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Dr. Shantha Rama Rao - Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. Shantha Rama Rao

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MD, DGO, MBBS

Gynaecologist, Chennai

47 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Shantha Rama Rao 87% (110 ratings) MD, DGO, MBBS Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shantha Rama Rao is a renowned Gynaecologist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 47 years of journey as a Gynaecologist. She is a qualified MD, DGO, MBBS . You can consult Dr. Shantha Rama Rao at Thulasi Krishna Nursing Home in Kodambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shantha Rama Rao on Lybrate.com.

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MD - B.J. Medical College Pune - 1977
DGO - CPS Mumbai - 1975
MBBS - B.J. Medical College Pune - 1972
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Ovarian Cysts - 6 Ways To Treat It!

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Ovarian Cysts - 6 Ways To Treat It!

All women have two ovaries located on either side of the uterus. They are fundamental for the process of child birth. However ovarian cysts have emerged as major problems which most women suffer from. In this, small pockets filled with fluids develop on the surface or within the ovaries. Though they are generally harmless, often times disappearing without any treatment, they do have the potential to create complications during child birth. Treatment of ovarian cysts depends on the size and the quantity of the cysts. 

Treatment depends upon age of the patient, size of the cyst ultrasound findings, blood test results and some other factors.

Some of the treatments available are-

1. Patience and a careful watch
In case medical examinations reveal tiny cysts, patience can be the key word. If you did not suffer from perceptible symptoms and the cysts were revealed only through tests, you must follow it with regular visits to the doctor. Few medications and regular ultrasound examinations are all you need in such a case.

2. Contraceptives
Birth control pills or contraceptives may be sometimes prescribed to you as possible medications to treat the cysts. Regular administering of these medicines deters the possibility of further development of cysts.  They also benefit greatly in reducing the possibilities of suffering from ovarian cancer in the future.

3. Operations
In case the tests reveal large cysts, operations or surgical removal of them may be the only possible solution.  Operations are generally suggested if the cysts have persisted for a long time and are accompanied by terrible pain in the lower abdomen.

4. Ovarian cystectomy 
This is performed when the ovaries are kept intact and only the cysts are carefully removed.

5. Oophorectomy
In this form of surgery, only the ovary that is affected with the cysts is removed, while the other is kept intact. Both the ovaries might also have to be surgically removed if they are found to be affected.

6- When the cyst is cancerous or potentially cancerous

This is done when the cysts developed have the potential of becoming cancer us. In such a situation, an extreme measure is adopted with the complete removal of the ovaries along with the uterus and fallopian tubes. This is done in order to prevent the subsequent spreading of cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Female Genital Sores - Diagnosis and Treatment

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Female Genital Sores - Diagnosis and Treatment

Are you experiencing swelling, bump and lesions in your vaginal area? These might be an indication of female vaginal sores. They may be itchy, quite painful, are usually tender and may also produce discharge. The sores usually develop because of skin disorders. Most cases of genital sores are symptoms of some kind sexually transmitted infection (STI). 

Diagnosis of female genital sores
A physical examination is undertaken for finding out the exact cause of genital sores and swelling in women. A pelvic test may also be carried out and you will be required to provide your doctor with your medical history reports. Blood tests, including blood work and a culture of the sore are also used for diagnosis. A culture is referred to as the method of taking a sample from your genital sore and testing it for the detection of bacteria. An ideal treatment method is suggested by your doctor after proper diagnosis. 


