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Dr. Vasundhara

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
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Your PCOS Diet During Pregnancy!

MS - Gynaecology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Varanasi
Your PCOS Diet During Pregnancy!

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or Disease (PCOS) is a very common condition, wherein there are multiple cysts in the ovaries. As a result, there are many changes which the body undergoes and it is not limited to the gynecologic system. A woman with PCOS may also find it difficult to conceive, and so, once she is pregnant, precautions are essential to ensure there are no complications.

Pcos predisposes women to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular complications, lipid metabolism disorders, uterine cancer in long run. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Preeclampsia: When the blood pressure readings are high during pregnancy, it is known as preeclampsia. It brings with it a whole lot of complications including the need to cesarean section, premature birth, etc. So, it is best avoided, and diet can help to some extent.
  2. Diabetes: Gestational diabetes which manifests as higher sugar levels only during the pregnancy is very common in women with PCOS. The increased hormone levels in PCOS increase insulin resistance, thereby increasing sugar levels. This needs to be managed through a combination of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
  3. Preterm labor: Women with PCOS are at a slightly higher risk of premature labor.
  4. Weight-related issues: PCOS leads to weight gain, and this could be a problem during pregnancy. It is essential to discuss with the doctor as to what would be a good weight range and stay within that range throughout pregnancy. Weight gain brings with it a host of complications and so best avoided.

Dietary changes:

With PCOS, during pregnancy, strict cautious diet planning can help in avoiding complications and allow for an easier pregnancy. Though they may not solve every problem associated with PCOS, dietary modifications can have a significant effect on the overall health and well-being. Listed below are some easy-to-make changes:

  1. Increase consumption of fibres like greens, nuts, pumpkin, berries, whole grains, almonds, etc. are included. This ensures that digestion is a prolonged and gradual spike in blood sugar levels.
  2. Increase protein-rich foods like soya, tofu, eggs, and chicken, which help in avoiding binging. They are light on the stomach and help in weight management.
  3. Foods which are generally anti-inflammatory including tomatoes, olive oil, spinach, fresh fruits, and omega-3 fatty acids help in controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  4. Supplements to include omega-3 fatty acids, prenatal vitamins, vitamin D, and calcium if required ensure that the baby gets the required nutrients for optimal growth.

What to avoid:

Anything that can spike up calories and is of low nutritional value should be avoided.

  1. Avoid whites – pasta, rice, and bread
  2. Baked and processed foods
  3. Candies, chocolates, snacks
  4. Salty and spicy fried snacks
  5. Aerated drinks and soda

PCOS in pregnancy presents a combination risk, and dietary changes and weight management are essential for a safe pregnancy.

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I have tenderness in breasts when close to ovulation and prior to periods. It is painful also. I have conducted mammography before 2 years and doctors said I have harmless fibroid in my case how frequently should I take up mammography test and can the fibroids be removed. Just getting concerned as age passes by. I am 37 now.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Mammography is not the solution. The solution is to get rid of your fibroid. So act fast. There is some very good homoeopathic treatment for yr problem. Please discuss yr problem with me in private questions.
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I cannot penetrate penis in vagina because I think vagina opening is small and she makes her body tight in fear of pain.Please tell.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
hi lybrate user, It could be psychological fear, anxiety. that may lead to above problem. Make her feel comfortable, go ahead smoothly, you can also use lubricant gel. vagina might go in spasm due anxiety. make changes in environment relaxation therapy.
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I am a married person I have a baby girl also so now I want to conceive a baby boy. What should I do which food I have to use and other advice.

