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Dr. Shanthi Sivakumar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Shanthi Sivakumar Gynaecologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Shanthi Sivakumar is a popular Gynaecologist in Kasthuri Hospital, Chennai. She is currently associated with Kasthuri Hospital in Kasthuri Hospital, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanthi Sivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Doctor, Last month meri wife ki date 10 days late thi. To is month uska fertile period time kya hoga.

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Doctor, Last month meri wife ki date 10 days late thi. To is month uska fertile period time kya hoga.
8th day to 22nd day menses is ovulation period that is the fertile period when female have more chances for pregnancy.
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I am worried that I may b pregnant. I took medron for 5 days to get my periods back I also have pcos .bt I had sex with my bf using condom then the next day I bleed .its my periods or pregnancy? please help .thank you doctor.

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I am worried that I may b pregnant. I took medron for 5 days to get my periods back I also have pcos .bt I had sex wi...
Hi lybrate user, please get a urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. Mostly it will not be pregnancy. If negative you may have to repeat course of progesterone.
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My friend is in live in relation ship with his girlfriend. He wants to do sex with her and she too. He is of 31/08/1994 and her d. O. B. Is 12/08/1995. He is worried if condom failed during sex or any kind of pregnancy issue occurred. Which type of condom is more reliable? She doesn't want to take any i-pills. What should be the correct time of their 1st sex. What may be pros and cons?

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If condom fails i-pill is the only choice or she can take oc pills like novelon for 21 days in a month. Durex or Kohinoor are among the best condoms available in the market. If a women’s menstrual cycle varies from 26days to 31days cycle, The shortest cycle (26days) minus18days=8th day. The longest cycle (31days) minus 10days=21st day Thus, 8th to 21st day of each cycle counting from first day of menstrual period is considered as fertile period. That is UNSAFE PERIOD during which you should not have it. Period other than this fertile period in a menstrual cycle is considered as SAFE PERIOD.
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Here are causes, symptoms and treatments of PCOD.

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Hi am 27 woman, 14 weeks of pregnancy. Recently I supposed to do blood test and every thing is normal expect thyroid result its shows range of 3.606 which is above range doctor advised me to take tablets but before marriage when I do regular check up my thyroid range is 2.5. Why it has been increased now and will it continue even after delivery, is there any food to avoid for these, please advise.

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Hi am 27 woman, 14 weeks of pregnancy. Recently I supposed to do blood test and every thing is normal expect thyroid ...
Hi lybrate-user, thyroid levels may change in pregnancy & it is advisable to take proper medications to control them as they may affect the baby's brain & other organ development. Please follow your doctor's advise.
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GRAPES RELAX YOUR BLOOD VESSELS.

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GRAPES RELAX YOUR BLOOD VESSELS.
GRAPES RELAX YOUR BLOOD VESSELS.
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I am 42 years and I had undergone hysterectomy last year in april. I have been taking premarin 0.625 since april 2014 and would like to know when I can completely stop the medication.

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Good afternoon . Ideally you should undergo medical check up after one year including blood sugar. Lipid profile, bp, swelling over legs and mammography. If results are normal you can continue maximum for 5 years, if symptomatic. The guideline is smallest dose for minimal duration. Continue your calcium and vit. D.
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How To Reduce Belly Fat?

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Belly fat may not be a severe medical problem in most individuals. However, it looks aesthetically displeasing and can affect long term health if not controlled at the right time. However, one must keep in mind that dieting and exercising go hand in hand. One cannot rely only on one of them to reduce belly fat.

Mentioned below are a few ways to remove belly fat.

1. Avoid sugar: Sugar and other sweetened products must be avoided. Excessive intake of sugar floods the liver with fructose which is then turned to fat. This leads to insulin resistance and metabolic problems. Eliminate sugary drinks and try unsweetened beverages like tea or coffee. However, caffeine, too, must be taken in moderate amounts.

