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Dr. Shantha

Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. Shantha Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shantha is a trusted Gynaecologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with B R S Hospital in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shantha on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, sir i am 22 years old. Today morning when am brushing suddenly blood is coming continuously from my nose after a 2, 3 min its stopped please tell me why it happens and what are the precautions to be taken.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, though its 1st time, screen yourself for any trauma n raised bp, drop your habit of salty food n roaming in sun/heat around. Have khas/musta/chandan/vala/patol with honey 2-3 gm for 5-7 days twice a day,
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Sir, I have a lump in my left breast for so long. Only in the left not in right. It does not hurt but is it serious problem?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
It looks like it is fibroadenoma, it should be removed after initial investigation like mammography and sonography of the breast and/or FNAC if it is painful. Fibroadenomas are not cancer and don’t increase the risk of developing breast cancer. They occur because of an increased sensitivity to the female hormone estrogen. A fibroadenoma usually has a smooth rubbery feel and can move easily under the skin. They are usually painless, but some people may feel pain. It is very common can occur in numbers. It can occur at any age. Most are about 1 to 3cm in size but occasionally, it can grow to more than 5cm. Most fibroadenomas stay the same size. Some get smaller and some eventually disappear over time. Sometimes surgery is required to remove large fibroadenomas.
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In how much time maximum urethral stricture can occur after cystoscopy (like within 1 or 2 or 3 months), so that I can feel safe after that period of time, as I have done cystoscopy? Thanks.

M.Ch - Urology, MS, MBBS
Urologist, Dehradun
In how much time maximum urethral stricture can occur after cystoscopy (like within 1 or 2 or 3 months), so that I ca...
Stricture does not occur always after cystoscopy. It only occurs after about 1-2 months if the procedure has been difficult.
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Hello, mujhe already 2,3 days se kavi kavi period ka pain ho raha ha but bleeding nahi ho rahi ha me chhti hun kal tak me bleeding start ho jaye kon si medicine lu.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, mujhe already 2,3 days se kavi kavi period ka pain ho raha ha but bleeding nahi ho rahi ha me chhti hun kal ta...
Hello, Lybrate user, tk, Homoeo medicine:@ Pulsatilla 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body & to dilute your blood to restore ,flow. Avoid, junk food, caffeine, please. Report, after 3 days. Your feedback matters for further follow up, please. Tk, care.
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Is it safe to travel in pregnancy during 4th month in a train? Actually we are living in Delhi and wishes to visit our native place at Andhra Pradesh which is above 2000km journey and 34 to 36 hrs journey. Last menstrual period was 28.01. 2016.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Is it safe to travel in pregnancy during 4th month in a train? Actually we are living in Delhi and wishes to visit ou...
Its safe to travel if do not have placenta previa or history of abortion. Prefer a/c. Take your water intake & food regularly.
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Little vaginal bleeding during hard stool when I had a missed period for 3 days. What does it mean. It stopped just after stool it happened only once.Please tell.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Little vaginal bleeding during hard stool when I had a missed period for 3 days. What does it mean. It stopped just a...
Hello, it is actually non relating. Hard stools usually do not cause a vaginal bleed. So this may be an indication that your menses may be starting soon, just wait and observe.
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She is suffering with irregular periods after taking birth control pills from last 2 months, pls help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
She is suffering with irregular periods after taking birth control pills from last 2 months, pls help.
Homoeopathic treatment PULSATILLA NIG 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night MENSOAID SYRUP ( BAKSON) Drink 2 sspoons in evening. FERRUM SIP ( SBL) Drink 1 spoon twice daily Things to do 1.Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from Apple,banaba,pomegranate,papaya,grapes, 2.2 glass milk daily 3.Lots of water daily 4.Have a sound sleep 5.Start taking a good iron supplement
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I am getting menses irregularly.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Take ashokarist 3 t spn with 3 tspn water after food twice a day. Kumaryasav 2 tspn with 2 tspn water twice daily after food
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I missed periods and urine test at home reveals m pregnant have two kids and now I am not ready for third want to discard the pregnancy. What medicine can I have without consulting doctor since we live in joint family it would difficult to go to doctor and consult and get medicine Please advice.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I missed periods and urine test at home reveals m pregnant have two kids and now I am not ready for third want to dis...
The medication to be used depends on how long you have been pregnant. Only if you are less than 12 weeks pregnant you could go for medications that can be used at home. But it would be a sincere advice that you visit a gynaecologist, get examined and then go for medical termination of pregnancy. Attempts to abort pregnancy without a doctors advice would do more harm than not. Take care.
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I am 24 years male. I did sex with my gf before 1.5/2 month. She is pregnant now. We want abortion by medicine abortion. please suggest any way what to do or what should we do now.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 24 years male. I did sex with my gf before 1.5/2 month. She is pregnant now. We want abortion by medicine aborti...
First do an ultrasound to confirm the duration of pregnancy and only if it is less then 49 days size it can be terminated by medicines available only with a gynaecologist. If it is of more duration surgical intervention will be required
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I have intercourse with my wife n she is not having her mensurations (periods. N I do not now any child. I can not go for abortion also. Wht to do please suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have intercourse with my wife n she is not having her mensurations (periods. N I do not now any child. I can not go...
for confirmation of pregnancy you should test UPT [URINE PREGNANCY TEST] THIS CAN DO AT HOME bring UPT-kit from medical and do test all the direction is given on that UPT-kit .....
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I'm 26 old n I want to get pregnant so can you please tell me some multivitamin tablet for good egg fertility to conceive.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
I'm 26 old n I want to get pregnant so can you please tell me some multivitamin tablet for good egg fertility to conc...
Hi! You are young and healthy and thus I will recommend you to take only folic acid tablets daily as prenatal vitamin as that is good for the foetus. You need to continue your balanced diet with exercise daily. Contact a fertility physician if you do not conceive for more than a year.
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My wife 33 weeks pregnant. She had little bleeding. On sonography blood clotting seen at lower side of placenta. Dr. Gave taxim injection. Is this situation normal.

