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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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B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
If this is how you grocery shop, we need to talk.
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Cancer- General Information: Don't Fear, Be Aware

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Cancer- General Information: Don't Fear, Be Aware

Cancer

Cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of transformed cells in any part of the body. Neoplasm or tumor are used variably to describe any swelling or new growth. Benign growths don't have the potential to spread to other organs or parts of the body while malignancy or malignant growths have uncontrolled proliferation and metastatic potential. Transformation is a multistep process with genetic alterations by which normal cells acquire malignant potential, uncontrolled proliferation capacity and capacity to spread to other parts of the body (metastasis) worldwide cancer is responsible for 1 in 8 deaths. Most common cancers are:

Men: oral cancer (in India), prostate, lung

Women: breast, cervix and endometrium, colorectal, lung


What causes cancer? cancer is usually multifactorial 


1. Age- more in age group greater than 60 yrs compared to younger age group

2. Obesity- body mass index greater than 30

3. Tobacco - cigarette, cigar, bidi, hookah, smokeless tobacco like gutka, zarda etc. There is no safe form of tobacco.

4. Pan masala and supari

5. Alcohol

6. Ultraviolet rays exposure

7. Radiation exposure

8. Genetic factors

9. Others- pollution, certain chemicals, infections


Prevention of cancer: 


1. Stay away from tobacco products

2. Eat healthy and daily physical activity- fresh fruits and vegetable are good, maintain optimal body weight

3. Be safe in sun

4. Cancer awareness and early detection: alarming signs are (caution)-
 

  • Change in bowel or bladder habits
  • A sore that will not heal
  • Unusual discharge or bleeding
  • Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles or elsewhere
  • Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
  • Obvious change in a wart or mole
  • A nagging cough or hoarseness


5. Cancer screening: screening is for healthy individuals with education. Rather than going for unnecessary blind tests, a programme for screening should be planned in consultation with your oncologist as requirements are different for different cancers and differ as per age groups and gender. Also, screening is not effective in all cancers. Cancer education and awareness have due importance. Some cancers in which screening has been shown to be effective includes breast, colon, rectum, cervix, prostate, lung in high-risk groups but as mentioned earlier it is planned with participation of both individual and oncologist.


Types of cancer treatment:


Cancer treatment is now a multidisciplinary management in which different surgical, medical and radiation oncologist plan treatment protocol for best possible chances of cure. Advancement in all these fields and their contribution in comprehensive management results in 25-30% improvement in cure rate over previous decades.
 

  • Surgery: involves surgical principles to remove the tumor with adequate margins and possible draining lymph nodes regions. Improvements and understanding of surgical principles even make resection of distant disease or cure of stage iv disease in some selected cases.
  • Chemotherapy: cytotoxic drugs are given either in injectable or oral forms which acts on uncontrolled cancer cells. Advances in this fields result in drugs with better efficacy and less side effect profile and at the same time resulting in better cancer control. Targetted therapy acts on specific pathways of cancer growth. Hormone therapy targets specific hormone receptors for controlling cancer.
  • Radiation therapy: is the delivery of radiation generated by radioactive source over the region of cancer. More and more advances in radiation technologists are emerging like imrt, sbrt to focus radiation over the specific location so as to avoid toxic effect over surrounding area.
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My wife is not comfortable with me for sex at anytime .she is not interest in sex anytime. If I touch my wife boobs or any she abuse me. Please help me.

MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
Epidemiologist, Hyderabad
It appears your wife does not like you and has married you under pressure. Please document all the incidents. Try a marriage counsellor first. If she is still adamant, file for divorce.
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I am 18 female suffering from pcod from last 1 year l am also a thyroid patient my periods are irregular I had my last period in January I am taking homeopathic treatment but still don't get any results I am taking drox tova drops 25 and mental in medicine is please suggest me to overcome from this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Trichy
I am 18 female suffering from pcod from last 1 year l am also a thyroid patient my periods are irregular I had my las...
Reduce intake of carbohydrates thyroid levels to be in controll PHYSICAL EXERCISES is must for PCOD and Hypothyroid patient, medicines will help You some extent, lifestyle to be change.
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Recently I had sex for the first time with my boyfriend with all protection. But I'm not having my periods now. I didn't remember the actual date like when my periods should happen. Is there a chance that I might be pregnant. Please help me!

