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Dr. Ramani Sivakumar  - Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. Ramani Sivakumar

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO

Gynaecologist, Chennai

23 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
Dr. Ramani Sivakumar MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO Gynaecologist, Chennai
23 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Dr. Ramani Sivakumar is a renowned Gynaecologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Ramani Sivakumar at Margaret Sidney Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ramani Sivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - University of Madras - 1994
MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology - University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi - 1997
DGO - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2001
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Indian Fertility Society

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Yesterday I got my blood report in which thyroid tsh is 8.40. What does it mean. I am 2 months pregnant. Is it harmful for my baby? please suggest and which med should I get?

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello your report is suggesting that you are suffering from hypothyroidism which can have deletarious effects on pregnancy as well as on baby so first go for thyroid profile test (freet3 and free t4) empty stomach than with reports consult yor gynaec or physician for treatment.
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My friend has a 15 days pregnancy and she has already two child. Now she don't want any child what to do?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Medical kit with 5 tabs is available with instructions to take for 3 days. Process starts next day. Get checked by doctor if bleeding does not stop after 10 days as one of the side effects of medical abortion is incomplete + septic abortion. Take care about family planning after 2 kids. IUCD is safe if fitted correctly.
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Hi From past 8 months I have periods problem my periods is irregular it will come 60 day once it's use be delay for week but from 8 moths I am facing this problem please help me with any home made treatment or further treatment and kindly let me know the reason for this problem Thanks Rohini.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
hello lybrate user, there are various causes of irregular menses like hormonal imbalance, PCOD, hypothyroidism etc and irregular menses can have cause that aren't due to underlying disease, example includes family history of irregular menstruation, physical stress, emotional or psycological stress, or medication side effect etc. try homeopathy for irregular Menses. it is safe and natural. it's a holistic way of treatment, in which medicine is selected on the basis of thorough details of patient. such well selected remedy balance the overall health and gives complete cure. message back for proper consultation.
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I have vaginal yeast infection from last 3 months. I took a treatment from local gynecologist but still having problems what should I do?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Hi you have to take treatment for a longer period. If you are married, both the partners need to be treated simultaneously.
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Air Pollution Attack - Is India Really on Red Alert? + How to Safeguard Yourself!

M.D Physician
General Physician, Delhi
Air Pollution Attack - Is India Really on Red Alert? + How to Safeguard Yourself!
5 Simple and Natural Ways You can Overcome the Effects of Air Pollution

In a recently conducted study, New Delhi scored an alarming 294 on the Air Quality Index (A unit that measures the rate of air pollution on a scale of 0-500, with higher numbers indicating very poor quality of air). The score revealed that the entire population of the capital city is living under a warning zone, where the adverse impacts of such high levels of air pollution can lead to serious health problems such as asthma, coronary artery disease and other chronic issues. However, rising air and smoke pollution seem to be a recent trend not only in New Delhi, but also in the rest of India. In fact, out of the world’s top 20 most polluted cities, 13 are from India!

In lieu of these grave statistics, it is important to be aware about the ways to safeguard ourselves from the hazards of air pollution. You can protect yourself from the risks of respiratory and cardiac problems, cancer, low-immunity related issues and lung problems, if you follow these 5 simple steps:

1. You can use an N95 mask
The N95 mask is a protective respiratory mask, designed specifically to filter airborne particles. It may prevent you from inhaling minute particles that the air carries by acting as a protective barrier. Its name, N95, stands for the 95 per cent of very small test particles that the respirator has been designed to block. It can significantly reduce your risk of contracting respiratory illnesses. Simply wear this mask over your nose and mouth while travelling.You can easily purchase this device at your local pharmacy or at certain popular online stores.

2. Avoid travelling during the hours of heavy pollution
Traffic blocks, which tend to spike air pollution levels, are common during office hours in metropolitans and megacities. To guard yourself from the harmful impact of fuel and smoke emissions, you can choose to travel either just before the office rush hour starts or after it’s over.

3. Breathe in the fresh morning air
If you open the windows of your home every morning, it encourages the flow of fresh air. This allows all the settled dust particles and indoor pollutants to ventilate, thereby decreasing the level of pollutants in your home. This way you can breathe in fresh and pure air as it is less contaminated during the early hours of the morning. Also, you can try placing an air purifier at home as it may trap contaminants through its replaceable filter, ensuring the quality of air you breathe in at home is healthy and free of pollutants.

