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Dr. S M Ravishankar

General Surgeon, Chennai

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Dr. S M Ravishankar is one of the best General Surgeons in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. S M Ravishankar personally at Dr. S M Ravishankar@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S M Ravishankar on Lybrate.com.

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Whenever my girlfriend do wex .after the wex she trouble with lots of small funsi. At her tone or knew . How to prevent this thing.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Whenever my girlfriend do wex .after the wex she trouble with lots of small funsi. At her tone or knew .
How to preve...
Local application of coconut oil or mustard oil or some soothing and calming lotion may provide relief in itching. Neem is one among the best blood purifier and detoxifier known to ayurveda. It enhances immune system and neem oil is an antiseptic in itself. Leaf extracts are used in antiseptics and can be effectively used in treating skin diseases. It destroys fungus and bacteria and is best for almost all kinds of skin diseases including redness of skin and itching.
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I'm 52. I feel usually.- drowsiness, weakness, depression, vertigo, chronic amoebic colitis, bronchial allergy, bronchitis, uti, prostat problem, minor headache etc, Please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
A therapeutic diet in itself can solve many of your problems. Dietary therapy prescribed by a registered dietitian is needed, reply back for private consultation.
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I have skin disease for more than one month. I used many skin creams but none of them work. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have skin disease for more than one month. I used many skin creams but none of them work. What should I do?
There are many ayurvedic medicines for this purpose like ras manikya ras. Gandhak rasayan. Panchnimbadi churna. Panchtikta ghrit guggul. Arogya vardhini vati. Khadirarishta. Marichyadi oil. Pranacharya b clean syrup. Take these medicines by consulting with a good ayurvedic doctor.
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How Laser Prostate Surgery Is Performed?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB
Urologist, Bangalore
How Laser Prostate Surgery Is Performed?

One of the most common problems faced by ageing men is benign prostatic hypertrophy. Prostate is the gland at the base of the urethra near the bladder and when it enlarges it can lead to symptoms, mostly related to urination.

1. Frequent urge to pass urine
2. Prolonged urination
3. Frequent nocturnal visits to the toilet
4. Intermittent urination
5. Difficulty to start urinating
6. Inability to completely empty the bladder
7. Urinary tract infections

There are medications available to manage this, but offer only temporary relief. Many men therefore prefer to have the surgery undergone to manage these bothersome symptoms. However, like any surgery, the risks and benefits need to be considered along with other conditions like age, overall health status, other comorbid conditions, etc.

Surgical removal of the enlarged prostate gland is a more definitive approach to manage these symptoms. In addition to providing a quick cure, it also is used in the following cases:

1. Patients who do not respond to medications
2. Presence of blood in the urine
3. Associated bladder stones
4. Frequent infections of the urinary tract
5. Associated damage to the kidneys

Procedure of Surgery
During the procedure, a tube is passed through the tip of the penis into the urethra towards the bladder neck. Once it is in the desired position, laser is passed through it to deliver energy that acts on the prostate to either completely or partially destroy it. There are two methods by which laser acts on the enlarged prostate and making way for free flow of the urine.

1. Ablation: Excess prostate tissue is melted away by the laser by using photosensitive vaporization of the prostate. This is also known as Greenlight laser therapy or KTP laser vaporization. Alternately, Holmium can be used as the source of laser energy to ablate the prostate tissue.

2. Enucleation: Excess prostate tissue is cut and teased out through the urethra. Holmium laser is used to resect the prostate into smaller pieces, which are then removed out through a resectoscope. Another technique uses a tissue morcellator which grinds the enlarged prostate into smaller pieces to enable easy retrieval.

More men now opt for laser prostate removal as it has the following advantages:

1. Reduced risk of bleeding: This becomes essentially important in patients who are on blood thinners.
2. No hospitalization: This can be done either as an outpatient or with minimal one day stay at the hospital
3. Immediate symptom relief: As compared to medications, the relief is felt almost immediately after the surgery
4. No catheter: With laser surgery, a catheter may be required for less than 24 hours unlike in open surgical cases.

