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Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan

Gynaecologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan Gynaecologist, Chennai
600 at clinic
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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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My gf's periods stop on 18 nov. Nd we had sex on 25 nov. I ejaculated outside vagina but I have doubt that little drop of semen which is like pre ejaculated semen not so thick falls inside vagina (not sure). And from 27 she is feeling irritation and burning inside her vagina till now. I am afraid that may be she would get pragnet. please help sir.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My gf's periods stop on 18 nov. Nd we had sex on 25 nov. I ejaculated outside vagina but I have doubt that little dro...
Hello, It is better to get a serum beta hcg test done to rule out pregnancy first and if negative then the burning can be due to vaginitis.
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I have endometriosis and pcos, I have a brown fluid that lasts a week at max, my doctor told me that. I had protected intercourse four days ago when I was around the days I had to get my period. The next day I got this brown flow, three days ago. And I haven't got my period. I'm worried because I don't know if it is implantation blood or my usual brown flow. And why is my period delayed. Thank you.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I have endometriosis and pcos, I have a brown fluid that lasts a week at max, my doctor told me that. I had protected...
Hello, it is not an implantation bleed at all in just 24 hrs, it can be due to cervicitis or cervical erosions and your menses may start in next few days.
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I am 40 years old. 10 weeks pregnant I am can you tell me is there any relationship b/W WHITE DISCHARGE DURING PREGNANCY AND BIRTH OF MALE CHILD. And can you tell me there r any effects for foetus due to white discharge. White discharge is good or bad.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
I am 40 years old. 10 weeks pregnant I am can you tell me is there any relationship b/W WHITE DISCHARGE DURING PREGNA...
Hello some white discharge is normal in pregnancy as it is due to hormonal changes. There is no relation between white discharge and sex of the baby. Excessive discharge or foul smell is bad and should be treated.
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More fluid intake is equal to more healthy life.

MBBS
General Physician, Srinagar
More fluid intake is equal to more healthy life.

Water is the previous natural treat to mankind and every other organism. Our body is 60 to 70% water. we every day loose a lot of water like by sweating,urination etc

People should drink almost 2 liters of water per to keep themselves healthy and keep their mood refresh.

Drinking more water helps us in following ways:-

1.it keeps your body clean from toxins.

2.kidney work nicely.

3.keeps blood clean and thin.

4.keep you fresh.

So drink more water and be healthier all time.

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How a married women can avoid pregnancy having sex without condom and intake of ipill. What is the best time and best way to do sex to avoid pregnancy.

Minimal invasive surgery in gynaecology, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
How a married women can avoid pregnancy having sex without condom and intake of ipill. What is the best time and best...
You can try safe period method but these natural methods have a high failure rate. Better to use condom or pill.
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My wife undergo D & C last yr, after that her period cycle changed for the past 3 months she is in regular period, for this months her date not yet came almost 38 days why it happening?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My wife undergo D & C last yr, after that her period cycle changed for the past 3 months she is in regular period, fo...
Hello, The delay can be stress induced if pregnancy has already been ruled out. GET A URINE PREGNANCY TEST TO RULE OUT PREGNANCY AND IF NEGATIVE THEN WAIT FOR a week to allow menses to resume naturally.
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When we have to get the pregnancy period day and she was in this month 18 morning date So kindly reply to the as soon as.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
When we have to get the pregnancy period day and she was in this month 18 morning date
So kindly reply to the as soon...
if your cycle is regular then take chance on mid of cycle,. your cycle start on 18th then try between 30-7th.during this period you have maximum chance. but it may happen at any time. it will help. welcome.
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Hi my period was on 23 Feb 2015 but till I'm not getting my period I have two kids.Worried about it. What can I do now please suggest?