4. Exercise at the right time
If you work out at the time of day when pollution levels are high, polluted air is drawn into your lungs at a higher rate since cardio-vascular exercises entail heavy and deep breathing. So it’s a good idea to pick your workout time wisely. Just after sunrise is an ideal time since the pollution levels are the lowest.

5. Consume foods and beverages rich in antioxidants
Researchers have found that vitamin C deficiency may cause breathing and immunity-related problems. Regular consumption of berries, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, apples, plums, green tea, oranges, pomegranates, and lemon among other foods may help you in naturally overcoming health impacts of air and smoke pollution. These foods and beverages can help your body build a strong immune system. They may also prove to be powerful antioxidants that help prevent the onset of respiratory diseases.

Although these methods do not entirely curb the ill-effects of air pollution and smoke, they do go a long way in significantly preventing the impacts of air pollutants on your health. So adopt them to the maximum extent you can for a healthier lifestyle.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.
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What are the early symptoms of pregnancy and when does this symptoms starts. How many weeks after intercourse it took to know that a girl is pregnant.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
In addition to a missed period, the earliest signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include: Tender, swollen breasts. Early in pregnancy hormonal changes might make your breasts tender, sensitive or sore. ... Nausea with or without vomiting. ... Increased urination. ... Fatigue. ... Food aversions or cravings. Symptoms starts is depends from person to person 50 percent had some symptoms of pregnancy by the time they were 5 weeks pregnant. 70 percent had symptoms by 6 weeks. 90 percent had symptoms by 8 weeks.
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I had sex 25 days before, still there is no indication of pregnancy, but there is lite spotting 12 days after we had sex .so I am pregnant or not?

MBBS
Sexologist, Chennai
If your cycles do not start within 14 days or so. You need to check for a pregnancy using a beta hcg test.
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Chronic Pelvic Pain

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat

5 ways to chronic pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain can be caused due to various reasons. Pelvic pain, at times, can become unbearable and cause much discomfort to the individual. Immediate treatment of chronic pelvic pain is necessary, in such circumstances. However, just as everything in the world has natural remedies, there are certain natural remedies for such pains as well. One can try and harness the natural properties of the food that they consume in order to recover from pelvic pains. Some of the foods that can be consumed and which give a considerable amount of relief are listed below.

 

Yogurt: At times, pelvic pain is caused due to vaginal infection. To combat such infection yogurt is applied to the vagina and left for some time before washing it off. Yogurt contains lactobacillus bacteria which is considered to be a good kind of bacteria that helps in fighting its disease-causing counterparts.

 

Carotene foods: These include pumpkin, mangoes, sweet potatoes and even spinach. The carotene rich foods help in fighting the bacteria and help prevent infection in the pelvic region. Consumption of such foods at least twice a day would provide you great relief.

 

Garlic: Garlic contains sulphur which is an effective agent in fighting against bacteria and inflammation. Garlic does not only bring flavours to the food but helps in proper digestion and maintaining a healthy stomach. Thus, a combination of both turmeric and garlic can help a lot to combat severe pelvic pain.

 

Baking soda: Sometimes pelvic pain is caused due to bacteria growing in the intestine. The acidity of the intestine promotes the growth of these bacteria which causes pelvic pain. If you consume one tablespoon baking soda mixed with water every day then the alkalinity of the baking soda neutralises the acidity of the stomach. This makes it impossible for the bacteria to thrive and reduces pelvic pain.

 

Turmeric: Often pain in the pelvis is caused due to bacterial infection or inflammation of some sorts. Both these conditions can be tackled by using turmeric. Turmeric has anti- inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which help in fighting against these problems and lessening the pain to a considerable amount.

 

Thus, you can try and apply these homemade remedies in curing your pelvic pain. However, if these remedies do not seem to work and the pain drags on or increases, then it is recommended to see a professional ayurvedic practitioner as soon as possible.

