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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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Pregnancy Care

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Pregnancy Care

Swelling feet in pregnancy is normal to some extent. This is due to increased water in the body. But if it is very much that is if it comes on the face it needs to be taken care off. Anemia, with high bp, are associated with this.

I am suffering from stomach pain during periods. Please tell me why this pain is happen.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from stomach pain during periods. Please tell me why this pain is happen.
You are suffering from dysmenorrhoea, which is very common. It should be treated initially with meftal spas (pain killer) tablets. If the pain is too severe it should be further investigated with ultrasound, to find out the exact cause. You could be suffering from endometriosis or ovarian cysr or fibroid.
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I am having a small lump with 2cm pus in my right breast. This has happened jst after my delivery when my baby stopped having my feed. please suggest how it can be cure now as its already been more than half month and there is no such improvement.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon,
Since its been a long time since the lump has appeared and still not regressed better to get your self examined. Lactational mastitis is common and treatable with antibiotics. Avoid breast feeding from the infected breast.
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Likoria - 10 Best Herbal Cures for it

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Likoria - 10 Best Herbal Cures for it

LIKORIA (leukorrhea) is a medicinal term that signifies a thick, whitish vaginal discharge. It is a natural defence mechanism that the vagina uses to keep up its chemical balance. It also safeguards the flexibility of the vaginal tissue. It might also be due to irritation or blockage of the vaginal mucosa.

There are such a large number of reasons for leucorrhea, the most common one being increased estrogen. The measure of discharge may really increase because of vaginal disease or STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), in which case it turns out to be more yellow and has a foul smell. Here are ten herbal cures for Likoria:

  1. Fenugreek Seeds: Fenugreek seeds enhance the pH level in the vagina and are known to influence estrogen levels. Drench one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The following morning, strain the water and include one and a half teaspoon of honey. Drink it on an empty stomach.

  2. Amla Root: For treating leucorrhea you need to take one tablespoon of amla root and absorb it in an ounce of water for eight to nine hours. Strain the root and drink the water each day until your symptoms come down.

  3. Lukol: An ayurvedic concoction, which is a blend of a few intense herbs, Lukol is known to get rid of the pain from the side effects of leucorrhea.

  4. Amaranth root: Amaranth root has antibacterial properties that helps in treating diseases. Its compounds help in the mending of reproductive organs. Grind amaranth root and add to water. Drink twice per day, morning and night for better results. Amaranth leaves and its branches can be added to boiling water for the same impact.

  5. Coriander seeds: Coriander seeds are extremely helpful home cure for leucorrhoea. Absorb the seeds in water overnight. Strain and drink this water the following morning on an empty stomach. This should be taken for no less than one week for better results.

  6. Amalaki powder: Take some amalaki powder and mix it with honey or sugar. Add it to a glass of water and drink. It can also be added to milk or used as a paste to be applied on the vaginal tract for better results.

  7. Asparagus: Blend and boil asparagus with somnifera withania. Drink this for effectively treating this condition.

  8. Turmeric powder and garlic: Blend turmeric powder with garlic. This is effective when the white release is thick and irritating.

  9. Walnut leaves: Walnut leaves have astringent properties, which are helpful in getting rid of infections and treating leucorrhoea. A mix made by soaking the leaves in water and boiling for around twenty minutes. This can be strained and used on genital areas.

  10. Different Herbs: Lamium album, White weed and Tiger lily are different herbs used for the treatment of Leucorrhoea. They should be used under the direction of naturopaths. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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If I get positive pregnancy test before 4 days. Now don't want the pregnancy and want to drop the baby. What can I do?

DGO
Gynaecologist, Pune
U will have to evaluate the fetal growth with a ultrasound first and subsequently you can choose ways to abortion.
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5 Things That Can Happen to Your Body When You Don't Have

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
5 Things That Can Happen to Your Body When You Don't Have

Having sex is good for your health but what if not having sex is actually bad for you?

Maybe you're going through a dry spell in your relationship or you're single and short of quality partners. Whatever the reason, forced abstinence isn't fun.

Having regular sex is good for your health. It has all sorts of benefits, from increased serotonin and oxytocin levels to better cardiovascular health . You sleep better, you feel more relaxed and, more than anything else, it allows for intimate physical connection with your partner.

If you stop having sex, your body reacts too. Here are some of the things that happen to your body if you stop having sex.

