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Dr. Poornima

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

300 at clinic
Dr. Poornima Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Poornima is a renowned Gynaecologist in Kanjurmarg East, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Aniket Nursing Home in Kanjurmarg East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Poornima on Lybrate.com.

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My wife is 6 week pregnant And I can't control to do sex. But I do intercourse in side by side sleeping and doing slowly with softness. Is that any problem with her pregnancy or baby I am worried!

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
My wife is 6 week pregnant
And I can't control to do sex. But I do intercourse in side by side sleeping and doing slo...
Most parents-to-be worry about this, but if you have a normal pregnancy, you can keep doing it right up until your waters break. There are lots of psychological and physical benefits of sex so pregnancy is not a reason to stop. And you may find that being free from worries about conception and contraception, you feel sexier than ever. Some researchers even think that women who have regular sex during pregnancy may be less likely to give birth prematurely. Having orgasms may also be related to a lower chance of giving birth early. If you're feeling sexy and well enough, then it's a good thing to keep your sex life going throughout pregnancy. Having satisfying sex during this time is good for your relationship and your sense of wellbeing, both now and after your baby has arrived. Fear of hurting your baby can be one of the most common reasons to avoid sex during pregnancy. You won't hurt your baby by making love, even with your partner on top. The thick mucus plug that seals your cervix helps guard against infection. The amniotic sac and the strong muscles of your womb (uterus) also protect your baby. If you orgasm, you may notice your baby moves around more. However, this is because of your pounding heart, not because he knows what's happening or feels discomfort. Your midwife or GP may advise you not to have sex if you have experienced: bleeding abdominal pains or cramps broken waters a history of cervical weakness a low-lying placenta (placenta praevia), particularly if you have had some bleeding.
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I got married last week, and do not want to have baby for at least 2 years. We are doing pullout technique from last 3 days. We do not want to use any kind of pills, condom or any other birth control. Want to have sex naturally. What things we should follow to avoid pregnancy.

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
I got married last week, and do not want to have baby for at least 2 years. We are doing pullout technique from last ...
Dear user. The perfect thing is to use condoms if you want to enjoy sex every day. The withdrawal method is OK provided you get the timing correct. First 7 days from the date of your wife's period are not fertile and therefore even though you eject inside her vagina, she will not be pregnant. Take care.
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Hello, Hello, I just had sex with my gf and it was unprotected. I just wanted to know that if I didn't ejaculate can she still become pregnate from pre ejaculation? We didn't have sex for very long only a couple minutes because my of torn frenulum, I just wanted to know is there risk for pregnancy. I didn't ejaculate but I didn't use condom.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hello,
Hello, I just had sex with my gf and it was unprotected. I just wanted to know that if I didn't ejaculate can ...
you never know even if a single sperm enters it may lead to a pregnancy'.The time and the quantity of fluid does not matter.
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My wife taking oral contraceptive pill regularly but after 21 days mc is not happened, than after 2 days she taken primolut tablet this Friday & Saturday morning & evening for having mc but still not having mc. So, please tell its going to be any pregnancy sign if so than what we do right now, we r not want baby right now our marriage is happened on 14th May 2015.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My wife taking oral contraceptive pill regularly but after 21 days mc is not happened, than after 2 days she taken pr...
If she has been taking pills regularly then pregnancy is unlikely. I would advice her to stop all medicines and wait for at least a week. Use condoms or abstain interim.
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My cousin is running in the 8th month of pregnancy and her BP is 150.The doctor has adviced her to get admitted to get the baby delivered. We are in doubt and not convinced.Waiting for your opinion.

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Any other problems she has? kindly give complete details to advice u properly. Stree woman health care centre bangalore
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Hi I am madhu I missed my periods but pregnancy test were negative my last date of period is 17 dec 2016 I hav all ready a irregular periods what can I doo I had already 2 miscarriage in 2013 in 2015 and I am thyroid patient.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Gandhinagar
Hi I am madhu I missed my periods but pregnancy test were negative my last date of period is 17 dec 2016 I hav all re...
Due to thyroid problem chances of menstrual irregularity is more & also chances of miscarriage is more so first treat your thyroid problem. It will decrease your weight automatically. Improve your diet habits. Eat more breakfast and less dinner. Consult homoeopath for permanent cure. Thanks
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Ovarian Cancer Screening: What You Can Miss During Gynaecology Check-ups

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Ovarian Cancer Screening: What You Can Miss During Gynaecology Check-ups

As one of the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths for women globally, Ovarian cancer is a serious ailment. This type of cancer usually cannot be detected until it has spread considerably and causes significant damage. It affects the ovaries of women who are in their late fifties and upwards. Yet, careful screening and vigilance with the help of regular gynaecology check-ups can help in detecting and treating this potentially fatal disease. Read on to know what you may be missing during those crucial gynaecology check-ups!

