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Dr. Shashank H Shah

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Shashank H Shah is a popular Gynaecologist in Chembur East, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Aswini Hospital in Chembur East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shashank H Shah on Lybrate.com.

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I am 21 years old female single I am suffering from white discharge since 3 weeks with bad odor, I also have itching and burning inside vagina. Also I feel very much weakness pain in whole body. Please consult some medications.

Diploma In Anesthesiologist, MBBS
Anesthesiologist, Jamshedpur
I am 21 years old female single I am suffering from white discharge since 3 weeks with bad odor, I also have itching ...
There is some infection. It's common in young female. U need medication for any help consultant in private be happy Be Healthy.
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What are the causes for breast cancer in female and may I know the symptoms for that? And how can we get rid of that type of cancer?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected Sukanya so far as causes are concerned there are vivid and so many . Major are hereditary genes, having long standing lumps in breast not treated, no breast feeding to child is also there & lot many. Symptoms are lump in breast , occasionally pain, deviation of nipple & areola , asymmetry in size of both breasts, weight loss loss of appetite in advance stage . Diagnosis by clinical examination & mammography. Hope this will help u dear
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Hello doc. Me and my wife had unprotected sex today in afternoon. I didn't cum we had small sex like for abt 2-3 mins, ejaculation of sperms was not there, and she's abt to b on her periods soon now actually her date was on 4th of this month but it got delayed so is there any chance of her getting pregnant, will it be fine if she take I pill by tomorrow will it prevent pregnancy if any chance r there? Please doctor help us please.

M,S GYNAE&OBST
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
Hello doc. Me and my wife had unprotected sex today in afternoon. I didn't cum we had small sex like for abt 2-3 mins...
7days before 1st day of periods and 7days after periods are safe and preg will not occour, if you are in these dates you won't be pregnant, as you have not mentioned LMP here, I can not write down exectly
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Hello doctor, I am 30 years old having PCOD problem since I was 19 yrs. N now since 5 years I am having thyroid problem n taking 100 mg thyroxine tab. But I am facing very heavy weight gain n besides I am doing exercise n takes balanced diet my thyroid gets increased every now n then I hav heard that homeopathy is having cure of thyroid. Kindly help.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
Hello doctor, I am 30 years old having PCOD problem since I was 19 yrs. N now since 5 years I am having thyroid probl...
Polycystic ovarian syndrome can be completely cured with homoeopathic medicines. No side effects in homoeopathic medicines. We can prevent further recurrence. Avoid non veg and bakery items. Reduce intake of oily and fatty foods. Drink plenty of water. Daily walk about 45 mins. While taking homoeopathic medicines please avoid coffee and soft drinks for fast and better action of medicines. Nothing to worry. Thyroid problem can also be completely cure with homoeopathic medicines. Homoeopathic medicine like thuja, natrum mur, sepia, calc phos etc can cure pcos and thyroidinum, bromium, calc carb, spongia, calc iod, etc can cure thyroid problems also.
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Hi, I am pregnant from 48 days now, me and husband doing intercourse. is it safe? Please advice.

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
It is absolutely safe and no worries at all as the foetus is well protected in the uterus. You can have sex without even condom now!
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Please do not forget to do warm saline gargles

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Please do not forget to do warm saline gargles
Please do not forget to do warm saline gargles - luke warm water with pinch of salt in it at least 3 times a day.
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Complete Guide To PCOS

MD
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Complete Guide To PCOS

PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine disorder in women, in which the female hormones, progesterone and estrogen, are imbalanced. This imbalance leads to the formation of cysts (benign masses) in the ovaries. PCOS tends to affect your heart functions, fertility, menstrual cycle and appearance.

There are certain symptoms, which can be indicative of PCOS; these symptoms tend to begin as a woman's menstrual cycle starts. In certain cases, however, PCOS may also affect a woman in her mid age. PCOS can also cause excessive hair growth in unwanted places like above the upper lip,chin,arms and chest like a male.

