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Dr. Sumathi Ravishankar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Sumathi Ravishankar is an experienced Gynaecologist in R A Puram, Chennai. She is currently practising at Ganga Hospital in R A Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sumathi Ravishankar on Lybrate.com.

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My wife is 50 year old, and no sexual desire. But her periods are regular. How can I boost her desire, she is very goodhealth no disease.

MD, MBBS, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
My wife is 50 year old, and no sexual desire. But her periods are regular. How can I boost her desire, she is very go...
You need to spend more time with her and educate her on this. Go for a holiday to your fav destination.
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I had sex on 11 th April nd it's my period date also but I didn't get period nd on 14april Did pregnancy test nd that was negative nd my period was late by 4 days my period come after the test on 15 april so now is any chances of pregnancy pls let me know I am so worried about this.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
I had sex on 11 th April nd it's my period date also but I didn't get period nd on 14april Did pregnancy test nd that...
Hello, since you had your periods, don't worry about it now. Periods may get delayed due to many reasons.
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I'm 24 ange man. Me and my girlfriend mates tomorrow, from that we have a tension about the chances or pregnancy. Her periods last date was 25th August. Is there is any possibility for pregnancy doctor.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmednagar
I'm 24 ange man. Me and my girlfriend mates tomorrow, from that we have a tension about the chances or pregnancy. Her...
You can consult some gynaecologist. Secondly it is safe that you use condom during intercourse as precaution.
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Precautions to be taken before 1st time sex n should I use condom and how to know whether girl is virgin or not.

MBBS, DGO, DNB Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Precautions to be taken before 1st time sex n should I use condom and how to know whether girl is virgin or not.
U should use condom whether the girl is virgin or not. Virginity can't be ascertained by you even a gynaecologist cannot be sure of a girl's virginity. And by the way why are you bothered about her virginity. If you have trust problem with her then don't rush for physical intimacy and ruin her as well as your life.
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My periods date is 29 in december, but I did not get on jan 29, till 3rd febraury I did not get periods, y?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My periods date is 29 in december, but I did not get on jan 29, till 3rd febraury I did not get periods, y?
Hello, it is better to rule out pregnancy with a serum beta hcgtest as of now, once ruled out, you may wait for 2 weeks in all to allow menses to resume, which may be delayed likely due to stress induced hormonal imbalances.
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Hello, I am 26 years old. My problem is that when I am having intercourse with my husband & when he insert sperms to me. Then it comes out back when I get up even after many hours. We want a baby. What can we do.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
The semen of husband may be thin in viscosity causing it to come out. So you have to go for private consultation from me where I will tell you certain guidelines about diet and medicine to thicken the viscosity of semen that will help semen to stay in vagina for long time increasing chances of pregnancy.
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Diabetes and Cancer: The New Epidemic?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes and Cancer: The New Epidemic?

There was an era where we had deadly infections like plague and polio causing death of thousands of people. We still have occasional outbreak of swine flu, but by and large, infections are quite controlled. The new killer diseases are caused because of the lifestyle we have adapted and the damage we have done to the environment. High intake of processed foods, artificial chemicals in our foods, sedentary lifestyle with very minimal to no physical activity, couching over the computers; the list is quite long.

All these have led to diseases like diabetes and cancer that were not so common about say few decades ago:

Detailed observation has revealed that both these new epidemiologic diseases have a close correlation. There are factors, which induce diabetes and diabetes in turn and in some cases, diabetes inducing agents, can cause cancer also. It has also been observed that mortality is severely increased if diabetic patients are diagnosed with cancer. There are two types of diabetes. While type 1 is mostly hereditary, type 2 is lifestyle induced and the age at which this is being diagnosed is taking a severe plunge. Adolescents and teenagers are being diagnosed for diabetes. Cancer, on the other hand, is of various types (leukaemia, melanoma, myeloma, etc.) and can affect various organs (lung, breast, prostate, stomach, liver, etc.).

The medical community is yet to decipher the disease pattern of both these conditions. While there is no definite correlation between diabetes and all types of cancer, some types of cancer are definitely correlated with a definite reason identified, pancreatic and liver cancer for instance. The high amounts of insulin that diabetic patients are exposed to causes changes in liver and pancreas including fatty liver and cirrhosis, here the incidence of cancer is higher. The linkage is not very clear in lung and intestinal cancers and also there is no link between prostate cancer and diabetes.

Diabetes is considered as a state of chronic inflammation and leads to conditions like hyperinsulinemia (higher levels of insulin in the blood) hyperglycemia (higher levels of sugar in the blood). These are believed to aggravate the neoplastic process of cancer formation, thereby inducing cancer at a greater pace and also increasing the mortality rates.

The following are risk factors that are applicable to both age, physical activity, diet, obesity, drinking and smoking. It is also possible that onset of one can be followed by the other. As noted earlier, more detailed research is awaited to establish a definite linkage, but the correlation cannot be ignored at all.

