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Dr. R. Santhakumari

MBBS

Gynaecologist, Virudhunagar

39 Years Experience
Dr. R. Santhakumari MBBS Gynaecologist, Virudhunagar
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Dr. R. Santhakumari is one of the best Gynaecologists in Arupputkottai, Virudhunagar. She has been a practicing Gynaecologist for 39 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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Hi doctor, I have 1 problem called pcos. I want to know how it will impact on married life since I am planning to get married? also I want to know what all complications will be there. Is there are any other disease that are related to this problem like ovarian cancer or diabetes? Dr. Put me on 6 months medication (tablet name: dronis30. So after medication I will be totally cured or I have to take any other treatment. Please reply. Thanks.

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
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Dronis 30 is not given to cure the disease. It can only regularize your cycles. You can marry but there could be problem with ovulation which can be easily treated with ovulation-induction drugs. After marriage when you plan for pregnancy you may need little help. Patient with pcos are having more chances of developing diabetes, hypertension and uterine carcinoma. The bottomline is that one should undergo lifestyle modifications in the form of diet and excersise to maintain weight and keep disease under control.
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I am 30 year old female, have a son of 2.5 year. We are planning for a second baby. M overweight, used to get my menses on time but last month I took pills to prepone periods so this month I missed my menses. Got my upt done but its negative. Please help me.

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist
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Reduce weight meanwhile try for pregnancy. If not conceived after 6 months of trial then consult gynecologist. Keep a track of ovulation timing of urs.

I'm 25 years old. I used unwanted 72 pill for the first time. My period came early 26th oct. Now it's 1st Oct. There is no sign of my period. It's already 5 days late. What is the cause?

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I'm 25 years old. I used unwanted 72 pill for the first time. My period came early 26th oct. Now it's 1st Oct. There ...
Hello, Thats due to side effect of unwanted 72, which can easily delay your next menses by 7-10 days.
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Ultrasound - How it is Beneficial over Other Imaging Techniques?

DNB (Radio Diagnosis), MBBS
Radiologist
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Ultra sound is commonly known as sonography. It is a process of reproducing ultrasound images of soft tissues of a particular body part and other organs on the computer screen with the help of the echoes of the sound waves produced by the transducer, a high-frequency generating instrument.
Ultra sound is commonly used during the different stages of pregnancy to denote the foetal health, the foetal sex, date of delivery, birth defects etc. However, in recent times, the ultra sound has also been associated with the diagnosis of other body parts such as the eyes, heart, gall bladder, liver, ovary, uterus, kidney, uterus, testicles, and ovaries. Ultra sound has also been useful in conducting biopsies for suspecting cancer patients, although not all of the cancers are detected by this imaging process. 3D & 4D ultrasound imaging are useful for looking at a particular body portion with much more precision and in slow motion respectively.

The advantages of ultra sound are:
1. The process of ultrasound imaging is a painless and a fast one. It does not require any insertion of needles or similar objects to denote the problems of the concerned body part.
2. The process is more convenient as compared to other similar imaging processes like MRI, mammogram and x-rays as they can capture images of the soft tissues, blood flow & cysts more clearly than the other processes.
3. The process is free of any harmful effects as there are no chances of exposure to radiation as compared to similar processes such as CT scans or X-rays.
Ultrasound - How it is Beneficial over Other Imaging Techniques?
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She is suffering from vagina problem, having rashes on vagina causing irritation during intercourse and even on normal days. Please help us.

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Ayurveda
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As per your concern i would suggest you to have following remedy 1. Take 2 tsp Indian asparagus powder 2. Add 1 cup milk 3. Boil the mixture for 10 min 4. Drink 2 times every day it will surely help you Your problem is permanently cure by ayurvedic treatment.

I have 8 days pregnancy and I want to abortion. Kya pills se abortion safe hai?

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Gynaecologist
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Medical abortion(abortion with medicines) is a reasonably safe method of abortion if done under medical supervision. You should take these drugs only under medical supervision. However abortion should not be viewed as a method of family planning. To limit family size, one should use contraceptive methods.
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I am on a low dose birth-control, Lo Loestrin Fe. I would like to stop taking the pill, but want to make sure that I do not get pregnant. I had intercourse on the last four days of my pack (sugar pills). I was also on my period. I am due to start a new pack tomorrow. Should I continue taking the birth control to prevent pregnancy from when I had intercourse or how long should I wait to stop taking it to make sure I do not become pregnant?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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I am on a low dose birth-control, Lo Loestrin Fe. I would like to stop taking the pill, but want to make sure that I ...
Hello, As you had intercourse during menses you will not get pregnant at all. Also you can stop taking the birth control from the fresh cycle if you intend to stop it.

