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Dr. Shanthi

Gynaecologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Shanthi Gynaecologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Shanthi is one of the best Gynaecologists in Amrit Hospital, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Devraj Manickchand Maternity Hospital in Amrit Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanthi on Lybrate.com.

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I had a unprotected sex with my boyfriend and after that I took ipill! Is there change of me becoming pregnant?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I had a unprotected sex with my boyfriend and after that I took ipill! Is there change of me becoming pregnant?
There is no chance pf pregnancy since you had taken one tablet of I pill within 72 hours of having sex
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I'm 18 years old and I have food related problems. I have a habit of eating at irregular times. It have a effect on me. I can not eat anything now a days even when i'm starving. Whats the problem?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I'm 18 years old and I have food related problems. I have a habit of eating at irregular times. It have a effect on m...
It's a behaviour problem, can be countered by a strong will power only. No medicines can correct it. Try yoga or meditate when there's an urge to eat anything. Make a diet chart to suit your needs. Stick it on fridge, every time you have an urge to eat, chart will serve as a reminder.
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What is the best period to conceive? Does this depend upon the position of intercourse as well?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
What is the best period to conceive? Does this depend upon the position of intercourse as well?
If you have a28day cycle regularly. The ovulation usually occurs on14th day. Keeping this in mind 9th-21st day is the fertile period.
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She is 19 years old and during menstruation periods she suffers from vomiting, stomach pain etc. Is it common or specific?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
She is 19 years old and during menstruation periods she suffers from vomiting, stomach pain etc. Is it common or spec...
some patient complain of these type of symptoms.if,pain is severe during menses then it may be due to any pelvic infection.get an ultrasound of lower abdomen and thyroid profile test done.visit to doctor for proper management.
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For me 2 months delay for period after laparoscopy and hysteroscopy surgery what is reason for delay period.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
For me 2 months delay for period after laparoscopy and hysteroscopy surgery what is reason for delay period.
Hello, It is common to experience delay of a month or 2 after hysterosopy and d&c procedure before normal balance is re-established.
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Hi , I had spotting last month for 2 hrs after that I did not get my periods for the last month . I have done my pregnancy test but it's negative.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Hi , I had spotting last month for 2 hrs after that I did not get my periods for the last month . I have done my preg...
Occasional irregularities in periods can happen don't worry much about it only thing is repeat your urine test for pregnancy once again to confirm the status and then wait for your next cycles if you find that also scanty or irregular then consult a gynaecologist and get it checked.
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Blocked Nose or Stuffy Nose

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ENT Specialist, Delhi
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Hai. Am 24 years old. I have pcod. Am planning for a baby. And taking so many medicines for pcod, vitamin,egg growth and all .past 2 days. I feel a pain in my chest .breathing problem. Am taking thyroid medicine also. My gynaecologist suggested to take. My tsh value is 3.5.am so worried. Can't able to speak continuously. Breathing problem.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Hai. Am 24 years old. I have pcod. Am planning for a baby. And taking so many medicines for pcod, vitamin,egg growth ...
You seems to be more anxious than diseased. Every problem has a solution. pain in chest, breathing problem in your age are unlikely, it seems to be more of panicky in nature. Just don't be so much into it. At times eating too much or lack of activity or gas and acidity leads to heaviness in chest or pain in back etc. Still you can tell your doctor may be some medicine is also bothering you. TSH 3.5 is not bad. go for regular walks and don't think about it too much you will conceive with the treatment. You can also opt for Homoeopathy.
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I m pregnant. My l. M. P 20-8-2015. please tell me my pregnancy how many weeks. I m feeling pain in lower abdomen and heavy in vagina. I cant stand or do any work. please suggest me what can I do?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I m pregnant. My l. M. P 20-8-2015. please tell me my pregnancy how many weeks. I m feeling pain in lower abdomen and...
8 weeks plus pregnant. Please see a Gynaecologist so that you can be examined and if needed a USG arranged
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Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

MD - Psychiatry, senior resident, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
Bipolar Disorder - What It Means

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. This usually sets in low and high moods in a person along with changes in energy and sleep.

People with bipolar disorder tend to have periodical changes; sometimes they are over happy and other times they might feel sad, depressed and hopeless. Between these changes they are normal. The highs and lows are considered as extreme poles of moods, thus the name bipolar disorder.

