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Dr. Sunitha Singhvi

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Sunitha Singhvi Gynaecologist, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Sunitha Singhvi is a renowned Gynaecologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sunitha Singhvi at Singhvi Health Care in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sunitha Singhvi on Lybrate.com.

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A Tribute to the Martian: Power of Solitude

Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Certificate in Forensic Psychology, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS
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We live in a world of seamless connectivity. Its a world where we pride ourselves being available & online 24 by 7! So, it has become quite a rarity when we find ourselves to truly alone. Even when none of our friends or family members are physically near us, they’re only a whats app or Hike text message away. While being so connected does have its benefits, but sometimes; it’s necessary to shut the world out and live in our cocoon of loneliness or solitude. Cutting a long introduction short, what can be the benefits of solitude?
We get Innovative & more productive: When we are truly & totally alone, we don’t rely on other people to entertain or otherwise enhance our life experience. Not only it forces us to think differently but we also don’t hold our self back in any way. Result? more new ways of accomplishing a task that we might not even had tried before, had we been working in a group. (Remember the movie & novel The Martian??)
We Work Harder: Remember school & college group projects?? I bet we all had near similar experiences where one or two members of the group put in all the donkeys work on behalf of group of four or five students! This group mentality of being Passive or “someone else will do it or should do it” doesn’t exist when we are alone. And of course, if we don’t do what we are supposed to, we shall be the one's taking the blame. But on the brighter side, when we are totally alone, we are completely free from distractions and can actually focus on getting work done with monomaniacal focus.
We are able to clear our minds better:We all need time to recharge. This happens best during periods of loneliness where we can sit back & objectively think about our problems, projects without the burden of outside opinions. History is ripe with tales of great ideas & inventions springing to life in serenity of solitude.
So next time, we should all welcome the prospect of spending ''that weekend'' or ''that trip'' alone all by ourselves!! Cheers!
A Tribute to the Martian: Power of Solitude

I am 26 years old and 60kgs in BMI measuring tests they said that I am having water retention problem.please help me

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician
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I am 26 years old and 60kgs in BMI measuring tests they said that I am having water retention problem.please help me
Your weight is within the range, though it should be ideally 55 kg, but 60 is a bit on the higher side. Water retention is common in many women and you must be aware that it is due to hormonal changes, is more a week before periods, aggravated by more salt intake & sedentary lifestyle. Water is accumulated in entire body and this is extra water which is retained by sodium salt present in our table salt. Potassium present in oranges, lemons, bananas etc counters the effect of sodium, besides reducing the intake of sodium in foods rich in sodium like tinned food, acchars, papads, sauces, chutneys etc. Because salt is a preservative. Reduce salt intake, do not sprinkle salt on salads, drink lemon juice (shikanjavi, green tea and lots of citrus fruits to give you potassium (there is no side effects of extra potassium if taken in the form of food) drink lots of water so that you pass more urine, extra sodium will be washed out along with other impurities and may be some essential salts and minerals, which you can easily take as supplement tablets of multivitamin & b complex. You do not require a medicine to ward off water retention, food + exercise will help you. Do write back and do not get conscious of water retention.

What are the necessary precautions to be followed during the period of pregnancy?

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What are the necessary precautions to be followed during the period of pregnancy?
The first trimester of pregnancy is a very sensitive period as the foetus is in its early developmental stage. It is the time when the major organs are in the initial formation stage, not to forget the development of the body systems. Therefore, adequate precaution needs to be taken so that the foetal development is not disrupted at any cost. It is not that you need to live in a bubble and keep worrying about its safety, or stay stationed on your couch during these first three months. It is just that you must be well informed and take the necessary sensible precautions.avoid alcohol, smoking, sea food coffee, hot water bath or sauna bath, medicine and herbs. thanks

Health Impacts of watching TV and using Laptop

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We've probably heard about it, read it and even watched it a few times - devices like TV and laptop take a toll on our health. But are the studies backed with statistics applicable to us? What duration crosses the limit between acceptable and dangerous. Given that both these devices are entwined in our lives not only to entertain, but also make our lives easy, how much can you really avoid them? The reality is that you can't. So here is a quick look at what impacts you the most and how you can manage it best.

1. Increased eye irritability: We are quite used to multi-screen viewing these days. We work on our laptops or iPads while we watch TV at home. While this may seem like a skilled process in multi-brain functionality, but it is subjecting our eyes continuously to artificial light, making us blink less often. Often extending to over 12 hours a day, a mix or laptop and TV viewing can cause dry eyes, irritability, and reduced vision problems.

2. Increased obesity: Having access to everything from groceries to jewelry online makes it unnecessary to move out of the house on a Sunday. This is a boon and a bane in its own right. Easy access means spending lesser time standing in supermarket queues but more time in front of the TV. This can lead to lethargy and obesity. This risk is very real in children and we are battling with an entire generation on the brink of obesity and related problems. Did you know that childhood obesity risk increases by 60% when kids watch one hour of TV! Don't even try the math for a year's worth of television!

