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Dr. Alka Kumar  - Gynaecologist, Mumbai

Dr. Alka Kumar

MBBS, M.D.(Obst. & Gynae.) , Dip. (Gynae. & Obst.)

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

30 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Alka Kumar MBBS, M.D.(Obst. & Gynae.) , Dip. (Gynae. & Obst.) Gynaecologist, Mumbai
30 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Alka Kumar is a well qualified and experienced specialist with expertise mainly in high risk obstetrics, management of recurrent pregnancy losses, fertility enhancing procedures/techn......more
Dr. Alka Kumar is a well qualified and experienced specialist with expertise mainly in high risk obstetrics, management of recurrent pregnancy losses, fertility enhancing procedures/techniques, infertility and assisted reproductive techniques. You can get the phone number of Dr. Alka Kumar on www.lybrate.com
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MBBS - TNMC MUMBAI - 1987
M.D.(Obst. & Gynae.) - TNMC MUMBAI - 1990
Dip. (Gynae. & Obst.) - TNMC MUMBAI - 1990
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I am 20 years old. I have pcod for last since 2 years watvshoul I do. please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
We’ve heard over and over again that weight loss is important in managing PCOS and that diet and exercise are more effective than medications in improving your PCOS symptoms 1. Eat organic food. Avoid junk. 2. Drink lots of water. 3. Exercise regularly. Brisk walking is a good idea to keep weight under control. 4. Visit nature places and spend time alone. 5. Take steps to calm your mind. Worrying about the problem can only make it worse – listen to music, read or spend time gardening. Butterfly Pose can be very helpful in PCOS. Don’t flap your legs too much; instead try holding the posture for long. 1. Even more helpful is SuptaBadhakonasana (Reclining Butterfly Pose), which works just like the Butterfly Pose,this time lying down. This is what makes it extremely relaxing. To enhance the experience, play some soft music and place cushions under your hip. For beginners, it is a good idea to use cushion support while doing this posture. 2. Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja’s Twist) is a seated spinal twist that helps PCOS patients. 3. Chakki Chalanasana (moving the grinding wheel) is a very simple exercise with several benefits. It helps massage the liver, kidneys, pancreas, uterus and the reproductive organs. 4. Shavasana (Corpse Pose) is another useful posture to try. In PCOS, the more you relax, the better you feel and this posture will help you completely relax at the end of your yoga session. 5. Padma Sadhana practice is also considered very effective for PCOS patients. 6. Make sure you don’t hold the postures that put pressure on the abdomen (Bow Pose, Superman Pose, Cobra Pose and Boat Pose) for a long time. 7. A few rounds of Sun Salutation at a faster pace can be good for weight loss; however, it is a good idea to practice only a few slow rounds daily for more relaxation.
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HEALTHY TIP

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
HEALTHY TIP
Weight loss.
Too much body weight puts your health at great risk. When you take in more calories than you burn, you get fat -- it's that simple. You've got to eat less. You've got to exercise more. You've got to push yourself to make these lifestyle changes -- but you've got to do it to help avoid serious health problems like heart disease, diabetes, or stroke.
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Hi from last 2 months I missed my Monthly cycle could you please tell me that what is the reason and I am not married I am single please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi from last 2 months I missed my Monthly cycle could you please tell me that what is the reason and I am not married...
Missing is not a big problem. Avoid stress and any kind of exertion. Don't take any hormonal medicine. Consult me privately if you don't got menses.
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I have tried to get pregnant since last two years but I didn't conceive. All reports of me and my husband is normal. Please help me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I have tried to get pregnant since last two years but I didn't conceive. All reports of me and my husband is normal. ...
Sometimes, we don't find any obvious cause for infertility. Its called unexplained infertility. Have you undergone diagnostic laparoscopy and tubal patency test. If yes then you can go for ovulation induction / iui as your age is just 25 yrs, you have ample of time. You can also just relax and wait for spontaneous pregnancy. If you are unable to conceive by any of these methods for another 3-4 years then go for ivf icsi.
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Hello, my periods are irregular from 3 months, and also from three months too much hair loss. Is it PCOS? If yes please tell me what to do?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello, my periods are irregular from 3 months, and also from three months too much hair loss. Is it PCOS? If yes plea...
HI, Get an U/S scan of the pelvis done for confirmation of PCOS and if positive, then get treated for the same by a gynaecologist.
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FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
Can I Have Sex During Pregnancy Without Harming my Baby?