Hello Doctor, My husband penis does not penetrate completely inside me. It can only get half way. I am trying to conceive. Will it be problem for conceiving? He can ejaculate completely. We have tried a lot to penetrate completely. But it won't get inside. I just want to know can I conceive like this?

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Hello Doctor,
My husband penis does not penetrate completely inside me. It can only get half way. I am trying to conc...
Hello- if you are not fully participating in the sex (both physically and mentally) thn your vaginal tract might not elongate during sex and hence your partner's penis does not enter fully in your vagina. Failure in complete insertion can also affect your chances of pregnancy as the sperm might not travel up to its desired distance. Another reason for your problem is if your husband has a very long penis (>7 inches). If not thn follow proper foreplay before sex, use artificial lubrication, these will promote full insertion.
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Try to focus on positive side of everything.

Best PCOD treatment in homeopathy. Please kindly n truthfully tell me the entire treatment time n cost. My age 30f, 78kg, 5'1 with no thyroid. My main concern is OK increasing weight and tough task to reduce with pcod. Will homeopathy able to cure me? I have a baby. I don't want any more. Only concern to cure pcod is to get rid of weight. My periods are slightly normal few days as compare to previous. Take my point seriously and reply honestly.

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We’ve heard over and over again that weight loss is important in managing PCOD and that diet and exercise are more effective than medications in improving your PCOD symptoms 1. Eat organic food. Avoid junk. 2. Drink lots of water. 3. Exercise regularly. Brisk walking is a good idea to keep weight under control. 4. Visit nature places and spend time alone. 5. Take steps to calm your mind. Worrying about the problem can only make it worse – listen to music, read or spend time gardening. Myself is a homoeopathic doctor and although PCOD is not treatable in allopathy system because PCOD itself is a hormonal problem and by giving external hormones condition will become worse,but in homoeopaathic there are certain medicines which will regulate your hormones accordingly such that slowly and slowly the ovarian cysts will totally vanish.But the treatment for PCOD is not time bound as it can take anywhere between 6 months to 18 months to fully recover.I will guide you to start some exercises which will be helpful in reducing PCOD problem along with homoeopathic medicines.
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I have irregular bleedings from last 3 month. I have medical abortion three times earlier. I take pari vaccine for birth control before the irregular vaginal bleedings which advice by a doctor. I am taking medicine for my problems but not cured yet. What should I do ?

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I have irregular bleedings from last 3 month. I have medical abortion three times earlier. I take pari vaccine for bi...
These are known side effects of injectable contraceptive, now you have to wait for at least 3 months till effect of the medicines gets over.

I m 22 years college girl. My Weight is 67 I always have a delay period problem. But few month back I m suffering from a breasts pain in lower side in my periods days. I really painful. please help me.

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Sexologist
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I m 22 years college girl. My Weight is 67
I always have a delay period problem. But few month back I m suffering fro...
Due to over weight you have hormonal imbalance causing period and breast problems. You have to lose weight by avoiding junk food. If your period cycle is less than 35 days interval then it is normal, even if dates change but if is more than 35 days interval, then to detect the cause you need to do some blood tests and ultrasound of pelvis. Breast pain is a common problem if it occurs before periods, because it happens due to hormonal changes, however if the pain stays all through the month or if you can feel some lump/swelling then you may need to do ultrasound examination of breasts. Wearing a well fitting bra may help and restrict salt and water intake during pains.
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Pain With Intercourse In The Postmenopausal Woman

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Sexologist
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Sex, which gives pleasure to most, can be painful for some. Many women, mostly in their menopausal or post-menopausal phase find intercourse and penetration extremely painful. Menopause results in hormonal imbalance, with a significant drop in the estrogen level. The reduced estrogen level results in Vulvovaginal Atrophy (dryness of the vagina and thinning and weakening of the vaginal tissues). In such cases, women experience irritation, Vaginismus (vaginal tightness) and soreness after sex.

One can also experience a burning sensation during urination. There may be inflammation of the vaginal tissues. If untreated, the inflammation can cause infection and other complications. "Dyspareunia" or pain during intercourse is very common in postmenopausal women. The pain experienced during sex can be due to "Vulvodynia" as well. Vulvodynia is a condition whereby a women experiences chronic pain in the external genitals or vulva. A number of other factors can also contribute to the pain during sex. A thorough and detailed investigation is thus very important.

Treatment
Many women find it extremely embarrassing to discuss menopausal problems with their partners and doctors. The key to effective treatment lies in timely diagnosis and medication. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. The postmenopausal changes can vary from person to person. Thus it is very important to discuss every minute detail with your physician.

