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Dr. Radha Shakuntala

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Radha Shakuntala Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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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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Today me and my girlfriend were having sex and at that time bleeding started from my penis. Approx. 30-50 ml blood came out. After 3-5 min bleeding had stopped. When pull my foreskin it is paining and bleeding start. What is the problem in my penis and is it regular occurrence? What is the treatment?

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Today me and my girlfriend were having sex and at that time bleeding started from my penis. Approx. 30-50 ml blood ca...
It should not be regular occurrence. It might possible your frenulum have got concussion .subsequently bleeding. If it happens again then get it checked up. Wish you good health.
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Taking siphene tablet from 2 months last month period was on 2 Jan 2016 but this month I missed my periods by 11 days, I have taken pregnancy test which was negative after 8 days of missing period, shall I continue the siphene tablet.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
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Taking siphene tablet from 2 months last month period was on 2 Jan 2016 but this month I missed my periods by 11 days...
You cannot re-start the tablet till you have your periods. So if your periods do not resume please see your doctor.
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What will happen if I take misoprostol without being pregnant please tell me about the side effects.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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What will happen if I take misoprostol without being pregnant please tell me about the side effects.
Why the hell u want to take it without being pregnant It will cause severe uterine contractions and may lead to vaginal bleeding What's the real problem that's bothering u??

I noticed a flesh round pink ball covering half of my vaginal opening. What is it? I am virgin.

MD Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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You might be having a bartholin's cyst, this is a swelling of the gland which lubricates the vaginal opening before sex, is is painfull, if yes it can be an abcess. Please get a gynec check up. Very rarely, it can be a lipoma, which is just a bening fat tissue swelling.

What should be included in diet after miscarriage? And till what time next pregnancy should be avoided?

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
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1. You need to follow a healthy diet. No junk food. 2. Eat only easily digestable food. Include lots if roughage in food which means salad consisting of carrots, beetroot and tomatoes 3. Must put 1tsp if desi ghee in food be it dal or vegetable 4. Avoid constipation totally. So take a glass warm milk with little desi ghee at night 5. Include almonds in your food 6. Cook food with ginger and garlic added always 7. Avoid high amount of fats but include lots of proteins 8. No curd at night time 9. Avoid stress and anxiety in all forms, it hampers restoration of normal health wait for 8-10 months at least for trying to conceive again.

Migraine Vs. Headache: Know the Difference

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Migraine vs. Headache: know the difference

How to differentiate between a migraine and headache?


When you feel pain or pressure in your head, it may become difficult for you to assess whether you are experiencing a common headache or a migraine. Let's understand how different they are from each other.

A typical headache usually affects both sides of your head and varies from a mild to moderate pain. It can last from 30 minutes to up to a period of one week.

Some specific areas which get affected by a headache are:

  •   Temples
  •   Forehead
  •   Back of your neck

Factors that trigger this headache type are a muscle strain, stress or anxiety.

A migraine, on the other hand, is also a type of a headache which results in an acute throbbing sensation in one part of your head. Usually, migraine headaches are highly painful. Migraine pain makes it difficult for a person to carry out his/her daily tasks. Symptoms or signs associated with migraine attacks are:

  •   Vomiting
  •   Nausea
  •   Sensitivity to sound or light
  •   Pain in the temples
  •   Temporary loss of vision
  •   Pain behind your ear or eye

What are the common causes of a migraine?

  •   Hormonal imbalances in women - fluctuations in oestrogen, especially during menopause or pregnancy seem to trigger a migraine
  •   Drinks like wine and extremely caffeinated beverages
  •   Foods such as salty foods, aged cheese as well as processed foods can trigger the migraine attack.
  •   Medications - vasodilators such as nitroglycerine and oral contraceptives can intensify migraine pain.

How to treat a headache?

Fortunately, you can get rid of stress-induced headaches through over-the-counter treatments, which include:

  •   Aspirin
  •   Acetaminophen
  •   Ibuprofen

How to treat a migraine?

If you experience migraine attacks less frequently, these medicines may give you quick relief:

  •   Triptans, such as rizatriptan (Maxalt) or almotriptan (Axert)
  •   Antinausea medicines, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), promethazine (Phenergan) or prochlorperazine (Compazine)
  •   Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as acetaminophen, naproxen sodium, aspirin or ibuprofen

Some preventive tips:

  •   Make changes in your diet such as avoid such foods, including caffeine and alcohol which are believed to trigger headaches.
  •   You can also try muscle relaxation exercises, yoga or meditation to ease the migraine attack.