There is no reason to change or alter your sex life during pregnancy unless your doctor advises otherwise. Intercourse or orgasm during pregnancy will not harm your baby, unless you have a medical problem. Remember that your baby is well protected in your uterus by the amniotic fluid that surrounds him or her.

Your doctor may recommend not having intercourse early in pregnancy if you have a history of miscarriages. Intercourse also may be restricted if you have certain complications of pregnancy, such as pre-term labor or bleeding. You may need to ask your doctor to clarify if this means no penetration, no orgasms, or no sexual arousal, because different complications may require different restrictions.

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If I had the history of benign serous cystadenoma will there be any problem in future .I was operated when I was 17 and my right ovary was removed. Now I am 26 and trying to conceive. Please guide me if any precautions need to be taken.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
If I had the history of benign serous cystadenoma will there be any problem in future .I was operated when I was 17 a...
hi Urvashi ,since you have only one ovary you need to check for egg reserve so as to understand your fertility potential. you should plan baby early so as to avoid future complications. if egg reserve is low then you may have to take treatment for fertility.
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Is there any way to prevent pregnancy after 1 month of unprotected sex. Because 2 days back we had unprotected sex but her periods are already skrewed up because of the ipill. So should we take ipill again or just wait for the next period to come. Because already her periods are late by 15 days.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Is there any way to prevent pregnancy after 1 month of unprotected sex. Because 2 days back we had unprotected sex bu...
Please don't use I pills so frequently it's not a contraceptive pill it is emergency pill and should be used only in emergency situation now you wait for your next cycles and become more carefull after that I don't know when you took the last pill but in case of uncertainty it's better not to take it as a matter of fact you are saying her periods are delayed su better to check her pregnancy status with either pregnancy test or ultrasound.
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Hello doctor im 8 months pregnant. I have genital diabetic. Suggest some diet plan for diabetes. Can I eat sabudana khichadi at breakfast? Which fruit and vegetables good for diabetes?

