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Dr. Selvakumar  - Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. Selvakumar

MBBS, DM - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Selvakumar MBBS, DM - Gastroenterology Gastroenterologist, Chennai
19 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Selvakumar is a trusted Gastroenterologist in Royapuram, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 19 years of journey as a Gastroenterologist. Doctor is a MBBS, DM - Gastroenterology . Doctor is currently practising at Sri Kumaran Clinic in Royapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Selvakumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madurai Medical College - 1998
DM - Gastroenterology - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2000
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Tamilnadu Medical Council

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B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
If you're getting heartburn every day (no matter how mild), it is a warning sign that you need to stop skipping mid-meals.
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Hello, m 19 years old and I have got cysts in my ovaries. I know it is common in teenagers But what scares me is m HV following symptoms from weeks: Continuous chest pain, bloating, pain while pooping, sensational feeling after urine, smelly discharge, back pain, indigestion (in ultrasound report they mentioned I have mild thickening of colon at lower abdomen). I want to know is there something serious cos normally cysts don't pain and these are also the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Bsc(Med.), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), NDDY(Naturopathy and Yoga)
Homeopath, Mohali
Hello, m 19 years old and I have got cysts in my ovaries. I know it is common in teenagers But what scares me is m HV...
Hi Lybrate user Your most of the symptoms may be due to ovarian cyst. Discharge from vagina may be due infection. Usually these cysts are benign. You tske treatment for both of these problems.
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I am 42 years old male suffering from sugar, hepititis b, constipation, gastic, piles, snoring problems and suffering from some sexual problems also as-early discharge, small penis in length, low hardness in libido, low length in sexual time. Do not convince my partner in sex.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Get medical help. Sex counseling may solve the problem. Also we need to check you to make sure that you don' t have any serious disease causing these problems.
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My husband has fatty liver grade 2 nd mild hepatomegaly. He is taking good diet he stopped talking alcohol but he is smoking .before this problem he used to smoke 10 cigarettes per day. But now he is smoking twice a day. He is telling that suddenly I can not stop. Is that ok. Or should he quit totally.

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
My husband has fatty liver grade 2 nd mild hepatomegaly. He is taking good diet he stopped talking alcohol but he is ...
let him take enough time to stop it completely. if he stops suddenly, he will go back to restart it. give him good and healthy food. give vitamin and other supplements. for prescription you can consult me
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When I eat some spicy food or milk food my stomach and chest starts a burning sensation. Same thing happens when I take food in any hotel or restaurant. I take a gas tablet then it gets better after half an hour. I will be happy if any can give me a permanent cure of this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
1. Drink 100-500 ml of tender coconut water twice a day for relief from hyperacidity Mix equal parts of powdered fennel, licorice root, basil leaves and coriander seeds. Have ½ teaspoon of this mixture with ½ teaspoon of powdered rock candy (or unrefined sugar) 15 minutes before lunch and dinner. 2.Make a powdered mixture of equal parts of rock candy (or unrefined sugar), fennel, and green cardamom. Whenever you feel heartburn, mix 1 teaspoon of the mixture in a glass of cold milk and drink. 3.Avoid tea, coffee, and carbonated or alcoholic beverages. 4.Avoid using garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes, and vinegar in cooking. 5.Curd should be strictly avoided at night. 6. Practice Yoga and Pranayama such as Vajrasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Bhastrika Pranayama,Shitali Pranayama and Shitkari Pranayama. 7.Drink plenty of fluids and water. 8. Avoid constipation. 9. Take 1 tsf avipattikar churna empty stomach twice a day with water/ 20 days and 2 tab soothshekhar ras twice a day 30 min after meals with little water/10 days. 10. Revert back after 10 days. Take Care.
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What are the symptoms of diahoerrea and how it affects us and what is the treatment for it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
What are the symptoms of diahoerrea and how it affects us and what is the treatment for it?
Dear lybrate-user, Symptoms of diarrhea are- abdominal cramps, abdominal pains, urgency to go to the toilet, frequent passing of loose, watery feces. Nausea and vomiting, bloating, thirst and weight loss. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and motion levels are more than 2-3 it will cause weakness along with fever, lethargy and paleness in body. Its treatment are- 1) Sip on clear, still liquids such as fruit juice without added sugar, replacing lost water after each loose stool with at least one cup of liquid 2) Do most of the drinking between, not during meals 3) Consume high-potassium foods and liquids - examples include diluted fruit juices, bananas 4) Use high-sodium foods and liquids - broths, soups, Khichdi (combination of cooked pulse and rice together with plain light salt. Antidiarrheal medicine are also available. Thank You.
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I am 36 years old female. I am suffering from gastric problem. It results in vomiting & severe headache. Kindly advise.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 36 years old female. I am suffering from gastric problem. It results in vomiting & severe headache. Kindly advise.
1.Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit, tomato etc 2..Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3.Eat smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. 4.Drink plenty of water. Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee if you are having, 7. Avoid stress 8. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days. 9. Consult for further advice
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I have digestion problem. I do not know what is the problem. Please suggest me the best medicine for this problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have digestion problem. I do not know what is the problem. Please suggest me the best medicine for this problem.
To improve digestion power you can follow these methods : • Take one teaspoon of ajwain seeds (carom )and 1/2 teaspoon of jeera grind it and make powder of it add 1/3 rd of teaspoon of this in your food you eat . •To make your digestion good take 5 gm (1 teaspoon) of jeera (cumin ), 5 gm (1 teaspoon) of dry corriander seeds (dhaniya) , 5 gm (1 teaspoon) of ajwain (carom seeds ) and add some leaves of mint in glass of water and boil it till the water become half in pan. Drink it daily once in a day. • Take pudina (mint) and coriander leaves grind it and eat one teaspoon of it daily 2 times in a day . You can make chutney of it . Mint and corriander has enzymes that improve your digestion . • Eat one fruit before one hour of taking meal . Eat an apple daily . • Do running and jogging exercise daily . Do pavanmuktasan daily for 5 minutes under the supervision of yoga expert. • Eat healthy food and avoid fast food , spicy food , excessive consumption of tea , coffee and alcohol .
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DIARRHOEA in infants

