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Dr. Nilima Tandekar is an experienced Gynaecologist in Powai, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Nilima Tandekar personally at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Nilima Tandekar on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Dr. after 2 month of dnc my periods are two times in a month and I m anemic and also suffering from back pain kindly suggest me health tips and when I take iron pill like dexorange I m suffer from constipation what should I do Dr. pls help. Thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Sultanpur
Hello Dr. after 2 month of dnc my periods are two times in a month and I m anemic and also suffering from back pain k...
mam, please take balance diet and add some leafy vegetables in this daily. take syp Ashokarist and syp Lohasav 10 ml each with 20 ml water daily two times in a day after meal. a glass of milk daily at bed time will be also helpful. tell your progress after one month to guide further.
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I am 38 and 6 week pregnant, suddenly my amniotic fluid levels have dropped to 2.1 today, doctor said baby needs to be delivered ASAP through CS? Is it required?can i do something to increase amniotic fluid levels?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 38  and 6 week pregnant, suddenly my amniotic fluid levels have dropped to 2.1 today, doctor said baby needs to ...
There is no way by which amniotic fluid can be increased at 38 weeks pregnancy. Maximum you can do is to get the scan repeated from another sonologist which your doctor has not suggested. If your report remains the same cesarean section should be done as baby's cord can get compressed during natural birth.
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What skin differences can you expect when you're pregnant?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
What skin differences can you expect when you're pregnant?

During pregnancy, quite a few changes occur inside a woman's body. It is quite common for some of these changes to surface outside. Skin changes are quite common in pregnant women, and pinkish streaks on the stomach and a sudden glow on the face are commonly observed. Although not all women experience the same skin changes, there are some changes which are quite common during pregnancy. Some of them are:

1. Stretch Marks - Stretch marks are the most common and usual skin changes that occur during pregnancy. Nearly 90% of all pregnant women are likely to experience stretch marks. Stretch marks are the reddish streaks that run down the abdomen or breasts of a pregnant woman. Exercising and applying lotions rich in the vitamin can help in preventing such marks.

2. Mask of pregnancy - Melasma, commonly known as the mask of pregnancy, causes dark splotchy spots to appear on your face. Fluctuations in hormonal activities during those nine months can lead to an increase in pigmentation. These spots usually occur on the forehead and cheeks. Nearly 50% of all pregnant women encounter signs of melasma.

3. Pregnancy Glow - During pregnancy, the body produces 50% more blood; hence, there is a greater circulation of blood in the body, and the increased blood flow causes the face to appear brighter. The body also produces a lot of hormones that cause the glands to overwork, which renders the face shiny.

4. Acne - Hormonal fluctuations in the body can cause the oil glands to secrete more oil, which can cause a breakout. In case of pre-existing acne, the condition may heighten and, thus, get more inflamed.

5. Spider and Varicose veins - Increased blood circulation can cause minute, reddish blood vessels to protrude outwards. These veins usually appear on the face, neck, upper chest and arms. Varicose veins refer to the thick, bluish veins that appear on the legs. This happens because the body compensates for the extra blood that flows to your baby.

'Consult'.

Tip: 6 Main Reasons Skin Hyperpigmentation is Very Common in India

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I am 30 years old. My ecotopic pregnancy had done before 3 months. I know about my healthy pregnancy in future to escape such type of pregnancy.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I am 30 years old.  My ecotopic pregnancy had done before 3 months. I know about my healthy pregnancy in future to es...
After each ectopic, the chance of having normal pregnancy in next pregnancy is 90% and having live baby is 33%. There is few chance of preventing this complication- like treatment of infection, avoidance of smoking etc.
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My periods are delayed . I m not able to conceive . I had a miscarriage last year . But now i m very stressed whether i ll able to conceive or not. Please suggest me that should i do for conceiving ?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Remove stress as stress can affect your fertility. Consult your doctor to find out the cause and start treatment for conception problems.
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I got pregnant 7 weeks and then stop heart beat baby is dead why this happened please answer me.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sometimes it can be due to infection in uterus, other cause is compatable issues between fetus and mother and we do not know much about it. If it happens once -ignore. If it happens twice, get investigated for TORCH which will tell you about 5 types of infections responsible for missing heart beat. Curable conditions though. 7 weeks pregnancy - wait for a week before taking next step of clearing up. One can rarely see heart beat at 8 weeks. Do get back with report. Do not go in for more traumatic D & C. Ask your Doctor to do Mr. (menstrual Regulation) using a disposable pipe and a Syringe with negative pressure to suck out material in one go.
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Hi doc I'm 17 years old nd of 4.5 months pregnant advice me how to take care and pls help me how to do gender test at home?