1. You Might Feel More Stressed

Sex is a stress buster. The hormones released during sex help the body recover from stressful periods. That's why a regular dose of sex is especially beneficial for people with high-stress jobs. It's also why so many of us use sex as a way to blow off steam and decompress from our super-busy, anxiety-inducing lives.

If sex helps you cope with stress, what happens if you stop? Obviously, it will be harder to deal with your normal stress levels.

2. You May Fall Sick More Often

Regular sex is correlated with a better functioning immune system. In one study, participants who reported having sex regularly (at least once per week) were found to have higher levels of an important immunoglobin that is known to increase resistance to illnesses like the common cold. A strong immune system means you'll fall sick less often

3. Your Libido Might Drop

Libido can be tricky for many people. They want to have sex, but they don't feel like it ... so they don't. However, the more you have sex, the more you want to have sex. This effect can make abstinence a little easier, but it'll also make getting back in the saddle more of a challenge.

4. Arousal Might Get Harder

When deprived of sex for long periods of time, men have a harder time getting erections - women may also struggle with arousal and lubrication after extended periods of abstinence.

Masturbation can help, but so can going easy on yourself when you get back into sex. 

5. You might become more Forgetful

Regular sexual activity boosts the function of your hippocampus, an area of the brain strongly linked to memory, Scientists believe that increased sexual activity can even reverse the effects of aging and stress on the brain.

Basically, when you have sex often, your brain produces new neurons, which makes it better at remembering and processing information. The study also showed that when sex stops, the higher memory and cognitive functions were lost, despite the presence of new neurons.

The Positive Side of Celibacy

There are some advantages to having less sex. You won't have to worry about pregnancy or STIs, for one. Going without sex for a while can also create space to focus on other things. At some points in our lives, that space can be really important. When you're in a relationship, not having sex can also open up other avenues fo physical intimacy. Those can be as important as sex, and can help boost your sexual connection when you get back at it.

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Copper -T method is safe to avoid pregnancy? pls tell me advantages and disadvantages of copper -T.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Copper -T method is safe to avoid pregnancy? pls tell me advantages and disadvantages of copper -T.
Yes it is safe and effective. In a few women it can cause pain during periods that usually settles in a few cycles. It can occasionally cause heavy periods. If introduced using good aseptic technique risk of infection is minimal. The good thing is it is non-hormonal and effective for 3-10 years depending on the nature of the coil put in.
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Dear Doctors, is is possible that breast mass and breast cyst (filled with water) both present at a time in one or both breasts?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
You should get your mammography done to detect the lump in the breast. Fnac may be required if you are having lump in brest to see its nature. Don't delay it i, t is very important.
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LUNG HEALTH

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
LUNG HEALTH
Lung is only internal organ of body which exposed to maximum to environmental pollution.
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Hi, I have taken unwanted 72 and after 5 days bleeding occurs is there any chance of pregnancy?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, I have taken unwanted 72 and after 5 days bleeding occurs is there any chance of pregnancy?
no its a period wait for 5 days chances of low period are there don't spoil your hormone balance by taking unwanted type of heavy hormones tablets too often emergency medicines should be used only during emergencies protect your health
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I am 29yrs married 1 nd 1/2 yrs ago. Still irregular periods continues even aftr consulting govt doctors.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 29yrs married 1 nd 1/2 yrs ago. Still irregular periods continues even aftr consulting govt doctors.
Such as eating disorders, significant weight loss or gain, anemia, menopause, thyroid disorders, hormonal imbalance, liver disease, tuberculosis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, recent birth or miscarriage, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine abnormalities, and other health conditions. Lifestyle triggers like increased exercise, smoking, alcohol abuse, caffeine, travel, stress, and certain medications and birth control pills can also contribute to this problem. Treatmet home remedies Aloe Vera Aloe vera helps treat menstrual irregularities naturally by regulating your hormones. 1. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf. 2. Mix in one teaspoon of honey. 3. Consume it daily before having your breakfast. 4. Follow this remedy for about three months. Note: Do not use this remedy during your periods Turmeric Being a warming herb, turmeric is also considered helpful in regulating menstruation and balancing hormones. Its emmenagogue properties help stimulate menstrual flow. Moreover, its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties relieve menstrual pain. ? Consume one-quarter teaspoon of turmeric with milk, honey or jaggery. Take it daily for several weeks or until you see improvement. ? You can also take turmeric in supplement form; consult your doctor for proper dosage A combination of dried mint and honey serves as a good Ayurvedic remedy for irregular menstrual periods. It also helps ease menstrual cramps. 1. Simply consume one teaspoon of dried mint powder mixed with one teaspoon of honey. Repeat three times a day for several weeks For treatment consult privately any queries inform me?
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PCOS

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
PCOS

What do we mean by Polycystic Ovaries?

