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Dr. S Shanmuganathan

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. S Shanmuganathan Gastroenterologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. S Shanmuganathan is an experienced Gastroenterologist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. S Shanmuganathan personally at Rakshith Hospital in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S Shanmuganathan on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from bad breath due to acid flux in stomach. What is the solution?

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I am suffering from bad breath due to acid flux in stomach. What is the solution?
Please improve water intake and nutritious diet. Take adequate sleep. Reduce stress. Use sugar free chewing gum in between meals. Once in a year, get your teeth cleaning and polishing done by dentist.

I get back pain and its mostly alternative days. Though I know it's not gastric pain however I do have gastric problem. Can you let me know what can be the reason of pain.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
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I get back pain and its mostly alternative days. Though I know it's not gastric pain however I do have gastric proble...
Usually in young females, it's because of Vitamin D deficiency and calcium deficiency along with back muscles weakness. You need to strengthen your back muscles. Calcium and Vitamin D medicines will help.

I am suffering from severe acidity from last two months. My glad bladder is removed. I feel vomiting in morning. I don't feel to eat. I am taking anti acid but no effect.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon
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I am suffering from severe acidity from last two months. My glad bladder is removed. I feel vomiting in morning. I do...
1. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. 2. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. 3. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. 4. Small and frequent meals is of help. 5. Keep your blood sugar controlled. 6. Aise your bed about 4" from headend side. 7. Get your gastroendoscopy done. 8. Tab Pantium L 1 tab empty stomach. Consult doctor.

What is the most common and economical method to detect any type of cancer? I have problem with my digestion system and have been suffering with piles. Sometimes, seriously suffering with bleeding with motion. Please suggest me.

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What is the most common and economical method to detect any type of cancer? I have problem with my digestion system a...
Hi lybrate-user, commonly blood tests/ tumor markers, scans and biopsies are usually employed to diagnose cancer, with biopsy being the gold standard that clinches the diagnosis. The tests, as mentioned above, vary from cancer to cancer. However, your piles issue is mostly linked with your digestive issues / chronic constipation. For the time being, I would advise you to streamline your diet and lifestyle and stay relaxed. Focus mostly on leafy greens and fresh fibrous fruits including apples on a daily basis. Stay well hydrated, with at least 8 to 10 glasses of water on a daily basis. Avoid flesh foods completely for now. To get over stubborn constipation, if any, you can consume 1 tsp softovac powder duly mixed in a glass of warm drinking water, post dinner for the next 10 days. Consuming juice of bael fruit pulp also stabilizes digestion and cures constipation issues. Post toilet, you can sit in a bowl of cold water to which a tsp of dettol antimicrobial liquid has been added and mixed properly. Post that, use pilex ointment (as recommended) from himalaya. At the same time, get yourself clinically evaluated by a competent gi specialist who can examine your anus/ rectum with a proctoscope and evaluate the seriousness as appropriate. Take care and all the very best.

I am suffering from acidity and I do not eat to much even I am thin and week. I have only 37 weight and of 5'1 height. I am 15 years old.

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I am suffering from acidity and I do not eat to much even I am thin and week. I have only 37 weight and of 5'1 height...
Your diet should be rich in proteins and carbohydrates i. E dairy products, non-veg, fruits (banana, dates, mango, anzeer) go for gym for 1 hour everyday.

I am suffering from constipation and gas problem. All time pain in muscle in back.What can i do?

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Internal Medicine Specialist
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I am suffering from constipation and gas problem. All time pain in muscle in back.What can i do?
Take 2-tab. Charcol at night before bed. Syp. Livoluk 10 ml at night.This can help cure in constipation. take green veg., salaad in meal.grapes at night,one apple daily in morning. Banana in morning, juice,whole grain ,oats,more fiber meal,digestive foods, plenty of water during day and 1 glass of water before meal, avoid bad habits...stress ,alcohol, smoking, non-veg.,avoid fatty meal,oily foods. To confirm cause of constipation you may go for tests stool r/m, stool c/s,lft,blood sugar,cbc,usg whole abdomen ,x ray barium meal for examination for rectum,sigmoid, best tests is endoscopy for large intestine . Do not eat papaya if you diabetic. go for walk daily in morning.