DGO
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Hi doc I'm 17 years old nd of 4.5 months pregnant advice me how to take care and pls help me how to do gender test at...
you r too young. you need calcium both for u and ur baby. take foods rich in 1.iron-leafy vegetables, dates,liver 2.calcium-milk,egg 3.vitamins-fruits there is no gender test at home
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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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Super Fact of the Day: Exercise can boost your willpower and make you happier!

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Super Fact of the Day: Exercise can boost your willpower and make you happier!
A sedentary lifestyle can affect reasoning, long-term memory and problem-solving! exercise is not only good for your body, but your mind as well! exercisers outdo couch potatoes in almost every regard!

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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Hi last mnth I had my periods nov 2, and on 27th again but 1st day only spotting and 2,3,4 day are lighter than before menses, and im feeling nausea all time. Can I be pregnant even with this.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi last mnth I had my periods nov 2, and on 27th again but 1st day only spotting and 2,3,4 day are lighter than befor...
Hello, PREGNANCY IS UNLIKELY though but you may get a serum beta hcg test done to rule it out anyhow.
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I am suffering from breast pain, as I consulted to our neighbouring doctors they said that, it is an hormonal variation & hence the pain occurs. But the pain is not stopped, what should I do further now?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
As you are only 16 years old, there is no chance that you r suffering from any major disease. It is common among your age group and is caused by hormonal changes. It will go after some time. In the mean time you should take pain killers. You will not need to show it to anyone for the same.
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I am 24 years old Female suffering from hairfall problem. I have polycystic ovarian disease and gas trouble. I have consulted doctor 2 years back. He has suggested me to avoid oil food, masalas,sweets. Although I am maintain my diet, I have used everything natural like herbal oils, castor oil ,the problem (HAIRFALL) repeats.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 24 years old Female suffering from hairfall problem. I have polycystic ovarian disease and gas trouble. I have c...
Keep cows ghee in diet, massage your hairs with medicated oil regularly, do regular exercise, take proper diet, milk,cows ghee in regularly, fresh fruits, dry fruits, green vegetables, protein rich food, proper sleep, take proper care of hairs during travelling, avoid late night work, overexertion,excessive shampoo, hair conditioners, tea, coffee,cold drinks, chilled water, foods kept in friedge, fast food, bakery food, salty food, hot drinks, oily,spicy ,outside foods. Best luck.
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I have 2 simple cyst in left ovary and pain in lower abdomen and lower back, thighs. Nausea , vomiting and smell in everything. And very much pain in near my cycle.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I have 2 simple cyst in left ovary and pain in lower abdomen and lower back, thighs. Nausea , vomiting and smell in e...
Hi lybrate-user please share details report with the size of cyst and color doppler, depending upon size site we can decide whether to go for surgical treatment or medications will be better.
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Hello doc. please suggest me something. Ajj mera 2nd day h periods ka but period proper nhi aa rhe just like spoting. please suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Hello doc. please suggest me something. Ajj mera 2nd day h periods ka but period proper nhi aa rhe just like spoting....
You can't do much about this only wait and watch but get your complete blood count done and see if there is any discrepancies to be treated.
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Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGDHHM
General Physician, Ganderbal
Amazing Herbs & Drinks For Kidney Cleansing

Dr Aabid Altaf Wani

There is an enormous change in our lifestyle which has improved ways of comfort and decreases quality of life. All of us gained many facilities at the cost of environment. One of the most adverse impact of pollution is increasing toxin level in the food that we consume.

The pair of kidney which we played an important role of detoxification of the body along with water regulation and the release of certain hormones. In short, we can say the kidneys make sure that we live healthy by removing the toxin from our body. It is very crucial to keep the kidneys cleaned regularly in order ensure the detoxification process goes on.

You can achieve a full health maintenance by keeping in check the health of the kidneys. Thus, in order to keep your kidneys healthy here we have brought for you some great ways and means which can be wonderfully employed to cleanse the kidneys perfectly. The methods are very easy to implement and you can cleanse the kidneys at home without any fear of side effects. Let us get closer to these magnificent methods which can enable you to get a perfect cleaning of your kidneys:

Wonderful Herbs to Cleanse Kidneys
The herbs to cleanse kidneys work real wonders to clean and tidy up your ever-working kidneys. You might check if you are allergic to any of the herbs before the application of home remedies for the kidneys cleansing process. The herbs do not have any side effects for people without any medical history of allergy.