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Hello doctor im 8 months pregnant. I have genital diabetic. Suggest some diet plan for diabetes. Can I eat sabudana k...
Here is a sample Indian Diet Plan for Gestational Diabetes. Please note that the plan was made keeping an average Indian pregnant lady in mind. If you have any additional medical issues, it will be best to consult your personal dietitian or doctor before starting to follow our Indian Diet Plan for Gestational Diabetes. FOOD ITEMCALORIE (KCAL)PROTEIN (GMS) NUTRIFACT Early Morning:(7.00 Am) Kesar and cardamom + cinnamon flavored Milk (1 glass)1504Milk Is the best way to start your day, It will cool the acid rush down, and the nutrients in milk will be are absorbed better on empty stomach.(add 1-2 threads of kesar, and 1 pinch cardamom + cinnamon powder) Whole Wheat Rusks (2 pieces)502Dry Carbs in the Morning helps in relieving Morning Sickness Soaked Almonds (6 pieces)504It is a good souce of protein and omega 3 acids Breakfast (9.00 Am) Besan/ Mung dal chilla with chopped Palak and grated carrots – (2 medium sized)20012This low carb, high protein dish helps you control sugar rush in the mornings. Carrots and spinach help in providing fiber, keeps you away from skin and digestion problem during pregnancy, and cuts on the risk of baby developing jaundice at birth. Curd1 Soup Bowl (1 Soup Bowl)754curd Provides calcium, protein, Vit A and D very beneficial during pregnancy, And helps you enhance your mood during downs. OREgg Omlette (2 No.)16010Eggs are easy to make and best sources of proteins that helps in baby’s growth. Toasted Brown Bread (2 slices)1003Dry carbs Helps in relieving Morning sickness ORVegetable oats upama (1 soup bowl)2503Multi nutrients from veggies and good fiber to tackle constipation 11.00 Am Apple /Guava / Pomegranate (1 medium size)40–These fruits help in maintaining hydration and Ph balance in increasing blood volume. 12.00 Pm Coconut water / Lemonade (1 glass)30–It Benefits in constipation, sluggish digestion, heart burn and urinary tract infections during pregnancy LUNCH (1.30 Pm) Quinoa / Brown rice pulav with veggies (carrots, beans, capsicum, onions etc )- 1.5 soup bowl3506– Dal tadka / Fish curry (1 soup bowl)1506Fish helps in obtaining nutrients like pufa and mufa and good quality protein for development of the baby. Sliced cucumber (1 medium)40–Benefits of cucumber sliced tomatoes (2 medium size)40–Anti oxidant lycopene helps in taking care of metabolic wastes. (2.15 pm )Post Lunch walk (15 mins) This will help in better digestion and the pp sugar levels will decrease. 2.30 Pm Buttermilk (1 glass)401Helps in hydration and heart burn 4.30 Pm Tea (1 cup) / Milk502(use the masala mentioned below this diet plan, to make it healthy) Wheat and methi Khakara (2 medium) 1203Methi will help you with slow rise in sugar levels while whole wheat will ensure complex carb availability. 6.00 Pm 2 Table spoon – Museli / wheat flakes / oats bite (avoid the sugar coated cereals) 1205Museli is a wholesome food in itself and provides with all vital nutrients. It satisfies hunger and raises your sugar levels slowly, avoiding the sugar spikes in the blood. 1 bowl milk752Its iron content helps in increasing heamoglobin with increasing blood volume. 1 /2 apple with the peel20–Peel will help in keeping the fiber intact. Evening walks (15 mins) This helps in over all control in the blood sugar levels. 7.30 Pm Vegetable soup / Chicken soup (1 soup bowl)1252—– DINNER (8.00 Pm) Multi-grain roti with ghee (1 tsp )(2 medium size)2004These are easy to digest and do not burden the system. Helps in maintaining the BSL Palak paneer veg (1 bowl, home made)1504Good combination of protein and iron for baby’s growth. Spinach is rich in folic acid and iron and helps in maintaining healthy pregnancy. Koshimbir / salad (1 bowl)502Fiber helps in better digestion (9.15 pm )Post dinner walk (15 mins) This will help in better digestion and will lower the fasting blood sugar levels. 10.00 Pm Milk (1 glass)1504Along with good nutrition, a glass of warm milk at bedtime helps in getting a good night sleep. Soaked Almonds (6 pieces)504It is a good source of protein and omega 3 acids TOTAL232571.
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Hi I'm 22 years old female, unmarried. I have to get my periods before 15 days but still I didn't get my periods. What may be the reason for this? And how to get my periods soon? Will this affect my pregnancy after marriage?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi I'm 22 years old female, unmarried. I have to get my periods before 15 days but still I didn't get my periods. Wha...
If you are sexually active now first confirm or rule out pregnancy by urine test. If not sexually active or with sexually activity whatever is the result of test meet Gynecologist for further management.
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Iam 28 years old. I kept first intercourse with my boy friend. After intercourse it was bleeding. Whether it leads to pregnancy. My last menstrual cycle first date is 26/12/15, duration of menstrual cycle 28 days from november to december. I had intercourse in safe period only. It will causes pregnancy or not.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Iam 28 years old. I kept first intercourse with my boy friend. After intercourse it was bleeding. Whether it leads to...
Hello, The bleeding was due to rupture of hymen possibly and the best way at present to rule out pregnancy would be to get a serum beta hcg test done.
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Hormone Testosterone

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hormone Testosterone

Hormone Testosterone

Testosterone is a powerful hormone, with the ability to control sex drive, regulate sperm production, promote muscle mass, increase energy, and even influence human behavior (such as aggression and competitiveness). It’s no wonder that a decrease in testosterone would cause quite a stir. However, it is a natural part of aging.