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My wife 33 weeks pregnant. She had little bleeding. On sonography blood clotting seen at lower side of placenta. Dr. ...
If the bleeding has stoppred pl rpt usg for the baby as you have 4-6 weeks more to go pl take rest and check with the gyn.
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Is there any complications in pregnancy if we have pcod ?

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath,
To some extent, there r chances for miscarriage, rise in tsh, sugar levels. So better you keep following your gynaec' s advise.
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Which treatment is necessary for heavy vaginal discharge?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda,
Ayurvedic medicines are : 1. Raktasthambhaka vati 2-2 tab 3 times a day 2. Ashokarishta 3 spoon mix with glass of water 3 times a day.
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I am working in Dubai, last month of july I came to india for vacation I don't have family visa so I cannot take my wife to dubai Therefore I and my wife are trying for pregnancy last 3 month, but we are fail and I don't have much time I had to go back to work again but I need child very soon I don't have any problem in sex but my wife has liquid discharge after sex and we consult with doctor but doctor didn't give any medicine for pregnancy Please advice me and suggest me any medicine for pregnancy please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am working in Dubai, last month of july I came to india for vacation I don't have family visa so I cannot take my w...
Hello- Since you perform sex after a large gap, it is causing problems in your pregnancy. Prolonged gap of sex in men makes his sperms immotile. It does not have big effect on female health but yes white discharge is going to minimize your chances of pregnancy. I recommend you both to start of medications and you can fulfill your dreams of a baby.
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Ayurvedic Tips for Natural Allergy Relief

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
Ayurvedic Tips for Natural Allergy Relief

A stuffy head, endless sneezing, and sinus congestion are signs that pollen and pollution are getting the best of you. Many people resort to over-the-counter drugs to alleviate the anguish of allergies. Well, this season, fear not, because there are some simple, effective ways to eliminate or improve your allergy symptoms that are also cheap and natural.

