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Dr. Bhavini Shah Balakrishnan - Gynaecologist, Mumbai

Dr. Bhavini Shah Balakrishnan

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DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

8 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 1500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Bhavini Shah Balakrishnan 86% (193 ratings) DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO Gynaecologist, Mumbai
8 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 1500 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Bhavini Shah Balakrishnan is an experienced Gynaecologist in Parel, Mumbai. She has helped numerous patients in her 8 years of experience as a Gynaecologist. She has done DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO. You can visit her at Dr. Bhavini Shah Balakrishnan in Parel, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Bhavini Shah Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Education
DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology) - Masina Hospital, Mumbai - 2011
DGO - Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai - 2009
Past Experience
senior resident at LTMMC and sion hospital
clinical associate at Dr. BAM central railway hospital
consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at private practice
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
MOGS
Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)

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6 Ways To Treat Ovarian Cysts!

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
6 Ways To Treat Ovarian Cysts!

All women have two ovaries located on either side of the uterus. They are fundamental for the process of child birth. However ovarian cysts have emerged as major problems which most women suffer from. In this, small pockets filled with fluids develop on the surface or within the ovaries. Though they are generally harmless, often times disappearing without any treatment, they do have the potential to create complications during child birth. Treatment of ovarian cysts depends on the size and the quantity of the cysts. 


Some of the treatments available are-

1. Patience and a careful watch
In case medical examinations reveal tiny cysts, patience can be the key word. If you did not suffer from perceptible symptoms and the cysts were revealed only through tests, you must follow it with regular visits to the doctor. Few medications and regular ultrasound examinations are all you need in such a case.

2. Contraceptives
Birth control pills or contraceptives may be sometimes prescribed to you as possible medications to treat the cysts. Regular administering of these medicines deters the possibility of further development of cysts.  They also benefit greatly in reducing the possibilities of suffering from ovarian cancer in the future.

3. Operations
In case the tests reveal large cysts, operations or surgical removal of them may be the only possible solution.  Operations are generally suggested if the cysts have persisted for a long time and are accompanied by terrible pain in the lower abdomen.

4. Ovarian cystectomy 
This is performed when the ovaries are kept intact and only the cysts are carefully removed.

5. Oophorectomy
In this form of surgery, only the ovary that is affected with the cysts is removed, while the other is kept intact. Both the ovaries might also have to be surgically removed if they are found to be affected.

6. Hysterectomy and subsequent removal of fallopian tubes and uterus
This is done when the cysts developed have the potential of becoming cancer us. In such a situation, an extreme measure is adopted with the complete removal of the ovaries along with the uterus and fallopian tubes. This is done in order to prevent the subsequent spreading of cancer. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Ways To Prevent Post Cesarean Wound Infection!

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
5 Ways To Prevent Post Cesarean Wound Infection!

Having a baby is nothing less than a dream come true, but it comes with its own share of problems for new mothers. A lot of women today are opting for a C-section, or a Cesarean surgery to deliver their babies. While it is safe for most, at times certain complications can arise as a result of the operation.

As if life for mothers wasn’t tough already, post Cesarean wound infection is another concern some new mothers have to face. It usually occurs due to a bacterial infection in the area where the incision was made during surgery. If you have recently had a C-section, look out for signs in the first couple of weeks such as fever (100.5ºF to 103ºF), wound sensitivity and pain in the lower abdomen area. Other symptoms include swelling at the incision point or in the legs, discharge from the wound, smelly vaginal discharges or blood clots and difficulty in passing urine. If you notice any of these signs, act fast and consult your gynaecologist at the earliest, to avoid complications from the infection.

Why does it happen?
There can be various reasons that an infection happens, just like on any other part of the body where a wound is exposed. Generally, it is more prevalent among obese or overweight women or those taking any form of steroids. Other causes include, an incision closed with staples or nylon sutures, in cases of an emergency C-section, or from an infection of the amniotic sac.

Types and Treatment
C-section wound infections are of two types that is Cellulitis or wound abscess and thrush.

  1. Cellulitis and wound abscesses are caused by bacteria and are treated with antibiotics. If you’re in the hospital, you will be given the antibiotics intravenously, but if not, they can be taken orally as well. In case of abscesses, the pus is first drained out and smeared with antiseptic before being covered with gauze, after which the wound will heal on its own.
  2. Thrush is caused by a fungal infection and is normally seen in women taking steroids or in those who have a weak immune system. Anti-fungal drugs are provided to combat the issue.