Manic term is used when a person with bipolar disorder is highly excited and feels confident. Also, feelings of irritability and recklessness along with irrationality might occur. Some people with mania might have a hallucinations that is they see and hear things that are not there, along with delusions.

The term hypomania is used to describe mild symptoms of mania, in which a person does not have hallucinations and delusions and the symptoms do not interfere with their daily life. Similarly, the term depressive is used to describe a person's time when they feel depressed or sad.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

  • The highs and lows in a bipolar disorder do not follow any set pattern. One might feel manic or depressed for hours or days or weeks, months and even years together, before they actually switch to a happy mood. The severity depends from person to person and also changes with time by becoming less or more severe.
  • Symptoms of mania or the high are extreme excitement, change from being happy to angry and irritable along with restlessness, speech is rapid with low concentration, less sleep and increased energy, grand plans, alcohol and drug abuse and impulsiveness.
  • Symptoms of low or depressive phase are lethargy, worthlessness, feeling of sadness and hopelessness, lowered concentration, irritability, loss of sleep or excessive sleeping, loss of appetite and suicidal tendencies.

Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

  • In case someone exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, then talking to a psychiatrist or a doctor helps. Doctors ask questions related to the mental illness and the associated concerns. Diagnosis is basically recognizing the symptoms of the person, whether they are due to some underlying cause or mood swings because of excessive alcohol. The symptoms have to be noted and the duration, for which they last along with the severity should all be noted. The most obvious symptoms are that of lows and highs in mood and changes in behavior, energy, sleep and thoughts.
  • Consulting a doctor or talking to family and friends helps to differentiate the symptoms of bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.

Treatment

  • Medicines that have mood stabilizers, such as lamotrigine, valproate, lithium, carbamazepine and antipsychotics such as olanzapine, quetiapine should be taken. Psychotherapy is also recommended.

Related Tip: "5 Signs That You Or Your Loved One May Have Bi Polar Disorder"

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General Physician, Jaipur
Vertigo (chakkar) has multiple causes, one of those is posterior circulation stroke (pichle dimag ka lakwa. That can be life threatening if avoided. Do rush to your nearest emergency if you have continuous vertigo not getting better by usual medications. Stay alert stay safe!
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Health Tip on Breathing:

For thousands of years, breathing practices were believed to improve our health and wellness.

Modern research has shown that this is still the case: proper breathing can help us boost our immune system, lower blood pressure, accelerate healing and much more.You may be wondering: “why would I need to learn how to breathe? I was born breathing!”

Well, yes, apparently we were all breathing professionals as new-borns.

According to Don Campbell, author of Perfect Breathing: Transform Your Life One Breath At A Time, we were born with a natural ability to breathe. If you ever watched a baby breath, he says, “you will notice that they inhale naturally and deeply and their stomachs expands like a balloon with each breath”.

Sadly, however, this ability doesn’t follow us for too long: modern life and its usual patterns such as stressful lifestyle and sedentary habits take over our natural ability to breathe slowly. Have you observed your breathing pattern when you are experiencing emotional overwhelm or everyday stress?
As stated in one of Harvard Medical School’s publications on breathing: “one reason may be that our culture often rewards us for stifling strong emotions. Girls and women are expected to rein in anger. Boys and men are exhorted not to cry. What happens when you hold back tears, stifle anger during a charged confrontation, tiptoe through a fearful situation, or try to keep pain at bay? Unconsciously, you hold your breath or breathe irregularly.”

Breathing can help us relax and gain focus by getting rid of the tensions in our body.
That’s why ancient practices like yoga, meditation and Pilates are proven methods for your mind body health.

THE BENEFITS OF SLOW BREATHING
“When we go below 10 breaths a minute we engage the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps the body relax when it has been injured”, states Clinical Psychologist Dr. Meunch. Slow breathing, he continues: “activates the vagus nerve, the primary cranial nerve, which is associated with a recuperative state.”

The benefits of breathing don’t stop here though.

Slow breathing has been proved to regulate high blood pressure, which is one of the main risk factors for strokes and heart attacks.
For this reason, different breathing devices have recently landed to the market, including Resporate. This device first monitors patient’s breaths per minute.

Then it plays musical notes so that the patient can breathe in on one note, and breathes out on another.

