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Dr. Ruchika Sharma

Gynaecologist, New Delhi

Dr. Ruchika Sharma Gynaecologist, New Delhi
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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I had my last period on November 6th 2016. I bleed for 5 days. I get my next period on the exact day or the previous day of the next month. We had intercourse on 2nd December 2016. What are the chances that I might conceive?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I had my last period on November 6th 2016. I bleed for 5 days. I get my next period on the exact day or the previous ...
Hello, If there has been a delayed ovulation then you ma conceive, however you may rule out pregnancy at the earliest by 7 days post sex with a serum beta hcg test.
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15 most effective medicinal herbs to grow in your garden

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
15 most effective medicinal herbs to grow in your garden

The medicines that we see today, including the heavy antibiotics and the normal syrups, never existed century ago. However, people since inception have been taking a different form of medications for illness and other health problems. The power of herbal medicines cannot be overlooked at point time – prior to all the modern medicines, these herbal medicines even cured deadly diseases.

 

Once again, pharmacy is going into the herbal era to explore and bring out the human health benefits. This is because of the ease of use and yes, the affordability and the power to heal almost every human health disorder.

Unfortunately, we lack medicinal plant information and that is why never think of having some quick doctors (medicinal plants) at home. Indeed, everyone seems to be pleased and delighted with the importance of medicinal plants; are you intrigued to have a small healing garden of your own? I mean its fun and benefit for generations. People have always been inquiring about:

  • Are herbal remedies safe?
  • Which are the best healing plants?
  • Is growing medicinal plants a great and beneficial hobby?
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This excerpt deals with the most common medicinal plants and their uses – moreover, you would get to know about the list of medicinal plants which can easily been grown at home. For your knowledge and better understand, you can easily relate the information with medicinal plant pictures over the internet and grasp the idea in a better way.

In case of emergencies your little medicinal herbal garden would always stand besides you – for example, my mother was lucky enough to have aloe vera at home garden because I got burnt by the heater and during the cold nights there was no one to take me to doctor. Well, now you must check out the simplest yet effective medicinal plants that must be there in the garden:

1)    Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera

It can be gown under normal conditions because it just needs moist soil and sun exposure. The big leaves contain sap, which works amazingly against:

  • Burns
  • Wounds and cuts
  • Eczema
  • Skin allergies

The intake of aloe vera juice can heal:

  •  digestive problems and appetite
  • Chronic constipation
  • ulcerative colitis

2)    Marsh Mallow:

Marsh Mallow

You must have an idea; it is the same plant from which edible marshmallows are obtained. The roots of this plant are extremely beneficial as they treat:

  • Insect bites
  • bruises and wounds
  • Aching muscles
  • Skin inflammations

Internally you can treat:

  • Ulcer
  • Stomach acids
  • Urine problems

3)    Pot Marigold:

Pot Marigold

The best thing about this plant is it can be grown under normal climatic conditions. It is commonly known for its great benefits for the skin – however, it is amazingly for external uses like:

  • Insect bites
  • Sore eyes
  • Wounds and stings

It also works best for:

  • Fevers
  • Infections (chronic)
  • Varicose veins

4)    Chinese yam:

Chinese yam

This type of yam can be eaten to cure tonic effects in spleen and stomach. In addition, it helps in treating lungs and kidneys. You can also treat:

  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry coughs
  • Poor digestion
  • Helps in weight loss
  • Problematic urination
  • Diabetes
  • Snake and Scorpio bites

5)    Tea tree:

Tea tree

You must have heard about tea green a lot, especially for treatment against loss of hair and headaches. It contains amazing benefits like antibacterial, anti fungal and works best as antiseptic. In addition, it treats:

  • Burns
  • Fever
  • Athlete foot
  • fatigue syndrome
  • Vaginal infections
  • Acne and warts
  • Insect bites

6)    Lemon balm:

Lemon balm

The leaves of this plant have mint like smell and provides nourishing image. It has big summer flowers, which can be rubbed against the skin for:

  • Animal bites
  • Mosquito bites
  • Sores
  • Herpes

The nectar that is used with water in form of juice is beneficial for:

  • Fevers
  • Colds and cough
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach
  • Insomnia

7)    Thyme:

