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Dr. Alka Godbole

Gynaecologist, Thane

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Dr. Alka Godbole is a renowned Gynaecologist in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. You can consult Dr. Alka Godbole at Akshay Hospital in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alka Godbole on Lybrate.com.

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Foods to avoid during menstruation cycle

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Foods to avoid during menstruation cycle

Foods to avoid during menstruation cycle

Eating right kind of food can make your irritable menstruation days easier. It also helps in reducing stress level, cramps and managing mood swings.
Here’s how you must mind your food.

1. Dairy products and red meat: Dairy products like cheese, yoghurt and milk and red meat contain arachidonic acids which elevate cramps during your periods. 

2. Fats, Trans fat and fried food:  High intake of fatty, trans fatty and fried food leads to bloating and breast tenderness and increased estrogen levels which causes cramps. It’s better not to consume fats for few days.

3. Processed food and salt: Processed food contains lot of sodium. It should be avoided as it causes bloating and heavy feeling which makes the pain all the more unbearable.

4. Sugar-rich food: Sugar no doubt gives instant energy but taking excessive sugar during these days can bring fluctuation in blood sugar levels which results in stress and mood swings.

5. Alcohol: It’s important to stop taking alcohol during menstruation. But if you happen to drink at all, try to balance it out by drinking a lot of water.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.
 

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What is the difference between normal delivery and cesarian section for pregnant women.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
What is the difference between normal delivery and cesarian section for pregnant women.
normal deliveryis natural spontaneous vaginal delivery. delivering a baby through the vagina. a little incision is made in the vaginal wall to accomodate the baby's head and shoulder.cesarean, on other hand, is a form of delivery in which a big incision in the abdomen and uterus is done where the baby can pass through, this is usually done if the baby's feet is on the vaginal side making it hard for the doctor to pull off the baby through the vaginal canal, this done in pre-eclampsia cases, or prolonged labor or any complication during pregnancy.
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When Is The Right Time To Have A Fruit? And Should Avoid It After A Meal?

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
When Is The Right Time To Have A Fruit? And Should Avoid It After A Meal?

Crunchy, juicy, tasty and filled with goodness, fruits are nutrition powerhouses. There are a few statements doing the rounds on the internet that have scared people into believing that fruits can be eaten at certain times only. Let us separate the facts from the myths to put you at ease

  1. Should fruits be eaten on an empty stomach? The argument that myth mongering articles seem to put out there is that fruits are most beneficial if eaten on an empty stomach. This is partially true. There are no added benefits of eating fruits on an empty stomach per say. Contrary to claims that it can help aid weight loss, this can work if you fill yourself with fruits and hence consume lesser calories via your meal.
  2. Should fruits not be eaten with other foods? The big myth perpetrated out there is that if you mix fruits with your meals, it will make you bloat. The argument provided is that fruits digest faster than other food and mixing of the two can lead to unwanted side effects as the body has trouble digesting the carbohydrates in fruit when mixed with other foods. This is reality is not true. Think about it. If our stomach is incapable of digesting mixed meals, we would not be able to digest most foods as our meals are generally a combination of nutrients like vegetables, fibre, carbs and protein.
  3. Should fruits not be eaten after meals? This is a big one floating out there. Fruits are high in sugar content. When eaten after a meal, the sugar feeds the bacteria aiding the fermentation process in the stomach. The stomach produces high concentrations of hydrochloric acid to break down the food. This is a hostile environment that does not let the food stay long enough for bacteria to colonize or reproduce.
  4. Does eating fruits at the wrong time produce gas in the stomach? In reality, gas is produced by the colon and not the stomach. While certain fruits may cause a reaction resulting in feeling gassy, it has nothing to do with your food content.
  5. What is the science behind the false alarms: A lot of diets focus not only on what you eat but how you eat it in combination with other food. An Ayurvedic diet, for example, recommends that you eat fruits separately from other foods, especially proteins. Most myths have stemmed out from specific advice given in specific cases which have been generalized to increase the scare factor. According to the British Journal of Nutrition, combing citrus fruits with rice increases the body's absorption of iron. Other studies have shown that combining certain berries with legumes increases the antioxidant property in each food. Compared to traditional desserts like cakes and cookies, fruits instead add nutrition and fiber and fill your sweet tooth craving. So it all depends on what your dietitian advises you.