The Great Neti Pot
The use of a neti pot has its roots in ancient yogic practices were clear breathing passages were essential to proper yoga practice. This little pot is used to pour warm water into one nostril at a time in order to clear the nasal passageways, wiping out the inflammatory garbage that gets stuck in your sinuses. The first time I used a neti pot I was shocked at how effective it was in such a short period of time.

Use as much filtered water as your neti pot will hold. Warm up the water until it is just warmer than room temperature. Warm water works better at dissolving mucus than cold water. Add a touch of the neti salt to the warm water. Once the salt dissolves you can pour the water into your neti pot. Turn your head sideways over a sink and place the neti pot into your nostril. The trick is to relax as the water is pouring through your nostril, otherwise it may be a bit of a rough ride the first time you do this. The water should flow out of the opposite nostril, but some may go down your throat if you have a lot of congestion initially. Just spit out any water that goes down your throat.

If the water isn't flowing easily, it means you have a blockage in your nasal passage. This may be the case for people who have chronic allergies and it represents an accumulation of inflammatory material, which needs to be removed. Gently relax and inhale slightly through the nostril you are cleaning to help the water flow upward and eventually it will flow. For beginners, I recommend using half the pot for each nostril. Initially, you can go back and forth from nostril to nostril until the pot is finished; eventually, you will be able to do an entire pot for each nostril. After your first use of the neti pot, you may see a drastic reduction in your symptoms. I recommend repeating this process for 7 days initially and then once a week after that during allergy season.

It is important to keep your neti pot clean, sanitized and dry to avoid the growth of microorganisms in your pot.

Nasya Oil
Nasya is an ayurvedic practice that is used to treat stress-related problems, headaches, neck pain, anxiety and mental fogginess. It is also a year-round treatment to prevent and treat seasonal allergies. Nasya helps to remove toxins that accumulate from the upper part of your body by opening up the lymphatic channels and allowing the toxins to be removed through your nasal passages.

Typically, cured sesame oil is used for nasya. To cure any oil, you simply place it in a pot over medium heat and add a drop of water.  When the drop of water pops, the oil is cured. The sesame oil can be used alone or herbs can be added to the oil to help treat specific conditions. Nasya is an all-natural cure for sinus inflammation, which is the main cause of chronic sinus congestion and allergies.

Nasya oil is typically applied in each nostril through a small dropper. I suggest using about 3 drops in one nostril and then inhaling while pinching the other nostril closed with your index finger. Inhale strongly and allow the oil to go up into your sinuses. If any of the oil spills down your throat, spit it out. Repeat the process on the other nostril. It may feel as though you need to blow your nose at first, but resist the urge because the effectiveness of the treatment is based on the oil's ability to permeate the sinuses. Typically, nasya is done every morning, but in the beginning you may need to do it a couple of times a day until the inflammation lessens.

Diet
Most people suffering from allergy symptoms don't realize that the foods they are eating may be contributing to their symptoms. In Ayurveda, allergies are directly linked to digestion and changing the way you eat is an important part of controlling your allergies. People with allergies should avoid the following foods in particular:

Oily foods, especially deep fried
Cold beverages
Cold foods, especially ice cream
Cheese
Canned foods
Leftovers
In ayurveda, these foods are believed to clog the digestive system and result in excessive mucus formation. Instead, you want to eat foods that are warming and disperse toxins from the body. This includes spices like black pepper, cinnamon, garlic and ginger. Also, load up on green, leafy vegetables and drink plenty of warm water through the day.

The neti pot alone may bring fast relief to your allergy symptoms, but using all three tools may help stop your allergies from returning next year.

