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Dr. Selvi Mahalakshmi

Gynaecologist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Selvi Mahalakshmi Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Selvi Mahalakshmi is one of the best Gynaecologists in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Selvi Mahalakshmi at SSS Hospital in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selvi Mahalakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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I wanna ask that how we should shave our private place. With eraser, soap or veet cream.

DNB, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Clipping your hair using scissors is the best way as skin is very delicate and sensitive. Using chemical preparations over a long time may cause problems later.
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My period date is 20 and I had a pregnancy test on 15 by preganews. Result was negative. I wanted to ask wen should I take a pregnancy test so that I have a confirm result.

FICMCH, Diploma In Laproscopic Surgery, Certified in Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
My period date is 20 and I had a pregnancy test on 15 by preganews. Result was negative. I wanted to ask wen should I...
Hi lybrate-user, you should do a pregnancy test if you don't get a period by your due date. Before that, the test is unlikely to be very informative even if you are pregnant.
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Mouth Sores - Could They Be More Than Just a Sore!

A.C.C.I - Accredited and Certified Course in Implantology, MDS - Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Jammu
Mouth Sores - Could They Be More Than Just a Sore!

Small painful mouth sores can be anywhere in the mouth lips, soft palate, hard palate, cheeks, gum base, tongue and even on the roof of the mouth. When situated  inside the mouth, they can cause pain during eating or swallowing, especially with hot or spicy foods. A bigger cause for concern is that these mouth sores or mouth ulcers or canker sores could be an indication of an underlying health condition. A lot of chronic diseases, including HIV, herpes, and syphilis, manifest themselves as mouth sores. The following are some of the health conditions to watch out for when you have mouth sores. Each disease has characteristic appearance and so very often are easy to identify.

1. Herpes simplex (HSV1): The herpes simplex virus causes sores on the lips only which are usually painful with red blisters that last about 10 to 14 days. These are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 and the sores appear about 20 days after contracting the virus. Also, once they enter the system, they can cause recurrent attacks especially when the immunity is low.

2. Canker sore: The most common type of mouth ulcer, they are also known as aphthous ulcers and are usually seen on the soft tissues of the mouth (not the hard palate or the gum base). These are generally innocuous and heal within 5 to 7 days. Do reach out for medical help if there are more than 5 to 6 bouts of canker sores in a year.

3. Oral thrush: Also known as candidiasis, this is where there are whitish lesions on the tongue and the insides of the mouth. Candida is a fungus that is normally present in the mouth, but when the immune system is weakened, it can lead to an infection, orally manifested as white lesions. These are typical and appear in toddlers and in patients with anemia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or cancer patients on chemotherapy.

4. HIV/AIDS: Another disease which first can be diagnosed in the mouth is HIV/AIDS. In the first stages of infection, known as acute retroviral syndrome, where the first symptoms of the disease begin to manifest, oral ulcers are one of the first symptoms. With the other associated symptoms, more workup for diagnosis should be done followed by appropriate treatment.

5. Oral cancers: The lining of the inside of the mouth can develop cancer and usually it appears in the form of chronic non healing ulcer that just does not go away. Seen anywhere in the mouth, nonhealing ulcers are a cause for concern and should be investigated and treated.

As seen above, mouth sores may be harmless often, but in some cases, may have something more to tell about the health in some cases. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you canconsult a dermatologist.