Treatment
There are various ways of treating vaginal sores and the exact treatment depends on the cause of the sores. Here is a list of the most common treatment methods:

 

  1. Use certain oral and topical medicines for treating the sores and getting relief from pain.
  2. Try other medicines which include pain relievers, antibiotics, corticosteroids, antiviral medications, and certain anti-itch medicines for treating vaginal sores. 
  3. Some forms of genital sores do not require treatment, but you can get rid of them if they are bothering you. A noncancerous cyst is such a type of sore.  
  4. The long term outlook for vaginal sores depends on the cause. Sores accompanied by swelling occur due to chronic skin conditions, which are likely to affect you again in the future. You should get an existing STI treated for avoiding the recurrence of vaginal sores. 
  5. The best way to keep away from vaginal sores is to have safe sex using protection, such as condoms. This will prevent the infection from being transmitted to your sexual partners. You must not hide the fact that you are having vaginal sores to avoid harassment, and should always open up and seek proper treatment.
  6. Partner should be treated. Take complete course of therapy otherwise infection may recur. Long term follow up is required in some patients.
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I had sex on July 17th a day or two before my ovulation, my period came on August 3rd like regular, now I’m pregnant. Am I 6 weeks or 11 weeks?

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I had sex on July 17th a day or two before my ovulation, my period came on August 3rd like regular, now I’m pregnant....
Good evening. With Aug. 3rd was last period then pregnancy will be only 6-7 weeks. Gynaecologist consultation and scan is required. Dr. Shantha Ramarao. Cell no- Lybrate gynaecologist.
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Missed Periods - 5 Causes Of It!

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Missed Periods - 5 Causes Of It!

It's anything, but difficult to make a hasty judgment when you understand your period is late. In case you're attempting to conceive, you may have this feeling of incredulity. In case you're not, you may feel frustrated or disarrayed in the event that you know it is highly unlikely you could be pregnant. The truth of the matter is, however, the vast majority naturally consider pregnancy, at the time of a late period, it may be the case that or one of numerous different conceivable outcomes.

Here's a summary of the common causes behind a missed period:

  1. Preganancy: Sometimes when you miss your period, the cause maybe exactly what you think you could be pregnant! The initial symptoms of pregnancy such as bloating of the stomach, cramping of stomach, and tenderness in breasts can resemble the feeling that you get before your periods; may create confusion whether you are actually pregnant or if your periods are a little delayed. If your periods are delayed for over 10 days, then it is better to take a home pregnancy test. Early symptoms are increased hunger, increased frequency of urination. Pregnancy test can be positve at 32-35 days in urine.
  2. Stress: Stress can have several effects on your body such as headaches, acne, weight gain and other issues. Stress can also make you miss your periods. When you are stressed, your body synthesizes stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These elevated levels force your brain to differentiate between essential and non-essential functions of the body. The blood supply to the muscles of the body can increase while systems such as the digestive system or the reproductive system can be subdued. This results in delayed period. Stress affects brain.
  3. Excessive exercise: Working out and maintaining fitness is a great thing to do; although when you overdo it, it restricts your body from producing enough oestrogen, the hormone that helps in completing your menstrual cycle. Thus professionals such as ballet dancers, athletes and gymnasts face a higher chance of suffering through amenorrhea (missing periods) for 3-4 months. Also if you work out too much without consuming enough calories, it can cause disruptions.
  4. Illness: When your body is battling a disease such as common cold or even fever, your brain starts concentrating on the functions that are important for the body. This can contribute to missing your period.
  5. Weight: If you lose excessive amount of weight without maintaining a good diet, you can deprive your body from producing oestrogen that helps build up the uterine lining. The same thing happens with eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia. On the contrary, if you are obese, it can result in over production of oestrogen that can stop your ovulation in totality. This may lead to heavy, irregular periods.
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Endometriosis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Endometriosis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The abnormal growth of the endometrial tissue outside the uterus is known as endometriosis. Ideally, the abnormal tissue is supposed to break down and exit the body. However, in this condition, the tissue is unable to pass out of the body. As a result, the surrounding tissue tends to get irritated and leads to leads to endometriosis.

The various causes of endometriosis include:

  1. Immune system disorder: Complications in the immune system might render it incapable of destroying the endometrial tissue that grows outside the uterus.
  2. Surgical scar implantation: Certain surgeries such as a C-section may result in the attachment of endometrial cells to the incision area.
  3. Embryonic cell transport: These cells may be transported to other parts of the body by the blood vessels which may lead to endometriosis.
  4. Retrograde menstruation: Instead of passing out of the body, under this condition, the blood flows back into the pelvic region via the fallopian tubes. When these cells attach themselves to the pelvic cavity, it causes endometriosis.

