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Dr. Shifakhan

Gynaecologist, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Shifakhan Gynaecologist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shifakhan is a trusted Gynaecologist in Kurla West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Shifakhan personally at Abhi Hospital in Kurla West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shifakhan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My periods got over four days back, but suddenly it started again today afternoon. What could be the reason & do I need to take any medicine for the same.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
My periods got over four days back, but suddenly it started again today afternoon. What could be the reason & do I ne...
If it has never happened before and it is not heavy I wouldn't worry too much. Instead monitor it and the next few cycles. If over the next few months you find that your cycle has changed, periods are becoming heavier/ painful or there is any bleeding during or after sex then please consult a gynaecologist.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Apart from benefitting the baby, breastfeeding benefits the mother as well. The prolactic hormone is released in the mother's system during the process and she feels a nurturing and peaceful sensation.
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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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My wife vagina so small not go my pains. She feel plain. What should I do or she do.

BHMS, MD - Acupuncture
Sexologist, Faridabad
Hello, lybrate user don't mind mostly lady in vagina are completely grow in 16 years age. You have take diagnosis a lady doctor. Then conform if vagina are short which developed. Normal vagina size 14 - 16 mm. Pleases diagnosis and share me. May I help you.
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Ayurvedic Tips for Natural Allergy Relief

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Ayurvedic Tips for Natural Allergy Relief

A stuffy head, endless sneezing, and sinus congestion are signs that pollen and pollution are getting the best of you. Many people resort to over-the-counter drugs to alleviate the anguish of allergies. Well, this season, fear not, because there are some simple, effective ways to eliminate or improve your allergy symptoms that are also cheap and natural.

The Great Neti Pot
The use of a neti pot has its roots in ancient yogic practices were clear breathing passages were essential to proper yoga practice. This little pot is used to pour warm water into one nostril at a time in order to clear the nasal passageways, wiping out the inflammatory garbage that gets stuck in your sinuses. The first time I used a neti pot I was shocked at how effective it was in such a short period of time.

Use as much filtered water as your neti pot will hold. Warm up the water until it is just warmer than room temperature. Warm water works better at dissolving mucus than cold water. Add a touch of the neti salt to the warm water. Once the salt dissolves you can pour the water into your neti pot. Turn your head sideways over a sink and place the neti pot into your nostril. The trick is to relax as the water is pouring through your nostril, otherwise it may be a bit of a rough ride the first time you do this. The water should flow out of the opposite nostril, but some may go down your throat if you have a lot of congestion initially. Just spit out any water that goes down your throat.

If the water isn't flowing easily, it means you have a blockage in your nasal passage. This may be the case for people who have chronic allergies and it represents an accumulation of inflammatory material, which needs to be removed. Gently relax and inhale slightly through the nostril you are cleaning to help the water flow upward and eventually it will flow. For beginners, I recommend using half the pot for each nostril. Initially, you can go back and forth from nostril to nostril until the pot is finished; eventually, you will be able to do an entire pot for each nostril. After your first use of the neti pot, you may see a drastic reduction in your symptoms. I recommend repeating this process for 7 days initially and then once a week after that during allergy season.

It is important to keep your neti pot clean, sanitized and dry to avoid the growth of microorganisms in your pot.

Nasya Oil
Nasya is an ayurvedic practice that is used to treat stress-related problems, headaches, neck pain, anxiety and mental fogginess. It is also a year-round treatment to prevent and treat seasonal allergies. Nasya helps to remove toxins that accumulate from the upper part of your body by opening up the lymphatic channels and allowing the toxins to be removed through your nasal passages.

Typically, cured sesame oil is used for nasya. To cure any oil, you simply place it in a pot over medium heat and add a drop of water.  When the drop of water pops, the oil is cured. The sesame oil can be used alone or herbs can be added to the oil to help treat specific conditions. Nasya is an all-natural cure for sinus inflammation, which is the main cause of chronic sinus congestion and allergies.

Nasya oil is typically applied in each nostril through a small dropper. I suggest using about 3 drops in one nostril and then inhaling while pinching the other nostril closed with your index finger. Inhale strongly and allow the oil to go up into your sinuses. If any of the oil spills down your throat, spit it out. Repeat the process on the other nostril. It may feel as though you need to blow your nose at first, but resist the urge because the effectiveness of the treatment is based on the oil's ability to permeate the sinuses. Typically, nasya is done every morning, but in the beginning you may need to do it a couple of times a day until the inflammation lessens.

