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Dr. R. Santhakumari

MBBS

Gynaecologist, Virudhunagar

40 Years Experience
Dr. R. Santhakumari MBBS Gynaecologist, Virudhunagar
40 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 40 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 Lybrate.com.

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Health Tips to avoid getting SICK

Net Qualified In Community Health And Social Medicine, M.Sc - Dietetics and Community Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Durgapur
Health Tips to avoid getting SICK

 

  1. Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands regularly to avoid the spread of bacteria and virus.
  2. Use a tissue and handkerchief. Don't cover your mouth with your hand while sneezing or coughing. Germs and viruses cling to bare hands and muffling coughs and sneezes often result in passing along the germs to others.
  3. A warm salt water gargle can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat.
  4. Drink warm milk. Milk does not cause mucus builds up. In fact, the protein, calories and fat in the milk make you strong.
  5. Decaffeinated tea or warm beverages can be soothing and can help break up mucus.
  6. Getting enough sleep is vital for a healthy immune system. Resting when you first come down with a cold helps your body direct its energy toward the immune battle.
  7. Ventilate the room. Tb bacteria spread easily in small closed rooms where the air doesn't move. If it's not too cold outside, open the windows and use a fan to blow the indoor air outside.
  8. If you have a cough which lasts for more than a week, wear a surgical mask when you're outside and around people

If after sucking if the fluid goes inside, suppose swallows it is there any issue. Will there be any infection on later stage. If my husband licks my pussy and swallows will there be any infection in later stage. Does this sperm or fluid from the cock affect our body health.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
hi, if you sucks penis and semen entered in to your mouth then no harmful. but your husband licks your pussy and swallow then may be infection occurs after then. but clean your pussy before sucking then no harmful. clean your pussy with v-wash lotion twice a day.
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5 Tips To Controlling Diabetes Through A Diet

DHMS
Homeopath, Rewari
5 Tips To Controlling Diabetes Through A Diet

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can easily be managed by controlling our diet. Along with being aware of your sugar intake, your diet should help you lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. However, this does not mean you have to resign yourself to a lifetime of tasteless food.

Here are a few diet tips that can help manage diabetes: 

  1. Choose high fiber carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are an essential element of the daily diet but have a huge impact on blood sugar levels. Hence, it is important to pick the right carbohydrates. Your diet should have a limited amount of refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, soda etc. and should be focused more on high fiber carbohydrates such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, rolled oats and bran flakes that are digested slowly. This prevents your body from producing excessive insulin.
  2. Be sweet smart: The key to indulge your sweet tooth and controlling diabetes is moderation. Abruptly, removing sugar from your diet can make you crave for it. Instead, gradually lower your sugar intake. If you can't miss out on the dessert at the end of a meal, reduce the amount of carbohydrates in your meal. Adding healthy fats like peanut butter, yogurt or nuts to your dessert can also slow down the digestive process and thus control blood sugar level.
  3. Keep a food diary: When you are diabetic, it is very important to eat at regular intervals. Eating frequent, small meals are often better than fewer large meals. Try and maintain a food diary to keep track of your calorie intake. This helps identify problem areas of where your body is getting excessive calories from. When you are aware of the calories associated with things you eat, it is easier to cut down on snacks and replace unhealthy snacks with healthier options.
  4. Choose fats wisely: It is impossible to completely cut out fats from your diet. While some fats such as liquid vegetable oils and commercial baked goods are unhealthy, others have important health benefits. Unsaturated fats are the healthiest and safest. Replacing your vegetable cooking oil for olive oil and biscuits with nuts are easy ways to make smart choices with your fat intake.
  5. Go green: Green leafy vegetables are low on carbohydrates and high on nutrients. Thus, make them an integral part of your meal. Vegetables like kale, spinach, lettuce, etc. can be eaten raw or cooked. Along with being nutritious, they also add texture and color to your meals, thus making them more visually appealing.

Related Tip: "5 Signs That You're Suffering From Diabetes?"

