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Dr. Sakunthala Prabhakar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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 has an excellent community of 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.


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Dear sir/madam what happens when i-pill tablet is taken 2 times a day means what will be the side effect.

General Physician, Delhi
nausea , lower abdominal pain , vomiting , irregulr menstruation , breast pain and heaviness , are usual symptoms of over dose of i pill .avoid self medication , and also avoid over dose of any medication.
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Breast Milk for Babies

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Exclusive breast milk for babies from birth to sixth month. From six months onwards in addition to breast milk supplemental feeds like home made semisolid mashed foods like mix of rice pulses, banana, boiled apple, a small piece of biscuit dipped in milk or water can be given. Sips of boiled cooled water can be given from sixth month onwards.

I am 24 years old. I have irregular periods. Just for 2-3 days per month. And m gaining weight. Having pimples please suggest some home made remedy.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
1. Exercise regularily 2. Take nutritious iron rich diet esp. Apple, pomegranate, papaya, green vegetables esp. Spinach once a week, cucumber 3. Avoid application of cream nd lotions 4. Avoid dry fruits, nuts, chocklates, spicy nd fried food 5. Home remedy prepare a paste of multani mitti + 1 spoon turmeric powder +10 drops lime nd add raw milk to prepare a paste nd apply thi paste twice in a week 6. Sleep well.
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I'm 29, I have one and half year baby, after delivery my weight is normal but now before 7 months onwards my weight is decreasing, wat the Reason, why I'm getting less weight, nw my weight is 37.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
When you are trying to gain weight, you should eat food the rich in vitamins and minerals. 1. Healthy food includes meat, egg, milk, fruit vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Cashews, almonds, dates, walnuts, dry grapes, apricots, peaches are some of the dried fruits and nuts that can be added to breakfast, salads, cereal and desserts. Sesame seeds, ground nuts, and peanuts also contain fats in them and can help in adding that extra pounds you desire. 2. Sometimes loss of appetite may also cause weight loss. So you should take following remedies improving weight A]triphala kadha 4tsp before lunch and dinner B]amala juice 4 tsp + sugar 2 tsp+ honey 2 tsp empty stomach in the morning umami flavor increases satiety and enhances appetite. Due to improving hunger and digestion whatever you will eat more and even you eat more it will digest properly and your weight will increase naturally without any supplement.
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Hi, I have got married almost 7 months back, me & my wife planning for baby from last six months, but nothing is going on and age of me & my wife is 31+, we do not want to wait more, can not understand what to do?, can you suggest me anything which is helpful for us? Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Please get your semen analysis done first and if its normal then you need to practice intercourse during her fertile period and in missionary position to help her conceive with higher chances.
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Kindly suggest a effective pill to get rid of unwanted pregnancy please i have submitted the question desperately waiting for the answer

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
It is not legal for you to take these medicine without doctor consultation. We need take your consent for abortion on a form. After explaining everything about it. Then only we can prescribe medicines on three prescriptions. It is illegal to purchase these medicine without doctor prescription. No chemist will give you these medicine without prescription.
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I and my wife had intercourse with use of condom, but after discharge I found that condom broke. My wife periods are going to come today or last by tomorrow as per her cycle, but she is worried for unwanted pregnancy. Time of intercourse today between 2 pm to 4 pm. Kindly advice what can be done and when can she go for pregnancy home kit test?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, as she she is in the later half of her cycle when menses are expected any day, the likelihood of ovum sustaining this long is unlikely and hence though chances of pregnancy are fairly minimal but one should opt for an emergency contraceptive pill to avoid unplanned pregnancy.
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Dr. Im 26 years old having a problem of pcod and thyroid because of that im having savior growth of unwanted hair on my upper lip chin and on stomach. .I don't want go for leaser treatment it has no 100% result and not having such huge money to spend .kindly please suggest me such useful and 100% results medicine which correct my problem naturally.

