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Dr. Prathima Chikalkatti

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

Dr. Prathima Chikalkatti Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Prathima Chikalkatti is an experienced Gynaecologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Prathima Chikalkatti on Lybrate.com.

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I feel a small ball kind of thing in my right breast. I first noticed it an year ago. I ignored it at that time but its still there of the same size. Please let me know if there could be something serious?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
Probably you have fibroadenoma of breast which is a benign breast tumor. However cosult with a general surgeon for definite diagnosis and management.
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When sex is safe without protection ?

CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy, MRCOG, MD, DGO
Gynaecologist,
Never 100% without effective contraception but during periods is generally okay in preventing any unwanted pregnancy provided cycles are regular.
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PCOS

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
PCOS

PCOS Treatment?

Treatment for PCOS is not curative. Treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and managing the condition to prevent complications. The treatment will vary from woman to woman, depending on specific symptoms.

A healthy diet and regular exercise are recommended for all women with PCOS, particularly those who are overweight. This can help to regulate your menstrual cycle and lower your blood glucose levels.

Women who don't want to become pregnant may be prescribed birth control pills. These can help treat acne, regulate the menstrual cycle, and lower levels of male hormones, such as testosterone, in the body. If a woman with PCOS is suffering from infertility, fertility drugs may be administered for helping her to ovulate.

Anti-androgens are drugs that reduce male hormone levels. These can help stop excess hair growth and reduce acne. Diabetes medications may also be prescribed to lower blood glucose and testosterone levels.

Surgery may be recommended for some women with PCOS. Ovarian drilling is a procedure in which the doctor punctures patient's ovary with a small needle that carries an electric current, in order to destroy part of the ovary. This is a short-term solution that can promote ovulation and reduce male hormone levels.

Potential Complications of PCOS?

Women with PCOS have a higher risk of developing:

  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • high cholesterol
  • anxiety and depression
  • sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing periodically during sleep)
  • endometrial cancer (cancer caused by thickening of the lining of the uterus)
  • heart attack
  • diabetes
  • breast cancer

If you become pregnant, your doctor may refer you to a doctor who specializes in high-risk pregnancies. Women with PCOS have a higher rate of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, and premature delivery. They may also require extra monitoring during pregnancy.

The earlier the PCOS is diagnosed and treated, the lower is the risk of developing these complications. Avoidance of tobacco products and participating in regular exercise can also reduce the risk of some of these co-morbidities. The patients must talk to the Gynae about what PCOS means for your overall health and how you can prevent serious complications.

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I am a working women. I have a 2 months child. I need to store my breast milk for my kid. How long can I store the milk in the fridge?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a working women. I have a 2 months child. I need to store my breast milk for my kid. How long can I store the mi...
Hello, If kept in the fridge the human milk can, stay fresh for atleast 6 hours. Use sterilised vessels.
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In her 1st time sex a huge amount of pain should occur It should habitual or not.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
It is not necessary that a severe pain should occur. Generally during first time, pain is felt because of hymen and lack of lubrication.
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Diet in Pregnancy

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Diet in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life when there is an added focus to take care of yourself and your unborn child. The adage 'you are what you eat' takes on a whole new meaning during this period as it becomes the soon to be mother's responsibility to pack in extra nutrition to nourish her growing bump. Doctors often add in a dose of vitamins to ensure that the both mother and child are well nourished. But beyond that, the food choices you make will maintain a healthy weight gain for you and your baby and eventually even help when you want to shed the extra weight after your child is born.

