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Dr. Vidhya Selvam  - Gynaecologist, Chennai

Dr. Vidhya Selvam

MBBS, MS (Obstetrics & Gynaecology), DNB ( Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

Gynaecologist, Chennai

8 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Vidhya Selvam has completed MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Government Kilpauk Medical College and carries a rich experience in this field. She practices at Pachaiyappa Clinic in Chromepet.

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Education
MBBS - Government Kilpauk Medical College - 2010
MS (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) - Government Kilpauk Medical College - 2014
DNB ( Obstetrics & Gynaecology) - National Board, New Delhi - 2016
Past Experience
Assistant Professor at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital
Consultant at Chennai Krishna Hospital
Languages spoken
English
Tamil
Professional Memberships
Member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of India

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Vaginitis - Types and Symptoms

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Dibrugarh
Vaginitis - Types and Symptoms

What is vaginitis?

Vaginitis refers to infections of the vagina. This condition results in inflammation of the muscular walls of the vagina due to contamination of bacteria, yeast or viruses and results in itching, soreness, reddening and pain of the vagina along with pungent odors and unusual discharge.

Vaginitis is a common medical condition that affects all women at some point in their lives. Most of the time, the problem is not severe and can be easily treated with simple remedies. But if the symptoms become chronic and remain persistent, it requires the immediate attention of a gynecologist.

What are the different types of vaginitis?

There are a number of different types of this condition, which have varying causes and symptoms. Some of the most common types of vaginitis are as follows:

1. Bacterial vaginosis

This is caused by the explosive growth of the bacteria that is usually present in small numbers in the vagina under normal conditions.

2. Yeast infection

A type of fungus is known as candida Albicans causes this type of infection.

3. Vaginal atrophy

This generally occurs after menopause and is caused by falling estrogen levels.

4. Trichomoniasis

This type of injection is sexually transmitted and caused by parasitic infestation.

What are the symptoms of vaginitis?

Common symptoms of vaginitis include the following:

- Vaginal discharge with unusual colors or odors

- The occurrence of pain during urination

- The occurrence of pain during intercourse

- Itching, swelling and irritation of the vagina

- Vaginal bleeding and spotting

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an IVF Specialist.

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So, After sex, mistakenly, I put my finger having my man's cum on it inside my vagina. Can I be pregnant? Should I take a pill?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
There is no risk of pregnancy unless he has ejaculated semen inside vagina.So don't worry. Non need of taking any pill.
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I am on day 15. I had hcg injection on day 11. What are the early symptoms if egg ruptured and hatched sperms. Any difference in cervical mucus or something? When symptoms starts if its meet.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, FNB Reproductive Medicine, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am on day 15. I had hcg injection on day 11. What are the early symptoms if egg ruptured and hatched sperms. Any di...
Ovulation And timing to decide days of sex are best helped of you get an ultrasound done for follicular study .besides there are indirect signs like change in body temp and cervical mucous changes after egg release.such that it becomes more thick. around ovulation it's more copious and thin which indicates most fertile days when you should try
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DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
1)Who should go for preconception counselling and when?
Every couple should visit their doctor for it at least three months prior planning to have a baby.
Both partners should be physically and mentally healthy to start their journey of responsibility and joy.

2)What to expect on your visit to your doctor?
Your doctor will take a detailed medical history of yours and your family too. She will examine you and will advice some tests like blood sugars ; haemoglobin; thyroid tests; antibodies to rubella and toxoplasma and more depending on your history.The aim is to diagnose and treat any medical illness or deficiency found before you conceive.

3)Steps to be taken.......
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I am 27 years old female. I am present of 9 month in this time my mouth taste sour, vomiting feeling and stomach pain please suggest me why this type of symptoms.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I am 27 years old female. I am present of 9 month in this time my mouth taste sour, vomiting feeling and stomach pain...
You are feeling vomiting, mouth taste sour and stomach pains. Don't worry, this is due to pressure of expanding uterus on stomach and other organs. Advise to take as much rest as possible.
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Which is the perfect time to not get pregnant and if I do sex daily two times it wil affect my sperm count.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
safe period is first 5-7 days after stopping of period bleeding & 5-6 days before starting of period, condition is period should be regular...daily 2 times sex may affect sperm count....
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C-Section Stitches - Tips To Deal With It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, PhD(breast diseases)
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
C-Section Stitches - Tips To Deal With It!

