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Dr. Saravanan

Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. Saravanan Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Saravanan is an experienced Gynaecologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Saravanan personally at Naveena Infertility Hospital in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saravanan on has an excellent community of Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 25 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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I am 14 week 3 days pregnant and from last eve I'm feeling pain sharp shooting pain in my right side of the stomach next to my navel what is it m really concern because every time I move or I breathe fast it pains a lot their is no other symptoms like bleeding n all then what is it ?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
pain may be due to poor posture and pressure on abdominal portion.get an ultrasound of lower abdomen and fetal heart sound check done.visit to doctor for proper management.
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When we can do sex it's batter to do before mc or after mc for avoiding pregnancy please give me sagation in full detail.

Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
To prevent pregnancy don't have intercourse during 12-16 days of periods. Before and after that there is no problem.
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Safe period for sex to women and not getting pregnant what is the safe period 100% safe there is no chance of getting pregnant.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Safe period method for family planning is actually unsafe meaning high failure rate. In a woman having regular cycles of 28 days safe days are considered 1-10 and 17 to 28. In any woman with irregular cycles they have to be counted and in those women safe days will be less in numbers. If you are looking for 100 % safe (nothing in life is 100% except death) look for hormonal contraception.
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Running VS Walking: Which is Better?

Msc - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur
Running VS Walking: Which is Better?

Running vs walking: which is better?
Is it better to walk or run? which burns more calories?

Running and walking are fairly similar concepts; both get you from a to b. How different are they when it comes to weight loss, then? where do the differences between the two forms of exercise lie, and which one holds the title as the better weight loss aid?

Before comparing the two activities head-to-head, it is important to note that both are beneficial. Both running and walking are proven to offer cardiovascular benefits. Both will help promote weight loss, improve your sleep, elevate your mood, boost your energy level, decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes.
Another fun fact is that they have been shown to reduce risk of cataracts with age. They are beneficial to bone density and, therefore, bone strength.

Calories burned per 1-mile walk vs 1-mile run for a 156-lb person (around 70.7kg)

Walk calories burned per mile: 88.9
Run calories burned per mile: 112.5

Walk calories burned per minute: 4.78
Run calories burned per minute: 11.25

Walk after-burn per mile: 21.7
Run after-burn per mile: 46.1

Which burns more calories?

Does running burn more calories than walking? well, yes and no.

If you run for 20 minutes or walk for 50 minutes, you end up burning about the same amount of calories. But if you walk for 20 minutes or run for 20 minutes, running will create the biggest calorie deficit.

So if you've got more time, are more prone to injury or simply have an aversion to high-intensity activities, then go with a lower-intensity exercise, such as walking, biking or swimming.
Just remember that the lower your exercise intensity, the lower the calorie expenditure, so how long you exercise becomes more important.

Do keep in mind that everyone's body responds differently to exercise. So even though you and your spouse may both be walking for 45 minutes each day, your results will differ.
This is because the number of calories you expend during exercise depends on your body composition (lean mass vs. Fat mass). The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn. In addition, the type of exercise you do and the muscles that are involved will also dictate the amount of calories used.

What's so great about walking?

Walking has a few benefits that set it apart from running:

Walking is correlated with an even lower risk of high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes than running
Walking is ideal for joints because it is a low-impact activity
Lower intensity exercise, such as walking (as opposed to running which is high-intensity), burns energy directly from fat stores

Then why bother running?

Now, those are all great benefits, but that does not necessarily mean that they outweigh the benefits of running.

Running stacks up pretty well in comparison:

Running is correlated with a lower bmi and waist circumference than walking
Running burns more calories per hour, making it more time-efficient than walking
Runners controlled their weight better, so they were able to maintain weight loss long-term

Running suppresses the appetite and regulates hunger hormones

Running causes a more lasting metabolism increase even after exercise has ended.

How running and walking match up

So, which is the better exercise?
At the end of the day, that is really a matter of personal decision. The most important factor to consider is that intensity doesn't have a significant impact on weight loss if you are burning the same amount of calories.

Say you do a high intensity workout for a short period of time. You can likely burn the same amount of calories by doing a low intensity workout for a longer time. This means that you don't necessarily have to go for a run to burn the calories, though running will be much more time efficient.

A calorie is a calorie, and the subtle differences between running and walking are unlikely to add up much.

