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Dr. Alka D.Salunke

MBBS, DGO

Gynaecologist, Pune

34 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Alka D.Salunke MBBS, DGO Gynaecologist, Pune
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Dr. Alka D.Salunke is one of the best Gynaecologists in Ganesh Nagar, Pune. She has been a successful Gynaecologist for the last 34 years. She has completed MBBS, DGO. You can meet Dr. Alka D.Salunke personally at Salunke Hospital in Ganesh Nagar, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Alka D.Salunke on Lybrate.com.

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DGO - - 1984
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Its been 7 days now the bleeding from my vagina is not getting stop And mass tissues are not there though but pain on thigh and stomach is there I dnt know what exactly it is please help.

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If this period came without delay ,means on date,then u can take tablet to stop the bleeding otherwise ur health wil affect.

Is it is ok to eat pine apple or drink its juice after et in ivf. Is there any that must be eaten and which never to be eaten in ivf. Please suggest me some eatables.

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Hello, There are no restrictions to pineapple intake or any fruits especially after IVF, but in general avoid papaya.

On 15th day after. Urine test shows weekly positive. What are the scops of pregnancy and what are the other elements I need to check. What must be the minimum result of hcg test that I have always given in the lab and waiting for report.

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On 15th day after. Urine test shows weekly positive. What are the scops of pregnancy and what are the other elements ...
Weekly positive is positive but sometimes it may suggest a failing pregnancy or an ectopic pregnancy. Get a serum b hcg, at this stage the value should be in 5 digits. Repeat it after 48 hours of first test .if the value doubles, it confirms the normal pregnancy.

I have pcod problem, the count is 8. Have irregular periods like 3 month once. I had thyroid problem. I was taking homeopathy medicine For both thyroid and pcod. Now tsh is 3: 36. Doc told you no need to Take medicine For thyroid. Ydy I took 4 d scan to check pcod level. That Time one dominant follicle founded in my ovary. Doc gave me home medicine to reduce pcod and to get regular periods. What can I do. Please tell. Can I do pregnancy plan now. With this pcod problem. And while taking tablets. Will pcod or regulating periods medicine will affect my pregnancy. Please tell. I am so confused. Even if I get conceive also, will these medicine affect my child.

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I have pcod problem, the count is 8. Have irregular periods like 3 month once. I had thyroid problem. I was taking ho...
Although PCOD is not treatable but many a times during pregnancy nd after delivery PCOD is treated automatically.There r very good nd effective hopmoeopathic medicines which helpss to lessen the effect of PCOD nd also effective in females who wants to conceive.So I will; suggest you to go for homoeopathic treatment.

I had unprotected sex with my boy friend before 4 days of my period and he doesn't ejaculated inside me Then too my periods are missed and its been 20 days we had un protected sex I am confused what would have happened why my periods are missed and is everything normal which medicines should I take in order to get periods or check whether I am pregnant or not If yes than what should I do to avoid pregnancy?

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I had unprotected sex with my boy friend before 4 days of my period and he doesn't ejaculated inside me Then too my p...
Unlikely that you are pregnant. It may get delayed if you had an I pill. However get a urine pregnancy test done.

My marriage life has complete one year. till now I have no baby. I am 44 year old man.

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My marriage life has complete one year. till now I have no baby.
I am 44 year old man.
Hello- Approximately 15% of couples attempting their first pregnancy meet with failure, in that they have been unable to achieve a pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. Available data over the past twenty years indicates that men are the responsible parties in about 50% of all infertile couples. Male infertility can result due to insufficient sperm count, unhealthy sperm, or seminal leakage. There are a number of causes of male infertility, including progressive age, chemotherapy, a defect or obstruction in the reproductive system, disease, hormone dysfunction, infection, testicular trauma, medications, testicular cancer, smoking, and drug use. Good news is that it can corrected by the use of herbal sperm boosting medicines and you can fulfill your dreams of fatherhood at this age also.

I and my gf had sex on 31st dec, the day after her periods got over, But the condom broke. I gave her a unwanted 72 tab after 12 hours of the intercourse. Till now she is without any period. Is there anything to worry about. And what about the period after pill? Is it possible that the sperm may be available near her fallopian still and what should I do now and later. She is 22 year and 3 months. She is use to have heavy flow during her periods. Please help me ASAP. Thank you.

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I and my gf had sex on 31st dec, the day after her periods got over, But the condom broke. I gave her a unwanted 72 t...
If she had normal 4-5 days flow in her last cycle, which finished a day before 31st dec 2015, then she was on the 5th or 6th day of her current cycle when the condom broke. Now if she usually has a 28-30 days cycle, then her egg would rupture only on the 14-16th day. So as of now the sperm has no egg to fertilise. You should not worry about accidental pregnancy if the facts are correct as above.

