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Dr. Shantha Fernando

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Shantha Fernando is an experienced Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit her at Dr. Shantha Fernando@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shantha Fernando on has an excellent community of Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 40 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 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 am 26 years old married women did not have sex from last week but have swelling and pain in my vagina and discharge water is also coming out. please tell y this is happening. Give solution.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Swelling and discharge from vagina is a sign of unhealthy uterus. Start some utero-protecting herbal medicines of ayurveda to get rid of your problem.
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On the month of july I had 25 days duration for my periods but now after 06/feb my periods are not coming. What should I do.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Menses can be missed either because of hormonal changes or even stress or even if you have put on some weight in recent times then also menses can be missed. All these problems are temporary and menses will come on its own. You can wait for another 15 days before you can take tablet deviry to get menses. In the meantime, keep repeating urine pregnancy test every week till you get your menses if you had sex in these last 2 months.
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Last month my menstruation date has came on 24 and this month it was on 15 is it the reason for dropslets after having flow of periods normally generally it will flow for 4 to 5 days but for the first time I have seen drops only after normal continue flow of my dates.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Don't worry too much . Keep a menstrual calendar for the next three months. If this trend persist then I would advice a Pelvic USG and thyroid function tests. If normal consider combined pills for the next 6 cycles to regularise your periods.
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Hello sir, I am having too much of weight now I am doing pathanjali yoga having two female kids c_section bt at first gave birth to a male baby it's normal only male baby expired due to premature delivery after that gave birth to female kids tried a lot to loose weight did work outs daily and had diet food also bt no results still nw my weight is increasing only no improvement no thyroid problem no cholesterol bt having irregular menstrual problem give me a good home remedy.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
hi Sukanya, you should be on proper diet low in carbohydrates, high protein, no oily fatty food avoid junk food. do cardio, weight training, swimming Along with yoga that will help you to loose weight.
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Myomectomy and How it Can Cure Ovarian Fibroids

Gynaecologist, Delhi
Myomectomy and How it Can Cure Ovarian Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous growth that develop in the uterus in varying sizes. Fibroids do not usually show symptoms, but if they are large they may cause severe pain in the abdomen, heavy menstrual bleeding, bloating, infertility or complications during pregnancy. Several factors may lead to the formation of fibroids, including hormones, family history, and pregnancy.

What is myomectomy?

Myomectomy is the surgical procedure which is used for removing fibroids from the uterus. It is a safe method that allows women to become pregnant in future. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue therapy, performed before myomectomy helps in lowering the estrogen level and also controls anemia by stopping uterine bleeding. The different surgical methods for myomectomy include:

  • Hysteroscopy, involving the insertion of a lighted viewing instrument into the uterus
  • Laparoscopy, involving the insertion of a lighted viewing instrument and one or more incisions in the abdomen
  • Laparotomy, involving a larger incision made in the abdomen

Why is the surgery performed?

Myomectomy treats fibroids while preserving the uterus. It is a viable option for those who have:

  • Anemia which cannot be controlled with medicines
  • Pain which cannot be tackled with medicines
  • A fibroid that can cause infertility or increases the risk of miscarriages

How well does it work?

  • Pregnancy: myomectomy is the only treatment for treating fibroids that improve your chances of having a baby. The method is effective for treating submucosal fibroid. A cesarean section is required for delivery after performing a myomectomy.
  • Recurrence: recurrence of fibroids after myomectomy is really low. It is possible in rare cases, depending on what the original fibroid problem was. Large and numerous fibroids have a greater risk of recurrence.

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I have a problem of irregular period. It comes always in 1 and half period or sometimes in 2 months. So what should I do for regular monthly period?

General Physician, Chandigarh
Some people have a cycle of upto 45 days but still consult a gynaecologist and get checked if there is no other problem then just relax.
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My abortion is missed on 8th Feb 2016 and when we can participate in sex pls sugest.

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Hi lybrate-user you can have sexual actity when you are comfortable for it. For any queries about sexual life feel free to text me.
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May I know the reasons for occurrence of pregnancy. After having sex if we have doubt about pregnancy what to do to remove it? Medicines for removal of that?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If you have not taken post coital pill in 72 hours, wait for oeriods, if overdue for 4-6 days do a oreg test, if pregnant a medical abortion may be done by a gynaecologist.
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Does ashwagandha root reduce fertility in women. I have read this on some sites at google.

Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note the following in respect to your queries: Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera has been widely studied for its health benefits in women which are as follows: Improves Sexual Function In Women Rejuvenates The Reproductive Organs Regulates Hormones Suppresses Toxicity Helps Treat Undeveloped Uterus/Cervix Boosts Mood However regarding the reduction of fertility in women after consuming aswagandha has not been clinically verified as such.
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I am a 17 years old girl. I got my periods when I was 15 years old but I was never continuous. I got my periods in 2 months or so. Now I am not getting my periods from 4 months. I am healthy and I dnt feel like I am weak. So why it is so.

Ayurveda, Ambala
For making regular your period these are some instructions given below: • Take proper diet full of nutrition . Eat green leafy vegetables and seasonal fruits and a glass of milk daily. Eat a fruit daily . • Do Not take stress because stress causes imbalance in hormones of female and make your menstrual cycle disturb and make your ovulation disturb .Do some meditation for maintain hormonal balance. • Do jogging and running exercise daily .If you are obese lose some weight this is also a cause of irregular periods. • Do skipping regularly for 2 to 3 minutes daily. • you can take these medicines for regular periods. Syrup Dashmolarishtha or ,syrup EVECARE of himalya. 2 tsf daily once in a day after meal but only under the guidance of ayurvedic doctor . • Check out Thyroid hormone level & if your T3, T4 , TSH hormone are abnormal then get treatment of it to make your periods regular.
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Living With Diabetes - Diet, Lifestyle and Foot Care Changes You Must Ensure

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Living With Diabetes - Diet, Lifestyle and Foot Care Changes You Must Ensure

Diabetes has become a modern lifestyle disease. Younger age groups are affected by it, and with changing lifestyles, it is only poised to get worse. While this may sound scary, the news to cheer about is that it can be controlled to a large extent. By making lifestyle changes, altering diet, and improving foot care, diabetes control can be planned effectively. Both the onset of the disease and disease progression and complications can be controlled to a large extent.

Read on to know some changes in terms of lifestyle, diet and foot care to improve diabetes:

  1. Diet: You are what you eat, so it is advisable that you plan your meal carefully. Eat healthy and you will stay healthy. Include a lot of fiber in the form of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. Reduce oils, sugar, salt, white rice, refined flour, etc. Increase unsaturated fatty acids and reduce saturated fatty acids. Ensure you get the right amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Ensure ample hydration for the body. Get into a pattern of eating small, frequent meals and avoid binge eating. This goes a long way in controlling sugar levels in the body.
  2. Lifestyle: Engage in exercise, both to keep your weight under control and to improve the function of insulin. This also helps to keep body fat under control. Talk to your doctor about what routine would work for you. Whether it is jogging, running, cycling, swimming or plain walking, take a pick and regularly do it. Your goal should be to spend 30 to 45 mins every day on brisk walking (at least 5 days a week). This helps the function of insulin and also helps in reducing complications arising from diabetes. If you are a smoker, this is the time to quit – the hazards and the benefits are way too many. A healthy lifestyle with exercise also helps to manage stress, as the exercise helps in stress management and weight management too. Reduced severity of diabetes induces a feeling of well-being too.
  3. Foot care: One of the main complications of diabetes is known as diabetic neuropathy, where the nerves are affected. There is loss of sensation in the extremities and therefore a blister or a corn on the foot can go unnoticed and continue to grow. This may develop into an ulcer, which may then require extensive repair and heal at a slow pace because of diabetes. Diabetic people are advised to watch and wash the feet regularly, dry it nicely, watch between the toes, keep the toenails trimmed, smoothen out the calluses and corns, and use proper footwear. Go for foot exams once in six months or a year. Any small wound should be attended to by the doctor.

These are some simple ways to combat diabetes, which can be planned into your daily routine.

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I had unprotected sex on 6th of December and 7th of December and had one unwanted 72 on evening time empty stomach then after 1 hour I had some pani Puri where some tamarind was added will the medicine work or there is chance for getting pregnant.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello, There will be no effect on your chance of becoming pregnant. Since you had unwanted 72 within 72 hours of intercourse, you will not become pregnant.
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I had sex with my husband now two year but I still not get baby .what the reason I don't know what should I do. I want baby.

HIV Specialist,
Participate in sex during the fertile period if then also you r not having children advice your Husband to under go semen analysis and you under go complete ultrasound abdomen and pelvis.
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I Am Girl, Age 20, . I am suffering from White Blood Bleeding, maybe its Sperm, This Is Good or bad health? How to Avoid this.

General Physician, Chandigarh
White discharge from vagina is not bleeding it is a natural healthy vaginal discharge and girls don't have sperms only boys have them just relax.
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