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Dr. Radha Shakuntala

Gynaecologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Radha Shakuntala Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Radha Shakuntala is a trusted Gynaecologist in Perambur, Chennai. She is currently associated with G K M Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Radha Shakuntala on Lybrate.com.

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My wife got delivered on 16/02/2016. She claims that her breast are releasing milk from nipples without interaction. This is happening very frequently. Is this a serious condition. Shall we consult any specialist.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
My wife got delivered on 16/02/2016. She claims that her breast are releasing milk from nipples without interaction. ...
It's absolutely normal she should breast feed the baby every Two hrs and each time for about half an hour and if required it can be even more frequently as per the demand of the baby
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20 Reasons Why Dietary Fats are Essential for Health

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
20 Reasons Why Dietary Fats are Essential for Health

It is not always that fats are bad for us, they are even good at times that is fats help our body to absorb certain vitamins. However, too much quanity is not good for our. Read on to know reasons why fats are good for our health.

  1. Fats are considered to be the best source of energy that is derived from food for the body.
  2. Fats which contain medium chain fatty acids, like coconut oil, help in weight loss. The good fats, increase the fat burning, reduce unhealthy cravings, and prevent unhealthy storage of fat in the body.
  3. Fats from good sources are beneficial for weight gain in case of an underweight person.
  4. Fats are known to maintain the body temperature as they provide heat. Heat insulation is provided by the fat under the skin.
  5. The calories from the fat are saved in the body as a fuel.
  6. Fats, which are healthy increase the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K along with mineral absorption.
  7. Carotene is converted to vitamin A by the good fat and this is good for the eyesight.
  8. Fats are considered to be good lubricants and prevent dehydration.
  9. A protective padding is provided by fat around vital organs.
  10. The healthy fats prevent the body from experiencing inflammation, thereby improving immunity.
  11. Healthy building blocks are formed for hormones and cell membranes by fats. The good fats are used by the body to build the cell walls. The 10 trillion cells in the body require fats to metabolize insulin.
  12. Fatty acids which are found in the healthy fats such as caprylic acid are believed to act as anti-viral substances and antibacterial by lauric acid.
  13. Stearic and palmitic acids are found in fat rich food which help to lower the cholesterol.
  14. Butyric acid which is found in some fats like ghee help in reducing the risk of cancer.
  15. Good and high quality fats help in memory enhancement, mental functions, and happiness and learning abilities.
  16. Fats like coconut oil, castor oil and ghee lubricate the colon and provide support in digestion and elimination process.
  17. Ghee is considered to have some medicinal properties as it has the ability to absorb nutrients from the herbs. These fats also carry herbs to the desired tissue or organ.
  18. Fat is believed to be a good source of food for the pregnant women as it helps with the development of the child's brain.
  19. Healthy fat rich foods are also dense in nutrients such as minerals, calcium and Vitamin E, A, D, K.
  20. Flexibility and endurance is promoted by healthy fats which is very helpful in people who work for long shift hours that are physically demanding.
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While humping with a girl I cummed in my underwear. I was wearing underwear, boxer and jeans while girl was wearing trouser and underwear. Will sperm travel through my cloths to her cloths and to vagina to make her pregnant? What is the probability in %? Have you ever heard that one got pregnant like this?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
While humping with a girl I cummed in my underwear. I was wearing underwear, boxer and jeans while girl was wearing t...
Hi lybrate-user. Its very unlikely to get pregnant this was as it's very difficult for sperms to travel through so many layers of clothing. The chances of pregnancy are extremely slim.
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I am 30 weeks pregnant with AFI-20.8 cm. My doctor said amniotic fluid is more and prescribed tablet aspirin. Could you suggest me is it safe and right medication for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 30 weeks pregnant with AFI-20.8 cm. My doctor said amniotic fluid is more and prescribed tablet aspirin. Could y...
You will have to follow your treating doctor advice and we usually see about benefits outweigh the risks
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My daughter is 8 months old pregnant, suffering from severe legs pain and suffocation. Please advise. Hb 10.0 and our doctor is simply laughing when complained.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Check out whether she is on calcium and vit e supplements. They can help to reduce pain if not already on them. Also check for vit d status. Deficiency can cause this.
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I am 19 years old and my period was missed last 2 months and I do pregnancy test thrice but its negative. Is it possible that I am pregnant.