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Related Tip: 8 Common Migraine Triggers You Must Stay Away From

Migraine Vs. Headache: Know the Difference
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I had intercourse with my husband on 16th april. And I finished my periods on 5th april. After intercourse I feel symptoms like- upset stomach. Pain in legs. Although we used condom while intercourse and it was of only 5 to 10 min. So is there a chance of pregnancy.

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Between 11th day and 18th day of beginning of bleeding, chances of conception are highest. Since you were using good quality of condom, then nothing to worry. But go for intrauterine devise like loop which gives 100% protection and worry free sex life.
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I got delivered back 23days but still my stomach is like 4month pregnant I was slim before but after pregnant I increased my weight now I need to be slim please let me know any solution and also my breast milk is nt enough for my 22days old baby day by day it decrease weight can I use lactogen for a baby.

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Homeopath
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I got delivered back 23days but still my stomach is like 4month pregnant I was slim before but after pregnant I incre...
Patience is the key. It took nine months for your tummy muscles to stretch to accommodate a full-term baby. So it makes sense that it can take that long, or longer, to tighten up again. The speed and degree of this tightening up depends on a few factors, including: • What shape and size you were before you conceived your baby. • How much weight you gained during pregnancy. • How active you are. • Something you can't do anything about: your genes. You may find it easier to shed the weight if: • You gained less than 13.6kg and exercised regularly during pregnancy. • You breastfeed. • This is your first baby. NOTE you shouldn't aim to be back to your pre-pregnancy weight until about six months after your baby's birth. Homoeopathic mediccine toincrease your Breast Milk MILKOSAN or BOOUME 44 SYRUP ( BIOFORCE) Drink 1 poon 3-4 times daily.
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My wife aged about 40 years, recently, getting excreta very very hard, not smooth. She says, something is there which is blocking excreta. What could be the the reason and how to get rid off it.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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My wife aged about 40 years, recently, getting excreta very very hard, not smooth. She says, something is there which...
for making the stool soft she has to drink lot of water 4 liters a day .lot of green leafy vegetable salad fruits .walk for 45 mits a day

I have been passing hard stool since last 3-4 days that is causing stretching n pain in anus. I had c section delivery a month ago. please suggest any medicine.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
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I have been passing hard stool since last 3-4 days that is causing stretching n pain in anus. I had c section deliver...
1. Drink two glasses of warm water on waking up. 2. Have a glass of water every hour throughout the day till 8 pm. 3. Have 3 dry dates and 6 Kishmish daily 4. Eat One banana, one cucumber and one apple per day between meals. 5. Evening have a glass of milk with a spoon of honey. 6. Avoid pickles papad puris parathas pakodas. Namkeen .Samosa. Kachodis etc. 7. One glass Nimbupani with breakfast and evening tea. 7. Eat your normal meals slowly and chew properly 8. Follow this and your problem will be solved.
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7 New Year Resolutions to Make 2016 Your ‘Personal Year of Health and Harmony’

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Psychologist
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7 Life-changing New Year Resolutions for a Happier and Healthier You

Chances are you make plenty of resolutions each year, but don’t stick to them for various reasons including that some of them are unrealistic or not in your capacity that year: resolutions are easily made and with good intentions too but not easily kept. This time around, why not make some healthy resolutions you can not only actually stick to, but that will also transform your life for the better? Choose what is suitable, but when you do, stick to it like your life depends on it: today that is not an understatement but a fact of life. Good health is equal to a good life. Here are a few gems towards that goal:

1. Include more healthy foods into your daily diet
How often do you find yourself munching on junk food compulsively, just because you are hungry? You may be fully aware of the fact that this affects your health adversely, but still are unable to change your habit. This new year, be strict with yourself and choose healthier options. Abstain from fast foods and have more home cooked meals containing colorful vegetables: the more colorful the better. Replace chips with fruits for snack time.


2. Increase your amount of water intake
Drinking about 8–10 glasses of water every day is necessary to cleanse and detoxify your body, but do you actually drink that much honestly? With the onset of the New Year, make it a habit to drink water instead of quenching your thirst with soda or any other artificially sweetened beverages. If you don’t like having water every time, you may opt for freshly squeezed fruit juices or healthy tender coconut water as well. When we want to wash our bodies externally, we take a bath. To bathe the body from the inside, we need to flush out our system drinking lots of water, everyday.


3. Ensure that your body gets some physical activity daily
You may have set unrealistic workout targets for yourself in the previous years, but this year set more achievable targets. Design a routine for yourself, which consists of some fun and easy physical activities like swimming, dancing, jogging or simply climbing the stairs instead of taking a lift, apart from joining the gym, which can be tedious for some. Do these simple things daily and watch the positive turn your health takes.