Homeopath,
DIARRHOEA in infants

Infants Topic Diarrhoea

 

When if one frequently passes watery stool that have no lumps in them look out for other symptoms of diarrhoea. These can include vomiting, fever, and sometimes blood or mucus in your baby's stool


 

Newborns pass stool freq, so you may worry that your baby has diarrhoea when in fact one pass stool that are normal for her age.

Also, how often your baby does a stool will depend on whether she's being breast or formula-fed.


 

Here are more signs of normal motion:

  1. The stool of breastfed newborn babies is usually yellowish and on the soft or liquid side. Your baby may fill nappy up to five times daily.

  2. Sometimes a breastfed baby will pass motion during or immediately after each breastfeeding session. This happens because as her stomach fills up, the milk stimulates her entire intestinal tract, prompting a bowel movement.


 

Within a month, most breastfed babies do one or two poos a day.


Causes of diarrhoea?

The most common cause of diarrhoea is a virus called rotavirus

Rotavirus causes an infection of the gut called gastroenteritis. The infection damages the inner lining of your baby's intestine, allowing fluid to leak and food to pass through without any nutrients being absorbed. In some cases, rotavirus can lead to a serious bowel infection and dehydration.


 

A vaccine against rotavirus will be offered as part of your baby's routine immunisations when she is eight weeks and again when she is 12 weeks.


 

Diarrhoea can also be caused by:

  1. Allergies (find out more about milk allergy and intolerance and food allergies)

  2. Antibiotics

  3. Food poisoning

  4. Enzyme deficiencies, although these are rare


 

How should care during baby's diarrhoea?

  1. Make sure that your baby drinks plenty of fluids to help ease her symptoms and prevent dehydration.

  2. If your baby is taking breast or formula feeds best than

  3. You can try your baby with sips of oral rehydration solution (ors) a few times an hour.

  4. An ors helps to replace the fluids and salts your baby loses because of the diarrhoea. Keep giving water and usual breastfeeds

  5. Don’t give her fruit juices, glucose drinks and fizzy drinks. Unabsorbed sugar draws water into the intestine and can make diarrhoea worse

  6. Don’t give your baby anti-diarrhoeal medicine. It must not be given to children under 12 years old, as it could cause serious side-effects

  7. To prevent your baby passing on her diarrhoea to other children, keep her away from childcare or nursery until at least 48 hours after her last diaeroohea


 

Breastfed babies less likely to get diarrhoea?

Yes. Certain elements in breastmilk can inhibit the growth of the germs that cause diarrhoea


 

Should stop giving solid foods in diaerrohea?

  1. No. If your child is six months or older, unless she is vomiting frequently, you can still give her solids.

  2. You could try foods such as bananas, rice, apple puree, and dry toast if your baby has recently started solids.

  3. For an older toddler you could try small amounts of chicken and starchy foods, such as mashed potatoes and pasta.

  4. But don't worry doesn't want to eat. It's more important that drinks to avoid dehydration


 

When should call the doctor?

