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Dr. Archana S Gaonkar

MBBS, DGO

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

29 Years Experience
Dr. Archana S Gaonkar MBBS, DGO Gynaecologist, Mumbai
29 Years Experience
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Dr. Archana S Gaonkar is a popular Gynaecologist in Powai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Archana S Gaonkar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - . - 1988
DGO - . - 1991
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Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, it is difficult to make a comment whether the prolapse is a systole or a prolapsed fibroid from uterus unless a per speculum exam is done, but both can be identified separately and there is no difficulty is distinguishing both during per speculum exam. So I suggest if you are in a doubt then an mri pelvis shall clear your doubt completely. Regards.
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Dr. I am trying to conceive, all thyroid, ultrasound sound, blood sugar, immunity and haemoglobin levels are normal, however AMH level is high report is 70.4, I need to know the causes of it and is it concerning and will it get cured.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dr. I am trying to conceive, all thyroid, ultrasound sound, blood sugar, immunity and haemoglobin levels are normal, ...
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a protein hormone produced by granulosa cells (cells lining the egg sacs or follicles) within the ovary. AMH can be measured in the blood at any time in the menstrual cycle as it is stable throughout the cycle. It is a marker for ovarian (egg) reserve. AMH levels vary and are dependent on age and the presence of certain conditions (i.e. PCOS – I know of clients who have had an AMH level over 90 pmol/L). It is important to note that two different units of measurement are used so when you receive your AMH results, so be sure to get the unit it was measured in or else you may be very confused. Here is a chart* outlining the two different measurements as well as the ranges. Ovarian Fertility Potential pmol/L ng/mL Optimal Fertility 28.6 – 48.5 4.0 – 6.8 Satisfactory Fertility 15.7 – 28.6 2.2 – 4.0 Low Fertility 2.2 – 15.7 0.3 – 2.2 Very Low / undetectable 0.0 – 2.2 0.0 – 0.3 High Level > 48.5 > 6.8
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Why Having a Sibling Is Good for Your Health?

MPhil Clinical Psychology, Masters in Psychology
Psychologist, Gurgaon
Why Having a Sibling Is Good for Your Health?

The World Health Organisation defines health as "A state of physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." And, this state of physical, mental and social health is obtained when we surround ourselves with happy people who love and care for us. A sibling is one such person. Ever since our childhood, siblings are the ones we depend on. We fight them, argue with them and even torment them at times. And, with time, our love for our siblings only grows stronger.

How can your sibling help you achieve good health?
An elder or a younger sibling can help you achieve good health. How? Let's find out.

  1. Physical exercise is extremely important in order to maintain good health. Whether it is tennis or badminton or any other sport for that matter we need at least two people to play. These games help you keep fit. In fact, siblings can partake and compete in different activities together like running, hopping and skipping.
  2. The competitive approach between kids while playing helps them become more sportive and playful. It helps them treat failure or loss in a positive spirit.
  3. With the growing technology, the human generation is becoming lazy. And, a single child will be much more interested in staying indoors, glued to the television than go out and have fun. His physical activity is more or less suppressed. But in the company of a sibling or a friend, people tend to lean more towards going out. Hence, keeping their lifestyles healthy and fun.
  4. A single child will find it boring to even occupy a swimming pool or stroll down a hill for fun during holiday tours to other places. A holiday trip with a sibling makes swimming at the hotel pool, or strolling down the pathway a lot of fun. Swimming and strolling are in fact physical activities which help a person keep fit.
  5. Over a period of time the generation gap between the child and parent becomes so vast, that the child is not able to share emotions and feelings with the parent. This under severe circumstances leads to depression and in worst cases suicide. This is a case of mental ill health. Generation gap between siblings hardly exists and they find it a lot easier to share their emotions and private feelings with each other. They support and guide one another to boost each one's morale, and thus contribute to one another's mental wellbeing as well.