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I have pain in my both breasts. Actually it is very tight from inside feel like stones and its very painful. please help what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have pain in my both breasts. Actually it is very tight from inside feel like stones and its very painful. please h...
Swelling tenderness pain in breast are related to hormonal reasons. Homeopathic treatment can prevent recurrence and improves completely. Consult at the earliest to prevent chronicity. 2-4 weeks treatment will fully cure you.
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I am pregnant My LMP is 27/12/2016. On 18th April (16 week) I have fever with rashes. On 22th april blood test Rubella IgM titre is 46.1 positive, on 28th April Rubella IgM titre is 132 positive, on 12th May Rubella IgM titre is 129 positive, on 18th May Rubella IgM titre is 125 positive. IgG is negative. IgG avidity is 3%. I have tension about baby infection and abnormalities. The anomaly scan on 9th May is normal pls suggest about baby. Kya abnormalities ke chances hai.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am pregnant My LMP is 27/12/2016. On 18th April (16 week) I have fever with rashes. On 22th april blood test Rubell...
The presence of IgG antibody against rubella is a sign that the patient has had the disease at some point in life and now is immunized. The presence of IgG antibodies is often called a serological scar, or a mark that the patient was infected in the past. The existence in the blood of large amounts of IgM antibodies against rubella, for example, is an indication that infection has recently been acquired. So a serology IgM positive result for rubella indicates ongoing infection. When the patient makes a serology rubella, there are basically three possible outcomes: 1. IgM and IgG non-reactive. 2. IgM reactive and IgG non-reactive. 3. IgM non-reactive and IgG reactive. 1. What does the result: IgM and IgG non-reactive? If in your serology rubella both IgM and the IgG come as no reagents, it means you do not have antibodies against rubella, or has never been exposed (a) to this virus and is susceptible to an infection. If you have been vaccinated (a), but its IgG is non-reactive, it means that vaccination was not effective, which is an indication to repeat the vaccine. A pregnant woman who has negative serology for rubella need to be very careful not to come into contact with anyone infected, because, as she has no antibodies against rubella, it runs the risk of contamination during pregnancy. Therefore, a pregnant with positive serology for IgM means she probably infected with the rubella virus in the last 2-6 weeks, being at risk of having a fetus with malformations, especially if the pregnancy is in the first quarter. In your case it is clear that IgM is increasing initially meaning a recent infection and hence affecting the fetus Reference values for rubella IgM: No reactive: less than 0.6 IU / mL Undetermined: 0.6 to 0.79 IU / mL Reactive: greater than 0.79 IU / mL If yu need to discuss personally, you are welcome to ask personal chat.
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What are the main main symptoms we feel in the early stage of pregnancy n when is the perfect time to do the test of pregnancy?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
What are the main main symptoms we feel in the early stage of pregnancy n when is the perfect time to do the test of ...
Hello during early pregnancy, the patient normally feels nausea / vomiting. Pregnancy test can be done one week after missing the menstrual period.
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Yesterday night during intercourse contraceptive (condom) came off. My wife has already taken unwanted 72 this week on last Saturday. Can she take another one? What other options to prevent the pregnancy?

MBBS, DGO, FCPS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Yesterday night during intercourse contraceptive (condom) came off. My wife has already taken unwanted 72 this week o...
If you happen to have sex on regular basis and don't want the risk of even accidental pregnancy, condoms are not reliable mode of contraception. I- pill is an emergency contraceptive and must be used judiciously. Its better to resort to more efficient modes of contraception like OCPills (if you want to delay 1st pregnancy, or intrauterine contraceptive devices like multiload or Copper T (if you want spacing between two pregnancies. Hormonal injections like DMPA and implants are other equally reliable options. As far as torn condom is concerned, chances of pregnancy depend on the fertile period. If your wife is in fertile period you may opt for I-Pill, but don't make it a habit as I-pill can hv serious side effects.
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My period date was 17 of this month but m still not on my periods, m getting scared now, on ma last period first day only I had sex with my boyfriend with out condom, but aft my periods got over we had sex lot of time but we always used condom only the day I was on periods n very first day itself we didn't used condom he didn't cum also inside me, but every single time after that we used condom but from last 4-5 days m having sings periods like stomach pain nall but m not getting periods please doctor please help me out tell me why it's happening n how to get out of this please doctor please.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
My period date was 17 of this month but m still not on my periods, m getting scared now, on ma last period first day ...
If you had an emergency pill after unprotected sex ,then the delay in periods might be because of hormonal imbalance due to that pill. Besides that ,as it has been more than a week since you skipped your periods ,it's better to perform a urine pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. All the best.
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Gestational Surrogacy

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational Surrogacy

We will help you evaluate the benefits of gestational surrogacy and provide you with information about cost, legal issues, and treatment protocols.