Diarrhoea can be worrying if it lasts for more than a few hours, but it will usually clear up on its own. If your child has loose, watery stools for more than a couple of days, call your doctor


 

The biggest concern with diarrhoea is fluid loss, so don't delay in showing your pedatiaric if your baby shows these signs:

  1. Dry skin or lips

  2. Listlessness

  3. Tearless crying

  4. A sunken fontanelle

  5. Discoloured hands and feet

  6. Strong yellow motion

  7. Fewer wet nappies than usual


 

Shows the following secondary symptoms:

  1. Vomiting which lasts more than 24 hours

  2. Fever that lasts longer than 24 hours

  3. Refusal to drink

  4. Blood in motion

  5. A swollen tummy


 

How to decrease baby’s discomfort?

Cuddle and comfort as much as possible, and keep her dry. Use care and tenderness when changing nappies since it's easy for a baby's bottom to become sore with diarrhoea. Use a barrier cream to prevent irritation if the diarrhoea lasts more than a day.


 

How prevent baby from getting diarrhoea again?

Proper hygiene can help reduce the chance of diarrhoea, because the germs that cause it can be easily passed from hand to mouth. So wash your hands thoroughly with soap after handling soiled nappies or using the toilet.

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I am suffering from stomach pain from last week I have gastric trouble so that's why I thought stomach pain.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am suffering from stomach pain from last week I have gastric trouble so that's why I thought stomach pain.
Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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What is the best way to get a perfect digestive system .Means I have digestion problem. So I want to get my digestive stronger with better digestion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
What is the best way to get a perfect digestive system .Means I have digestion problem. So I want to get my digestive...
Please maintain a routine of your daily work and follow them without fail Early to bed and early to rise is the mantra. No food from outside - only home made food Avoid sedentary life/night watching/junk-foods, etc Take good sleep DO morning exercise daily a must. Take balance food/diet almost daily and include a fruit in your diet daily.
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I have a problem of gas. And no medicine work. Gas cannot pass out and tighten the stomach witch higher me at night l take the medicine pan d gelocil normaxin rt.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I have a problem of gas. And no medicine work. Gas cannot pass out and tighten the stomach witch higher me at night l...
Replace pan d with rantac and take before every meal. Take syrup ongel 2 spoon after each meal. Take syrup freelex before going to bed.
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I feel dull pain in my left testicle which is radiating towards lower abdomen mainly below belly button left sided slightly Is this dull pulling pain anything relater to hernia or something.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It can be related to hernia and its a clinical diagnosis and we have to examine you for confirmation.
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I am a 47 year old male and I am suffering from mouth ulcer for the past four days please tell me the cure.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
use mouth gel zytee 1 to 2 drop in to mouth thrice a day.take cap. vit.B once a day for 7 days. drink cold fresh water. eat green veg.,gargle with gargle liquid i.e. betadine 5 ml in to 1 glass of water. avoid spicy foods, fast foods. avoid constipation, eat fresh foods and fruits only. eat vit.-B12 and iron rich meals. if symptoms persist then do tests CBC, VIT.-B, and consult again . get well soon. with best complements.
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I have got a lump (that is a medium size knot) near my anal and its paining me now. I ignored it before but now when I am trying to remove my stools it really pains a lot. It is like the lump comes and goes automatically, I am not getting what exactly the problem is pls help me out.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Hii. It's a anal fissure with a sentinel pile. It will time to heal. First thing is to control your constipation. Take some laxative. Avoid straining during motion. You can use topical local anaesthetic along with a muscle relaxant. Do regular sitz bath.
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Sir I am 25 years old and I am felling pain in my chest also acid. please give a solution. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hamirpur
Sir I am 25 years old and I am felling pain in my chest also acid. please give a solution. Thanks.
Only best treatment for this is correction of your dietry habbits and lifestyle. Avoid forward bending. Sitting and sleeping after meals. Avoid spicy meals. Drink 2 to 3 ltr of water daily. Take amla once daily.
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Myself whenever I wake up , I use to go loo for (siting) and come back and again when I have morning hot drink again I feel like going and then I'l repeat the same thing. Then after having my breakfast again the same thing continues. After these 3 times, I feel normal and again the same thing continue on the very next morning. So kindly suggest me with any treatment or exercises.

MBBS
General Physician, Trivandrum
Myself whenever I wake up , I use to go loo for (siting) and come back and again when I have morning hot drink again ...
You are most probably suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. In this condition the frequency and urge to go to toilet increases especially just after meals. Ibs can be caused due to many reasons out of which stress is one important cause. When your life and body are stressed, it can lead to ibs. You need to practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques. If your symptoms are not improved, you need to take prescription medication for a period of time. Please consult in private for prescription drugs.
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I am facing mild pain in my lower abdomen. Last month I travelled through out hill area. The food consumption was little irregular. Kindly suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi for few days and drink only boiled water
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