Ans: Poly means many (multiple) and cysts are fluid-filled areas. Thus, a woman with polycystic ovaries will have a higher number of follicles (immature eggs which look like small cysts) in her ovaries. Because of more follicles growing in her ovaries, these appear larger in size on ultrasound. It is like to accommodate more number of students in a classroom, we need a larger room.

Polycystic ovaries are very common affecting 20 in 100 (20%) of women.

Having polycystic looking ovaries on ultrasound does not mean you have a polycystic ovary syndrome. Only around 6 or 7 in 100 (6 - 7%) of women with polycystic ovaries have PCOS and we need to look at other symptoms and hormones to diagnose this condition.

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Haldi Milk - Why Is It Soo Good for Your Body

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Haldi Milk - Why Is It Soo Good for Your Body

Turmeric or haldi in combination with milk can have unimaginable effects on your health. It is also an amazing mixture for personal care. Haldi milk for long has been a great naturopathic remedy to counter your day-to-day issues related to health. The benefits of this concoction must have been drilled into your head by several bollywood flicks that use it as a potent trope. In case you are still unaware, go through the following points.

You can experience the advantages of haldi milk in these many ways:

  1. It helps to treat common cold: A running nose and a clogged throat can be gotten rid of by drinking warm turmeric milk. Common cold is a recurrent problem bothering most people. It cures the soreness in one's throat and is also sought after because of its antibacterial or antiviral properties.
  2. If you suffer from body aches, this drink will give you relief: Athletes are particularly fond of this golden drink as it adds strength to a person's overall structure. Haldi milk makes the joints of your body sturdy; especially your spine.
  3. It is great for the health of your liver: If you have a problematic liver that keeps giving you a hard time, you should try drinking haldi milk. Haldi is known for its positive effects on one's lymphatic system. It can purify your blood by eliminating impurities in it, thus further accelerating liver function.
  4. You must see how it stalls the growth of cancer cells: Cancer is one threatening disease that once contracted, is hard to be curbed. Haldi can effectively stall the growth and multiplication of cancer cells in case of breast, lungs, colon, and prostate cancers.
  5. Painful menstruations can be taken care of now: If menstrual cramps turn you into an irritable, curled up mass, you should surely go for turmeric milk. There is no point in bearing with intolerable pain for ven a few days of the month when a solution as handy as this is available for you. It acts as an antispasmodic and pregnant women drink it to ensure smooth delivery.
  6. Sleepless nights can be kept at bay: Amino acids are required for a good eight hours of sleep. Haldi milk contains tryptophan which is a sleep inducing amino acid.
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After how much time of coitus, we can have pregnancy test using prega news or other similar home kit?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
After how much time of coitus, we can have pregnancy test using prega news or other similar home kit?
So taking a pregnancy test after say even five days of having unprotected sex might not help. However, this greatly depends on the sensitivity of your home pregnancy test kit. Some kits can detect pregnancy as early as seven days after conception or four days before your period were supposed to start. We have all seen the commercials that say you can get an accurate result at 4, 5, or even six days before your period is due but this is simply false advertising. These tests are looking for the presence of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) that is produced as the placenta forms and grows, after the fertilized egg has implanted. To make sure you are not wasting money on a test, it is not advised to test until at least one day after your regular period would start, but for optimal results, you should wait at least seven to ten days after the day your monthly cycle normally begins. A test taken any time after seven days should be accurate, as long as it is not expired.
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Respected sir/mam. Is cervical dilatation painful procedure? Is dat surgery really helpful for having a baby naturally without any procedure like iui ivf?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Respected sir/mam. Is cervical dilatation painful procedure? Is dat surgery really helpful for having a baby naturall...
Not it is not painful as done under anesthesia, and is a very short procedure, yes of course it increases the chances of conceiving naturally.
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I'm 17 and this is not a fraud question. My nipples become stiff and erect when they are squeezed or felt cold. This make me hard to wear thin cloths as they can be seen. How can I remove this erectness of my nipples Please.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patiala
Normal reaction. Avoid exposures to cold. And you can use padded undergarments to avoid such situations.
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Hi I am a 26 year female married and I have got a kid. Day before yesterday me and my husband had unprotected sex. As a precaution before 12 hours I have taken I pill tablet. My menstruation cycle is 28 days and starting date of last cycle was 15th May 16. I have 2 questions. 1. As ovulation date is near and I have taken I pill tablet is it OK that I shall not get pregnant? 2. Can we have unprotected sex till my next menstruation cycle?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
I pill has a failure rate if 6-10%. So there are chances that you can get pregnant. Although 90 % chances are there that you will not get pregnant. No you cannot have unprotected sex again.
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Dermatologists' top tips for relieving dry skin

