperacidity, and acid reflux. Ajwain water will be a useful treatment in the curing of acidity, hyperacidity, and acid reflux. Drinking of ajwain water along with a little amount of black salt will be useful in curing of hyperacidity. Make a solution of carom seeds, cumin seeds and ginger powder to treat acid reflux.

Carom seeds water good for constipation

Ajwain is one of the important kitchen ingredients that is full of health and medicinal benefits. Women, especially keep ajwain in their kitchen as home remedies for many diseases and conditions like constipation, indigestion, gas, acidity, stomach pain, etc. Ajwain has inherent ayurvedic properties to digest foods thus good for digestion. When the mix of ajwain seed powder, dried ginger powder, and black salt is taken, helps in easing constipation. The presence of thymol in carom seeds smooth the secretion of gastric juices and improves digestion thus ensures relief in constipation. Drinking lukewarm ajwain water is good for constipation.

Top benefits of ajwain water

Overeating causes many stomach disorders where ajwain acts like as a panacea for such problems.
Ajwain water is good for gas, gastritis, and acidity.
Ajwain water is good in curing and treating of indigestion.
It helps to cleanse the urinary bladder.
Ajwain water is given to babies who experiences colic related problems.
Ajwain water for the pregnant mother as it is helpful in treating of many pregnancies-related problems.
Ajwain water treats flatulence.
Ajwain water removes phlegm thus good for cold and cough.
Carom seeds water treat ear pain that happens due to congestion.
Bishop seeds water is beneficial to migraines.
It helps to ease the pain that caused due to arthritis problems.
Carom seeds are good for treating of respiratory disorders.
Ajwain is used to lose weight.

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Hi Doctor, I am 28 years old female. Having lower abdomen pain every time from last 4 months, 12 days prior to menstruation.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi Doctor, I am 28 years old female. Having lower abdomen pain every time from last 4 months, 12 days prior to menstr...
Hello, the pain you are talking about is because of ovulation, so take homoeopathic medicines - Mag. Phos. 6x and Colocynthis 200 - both after 2-3 hrs. during the pain. And Five Phos/ thrice dail for 1month. If the pain still persists, get back to me for further guidance. Management: Regular light exercise daily helps to reduce the pain and improves the circulation. Eat healthy and nutritious diet to avoid any deficiencies. Drink 12-15 glasses of water (as dehydration can also lead to more cramps).
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1. If a couple want child then what is the best time they should try morning/evening or what? 2. Does position matters? which position will help them? 3. Which day is best after female monthly cycle? 4. If enjaculation us done once at a time and process repeats many times many days. Can a female gets pregnent more then one time. If yes then how the couple may know to avoid enjaculation in?

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Ayurveda, Gulbarga
1. If a couple want child then what is the best time they should try morning/evening or what? 2. Does position matter...
Folic acid If you and your partner are planning to conceive, you should start taking folic acid before you get pregnant. Folic acid helps to provide the best health outcomes for your baby when it is growing. Taking folic acid daily before and during pregnancy also prevents the occurrence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in your baby. The best time to get pregnant You?re most likely to get pregnant if you have sex within a day or so of ovulation (releasing an egg from the ovary). This is usually about 14 days after the first day of your last period. An egg lives for about 12-24 hours after it?s released. For pregnancy to happen, the egg must be fertilised by a sperm within this time. If you want to get pregnant, having sex every couple of days will mean there?s always sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes to meet the egg when it?s released. For treatment consult privately.
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I am not getting feeling of sex since last one month as earlier to that I is to have almost everyday but suddenly this changes why . If I say no to sex my husband gets sad so for his sake we have sex but when we have I get lot of pain in intercourse and won't get the feeling too . So please suggest me what can I take to get me the feeling of sex and I enjoy it.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am not getting feeling of sex since last one month as earlier to that I is to have almost everyday but suddenly thi...
Hello- these changes might be due to low vitality during recent time. Start consuming shatavari granules with milk twice daily after meals, it will increase your sexual urge and you will be able to enjoy sex at your will.
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Dentist, Dahod
Chewing a sugarless gum after your meal for around 20 minutes freshens your breath and also make the leftover food particles cling to it.

Cucumber for Sexual Health

Graduate in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery ( GAMS )
Sexologist, Delhi
Cucumber for Sexual Health

Cucumber has given away to be grand for sexual stamina. I was reading an article about erectile dysfunction and what things can make it better and cucumber was on top of the list. Cucumber helps to make you last longer and it is dubbed by some as the organic “Viagra”

It has other benefits as well:

Apart from the above said benefits cucumber is also great for your health in general. It is a great digestive aid and helps your digestive track to become smoother. It is also good for removing toxins from the body. Removing these toxins from the body is also good for your sexual health so by using cucumber you get a double whammy.