Thyme

It is mostly known for its strong antiseptic nature. It is wonderful when it comes to the treatment of:

  • Congestion
  • Stomach gas
  • Coughs

8)    Basil:

Basil

You must have used basil lot many times in food but have you ever tried it to heal flatulence? It has the power to treat:

  • Cuts
  • Lack of appetite
  • Stomach gas
  • scrapes

9)    Sage:

 Sage

You must have had used sage in your food – interestingly, it has the capacity to treat:

  • Skin infection
  • Gum infection (mouth infections)
  • Helps in digestion
  • Helps in unblocking menopause

10)   Fenugreek seeds:

Fenugreek seeds

These are very nourishing and carry great nutritional value – they can treat:

  • Labor pain
  • Inflammations
  • Digestion issues
  • Drain ducts
  • Diabetes (initial)
  • Blood cholesterol levels (low)
  • Refresh breathe

11)   Comfrey:

Comfrey herb

It contains allantoin, which helps in a replacement of body cells naturally. In addition, it can treat:

  • bronchial issues
  • broken bones (weak bones)
  • arthritis
  • severe burns
  • cuts and acne
  • sprains
  • ulcer

12)  Turkey Rhubarb

Turkey Rhubarb

It works well for the digestion problems and maintains balance in the digestive system. This herb is very gentle and treats:

  • Constipation
  • Menstrual problem
  • Bladder problem
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids

13)    Ginseng:

Ginseng

This herb is known for its natural ability to promote health and prolong the life. The roots can used to treat:

  • Nervous disorders (relaxation of nervous system
  • Increase the metabolism rate
  • Improved blood pressure levels
  • Improve diet
  • Improve immunity
  • increased hormone secretion

14)   Peppermint:

Peppermint

Peppermint is known as the world most powerful and oldest herb that can treat human health effectively. It is enriched with Vitamins like A and C – contains manganese and iron. The leaves can be used to treat:

  • Upset stomach
  • Treat fever
    • Flatulence

15)   Milk Thistle:

Milk Thistle

It improves the liver function effectively – also it treats:

  • jaundice
  • poisoning
  • bladder issues
  • High cholesterol levels
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Is duphaston a contraceptive? I am planning for a baby I have PCOD my doctor recommended duphaston its been 5 months I am taking but no benefits.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Is duphaston a contraceptive? I am planning for a baby I have PCOD my doctor recommended duphaston its been 5 months ...
Zenophthilinum q / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am a 31 years old woman & experiencing a severe pain on the right side of my nipple. Can it be a breast cancer? Pls advice.

B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Post Doctoral Research (PhD) (Alternative Medicines)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi, it may not be a breast cancer. It could very well be due to a localized infection/ inflammation seen commonly in breast feeding women. Nevertheless, to be on a safer side, I would advise you to seek prompt medical attention from an experienced gynecologist given that you are experiencing severe pain. For the time being, however, you may apply an alternating heat and cold treatment for couple of minutes that may alleviate pain. Stay well hydrated and take a tablet of chewable vitamin c (500 mg) daily for the next 10 days. Simultaneously, keep your diet and lifestyle streamlined, you can take tomato soup to which fresh herbs like garlic, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, coriander leaves and oregano has been added. Your doc shall be able to advise further on, in particular, once he/ she gets to clinically examine you in person. Hope this helps. Take care and all the very best.
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I have suffer in nose bleeding. It's clear at to take a tablet period only. Just I want immediate relief. So give your valuable suggestion.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have suffer in nose bleeding. It's clear at to take a tablet period only. Just I want immediate relief. So give you...
Homoeopathic medicine HEMAMELLIS VIR Q ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 minutes for 4-5 times. PHOSPHORUS 200 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops direct on tongue at night every 15 days.
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6 half pregnant. Continuous pain and irritation and an itchingbfeel in left and right side while lying in bed. Why it is and what is that.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
Obstetrician, Vadodara
6 half pregnant. Continuous pain and irritation and an itchingbfeel in left and right side while lying in bed. Why it...
Hello lybrate-user is there swelling in your feet. If not then it could be due to dry skin. Try to apply coconut oil see. Thanks.
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Why I get irregular periods? doctor said that it will automatically get regular after marriage but there is no change I get periods after 2 months, then after 1 month then again after 2 months? What should I do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Why I get irregular periods? doctor said that it will automatically get regular after marriage but there is no change...
If menses r irregular since long then it should be investigated properly. Ultrasound, fsh, lh, tsh and prolactin blood tests should be done asap to find out the exact cause for irregular menses. Your weight is little higher so you r likely to be suffering from pcod, which can be confirmed on ultrasound.
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We are planning to conceive a baby but unfortunately unable to succeed because when ever we are having an intercourse my wife white semen is not coming properly. Can you please help How my wife can discharged her semen properly so that we can conceive a baby we are trying since last one year but no results.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Satara
We are planning to conceive a baby but unfortunately unable to succeed because when ever we are having an intercourse...
1st thing their is no concept of female semen. May be you want to say wetness of private parts (vagina). If you r getting difficulty during intercourse n nt able to maintain relation properly then only you need treatment for same. Their r many factors required for conception. I will suggest both of you to do basic reports like your semen analyasis. N your wife's thyroid test ,usg ,blood examination.
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I had 3 times sex with my boyfriend this month n every time after having sex i had taken i pill. My monthly period was suppose to come on 7 but last month i had on 27 n still i m not having my periods. Is there any thing to worry about ?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
This is the SIDE EFFECT of I-Pill. Even sometimes you cannot determine the actual period, if you continue to take it for regular use.
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Hi, i'm 42 year old female, today morning my breast leaking milk from breast but i'm not pregnant and I have 14 year old son. After that I didn't got pregnant, please tell me why this breast milk coming and its coming from both the side. Is it a serious problem?

