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Dr. Sarala Vijayashankar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Sarala Vijayashankar is a trusted Gynaecologist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can visit her at Dr.Sarala Vijaya Shankar's Clinic in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sarala Vijayashankar on Lybrate.com.

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Hiiee. I have a question to be asked. I am 23 years old. I had unprotected sex for the first time with my boyfriend in the month of October 2014. The next day i had my urine test which said that i am not pregnant. I had my periods too regularly. But now in the month of March, i missed my periods. Its 25 days and i havent yet got my periods. Are there any chances of me to be pregnant? I am very much worried. Please help.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Balasore
Just do a pregnancy test for clearing all ur tests.Very unlikely you are pregnant if and only if you had protected sex in your recent past after you had your regular periods .Just wait for somedays to have your period or else fix an appointment with a gyno in ur locality .
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Hi, I am 31 years old and married. I have menstrual problem april and may I didnt got my periods. Than go to Dr. She took pregnancy test that was negative. Than she had given mwd. Fr periods. That I took I got periods on june but again in july periods not came. Whats the problem. Please help.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Hi, I am 31 years old and married. I have menstrual problem april and may I didnt got my periods. Than go to Dr. She ...
This problem is due to hormonal imbalance. You have to take medicines at least for three months to regularise your cycle. You may start with hormonal pills with ashokarista from a good company.
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4 months ago my wife had some rashes in vagina after periods. After his periods over we had sex. Then Every time when I sex with my wife without condom Some red rash appears in my pines Head. But it's disappear with in a week. But it's come again and again. I am very scared? please help me. Is it any chance of HIV?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
4 months ago my wife had some rashes in vagina after periods. After his periods over we had sex. Then Every time when...
hello.... it can be due to any infection of genital parts.. firstly find out is it a problem of your wife or its your problem... it can be treated with medicine... if you want to get rid of this problem then consult me for treatment... if you not take it seriously it can cause more harm to both of you... problem will increase with time.. so take treatment of this... stay healthy
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Who Is at Risk of Ovarian Cancer?

PG in Assisted Reproductive Technology, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Who Is at Risk of Ovarian Cancer?

The cancer of the ovaries is known as ovarian cancer. In women there are two ovaries present on each side of the uterus. These ovaries are as big as an almond in size and produce egg also known as ova. They also secrete the hormones progesterone and estrogen.

Ovarian cancer goes undetected until it spreads to the abdomen and pelvis. When detected at this stage then it might be fatal and the treatment gets difficult. An early stage ovarian cancer where the cancer is restricted in the ovaries is much easier to treat with high success rates.

Risk Factors of Ovarian Cancer :

  1. Age - With increasing age the risk of ovarian cancer is higher and is more common in women who are 60 and above. It is less common in women below 40 years of age and develops often after menopause.Obesity Women who have a body mass index of 30 are at a risk of developing ovarian cancer.
  2. History of Reproduction - It is believed that women who conceive before 26 and carry the full term have a lower risk of ovarian cancer. However, the risk is higher in those women who get pregnant after 35 or who do not have a full term pregnancy. Also, breastfeeding the baby lowers the risk.
  3. Gene Mutation - Inherited gene mutation causes some percentage of ovarian cancer. These genes are called breast cancer genes 1 and 2 (BRCA1 and BRCA2). These were initially found in cases with breast cancer but also pose great risk for ovarian cancer. Also, gene mutation leading to Lynch syndrome plays an important role in increasing the risk of ovarian cancer.
  4. Family History - If a woman's mother, sister or daughter is suffering from ovarian cancer then she is at a higher risk of developing the same. The risk also increases if someone from the father’s side also has ovarian cancer.
  5. Fertility Drugs - Drugs like clomiphene citrate, if used for more than a year can increase the risk of the cancer. The risk is even higher if a woman taking the drug does not get pregnant.
  6. Hormone Therapy and Estrogen Therapy - Long term use and large doses of estrogen can cause an increased risk. However, if estrogen is used in combination with progesterone then the risk is less.
  7. Age of menstruation and menopause - If menstruation starts before 12 and menopause occurs before 52 then there is a higher risk of getting the cancer.
  8. Diet - A low fat vegetarian diet has less risk of the disease. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be included in diet along with pulses, rice, pasta, beans, cereals and breads.
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I had protected sex a day before periods will it affect my periods? Please suggest.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I had protected sex a day before periods will it affect my periods? Please suggest.
There are certain hormonal changes that occurs after the hymen is broken. The menses will become regular gradually, but it will take time.
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I am 47 years female, and now I am having my periods for nearly 15 days, and I also cannot control my urine while walking, due to my prolonged period I am getting very irritated, please suggest some medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 47 years female, and now I am having my periods for nearly 15 days, and I also cannot control my urine while wal...
I will suggest you to get an ultrasound abdomen done to rule out any pathology and can take tablet pause 500 mg eight hourly to stop bleeding.
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We had sex more than 2 months ago I have given her pill to avoid pregnancy She got periods on that month But she don't have periods, From more than a Month I have checked on pregnancy detector Its showing positive sign Can I know She is pregnant or not.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
We had sex more than 2 months ago
I have given her pill to avoid pregnancy
She got periods on that month
But she don'...
Dear Lybrate user, Sometimes, there may be slight bleeding even during pregnancy. If pregnancy test is positive get ultrasound of lower abdomen done. Further management will depend on that report.
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Hello doctor Actually my friend got married before 7 years and his wife not conceive a baby till now. Both wife and husband tests are normal. One of tell my friend that if they urinating in to the vagina when intercourse before semen out, they have chances of pregnant. What happen if someone piss in to the vagina when intercourse before Discharge?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hello doctor Actually my friend got married before 7 years and his wife not conceive a baby till now. Both wife and h...
Hi, There are many causes for not conceiving. If all the tests are normal it is called unexplained infertility. .Regarding the advice about urinating in to the vagina before semen is discharged should not be done. Actually very rarely in men there will be retrograde ejaculation meaning instead of ejaculating outside they will ejaculate in to their urinary bladder.In that case their semen analysis will be abnormal. But it has to be confirmed by a doctor and if he finds out retrograde ejaculation is happening he will take the urine sample and separate the sperm and then inject in to the female uterus at the time of ovulation.
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Recurrent IVF failure

