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Dr. Sarala Vijayashankar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. Sarala Vijayashankar Gynaecologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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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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Why C-Section is better than Normal Delivery for Women?

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Why C-Section is better than Normal Delivery for Women?

Why and how c-section is better than normal delivery for women?

Pregnant women can opt for one of the two ways to deliver their babies: they can either have a normal/vaginal delivery or a surgical delivery by having a c-section. In many cases, the choice of having a c-section is planned due to certain medical reasons that make having a normal delivery risky. A pregnant female may know in advance that she will require a c-section and can schedule it as she may be carrying twins or multiple babies, or she may be suffering from a medical condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, an infection such as hiv or herpes that may complicate pregnancy or there may be placental problems during pregnancy.

A c-section also becomes a necessity in situations such as where the mother has a small pelvis and the baby is very large or when the baby is in heads up position and efforts to turn the position of the baby before delivery have not been successful.

In some cases the decision to do a c-section is unplanned and taken by the obstetrician due to certain emergency reasons such as problems during pregnancy or if the labour is happening too slowly or if the baby is not receiving enough oxygen.

Some of the c-sections are considered to be elective and may be requested by the female for reasons that are non-medical before she goes into labour. A female may choose to get a c-section if she wants to plan her delivery or if she had a vaginal delivery that was complicated previously.

Why c-section is better than normal delivery for women?

During a normal delivery, there is a higher risk that the tissues and skin around the vagina stretch and tear when the baby passes through the birth canal. If this stretching and tearing is severe, it may require stitches. This may ultimately lead to weakness or injury to the muscles of the pelvis that control bowel and urine function.

According to some studies, it has been found that females who have had normal/vaginal deliveries are more prone to develop urinary or bowel incontinence (leakage of urine and stool respectively) than females who have had c-sections. They are also more at risk of developing leakage of urine during sneezing, coughing or laughing.

After a normal delivery, a female may also develop a lingering or continuous pain in the perineum-the region between the vagina and anus.

According to a study published in the new england journal of medicine, the rates of bleeding into the brain of the baby was higher during vacuum extraction and forceps delivery (two methods of using assistive devices during normal deliver) than during c-section.

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I have small vaginal opening due to which we cant do intercourse successfully. Please let me know about use of dilators or other means to widen the vaginal opening.

MSc-Psychology, MHSc-Reproductive and Sexual Medicine, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Vagina is a stretchable organ and no vagina in an adult is small for sex . What you are referring to as vaginal opening is hymen . Hymen in a thin sheet covering the entrance of vagina. It has a small opening. It gets ruptured usually at first sex with minimal pain with or without bleeding . Good number of girls fear pain at first sex and tighten the muscles around vaginal opening . So the problem is in the mind not in vagina. Psychotherapy along with vaginal dilatation is the treatment
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I had sex today and I am not sure that sperm is leaked or not into vagina, should I give my wife i-pill or not?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I had sex today and I am not sure that sperm is leaked or not into vagina, should I give my wife i-pill or not?
Not sure means may have leaked, so better to give. But remember i-pill like drugs are only for emergency not family planning method. Better to choose family planning method and use for long term.
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Hello doctor 6 weeks ago I got chickenpox. After 2 to 4 days of chicken pox 2 white pimple on head of penis. It was there for 2 days and cured automatically. Is that chickenpox or any STD. Because I received a body massage and hand job from girl. After one month tested for herpes HIV and vdrl. All results came negative. Is that chicken pox or STD. Can I get herpes by only hand job. No other sexual encounter I didn't even touch her. please help me doctor am worried.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Herpes can spread by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the disease. Hand job is unlikely source of infection unless she touched her saliva or genital area just before hand job. Fluids found in a herpes sore carry the virus, and contact with those fluids can cause infection. You can also get herpes from an infected sex partner who does not have a visible sore or who may not know he or she is infected because the virus can be released through your skin and spread the infection to your sex partner. What you described is the most likely description of herpes. Tests for herpes can come negative even if you have herpes.
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Hey I got a check up done . Where my prolactin level is 18 . What does it states. ? Am I pregnant? Pls help.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hey I got a check up done . Where my prolactin level is 18 . What does it states. ? Am I pregnant? Pls help.
Hello, prolactin levels are never indicative of pregnancy. Its the beta hcg levels which indicates pregnancy.
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I have used Diane 35 birth control pills but I would like to switch to Yasmin, is it a good idea?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have used Diane 35 birth control pills but I would like to switch to Yasmin, is it a good idea?
If you r suffering from pcod with excessive hair then only you need to be on diane-35. If you r using these medicines to get regular menses, then it is of no use as it will be same story after completion of the course. If you r taking it for the purpose of only birth control or contraception then definitely you need to switch to yasmin.
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Hi sir My wife mc is not come within one month ten days I think she is pregnant but both of them are not to birth this child. Please give me a good medicine. My wife age is 25 years. Thank you.

