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Dr. Sadhana Desai

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Sadhana Desai is a popular Gynaecologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. She has completed MBBS . She is currently practising at Dr. Sadhana Desai@Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sadhana Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Does squats and leg press machines exercises in gym makes vagina loose or does it affect hymen? I am 22 virgin.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
It does not make it loose nor it affects hymen. Fir tightening the vagina we advise kegel exercise. While performing these exercises similar group of muscles also contract so it can not get loose.
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All About Breast Cancer

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
All About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer, which occurs due to the development of cancerous cells in breasts. Women are usually affected by breast cancer and breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer after skin cancer. Usually fatal if not diagnosed in its early stage, breast cancer is a very serious medical ailment. Read on more to find all about the different symptoms, causes, preventive measures and treatment of breast cancer.

Symptoms: Breast cancer has few distinct characteristics and if you have a few or all the following symptoms you could be more likely to suffer from breast cancer. 

  • The formation of a lump in your breast, which is different from the surrounding tissue and usually more thickened.
  • The discharge of bloody fluid  material from the nipples.
  • Sudden change of the size, shape and appearance of the breast.
  • Certain distinct changes to the skin over the breast for example an indentation in the skin similar to that of a dimple.
  • Appearance of an extra nipple which is inverted.
  • If the darkened area around the nipples known as the areola is flaking or peeling off. 

Causes: Studies and researches remain inconclusive on what causes breast cancer. Breast cancer occurs due to abnormal division of the cells located in the breast, which over time accumulate and form lumps. They
might spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer is caused mainly due to a complex interaction of personal genetics, environment and lifestyle choices. Breast cancer can also be caused due to genetics as about 5% to 10% of cases are due to gene mutations which pass onto generations.

Risk factors: There are certain factors, which increase the probability of contracting breast cancer. Increasing age, personal and family history of breast cancer, obesity, radiation exposure, pregnancy at an older age, postmenopausal hormone therapy are some of the factors that increase the chances of breast cancer.

Treatment: Several forms of surgical methods exist to treat breast cancer. Depending on the condition and spread of the disease a suitable surgery is performed. These include mastectomy, lumpectomy, axillary lymph node dissection and removal of both breasts. Other forms of treatment include chemotherapy or the use of high doses of drugs to destroy cancerous cells. Radiation therapy where X-rays are used to destroy the cancer cells is also effective.

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Wounds VS Bruises

FHM FELLOWSHIP IN HIV MEDICINE, MD, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Wounds VS Bruises

Wounds and bruises are both injuries. However, they differ widely in terms of the causing factors, the nature of the injury, the pain they cause and the kind of treatment they require.

The following are a few of the myriad ways in which the two injuries differ from each other:

  1. A wound causes quick damage - the skin tissue is cut or punctured while a bruise (also called a closed wound) is where the skin is not torn.
  2. A wound is usually caused by a sharp object but bruises are the results of blunt force or trauma.
  3. A wound almost certainly bleeds due to ruptured tissue and blood vessels. Blunt injury also damages the blood capillaries of the skin and causes blood to accumulate under the skin tissue, creating a dark patch of skin. Blood vessels can also break due to lifting of heavy objects or overexertion of muscles.
  4. A wound carries the risk of infection because the skin is open but a bruise does not get infected.
  5. A wound has a burning or stinging sensation but a bruise is characterized by swelling and a blunt throbbing pain.
  6. A wound can be healed by antiseptic and antibiotic medication. Large wounds need to be closed by stitching them up to avoid severe infection. On the other hand, a bruise usually heals by itself. A cold compress and pain killers may be used to ease discomfort. Heat can be applied to the injured spot to normalize the blood flow and dissolve the blood clot.
  7. A wound can lead to complications like bacterial infections or the healing might be delayed by chronic diseases like diabetes. In case of a bruise, it usually does not cause complications but if there's a blunt injury to sensitive areas like the head, the tailbone or the eyes, medical attention is advised.
  8. Wounds and bruises can also be differentiated on the basis of their subtypes.