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Dermatologists' top tips for relieving dry skin
Simple changes can soothe dry skin

Following the same skin care routine year round may not work so well when the humidity drops. Without a change in your skin care, dry air can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Dry skin can itch, flake, crack, and even bleed.

To help heal dry skin and prevent its return, dermatologists recommend the following.

1. Prevent baths and showers from making dry skin worse. When your skin is dry, be sure to:

Close the bathroom door
Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes
Use warm rather than hot water
Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser
Apply enough cleanser to remove dirt and oil, but avoid using so much that you see a thick lather
Blot your skin gently dry with a towel
Slather on the moisturizer immediately after drying your skin

2. Apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Ointments, creams, and lotions (moisturizers) work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need to apply a moisturizer within few minutes of:

Drying off after a shower or bath
Washing your face or hands

3. Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion. Ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum.

Tip: Carry a non-greasy hand cream with you, and apply it after each hand washing. This will greatly help relieve dry skin.

4. Wear lip balm. Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips. Some healing lip balms can irritate your lips. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to one that does not cause this reaction.

5. Use only gentle, unscented skin care products. Some skin care products are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. When your skin is dry, stop using:

Deodorant soaps
Skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)

Avoiding these products will help your skin retain its natural oils.

6. Wear gloves. Our hands are often the first place we notice dry skin. You can reduce dry, raw skin by wearing gloves. Be sure to put gloves on before you:

Go outdoors in winter
Perform tasks that require you to get your hands wet
Get chemicals, greases, and other substances on your hands

7. Choose non-irritating clothes and laundry detergent. When our skin is dry and raw even clothes and laundry detergent can be irritating. To avoid this:

Wear cotton or silk under your clothing made of wool or another material that feels rough
Use laundry detergent labeled “hypoallergenic”

8. Stay warm without cozying up to a fireplace or other heat source. Sitting in front of an open flame or other heat source can dry your skin.

9. Add moisture to the air. Plug in a humidifier. If you can check your home heating system, find out if you have a humidifier on the system — and whether it’s working.

When to see a dermatologist

Your skin should start to feel better quickly. If these changes do not bring relief, you may want to see a dermatologist. Very dry skin can require a prescription ointment or cream. Dry skin also can be a sign of a skin condition that needs treatment. A dermatologist can examine your skin and explain what can help reduce your discomfort.
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My periods have been irregular since past 6 months. What should I do? Is there any serious problem that I have to face in future and what steps should I take now?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
My periods have been irregular since past 6 months. What should I do? Is there any serious problem that I have to fac...
follow periods paricharya strictly during period days avoid heavy food heavy work bathing travelling exercise during period days take proper rest during periods eat fresh home made healthy food avoid day time sleeping and late night jagaran study etc avoid basi food two time heated food freeze stored food western food junk food etc detail histroy needed for solution for more details and Ayurvediy medications consult privetly
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My girlfriend is having a late period but is having the usual pain before period can she be pregnant? we didn't had sex but we had something with care.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My girlfriend is having a late period but is having the usual pain before period can she be pregnant?
we didn't had s...
Hi , We have very good homeo treatment to back ache during periods without causing adverse effects. The treatment is very much dependent on detailed description of your complaints- Please intimate on behalf of your friend? 1. Usual gap between periods 2. Your age 3. Are you married? 4. Any thyroid problem, anaemia? 5. Obesity? Precaution- Maintain cleanliness and good personal hygiene. You may opt for payment consultation giving the particulars. To start with, take the following homoeo medicines when the period is expected to commence and the pain is felt- 1. Cimicifuga 200---one dose (6 to 7 pills) in the morning 2. Magnesia phos 200---one dose ( 6 to 7 pills) in the afternoon and one in the evening (These medicines are easily available at nominal rates in any nearby Homoeopathic medical shop)
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