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Dr. Shanthi Sivakumar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Signs That Can Predict an Illness!

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Signs That Can Predict an Illness!

The trouble with recovering from most illnesses is that we begin to treat the illness too late. Although you cannot expect your body to announce the arrival of a virus, recognizing the signs of falling sick can help treat it earlier. For example, if you can't stop sneezing and can feel the onset of the flu, getting some extra sleep may make you feel better. Here are a few signs that can predict an illness

  1. Reduced appetite - A slight decrease in appetite during the summer is normal but if the sight of food makes you nauseous or you stop enjoying your food, it may be a sign of an oncoming illness. These illnesses could range from a simple cold to gastroenteritis or strep throat. A diminishing diet can be a result of the production of cytokines by the body as part of its inflammatory response to infections. Lesser food takes lesser time to digest thereby using lesser calories and diverting energy towards fighting the infection.
  2. Swollen neck glands - Feel your neck glands, just below the jawbone to check for infections. Swollen neck glands are the body's way of letting you know that you may be falling ill. These are usually a sign of ear infections, cold, dental problems or skin infections. Neck glands are storehouses for white blood cells. When these are activated into fighting infections, the collection of dead cells, bacteria etc result in swollen neck glands.
  3. Fatigue - There's a difference between being tired at the end of a long day and being exhausted throughout the day. The latter is a way your body is telling you to slow down and conserve energy to fight an oncoming illness.
  4. Muscle aches - Aching muscles can also be a sign of the oncoming flu. One of the main reasons for this is the body's production of antibodies that release histamines and cytokines in the bloodstream. When these travel to various muscles, they can trigger pain receptors leading to body aches.
  5. Low fever - The ideal body temperature is 98.7 degrees. If you have a higher temperature that persists for a few days, you may be coming down with an infection. Fever is your body's way of fighting infection by raising its internal temperature. A low fever is a sign of colds, allergies, and even stomach infections.

There is a fine line between being a hypochondriac and recognizing signs of falling sick. To differentiate between the two, pay attention to the type, duration, and intensity of symptoms. If you feel like you're on the verge of falling sick, rest your body and take some multivitamins. If you experience a sudden or severe change in symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.

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For over 8 months I have been under ayurvedic medical supervision. My doctor prescribed me several medicines for this 8 months. While he prescribed me he said me to drink kashaya 3 cups (12ml) and arishtams 5 cups (30 ml. But I misunderstood the measurements and drunk 30 ml kashaya and 50 ml arishtams trice a day. Will I be under any problem due to this over dose. Note: I hav put on weight and also had irregular periods during my medical supervision which has not become normal till now. Will it be because of overdose? What should I do now?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
For over 8 months I have been under ayurvedic medical supervision.
My doctor prescribed me several medicines for this...
For irregular periods, the first treatment can be done by you alone- that is weight loss. And then we need to check thyroid levels and hormones and usg to detect whether there is pcos or not. Then start treating these.
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I have an ovarian cyst about 20 cm if it does not pain can I wait for 3 months till surgery.

MBBS, Diploma in Gynaecology & Obstetrics, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I have an ovarian cyst about 20 cm if it does not pain can I wait for 3 months till surgery.
Lap ovarian cystectomy should be done after doing some special investigations. Once it is diagnosed you should not wait for 3 moths.
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Hello I just wan to ask you that me and my wife have sex once in a week, but she does not enjoy much she most of the have pain during intercourse, though I give enough time to the foreplay but still she did not get orgasm, I want to enjoy with her full consideration, can you please help me in this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hello I just wan to ask you that me and my wife have sex once in a week, but she does not enjoy much she most of the ...
Please note that there are several factors for such issue: •Interpersonal relationship issues. Partner performance problems, lack of emotional satisfaction with the relationship, the birth of a child, and becoming a caregiver for a loved one can decrease sexual desire. •Sociocultural influences. Job stress, peer pressure, and media images of sexuality can negatively influence sexual desire. •Low testosterone. Testosterone affects sexual drive in both men and women. Testosterone levels peak in women's mid-20s and then steadily decline until menopause, when they drop dramatically. •Medical problems: Mental illnesses such as depression, or medical conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids, and thyroid disorders, impact a woman's sexual drive both mentally and physically. •Medications: Certain antidepressants (including the new generation of SSRIs), blood pressure lowering drugs, and oral-contraceptives can lower sexual drive in many ways, such as decreasing available testosterone levels or affecting blood flow. The cause needs to be identified and then treated. Use lubricant both of you for better sex.
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I am 23 year's old I had pregnancy 3rd month running but I have black skin tone totally body my husband has normal colour so I be born white colour baby so what type of food I take in this 9 month. Please help me.

MICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am 23 year's old I had pregnancy 3rd month running but I have black skin tone totally body my husband has normal co...
The skin color or complexion depends upon the genes of the parents so instead of color, baby should be healthy. So take healthy nutritional well balanced diet with fruits & vegetables.
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I'm 21 years old female. My periods are absent due to sex before 1 week of periods time. I dont want any pregnancy now. What should I do. Is there any alternate solution.

BGO
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
I'm 21 years old female. My periods are absent due to sex before 1 week of periods time. I dont want any pregnancy no...
Get your pregnancy test done. If positive then either go for mtp or take medicine for medical abortion.
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I want to know 14 is her period date after how many days we can sex for no pregnancy and tension free sex we enjoy.

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Madam Sudipta If your MC is regular I.e. 26 days to 32 days for 3 cycles then you can apply CYCLE BEEDS I.e. your safe period First 7 days from the date of your MC DATE and Last 7 days before start of your next cycle.
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M in my 19th week of pregnancy. My pre pregnancy weight was 57. Now its 59. Is it normal. How much weight one should gain during 2nd trimester.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
M in my 19th week of pregnancy. My pre pregnancy weight was 57. Now its 59. Is it normal. How much weight one should ...
The amount of weight you can expect to gain during the second trimester will vary based on your pre-pregnancy weight. Normal weight, or have a BMI between 18.5-24.9, should gain 25-35 pounds. Overweight, or have a BMI between 25-29.9,should gain 15-25 pounds.
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I am 18 years old yesterday I had two puff of hukka and its was my second day of periods will it effect my health and future problem.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 18 years old yesterday I had two puff of hukka and its was my second day of periods will it effect my health and...
No 100% it is not going to affect your health or your menses also. There will not be any future problem because of hukka.
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I'm 22 years old female, I use to feel some irritating and burning sensation in private area. Near clitorious are. It's fine if I drink a lot of water. Almost every hour a glass of water. Sometimes it's not possible to drink water every time. So it starts burning and my urine becomes yellow.

MBBS, DIiploma in Yoga and Ayurveda, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), PGDPC
Sexologist, Pune
I'm 22 years old female, I use to feel some irritating and burning sensation in private area. Near clitorious are. It...
Drink lemon juice with a pinch of eno thrice a day. Apply coconut oil twice a day after washing parts with salt water.
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I am 26yrs old and I hav 4 months old baby. I want to reduce my tummy. What should be my post delivery diet contain?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 26yrs old and I hav 4 months old baby. I want to reduce my tummy. What should be my post delivery diet contain?
After few months your weight will be normal. Eat healthy food like fresh fruits, proteins, carbohydrate, nuts. You can do normal walk in begining. Avoids sweets and too much fat. Breast feed your baby. It will reduce your weighy very fast. Take iron and calcium supplements.
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Symptoms And Prevention Of Genital Herpes!

MD
Sexologist, Srinagar
Symptoms And Prevention Of Genital Herpes!

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease. One out of every six people in the United States suffers from this disease. It is more common than you think. Like any other STD, it is extremely important to take proper protection (use a condom) while engaging in sexual activities.

Genital Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus.

  1. HSV-1 is most commonly associated with blisters and ulcers around the mouth known as cold sores.
  2. HSV-2 is associated with blistering lesions in genital areas that are exposed during sexual contact.

However, both types of herpes simplex virus can infect the mouth or the genital areas, meaning that genital contact with a cold sore on the mouth can lead to genital herpes. Likewise, kissing someone with a cold sore can spread the herpes simplex virus infection.

After the initial outbreak of herpes, the virus travels through the nerves and resides in nerve tissue within the body.

Most people with genital herpes don’t know they have it. That’s because in most people it produces either no symptoms or very mild ones.

Symptoms of Genital Herpes:

  1. The area around your genitalia becomes red and cracked without any pain or itching.
  2. Itching around your anal region
  3. Blisters around your genitalia can cause immense pains when they break open.
  4. Pain in the open sores while urination.
  5. Headaches and backaches.
  6. Flu and swollen lymph nodes are very common.
  7. Fatigue is also felt if you suffer from genital herpes.

Symptoms like these can be mistaken for other infections such as vaginal yeast infections, bacterial infections and bladder infections. So, if you are suffering from such symptoms it is advisable to go in for a health check up followed by a physical exam and a blood test to confirm whether you have genital herpes or not.