The symptoms are:

  • Increase in the production of male hormone, leads to development of male characteristics
  • The size of the breasts may reduce
  • The tone and the texture of the voice may change and become similar to a man's voice
  • Hair may start to fall
  • You may suffer from acne and pimple breakouts on your face
  • It can lead to sudden weight gain
  • It may affect a woman's fertility
  • It may lead to pain in the pelvis

Other symptoms: Apart from these symptoms, a woman may also experience other health complications such as high levels of bad cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Causes: The causes of PCOS are not well known, however, the likely causes are genetics and hormonal complications. If someone in the family has PCOS, then the risk of being affected by PCOS rises significantly. The other likely cause is the overproduction of the male hormone androgen in the female body. Although androgen is a male hormone, the female body also produces it in trace amounts. However, in some cases, when it is overproduced, it might impair the ovulation process.

Diagnosis and Treatment: Once the condition is diagnosed, there are certain treatments, which are recommended for the patient. The condition in itself does not have a cure, but the symptoms can only be controlled. Medications to control the androgen levels in the female body may be administered if you have androgen hormone complication. A balanced diet and an exercise regimen can be chalked out to control body weight and regulate blood sugar levels. If PCOS leads to ovulation problems, then medications to facilitate ovulation may be advised. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Me and my wife had unprotected intercourse and taken ipill with in 24 hours of time hence we are not ready for children as of now but can we continue unprotected sex after having the tablet and is there any risk of pregnancy if so please tell me what we can do instead (as I am aware that there will be more side effects for daily control pil) but we like to continue having sex (due to my partner wish) please advice can we proceed like wise.

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Me and my wife had unprotected intercourse and taken ipill with in 24 hours of time hence we are not ready for childr...
Please use an alternative method of contraception like comdom, spermicide or an iui device. Contraceptive pillscan be safely taken for an year too. You can make a choose after discussing with your partner or consult agoodsexologist to advice both of you. Good luck to you.
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I am 31 year old nursing mother. My baby is 13 months old now. I stand 5 feet 9 inches tall and I was 72 kg before pregnancy. I have put on weight after delivery (76 kilos now). Fat accumulation is very high in thighs and buttocks. Kindly let me know whether I can start having Kellogg's to reduce weight accompanied by a few exercises. I started with Kellogg's when my baby was 6 months old. I fell sick and over-exhausted so I discontinued.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 31 year old nursing mother. My baby is 13 months old now. I stand 5 feet 9 inches tall and I was 72 kg before pr...
Hi, you r over weight by 10 kg approx. You need to reduce your wt opting dunder noted tips. - go for a brisk walk in morning to restore your blood circulation to nourish your body. - go for meditation to reduce your stress and to exhale fats cells through breathing exercise. - take, oats and green tea in d breakfast. - cut your meal by 10% and add salad, sprouts& fruits in lunch. - take, homoeo medicine: @ phyto berryq-10 drops, thrice a day with little water. Take care.
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Respected sir, Problem is mc is not timely response after 2 month 3 month 4 month.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Respected sir, Problem is mc is not timely response after 2 month 3 month 4 month.
Hello, yOu need to get evaluated for PCOD, hypothyroidism and hyperprolactinemia for ruling out causes for irregular menses after pregnancy has already been ruled out.
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10 Superfoods To Make Metabolism Fast

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
10 Superfoods To Make Metabolism Fast

1. Hot peppers

Jalapeno, habanero, cayenne and other forms of spicy peppers directly boost metabolism and circulation. In fact, eating hot peppers not only speeds up your metabolism, it also reduces cravings. This is related to its capsaicin content, a compound that stimulates the body’s pain receptors, temporarily increasing blood circulation and metabolic rate. If you have ever experienced a bout of intense sweating after eating a particularly hot tamale, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

2. Whole grains: oatmeal and brown rice

Whole grains

Whole grains are full of nutrients and complex carbohydrates that speed up metabolism by stabilizing our insulin levels. Slow-release carbs, such as oatmeal, brown rice and quinoa offer long-lasting energy, without the spikes associated with other sugar-rich foods. We want to keep our insulin levels low, as spikes in this chemical tell the body that it needs to begin storing extra fat.

3. Broccoli

High in calcium (a known weight-reducer), broccoli is also extraordinarily high in vitamins c, k and a. One serving of broccoli will also provide you with plenty of folate and dietary fiber, plus a variety of antioxidants. Broccoli is also one of the best detox foods you can add to your diet.

4. Soups

One study on soup done at penn state university found that the liquid goodness offered an appetite reducing combination of liquids and solids that reduced intake of excess foods, speeding up the metabolism and burning fat. In the study, women chose one of three 270-calorie snacks before lunch.