Fruits can be a great source of nutrition in our daily diet. To know which ones can give you the most benefit, consult a doctor today. 

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
This is become a very common diagnosis in young girls and women who present with a history of irregular/ prolonged/delayed periods. Not usually associated with pain.
Pcos is a genetically inherited condition and usually is linked to a family history of diabetes. It is associated with high levels of male hormones- androgens/ testosterone and hence features of hirsutism which is developing male type hair pattern in female i. E unwanted hair on chest/ face etc// tendency to develop acne and oily skin. It is also usually associated with obesity/ overweight. Usg pelvis shows presence of numerous small cysts in ovary. Many women might find it difficult to conceive as because of hormonal imbalance an egg is not released every month. There is also a preopensity to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
Almost all the symptoms are treatable with medicines. However as it is genetically linked and has long term health implications the single most important thing is to try and reduce weight and mantain normal bmi. This can be achieved by a combination of exercise and diet.
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Hi I am 4.5 months pregnant, Mere cervix me gap aa gaya tha isliye mujhe utres me stiches lagaye h, mujhe kya precautions rakhne chahiye. Pls help.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi I am 4.5 months pregnant, Mere cervix me gap aa gaya tha isliye mujhe utres me stiches lagaye h, mujhe kya precaut...
stitches will be removed at time of delivery take it as a high risk case which can lead to premature delivery or a miscarriage bed rest, adequate proteins rich diet no heavy work No stress, physical and mental regular antenatal check ups and iron folic acid calcium tablets
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Vaginal Discharge - Know the Reasons

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Vaginal Discharge - Know the Reasons

There are certain glands in the vaginal walls and uterine cervix of a woman, which cleanse the vagina by producing a small amount of fluid. This clear or milky white coloured vaginal discharge is normal for a healthy woman if it doesn’t smell unpleasant. But if you observe that the colour, consistency, odour or amount of your vaginal discharge differs from usual, it may indicate an infection or a disease.

Here are 6 common factors behind abnormal vaginal discharge.

1. Bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis is a medical condition characterised by agray discharge, which has a lingering fish-like odour. Moreover, if you experience irritation and burning sensation in the vagina, which is increased by intercourse, it’s a strong indication of bacterial vaginosis.

2. Yeast Infection
It often happens that your vaginal area’s natural bacterial balance is disturbed due to certain factors such as use of antibiotics, decreased immunity, stress, uncontrolled diabetes or consumption of excessive sugary foods. This results in yeast overgrowth in the vagina, known as simply yeast infection or candidiasis. It’s characterised by a thick and whitish-grey discharge from the vagina.

3. Gonorrhoea
Caused by the bacteria Neisseria Gonorrhoea, this sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection, which causes vaginal discharge of an intense odour. Other symptoms of this disease include feeling of pain while urinating, chills, fever and irregular discharge of menstrual fluids. If left untreated, gonorrhoea can transform into a pelvic inflammatory disease and can even lead to infertility.

4. Genital Herpes
Genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that leads to formation of small watery blisters on the vaginal area, and causes irritation, itching and pain while having intercourse or urinating, may also be the cause of a vaginal discharge of watery texture.

5. Atrophic Vaginitis
After menopause, there’s a considerable decrease in oestrogen levels of the body along with the occurrence of changes in tissues of the vaginal cavity. This medical condition, known as atrophic vaginitis, can lead to a watery vaginal discharge, which can sometimes get bloody. Some other symptoms of this disease are vaginal inflammation and thinning or atrophy of tissues.

