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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 Lybrate.com.

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From which day after my periods should I have sex so as there is no chance of being pregnant. And also tell me that when should I do not have sex. according to my periods cycle. I am not sure about this topic that on which day after my periods I am eligible to have sex which is not unsafe for me. Please help .

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
3-4 days +- 14th day of cycle is supposed to be unsafe period for unprotected sex. Rest of the days are safe provided your cycle is regular. Sex during period is unhealthy.
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Hello. Dr. I am 27 years old. Female ,I have delivered baby boy in October but my periods are not start yet. I have done pregnancy test but it was negative. What to do I am in tension. How can I start my periods?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
Hello. Dr. I am 27 years old. Female ,I have delivered baby boy in October but my periods are not start yet. I have d...
You generally dont have periods for four to six moths after delivery . This is called lactation amenorrhoea. Its natures own way to maintain gap between kids, but sometimes you are likely to get pregnant even in the absence of periods. Better wait for periods,let the nature have its way. Use precaution meanwhile.
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My boyfriend cum in me Wednesday gone as I felt my inside puss go all warm so would that cum still be in me to hatch the egg on Friday yesterday am I pregnant now then I had blue veins on my boob yesterday.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My boyfriend cum in me Wednesday gone as I felt my inside puss go all warm so would that cum still be in me to hatch ...
Hello, the earliest you can check for pregnancy is after 7 days post sex with a serum beta hcg test which is a blood test.
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I have had intercourse without any protection. My boyfriend didn't ejaculate inside me. Then within 1hour I had I pill. After 8days I had period, but it was far before than my date. After that no bleeding happened. Am I pregnant?

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Do pregnancy test. You might not b pregnant. But do not take chance on this. Do avoid upsi. Stree woman health care centre bangalore
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Hi, I and my wife are planning for a baby for last six months but no success yet. Can you please suggest what to be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi, I and my wife are planning for a baby for last six months but no success yet. Can you please suggest what to be d...
Hi lybrate-user, a couple is eligible for any kind of infertility treatment only when they have tried for a period of 1 year. I gather that you have been trying for 6 months with no success, so hence I would like to suggest few next steps for you and your spouse. / For you: 1. A semen analysis (sperm count) is a central part of the evaluation of male infertility. This analysis provides information about the amount of semen and the number, motility, and shape of sperm. 2. Blood tests provide information about hormones that play a role in male fertility. If sperm concentration is low or the clinician suspects a hormonal problem, the clinician may order blood tests to measure total testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and prolactin (a pituitary hormone). 3. Ultrasound: A low abdomen ultrasound to check for any abnormalities in epididymis or vas deferens. / For your wife: 1. Blood test: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol, and antimullerian hormone (AMH), TSH to test thyroid function, and prolactin to assess the presence of any pituitary abnormalities. 2. Basal body temperature — Monitoring of basal body temperature (measured before getting out of bed in the morning) was previously recommended to determine if ovulation occurred. A woman's temperature usually rises by 0.5ºF to 1.0ºF after ovulation. However, basal body temperature patterns can be difficult to interpret and are not generally recommended in the evaluation of infertility. 3. Tests to evaluate the uterus and fallopian tubes — Uterine abnormalities that can contribute to infertility include congenital structural abnormalities, such as a uterine septum (a band of tissue that makes the uterine cavity small) (figure 4); fibroids; polyps; and structural abnormalities that can result from gynecologic procedures. 4. Hysterosalpingogram — Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is used to help identify structural abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tubes. It involves inserting a small catheter through the cervix and into the uterus. A liquid that can be seen on x-ray is injected through the catheter, which fills the uterus and fallopian tubes. An x-ray is taken after the liquid is injected, which shows the outline of the uterus and tubes. An abnormally shaped uterus or blocked fallopian tube would be visible on the x-ray. 5. Hysteroscopy — In a hysteroscopy, a small tube containing a light source is inserted through the cervix and into the uterus to directly visualize the lining of the uterus and the sites where the fallopian tubes enter the uterus. Air or fluid is injected to expand the uterus and to allow the physician to see inside the uterus. 6. Pelvic ultrasound — In a transvaginal ultrasound, a small ultrasound probe is inserted into the vagina; this provides a clearer image of the uterus and ovaries than ultrasound that is performed through the abdomen. It does not require that the patient is sedated or anesthetized, and has few to no risks. It is used to measure the size and shape of the uterus and ovaries and to determine if there are structural abnormalities (such as fibroids or ovarian cysts). If abnormalities are seen, further testing may be needed. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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Do the contraceptive pills like overall-l or malad/n (all or any one of them) reduce AMH/FSH/LH value in females? If yes, to what extent and what should be done to avoid? (this is for suppressing cyst)

