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Dr. Selva Shankari

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Selva Shankari Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Selva Shankari is a trusted Gynaecologist in Tondiarpet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Selva Shankari personally at Ezhil Hospital in Tondiarpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selva Shankari on Lybrate.com.

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Hey I am rekha and I am pregnant. But I don't want to have baby right now. What can I do? Is their any pill by which I abort. I wants only abortion by pill. Please suggest me medicine and some tips to abortion.

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Hey I am rekha and I am pregnant. But I don't want to have baby right now. What can I do? Is their any pill by which ...
Whether you can abort by the pill can be determined after finding out the duration of your pregnancy and your general checkup whether you are physically fit for it or not for that you will have yo consult a gynaecologist.

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Ayurvedic Pregnancy Strategies

There are 10 classic strategies to be used during pregnancy that can support the health and well-being of mom and baby, and keep the prana and apana vata in balance.
1. Favor Your Cravings. The most important advice is to eat what you naturally desire. Follow a well-balanced diet, with meals including adequate amounts of protein, healthy starch and veggies. Remember, you are eating for two body types, so you should not follow a strict diet for one body type. Honor your unique cravings in moderation, especially after the fourth month when the cravings you experience are more likely those of the baby.
2. Balance Vata. The major theme during pregnancy is to balance vata, the energy of the nervous system. This is best done with a diet of fresh, plant-based, whole or sprouted grains and non-processed foods. Warm, freshly cooked foods with healthy oils of olive, ghee and coconut are good. Avoid eating leftovers as much as possible.
3. Foods to Avoid:
Hot spicy foods
Uncooked leafy greens – as they can cause gas.
Undercooked beans and lentils – which can also cause gas.
Artificial flavors, preservatives and chemical additives
4. Enjoy These Three Tastes. The three tastes that balance vata are sweet, sour and salty. During pregnancy the sweet taste should be most emphasized, because it is the most sattvic or wholesome for the baby. This includes sprouted breads or those cooked without oils, whole grains, rice, fruits and healthy starches like sweet potatoes, quinoa, cooked beets and carrots. These foods are emphasized on the Winter Grocery List.
5. The Right Milk Does a Baby Good. Drink warm, vat-pasteurized (heated under 135 degrees F), non-homogenized milk with ghee made from grass-fed cows. One cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of ghee twice a day is said to boost immunity and the complexion, or “ojas,” of the baby.
6. Daily Massage with an Ayurvedic Herbalized Massage Oil. These oils feed the microbiology on the skin, as well as calm the skin-based sensory nervous system of the mom. The calmer the mom, the calmer the baby. This can be self-massage, or an opportunity to get massaged by a loving partner. Gently massage the abdomen and, in the 8th and 9th months, spend extra time on the nipples to prepare for nursing.
7. Five Tips to Conquer Morning Sickness:
1. Roast cardamom seeds, powder them and eat a small pinch through the day.
2. Snack on dry crackers or toast. It helps to always keep a little food in the stomach.
3. Temporarily eat from the Spring Grocery List or Kapha-Reducing Diet.
4. Sip tea made of 1/4 tsp. ginger powder and/or fennel seeds and hot water.
5. Try sleeping in a semi-reclined position by putting a pillow between the box spring and the mattress.
8. Get Gentle Daily Exercise. A great way to get this is to walk for 30 minutes each day.
9. Rest Up. In the 8th month, you should get as much rest as possible. This is a delicate time when the subtle nutrient fluid called “ojas” that supports vitality, complexion and immunity is passed between the mother and baby.
10. The MOST important pregnancy principle is to remember to be happy. The partner’s job during this time is to keep the mama-to-be happy. Of course, the mom must practice daily acts of happiness as well. The partner should avoid travel, be home in the evenings and fulfill every desire of the mother-to-be.
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Hello sir my son has one testis is there any problem in future ? he is know 17 years old

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Undescended unilateral testes. May not be any problem but get hormonal test Total & Free testosterone.

Next month I'm going to get married but Im worry about my irregular period. I want my period come on time what should I do?