6. Infected IUD
In some situations, it may happen that the intrauterine device (IUD- a form of contraceptive) inserted in the body of a woman can get infected. This results in a purulent discharge (pus) from the vagina. Getting the IUD removed as soon as possible is the best thing to be done in this situation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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My girlfriend feels she is pregnant. She is suffering with pcos which means she has irregular period how to know if she is pregnant? And after how many days should she take a pregnancy test because she doesn't get period. And till how many weeks can an abortion pill be taken?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My girlfriend feels she is pregnant. She is suffering with pcos which means she has irregular period how to know if s...
Don't take any medicine with out consult to doctor. After 5th day of sexual intercourse do urine pregnancy test for confirm pregnancy.
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What is DNS? Will that help in getting pregnancy? What are the other tests to be done to check if everything is Okay for getting pregnant?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
What is DNS? Will that help in getting pregnancy? What are the other tests to be done to check if everything is Okay ...
It's DNC ,yes it helps in pregnancy, other tests are, Ultrasound,HSG, routine and harmonal profile tests to ascertain for any PCOs or imbalance.
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pregnancy ke 1.5 month baad abortion ki tablet dena kya sahi h? please suggest me, kya uske side effects ho sakte hai. And she is only 18 years old.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
pregnancy ke 1.5 month baad abortion ki tablet dena kya sahi h? please suggest me, kya uske side effects ho sakte hai...
Hi. One can safely terminate a pregnancy with medicines upto 12 weeks. Beyond that it becomes increasingly difficult and would need consultation of two doctors. So yes in your case she can be given medicines for abortion but it would be best to give them under medical supervision.
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Meri wife pregnent h or uske pet p cat ne jump kra h so main bht dar rha hu is baat se k khn meri wife ka miscarriage na ho jaye kya please ap yeh bta skte h k cAt k kudne se miscarriage k sambhavna h k nhi.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Meri wife pregnent h or uske pet p cat ne jump kra h so main bht dar rha hu is baat se k khn meri wife ka miscarriage...
no problem should happen if she is not having any pain or discharge, ..cat ke kudne se miscarriage hone ki sambhavna nahi ho Sakti jab tak keep aap ko koi dard ya aur koi problem nahi hai
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Pired me sex karane se pregnancy hoti he kya Hame or 1 sal beby nahi chahiye to pregnancy na hone ke liye kya kare. Condom chodke.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Patna
Pired me sex karane se pregnancy hoti he kya Hame or 1 sal beby nahi chahiye to pregnancy na hone ke liye kya kare.
C...
there is no chance of pregnancy during periods.but intercourse should not be done during periods as there is increased chance of infection during periods.you can live together during safe period that is for 4 to 5 days after menses and 4 to 5 days before menses.but dating method is not 100% safe.better use oral contraceptive pills or iucd.
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Please help. My last periods was on 4th July. I had unprotected sex on15 July. Took Ipill next day evening.(16th July). I washed my private part after intercourse as not sure if my partner ejaculated in vagina. Please help. Any medicines to abort incase I get Pregnant? When can I expect my next periods?

B.H. M. S.
Homeopath, Pune
Please help. My last periods was on 4th July. I had unprotected sex on15 July. Took Ipill next day evening.(16th July...
Ur next period is supposed on 4 August , it may vary according to ur regularity of cycle. Wait for now. Don't do anything now. If cycle doesn't comes on regular time, then do UPT available in medical shop after 4 to 5 days elapsed. Take necessary precaution each time. I pill is not the solution for each time. People r misusing it
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I have heard that there is a 5 years vaccine available in the hospital for which after injecting such vaccine women cannot be pregnant or deliver a baby for 5 years. Is it true? How much is the approximate cost of such vaccine? Is it available in private clinic also?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have heard that there is a 5 years vaccine available in the hospital for which after injecting such vaccine women c...
Depo-Provera is a contraceptive method for women. It’s made of a hormone similar to progesterone. It's a shot that a doctor gives you in the arm or buttocks. Each shot works for up to 12 to 14 weeks, but you must get the injection once every 12 weeks to get its full protection.
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I m a 35 years old female, I have a 08 years old daughter, we want a 2nd issue but after several attempts since last 02 yrs, it failed, one of the ovary has been removed 05 years ago, I am under medical treatment but nothing positive, so, I left the treatment, the sperm count of my husband is normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
This is called secondary infertility, nothing to worry madhurima, we have excellent medicines in homoeopathy for this your problem. Did you got regular periods or not? now are you taking any medicines for this?
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I went to doctor. She took my urine test and said that I am not pregnant. But before I ws done giving the urine sample to doctor I washed the container from outside. Does it gives some negative results?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I went to doctor. She took my urine test and said that I am not pregnant. But before I ws done giving the urine sampl...
No it will not give false result. But get a repeat test done after 10 days as in early stages of pregnancy urine test may not come positive.
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Whats is the treatment for white discharge? How this problem can be overcome. As I have gone through homeopathy treatment for so long but yet no relief. please suggest.