DGO, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi sir
My wife mc is not come within one month ten days I think she is pregnant but both of them are not to birth thi...
Hello. I want to know about last period date and also if possible get your urine pregnancy test and ultrasound done. It will depend on this how to plan for your future medications. If you do not wish to have a pregnancy at present, then you should not waste time and get this checked as early as possible.
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How girl comes too knw that they r pregnant means tell me the norml symptom in detail quickly (first week after sex)

DNB, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
How girl comes too knw that they r pregnant means tell me the norml symptom in detail quickly (first week after sex)
Earliest you can know it when you miss periods and then go for a urine or blood preganacy test. Symptoms like nausea, vomiting, etc appear late in the 2nd or 3rd month.
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I am 25 years old now I am 3rd month carrying. I have problem of placenta separation. Is any thing to worry seriously. I have to missed abortions previously.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am 25 years old now I am 3rd month carrying. I have problem of placenta separation. Is any thing to worry seriously...
Hi , yes it is very high risk pregnancy. Don't neglect it. You need to have extra precautions this time in order to avoid recurrence of abortion.
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Hai,I have delivered in aug. During 9th month my weight is 57 kgs, after delivery it was 54. After that I am gradually increasing my weight. I am breastfeeding & also using formula milk bcz my milk is not sufficient for my kid. Actually I heard that if I breastfeed I will loose weight. But it is not happening. Can you please suggest me the solution.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hai,I have delivered in aug. During 9th month my weight is 57 kgs, after delivery it was 54. After that I am graduall...
Feeding mothers can work on weight reduction after 2 months of baby's birth. - Eat balanced, low calorie, nutritious diet - You only need to cater for 400-500 calories extra for baby. It means just 1.25 times normal diet. - Take lot of milk/products, proteins, vegetables, greens. - Take 2-3 fruits daily. - Take meals/snacks every 2 hours - 10-15 almonds daily - Cut down all fried stuff, Puri, Paratha, Pizza, Burger etc - Cut down sweets, laddus, biscuits and similar stuff - No colas or juices - Two glasses salted Nimbu paani daily. + one glass plain water every hour. - 30 mins brisk walk daily. - Aim for 1 - 2 kg weight loss per month. - Stay Healthy Stay Happy, things will get better with time.
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Sir I sleep with my gf yesterday at 12 a. M.I only touch her vagina enter my finger and enter my pennies slightly (2c. M) only 2times. After that we do not do. Today her periodic starts. Can she pregnant. please help.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Sir I sleep with my gf yesterday at 12 a. M.I only touch her vagina enter my finger and enter my pennies slightly (2c...
As she is already in menses, she can not get pregnant or she is not pregnant. Next time you should use ipill asap even if you do not ejaculate as pre-ejaculatory secretions contain sperms.
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Hello doctor. I took hcg urine test and the result was negative. But I am confused why my periods are late. The dates of my previous cycles are Oct 18 (high bleeding) Nov 11 (only light bleeding for 1 hour) Now its 21 dec but It is not started yet. Kindly tell me. What is the matter going on? Is it normal? What type of diet should I take to induce periods.