MBBS, MS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
You are having hormone problems----hyperprolactinemia. You need some blood tests and treatment accordingly. Better not to neglect.
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What tablets to take? my gf had periods last month. But in between we had unsafe sex. When now she checked she found herself pregnant. But her date of periods for this month has not arrived. What to do now?

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
The best and safest way a woman can do an abortion herself until the 12th week of pregnancy is with the use of two medicines called mifepristone (also known as the abortion pill, ru 486, mifegyn, mifeprex), and misoprostol (also known as cytotec, arthrotec, oxaprost, cyprostol, mibetec, prostokos or misotrol)'before using medicine consult a doctor'
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I am having a recurring vaginal infection. Consulted doctors but it is recurring.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Get blood sugar checked. Also your husband may need treatment. May be you also need colposcopic evaluation
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Symptoms and Treatments of Chancroid

MD
Sexologist, Srinagar
Symptoms and Treatments of Chancroid

What is Chancroid?

Chancroid is caused by the bacteria Haemophilus ducreyi. The bacteria usually attacks tissues and produce open sores which are termed as ulcers or chancroids. Both men and women are affected and the sores are usually found close to the external reproductive organs.

The ulcer might bleed and weep which produces contagious fluid. This can spread the bacteria during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. It can also spread from skin contamination. Thus it is a type of a venereal disease. Chancroids can be prevented by practicing safe sex practice.

Symptoms of Chancroid:

As both men and women can have chancroid, the symptoms may vary in both, but the initial symptoms begin one day to several weeks after contamination with the bacteria.

Symptoms in Men: A red, small bump on the genitals which usually changes to an open sore in a day or two. There can be ulcers on any area including the scrotum and penis.

Symptoms in Women: There might be 4 or more red bumps on the labia (folds covering the female genitals), thighs and between labia and anus. Once the bumps become open or ulcerated, they lead to a painful and burning sensation especially during bowel movements and urination.

Common Symptoms in Men and Women

The following symptoms can be seen:

  1. The ulcers vary in size from 1/8 to 2 inches.

  2. Ulcers present with having a soft center which is gray to yellowish ray, while the edges are sharp and defined.

  3. There is pain while urinating and sexual intercourse.

  4. Presence of swelling in the groin area (this is the area where the thigh and the lower abdomen meet).

  5. In case the lymph nodes are swollen, they might break and lead to abscesses or pus collections. that often drain

Diagnosis of Chancroid:

Diagnosing of chancroid usually involves the collection of samples of the fluid which drain from sores. These samples are then sent to the laboratory for further investigations. Diagnosis through blood test is not possible yet. The doctor might also examine and assess the lymph nodes of the groin for pain and swelling.

