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Dr. Shabnam Khan

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Gynaecologist, Chennai

13 Years Experience
Dr. Shabnam Khan MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shabnam Khan is a renowned Gynaecologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. She has been a practicing Gynaecologist for 13 years. She is a qualified MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology . She is currently associated with MIRACLE ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE CENTRE in Kilpauk, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shabnam Khan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Maharashtra University of Health & Sciece - 2004
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Maharashtra University of Health & Sciece - 2010
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Prevention Is Better Than Cure!

post graduate in paediatric nutrition
Pediatrician, Srinagar
Prevention Is Better Than Cure!

Prevention is better than cure. Vaccines prevents us from getting sick. Vaccines are good weapons against diseases. Stay healthy and vaccinate yourself and children.

I m PCOD patient. . I m taking this medicine since last two years. I want to know dat I will cured ever or not? I have irregular period if I don't take medicine , will I have to take medicine for my whole life? Plzzzzzzzzzz help me doctors plzzzzzzzzzz

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
It all depends on your health status, your aim (want pregnancy right now or not) and other problems like diabetes, hypertension etc. If you can modify life style (diet, exercise etc) you may not have to take drugs life long. But remember, you have to maintain optimum weight and that is the main therapy.
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Hi doctor. We are married before 6 months we are trying for baby but am not getting pregnant please help any suggestions how can conceive fast.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Indore
Hi doctor. We are married before 6 months we are trying for baby but am not getting pregnant please help any suggesti...
1Do intercourse with partner around mid of menstrual cycles 2: After intercourse do not wash semen at least 1-2 hrs. 3: pelvic USG to rule out PCODS 4: consult gynaecologist 4 Don't panic.
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I had done HCG Beta blood test on 12.12. 2015 and the report has come as negative. As well as I had done Urine test On 10.12. 2015 and its also resulted negative. But however still I haven't got period till 12.12. 2015. As my menstruation cycle date is 12.12. 2015. How to get period done? What shall I Do? Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I had done HCG Beta blood test on 12.12. 2015 and the report has come as negative. As well as I had done Urine test O...
For regularising m. C because of any reason some best classic herbal combos are generalised in ayurveda. These are topped up with herbs according to specific conditions.
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I'm polycystic ovary patient, I want to conceive second pregnancy. How it will be possible?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I'm polycystic ovary patient, I want to   conceive second pregnancy. How it will be possible?
You must have tested your hormones if they are abnormal thyroid ,prolactin, then take treatment,reduce weight, by induction of ovulation
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Karela Juice Benefits for Health:

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Karela Juice Benefits for Health:

DiabetesBitter gourd has multiple health benefits. It is mostly consumed for triggering the blood sugar level. Diabetes is a common ailment that affects many people today. Regular intake of bitter gourd juice helps prevent the rise of blood sugar levels. It also helps cure insulin resistance without taking any external medication.

Karela juice is an excellent natural antioxidant. An antioxidant is essential for removing toxins from the body. At the same time, it helps to rejuvenate the body cells and prevents free radicals. The juice of karela is the finest tonic for those who are addicted to smoking. Taking karela juice helps to cleanse the nicotine layer from the system.

AsthmaAsthma patients can highly benefit by having karela juice. It helps cure a chronic cough and breathing problems by removing the sputum that accumulates within the lungs and the respiratory tract.

Skin: Karela juice is excellent for the skin. It helps to remove the fine lines from the upper surface of the skin. Having this juice will also prevent premature ageing. It helps cure and purify blood from within the system.

Digestion: Karela juice enhances digestion. It increases the production of enzymes that aid the digestion process.

HIV/AIDS: Regular consumption of karela juice is best for triggering the condition of an HIV patient. Studies conducted on natural antidotes of HIV/AIDS establish the goodness of bitter guard in preventing further damaging of the skin cells.

Weight lossBitter gourd is excellent for weight loss. Karela benefits to weight loss are attributed to its high fibre and low carbohydrates and calories content. It makes an ideal diet for those who are on a weight loss program.