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Satara
Do the contraceptive pills like overall-l or malad/n (all or any one of them) reduce AMH/FSH/LH value in females? If ...
The tablets which you r mentioned ,suppres FSH n LH ,but for that months cycle only. No perment suppression of FSH n LH ,& no relation with AMH Level. Ya it helps to suppress ovarian cyst.
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Curd (Dahi) - Why You Need it Daily in Your Diet?

PGDM In Cosmetology, Trichology & Weight Managmen, MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Curd (Dahi) - Why You Need it Daily in Your Diet?

Unlike its tastier and tempting counterparts like cottage cheese and flavoured yoghurt, dahi or curd has always been a staple in a majority of Indian diets, but many people are not aware of the benefits proffered by this humble accompaniment. Curd has many health as well as nutritional benefits and having a bowlful of curd every day helps to regulate body temperature, improves digestion and saves you from recurrent stomach ailments.

There are various other advantages of consuming curd regularly.

Importance of having curd
Curd or dahi as Indians call it is in great demand all around the year, particularly during the summer months. It is a great tastemaker and incorporated in numerous Indian dishes that are important from both taste and health perspective. Besides curd improves complexion and in often cases, curd seems to be more beneficial than milk, the fermentation of which leads to the making of curd.

Nutritional facts about curd
In a cupful or 100 grams of curd, there are 4.3 grams of fat, 3.4 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of proteins, 17 mg of cholesterol, 36.4 grams of sodium and 10.4 grams of potassium. Curd is also rich in Vitamin A, D and B-12, magnesium and a good quantity of calcium as well.

Curd helps in digestion
This melange of nutrients present in curd gets easily absorbed by human alimentary canal and curd itself aids in digestion of other food nutrients. It also helps in maintaining the ideal pH balance and alleviates many stomach ailments and helps in relieving from dysentery.

Curd is good for teeth and bone health
Contrary to the popular belief, curd is much better for the maintenance of teeth and bone health due to its high calcium and phosphorus content. Both phosphorus and calcium are important for bones and teeth, and therefore, you must eat loads of curd or dahi regularly if you are dealing with arthritis and osteoporosis.

Curd triggers weight loss
Finally, the importance of curd in weight loss can never be overlooked. Curd is rich in calcium, which hinders the cortisol formation in the body. The lack of balance in cortisol content within the body may lead to various lifestyle-related troubles such as obesity, stress and hypertension. A recent research has informed that having 18 ounces of dahi daily aids in reducing stomach fat as more amount of calcium hinders the cortisol release by fat cells.

There is a lot more that dahi or curd can do for your health and beauty benefits, and a physician will be able to tell you more about this.

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How Homeopathy Works For Painful Menses And Menopause?

BHMS,FMC-Physician,Dermato Cosmetologist.
General Physician, Mumbai

Homeopathy works excellently or rather better than modern medicine. Every female has different types of menstrual pain. Instead of taking allopathic painkillers, after taking a brief history, tailored homeopathic medications can be prescribed, thus the side effects of allopathic pain killers can be avoided. Similarly instead of taking hormonal treatment, homeopathy works better to control menopausal symptoms.

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Which sex position is good for getting pregnant soon. And how much time its take to give best results.

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
Which sex position is good for getting pregnant soon. And how much time its take to give best results.
Check the man's semen for sperm count and motility. Make sure the woman is ovulating normally too. Once both things match any position during the midcycle period are conducive towards conception.
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My wife is suffering from one month of continuous menstrual period with three weeks of heavy flow, kindly advise.