B.A.M.S, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Ajmer
hello lybrate user white discharge may be due to various causes like recurrent vaginal infection, hormonal imbalance ,PID etc.first of all you should maintain hygiene of your genitalia. Ayurveda have non hormonal and effective treatment for white discharge. take plenty of water and nutritious diet along with treatment.
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Early Signs of Pregnancy

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Early Signs of Pregnancy
Early Signs of Pregnancy

Every woman is different. So are her experiences of pregnancy. Not every woman has the same symptoms or even the same symptoms from one pregnancy to the next.

1. Fatigue - If you're suddenly exhausted, it might be a response to the increasing hormones in your body. Don't treat fatigue with excessive caffeine if there is a chance you may be pregnant.

2. Sensitivity to certain Smells – Certain pleasant or unpleasant smells can make you nauseous. If you're repulsed by certain smells, or have an increased sensitivity to odors.

3. Nausea and Vomiting – This is due to rising hormones levels in early pregnancy

4. Breast Tenderness – Tender and heavy-feeling breasts, darkening of the areolas and even more pronounced veins on your chest can be a first sign that you're pregnant. Get a well fitted bra to ease the discomfort

5. Frequent Urination – In early pregnancy the uterus grows and pushes on the bladder, triggering the urge to urinate more often.

6. Shortness of Breath - This is because you need extra oxygen due to the growing embryo

7. Spotting and Cramping – This is due to implantation of the fertilized egg to wall of the uterus. Is it PMS or pregnancy? It's hard to tell, but if you're feeling crampy, it might be your uterus stretching to get ready for a baby.

8. Mood swings- These are also related to changes in hormones

9. Constipation - The higher levels of the hormone progesterone can make you constipated. You swear you fit in your skinny jeans just last week. If you're feeling a little puffy or backed up, it might be extra progesterone due to pregnancy, which slows down your digestive system.

10. Late Period
Many of the early signs of pregnancy are also symptoms of PMS. How to tell the difference? The most telling clue yet will be a missed period. If your cycle is fairly regular and you're late, you should head to the drugstore for pregnancy test kit or a gynecologist
A pregnant woman could have all of these or maybe have only one or two. If any of these symptoms become bothersome, then visit your Gynecologist and Obstetrician for consultation.

Dr. Jyotsna Gupta
http://gynecologist-delhi.webs.com
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Could you please explain the below terminology from ultra sound scan for 11-12 week pregnancy. Fetal activity not made Cardiac faintly made out.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Could you please explain the below terminology from ultra sound scan for 11-12 week pregnancy.
Fetal activity not mad...
This report says that your baby has not started moving (it will take more weeks) and baby heart is forming to make beats. At 12 weeks this is normal.
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I have 34 week pregnancy, on 19th April 2017 I will complete my 9 month. And this will b my 2nd baby my first delivery was cesarean and now my Dr. Had my ultrasound of Thickness of scare which is my 4-5 mm And the head of baby is lower side, please tell me what it means and when should I do delivery and is it possible for normal delivery.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology -
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I have 34 week pregnancy, on 19th April 2017 I will complete my 9 month. And this will b my 2nd baby my first deliver...
Plan for elective c section. Do not risk your wife for normal delivery. Consult at greenwoods health centre sector 45 gurgaon for readonable charges.
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