2. Eat protein: Protein is considered to be the most important macronutrient when it comes to losing weight. Most of the calories in protein are digested. It is the single most effective change in terms of calorie intake since it reduces your craving by 60% and boosts your metabolism.

3. Limit your intake of carbohydrates: Cutting carbohydrates from your diet reduces your appetite and therefore belly fat. Consuming only 50 grams of carbohydrates per day assists in losing weight fast.

4. Other dietary changes: Eat foods that are rich in fiber and do not skip meals. If you starve yourself for long periods of time, the body conserves fat by breaking down muscle tissue. This is called catabolic state. Eating in small amounts every two hours is also helpful for those looking to trim their belly fat. This helps to avoid overeating and keeps your metabolism up the entire day by processing food throughout the day.

5. Track your calorie intake: It is very important to keep track of the amount of calories you consume so as to make the necessary changes in your dietary plans. You can keep track of it in a food journal or on diet-related websites.

6. Exercise: Regular exercising is of utmost importance while trying to lose belly fat. Aerobic exercises, crunches (side, reverse or twist crunches), cycling, lunge twist, rolling plank exercises, captain's chair, the stomach vacuum etc. help in reducing belly fat. Other exercises such as running, jogging, cycling, walking and swimming also help in reducing weight.
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I want to know about diet and excersize during pregnancy.

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Best exercise during pregnancy is walking. Diet must be rich in proteins but less of fat. Have adequate amount of green vegetables, fresh fruits, bean sprouts, milk & milk products. Take small portions at frequent intervals.
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I am 20 year old girl with ovarian cyst. Given I pill. Is it safe?

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Please take following medicine:- con. Mac. 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. I will tell you complementary medicine for further treatment. Revert back after one week with feedback.

Recently I have been experience pain in my clitoris jst after urinating. Pain is excruciating. What to do.

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Recently I have been experience pain in my clitoris jst after urinating. Pain is excruciating. What to do.
Please do urine analysis to rule out bacterial infection. Drink water in normal amount in a day. Maintain proper hygiene. Nothing to be worried. For further queries please be free to consult. Thank you.
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Hello, I am 36 years old female and I have high blood pressure problem. And lots of stress. Please suggest any yoga.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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Hello, I am 36 years old female and I have high blood pressure problem. And lots of stress. Please suggest any yoga.
Dietary and other lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm hg. This eating plan is known as the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (dash) diet. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. If you're overweight, losing even 3 kgs can lower your blood pressure. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.

Is there any relation between removing 1 ovary because of dermoid cyst and the patient is under going treatment AKT4 for Abdominal tuberculosis will not be conceived normally and should go for IVF only?

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Is there any relation between removing 1 ovary because of dermoid cyst and the patient is under going treatment AKT4 ...
Another ovary is there and no one removes ovary for the dermoid cyst. Only cyst is removed and not the ovary, ovary is preserved. As you had tuberculosis, you need to do tube testing with hsg to find out. You can get pregnant normally or with routine treatment if tubes are normal. This does not mean that you have to go for ivf, which is the last option in any case.
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I am 32 years old women. We are living together 3-4 in a month. We want a baby. What we do?

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Gynaecologist
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I am 32 years old women. We are living together 3-4 in a month. We want a baby. What we do?
Practice sex during midcycle. Get ovulation study so do sex on the day of rupture of ova. Go for bbt chart. Do sex on the day of drop of temp. If you can feel there is usually more vaginal (cervical) secretion during ovulation days.
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If there is yellowish green discharge and itching. With the antibiotics on phone consultation, I got my stomach disturbed. What has happened?

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Ms. L you ji good evening you can take ayurveda medicine 1 cap l 7 two bd 2 sahar rasayan kalp powder one tea spon two times daily 3 tab gandhak rasayan vati two bd 4 syp shankhpuspi 10 ml two times daily 100 / results in a one month and totsl time treatment for two months no side effects enjoy sexual life.