The details about the herbs and application method is given below:-

Ginger for Kidney

Cleansing:
Ginger amazingly improves the process of digestion and also wash off harmful microbial content of the body. This is a great herb which you can use to perfectly conduct kidney cleansing process.

Things You Need:

Grated Ginger- 2 tsp
Hot boiled water- 2 cups
Honey- ½ tsp
Lemon Juice- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Add the grated ginger to the hot water.
Allow them to steep together for about at least 4-9 minutes.
Add the lemon juice and the honey to it and stir them all well.
Have 2 cups of this tea daily.
Repeat the same for about a few weeks to get your kidneys cleansed.

Stinging Nettle to Clean your Kidneys

This herb works greatly to cleanse your kidneys due to its diuretic properties. It works out in an enhancing manner to improvise the robust nature of your kidneys. This remedy also prevents the formation of kidney crystals and keeps the kidneys clean and healthy.

Things You Need:

Dried Stinging Nettle- 2 tsp
Hot Water- 1 cup
Honey- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Add the dried stinging powder to the hot cup of water.
Steep them together for about 7-8 minutes.
Strain the liquid out and add the honey to it to enhance the taste of it.
Have this tea for about 2 times in a day.
Continue it for a week to get results in cleaning your kidneys.

Best Drinks to Cleanse Kidneys:

Apart from the above-mentioned herbs, you can also choose to some well prepared juices and drinks to cleanse your kidneys in an excellent way. Here are some of the best such juices:

1. Watermelon Juice for a nice Kidney Cleanse:

Watermelon is an amazing source of potassium and is also rich with water (99%). So this would wonderfully help you in flushing out the toxins from your body. Here is the juice recipe of watermelon to cleanse kidneys.

Things You Need:

Watermelon Slices- 2-3 cups
Peeled Lime -1
Honey- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Blend the watermelon slices and peeled lime together.
Add honey to it and stir them well.
Now, drink this delicious juice to clean your kidneys.

2. Beet Juice to Clean Kidneys:

Beets are extremely healthy. It is well equipped with antioxidants and can extravagantly increase the acid content of urine.

Things You Need:

Large Peeled Beet- 1
Fresh Peeled Ginger- 1
Ice cubes- 2-3
Things You Should Do:

Blend the above-mentioned ingredients thoroughly.
Serve fresh with ice cubes.
Drink this juice regularly to clean your kidneys.

3. Lemon Juice:

Lemon Juice contains Vitamin C and Citric acid, both which are healthy to the body. It prevents kidney stone formation.

Things You Need:

Lemons- 3-4
Cold Water- ½ glass
Honey- ¼ tsp
Things You Should Do:

Squeeze the fresh lemons into the cold water.
Mix honey into this solution.
Stir them and drink this juice to cleanse your kidneys from toxins.

4. Radish Drink for Kidney Cleansing:

Radishes are great detoxifiers. They work in special regard with the gall bladder and the liver. This will help your kidneys in flushing out the impurities. If you are already a victim of kidney stones, then drinking this radish juice would be one of the best ever remedies to get rid of your kidney stones. Here is the remedy of radish for kidney cleansing process.

Things You Need:

Radish slices- 1 cup
Purple Cabbage- 1 cup
Celery rib- 1
Things You Should Do:

Wash all the ingredients perfectly.
Get them into a juicer and blend them.
Have this drink to cleanse your kidneys.

5. Cranberry Juice to cleanse Kidneys:

Cranberry juice is another excellent juice that deeply cleans up your kidneys to a great extent. It is known to be an immensely valued fighter against urinary tract ailments. It also decreases the calcium oxalate content of the kidneys, which is the main cause for the formation of kidney stones. So,use the following recipe to clean up your kidneys.

Things You Need:

Frozen Cranberries- 500 mg
Water- 1 liter
Sugar- 2 tsp
Cheesecloth- 1
Things You Should Do:

Wash the cranberries with care.
Boil the washed cranberries.
Lessen the flame and cook till the cranberries burst.
Strain the juice of the cranberries through the cheesecloth.
Add sugar to upgrade the taste.
Reheat the juice for a few more minutes.
Have this juice in a chilled form to cleanse your kidneys.

6. Carrot and Cucumber Juice for Kidney Cleansing:

Carrot and cucumber are armed with extensive powers to cleanse kidneys. When combined in a nutritive mix, they tend to flush out all the toxins in a perfect mannerism. Let us see the recipe now:

Things You Need:

Carrots- 2
Cucumber – 1
Things You Should Do:

Chop the carrots and the cucumber into pieces.
Blend them together.
Have this juice regularly to keep your kidneys in an absolved condition.