I am 27 years old. This month I missed my period. Usually I use to get my periods with in 22 to 26 days. But this time 32 days over but I didn't get my period yet. I took home pregnancy test on 32nd day and result came negative. I am in confusion. Is it too early to test. Am I still can be a pregnant? I never missed my periods beyond 32 days. Please advise

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Hello, NORMAL period is defined between 23 -35 days. If you have been delayed for 5 days now , then you can repeat the pregnancy test after a week again to confirm or rule out pregnancy.If negative then yo can actually wait for 15 days post missed period to allow your menses to resume naturally as it can be delayed sue to stress induced hormonal imbalances which rectify on their own in next few cycles after stress is relieved. Regards

I am 31 years unmarried girl and suffering from lukeria problem. What will I do?

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I am 31 years unmarried girl and suffering from lukeria problem. What will I do?
A thick whitish discharge from the vagina is referred to as Leucorrhea. It?s a routine medical condition for women and most get Leucorrhea during the reproductive cycle. Hormonal changes, diabetes and anemia usually cause Leucorrhea. The symptoms to take note of along with the vaginal discharge are itching and redness in the vaginal area. Natural Homeopathic remedies are very beneficial in the treatment of Leucorrhea. Homeopathic medicines are made of natural substances and are completely safe with no side effects. The Homeopathic remedies work to root out the underlying causes of Leucorrhea. Sepia Officinalis 200 three doses

M 27 years old. I was in live in relationship with someone almost 1 year. Now he is not with me and m going to marry with some one else. I want my virginity back. What should I do? please advice. Need your support.

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M 27 years old. I was in live in relationship with someone almost 1 year. Now he is not with me and m going to marry ...
Hello lybrate-user What I understand from" I want my virginity back' is that you need an intact hymen. This can be done with hymenoplasty by a surgeon. I advice you to consult a surgeon for the same. This surgery is not a big one and does not involve much risk.

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As a mother, eat as much as fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins like meats, nuts, beans and eggs possible. Also, drink milk and eat foods rich in calcium, like yoghurt, cheese, green leafy vegetables etc. It will be of great benefir to your and your baby.

Your genes are making you prone to PCOD! + How you can manage it

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Factors that are making you prone to pcod! + how you can manage it

A problem of the body's endocrine system (a system of hormone producing glands), polycystic ovarian disease (or pcod) affects about 18% of indian women. Women in the age group of 15-30 years make up the majority of the victims of this disease. Although the root cause of this problem is still unknown, it can be a result of:

1. Genes

A family history of pcod can increase your risk of developing the endocrine disorder. Even a family history of obesity or diabetes can increase your prospect of developing pcod.

2. Low-grade inflammation

Inflammation occurs when the body's white blood cells (wbcs) produce substances to fight harmful matter that attack the body. A disruption of this natural response of the body can cause low-grade inflammation (a mild but sustained inflammatory response brought on by microbial bacteria called endotoxin). As a consequence, it causes the stimulation of polycystic ovaries to create more androgens (male sex hormones) than female sex hormones. This brings about the appearance of pcod symptoms such as ovulation problem, growth of excessive body and facial hair.

3. Excessive insulin production

Excessive insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas) production occurs when the cells of the body become resistant to insulin. It causes an increase in the production of androgens, in turn affecting the ovaries' ability to release eggs during ovulation.

4. Obesity

Although not a direct cause of the disorder, being obese can increase your chances of pcod significantly. The excess fat in the body can worsen your insulin resistance, and can consequently bring about an increase in the androgen levels, causing weight gain in the end.

5. Unhealthy eating habits

Irregular meal timings and poor eating habits (a diet rich in sugars and carbohydrates) can make you prone to obesity, a risk factor of pcod.

How to manage the problem of pcod?

Although the condition doesn't have a permanent cure, the symptoms can be easily managed by employing these ways:

- limit the intake of refined sugars and carbohydrates to counter the imbalance of insulin and glucose

- exercise for 30-60 minutes a day to boost metabolism for weight loss as well as control of insulin levels

- avoid coffee and other caffeine stimulants that may cause an increase in the production of insulin

- avoid dairy based products and red meat

- include lean meat in your diet

- avoid saturated fats (found in baked foods and lamb, cheese and other dairy products) to control your cholesterol levels

- consume foods that have a low glycaemic index (a scale for determining the effect of food on blood sugar level) such as brown rice, wheat pasta and wholegrain.

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I am 30 years old married. I got pregnant last year in september ,after six months of marriage but had to abort baby because I had planned to go abroad for studies but could not go. Now my in laws and husband forcing me to have baby. I am not mentally prepare for this. What should I do? Can my age affects my pregnancy? should I plan for baby now ? Please help.