The slower the breath, the longer the note will play.

On top of physical benefits, breathing also affects our minds.
With deep inhalation we bring more oxygen into our bodies, with deep exhalation we are removing toxins from our body. Simple yet fascinating process.

SO HOW DO WE BREATHE PROPERLY?
The air you breathe in through your nose should go all the way down to your stomach. Your breathing muscles consist of the diaphragm and muscles in your core, chest, neck and shoulders. For deep breath, 70-80% of the inhaling should be done by pushing your diaphragm away from your ribcage. In simple words, go back to being a baby and fill your belly and chest with oxygen!

Try this breathing exercise out. This can be executed anywhere, at your desk in the office, at home or when on public transportation:
1) Inhale deeply, for 2 seconds. When you do this, think of filling your lungs from the bottom to the top.

2) Hold for 1 second.

3) To help activate your diaphragm, exhale for 2 seconds, as it you were blowing out a candle.

4) Hold for another second.

5) Repeat.

Once you master this simple exercise, your body will remember this breathing technique and you will start to incorporate slow breathing into your daily activities.
Dr Chandhok
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I usually get periods after 3 to 4 months and we are planning for baby it has been 5 years we are having sex and as per other doctors I don't have egg but the process will take time almost a year I want to know some fast treatment by which I may conceive in a short period of time my age is 24 years.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I usually get periods after 3 to 4 months and we are planning for baby it has been 5 years we are having sex and as p...
This is happening due to imbalance of hormones and improper functions of estrogen, the good news is that this is easily treatable with ayurvedic tablets. These tablets rectify the imbalance of hormones and stimulate ovaries so as to make ovulation proper so that you can conceive early. Just let me know your height, weight and menstrual cycle details viz. Length of cycle, duration of bleeding, clots if any and other symptoms if any so as to arrive at perfect prescription. Regards
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After 2 pregnancy my periods are irregular please let me know possible reasons for this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
After 2 pregnancy my periods are irregular please let me know possible reasons for this.
Hello, there are many reasons like Stress, thyroid imbalance,obesity etc. Please check your TSH level and get your ultrasound abdomen test done. Take care.
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Hi, I have pcod n my last period was on 26 dec and in January 26 I did not get my periods bt on feb 10 it was spoting 1 to 2 days and it is stopped n I did not get clear periods at that tym so I consulted doctor she prescribed me krimson 35 tablet n I started it from 6th day of my spoting now it that tab are completed n it is 7th day now by stopping krimson tab but I did not get my periods. please suggest me what to do.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
As you r suffering from pcod, menses r likely to be irregular and scanty. There is no need to take medicines to get ir regular as it will be same story again next month once you stop medicines. Krimson is given, only if patient has hirsutism or excessive hair. As for this menses are concerned, there is no need to panic, wait for another 1 month for the menses to come. Mainstay of treatment of pcod is weight reduction and everything will fall in place.
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I have one kid (4 years old) While delivery in cesarian Fibroid taken out and tested which is normal Fibroid. But after 4 years, again Fibroid appears in uterus. Due to that heavy bleeding in periods and Head ache. Doctor said operation to be done. Is there any medicine to decrease the Fibroid size. We want one more child, conceive is possible without removing the fibroid. Is there any possibility to remove that without surgery. Pl clarify.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I have one kid (4 years old) While delivery in cesarian Fibroid taken out and tested which is normal Fibroid. But aft...
If your fibroid is very big and your bleeding can not be controlled with medicines, then you might need a myomectomy i.e removal of fibroid. First try a conservative treatment with medicines but I think that your gynaecologist is the best to guide you for this problem.
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Causes and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Mch urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Causes and Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection

Infection caused in the kidneys, bladder, urethra or the ureters is known as urinary tract infection. According to doctors, women are generally more at risk of suffering from this condition than men.  

Some of the causes which contribute to the development of this infection are:

  1. Invasion of bacteria: Like any other infection, one of the causes of urinary tract infection is the invasion of the bacteria Escherichia coli in the bladder. This type of bacteria is most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract and is most often held responsible for urinary tract infection.
  2. Spreading of the bacteria from anus to urethra: The spread of the gastrointestinal bacteria from the anus to the urethra leads to the infection of the urethra thereby causing urinary tract infection. 

