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Dr. Sugumar  - Gastroenterologist, Chennai

Dr. Sugumar

MBBS, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MS - General Surgery

Gastroenterologist, Chennai

26 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Sugumar is one of the best Gastroenterologists in Vadapalani, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 26 years of journey as a Gastroenterologist. Doctor has completed MBBS, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MS - General Surgery . Doctor is currently practising at Chitra clinic in Vadapalani, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sugumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madurai Medical College - 1991
MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2007
MS - General Surgery - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai - 1997
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Tamilnadu Medical Council

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Last week I was operated for stones in gallbladder. Now I do not have gall bladder. What precautions do I need to take care of.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
The bile secreted in gall bladder helps in digestion of fat. Since you lack gall bladder so you should avoid the oily food. You should not eat junk food as it contain much amount of oil in it.
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Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Don't Understand Why Baby Is Crying?

All babies cry sometimes. It's perfectly normal. Most small babies cry for between one hour and three hours each day.

Your baby can't do anything for herself and relies on you to provide her with the food, warmth and comfort that she needs. Crying is your baby's way of communicating any or all of those needs and ensuring a response from you.

It's sometimes hard to work out what your baby is telling you. But in time you will learn to recognize what your baby needs. And as your baby grows she'll learn other ways of communicating with you. She'll get better at eye contact, making noises and smiling, all of which reduce her need to cry for attention.


In the meantime, if your baby is difficult to soothe, she may be trying to say:

I'm hungry

Hunger is one of the most common reasons that your newborn baby will cry. The younger your baby is, the more likely it is that she's hungry.

Your baby's small stomach can't hold very much, so if she cries, try offering her some milk. She may be hungry, even if her last feed doesn't seem very long ago. It's likely that you will be feeding often and regularly in the first day or so to help your breastmilk to come in anyway. If you are formula feeding your baby she may not be hungry if she has been fed within the last two hours.

I need my nappy changed

Your baby may protest if her clothes are too tight or if a wet or soiled nappy is bothering her. Or she may not mind if her nappy is full and may actually enjoy the warm and comfortable feeling. But if your baby's tender skin is being irritated, she will most likely cry.

I'm too cold or too hot

Your baby may hate having her nappy changed or being bathed. She may not be used to the feeling of cold air on her skin and would rather be bundled up and warm. But you will soon learn how to perform a quick nappy change if this is the case.

Take care not to overdress your baby, or she may become too hot. She will generally need to wear one more layer of clothing than you to be comfortable.

Use sheets and cellular blankets as beddings in your baby's cot or moses basket. You can check whether your baby is too hot or too cold by feeling her tummy. If her tummy feels too hot, remove a blanket, and if it feels cold, add one.

Don't be guided by your baby's hands or feet, as they usually feel cool. Keep your baby's room at a temperature of between 22 and 25 degrees c depending on the weather.

If your baby is co-sleeping with you, contact with your body will elevate her skin temperature so she's likely to be warm. Is she is using a cot, place her down to sleep on her back with her feet at the end of the cot. That way she can't wriggle too far down under the blankets and become too hot.

I need to be held

Your baby will need lots of cuddling, physical contact and reassurance to comfort her. So it may be that she just wants to be held. Try a baby sling to keep her close to you, perhaps swaying and singing to her while you hold her.

You may be worried about spoiling your baby if you hold her too much. But during the first few months of her life that's not possible. Small babies need lots of physical comfort. If you hold your baby close she may be soothed by hearing your heartbeat.

I'm tired and need a rest

Often, babies find it hard to get to sleep, particularly if they are over-tired. You will soon become aware of your baby's sleep cues. Whining and crying at the slightest thing, staring blankly into space, and going quiet and still are just three examples.

If your baby has received a lot of attention and cuddles from doting visitors, she may become over-stimulated. Then, when it comes to sleeping, she'll find it hard to switch off and settle. Take your baby somewhere calm and quiet to help her to settle down. Read more on establishing good sleeping habits.

I need something to make me feel better

Be aware of changes in your baby. If she's unwell, she'll probably cry in a different tone to her usual cry. It may be weaker, more urgent, continuous, or high-pitched. And if your baby usually cries a lot but has become unusually quiet, it may be a sign that she's not well.