The different types of wounds are:

  • Incision (sharp objects cutting the dermis layer of skin)
  • Abrasion (the epithelial tissue is scraped off)
  • Avulsion (a body structure is torn off)
  • Penetration (a sharp object causes an entry and an exit wound)
  • Puncture (only an entry wound caused by a sharp object)

The different types of bruises are:

  • Hematoma (blood pools under the skin)
  • Purpura (tiny spots of blood on the inside of the mouth)
  • Contusion (similar to hematoma and caused by external trauma)
  • Crush injury (caused due to a large amount of force on the body part for a long time)

Related Tip: "4 Surgical Alternatives For Burns And Wounds"

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I had intercourse after a long time about 10 days back. Since then I have been experiencing extreme pain in my vagina while urinating. Is this normal? How can I deal with it. I use vaginal wash regularly.

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Was your vagina dry during intercourse due to which you have sustained some scratches or is it a muscular pain, or burning sensation? Either which way you can have a paracetamol to alleviate pain. You can also use an cold pack for muscular pain in the vagina superficially. Kindly avoid using vaginal washes and douches as it strips the natural protectant environment of the vagina. If your vagina is well lunricated during sex the pain can be reduced to a great extent. Take care.
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Having A Baby After 35 - Positive Steps To Make This A Reality!

M.Sc, MD, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Having A Baby After 35 - Positive Steps To Make This A Reality!

In recent times numerous women stay busy in building a firm block for their career among other things that they put off the idea of procreation. Though it is quite common now, want-to-be mother must be aware of the risks and complications associated with a late pregnancy as well as the fact that it might be tough to conceive in the first place. The production of eggs is at a peak between twenty-four to twenty-six years of age. Thus, having a baby after 35 may be a matter of struggle as your time-period for natural fertility has decreased dramatically. But with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures it becomes certainly possible.

Conception after 35 is possible
No matter whether you are suffering from infertility because of genetic or any other medical situations, you will receive the greatest happiness of your life through IVF. There may be several complications when you try to get pregnant such as miscarriage, genetic abnormality, down-syndrome, etc. One fact is true that each and every negative scenario definitely possesses a positive side. Thus, even in the case of conceiving a baby after 35 years of age may have positive results and that too without any problems.

A healthy lifestyle increases the success rate of IVF
The chances of infertility are rapidly increasing due to the polluted environment as well as lifestyle choices. People consume food and also use daily household items that are stuffed with chemicals as well as inhale polluted air. Building up of harmful toxins inside your body will obviously have a negative impact on your reproductive system and thus conceiving a baby after 35 may prove to be a bit tougher. The egg's quality may also decline along with increased risks of a child having greater chromosomal problems. Though the IVF treatment will be by your side for letting you have a baby, yet you won't be able to get rid of all toxic substances through IVF. So, if you are trying of having a baby after 35-positive steps to make this a reality, then you need to change your lifestyle and lead a healthy one for the sake of your future baby.

Various reproductive toxins are present that might prevent you from conceiving or have a healthy baby and so essential to avoid a daily diet rich in additives, sugar, processed food, alcohol, etc. Instead, you should prefer consuming organically grown vegetables and fruits. Regular exercise will help you in eliminating toxins through sweat.

Thus, if you are able to detoxify your body and make necessary lifestyle changes, then having a baby after 35 with the help of IVF will not be a problem at all.