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Recurrent IVF failure

What is recurrent IVF failure?

Whenever confronted with repeated “unexplained” IVF failures where morphologically good embryos were transferred, the question arises as to whether the problem is due to inherent egg/embryo “incompetence” (which usually equates with an irregular chromosomal configuration [aneuploidy]) or whether it is due to an implantation dysfunction. The younger the woman and the higher the quality of available embryos (preferably blastocysts), the less likely it is that the fault lies with embryo “incompetence” and the greater is the likelihood that it is due to underlying implantation dysfunction.

The most common causes of Implantation dysfunction are: a) a “thin uterine lining” b) a uterus with surface lesions in the cavity (polyps, fibroids, scar tissue) and c) immunologic implantation dysfunction (IID)

We offer various tests aimed to identify the cause of implantation failure. These tests can be broadly grouped into four categories.

  • Immune testing
  • Infection screening
  • Assessment of Uterine Cavity
  • Karyotyping

More information on recurrent IVF failure

  • ERA (Endometrial receptivity assay)
  • Natural Killer Cell Activity Investigation
  • Recurrent Miscarriage

I am 29 years old female still am not getting married, and I got puberty at the age of 12, Is there I will face any problem after marriage.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 29 years old female still am not getting married, and I got puberty at the age of 12, Is there I will face any p...
Hello, there is no reason that because of age and early puberty, you should face any problems after marriage. Just that you should avoid crossing 30, and try to conceive before that as chances of aneuploidies increase after 30.
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I am 18 years old female had a oral sex I have mouth cuts and dates is very big. And I just do it for 2 min? Is it sperm m6 mouth cut can I become pregnant I am very scared.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I am 18 years old female had a oral sex I have mouth cuts and dates is very big. And I just do it for 2 min? Is it sp...
You have mouth cuts and periods are delayed. There are no chances of pregnancy. For mouth cuts, take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily to detoxify body. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Don't take spicy food. For better guidance and proper treatment, consult me.
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I'm 18 years old girl. I have been detected by a 2 cm ovarian cyst. Previously 2 months back it was 1.2 mm but now it has grown to be 2 cm .Is it dangerous my gums has prescribed me with birth control pills. How long will it take to get cured. Is it dangerous? Can it be cured by medicines?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I'm 18 years old girl. I have been detected by a 2 cm ovarian cyst. Previously 2 months back it was 1.2 mm but now it...
Please Avoid hormonal preparations at present Avoid any surgery at present Don't worry Take Cap evecare by Himalaya 2 2 for 3 mths Ashokarishta 20 ml twice a day for 3 months Do perineal and pelvic exercises daily Go for morning and evening walk daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Take salads and fruits more Take carrots and beet root juice daily Do sonography of abdomen after 3 mths.
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7 days missed period with positive pregnancy test when should go to appointment to a doctor.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
7 days missed period with positive pregnancy test when should go to appointment to a doctor.
As soon as possible and especially sonography to check that the pregnancy is at proper location and it is not tubal pregnancy...
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There is white liquid droplets discharge sometimes from my both breast. What is it? And why?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
There is white liquid droplets discharge sometimes from my both breast. What is it? And why?
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. Don't worry. These are normal for a matured and working woman. Even for a house wife. But please make sure there is no pain or hardness while squeezing. In that case consult a gynacologist. Take care.
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My wife missed her period on 01 may 17 and she found test positive in pregnancy what should she do now? Someone told not to visit doctor upto 3 months please help.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
My wife missed her period on 01 may 17 and she found test positive in pregnancy what should she do now? Someone told ...
she is pregnant. give food in time. give her green vegetables and fruits. after one month do USG and consult if needed.thanks
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*Respected doctors,* My wife aged 22 y having a female child of 2.5 y female child has undergone laproscopu tubectomy on 5th august 2017, even the stiches were removed on august 12 .the* respective doctor gave vitamin tablets for one month ,*and suggested us to meet. In general people say laparoscopy may or may not successful.*i want to know that for how many days we should away from* normal family life, suppose if we partcipate in sex* life will there any effects, please give answer in detail. Advance thanks.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
*Respected doctors,* My wife aged 22 y having a female child of 2.5 y female child has undergone laproscopu tubectomy...
Itz best to wait for a month until she gets her normal period after the surgery and this will also give her time to recover. You do not need to use condoms after that. Tubectomy will not affect your wifez sex drive.
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Hello sir, I have a sister 18 years old who is suffering from stomach ache fro past a month. She was taken to clinic, scanned but there was nothing wrong. Please advice, she also has white discharges.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please give her mag. Phos. - 6x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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Women Bone Health