7. Cleansing Beverages:

This particular recipe speaks about how to make a nice beverage at home which is quite beneficial to enhance the health of the kidneys.

Things You Need:

Lemon Juice- 2 tsp
Apple Cider Vinegar- 2 tsp
Pure water- 1 glass
Things You Should Do:

Add all the ingredients to the water and stir it well.
Have this juice for a consecutive 4 day Cleanse.
This would help you in conducting a nice fresh cleanse to your kidneys.

Other Tips to Sufficiently Cleanse your Kidneys at home:

Apart from what all has been mentioned above, here are a few handful tips which would serve you the best in cleaning your kidneys.

Drink a lot of water is one of the basic tip which you should follow in order to keep your kidneys clean. Water acts as a great solvent and would aid you in flushing out all the harmful and unneeded toxins from your body.

Cleansing can also be rightly done when you introduce the practice of drinking various juices and healthy liquid combinations.These can include fruit juices, vegetable juices or a combination of both.

Try to avoid smoking and high consumption of alcohol as it is very harmful for your kidneys.

Keep a close eye on your cholesterol levels and if you are an overweight person, try to reduce your weight considerably.

Avert yourself away from foods that are processed and fried.

Keep yourself inclined to food which is healthy. Examples are leafy vegetables, whole grain foods, fresh fruits, etc.
Work hard to keep your blood sugar levels and blood pressure levels in check.

Exercise regularly.

By following the above-mentioned tips and remedies of herbs as well as juices, you will for sure get over the problem of having unclean and infected kidneys. These are the best natural ways which can enable you to possess robust and healthy kidneys. So, try out the remedies and keep us posted about your valuable experiences.
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Hi I am 25 year old with two kid. I am in depression as my breast is not attractive and become small and saggy. Please suggest some homeopathic treatment. Is there any medicine available in homeopathic to make enlarge and firming breast.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Hi I am 25 year old with two kid. I am in depression as my breast is not attractive and become small and saggy. Pleas...
? Women tend to lose the firmness in their breasts as they age ? This generally occurs at a younger age for women who have large breasts Symptoms to look for: ? Sagging breasts Causes: ? Ageing ? Breastfeeding ? Loss of weight Natural home remedy using egg and onion: 1. Take the white of an egg 2. Beat it into a cream 3. Apply this cream on the bottom of your breasts 4. Leave it for 30 min 5. Chop and crush 1 onion 6. Press the crushed onion on a sieve to extract juice 7. Add the juice to 1 glass water 8. Wash off the cream with this water Tips: ? Swimming is a great exercise to have firm breasts. It strengthens the pectoral muscles These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home any queries ask privately
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I have heard that folic acid is recommended at least 2 months before conceiving. Can you please advise on the name of the tablets & dosage?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have heard that folic acid is recommended at least 2 months before conceiving. Can you please advise on the name of...
5 mg folic acid is good for everyone who doesn't eat green leafy vegetables it does lead to a healthier baby if taken during pregnancy
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Hi. My wife had ipill after 54 hours of unprotected sex but even after 24 hours of having ipill she has not got her period. What should be done now?

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi. My wife had ipill after 54 hours of unprotected sex but even after 24 hours of having ipill she has not got her p...
Hello delay in periods, irregular period or spotting are common problems after taking I pills and there are also chances of pregnancy so please do urine pregnancy test if it comes negative than wait for another 1 week and repeat the upt.
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I am 32 years old have a gestational age of 7 weeks, but foetus has not developed heart beat, discovered intransvaginal scan, should I wait to develop the heartbeat or is it a missed abortion?

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
I think, you should wait for another one week before jumping into conclusion and that time go for tvs scan.
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I suddenly gained weight like in my breasts and butt thigh what does it mean im already a pcos patient and I had intercourse with my boyfriend but he did not ejaculate I had intercourse on 15th April (NOTE: I did not have my periods for 3 past three months BEFORE HAVING INTERCOURSE )so I guess I will not be pregnant even pls tell me. Some tips to have my period.

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Bhavnagar
I suddenly gained weight like in my breasts and butt thigh what does it mean im already a pcos patient and I had inte...
You are already suffering from PCOS. You should reduce weight rather than gaining weight. You should do pregnancy test to confirm you r nt pregnant. Start taking treatment for pcos. Periods will become regular.
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