MBBS,MD,FMAS,DMAS,FICRS
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
I am 19 years old and my period was missed last 2 months and I do pregnancy test thrice but its negative. Is it possi...
If pregnancy test is negative that means it s not pregnancy. But you may be having other conditions because of which the period may be delayed so please do get TSH, PROLACTIN.
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Iam 24 years old female. I have pcod problem and have complete irregular period. Iam a married women and worried that how can I get a baby. What should I do. How can I get ride of that. please help me.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take Nor. Cell. 30 / 5 drops in little water twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am 37 years old. I have try to last five month for pregnancy but result was negative. My doctor suggest folic 3.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am 37 years old. I have try to last five month for pregnancy but result was negative. My doctor suggest folic 3.
Hi lybrate-user, since you are 37 years, as women crosses 35 years chances of conception decrease, you should not wait for natural conception. Please consult fertility expert for further evaluation and treatment plan. Wish you all the best.
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I'm a 4 month baby's mom. My tummy seems to be sagging and I could feel skin below navel is like shrink. How to get back to normal tight skin. Please advice.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I'm a 4 month baby's mom. My tummy seems to be sagging and I could feel skin below navel is like shrink. How to get b...
acept it that some amount of elasticity is gone forever after pregnancy and delivery. get back in shape ,the healthy way eat a protein rich diet do stretching exercises. cycling helps sagging tummy no jogging , only simple walks yoga will also help you get back in shape massage with the help of machines which are recently introduced in market or look for them online. good luck remember that slow and steady exercise regime will give you lasting results
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Which bra to wear regularly. I mean there are many types of bra? Is it harmful to wear bra during night time?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Which bra to wear regularly. I mean there are many types of bra? Is it harmful to wear bra during night time?
Wear cotton comfortable bra of correct size. If you feel uncomfortable in bra at night, you can remove it.
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I am 23 years old having a pcos and with the help of follicular study I got to know I am ovulated on Feb 9.We are in intercourse two days before ovulation and two after ovulation. I missed my period and facing lower abdomen pain and back pain. Today morning I did home pregnancy test and got faint positive line what does it mean. Am I pregnant? I am worried.

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I am 23 years old having a pcos and with the help of follicular study I got to know I am ovulated on Feb 9.We are in ...
Wait & watch till your due date. Repeat urine pregnancy test on 11th day of missed period with first morning sample. Avoid any drug till then.
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Peanuts - Are they good or bad for you?

PG Diploma Nutrition and Dietetics, B.Sc - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Peanuts - Are they good or bad for you?

Peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, the sort of fat that is added to a healthy-heart diet. However, just as peanuts have loads of benefits, they come with certain disadvantages too. The advantages of peanuts are as follows:

  1. Peanuts are a source of antioxidants: Not only do peanuts contain oleic acid, but also the energizing fat found in olive oil and is a rich form of cell regeneration. The regeneration material is very helpful in avoiding many types of cancers. For example, as preventive agents, simmered peanuts do equal amount of recovery and regeneration as blackberries and strawberries. These are far more efficient than apples, carrots or beets.
  2. Peanuts are key to heart-health benefits: Just as peanuts are good cancer preventing agents, dangers of death from cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases can also be avoided with their help.
  3. Peanuts reduce risk of stroke based on preliminary animal studies: Resveratrol is a substance, which was initially found in red grapes and red wine. However, now it is also available in peanuts. This phytonutrient has been said to enhance the blood flow in the brain by as much as 30 percent. It enormously diminishes the danger of a stroke or a heart attack.

As mentioned earlier, just as peanuts have certain good qualities, they can be somewhat bad for the health as well. Following are some of the reasons:

