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Dr. Zara Sukumar

Gynaecologist, Chennai

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Dr. Zara Sukumar is a popular Gynaecologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Zara Sukumar at St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Zara Sukumar on Lybrate.com.

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Tips To Maintain Hygeine During Menstruation (Periods)

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
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Generally the 3--4 days during periods are the most inconvenient and sometimes messy for all women.
By applying a few general rules you can make your life easy and comfortable.
1. You should change your pad after every 4--5 hours even though it may not be fully soaked as because the same pad for hours together-----from morning to evening can cause irritation of the private parts.
This is applicable especially for youngsters and college students who may be away from home for long hours for college or tuition or classes and surroundings may not be convenient.
2. Always carry 2 extra pads in your bag or purse and also a spare undergarment.
Sometimes during heavy flow days the undergarment may get soiled and can cause a lot of discomfort.
3. Always carry some tissue papers in your handbag. Especially during periods. They may come handy while using a public toilet.
4. Try keeping a small thin plastic bag in your purse for obvious reasons.
5. You can apply any anti fungal dusting powder to your private parts twice daily during periods after a bath. Having bath twice daily is advisable.
6. Some women suffer from rashes during periods. Try changing the brand of your sanitary napkin. Maybe the one you are using presently does not suit your skin type.
7. In case the rashes are too much. You can apply some anti fungal and anti bacterial ointment over the affected part. Candid -b is the one which is most widely available and you don't need a prescription for that.
8. Avoid wearing excessively tight pants and especially jeans. Some loose comfortable cotton clothing is advisable.
9. If you have too much pain during periods you can use otc medicines like tab. Cyclopam for pain relief. You should always carry a strip of this medicine in your purse.
10. Drink lots of water or juices or coconut water and keep yourself well hydrated.
Tips To Maintain Hygeine During Menstruation (Periods)

Hi a 18 day old baby not getting mother milk due insufficient flow of milk. Henceforth baby drinking cow milk. Can you please suggest any supplement for baby to make them healthy and any medicine to their mother to flow of milk.

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Hi a 18 day old baby not getting mother milk due insufficient flow of milk. Henceforth baby drinking cow milk. Can yo...
The baby not getting enough milk is a frequent, unnecesaary worry among the young parents. First of all it almost never true. Weighing the baby before and after the feed on an accurate electronic scale can give an idea of how much milk the baby suckled. Second test is to manually express the breast and see. If the nipples are not inverted, the baby can be encouraged to suckle frequently so that feeding gets established. If the nipples are inverted then, a nipple shield can be used. Correct positioning and latching of the baby is of utmost importance. A trained person can help with this. There are some drugs such as perinorm which can be given to the mother as a galactagouge. The mother's fluid/foodintake should be increased and she should be constantly motivated, supported and assisted till the feeding gets established.

I had a physical relation with my partner many time but my virginity doesn't break I heard when virginity break the blood comes out. But it doesn't happen to me so what should I think is I am Virgin. If no then what could be the reason that the blood didn't came out. please help me out.

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its a false a notion to think that the hymen will break only during the first intercouse. it can break on its own or during some physical activity like riding a bike etc., so donot give too much importance to the blood beeing seen during the intercouse. when penis has penetrated your genitals, you have lost your virginity.

HiMy mother (age 62) has been done Ultrasound scanning of abdomenthat report was ovaries: Right ovary measures: 36*28 mm.(Increased in size) left ovary measures: 28*16 mm.(normal) PLease let me know info about this report except this everything is fine.

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Sexologist
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Right ovary is increased in size. This increase could be due to number of diseases. I advise you to do laparoscopic test to find out the cause for increase in size.

I am 21 years old, I am suffering with irregular periods (I get menses once in 6months since 2 years. I consulted gynecologist 6months back, she said I have pcod and suggested some medication (mensovit) for getting periods. She asked me to consult her after a month to give a 3months medication for pcod but I did not consult her since I was out of station. Can anyone please suggest some home remedies to get regular periods. Your answer is very precious for me, thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
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I am 21 years old, I am suffering with irregular periods (I get menses once in 6months since 2 years. I consulted gyn...
Hello- yes irregular menses and weight gain is due to pcod. According to ayurveda there is a fat (meda dhatu) and blood (rakta dhatu) symbiosis in the body, whenever the patient indulge in practices like irregular and unhealthy diet (fast food etc.) and irregular daily schedule (late night workout, sleeping in day time etc.) this symbiosis gets disturbed and body start making fat in excess thus minimizing the production of blood in proper quantity and quality. This is the reason why diseases like thyroid and pcod, menopausal female etc. Develops weight gain with reduced blood levels. In your case only weight loss treatment will not be beneficial for you, or you have to look out for both the aspects. Don't go for allopathic treatment for pcod (metformin etc.) as it will further increase your weight and will create a hormonal imbalance in your body. Follow this ayurvedic routine and treatment to cure both weight gain and pcod- a) tab kuberaksha vati 1 tab twice daily. B) tab hyponid 1 tab thrice daily. C) do basti treatment by nearby ayurvedic doctor (it is a very effective treatment in ayurveda for pcod). D) maintain proper eating routine, avoid fast foods and spicy diet.

