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Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan

Gynaecologist, Chennai

600 at clinic
Dr. Sowmya Balakrishnan Gynaecologist, Chennai
600 at clinic
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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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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Can I take Ursocol 300 as I am 7 weeks pregnant? Currently I am taking 5 mg folic acid twice a day what other supplements do I need to take?

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Can I take Ursocol 300 as I am 7 weeks pregnant? Currently I am taking 5 mg folic acid twice a day what other supplem...
Contraindications Calcified And Pigment Gallstones, Radio Opaque Gallstones. Nonfunctioning Gall Bladders; Chronic Liver And Peptic Ulcer Disease. Inflammatory Disease Of Colon And Small Intestine. Pregnancy.
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My stomach aches so badly. I get cramps any time. And I am taking medicine for my periods. because I get heavy periods and sometimes I miss my periods.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My stomach aches so badly. I get cramps any time. And I am taking medicine for my periods. because I get heavy period...
Try and avoid fast food and stick to home made bland food for a few days with lots of water to drink and see if it makes any difference
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I am 28 years old and smokes a lot. Me and my wife are trying for a baby. Her periods start on 2nd of every month. When is the best time frame for her to get pregnant? Is this smoking affecting our sex life. Please advice.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 28 years old and smokes a lot. Me and my wife are trying for a baby. Her periods start on 2nd of every month. Wh...
Hello, Smoking can definitely decrease your sperm counts and quality, so you need to quit it for at least 3 months if you wish a healthy sperm. The best time would be day 12-18 in a 28-30 days cycle which would be her fertile period.
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Vaginismus

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Vaginismus

When the vagina hurts and contracts involuntarily during the insertion of a foreign object, this is known as vaginismus. The muscles in the vagina tighten around the foreign object and causes pain, discomfort and a burning sensation. It is basically an involuntary spasm occurring in the vaginal muscles, which makes a penetration in the vagina almost impossible. Vaginismus works in a reflex mechanism, just like the eye shuts automatically when an object comes towards it.

Symptoms: Painful sex is the most basic symptom of vaginismus. Penetration initiates the pain, which usually goes away after withdrawal. Usually, you might think that your vagina is small because of which you are hurting on penetration. This causes the situation to go undetected. Many times, you might even feel discomfort during an internal pelvic examination or while using a tampon.

Causes: The actual cause of vaginismus is not known. Usually anxiety and the fear of having sex are stated as the causes of vaginismus. Sometimes medical causes like vaginal infections might also result in vaginismus.

Types: Vaginismus is of four different types, based on the time span of it occurring and on the object of penetration:

  1. Primary vaginismus: Suffering from vaginismus throughout life it called primary vaginismus.
  2. Secondary vaginismus: If you start suffering from it after having normal sex for quite some time then it is secondary vaginismus.
  3. Global vaginismus: When the pain starts with any foreign object penetrating the vagina, like a tampon or with internal pelvic examination instruments.
  4. Situational vaginismus: When the pain occurs with any one sex partner but not with the others.

Treatment: Vaginismus can be treated with exercise. If you do 20 kegels at a time every day, then vaginismus can be cured gradually.

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We are panning for conceiving a baby from last 6 months. I am suffering from irregular periods since from 4 months. I just want to know what could be the reason for my irregular periods.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fellowship, Fellowship Gynecologic Oncology, Observership
Gynaecologist, Delhi
We are panning for conceiving a baby from last 6 months. I am suffering from irregular periods since from 4 months. I...
If there was any stress then that is the most common cause or Polycystic ovarian disease. Get at least 40 minutes aerobic activity daily to deal with both. This will increase your chances of getting pregnant too.
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Dos and don't in Pregnancy

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Aligarh
Dos and don't in Pregnancy

Dos3 - 3. Do get lots of sleep
Changing hormone levels, anticipation, and anxiety can make sleep elusive during your nine months of pregnancy. Pregnancy is demanding, especially in the final trimester, and you will need your sleep. Take a quick snooze if you feel tired 
 

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Hot and cold therapy

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Hot and cold therapy

Hot and cold therapy has a tendency to reduce pain, assist with tissue healing, control swelling, and increase flexibility if used appropriately after an injury.

Mene pregnancy plan kiya he mera last date 4 dec tha but abhi muze light stomach pain ho raha he 2 dinse to agr me gynac pas jake check karu to kya muze pregnancy he ya nahi malum padega ke nahi. Ya muze kuch din rukna padega or stomach pain kis vajese ho raha he. please explain.