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

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AM 28 years old n I had sex after 4 days of periods. Can I conceive n how many days it take to confirm? please help me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
AM 28 years old n I had sex after 4 days of periods. Can I conceive n how many days it take to confirm? please help me.
Hello, You are likely to be in your safe period so chances of conception are minimal but the earliest confirmation can be done is by a serum beta hcg test after 8 days post last intercourse. Regards
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Im not getting periods from past 6 months im suffering from pcod im gaining weight I dnt have thyroid im trying to reduce my weight also And help for getting regular periods.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Im not getting periods from past 6 months im suffering from pcod im gaining weight I dnt have thyroid im trying to re...
Hello, PCOS or pcod s a problem in which a woman's hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS also may cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it isn't treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. The most common symptoms are: Acne.Weight gain and trouble losing weight.Extra hair on the face and body.Thinning hair or even hair loss on scalp.Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have very heavy bleeding.Fertility problems. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant(infertility), depression. Regular exercise, healthy foods, and weight control are the key treatments for PCOS. Treatment (hormonal) can reduce unpleasant symptoms and help prevent long-term health problems. Try to fit in moderate activity and/or vigorous activity often. Brisk Walking, jogging, dance or aerobics are great exercise that most people can do.Eat heart-healthy foods. This includes lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and whole grains. It limits foods that are high insaturated fat, such as meats, cheeses, and fried foods.Most women who have PCOS can benefit from losing weight. Even losing 5kg may help get your hormones in balance, regulate your menstrual cycle and can make you ovulate.
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Hi doctor recently I did blood test of hormones so my amh is low and FSH is high so doctor told me to go for ivf but I want natural pregnancy so please suggest me.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi doctor recently I did blood test of hormones so my amh is low and FSH is high so doctor told me to go for ivf but ...
As per your report since your amh level is low and high fsh you are not having good no and quality of eggs, so you may not be able to conceive naturally. So ivf is a better option for you. Still if you want a natural cycle you should go for it asap with wasting time.
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Hi I have done sex on 16 December but it was protected by using precautions but I don't have my menstrual till now it usually comes on 1-2 date of every month and I have pain in my lower abdomen so what should I do now either I take medicine or consult a doctor? I really need help please tell me name of the medicine or should I go to the doctor? Please answer me as soon as possible.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Indore
Hi I have done sex on 16 December but it was protected by using precautions but I don't have my menstrual till now it...
If you are sure that you were safe than no chances of pregnancy delay in periods because of hormonal changes. Opt for a home pregnancy test to be sure and wait for your menses. Tc.
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How To Increase Sperm Density?

FECSM ( spain), Fellow of European Society of Sexual Medicine., School of Sexual Medicine, DPM, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
How To Increase Sperm Density?

Infertility is a bigger issue than it was a couple of decades ago, and it is only going to get worse. The decreasing sperm count and quality are the main contributors for infertility. This has happened due to the changing lifestyle with lack of physical activity, increased stress, relationship issues, a greater amount of pollutants, and digital exposure. These are some of the common issues, and each couple presents a unique case.

There is, however, good news in that there are simple, effective ways to improve sperm count and density, which in turn can help cure infertility.

  1. Smoking: Nicotine harms the body in multiple ways and lowering sperm count is one of the significant ones. For most men going to infertility clinics, stopping smoking is one of the first prescribed remedies. It helps sex drive, boosts sperm count, improves performance, and leaves the couple happy.
  2. Reduce Chemical Exposure: There are plastics all around us. These plastics contain BPA and phthalates which have been shown to reduce sperm count. Plastics have entered all areas of life in the last 40 to 50 years, and it is during the same time that sperm count has reduced by (hold your breath) 50%!!!

  3. Reduce Plastic Use: Reduce plastic use in all forms – from sex toys to plastic food storage to water containers. Chemicals also need to be reduced in terms of eating foods where pesticides would be used. Another source of chemicals is the shampoos, soaps, deodorants, cosmetics, and other toiletries. Try organic products as much as possible. These have an adverse effect on the sperm count.

  4. Water: Avoid chlorine exposure – be it in tap water, bleach or other products. Hydrogen peroxide is a safer option.

  5. Diet: Reduce caffeine intake. Avoid grilled foods. Increase fresh fruits and vegetable intake. Eat whole grains. Avoid canned and packaged foods. Avoid processed and half-cooked foods. Reduce refined carbohydrates. If required, talk to a doctor and get vitamin C and zinc supplements. These are essential for the formation of testosterone hormone and can play a role in improving sperm count.
  6. Exercise: A regular exercise of about 30 minutes daily is highly beneficial in improving overall circulation and increasing sperm count. A word of caution, though – over-exercise can lead to reduced sperm counts and infertility in males.