3. Increased affinity for junk food: TV has more side effects than you think. It automatically makes us reach out for the most harmful foods that taste great but hardly have any nutritional value. From chips to pizzas to burgers to quick fix noodles some with extra cheese others with a copious quantity of salts slowly add harmful toxins to the body. The worst part is that we are so lost in our work or TV that we don't realize the quantity we are chewing down.

4. It affects your sleep cycle: Having these handy late in the night also confuses our body with artificial light, throwing our sleep cycle off balance.

5. The one-off cases are real for some people: We often hear horror stories about some 12 years old whose thighs burned up because of excessive laptop use. There are other stories about a man who came home after a workout and accidently touched his laptop's power cord to be electrocuted. There are other stories linking these gadgets to cancer risks. These stories may be played up by the media for viral effect but the fact remains that you never know when you can be that 'somebody'.
Health Impacts of watching TV and using Laptop

During my periods my lower abdomen pains a lot which I can not even bear the pain please tell why this happens to me and also will it effect during pregnancy?

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During my periods my lower abdomen pains a lot which I can not even bear the pain please tell why this happens to me ...
Dear lybrate user, you are suffering from dysmenorrhoea which can be due to various reason (pathological) and functional eventhough however to rule out you need few pathological tests to be conducted. For now you can use the medicine mag phos 3x three tablets 20 minutes interval 2-3 doses with little luke warm water during pain in lower abdomen during menses. And consult back with me.

My gf has a prob abt her periods. She's 22 years. Height 5.5 & weight 68 kg. She never gets her dates on time and also every time its late. She gets so much pain during dates that she can't even stand properly neither she feels like eating while those days. Plz help wat should she do to get it normal.

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My gf has a prob abt her periods. She's 22 years. Height 5.5 & weight 68 kg. She never gets her dates on time and als...
Hello, Here are some tips to help you get rid of your problem: It is good to avoid fried, sour and protein rich foods in the last week of the menstrual cycle. Eat fish as it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which helps in easing contractions during menstruation Avoid eating dairy products, meat and poultry Maintain healthy and nutritious diet and perform yoga to help you stay away from problems If you are suffering from anemia, you should take food rich in iron Avoid vegetables like potato, eggplant, yellow pumpkin and try to concentrate on consuming drumsticks, papaya, white pumpkin, snake guard, cucumber and bitter guard When you experience pain, you can help reduce the pain by giving the area hot treatment. Drinking plenty of water and herbal tea also helps reduce pain and problems faced during menstrual periods. You can also perform yoga and some cardiovascular exercises that will help you get rid of these cramps. Last but not the least; take as much rest as possible. This will help you keep your menstruation under control. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Mag. Phos. 6x/ 5 tablets to be dissolved in ½ cup of water after every 2 hrly. till the pain lasts. Home remedies for menstrual pain: You can also take simply sesame seeds in water and drink it twice during menstruation Papaya is very helpful and treats lot of menstrual problems. Raw papaya helps women suffering from severe pain or less bleeding problem. Banana is very good fruit during menstruation and those who have excess pain in back and stomach can take banana leaf that should be cooked in little oil and consume it mixed with curd.

How can I use caution in sex with my wife for early pregnancy?

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How can I use caution in sex with my wife for early pregnancy?
As it is not clear in your question whether she is presently pregnant or not, i'm providing the answers for both the cases. 1. If she is not pregnant: she can go for contraceptive pills. You can use condoms, withdrawal method. Monitoring of cycle is important as highest chances of pregnancy are from the 10th day of the menses till 20th day of menses. If you do not want pregnancy then don't get intimate during these days or else use protection. 2. If she is pregnant: avoid sex during the first 3 months. From 4th month onwards you can have till 7th month, with care.

Last time I got my periods on 16th Jan and had unprotected intercourse on 25th Jan. He got discharged inside me, so I had ipill the same day. After that on 1st Feb, I got my periods again but the flow is like once a day. Its too thick and brown or sometimes black n dark reddish in colour. Since 1st feb till now, I get flow one time a day and its colour is described above. Is it a side effect of ipill? What's the cure? And I would like to mention that every time I have an intercourse and he gets dc inside me, I take ipill. I am too afraid regarding this.

Diploma In Postpartum Depression, Formerly , House Job , Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Last time I got my periods on 16th Jan and had unprotected intercourse on 25th Jan. He got discharged inside me, so I...
This is a side effect of I pill I pill is only an emergency contraceptive pill. It should be used maximum 1-2 times a year it has a lot of side effects like pain abdomen, menstrual irregularity. Pls use other method like condoms.

I got married 7 months ago and planing to have baby when is good time to do sex?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist
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I got married 7 months ago and planing to have baby when is good time to do sex?
Mid cycle if you have regular 28-30 days periods. Start from 9 days after period starts i. E 9 th day of cycle and continue for another 9-10 days.