Top 10 Secrets of Relationship Counselling

MS (counselling & psychotherapy), Ph D ( NLP)
Psychologist, Chennai
Top 10 Secrets of Relationship Counselling

Happily ever after is much more a choice these days than the fairy tales. It’s hard to find out someone who will love you for no reason, and if they have the reason, then you are immensely blessed. In an extraordinary relationship, it is just that ‘extra’ effort that situation demands gradually. The lack of it and the whirlwind courtship is over.

Keeping a realistic view about what may come in the future will help you with a healthy approach to every single thing and even your relationships. So even if visiting a relationship counselor can do the work for you, it should be considered as an option, culminating all odds.

The counselors interact with you in different sessions and bring out the actual reason behind your problems. Just don’t shy away and speak your heart out to get the most benefits out of these sessions.

  1. A realistic view: They bring you to the real world and tell you where the relationship is standing actually. They listen to all your problems, and you have someone to talk to without the fear of being judged.
  2. The working area: If you’re honest enough in your approach, they will tell you where to put in your effort to make your relationship work.
  3. Some private time: Spending some time together, trying to enact on the points you have been advised by the counselor, will form the bond again.
  4. Much needed space: Everybody needs some separate moments, and you are no exception. Think what you exactly want from this relationship and give some lonely time to your partner as well to work on it.
  5. Q&A sessions: The counselors tend to understand your real feelings by making you talk. Think of all those beautiful moments; you’ll have your answers there.
  6. Differences: Don’t expect your partner to change overnight and help him in fighting with his own flaws. Be on his side, even when you are in the counselor’s chamber to show your support towards the relationship. Listen to what the counselor has to say.
  7. Respect: Whatever you give will come back to you, and your relationship is not an exception. Your spouse is also a human and is expected to make mistakes. You learn how to deal with this part in your sessions.
  8. Honesty: The backbone of a relationship, honesty in future endeavors is the key to a harmony filled relationship. Work on it if it lacks because the counselors cannot help you without it.
  9. Communicate gently: Don’t interrupt; instead listen to what your partner has to say.
  10. Keep your cool: Control your anger while talking. It can be disruptive and destructive at the same time. You’ll not be able to even listen to what the counselor has to say.

Take a deep breath, approach a counselor, recreate the magic and make your relationship work. It is as special as it was in the beginning.
 

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Reasons Behind Painful Intercourse!

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGD(Sexual Medicine & Councelling)
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Reasons Behind Painful Intercourse!

Painful or difficult intercourse is either caused by psychological or medical factors, such as dyspareunia. It is commonly known as painful intercourse due to various reasons and persistant pain in the pelvis region is a sign of it.

What causes dyspareunia?
The causes of dyspareunia can vary, depending on when the pain occurs; during deep thrusting or penetration. Sometimes, emotional factors contribute to the cause as well.
1. Entry pain
Pain during penetration may be caused by the following factors:

  • Insufficient lubrication: Inadequate foreplay can result in insufficient lubrication. Breast-feeding, menopause or childbirth can also cause inadequate lubrication.
  • Irritation, trauma or injury: This includes irritation or injury from pelvic surgery, an accident, female circumcision or episiotomy (incision made at the time of childbirth to expand the birth canal).
  • Skin disorder, infection or inflammation: Infections in the urinary tract or genital organs can result in painful intercourse. Skin problems such as eczema can also add to dyspareunia.
  • Vaginismus: Uncontrollable vaginal wall muscle spasms can make penetration extremely painful.
  • Congenital abnormality: Problems during birth, such as lack of a fully-developed vagina or underdevelopment of the hymen are some underlying causes.

2. Deep pain
Deep thrusting can be attributed to the following causes:

  • Certain conditions and illnesses: These include ovarian cysts, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, cystitis, uterine fibroids (benign growths in the uterus), retroverted uterus (uterus that is tilted), uterine prolapse (a condition characterized by the uterus sagging from its usual position), pelvic inflammatory disease and endometriosis (uterus lining tissues growing outside one’s uterus).
  • Medical treatment or surgeries: Medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation or surgeries like hysterectomy (a surgical technique to remove either a part or whole of the womb) can result in dyspareunia.

3. Emotional factors

  • Psychological problems: Depression, anxiety, body image issues, relationship problems or intimacy fears can affect arousal and result in pain.
  • Stress: Pelvic floor muscles are affected by stress. This contributes to pain during sex.
  • Past sexual abuse: Dyspareunia commonly develops in women who have been abused in the past.