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Next month I'm going to get married but Im worry about my irregular period. I want my period come on time what should...
Your problem can be due to Anaemia or hormonal imbalance due to stress.I will advice you below given homoeopathic medicinesfor 5-6 months nd surely you will be normal PULSATILLA NIG 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night MENSOAID SYRUP ( BAKSON) Drink 2 sspoons in evening. FERRUM SIP ( SBL) Drink 1 spoon twice daily Things to do 1.Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from Apple,banaba,pomegranate,papaya,grapes, 2.2 glass milk daily 3.Lots of water daily 4.Have a sound sleep 5.Start taking a good iron supplement
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I was on novelon 21 day pill pack from june missed second last pill of the pack doubled up last day. Took a break of 6 days on which I had my menses. Started new pack on 8th july had protected intercourse for the first time on 9th july. Bt the same condom has been used thrice. Then I had very protected intercourse on 14th then missed the pill for the first time in july on 21st july but doubled on 22nd july. I had a light bleeding on 22nd july morning. My pill pack ended on 28th july and my period started on 1 continued upto 6th aug. Hpt with first morning urine on 4,5,6,7,8 weeks all negative. My period date was 1st aug as it did not occur till 9th. I did a serum beta hcg test comes out to be negative hcg level was 0.11.last intercourse was on 14th july no intercourse after that. Usg report shows bulky uterus with normal myometrial echo texture, cervix normal no collection at POD, no SOL seen. No collection at endometrial cavity. Ovaries bulky with tiny follicles arranged peripherally. Doctor prescribed deviry 2 tabs for 5 days. After taking 2 doses I had my periods yesterday. And bleeding is heavy and red with thin structure. Will I continue with the pills further? Not feeling well in the pills feeling nauseated. What causes this bleeding. Is it normal period or breakthrough bleeding? Can I be pregnant. Even if I did not have any intercourse after 14th july and have my withdrawal bleed on 1st aug. Not taking pills since aug. Can I be pregnant? Can serum beta be wrong? Why the bleed is heavy after taking 2 doses of deviry.

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I was on novelon 21 day pill pack from june missed second last pill of the pack doubled up last day. Took a break of ...
Hello, You cannot be pregnant. The bleeding you are experiencing is just as normal periods. You were given deviry for your normal periods to come. You are having heavy bleeding since it was delayed.

Importance of Oral Hygiene Pre-Pregnancy and for Expecting Mothers

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Importance of oral hygiene pre-pregnancy and for expecting mothers

Maintaining proper oral health is very essential for everyone but it becomes more important for women who are planning to conceive or are pregnant. Studies reveal that if a woman is suffering from gum disease, the chances of the baby being born prematurely or having inadequate weight increase.

Moreover, the alteration in the levels of the hormone in the body caused due to pregnancy might also trigger gum disease and a condition known as pregnancy gingivitis, which makes taking care of oral hygiene mandatory for expecting mothers.

How can you ensure proper oral hygiene before conceiving?
Visiting a dentist before conceiving is necessary to diagnose and treat any issues related to oral health, so that it doesn't affect the health of the baby in any way. During this visit, you can opt for professional cleaning of your teeth and proper scrutiny of your gum tissue to detect any oral health issues, which might influence your pregnancy.

How can you maintain proper oral health during pregnancy?
You can take the following measures to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy during pregnancy.

- Visit your dentist regularly
Pregnancy should not keep you from going for regular dental checkups. The dentist can conduct the requisite periodontal exams and provide you instructions for maintaining healthy gums and teeth during this period.

- Inform your dentist about the drugs you are consuming
Letting your dentist know about all the medications you are consuming and their dosages is advisable so that he/she can accordingly design your dental treatment plan.

-Don't avoid dental X-rays
If you need a dental X-ray, you can opt for it even while you are pregnant. Informing your dentist about your pregnancy will ensure that, he/she takes extra measures for your and the baby's safety by protecting your thyroid gland and abdomen from the rays.

- Consider morning sickness while choosing your toothpaste
Morning sickness often hinders with the normal process of brushing due to the taste of the toothpaste. In this case, asking your dentist to recommend a suitable brand for you would be the right thing to do.

- Ensure that you follow a healthy diet
Following a diet which contains a minimum amount of sugary snacks and more dairy products like yogurt and cheese is recommended for expecting mothers. This not only decreases the risks of tooth decay but also ensures proper development of the baby's gums, bones, and teeth.

Importance of Oral Hygiene Pre-Pregnancy and for Expecting Mothers
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Sir, I have a problem in doing sex, whenever I am doing sex then there is quick fall within 20 to 30 second. Is that the reason for my wife can't get pregnant? Please suggest me, actually I am married since 04 year's but still there is no result of baby.

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Sir, I have a problem in doing sex, whenever I am doing sex then there is quick fall within 20 to 30 second. Is that ...
If you are not able to ejaculate in vagina, or premature ejaculation is there then it is a problem. If you are not able to conceive baby after 4 years of trying then get yourselves tested thoroughly. Get all the basic tests done required for infertility i. E. For wife: amh lh fsh tsh prolactin usg for antral follicle count for husband: semen analysis. And get back with the reports so that can help you further.
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I am 39 old I have back ache & infertilizer.what i do?