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I am soon getting married , just have few doubts to clear. I want to know that when can I have a intercourse without any protection and my wife also should Not get pregnant.Please tell.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am soon getting married , just have few doubts to clear. I want to know that when can I have a intercourse without ...
Usually 5 days before and after the menstrual cycle are safe but this method is not 100 percent reliable.
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I AM A SIXTEEN YEARS YOUNG GIRL AND I AM PREGNANT.WHAT CAN I DO TO ABORT THIS PREGNANCY AS I WANT THAT NO ONE KNOW ABOUT THIS.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
It can be aborted safely by two methods. One is medicines where u dont need to be admitted but bleeding will last for 7-14 days, and if it is not completely aborted (as it may happen sometimes) then u need to undergo D&C i.e. surgical procedure. OR another method is surgical abortion when u will need admission to the hospital for 6 hours and it is complete in one sitting. No bleeding like above. Medicines work only in 95% of patients.
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My wife is 28 years old. We had unprotected sex before 14 days. Now she missed her periods of two days. She felt some changes with her body now. Is their any chance of pregnancy? We are not in a condition to accept it. What are the steps to avoid it. Is their any problem with the abortion? How we can do it? How long it will take? Which is the best time to do it? How much it will cost?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My wife is 28 years old. We had unprotected sex before 14 days. Now she missed her periods of two days. She felt some...
Most important symptom is missed period. There r other symptoms but all of them appear 2 weeks after the missed period. Those r nausea, vomiting, breast fullness and increased urination. If you have a missed period then you should get urine pregnancy test done at home after 7 days of missed period to confirm it. Abortion can be done if the pregnancy is confirmed.
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I am 24 years old. I wanted to know can unprotected sex lead to pregnancy if no ejaculation happens inside vagina? I was into this for around 7 days, about for 10 minutes each day. I am not having my periods. It is 5 days late now and still counting. I am having severe vaginal irritation also for which Lybrate doctors prescribed with metrogyl 400 and Clingen vaginal insertion tablets. I am under these medication now. Can there be any pregnancy related issue? Please respond. I am very worried.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Preejaculate secretion can contain sperm which r released before ejaulation in the vagina, with witch pregnancy can occur. You need to do urine test for pregnancy after 7 days of missed period. Stress or hormonal changes also can delay menses.
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Vitamin A - 10 Facts About it!

Master of Science - Clinical Nutrition & dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Vitamin A - 10 Facts About it!

Vitamin A is essential for various body functions, the most important are vision, immunity, skin and hair health and correct genetic transcription. Signs of vitamin A toxicity include bone pain, brittle nails, hair loss, fatigue, dry and fissured skin and abnormal liver function. Deficiency of Vitamin A leads to night blindness.

Some interesting fatcs about vitamin A: 

  1. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, thus requires fat for effective absorption.
  2. Normal level of vitamin A required for proper body functioning is about 3000 mg per day. A person could also end up eating more of Vitamin A on a regular basis, which could lead to vitamin A toxicity. If it is consumed from natural sources, it is not harmful; however, if synthetic vitamin A is consumed, it may end up as a toxin in the body. 
  3. Every 100 g of sweet potato contains about 19200 IU of vitamin A. Sweet potato can be consumed in cooked, baked, cubed, raw or frozen form. It can be used in multiple ways and is one of the most vitamin A rich foods.
  4. Carrots is the most popular rich source of vitamin A. Every child knows that carrots are good for vision and eye health. Carrots can also be consumed in baked, cooked, raw or frozen form. Every 100 g of carrot contains about 17000 IU of carrot, which more than takes care of daily requirements.
  5. Green leafy vegetables are another rich source of vitamin A. This could be spinach, lettuce, beet greens, turnip greens, collards, kale, or other greens. Each of them contains sufficient amounts of vitamin A, and including about 100 g provides about 14000 IU of vitamin A. These can be used as salad dressings or cooked with lentils to make variety of dishes.
  6. The liver from any animal is the most effective nonvegetarian source of vitamin A. Consuming liver 2 to 3 times per day gives sufficient amounts vitamin A for men, women and children. Cod liver oil, which are available widely in the market are also a good source, if meat is not available.
  7. Dry fruits, such as apricots, which are sundried and used when there is no season for apricots, are another rich source of vitamin A. Dried peaches and prunes are also good sources for this vitamin.
  8. Consuming about 2 egg yolks per day provides all the required vitamin A for your body. It does contain cholesterol, but the body does need small amount of cholesterol too for various functions.
  9. Dairy products, such butter and cream from cow's milk which are especially fed on grass are again great sources of vitamin A.
  10. Small amounts of vitamin A are also present in cantaloupe melons, pumpkins, squash fruits, beetroot, bell peppers and most importantly in seasonal fruits.
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I am 24 year old and I am 5 week pregnant and we did ultrasound but there is no heart beat? what should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 24 year old and I am 5 week pregnant and we did ultrasound but there is no heart beat? what should I do?
In 5th week no any heart beat it starts 4months onwards not to worry and in this upto 12week take rest and avoid travelling.
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My wife is pregnant in this month. What precautions must be taken from first month.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
My wife is pregnant in this month.
What precautions must be taken from first month.
hi Mr vinay, she should drink lots of water, have healthy diet protein rich diet small frequent meals, dry fruits, green vegetables,, milk, milk products, eggs, pulses,meat ,fish. avoid lifting heavy weight, sex, routine activities can be done.
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My sister has problems in her vagina. Her vagina is very tight. So how I increase it large without pain.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Vaginal relaxes gradually after coital experiences and much more after a childbirth. In case of intercourse difficulty ointment can be prescribed.
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My wife is 7 month pregnant what I do to take care of her.

