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Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan

Gynaecologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan Gynaecologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan is a renowned Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can visit her at E V Kalyani Medical Foundation in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Dear Doctors, My sister is 4 month pregnant and has cardiac disease (Supra Ventricular Techy Cardia). She is being treated conservatively due to high risk because of pregnancy. As per cardiologist, ablation [procedure to cure SVTC] can only be performed post-delivery. I want to know, is it correct that she is on high risk if ablation gets performed before delivery. Another question is, if she continue with conservative treatment [oral medicine] then how complicated her delivery would be due to this disease? Is there any risk to delivery?

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Dear Doctors,
My sister is 4 month pregnant and has cardiac disease (Supra Ventricular Techy Cardia). She is being tr...
Radio frequency ablation procedure is harmful for the foetus perse and so it has not to be performed during pregnancy and if she is on oral medication than only thing is that she won't get labor pains and so will have to go for caesarean section delivery.
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Hi doctor please help me out im 27 week pregnant with frequent urination baby moving lot always tired is this ok tht too my Cervix stitched at 22 week I'm on progesterone injection weekly and taking susten 200 mg ultra d3 cc74 and richer tablets is this causing frequent urination or what Please help me please please.

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Hi doctor please help me out im 27 week pregnant with frequent urination baby moving lot always tired is this ok tht ...
This is the effect of medicine. Pls take some homoeo medicine for your symtoms. Such as - Bio comb 26 and 28, puls 200. It's a good result for your case. But every time contact to any lady doctor also. Thanks.

FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Breast Cancer Myths and Facts

Most breast lumps are not cancerous
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Don’t panic if you find a lump. Most aren’t cancer. Many women have lumps caused by fluid-filled sacs called cysts or a buildup of scar-like tissue. But a new lump or mass that is hard, painless, and has rough edges may be more likely to be cancer. Breast cancers also can be tender, soft, or round.
Watch for breast pain, swelling, dimpling, nipples that hurt or leak liquid, or any redness or thickening of the skin. Always see your doctor if you notice anything different.


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Hello I feel sexually disturb when I going to do sex with my girl friend. She is now 24 & i am 26 yrs r8 now. She got a frightens during in a bed. What can I do. I also have a idea to drink her sex increase medicine. Is this a r8 way to doing with her. Help me.

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Dear, Sexual vitality is a vital factor to lead pleasing sexual life. Some time people lose their sexual vitality due to change in lifestyle and emotional problem. In ayurveda there is a complete branch to explain the treatment for vigor and vitality is known as vaajikarna. Vaajikarana is the branch of Ayurveda dealing with the promotion of sexual health and the management of seminal disorders and male sexual disorders and their natural solutions. Ayurveda is the best natural way to treat sexual problems. Both physical and psychological disturbance can be responsible for the weakness .Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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I am 30 years old and have one son of 7 years and my husband wanted second child and I was not ready. I also have lower back pain problem that I have consulted with physician and certain exercises are asked to follow. I am a teacher and confused of second babies responsibility with all other responsibilities and I have a joint family so will this decision of second child be right or not and is it safe for my body as I have lower back pain.

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Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You issue of lower back pain can be sorted out before you plan of conceiving again, if you describe your clinical condition in detail I can advise you certain tests and then maybe suggest you management for that so that your back pain issues become better. Also your lower back pain should not be an issue for your second pregnancy if you work up for your back properly. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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11 Reasons Why Pineapples Should Be On Your Breakfast Table

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Health benefits of pineapples

It has been proved time and again that we get all our nutrition needs from fruits and vegetables. A unique fruit, pineapple has copper, dietary fiber, vitamin b6, b1 and even folate. It happens to be the prime source of sodium, manganese, vitamin c and potassium.
Here's what it does for your body.

1) Pineapples have bromelain which has anti-inflammatory properties. This helps in reducing gout, sore throat, sinusitis, etc.

2) Pineapple juice is advised when having problem with digestion. The bromelain in it along with vitamin c aid easy digestion.