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Kindly show me a photograph & digital X RAYS of affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit.D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. SPRING BEDS, FOLDING BEDS OR THICK MATRESS ARE HARMFUL Use no pillow under the head. DO HOT FOMANTATION. Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab OD x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Do reply back for detailed treatment plan. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.

Fluid accumulated in ovary so whats take as treatment?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
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It may be normal, in that case nothing but to wait and repeat examination to confirm that it has disappeared. In some it may not be normal and then treatment required, only examining gynaecologist can decide.

We are looking for my wife's ear piercing. She is 35 & looking for another 2 pairs of piercing above the regular ear lobe piercing and at the cartilage. We have the following queries: 1.What is the method of piercing: needle or gunshot or laser; & what is more healing friendly 2.Can it be done painless using some anesthetics; which method is more healing friendly 3.What is the healing period? Any precautionary or after care medicines required for healing (to avoid septic or keloid) & pain 4. Is it advisable to do both the post a time or need to have a waiting period in between? Do we need to carry the earrings for the piercing appreciate your advice.

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We are looking for my wife's ear piercing. She is 35 & looking for another 2 pairs of piercing above the regular ear ...
Please Do it at surgeon He will take care of all things Generally it is done by needle with all aseptic precautions and with anesthesia. About keloid formation, nobody can predict, but if she had history of keloids please avoid any kind of injuries or operating procedures Please take earrings with you preferably of silver to get them sterile at surgeon's autoclave, and wear them just after operation.
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During sex what type of hormone produce in female. If I want to produce hormone in large amount during sex. what type of foods and fruits I want to eat and how to identify my hormone is coming outside during sex.

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During sex what type of hormone produce in female. If I want to produce hormone in large amount during sex. what type...
I think by hormone you mean secretions. If you want to increase secrretions, you have to ensure that you take nutritious food, avoid all kinds of junk food, do exercise daily & maintain personal hygiene.
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Hi I am a 26 year female married and I have got a kid. Day before yesterday me and my husband had unprotected sex. As a precaution before 12 hours I have taken I pill tablet. My menstruation cycle is 28 days and starting date of last cycle was 15th May 16. I have 2 questions. 1. As ovulation date is near and I have taken I pill tablet is it OK that I shall not get pregnant? 2. Can we have unprotected sex till my next menstruation cycle?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
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I pill has a failure rate if 6-10%. So there are chances that you can get pregnant. Although 90 % chances are there that you will not get pregnant. No you cannot have unprotected sex again.
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I am 27 years old & I want to plan my baby after 30 and my husband is only 28 years old. Is there any problem to plan a baby after the age of 30?

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
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I am 27 years old & I want to plan my baby after 30 and my husband is only 28 years old. Is there any problem to plan...
If you are totally fit without any problems. And regular menstrual cycle, there are chances you will conceive easily. But fertility rates fall after 30, and even more after 35. So consider all your options.
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Mera ek dost hai usko 2 saal se diabetes hai, age 37 year hai wo jab bhi bina condom ke apni patni ke saat sex karta hai to use infection ho jata hai ,is baar use penis me infection ho gaya hai or skin me crack or red ho gaya hai or urine discharge karne me taklif hoti hai please mujhe ye bataye ki use kis ke paas ilaj karana chahiye ,wo abhi Mangalore me rahta hai.

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Mera ek dost hai usko 2 saal se diabetes hai, age 37 year hai wo jab bhi bina condom ke apni patni ke saat sex karta ...
Both your friend and his wife will have to go for check up and get treated at the same time. Some times it's better to get blood and urine tests (some times culture tests) frequently if there is persistent complaints of infection. Basic health and hygiene should also be followed as a routine. Follow up afterwards if required.
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During periods I feel very much pain on stomach and below portion. I cannot get up from bed due to pain. Please suggest me what to do.

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During periods I feel very much pain on stomach and below portion. I cannot get up from bed due to pain. Please sugge...
Medicine german reckeweg mag phos 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. Buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. Food mixed fruit juice daily evening. Please continue treatment.

We had unprotected sex on 9th day after her period she had i-pill within 24 hrs after 4 days vaginal bleeding started. Its is here for last 6 days. For how many days it will occur. Should we consult any doctor to stop the bleeding. When to do the pregnancy test.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), FICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
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We had unprotected  sex on 9th day after her period  she had i-pill within 24 hrs after 4 days vaginal bleeding start...
Pregnancy is less likely to occur on day 9 of cycle. Be for bleeding to stop, consult a doctor. That's side effect of ipill. It disturb cycle. Don't make it routine to take ipill rather use proper contraception.
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Calcium Defiency in women

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Calcium Defiency in women

Diet is a well balanced food combination which should be tailored according to personal needs and as circumstances changes specially. The wrong food can fail to nourish us, can keep us awake at night, make us sluggish and overweight or tense us up;

Major points to be kept in mind to plan our diet are:

Personal Needs.
Stages of our life.
Lifestyle.
Genetic and temperament conditions.
Clinical condition.
Personal needs are likes, dislikes and your time availability
Stages of our life we are in is very important as age plays a major role. So, supplement and manipulation of food group depends on our age.