Nobody knows your baby as well as you do. If you feel that there may be something wrong with her, speak to your doctor and discuss your concerns. Call the doctor if your baby has difficulty breathing through the crying, or if the crying is accompanied by a fever, diarrohea, or constipation.

I need something. But I don't know what

Sometimes you might not be able to figure out what's wrong when your baby cries. Many newborns go through patches of fretfulness and are not easily comforted. The unhappiness can range from a few minutes of hard-to-console crying to several hours at a stretch, an almost constant state of crying that is sometimes called colic. Colic is defined as inconsolable crying for at least three hours a day, for at least three days a week.

Many parents find it very difficult to cope with a baby who has colic, and it can put a strain on the whole family. There is no magic cure for colic, but it rarely lasts for more than three months.

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I am 25 years old male unmarried I am having digestion prblm and my stomach getting bigger when ever I had meals. Hos to reduce my stomach please anyone suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
I am 25 years old male unmarried I am having digestion prblm and my stomach getting bigger when ever I had meals. Hos...
Hello take homoeopathic medicine carbo veg 200 4pills 4 times 4 days. N give a gap if 1 week n take homoeopathic medicine natrum carb 200 4pills once only for 4 days n take these medicines half an before food nly n take without water n don't chew just keep on your tongue it ll get absorbed, if you r eating outside cut down it could b due overuse of soda, or else whenever you eat you take 4 pills of natrum carb 200 you ll not face bloating, take lots of water, do not skip meals.
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8 Homeopathic Medicines For Peptic Ulcers!

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
8 Homeopathic Medicines For Peptic Ulcers!

One of the most common problems with the gastrointestinal system, peptic ulcers occur when the lining of the stomach - the esophagus or the small intestines, gets damaged. The damage occurs due to the development of sores on the lining which may be due to inflammation caused by certain bacteria, or due to erosion caused by the stomach acids. This can be a very painful disorder and end up severely limiting your life. Peptic ulcers can cause intense abdominal pain, vomiting nausea, indigestion and sudden unexplained weight loss.

The Homeopathic Approach to Curing Peptic Ulcers

The treatment of peptic ulcers in conventional medicine primarily revolves around the treatment of symptoms. The symptoms may be suppressed for some time but eventually come back sooner or later. This results in a vicious cycle where the treatment becomes less and less effective over time. Homeopathy, on the other hand, has an approach of trying to correct the problems from the root and over time, remove the very cause that results in the problem. Some of the things a homeopathic doctor may ask you would include –

  1. Family history of ulcers
  2. General health history of the family to determine hereditary health problems
  3. Physical characteristics
  4. Psychological tendencies and likes and dislikes among other information

Homeopathy takes into account not just the symptoms but the general constitution of the patient as well. This helps not only cure the ulcers but also the pre disposition to developing it again.

Effective Homeopathic Medications

Some of the most effective homeopathic medications used in the treatment of peptic ulcers are mentioned below. However, you shouldn’t try to self-medicate as it is best to consult with a doctor who can properly diagnose the problems and prescribe medication which are specifically tailored for you.

