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Gynaecologist, Virudhunagar

41 Years Experience
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Dr. R. Santhakumari is one of the best Gynaecologists in Arupputkottai, Virudhunagar. She has been a practicing Gynaecologist for 41 years. She has completed MBBS . She is currently associated with Menaka Hospital in Arupputkottai, Virudhunagar. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. R. Santhakumari on has a nexus of the most experienced Gynaecologists in India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 32 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists online in Virudhunagar and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Ear Ache in Adults

ENT Specialist, Delhi
Ear Ache in Adults

Ear aches are a very painful condition, which tends to affect mostly children. However, adults can be affected by ear aches as well, which can disrupt their routines and be quite painful. Let's have a look at some of the aspects of ear aches in adults.

Causes of ar aches in adults
There are many causes for ear aches in adults and it may vary from one person to another. However some general causes of ear aches in adults are listed below:

  1. Infections within the body: If you have a throat infection or cold, it could trigger an ear ache as a side effect. Treating the underlying problems will, thus reduce the ear ache or it will go on its own when the symptoms of the cold subside. 
  2. Ear canal injury: Adults are most often guilty of putting in sharp objects to clean their ear canal, which may result in an injury and also lead to infections. These injuries can also be infected and cause fluid discharge and ear aches.
  3. Blockages caused by the regular use of ear buds: Using ear buds or other sharp objects to clean the ear will only result in pushing the ear wax further into the ear. This will result in blockages of the ear canal and cause ear aches.
  4. Dental problems: Certain dental problems, such as wisdom tooth growth can result in problems. Even gum disorders have been known to create ear aches in adults.
  5. Jaw pain and facial pain: Jaw pain and even facial nerve pain has been known to affect ears and cause aches as well.

Symptoms that may accompany ear aches
Depending on what the causes of the ear aches are, the symptoms may vary. Still, let's have a look at some of the known common symptoms of ear aches in adults:

  1. Irritability and lack of focus: Ear aches may initially manifest as a headache and make the person irritable.
  2. Poor sleep: Fluids may build up within the body and thus cause issues while sleeping as the fluids may shift from one area to another.
  3. Ear drainage: If in case fluids build up, they may drain from your ear, which could vary anywhere within yellow to dark brown colour. This may even indicate that your eardrum is ruptured.
  4. Hearing problems: Fluid buildup or other underlying causes may also cause hearing difficulties.
  5. Fever: Sometimes, fever may run as high as 104 degree C due the very infections, which may be causing the ear ache.

Whatever may be the cause, if you have ear aches for sustained periods without underlying reasons, you should visit your doctor immediately to get it checked out, so that appropriate treatment can start quickly.

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My age is 31, I do this masturbation just one time in a week. Is it harmful to me?

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, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. MASTURBATION is normal, natural and never unhealthy. But Excess masturbation can kill your sexual stamina. Excess masturbation can also cause anxiety disorder, depression and thereby erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation etc. You can be sure; there are no side effects to masturbation if you are able to restrict it to thrice a week. Jogging and physical exercise are always good to keep you fit and stop worrying about sex and allied thinking. I suggest online sex counseling and therapy. Take care.
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My wife is 37 years old. Her last menstrual period was on 01 Oct. She consumed an i-pill on 16 Oct, 15 hours after sex. But she started bleeding on very next day onwards, first some droplets but now it is like normal period. Is it normal or something indicating serious in nature. Please guide.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
My wife is 37 years old. Her last menstrual period was on 01 Oct. She consumed an i-pill on 16 Oct, 15 hours after se...
After taking high hormonal emergency pill like i pill one gets withdrawal bleeding 2 to 10 days later, and then new cycle starts. For future learn and use family planning method
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I am 30 years old I had a miscarriage in 2013 April till today I did not conceive I visit to a doctor in january 15 for cause she says that I have pcos and a surgery. please tell me can it become mother without surgery.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Apis 200 alternate 4 days for 8 days. Q jonsia ashoka 12 drops 3 times. Inform me your fresh usg reports, cbc. Thanks.
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Did You Know About These Risks Involved In IVF?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Did You Know About These Risks Involved In IVF?

Fertility experts have made remarkable progress in infertility procedures such as In Vitro Fertilization. And, every year, a substantial number of women undergo various types of fertility procedures of which IVF is one of the most popular with a success rate of 40%. However, the procedure like any other medical procedure carries a set of associated risks leading to health complications.

Here are some of the risks and complications involved in the in-vitro fertilization process that you must know about if you are considering it.