How can it get spread?

You can only get Genital Herpes from vaginal intercourse and not anal or oral intercourse. The fluid present in the sore of a genital herpes patient has infected fluid. If the fluid comes in contact with their partner’s sexual organs while having intercourse they can be easily infected.

Can Symptoms Be Treated?

There is no cure for genital herpes. But the symptoms can be lessened and prevented with treatment. Treatment can also reduce the risk of infecting others.

Your healthcare provider may prescribe antiviral medications to help prevent or reduce the pain and discomfort from an outbreak of symptoms. Medication taken on a daily basis to suppress the virus can reduce the number of outbreaks and reduce the risk of infecting others

How to Avoid Getting Genital Herpes:

  1. Try to have sex with people who have been tested negative for herpes or any other STDs.
  2. Use a latex condom while having sex. It prevents any sort of liquid to pass inside your partner’s genitalia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a sexologist.
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Hi, My Wife missed period 2 times. We checked pregnancy but it is negative. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, My Wife missed period 2 times. We checked pregnancy but it is negative. What should I do?
When periods (menstruations) come regularly, this is called the menstrual cycle. Having regular menstrual cycles is a sign that important parts of your body are working normally. The menstrual cycle provides important body chemicals, called hormones, to keep you healthy. Sometimes, the periods may be disturbed due to physical exertion, stress, sickness and hormonal disturbance. Precaution-Maintain cleanliness and good personal hygiene during periods. We have very good homeopathic treatment to regulate periods without causing adverse effects. You may opt for it. The treatment is very much dependent on detailed description of your complaints- Please intimate? Your particulars- Height and weight Profession ?whether touring? Other particulars- 1Usual gap between periods 2. Is the discharge normal or excessive? 3. Anaemia? 4. Any thyroid problem,? 5. Obesity? 6.Any pain during period? 7.Any white discharge? You may opt for private consultation. I will prescribe medicines based on your particulars and symptoms. The medicines will be available at homoeopathic shop.
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Hi. I am 25 years old. Married from two years. We are planning to children. Recently we contacted a doctor. She have done tests and said both are HIV positive. Then we have done western blot, again positive. And I tested our viral load and cd4 and cd8. My cd4 is 231. And viral load is 19000. My wife cd4 is 760 and viral load is 2100. What we have to do. We did not do any mistake. No option for life. Pls help me to get my life back. We are with so much of pain.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Hi. I am 25 years old. Married from two years. We are planning to children. Recently we contacted a doctor. She have ...
Currently WHO recommends normal life span in HIV, so both of you start treatment early, you can live for decades. Apart from sex there are other methods of acquiring like blood transfusion, needles, etc. Still sexual contact is commonest, since your CD4 is less and viral load more, your wife might have got it from you.
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I am married in year2011 but I have no baby. My husband was affected by aszoospermia. And his report was" grade 2 bilateral varicocele and fatty liver and no sperm in 4 times seven analysis. I (female) have no problem hsg was normal and all are normal but I have common problem" right renal calculus. Now we follow residents medicine. But no improvement in my husband health with seven. Now what we do the next step? please tell me famous specialist for this problem. My husband 35 years old. I was 25 years old. Please give a proper solution for my problem. And he have a normal testis.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
In azospermia, hardly any medicines can help. But don't start to cry after hearing this. Because, in that case, we have to evaluate him and detect the exact cause. Depending on the cause, we can extract sperm from his testis or other parts (like epididymis, even seminal vesicles, depending on the cause) and carry out icsi using his own sperms. But icsi is costly, so be well prepared for it.
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I am 12 week pregnant lady and my age is 28 years. I am hypothyroid patient and taking thyronorm 37. 5 mg. i'm worried due to yesterday I did test tsh and result is high I.e. 8.8. Please advise is it effect my baby development or any abnormalities on baby. Or it will be chance of miscarriage?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 12 week pregnant lady and my age is 28 years. I am hypothyroid patient and taking thyronorm 37. 5 mg. i'm worrie...
Hello, you need to consult a physician and increase your thyronorm dosage. The ideal tsh level is 2.5-3.
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M pregnant. It's my 5th month going to complete on dis 18. So cn you tell that can I have banana. HW much banana should I hv on per day.

MBBS, DGO, DNB
Gynaecologist, Delhi
M pregnant. It's my 5th month going to complete on dis 18. So cn you tell that can I have banana. HW much banana shou...
Yes you may have banana. You need to have a balanced high protein diet at this stage. Can have 1-2 per day.
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