  1. Argentum Nitricum – One of the most effective medication in treating ulcers, Argentum Nitricum is usually prescribed when you experience sharp burning pains from peptic ulcers that radiate to different area of the abdomen. The pain is akin to the feeling of gnawing inside the stomach. Other symptoms such as vomiting, belching and nausea may also be present.
  2. Nux Vomica – If you have peptic ulcers and even eating the slightest amount of food causes pain, then Nux vomica may be a good option and thus be prescribed by your doctor. Another indication in such cases is where the abdominal region is very sensitive and you may feel pain even with the slightest touch. Nux Vomica is also very effective if your peptic ulcer symptoms tend to get worse after the consumption of tea, coffee, spicy foods or alcoholic beverages.
  3. Kali Bichromicum – Sometimes, peptic ulcers may cause the food in your stomach to sit like a heavy load immediately after meals. This can make you very uncomfortable and unable to do any other form of work. This is often times accompanied by a low appetite. In such cases, Kali Bichromicum has been seen to work wonders.
  4. Lycopodium Clavatum – If you have burning pain in your stomach along with the bloating of your abdomen, then Lycopodium Clavatum is the best medication for you. Other indications for this medication are when ingestion of warm water helps relieve pain. If consuming certain vegetables such as cabbage and beans worsens the situation, then Lycopodium Clavatum could be the best medication in such a case.
  5. Carbo-veg – An all-rounder in the field of homeopathy, Carbo-Veg is also effective when treating peptic ulcers which are accompanied by heartburn and acidity as well as sour belching. The pain from the ulcers may extend from the stomach all the way to the back. Other indication wherein Carbo-Veg may be effective is where the stomach area becomes very sensitive to touch and even small amounts of food may suddenly cause the symptoms to deteriorate.
  6. Hydrastis Canadensis – Stomach or abdominal pain accompanied by weight loss is one of the major indications where this medication may be prescribed. The patient may become emaciated and have sharp cutting pains in the stomach. In such cases, Hydrastis has been seen to be very effective.
  7. Graphites – This medication is extremely useful where along with the ulcer pain, you may end up vomiting your food immediately after a meal. A sensation which is painful and constrictive may be present in your stomach. Along with these symptoms, Graphites are also very effective when you suffer from excessive belching.
  8. Phosphorus – If you exhibit typical symptoms of peptic ulcer such as sour belching and a burning sensation in the stomach after eating, Phosphorus could well be the panacea. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have swelling at the opening if the anus it doesn't have any pain but their is a little burning sensation when I pass the stool. I have a consult my doctor he told that its is due to allergic its not a piles but I have consuming medicine for 3 month but their is now change.

M.S. general surgery, M.Ch Gastro-intestinal surgery
General Surgeon, Bangalore
From your complaints I feel you are suffering from external pile. If it pains then get it removed sir.
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I am 28 year old and I am suffering from loose motion from 4 days and day by day I am getting weak. So doctor please tell me some better home remedies that I can strong my intestine?

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
I am 28 year old and I am suffering from loose motion from 4 days and day by day I am getting weak. So doctor please ...
Hello in severe cases of diarrhea, it is advisable to observe a complete fast for two days to provide rest for the gastro-intestinal tract. Hot water maybe taken during this period to compensate for the loss of fluid. Juices of fruits maybe taken after the acute symptoms are over. After the condition improves, meals can be enlarged gradually. An effective remedy for diarrhea is the use of buttermilk. The acid in the buttermilk fights germs and bacteria; it may be taken and mixed with a pinch of salt three or four times a day for controlling diarrhea. Carrot soup is another effective home remedy for diarrhea. Pomegranate has proved beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea on account of its astringent properties. It is advisable to intake 50 ml of pomegranate juice for the treatment of weakness and loss fluids. Thanks.
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I suffer digestive problem from previous 2-3 months. Consult 2-3 doctors but no benefits please suggest me what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I suffer digestive problem from previous 2-3 months. Consult 2-3 doctors but no benefits please suggest me what to do.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and Also avoid peanuts and potatoes in your diet and For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night
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Does chronic Mercury Poisoning patient can get normal with chelation therapy? If yes, which chelating agent is used and for how long?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Does chronic Mercury Poisoning patient can get normal with chelation therapy? If yes, which chelating agent is used a...
Chelation therapy for acute inorganic mercury poisoning can be done with DMSA, 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid (DMPS), D-penicillamine (DPCN), or dimercaprol (BAL. All patients in unstable condition should be admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). After the patient is admitted, supportive measures, decontamination, and careful monitoring should be continued. In cases of inorganic mercuric salt ingestion, carefully monitor the patient's renal function.
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I have a problem with a bad stomach I get acidity and pain really frequently don't know why what could be the reasons i am 20 and vegetarian.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have a problem with a bad stomach I get acidity and pain really frequently don't know why what could be the reasons...
Stop taking fast-foods/cold drinks/night-watching (if an any). Take a balance-diet and at regular interval every day. If it is not possible to take meals at same time -- do take at least some cookies (handy-in your bag) always at the very time. Do drink water according to your thirst only. Please note the following recommendation for your conditions: Enjoy a Cup of Chamomile Tea -- Pour boiling water over a teabag and cover your mug, letting it steep for 10 minutes. If using dried chamomile, place 1-2 teaspoons in a mug and cover with boiling water. Cover the mug and let steep for 15-20 minutes. Sip slowly. Use a “Hot” Pack-- Find a place to lie down, and rest the hot pack on your belly. It should be a comfortable temperature, but definitely warm. Do this for at least 15 minutes, or as long as you need to, reheating as necessary.
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From last night I have liver pain. What should I do now? Is this caused for my acidity?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Homeopath,
From last night I have liver pain. What should I do now? Is this caused for my acidity?
Wait if again you get same pain 1st get sonography done, as there could be stones, if normal usg report means that acidity.
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What are exact causes of acidity at night? How to cure that recurrently occurring problem? Is Ayurveda medication have long lasting results in such a case?

BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
What are exact causes of acidity at night? How to cure that recurrently occurring problem? Is Ayurveda medication hav...
When you eat dinner you have to walk atleast for 30 mintues your dinner time is 3 hours before your sleeping timings you have to eat a full plate of salad before meal eat less food in dinner time if your problem does not solve then consult to me.
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I have digestive disorders and gas trouble in last 7 days and I'm not able sleep at night. Can you please offer a home remedy solution for that.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I have digestive disorders and gas trouble in last 7 days and I'm not able sleep at night. Can you please offer a hom...
1) oily food & cold drinks can trigger gas problems & discomfort. 2) more gas formation is due to improper digestion. 3) take 2 spoons ghee before meal 2 times 4) use butter milk in meal 5) do pavanmuktasan daily empty stomach & vajrasan after meal. To improve digestive system give feedback in 4 days.
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Liver Transplant Surgery - Everything You Need To Know About It!

MS - General Surgery, DNB - Surgical Gastroenterology, MBBS
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Ghaziabad
Liver Transplant Surgery - Everything You Need To Know About It!

As you might already know, the liver performs some important functions for the body such as removing toxins from the blood stream, regulating the immune response, processing hormones, nutrients, and medications, production of bile, production of protein, etc. That’s why the liver is considered to be the most important organ of the human body, and it’s vital to have a healthy, functioning liver. However, in some cases, a person needs a liver transplant. This is a complex surgical procedure that aims at replacing a non-functioning liver with a healthy liver from a donor.

Why is liver transplant done?
Liver transplant is mostly done in cases where the conditions cannot be controlled with conventional treatment or people suffering from cancer. A liver failure generally happens over a period. But, there are cases where the liver might fail in a matter of days. This condition is termed as an acute liver failure.

Chronic liver failure, on the other hand, happens gradually and can be a result of a lot of factors; the most common being liver cirrhosis. The latter can befall due to reasons such as hepatitis C and B, liver fat, Wilson’s disease, alcohol abuse, etc.

When do you need a liver transplantation?
The liver carries various functions important function in the body. Any disease or damage to it can affect the functioning of many other organs and total body functioning. However, the good thing is that liver can regenerate itself and only when it is damaged to an extent that affects this regeneration process; that one needs to look at the various treatment options. Liver transplant is recommended as the last resort in case of serious life threatening liver diseases like the following-

  1. Chronic liver failure
  2. Liver cirrhosis
  3. Acute hepatic necrosis
  4. Auto immune hepatitis
  5. Viral hepatitis
  6. Cancerous tumors in the liver
  7. Other metabolic disorders caused by the liver

For you to be eligible for a liver transplantation it is a must to remain sober for at least 6 months before the procedure happens.

Who can donate healthy liver for transplantation?
Ideally, a healthy liver is available for transplantation once the organ donor has died. However, due to the shortage of cadaver livers, transplantation of a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor was first attempted in the late 1980s. Today living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a common practice in quite a few medical institutes where up to 70% of the right side of the healthy liver is taken from the donor. 

Apart from the liver portion, a small part of a blood vessel in the leg is also removed from the donor’s body to connect the donated liver portion to the recipient. Due to this complex process, the donor may need a hospital stay for a week or longer. During this time the donor’s liver begins to heal and regenerate itself. Full regeneration generally takes six to eight weeks. In case of the recipient, it takes a bit longer for the transplanted portion to reach full function and the appropriate size. Thus the ability of the liver to regenerate helps both the donor and recipient to have a normal functioning liver in some time.