Many options are available to make intercourse a less painful experience:

Keep dryness at bay: In most cases, painful intercourse results from dryness of the vagina. Use of a lubricant can ease the pain to a great extend. A water-based lubricant is highly recommendable. Regular use of vaginal moisturizers is also effective to deal with vaginal dryness.

Vaginal care and hygiene: It is very important to keep the vagina clean. Avoid using soaps, bath oils and shower gels. They do more harm than good to the vagina. It is advisable to wash the vagina with warm to lukewarm water. Undergarments should be changed twice daily.

More is good: Having sex at regular intervals is a healthy practice. It not only enhances and improves the blood flow, but also helps to overcome vaginal dryness.

The Pelvic Floor Therapy: It is immensely beneficial. In this therapy, a gentle pressure is exerted in the pelvic region to relax the stiffened and tightened muscles. One can also massage the area to relax the muscles.

Squat: It is a very effective exercise to strengthen the buttocks and hip muscles. Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles are also very helpful.
Other therapies: One can also opt for Local Estrogen therapy and Systematic Estrogen Therapy.

Menopause should not affect your conjugal and sexual life. Visit here to know more and forget painful intercourse forever.
Pain With Intercourse In The Postmenopausal Woman
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My wife is pregnant of 21 weeks of gestational, recent scan reported development of nasal bone is 4.7 mms and advice for amniocentesis test. We want to know risk and complexity in this.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist
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My wife is pregnant of 21 weeks of gestational, recent scan reported development of nasal bone is 4.7 mms and advice ...
Hello, the risks of amniocentesis test are as leaking amniotic fluid, miscarriage, needle injuries, rh sensitization, uterine infections and infection transmissions.

I am having weakness after breast feeding my child who is just 4 months old. Is there anything to worry about? Please help me out.

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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I am having weakness after breast feeding my child who is just 4 months old. Is there anything to worry about? Please...
Breast feeding is strenuous. Take calcium, iron vitamin supplements daily. Take plenty of water, milk not to get dehydrated.

I am not feeling nausea from yest. I am pregnant for 5 weeks 3 days. I had my first miscarriage 4 months back. Now I am pregnant again. Dr. has suggested me to have naturogest Sr 400. I am having it from 3 days. Is everything fine please suggest.

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Homeopath
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I am not feeling nausea from yest. I am pregnant for 5 weeks 3 days. I had my first miscarriage 4 months back. Now I ...
Hello nausea is an important sign of pregnancy but it may be absent in some cases. As every individual is different. So it is not a cause of worry. Take proper care of your self and consult a good gynecologist. Don't change your doctor frequently.

I have a periods problem. Its not for now, from starting till now. Can you please help me, that what I do.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have a periods problem. Its not for now, from starting till now. Can you please help me, that what I do.
Hello, take pulsatilla 200 ch, 5 drops once in a week. Bc no. 15, 5 tabs twice daily. Please share your more symptoms.
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Hi doctor, trying to conceive. I have done my follicular scan with doctors instruction. The study goes as follows: Day 9- Right ovary follicles - 9x8 mm, left - 13x9, endometrium thickness 7mm. DAY 12 - right - 8mm, left - 16x9, endometrium thickness 7mm. Day 15 - right 9x8, left - 17x10, endometrium thickness - 9mm and the impression is - posterior wall myoma 2.7cm. Radiologist also mentioned to me that I have fibroid. How would this affects my plan for pregnancy or even in the later stages.? What treatments needs to be undergone to solve the matter. Please advise.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist
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Hi doctor, trying to conceive. I have done my follicular scan with doctors instruction. The study goes as follows: Da...
do you have a regular cycle, and what is your AMH value. according to the ovulation study your right ovary is not working properly. you need ovulation stimulation by medicine, so consult some good infertility specialist for further.
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Life is unsecured because we have made a much distance from nature

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), n.d.
Ayurveda
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Life is unsecured because we have made a much distance from nature. And it is my strong opinion that a person who lives near nature get less illness because nature is a strong hiller itself.
Life is unsecured because we have made a much distance from nature
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Sir I am 24 years old when I was in senior inter I found that I have a pcod problem. On that time I have irregular periods I took treatment. Doctor said me after 6 months stop medicine it is enough for you. Last three years I am getting regular periods is it pcod problem cured. Pcod problem can clove permanently. Is there any further problems in future. Please give me some home remedies for weight loss and pcod problem. Thank you sir.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist
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Sir I am 24 years old when I was in senior inter I found that I have a pcod problem. On that time I have irregular pe...
No PCO does not go away completely as it is a genetically determined condition. However most of the symptoms can be controlled by a combination of Diet, exercise and medicines. Since you are doing well now without medicines I would advice you to eat a healthy diet rich in proteins , vitamins and minerals and do regular exercise. Avoid sweets and fried foods.
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