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Hello Doctors , My son new born with 2 months now and we are using for bottle feeding with similar 1 advance because my wife is not having enough breast milk so my question here is that which is the best feeding bottle we can buy and what is the process for cleaning the bottle and nipple. Kindly suggest your valuable responses. Thanks

Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Personally I would say don't give bottle with breast. Most of mothers think that milk is insufficient. But it's not true. Weigh the child to find out adequacy of milk. And child should be fed every two hrly at two months. Breast should be given to child in consonance of his age in months. Three month old child is fed three hrly and. Six month old is given breast feed six hrly. Breast feed should be for 10-15 min. On each breast.
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I am having urine infection since marriage of three months. Does it effect In conceiving a child as I didn't conciev since three months of unprotected intercourse.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Urine infection may affect conception if vaginal pH is altered by the infection. So first get urine complete and culture sensitivity test done. you can use vaginal wash to avoid infection and maintain hygiene, drink lots of water.
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I'm married, Unexpectedly my husband force we doing sex, I made together before one, I conformed pregnancy. So we don't want to children this time. Please help me, How to destroy pregnancy. Please. Please.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Hello marriage means having sex with your partner. I shall not advice for termination of pregnancy if it is first pregnancy. Archana gupta.
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Male Infertility Types and Treatment Options

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Male Infertility Types and Treatment Options

Low sperm count. This is most often the cause of male infertility.  

Low sperm motility. Second most common reason 

Abnormal sperm. Another common reason

Low sperm count should not be viewed as a definitive diagnosis of infertility but as one indicator of a fertility problem. A normal sperm count is considered to be 20 million per milliliter of semen. 

Male infertility is usually caused by problems that affect either sperm production or sperm transport. Through medical testing, the cause of the problem may be found out. Roughly 2/3rd of infertile men have a problem with making sperm in the testes.

Male infertility affects approximately 7% of all men it is commonly due to deficiencies in the semen, and semen quality is used as a alternate measure of male fertility.

A lower amount of semen may indicate an issue with the seminal vesicles, blocked ducts or a prostate gland issue. Sperm count – 20 million to 300 million per milliliter is considered in the normal range. Below 10 million is considered “poor.”

Types of infertility and causes of infertility in men:*

* Male subfertility

* Low concentration of sperm in the semen

* Sperm abnormalities/abnormal semen

* Abnormal shape/morphology of the sperm

* Problems with movement/motility that makes sperm delivery difficult

* Abnormal liquefaction, absence of viable, healthy sperm,

Blockages or obstructions in the genital tract that prevent sperm delivery that can occur due to:

* Developmental disorders of the epididymis, vas deferens or seminal vesicles

* Scarring from inflammation

* Vasectomy

* Infertility caused by medical conditions, such as varicoceles and testicular torsion

* Genetic abnormalities

* Hormonal imbalances

* Lifestyle choices and environmental exposure.

* Idiopathic Infertility. 


Initial testing will likely include:

Semen analysis, Ultrasound,  Post-ejaculation urinalysis,  Genetic testing, Sperm function tests, Hormone testing, Blood tests


Treating Male Infertility -

Assisted reproductive technologies (ART)

Artificial insemination

IVF, GIFT, and other techniques

Drug therapy for hormonal disorders

Treatment for problems with sexual intercourse.

Treating  infections

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Period length 3 days Period k 4th day (no bleeding) me sex karne se pregnancy aaskti Hain? Sex k time jab penis vagina me hota hain tab sperm out karne k bad kuchh sperm Bahar nikal jati Hain. Aysa hone se pregnancy successful ho sakti Hain?

Gynaecologist, Vadodara
dear abhishek generally ovulation day is from day 10 to 16 which is a fertile period. day 4 of the period is less likely to result in pregnancy. your second question of some of the semen coming out of the vagina is a normal happening and is not a problem. so dont worry about it. it does not prevent pregnancy
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hypertension during pregnancy should be an alert for women.

"Up until now it has been assumed that high blood pressure subsides after pregnancy, and there was no structured follow?up of the women who experienced it.

Hypertensive disorders are common in pregnancy, affecting 2% to 35% of all pregnancies, and ranking among the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Preeclampsia or gestational hypertension associated with proteinuria is particularly linked with an increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and the fetus.