5. Green tea

It is now a well-known fact, through multiple scientific studies, that green tea extract can significantly boost the metabolism, as well as provide a variety of other health benefits. Green tea is delicious and it’s also rich in antioxidants that actively fight harmful free radicals!

6. Apples and pears

Studies show that these two fruits help boost metabolism and speed up weight loss. Research performed by the state university of rio de janeiro found that women eating three small apples or pears daily lost more weight than women who did not. Organic apples are one of the most widely available organic fruits and pears aren’t too hard to find either, great news!

7. Spices

From cayenne to garlic to cinnamon, spices are one of the best ways you can keep your metabolic rates high. Especially speedy are the more pungent spices such as black pepper, mustard seeds, powdered onion and ginger. A canadian study found that using spices enabled people to burn up to 1,000 more calories daily than those not incorporating spices into their diet.

8. Citrus fruits

Fruits like grapefruit have been shown to help us burn fat and keep our metabolism high. This could be related to the fruits’ high amount of vitamin C, a helpful and healthful component that reduces insulin spikes.

9. Foods high in calcium

People who consumed 1, 200-1, 300 milligrams of calcium a day lost almost double the amount of weight as those who were not getting enough calcium in their diet. To help boost your metabolism, eat plenty of foods high in calcium. If you are unable to get enough of these foods, then you should consider taking a calcium supplement. There are many types of calcium and I recommend calcium orotate for maximum efficacy.

10. Foods high in omega-3’s

Eating foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids is a great way to boost your metabolism. These acids reduce the production of a hormone called leptin, a natural chemical that lowers your metabolism. Animal studies done at the university of wisconsin found that lab mice with low leptin levels produced faster metabolic rates than mice with higher levels of the hormone.

Please keep in mind that there are many other nutritional sources of omega-3 fatty acids, besides fish. These foods include many nuts and seeds. Hemp oil and flax seed oil are both great additions to your diet because they are naturally high in essential fatty acids.

11. Purified water

While it’s not exactly a food, it is a metabolism booster. A german study found that drinking water speeds up fat burning. It is also a natural appetite suppressant and detoxifier.

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Three months is gone but my period is not stop heavy bloodingWe are using one pause tablet some control but still not stop I am worried please me replay.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Three months is gone but my period is not stop heavy bloodingWe are using one pause tablet some control but still not...
Please go for ULTRASOUND whole abdomen immediately or consult a gynaecologist as you require physical examination for your problem.
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Hiee, I m 11 weeks and 3days pregnant, I found some brown string like discharge. I am worried. Is it normal. I had an ultrasound in 6 weeks 2 days n there was heartbeat 133 bpm. Please help.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hiee, I m 11 weeks and 3days pregnant, I found some brown string like discharge. I am worried. Is it normal. I had an...
Hi, brownish discharge at 11 weeks is not common. It could be due to a blood accumulating behind the placenta or could be some other serious problem. I advise you get a sonography done as soon as possible to get proper treatment. All the best.
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Which all dry Fruits and fresh Fruits should I take during pregnancy 1st trimester. Also what all to eat and not eat. I also have thyroid and taking Thyronorm 100 after consultation with doctor to keep it below level 2. So anything to avoid in food so that it does not increase during pregnancy.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Which all dry Fruits and fresh Fruits should I take during pregnancy 1st trimester.
Also what all to eat and not eat....
Hi Sandhya and Vivek, you should avoid pineapple and papaya in pregnancy. Rest of the fruit you can take. Have red coloured dry fruits like fig, almonds ,walnut, kismis. Please continue thyroid medicine. And repeat TSH levels after 1month.
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Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Dengue - Important Information

Dengue fever is a painful mosquito-borne disease. It is caused by any one of four types of dengue virus, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Previous dengue infection with similar serotype provides immunity but different serotype causes more severe infection.

Common symptoms of dengue include high fever, runny nose, a mild skin rash, cough, and pain behind the eyes and in the joints. However, some people may develop a red and white patchy skin rash followed by loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, etc.

Patients suffering from dengue should seek medical advice, rest and drink plenty of fluids. Paracetamol can be taken to bring down fever and reduce joint pains. However, aspirin or ibuprofen should not be taken since they can increase the risk of bleeding.

The risk of complications is in less than 1% of dengue cases and, if warning signals are known to the public, all deaths from dengue can be avoided.

