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Dr. Shantha Fernando

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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 Lybrate.com.

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I am a married man now since 2 years to this may 2016 but still we haven't got a child I consult so many doctors in our city but still not work first my wife treatment is done after that they started me then they telling everything is alright no problem both of you. They given me some sperm production pills so I can continue with that or suggest me something. Thanks in advance.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am a married man now since 2 years to this may 2016 but still we haven't got a child I consult so many doctors in o...
To guide you better we need your sperm report. You can type out the report and send in new question. To get pregnant you need to have fallopian tubes patent which is checked by hsg test and semen should be adequate quality. These both tests are done before the treatment of any infertile couple. Once the above tests are normal, then treatment with clomiphene citrate is started with monitoring of egg.
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I have likoria and no medicine is working what should I do?

DNB (Obst and Gynae), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons)
Gynaecologist,
Talk to gynecologist. No medicine working means that your disease is there. So, you need examination of cervix.
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I m giving her to unwanted 72 to avoid pregnancy on last month till she has no periods and she isn't pregnant m worried so what can I do please give the answer thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
she is not pregnant because you give her unwanted -72 pill. ..what is your worry reason. pl. tell.
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I am 21 year old I am pregnant but I dont want child so Please suggest solution .( period 40 to 45 days)without side effect thanks.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 21 year old I am pregnant but I dont want child so Please suggest  solution .( period 40 to 45 days)without side...
Please start taking contraceptive pills regularly. They are very effective if taken daily in preventing unwanted pregnancy and generally safe.
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Child delivery done by LSCS method, so can we take chicken, fish, brinjal? It will affect scars? If yes how many days need to avoid?

M.Sc. in Foods & Nutrition, PhD in Foods & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Udaipur
Child delivery done by LSCS method, so can we take chicken, fish, brinjal? It will affect scars?
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First 2 days liquid diet, 3rd semisolids. After 7 day start to give her normal diet with minimum spices. Fish, chicken should be given after 15 days.
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All About Galactorrhea

MD-Gynaecologist & Obstetrician , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
All About Galactorrhea

Galactorrhea is not a disease per se, but more of an underlying medical condition or a symptom that involves discharge of a milky fluid from the nipples, which is not the breast milk. It becomes especially crucial owing to the similarity of the two, when breastfeeding the baby is concerned. It may happen even while you are not lactating or not even pregnant, mostly in menopausal women. Strangely, the syndrome has also shown to have occurred to men and children, irrespective of gender.

What are the contributing factors to the development of Galactorrhea?

  1. Galactorrhea is a major side effect of certain kinds of medication that leads to hormonal imbalance and ultimately leads to quasi-lactation.
  2. Increase in the levels of prolactin can result in Galactorrhea which may be due to a number of reasons ranging from excessive stimulation in the nipples and chest area (during sexual activities), or pituitary and thyroid problems. The former is not a major cause of worry. The latter can be fixed with proper medication.
  3. Kidney disease and spinal cord surgery may also result in this phenomenon.
  4. Substance abuse and birth control pills may also be responsible for breast discharge.
  5. At times, the causes for Galactorrhea may not be certifiably determined.

Various symptoms of Galactorrhea include:

  1. Milky discharge from one or both breasts simultaneously.
  2. Discharge may be continuous or intermittent.
  3. Density and amount of discharge may also vary.
  4. In case of women, this may have a direct effect on periods, leading to irregular menstruation.
  5. The discharge may occur without pressure or when an external agency is involved.
  6. Headaches and worsening vision are also said to occur.

When you experience a nipular discharge, the most common tests you should undergo include a pregnancy test, prolactin level exam, mammography, ultrasounds, even an MRI for the pituitary gland evaluation. Based on the result, your physician prescribes the required medicines or advises you to stop taking a particular medicine that might be causing this discharge in the first place.

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I am 19 years old and I made physical relationship with my boyfriend last month and I got pregnant. Please let me know which medicine I have to take for this serious problem. I do not want to give birth a child.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Thrissur
Before taking any medicine consult a gynaecologist as to know location of pregnancy and gestational age. If its advanced pregnancy you may bleed more chances of D and C will be there.
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Hi, I am 22 yrs F. My vagina is itching a lot from last week. What should I do to cure this?