4. Stay away from multitasking - at least while eating
If you check your Smartphone while eating, make a resolution this year to never do it again. Abstain from multitasking at least while you are sitting with your family at the dining table. Studies suggest that people who observe their surroundings while eating rather than concentrating on their phone, tend to choose healthier food options and do not overfeed themselves. And people who are present with the food while eating are able to appreciate what they eat and eat just short of being full!


5. Pick up a new hobby
Your health depends on both your mental and physical well-being. So, it’s essential to ensure that you have a peaceful mind besides a fit body. This new year choose a hobby that makes you feel happy, fulfilling, productive, interesting, and fills up your leisure time. It can be anything like reading, singing, photography, blogging or travelling as long as it helps you de-stress. Too much of television wastes the mind by bombarding it with predigested mental foods that do not provoke it to think.

6. Express your feelings
Every feeling, without exception, must be expressed. Unexpressed feelings pick the most vulnerable organ and express themselves in that organ to either lead to malfunctioning or total dysfunction, resulting in your having to finally have the organ surgically removed! When emotions are vented out in appropriate ways, you will feel healthy and stress-free. In fact stress is nothing but the effect of bottled up emotions.

7. Relax, relax, relax
The paradox in life is that the easiest thing to do is to relax. We become tense for little or no reason and create a huge burden on our health. Meditation and deep breathing are the best aids to calm ourselves, and to be at harmony with our inner selves. And a strong connection with this health facet is to have a good night’s sleep and wake up by 6 AM irrespective of whatever time you go to sleep. Retiring to bed should ideally be at around 10.30 pm every night.

Besides considering all these resolutions, make up your mind to stay optimistic this coming year and distance yourself from all types of negativities. This will not only lead you towards happier times, but will also keep you in great health throughout the year.

Remember that in the past diseases chose people, today we chose our disease. The choice is really ours: chose good living over misery and suffering.

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7 New Year Resolutions to Make 2016 Your ‘Personal Year of Health and Harmony’
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My periods are 2 months late though i have checked through strips all d results were negative

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB, Fellowship in Infertility
Gynaecologist
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Is it the first time happening? get the blood prgnancy test and it will confirm. Visit a gynec and getnit confirmed either ways

Hi, My age is 25 years last month on 23rd I got periods this month I have not got yet do I need to do the pregnancy test. I was taking treatment to conceive and usually I get periods within 28 days please suggest me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Hi, My age is 25 years last month on 23rd I got periods this month I have not got yet do I need to do the pregnancy t...
Hello lybrate user you can do your urine pregnancy test but do it after 2-3 days. Wait for 2-3 days if periods come.
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Are Krimpson 35 and Benforce M are the perfect medicines for PCOs? I have suggested to take krimpson 35 for 6 months and Benforce M for 3 months. Should I take these medicines? Are these two safe and will it cure my pcos?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist
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Yes please take them. Pcos is never 100% curable as it is a genetically inherited condition. But these medicines will help in regularising your periods and other problems you might have like acne/pimples as well as reduce your tendency to developing glucose intolerance. Please read my health tip on pcos. You may find it useful.
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Infertility

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Infertility: you are not alone

I meet many ladies everyday who are fighting with infertility. Some express their desire to have kids and pain associated with infertility openly and some are shy to share anything. People make allowances for all sorts of grief. Infertility is a loss of staggering proportions. A feeling of being incomplete, a feeling of deep emptiness from inside.