So, having a sibling may seem troublesome at times, but, it sure does have its boon!

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I am 22 years old. Iam feeling something in my breast from the past 6 months. I feel them like hard stones. And iam afraid of it. Can you tell me what could it be?

M.H.C.T.C
Oncologist, Pune
Hi, hard breast lumps for 6 mths-definitely worrysome issue? act fast without worry. As it needs more detailed work up-in next 2-3 interactions to inbox at my lybrate account. Cancer or non-cancerous is the worry. Act fast-thnks. Wellcome.
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Hi dr, we are newly married and when I have sex with my wife, she insists me to finger her vagina gently and also she insist me to go down on her and pleasure her orally. Is there any harm if I go down on my wife? I feel very nervous and anxious during sex.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. Licking or sucking vagina is not advisable because vagina is a place where a lot of micro organism thrive because of its moist nature. These microorganisms cannot be cleaned 100%. So this could spell trouble if you lick or suck Please avoid licking or sucking vagina. Take care.
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5 Things to Keep in Mind if you Have Had Unprotected Sex

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
5 Things to Keep in Mind if you Have Had Unprotected Sex

 

5 Things to Keep in Mind if you Have Had Unprotected Sex

If you are not planning to get pregnant, some kind of contraceptive precaution should always be taken before or during sex. But, sometimes real life situations do happen in emergency when one is either not ready / forgotten/ignorant or lazy to use these precautions. The resultant anxiety starts taking a toll on you from the next morning after. Here are a few things that every sensible woman should keep in mind:

1) Unwanted pregnancy: Please keep a track of your last period date i.e. the day you started to bleed in the last month and calculate a projected date when your periods will start in this month. One can roughly divide a 28 day cycle in 4 quarters. Then calculate in which quarter the unprotected sex happened. If it happened in the first and the last quarter, then your chances to conceive are extremely rare but theoretically a pregnancy can result from even a single sexual contact at any time of the period.

2) Emergency contraception: If a pregnancy is a total no-no, you must consult a doctor to give you emergency contraception. This tablet needs to be taken as early as possible and within 72 hours of unprotected contact. The sooner it is taken the better are the results but its effectiveness is not 100% and failures resulting in pregnancy happen many a times. So do not rely on emergency pills except in real emergencies.

There is another way to protect your-self which is considered more effective by doctors. Intrauterine devices (Copper-T or multiload)can be inserted in your uterus up-to 5 days after an unprotected intercourse and removed as soon as your periods come. You could keep it for longer if you wish to use it as your regular contraceptive. This is more effective in avoiding pregnancy as compared to the pill and you could discuss this option with your gynaecologist.

3) Sexually transmitted infections: If it has been a one night stand or you are not very sure of your partner's sexuality, you must visit your gynaecologist to get yourself tested. Usually sexually transmitted infections cause pain in your lower tummy, foul smelling or itchy vaginal discharge, difficulty in urination and painful sex. If you think you have developed a STD (sexually transmitted disease), treatment should be taken quickly to avoid permanent damage.

4) Urinary infections: Difficulty in passing urine/ burning sensation and passing it drop by drop could be a sign of urinary infection which happens commonly in sensitive women after oral or vaginal sex. If you have any problems like this a simple urine routine test should be done to detect infections and treatment taken soon to avoid bad effect on your kidney.

5) Delay in Periods: Sometimes after unprotected intercourse, the periods are delayed. This can happen due to many reasons. The commonest reason is a delay associated with the use of emergency pills(I-Pill/unwanted 72 etc. available in Indian markets)) of up to one week. Stress, hormonal imbalance and failure of emergency pills causing a pregnancy are others. Whatever be the reason, one should not take a chance and at least do a home pregnancy test once every three days till periods resume. If the home test shows a positive pregnancy, you should contact your gynaecologist for further help.