My period is 17-09-2015& I had sex with my husband from 02-10-2015 to 09-10-2015, can I get pregnant.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, there are very good chances of getting pregnant when you have sex during the ovulation time which falls on 14th day of a female with 28days of menstrual cycle. Adding to it, 2-3 days before and after this 14th day which are also fertile period and high chances of getting pregnant. So, in your case, you had last lmp on 17-09-15. But you haven't mentioned about your normal menstrual cycle and it's regularity!
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I had got little physical with my boyfriend (he didn't insert his thing inside) 2 months ago I had normal periods in June and July but in this month they are 9 days late. Am I pregnant?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, You didn't mention when did you get physical, if its this month, then get urge pregnancy test done, but if it was in june or july, then the delay is not due to pregnancy.
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Was on novelon 21 day pill pack from june. Missed only second last pill of june which was doubled up along with the last. Took a break of 6 days from 2-7th july. Withdrawal bleed from 5-8th july. Started new pack from 8july. Had protected intercourse on 9th july. But the condom was used thrice. Then had protected intercourse on 14th. Missed 21st july pill which was doubled next day after a gap of 24 hrs. On 22nd july morning had a very light bleeding. Which was stopped as soon as pills were continued. Pill pack ended on 28th july. Had withdrawal bleed from 1-6th aug. Took home pregnancy test with first morning urine after that. At 4,5,6,7,8tg weeks, all were negative. No symptoms in general. Bt from the past two days I feel a little bloated and ve put on some weight. And for the past two days vaginal discharge was watery transparent and stretchy but of little amount. Is this the signs of ovulation? If so when will be my next period, as my expected date is on 1st sept. Do I need to do blood test or hpt further? Is their any risk of pregnancy?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Guwahati
Hello lybrate-user, If you have had no sexual intercourse after the withdrawal bleed on 1-6th August, your chances of getting pregnant are nil. A withdrawal bleed or a period causes the endometrium (inner uterine lining) to get shed. Any embryo implanted at that time will also get shed. Once the bleed stops, a new menstrual cycle starts with a freshly grown endometrium. The clear stretchable mucus is most likely to be due to ovulation. In which case, you will get your periods after about 14-16 days. Ovulation can get delayed due to stress and if you have been worrying about a pregnancy in the last few days, this mental stress could have delayed ovulation in this month. A delayed ovulation will cause a delayed period. The other symptoms are also likely to be due to stress. I hope this helps.
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Hi Dr. I got married 5 months back and planning to have baby. Since beginning I use to have unprotected sex but no positive result recorded. please help me, do I need to go for treatment or should wait for more 5-8 months.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Pregnancy is possible only on one day of cycle i.e. On day of ovulation. That means when you say you tried for 5 months actually in practical terms there were only 5 tries. This is short time given to nature. However how long more to wait depends on your age, younger you are more you can wait. Normally 12-24 months is range. Though body does not work like calculator, having sexual relationship around 12 to 18 days may be alternate days would give better results. If very eager then you as couple can meet Gynecologist to start non-invasive reports. However it is important to have some reports and some vaccinations before planning pregnancy. If same is not done meet Gynecologist for same.
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I am 19 years old. I had taken unwanted 72 on 30th oct pre semen slightly touched the condom. I had taken another unwanted 72 6th nov because condom broke during anal sex. On that day (6th nov) I have got withdrawal bleeding just for 9 hours and the amount is very very low. Is it just the side effect if that pill? Will I get this kind of bleeding very frequently? My periods date is 17th nov. When will I get my next periods? Will it bw too late or will I skip it? Am I safe from pregnancy? When will my periods be normal. Will this 2 pill in one cycle make a huge problems in my periods schedule?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Taking frequent i-pills can mess your periods up! I would advice you to avoid any further unprotected intercourse this month and wait patiently for your next periods. If they are over a week due to a serum b-Hcg to rule out pregnancy. Also consider taking regular contraceptive pills to avoid any further problems.
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I am 21 years old unmarried girl. My menstrual cycle is irregular from beginning. I have done ultrasound. There are follicles around my ovary. Should I take medicine?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
You should surely start a homoeopathic medicine as these are safe and can treat you 100% without any side effects.consult me
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Hi sir, my wife is 3months pregnancy n it was by ivf. Now we were done blood test today tsh is. 09 n t4 is 2.03. Is there any risk to baby? Please suggest me a good solution please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 increases by about 50%. As a result, the normal thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level during pregnancy is lower than the normal nonpregnancy level. The new recommendations for TSH levels during pregnancy are the following: First trimester: less than 2.5 with a range of 0.1-2.5.. You have to leave the decision to your doctor
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4 Types Of Hypertension During Pregnancy

MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
4 Types Of Hypertension During Pregnancy

Hypertension or high blood pressure is common in pregnant women, even in those who have no previous history of high blood pressure. This leads to complications in about 6% to 10% of all pregnancies around the world. High blood pressure may develop before or after conception and as such needs special medical attention.
Hypertension prevents sufficient flow of blood to the placenta and this inhibits the normal growth of the fetus. This could result in low birth weight of the child. However, if diagnosed in time and treated properly, hypertension does not affect the child's health too much. There are various types of hypertension during pregnancies, such as:
1. Gestational hypertension
This type of hypertension is developed about 20 weeks after conception. There is no abnormality in urine or any signs of other organ damage (as is common with hypertension during pregnancy) but the condition can worsen and complicate very quickly. Pregnant women below the age of 20 and above the age of 40 are often diagnosed with high levels of blood pressure. Women who have heart or kidney conditions before pregnancy and women carrying more than one child are also likely to develop gestational hypertension.
2. Chronic hypertension
Chronic hypertension is high blood pressure which develops around 20 weeks before conception and does not normalize within 12 weeks after childbirth. The patient may also have been suffering from high blood pressure for a long time but the complications appear only during pregnancy because high blood pressure rarely exhibits symptoms without an associated condition.
3. Chronic hypertension superimposed with Preeclampsia
Women who have hypertension before pregnancy may develop even higher blood pressure levels during pregnancy. This leads to several health disorders like frequent headaches, fatigue and depression. Sometimes, protein is found in the urine.
4. Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is often a serious complication of gestational pregnancy and affects about 5% to 7% of all pregnancies globally. Gestational pregnancy does not always develop into preeclampsia but it needs to be diagnosed and treated in time to avoid the complication. Women who have conceived for the first time or have a history of hypertension in the family are at a greater risk of preeclampsia. The symptoms of the condition are throbbing headaches, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, pain in the upper abdominal region and shortness of breath. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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4 Ways Weight Training Can Damage Your Body

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
4 Ways Weight Training Can Damage Your Body

Weight training is a method of exercise where you use either your body weight or external weight to build strength and increase muscle size. The principle of weight training centers on eccentric and concentric movements of the skeletal muscles, thus stimulating them to grow. Usually the sets, reps and the tempo of the exercise are manipulated to concentrate on size, endurance or strength.

It is important to note that certain aspects of weight training are detrimental to your body. You need to be aware of these aspects so that you can maximize your strength gains.

Here are 4 ways that weight training may harm your body are: 

  1. Warm up: Warming up before working out is very essential, as it increases blood flow in the body. It loosens up your stiff joints and elevates your heart rate. You may do basic cardio exercises, such as jumping jacks and bodyweight squats as your warm up regime.
  2. Don't push yourself too hard: Don't over exert yourself in your workouts, listen to your body and stop when you feel that you can't go on anymore. It increases the likelihood of you being injured and thus is detrimental to your health.You may try to lift heavier weights compromising on form or posture, which can lead to various muscle tears or strains.
  3. Stretch after your workout: It is very important that you stretch after your weight training workout. It aids in muscle recovery after a heavy workout and also makes the joints more mobile and flexible. Stretching also allows the tensed muscles to relax and improves posture. Lack of stretching increases chances of injuring your muscles and may put a damper on your weight training muscles.
  4. Injuries: Injuries such as pulling a muscle or injuring your joints are very common if you lift weights. It is of utmost importance that you follow proper form while working out. An example of this would be when you don't keep your spine straight while squatting, thus resulting in a slipped disc injury.
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I'M 6 months pregnant n my weight is 76 kg. M worried about my weight. please suggest me how to control ma weight. Ma placenta is also very low so Dr. suggest me bed rest m having thyroid also. please help me?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Junagadh
You control your your weight by less intake of carbohydrates and salt restricted diet but use more green leafy vegetables fruits having low lying placenta you required bed rest.
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