In the womb

Testosterone plays an important role in shaping the developing fetus during pregnancy. It drives the development of the male reproductive system. Testosterone also masculinizes the brain. Testosterone levels have to fall within a very narrow margin in order for the fetal brain to be healthy. High levels of fetal testosterone may be linked to autism. Low levels of fetal testosterone may boost your chances of getting alzheimer’s disease later in life.

Adolescence to early adulthood

Testosterone levels are at their highest during adolescence and early adulthood. The first physical signs of testosterone, or androgens, in the body are apparent during puberty. A boy’s voice changes, his shoulders broaden, and his facial structure becomes more masculine. But as men get older, their testosterone levels decline about 1 percent per year after age 30.

Testosterone and aging

Low testosterone levels can cause changes in sexual function, including:


Reduced sexual desire, or low libido
Fewer spontaneous erections
Impotence (erectile dysfunction)
Infertility

Other signs of decreased testosterone levels include:

Changes in sleep patterns
Emotional changes, such as low self-confidence or lack of motivation
Physical changes, like increased body fat, reduced muscle bulk and strength, and decreased bone density

The normal range of testosterone levels in healthy adult males is between 280 to 1, 100 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl).

Other possibilities

While the symptoms described here are considered a normal part of aging, they could also be signs of several underlying factors. These include:


A reaction to certain medications
Thyroid gland disorders
Depression
Excessive alcohol use 
 
The best time of day to have a blood sample taken for a testosterone test is around 8 a.m.

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PGDMLS , MD - Community Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Diet for all

To achieve optimum health we tend to listen to advice from all and sundry. Unqualified advice may lead to confusion and illness. So what should people really have in their diet?
It would be wise to include the following in your meals:-

1. Nuts: Pistas, almonds or walnuts. Not more than 6 to 8 daily of each. Preferably early morning before breakfast. Avoid cashew nuts and groundnuts.

2. Fruits: Atleast 2 medium sized seasonal fruits like apple or orange daily. Preferably to be had between meals.

3. Vegetables: They should be cooked minimally. At least one green veg and one sprout. Also have salad.

4. Fish oil: Either 200 gm fish weekly or cos liver oil capsules twice daily.

5. Olive oil: Use extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp per person per day. Preferably as a dressing over salads. Don't use for cooking.

Some tips for having meals:

1. Keep 2 - 3 hours between your dinner and bedtime.

2. Restrict use of salt to less than 1 tsp per person per day.

3. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day. Never have large quantities of water at a time. Generally sedentary workers should not have more than 2.5 liters of water daily. Don't have water immediately after meals. Wait for at least 30 minutes after meals.

4.1 tsp of cow ghee is recommended for essential fats.

5. Don't have more than 300 kcal per meal.

6. Limit every meal size to what fits in a quarter plate.

7. It is advisable to fast once weekly having fruits, vegetable salad and milk.

8. Use minimal sugar in your meals. Stay away from carbonated sodas.

Exercise for all

Indians require more exercise than westerners.

Exercise daily for 1 hour. Break it up as follows:
40 minutes cardio
10 minutes weights
10 minutes office exercise (stretching and walking in the office)

While doing cardio maintain your pulse at about 80% of your maximum heat rate (approx 120 bpm)

Always warm up before exercise and do stretches after exercise.

Stay any exercise routine gradually.

Daily variations in speed and intensity of exercise are recommended and are most useful.