Hey can you suggest how to control curb for fatty things as already am suffering from pcos.

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Hello, general measures to control pcod 1. Drink plenty of water: drink at least 2 litres of water per day. 2. Exercise: regular exercise will not only help you reduce weight, but will help lessen binge eating. 3. Free your life of stress: whether it is to fulfil your motherly instincts, regaining your feminine charm, or improving your general health and well-being, progression of pcod is something that needs to be checked sooner than later. These tips on diet should help you. 4. Diet include whole wheat products whole grain / whole wheat bread wholegrain / whole wheat pasta barley, natural diuretic fruits oats, corn raw fruits and vegetables fresh fish lean meats protein shakes avoid: refined flour products / maida white bread white pasta fast foods cakes, cookies, sweets, chocolates high fructose corn syrup soft drinks and soda bengali mithai, sweets, desserts.

Iam female 42 yrd old iam suffering with bone pains, periods coming regular with less bleed, knees pain even I climb four steps also, now from one week tendays iam suffer ing with itching on body full body its very irritating.

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Iam female 42 yrd old iam suffering with bone pains, periods coming regular with less bleed, knees pain even I climb ...
Your weight is not given correctly. You take homoeopathic medicine psorinum 200- one dose (6 to 8 pills) tomorrow morning. Watch for 4 days and report progress to me for further direction.

My wife, 50 years of age having Fibroid in Womb, So how to deal with /cure it with out any surgery?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA)
Gynaecologist
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Mere presence of fibroid does not need surgery always. Treatment depends on size and location of fibroid and whether she is having any problems or not.

I had sex nxt day of periods and take I pill after sex and I experience bleeding after six, days but after that I have no period?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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I had sex nxt day of periods and take I pill after sex and I experience bleeding after six, days but after that I hav...
Hello, after 6 days of ipill you received your withdrawal bleed as expected and the next menses would be only after a month from this bleed or may be a week delayed, so be patient.

I had a light spotting on my period then we check a hcg test its showed positive results.Now i am 6 week pregnant. I had light spotting while urinating i don't have any symptoms like cramping or severe vomiting and my age is nineteen im married.

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist
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U need to go for progesterone hormonal supplements. Do consult a gynecologist before starting. Stree woman health care centre bangalore

I am 8 month 15 days pregnant. I need more protein in my body according to my doctor. Kindly guide me what type of food I eat for proper protein diet. Is there any tension in delivery for me or my baby or not. Kindly tell me please.

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General Physician
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I am 8 month 15 days pregnant. I need more protein in my body according to my doctor.
Kindly guide me what type of fo...
Your consulting doctor is your best adviser at present you can take protein supplements if required other wise soyabean pulses eggs non veg are good sources of proteins

Science Says: Drinking Vodka and Caffeine Together as Bad as Cocaine

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician
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Many of us need that jolt of coffee to kick-start our day. Science has backed caffeine since ages for its antioxidant properties but sadly it also increases blood pressure and affects the kidneys.

Today's generation is all about taking risks to a whole new level. Many pubs and lounges offer caffeinated alcoholic beverages, and many health drink companies are making energy drinks aimed for the fun loving youth. Though they may be a good idea for a fun night, but a concoction of booze and caffeine together may not be such a good idea says a new study.

Consuming such mixtures is extremely harmful to the brain. Energy drinks contain almost 10 times the amount of caffeine that is approved by the fda to be allowed for consumption by adolescent teens. Mixing them with alcohol alters the brain activity forever that even lasts into adult life.

In a study conducted by the purdue university lead by Dr. Richard van rijn and his team, experiments were conducted on mice that were fed coke mixed with alcohol. Researchers saw significant changes in the parts of the brain that are related with addiction. Similar changes were seen in the mice that were given cocaine. Studies conducted on mice brain produces similar results on human brain.

When one consumes only alcohol, it gives a feeling of happiness. However, when you drink too much, the body knows that you have overconsumed and starts to shut itself down - you feel sleepy so that you don't harm yourself too much.

The stimulatory effect of an energy drink mixed with booze seems obvious. This study published in alcoholism: clinical and experimental research can provide some refreshing insight into it. Lead author and psychologist cecile marczinski showed how the body shuts down any in-built pathways when one overindulges. For research purposes, volunteers divided into groups were asked to drink plain alcohol, energy - alcohol beverages, energy drinks alone and a non-alcoholic beverage assuming that the group who drank energy- alcohol drinks would also show symptoms of sedation. Much to the surprise of the research team, participants who had energy- alcohol beverages showed twice as much stimulation than with plain alcohol alone.

Also, the researchers discovered that it was not only the caffeine found in the energy drink that was the culprit, but the activation of other ingredients in the beverages as well e. G. Glucose, taurine and ginseng which are all stimulatory for the human brain.

The reason a concoction of alcohol and caffeine gives such an intense reaction is because both alcohol and caffeine release dopamine - the ‘feel good hormone’ in the brain.

Teenage brain is weak & subtle and if it is flooded with high levels of dopamine, they may need higher amounts of it to experience the same ‘high’ later in life due to development of tolerance which makes quitting also more tough.