I have pain down to stomach and blood out with stool in toilet. What should I do and what to eat?

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General Surgeon
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I have pain down to stomach and blood out with stool in toilet. What should I do and what to eat?
Pain in stomach and blood in stools could be related or could be totally unrelated. Ulcer, meckels's diverticulus or tumour in the upper part of track can cause internal bleeding and present as blood in motion. In that case blood colour is altered, turns little blackish. Sometimes even like tar. While fresh blood in motion is seen in piles, fissure, diverticulosis which bleed. Get evaluated by a surgeon. There are particular set of steps which are taken to treat the patient with lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

Hard stool. Presence of feces in lower gut but problem in evacuation. Fullness & pain in lower abdomen.(history of jaundice twice. What is the pathology please?

MBBS,Doctor of Medicine, CCH
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It may be possible you are not taking enough fibres and fluids. Try drinking plenty of water and eat fibrous diet.

I have mouth ulcers from one week.

MBBS
General Physician
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Start taking cap b complex fortified wd zinc for 15 days. If symptoms persist get yourself screened up for cbc test.

Why do I gey hyperacidity all of a sudden in a month. That stays for few days and then everything is normal. I follow the same eating habits but out of nowhere I feel pain in chest. And when I have acidity and pain in chest I start having anxious feeling and have negative thoughts. What should I do?

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Why do I gey hyperacidity all of a sudden in a month. That stays for few days and then everything is normal. I follow...
Hello, you r the victim of hyper acidity due to irregular dietary habits. Plz, follow the under noted tips, sincerely: * take, plenty of water to eliminate toxins.* take breakfast at 8.30 am, positively, take, 4 nos of marie biscuits, 2 hrly with 100 ml of water.* take, easily digestible lunch at 1.00, pm, without fried, irritant,& junk food. At 3.00pm take again 4 pcs of marie biscuits with 100 ml of water./ at 6.00pm take tea with biscuits/take lite dinner at 9.00pm/avoid, watching tv in d late night./* ensure 6 hrs sound sleep in d night. * avoid, scorching sun, dust, smoking, alcohol, junk food, *homoeo-medicine** @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ robinia q=10 drops, thrice with 2 tsfl of water. Report fortnightly.

Hi. Doctor I have problem with my abdominal pain in left side. It has been scanned and discovered hernia. doctor suggested to repair it via surgery. It is ok.

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Homeopath
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Hello, Hernia is a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it. Hello, Surgery is the right choice of treatment for Hernia. Don't be afraid, this surgery is not risky. In the mean time until you don't want to go under surgery you can take Homoeopathic medicine Lycopodium 1 M, 3 drops in the daily morning and Nux vomica 1M, 3 drops daily at night. Revert me after 15 days with feedback.

My daughter is of, 24years n is suffering from mesentric lymphodenitis. For the last one month n is under going pretreatment of taking antibiotics n injections but she is having abdominal pain what should we do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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She need to take antispasmodics for pain and continue antibiotics and amy need to change if necessary.

I am suffering from fatty liver grade 2. Enlarged spleen and liver.

M.S. Genral
General Surgeon
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Hi, dear -thanks for your query. My diagnosis of your problem is - indigestion. Treatment-i would advise following under doctors observation-a-bland, non-spicy, low protein-high carb-low oils and low fat-diet-for 10 days, b-liquids/soups more/ full-cereals and beans-less -, c-less tea /coffee/tobacco/alcohol/smoking, d-less of vegetables-soups and liquids, e-reduce dietary loads and, f-add-low-fat-skimmed-buttermilk, g-fruit juice-banana, pineapple-h-walnuts/resins-2 times a day, i-pranayam-bhastrika/ kapalbhati. Report me 10 days later for more maintenance-health tips for your stomach problem. Thanks for using lybrate services. Have a good day.