How to use cucumber:

You can add cucumber to your lunch with your sandwich or just eat a bowl of green salads at night. It will do wonders to your health and you will start feeling the difference in a month or so.

The miracle juice:

Take a cucumber and blend it with some water and garlic cloves. The juice is not the most delicious you have ever had but it sure is very effective. Have this twice a day for fifteen days and you will start feeling as if you have put a new engine down there.

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My last period was due on 20th February. My period comes after 30 days. I had sex on 5th, 9th, 11th and 17th of March. Can I be pregnant? I am anxious to know about this. Please reply to me.

PhD Human Genetics
Sexologist,
My last period was due on 20th February. My period comes after 30 days. I had sex on 5th, 9th, 11th and 17th of March...
There are some chances of pregnancy from sex on 5th March being your 14th day (If that was unprotected sex). Since today or tomorrow is your due date theoretically, get tested for pregnancy using a home pregnancy test kit. If positive see a gynecologist immediately. At this early stage it is possible to abort the pregnancy with tablets and supervision. IF there is no pregnancy, relax and take abundant precautions hereafter. Best wishes!
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I am a 12 years old boy. Can I hv sex with my gf and can ihv sexual intercourse (like sex)?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am a 12 years old boy. Can I hv sex with my gf and can ihv sexual intercourse (like sex)?
Hello- You are too young to indulge in sex. Avoid it, or it may affect your developmental milestones.
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Know Everything About INVO - In-vitro fertilisation

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
Know Everything About INVO - In-vitro fertilisation

INVO (intravaginal culture of oocytes), also called IVC (Intravaginal culture) is an abetted procedure of reproduction where early embryo development and oocyte fertilization are carried out inside a gas penetrable, air-free plastic tool or device that is placed into the maternal vaginal chamber for incubation. It is a device that helps the future mothers to participate in the evolution and growth of their own embryos present inside their body. The device is composed of an inner cavity with a protective outer rigid shell and a rotating valve.

It can be used for IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) cycles; whether with the mother's own eggs or any donor's eggs. It provides the same successful results as conventional treatments. It works in a very simple way:- when the requisite samples to produce embryos have been acquired or when the eggs have been impregnated in the laboratory, they together with culture medium are placed into the INVOcell device and then the device is inserted into the vagina of the mother and there it is kept for two to three days (for 72 hours culture period). Throughout this time, the mother can lead a practically normal life but she needs to elude taking bath, having intercourse or flying during those days on which she is wearing it.

When fertilisation takes place, it will be the mother's own heat which will supply the best conditions for the proper development of the embryos. Once they are set and ready, the doctor will remove the INVO from the mother's vagina to recover the embryos. The embryos are then evaluated under the microscope to choose the healthiest-looking ones to transfer them into the uterus. Within the uterus they will be embedded in order to begin developing.

Advantages of INVO are:

  1. It is one of the most cost-effective assisted conception treatments.
  2. In this method, the embryo incubation is more natural.
  3. Since in this whole process embryo incubation in the laboratory isn’t required, the possibility of stumbling at the laboratory is diminished.
  4. In this method, the couple experiencing the treatment is involved more.
  5. This method has similar efficacy as the IVF treatments.

Disadvantages of INVO are:

  • Since the device has to remain for three days in the mother's vagina, it causes some discomfort.
  • The patient has to spend much time in the assisted reproduction clinic and visit it more often.

The studies suggest that it could be a usable alternative choice for assisted reproduction. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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I am 33 Weeks pregnant. Aged about 27+. I am getting itchy feeling over my feet and thighs at night time worst. And also I am itching it with my nails. Just wanted to ask is it common during pregnancy time. And also is it harmful to skin if I itch with my nails.

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 33 Weeks pregnant. Aged about 27+. I am getting itchy feeling over my feet and thighs at night time worst. And a...
Some amount of itch is normal when the tummy expands, also on other parts during pregnancy, but if you can't control it, should refer your doctor in person.
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I have itching in my vagina. Not actually inside my vagina its on the outer part r you may call the outer lips of the vagina. N if I scratch down there it burns very badly. N since its a very sensitive part I am worried about it. please tell me what could be the reason for it. N please suggest some home remedies not medicines. I am a virgin (just in case you need to know this to understand my problem better)

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hello lybrate-user it seems you have got fungal infection over vagina (diagnosis: tinea cruris). Second probability is excessive dryness. Home remedy take 5 gm triphala powder mix in 500 ml of lukewarm water and wash vagina with that mixture. Soak with dry towel. Do this during bath and at bed time.
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Hi, normally I was having menstrual period for length of 5 days but now its reduced to 2 and 3 days also feeling lots of tiredness. Is this something wrong?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi, normally I was having menstrual period for length of 5 days but now its reduced to 2 and 3 days also feeling lots...
Hello, The scantiness could be stress induced unless hyperprolactinemia or hypothyroidism have been ruled out.
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