How can it be prevented?
Here are some things new moms can do to prevent the C-section wound from getting infected:

  1. Regular follow-up visits with your obstetrician
  2. Practising good hygiene and healing
  3. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
  4. Avoiding any strenuous exercises that may put pressure on the abdomen area and stitches
  5. Resting as much as possible

Remember, even if you do develop an infection, it can be treated if addressed in time. New mothers need to take extra care of themselves, as a healthy mom, makes a happy mom!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello. I am suffering from pcod and I want natural pregnancy give me healthy lifestyle tips my weight is 57 is it ok?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hello. I am suffering from pcod and I want natural pregnancy give me healthy lifestyle tips my weight is 57 is it ok?
Try to modify your life style. Live healthy eat healthy. Include some form of exercise in your daily routine. Weight seems to be ok.
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I am having itchiness in ma vaginal area. And white small small discharge comes out. Even sometimes I get pains. What might be the reasons? Should I consult a doctor?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Better to see a GYNAEC. Could be candidial infection. Maintaining hygiene and dryness is the key to not getting repeated infections.
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8 Tips To Maintain Vaginal Hygiene!

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
8 Tips To Maintain Vaginal Hygiene!

Maintaining proper vaginal hygiene is imperative to ward off any sort of STDor STI, even before any sort of irritation, infection or disease occurs. The normal vaginal pH balance helps cater to the growth of useful bacteria. Some useful tips to maintain proper vaginal hygiene can be:

  1. Douching (spraying a mixture of water, baking soda, vinegar or iodine on the vaginal area) is strictly discouraged. It can interfere with the normal pH levels of the vagina and can make the area extremely acidic, which sets the stage for the growth of bacterial infections.

  2. A balanced, healthy, nutritious diet is recommended for a healthy vagina as well as for good reproductive health. Certain fluids such as cranberry juice can help prevent the onset of any yeast infection.

  3. Safe sex should be practised in order to keep harmful bacteria away. Using a condom during a sexual intercourse helps prevent the occurrence of any sort of STI or STD.

  4. Gynaecological check-ups should be done every four months or so to be on the safe side regarding any doubts about unhealthy vagina. Prevention is always better than cure in the long run.

  5. Petroleum jelly should not be used for lubrication during sexual intercourse as such fluids tend to damage the latex in the condom and may even lead to a possible infection.

  6. Clothes should be chosen carefully to keep the vaginal area clean and dry. Cotton underwear is generally the best option in this regard as it can help prevent any bacterial infection by keeping the area clean and dry.

  7. Certain simple sanitary habits such as changing of tampons or sanitary pads every four hour during one’s periods, proper washing of the genital area after relieving the bowels, can go a long way in nurturing the health of the vagina.

  8. Opt for gentle skin care products to wash the vaginal area as that area is extremely sensitive. Avoid scrubbing the vaginal area as well. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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I have just married and want no child for 2 years. My wife have suffering from thyroid problem. My age is 30 and wife age is 28 yr. Kindly suggest me any medication that is safe at both side. Is mala di is safe for that. Kindly suggest me there dose.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have just married and want no child for 2 years. My wife have suffering from thyroid problem. My age is 30 and wife...
Mala D is quite safe. It is to be taken 1 tab daily by your wife starting from day 1 of periods and starting with the white tab. Then the last 7 days is black iron tab. When black is over to immediately start with white of next packet, irrespective of the period.
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Hi I am married 6 months ago. And we having sex frequently. Still no hope for pregnancy. What can I do.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi I am married 6 months ago. And we having sex frequently. Still no hope for pregnancy. What can I do.
Plan your relations from day 8-20 of menstrual cycle. Try for another 3-4 months. If still no result then consult a gynaec.
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Nilima is 15 yrs. Old. Has mensuration problem. About 2/ to 3 months she has no period. Because of this hers body is aching. With light temperature. She seems very weak and lethargic. Refer some home remedy thanks.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Nilima is 15 yrs. Old. Has mensuration problem. About 2/ to 3 months she has no period. Because of this hers body is ...
Sir is just 15 yrs. Leave her alone. Donot attribute her fever to no periods. Periods will get regular with time.
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I had a chemical pregnancy last month. My period was 7 days late. Started bleeding on the 23rd of april and the bleeding lasted 6 days (normally my period lasts for 4 days max). My question is that when will I be ovulating next? And is it safe to start trying so soon after a chemical pregnancy?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I had a chemical pregnancy last month. My period was 7 days late. Started bleeding on the 23rd of april and the bleed...
Ya it's absolutely safe. If your period are a regular 28-30 day cycle, you will ovulate roughly between 12-16 th day of your period.
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After periods, the white is not coming, what the reason for this, what I have to do to come.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
After periods, the white is not coming, what the reason for this, what I have to do to come.
There is no rule to have white discharge after menses. You don't need to do anything. It's absolutely normal.
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