 

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6 Treadmill Workout

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Bhopal
6 Treadmill Workout
6 Treadmill Workout

Stuck inside for your run? These routines are anything but run-of-the-mill

If you dread the tread, check out these six routines that will help you outrun boredom and get better results than ever. 

Turn Up Your Tempo 
Set the incline to 1 percent and warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Then set the pace 2 minutes faster than your easy running pace—say 8 minutes per mile if you usually run 10-minute miles for a long, easy run. Go at that tempo for 3 to 4 minutes, and then walk for 3 to 4 minutes. That’s one round; do 3 to 5 total rounds. 

“This is a maximum aerobic effort that helps you push your easy pace”

Progression Run
Warm up with 5 to 10 minutes of easy running. Then set the incline at 1 percent and start running at a 5 miles-per-hour pace. Increase the speed 0.2 mph every minute until you completely fatigue.

“This workout will systematically and incrementally increase an athlete's lactate threshold,”
“It will also develop mental patience and boost VO2 Max.” 

Half-Mile Intervals 
Warm up with 15 to 20 minutes of easy running. Then run a half-mile at 75 percent of your hardest effort. When you hit the half-mile mark, slow to a jog for 200 meters. That’s one round; do 6 to 8 total rounds. 

“By not fully recovering between repeats you still improve your ability to run fast, but also ensure you have the aerobic strength and support to maintain goal pace on race day”

The Horrible Hill Workout
Warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Begin your workout by setting the incline to 8 percent and sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Then lower the incline to 5 percent and walk for 30 seconds. After walking, sprint for 90 seconds at your 10K pace, then walk for 2 minutes. That’s one round; do 6 to 9 total rounds.



“This workout challenges your anaerobic and neuromuscular system while also helping build strength with the long hill repeat”

Warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Every time a commercial comes on during a show or game you’re watching, run 1 ½ to 2 minutes per mile faster than your warm-up pace until the regular program returns. Do this until completely fatigued.

“It’s a killer toward the end of a close Cricket game"

Progressive Intervals
Warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Start the treadmill at 7 miles per hour on a 1 percent incline and run 60 seconds at that pace. Then lower the speed to an easy pace and take a 60 second break. Bump up the speed to 7.5 mph and repeat this 60 seconds of running with a 60-second break while increasing the speed by 0.5 mph after each break. Once you can’t hold that faster speed for the full 60 seconds, drop the interval down to 30 seconds of running with 60 seconds of rest until you can’t go anymore.

“As the workout progresses, you carry more and more fatigue into the next interval"

“It’s a great workout that gives you bang for your buck on the aerobic and anaerobic side of the coin.”

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My Last period end date is 01-Sep-2015 Guess that I am carrying a baby but there is no vomiting Could you please let me know by when I should consult a doctor? and what tablets should I take?

M.D. (AM), B.H.M.S.
Homeopath, Nagpur
My Last period end date is 01-Sep-2015
Guess that I am carrying a baby but there is no vomiting
Could you please let ...
For confirmation of your pregnancy just do urine pregnancy test. It's not necessary that every woman should suffer morning sickness i. E. Morning nausea and vomiting. Generally primi suffers morning sickness. If you want to continue your pregnancy or not, visit your doctor within 8 to 10 wks from your last menses date.
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If I sex first time with a virgin girl, then that girl would be pregnant or not?

CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy, MRCOG, MD, DGO
Gynaecologist,
You or the girl should use an appropriate contraception. She can start on the combined contraceptive pills but for it to start taking effect use for at least a month as prescribed before having sex. You could use condoms earlier.
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Hi my age is 28 I got married four years back I did not get pregnancy till now doctors are saying for you normal pregnancy is not possible because you r having hypothyroidism now I'm using 75 mg and my weight is 77 and other thing is less eggs are there its sims for me 1 to 2 please say solution for dis problem.