Diploma in Medical Cosmetology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hi !Samantha, Laser is the best and only permanent solution for unwanted hair. Lasers in Beuty Clinics can never give you results. E + Laser treatment done by a qualified and experienced doctor can give you very good results. Except for this there is no other treatment that can remove your hair permanently, and they may lead to frustration because they are not successful.
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I had a sex with my wife some days ago then I have loose a sperm on her vagina after that clean with the cloth it. But she can't get on time period. She date is 16 so it can be dangerous for us. Either she get a pregnant?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi. Thankyou for the query. If your wife's menses are delayed you need to get a pregnancy urine test done. Please note that even if you successfully ejaculated out of the body or thought that you did chances of you ejaculating close to the vagina can lead to conception. The pre ejaculate fluid can possibly have some live sperm enough to lead to conception. If you are so sure that you do not want to get pregnant in the near future please opt for proper contraceptive methods like using a condom or taking an oral contraceptive pill. Do not depend on luck and take risks.
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Hallo Doctor I was advised to Take clomifene citrate Ferri 50mg Tablet since I had pco and a miscarriage. I just took it 1 month and last month my period was Naturally in 14. This month Its already 5 days Delay. May I know the possible reasons. Will period occur für Sure After this medicine.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If you were prescribed clomiphane, it was for ovulation and subsiquent conception. After taking the medicine if you have missed your period go for a pregnancy test from urine before taking any medicine.
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My problem is milk in breast. .but I am not pregnant or breast feeding. .my prolactin range is more than 200. How to reduce my prolactin. What are the other problems. .pls help me..

Advanced Infertility, MIS TRAINING, FICMCH, PGDS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
You should start on caberline tabs after discussing with your gynaec and also get your thyroid function tests done.
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M 24 yes old n I suffered period problem .I HV irregular periods .no periods for 3-4 months many times. What the reason of it.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, you need to get evaluated for PCOD, hypothyroidism and hyperprolactinemia which are the most common causes of irregular menses.
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I had sex with my bf continuously 3 days its 4th day today tell me if I take ipill today does it work or what should I do now.

General Physician, Cuttack
you should have taken I Pill immediately after sex (preferably within 24 hours) to avoid risk of pregnancy. Validity of I pill is within 72 hours of sex. you can have the pill now but there is risk of pregnancy
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FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Exercise and brain plasticity
Exercise can enhance the development of new brain cells that play an important role in learning and memory of adults
The process of developing new brain cells in the adult brain is called adult neuro genesis. Exercise induces increase in neuro genesis improves pattern separation by supporting unique and detailed long term representations of similar but nevertheless different memory items
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My problem is I have sex with my girl friend after 5th day his mc period. It can be pregnant?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
On 5th day of menstrual cycle, pregnancyis less likely. However, there is a small possibilty of breakthrough ovulation which must be kept in mind. So if she misses her period, get a home pregnancy test.
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Causes and Treatments For Urinary Infection

Art - Advance Course Infertility, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Causes and Treatments For Urinary Infection

Urinary infection is one widespread disorder that most of the human beings face in the later stages of their lives. The infection is experienced mostly by half of the women and according to statistical data, it has been noted that about 40% of women and 12% of men get infected with urinary infection. Women who are sexually active have more possibilities to get this infection. It is an infection suffered by many people and which is more vulnerable to children and women.

The symptoms that are identified for a person with urinary infection are frequent urination and burning sensation at the time of passing urine. In certain cases, women even experience leaking of urine while sleeping. It is advised not to take this condition casually as it can lead to further complications, and medications need to be taken to reduce the discomfort caused.

Main Causes of Urinary Infection:

  1. The main reason for urinary infection is the bacterium that moves from the urinary duct to the urinary bladder. 
  2. The other main reasons for urinary tract infection are due to sexual intercourse, pregnancy and diabetes.
  3. There are chances to get urinary infection if a person has sex with many partners.
  4. In most women urinary infection is caused due to hormonal imbalance after menopause.
  5. Women should not hold back the urge for urinating frequently, as it can weaken the bladder and makes it prone to urinary infection.