MS (Psychotherapy and Counselling), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolkata
Immediately go for pregnancy test and if it comes positive meet ur gynaecologist as soon as possible .
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Which is the perfect time to not get pregnant and if I do sex daily two times it wil affect my sperm count.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
safe period is first 5-7 days after stopping of period bleeding & 5-6 days before starting of period, condition is period should be regular...daily 2 times sex may affect sperm count....
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I am 26 yr, old,my height 5'6" weight 85. I am, suffering pcos and irregular period, weight gain. please suggest a daily diet. For control it.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 26 yr, old,my height 5'6" weight 85. I am, suffering pcos and irregular period, weight gain. please suggest a da...
Reduce oily and high calorie junk foods and sweets from your daily diet. Drink at least 2.5 l of water daily and have fresh fruits, vegetables and whole wheat carbohydrates; chicken and fish are good if non-vegetarian. A balanced meal will comprise dal, roti, sabji along with chicken/ fish and small amount of rice if desired. Regular exercise like jogging, swimming, skipping is important as well.
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I am 5th months preganant. I had Level 2 scan . Report said that my baby is fine. The placenta is anterior, grade 1, coverin os.The placental myometrial interface appears normal.The three vessel cord is seen The cord insertion is normal. Please guide me as i am very tensed.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
This is called Placenta praevia. This may cause bleeding per vagina. You shall be regularly in touch with your Obstetrician and avoid strenuous work and intercourse.
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I'm 26 years old female. I'm in a relationship from last 5 years and will get marry to the same guy this year but my problem is I don't allow him to sex. We tried 6 times all failed. I don't know what stops me doing this although I love him, trust him a lot but when are about to sex I stopped him even I don't allow him to touch. What should I do?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I'm 26 years old female. I'm in a relationship from last 5 years and will get marry to the same guy this year but my ...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You could be a conservative person. You could be respecting social, values. In my opinion, you can think of sexual inter course after marriage. Take care.
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M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Healthy Weight Gain Tips:

1.Eat More Calories Than You Burn:

The most important thing you can do to gain weight is to eat more calories than your body burns. You need to eat more calories than your body burns in order to gain weight. Aim for 300-500 calories per day above your maintenance level, or 700-1000 calories if you want to gain weight fast.

2.Eat Lots of Protein:

Protein forms the building blocks of your muscles. Eating sufficient protein is required to gain muscle weight instead of just fat.High-protein foods include meats, fish, eggs, many dairy products, legumes, nuts and others. Protein supplements like whey protein can also be useful if you struggle to get enough protein in your diet.

3.Eat Lots of Carbs and Fat, and Eat at Least 3 Times Per Day:
In order to gain weight, eat at least 3 meals per day and make sure to eat plenty of fat, carbs and protein.

4.Eat a Lot of Energy-Dense Foods and use Sauces, condiments:

Here are some energy-dense foods that are perfect for gaining weight:

Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc.
Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others.
High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream.
Fats and Oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil.
Grains: Whole grains like oats and brown rice.
Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts.
Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams.
Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail.

5.Lift Heavy Weights and Improve Your Strength:
It is very important to lift heavy weights and improve your strength. This will help you gain muscle mass instead of just fat.

6.Don’t drink water before meals. This can fill your stomach.

7.Eat more often. Squeeze in an additional meal or snack whenever you can, such as before bed.

8.Drink milk. Drinking whole milk to quench thirst is a simple way to get in more high-quality protein and calories.
Try weight gainer shakes. If you are really struggling then you can try weight gainer shakes. These are very high in protein, carbs and calories.

9.Use bigger plates. Definitely use large plates if you are trying to get in more calories, as smaller plates cause people to automatically eat less.

10.Add cream to your coffee. This is a simple way to add in more calories.

11 Take creatine. The muscle building supplement creatine monohydrate can help you gain a few pounds in muscle weight.

12Get quality sleep. Sleeping properly is very important for muscle growth.


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Hi year before I got married. Before marriage my period is regular by next month of my marriage I am with my irregular periods. And I have pcod problem now and got 5 kg weight in 2 months. How to solve my pcod. And also suggest dietician food. My body is heat body. So please avoid heat foods.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hi year before I got married. Before marriage my period is regular by next month of my marriage I am with my irregula...
Hello! the problem of pcod has become too common these days. You can try to take rest during your periods and also try to have dry and light foods. It will be good if you can also start with ayurveda's natural medicines so that your problem will be solved completely and you will not have any complication ahead when you will wish to plan for a baby. Have a nice day. Take care.
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Is white water discharge leads to back pain or stress or lower abdomen pain by chance and why is it so?

MBBS, DGO, DNB Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If vaginal discharge is due to infection and it's spreading upwards towards uterus and ovaries it will cause lower abdomen pain as well as backache.
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Genital Herpes - How Homeopathy Helps in Treating it?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Genital Herpes - How Homeopathy Helps in Treating it?

The main symptom of genital herpes include occurrence of blisters around or near the rectum. These blisters do break eventually, but they leave behind sores that are very tender and that take about 2 to 4 weeks to heal when the eruption of blisters occurs for the first time. The subsequent outbreaks are shorter and less severe than the first outburst. The disease can spread easily through sexual intercourse and it is better to consult a doctor, even if no clear symptoms are visible. Genital herpes cause tingling sensation and a lot of uneasiness in the genital area.