Some of the symptoms of urinary tract infection are:

  1. A nagging urge to urinate: One of the most predominant symptoms of urinary tract infection is a persistent, nagging urge to urinate. You would know your urinary tract is infected when you feel the urgency to urinate extremely frequently.
  2. There is a burning sensation when you urinate: The symptoms of urinary infection are extremely visible and are felt intensely by the one suffering from it. If you feel a burning sensation while urinating, chances are extremely high that you are suffering from urinary tract infection.
  3. Red colored urine: Sometimes your urine may contain perceptible amount of blood in them. In most cases, presence of blood in urine is a definite sign of urinary tract infection.
  4. Foul smelled urine: An internal infection in the urinary tract manifests itself in different ways. One of the chief symptoms of this infection is discharging foul smelling urine.
  5. Pain in the pelvic area: Women who suffer from urinary tract infection experience excruciating pain near the pelvic area, sometimes extending to the pubic bone.
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Hello I am 24 year old female. Actually my uterus size is less then normal size. So, I have problems of irregular periods. What to do.?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello I am 24 year old female. Actually my uterus size is less then normal size. So, I have problems of irregular per...
Mens not dependant on size of uterus/ hormonal prob. Natrum mur 1m single dose inmorning / buy ferman reckeweg co. Mixed fruit juice daily 2 times to increase blood. Good nutritious food for 3 months. Then you see your mens will be streamlined.
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On 14th day of my period I suffer from pain in my legs and lower back. There is a white discharge also though all that subsides but pain in legs is unbearable. Kindly advise.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
On 14th day of my period I suffer from pain in my legs and lower back. There is a white discharge also though all tha...
Hello are the 14th day of usually the time of your ovulation when the ovum from you ovary is released at that time you have at least 12 hrs your lower abdomen you may have backache also so the only thing is that are you required to take some medicines you can take analgesics and that relieve your pain of legs also and messaging and some Physiotherapy will also help you otherwise it is absolutely normal condition is nothing to worry.
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Juice Vs Fruit - What Benefits the Body More?

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Juice Vs Fruit - What Benefits the Body More?

Do you love to eat up the whole fruit? Or, is it the freshly crushed juice that appeals to you more. Both as you know are healthy options. However, is there really a difference between the nutritional value of the two, if it involves the same fruit?

The answer is a big 'Yes'.

While freshly squeezed fruit juice is a healthy addition to your daily diet, it cannot replace eating whole fruits (or vegetables). In the choice between juicing and eating whole fruits, though juicing has its advantages, the latter offers more nutrition. Here's why.

Advantage: Juicing is convenient

The convenience of gulping down a glass of juice versus eating a whole fruit is one of the biggest advantages of juicing. However, this counts as a convenience only if you aren't making the juice and cleaning the juicer yourself. When you have to make your own juice, it probably would be easier to simply cut and eat the fruit.

Advantage: Juicing makes it easier for the body to absorb nutrients

Juicing is said to make absorbing nutrients easier for people with digestive diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases. This is because the process of juicing removes fibers thus giving the digestive system less work to do. Another advantage is eating a whole fruit fills you up more than drinking a glass of juice. This allows you to take in higher amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes etc. However, this theory has not been proved.

Disadvantage: Juicing removes fiber

Though the removal of fiber makes it easier for the body to digest fruit juice, this loss of fiber is actually a disadvantage for people with a healthy digestive system. Since the digestive system does not have to work on digesting fibers in juice, the body uses fewer calories in the process. Lesser calories burnt imply lesser weight loss. Since juices are digested faster than whole fruits, hunger is satisfied for shorter periods of time leading to an increased appetite.

Disadvantage: Juicing removes flavonoids

Along with a loss of fiber, flavonoids found in the skin and fruit pulp are also lost in the process of juicing. Flavonoids have been linked to longevity and are best known for their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent a number of cardiovascular diseases. In citrus fruits, the whole fruit is said to have five times the flavonoids as a glass of juice made from them.

To fuse the convenience of juice and the healthiness as whole fruit, use a blender instead of a juicer. This way, you don't lose any fruit pulp and can enjoy a tasty glass of juice.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

Related Tip: Whole Fruit vs Fruit Juice - Which Is Healthier for You?

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