Nutritional Value Per 100gm of Karela juice

Energy-17 kcal
Carbohydrate-3.70 gm
Protein-1gm
Total fat-0.17gm
Cholesterol-0mg
Dietary fiber-2.80mg
Niacin-0.400mg
Folate-72µg
Pyridoxine-0.043mg
Riboflavin-0.040mg
Thiamin-0.040mg
Sodium-5 mg
Potassium-296 mg
Calcium-19mg
Iron-0.43mg
Copper-0.034mg
Zinc-0.80mg

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My sister has scanty flow in periods since many years. Is scanty flow in periods i. E. Only 1st 2 days normal flow n then no flow only spotting for next 4-5 days, ok for a 38 years old lady? Is there any medication to increase flow? Pls advice.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My sister has scanty flow in periods since many years. Is scanty flow in periods i. E. Only 1st 2 days normal flow n ...
We first need to know whether there is any disease associated with it or not. For that she needs gynecological check up to find out the cause, if any and then its treatment. If no cause, is found we can label it as ''normal'' but if patient is not satisfied, we can give her drugs to improve the flow.
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Marriage k 7 mnth bad mere tummy bahr a gyi hai na pregnancy ho ri to can you tell me me kon c exercise kru me fast food bi n kbi khata fr b aisa ho gya.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Marriage k 7 mnth bad mere tummy bahr a gyi hai na pregnancy ho ri to can you tell me me kon c exercise kru me fast f...
Sharir ke harek part par jami charbi ke liye alag alag exercise he. Jeseki abdominal fat ke liye ap situps kar sakte he, Pregnancy agar nahi ho rahi he to pehle apko ek bar gynecologist ko milkar sab check kara lena chahiye. Sab test ho jane ke bad hi hum kisi diagnosis ke anusar medicine suggest kar sakte he.
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I'm 38 weeks pregnant, and I'm 24 years old with no medical history, my doctor is telling me that head of baby is not engaged in primigravida. I have been active and also take walk regularly. My due date is 16 March, but doctor told that we cannot wait till 40th week as baby will do toilet in stomach, so she told we shall induce labour till 11th March. Suggest any measures and reason for it.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
I'm 38 weeks pregnant, and I'm 24 years old with no medical history, my doctor is telling me that head of baby is not...
In majority of primigravida engagement occurs between 38-40 weeks or even during first stage of labour. If you have not any complication in pregnancy then the course of pregnancy should be completed that is up to 39-40 weeks and should wait for normal labour.
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I got married 2 months before but still my wife not getting pregnant pls tel me what is the issue.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I got married 2 months before but still my wife not getting pregnant pls tel me what is the issue.
Its just 2 months. U should b worry if its been a year o trying for baby and your wife is unable to get pregnant. Than also try to get intimate ln her fertility days like 7 day of period to 14 days regularly or alternate day.
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Hi Pregnancy me sex karna kitna faydemand hai .kya female pregnancy me sex krna pasand krti hai?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Yes .every women is different. In some there is an increase urge. Usually the libido for sex is unaffected by pregnancy.
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Hepatitis C Is a Viral Infection That Is Little Talked About, but Can Be as Dangerous as Hepatitis B

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Hepatitis C Is a Viral Infection That Is Little Talked About, but Can Be as Dangerous as Hepatitis B

Most people have head or what became in the 1980s and '90s the dreaded AIDS virus. With time and the availability of medicines, it ceased to be a killer. However, the knowledge of it helped stem its spread. Most people, unfortunately, don't realize that hepatitis C is also a killer, simply because not much has been said about it. In fact, it is also a virus, but is 10 times more infectious than HIV.

Hepatitis C is transmitted through the blood, and is usually passed on to women through infected needles and sex. At-home glucometers are often shared, or sometimes a woman's own lifestyle or her partner's lifestyle before marriage may put her at risk, because the virus can stay in the blood for years. It is also transmitted through blood products, like in the case of a transfusion, though in the case of pregnant women, this is not so common.

The dangers: The virus affects 1 in every 100 people in India, while globally 180 million are infected with it. Sometimes, it may just pass through the body, like many other viruses do, but sometimes, it can remain. If detected quickly, within six months or so, cure rates are high. the problem is that it is often not easy to detect, as symptoms resemble those of a regular seasonal viral infection: fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite. If it remains in the body, becoming chronic, then it may progress to liver disease. But the hepatitis C virus (HCV) doesn't have to be a killer. You can conquer it with these moves.