3) There is manganese in pineapples which help strengthen the bones and the connective tissues.

4) Being rich in enzymes and acids, pineapples help in digestion, all the while killing parasites and getting rid of intestinal worms.

5) If someone is suffering from motion sickness or morning sickness, pineapple is advised in solid or juice form.

6) Fresh pineapple juice is known to be beneficial for sore throat and cough, giving relief to congestion and body pains that occur when one has cold.

7) Pineapples help strengthen our gums.

8) The bromelain in pineapples stops the growth of tumor and the anti-oxidants help fight free radicals preventing tumors and cell damages.

9) Being rich in manganese, potassium, fiber, anti-oxidants and sodium, pineapples give a boost to cardiovascular health by keeping cholesterol low and free radicals away.

10) Vitamin-C in pineapples plays a vital role in boosting and strengthening the immune system.

11) The sodium, potassium and magnesium in pineapple help improve blood circulation and in turn regulate blood pressure.

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Primolut n delay periods or induce periods? If my periods date is tomorrow n I eat primolut wat vl happen?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
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Primolut n delay periods or induce periods?
If my periods date is tomorrow n I eat primolut wat vl happen?
Hello, Primolut n doesn't work if taken near periods date, if teh intention is to delay menses. If tomorrow is menses expected and taken today then you may or may not get menses tomorrow or may get heavy menses with clots.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

M.Sc, MD, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection i.e. ICSI is different from conventional IVF i.e. In Vitro Fertilization because a single sperm is selected by the embryologist to be injected by a needle into the egg rather than a dish with many sperms placed near the egg so that the fastest swimming sperm enters it. Once the sperm is injected directly into the egg, it fertilizes, after which the embryo is transferred into the womb or uterus.

Your doctor might recommend ICSI treatment for you if you have an extremely low sperm count resulting in infertility or other medical sperm conditions such as poor motility or poor morphology. It may also be suggested if prior attempts at IVF procedures have failed in fertilizing the egg or the fertilization rate is extremely low. You must also consider ICSI treatment if you resort to embryo testing or if the sperm needs to be collected from the epididymis or testicles surgically.

However, you must keep in mind that if your partner has a genetic problem resulting in low sperm count, it could be passed on to your child, if you decide to use your husband's sperm for this process.

Success Rates of ICSI:
The success rate of ICSI treatment depends on your age and your fertility problem. Your eggs are healthier when you are young and as you age, chances are that they will become less healthy.
1. 35 per cent if you are under 35 years of age
2. 29 per cent if you are between 35 to 37 years of age
3. 21 per cent if you are between 38 to 39 years of age
4. 14 per cent if you are between 40 to 42 years of age
5. 6 per cent if you are between 43 to 44 years of age
6. 5 per cent if you are above 44 years of age

Advantages of ICSI Treatment:
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection gives you a chance to conceive a child genetically when most other options are exhausted. Males may be unable to ejaculate on the day the eggs are collected due to anxiety. ICSI proves to be advantageous because sperm may also be surgically extracted for this process. It is extremely helpful for those couples who suffer from unexplained infertility. However, one of the most important factors is that ICSI treatment does not affect your child's physical or mental health.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
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I am too much frustrated with my vaginal smell. Can't stand it. after washing so repeatedly also, it is not going, tried all washes coming in market for it but no use. Also, I face pain in developing relation with my husband. Its been 2 years but still pain is there and there was no bleeding on our first intercourse?

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist
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I am too much frustrated with my vaginal smell. Can't stand it. after washing so repeatedly also, it is not going, tr...
Relax. I advice you to consult gynaecologist immediately. If you still don't find a solution I ll advice you on it. Gynaecologist needs to check if you have any infection so.