Diet
Most people suffering from allergy symptoms don't realize that the foods they are eating may be contributing to their symptoms. In Ayurveda, allergies are directly linked to digestion and changing the way you eat is an important part of controlling your allergies. People with allergies should avoid the following foods in particular:

Oily foods, especially deep fried
Cold beverages
Cold foods, especially ice cream
Cheese
Canned foods
Leftovers
In ayurveda, these foods are believed to clog the digestive system and result in excessive mucus formation. Instead, you want to eat foods that are warming and disperse toxins from the body. This includes spices like black pepper, cinnamon, garlic and ginger. Also, load up on green, leafy vegetables and drink plenty of warm water through the day.

The neti pot alone may bring fast relief to your allergy symptoms, but using all three tools may help stop your allergies from returning next year.

My menstrual cycle is delayed and also I have done urine test, results are negative (pregnancy test) kindly help with the reason for delay or what should be done to ensure I am not pregnant.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Varanasi
My menstrual cycle is delayed and also I have done urine test, results are negative (pregnancy test) kindly help with...
You should go for one ultrasonography will confirm you if you r pregnant pregnancy test come positive after a week or two of delayed menses so you can wait if it is so.
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My mother has done blood test. She has low haemoglobin in her blood. How to increase haemoglobin in her blood.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mother has done blood test. She has low haemoglobin in her blood. How to increase haemoglobin in her blood.
Apart from medication for low hb for your mom ask her to eat green vegetables, jaggery, carrots, beet etc.
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I am 22 years old 20 days back I was very ill and was suffering from high fever and cough continuously. Under consultancy of doctor had took some tonic n tablets. After stopping tablets white is going out of body during recess. And since I feel very tired and stressed for a little work. Would you please tell me why white waste is going out of my body and also I feel as if I am suffering from fever still.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 22 years old 20 days back I was very ill and was suffering from high fever and cough continuously. Under consult...
WHite discharge is a secretion normal and is not a disease or the body energy going . You need not worry and if the hite is not foul smelling there is no need to think. YOU keep mind calm by meditation
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I am 23 years old female. I am having bleeding problem and polycystic overy problem because of this periods would not stop for more than 15 days. How to overcome it?

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
I am 23 years old female. I am having bleeding problem and polycystic overy problem because of this periods would not...
Hi, lybrate-user, lasting of bleeding p/v for 15 days is usually not due to pcod. If you are married, chances of pelvic infection or inflammation are more, sometimes deficiency of vitamins and trace elements also lead to longer duration of bleeding p/v. Last, but not least is hormonal disturbances and /or diseaces of uterus and ovaries may cause it. Therefor consulting a doctor and getting treated is advisable.
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Can Being Overweight Cause Infertility

MBBS, PGDUS, Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine, Advance Course In Diabetes - USA, MD - Medicine
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Can Being Overweight Cause Infertility

Being overweight can be as problematic as being underweight. Both the situations can have an effect on the infertility in a woman. Usually, the body stores the sex hormones in the fat layers. That is why, if a person is underweight, she can have infertility issues, as there is not enough storage space for the hormones. In the same way if a person is overweight, then there is an excess of fat tissues and the amount of the hormone estrogen released is usually more than that the body can handle. This leads to a disruption of the chemicals and proteins, leading to adverse reactions and infertility.

Common Weight Related Infertility Reasons

Being overweight is somewhat linked with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and an increase in estrogen hormone. Also, there is a greater chance of a luteal phase defect. Let us see how these can affect a woman:

  1. Estrogen: This hormone is produced by the fat cells, and if there is too much of estrogen production, then the body reacts to it in a similar manner when birth control pills are taken. Ovulation may or may not occur, and if it does, it might be inadequate. And the inadequate ovulation leads to luteal phase defect.
  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): This is basically an endocrine disorder with a combination of many symptoms. Symptoms are pain, irregular cycles, ovulatory pain, ovarian cysts, excessive body hair and heavy menstrual bleeding. Diagnosis for PCOS helps in determining the treatment for weight loss.
  3. Luteal Phase Defect: The luteal phase refers to the phase between the ovulation and the menses. The ideal time period for this phase is 14 days. LPD is generally caused by improper ovulation, and thus improving the quality of the follicles is necessary to correct the situation.

How Does Being Overweight Affect Conception Rate

As per a study which was published in the British Medical Journal, if women are too lean or too obese, they can have difficulty in conceiving and that fat distribution has an effect on the body. Women who have a large waist-hip ratio have difficulty in conceiving, and apple shaped women also face the same trouble. Usually, women who have PCOS have an apple shaped body.

Risk of Miscarriage Due To Being Overweight

Women suffering from PCOS and obesity have more chances of miscarriage as compared to others. The reason is that women with PCOS have increased LH, which tends to affect the pregnancy. However, it is noticed that even if excess fat does not play any role in pregnancy, women with PCOS have excess weight which creates high risk as compared to the others.