  1. Side effects of medications: The drugs administered for stimulating the ovary may result in minor side effects such as soreness and mild bruising at the site of the injection in some women. Another side effect is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, which happens when the ovaries have generated numerous follicles and fluid may start leaking from the blood vessels into the lungs and the abdominal cavity. In most cases, these complications are mild and can be resolved easily. But sometimes, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome may result in extreme enlargement of the ovaries, dehydration, and infusion of fluids in the lungs and the abdomen which would need considerable medical attention.
  2. Complications during retrieval of eggs: As the eggs start to mature, the willing-to-be mother has to come to the fertility center for retrieval of the eggs. The woman may have to undergo mild sedation so that she can feel no pain while remaining conscious or she may be completely unconscious. At times, there may be excessive bleeding from the ovaries along with injuries to the organs in close vicinity. If the injury is too severe, surgery or blood infusions may also be required to repair the damage. It may also involve pelvic infection, and the women who have had a prior history of pelvic infection are more likely to suffer from this kind of complication.
  3. Damage during transfer of embryo: When the embryos are needed to be replaced, the gynecologist may place a speculum in the vagina while the embryos are placed into the uterus with the catheter. Some women report that it causes cramping while the catheter is inserted through the cervix.
  4. Multiple births: IVF surges the risk of multiple births when more than one embryo is implanted in the uterus. A pregnancy with many fetuses invariably brings along risks of early labor as well as low birth weight compared to pregnancy with a single fetus does. Also, research suggests that IVF slightly surges that the newborn will be of low birth weight, which is yet another risk of the IVF process.

It is important to understand that the complications and risks of IVF are very rare, and an expert health care provider will be able to monitor you closely to fend off all kinds of unwanted consequences.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 25 years female. I have a miscarriage in last 2 months, after how much time can I get pregnant?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Pune
My suggestion to you will be, better avoid pregnancy for next 3- 6 months. This time period will help you to recuperate your health.
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Knee Ligament Injury

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Shoulder & Knee
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
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I am Dr. Ankit Bhartia. I am an orthopedician and i am specialized in orthoscopy and orthoplasty of the knee hip and shoulder. I practice at Sparsh orthopedics and sports injury center on the Sohna Road Gurgaon. Today I will be talking about the ligament injuries.

Ligaments are tough band of tissues which connects to bone. In the knee joint there are four ligaments which stabilize the knee. These are the cruciate ligament and the posterior cruciate ligament which are inside the joint and middle collateral ligament and lateral collateral ligament which are outside the joint. These ligaments can stress or can get torn or in this case or whenever there is injury to the knee. The injury can occur in lot of circumstances. These are landing or jumping in a flexion knee, stopping suddenly during running, twisting the knee over on of slanted foot and direct blow to the knee can cause injury to any of four ligaments of the knee. These injuries are more common in sports persons. Those playing basketball, football, gymnast are all prone to fast injuries. During injury, patient may feel sudden pop or snap sound during the injury and immediately after that patient may feel pain which may be severe to mild and varieties of swelling which can again severe to mild. Patient will not be able to completely select reasoning or extend the knee. He will always have a walkway and it will always be painful and patient will have the feeling of looseness of the joint in the sense that he will be instable during walking or enduring pain climbing stairs from walking on uneven surfaces. Ligament injuries once happens in a patient we will have to consult an orthopedician. The orthopedician will examine the knee thoroughly and guide him for about the diagnosis and treatment.

Partial knee ligament injuries can be treated by conservative ways and the treatment which you will be advised for are rest to the knee joint, ice pack to the compression apparel dressings in the form of the kneecap or say bandage elevation of the knee joint and external bracing or knee support in the form of knee brace to support the knee joint till the ligaments are healed and medications which will be prescribed.

Our analysis and anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the swelling will be prescribed to you and physiotherapy to strengthen knee joint are very important to help in healing of the ligaments and recover to the full extent. Once the knee is completely torn, the completely torn ligament like ACL and PCL does not leave by itself nor it cannot connect be repaired. It can only be reconstructed nowadays.

In the past what has happened is lot of athletes had to leave this post because of this ligament injuries and no successful treatment is available but now a specifically these ligaments can be reconstructed and very small instruction are given and it is all done as quickly where a ligament is taken from one part of the body and is implanted into the injured part and and recovery is possible and return to the activity is guided by physiotherapy. Doctor has some patients recover very fast, some take time to recover so it is a guided process. Within first week you will start and your increase in activity will depend upon your recovery process as such.

How to prevent ligaments of your knee to get injured?

  • Very important is to warm up before all activity especially evasive activities, gym and the morning walks etc.
  • Another thing is to strengthen your thigh muscles, strengthen your knee muscles is very important apart from strengthening, stretching of the muscles is also equally important.

How to prevent the injuries to the knee?

  • Most important thing is to strengthen your knee muscles and to maintain the flexibility apart from extension you need to do stretching of your knee muscle as well.
  • Second most important thing is to always warm up before starting any kind of exercise, running, gyming or sports.
  • Apart from this you need to take care that you should not start to any of the activity of the knee and you should not even increase the limit of your activity abruptly.

Thank you. To contact me and to consult me, you can contact Lybrate or you can call up at Sarah Orthopedic and Sports Injury Center, Sohna road, Gurgaon.

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Hello doc, I had unprotected sex with woman. I am 100% assured that these two women don't have hiv Do I have to fear ?

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
U need to test them to be 100 percent sure. And test yourself after 3 months of exposure to be very sure.
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I am 24 yr, i have a 2yr child since after delivery, i am suffering from back pain. if i again get pregnant it will affect my pregnancy and my health plz give me a suggestion

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Jamshedpur
Start wid pelvic floor exercise core stability exercise..stretching of gluteal hamstring n pyriformis muscle..get ift n ultrasound therapy
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