MBBS
Sexologist,
My wife is 7 month pregnant
what I do to take care of her.
She should do slow and deep breathing relaxation exercises in the morning for mental strength. Take proper balanced vegetarian diet. Drink lots of water and fluids. Avoid garlic and red chilly and non veg and eggs.
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Birth Control Pills: Facts and Myths

Advanced Infertility, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Birth Control Pills: Facts and Myths

Birth control pills also known as oral contraceptive pills are hormonal pills used to

Prevent conception and help in postponing or spacing of pregnancy.

Myth: pills cause weight gain and side effects like acne

Fact: with modern pills there is hardly any weight gain. Recent studies have shown that not much weight change with pill versus non hormonal contraceptive users. Infact modern pills can reduce acne, improve skin condition and facial hair growth with modern progestin

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Usg report says that polycystic ovary with low volume. And prevoid residual urine 75mul whereas post void residual urine 105 mul. What is the reason for such urinary retention? Can STD is one of the cause? Though sex for only two times and with condom can their still be risk of STD?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Usg report says that polycystic ovary with low volume.
And prevoid residual urine 75mul whereas post void residual ur...
There is no risk if you had sex with condom and urinary retention is due to uterus pressing on the bladder neck and is not a serious issue and is common . Not due to STD as you asked
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I had my period on 4th nov 2016. After that I noticed spotting from 12 th to 15th nov 2016 since then I did have my period till now. Period delayed by 10 days. Two negative pregnancy tests. Sometimes lower abdominal pain.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I had my period on 4th nov 2016. After that I noticed spotting from 12 th to 15th nov 2016 since then I did have my p...
Hello, the menses may be delayed due to stress in itself. Wait for another 5 days for menses to start as you are experiencing pMS symptoms already.
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Hello I m 30 year old single girl. I missed my monthly menstruation. I menstruate on 22 Nov 15 from then my menstruation is blocked. Please tell me any medicine so that I menstruate properly.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello I m 30 year old single girl. I missed my monthly menstruation. I menstruate on 22 Nov 15 from then my menstruat...
Hello, You should rule out pregnancy first and if the test is negative then you may opt for a withdrawal bleed with progesterones.
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Which milk is best for pregnant women. Buffaloes or cows. And which milk is best for building muscle.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Which milk is best for pregnant women. Buffaloes or cows. And which milk is best for building muscle.
hi Ravikiran, cow milk contains low fat and high protein it's better to built muscles. protein content of both cow and buffaloes milk is one and same.
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Very little white discharge drop when pressing only from the right boobs from 6 months! After I had a medical abortion within 2 months of pregnancy. HOW will it stop please help!

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Very little white discharge drop when pressing only from the right boobs from 6 months! After I had a medical abortio...
no stimulation on nipples. discharge is physiological reaction of pregnancy and it will disappear on its own.
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My daughter is 8 months old pregnant, suffering from severe legs pain and suffocation. Please advise. Hb 10.0 and our doctor is simply laughing when complained.

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Check out whether she is on calcium and vit e supplements. They can help to reduce pain if not already on them. Also check for vit d status. Deficiency can cause this.
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