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I am 30 years old married. I got pregnant last year in september ,after six months of marriage but had to abort baby ...
Hello, the reason why everyonez worried is coz as the age of woman increases, the risk of miscarriage increases. It is lowest between 20 -25 years and then it gradually increases and maximum beyond 40. So if there are no pressing commitments you shud plan. But do this only after being mentally prepared else the pregnancy may have a negative effect on you.

Seven Easy Steps to Improve Your Fertility and Get Pregnant

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Seven Easy Steps to Improve Your Fertility and Get Pregnant

About 85% of couples get pregnant within one year, but 1 in 7 couples take longer than a year to get pregnant. The good news is that you can improve your fertility in 7 simple steps in less than 4 weeks:
1. Control Your Weight
2. Timing of Intercourse
3. Improve HIS health
4. Test Your Fertility
5. Eat Healthy
6. Reduce Stress
7. Acupuncture


1. Control Your Weight

Being under or overweight decreases your fertility, and maintaining an optimal weight improves your fertility. The best way to find out whether you weigh too much or not is to calculate your body mass index, the BMI.
Losing some pounds is cheaper than expensive fertility treatments , PLUS with a betterw eight you decrease major pregnancy complications and significantly improve your chances having a healthy baby. So why not try it first?

2. SEX:

Timing of Intercourse in Relation to Ovulation
First of all do you know your fertile days? Do you ovulate? Do you hav e a regular menstrual cycle?
Your fertile days are the 5-6 days leading up to ovulation and the day of ovulation. Many couples don’t seem to realize that you need to make love regularly to improve your fertility. That means making love regularly throughout the menstrual cycles and more frequently, probably every 24-48 hours during your fertile days.
The egg can only be fertilized for about 24 hours after ovulation but sperm can live in the lower portion of a woman's reproductive tract up to five days. You can potentially increase your chances of conceiving by making love during the 2-3 days prior to ovulation.
Finding out when you ovulate is the key:
Create your own Fertility and Ovulation Calendar
Chart your basal body temperature (BBT)
Chart your fertility signs like symptoms and cervical mucus:
Use Ovulation predictor kits (OPKs)

3. Improve HIS Health and Get Him Tested

It takes two to get pregnant. Over 50% of infertile couples have a male issues. Which means that if he doesn't have enough sperms or his sperms are not healthy enough then your chances getting pregnant significantly decline. Do a sperm count and find out if his sperms are healthy and if he has enough of them. Follow these ten tips to improve his sperm count.
Get him checked for varicocele
Remove all toxins from his diet
Add a vitamin and herbal supplement to his diet
Make him lose weight if he is overweight
Keep the testes cool

4. Test Your Fertility at Home

There are several easy ways to quickly assess major aspects of your fertility at home.
Do a Basal Body Temperature Fertility Chart
Check your LH levels
Measure his sperms
Check your vaginal pH

5. Stay Away From Bad Stuff and Eat A Healthy Diet

Alcohol and smoking decrease fertility, make it less likely to get pregnant and increase pregnancy complications once you get pregnant.
Stop smoking. It is common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health, but studies have also shown that women who smoke are less fertile than those who do not. Also, women whose mothers smoked during their pregnancies are less likely to conceive.
Reduce alcohol intake. Drinking alcohol, even in moderation, can decrease fertility. The results of once study show a greater than 50% reduction in the probability of conception when the participants consumed alcohol.
You are what you eat and many doctors now believe a healthy diet PLUS supplements like folic acid can improve your fertility.
So what should you eat?
More monounsaturated fats (like olive oil) and less trans fats (like the kind found in many baked goods or fast foods).
Increase intake of vegetable protein (like soy), while reducing animal protein (like red meat).
More high fiber, low-glycemic foods — like whole grains, vegetables, and some fruits, while reducing the intake of refined carbohydrates and sugars.
Consume moderate amounts of high-fat dairy products — like ice cream, whole milk, and cheese.
No more caffeine. Studies have shown that women who drink excessive amounts of caffeine have delayed conception. In one study, women who drank more than one cup of coffee per day had a 50% reduction in fertility compared to those who did not consume coffee.
Take your vitamins. Especially vitamin E. Women trying to conceive should take a multivitamin or prenatal vitamin in addition to vitamin E. When couples were given vitamin E in one study, their fertility increased significantly.
Try herbal supplements. Herbs like Vitex (Vitamins AND Vitex are in FertilAid), have been used to successfully increase fertility.
The right diet can made a difference because the majority of women experiencing ovulatory dysfunction were also suffering from undiagnosed or sub clinical PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), a condition related to insulin resistance that also affects ovulation.
Check your current prescriptions. Some medications can interfere with fertility. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to see if your current medications could be hindering your chances of conception.