As noted above, as with any surgery, once enlarged prostate symptoms set in, have a detailed discussion with your doctor to identify if you are a suitable candidate for laser surgery. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello everyone. Well my problem is with my face. Its oily, sensitive (very much, acne prone, lots of pores. So I want to know what short of moisturizer and sunscreen should I use. Note: sunscreen makes my face more oily looks dark. THANK you.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello everyone. Well my problem is with my face. Its oily, sensitive (very much, acne prone, lots of pores. So I want...
*To control the oily secretion you should maintain your hormonal level. Because imbalance in hormone level causes excessive oily secretion on face. So do not take stress and do exercise daily such as running, jogging. Do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 minutes. • Drink 7 -8 glass of water daily. Apply rose water on your face daily for 5 minutes. * Take proper sleep of 6 to 7 hrs daily. • Use a face pack of fuller's earth (multani mitti) with rose water one time in a day for seven days. It removes toxins from skin. *You can apply cucumber juice or mixed with curd for 5 minutes and rinse with water.
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Yesterday I fell from my cycle very badly. Now I have got my face scraped that is 2 scraps on my right cheek. Is it good to wash my face with soap now? How can I recover from this injury? How many days will it take for the original skin to form again? Please help me. I am really worried. Also tell me if I have to take any tablets.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmednagar
Yesterday I fell from my cycle very badly. Now I have got my face scraped that is 2 scraps on my right cheek. Is it g...
You may wash your face with warm water. Soap is not that necessary. You can apply homeopathic calendula cream 2 to 3 times a day. Abrasions on the face usually heal faster.
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I have many black head on my face how can removed blackhead at home and how can remove pimples?

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Dermatological Laser Surgery, Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have many black head on my face how can removed blackhead at home and how can remove pimples?
Hi lybrate-user, removing black heads at home can be bad idea as you need complete clean and aseptic instruments to do that. You can apply tretin 0.05% cream at night and d'acne face wash twice daily. This might help get rid of blackheads. Good luck.
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I am 25 years old, I have a anal fissures I have used medicines and i'm taking plenty of water and fiber food and lot of fruits, walking a day. Still why my stool is getting hard? Please suggest

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Hi fissure can be painful and troublesome .it can lead to bleeding. Conservative measures which you have been doing like taking laxatives ,taking certain medications either allopathic or Ayurvedic and eating high-fibre diet will relieve your problem temporarily. definitely treatment for fissure is surgical management. Laser treatment for fissure is definite treatment .it is a 10 minute painless procedure, no dressing is required post surgery. Post surgery you will be on proper diet chart and certain pelvic floor exercises will be taught to you which will help you avoid constipation in long run .you can contact through Lybrate for further details.
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Hi, I am 19 years old I have a small open pores and black heads .around mouth and eyes are black please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hi, I am 19 years old I have a small open pores and black heads .around mouth and eyes are black please suggest me.
Apply sugar scrub,,apply alovera gel extract,,apply Chandan paste with rose water,,apply atta as a scrubber,,this will help
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I hv got white patches on my thighs which started developing last December. The same has now spread to my legs and hands although to a very small extent. It is painless and non-itchy too. Wht could be the reason. I was detected with thyroid of TSH 37.2 and ANTI TPO antibody of 1000 recently. Cud these white patches be cz of thyroid or is it something to worry about? What medication can I take for the same?

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
I hv got white patches on my thighs which started developing last December. The same has now spread to my legs and ha...
Hello, people with Vitiligo have higher chances of Thyroid diseases as both are autoimmune diseasesThere are various medications for Vitiligo like corticosteroids, tacrolimus, proralen combined with light therapy. For stable vitiligo not responding to creams melanocyte transfer, skin grafting are good options. You can consult in private with photographs for more details.
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