Both these new epidemics are here to stay and since they have a common set of factors, we need to work on ways to contain them.

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Am a 24 year old married woman. I missed period from 20/3/16 and I do not want pregnant because I have already 2 children. Oneof them is only 7months old so please suggest me best pill for abortion and in future what is the best way to control pregnancy.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Am a 24 year old married woman. I missed period from 20/3/16 and I do not want pregnant because I have already 2 chil...
medical abortion is possible in your case but it is safe and best to b done after checkup and direct guidance of a gynae doctor
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I am not married but I have a doubt is that pcos surely affect my pregnancy or not?

Fellowship in Gynae Oncology, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Post may affect pregnancy but not 100 percent you have time to reduce your weight post is not a permanent problem.
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First baby ke time hi permanent sterilization bhi krwa sakte hai na ek sath. We do not want any more child never ever. Kindly give me a best way for permanent solution of no more child ever.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
First baby ke time hi permanent sterilization bhi krwa sakte hai na ek sath. We do not want any more child never ever...
It is a good thinking on your part to undergo sterlization (tubectomy) in your part along with child birth and tubectomy is a surgical procedure for sterilization in which a woman's fallopian tubes are clamped and blocked, or severed and sealed, either method of which prevents eggs from reaching the uterus for implantation thus preventing further fertilization.
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Is there any side effects to use contraception pill? Like I pill. Any other medicine for having safe sex?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Is there any side effects to use contraception pill? Like I pill.
Any other medicine for having safe sex?
The best medicine for having safe sex is condom if it is used properly, doesn't has any side effects. You should always check the condom for any leakage after the use. If you really want to be safe then one method both of you practicing simultaneously in an act would be assuring. I pill dies has side effects mainly disturbances in the menstrual cycle.
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Me and my gf both are virgin and we decided to have sex but I want to experience it without condom so if after doing sex if she will have one tablet of ipill will there be any chance of pregnancy .we randomly have sex 3 times on the same day .plz suggest proper dose of ipill and when to take to avoid pregnancy.

Certification in Robotic surgery in Gynecology, MRCOG (LONDON), Fellowship in Gyn Endoscopy, MD - Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Me and my gf both are virgin and we decided to have sex but I want to experience it without condom so if after doing ...
I pill is meant for emergency contraception and not regular. It can have a lot of side effects if taken frequently
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Hello periods miss hone ke kitne din baad pregnancy check karni chahiye actually mere periods regular hote hai first time I missed my periods.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Hello periods miss hone ke kitne din baad pregnancy check karni chahiye actually mere periods regular hote hai first ...
Hello pregnancy test should be done 7 days after missing the menstrual period with morning sample of urine.
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What is Ectopic Pregnancy the Most Difficult Type of Pregnancy?

Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
What is Ectopic Pregnancy the Most Difficult Type of Pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: Causes and symptoms

Ectopic pregnancy happens if the egg implants itself in the fallopian tube in place of the uterus. That's why this form of pregnancy is called a tubal pregnancy as well. Many a time, it may also implant itself in the belly, ovary or the cervix. If the egg is allowed to develop in the fallopian tube, it brings about the bursting of the tube, leading to instances of heavy bleeding.

What really causes this condition?

In this type of pregnancy, the cause isn't always easy to arrive at. In many cases, certain conditions have been found to bring about this pregnancy and these are:

- Damages to the fallopian tubes in the form of scarring and inflammation due to a preceding medical infection, condition or surgery

- Imbalances in the body's hormone levels

- Abnormalities in the genes

- Birth defects

- Medical problems that have an effect on the shape and condition of the reproductive organs and fallopian tubes

- Though it's rare, ectopic pregnancy can occur while using an intrauterine device or system for birth control

- Inflammation of your reproductive system such as pelvic inflammatory disease

How do you know that you suffer from one?

In terms of signs that will help you to easily identify whether you're having an ectopic pregnancy, the initial signs are:

- Light bleeding from your vagina

- Pain in the abdomen or in the pelvic region, which tends to occur after 6-8 weeks of a missed period

The other symptoms of this condition reveal themselves as you progress through the pregnancy and include,

- Dizziness or fainting as a result of internal bleeding

- Shoulder pain brought on by bleeding in the abdominal region

- Signs of shock

- Worsening of pelvic or belly pain

- Heavy vaginal bleeding

Additionally, a person with ectopic pregnancy also experience signs associated with early pregnancy such as:

- Nausea

- Tender breasts

- Fatigue

- Missed period

- Increased in frequency of urination

'Consult'.

