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Dr. Siva Shankar

Pediatrician, 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. Siva Shankar is a renowned Pediatrician in Chintadripet, Chennai. She is currently associated with Kumaran Childcare Hospital in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Siva Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Old No.13/1, New No.40, Pandalai Road, Washermanpet. Landmark: Near Rainy Hospital, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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My sister is breast feeding. How long milk comes from breast .4 years. She is confused. And 3 years gap is fine for next baby.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Indore
Breast feeding to baby is necessory up to 6to9 month after that it is inadequate to proper growth. Breast milk stop when you stop feeding. .(4 year is wrong)
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Im 24years old girl. I have 1 prob. Ma baby was feed only my 1 breast, 2nd one not bcoz thats nipple was very smal. What can I do for increase the size of nipple.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You can pull try manually pulling out the nipple with thumb and forefinger. There is another technique called syringing which will also help you pull out the retracted nipple.
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My daughter bshut roti hai Avi 4yera ki hone ja rahi hi fir avi v bahut roti hai Plesse koi upay bataye ki kya jare bahut presan rahte hai.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter bshut roti hai
Avi 4yera ki hone ja rahi hi fir avi v bahut roti hai
Plesse koi upay bataye ki kya jare b...
It can be abdominal pain and if she is bottle fed it is the reason and give her in glass and stop bottle
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I have serum count decreased month ofter month and motility count also. Now I want a kid what to now. I have done every checkup for my wife. Pls suggest me what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have serum count decreased month ofter month and motility count also. Now I want a kid what to now. I have done eve...
Dear Mr Satish....Increasing Sperm count is a time taking process....You have to continue the following medications for at least 6 months continously 1) Mix 5 drops of Homeopathic AURUM MET 1M, Homeopathic ZINCUM MET 1M & Homeopathic SELENIUM 1M each in a cup of water and drink it 15 minutes before brushing your teeth in morning 2) During breakfast mix 1 tablespoon of Ayurvedic DHATUPOUSTHIK CHURNA with a glass of milk and drink it 3) After lunch take REPL's Homeopathic STERLIN -M, 30 drops in water 4) After dinner, mix 1 tablespoon of Unani MAJUN ARAD KHURMA with 4 Unani JIRIYANI pills in a glass of luke warm milk and drink it. Follow the aforesaid medication daily for at least 6 months. At the same time you have to maintain the following precautions:- i) Please avoid any type of addiction ii) Please avoid triple biking iii) Please abstain from sex for the first month of medication Howver you can check your sperm count after every 3 months during this medication.......Don't take tension dear, the aforesaid combination has helped to increase the sperm count of 90% patients on my watch
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I got Gas problem, even someone press my hand forcedly. It has started. What should I do to get solution from gas and acidity?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I got Gas problem, even someone press my hand forcedly. It has started. What should I do to get solution from gas and...
1. Drink 100-500 ml of tender coconut water twice a day for relief from hyperacidity Mix equal parts of powdered fennel, licorice root, basil leaves and coriander seeds. Have ½ teaspoon of this mixture with ½ teaspoon of powdered rock candy (or unrefined sugar) 15 minutes before lunch and dinner. 2.Make a powdered mixture of equal parts of rock candy (or unrefined sugar), fennel, and green cardamom. Whenever you feel heartburn, mix 1 teaspoon of the mixture in a glass of cold milk and drink. 3.Avoid tea, coffee, and carbonated or alcoholic beverages. 4.Avoid using garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes, and vinegar in cooking. 5.Curd should be strictly avoided at night. 6. Practice Yoga and Pranayama such as Vajrasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Bhastrika Pranayama,Shitali Pranayama and Shitkari Pranayama. 7.Drink plenty of fluids and water. 8. Avoid constipation. 9. Take 1 tsf avipattikar churna empty stomach twice a day with water/ 20 days and 2 tab soothshekhar ras twice a day 30 min after meals with little water/10 days. 10. Revert back after 10 days.
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My child date of birth is 09/09/2012, but yet he is not speking, rest growth is ok. Please suggest the treatment.