Symptoms

  1. Pain during sexual intercourse
  2. Pain during periods including pelvic pain, especially during periods, lower back pain and abdominal pain.
  3. Excessive bleeding during periods
  4. Fatigue
  5. Constipation
  6. Bloating

The major complication that results is fertility problems. Endometriosis may prevent the combination of the egg and the sperm and thus, impairs your ability to conceive. It is recommended not to delay pregnancy if you have endometriosis. This disorder also tends to increase the risk of ovarian cancer in some women.

How can it be treated?

Medical and surgical depending upon severity of the disease. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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How long can tab trapic mf be taken. It is prescribed by the gynaecologist for menorrhagia twice daily. My wife aged 56 years has already taken it for 5 days.

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
How long can tab trapic mf be taken. It is prescribed by the gynaecologist for menorrhagia twice daily. My wife aged ...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user if your wife is bleeding at the age of 56, it is abnormal. She needs complete investigations. Trapic is supportive medicine .it Is betterif, you contact your gynaecologist. Thanks.
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I did a pregnancy test at home using ican test kit. I got a thick dark colored line at C and a thick white line at T within 1 min after putting urine. What is the result?

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I did a pregnancy test at home using ican test kit. I got a thick dark colored line at C and a thick white line at T ...
Dear lybrate-user this means ,it is too early pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy or false positive test. Consult gynaecologist.
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What Are The 4 Steps To Decrease The Chance Of Miscarriage?

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
What Are The 4 Steps To Decrease The Chance Of Miscarriage?

Natural therapies are a great option to support your body and prepare it for pregnancy. As with any approach trying to decrease the chance of miscarriage, these steps will help to nourish and support the body, inviting a healthy pregnancy to occur.

Preparing ahead of time for your pregnancy is also important for decreasing the chance of a miscarriage, these steps must be practiced for at least 3 months before you become pregnant again. If you are currently experiencing a miscarriage contact your doctor or midwife right away.

In preconception preparation, both partners should optimize their weight. Have one complete checkup. Correct anemia, thyroid or any other medical problem. Correct any anatomical defect. Take supplements of vitamins, antioxidants. Get immunized for some diseases like rubella. After conception avoids unnecessary traveling, lifting heavy things, take medicine as prescribed. Consult as soon as you get pain, bleeding.

Eat a nutrient dense fertility diet: The next step is to nourish and build up your body to be a healthy, baby friendly body. This can be done by eating a well balanced and nutritious diet. What you eat has a strong impact on:

  1. The health of your eggs
  2. Your hormonal balance
  3. Creating a healthy placenta
  4. Decreases chance of a miscarriage
  5. Building nutrient storage for baby
  6. Creating a healthy reproductive system

Build a healthy foundation: One of the major foundational steps to increase your chance of having a healthy pregnancy is to take some basic vitamins, minerals, and EFA’s. There are specific vitamins and minerals that are necessary for a healthy reproductive system, hormonal balance, and ovulation. Essential fatty acids are also extremely important for miscarriage prevention.

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I have 16 day pregnancy. I want to abort pregnancy because of my 2 year baby, he is totally depends on me. Can I take unwanted kit pills, is it safe and work in 16 days. Please suggest me best way for it.

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Good morning lybrate-user. You can terminate the pregnancy by medicines but before that. Consult a gynaecologist, do a scan. To confirm that pregnancy is intrauterine and duration of the pregnancy.

I have pcos and my doctor described me Diane 35. I started taking the pills on the second day of my period and the 21 pills ended today. Do I have continue it again till my next period.

MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I have pcos and my doctor described me Diane 35. I started taking the pills on the second day of my period and the 21...
No. You will get the period within 2-5 days after finishing the last tab. Start next pill on second day of period.
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