General Physician, Mumbai
I am a married person I have a baby girl also so now I want to conceive a baby boy.
What should I do which food I hav...
Sex of the foetus does not depend on the food you eat and I will suggest you to try and try till you succeed in giving birth to a male child
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I have unprotected sex today and yesterday was the last day of my gf periods and she is taking crimson 35 since 2 month so the periods may regular, so should I need to give her i-pill or she should continue on crimson 35, which one will she have to take both or one of two and which one?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have unprotected sex today and yesterday was the last day of my gf periods and she is taking crimson 35 since 2 mon...
If it was the last day of menses...then it is considered as safe period...least chances of pregnancy...and crimson should be sufficient... But my personal advise is avoid taking such pills...they have many side effects... Better'use condoms if u really care for her.
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Giant Cell Tumours: Causes and Prognosis

Fellowship, DNB, D.Ortho, MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Giant Cell Tumours: Causes and Prognosis

Rare forms of bone oriented tumours are giant cell tumours, which are mostly found in the bones that are long. This tumour is mostly found in young people between the age of 25 to 40 years and is more common in women than in men. The slow progressive growth of this tumour is more like a lesion rather than a mass, and it causes significant pain. It can also lead to bone destruction. Let us find out the various facets of these tumours including causes, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

  • Causes: The actual cause of this condition is not yet known, although many orthopaedic specialists tend to associate it with Paget disease, which is a chronic bone disorder. The main symptoms of this disease include enlargement and deformity of the bones. Giant cell tumours are not associated with injuries, genetics or environmental factors. 
  • Symptoms: There are many symptoms that can point at the presence of the giant cell tumour. These include pain in the joints surrounding the bone on which the tumour is growing. Also, inflammation and fractures might be caused due to this growth. The surrounding joints may face difficulty as far as movement goes, and fluid retention might also take place.
  • Diagnosis: The diagnosis of the condition is usually done by an orthopaedic specialist who will conduct an x-Ray to study the area surrounding the bone. This will help in throwing up images of the tissue, bones and other organs in the area. The doctor may also carry out a biopsy during which tissue samples will be procured for further examination under a microscope, so as to determine whether or not the growth is a malignant one. Also, radionuclide bone scans may be conducted to find out if there is any bone change due to other bone diseases and this tumour.
  • Treatment: The treatment of this condition will depend largely on the patient's age and medical history where the doctor may take stock of any other ailments and diseases which may or may not interfere with the chosen path of treatment. One of the ways of treating this condition is with surgery that will help in removing the damaged bone. In very severe cases, amputation may also be required. Further, bone reconstruction surgery can also be followed for treatment.
  • Prognosis: Local recurrence is a risk as far as giant cell tumours are concerned. A CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvic area should be carried out in a routine manner for at least two years after treatment.

Any persistent inflammation and pain should be checked by a doctor to detect any such growth.

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I am getting married soon, my wedding date and menstrual cycle is coinciding. I want to prepare my period by a week. Wedding is in march, I want to start medication in this month and alter the dates so that I needn't take pills in Feb. My last period was on Dec 1st. please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am getting married soon, my wedding date and menstrual cycle is coinciding. I want to prepare my period by a week. ...
Hello, You can opt for postponement of menses ideally by starting progesterone pills from day 22 of your cycle and then continuing it till as long as you wish to delay your menses.
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Me and my wife are planning to have a child soon. We have been married for a year. Can I get some basic level tips that increase our chances to have a baby?

Ayurveda, Pune
First 2 years never need a treatment. Normally pregnancy happens in between 10 to 18 th day of menses, that is ovulation period. In these days you need keep coitus daily for pregnancy.
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I am in periods now and something strange happened this time. I had bleeding 1st and 2nd day but it stopped at 3rd day and after I took bath at 4th day ,I had bleeding again at the end of 4th day which made me little worried and Whenever I do some work then I feel exhausted, dizzy, headache and I only take one time meal in a day. I had vomit also. I have a very less diet too.

Homeopath, Mumbai
I am in periods now and something strange happened this time. I had bleeding 1st and 2nd day but it stopped at 3rd da...
Dear User 3-5 days of bleeding is normal during Menses. If it persist kindly do USG ABODOMEN or female parts to detect any anatomically abnormalities. If normal then wait for another cycle if normal then nothing to be concerned. If problems persist then contact a gynacologist for detail hormonal investigations. Hopefully your questions is answered.
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