D.N.B, D.G.O, M.B.B.S
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi,  I am 22 yrs F. My vagina is itching a lot from last week.      What should I do to cure this?
Are you married or sexually active? if yes than you can insert some mixed bacterial and fungal vaginal pessaries daily one at night. For 7 days.
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Explore your kitchen world

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General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Explore your kitchen world

Explore your kitchen world

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In period days using pad is harmful?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda,
Take extra care to keep your vaginal area clean and dry. Wear cotton underwear to wick moisture away from the area, and wipe yourself from front to back after urinating or having a bowel movement always use pad not use cloths its cause infection any queries inform me.
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Hi, I have pcod. Trying to reduce weight and conceive. I used susten sr to induce my periods. Yesterday I started the tablet. But today morning I had brownish discharge. Am I having my periods? Or should I continue susten sr?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, I have pcod. Trying to reduce weight and conceive. I used susten sr to induce my periods. Yesterday I started the...
Hello, Lybrate user, it's is not your mensteual flow. Homoeopathy can check PCOD, successfully, it might be one of the main reasons for delayed menstrual cycle. Of course, you need to reduce your weight about, 30 kg, approx. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body, diluting your blood to establish your flow. Go for meditation, to reduce your stress to improve haemoglobin level. Your diet be easily digestible, on small intervals to avoid, gastric disorder. Tk, homoeo medicines ,rapid, gentle and safe in administration. @ Pulsatilla 30-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, junkfood,caffiene, alcoholic intake, pizza,burger. Report, wkly, Your feedback is solicited, please. Tk care.
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Dear Sir/ Ma'm, I am having a baby boy of 2 years and he is still use to take breastfeeding. Please let me know how it harmful to mother & for child? Also suggest prescription for the same?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
No it is not harmful. Mother can continue breastfeeding the child. It is compulsory to breastfeed till 2 years of age, and it is preferable if mother can continue feeding till 3 years of age or longer. Prolonged breastfeeding possess no harm.
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Meri pregnency ka abhi seven month start hua he. To kya me ahemdabad to kashmir journy kar sakti hu. Kya seven month pregnency me kashmir gumane ja sakti hu Dr. koi problem to nahi hoga n? Please reply as soon as possible. Meri ye first pregnency he dr.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Meri pregnency ka abhi seven month start hua he. To kya me ahemdabad to kashmir journy kar sakti hu. Kya seven month ...
3rd-6th month best time hay travel ke liye. magar kashmir ya hills me aapke liye ghumna safe nahi hoga.
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My sister having conceive. I want to know what are the foods she have to take? She is now in 7 months.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My sister having conceive. I want to know what are the foods she have to take? She is now in 7 months.
take protein diet, green vegetable diet, dal, paneer, cheese, fruits, eggs etc, it will help you, welcome for further help. take cap autrin 1 cap od
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I think im getting pregnant idk I read on goggle about pregnant symptoms in that it is swollen of breast im getting fat thats it sowhat to do to avoid this unprotected pregnancy.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
I think im getting pregnant idk I read on goggle about pregnant symptoms in that it is swollen of breast im getting f...
Just these symptoms are not confirmation of a pregnancy. You need to get urine pregnancy test to know if you are pregnant or not and then a scan for knowing how old the pregnancy is. Only then further management can be decided for abortion. Suggest getting a urine pregnancy test with the first passed urine in the morning.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
To keep good Health,Always eat 3/4 of the Stomach only but in the evening(dinner) eat 1/2 of the Stomach only.You will be ever green even after fifty years above also.
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After having intercourse during time of ovulation it has been noted after two days. That heavy back pain what might be the reason.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
It may be due to ovulation pain, caused by irritation from follicular fluid, it also may be due to inflammation.
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I delivered a baby on 24th may lscs was done now my stitches little paining and lump found near stitches what might be this please suggest any solution.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
It may be due to infection on lower abdominal portion visit to your doctor and consult about further treatment.
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Dear My wife occurs infertility problem since 6 years my marriages complete 7 years, but infertility problem till date so 1 irregular periods: 2 ovulations occurs late as per 20 to 22 days In some time no ovulations, all medicines ,injections proper done to take but not conceive 3 blood reports are normal 4 weight as per bmi no problem age 27 and weight 52 KGS 5 thyroids starting problem after diagnosis normal stage last 5 years thyroid tablets continue 50 mg at till normal levels 6 HSG no problem 7 PCT test also normal Please advice me treatment on infertility issues Or treatment Only issue on not proper ovulation in day 14 to 16 so better treatment?