Treatments of Chancroid:

Chancroid can be treated successfully with medication. The infection usually goes away without any treatment, but the medication only helps to accelerate the treatment with minimum scarring involved.

  1. Treatment through Medication: Antibiotics are usually prescribed by the doctor to kill the bacteria responsible for the ulcers. Also, antibiotics reduce the chances of scarring.

Treatment through Surgery: In this the abscess of the lymph nodes which are painful and large can be drained. This decreases the pain and swelling, but might lead to slight scarring as the sore heals. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I stopped breast feeding two days ago and my breast is now paining me so much. What should i do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I stopped breast feeding two days ago and my breast is now paining me so much. What should i do?
I will suggest you to remove the milk by pressing and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and follow up with finding tomorrow.
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My marriage on 23feb and next month my wife is pregnant but she take medicine for avoid this pregnancy. But now we are trying for baby last 5 month but we are not successful on this what can I do this please suggested.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My marriage on 23feb and next month my wife is pregnant but she take medicine for avoid this pregnancy. But now we ar...
Wait for another 2-3 moths, before you visit a doctor. As she became pregnant immediately after marriage, she will get pregnant. Dont worry.
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Respirator or Mask - Which One Should You Choose?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Respirator or Mask - Which One Should You Choose?

Breathe in and breathe out, is an involuntary continuous action through which the human body receives the oxygen it requires for proper functiong. Without oxygen, our entire circulatory system would collapse. However, with the amount of pollutants present in the air today, the air we breathe is not as pure as it should be. Instead of breathing in oxygen, we’re breathing in harmful gases like carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide along with particulate matter. Prolonged exposure to pollutants like this can seriously endanger our health and well-being. Air pollution spreads easily and the only way to protect oneself from it is by creating a barrier that filters the air we breathe in.

And, for this reason it is advisable that one should wear a respirator or mask. When wearing a mask or respirator the most important part is to ensure that it seals your nose and mouth effectively. Otherwise, pollutants can enter through the gaps and contaminate the filtered air. But how should one decide, which type of mask is suitable for them and for that we need to understand what all masks are available.

Respiratory masks can be grouped into three categories:
Surgical masks

  • Simple flat masks as worn by doctors while operating
  • Highly beneficial where there is heavy particulate matter density in the air as they are effectve at filtering out particulate matter
  • Does not offer protection against harmful chemicals
  • It is a good idea to wear these masks while travelling through dusty zones or when caught in a storm
  • Offer protection only for a limited time
  • Cannot bot be reused 
  • Cost around few hundred rupees

Respirators

  • Respirators have similar structure as that of surgical masks 
  • They fit the face better that surgical mask
  • Have filters installed and protection against particulate matter and against certain gases and chemicals
  • For better protection, they should be washed regularly against harmful fumes and particulate matter encountered
  • Should be used while travelling through heavy traffic zones and while working in construction zones
  • Ideal way to to protect yourself 
  • Cost around few hundred to thousand rupees, based on thier quality and brand

Gas masks

  • Gas masks are often worn in chemical laboratories
  • Special replaceable filters offer full protection against, both particulate matter and harmful chemicals
  • Basic mask costs around 1000 rupees and higher based on quality and brand

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor and ask a free question.

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My age 26. I had 28 th days period circle. Last month 24 th I got menses. At the 6 th day of period have sex without safe. New my period delay 4 days. Is possible to get pregnant.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
My age 26. I had 28 th days period circle. Last month 24 th I got menses. At the 6 th day of period have sex without ...
Hello possibility of pregnancy on 6th day of period is remote. However, for confirmation, get a pregnancy test done. Archana gupta.
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Hi, I got married 14 month ago from before marriage itself my period always irregular it still continue after marriage also I don't have much interest in sex I don't know why. When I test follicle doctor says my follicle growth is small so I took medicine under doctor prescription whenever I take medicine my periods are regular. Kindly advice me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Pune
Hi, I got married 14 month ago from before marriage itself my period always irregular it still continue after marriag...
It appears you may have hormonal imbalance. You considering your age kindly do your hormonal tests as per your gynecologist' s suggestion. I feel you should start treatment for infertility.
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