My follicles are not growing on the 13th day of my cycle my follicle was 3 mm on the 18th day it grew only to 5 mm what is the reason and what should I do?

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You have an anovulatery cycle calls pcod you need a 6 months medicine course require start m2 tone syp 2 tsf 2 times.
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Infertility - 4 Causes Behind It

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Infertility is a condition wherein a woman does not get pregnant in spite of having unprotected intercourse over a period of a year or even more. An abnormal menstrual cycle that is either too short or too long, irregular or even scanty can be an indication of a lack of ovulation, which in turn, is another factor behind female infertility.

Causes

  1. Ovulation disorders are characterized by either a lack of ovulation or irregular and infrequent ovulation. These are a major cause of infertility. This may be due to defects in the regulation of the reproductive hormones by the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus (brain center responsible for producing some of the most essential hormones required by the body). Malfunctioning of the ovary is another cause in itself. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, premature failure of the ovaries (a condition wherein a woman’s ovaries fail to function properly even before she is 40 years old), hypothalamic dysfunction (a dysfunction of the hypothalamus) and excessive production of prolactin (a hormone that stimulates milk production among women after childbirth) by the pituitary gland are some of the factors responsible for the occurrence of such a disorder.

  2. Damaged fallopian tubes do not allow the sperms to fuse properly with the egg. They might also prevent the fertilized egg from entering into the uterus. This condition may be caused due to pelvic inflammatory diseases (a group of infections of the reproductive organs in women), an infection in the fallopian tubes or the uterus caused due to various Sexually Transmitted Diseases, any abdominal surgery or surgery of the pelvic region and pelvic tuberculosis.

  3. Endometriosis, wherein the tissue that usually grows in the uterus, starts growing outside it, is another factor responsible for infertility.

  4. Several cervical or uterine disorders, such as tumors, inflammation within the uterus, uterine abnormalities, a cervical narrowing or the inability of the cervix to produce mucous for the sperm to travel to the uterus, are likely to impact fertility by obstructing implantation or enhancing the chances of miscarriage.

Treatments

Fertility drugs can be used to regulate and induce ovulation. But they carry with them certain risks and therefore you should consult your physician prior to consumption. Few examples of these drugs are Clomiphene Citrate, Gonadotropins, Metformin, Letrozole and Bromocriptine.

  1. Surgical procedures can be recommended to correct reproductive abnormalities and restore fertility. A laparoscopic surgery or a tubal ligation reversal surgery (a surgery that unites one’s fallopian tubes again in order to enable the woman to have a baby) can be advised by the doctor.

  2. Reproductive assistance by Intrauterine insemination (a process that involves putting sperms inside a woman’s uterus in order to help her conceive) and Assisted reproductive technology (consisting of IVF and surrogacy).
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How to sex in period?

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Having sex during period may help provide pain relief for menstrual cramps by providing feel-good endorphins that are released during orgasm. Sex during period could also help to shorten periods by a few days .If the patient is comfortable with it, then it?s great to continue having sex throughout the month and not have to take a break.And don?t be concerned if you see dark red or brown clumps during or after sex; that?s just older blood and cells of your uterine lining, and it?s perfectly normal.Having sex in the missionary position, with the woman on her back, can also limit blood flow, as can having sex toward the end of your period, when your flow is lighter.You can still get pregnant if you have sex while on your period. Some periods last more than a week and sometimes a woman?s ovulation can overlap with menstruation; on top of that, sperm can live for 3 to 5 days. If you?re on birth control and taking it as directed (including during your placebo week), you should be fine?but if you aren?t, don?t chance it without another form of protection.You?ll also need a form of barrier protection if you don?t know your partner?s STD status. Because the cervix is more open during this time of month (which allows the blood to pass), you have a slightly higher risk of infection from exposure to a sexually transmitted disease during unprotected sex.
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