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Dear My wife occurs infertility problem since 6 years my marriages complete 7 years, but infertility problem till dat...
You may consider checking if she is suffering from PCOD (Poly cystic ovarian disease) via tests. Cysts are fluid fill sacs in ovary which block the growth of corpus luteum thus interfering with menstrual cycle & causing infertility. Regular exercise, avoidance of junk/ outside/ fried/ sugary foods & drinks is suggested. Simple carbs like maida, white rice, sugar, honey, jaggery, glucose, potato, sweet potato, colocasia (arvi), noodles, sewai, white bread, biscuits, cake may be replaced with complex carbs- whole grains (multigrain atta, brown rice, dalia, suji, millets, atta bread), whole legumes (sprouts, rajma, soyabean), whole fruits & vegetables. Muri, khoi, chirwa, makhana, rajgira can be included in diet. Water intake should be 2-3 litres/ day. Meditation & yoga help in bringing down stress levels.
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5 Ways to Cultivate Self-Awareness

B.A. Hons . Psychology, MA Psychological Counseling, EDM Psychological Counseling, Trauma Specialist, MPhil Clincal Psychology
Psychologist, Hyderabad
5 Ways to Cultivate Self-Awareness

5 ways to cultivate self-awareness

1. Create some space for yourself. When you are in a dark room without windows, it is fairly difficult to see things clearly. The space you create for yourself is that crack on the wall where you allow light to come through. Leave yourself some time and space every day – perhaps first thing in the morning or half an hour before sleep when you stay away from the digital distractions and spend some time with yourself, reading, writing, meditating, and connecting with yourself.

2. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the key to self-awareness. Jon kabat-zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally”. Through mindfulness practice, you will be more present with yourself so that you can “be there” to observe what’s going on inside and around you. It is not about sitting cross-legged or suppressing your thoughts. It is about paying attention to your inner state as they arise. You can practice mindfulness at any time you want, through mindful listening, mindful eating or walking.

3. Keep a journal: writing not only helps us process our thoughts but also makes us feel connected and at peace with ourselves. Writing can also create more headspace as you let your thoughts flow out onto paper. Research shows that writing down things we are grateful for or even things we are struggling with helps increase happiness and satisfaction. You can also use the journal to record your inner state. Try this at home –choose a half day on a weekend, pay close attention to your inner world – what you are feeling, what you are saying to yourself, and make a note of what you observe every hour. You may be surprised about what you write down!

4. Practice being a good listener. Listening is not the same as hearing. Listening is about being present and paying attention to other people’s emotions, body movement and language. It is about showing empathy and understanding without constantly evaluating or judging. When you become a good listener, you will also be better at listening to your own inner voice and become the best friend of yourself.

5. Gain different perspectives: ask for feedback. Sometimes we can be too afraid to ask what others think of us – yes sometimes the feedback may be biased or even dishonest but you will be able to differentiate them from real, genuine and balanced feedback as you learn more about yourself and others. Research has shown conducting 360 degree feedback in workplace is a useful tool to improve managers’ self-awareness. We all have blind spots, so it is helpful to gain different perspective to see a fuller picture of ourselves.

 

Self-awareness, as “arguably the most fundamental issue in psychology, from both a developmental and an evolutionary perspective”, is a rich and complicated subject. As human beings, we may never fully understand ourselves, if there is such a destination. But perhaps it is the journey of exploring, understanding and becoming ourselves that makes life worth living.

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