Finding Help for Overweight Issues is a Good Idea

Seeking help if you are overweight is always advisable. Consulting a good gynecologist can help along with weight management and fertility treatment. You shouldn't have any hesitations, and all the questions should be asked freely so as to get a holistic idea of the treatment. The doctor might suggest some tests and also conduct a physical examination of the lymph nodes and the abdomen, to check the ovaries and the uterus. Post physical examination, an internal examination of the cervix to check for infections is done, and if need be, a pap smear might be collected and sent to the lab for culture. At times, a trans-vaginal or an abdominal ultrasound might also be done to rule out the possibilities of abnormalities or others cysts. Tests to check the levels of hormones are also done.

It is always a wise decision to know how being overweight can impact the chances of becoming pregnant. Working towards losing weight and getting it under healthy BMI levels, can lead to the restoration of the hormones and in turn make you healthier.

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Super fact of the day - 23rd October, 2015

Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certificate in Population Health, Certificate in Diabetology and Prevention, Nutritionist, MHSc (Public Health), MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Super fact of the day - 23rd October, 2015
Super Fact of the Day: Building New Muscle is Quicker Than Losing It!

This is a good news. It takes twice the time to lose new muscle if you stop working out than what it took to gain it. That's because it’s easier and quicker to build new muscle tissue. But that's no reason to skip your workout!

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? Go ahead and click on 'Share'.
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Hello Doctor I want to ask that i have got married since was on 10th december 2013 and still now we dont want to get chance around more 2 years is it possible or it may be harmful.Pls give your result about this.I have also white discharge problem but i have took the treatment for this now there is too much improvement in the discharge problem.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
White discharge will reduce blood so be clean Ask your hubby to do withdrawal method during intercourse. This way u can control and be cheerful life time. Otherwise use condom
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Hi, after iui my doctor asked me to use susten 200 twice a day for 18 days as suppository. I am getting periods like cramps in my lower back. It is now 13 days post iui. Is it a sign of periods or does it happen? Am very curious. Ovulated on day 13.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hi, after iui my doctor asked me to use susten 200 twice a day for 18 days as suppository. I am getting periods like ...
It is difficult to say. You have to wait for a few more days to find out. If your periods fail to start after competing the course of susten please do a urine pregnancy test.
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If a woman's menstrual cycle is normal, blood report is normal, follicular study is normal, fallopian tube test is normal, husband's sperm test is normal then what can be the reason of not conceiving even after trying for 4-5 months? Are there chances of infertility?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If a woman's menstrual cycle is normal, blood report is normal, follicular study is normal, fallopian tube test is no...
There are sometimes explanatory causes, depending on lifestyle, diet, stress, etc. General if a couple is not able to conceive even after trying for a year considered in infertility group after diagnosis. So for now need not to worry keep on trying for 3-4 months, during fertile days of cycle i. E ovulation days, you can use ovulation kit to know the exact days of ovulation.
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Hello doctor. I'm pregnant. For 34 weeks, my baby weight is 2.5 kg. Doctor says it's little higher weight for 34 week pregnancy. Everyday I take 2 times rice as breakfast and lunch. Is tat a reason for over weight of my baby.

MICOG, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hello doctor. I'm pregnant. For 34 weeks, my baby weight is 2.5 kg. Doctor says it's little higher weight for 34 week...
Include fruits, vegetables specially green vegetables in your diet. Include other food items in your diet. Limit fried, sweets & ghee intake. If possible do regular walk & prenatal yoga under expert guidance.
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I am getting less menstrual flow during my periods. I mean usually it takes around 3-3.5 days. But from past 4 months it lasts about 1-1.5 days? My age is 28 and I m overweight too. Is it a matter to worry. I got married last july. Kindly help.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am getting less menstrual flow during my periods. I mean usually it takes around 3-3.5 days. But from past 4 months...
Getting scanty menses is definitely a problem & will lead to many problems like skin diseases, excessive heat in body & weight gain. For proper periods you need to carefully plan your diet & medicine.
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I am missing my periods from jan till now. I had my late periods in dec month. I just wana know how month long I am pregnant. I am confused.

BHMS PGCGO
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
I am missing my periods from jan till now. I had my late periods in dec month. I just wana know how month long I am p...
just check once urine for pregnancy. if it comes positive then get done scan. it will show you how many months exactly you are pregnant like
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What and when fertile period start in women to conceive a baby. Please describe me.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What and when fertile period start in women to conceive a baby. Please describe me.
To get pregnant you need to have regular sex i. E. 3-4 times a week for one full year before you start seeking medical help. If you want to make her pregnant fast then you can follow this calender method. If a women’s menstrual cycle varies from 26days to 31days cycle, The shortest cycle (26 days) minus 18 days = 8th day. The longest cycle (31 days) minus 10 days=21st day Thus, 8th to 21st day of each cycle counting from first day of menstrual period is considered as fertile period.
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