Lab Test

NS1
Best test is NS1, specific
Cannot be false +ve
Is + from day 1 to 7 ideally.
If on day 1 is -ve, repeat it next day.
Always ask for ELISA based NS1 tests as card tests are misleading.


IgG & IgM dengue

In a pt with reduced platelets and looking "sick" on day 3 or 4 of illness, a very high titre of IgG with borderline rise in IgM signifies secondary dengue. These pts are more prone to complications.
In primary dengue IgG becomes + at end of 7 days, while IgM is + after day 4.

Immature Platelet fraction (IPF)

A very useful test in Dengue for patients with thrombocytopenia.

If IPF in such a pt is > 10%, despite a platelet count of 20, 000, he is out of danger & platelets will rise in 24 hrs.

If its 6%, repeat the same next day. Now if IPF has increased to 8% his platelets will certainly increase within 48 hrs.

If its less then 5%, then his bone marrow will not respond for 3-4 days & may be a likely candidate for platelet transfusion.

Better to do an IPF even with borderline low platelet count.



A low Mean Platelet volume or MPV means platelets are functionally inefficient and such patients need more attention.


The primary cause of death in patients suffering from dengue is capillary leakage, which causes fluid deficiency in the intravascular compartment, leading to multi-organ failure. Platelet deficiency is not the cause of death in most of the patient suffering from Dengue .

According to International guidelines, unless a patient’s platelet count is below 10,000 or there is spontaneous, active bleeding, no platelet transfusion is required. The outbreak of dengue in the City and Hospital beds are full and families are seen running around in search of platelets for transfusion. However what most people do not realize is that the first line of treatment for dengue is not platelet transfusion. In fact, it does more harm than good if used in a patient whose counts are over 10,000.

At the first instance of plasma leakage from the intravascular compartment to the extravascular compartment, fluid replacement amounting to 20 ml per kg body weight per hour must be administered. This must be continued till the difference between the upper and lower blood pressure is over 40 mmHg, or the patient passes adequate urine. This is all that is required to treat the patient. Giving unnecessary platelet transfusion can make the patient more sick.

“While treating dengue patients, physicians should remember the ‘Formula of 20' i.e. rise in pulse by more than 20; fall of BP by more than 20; difference between lower and upper BP of less than 20 and presence of more than 20 hemorrhagic spots on the arm after a tourniquet test suggest a high-risk situation and the person needs immediate medical attention.”

Read WHO guidelines for further fluid management strategies & Hematocrit monitoring.

I have so many hairs on my body and private parts. I have pcod problem. Please can you suggest some hair removal cream to remove hairs?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have so many hairs on my body and private parts. I have pcod problem. Please can you suggest some hair removal crea...
hair removal cream is not the permanent solution.better to take treatment of pcod hair growth will reduce
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I do not want a baby right now, and I want sex without condom, so what is perfect days after periods or before period?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I do not want a baby right now, and I want sex without condom, so what is perfect days after periods or before period?
Safe period of sex is during 1st and last week of period counting from day one of period. Avoid sex between 8th to 20th day of period
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I have taken amoxicillin cetrizine after that breast milk production is less. Plus suggest how to increase the production.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
These medicines have no effect on production of milk. Best way to increase production, put baby on breast to suckle till breast becomes empty or baby is satisfied.
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Sir or ma'am I don't know that I m pregnant or not. I want to know it without knowing every one. main qpne boy friend k saath kaafi close aagyi thi n sex hua tha pr sperms share nhi huye the usse lekin uake baad de mere periods band ho gye h about 3 months ho gye h pls iska reason bata digiye pls. I m very scared with this because I dont want to tell this to any one pls sir or mam answer me as fast as you can. Thanks in advance

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir or ma'am I don't know that I m pregnant or not. I want to know it without knowing every one. main qpne boy friend...
Hello, If you are not getting your period after have sex, then chances of pregnancy becomes more (if it was done during your ovulation period). So, first get the pregnancy test done (pregnancy kit is easily available from any chemist shop). There after, share the reports and consult a Gynaecologist. Bye, take care!
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My friend have pcod. Weight 70 height 163. One doctor told her that she should reduce 10 kg within a month. Is it possible to reduce 10kg within a month. If yes, how can she reduce it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Frankly it's not possible to reduce 10 kg with in a month but can reduce a little bit and keep on reducing it within eight months
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