  1. Peanuts can be an allergen: Peanuts are also considered as a standout amongst the most widely recognized food sensitivities for people. A lot of people have nut hypersensitivities so serious that even their breathing is disturbed with a little amount of a shelled nut. Their tongue starts getting numb and their skin starts swelling. Some people have an extremely increased allergy to peanuts and for them, it can even be fatal, if not treated immediately.
  2. Peanuts contain lectins: Peanuts, alongside different vegetables like soy, contain hostile substances called lectins. Lectins are sticky proteins found in numerous food items including vegetables. They serve as a bug. The stickiness and structure of lectins, however, makes them very difficult to process and digest.
  3. Peanuts contain inflammatory elements: The abnormal state of Omega-6 unsaturated fats that peanuts contain is quite dangerous. It is true that your body needs, both Omega-3 and Omega-6 unsaturated fats for a good health. The issue, in any case, is that the standard western eating routine is, to a great degree, high in Omega-6 unsaturated fats and low in Omega-3s. At the point when Omega-3 unsaturated fats are out of proportion with the Omega-6 fats (as frequently emerges in a standard Western eating routine) irritation, coronary illness, and other medical problems emerge. Therefore, a balanced diet is very important.
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Hi! Im 28 yrs. Im having PCOS pblm for the past 2 yrs. I have regular periods (30 to 33 days). But spotting starts before 3 days frm my period due. I have 4 years old kid. Nw I'm trying to get conceive for past 5 months. Bt results came negative. Did I'm able to get pregnant again with the PCOS without any treatment? Is there any possibilities? I'm just scared n tensed. please help me.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi! Im 28 yrs. Im having PCOS pblm for the past 2 yrs. I have regular periods (30 to 33 days). But spotting starts be...
U have done it once n you can become pregnant with pros. Make lifestyle management, do exercise, avoid processed n junk food in diet. Keep weight in check. Try between 10-22 days of cycle alternate days. Start folic acid daily .All the best.
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I guess I'm having urinary hesitancy. Today was the third time in this week that I have had difficulty in starting urination and maintaining the flow stream though I had the strong pressure to pee.(I masturbate once a day and don't have any medical issues as such) Am I really having urinary hesitancy. Please prescribe some home remedies.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
I guess I'm having urinary hesitancy. Today was the third time in this week that I have had difficulty in starting ur...
hi Union hesitancy itself indicates that there is some irritation maybe to the urethra urinary bladder neck of urinary bladder itself the corrs may be mechanical maybe infection so I would like to suggest you to go for urine routine examination and rule out subclinical infection in urine tract kindly maintain your water intake adequate throughout a day. regards
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Super Fact of the Day: Your brain?s power is enhanced by chewing gum

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Super Fact of the Day: Your brain?s power is enhanced by chewing gum
Chewing a piece of gum makes you more alert. Especially by chewing one that is mint-flavoured, the feeling of tiredness dramatically decreases. Studies have also suggested that chewing gum can improve test scores and memory level by a staggering 35%.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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Breast Cancer - Know More to Say 'No' More!

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Breast Cancer - Know More to Say 'No' More!

Cancer is the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells in a particular body part. With continued growth, pieces of this tissue travel through the blood to different body parts and continue to grow in the new area. This is known as metastases. Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and affects about 1 in 8 women in the USA. Read on to know more details of breast cancer – breast anatomy, causes, symptoms, risk factors, detection, prevention, and of course treatment.

Anatomy: The main function of the breast is lactation through its milk-producing tissue that are connected to the nipple by narrow ducts. In addition, there is surrounding connective tissue, fibrous material, fat, nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic channels which complete the structure. This is essential to know as most breast cancers develop as small calcifications (hardened particles) in the ducts or as small lumps in the breast tissue which then continues to grow into cancer. The spread can happen through lymphatic or blood flow to other organs.

Warning signs/symptoms: The following are some symptoms that need to be watched out for if you have a predisposition to breast cancer.

  1. A lump in either of the breasts or armpits
  2. Change in size, shape, or contour of either breast
  3. Redness of your breast or nipple
  4. Discharge of clear or bloody fluid
  5. Thickening of breast tissue or skin that lasts through a period
  6. Altered look or feel of the skin on the breast or the nipple (dimpled, inflamed, scaly, or puckered)
  7. One area on the breast that looks very different from the other areas
  8. Hardened area under the breast skin

Either one or a combination of these should be an indication to get a detailed checkup done. Early diagnosis results in controlling the disease with minimal treatment and reduced complications.

Causes and risk factors: The exact cause for breast cancer is yet to be pinned down. However, risk factors are clearly identified, and women with risk factors need to watch out for warning signs.