I had sex on 1st april with protection of condom and I had taken unwanted 72 after 3hours. After that I had nausea and body pain and fever. After that I had sex on 4th april with condom. Today 8th april I got light brownish color bleeding. Not like periods. Is I pregnant? I had my periods on 19th march previously and I am not regular on my periods. Is it due to implantation of egg or it is just another side effect. Should I do blood test? Tell me briefly what should I do. Is I pregnant.:(

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I had sex on 1st april with protection of condom and I had taken unwanted 72 after 3hours. After that I had nausea an...
Firstly if you are using condom no need to use unwanted 72, its a poison that damages your body and your future career as a mother. After sex check the condom clearly if its not torn or damage than how can you become pregnant. Still if you thing the male sperm has reached your vagina, in that case it is advisable to both men and women to do urine after sex,
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I have having facial hair growth, which started after marriage only and have irregular periods. Pls advice which doctor shall I meet for facial hair growth? Is it cure able?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist
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I have having facial hair growth, which started after marriage only and have irregular periods. Pls advice which doct...
Hi, the facial hair growth indicates that you have mild imbalance in the hormones wherein the male hormone is slightly in excess. One of the common causes in this age group with menstrual irregularity is PCOD. Please consult a gynaecologist in your area and get it checked. Hair growth can be prevented by taking hormones. For the already grown hair you can go to a good cosmetic dermatology centre and get it removed.
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I have delivered a baby before 2 months. Now should i have sex with my husband ?

CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy, MRCOG, MD, DGO
Gynaecologist
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Yes it should be okay. Please use an effective contraception if you want to avoid any unwanted pregnancy.
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My frnd using ayurvedic medicine for pcos, can she use ayurvedic as well homeopathic at same time.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist
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My frnd using ayurvedic medicine for pcos, can she use ayurvedic as well homeopathic at same time.
I am not an alternative medicine specialist. But my opinion is to follow one system of medicine systematically. You can direct this question to the alternative medicine specialist and get a clear idea.
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All about Hypersexuality

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist
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When a person is preoccupied with physical fantasies to the point of dysfunction for at least six months, he or she suffers from hyper sexuality. Hyper sexuality is also known as nymphomania or compulsive sexual behavior. These sexual fantasies are usually combined with a compulsive pursuit of non-intimate or casual sex, excessive masturbation, pornography, objective partner sex and romantic intensity.

It is more complex than just having an unusually high sex drive because sexual activity gives the addict an intense feeling of euphoria, suppressing other thoughts which cause distress, self-loathing and shame. This interferes with the daily regimen of activities. Treatment and management of sex addiction is imperative because it is disruptive and harmful not just to you but also to others.It also damages relationships, careers and self-esteem.

People suffering from hyper sexuality exhibit the following symptoms:
1. They engage in compulsive masturbation
2. They frequently hire prostitutes
3. Usage of phone sex services excessively
4. They have multiple extramarital affairs
5. They plan out sexual activities excessively
6. They engage in one night stands frequently
7. They are emotionally detached from their sexual partners
8. They prefer unprotected sex
9. They obsess about an unattainable sexual partner
10. They show tendencies of paraphilia

The primary and identifiable causes of hyper sexuality are as follows:
1. Biochemical imbalances in neurotransmitters and nervous system disorders
2. Medical conditions that damage certain parts of the brain of affect brain functioning
3. Overproduction of hormones such as androgens (present in males and females)
4. Being predisposed to hyper sexuality due to genes
5. Altered neural pathways
6. Suffering from childhood abuse
7. Dysfunctional family dynamics

Sexual addiction is believed to be a dysfunctional adult response towards emotional or character regulatory deficits and innate personality as well as abuse, early detachment disorders and trauma. Hyper sexuality is a symptom of a lot of mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, adult attention deficit disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder.

Sex addicts usually do not seek treatment for their addiction until the consequences of their activities are dire and have an overt negative effect on their health, relationships, finances and career. Since addicts feel ashamed and despise themselves, they usually do not seek help until they hit rock bottom. However, it is crucial to treat this disorder in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life where one is not controlled by their addiction.