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, you can use the pregnancy kit available in market to make sure whether you are pregnant or not.
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Hi I am 30. I have regular 28 days cycle. I had periods on 28th March last month. Now I am expecting my period on 24th april had intercourse yesterday. Will I be pregnant now or if I get my periods this month. Is it sure that I am not pregnant and will not be pregnant. Please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hi I am 30. I have regular 28 days cycle. I had periods on 28th March last month. Now I am expecting my period on 24t...
Dear user. FERTILE PHASE is the phase of a female's menstrual cycle when an egg (ovule) is released from the ovaries. In humans, ovulation occurs about midway through the menstrual cycle, after the follicular phase. The few days surrounding ovulation (from approximately days 10 to 18 of a 28 day cycle), constitute the most fertile phase. So if you have ejaculatory sexual inter course from day 10 from the first day of period and to day 20, the chances of pregnancy are much more. There are many determinants of pregnancy. You should be sexually matured. Your partner should be sexually matured. The period of your partner should be in the fertile stage. Her egg and your sperm cells should healthy enough. Then her uterus should be capable to get conceived. If all these were satisfied, the pregnancy could be a result. Take care.
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I have pcos. I don't understand that my ovulation test still positive for 3 days. What does that mean? Is this false positive?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I have pcos. I don't understand that my ovulation test still positive for 3 days. What does that mean? Is this false ...
If your test is positive it usually means you have ovulated this cycle and hence there have been hormonal changes that have been picked up by the kit.
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I want to know about symptoms of sexual transmitted diseases. Please help me? Can it be treated successfully?

MBBS, md- skin, std & leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Stds may present with ulcers on genitals, burning while urinating. Redness. Small bubbles etc etc yes can b treated.
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Me & my gf had unprotected sex on 7th. She has MC on around 9th or 10th. Is there any possibilities of getting her pregnant. Because I know 9 days before & after of MC is not a fertile period of a girl. Is that right. please help fast.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Me & my gf had unprotected sex on 7th. She has MC on around 9th or 10th. Is there any possibilities of getting her pr...
As she already had menses after sex, she is not pregnant. You r correct in fertile days but sperms can live upto 7 days so it is better to give ipill in such situations in future. Right now she does not need i-pill.
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Sir/madam, Is Bru instant coffee is good or bad for health. We are taking coffee daily two times morning and night.

BHMS
Homeopath, Calicut
Sir/madam, Is Bru instant coffee is good or bad for health. We are taking coffee daily two times morning and night.
Hi, Basically taking coffee nor tea very frequently is bad for health, in a way all the stimulants are bad. It is not advisable to take both, but if you are unable to avoid _ start reducing the frequency of taking it and according taper it and stop using. I am not advising here to take plain milk either.
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Is there an option to abort 15 days pregnancy naturally. If so are there any side effects?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Is there an option to abort 15 days pregnancy naturally. If so are there any side effects?
Pregnancy can be terminated with medicines (mifepristone and misoprostol) only till 7 weeks of pregnancy. As you said it is 15 days after missed period, which is almost 6-7 weeks. You need to hurry to get the abortion done with medicines. Gynecologist only can write a prescription for her. There are no natural methods or food to abort. With these medicines abortion occurs naturally.
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Flatulence - What Causes it + Home Remedies

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Flatulence - What Causes it + Home Remedies

The build-up of gases in the stomach can be uncomfortable and very embarrassing when it leads to flatulence. Flatulence can be defined as the release of intestinal gas from the anus. This may or may not be accompanied by sound and odour. Both men and women can be affected by flatulence at any age.

Some of the causes of flatulence include:
• Swallowing excessive amounts of air while eating
• Indigestion
Lactose intolerance

Food that is difficult to digest often triggers the formation of gas such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane and sulphur in the digestive system as a result of the microbial breakdown of this food. Sulphur is largely responsible for the odor that accompanies the release of these gases. Beans, chickpeas, cauliflower and cabbage are some such foods that can trigger flatulence.
Flatulence on its own is not a serious condition and usually resolves itself without medication. However if it triggers severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, persistent constipation, blood in the stools, nausea and pain in the right side of the abdomen, medical care should be immediately sought.

If flatulence is a problem you suffer from often, take a look at your diet and modify your eating habits. Keep a food diary to determine what food triggers this condition and avoid it. If you are lactose intolerant switch your dairy products for soya substitutes and avoid dairy. Anti-gas compounds that are available over the counter can also provide relief. Chew your food slowly, thoroughly and ensure that your mouth is closed while chewing to prevent swallowing air. For this reason, also avoid chewing gums and fizzy drinks. If you must eat beans, soak them overnight before cooking.

