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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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Married 2.5 years. Husband's Count is Good My Both Tubes are good. How to find Ovulation day? My app is. Not showing exactly. If Prolactin Hormones affects the pregnancy? If it is High. Pls Suggest.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Married 2.5 years. Husband's Count is Good My Both Tubes are good. How to find Ovulation day?
My app is. Not showing ...
Hello, yes, high prolactin can cause anovulatory cycle sand hence irregularity. It has to be controlled first before any pregnancy is planned. For tracking ovulation you have to use ovulation kits daily from day 10 of your next cycle till positive test is achieved.
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My wife is 4 months pregnant and I m desperate to have intercourse with her. Is it safe and which position?

MBBS; M.S.
Gynaecologist, Sri Ganganagar
It is safe if there is no complications of pregnancy. Missionary position but don't put your weight over her abdomen.
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What is hsg test. Doctor prescribed me to test hsg. I am pcod suffering scanty period and could not conceive. After hsg test could I able to conceive. please help.

BHMS PGCGO
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
What is hsg test. Doctor prescribed me to test hsg. I am pcod suffering scanty period and could not conceive. After h...
it's hysterosalphingogrphy. means one dye injected from vagina into your uterus and x Ray taken and dye get expelled out from your fallopian tubes. it's done to see potency of your tubes.
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I had sex with a girl two days back. Now I am not sure whether sperms went into her vagina or not. I can't give her ipill as of now. But I am afraid what if she gets pregnant? is there any tablet to stop pregnancy after 2 or 3 months? please suggest me.

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I had sex with a girl two days back. Now I am not sure whether sperms went into her vagina or not. I can't give her i...
Hello wait till her periods come if overdue for 4-5days than check by urine pregnancy kit available with chemist. If preg comes positive than consult doctor for safe termination of pregnancy by medicines as early as possible.
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I am feeling some hardness in my breasts Upon consultation with doctor she said after marriage it vanishes Is it ok.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am feeling some hardness in my breasts
Upon consultation with doctor she said after marriage it vanishes
Is it ok.
Yes its ok. However I suggest you do a usg of both breast to be sure you are not having any major issue.
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I conceived my 1st baby in no time and im trying fr my 2nd frm d past 4-5 months. Im worried that its taking time. Y is it taking time has my fertility declined or is it normal? please help. Do I need to take medical help.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I conceived my 1st baby in no time and im trying fr my 2nd frm d past 4-5 months. Im worried that its taking time. Y ...
Every conception is different and takes its own time. Try to have sex during day7-17 of cycle counting 1st day of periods as day1... this is fertile period of cycle
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My periods have not happened yet. I mistakenly had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 12 days ago but I took unwanted 72 after 4 hours of matting. What can be the possibility of pregnancy.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My periods have not happened yet. I mistakenly had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 12 days ago but I took unwanted ...
There is no risk of pregnancy. However do a pregnancy test 10 days after missed period and follow the advice and treatment.
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It's 25 days after inter course, is it right time to do pregnancy test? If not, after how many days from inter course I can check it.

MBBS
General Physician, Pune
It's 25 days after inter course, is it right time to do pregnancy test? If not, after how many days from inter course...
Dear lybrate-user, Please do the pregnancy test only after 35-40 days after the earlier menstrual cycle. Please use the morning first urine.
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Hi , can you please tell me how many contraceptive pills can I take within a week, for pregnancy prevention? Pregnancy prevention medicine like unwanted-72, i-pill etc. My bf come for 8 days so in 8 days how many single dose I can take. Please inform me.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Hi , can you please tell me how many contraceptive pills can I take within a week, for pregnancy prevention? Pregnanc...
hi Divyanka, it is not good idea to use multiple ipill at time better to use proper contraceptive pills or condom. please share details of period pattern and dates to guide you further.
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I had sex with my boyfriend on FEB 5th. I am not sure whether my periods data is 5th or 14th feb. But now I missed y period it is 26 march. I ade pregnancy test and it showed me positive. Can I get the pill to present pregnancy as it is too late. Please do reply us.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I had sex with my boyfriend on FEB 5th. I am not sure whether my periods data is 5th or 14th feb. But now I missed y ...
Hello, Its too late now as you are already pregnant. You may opt for MTP under a gynaecologists supervision if this is an unplanned pregnancy.
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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Muzaffarnagar
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I am seeing pink discharge slightly on first day and brown discharge on second day and my period starts on third day. My cycle is normal. Is it require treatment?

