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Dr. Shefali

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

Dr. Shefali Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Shefali is a popular Gynaecologist in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Shefali at Dr. Shefali@Belle Vue Nursing Home in Andheri West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shefali on Lybrate.com.

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Should All Women be Taking Folic Acid?

D.Sc (Urology), PhD (Pscho Sexual Medicine)U.K., M.D.(Medicine)GOLD MEDALIST, M.B.B.S.
Sexologist, Lucknow
Should All Women be Taking Folic Acid?

Folic acid is an important form of vitamin B, which women must take during pregnancy. It is a form of man-made vitamin B known as folate. Folate plays a significant role in producing red blood cells and helps in the development of your baby’s neural tube into the brain and spinal cord, preventing any kind of birth defects in your baby. Birth defects of the brain or spinal cord may occur in early stages of pregnancy.
Therefore, by the time a woman discovers her pregnancy, it may become too late to prevent the defects.

How much folic acid should be taken?
A woman should start taking folic acid within the first three to four weeks of pregnancy, as birth defects may occur during this time. Women who start taking folic acid a year before getting pregnant produce healthy babies without birth defects.

400 mcg of folic acid is the recommended dose for all women who are of childbearing age and also in the first trimester of pregnancy. Multivitamins with the recommended amount of folate and folic acid supplements are generally prescribed as they help the mother deliver a healthy child. From the fourth to ninth month of pregnancy, the dose must be increased to 600 mcg.

Benefits of folic acid
Without sufficient folic acid in your body, the neural tube of your developing baby may not close properly. This may lead to neural tube defects, which include:
1. Spina bifida, a condition where the spinal cord or vertebrae develop incompletely. A baby with spina bifida may be disabled permanently.
2. Anencephaly, a condition that features incomplete development of the brain. Babies affected with anencephaly do not live long.

Having a sufficient supply of folic acid prevents these neural defects from developing in your baby.
Taking folic acid before and during pregnancy protects your baby against many other conditions. They include:
1. Cleft lip and palate
2. Low weight during birth
3. Chances of miscarriage
4. Premature birth

Folic acid also reduces the risk of developing pregnancy complications in the mother such as heart diseases, stroke, several cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. Folic acid is naturally found in dark-green vegetables, which you must consume in abundance. Other sources of folic acid include fortified breakfast cereals, beef liver, lentils, egg noodles and great northern beans. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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My wife menstrual cycle date is 20 date, what is the safe period for sex for not getting pregnancy, and how many condoms should be used for not getting pregnancy.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My wife menstrual cycle date is 20 date, what is the safe period for sex for not getting pregnancy, and how many cond...
20-30 October and 10-18 November are safe days for sexual activity and can use only one condom whenever necessary.
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Hi Doctor, My period started on 5 may 4th and 5th day no bleeding but my period comes for 5 to six days. Last night we do sex becoz we are planning for child but in morning I am again bleeding its normal. Last month I stop novlin tablet. Help me its normal.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Hi Doctor, My period started on 5 may 4th and 5th day no bleeding but my period comes for 5 to six days. Last night w...
Yes it is normal no need to worry if you want yo conceive you should have sexual relationship on every alternate days from 10 th to 20 th day of your cycle counting first day of the bleeding as day one.
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Hi. Mujhe cyst thi ovary me nd I have taken med krimson 35 at that time. Bt now cyst is ok as per ultrasound and I had stop taking medicine. THis is frst mnth after the medicine. BT I have not get my menses.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi. Mujhe cyst thi ovary me nd I have taken med krimson 35 at that time. Bt now cyst is ok as per ultrasound and I ha...
If the problem still persists, for your following cycles, you can consult a Homoeopath for regularizing your cycles. Sometimes, ultrasound reports can be wrong, you can get it rechecked at some different place after 5-6 months. You can also try eating papaya as that brings about the menses.
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My gf cycle use to start on 25 of every month. After her period got over We had unprotected sex. After a day she took an ipill. 7 days later she got her periods on 11 June. It's 26 July still she didn't had her chums. Is she pregnant? M really worried.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
My gf cycle use to start on 25 of every month. After her period got over We had unprotected sex. After a day she took...
Hi lybrate-user she could be pregnant as you had sex in fertile period. Ipill is not 100%sure. Bleeding after pill could be implantation bleeding. Please get a urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy.
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My wife is7 week pregnant and she suffering from severe constipation vomiting and cold pl. Suggest me which medicines I will give to my wife for control all indication. Thanks.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My wife is7 week pregnant and she suffering from severe constipation vomiting and cold pl. Suggest me which medicines...
Hi, Take tab. Triphala 1-2 tabs with hot water at bed time to get good bowel movement in the morning and Madiphala Rasayana 2 tsf 3 times a day to stop vomitting. Cap. Nasollerin 1 cap 3 times a day can be taken for cold. All these medicines a re safe in pregnancy.
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I want to just know that my friend is 33 years old and her boyfriend is 30 years old. They want to marry. I want to know whether problem will arise in having kids. Becoz people say boys must be elder to girl. Is it medically true.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I want to just know that my friend is 33 years old and her boyfriend is 30 years old. They want to marry. I want to k...
Hello- Progressive age decreases the number of ovum in a female and might reduces the chances of pregnancy, more over first pregnancy after the age of thirty might arise complications for both mother and the child, this is why girls marry early. However with Garbhasansakar and panchakarma treatment of ayurveda your friend can marry and can get pregnant easily. Consult if interested.
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mjhe pregnant nai hona h isliye mjhe ye bta do ki periods ke kitne days baad sex krna chahitye ?