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I am not having periods this month. It was late last month too. But this time it s two weeks late. And I hv pain as it s about to happen.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
I am not having periods this month. It was late last month too. But this time it s two weeks late. And I hv pain as i...
At 20 year menses are meant to be irregular. So do not worry the menses bleeding happens due to shedding of the lining of the uterus. If the lining formed is small, then bleeding is small amount. Having less bleeding does not mean that the blood is being accumulated in the tummy. This is a myth. Generally your body is maturing till 21, so give it some time. Even among elder women menses is rarely regular. Your tummy may appear huge due to many reasons like gaseous distension constipation lax tummy wall or tumor in the tummy. A good examination and ultrasound can help in identifying the cause. If these are normal, just improve your tone of the tummy muscles by regular exercises. Even if you take medicines to improve the flow, the effect will be temporary, so why take them. As your body matures, the menses will change its pattern and become regular.
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M 10 weeks pregnant .my stomach bloats even after eating smaller meals and I feel extremely uncomfortable .can not even sleep or walk with that feeling and sometimes vomit out. What do I do to avoid this. I take small and frequent meals but that also not working. please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
M 10 weeks pregnant .my stomach bloats even after eating smaller meals and I feel extremely uncomfortable .can not ev...
Hi, take homoeopathic medicine which is pretty safe during pregnancy as well as during lactation. It's natrum phos. 6x/ 5 tablets/ 3 times a day after meals.
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General Precautions in Swine Flu during Pregnancy

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
General Precautions in Swine Flu during Pregnancy

General Precautions in Swine Flu during Pregnancy

Frequent handwashing is the single most important safety precaution that is suggested.

Flu spreads when virus from an infected person's secretions like sneezing etc spreads in the environment.Occassionaly touching an infected area and then touching your nose/ eyes or mouth may allow the live virus to enter your system. Most of the time this virus gets killed by our body's defences but at times it may survive and cause flu.

Catch it, Bin it and kill it is the magic mantra:

Catch your infected secretions in a tissue/ handkerchief and promptly kill it by putting it in the dustbin and washing your hands with soap.

Hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol content are supposed to kill the virus in 60 seconds.

Keep the hard surfaces/infants toys; clean. Household cleansers should be used liberally as they can reduce the transmission rate.

Finally it is advised that in pregnancy one should avoid contact with sick people.

Use of vaccines

Till date two types of vaccines against swine flu are available.

1) Nasal spray vaccine: This cannot be taken in pregnancy.

2) Injectable vaccine: This is safe in pregnancy and it is strongly recommended that if seasonal swine flu is present then all pregnant women should take the vaccine. Please ask your doctor for more details.

WHO recommends that all pregnant women should be offered the vaccine. This will decrease their chances of contracting the disease and also protect their newborn from swine flu in the neonatal period

This vaccine does not have any serious side effects but may cause mild flu like symptoms upto 48hrs in some people but this is not flu as the vaccine does not have live virus. There may be some redness, soreness,or swelling at the injection site which disappears on its own.

Use of Drugs:

These are used only for close contacts of confirmed positive cases, like people living in the same house as the patient.

The drug (Tamiflu) is safe in pregnancy. Ask your doctor whether you should be taking it in case you are pregnant and any of your family members have been diagnosed with swine flu.

What should I do if I think I have swine flu and I'm pregnant?

You must go to your doctor immediately ;who would check you up and may want to take throat/ nose swabs for confirmation of swine flu. If she thinks you indeed have swine flu, she may start the medicines without waiting for the lab confirmation.

If swine flu is confirmed then you have to take further treatement from dedicated swine flu centers in your area.

In the mean time, stop going to your workplace and avoid unneccesary exposure to people to contain the spread of flu.

If you have a mild disease then you need to take treatment from home. You must avoid exertion and take plenty of fluids by mouth during this time.

If your symptoms are severe then you may require hospital admission to monitor you and your baby.

Can I breastfeed my baby if I have swine flu?

Yes. In fact it has been found that breastfed babies have a stronger immunity against swine flu.

If you have an active flu or you are very sick, you may express breast milk in a bottle and a healthy person can feed the baby.

You need not stop breastfeeding your baby even if you are on treatment for swine flu.

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