I have pain below the heart. Sometimes very severe. Seems to be gastric trouble. How to solve the problem permanently?

cc USG, MBBS
General Physician
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I have pain below the heart. Sometimes very severe. Seems to be gastric trouble. How to solve the problem permanently?
CHEST PAIN in your case may be due to 1.acidity. 2. severe anxiety 3. muscular problem A. You can take Tablet Pantocid 40 mg (if no drug allergy) one tablet before food for 3 days B. Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day you should go for BP check along with Base line ECG and review with report I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast consult Physician for Further Management

I am 40 yrs old woman sometimes I have a bloating problem. feel very restlessness and uneasy. And have a headache also around eyes also.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 40 yrs old woman sometimes I have a bloating problem. feel very restlessness and uneasy. And have a headache als...
Hi,Gas and acidity is the result of constipation and indigestion.Take homoeopathic medicine to get relief:-1. Gastrobin (WSG), 10 drops+ 1/2 cup of water, half an hour before meals, 3 times a day. *Lycopodium 30, 3 drops once daily in the morning for 7 days. 2. Natrum phos 6x, 4 tablets at a time, 3 times a day 10 mins. after meals. 3. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. 4. Drink two cups of coconut water daily. 5. . Avoid heavy spicy and oily food , pickles. Revert me after 7 days.

My son is 1 month old. He has a problem of gas in his body . Because of gad, he cries sometime. So what can we do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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My son is 1 month old. He has a problem of gas in his body . Because of gad, he cries sometime. So what can we do?
in some newborn gas distention is common.treatment is simple .use carminatives like ginger lime water.

I am 20 years old male. I am having painful defecation. Doctor told me of anal fissure with internal haemorrhoids. I take betadine bath.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician
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I am 20 years old male. I am having painful defecation. Doctor told me of anal fissure with internal haemorrhoids. I ...
Eat high fiber diet to have smooth and soft motions, this will help in healing of the fissure and aggravation of piles. Drink plenty of fluids. If fissure does not show relief, you may need surgical intervention under anaesthesia.

I' m 22 female my skin was very fair bt last year I was suffered from ulcer colitis bt now my face become glowless and dark please suggest me what I do ?

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath
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Forget the medical terms, and tell me exactly what you suffered. Example if you have a headache on one side, don't say hemicrania but say pain on one side - okay? there are a few reasons for the skin to darken - liver problems is one. You tell me your problem exactly and I will medicate you. If it' s a temporary setback then it will clear in time. But if something deeper, you'll need medical intervention. Dr. J tikari

My mother is of 38 years. She was diagnosed with gall stone 6 months ago. She is quite scared of operation thus she decided to go for alternative method of curing gall stones.By the methods the gall stone which was initially of 19 mm became of 14 mm yhen after sometime it again increased to 19 mm. Last time when we had done her ultrasound. It showed gallstone of 16 mm. Please tell me how to remove gall stone without going through operation.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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There is no such option available. There is nothing to get scared about surgery. It is a routine procedure done by laparoscopy, and quite painless. For more details please read my health tips on this website.

Hello sir pls help me before 1 month I was having watery stool once in a day occasionally but before 25 days I was passing stool 3 to 4 times in a day with mucus in it and twice a small amount of bright red blood was also present I have taken o2 and vibact medicine for 7 days but it was not effective and now I only pass small amount of mucus in stool without abdomen pain but in morning I have some abdominal pain and it clear after passing stool my doctor is saying that I have chronic dysentery he has denied me to take any medicine now I am taking homeopathy medicine merc c after taking this there no abdominal pain or no blood but still mucus is present in stool without abdomen pain so pls help me is it chronic dysentery or colitis and what kind of treatment should I do. My stool report was normal also. Pls help me sir.

MBBS
General Physician
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Hello sir pls help me before 1 month I was having watery stool once in a day occasionally but before 25 days I was pa...
You are most probably suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. In this condition the frequency and urge to go to toilet increases especially just after meals. Ibs can be caused due to many reasons out of which stress is one important cause. When your life and body are stressed, it can lead to ibs. You need to practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques. If your symptoms are not improved, you need to take prescription medication for a period of time. Please consult in private for prescription drugs.
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