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Dr. Ritu K Balani

Gynaecologist, Thane

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Hi I am 27 year old. My period cycle is 35 days. I got my last period on June 22nd. I had intercourse thrice during ovulation time and before my next period. I got a white discharge just two days before my period. I wanted to know what's the reason? I wanted to know what are the symptoms of pregnancy? When should I check my pregnancy urine test at home using kit?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi I am 27 year old. My period cycle is 35 days. I got my last period on June 22nd. I had intercourse thrice during o...
If your cycle is regular, you can get urine tested for pregnancy at home or from a reputed lab, after two days of date but it can vary. Some women show positive urine test after a week get blood test for beta hcg hormone which is positive only when the woman is pregnant. It's positive before the date, just after fertilization and implantation of embryo, around ovulation time.
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How can a person know that if he had Herpes simplex virus. Which test can detect dat virus correctly without any mistake.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Gynaecologist, Pune
How can a person know that if he had Herpes simplex virus. Which test can detect dat virus correctly without any mist...
Herpes infection is a very painful infection. If a person has it then he will always know it. You can get hsv igg and igm done that will detect all herpes infections. This is a blood test.
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I am 24 year girl I am suffering from pcos and hypothyroidism. Can I get rid of these diseases.

Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I am 24 year girl I am suffering from pcos and hypothyroidism. Can I get rid of these diseases.
Hi twinkle, once u get hypothyroidism U need to be on Med throughout, ur drug dose may inc or decrease, if it is borderline sometimes it can get normal. In case of pcos u need to maintain ur weight n diet to get it under control n to have regular periods .
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I am 23 years old female. I am suffering from irregular mensuration. I will be travelling around 5 hrs per day. Is travelling may be reason?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am 23 years old female. I am suffering from irregular mensuration. I will be travelling around 5 hrs per day. Is tr...
Hi lybrate-user. Travelling per se does not really affect the periods. But high high stress levels of work or home can definitely disturb the hormonal balance and cause irregular periods.
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My CT SCAN says Both gangliocapsular regions reveal bilateral globus pallidus calcifications. What does this mean in general terms?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My CT SCAN says Both gangliocapsular regions reveal bilateral globus pallidus calcifications. What does this mean in ...
globus pallidus is part of brain which is extra pyrimydal , it gives orders for Vlountary movements, e g your leg moves if required to do so , some medicines like perinorm for vomitting has a reaction and important side effect , extra pyrimydal symptoms, the face start twitching erratically / or get paralysed , luckily these effects are self limiting and take about a day or so to get over , but doctors too get confused about the reasons , if patients do not tell that they have taken perinorm tablet for vomitting on their own / some chemist has given them. This important area in brain tissue is calcified in your case , may be there will be some difficulty in movements , in ordering by the brain to move or to stay stable . You have to wait and watch and remain under supervision of a good neurologist.
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This Kitchen Spice is a Proven Natural PAIN KILLER!

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
This Kitchen Spice is a Proven Natural PAIN KILLER!

Turmeric - a Natural PainKiller

Looking for a medication to relieve pain?

You might have better options!

Turmeric, a spice that gives the Indian curries, their bright yellow color. A powerful herb, Turmeric has been used as a painkiller by many communities for centuries. Turmeric has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. A strong healer, turmeric rejuvenates, restoring health and has a powerful analgesic action without causing any side effects. In contrast, most of the pharmaceutical prescription medicines available over the counter for pain have many harmful side effects apart from the risk of making the person dependant.

The active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a far more effective substitute to pain killers since it is natural and comes without any side effects. However, it is not easily absorbed in the intestines. Its absorption can be improved with pepper. So don’t forget to add black pepper to your curries to get the incredible benefits of turmeric.

Here are a few analgesic benefits of Turmeric:

1. Most powerful natural painkiller

Pain is the most horrifying sensation. One may suffer from acute pain lasting a few days or chronic pain that may last for more than six months. Pain can occur due to sprain, burn, injury, fracture or may be caused by a disease.

Whatever be the cause of pain, you can get relief with turmeric, most potent natural pain killer.

2. Gives relief in Nociceptive pain

Any somatic pain that originates in skin or deeper tissues or visceral pain that originates in internal organs is called Nociceptive Pain. Turmeric has anti-nociceptive effects and causes relief in pain. Regular pain killers have many side effects like causing damage to internal lining of the stomach, affecting kidneys, delaying muscle regeneration & even posing risk of clotting. Turmeric is known to reduce nociceptive pain from diseases like arthritis, colitis, cancer, degenerative joint pain etc. Even application of turmeric oil on external areas brings a significant relief in pain in contrast to pain killers.

