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Dr. Chitra Tyagi

Gynaecologist, Thane

300 at clinic
Dr. Chitra Tyagi Gynaecologist, Thane
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Dr. Chitra Tyagi is one of the best Gynaecologists in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. She is currently practising at Mangalmurti Hospital & Polyclinic in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Chitra Tyagi on Lybrate.com.

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10 menstrual hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
10 menstrual hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!
10 menstrual hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

Most of us go through our periods very secretively and don’t really bother to figure out if our practices are hygienic or not. At times, we may wear the same napkin for a whole day. Women is villages and smaller towns still use reusable unhygienic cloth during their periods. And since periods are considered unclean, they are not even allowed to use detergent for washing the soiled cloth well in some households.

Here are some tips to maintain hygiene during your periods, some of which you may not know about:

1.  Choose your method of sanitation:

Today there are a number of ways including the use of sanitary napkins, tampons andmenstrual cups to stay clean. In India, most unmarried girls prefer to use sanitary napkins. If you do decide to use a tampon remember that it is essential to choose one that has the lowest absorbency rate for your flow. While there are some women who choose to use either different types of sanitary napkins on different days of their periods or different methods of protection (like a tampon and a sanitary napkin), there are some who prefer to stick to one type and brand. The best tip here is to try and use one brand for one type of protection for a while to know if it helps your needs. Frequent switching between brands can make you uncomfortable since brands are as unique as you, they suit everyone differently.

2. Change regularly:

Menstrual blood – once it has left the body – gets contaminated with the body’s innate organisms. This rule applies for even those days when you don’t have much bleeding, since your pad is still damp and will have organisms from your vagina, sweat from your genitals, etc. When these organisms remain in a warm and moist place for a long time they tend to multiply and can lead to conditions like urinary tract infection, vaginal infections and skin rashes.

The standard time to change a sanitary pad is once every six hours, while for a tampon is once every two hours. That being said, you have to customize the changing schedule to your needs. While some women might have a heavy flow and would need to change more often, others will need to change less frequently. There are a few instances where your sanitary napkin or tampon might not be completely used – usually on days when you have a lesser flow – but you must change at regular intervals.

In the case of tampons it is very important because, if left inserted into the vagina for long periods of time it can cause a condition called TSS or toxic shock syndrome – a condition where bacteria infiltrate the body leading to severe infection that can send to the body into shock – that requires emergent treatment and can lead to serious complications and even death.  

3. Wash yourself regularly:

When you menstruate, the blood tends to enter tiny spaces like the skin between your labia or crust around the opening of the vagina and you should always wash this excess blood away. This practice also tends to beat bad odour from the vaginal region. So, it is important to wash your vagina and labia (the projecting part of female genitals) well before you change into a new pad. If you cannot wash yourself before you change make sure to wipe off the areas using toilet paper or tissue.

4. Don’t use soaps or vaginal hygiene products

The vagina has its own cleaning mechanism that works in a very fine balance of good and bad bacteria. Washing it with soap can kill the good bacteria making way for infections. So, while it is important to wash yourself regularly during this time, all you need to use is some warm water. You can use soap on the external parts but do not use it inside your vagina or vulva.

5. Use the right washing technique:

Always wash or clean the area in a motion that is from the vagina to the anus. Never wash in the opposite direction. Washing in the opposite direction can cause bacteria from the anus to lodge in the vagina and urethral opening, leading to infections. Read about urinary tract infections.

6. Discard your used sanitary product properly

It is essential to discard your used napkins or tampons properly because they are capable of spreading infections, will smell very foul. Wrapping it well before discarding it ensures that the smell and infection is contained. It is advised not to flush the pad or tampon down the toilet since they are capable of forming a block and can cause the toilet to back up. More importantly it is imperative that you wash your hands well after you discard your used napkin since you are likely to touch the used portion of the pad or tampon while discarding it.

7.  Beware of a pad rash

A pad rash is something that you might experience during a period of heavy flow. It usually occurs when the pad has been wet for a long time and rubs along the thighs causing it to chaff. To prevent this from occurring, try to stay dry during your periods. If you do have a rash, change your pads regularly and stay dry. Apply an antiseptic ointment, after a bath and before bed – this will heal the rash and prevent further chaffing. If it gets worse do visit your doctor who will be able to prescribe you a medicated powder that can keep the area dry.

