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Dr. S Samundi Sankari - Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. S Samundi Sankari


Gynaecologist, Chennai

38 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
Dr. S Samundi Sankari MBBS Gynaecologist, Chennai
38 Years Experience  ·  750 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Founder & ChairPerson Dr. Samundi Sankari was one of the first experts in IVF, and pioneered Green IVF in India. Today, she is renowned in medical circles around the world for her expe......more
Founder & ChairPerson Dr. Samundi Sankari was one of the first experts in IVF, and pioneered Green IVF in India. Today, she is renowned in medical circles around the world for her expertise and experience in the speciality of fertility, which spans over 35 years. The former Professor of Microsurgery & Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Kilpauk Medical College has had a stellar career. Some of her more notable positions include Reader in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Head of Infertility & Ultra Sonography Clinic in Government Kasthuribhai Gandhi Hospital, Assistant Professor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Madras Medical College, and Assistant Surgeon in the Rural Medical Service. She has been awarded numerous honorary posts, published countless scientific studies, and shared her knowledge at conferences and symposiums around the world. In recognition of her efforts, Orlando’s Association of Tamil Nadu Medical Graduates named Dr. Sankari the “Best Distinguishing Physician”, in 2001. Dr Sankari is trendsetter in laying IVF protocols for the country by being the Vice President of INSTAR, the nationwide body of ART in India. Dr. Sankari has not been one to rest on her laurels however. Always giving back to the community, she has strived, tirelessly, to remove the stigma that surrounds infertility through numerous public discussions, radio shows and magazine articles. She has also worked to educate the general public on key issues such as women’s health and infertility, AIDS in women, the advances in obstetrics and gynaecology, the importance of work-life balance and more.
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Dr. S Samundi Sankari is a popular Gynaecologist in Kotturpuram, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 37 years of experience as a Gynaecologist. She has completed MBBS. She is currently practising at Srushti Fertility Centre & Womens Clinic in Kotturpuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S Samundi Sankari and consult privately on has a nexus of the most experienced Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 31 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - Kilpauk Medical College - 1980
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Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)


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My younger sister is 19 years of age but till now she has not got her periods what is wrong with her and what should we do.

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Hello I am 22 year old and I had an unprotected sex with my boyfriend last month on 5 the may I needed my period this month. I am not sure if he has ejaculated inside. I want to know any pill or what should I do?

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Stress Management

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Stress Management

What is stress?

There are situations in life when a person is required to perform beyond his/her normal capacity, or situations when some expectations are not met. This creates anxiety, fear and anger. This is a situation where a person feels inadequate, under-confident and experiences loss of control. This affects a person's physical and mental wellbeing. This feeling of fear, anxiety, restlessness is commonly known as "tension or stress".

Symptoms of Stress :

  1. Anger and Aggression: While under stress a person starts doubting his/her own capacity and efficiency because he/she feels inadequate or incapable of performing certain tasks. This creates a lot of anger or frustration and sometime, may result into aggressive behaviour. 
  2. Irritability: Under stress people get irritated for no reason. There is loss of patience, loss of sense of humour.
  3. Sleep Disorders: A person under stress may not be able to sleep at all or in some cases sleep excessively.
  4. Eating Disorders: A person under stress may lose appetite or in some cases, tend to overeat resulting in harmful effects on body.
  5. Anxiety: Stress may cause a lot of anxiety and restlessness. The person under stress may not to able to concentrate and unable to focus on any activity, making things more complicated.
  6. Depression: In a few cases a person under a lot of stress may go into depression.
  7. High BP: Body and mind are closely connected. Hence stress in mind creates stress in the body and under stress, blood pressure may rise.
  8. High Sugar Level: Stress may increase the blood sugar levels.
  9. Headache or Unexplained Body Pains: Stress may cause headache or body aches in different parts of the body, without any physical reason for it. 

Sometimes, there may not be any symptoms for stress but the trauma manifests in the form to heart attack, Stroke etc.

What causes stress ?