Hyper sexuality can be treated using the following methods:

Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
Family and couples therapy
Support groups
Self-help groups
Medications
Antidepressants
Anti-androgens
Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH)
Mood Stabilizers
Naltrexone
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I am 46 aged women, sudden weight loss, feeling weak, have uterus problem, heavy bleed during menses, uterus lowering in menses time.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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I am 46 aged women, sudden weight loss, feeling weak, have uterus problem, heavy bleed during menses, uterus lowering...
A Doppler pevic usg to check uterus and ovaries, and a thyroid function test and haemogram very necessary asap. If your uterus is coming down, you need a gynae examination too to see if it is a big prolapse. A small descent can be treated with perineal exercises which your gynae will tell you.

How does miscarriage happen ? Why is there a feeling of vomiting after I eat . It has been happening since the last day of my period.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist
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How does miscarriage happen ?
Why is there a feeling of vomiting after I eat . It has been happening since the last d...
Hello, Common causes of a miscarriage are Infection, medical conditions in the mother, such as diabetes or thyroid disease, hormonal problems, Immune system responses, physical problems in the mother and uterine abnormalities. You might be having acidity issues because of which you are experiencing vomit.

I am 37 years old and have a pelvic pain. Please advise.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist
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Ideally you should get checked up from a gynecologist. Clinical evaluation and investigation will help in diagnose the problem followed by proper treatment.

Karela Juice Benefits for Health

Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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1. Diabetes:

Bitter gourd has multiple health benefits. It is mostly consumed for triggering the blood sugar level. Diabetes is a common ailment that affects many people today. Regular intake of bitter gourd juice helps prevent the rise of blood sugar levels. It also helps cure insulin resistance without taking any external medication.

2. Cancer:

If not detected at the right stage, cancer is almost an incurable disease. Karela juice benefits to prevent some particular types of cancer. It also helps trigger leukemic cancer cells effectively.

3. Antioxidant:

Karela juice is an excellent natural antioxidant. An antioxidant is essential for removing toxins from the body. At the same time, it helps to rejuvenate the body cells and prevents free radicals. The juice of karela is the finest tonic for those who are addicted to smoking. Taking karela juice helps to cleanse the nicotine layer from the system.

4. Asthma:

Asthma patients can highly benefit by having karela juice. It helps cure a chronic cough and breathing problems by removing the sputum that accumulates in the lungs and the respiratory tract.

5. Skin:

Karela juice is excellent for the skin. It helps to remove the fine lines from the upper surface of the skin. Having this juice will also prevent premature ageing. It helps cure and purify blood from within the system.

6. Digestion:

Karela juice enhances digestion. It increases the production of enzymes that aid the digestion process.

7. Hiv/aids:

Regular consumption of karela juice is best for triggering the condition of an HIV patient. Studies conducted on natural antidotes of HIV/aids establish the goodness of bitter guard in preventing further damaging of the skin cells.

8. Weight loss:

Bitter gourd is excellent for weight loss. Karela benefits to weight loss is attributed to its high fibre and low carbohydrates and calories content. It makes an ideal diet for those who are on a weight loss program.

9. Immune system:

Karela juice helps boost the immune system.

10. Constipation:

Regular consumption of karela helps to cure constipation.
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Hi Dr, Can you please provide me with detail info regarding rubella vaccine? Approx cost of this? How effective this is and any side effects of this vaccine? After how many days of vaccine can I prepare to conceive? Is this normal?

DGO, MBBS, DNB Gynecology)
Gynaecologist
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Can you please provide me with detail info regarding rubella vaccine? Approx cost of this? How effective this ...
Rubella vaccination cost differ hospital to hospital. I take 500 rs for rubella vaccine in my clinic. U have to wait for 6 months at least for conception.
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I am 29 year old male. I got married three years before. Till now I didn't get any child. My medical report and my wife medical reports are fine only doctor said. What could be the reason getting late.

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General Physician
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I am 29 year old male. I got married three years before. Till now I didn't get any child. My medical report and my wi...
Please don't worry take cap kapikachhu by himalaya 1 1 for male cap evecare by himalaya 1 1 for female all for 3 months.
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