3. Turmeric for Neuropathic pain

When the nervous system gets damaged, one experiences Neuropathic Pain characterized by numbness and itching. Some people get sensation of pins and needles along with pain.

Turmeric has been found to be a great treatment for this type of neuropathic pain such as that which occurs in Diabetes.

Dosage for Turmeric

Taking turmeric as part of your diet is very safe. However, you can also take turmeric supplements available over the counter as prescribed by health consultants.

Turmeric offers a great solution from pain and also provides numerous added health and medicinal benefits. Make Turmeric part of your diet to enjoy great Health!


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I use pregnancy kit available in market but periods not come 2 months late so what should I do?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hello Dear,Periods occur when the egg formed during each menstrual cycle in the female body is not fertilized and hence ejected out of the reproductive system along with blood and several other tissue cells. The duration of each menstrual cycle is about 28 days Most women will experience their monthly period right from the time they are 13 to the time they are 50. For many women, their monthly period is nothing more than an annoyance; but other women may suffer some problems. Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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Dear Sir, My wife has a problem of mensuration. She has not got the mensuration from last 5 months. Even we have not inter-coursed during these days. If we have done we have taken precaution. Please suggest me medicine.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
First check pregnancy test (most likely it would come negative, as you said). Then consult doctor to find out the cause and start treatment.
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7 Ways Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ahmedabad
7 Ways Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most transformative experiences in the life of a woman. Every moment of pregnancy is filled with intense joy and anticipation. However, due to massive hormonal fluctuations during this time period, there can be moments of unexplained depression and distress. This happens mostly due to the metamorphosis that the body undergoes in order to accommodate the growth and development of a new life. During this time, innumerable physical changes take place.

Other major change that can vary from one woman to another depends on their lifestyle, general health, diet and self-care routine. Another important factor to consider is the kind of drugs that the doctors prescribe which can affect the body in different ways.

Ways in which your body transforms during pregnancy

  1. Skin: The rise in the levels of oestrogen often provides the “pregnancy glow” to the skin. It can temporarily make the skin look even toned and healthy. However, it may also affect the skin in a negative manner; give rise to blotchy pigmentation, rashes, under eye dark circles. The increase in oil secretion causes acne outbreaks. Stretch marks are common problems that do not seem to go easily. These are visible mostly near the abdomen and on the limbs.
  2. Hair: On a regular basis, almost 100 hair strands fall out, and new hair strands take their place. This continues in a cyclical process. During pregnancy, the follicles are mostly locked in a growing phase that causes a surge in the volume of hair. After the birth of the baby, the extra follicles start falling out and this phase can cause a lot of distress to the new mother. However, with proper care and medication, the excessive hair fall should be in control in a month or two.
  3. Bodyache: Back pain , especially in the pelvic or lower back region is one of the most common occurrences in the advanced stages of pregnancy. This is accompanied by headaches, swollen legs or tingly, numb feeling in the hands. The substantial increase in water retention is most visible in the legs and feet and may make walking or standing painfully difficult. Varicose veins develop and worsen during pregnancy. The sudden, yet temporary weight gain causes difficulty in movement.
  4. Digestion: The digestive system slows done during pregnancy. This happens due to a number of chemical secretions, hormones and in most cases, the inability to remain physically active as before. This leads to a rise in acidity, indigestion and most commonly, constipation.
  5. Incontinence: The pressure on the urethra can lead to difficulty in urination and cause incontinence.
  6. Heart, lungs and blood pressure: The heart has to work harder than before and pump extra blood to the growing baby within the womb. This causes an increase in the pulse rate and blood circulation throughout the baby. The blood pressure fluctuates and may drop down during the second trimester as the pregnancy hormones often cause the blood vessels to relax. This is often the reason for dizziness and disorientation during pregnancy. In case of patients with hypertension, the blood vessels may constrict and can create a medical emergency situation.
  7. Breasts: The increase in progesterone and estrogen, and the milk producing hormone ‘prolactin’ create visible changes in the breasts. This includes darkening of the areola, increase in the blood flow to the breasts, erection and hypersensitivity in the nipples and the growth in the milk sacs, ducts and lobes.

Most of these symptoms improve and disappear in a few weeks after child birth and the body starts recovering. The sheer exhaustion of childbirth takes a toll on the physical and mental health of the mother. There is utmost need of rest and proper nutrition. There is no need to rush to heal yourself, it is best left to nature along with a few guidelines that a doctor will help you with.