MRCOG London UK GOLD MEDALLIST , DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
Hello doctor. I took hcg urine test and the result was negative. But I am confused why my periods are late. The dates...
Normal cycle length varies from 21 days to 35 days so few days here and there if fine but see a gynaecologists to rule out other causes.
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She have bleeding very much in her mc time at the before two day. This problem she have last three years and take more consultant with doctors but no improvement in her disease.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
She have bleeding very much in her mc time at the before two day. This problem she have last three years and take mor...
If investigation shows not any abnormalities than take this treatment kaharava pishti 10 gm sfatik bhasam 10 gm mukta pishti 3 gm giloy sat 10 gm mix all of them and make 21 devieded dose take each dose 30 minit before meal with water 3 times in a day medicine available patanjali chikitsalay.
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General Health Maintenance

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
General Health Maintenance
1. Early bed, Early rise.
2. Bathing before sunrise reduces mucus related problems (stick yellowish mucus in sinus plexus).
3. Maintain a proper weight.
4. Female between 5' to 5.5' should ideally weigh minimum 55 kgs max 60 kgs.
5. Male between 5' to 510, in 60 kgs max 75 kgs roughly.
6. Intake daily 3-5 litres of water.
7. Freehand exercise for 30 minutes daily in the morning helps to get more oxygen in the blood.
8. Avoid oily food. Take only fruit juice or white sweets.
9. Take nutritious balance diet.
10. Prepare popcorn at home and do breakfast with it. Be healthy and avoid stool related problems.
11. Do pranayam daily.
12. Eat slight less than your normal diet.
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I have too much pain in my thighs waist and abdomen during periods what should I do to get rid from this pain?

Gynaecologist, Kolhapur
I have too much pain in my thighs waist and abdomen during periods what should I do to get rid from this pain?
If you have pain only during menses, you can take pain killers and anti spasmodics as suggested by gynecologist, and if having pain which lasts before and even stoppage of your menses. You need to be investigated.
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Dr. I always suffer with white flow because of that I fell weakness body pain head ache many more things street.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Dr. I always suffer with white flow because of that I fell weakness body pain head ache many more things street.
By white flow I suppose you are referring to white vaginal discharge. It is a myth that vaginal discharge causes weakness, pain or tiredness. Vaginal discharge is normal. It's color, consistency and amount varies according to the time of the month and sexual arousal. You may be simply stressed out due to this misconception. That may be causing the weakness. Visit a psychiatrist to rule out depression or anxiety.
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I am 36 years old. I have a female child aged 16. I am having irregular period problem. Especially while intercourse. Period starts on 20th day of mensuration period. Only few drops for four or five days. After 5 days one day full flow bleeding. In the starting period the colour is dark coffee brown. Kindly advice me in this regards.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 36 years old. I have a female child aged 16. I am having irregular period problem. Especially while intercourse....
Irregular menses problems may be due to hormonal imbalance. Get ultrasound of lower abdomen and thyroid profile done to ruleout the main cause of this happening.
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Having a kiss or sex with a cancer stage 2 patient. is it harmful? Please advice.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
Kiss or sex will not transfer the cancer to you surely. But unsafe sex is bad, may lead to STD or pregnancy. But if you use condom then it's perfectly alright.
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I don't get periods from two months. Actually from about some days I was always getting periods after two months gap. Nd now my legs are paining. Please suggest me some home remedy for get my periods after regular time.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I don't get periods from two months. Actually from about some days I was always getting periods after two months gap....
Usually, irregular of periods will be the result of any harmonal imbalance, iron[hb]deficiency, any cysts development in reproductive system, or rarely functional also. First reason should be excluded by undergoing tests like scan abdomen, harmones levels, hb levels. Then accordingly you can take t/t. As home tip, you try to take more sprouts, dates, regular physical exercises,[to maintain body fitness], take practicing yoga under supervision of instructor, daily intake of water boiled with ginger, mixed with honey& lemon will help to get periods properly.
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I have completed 32 week pregnancy. I have undergone CBP, urine ,fast blood sugar and PPBS recently. My FBS showing as 97. Could anyone suggest is this normal during pregnancy or any medication needed. Do I need to visit endocrinologist for this. Please suggest. Thanks.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have completed 32 week pregnancy. I have undergone CBP, urine ,fast blood sugar and PPBS recently. My FBS showing a...
Current cut off for FBS during primacy is 93. You can repeat it from a reputed lab. It's advisable to visit endocrinologist. Some diet will be required. You definitely do not require medications at present.
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