MBBS, DGO, FCPS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Hi  my age is 28 I got married four years back I did not get pregnancy till now doctors are saying for you normal pre...
If your ovarian reserve is very less, ( as indicated by antral follicle count on sonographyand AMH levels) its better to go ahead with IVF and not waste time and whatever 1-2 follicles available. Else u might lose ur chance of own ovum retrieval and may have to go for donor egg. Hypothyroidism if controlled on 75 mcg is not a very big issue, but ovarian reserve is.
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My mom have abdominal pain at the time of mensuration cycle. Please tell me its causes and treatment that should be taken to prevent it.

BHMS PGCGO
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
My mom have abdominal pain at the time of mensuration cycle. Please tell me its causes and treatment that should be t...
if she having pain since when she started getting messes then No problem. if it started from few months Then she need to get done once scan to rule out endometriosis.
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Hiii dr. One of my friend is not able to concieve. the married period is of 7 years and past 2 years back she had a miscarriage in 2 month itself. Now they are trying but she is not able to conceive. She had undergone d treatment also but all was in dr. D reports shows everything is normal den wht could be the reason please suggest. Thanks

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
If everything is normal, then chance of having pregnancy after treatment is good. Ask them to consult infertility specialist asap.
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Her period is continuing and today is her 1st day. She saw that the colour of the blood on her pad was black colour. It had not happened before. Is this a serious problem? And why it happened? Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Her period is continuing and today is her 1st day. She saw that the colour of the blood on her pad was black colour. ...
Black blood in m. C. Is vatic in nature and not healthy one as per ayurveda. You need to get aartav shuddhi medicines which will cure all problems related to periods. If proper diet, do's n do not's are followed, it will give you best results in eight weeks with overall health improvement.
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Sir me and my wife, trying to have a baby from 2 years but still we are unsuccessful. We make all checkup we don't have any problem in both of us report. I am unable to understand what is happening. Please suggest something.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Sir me and my wife, trying to have a baby from 2 years but still we are unsuccessful. We make all checkup we don't ha...
Some times there might not be any problem but there is delay in conception.Take it gracefully and have patience. Both of you can start exercising ( learn yoga and pranayam ) and eat a healthy diet to maintain good health. Be optimistic and enjoy the life and give nature some time.
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If had a miscarriage last week. I was very normal during my pregnancy. I was 8weeks pregnant and my dr said that the baby is not growing. I m very much depressed and want to conceive again as soon as possible. The dr suggested me to use contraception pill to avoid pregnancy. Bt i actually don't want to use that. What should I do?

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), C.G.O
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
You are suffering from mental stress, it's better to wait for few months, so that your health get improve.
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Hi I have a friend whose menstrual cycle comes late even one month later if she takes tea on that month.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi I have a friend whose menstrual cycle comes late even one month later if she takes tea on that month.
Hello, Lybrate user, see should opt the underlying natural norms to over come her distress: Tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins & to dilute your blood to establish your flow by regulating metabolism to absorb neutrients to nourish your body.  * go for meditation to reduce her stress, anxiety to calm her nerve, improving Oxygen volume in blood in order, to establish smooth flow, improving haemoglobin level. * Her diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain her digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. •TK, Apple,carrots, cheese,milk, banana,papaya, pomegranate, spinach,almonds, walnuts to improve your haemoglobin to release your flow, timely. • Tk, Homoeo medicine, gentle & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Pulsatilla 30-6 pills, thrice. * Ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs. •Avoid, caffiene,junkfood, dust,smoke, exertion •Her feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up.•Tk, care,
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I miss my period and pregnancy test result line is so light how many chances to pregnant.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I miss my period and pregnancy test result line is so light how many chances to pregnant.
Hello lybrate-user might be the test was weak positive if one line dark n other light wait for 1 week than again do pregnancy test if your periods did not come. U can ask for further information.
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I'm patient of initial breast cancer for last three years , mastectomy done, overies removed but no chemotherapy is taken. Can I go for test tube baby?

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
U need to consult infertility specialist for detailed analysis of ur status. Stree woman health care centre bangalore
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