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Dr. After 6 months of pregnancy of my wife baby was suffering from low fluids and miscarriage happens, after all tests Dr. said she is normal, now when can we conceive and which is the best time and how long to wait. Please.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Dr. After 6 months of pregnancy of my wife baby was suffering from low fluids and miscarriage happens, after all test...
Generally atleast six months ago should be there to get back to good physical and Uterine health, apart from that you may do regular physical activity and take good healthy balanced diet, if you are able to conceive by this ,then make sure you take advice immediately to maintain a good healthy pregnancy by going for regular antinatal checkups and taking health and neutritional suppliments. For any further information or assistance you may get back to us.
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I had ectopic pregnancy operation on 11 april 2017. I am scared about that if I convieve will I get it again. My right tube is partial operated with leprotomy. I consulted one gynae she told me you had medical history before of tuberculosis may be this the reason to have ectopic pregnancy. So she suggested me to do hsg test done. After my operation I never had sex with my husband till now. I am newly married in february 2017. Please suggest me what should I do. I am very scared. Is hsg very pain full. And as I had operation in april is it save to do this test now.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I had ectopic pregnancy operation on 11 april 2017. I am scared about that if I convieve will I get it again. My righ...
Genitsl tuberculosis is one of the commonest cause of ectopic, you should get yourself investigated for genital tuberculosis. Get hsg done to see the patency and condition of tube, you can get it done under anaesthesia if you cannot tolerate pain. Pt with previous ectopic pregnancy are at a slight higher risk of ectopic, so when you conceive early usg should be done to rule out ectopic.
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My girl frend having mc problem always coming late 6_10 days why can you give suggestion for that why it's happen and any problem will create in the future like conceive baby I am afraid please deploy me.

Fcps
Gynaecologist, Pune
My girl frend having mc problem always coming late 6_10 days why can you give suggestion for that why it's happen and...
She must not b ovulating. If she has gained weight tel her to reduce. Check her thyroid n prolactin levels. Yes she can have problems conceiving.
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My wife got period, but I am interest to do sex with my wife, if I do sex, while my wife in period, did I and my wife got any problems. please give me answer sir/ madam.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Scientifically speaking, if both partners want to have sexual intercourse during female's menstrution, there is absolutely no problem. In fact many ladies enjoy better as there is good lubrication and they are not worried about pregnancy.
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Hi sir/ madam muje ye janna h ki muje ye kese pta chalega ki m pregnant hu or muje pregnancy nh chahiye is liye kon c medcn leni hogi 15 jan ko meri date aayi thi nd 19 sex kr liya to muje dout h.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MNAMS, Training in USG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hi sir/ madam
muje ye janna h ki muje ye kese pta chalega ki m pregnant hu or muje pregnancy nh chahiye is liye kon c...
Hi Mostly you will not be pregnant as you had done intercourse on 5 th day of periods which is safe.
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Know More About Tokophobia!

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Know More About Tokophobia!

Tokophobia

Tokophobia is an extreme and uncontrollable fear of childbirth or pregnancy. While pregnancy is expected to be a time when women experience long bouts of anxiety, when they develop a fear of childbirth so intense that it disrupts their ability to lead normal lives or have a normal birth, they very likely have tokophobia.

Symptoms of tokophobia

If left untreated, tokophobia can only become more intense and damaging. Not only can this disorder lead to an elective termination of some pregnancies because of fear, but the psychological stress attendant with the disorder can often be damaging to a pregnancy even if the woman does not elect to terminate it. Furthermore, tokophobia may only be a byproduct of other emotional and behavioral disorders such as clinical depression. Some of the more apparent indicators of tokophobia include:

  • Feelings of dread or panic when the idea of childbirth or pregnancy arises
  • Refusing to go through with childbirth unless elective caesarean section can be guaranteed
  • An intense increase in anxiety or depression while pregnant
  • Expressing a strong desire to have children while also refusing to become pregnant
  • Previous terminations of apparently healthy pregnancies
  • Intense fear that childbirth will result in maternaldeath, stillbirth, miscarriage or birth defects

Common facts about tokophobia

Women who have this disorder will likely refuse going through childbirth without some kind of sedative and they will often be very adamant about wanting a caesarean section. Still, other women will avoid becoming pregnant altogether, despite their strong desire to have children. These women will often have very stringent contraceptive strategies, using several methods at once. In tokophobic women who went through normal pregnancies, as well as those who had caesarean sections, some suffered further problems after childbirth such as postnatal depression and delayed bonding with their infants.