  • Screening Tests: Whether or not you are risk genetically or due to the environment, your annual gynaecology check-up must include Ovarian Cancer screening, which will basically try to look for the earliest signs and symptoms by studying the fallopian tubes and other areas for peritoneal screening for ovarian, fallopian and primary peritoneal cancer. The CA 125 Blood Test can also be used in order to detect this condition.
  • Ovaries: During the screening and normal check-ups as well, ask your doctor to concentrate on the size, shape and consistency of the ovaries as well as the uterus. A pelvic exam will also be helpful in detecting even the smallest anomalies that can point at the existence of symptoms.
  • Pap Test: It is a well-known fact that women over the age of 25 years and especially those who have been through childbirth even once, must get the Pap Smear Test done on a routine basis so as to rule out ovarian and cervical cancer. While this test may not be able to detect ovarian cancer for many cases, it can detect this kind of cancer in the more advanced stages.
  • Bloating and Fluid Build-up: If you are experiencing various symptoms like edema or fluid retention and bloating in the area, then you may want your doctor to put you through a screening test for Ovarian Cancer screening. Usually, we tend to overlook these symptoms as a part of an infection or even normal menstrual cycle, but the detection of these symptoms must be followed up by proper screening.
  • Ultrasound Wand: An ultrasound wand will be able to detect even the tiniest changes in the ovaries and the surrounding areas with the help of the TVUS test which can find a mass in the ovary. This can then be followed up by a biopsy to tell whether or not it is malignant.

Symptoms like too much of vaginal discharge and unusual amount of bleeding during the menstrual cycle should not go unnoticed or unreported and it is best to get a proper ultrasound done, followed by the various types of screening for this kind of cancer.

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Health Tip for a PCOD patient

Nutritionist, Diploma In Cosmeto Dermatology , BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi

Polycystic ovarian disease can only be treated with a proper diet. The recommended dietary pattern is as follows:- 

1. Drink ample water with a big no to junk food. 

2. Has to avoid fried and heavy food items. 

3 whole grains and food with a high fibre is recommended like oats, soyabean, tofu, flaxseed. 

4. Consumption of berries. Along with diet, a proper exercise can always help a pcod patient.

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Hello sir am married since from 9 months and my wife is pregnant of 3 and half month, the problem is she getting watery from her chest while I press it. It's happened same some before months and again it's been stated please suggest me good advice.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Hello sir am married since from 9 months and my wife is pregnant of 3 and half month, the problem is she getting wate...
Don't press breast during pregnancy. Breast discharge can be sign of underlying cancer or a disease, so get her checked by a doctor
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I am a female 38 years old, mother of two kids (10 & 8 Years). I have a rumbling sensation in my stomach / uterus area. My periods are normal. I had my last period 15 days back. Is this due to gastric or shud I visit my gynaec? Please reply. Thanks.

Md ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am a female 38 years old, mother of two kids (10 & 8 Years). I have a rumbling sensation in my stomach / uterus are...
Hello lybrate user, initially you have to do is to avoid heavy n spicy foods. - take shankha vati 2-0-2 before food - hingwashtaka churna 1spoon with warm water twice a day for 1week.
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I am 37 years old unmarried girl my weight is 72 I get only 2 days periods will I have a problem in becoming pregnant .Please reply my cycle comes after 28 days.

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
U need to reduce weight. And 2 days periods is ok if its coming regularly. If u r planning for a baby then do it asap. Do not delay pregnancy at a later date. Stree woman health care centre bangalore
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I am 20 years old I had realtionship with my bf on 18 aprilmy period date is 8 and now I m not feeling welli am feeling like vomiting since one week I want to ask that I m pregnant or not?