What you should do before: A number of couples who come to me have planned pregnancies-they opt for a baby, rather than the baby just 'happening' to them. This not only helps family planning, but it also helps us rule out infections or treat them if present. Usually, in the first trimester, your gynecologist will ask you to do a simple blood test for HIV, hepatitis B and C. In the case of a planned pregnancy, visit your doctor beforehand and ask if you need to take these tests before you conceive. However, there is no vaccine for HCV yet.

What you should do after: If a woman find out in the first trimester that she is hepatitis C positive, there's nothing much that can be done, as anti-viral medications cause birth defects, so a mother can only be put on them after delivery. She is advised to continue the pregnancy. A baby's chance of acquiring the infection in utero is between 5 and 7%. While this is not high, parents may like to avoid the risk. However, co-infection with HIV (if the mother is HIV positive) pushes the risk up to 19.4%. The pregnancy itself will not be hampered by the HCV infection. Nor does the risk of transmission to the child have anything to do with the mode of delivery-either vaginal or C-section. In India, there is little data on HCV transmission from mother to child.  However, once the baby is born, the pediatrician may not do an immediate test to check for the virus, as it generally clears out from the baby's system in a year or so. Testing may only be done at 18 months.

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7 Causes Of Ectopic Pregnancy

MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
7 Causes Of Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy happens if the egg implants itself in the fallopian tube in place of the uterus. That's why this form of pregnancy is called a tubal pregnancy as well. Many a time, it may also implant itself in the belly, ovary or the cervix. If the egg is allowed to develop in the fallopian tube, it brings about the bursting of the tube, leading to instances of heavy bleeding.

What really causes this condition?

In this type of pregnancy, the cause isn't always easy to arrive at. In many cases, certain conditions have been found to bring about this pregnancy and these are:

- Damages to the fallopian tubes in the form of scarring and inflammation due to a preceding medical infection, condition or surgery

- Imbalances in the body's hormone levels

- Abnormalities in the genes

- Birth defects

- Medical problems that have an effect on the shape and condition of the reproductive organs and fallopian tubes

- Though it's rare, ectopic pregnancy can occur while using an intrauterine device or system for birth control

- Inflammation of your reproductive system such as pelvic inflammatory disease

How do you know that you suffer from one?

In terms of signs that will help you to easily identify whether you're having an ectopic pregnancy, the initial signs are:

- Light bleeding from your vagina

- Pain in the abdomen or in the pelvic region, which tends to occur after 6-8 weeks of a missed period

The other symptoms of this condition reveal themselves as you progress through the pregnancy and include,

- Dizziness or fainting as a result of internal bleeding

- Shoulder pain brought on by bleeding in the abdominal region

- Signs of shock

- Worsening of pelvic or belly pain

- Heavy vaginal bleeding

Additionally, a person with ectopic pregnancy also experience signs associated with early pregnancy such as:

- Nausea

- Tender breasts

- Fatigue

- Missed period

- Increased in frequency of urination

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What You Need To Know About Uterine Prolapse

Crest Affiliated Course in Advanced Reproductive Techniques, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
What You Need To Know About Uterine Prolapse

The condition of uterine prolapse takes place when the floor muscles (and sometimes, ligaments) of the pelvis region gets stretched overly and then gradually weakens, thus becoming unable to provide adequate support to the uterus. This often leads to the protrusion or the slipping down of the uterus out of the vaginal opening. Though it can affect women of any age, it usually happens to women after menopause, especially those who have already had deliveries out of the vagina.

Causes
The weakening of the muscles in the pelvic region is the chief cause that leads to uterine prolapse. Other causes include:

  1. Natural estrogen loss, especially after menopause
  2. Gravity effects
  3. Supportive tissues of pregnancy and childbirth being damaged
  4. Constant straining over time
  5. Excessive smoking
  6. Improper weight - obesity or being overweight

Symptoms:

There are a number of varieties of uterine prolapse, of varying severity. In case of moderate to severe uterine prolapse, the symptoms tend to be more pronounced and include a number of prominent symptoms.

  1. Protruding tissue from the vagina
  2. Problems in bowel regulation
  3. Increased lower back pains
  4. Increased urinary problems, such as leakage or increased retention
  5. Looseness in the vagina, which may affect your sex life

Usually, these are symptoms which become pronounced in the morning and eventually worsens through the course of the day.

