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Dr. Sakunthala Prabhakar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Sakunthala Prabhakar is a trusted Gynaecologist in Tondiarpet, Chennai. She is currently practising at Gayathri Nursing Home in Tondiarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sakunthala Prabhakar on Lybrate.com.

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I am present 6th month running but my breast , belly , underarms , neck is black now so this normal or dangers . My baby is safe ?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I am present 6th month running but my breast , belly , underarms , neck is black now so this normal or dangers . My b...
During pregnancy this kind of discolouration is common. It is due to hormonal changes and after delivery it will go away. Baby will be safe, don't worry.
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Nerve Pain - 7 Ways To Manage It!

MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
Nerve Pain - 7 Ways To Manage It!

Nerve pain or peripheral neuropathy, as it is medically known, is characterized by pain, numbness and weakness that arise out of nerve damage. This pain is usually restricted to the feet and the hands.

What are the common causes?

Diabetes is the most common cause for this condition. However, other causes, such as injuries, infections and prolonged exposure to certain toxins can also trigger nerve pain.

How can you control nerve pain?

Nerve pain can be managed and taken care of at home taking into consideration the points that have been mentioned below:

  1. Topical Painkillers: Certain over the counter ointments and creams can help relieve nerve pain. These medications act as local anesthetics; that is they numb the area of the pain. Capsaicin, a derivative of chili peppers, is one of the major ingredients used in these medicines. Others use botanical oils as the major ingredients.

  2. Painkillers: There are painkillers available OTC which can curb nerve pain. However, painkillers such as ibuprofen, aspirin and acetaminophen do not really work well for severe pain of the nerves.

  3. Supplements: The lack of Vitamin B12 is considered to be a very important cause, and at times, a catalyst for nerve pain. In a case such as this, Vitamin B12 supplements or injections might be administered. Although more research needs to go into this, but certain supplements, especially gamma-linolenic and alpha-lipoic acid can help soothe nerve pain caused by diabetes.

  4. Acupuncture: This time-honored Chinese approach is a proven alleviator of nerve pain. Acupuncture releases chemicals which numb the pain, or prevent the pain signals from travelling to the brain.

  5. Physical Therapy and Massages: Physical Therapy can especially heal and strengthen weak muscles that can stem from acute nerve damage and pain. Though more evidence is needed, according to a few sufferers of this condition, massages can be helpful with the tremendously painful muscle spasms that can so often result from nerve pain.

  6. Relaxation Techniques: In combination with the abovementioned approaches, relaxation techniques can go a long way in relieving debilitating neural pain. Besides being helpful with dealing and reducing a few stress phases of life which can cause nerve pain, these techniques might actually root out the actual pain itself.

  7. Lifestyle Modifications: This one’s always a winner! Eating a well-balanced diet that guarantees all nutrients in uniform amounts can never go wrong. Regular exercises for about 30-45 minutes can remedy different types of pain; nerve pain being one of them. Try and limit alcohol intake (a peg once a week won’t harm one, but binge drinking can play the ultimate spoilsport and make all health plans go topsy-turvy!). Abstain from smoking or chewing tobacco as this is usually the primary contributor towards any medical condition or disorder. 

  8. Interventional pain management. When every other options has failed, interventional pain management, like neuro-modulations, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation can do miracle in relieving pain.

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

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Hi, Once I open the foreskin of the penis to wash with warm water, there is some kind of smell once I remove the foreskin. Is there is any sti which brings smell over there?

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
No, smell is not due to sti but due infection by anaerobic bacteria. I advise you to tell me your eating habits and any addiction to alcohol or cigarette, for better guidance and proper permanent treatment to you, by calling through Lybrate.
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I am pregnant but not able to gain weight, kindly suggest how to put on weight in pregnancy.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I am pregnant but not able to gain weight, kindly suggest how to put on weight in pregnancy.
During pregnancy, they advise women to increase the amount of folic acid to 600 micrograms a day, an amount commonly found in a daily prenatal vitamin. Food sources: leafy green vegetables, fortified or enriched cereals, breads and pastas. Calcium is a mineral used to build a baby's bones and teeth.
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I have 4 months child but I and my husband was together last night onces only but I'm getting fear again I will get pregnancy right now I'm not interested and I am not getting milk pls give suggestions have drink the papaya juice it's right or not.

MD
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If you are feeding the baby the chances are few but not none hence do the follwing pl take cerazette I tabdaily for 21 days this will not innterfere with lactation and provide safe contraceptiod pl take lacrtare tab twice daily for 1mth this will improve breast milk.
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Understanding The Role Of Doshas In the Body!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gwalior
Understanding The Role Of Doshas In the Body!

Ayurveda is a popular form of alternative medicine. This system of medication not only treats physical ailments, but also takes care of complete mental and spiritual well-being of a person. According to Ayurveda, the human body is made up to dhatus or tissues, malas or waste products and doshas or energies.

These doshas can be categorised as vata, pitta and kapha dosha. These tridoshas influence all activities of the mind and body, ranging from sensory functions, cell transformations and removal of waste products. 