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Infertility - Causes And Treatment

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Infertility - Causes And Treatment

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. For women aged 35 and older, inability to conceive after 6 months is generally considered infertility. Repeated pregnancy loss (2 or more spontaneous pregnancy losses) can also be considered infertility. Recent estimates indicate infertility affects 10-15 percent of the population in their childbearing years.

If you experience recurrent pregnancy loss, or if you have not been able to become pregnant within a year (six months if the woman’s age is over 35, 2-3 months if over 40), then you may benefit from assessment and treatment by a reproductive endocrinologist - a doctor with a special interest, training and expertise in the area of infertility. It’s a state that results in the abnormal functioning of the male or female reproductive system.

The causes for infertility could be:

  1. Male factor - erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, problems with quality, count and quantity of semen

  2. Female factor - Tubal factor, ovulatory problems, abnormality of uterus, hormonal imbalance 

  3. Antisperm antibodies

The prime symptom is very obvious i.e. unable to have baby despite of having sex without any contraceptives.

Factors affecting fertility:

  1. Age: Female fertility gradually declines in the 30s, particularly after age 35. Each month that she tries, a healthy, fertile 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance of getting pregnant.

  2. Smoking: It increases risk of getting infertile and reduces the chances of treatment.

  3. Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol is said to lower the sperm count in men.

  4. Obesity: An overweight person has a higher chances of having sperm abnormality.

  5. Workout: Less or very heavy work out is said to increase the chances of infertility.

  6. Mental Stress: Studies suggests that ovulation and sperm production may be affected by mental stress. If at least one partner is stressed it is possible that the frequency of sexual intercourse is less, resulting in a lower chance of conception.

  7. Sexually Transmitted infections can also adversely affect the fertility of a person.

When to take further advice and course of action?

In case the women trying to conceive is less than 35 years of age, then 12 months and if more than 35 years, then in 6 months itself one needs to get in touch with the Specialist/Reproductive Endocrinologist/Gynaecologist or a Urologist for a complete diagnosis.

Many cases of apparent infertility are treatable. Infertility may have a single cause in one of the partners, or it could be the result of a combination of factors in both men and women.

There are many treatments available that improve the chances of having a baby. Such treatments include:

  1. Hormones treatment

  2. Drugs for fertility

  3. Surgery in some cases

Also one the oldest form of medications such as Ayurveda as well as Homeopathy is said to have a wonderful treatment of Infertility. With the developments in medical sciences, there are lot of treatments available; however, such treatments sometimes become the victim of their own success causing multiple births – Two, Three or may be more.

Some Assisted Treatments are:

  1. Intrauterine insemination

  2. In Vitro Fertilization

  3. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection

  4. Donation of Sperm or Egg

  5. Assisted Hatching

  6. Electric or Vibratory Stimulation to achieve ejaculation

  7. Surgical Sperm Aspiration

It is important to understand the complete treatment before going ahead and be aware of the possible outcomes and be psychologically ready.

Please do not keep it to yourself and consult an expert. Never go for self medication! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Before 3 days I got married. I could not enter my penis to her vagina . Please give me some advise. How can reduce pain. Suggest some lubrication.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear lybrate-user - spend more time on foreplay and make her more excited and comfortable during sex. Apply some lubricants to reduce friction.
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If a poison reaches its expiry date, would it be more poisonous or less poisonous?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
If a poison reaches its expiry date, would it be more poisonous or less poisonous?
Hello, its difficult to say though the efficacy would diminish but it will not be lost so a poison would still remain a prison even after expiry.
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I am married on 6th may and had sex next day. So when do I need to check my pregnancy test. As I and my husband both got thyroid problem. So we are very much worried with my pregnancy. Is it going to affect our child. And when should we go to the doctor.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am married on 6th may and had sex next day. So when do I need to check my pregnancy test. As I and my husband both ...
Hi, since you are on treatment for hypothyroidism, see that tsh levels are maintained between. 1 to 2 milii units in the first trimester, late in the 2nd 0.3 to 3 milli units and 0.3 to3.5 in the third trimester. If your tsh is higher than 2 milli units now, increase the dose of thyroxine. In fact it is better to have tsh levels below 2 even just before conception. Maintaining above mentioned levels is essential for proper fetal development as well healthy out come of pregnancy. Please take care.
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