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
mjhe pregnant nai hona h isliye mjhe ye bta do ki periods ke kitne days baad sex krna chahitye ?
Period band hone ke 7 days and agle period se 7 din pehle se agle period tak intercourse karna safe hai
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She is on pregnancy so what I have to do for her child strong health purpose and her health also she having 4th month now so give me a solution for her health and hers child health.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
She is on pregnancy so what I have to do for her child strong health purpose and her health also she having 4th month...
She is pregnant.I advise her to take proper balanced vegetarian diet.Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet.Take 8 to 10 glasses of water daily Avoid garlic and red chilly at home and avoid non veg and eggs.Do meditation for mental strength.
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I am 29 year. I have no child. My marriage was 2009. My piriod date was last 16 june. This month my tommy is biggar from last week. And white water comes. Should this is pregnancy simtoms? can I test before 16 th?

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 29 year. I have no child. My marriage was 2009. My piriod date was last 16 june. This month my tommy is biggar f...
Hello. Urine pregnancy test will only come positive after you miss your period for 4-7 days. Tummy swelling might be due to other reasons.
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Is it any chance of pregnancy 4 days before of next period? Though ejaculation took place near vagina.

DGO, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Is it any chance of pregnancy 4 days before of next period? Though ejaculation took place near vagina.
No its difficult to say but at this time of regular menstrual cylce of 28 days , its less chances of getting pregnant .
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I am 24 year old girl. I was on Diane 35 pill. I am not sure about PCOD. I stopped taking Diane 35 and now suddenly sebum production has increased a lot. I have pigmentation around my chin and I even got light black spots all over my body. What does all this possibly mean?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
I am 24 year old girl. I was on Diane 35 pill. I am not sure about PCOD. I stopped taking Diane 35 and now suddenly s...
SEE PCOD IS NOT A DISEASE BUT A CHANGE THAT HAS HAPPEND IN YOUR BODY BECAUSE OF DERANGED LIFESTYLE AND STRESS. THERE IS NO ROLE OF DIANE AT THIS AGE. THE MOMENT YOU STOP DIANE YOUR BODY WILL BEHAVE IN THE WAY IT WAS BEFORE. THE TREATEMNT IF ATALL INDICATED WOULD BE AFTER MARRIAGE
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I had unprotected sex with my girl friend . On 25th feb 2016 at 1.12am. I am not sure about I had ejaculated inside vagina or not. But still in the morning around 10 am. I gave her i-pill. Her periods date was 1st march. But still she dint starts with the menses. What should I do. And today is 2nd march 2016.

BHMS, MD - Acupuncture
Sexologist, Faridabad
I had unprotected sex with my girl friend . On 25th feb 2016 at 1.12am. I am not sure about I had ejaculated inside v...
Hello lybrate user, not confused, delayed cause 25 february 2016 not, if your girl friends mens date is 1st march. Because menstrual cycle last 10 days are completely safe.
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I have a report of my Beta-HCG (BHCG) The value of the test report is <0.100 mIU/mL can you tell me it's pregnant or not? This report is negative or positive about the pregnancy?

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I have a report of my Beta-HCG (BHCG)
The value of the test report is <0.100 mIU/mL
can you tell me it's pregnant or ...
The quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood test measures the level of hCG hormone present in a sample of your blood. HCG is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. Beta-hCG blood test. Quantitative blood pregnancy test. The average levels of hCG in a pregnant woman's blood are: non-pregnant women - less than 5 milli-international units per millilitre (mIU/ml) pregnant women, about 3 weeks after the last menstrual period (LMP) - 5–50 mIU/ml. Pregnant women, about 4 weeks after the LMP - 50–500 mIU/ml.
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My name is Lakshmmi Aparna. My age is 30, my husband age is 35. I got my periods on March 4. I am trying to conceive for almost 9 months. My health is good. My medical reports also normal. Can you suggest me any fertility medicine for conception?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Nashik
My name is Lakshmmi Aparna. My age is 30, my husband age is 35. I got my periods on March 4. I am trying to conceive ...
Do not worry enjoy sex on regular basis for next 3 months if not conceived then get checked both. Rt now nothing to worry.
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I am 30 years old married man my wife doesn't feel like having sex. Our sex frequency is once 20 days. What should I do? I don't wanna force myself on her.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 30 years old married man my wife doesn't feel like having sex. Our sex frequency is once 20 days. What should I ...
Hello, It is important to get a her hormonal profile done as she is low on libido and possibly under stress which can easily bring down libido in women.
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White discharge and sometimes thick transparent mucus like discharge is normal in 6 week pregnancy?

DGO, Advanced Infertility, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine
IVF Specialist, Gurgaon
White discharge and sometimes thick transparent mucus like discharge is normal in 6 week pregnancy?
If the discharge is not foul smelling or causing pain or itching then nothing to worry. It is normal.
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Insulin Like Supplementary Drugs for Hyperglycemia

Homeopath,
Insulin Like Supplementary Drugs for Hyperglycemia

Insulin like supplementary drugs for hyperglycemia
Pramlintide (symlin) is a new type of injectable drug that can help control postprandial hyperglycemia, the sudden increase in blood sugar after a meal. Pramlintide is injected before meals and can help lower blood sugar levels in the 3 hours after meals. Pramlintide is used in addition to insulin for patients who take insulin regularly but still need better blood sugar control. The fda approved this drug in 2005 for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Pramlintide and insulin are the only two drugs approved for treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Pramlintide is a synthetic form of amylin, a hormone that is related to insulin. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, and dizziness. Patients with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of severe low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that may occur within 3 hours following a pramlintide injection. This drug should not be used if patients have trouble knowing when their blood sugar is low or have slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis).

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