  1. Relationship Issues - Conflicts in relationships is a major cause of stress.
  2. Life style - Working for long hours, sedentary life style, unhealthy food habits, along with insatiable urge for money causes a lot of stress.
  3. High expectations from oneself and from others - The peer pressure, the pressure of constant deadlines builds up a huge stress. When a person has very high expectations from himself/herself without corresponding efforts, there is a fear of failure which causes lot of tension. At the same time, having unrealistic expectations from others also is a definite reason for disappointments, resulting in stress.
  4. Physical and Emotional Abuse - When a person is physically or emotionally abused and unable to defend himself/herself for various reasons, it causes frustration. This results in anger and stress.
  5. Competition - Unhealthy competitions with others create a feeling of inadequency and result in lower self esteem and sadness, thereby causing stress.
  6. Health Issues - Chronic and serious health issues cause lot of tension.
  7. Suppressed Emotions - Lack of freedom to express own emotions and feelings, amounts to stress.
  8. Lack of Assertiveness - Inability to say "No", when wanting to say so, inability to fight for one's own rights, causes tension and anger.
  9. Boredom - Lack of creative/interesting occupation may cause stress especially in old people or people with physical disabilities.
  10. Low self esteem, feeling hopeless and helpless - If a person has low self esteem and does not value oneself, it causes lots of negativity and stress.

Why stress management is important?
Body and mind affect each other's functioning. When the mind is stressed out, it gets reflected in the body in the form of high blood pressure, high sugar levels, indigestion, acidity, heartburn, ulcers, skin rashes, headache, nausea, cancer, eating disorders, psychosomatic pains etc. It may trigger asthma, migraine etc.

Because of these harmful effects of stress, the body's capacity to function reduces. At times, it may cause serious threat to one's life. Hence, it is very important to learn to relieve and also to manage stress, in order to have a long and healthy life.

There are a number of ways to relieve stress:

  1. Sleep, take rest, relax.
  2. Take a break from daily routine, do something different, take a short vacation.
  3. Go for a walk/jog/run/cycling. Practice Yoga, meditation, deep muscle relaxation, etc.
  4. Spend time with friends and family.
  5. Play with children.
  6. Spend time with pets.
  7. Pursue a hobby like reading, gardening, painting, music, dance, singing, cooking, etc.
  8. Recreation - Watch a movie, play, picnic, go for a drive or shopping.
  9. Pamper yourself with beauty treatments, massage, or your favourite food/drinks. 

How to manage Stress?
Stress is inevitable part of life now. Right from a kid going to Pre-Nursery school to senior citizens staying alone at homes and having severe health problems; all are under lot of stress. No one can avoid stress. But there are certain ways to manage your stress-

  1. Self-awareness. Learn more about your own self. Understand what induces stress in you, what tasks are difficult for you, what situations are difficult for you and then try to figure out the reasons why it is so. Try to resolve or modify your thoughts and attitude.
  2. Identify stressors and explore options. Once you identify what is causing your stress, try to find more options to resolve your issues.
  3. Reasonable Expectations and Feasible Goals. Have reasonable expectations from yourself and from others. Have goals which are possible for you to achieve.
  4. Learn assertive techniques. Learn to express your feelings, learn to fight for your own rights, understand and respect other's rights.

Try to minimise stress in life and lead a happy healthy life.

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Does IVF Results In Twins?

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IVF Specialist, Gurgaon
Does IVF Results In Twins?

In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is one of the popular Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) for treating infertility and helping couples to conceive. The process involves the fertilisation of the egg with the sperm in a laboratory and thereafter, inserting the embryo formed, into the uterus. But lack of understanding about the topic has given rise to a number of myths such as:

Myth 1: IVF increases your fertility levels

Instead of making you more fertile, IVF stops your natural fertility cycle. This is usually done through hormones that are taken at the beginning of the process. The aim of such an action is to essentially put an end to your natural fertility process and create in its place an artificial cycle.

Myth 2: IVF hormone injections make you prone to uncontrollable emotions

In actuality, IVF hormone injections don’t cause you to suffer from out of control emotions but make you happier. This is because they come packed with the female hormone oestrogen, which produce endorphins (brain chemicals) that give you a sense of wellbeing.  The wave of emotions that you end up experiencing is a result of the stress and anxiety surrounding the success of a cycle.  