BHMS
Homeopath, Rudrapur
May be. This is the earliest sign of pregnancy. So please do a urine test and discuss with in private section.
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On 14th November 7 pm OPK showed negative. On 15th November 7 pm OPK showed positive. We had Intercourse around 11 pm on 15th. Have to continue for 4 more days. Is this the proper way for conceiving? Am I following proper method.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
On 14th November 7 pm OPK showed negative. On 15th November 7 pm OPK showed positive. We had Intercourse around 11 pm...
Hello, You may continue sex for next 1 week as after teh positive test, the ovulation occurs in next 36 hrs.
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Water - Ayurvedic Perspective on Consumption

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Water - Ayurvedic Perspective on Consumption

Everyone has heard the advice 'drink eight ounce glasses of water a day', which is popularly known as 8 by 8 rule. Another popular advice is 'drink 4 glasses of water empty stomach',  aka Usha Paana Chikitsa, a term used widely in Ayurveda. People advocate intake of water on empty stomach, describing how it cleanses the body and cures wide range of diseases starting from allergies to Cancer. Messages regarding its benefits are forwarded in whatsapp groups and on facebook as if it’s the elixir of life as described in the world renowned book 'The Alchemist'.

Usha Paana in Ayurveda
Originally described in Rasayan Adhyaay of Ashtang Hruday, it has been stated that a person who drinks Sheetodak i.e cold water early morning will continue to remain young. Many people start following this process
blindly without understanding the fine details involved.

  • First of all this has been described as a rasayan and hence, it should be only followed by a person who has underwent detoxification through Panchkarma. Even if detoxification is not possible for everyone in today's era atleast the concerned person should be devoid of any illness.
  • Secondly according to Ayurveda, a person should get up at Brahma Muhurat i.e around 5.30 am. So even if without detoxification a person has to practice Usha Paan as a routine then he should consume it at around 5.30 am in the morning after passing stool because that’s the first thing that has been advised after getting up.

Half the people who practice Usha Paan Chikitsa, drink water to help them get relieved of constipation, which is actually bad for their health. It is as if they try to push the stool out from their body by drinking excess water.

Relation of water intake and meals: 
'Sam Sthula Krusha Bhukta Madhya Antah Prathama Ambu Pah'

A simple sutra mentioned in DravDravyadi Vidyaaneya Adhyay describing effects of water intake while having food, after intake of food and before intake of food. 

  1. It has clearly stated that a person who drinks water while consuming food continues to remain in same state of health i.e swastha (Healthy).
  2. If a person wants to gain weight, then he should drink water just after consuming his meal. (Max 160ml)
  3. If a person wants to lose weight, then he should drink water just before consuming his meal.

Here drinking water just before meals will make the person get a feeling of fullness and hence automatically, his food intake will decrease. Of course he has to stop eating as soon as his hunger is satiated. He should not eat food just because he eats that much quantity everyday.

To know the quantity of appetite a person should have just consider to divide your hunger/appetite in four parts. Consume food, which will fill two parts. Have one part water and keep the remaining one part of your appetite empty. 

Another advice we get from many people, especially from Naturopathy is to not have any water during meals Have a jug (450 ml and above) full of water after 40 Mins of consumption of food.
Firstly this advice has nothing to do with Ayurved. Naturopathy and Ayurved are not even closely related. 

We Ayurved practitoners follow the sutra given below :
Ajirne Bheshajam Waari Jirne Waari BalPradam
Bhojane Cha Amrutam Waari Bhojanaante VishPradam

  1. If a person suffers from indigestion then he should consume Ushnodak Jal (warm water) as medicine.
  2. Water consumed after the food is digested (Minimum 6 hrs after meal) will increase Bala (Body Strength).
  3. Water consumed during consumption of meals will act as Amrut (Elixir of Life).
  4. Water consumed in large quantity after meals will act as a Visha (Extinguishes the Agni of Body).
  5. Here large quantity is important because bahu ambu paan (Very HighWater Intake) is responsible for initiation of many diseases according to Ayurved.
  6. Water to be drank after meals to increase weight is not in large quantity but around a glass only 160ml max. So no question of conflict arises between the two sutras.

How much water intake should be considered necessary?
A very tricky question as it has got no straight answer. Every person's need varies according to their body needs as well as their line of work. This can be easily explained by an example, A businessman,a farmer,an army man all work for eight hours. Business man is sitting in an A.C office. The farmer is toiling in the Sun. The Army man is guarding our border in the Desert. Will each of them require the same quantity of water? The answer is definitely NO. The same way, even if you are living together in the same family every member's water intake need will be different. To come up with a general statement which can be useful for everyone, it can be said that instead of having 8 ounces glass of water a day kindly. 