The heightened stimulation along with impulsivity makes energy-alcohol drinking quite dangerous especially for teenage drinkers who think they can hold their alcohol or still have control over the steering wheel after heavy boozing at a party.

Next party, choose your poison carefully
Science Says: Drinking Vodka and Caffeine Together as Bad as Cocaine

I am 21 years old. When I start my periods time (menstrual), I am having sever stomach pain and I am omitting for many time that 1st day. I am also having leg pain too. " is there any problem on using Paracetamol for this? " Please suggest me a solution for this.

Diploma in Gastroenterology, Diploma in Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 21 years old.
When I start my periods time (menstrual), I am having sever stomach pain and I am omitting for man...
Condition is called dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps are due to a hormone-like substance called prostaglandin that causes the uterine muscles to contract during menstruation. 1. Heat applying heat on the lower abdomen is the easiest way to control menstrual cramps. Heat helps relax the contracting muscles in the uterus. Place a heating pad over the lower part of your abdomen and lower back. You can even use a regular plastic bottle filled with hot water. Apply the heat until you feel more comfortable. Alternatively, soak a towel in water, wring out the excess water and then heat it in the microwave for one minute. Place it on the lower abdomen until the towel cools. Repeat every few minutes until the pain is gone. Even taking a hot shower may relieve pain and make you feel more relaxed. 2. Ginger ginger is a wonder herb that can effectively ease menstrual cramps. This herb plays a key role in lowering the levels of the pain-causing prostaglandins. It also helps fight fatigue associated with premenstrual syndrome and can make irregular periods regular. Grate a small piece of ginger and boil it in a cup of water for five minutes. Strain it and add a little honey and lemon juice. Drink this tea three times a day during your menstrual cycle. You can also add ginger in your food while cooking or suck on some ginger candies. If still your problem persists consult your nearest doctor. Consult me online on video consult.

Pelvic pain in periods?

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Alternative Medicine
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Hello for period pain you can take msg phos 3x 3 times a day. For better management consult privately.

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Gynaecologist
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Be always positive.

I am suffering from too much stomach pain during my period. so, what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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I am suffering from too much stomach pain during my period. so, what should I do?
Hi, this is called dysmenorrhea medically, if its unbearable then it needs to be treated. Homeopathy has curative treatment for it, so you can send detailed symptoms so that we can cure it completely.

I have TSH levels of 22, it was >150 a year back which reduced to 22 after regular use of Thyrorich tablets. Currently I m using 175mg per day. My question is, will this thyroid disorder will affect my sex potency?

CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist
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I have TSH levels of 22, it was >150 a year back which reduced to 22 after regular use of Thyrorich tablets. Currentl...
Mr Dinesh, Hypothyroidism can affect sexual desire as well can cause erectile dysfunction, particularly if not properly treated. A number of studies have shown that either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism does lead to ED, premature ejaculation. But once the condition is treated these defects disappear rapidly. Your TSH level is still very high, it should come down to around 4 milli units/ml as you are on treatment. Current dose of thyroxine needs to be increased a bit further to achieve that.

After 4 days of my delivery ,I have pain and stretches in my breast. I am very worried. The same problem was I faced after my first delivery. What should I do? Then I was operated with surgery. Now I am not prepared for such a painful surgery. What should I do? Please tell me.

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After 4 days of my delivery ,I have pain and stretches in my breast.
I am very worried. The same problem was I faced ...
Dear Lybrateuser, Pl give regular breast feed to the baby and expel any excess milk. Also clean breasts with towel dipped in warm water after every feed.

Hello doctor. I want to concern with a gynecologist. I have irregular period. My doctor prescribed me 2 medicine chromiNAC-A and glycomet 1GM. I am taking these 2 tables for 2 months. Now this month my period came on time. Now my doctor prescribed me Krimson 35 .but we have plan now for a baby. Should I take this tablet if I have plan? Why should I take this tablet? I searched in Internet. But not getting satisfactory result. Can anyone help me out. Please.thanks.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
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Hello doctor. I want to concern with a gynecologist. I have irregular period. My doctor prescribed me 2 medicine chro...
Hi if you have a plan for baby than you should not take krimson 35. Its oral contraceptive pill which you must stop before planning pregnancy. If you already have taken few pills than continue for this month, do not stop, otherwise your period wil come early. But do not take krimson 35 tablet from your next period. Thanks.

Hi. I am 18 years old and am very confused between if I am either experiencing pregnancy symptoms or food poisoning. I have been experiencing stomach pains, high fever, chills, and diarrhea. I experienced vomitting and nausea but only once the first couple hours I experienced the symptoms. A few hours later pain worsened. I didn't experience nausea nor vomitting after but still had diarrhea, stomach pain, and high fever. The last time I had unprotected sexual intercourse was about 4 weeks ago. I have not missed my period but symptons are suspicious. Should I get checked or am I just assuming?

MD.ayurveda , Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, Diploma in Trichology - Cosmetology, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Register master Ayurveda practitioners
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If not missed your period, do not worry. You can take antacids and digestive to rule out poisioning and pregnancy. Simple home remedy to try is kapoor n lavang water.
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