The symptoms of painful intercourse include:
1. Pain only during entry (Sexual penetration)
2. Any penetrative activity is painful; even inserting a tampon becomes painful
3. Sudden sensation of pain, especially if sex before was painless
4. Deep pain while thrusting
5. Aching or burning pain
6. Throbbing pain, persisting hours after sex 

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.

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I've married about 5 months, but my white blood has been passed for several times after sexual period 5 drops/15 mins please tell me what should I done?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, If this is not fungal infection then normal physiological cervical mucous discharge is common post sex.
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My cycle is going like this 20nov was the first date till 24 Nov n in Dec it went to 15dec till 19 Dec I'm so confused how will I calculate my ovulation day because my cycle is quiet fluctuating I want to plan a baby what will b d date of my ovulation when can I try? Please guide me.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
This means you have a 25 day cycle, according to the dates you give. Do you have delayed periods also or not. Did you get your cycle in january or still not. According to these dates your fertile period will be from 8th day (i. E. From 22 dec) till 18th day (i. E. Till 2 jan). But if you ahve delayed periods then get ovulation study done know your timing of ovulation.
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My wife is of 40 years age. Height is about 5 ft 4 inches. Weight is about 62 kgs. Taking medication for thyroid from past 4 years. We are married for 12 years now and she has never been interested in sex. Every time I try get rejected as she says she hates it. We have 2 kids and she allowed only for kids. Her food habits mainly home food only. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Does not like tea or coffee. She takes 1 glass of milk in the morning. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
There is nothing to help in it these are individual choices you have to develop your own approaches by different methods and your own behavior with her no body can teach you anything in this regard Basically it is developing an intimacy to the extent with your partner that both of you get interested in each other's interest
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Hi doc I observed Pcod after HSG test before that I used to have 35 days cycle now in assisted reproduction I'm unable to have a good size of follicle even on 20th day, size is 11.4 and there is no improvement in follicle size in the current cycle of treatment with 75+75 iu of FSH and clomid 50 mg. My question is is there is a chance of delayed ovulation with Pcod in the current cycle and now I'm on 22nd day and how to balance in next cycle of treatment .how can I overcome with Pcod. Doc is advising laparoscopy. I'm not interested in that please suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Late ovulation may occur. I will suggest few points. Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do perineal and pelvic exercises daily Take salads and fruits more Take carrots and beet root juice daily Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, processed food Take Cap evecare by Himalaya 2 2 for 6 mths Lohasav 10 ml twice a day for 6 mths Ashokarishta 20 ml twice a day for 6 mths Do ovulation studies after 3 months, send me report on Lybrate.
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How many days after of periods a male can get sex with female without condoms and there will not be chances of pregnancy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
5 days ( 7 days is generally advised as safe ) before and after the period is safe for unprotected sex
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Hi, we are trying for a child for last 6 month but she is not getting conceive. There are few drawback. 1) she has less feeling while intercourse. 2) When is the best time for intercourse after mensuration.

MD, MBBS, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
You should try sexual intercourse on alternate days day 11 to day 17 in a 28 day cycle of mensturation for early conception or you can try lh kits to check ovulation and plan sex accordingly.
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Hello! Main saat saal sa femilon tablet larahi ho. Mai 35 saal ki ho meri shaadi ho kar 13th saal huwa kya femilon mera liya safe hai kya.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Femilon has more progesterone hormone which causes masquiline changes in a woman and make periods stop earlier or making conception of a baby difficult when desired on giving up contraceptive. 7 years is too long a time and I am surprised that you have tolerated it that long without any side effects like break through bleeding, erratic periods or no periods to confuse a woman regarding failure of contraceptive and getting pregnant. You can get intake uterine device fitted.
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My wife was pregnant but get aborted itself after 2 months. Since then we are trying to plan for child but facing difficulty. What to do?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Please check her ovulation status, a thyroid profile, tube patency, and a torch test to detect cause of recurrent abortions.
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Hello I am 18 year old actually I have to attend a marriage on 31oct and my periods are expected on same days. But I want to skip it to enjoy every moment of function. So please help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Please start tab registerone 2tabs three times a day today onwards and continue till 7th nov. Once you stop medicines after 2 to 3 days you will start your periods.
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