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Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad is an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Fremont, California. Dr. Prasad specializes in women's health, particularly the female reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, Dr. Prasad can treat a number of health issues related to the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and breasts. Dr Prasad can also treat women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. In this specialty, doctors focus on reproductive care from puberty through adulthood.
Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad
  • Fremont, California
  • Bangalore University
  • Accepting new patients

How would I know if I'm allergic to spermicide?

Stop using the condoms with spermicide at least for 1-2 weeks, and the itching and irritation after intercourse should go away. If it still persists, see your OBGyn to rule out READ MORE
Stop using the condoms with spermicide at least for 1-2 weeks, and the itching and irritation after intercourse should go away. If it still persists, see your OBGyn to rule out any other infection.

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How effective is the diaphragm as birth control?

It is effective for upto 88% even if used not so perfectly. That means 12 out of 100 women who use the diaphragm get pregnant. 12% is a very risk to take if you do not want to READ MORE
It is effective for upto 88% even if used not so perfectly. That means 12 out of 100 women who use the diaphragm get pregnant. 12% is a very risk to take if you do not want to get pregnant. Discuss this with your OB-GYN before you decide on it.

Should I consider massage therapy?

You could try a chair massage if that helps. Lying down flat on your back is difficult in the third trimester and will get worse as you go further towards your due date. Also, READ MORE
You could try a chair massage if that helps. Lying down flat on your back is difficult in the third trimester and will get worse as you go further towards your due date. Also, you could pass out if you lie due to compression of huge blood vessels on your right side. The things which might help you with your back pain include:

-Heat packs
-Tylenol, if needed, sometimes it helps
-Stretching exercises
-Prenatal yoga
-Staying active in general, 15-minute walks 3-4 times a day

Good luck with your delivery!

When is an epidural used?

Epidural anesthesia is indicated when your pain gets unbearable usually in active labor (4-5 cm) or even prior to that. There is no reason not to take an epidural since side effects READ MORE
Epidural anesthesia is indicated when your pain gets unbearable usually in active labor (4-5 cm) or even prior to that. There is no reason not to take an epidural since side effects are minimal to negligible in the hands of an anesthesiologist who does 8-10 of these every day.

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Does an OB-GYN also carry out tests to detect cancer in women?

Yes, OBGYN’s diagnose all female cancers- Breast, uterine, cervix, ovarian, skin cancers involving vulvar area, sometimes anal cancer. They are then referred to sub speciality READ MORE
Yes, OBGYN’s diagnose all female cancers- Breast, uterine, cervix, ovarian, skin cancers involving vulvar area, sometimes anal cancer. They are then referred to sub speciality of OBGYN Called Gynecologic Oncologists for further care. These are doctors who are OBGYN’s but specialized in Oncology surgeries. Most OBGYN’s do benign gynecologic surgeries.

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Are electric breast pumps safe?

Breast pumps are safe to use. Electric breast pumps do not emit radiation.
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Is the zika virus infectious?

Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites and is sexually transmitted through semen. Yes, you and your partner need to stay away from any Zika affected areas if you are planning READ MORE
Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites and is sexually transmitted through semen. Yes, you and your partner need to stay away from any Zika affected areas if you are planning to get pregnant.

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I have severe pain after sex in my vaginal bone area. Why?

It might have nothing to do with your pelvic bone, most of the problems are to do with soft tissue. You need to see your OBGyn and be examined to figure out the reason for your READ MORE
It might have nothing to do with your pelvic bone, most of the problems are to do with soft tissue. You need to see your OBGyn and be examined to figure out the reason for your concern.

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I have a small growth under my breast. Could it be a tumor?

Please make an appointment with your OBGyn and get it checked.
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I recently experienced an ectopic pregnancy. How did this happen?

Ectopic pregnancy usually occurs due to damage to the cilia (little hair-like structures) in the fallopian tube. These cilia help move the embryo from the tube after fertilization READ MORE
Ectopic pregnancy usually occurs due to damage to the cilia (little hair-like structures) in the fallopian tube. These cilia help move the embryo from the tube after fertilization to the uterus for implantation. Cilia could be damaged due to infections, sometimes unknown infections if they resolve by themselves. You can definitely get pregnant again, but you are at increased risk for having an ectopic pregnancy. Please see your OB/Gyn and discuss precautions for your next pregnancy.
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I was diagnosed with inflammed pelvic disease that caused blockages. Will I ever be able to concieve?

Blocked tubes could lead to ectopic pregnancies. Please see an infertility specialist and discuss your options.
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Is it risky to delay my conception with PCOD?

Age 35 and above is considered advanced maternal age and there will be increased risk for miscarriages and increased risk for chromosomal anomalies in the fetus. And if you add READ MORE
Age 35 and above is considered advanced maternal age and there will be increased risk for miscarriages and increased risk for chromosomal anomalies in the fetus. And if you add PCOD to that, getting pregnant will be a challenge, but you can still get pregnant. I would suggest trying to get pregnant after a year or so.

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My wife is disinterested in sex. What should I do?

See a marriage counselor and that might help you both.
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How do you predict when to have sex if you have PCOD?

You wouldn’t know when she is ovulating since periods are irregular with PCOS. She still needs use effective contraception like birth control pills. Your girlfriend needs to see READ MORE
You wouldn’t know when she is ovulating since periods are irregular with PCOS. She still needs use effective contraception like birth control pills. Your girlfriend needs to see her OBGyn and discuss the best contraception for her.
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Why does my vagina feel sore and heavy after sex?

Intercourse causes increased blood supply to the genital organs which in turn causes some swelling and soreness. This is very normal and you will recover in a day or two. Take READ MORE
Intercourse causes increased blood supply to the genital organs which in turn causes some swelling and soreness. This is very normal and you will recover in a day or two.
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Is it okay to have a pap smear test when I have my period?

Depends on your physician. Sometimes you do not get enough cells and you might have to have a repeat Pap smear. I usually talk to my patients about it. Most are okay to go ahead READ MORE
Depends on your physician. Sometimes you do not get enough cells and you might have to have a repeat Pap smear. I usually talk to my patients about it. Most are okay to go ahead with the Pap smear and get another Pap smear if needed.

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Is it okay to get a tattoo done during prengnacy?

Wait for another 20 weeks and get a tattoo if you need to. Not worth risking infections, pain and preterm labor during pregnancy.

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Anterior Prolapse

The ball you are noticing could be your cervix (lower part of the uterus) prolapsing. Usually, intercourse is uncomfortable; if you feel fine, then it’s fine to have intercourse. READ MORE
The ball you are noticing could be your cervix (lower part of the uterus) prolapsing. Usually, intercourse is uncomfortable; if you feel fine, then it’s fine to have intercourse. Definitely make an appointment with your OBGyn to discuss your treatment options if you are uncomfortable.

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Are painkillers safe to have for menstrual cramps?

Over-the-counter medications which work against prostaglandins are the best medications for cramping during your periods. Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day works better than any READ MORE
Over-the-counter medications which work against prostaglandins are the best medications for cramping during your periods. Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day works better than any other medication. Take it with food. Please consult your doctor before starting any new medication.

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Can fibroids recur after a surgery?

Yes, fibroids do grow back over a period of time, a few years. Surgery is done to help with pain, bleeding, to help get pregnant in the future, etc. Please discuss further with READ MORE
Yes, fibroids do grow back over a period of time, a few years. Surgery is done to help with pain, bleeding, to help get pregnant in the future, etc. Please discuss further with your OBGyn.

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