Those brave ladies who experience it, it can be deep, incomprehensible, painful bewildering and mind-numbing. Its not easy loss to define or put into words. Not having a child is something which makes them deeply hurt. I am sharing my experience in the clinic today, a wonderful lady, very focused and warm person. Expressed her feelings openly with an heavy heart. This emotional turmoil may be faced by many ladies. Just sharing so that many of us can identify with her and get a positive attitude and rest of us might provide them enough positivity and strength to lead a normal life.
We all will agree that it is sad to not be able to have children, the idea of feeling desperation and wild crippling grief could seem dramatic, excessive and even weak.
She told me that most common response from the people I meet is the word' kum se kum tumhe cancer, to nahi hai, tumne baccha to nahi khoya hai, koi aur serious problem to nahi hai na' the word' kum se kum' (at least) can be very disheartening many times.
We all are different and we deal with our emotional status differently. According to her she was not very happy with the atleast concept of sympathizing. 
She told, many times in her fight with infertility she needed positivity around me, needed someone to sit down and hold her hand and say" i'm so sorry, this must hurt so much. I'm here for you" anyone who does not have mockery in eyes, have deep love and compassion in every word and the very fact that they allowed my grief to exist and they heard me was healing. So simple thing which can make her energized.
Unfortunately, more often, the unintentional message she heard was that of her sadness being undermined, made less by the words "at least"
Even I was thinking how could her personal pain possibly measure up against all the greater tragedies in the world?
I found her eyes becoming wet as she described how she cried rivers over the little boys and little girls who would never have her smile or her husband's eyes. She began to have dreams of stumbling down a difficult forest path leading to a pitch black lake where a child was floating face down in the water. Even she wanted to hug her child and feel the simple pleasure of being a mom. Even I felt my heart go for her. Becoming a mother can be the most happy experience of anyone's life.
When I was talking to her I realized that there is nothing trivial about grief over infertility. A person can grieve the loss of their dream of a biological family as honestly and deeply as someone else can grieve the loss of a child or parent or partner or their health.
There is no" at least" when it comes to the breaking of the human heart, there is no need to try to measure one person's pain against another to see who is worthy of feeling grief and who isn't.
If some one from your near and dear ones is fighting with infertility then assure that they have the emotional and mental support from you. A real guidance and taking the medical help at right time can do wonders. But we all require some amount of sensitivity towards their pain. Rest can be done by doctors and medical professionals. The only thing is power of positivity and feeling that someone understands their pain.
Infertility

My wife is 6 months pregnant. From tonight her womb get tight. There is no pain only tightness in womb. Baby is moving. She has gas problem What should I do? Please advise.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist
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My wife is 6 months pregnant. From tonight her womb get tight. There is no pain only tightness in womb. Baby is movin...
Hi Rahul, for gas problem should have proper diet like avoid spicy oily food, take antacid like high fiber diet. Drink lots of water. Drink warm water daily.
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I had sex for the first time with my husband but blood didnt come out from vagina. M still unsure if my hymen is broken. Please assis me how can I check it.

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Homeopath
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Bleeding after first sex is not always. If you are comfortable with your husband them there won't be bleeding. If you can insert two fingers in your vagina then your hymen is broken.
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I have a one month pregnancy. I want to abort it naturally without medicine. Which fruit will help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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I have a one month pregnancy. I want to abort it naturally without medicine. Which fruit will help me.
Hello, fruits wilt help terminate pregnancy at all. Please visit your nearest mtp centre or gynecologist for advise further on termination procedure.
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I am 31 year old women and married for 3 years. I am facing a problem with my periods from last one year. They are getting delayed and sometimes I need to take medicine to get my periods. I am planning for a baby since last august, but I am not able to conceive. I want to know is it a pre-menopause I am going through or some other serious issue?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda
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I am 31 year old women and married for 3 years. I am facing a problem with my periods from last one year. They are ge...
Irregular or delayed periods, this health condition is medically termed as oligomenorrhea. It is one of the most common problems that a number of women suffer from. Pain or twinges in the breast and heaviness in the lower abdomen, bouts of nausea, lethargic feel round the clock are some of the main problems women face as a result of irregular menstruation. There can be a number of reasons that may cause periods delayed. However, the specific reason of irregular periods differs from one woman to the other. Home treatments for irregular periods. Aloe vera aloe vera pulp or juice may also help getting frequent menstrual cycles. Following this tip on regular basis can help you get you positive results for sure. Aloe vera regulates the hormones responsible for menstruation and helps in getting regular menstrual flow. Just pluck some aloe vera leaves from your garden and extract the gel from it. Mix the gel with 1 tbsp of honey. Consume this daily before having a breakfast. Continue this for at least three months for best results. Avoid this home remedy during your periods. Sugarcane juice drinking sugarcane juice before a week or two of your current menstruation cycle will also assist you in getting your periods regularly. This is a very simple and most commonly used remedy for irregular periods. Banyan tree roots take the roots of a banyan tree. Make sure they are fresh. Boil it in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. Add 2-3 tbsp of cow? s milk to this decoction and have it at bedtime daily. This potion can also help you regularize your menstrual cycle to a great extent 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. 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. Any queries consult privately.
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Dr. 30 Days had been completed sooo medical abort is best or wch one is best. And medicine fees totally how much is cost please suggest me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
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Hi lybrate-user. Welcome to lybrate. Terminating a pregnancy upto 9 weeks can be safely and effectively done with medicines. After that it needs to be removed surgically. It must be done under medical supervision as incorrect technique and dosage can result in severe side effects and even incomplete abortion. Cost depends on which clinic or hospital visit. It can range from 4000 to 12000 for surgical evacuation. Hope this information has been helpful. All the best.
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