6. Reduce Stress

It’s rarely healthy to live with a lot of stress and the relationship between stress and infertility is less clear. But there are several studies showing that reducing stress may improve fertility.
What can you do to reduce Stress?
Cook
Get regular massages
Exercise
Take long weekends off
Listen to music
Do yoga
Read and write journals
Garden
Pamper yourself
Spend more time with your family and friend
Hold hands with your partner

7. Acupuncture

There are some studies done in women with fertility treatments which show that acupuncture can improve fertility. If after a thorough fertility work-up no specific reason for your infertility has been found, why not try acupuncture? There is little harm to use these methods and it can save you money getting pregnant.
Seven Easy Steps to Improve Your Fertility and Get Pregnant

I am 43 years old female. I have uterus fibroids. What should I do?

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Fibroids are not in any way associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer, and tend to shrink after the menopausal period sets in in a woman. This is due to a drop in the reproductive hormone level in the woman at this stage. Homeopathic remedies are natural and completely safe, with no side effects-fibroids are not in any way associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer, and tend to shrink after the menopausal period sets in in a woman. This is due to a drop in the reproductive hormone level in the woman at this stage. Homeopathic remedies are natural and completely safe, with no side effects.

I have irregular periods, sometimes twice a month and sometimes I don't have any periods at all in a month. And also heavy bleeding occurs during my periods. Is it normal. Please suggest me something to make it normal if it isn't.

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I have irregular periods, sometimes twice a month and sometimes I don't have any periods at all in a month. And also ...
Normal duration of pd is 21-35day if before 21day after 35 day we need to know the cause. Get local exam by gynaecologist. Hormonal assay and usg to see ut n ovary.

I got my periods on July 24 th so wen is the exact date to have intercourse to get pregnant.

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Ayurveda
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I got my periods on July 24 th so wen is the exact date to have intercourse to get pregnant.
This is the right time to have intercourse to get pregnant (count your day, after going your periods to 2 +_14). Means- 12-16 days is the honeymoon period for pregnancy.

Carrots (Gajar) - Health Benefits

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The fiber and beta carotene content in carrots makes them extremely healthy. Carrots also have a number of other nutrients including vitamins b8, k, a and c as well as iron, folate, potassium, copper and manganese. Here are the benefits which these nutrients give to your body.

1. Reduces cholesterol: studies have shown that eating carrots lowers your blood cholesterol level. The most recent theory for why this happens is because carrots have a large amount of soluble fiber. This soluble fiber has been claimed to lower blood cholesterol levels.

2. Chances of cancer reduced: carrots have a lot of bioflavonoids and alpha carotene. Both of these have been said to lower the risk of cancer, especially lung cancer.

3. Keeps your vision good: you must have heard from your parents that eating carrots is good for your eye health. While it is not true that they can cure any significant eye illnesses, they can prevent many illnesses caused by a vitamin a deficiency. They do this because beta-carotene which is there in carrots can be converted to vitamin a. Vitamin a prevents include cataracts, night blindness as well as macular degeneration.

4. Prevents memory loss: beta-carotene is crucial for preventing memory loss. According to a recent study conducted by harvard university, it was concluded that people who ate vegetables, such as carrots which contained beta-carotene had their chances of suffering from memory loss reduced.

5. Diabetes prevention: beta-carotene is an antioxidant in carrots, which lowers your risk of diabetes. It has been found that people with high levels of beta-carotene had 32% more insulin in their blood than people with low levels of beta-carotene.

6. Improves bone health: carrots also contain vitamin c and calcium, both of which are good for bone health. This is especially important for postmenopausal women who usually have a deficiency of calcium in their bodies.
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I took contraceptive pill within 24 hours of intercourse but still getting signs of pregnancy, the pregnancy test shows Negative result ,can there be still chance of pregnancy?

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Hi I have a girlfriend and we are going to marry next year. We had sex many times and she got pregnant two times, first time we had surgical abortion and second time medical abortion, both the times after gynecologist consultant, earlier she was having healthy periods, but after medical abortion she was having unhealthy periods i. E. Less bleeding than earlier, kindly suggest is it normal or we should consult a gynecologist.

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Normally the duration of periods ranges from 3 to 6 days. This is when the exfoliated endometrial lining, which had been preparing for possible conception in the previous cycle, is discharged through the vagina. In the case, if the period only lasted 2 days, it is appropriate to speak about hypomenorrhea. Physiologically, having a short period is considered normal during hormonal alterations in the organism and intake of hormonal contraceptives. There are 2 congenial and 7 acquired causes or pathological scantiness of periods. In fact, periods are nothing but monthly discharge of blood and elements of endometrium, exfoliated due to alteration of hormonal profile. Menstruation appears to be one of the components of regeneration in the reproductive system. As a rule, the volume of blood loss does not exceed 35-50ml, and periods last from 3 to 6 days. Decrease of the amount of blood or obvious reduction of periods is commonly referred to as hypomenorrhea any queries inform me.
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