Vata dosha
This is the most important of all three energies in the body and is made up primarily of air and ether elements. It drives the other two energies and a vata imbalance can cause imbalance in the other two doshas as well. Vata assists with all the metabolic functions of the body and controls the mental and physical movements both voluntary and involuntary, such as breathing and muscle contraction. It also controls the elimination of bodily waste through sweat, urine and faeces.

Pitta dosha
Pitta is made up of fire and water elements and is associated with fire element. The pitta also controls metabolism and digestion processes and assists in maintaining the body’s internal temperature. Pitta helps convert external images into optic nerve impulses and hence helps with vision. It is even associated with appetite and the colour and texture of skin. Pitta also helps with comprehension of information and giving a person courage to face situations. 

Kapha dosha
This dosha is shows a predominance of earth and water elements. Kapha gives the body structure and lubrication and helps balance the movement of vata energies and metabolism of pitta energies. Kapha gives a person physical strength and provides mass and structure to the tissues of the body. It also grounds the mind and body and helps with fertility and virility. By providing lubrication, kapha prevents friction in the joints and helps the limbs move smoothly. 

Balancing the tridoshas is crucial to the overall health of a person. Each of the doshas has certain properties that determine the type of illness an imbalance of the doshas can cause. While the vata dosha is cold, dry, and rough and has the ability to penetrate through fine particles, pitta is hot, sharp, sour or foul smelling and light. Kapha is cool yet heavy and dense, oily and slimy. These imbalances can be triggered by natural causes, such as age and seasonal changes and unnatural causes like inappropriate diets and lifestyles and traumatic events.

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

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Signs That Indicate Deficiency Of Iodine!

BPT, PGDAND
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Surat
Signs That Indicate Deficiency Of Iodine!

Iodine deficiency is a very common problem worldwide and is a major cause of thyroid disorders. The entire mechanism of how deficiency of iodine causes hypothyroidism is a complex explanation. So we will stick to layman terms and keep it simple. Deficiency of iodine causes a range of diseases which, altogether are termed as iodine deficiency diseases. When an individual does not receive enough iodine, the thyroid gland increases in size because the thyroid is unable to make enough hormones that are necessary for the body. This causes the development of a condition called goitre. Iodine deficiency in pregnant and lactating women is a serious concern because it is the most popular cause of preventable mental retardation.

There can be situations where a person might not be getting adequate iodine, but may not show any symptoms of iodine deficiency. The easiest way to know if a person has iodine deficiency is to get a urine test done or a blood test done to check the level of iodine in the body. Thyroid is a very important gland and is responsible for the following:

  1. Controlling the metabolic rate
  2. Boosting synthesis of proteins
  3. Regulating blood flow and heart rate
  4. Promoting brain development and linear growth in children
  5. Helping in normal reproductive functioning in adults

Here are the most common signs that can tell you that your thyroid is not functioning properly due to deficiency of iodine.

  1. You feel lethargic and tired most of the times and suffer from weakness constantly (due to reduced metabolic rates).
  2. You may start feeling cold, even when it is visibly warm for the others around you.
  3. You may have difficulty in concentrating and might have a poor memory (due to slowed down mental processes)
  4. You may experience unusual weight gain.
  5. You may become more prone to depressive periods.
  6. You may notice your skin becoming thick and puffy or your face becoming puffier than usual.
  7. You may suffer from hair loss.
  8. You may start having frequent problems of constipation.
  9. Your skin might feel really dry.
  10. You might feel your heart beating slower.
  11. Visible signs would include enlargement of the chin and neck area (caused due to enlargement of your thyroid gland).

With proper treatment and change in diet, iodine deficiency disorders can be prevented with ease. 

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

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Hi Doctor, We had unprotected sex on 21st August and she took unwanted-72 But After taken that unwanted-72, Same day i.e. On 21st August We had unprotected sex again one time. Does she need to take another unwanted-72 and Is there any Chances of pregnancy?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi Doctor, We had unprotected sex on 21st August and she took unwanted-72 But After taken that unwanted-72, Same day ...
No she doesn't need another emergency pill Get counseling done for preventing pregnancy Emergency pills are loaded with hormones which makes cycle Erratic or irregular or delayed.
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Mai 28 years married ldy hu. April me meri shadi hui h .mujhe do hafte se chakkar or jee michlana jesi problm ho rhi h or bhookh b ni lg rhi back nd waist me pain b h.kya pregnancy k symptoms h .mera last perios 24 july ko aya .abhi 11 august ko mene ghr me test kia to result negativ mila. Or abhi period miss hue ni h to please hlp. Kriye bataiye kya y early pregnancy symptoms H.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Mai 28 years married ldy hu. April me meri shadi hui h .mujhe do hafte se chakkar or jee michlana jesi problm ho rhi ...
Agar period 24 july ko hua to period aane ka time baki hai to ghar me test karne ka matlab hi nahi hai. Taklif ke liye Gynecologist ko milo.
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My wife is 11 week pregnant. She is having severe vomiting. Due to vomiting she is not able to drink and eat anything. She is feeling very weakness. She taking medicine doxinate and vomikind but not working. But is usg her baby growth is good. Baby heartbeat is 164. What I do please help.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
My wife is 11 week pregnant. She is having severe vomiting. Due to vomiting she is not able to drink and eat anything...
hi if she is not tolerating Food and water needs to be admitted. please get admitted and IV fluids has to be given.
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