Myth 3: IVF never fails but is always successful

The success of the procedure depends on a number of factors such as quality and quantity of embryos and age. It is said that chances of conception decreases with age, with women above 40 reporting reduced fertility potential as well as success rate. On the other hand, women below the age of 35 have about 41% chance of getting pregnant.

Myth 4: It causes you to have triplets or twins

No, it’s not necessary for multiple births to take place if you opt for IVF. You can reduce the prospect of having twins or triplets by cutting down on the number of embryos that get inserted into the uterus.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - 7 Natural Tips That Can Help Manage Pain!

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - 7 Natural Tips That Can Help Manage Pain!

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is a common phenomenon that happens to over 75% of menstruating women. It refers to a set of symptoms that a woman experiences 7 to 10 days within the onset of her monthly period. The symptoms often cause great discomfort to the woman, but disappear soon after the period gets over.

The symptoms include muscle cramps, headache, body ache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, mood swings and a lot more. This is not a pathogen related disease. It is caused due to hormonal imbalance before the start of menses in women. The level of female hormones i.e. estrogen and progesterone fluctuate inside a woman’s body prior to the menses. They are believed to have an impact on certain chemicals released by the brain. Therefore, women experience these symptoms during this time of their monthly cycle.

You don’t need to depend on strict medication to get rid of these symptoms. They can vanish if you make some changes in your lifestyle.

Here are some natural ways to get rid of these symptoms:

  1. Check your diet: In order to enjoy a healthy period, you need to avoid certain food items. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats can increase these symptoms. Cut down on the sugar content of your meal as high sugar level can give birth to some of these symptoms like mood swings, headache, nausea, etc. It is also important to check the water content in your body. It is advisable to avoid salt as too much water retention can be bad. Too much consumption of caffeine can cause depression and anxiety.
  2. Go for a holistic and balanced diet: Women must include sufficient amounts of minerals and vitamins in their diet to avoid PMS. Try eating foods that are rich in magnesium such as bananas and leafy green vegetables. Also consume Vitamin A rich foods, mainly yellow and orange vegetables.
  3. Take up some light exercises: Light aerobic exercises may help you in getting some relief from bloated stomach and pain. But, don’t exert yourself in doing stressful exercises.
  4. Try some heat: Applying a heat pad can provide relief from muscle cramps and abdominal pain. Heat dilates the blood vessels and improves flow of blood through them. This provides relief from any sort of pain.
  5. Drink right: It is true that too much retention of water in the body can worsen PMS. But it is advisable that you drink sufficient amount of water during the periods or before it starts. As experts say, water itself can hinder water retention in your body. Besides water, go for herbal drinks like a cup of hot ginger tea. Some herbal drinks can work wonders in preventing PMS.
  6. Sleep well: Adequate night sleep is a must for menstruating women.
  7. Oil message: Use lavender oil and cypress oil to avoid muscle cramps and tension.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have taken abortion pills after that my vagina has become so loose. Is there any medicine for tightening it।