Here are some tips to have a perfect diet during your pregnancy

  1. Load up on the good stuff: Even if you've always been eating healthy, it is time to crank things up a notch and include more proteins, vitamins, minerals especially folic acid and iron and some extra calories for energy and increase it as you progress in your pregnancy. But eating to get more nutrients doesn't have to mean eating more in general. If you are already at a healthy weight, then you don't need extra calories in the first trimester. In the second trimester, you need about 340 extra calories a day and about 450 extra calories a day in the third trimester. The numbers will change if you are underweight or overweight.
  2. Say no to some: During pregnancy, give a skip to food items like raw seafood and undercooked meat and poultry. This could lead to potentially dangerous infections. Other foods to steer clear from include unpasteurized milk and soft cheese. All of these are possible sources of bacteria that can be harmful to an unborn child. It is always good to give your fruits and veggies a good extra wash, as always. Try to avoid the known culprits like popular local fruits that may be laden with artificial ripeners. Also avoid food with excess oil or preservatives. You will also have to say a complete no to alcohol or smoking during this period. While most sites suggest that you also ditch your caffeine fix, you can best keep it less than 200 mg or 12 ounces in a day. Stick to decaffeinated tea and sodas when possible. Some other foods that have to be avoided during pregnancy are packaged food, cold drinks, preserved food items as they contain preservatives, which are harmful. Also, chinese food should be avoided as it contains monosodium glutamate, which is again harmful due to teratogenic chemical.
  3. Diet a big no: Another big no during pregnancy is dieting or controlling the intake of food to lose weight. Pregnancy is the time you actually, for once, get to legally gain weight and be happy about. Don't mess up your natural system with forced diets.
  4. Keep the food coming: Pregnancy is the time for food craving at all odd hours and the time to give into them without an ounce of guilt! If you are dealing with nausea and food aversion, try to stick to small meals throughout the day. Replace the chips with carrot sticks and the pizza slice with soup. If that sweet tooth starts acting up, give it a frozen fruit dessert or shake.
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I am 30 years unmarried girl, PCOD sufferer kindly suggest me what should i do as i have gained 15 kg weight.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Start tab metformin 250 mg bid.And consult further for diet and exercise regime. Thanks, Dr surbhi agrawal consultant diabetologist
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After my first normal delivery my tummy size increase and my weight still 60 kg from my delivery? Please suggest me something for weight loss and tummy too?

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
You want reduce weight and tummy. I advise you to do physical exercise of tummy in the gym and take more proteins and less fats and carbohydrates. Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Avoid non veg and eggs.
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My wife is pregnant 16 weeks, she has undergone cervical length surgery (stitch) on 5th September 2016, at that time her cervical length was 2.8 cm and now it is 2.9 cm, will it be safe to travel by flight post 5th October 2016.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My wife is pregnant 16 weeks, she has undergone cervical length surgery (stitch) on 5th September 2016, at that time ...
Hello, Once stitching has been done, there is not much to worry about. Before travelling, consult your obstetrician so that she can examine your wife and then give fitness to fly.
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Iam 20years old female. From last 2 months my periods menstrual cycle is irregular in time. It is coming very late every month. What is the main reason for it? Due to low rbc cells or any other issue?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Iam 20years old female. From last 2 months my periods menstrual cycle is irregular in time. It is coming very late ev...
Your problem can be due to Anaemia or hormonal imbalance due to stress.I will advice you below given homoeopathic medicinesfor 5-6 months nd surely you will be normal PULSATILLA NIG 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1spoon fresh water daily night MENSOAID SYRUP ( BAKSON) Drink 2 sspoons in evening. FERRUM SIP ( SBL) Drink 1 spoon twice daily Things to do 1.Daily intake of atleat 2 fruit from Apple,banaba,pomegranate,papaya,grapes, 2.2 glass milk daily 3.Lots of water daily 4.Have a sound sleep 5.Start taking a good iron supplement
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I am 23 year. I have sex with my boyfriend. And I got period after a month but now I am not getting my periods. So can you tell me it' s possible I am pergent. Please answer my question.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Test your urine first if +ve then u decide your next procedure (kill your own baby killerji) else to reopen mens come to me. I will help.
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How can we prevent one month pregnancy? That prega news test came positive? What all can we do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
How can we prevent one month pregnancy? That prega news test came positive? What all can we do?
Hello, You need trouble out ectopic pregnancy first and then can opt for medical termination of pregnancy.
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I am 23 year old and married I have been doing sex from six month continuously but no pregnancy. Please help.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I  am 23 year old and married I have been doing sex from six month continuously but no pregnancy. Please help.
Please note that getting pregnant sometimes becomes herculean task. It is strange that people who do not want it, it is there biggest fear. However months of time is not a time period to get really worried. Maybe you're just really eager to get pregnant: please note that you can not predict a time frame and sometimes it takes time to conceive. Have patience and here are some tips which can help: tip #1: the biggest secret to getting pregnant faster is knowing when you ovulate (release an egg from your ovary). Think of the egg as a bull's-eye and the sperm as arrows. One of the arrows has to hit the bull's-eye in order for you to get pregnant. If you notice that you have irregular periods over the course of several months, pinpointing ovulation could be difficult. Ask your doctor for advice. Tip #2: once you know when your egg will be released from your ovary, you can plan to have sex during your most fertile days: from three days before ovulation through the day of ovulation. (starting a little sooner can't hurt; some women have gotten pregnant from sex that happened six days before they ovulated.) if you have a regular cycle of 28 days, days 12 to 16 days are said to be a woman's most fertile period counting from the first day of cycle. Tip #3: sperm have their best shot at fertilizing an egg when they're healthy, strong, and plentiful. Several things can help your partner get his sperm supply in fighting shape: - cut back on alcohol (studies show that drinking daily can reduce testosterone levels and sperm counts and raise the number of abnormal sperm) - quit tobacco and recreational drugs (these can cause poor sperm function) - eat enough of certain key nutrients? like zinc, folic acid, calcium, and vitamins c and d? that help create plentiful, strong, wiggly sperm - avoid hot tubs, saunas, and hot baths, since heat kills sperm.
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How soon I can detect pregnancy? and by what means?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Dear, pregnancy can be deducted just after 5 to 6 weeks. By preg. Color test. Kind regards, Dr. Jyoti gupta, ayurvedic consultant ayurveda for sure cure.
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I am 32 years old woman. My last delivery date 13/08/2014. I discontinue Brest feeding my baby after one year of delivery due to some problem. Nowadays I want to continue feeding again but my milk is insufficient for my baby. How can I increase my milk naturally. Thank youŸ