Flatulence can be easily treated with home remedies. Following home remedies can be used
1. Ginger: Ginger aids the digestion process, eases bloating and reduces gas. It also helps stool pass smoothly and helps keep the intestines clear. This does not give stomach gases a chance to build up. Ginger can be consumed in the form of capsules or a tea made by steeping ginger in hot water for a few minutes.
2. Papaya: Along with being rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, papaya contains an enzyme known as papain that helps digest proteins and reduce gas. To benefit from papain, you could eat the papaya fruit or drink a tea made with papaya leaves. Papaya enzymes are also available as supplements. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Hi I am 25 married before 7 months, I got pregnant in October 2015 and got abortion in 40 days then again I was pregnant in March 2016 and aborted in 35 days, I checked urine pregnancy test, also hcg it was positive in both time. I want to know is this normal or not, why such bad things happen to me. We are planing for baby. Please help me regard this. I am 82kgs and height 168cm I am over weight please give me diet chart and exercise to reduce weight.

Master in Clinical Nutririon
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Hi I am 25 married before 7 months, I got pregnant in October 2015 and got abortion in 40 days then again I was pregn...
Hello I actually donot know the reason for your abortion. It is always better to reduce and have a healthy weight. Eat at regular intervals, high fibre foods, low fat and high proteins. Water intake and stress management is also important. You can consult me further for exercise tips and diet plan.
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I and my girlfriend are planning to have sex. I am definitely gonna use a condom. Apart from that, there are pills available for women that are taken on a daily basis to avert any possibility of pregnancy. Could you give more info on that and to take it for my girlfriend.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
I and my girlfriend are planning to have sex. I am definitely gonna use a condom. Apart from that, there are pills av...
gen barrier method of cotraception are safe to use then pills because these pills have to be taken whole month nsometimes it also causes nausea vomitting in sensitive girls
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I get one or the other inflammatory infection. Is it a sign of any upcoming major disease? Few months back I got treated with inflammatory lymph node. Now I m getting treatment for h pylori. My ESR level is 30. Pls show way to fight inflammation in body.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I get one or the other inflammatory infection. Is it a sign of any upcoming major disease? Few months back I got trea...
Myself is a homoeopath and yes some inflammatory problemi ssurely going on in your body making your immune system weak andfor that I will suggest you to start following homoeopathic medicine along with what ever medicines you are taking right now.This will pay you . Homoeopathic medicine ADEL-48 drops ( ADEL) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water twicedaily for 3 months and consult me thereafter
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What is PCOD and what is reason of PCOD and how to cure. Is it do I need to worry?

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.), Nutrition/ Diet planning, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Cosmetology, BHMS, DND, Pranic Healing
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
What is PCOD and what is reason of PCOD and how to cure. Is it do I need to worry?
Hormonal Imbalances leads to PCOD. Take Homoeopathic medicines. Safe and effective. No side effects. Prescribe after taking brief history of patient. Guaranteed Results in just Two Months. Consult privately on Lybrate.
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My wife is pregnant and she was blood test results at thyroid in pregnancy. She consult Dr. And start neomarcagol tab. 5mg 3 time Ask for you neomarcagol tab. safe in pregnancy.

DM - Endocrinology, MD Medicine
Endocrinologist, Faridabad
My wife is pregnant and she was blood test results at thyroid in pregnancy. She consult Dr. And start neomarcagol tab...
If hyper thyroidism detected in first 3 months of pregnancy the first choice is ptu but subsequent 6 months pregnancy nmz (neomercazole) can be safely taken under close supervision of doctor as frequent 4-6 weekly thyroid testing needed so auto avoid under or overdosing.
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My wife period stopped last two years. But she has the problem that always sweeping. Is there any problem for the body. We need to take the medicine. Please advise me to further treatment if we need.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Take argentum nit 200 / 1 dose in morning / 7 days mixed fruit juice daily 2 times milk cream daily report me after 7 days.
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Hello doctor, please help me in feeding. I took several medicines, lactacare granules, tablets in milk, but its not helping me out to feed my baby. Her tummy doesn't gets full. She is 2 months old. Im not getting enough milk. Please help me out?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Please feed your baby 4 holy. The more the baby suckles, the more shall be the milk let down.
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My age is 21, I am having very irregular periods, sometimes once in 2 months. My height is 5 feet 5 inches and my weight is 50 kg. I do physical exercises regularly and do not have any serious health issues. I can't understand the reason for my irregular menstrual cycle.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
My age is 21, I am having very irregular periods, sometimes once in 2 months. My height is 5 feet 5 inches and my wei...
Very sternous physical activity also can result in amenohhorea. So get urself a simple ultrasound to rule out any pathology.
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