FICMCH, Diploma In Laproscopic Surgery, Certified in Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
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Hello, I’m Dr Smita Vats and I’m a practising gynaecologist in Gurgaon from over a decade now. Today, we will be talking about the prevention of fractures and bone health protection in women.

Women form the axis of the basic framework of the society and they are the basic pillars of strength of the healthcare network of the family and the society. Yet they tend to neglect their own health in their daily responsibilities of workplace, and the household duties. It is important to know and understand that bone health is to critical to the day to day quality of life as well as the overall health of the individual. There are certain basic differences between the bone metabolism of men and women and it is important to understand those so that you can take proper care of your bones. This is because after puberty the rate of bone deposition and bone strengthening is faster in men as compared to women and the peak bone mass attained at the age of 25 years is more in men as compared to women. Thereafter, the bone’s mass stays constant in men whereas in women, the additional challenges of pregnancy and breast feeding put an added demand of calcium. If proper calcium supplement does not happen during pregnancy and breast feeding, then the extra demands of calcium of the baby are met through the calcium of the body of the mother and that leads to weakening of the bones, ligaments, and joints, later on in life. Moreover, after the age of fifty, after menopause, the rate of bone resorption and development of osteoporosis in women is much faster as compared to men. So all these factors along with certain lifestyle factors which include physical activity, dietary factors, and the other lifestyle modifications like smoking, alcohol intake etc. does hamper the bone health of an individual and should be looked after.

That brings us to the question as to how to look after the bone health of a woman properly?

First and foremost is the dietary and nutritional factor. Calcium and Vitamin D are the most important nutrients which are responsible for the proper bone strength of the body. Calcium intake, at least one thousand to twelve hundred milligrams per day is recommended. It can be achieved through dietary elements like milk and milk products – yogurt, cheese, curd etc. Apart from egg, meat, mutton, chicken, and other vegetarian products like wheat, raggi, soya bean and fruits and vegetables like black grapes, cauliflower, cabbage, beetroot, pistachio, almonds, all are great sources of calcium. It is important to remember that if the dietary factors do not meet eh regular demands of the body for calcium then one should be taking calcium supplements as prescribed by the doctor, especially during pregnancy and breast feeding women should not neglect the intake of calcium during those times. Apart from calcium, the other important aspect is the Vitamin D intake. The daily requirement of Vitamin D is about two hundred to four hundred international units in a day. The main source of Vitamin D is sunlight and as a result, in the urban population when people are not moving around too much in the sun or whenever they go out they are fully covered or using sunscreen. There is a high incidence of Vitamin D deficiency in this population. Apart from this, people who live in higher altitudes, have a dark skin colour, or are obese also have a risk of Vitamin D deficiency. Hence, such people should be taking Vitamin D supplements as subscribed by the doctor and especially vegetarians because the only dietary source of Vitamin D is through cog liver oil, fish, liver so that leaves very few options for the normal vegetarian population to attain Vitamin D through dietary intake.

Then the other aspect which is very important is the physical activity and regular physical exercise. At least half an hour to forty-five minutes of regular physical exercise is a must. To improve blood circulation and bone health and muscle health in the body. This is also important to improve the overall tone and balance of the body so as to prevent falls and fractures and the risks of injury which may hamper the quality of life in her later age groups. Apart from this, smoking, intake of alcohol etc. can also accelerate bone resorption and also deteriorates your bone health. Hence, it is important to look after all these factors.

For any further queries or any further details, you can send me queries through Lybrate or can meet me personally at my clinic in GNS Hospital or The Gynae Point near South City 2.

Thank you

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