Caesarean section or C-section is fairly common today and most mothers do not realize that once their incision has healed completely, the scar tissue problems can still occur. Unfortunately, there are no instructions for how to heal and care for C-section scars after they go home. The general post-operative instructions from hospital include a list of activities to avoid like lifting heavy articles and driving.

Caesarean scars can cause pain well after they've healed. This happen at the site of incision, but in other areas as well. It's important to remember that the scar you see on a mother's lower abdomen is just one spot that scar tissue has formed. There are also internal scars which can spread throughout the body over a time period. This scar tissue can cause lingering pain and dysfunction well after labour and delivery.

When our body tissue gets damaged, scar tissue forms. After a C-section, scar tissue forms along the abdomen and uterus as part of the natural healing process. Caesarean scars can be painful and mothers feel pain or tightness in their scars when they are reaching, leaning, lifting or standing up straight. The scar can cause muscle, connective tissue, and nerve damage in areas adjacent to scarred area. Over time this can lead to pelvic pain, bowel problems like constipation and irritable bowel syndrome and painful sex.

C-section scars are typically located in an area where they can entrap nerves. This can cause pain and also create an urgency or frequency to urinate. The best thing for a new mother is rest and recovery and doing too much, too soon, after a caesarean is a health risk. It is important that to keep incision clean, eat well and avoid lifting heavy articles to support healing. It is recommended that mothers have lymphatic and myofascial massage two days prior to surgery and as soon as possible post-surgery. Lymphatic massage is a light massage assisting in drainage and allows the collagen to align with the incision.

At three months post-caesarean mothers can begin scar tissue release therapy that involves massaging of the scar tissue so it becomes softer and more flexible like the surrounding skin and internal tissues. It needs to be done with three dimensional focus, slowly and gently separating the adhered tissues in all directions. The scar tissue release therapy painful with a burning sensation for some mothers, while some only feel mild discomfort or no pain at all.

Regardless of the age of the scar, one could get benefits from scar tissue release therapy from injuries to burns to surgical scars. Surface and internal scarring from surgeries could be contributing to many of the issues. Sometimes scarring is just a piece of the puzzle of your pain and so a pelvic floor physiotherapy in addition to scar tissue release therapy is recommended. The scar tissue release therapy reduces the appearance of C-section scars. It softens tissues and increases circulation, which all lead to a lightening in colour of the C-Section scar. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Got married one year ago. No child yet. Today is first day of period, blood came from vagina as a solid and fall down while going urine and not blood fluid. Why is this happen like this differently? What Wil be the cause for this.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Got married one year ago. No child yet. Today is first day of period, blood came from vagina as a solid and fall down...
Clotting happens when blood gets collected and falls in form solid consistency, as long as your other test results are fine there is nothing to worry, it may also happen if you took OCP or other harmonal pills.
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I am 27 years old. I had one baby girl at first pregnancy. 2nd aborted on 13.01. 2015 for the reason my first baby at age of 9 months old. Recently 3rd aborted on 27.01. 2016. Due to these abortions can I conceive in future? Is there any complications for next pregnancy? How can I take care of my health at present? Is new baby born with any difficulties? Which results I would face with these abortions? What I would take for next pregnancy? Is there any complications in future delivery? Please give me your suggestions.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Most women who have an abortion don’t have any complications and their fertility isn’t affected. However, a small number of women have complications, like ---------------- 1. A severe infection, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) (1 in 100)--------- 2. Damage to the womb (uterus) ------------------ 3. Damage to Cervix (1 in 100) Complications such as these can affect fertility. Also, repeated abortions can cause damage to your cervix and increase the risk of late miscarriages.------------------ Taking antibiotics before an abortion may reduce your risk of infection. The Doctor treating you will provide advice about taking antibiotics. ---------------------- Most infections are easy to treat. However, an infection, such as PID, that’s not treated could lead to a more severe infection of your reproductive organs. This can cause infertility or an ectopic pregnancy (when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb). ------------------Damage to the cervix can make it weaker. If the cervix can’t stay tightly closed in a future pregnancy (cervical incompetence), this can increase the risk of miscarriage. However, cervical incompetence can be treated with an operation to put a small stitch of strong thread around your cervix to keep it closed. If the womb is damaged during an abortion, it can cause scarring of the womb. It may be possible to remove the scarring with an operation. If you have an abortion, the Doctor treating you should tell you how much bleeding to expect. Follow-up treatment is a must after an abortion------------------------------- You should seek medical help as soon as possible if you have:----- 1. Pain in your lower stomach that doesn’t get better with pain relief medication ------- 2. Heavy bleeding ------- 3. A high temperature -----
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I am 16yrs old female, I am missing my periods from last 15 days, not an issue of pregnancy, what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 16yrs old female, I am missing my periods from last 15 days, not an issue of pregnancy, what should I do?
Hello, first get pregnancy test done in case you have active sexual life and if the pregnancy test is negative, then will have to rule out any other problem as there are many causes of irregular menses apart from pregnancy - nutritional deficiency, pcos, stress/ tension, excessive exertion, any other or recent medical condition, side effect of any medication, hormonal imbalance, etc. So, take her to a gynaecologist for examination and required investigation for coming to the final diagnosis and treatment.
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Hi any permanent solution have for pcod problems. How many days use medicine for it ? will it cure completely ?.