  1. Family history: Of all the risk factors, the family history is the most important. Breast cancer runs in families, and if there is a first-degree relative with the breast cancer, the chances of developing it are almost double. Two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the carriers of the disease, and this testing can be done in women to identify if they are at risk.
  2. Family history of other cancers: Even if there is no breast cancer, if there are other cancers that run in the family, watch out.
  3. Age: Women over 50 are at higher risk of developing breast cancer.
  4. Race: Caucasian and Jewish women are at higher risk of breast cancer than African-American women.
  5. Hormones: Greater exposure to the female hormone estrogen increases the chances of developing breast cancer. Women who use birth control pills for contraception and hormone replacement after menopause are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
  6. Gynecologic milestones: Women who have abnormal menstrual milestones need to watch out. These include those who attain menarche before 12 years of age, get pregnant after 30, attain menopause after 55, and have menstrual cycles shorter than 26 days or longer than 29 days.
  7. Obesity and alcohol abuse are also likely to increase a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.

Stages: Starting from stage 0, higher stages indicate advanced disease.

  1. Stage 0: The growth which has begun in the milk-producing tissue or the ducts has remained there (in situ) and not spread to any other area, including the rest of the breast.
  2. Stage I: The tissue slowly becomes invasive and has begun to affect the surrounding healthy tissue. It could have spread to the fatty breast tissue and some breast tissue may be found in the nearby lymph nodes.
  3. Stage II: The cancer at this stage grows considerably or spreads to other parts. There are chances that cancer may grow and also spread.
  4. Stage III: It may have spread to the bones or other organs but small amounts are present in up to 9 to 10 of the lymph nodes in the armpits and collar bones which makes it is difficult to fight.
  5. Stage IV: The cancer is widespread to far-flung areas like the liver, lungs, bones, and even the brain.

Screening: This is one of the most effective ways to identify the disease in its early stages. This will help in controlling cancer from spreading with minimal treatment.

  1. Self-examination: A thorough self-examination to look for changes in terms of shape, size, colour, contour, and firmness should be learned by all women. Watch for any discharge, sores, rashes, or swelling in the breasts, surrounding skin, and nipple. Examine them while standing and when lying down.
  2. In most women, annual screening mammograms are advised after the age of 40. However, in women who have a strong family history or genetic makeup, it is advisable to have screening mammograms starting at age 20 every 3 years and then annually from the age of 40.
  3. Women in high-risk categories should have screening mammograms every year and typically start at an earlier age.
  4. Ultrasound screening can also be given in addition to mammograms.
  5. Breast MRI is another way to screen for breast cancer if the risk is greater.

Breast Cancer Prevention: Now that there is so much awareness about causes and risk factors, there are definitely ways to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.

  1. Exercise and a healthy diet with reduced amount of alcohol are definitely effective in minimising the chances of developing cancer.
  2. Tamoxifen is used in women who are at high risk for breast cancer.
  3. Evista (raloxifene) which is used to treat osteoporosis after menopause. It is also widely used in preventing breast cancer.
  4. In high-risk women, breasts are surgically removed to prevent the development of cancer (preventive mastectomy).

Treatment: As with all cancers, treatment would depend on the stage at which it is identified and include a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. As noted earlier, if you are at risk, look out for warning signs as early diagnosis is the key to maximum recovery.

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What precautions and what I have to do before doing yoga for a women we have to apply or something to our face like sunscreen or we have to apply moisturizer or we have to take a food and what times we have to do yoga at mornings I am so confused is stopping yoga can increase weight.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
What precautions and what I have to do before doing yoga for a women we have to apply or something to our face like s...
You are fit and healthy now. Continue with your exercises and eat healthy. Yoga is good for health. Don't be so much tense about issues like creams etc. Just use normal stuff based on whether its indoors or outdoors based on the time of the day. You can do Yoga any time of the day provided you give sufficient gap after meals. Stopping Yoga will not increase weight. If you are following something good. Then continue doing it.
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If a girl is pregnant. What are the symptoms and what should she do to avoid that pregnancy.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If a girl is pregnant. What are the symptoms and what should she do to avoid that pregnancy.
Dear lybrate-user pregnancy symptoms are many as early morning sickness frequency of urination frequent mood changes heaviness in breast and many more but you can not make a diagnosis depending upon these symptoms. For that the best way is to take a pregnancy test. And if a girl is pregnant then you can not avoid pregnancy but the only way out for unwanted pregnancy is to discontinue it. For any of the above things you will have to consult a gynaecologist.
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