Drink water or light diet 30 min prior to exercise. Have a warm shower after exercise. Never cold water bath.

Stick to your routine despite all odds.

Get a massage once a month.

Don't exercise with sprained muscles. Give them adequate rest.
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I would like to know which days of the month I can have sex with my wife without using any contraceptives - so that she doesn't get pregnant and we can enjoy sex without using a condom?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
There are other better methods to enjoy sex without condoms so meet gynaecologist or family planning advisor. What you are talking about is called safe period method which is unsafe as far as failure is concerned. However in a woman with very regular 28 days cycle days are 1 to 10 and 17- 28. In irregular or different interval cycle it has to be calculated.
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5 Pleasing, Enjoyable Foods That Are Surprisingly Bad for You

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
5 Pleasing, Enjoyable Foods That Are Surprisingly Bad for You

The first thought that comes to your mind when you see a chocolate pastry or a strawberry cheesecake is an immediate urge to eat it. However, these foods are filled with excessive calories and unhealthy fats that do not contribute positively to your health in any manner whatsoever. Basically, you need to control those taste buds in order to remain healthy.

Here are 5 common foods that may be enjoyable but are surprisingly bad for you:

  1. Chocolate cookie: A chocolate cookie is something that you would love to eat anytime. These cookies are delicious to eat and thus, very difficult to stay away from. They contain calories in large amounts which are mainly from simple carbohydrates. They tend to raise your blood sugar immediately, thus leading to fat accumulation.
  2. Ice cream: Ice cream is a type of food that is high in calorie content and fat. Most of the calories are from simple sugar and saturated fat that raise your risk of heart disease. Ice cream is also known to add to your kilos in no time at all.
  3. Biryani: Biryani is a commonly consumed dish because of its flavor and taste. It is made up of rice, spices and hydrogenated vegetable fats, thus making it very high in terms of calories. It also contains unhealthy fats that raise your bad cholesterol levels and up your risk of heart diseases due to plaque buildup in your arteries. You should not consume it if you have a stomach ulcer as it may aggravate the condition.
  4. Coffee: Coffee contains caffeine which, if consumed in large amounts, can be toxic for your body. Too much coffee might also mess up your sleep cycle and may result in insomnia. Too much of coffee is also proven to raise your bad cholesterol levels.
  5. Tea: Consumption of tea increases your chances of stomach ulcers and liver complications. One of the constituents of tea, tannic acid, ups the risk of anemia. It is recommended not to drink tea immediately after a meal.
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Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Give exclusively breast feed to your child till at least 6 months and take.
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Hi Doctor, I'm 35 years old. Mujhe fever hua tha one week pehle. Fever 100 tha but usme meri puri bones me not tolerable pain thi but abhi mai kafi theek hu but ab sirf arms ki bones me dard hota h but jab raat ko soti hu to aisa lagta h mai subah udh nhi paungi kafi weakness lagti h please mujhe guide kre mai kya kru kafi pareshan hu.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi Doctor, I'm 35 years old. Mujhe fever hua tha one week pehle. Fever 100 tha but usme meri puri bones me not tolera...
Take a high protein soft diet like toned milk ,eggs , soy and some fruits and vegetables ,pulses + carbs like wheat/rice. Take a multivitamin tablet like Becosule 1 /day and gradually increase your day to day activities so that you retain your stamina and are able to build it slowly. Take more of liquid diet and less of fats , take some beverage + diluted toned milk every 2 hourly.
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Doctor I have problem in my monthly cycle. It's very irregular nd m Fed up of this please suggest me Wat to do.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Doctor I have problem in my monthly cycle. It's very irregular nd m Fed up of this please suggest me Wat to do.
U r most probably suffering from pcod, which can be diagnosed with ultrasound and hormonal tests like fsh and lh, tsh and prolactin. Mainstay of your treatment would be weight control which is achieved by diet and exercise. 3 months course of medicine will bring your menses back to normal.
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