BHMS, Certificate course from University of Pennsylvania
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hi any permanent solution have for pcod problems. How many days use medicine for it ? will it cure completely ?.
It has permanent solution in Homeopathy treatment.But it needs few sessions of discussions and needs explore your hidden cause beyond PCOD.treatment for 6 to 9 months give you good result..sometimes it takes time
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My wife is pregnant. She is 25 years old. Avocado fruit is take in pregnancy? Where and which time period? Any disadvantage?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife is pregnant. She is 25 years old.
Avocado fruit is take in pregnancy? Where and which time period? Any disadv...
avocado is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.so,you can give that fruit in pregnancy.
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Hello, I'm 18 years old girl. My periods are irregular. It occurs more frequently. I have stomach and back pain on d first day alone. Do I have pcod? Or what should I do for this?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hello, I'm 18 years old girl. My periods are irregular. It occurs more frequently. I have stomach and back pain on d ...
Not everyone with irregular periods will have PCOD. Also you need a scan and blood test to diagnose it. When you get married you can get evaluated if your pregnancy gets delayed. As of now exercise regularly and keep your weight under control? That is the only thing you need to do now. For back pain learn simple yoga and start doing.
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Hi doctor I'm 5 months pregnant today I went to cracks in auto after cumming om from mor my stomach is tight fully is their any problem please give me a solution wil it affect my baby.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi doctor I'm 5 months pregnant today I went to cracks in auto after cumming om from mor my stomach is tight fully is...
nature protects the growing baby through layers and layers of muscles and fat around uterus. miscarriage, will show as spotting along with crampy pains observe and be on total rest for safety of not getting affected get ultrasound done later if all goes well and pain subsides if pain doesn't subside despite rest, go to your doctor.
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Know More About Cervical Cancer

MD, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
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Causes, symptoms and diagnosis of Cervical cancer

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Hi, I have got married almost 7 months back, me & my wife planning for baby from last six months, but nothing is going on and age of me & my wife is 31+, we do not want to wait more, can not understand what to do?, can you suggest me anything which is helpful for us? Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi, I have got married almost 7 months back, me & my wife planning for baby from last six months, but nothing is goin...
Hello, Please get your semen analysis done first and if its normal then you need to practice intercourse during her fertile period and in missionary position to help her conceive with higher chances.
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Benefits of Taking Cinnamon

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Benefits of Taking Cinnamon
The benefits of taking cinnamon include:

1. It has cancer treating properties (anticancer properties).

2. Helps in regulating blood sugar levels.

3. Also reduces bad cholesterol (ldl cholesterol - low density lipoproteins) levels in the blood.
4. Brings down arthritis pain.

5. Found to be effective during dysmennorhea (menstrual pain).

6. It helps in losing weight.

7. It improves blood circulation.

8. It helps in healing stomach ulcers caused by helicobacter pylori.


How to include cinnamon in your daily diet?

- it can be used as a regular spice in your food.

- mix cinnamon powder with your tea, green tea, coffee etc, and have it every morning.