Risks and Benefits of Liver Transplantations
A good transplant centre ensures that all the safety measures are followed during the liver transplantation by the transplant surgeon and there is no risk of complications like bleeding, infection, blocked blood vessels bile ducts in the liver. A successful liver transplant increases the life span of the donor by a few years. However, the new liver can also get infected with hepatitis if it is not treated alongside. Also, relapse to alcohol use after transplant causes damage to the new liver, so stay sober and stay healthy.

What are different phases involved in the process?

  1. The first part of the process involves identifying a transplant centre that is reliable, trustworthy and performs enough transplants in a year. It is important to figure out the survival rate, factor in the cost, access the additional support that the centre can extend, etc.
  2. The next part is the evaluation. Any hospital evaluates a person with three things: A. whether the body is healthy enough to support medications for the rest of the life. B. Whether there exists any pre-medical condition that can jeopardize the procedure. C. If the patient is willing to follow the treatment plan for the rest of the life.
  3. Another phase that enters here is the testing phase. Some of the typical tests that are conducted include imaging test of the liver, basic laboratory tests, nutritional counselling, heart tests, routine health exam, financial counselling, etc. Once these procedures are over and done with, the selection panel of the centre meets to discuss the case and put the patient on the waiting list.

Is there a post-surgery procedure?

Once the patient is matched and the surgery takes place, a patient is likely to be in the intensive care unit for a few days followed by frequent check-ups for the first few months and the medicine continues for the rest of the life.

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Hi, my wife have missed her period which was supposed to be 3rd feb. White discharge, lower abdomen pain is it signs of pregnancy? If it is yes I just want to say you that at present we are not thinking about any child because already we have 1.5 years old baby. Can she use mifty kit (unwanted pregnancy kit)? Sir please help us.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hi, my wife have missed her period which was supposed to be 3rd feb. White discharge, lower abdomen pain is it signs ...
regarding white discharge of vagina is leukorrhea due to fungalinfections of vagina that is not a sign of pregnacy.you can consult a gynecologist for lruchohrea as well as use ofofunwanted pregnancy kit.

After a bike ride. I usually get blood in my stool what is the reason behind. Please advise.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
After a bike ride. I usually get blood in my stool what is the reason behind. Please advise.
Respected lybrate-user hi it seems related to friction of perianal skin after bike riding. Avoid long driving till possible manage somehow to create soft cushion arrangement over sitting area for long term benefits dear thanks regards later if required get physical examination by a surgeon.
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I am 38 years old. I am suffering fatty liver. Please let me know the reasons and remedies for fatty liver.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am 38 years old. I am suffering fatty liver. Please let me know the reasons and remedies for fatty liver.
Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy plant-based diet that's rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats. Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and get more exercise. ... Exercise.
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It feels like acid is forming in my mouth during the evening time. I think it is gastric. What are the things that I should do to avoid the same?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
It feels like acid is forming in my mouth during the evening time. I think it is gastric. What are the things that I ...
Hi! Avoid oily items Maintain timely eating Sleep well Physical exercise Avoid spicy items If you can't b alright by natural methods Then visit a physician
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Dentafix Oral Gyaan

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dentafix Oral Gyaan

Rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouth wash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

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I am being treated by homeopathy treatment for Gases (flatulence) and fissure from last 20 days. I am also doing exercise to gain weight at home. Is there any problem if I eat 2 boiled eggs daily for protein need or I should eat anything else. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), N.D.D.Y, F.A.N
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
I am being treated by homeopathy treatment for Gases (flatulence) and fissure from last 20 days. I am also doing exer...
Being an Ayurveda doctor I can suggest you eat light meals which are easily digestible bcoz you already suffers from Vata vridhi and Agni Dusti. Nourish yourself with light food followed by buttermilk. No heavy meals, no stress, little exercise, no late night awakening.
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I am 40,weight 45,irregular working of digestive system, gas problem,acidity problem,digestion problem can I try liv52 ? Suggest nutrition ?

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
Liv 52 will not help, Improve you diet take lots of veggies and fruits, go for a walk at least 45 min thrice a week, reduce intake of tea / coffee
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