Related Tip: 6 Pregnancy Complications You Need to Know About

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This is kriti 26 years old. At the time of periods bleeding has been decreased comparison to previous cycle. Should I consult doctor for this? Any serious problem? Please suggest me what should I do. Any medicines?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
This is kriti 26 years old. At the time of periods bleeding has been decreased comparison to previous cycle. Should I...
Hello, the quantum of bleeding may decrease due to stress during menstrual cycle and hence as long as menses are regular there is no much need to worry.
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Hai,I have delivered in aug. During 9th month my weight is 57 kgs, after delivery it was 54. After that I am gradually increasing my weight. I am breastfeeding & also using formula milk bcz my milk is not sufficient for my kid. Actually I heard that if I breastfeed I will loose weight. But it is not happening. Can you please suggest me the solution.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hai,I have delivered in aug. During 9th month my weight is 57 kgs, after delivery it was 54. After that I am graduall...
Feeding mothers can work on weight reduction after 2 months of baby's birth. - Eat balanced, low calorie, nutritious diet - You only need to cater for 400-500 calories extra for baby. It means just 1.25 times normal diet. - Take lot of milk/products, proteins, vegetables, greens. - Take 2-3 fruits daily. - Take meals/snacks every 2 hours - 10-15 almonds daily - Cut down all fried stuff, Puri, Paratha, Pizza, Burger etc - Cut down sweets, laddus, biscuits and similar stuff - No colas or juices - Two glasses salted Nimbu paani daily. + one glass plain water every hour. - 30 mins brisk walk daily. - Aim for 1 - 2 kg weight loss per month. - Stay Healthy Stay Happy, things will get better with time.
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Dear sir / madam. I am suffering for my vagina in burn after intercourse. please give any suitable advice.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
if there is itching and foul smelling too then this may be due fungal infection.so keep clean and dry vaginal portion.apply anti fungal cream or gel.if there is only burning then drink plenty of fluids.take healthy and nutritious diet.
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Can STDs be the Reason Behind it?

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Can STDs be the Reason Behind it?

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, also known as PID, is characterized by an infection that occurs in a lady's reproductive organs. Usually this occurs as a result of a complications arising from a STD. The disease causes severe damage to the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the uterus. It is one of the bigger causes of infertility in women. 

Causes-

The cervix which is the entry to the uterus has the function of stopping bacteria that are present in the vagina from spreading to the other organs. Once infected by a STD, the cervix can no longer perform its function of preventing the bacteria from spreading to other organs. PID develops when the infection spreads from the cervix to the upper areas of the genital tract. 

There are certain factors which increase the chances of being affected by PID: 

  1. Being sexually active 
  2. Already affected by STDs such as gonorrhea 
  3. Past history of PID 
  4. Having multiple sexual partners 

Symptoms-

Women may experience pain while urinating and engaging in sexual intercourse, coupled with sore feeling in the stomach along with nausea. Abnormal vaginal discharge and a rise in body temperature are common symptoms as well. 

Treatment-
Once the disease has been diagnosed by a doctor, a treatment plan is devised. The treatment options that you can avail of are: 

  1. Medications: If the symptoms are mild, then the doctor will prescribe antibiotic medications. Usually the antibiotics are administered by mouth unless the symptoms are severe, when the drugs are administered intravenously. Your partner would also require medications if you happen to be diagnosed with PID, so that he/she does not catch it. 
  2. Surgery: Surgery is recommended by the doctor in case of tissue inflammation and the presence of pus (abscess). The aim of surgery is to get rid of the abscess to prevent any further infection. 

In addition to the treatment methods, there are certain precautionary measures that you can adopt to be safe: 

  1. Have protected sex.
  2. Try and stick to one sexual partner.
  3. Visit your gynecologist for regular checkups.
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My wife monika was 28 week pregnant and she is was a patient of SLE from 2011. On 8th march 2017 she had a headache but she tells it's normal headache, because she was pregnant so she can't take any pain kill. But the pain remains we take her to hospital and Doctor check her BP it's approx 190/120. Doctor gave her a tablet. After 5 min she had a major stroke and BP goes over 200. Doctor gave her emergency treatment and refer her to Bhopal Bansal hospital. In bansal hospital doctors told me that she had a stroke so we have to terminate the pregnancy. And they did the operation and terminate the pregnancy. Now she is in HDU and BP is 140/92. My wife and my family is very upset. Please suggest me that we have chance of baby in future. She is very upset.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My wife monika was 28 week pregnant and she is was a patient of SLE from 2011. On 8th march 2017 she had a headache b...
She had pre-eclampsia and because of which she might had that headache and this sudden raise in BP is also not good for her as well as for BP hence they opted for termination but the future chances of pregnancy will actually not dependent on the previous obstetric history and hence next time plan accordingly and try to have regular check ups and BP check ups regularly to avoid such complications in future, don't worry and you will have future chances of baby birth.
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If a poison reaches its expiry date, would it be more poisonous or less poisonous?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
If a poison reaches its expiry date, would it be more poisonous or less poisonous?
Hello, its difficult to say though the efficacy would diminish but it will not be lost so a poison would still remain a prison even after expiry.
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