Risk Factors:
The major risk factors that may increase the risk of being afflicted by uterine prolapse are:

  1. Multiple pregnancies
  2. Increasing age
  3. Past problems relating to the pelvis - including surgeries or accidents
  4. General weakness in tissues 
  5. Frequently lifting heavy weights

Additionally, there are a number of conditions, such as chronic constipation, obesity or other pulmonary diseases, that may apply excess strain on tissues and muscles of the pelvic region, that accentuates your chances of being afflicted by uterine prolapse.

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How I am able to know that my wife is virgin or not. How I can confirm that in past she had any physical relationship or not.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
How I am able to know that my wife is virgin or not. How I can confirm that in past she had any physical relationship...
If her hymen is intact then she is virgin. Only gynecologist can examine her internally to tell that her hymen is intact or not?
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She have sex with her boyfriend without precaution what should she do immediately after that to avoid pregnancy.

MBBS, DGO, FGO
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
She have sex with her boyfriend without precaution what should she do immediately after that to avoid pregnancy.
I pill is the only thing she could take but that is effective only if taken within 72 hours of intercourse .
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My girl friend is two weeks late and she has done preganews test last evening and it turned up to positive is she really pregnant and can you suggest a safest abortion pills for her which I can get in any medical. Her age is 27.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My girl friend is two weeks late and she has done preganews test last evening and it turned up to positive is she rea...
She is pregnant if the result is positive . Many abortion pills available you can choose and with lower dose .
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Likoria - 10 Best Herbal Cures for it

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Likoria - 10 Best Herbal Cures for it

LIKORIA (leukorrhea) is a medicinal term that signifies a thick, whitish vaginal discharge. It is a natural defence mechanism that the vagina uses to keep up its chemical balance. It also safeguards the flexibility of the vaginal tissue. It might also be due to irritation or blockage of the vaginal mucosa.

There are such a large number of reasons for leucorrhea, the most common one being increased estrogen. The measure of discharge may really increase because of vaginal disease or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), in which case it turns out to be more yellow and has a foul smell. Here are ten herbal cures for Likoria:

  1. Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds enhance the pH level in the vagina and are known to influence estrogen levels. Drench one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The following morning, strain the water and include one and a half teaspoon of honey. Drink it on an empty stomach.

  2. Amla Root: For treating leucorrhea you need to take one tablespoon of amla root and absorb it in an ounce of water for eight to nine hours. Strain the root and drink the water each day until your symptoms come down.

  3. Lukol: An ayurvedic concoction, which is a blend of a few intense herbs, Lukol is known to get rid of the pain from the side effects of leucorrhea.

  4. Amaranth root: Amaranth root has antibacterial properties that helps in treating diseases. Its compounds help in the mending of reproductive organs. Grind amaranth root and add to water. Drink twice per day, morning and night for better results. Amaranth leaves and its branches can be added to boiling water for the same impact.

  5. Coriander seeds: Coriander seeds are extremely helpful home cure for leucorrhoea. Absorb the seeds in water overnight. Strain and drink this water the following morning on an empty stomach. This should be taken for no less than one week for better results.

  6. Amalaki powder: Take some amalaki powder and mix it with honey or sugar. Add it to a glass of water and drink. It can also be added to milk or used as a paste to be applied on the vaginal tract for better results.

  7. Asparagus: Blend and boil asparagus with somnifera withania. Drink this for effectively treating this condition.

  8. Turmeric powder and garlic: Blend turmeric powder with garlic. This is effective when the white release is thick and irritating.

  9. Walnut leaves: Walnut leaves have astringent properties, which are helpful in getting rid of infections and treating leucorrhoea. A mix made by soaking the leaves in water and boiling for around twenty minutes. This can be strained and used on genital areas.

  10. Different Herbs: Lamium album, White weed and Tiger lily are different herbs used for the treatment of Leucorrhoea. They should be used under the direction of naturopaths. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Hello sir, I had a protected sex with my partner and there is delayed in her periods so is it a point of worry for me. I Am serious for her but I don't want kids yet. So suggest me some thing that everything goes on track again.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Hello sir,
I had a protected sex with my partner and there is delayed in her periods so is it a point of worry for me...
I advise you to do urine pregnancy test on first morning urine sample .Tell me the report for better guidance.
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