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
My wife is suffering from one month of continuous menstrual period with three weeks of heavy flow, kindly advise.
Kindly take bolbaddha rasa, 2 tabs, with lodhrasava, 20 ml twice a day, after meals. Take pushyanug chroona 100 gm and add, praval pishti-20gms, mukta pishti-3 gm, abharaka bhasma (1000 puti)- 4 gms. Make a mixture of these drugs. Take these medicines of dhutpapeshwara ayu pharma company. Take this mixture before meals, 1 tsf in half a glass of freshly prepared rice water, twice a day. Avoid excess tea, coffee, spicy food in your routine. Take bottle gourd, bitter gourd, gheeya in your diet, pomegranate in your diet regularly. Continue the regime for 45 days. Stay in touch. Good luck.
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I got married in 2008 having pcos problem from 2009 till now taking metformin 850 sr twice daily in 2012 conceived naturally with help of medicine only but unfortunately had miscarriage in third month pregnancy after that unable to conceive .we tried iui procedure 3 times but failed. My spouse reports are ok. I know I am overweight but despite best efforts unable to loose weight if I do it will bounce back. Is pcos is the only cause of infertility? Now I am worried what to do shd I consider ivf treatment ?which I am not ready for it. Pls advice.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I got married in 2008 having pcos problem from 2009 till now taking metformin 850 sr twice daily in 2012 conceived na...
Hello. Take homeopathic treatment for pcos. Its completely curable. If you want to take treatment consult me. Follow some tips to cure pcos 1. Drink 8 glass water / day. 2. Drink turmeric milk before you go to bed. For one month. 3. Avoid rice completely. 4. Drink green tea 2 times/ day. 5. Eat carrots, radish,beets. 6 daily exercise 45 min. 7. Do not take any stress. 8 .take homeopathic treatment. Take care.
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Dear doctor. I have been married since 6 years. I have mostly done sex on safe days and used contraceptive 3 times in these years when the days were not safe. Now I am planning a baby in 3-4 months. Can you please tell me that do contraceptives decrease the chances of getting pregnant? M worried that it will not harm in the coming future?

Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Dear doctor. I have been married since 6 years. I have mostly done sex on safe days and used contraceptive 3 times in...
Hi vaishali, contraception will not affect ur chances of pregnency n that too u used only 3 times, if ur periods r regular u try for pregnency naturally by meeting during fertile period for 6 months to 1 year .
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I AM 22 YEARS OLD. BEFORE 3 YEARS I GOT MARRIED. NOW I AM WITH MY HUSBAND. I HAD MY LAST PERIODS 21 OF AUGUST. BEFORE TWO MONTH DUE TO OVER BLEEDING I HAD TAKEN A HORMONE MEDICINE (desogestrel, ethinylestradiol/0.15 mg,0.03 mg)for 21 days. NOW I WANT TO KNOW WHICH IS THE BEST TIME FOR ME TO GET PREGNANT?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I AM 22 YEARS OLD. BEFORE 3 YEARS I GOT MARRIED. NOW I AM WITH MY HUSBAND. I HAD MY LAST PERIODS 21 OF AUGUST. BEFORE...
Hello Lybrate user As you asked about your problems related to your periods and bleeding I would like to advise you to follow regular daily routines of getting all dietary measures and daily behaviours as well as yoga and exercise every day and morning walk every day. When you feel better result regarding your periods then you may have sexual indulgence after 4 days of getting clear of your periods.
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Hi Sir I am 25 years old and I am married from last one year I have an pelvic disorder and usg shows tiny peripheral follicles with increased stromal echogencity in my both ovaries (pcod) and I am taking following medication from last 6 months please give me sir suggestion what I do.

Gynaecologist, Siliguri
In this case patients gain weight n develop type 2 diabetes with loss of periods and lastly infertility so 1st of all tell me details of your symptoms but you should loss your weight.
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I have been pregnant but miscarriage after 2 months or 3 months so what should be medicine?