MBBS, DGO, FGO
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
Mene pregnancy plan kiya he mera last date 4 dec tha but abhi muze light stomach pain ho raha he 2 dinse to agr me gy...
If you periods are regular then wait for another 3-4 days to get pregnancy test done In the meantime take some simple medicine like cyclopam for stamach pain.
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Breast cancer awareness day and programme.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Breast cancer awareness day and programme.
Breast self-examination tips for ladies (from an article in hyd times)-
Look for the following signs:
1. A breast lump or thickening of breast.
2. Dimpling of the breast skin.
3. Change in the colour or texture of the breast skin.
4. Change in the appearance of nipple (inverted nipple)
5. Fluid or discharge of blood from the nipple.
6. Redness or pitting of breasts.
7. Change in the size and shape of breast.

Healthy food you should eat everyday

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Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
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is jumping on a skipping rope is good for a girl who wants to get pregnancy with in 2 or 3 months?

Doctor of Medicine, F.C.P.S.(Mid. & Gynae)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Any kind of exercise is good for everybody and it will not hamper your chances of pregnancy. However, once you are pregnant please follow the advice of your gynec..
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I had an intercourse to yesterday with a partner but I did it without taking condom .and her periods ended of two days before i.e 23 of june .Are there chances of conceiving or should sge contraceptives.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I had an intercourse to yesterday with a partner but I did it without taking condom .and her periods ended of two day...
Hello- its your good luck that you have done sex in a safe period. A week after bleeding is known as safe period in medical science that means the girl can not get pregnant at that time.
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I am a breast feeding mother. Which is the tablet good for getting period as well as not harmful?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am a breast feeding mother. Which is the tablet good for getting period as well as not harmful?
Hello- It is not advisable to go for forced period within a year of breast feed as it will decrease the quantity of breast milk and the medicine will also pass out from mother's body into feeding baby which may cause serious health issues. If the baby is one year older thn you can use "Raja pravartani vati" 1 tab twice daily for 15 days to start menses.
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I have a baby boy of 10 months I want to have 2nd baby planning after 6 months I need a baby girl What should I do.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I have a baby boy of 10 months I want to have 2nd baby planning after 6 months I need a baby girl What should I do.
Dear lybrate-user good morning as per indian law you cannot do this. No doctor will help you. Thanks
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Hello I was taking Folic acid 5mg, now it is my second trimester, doctor prescribed Fefol Vit ( iron+vitamins with 0.5mg Folic acid) and Osnate-D (Ossein mineral complex+vitamin D). Now should I take Folic acid 5mg with these two tablets?

MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
No need to take more folic acid now. Though if there is a complication or a past complication your doctor may ask you to continue it. So consult your doctor.
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A newly married couple who r totally first timers, how many times should they do sex in a week or in a month.

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
A newly wed couple can have it daily throghout the month rather it can be more than once or twice a day for newly wed couple.
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I'm 21years old I hve pcod prblm. If I stand for 15mins continuously I feel like falling down getting giddiness quickly. Im unable to sit in the class for a long time and getting back pain if I sit for an hour. Can you suggest me some tips or medicine.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Certain lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, are considered first-line treatment for you. Low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets may increase insulin levelsDon't severely restrict carbohydrates; instead, choose complex carbohydrates, which are high in fiber. The more fiber in a food, the more slowly it's digested and the more slowly your blood sugar levels rise. High-fiber carbohydrates include whole-grain breads and cereals, whole-wheat pasta, bulgur wheat, barley, brown rice, and beans. Limit less healthy, simple carbohydrates such as soda, excess fruit juice, cake, candy, ice cream, pies, cookies and doughnuts. Along with these do regular exercise. And consult gyne nearby for medicaition.
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My vagina hurts during my periods and discharge is more often. Do I need to worry?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My vagina hurts during my periods and discharge is more often. Do I need to worry?
Hello, don't worry. Slight pain or heaviness around the parts and slight discharge per vagina is normal, but if the intensity of pain is unbearable and the discharge is too much, smelly, thick, then need to look into the matter.
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Can I use pills to control bleeding and pain. If so please suggest them. My body weight is 40 and im 20 years.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Can I use pills to control bleeding and pain. If so please suggest them. My body weight is 40 and im 20 years.
Yes you can. Use Novelon or Femilon- once daily from first day of your periods for 21 days and then cyclically after a gap of 8 days. Continue for 3-4 months and see if it helps. Read the instruction leaflet with regards to common side effects and contraindications.
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