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Dr. Jessica Scotchie

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chattanooga, TN

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Chattanooga, TN

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Tennessee Reproductive Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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English

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Pcos doesn't inherently cause pain, it is a metabolic disorder causing abnormal periods (which may be painful) but the ovaries are not painful. The cy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Performing kegel exercises (contracting the pelvic floor muscles) helps strengthen muscles that support the urethra and bladder. Weight loss also help... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
D&C: Dilation and curettage is one option, in which the lining is gently removed to fully evaluate for higher grade abnormalities concerning for cancer. If... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal cells: Squamous cells line the junction on the cervix between the vaginal cells and the endometrial canal cells; pap smear screen for abnormal appearances in... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Sometimes endometrial cells can be seen because they are shedding during menses; this would be reported as either endometrial cells or possibly atypic... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Replace it: Place it back on your skin, if it will not adhere then replace with a new patch.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The result of chemotherapy depends on the type of chemo, the dose, and the length of time the chemo is used. I would advise you have a semen analysis.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spina bifida: Malformations occur in 4% of all pregnancies and can involve any organ system; spina bifida is a more common malformation involving lack of complete s... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, pap smears ideally are collected when menstruation is not occuring.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breakthrough bleedin: The depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot thins the lining of the uterus and sometimes causes breakthrough bleeding. It is not dangerous, but can b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not pregnant: Unfortunately it doesn't sound like you are pregnant with that level of hcg. A level that low is generally considered undetectable.
A member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Unfortunately not likely given the gestational age. The only possibility would be if the baby she saw was much earlier in gestation (for example if yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Most women feel more comfortable on their side, however, sleeping on the back is not problematic. If you feel short of breath while on your back, you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Most women are not allowed to eat while in labor, other than clear liquids. The reason is that if your baby is not tolerating labor and a cesarean sec... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Listeria is carried in unpasteurized dairy products, and can also be in unwashed produce. It can cause intrauterine fetal death. Pregnant women should... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Chemotherapy can be even more damaging when patients are at the later part of their reproductive years. Ask your oncologist for a referral to a fertil... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, but b vitamins are important for healthy organ development in early pregnancy. It is important to take supplemental folic acid, and consider a b c... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
YES: If you are undergoing any medical treatments that you fear may affect fertility (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or any other treatments) it is very ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated. If the pap shows anything m... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, but the dysplasia may not have totally resolved after the leep. It is very important that you follow up as recommended by your physician to determ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Impossible to be pregnant without HCG production.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fluid leakage: If you have liquid discharge, you should notify your physician. Most women's water doesn't break until labor starts, however, sometimes the amniotic b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Most women with congenital heart defects can still have children. The most important advice is to have a preconception consultation with an obgyn. The... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depend on indication: For ovulation (when a patient who doesn't release an egg on her own), then assuming there are open tubes and normal sperm, Clomid (clomiphene) restore... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Difficult to do: It would be best to store some sperm before undergoing radiation; while the radiation field is concentrated to limit damage to surrounding structures,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, there can be residual dysplasia, it is important to follow up closely with your physician.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: I think you are asking do I have pcos? Weight gain alone is not a feature of pcos. The key features are menstrual irregularity, symptoms or lab values... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Scotchie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scotchie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

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University of Florida College of Medicine, FL
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