- add cinnamon, jaggery, tulsi leaves, lemon, mint leaves to boiling water, allow the water to cool and then use it as a health drink. Have 2-3 glasses of this health drink per day for best results.
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I am a diabetic patient I got miscarriage on 16th feb And I wanted to have again pregnancy in one an a half month please suggest me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am a diabetic patient I got miscarriage on 16th feb
And I wanted to have again pregnancy in one an a half month ple...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It appears that you are having diabetes. In that case it is absolutely essential to have a very strict blood glucose control both for having conception and through out the pregnancy. Please also get your Thyroid assay done (TSH value should be around 2 mU/L). If blood glucose is not well controlled (between 90 to 120 mg /100 ml) during pregnancy then outcomes can be unpredictable or bad. So please achieve a strict blood glucose control. Then go for the pregnancy. If you have any doubts please come back. Thanks.
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How To Prevent Prickly Heat Rashes?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DDV
Dermatologist, Pune
How To Prevent Prickly Heat Rashes?

The small, red itchy spots that appear on your skin during the hot summer months or after contact with hot temperatures are known as prickly heat, and cover areas of your body such as the neck, back, face, thighs and chest.

So, what causes this form of skin rash?
Prickly heat typically occurs when you sweat excessively, such as usually in a hot and humid environment. The heavy sweating along with the bacteria present on the skin and the dead skin cells causes the blocking of sweat glands. This results in the buildup of sweat underneath your skin and the characteristic bumps that you see. When these bumps burst open to release the sweat that is buildup within, it causes a prickly sensation, giving it its name.
Certain factors can also increase your chances of contracting prickly heat like:

  • Being obese or overweight
  • Sitting too close to a fire or heater
  • Being dormant due to illness
  • Wearing too much clothing

How to prevent it?
Heat rashes usually clear up on its own if the affected spot is kept clean and dry. However there are certain things that you can do to prevent it and these are:
1. Staying away from excessive heat and humidity - Heat and humidity are the main causes of heat rash. They cause you to sweat more alongside a worsening of your rash. Sitting in a shade or keeping yourself hydrated is the best way to prevent prickly heat rash from occurring.

2. Selecting the right clothes - Wearing cotton clothing in hot temperatures is one of the best ways to keep heat rash at bay.  Cotton being a natural fiber doesn't trap the heat, compared to nylon and polyester fabrics.

3. Keeping the skin hydrated - Keeping your skin cool by sitting under the fan or in an air-conditioned room is another way of preventing itchy skin rash from occurring.

4. Avoid strenuous physical activity - Keeping yourself away from the strenuous physical activity of any kind can help in preventing excessive sweating. If you have to indulge in strenuous workouts, keeping yourself hydrated is a must to avoid instances of dehydration.

Haldi: Turmeric the Ultimate Spice

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Haldi: Turmeric the Ultimate Spice

Turmeric or haldi is one of the main spices in an Indian kitchen. Not just India, but in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, turmeric has been a favored spice for thousands of years. Ayurveda has long espoused the benefits of turmeric and that is one of the reasons why many Indian home remedies tend to have this spice in them.

Some of the reasons why turmeric is considered an ultimate spice are mentioned below:

  1. Has very effective anti-inflammatory powers: For any kind of inflammation related pain, turmeric is known to be very effective. Be it muscle pains or skin related problems, turmeric used with other mixtures have often been applied to the affected areas. Turmeric in the diet also has similar anti-inflammatory effects.
  2. Prevention of cancer: Turmeric contains the enzyme curcumin, which blocks the growth of cancer cells, especially head and neck cancer varieties. It stops the spread of malignant cells within the mouth when chewed and if used in a controlled manner within one's diet, prevents the growth of malignant cells in the first place.
  3. It has antioxidant properties: Studies have shown that turmeric in the diet as well as curcumin, the primary enzyme within this spice, are very effective in detoxifying the system. It is especially good in cleansing free radicals that may contribute to various cancers, such as skin, colon or prostate cancer.
  4. Pain relief in arthritis and osteoarthritis: Connected to the anti-inflammatory properties mentioned above, turmeric is known to be very effective in relieving arthritic pain. It is even known to have worked as a pain reliever in the case of osteoarthritis, when it was used as an extract.
  5. Prevention of plaque buildup and thus lowering chances of heart disease: Plaque is the sediment that may build up within the arteries and thus results in its clogging. This is the single largest cause of heart attacks. The enzyme within turmeric, curcumin, is an effective agent in cleaning the arteries and thus preventing heart diseases.
  6. Aids digestions and resolves many digestive problems: In small amounts, turmeric in the raw form is very good for the digestive system as it stimulates the production of bile. Research has shown that people who suffer from IBS or irritable bowel syndrome may also benefit from the use of this spice. Apart from this, even gas or bloating and an upset stomach can be cured by ingesting small amounts of turmeric.
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