8.  Use only one method of sanitation at a time

Some women who have heavy flow during their periods tend to use either (i) two sanitary pads, (ii) a tampon and sanitary pad (iii) a sanitary pad along with a piece of cloth. This might seem like a good idea, but it actually is not, changing regularly is a better option. Using two pads or a tampon and a sanitary pad is bad because the two pads absorb the blood and you don’t see that they are completely used up you are unlikely to change at regular and healthy intervals. This can lead to rashes, infections and in the case of tampons even TSS. Another consideration is that if one does use a piece of cloth as extra protection that cloth may not be the cleanest thing to put next to your private parts.  Lastly, the whole two pad structure is extremely uncomfortable and can leave you with a bad rash and an even worse temper.

9.  Have a bath regularly

To some it may seem like the most inane advice, but in some cultures it is believed that a woman should not bathe during her periods. This myth was based on the fact that in the olden days women had to bathe in the open or in common water bodies like a river or lake. But with indoor plumbing having a bath is the best thing you can do for your body during your periods. Bathing not only cleanses your body but also gives you a chance to clean your private parts well. It also helps relieve menstrual cramps, backaches, helps improve your mood and makes you feel less bloated. To get some relief from backaches and menstrual cramps, just stand under a shower of warm water that is targeted towards your back or abdomen. You will feel much better at the end of it.

10.  Be ready with on-the-go stuff during your periods

When you have your periods it is important to be ready. It is important to have extra sanitary pads or tampons properly stored in a clean pouch or paper bag, a soft towel, some paper tissues or towels, hand sanitizer, a healthy snack, bottle of drinking water, a tube of antiseptic medication (if you are using one).

Changing your pads/ tampons regularly is essential, so you will need extra. More importantly storing them properly so that they don’t get contaminated is as important as changing. Pads or tampons that remain in your bag without a clean pouch to protect it can also lead to infections like UTI (urinary tract infection) or vaginal infections. The soft towel can be used to wipe your hands or face if you wash them. Paper towels are the important to wipe off the excess water after you wash your private parts. It is best you don’t use toilet paper for this as it tends to shred and tear when it touches water. Your hand sanitizer is a very important factor here. You will need it to clean your hands and you can use it to clean the flush knob and tap faucet as well. The snack is a backup in case you feel weak or run down during the day and the bottle of water is to help you stay hydrated throughout the day.

Feeling extreme discomfort during periods or have irregular periods? Feel free to discuss your concerns privately with me.

Dr Sangita Malhotra
Gynaecologist
Vardan Nursing Home

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Hi. I am 26, married male. I have a lump in my right chest. Under my nipple. Painful sometimes. Is it serious?

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Painful lump breast in males are mostly gynecomastia. Adv. Fnac (fine needle biopsy from lump breast.
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Weight Loss Health Tip

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Weight Loss Health Tip
Eat flax seeds before meals, it will make your tummy feel full.

My girlfriend gives me blowjob. So does blowjob can be healthy or can effect her or me .Please give your advise . Thanks.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. Blowjob is not unhealthy or it cannot be harm your or your girlfriend sexual ability. But please don't compel your girlfriend to do blowjob. Respect her sentiments. Take care.
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I am 26 years old n m 21 weeks pregnant does test for babies brain development test tat is done in 16th to 18th can b correctly done 20th week.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
In the womb, a baby’s brain develops from neurons moving outward from early precursor cells. After the neurons move, they grow extensive dendrites (the input part of a neuron) and axons (the neuron’s outputs). These early stages are driven by genetic instruction. At birth, a baby has many, many more neurons than it will use as an adult (100 billion!); the baby also has more synapses A baby’s experiences with its parents and its social and physical environment help “prune” and selectively “sculpt” those connections that are being used, resulting in the eventual cell death of up to 50% of cortical neurons. The connections that are used become strengthened and more efficient. Many studies have shown that providing an enriched physical or social environment at this time can subsequently improve learning and memory, encourage exploration, and decrease fearful responses to novelty. It can also reduce the impact of genetic or environmental risk factors. Cells in the brain—called gray matter—develop throughout childhood and adolescence and then decrease in number. The axonal connections—called white matter—develop into adulthood.
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Respected sir, . Got married since two year having family planing before 2016. Bit now we are planing for a child. I was pregnant (42 days) but that was miscarriage due to the isue of measles before ten days. Now it is ok. Bleeding started on 22 march 2016. Now I am ok. There is any gap for next pregnancy. Pls help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
yes, min. 3 months gap is necessary, kindly complete treatment as doctor told you.measles increases heat in body so do take care of it with gulkand ,khas sharabat etc . you can consult me for any other issue related to health
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My menses 13th june. But now l have menstrual cramping and back pain. What it means. Am I pregnant?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
Hello lybrate user your abdominal cramps and back pain are may be due to pre menstrual symptoms it doesn't mean you are pregnant. If after 13 june you didn't get your periods then there will be chances of pregnancy so don't worry about it right now. If periods will not come then you have to check pregnancy.
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Can apply aloe vera gel on the breast for a good breast and does it have any side effect?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Fazilka
Alovevera gel prevents sagging of breasts no side effects of long term use rosemary oil olive oil almond oil is also good.
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Hi doctor I am 25 years old I have a regular cycle. My cycle varies from 28, 29, 30 days my last period was on the 6th of April it was 29 days cycle. This month I was supposed to get my periods on the 5th but I did not get it and I was late for 9 days on the 10th day morning I started to bleed so purely but tat oly lasted for a sec then I started to get brown colour little bleeding like the 6th day. Been getting this from 14th till now I'm confused am I pregnant,? Or I have some serious trouble with my health?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, it is always in the best faith to rule out pregnancy with a urine pregnancy test and if negative then you should opt for a hormonal profile and an ultrasound pelvis to look for the possible causes as pcos or hyperprolactinemia/ hypothyroidism.
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Hello doctor. Mujhe period me back and stomach (naabhi k niche) pain hota hai. Bleeding me blood ka thakka sa bhi aata hai. Jab kabhi thakka jyada bada hota hai to pain badhne lagta hai after using washroom (urine k saath nikalne k baad) thoda relief hota hai? Kya karu is k liye?