Pediatrician, Pune
If hearing well, responding to verbal commands, just wait till you tell him to keep quiet till then continue talking with him.
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I am suffering from bedwetting at the age of 16 years. How to resolve this problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Are you a male or a female and since how long this problem is there. Furnish these details. Get urine examination done to rule out infection and diabetes.
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Hello! Pl advise how to slow down puberty of my 10 year old daughter. She is too short and small to understand.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Mohali
In homoeopathy med. Calcarea carbonica 30 Is useful for early precocious puberty give 2drops 2times daily in little cold water. Try to reduce high fat or high protein diet; No food supplements powders no harmonal med.
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I am not eating food 3 times a day I only take food for 1 time that is in afternoon so will it creates any problem.

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
I am not eating food 3 times a day I only take food for 1 time that is in afternoon so will it creates any problem.
Hi lybrate-user, taking food for one doesn't matter if you are eating at least salads and fruits on other time. Body needs carbs, proteins as per your daily routine. If the daily activity is more and food intake is low it may create weakness and in long term may have bigger health issues. So keep track of your intake and activities along with good water intake and ample sleep. Feel free to ask more. Thanks.
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Ma'am mera son ko bukhar hai white blood cells kam hai Tu bache ko ziyada kya khalana hoga energy ko aur o Kyun kam cell hote hain rezon kya hai.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Ma'am mera son ko bukhar hai white blood cells kam hai Tu bache ko ziyada kya khalana hoga energy ko aur o Kyun kam c...
The most common explanation is either viral infection or it is typhoid... Khane me usko ap kuchh bhi halka khila sakte he.. like fresh fruit juice.. home made free of any essence... and other regular diet free of much oil and ghee....etc.. You have to keep him hydrated...
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Cystic Fibrosis: All You Need to Know

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Cystic Fibrosis: All You Need to Know

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition, which primarily affects the lungs and persistence of this condition might lead to severe breathing problems and loss of lung function. If you have inherited two copies of the defective gene from your parents, you are likely to suffer from this disease. Cystic Fibrosis causes a buildup of thick mucus in your lungs and affects other organs such as the kidneys, pancreas and the intestines in your body.

It isn't very uncommon as one out of fifty people in Asia is a carrier of this disease. The disease gets its name from the cysts formed in the pancreas of the sufferer. However, this disease can be detected by testing the quantity of salt present in your sweat. Prenatal testing for Fibrosis is another method to test if your newborn is likely to contract a lung infection.

Complications faced due to cystic fibrosis include:

  1. Serious sinus infections
  2. Serious damage in lungs due to inflammation and incessant infection
  3. Malnutrition
  4. Complication in breaking down protein
  5. Respiratory tract contamination

If you observe one or more of the following symptoms, you might be suffering from Cystic Fibrosis:

  1. Salty-tasting skin
  2. Bowel obstruction caused due to meconium ileus (obstruction of the bowels)
  3. Mucus amiss in your alveoli
  4. Persistent coughing with phlegm discharge
  5. Shortness of breath while engaging in a physical task
  6. Stunted or measly growth despite healthy lifestyle habits
  7. Infertility in males

If you're suffering from cystic fibrosis, there isn't any particular treatment which is recommended due to the varying degrees of it found in people. However, consultation with a medical practitioner and an individualised treatment plan can help you minimise the risks and lead a better life.

Some therapies you can opt for are:

  • Airway clearance: This therapy helps sift the thick layer of mucus around your organs. Some people have also chosen to use the inflatable vest which vibrates around your chest, thereby, thinning and loosening the layer of mucus.
  • Inhaled medicines: Another breakthrough in the field of respiratory medicine, this method requires the patient to sniff a liquid consisting of mist, which is inhaled with the aid of a nebuliser. This method is known to be beneficial for opening airways.
  • Pancreatic enzyme supplements: Along with multivitamins, these specially designed supplements are known to cater to your pancreas with the much-needed nutrients and they need to be consumed with every meal. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.
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My grandson, 2 years old is diagnosed with more lead (10) in blood against admissible limit (8) and doctor says right from water, food, vessel and everything involved in his diet is to be changed. Please advice​.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My grandson, 2 years old is diagnosed with more lead (10) in blood against admissible limit (8) and doctor says right...
Dietary Guidelines to include a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, protein foods and dairy products. When there is healthy food in the body, it is more difficult for lead to be absorbed. Make sure your diet is rich in important nutrients such as calcium, iron and vitamin C.
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Causes and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Causes and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are referred to as benign, abnormal growths which tend to develop in the uterine walls of a woman. The size of such growths can range from a few centimeters to even excess of a few inches. As such, they can cause the uterus to increase to the size of a five month pregnancy. Although, the symptoms of fibroids are not always apparent, they often cause heavy bleeding and pain in women. A recent research concluded that around 60 to 75 percent women contract such fibroids by the age of 50, at least once in their life.