Treatment for Urinary Infection:
There are simple and helpful home remedies that can be used for the treatment of urinary infection and these include

  1. It is very necessary to drink a lot of water, as it would help flush the bacteria from the bladder that causes the infection. It is advisable to drink at least 80 ounces of water on a daily basis.
  2. It is advisable to eat foods rich in Vitamin C as they are helpful in making the urine more acidic, and it inhibits further growth of the bacterium in the urinary tract.
  3. It is very important that spicy foods and bladder irritants like caffeine, carbonated drinks and artificial sweeteners be cut from the diet to reduce the irritation.
  4. It is very important to include healthy foods in your diet, and that are high on fiber carbohydrates and helpful in digestive health of your body.
  5. Herbal remedies can be opted for treatment of urinary tract infection, and the leaves of bearberry are used for this purpose.
  6. Most importantly, it is very necessary to adopt healthier habits and quit smoking. Women should wear loose clothing and make use of personal hygiene products that are free from any fragrance.
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After eating something spicy especially non veg, or drinking aerated drink immediately within 1/2 hr or so she feels uneasy her stomach starts burning. Sometimes she even vomits the thinks she ate and cannot consume anything even water for 1-3hr. She is not acidic. Feels normal when she eats home made food.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
She probably has gastritis and needs to be evaluated for that. In most cases, once the diagnosis is conformed, it can be treated with simple medical treatment. I advise you to consult a good physician, who will be in a better position for further assessment and offering an advise. All the best
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Doctor my aunt is suffer from last 4 days I don't know which disease it is but it's look like a tumor which is at chest below to left Brest it look yellowish ready hard muscle or like tumor. At earlier their is no pain but still it become very painful by this time entire Brest is paining now .she is using castor oil but isn't giving good result .Please help n suggest us.

General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, - Do hot fomentation twice a day - take a pain relief tablet after meals, max 3 per day - consult a doctor as may require investigations to know the exact cause & the requisite treatment.
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Mommy Makeover

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery, MRCS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Gurgaon
Mommy Makeover

Bringing a child into this world is one of the most wonderful phases of a woman's life. At the same time, this involves a lot of body changes - physiologically, physically, chemically, and emotionally.
Mommy makeover refers to one or a combination of procedures that are done to alter the appearance after delivery, especially relating to one or more of the following:

  1. Tummy that is sagging (no fat, just loose skin) with stretch marks
  2. Breasts that are altered in size and shape, sometimes the enlargement could be completely disproportionate with the body and cause back pain
  3. Undefined thick waistline with irregular fat accumulation
  4. Fat deposits on the abdomen, thighs, hips, and trunk that do not reduce with dietary changes and exercise
  5. Skin changes on the face and around the eyes, giving an aged appearance
  6. Post cesarean, there is excessive skin around the surgical scar


  1. Reduces tummy size
  2. Gives a more youthful appearance
  3. Alters breasts to the desired shape and size


  1. Weight loss, if happens, could affect the results
  2. Subsequent pregnancies don't have any complications with tummy tuck but with another pregnancy the effects may be lessened or reversed.
  3. Since surgery is involved, the risk of unforeseen complications always exists (for instance, in breast implants, there is capsule formation or capsulitis, in rare cases rupture may require removal.)

Mommy makeover is not a single step procedure, but a combination of plastic surgical procedures that are done depending on the problem you present with.

  • Tummy tuck - If there is abdominal sagging, the tummy is tucked back into position by removing the fat and excessive skin and reworking on the belly button.
  • Liposuction - Excessive fat deposits in the hips, thighs, trunk area can be removed by sucking out the fat deposits. Most commonly done in the hips and trunk area.
  • Breast lift - Sagging uneven breasts, drooping nipples, reduced volume are all indications for a breast lift. During the surgery, the breast tissue is repositioned to reproduce a better shape and size and reposition the nipples if required.
  • Breast reduction - Large breasts are a common problem, and breast reduction is one of the most requested for procedures.
  • Breast augmentation - Either saline implants or silicone are used to restore breast size and shape to the desired results. Usually, breast lift is combined with breast augmentation.
  • Facial corrections - From dark circles to sagging skin to wrinkles, facial appearance can be changed based on the presenting symptoms.

These are very brief descriptions of the various procedures that are done as part of mummy makeover. A detailed consultation with your plastic surgeon regarding costs, subsequent pregnancies, aftercare, recovery, healing, and limitations and risks is to be had ahead of the surgery.

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