Got married in Dec 2014. Had a chemical pregnancy in Sept 2015. Not able to conceive since then.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Got married in Dec 2014. Had a chemical pregnancy in Sept 2015. Not able to conceive since then.
Semen analysis of your partner is required first. If your cycles are regular, you may undergo a diagnostic laparoscopy. If all the gets are normal, pregnancy can be achieved during the most fertile period of each cycle.

How to avoid pregnancy after first delivery?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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The best way would be use injection depot mediroxy progesterone acetate which can be repeated every 3 months. This prevents ovulation and menses and hence pregnancy as long as you are using it. Regards.

My wife had a missed abortion on 30th dec 2015. She had one in may 2013 as well. Recent miscarriage occuerd bfor 5 weeks, no fetal heart activity was seen, jst before it happened she had a delayed cycle. Nobody in her family is having diabetes or had recurrent miscarriages. She is regularly taking thyronorm 50 tabs as advised after first missed abortion. Now she has advised to get her krayotyping.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Hello, Anembryonic gestation can be idiopathic where heart beat doesn't arrive so as such its not an indication for any intervention but a karyotyping can be planned for safety.

I always have pimples during the time of my periods and the worst thing is it leaves marks over the face.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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I always have pimples during the time of my periods and the worst thing is it leaves marks over the face.
Get your hormonal test done on the 2nd day of period f. S. H, l. H, t. S. H, prolactin, free testosterone, dht.

Tips for people suffering from vitiligo & Leucoderma

Diploma in Acupuncture, BHMS
Homeopath
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Avoid butter, sour things such as lemon, oranges etc, white bread take a thought in your mind as white is not right for you simply
Tips for people suffering from vitiligo & Leucoderma

Hi, my wife drank harpic (toilet cleaner) she was admitted in hospital but her father did not revealed that she drank harpic instead he said she is having chest pain. She actually was having chest pain when admitted to hospital but my father in law due to my fear did not told about harpic. She also had anxiety and panic attack problem from past 2 years after doctor examined and started treatment few hour later they said she is recovering and will be shifted to general ward but same day after few hour again some problem started and then put on ventilation was given anesthesia to rest and next day she died. I know its my father in law mistake he never told the doctor about harpic and what made her drink that shit. In death certificate doctor wrote it was by suffocation. I just need to know if my father in law would have told the doctor could she be saved. Please doctor I need to know.

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Cardiologist
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my wife drank harpic (toilet cleaner) she was admitted in hospital but her father did not revealed that she drank...
Sorry to hear about it accidental or suicidal ingestion of acid usually affects the lower oesophagus and stomach. Harpic is a commonly used toilet cleaning solution and contains hydrochloric acid as the active ingredient, whose ingestion can affect both the stomach and intestines in the form of gangrene and perforation. Symptomatic treatment aims at dilution of the ingested corrosive and specific management involves correcting metabolic imbalances, coagulopathy and emergency surgical intervention for severe injury and late sequelae. Whether she could be saved or not depends totally on the blood reports of the patient, site of perforation whether it is food pipe or stomach or duodenum hydrochloric acid posioning can be treated success fully, but before I can comment whether in your case she could be or could not be depends totaaly on her condition at time of admission kindly send to me a copy of all the reports and presciption and all the treatment charts of your wife provided to you by hospital as it is acse of poisioning without looking at all these documents its not possible to give a expert comment thank you mail me all documents from admission to discharge.

Last month my wife had menses only for one and a half day. This month she didn't had menses. We did urine pregnancy test and the result was negative. But still menses didn't come. After one week we again did the test and the result was null. The next day we again did a urine test and it also resulted in null. Although evrytime we took a new device for test. She doesn't want to get pregnant. What should we do to avoid pregnancy. Please help. Menses time is between 10 -15th of the month. Should we wait for next month.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist
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Last month my wife had menses only for one and a half day. This month she didn't had menses. We did urine pregnancy t...
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user, please get a blood test called serum bhcg to confirm that you are not pregnant. Also get pelvic ultrasound done to rule out ovarian cyst. She will need medicines to get period, don't worry mostly it will not be pregnancy.

How can I abbort after I get pregnant?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Hello, if you are already pregnant now, then abortion is legal till 20 weeks and the methods depend on the period of gestation or pregnancy be it medical or surgical means. You may consult me for the same in private. Regards.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Ayurveda is a system practising to remove ailments from its root cause. So people expecting sudden and instant relief may not be happy with the system. But those expecting healthy n happy life will carry forward the same.

During last week of 9th month pregnancy how baby moves. What all problems are there during that time.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath
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During last week of 9th month pregnancy how baby moves. What all problems are there during that time.
Movement in the 9th Month While many women feel that their babies move less toward the end of the pregnancy, babies actually continue to move even during labor. As babies run out of room, they can change the way they move and their mothers may feel them differently, but you should feel movement every day. If you feel that your baby is moving more frequently during the ninth month, you may just be more aware of the movement because the baby is bigger or the baby may have changed her active times to match the times you are awake and aware of her movements.
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