In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is pregnant with her own biological child, but this child will be raised by others. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate becomes pregnant via embryo transfer with a child that is not biologically her own. The surrogate mother may be called the gestational carrier.

Once a suitable surrogate has been identified, and the screening process is complete, the cycle can begin. Timing depends on the surrogate’s and intended parents/donors menstrual cycle .

Surrogacy Cycle Overview

Evaluation Cycle

The surrogate needs to prepare her uterus for implantation with natural estrogen and progesterone. Because each woman is a little different, the dose, duration, and method of administering these hormones may need to be individualized. This can be determined ahead of time by conducting an evaluation cycle. This is a “dry run” in which we duplicate each part of the cycle except the actual transfer of embryos in order to determine how to maximize the chances of success. The evaluation cycle can be completed anytime before the actual procedure. In some circumstances, the evaluation cycle can be waived when the response of the uterus to hormonal stimulation is well known. This is fairly common for women who have undergone many treatment cycles in the past.

Cycle Synchronization

It is necessary to synchronize the menstrual cycles of the surrogate and the intended parent in order to obtain mature eggs and embryos and transfer these back into a perfectly prepared endometrium (uterine lining) to maximize the chances of pregnancy success. This is done using a variety of hormonal manipulations .We will determine which technique will work best for each circumstance. Once both women’s (surrogate and intended parent) ovarian function is suppressed and their cycles synchronized, they can begin the process of preparing for pregnancy.

Hormonal Therapy

On about the same day, the surrogate and intended parent will begin hormonal therapies to prepare the appropriate target for pregnancy success. The surrogate will begin taking estrogen to stimulate endometrial (uterine lining) growth and the intended parent will begin taking FSH to stimulate egg production. These treatments are monitored with ultrasound and blood estrogen levels until the eggs are ready to be retrieved and the uterus is ready to accept an embryo. Usually these treatments will take approximately two to three weeks and require five office visits for ultrasounds and blood tests.

Subsequently IVF and embryo transfer is done.

Pregnancy Success!

In successful cycles, the hormonal supplements are continued through the first trimester (12 weeks) of the pregnancy. Once the first trimester is completed and the placenta has matured to the point where it can provide for all the hormonal needs of the pregnancy, no further supplements are required. We will monitor blood levels of estrogen and progesterone at the end of the first trimester and taper off the hormone supplements gradually. Once the hormone supplements are stopped, the rest of the pregnancy is indistinguishable from any other pregnancy!