There are many health problems those arise because of lifestyle we follow:

Posture-related problems.
Fatigue.
Mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety.
Obesity.
Heart disease.
High blood pressure.
Abnormal heart beats.
Menstrual problems.
Acne and other skin problems.

Common deficiencies noted in women are:

Calcium
Vitamins-D
Protein.
Phosphorus
Vegetarian and non - vegetarian diet have their unique role in maintaining bone mineral metabolism of body.

Calcium Deficiency in women makes entire matrix of the bone week, therefore keeping check of calcium in our diet can prevent women from osteoporosis in later ages after menopause. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, with over 99% of the amount present is being found in the bones and teeth. After the age of 35, both men and women start losing calcium from their bones. During menopause, however, the rate of loss increases rapidly for women. It also has a role to play in nerve function, blood clotting, muscle health, and other areas.

Source of calcium
Milk
Paneer
Almonds
Seeds-sesame ,sunflower , cheese
Soya bean and their products
Learn to combine calcium rich food for proper absorption, food contain oxalic acid prevent ca absorption like spinach and lotus stem.

Sources of protein: like fish, meat, Poultry, eggs are also important.
Source of vitamin-D: Vitamin D can be obtained from sun exposure, food like eggs, mushrooms, orange and fish.
Source of Phosphorus: Phosphorus is found in high amounts in protein rich foods such as milk and milk products and meat and alternatives, such as beans, lentils, nuts, Sunflower Seeds and Broccoli.
Common menstrual problems faced by women are cramps, pcod, menorrhagia, and amenorrhea.

Certain foods like caffeine, alcohol, caffeinated tea and high salt diets increases intensity of cramps. Include 'Ca' rich foods like broccoli, low fat yoghurt, high fiber diets and omega-3 rich foods to help you during your menstrual cycle.

Working women should Try to include energy booster snacks like nuts for mid meals and plan carbohydrate rich diets with more of complex carbs in form of roasted grains and cereals bars. Keeping a check on amount of water intake is also very important. Replace caffeinated drinks with herbal infusion and buttermilk for detoxification of the body.

Ultimately we have to overcome the fatigue, lethargy and all the clinical condition by planning our meals and having a well balanced diet for a healthy body.
Calcium Defiency  in women
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I am 32 years old female, trying to plan my family. I have a 29 days cycle and I ovuulate every month. But I do not know why I have not yet ovulated this month yet. I had my periods on 4th september. Is it normal? I am getting some watery odorless discharge since the last 2-3 days and mild pain in my lower abdomen center mostly when I am bending or trying to sit on the floor. What is it? Why is this happening?

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Gynaecologist
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I am 32 years old female, trying to plan my family. I have a 29 days cycle and I ovuulate every month. But I do not k...
Hi lybrate-user normally during ovulation period their is thin watery discharge don't worry about it. Try to keep local area Clean and dry. Wear loose cotton trousers. Observe for discharge if it is persistent then you may need treatment.

Hi mam. How to grow egg size naturally good for pregnancy. Suggest me a good diet.

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Hi mam. How to grow egg size naturally good for pregnancy. Suggest me a good diet.
Hi Aishwarya. I'm sorry egg size can not be increased by diet lone.. Some problems require medical help. In your case too you need medicines to increase egg size. All the best
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Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance

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Ayurveda
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Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance

he chemical messengers of your body, hormones, travel to each organ through your bloodstream and regulate vital processes, such as metabolism and reproduction.

The most commonly fluctuating hormones of your body are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (sex hormones), thyroid (metabolism hormone), adrenaline (energy hormone), cortisol (stress hormone) and melatonin (sleep hormone).

Women experience greater hormonal changes than men. While both boys and girls go through puberty, women experience several additional defining stages throughout their lives – menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, premenopause and, finally, menopause.

All these greatly change a woman’s body and cause her hormones to fluctuate. Being vital to key processes in the body, hormonal fluctuations significantly affect her overall mental and physical well-being.

Whenever we hear the phrase “hormonal imbalance”, our mind instantly procures an image of a flustered, hyperactive woman. This is a sad state of affairs as it reflects the negativity and insensitivity associated with this condition.

While one should consult a doctor when a hormonal imbalance occurs, the first step toward treatment begins with identifying the issue.
Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance
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