'Remember to have 8 ounces of fluid (liquid in any form) a Day''

Maximum researchers/Doctors agree with the above statement. Fluid means any liquid. It may be soup, juice, dal etc. Next time you come across advice regarding water intake, I hope information shared by me will help you take the correct step.

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I am getting recurrent uti from last one year. I am planning to conceive by not getting enough confident due to this recurrent uti. Can I conceive. Is there any medicine for recurrent uti during pregnancy.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
I am getting recurrent uti from last one year. I am planning to conceive by not getting enough confident due to this ...
No issues for conceiving. But prevent uti by having lots of fluids hygiene and good food. Get a urine culture done too to make sure.
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I am 25 years old. I am married and I have one male kid 2 years old. Now im using Yasmin tablet as a birth control pills. After taking it I feel tired so can I continue the tablet and I should use daily that tablet please suggest me.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
I am 25 years old. I am married and I have one male kid 2 years old. Now im using Yasmin tablet as a birth control pi...
Hi lybrate-user, you should first check few blood tests that all parameters are fine or not. Some times birth control pills can damage liver and creats problem.
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I am 29 years old next month I became 30 year old my periods are not regular and sometimes I feel tired and lazy. So please suggest me what diet plan I should follow?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 29 years old next month I became 30 year old my periods are not regular and sometimes I feel tired and lazy. So ...
Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit.
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पानी और स्वास्थ

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
पानी और स्वास्थ
सिर्फ पानी बैठकर धीरे2 पीने से 48 रोग ठीक होते है।
Eg-मोटापा,जोड़ो का दर्द,कब्ज़
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During periods I feel too much pain in my breast. Can I do sex during periods and allow to my partner to touch my breast?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
During periods I feel too much pain in my breast. Can I do sex during periods and allow to my partner to touch my bre...
According to ayurved sex during periods is strictly prohibited sex during peroids is always harmful Complete avoidance of any activity during periods is needed in 3-4 days of menses
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Most Common STDs in Women

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist,
Most Common STDs in Women

Most of us are affected by diseases, which spread through physical contact, but most of us do not consider it important to get them checked, due to which they turn into major ailments. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections, which are transmitted through any kind of sexual contact. The organism that causes the disease is transmitted from one person to the other during sex intercourse. Sometimes STDs can be asymptomatic (no symptoms or signs)

Here are some STDs that you should be informed about:

1. Gonorrhoea: Genital infection caused by bacteria is called gonorrhoea, its symptoms include 

  • Bloody vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Heavy period bleeding
  • Anal itching

2. Chlamydia: Bacterial infection in the genital tract is called chlamydia. Chlamydia is usually difficult to diagnose, its symptoms include

  • Pain during urination
  • Pain in lower abdomen
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Painful intercourse
  • Bleeding between menstrual cycles

3. Syphilis: The bacterium Treponema pallidum causes syphilis,  its symptoms include

  • Rashes
  • Sores in the mouth, anus or vagina
  • In later stages, it causes nerve and organ damage

4. Genital Herpes: The herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes herpes. Signs and symptoms include-

  • Small red bumps or ulcers in the anal, genital and other areas
  • Itching or pain around the genital area, thighs and buttocks

5. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts: Genital warts are caused by HPV. It infects the genital tract. HPV has been linked to cervical cancer,  its symptoms include

  • Small swellings in the genital area
  • Itching
  • Bleeding during sex

6. Chancroid: Chancroid is a bacterial infection. The bacterium Haemophilus ducreyi causes chancroid, its symptoms include

  • Development of red bumps on the skin folds covering the genitals
  • Pain during urination
  • Burning sensation during bowel movement

7. Ectoparasitic Infections: Ectoparasitic infections are caused by small parasitic bugs like mites or lice. The parasites usually affect the hair or skin. Scabies and crabs are common parasites that cause such infections. They both cause intense itching and visible rashes.

8. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS): The virus that causes AIDS is called HIV. It can spread through blood, vaginal fluids, semen and breast milk. Unprotected sex or sharing needles with an infected person is how the disease spreads. It includes symptoms, such as

  • Slight fever
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Weight loss
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