Depending on the site of formation, uterine fibroids are distinguished into different types. Intramural fibroids in the lining of the uterus and subserosal fibroids which develop outside the uterus are the most commonly observed fibroids.

What causes Uterine Fibroids?
Although, the exact reason for the formation of fibroids are obscure, medical professionals have determined certain factors that may affect their formation. Some of them are:
1) Hormones: Progesterone and estrogen, produced by the ovaries regenerate the uterine lining during each menstrual cycle and trigger the growth of fibroids.
2) Family history: If you have had a family history of uterine fibroids, then you're likely to develop the condition yourself as well.
3) Pregnancy: The production of progesterone and estrogen increases during pregnancy which increases the likelihood of fibroids.

What are the signs of the condition?
Depending on the location and size of the tumors, symptoms of such fibroids include:
1) Heavy bleeding and blood clots during periods
2) Pain in the pelvis
3) Frequent menstrual cramps
4) Pressure and pain in the lower abdomen
5) Swelling in the abdomen
6) Pain while intercourse

What is the procedure of the treatment?
Ultrasound and pelvic MRI are common diagnostic procedures to check for uterine fibroids. After diagnosis, depending on your age, size of the fibroid and your comprehensive health, the doctor would prescribe you with appropriate medications. Only after medications prove futile, doctors opt for minimally invasive surgeries. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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My daughter 11 months old female weight 8.4 kg, she is suffering from fever from today, I have calpol 250 mg syrup, kindly suggest dosage and its volume.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter 11 months old female weight 8.4 kg, she is suffering from fever from today, I have calpol 250 mg syrup, k...
Dose of calpol for your daughter is 125 mg ie 2.5 ml of syrup containing 250 mg per 5 ml, 6 to 8 hourly.
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My son is 8 yrs old. He is very active while playing. But when he is asked to sit or stand somewhere he wont sit or stand straight he leans on others nearby or anything near and tell that he is tired. Also inspite of eating all healthy foods he looks very slimhow to get rid of his tiredness and make his body fit?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You may check his blood to test there' s no anaemia by measuring Hb level and blood count. Also do thyroid function test as well. If there' s no medical problem and he plays actively there' s nothing to worry. The behaviour as you discussed is just his mannerisms. Get back if you want to. Regards
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My new born baby girl has 2mm pda. What is the treatment for this? She is now 4months age.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Ductus closure is clearly indicated for any child or adult who is symptomatic from significant left-to-right shunting through the PDA. In asymptomatic patients with significant left-to-right shunting that results in left heart enlargement, closure is indicated to minimize the risk of complications in the future. The size of PDA is not relevant but its impact on the left ventricle is. Your child needs regular follow up and trans catheter occlusion if her heart function is compromised. In case you are getting any invasive procedures like scopies, catheterisation or dental extraction, she will need antibiotics before procedure to prevent a serious infection called bacterial endocarditis.
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My son is 3 years old. He speaks only words. He will ask for water or food. Toys. He knows alphabet, colors and numbers. He can tell few objects. He is good in physical activities. He has does not form sentences yet. Is it normal for 3 years old kid? What can I do to enhance his speech.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My son is 3 years old. He speaks only words. He will ask for water or food. Toys. He knows alphabet, colors and numbe...
If child is mentally normal and having normal hearing, then you should wait for some more time. Be careful and do not over stress your child regarding speech
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My daughter is 6 years old an she is very thin and not having eating habits please tell me the solution of my problem as soon as possible.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My daughter is 6 years old an she is very thin and not having eating habits please tell me the solution of my problem...
Tips for weight gain 1) eat foods rich in protein like milk and milk product, eggs, chicken, meat. 2) eat energy dense foods like nuts, dates, potato, halwa, kheer etc. 3) eat fruits high in energy like banana, chickoo, sitaphal, mango, grapes. 4) eat two servings of pulses in a day esp. Soybean and urad dal.
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