  7. Stress Management: Another major reason for infertility, reduced sex drive, reduced sperm count, and poor sexual performance is stress. Be it exercise or music, meditation or cooking, identify what works to keep you calm and do it.

  8. Check your Medical Kit: There could be some medicines which may be helping you curing one disease but could be leading to infertility. Talk to a doctor and if there is a culprit, switch to a safer drug.

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Hi sir/madam. This question is quite annoying but I wanted to know from experienced doctors. I got my last period on 5th july 2016. According to some scans doctors are saying that my 8th month is running. My husband lives abroad and on 25th july he came. So am confused that when I conceived. Doctors are counting from 5th july only. And can you say my exact weeks and my EDD. I will b very much thankful to u.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi sir/madam.
This question is quite annoying but I wanted to know from experienced doctors. I got my last period on ...
A moth has 30 days and if conceived during early phase of cycle, it adds a week to gestation. Means 34 weeks can look like 35 weeks-reason ultrasound report is more accurate than calender date. Get a 2nd opinion from doctor with repeat ultrasound about every parameter of baby- placenta, size calculated by head & abdomen circumferance, length of bones of legs and doctor (machine) gives a mean reading. Keep your baby bag handy if it shows 36 weeks +
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It's been six months since I got married but I am having problems when doing intercourse with my husband. I got too much nervous and all excitement go away when trying to penetrate. I have tried the finger technique as suggested by a gynaecologist which works but when trying to do intercourse I am unable to do it. I need advise what to do as we want to plan a baby too in next 1- 2 months.

BHMS
Homeopath,
It's been six months since I got married but I am having problems when doing intercourse with my husband. I got too m...
First of all calm urself down before doing sex,,tell ur husband to give more time in foreplay and when ur excitement is in extreme point then go for intercourse and don't think much about sex before it,,think some silly thing before doing sex,,also u need to do some yoga and need to do meditation
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Hi doctor I'm 25 I had unprotected sex with my bf nd my periods got delayed for 5 days. I took urine test it seems positive. Nd I'm much worried .nw I'm taking monsoon tablets 6 pills per day for 3 days. Will I get my periods. Pls help me.

Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hi doctor I'm 25 I had unprotected sex with my bf nd my periods got delayed for 5 days. I took urine test it seems po...
Dear lybrate-user, you will have to wait out for the next periods but since you have taken pills at the right time so should not be a problem. You can repeat a pregnancy test 10 days later from the 1st day you took the pills. Best regards.
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My wife had a symptoms of thyroid. Is thyroid will privent pregnancy. My friends told me that chance. Is it true?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Details needed about levels of t3 t4 tsh. Yes if uncontrolled hypothyroidism is known to prevent pregnancy, but its easily manageable once if well controlled.
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Me and my partner try to have intercourse but we are finding very difficult to enter. As she experience lots of pain. What should we do.

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Me and my partner try to have intercourse but we are finding very difficult to enter. As she experience lots of pain....
Dear lybrate-user, this is a common issue when couples start their sex life. To begin with ensure there is enough privacy and use lubricant water based jelly available in the market.
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After taking ipill, my period haven't start at the normal time and still waiting for my period to start. Is this because I am pregnant or is the effect of ipill that my period is delaying.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
After taking ipill, my period haven't start at the normal time and still waiting for my period to start. Is this beca...
Hello, after an ipill your withdrawal bleed should start with in 5-7 days and if it doesn't then please rule out pregnancy with as serum beta hcg test.
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She is suffering from pain in uterus for last 6 months. Infact, it started 6-7 years back but due to medication it stopped sometimes and she left medicine. Now she is unable to even walk, sit or travel. Sever pain has made her weak and no medicine helps. Its old case. Please help.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
She is suffering from pain in uterus for last 6 months. Infact, it started 6-7 years back but due to medication it st...
Dear lybrate-user, please send her reports for me to help you properly. Eg. Ultrasound, cbc etc. May take antispasmodics for the time being relief. Thanks.
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