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First of all you want to know that it is not the Vagina that is loose, it is your Pelvic Floor Muscles. It is important to know when going about looking for a natural way to fix a loose vagina that you target the correct area. The pelvic floor muscle is what surrounds both the vagina and vaginal wall muscle. When the pelvic floor muscle is tight everything else will be nicely held and supported in place. The reason the vaginal wall muscle becomes loose is because it sort of looks and acts like a folded, very elastic and stretchy accordion. So when the pelvic floor muscle stretches, the vaginal wall muscle can’t help itself and will unfold more and more with it to.------------------------------------------ 1 Have an Orgasm – the fun part about toning your pelvic floor muscles When you have an orgasm – that is actually your pelvic floor muscle contracting. So the more you orgasm the more you start toning up your pelvic floor muscle. As your pelvic floor muscle becomes stronger, so will your orgasms. 2. Kegel Exercises are also known as pelvic floor exercises because they specifically target this area and prevent weakness in the pelvic floor area. The pelvic floor is often referred to as a “hammock” of muscles that hold all of the pelvic organs in place. Kegel exercises are a great place to start treating vaginal looseness, especially if you are struggling to reach climax temporarily. Plus, they can be done in the privacy of your own home, when no one is around, so no one has to know you are doing them. Kegel exercises can only help though if they are done on a regular basis. Pelvic floor muscle training exercises can help strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine). And Vaginal looseness.--------------------------- PERFORMING PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES: 1.Begin by emptying your bladder. 2.Tighten the pelvic floor muscles and hold for a count of 10.3.Relax the muscles completely for a count of 10.4.Do 10 repetitions, 3 to 5 times a day (morning, afternoon, and night). You can do these exercises at any time and place. Most people prefer to do the exercises while lying down or sitting in a chair. After 4 to 6 weeks, most people notice some improvement. It may take as long as 3 months to see a major change. After a couple of weeks, you can also try doing a single pelvic floor contraction at times when you are likely to leak (for example, while getting out of a chair). A word of caution: Some people feel that they can speed up the progress by increasing the number of repetitions and the frequency of exercises. However, over-exercising can instead cause muscle fatigue and increase urine leakage. If you feel any discomfort in your abdomen or back while doing these exercises, you are probably doing them wrong. Breathe deeply and relax your body when you do these exercises. Make sure you are not tightening your stomach, thigh, buttock, or chest muscles. When done the right way, pelvic floor muscle exercises have been shown to be very effective at improving Vaginal looseness.------------------------ 3. Exercise, Sweat, Exercise, Sweat Do explore other forms of exercise too, like yoga for strengthening your core muscles which together will help keep your pelvic floor muscles tighter for longer. 4. A Healthy Diet – Fruits, Vegetables, Juices, Smoothies To keep the muscles in your body strong, you don’t just need exercise, you also need to feed the muscle correctly daily to ensure its correct growth and repair. So, ensure you get a healthy diet full of wholegrain organic carbohydrates, organic lean animal protein (excellent muscle builder), and organic fruits and vegetables if you wish to keep your vaginal muscle healthy and strong. To all the women out there who currently have vaginal looseness, don’t fret, there is so much you can do about it starting today.
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Key Factors To Opt For IVF Sooner Than Later!

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO, Dip.Obst.(Ireland), FICOG
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Key Factors To Opt For IVF Sooner Than Later!

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a known and popular form of Assisted Reproductive Technology. It is generally beneficial for couples who are facing complications in conceiving. IVF is an intricate procedure where the eggs extracted from a woman are manually combined with the sperm and the embryo is then placed inside the woman’s uterus. The success of IVF depends on various factors. Here are some important reasons why it is recommended to opt for IVF as quickly as possible.

  1. Age- As the age of a woman or man increases, the chances of conceiving rapidly decrease. Couples who plan on having a baby later in life can certainly take the help of IVF assistance to achieve fertility.
  2. Damaged Fallopian Tubes- If a woman’s fallopian tube is damaged or blocked, it could only get worse over time. There is very less possibility of it recovering into a normal fallopian tube. In case of tubal ligation, where the fallopian tubes are cut or blocked to avoid pregnancy, the sooner IVF is done, the more likely is the woman to conceive a child.
  3. Egg and Sperm Count- Abnormal sperm size, below average sperm concentration, low motility or strength can make it difficult for a sperm to fertilize an egg. If the egg or sperm count is very low, it greatly reduces the possibility of getting pregnant. However, if an external force is provided, the fertilization becomes quite possible. Hence, IVF should be done quickly before sperm levels further decrease.
  4. Genetic Disorders- The IVF procedure has an option of a genetic diagnosis before implantation. This way, the embryo can be safeguarded from genetic disorders that could be passed on from the parents. Only embryos that do not contain any known problems are eventually transferred to the uterus.
  5. Time- With the passage of time, not only does your body go against fertilization, even the cost of the procedure could increase. As technology keeps advancing on a daily basis, the cost of IVF is also likely to grow. This could make it more difficult to go for this option in the future.

There are many cases where infertility still remains unexplained. Even advanced studies are unable to point out the exact problems in certain couples. In such cases, IVF is a dependable procedure. It definitely increases the possibility of conceiving and has helped several couples experience the joy of parenthood. So, if you are planning to opt for the IVF procedure, it is recommended that you start the process without further delay.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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