Lybrate.com has an excellent community of General Surgeons in India. You will find General Surgeons with more than 35 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find General Surgeons online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.
Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. R. Sethi
Kidney Stones Treatment
Removal Of Stitches Procedure
Corn Removal Procedure
Dressings Of Wounds Procedure
Varicose Vein Laser Treatment
Hernia Repair Surgery
Urinary Incontinence (Ui) Treatment
Stitching Of Wounds Procedure
Treatment Of Deep Vein Thrombosis - Dvt
Male Breast Reduction Treatment
Prostate Laser Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Treatment of Bone Marrow Transplantation
Vascular Surgery Treatment
Submit a review for Dr. R. SethiYour feedback matters!
Hi I am Varun. Years ago I got chicken pox. I am 30 years old. Still I have some deep scars on face. What will I do to remove me. I have very sensitive skin.
I am having white spots in my hand face nd legs its is increasing day by day I consulted with the doc bt the medicine he gave me reacted badly nd white spots increased now I am taking homeopathy medicine they improved bt nw it is increasing again.
I am 21year old and my weight is 70 kg. I want to loss my weight. And also how to remove eye dark circles. Please tell me how to solved it.
How to remove black spots on nose im suffering from last 8 years so please can you help me I'm from Hyderabad my area was pollution every day I will be polluted for the dust and gave become dull and black and spots so can you help me.
Pregnancy is a life-changing phase in a woman’s life. In addition to a baby (or babies!), there are a lot of physical and emotional changes also that come with it. The more evident are the physical ones, and in addition to weight changes, the stretch marks are the most obvious.
The uterus or the womb grows to its full extent to accommodate the developing baby, and so there is stretching of the connective tissue in these areas. After delivery, the tension is lost, and these marks become evident.
What are stretch marks?
These marks appear as lines on the skin and are most commonly found in areas such as the buttocks, arms, breasts, thighs and stomach. They are different in appearance in comparison to the normal skin. It may appear pinkish or purplish initially and then it takes a shiny appearance later. When you feel the stretch marks, you may feel a certain indentation or ridge on the skin. It may feel sore or itchy as well sometimes.
They most commonly appear during adolescence when there is rapid growth and stretching of the skin. It is also seen in women pre and post pregnancy. Stretch marks can also appear when there is a sudden change in weight.
How To Treat Them?
Use Moisturisers: People who use moisturisers show an increased elasticity of the skin, which reduces the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. Keeping the skin hydrated stops the skin from tearing and creating stretch marks. Moisturising is not entirely effective on older marks, but it can help with newly formed stretch marks. You can also use it on areas that are prone to stretch marks.
Retin-A: Retin- A is known to boost collagen production that helps the skin to stretch out with ease and not cause tears. When Retin-A is used, it is recommended to limit the sun exposure as the skin becomes more susceptible to sun damage and burning.
Glycolic Acid: This chemical compound falls under the category of an alpha-hydroxy acid which is commonly found as a major ingredient in chemical peels. It is known to amplify the production of collagen and increase the tensile strength of the skin. Go to your dermatologist for a stronger dose for more effective results.
A Combination of Retin-A and Glycolic Acid: A combination of these two potentiates the action of each other and gives better results.
Vitamin E Oil: You can find Vitamin E oil capsules in medical shops that are known as the miracle medication when it comes to curing stretch marks.
Vascular Laser: Pulsed dye laser that is kept at the wavelength of 585 nm is used to remove the stretch marks that are red and newly formed. It may not be effective on the older ones that have turned silver. This process is highly expensive and needs about 6 sittings. The efficacy of this procedure also depends on the complexion of the skin. Much like laser hair removal, vascular laser does not work on darker skin. The colour difference between the marks and the actual skin tone should be prominent.
Fractional Laser Treatment or Laser Resurfacing: This is used to get rid of the older stretch marks that have turned light and are no longer red. This procedure is more expensive than the previous one and is prone to leave scars on the site of application.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck: The only permanent solution to get rid of stretch marks is to cut them out entirely. If you are tired of the stubborn tiger stripes, then this could be your only way out.
RF Micro-Needling Device: This is a more cost effective alternative to CO2 Laser Resurfacing that could be used on any stretch mark types –“new and old”. The micro needles are driven directly into the skin to a certain depth (0.2mm-3.0mm) and radiofrequency (RF) energy is then released inside the skin. Minimally invasive RF thermal energy creates fractional electrocoagulation in the dermis which facilitates a natural wound healing process promoting the remodelling of collagen. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
The last part of the intestinal tract is the colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. When these organs are affected, the symptoms are quite similar and so they are referred together as colorectal disorders. This could include a wide spectrum of infections to motility disorders (diarrhea and constipation) to polyps and cancer. Listed below are some of the common colorectal disorders:
Infections: Clostridium difficile is a common bacterial infection of the colorectal region. These infections can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
Motility disorders: This can range from constipation to diarrhea to fecal incontinence and often has an underlying muscular condition. Constipation is when a person has less than three bowel movements per week.
It can be chronic or acute. Diarrhoea refers to frequent, watery stools and is often a sign of underlying infection. If it continues to prolong, then it should be a cause for concern. Faecal incontinence is when there is lack of control over bowel movements, leading to partial or complete leaking of stool.
- Diverticulitis: Diverticula are small sacs of the large intestine, and when there is inflammation of these, diverticulitis ensues. The faecal matter could get trapped in these and cause further problems.
- Polyps: These are benign growths along the length of the intestine, which can eventually become cancerous.
- Inflammatory bowel disease: This is a chronic condition of the digestive tract and includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Cancer: Cancer of the colon, rectum, and anal area often get detected quite late, as the symptoms are mistaken for other common conditions.
Symptoms: Whatever the type of colorectal disorder be, the symptoms are similar and include:
- Lower abdominal pain
- Alteration in bowel habit, including constipation and/or diarrhea
- Constant bloated feeling
- Rectal bleeding, either spotting or frank blood
- Weight loss (with no particular reason)
- Loss of appetite
- Painful bowel movement
Diagnosis: The whole set of symptoms or clinical presentation can give a clue to the underlying condition. In addition, given the length and complexity of the colorectal area, the following may be used:
Some of these can also be used to remove small polyps or growths.
Management of the condition: This covers a wide spectrum from food changes to surgery.
- Bowel motility disorders: Disorders like chronic constipation may be linked to poor, low-fiber diet. This is often solved with improved eating habits.
- Medications: These may include antibiotics, probiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and immunity controllers (for IBD).
- Surgery: This could include resection of polyps, removing the cancerous portion of the colon, or resecting a certain portion of the bowel (segmental resection).
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!