Causes of genital herpes

  1. The genital herpes infection is mainly caused by 2 different types of HSVs or herpes simplex virus.
  2. The first type of herpes simplex virus most commonly infect the lips and they cause cold sores, which are recognized as fever blisters.
  3. The first type of HSV type 1 virus can also produce sores in the genital area. The usual cause of genital herpes is the HSV type 2 and that can infect the mouth.
  4. Genital herpes can be simply transmitted from one individual to another during sex. The symptoms of herpes can be produced on and off in some people as it remains in the nerve cells of the body.

Symptoms of genital herpes

  1. Burning or itchy feeling in the genital area that lasts for more than 2-3 weeks.
  2. Pain is experienced in the genital area, legs and buttocks.
  3. Fluid is discharged from the Vagina, and pressure is experienced in the abdomen.
  4. The sores appear after few days on regions where the virus has entered like penis, vagina or the mouth.
  5. The other general symptoms that can occur under this condition are headache, fever, muscle aches and difficulty in urination.
  6. The glands around the groin area also get swollen at times.

Homeopathic medicines are safe
It is a contagious disease and use of homeopathic remedies is very effective in treating herpes. Remarkable results can be gained by taking homeopathic medicines, and these are extremely safe. There are no side effects caused by taking homeopathic medications, and are of great use in eradicating the condition from the root. The intensity of the genital herpes condition takes a long time to wither and use of homeopathic medicine though provides slow results is very effective and harmless. The best homeopathic medication that can be taken to treat genital herpes is Natrum Mur for both men and women.

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Sir . My problem is that I am having pain in my breast. It start 10 - 12 days before my monthly and remain up to end of my monthly cycle. In these days I also have abdominal pain in last 5 days. And sir I am having two children .younger is 5 year old. So please guide me what I can do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolkata
Sir . My problem is that I am having pain in my breast. It start 10 - 12 days before my monthly and remain up to end ...
Its called fibroadenosis. Curable. Use tight breast support regularly. Nd take ashokarista 3tsf bdpc for three month. Satavar powder 1tsf after tiffin with milk for two month. It will cure.
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When do I stop breast feeding my baby ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Breast milk should exclusively be given for first six months and be supplemented with cereals pulses fruits and vegetables for next six months. After one year you may continue with breast milk as long as you want till about 2. 5 yrs of age.
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We have having unprotected sex from 5 to 6 months. My wife is not get pregnant till now. And she feels much pain in periods please suggest.

IVF Specialist, Sahibganj
We have having unprotected sex from 5 to 6 months. My wife  is not get pregnant till now. And she feels much pain in ...
Hi, I think your wife should be evaluated first. Do a ultrasound for her uterus and ovaries. Pain during periods may occur because of many factors. So, if any treatment is required, it can be started. Also, you can try 6 more months naturally. Be in contact with your wife every 2 to 3 days after the periods stop. It will increase chances of getting pregnant. Hope I have answered your question.
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I'm 29 years old 5 months before married .unfortunately I had did two times medical abortion first in 9th April for 5 weeks pregnant and it was proceeded successfully after getting scan it is clear and then after 11th may I got my periods as normal as earlier for 4-5 days . Then after some days I feel same symptoms of pregnancy and I did pelvic scan on 12th june for conformation then I found that I'm pregnant of 4-5 weeks and then I had few blood cramps on 16th june then Dr. suggest me to do another pelvic scan and after that sonography reports shows that there is no growth in sac and I'm also feeling very uncomfortable then Dr. suggest me to do medical abortion as soon as possible then she prescribed me some abortion medicine 2 tabs of 200 mg milestone to take in early morning in empty stomach on 18th june and then after 2 days on 20th June 4 tabs of 200 mg misoprostol taken bucally in the gap of one hr then I started heavy bleeding with cramps and clots for two days then after it is get normal as period bleeding for 6 days then after gap of 2-3 days I get few bleeding then it's stopped and on 4th July today I'm also getting some bleeding today my gyeac advice me to do pelvic scan for conformation of successful expelled of pregnancy it is done in bleeding or I should wait until its finished what is best to do and I'm very scared for my health. Suggest me best advice for my problems and health related issues for further pregnancy which we are planned after 18 months . And some nutrients also which I required for weakness after 2 unfortunate abortions.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I'm 29 years old 5 months before married .unfortunately I had did two times medical abortion first in 9th April for 5...
Hello, much, exercise to clean placenta after MTP has been done. Please, go for d under noted norms: • Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to hydrate yourself. • your diet be regular , simple, easily digestible on time. • go for meditation to reduce your stress, stands as d main cause of your problem and to nourish your whole body to ease your problem . Tk homoeo medicine to evacuate placenta . @ secale core 200-6 pills, thrice a day. @ Sepia 200-6 pills ,thrice a day. Avoid, caffeine, junk food, alcohol, nicotine. Ensure sound sleep in d night. Tk care.
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