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
First get an ultra sound done if there is no abnormality try tab trapic mf three times a dayfor 5days as soon as period starts.
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My wife is 29 years. Before one year I got married. Regularly I try to get her pregnant but she doesn't get pregnant. Please give me advice.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
hELLO, plEASE FOLLOW INTERCOURSE DURING HER FERTILE PERIOD .It is best time to conceive 72 hrs within her ovulation which can be detected with the help of ovulation kits. For further advise you may contact please. regards
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Hi i Had sex on my 3rd day of mens cycle and took I pill within 10 hrs. Can I get pregnant? Can I pill harm my body?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
There is no risk of pregnancy since you had sex during the safe period and also took an i pill within 24 hours
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I am 23 years old female, I am getting married in next month but I am afraid of intercourse as the size of my vagina is too small, I can't even enter one finger, it gives me a lot of pain. Is this size found in every one or I have some problem, suggest me what I will do.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Vaginal is highly stretchable and elastic organ. Secondly, once you are sexually aroused your vaginal gets enough lubrication, which makes penetration easy and painless. Don't worry, you will be ok.
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Doctor while I am doing toilet the toilet is like blood and it is paining and I fell to go toilet in every time.

FACS, FAIS, FICS, FRSM, AWS, Diploma in Laproscopic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Chennai
It might be a fissure, tear or crack in the anal sphincter. Usually if its initial or first few times it will heal on its own. Drink plenty of fluids and fibre increase in your diet should help.
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I am 44 years old and I have severe breast pain on both sides. can't touch my nipples also .may I kno the cause. Already I got fibroids and severe bleedings during the cycle.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
BREAST TISSUE IS MADE UP OF FIBRO FATTY TYPE WHICH CONSERVES WATER DURING EACH CYCLE. THAT IS THE REASON THEY ARE HEAVY AND CAUSE PAIN. YOU CAN USE CAP. PRIMROSE OIL TWICE A DAY FOR A MONTH. THAT WOULD REALLY HELP YOU
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Hello doctor I'm pregnant. I have severe back pain. I am in 22 weeks. Y it is happening?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
It could be due to bad posture ,or due to weight of the baby bump ,which is pressing on the nerves ,we suggest you may get back to us on an online consulting so that we can help you with the Medicines to be taken.
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After 3 months of delivery me and my wife had sex. Can she become pregnant again. Or is there any problem for the baby now we having.?

MD, BHMS
Sexologist, Mumbai
As long as baby is breastfeeding chances for pregnancy are less but, it's advisable to use other family planning methods to avoid pregnancy. Second pregnancy has to be planned after least 2 years of 1st baby.
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Hello. M 27 years old m having pregnancy I hv taken instakit abortion pills den my periods come aftr that today I hv chk my pregnancy but my report says WEAK POSITIVE what does it means.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MNAMS, Training in USG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi Pregnancy test checks level of beta hcg in body. After you have abortion, it takes 1-2wks for it to become negative.
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