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
Dear you should take homeopathic medicine it will help u definitely. At that time u can take sabina 200 singal dose
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Hi I am Joyce 26 yrs. I ve PCOD prob and taking homeopathy medication. I have heard from ppl telling f thr s PCOD thr are less of becoming pregnant is it true doctor. I am planning for a family is it oki o not.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thrissur
Hi I am Joyce 26 yrs. I ve PCOD prob and taking homeopathy medication. I have heard from ppl telling f thr s PCOD thr...
Hello lybrate-user Firstly never get so nervous and anxious-You don't have to worry at all. There are lots of people who have PCOD and have got pregnant. But it is one of the causes for infertility- there are high chances of becoming infertile so it's best you treat your PCOD and live a healthy lifestyle. You can contact me for more advices.
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Respected sir/ma'am, I am 40 year old women actually yesterday by mistake I had consumed peanuts which where manufactured in October 2015 and on d packet it was written best before 1 month from manufacture. Its taste was not rancid nor it smelt bad BUT STILL ON THE SPOT ATE CARDAMOM IS IT HARMFUL. I HAD ATE BY MISTAKE .Please reply as soon as possible Thank you!

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Respected sir/ma'am,
I am 40 year old women actually yesterday by mistake I had consumed peanuts which where manufact...
Hello. Eating expired eatables will cause Food Poisoning, which can start within hours of eating contaminated food, often include nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Most often, food poisoning is mild and resolves without treatment. But some people need to go to the hospital. Medication: Homoeopathic medicine - Arsenic. Album 200/ 4 times a day for 3 days. Revert back.
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Hi Madam, I have recently delivered boy. It's been 2 months. I am breastfeeding and I am 36 years old. The difference between this child and my 1st child is 6 years. Please kindly advise if its ok to use TRIPHALA to reduce my pregnancy weight as I am breastfeeding and its only 2 months after my delivery.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Patience is the key. It took nine months for your tummy muscles to stretch to accommodate a full-term baby. So it makes sense that it can take that long, or longer, to tighten up again. The speed and degree of this tightening up depends on a few factors, including: • What shape and size you were before you conceived your baby. • How much weight you gained during pregnancy. • How active you are. • Something you can't do anything about: your genes. You may find it easier to shed the weight if: • You gained less than 13.6kg and exercised regularly during pregnancy. • You breastfeed. • This is your first baby. NOTE you shouldn't aim to be back to your pre-pregnancy weight until about six months after your baby's birth. How can you safely lose weight to help your belly look better? Breastfeeding may help, especially in the early months after giving birth. If you breastfeed, you'll burn extra calories to make milk – about 500 calories a day. You may lose your pregnancy weight more quickly than mums who bottle-feed their babies. Breastfeeding also triggers contractions that help to shrink your womb, making it a workout for your whole body. However, if you eat more than you burn off, you will put on weight, even if you breastfeed. It's fine to lose weight while you are breastfeeding. Your body is very efficient at making milk, and losing up to 1kg a week shouldn't affect the amount of milk you make. However, if you have a newborn to look after, you'll need plenty of energy. Trying to lose weight too soon after giving birth may delay your recovery and make you feel even more tired. It’s especially important not to attempt a very low-calorie diet. So try to wait until you've had your postnatal check before start trying to lose weight. Eating healthily, combined with gentle exercise, will help you to get in shape. The following general guidelines will help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight: • Make time for breakfast. • Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. • Include plenty of fibre-rich foods, such as oats, beans, lentils, grains and seeds, in your diet. • Include a starchy food such as bread, rice, pasta (preferably wholegrain varieties for added fibre) or potatoes in each meal. • Go easy on high-fat and high-sugar foods, such as biscuits and cakes. • Watch your portions at mealtimes and the number and type of snacks you eat between meals. There's no right answer about how many calories a day you should have. The amount you need to eat depends on your weight and how active you are. What else can you do to help regain your pre-pregnancy belly? Exercise can help to tone stomach muscles and burn calories. If you exercised right up until the end of your pregnancy, you can do some light exercise and stretching from the start. If you stopped exercising during your pregnancy or are a newcomer to fitness, it is better to start exercising more slowly. Fitness aside, all new mums can begin pelvic floor exercises and work on gently toning up lower tummy muscles as soon as they feel ready. This may help you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape and help to flatten your tummy. When you feel up to it, take your baby out for walks in his pushchair. Getting out and about will help to lift your mood and exercise your body gently. You may find there are pushchair workouts with other new mums in your local park.
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