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Increase your dietary intake of milk. Herbs like shatavari help in promoting milk production in females so consume them daily.
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Fruits to eaten during summer

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Fruits to eaten during summer
Regular pap tests i.e. tests which look for any signs of cervical cancer should be conducted regularly so that it can be detected at its initial stage and can be treated accordingly.
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Hey Dr. Its an emergency I want to tell you that I am a patient of PCOS and have discovered it a 2 months before and have started my medication 1 months back which caused periods on time earlier I used to have late periods but I have this problem which is dark brown coloured periods it is sometimes only red and rest of the time. It is black or dark brown earlier I used to have proper periods although they were late but only sometime they used to be brownish but this time it is only dark brown and black and little of red and yes earlier flow was also normal and infact heavy for 2 days and little less on 3rd day then lesser on 4th day and 5th day but this time it has been 2 days and today 3rd day has started and flow is like of 4th day very little and less periods can I know why this is happening to me is there any serious issues Dr. Gave me medicine for PCOS that is a course of 21 days and another one to take daily for the next time she said periods to occur and 2 syrups as I lack immunity and have little deficiency of hb and lot of deficiency of calcium vitamin3 and B12. But I as this time periods are so abnormal I feel to consult another Dr. Pls help me I need your help I am getting very tensed.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Hey Dr. Its an emergency I want to tell you that I am a patient of PCOS and have discovered it a 2 months before and ...
PCOD although highly complex is a fairly curable disease. Though u have provided an elaborate detail of your problem, you have not mentioned the names of medicines u are taking for PCOD. also u have not mentioned your current exercise schedule, diet and body parameters like wt, ht bmi etc. a careful history and evaluation can help you come to a solution. .feel free to consult if you would need my assistance
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My girlfriend wants me to have sex with her. I have a fear that something gonna happen to her what to do? And her nipples go semi erected when I touch her.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Nipple erection when you touch her her a normal response. If you have sex, she can get pregnant, which can be prevented by use of condom or i-pill asap after the sex. Correct use of condom is important.
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I am taking furocyst for last 50 day but from last 25 days my periods are not stopping. What should I do? ू

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am taking furocyst for last 50 day but from last 25 days my periods are not stopping. What should I do? ू
Furocyst contain fenugreek seed extract has not been proven its efficacy on the large scale for the treatment of pcod. As this 25 days bleeding is occuring after you started this product, you should stop it immediately and start novelon 21 day course immediately to stop the bleeding. Make sure you check for the pregnancy before you start any medicines if that is a possibility.
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