MD - Physician
Sexologist, Coimbatore
I am seeing pink discharge slightly on first day and brown discharge on second day and my period starts on third day....
Hi, Yes. You have to rule out is it a infection or not. That's all. You just consult Gynaecologist. They will guide you.
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Eating Disorders and their Neurobiology

MD, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Eating Disorders and their Neurobiology

A psychological disorder, which is marked by abnormal eating patterns is known as an eating disorder. Eating disorder, commonly known as anorexia nervosa in medical circles, is often a combination of both abnormal eating and weight gain patterns.

Yet, on general diagnosis, eating disorders are categorized into three types, namely, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. 

Diagnostically stated, a person suffering from:

  1. Anorexia nervosa is usually characterized by low body weight as well as a disturbed perception of one's weight.
  2. Bulimia nervosa on the other hand includes, persistent binge eating along with loss of self-control and a psychological overvaluation of one's body shape or weight.
  3. The third category, which is binge eating, is marked by anxiety, consistent overeating, stress and drastic loss of self-esteem.

Although, eating disorder is a commonplace disorder worldwide, the cause of it still remains unknown. A recent research has found that due to the fact that eating disorders reflect a physiological anomaly between the need to eat and the drive to eat, a hypothesis is developed stating the cause to be a disturbing appetite pattern on the most fundamental level. This proposition has been further delved into using brain imaging that shows emotions, rewards and eating inhibitions are linked to neural pathways.

Current treatments, which include forms of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy have limited capacity in reducing and normalizing eating disorders. Furthermore, various psychological interventions used to treat eating disorders are variations of psychiatric treatments, which are not particular to the needs of the patient in such disorders. Empirical researches have linked inhibitions, rewards and maladaptive eating behaviors to alterations in the circuitry of the brain. Furthermore, abnormal metabolistic behaviors are also linked to eating disorders.

Although no concrete remedy exists, a person suffering from eating disorders could get their symptoms minimalized to a certain extent through rehabilitation clinics and therapies.

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Hello doc I'm planning for baby and my last period was Feb 20 to 23 and I had intercourse on March 4, 6,8& 9 will be any chance of getting pregnant, suddenly pains in abdomen, stomach, breast and back. Pls suggest me thank you.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello doc I'm planning for baby and my last period was Feb 20 to 23 and I had intercourse on March 4, 6,8& 9 will be ...
Idealy intercourse should be done 3 days before and after the 14th day of the cycle to concieve, continue the same thing for 4-5 months atleast.
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I have a severe breast pain and not getting periods. Pregnancy test is negative. Periods are 15 days delayed. Have taken sysron-n for 5 days but no periods yet. Its the 5th day after medicine is over and breast pain is increased, sore nipple. Please help.

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I have a severe breast pain and not getting periods. Pregnancy test is negative. Periods are 15 days delayed. Have ta...
Hello, you cud wait for another five days as soetimes it may take longer to get your periods. Kindly consult your gynaec in case of no periiods. You could take a simple analgesic for the breast pain.
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Am 29 weeks pregnant. My placenta position is anterior grade 2.may I expect normal delivery or c-section?

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Am 29 weeks pregnant. My placenta position is anterior grade 2.may I expect normal delivery or c-section?
It is considered as anterior if the baby is facing you back. This is a better position than any other for babies because it allows them to move easily through your pelvis. Placenta of Grade 2 maturity is a good news actually because it means you will have a normal delivery. Fundal height is the size of your tummy using a tape measure to check if you are meting the right measurement with the age of your baby before the gestation. Though it`s a good thing you still have to be careful because bleeding might happen, you have to be watchful with your actions and take your iron supplements as prescribed by the doctor.
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How can we stay healthy even at the time of dieting and when we are going through our periods?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
How can we stay healthy even at the time of dieting and when we are going through our periods?
Dieting should take care of proper vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and protein. If required with supplements.
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