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Hello Dr. We are trying to conceive for pregnancy but it gives negative feedback.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Dr. We are trying to conceive for pregnancy but it gives negative feedback.
Dear Lybrate user, For natural conception you should give yourself atleast 1-2 years. I recommend do the basic female test and male sperm test to be on the safer side.
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Hi. Mam I'm 36 years old I have started with ivf treatment. I have hypothyroidism for which I take levothyroxine 100 mcg every day, & I also have pcos problem for which I haven't taken any medicine, I want to know as my periods started on 11th Sep but bleeding is very light it happens & I took Provera 5 mcg twice a day for 7 days then after 12dys I got period having Provera & my last period I got in July twice for 7 days with 1 week gap, so I'm worried is it... OK this present period.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi. Mam I'm 36 years old I have started with ivf treatment. I have hypothyroidism for which I take levothyroxine 100 ...
Basically, ur all complaints are related to harmonal imbalance.&anyway, u r taking medicines for Thyroid problem, but as already u r under IVF T/t, these all will be followed by ur Gynaec, Just take her suggestion regarding ur complaints,that will help her to assess well regarding the fllow up T/t.
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Hello Sir/Ma'am, Me and My wife have been married last 4 months. We had sex many times but she didn't get pregnant, what is the reason behind that. What should I do.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
Hello Sir/Ma'am,
Me and My wife have been married last 4 months. We had sex many times but she didn't get pregnant, w...
Pregnancy is physiological phenomenon as well as natural phenomenon depends upon so many factors and compatibility and all that needed for conception some time it may not be possible even everything is normal, so need to hurry just be patience at two years
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I had sex last month and This month I am one week late in period. I am single and very worried and do not want to get pregnant. Please suggest what should I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I had sex last month and This month I am one week late in period. I am single and very worried and do not want to get...
First of all immediately go for URINE PREGNANCY TEST .Then consult me with your Expected Date of last periods which you missed and the date when you had contact.
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My girl friend went for a blood test to determine the thyroid levels and there was a biological reference range given. Like pregnancy First trimester: Second trimester: Third trimester: Mat I know what is about? Is it anything related to pregnancy. If so I want to know the status of it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
My girl friend went for a blood test to determine the thyroid levels and there was a biological reference range given...
Hello lybrate-user it's given because if the female patient is pregnant than the range of hormone levels should be within that so nothing to worry if she is not pregnant. But the levels for the normal patient should also be within that which is given for particular hormone. U can ask for further information.
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My actual periods time is 17th in a month. Before that on 12th I suck and fingering my gf pussy. Now it's 22 still now she can't getting periods on this month. Why still now she is not getting periods? She is any chance to get pregnancy?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My actual periods time is 17th in a month.
Before that on 12th I suck and fingering my gf pussy.
Now it's 22 still no...
There is no risk of pregnancy by sucking and fingering Vagina. delay in pregnancy could be due to something else. wait for few days more. If still period does not come consult Gynecologist for advice and treatment
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Why It Is Important To Quit Cigarettes Using Smokeless Tobacco?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Ahmedabad
Why It Is Important To Quit Cigarettes Using Smokeless Tobacco?

The use of any tobacco product has both immediate and long-term effects on your health and overall well-being. Smokeless tobacco stains and wears down your teeth, causes your gums to recede (peel back) and produces mouth sores. Bad breath is also a common problem. Over time, the use of smokeless tobacco can cause mouth cancer. Nicotine from smokeless tobacco also raises blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and can increase your risk of having heart attack. List your own reasons for wanting to quit using smokeless tobacco. In addition to the effects of smokeless tobacco on your health, you may be concerned about saving money or setting a good example for family members and friends. Write down your reasons for wanting to quit. Then keep your list in places where you can see it often. Visit nearby psychiatrist for de-addiction if required.

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy. What are ways of avoiding the pregnancy. How can it be abortion.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
What are the symptoms of pregnancy. What are ways of avoiding the pregnancy. How can it be abortion.
Hello, pregnancy can be avoided by oral contraceptive pills, barrier contraceptioves or an intrauterine contraceptive device. The indications can be decided by the doctor. Pregnancy symptoms are vague and similar to pms, hence a urone pregnancy test after 8 days post missed periods should be confirmatory.
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We are having a nice sex life and my partner don't want to use condom. I don't want to get pregnant now and using emergency contraceptives is not a good idea. So is there any medicines/tabs which are suitable without any side effects on regular basis?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
We are having a nice sex life and my partner don't want to use condom. I don't want to get pregnant now and using eme...
You can use low dose combined oral contraceptive pills on a regular basis with good results. Good planning! All the best!
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Hi sir/madam my wife lost her pregnancy after 3 months and now she is fine so how many months after again we can try for other pregnancy. We can have sex daily at this time it is good or not should I use condoms or do direct. please help me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi sir/madam my wife lost her pregnancy after 3 months and now she is fine so how many months after again we can try ...
Hello, ideally there should be a gap of 3 months post abortion before you should plan the next conception.
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Me 6 month pregnant hu. Aur pichle 3-4 dino se mere private part me jalan aur halki sujan b hai. Ab tk k mere sare reports b normal hai. Kya ye sujan aur jalan pregnancy se he related hai ya kuchh aur?

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Me 6 month pregnant hu. Aur pichle 3-4 dino se mere private part me jalan aur halki sujan b hai. Ab tk k mere sare re...
Swelling or burning is may be due to infection in vagina or urinary tract need to keep clean and dry vaginal region and apply antifungal medicine on vaginal portion. Take healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids.
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