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Dr. Danielle Salhany

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Augusta, ME

Locations

Office

Augusta, ME

Address

MaineGeneral Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5 Caldwell Road, Augusta, ME
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About

Bio

I am a generalist OB/GYN, wife, and mother. I look forward to providing you with information and expert advice regarding pregnancy and women's health.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anytime: You'd can start anytime as long as you know you are not pregnant. If you are not sure, wait until after your period to start our new pack.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not, but serious: Mesh erosions and infections are uncommon but very serious complications of pelvic surgery. There is heightened awareness due to recent fda reports... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not very: Unfortunately, there is no good screening for ovarian cancer. Ultrasound will show a mass if there is one and may help characterize it as likely beni... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home help, support: Don't be afraid to ask for help at home from spouse, family, friends. It is good to get out of the house both with the baby and on your own. Get dr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good!: The days of glass slides and hairspray are long gone! the newer liquid based pap tests are much more accurate and allow for hpv cotesting. Most wom... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise, stretch: This is an uncomfortable time in pregnancy. Stretching exercises and warm packs can help with the back pain. . The vaginal pressure is due to the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your GYN: By now i would expect any pain related to your surgery to have resolved. Also, any surgical complication, (e.G bowel or bladder injury) would have ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Listen to the RN: Are you pregnant? Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not safe in pregnancy. Always safest to follow your dr, nurse, or midwives' advice. Some antibiotics don'... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Variation: Be sure to get a good mix of fiber and protein with your veggies. It is easy to subsist on pizza and pasta and be "vegetarian", but not necessarily h... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes. If you are breastfeeding, your period might not come back right away. You might notice a decrease in your milk supply at 6 months as the baby... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That can happen from excessive pressure on outside of the leg, compressing one of the nerves to the foot. This can be from the lateral leg resting o... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Many women will ovulate right away after stopping the pill. Most will get pregnant after 3 normal periods.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be patient :): Nothing guaranteed, but walking will help bring the baby down and might make contractions stronger. Sex is a tried and true way for many women due to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Growth: Many women notice one pleasant side effect of pregnancy is faster growth of hair and fingernails. Certainly the extra nutrients in your prenatal vita... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Any eating disorder can affect pregnany if the mother is not receiving enough nutrients to support herself and her developing baby. Poor weight gain... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Heavy menstural flow could be due to a number of benign or abnormal conditions, depeding on your age, if your periods are regular or not, and your med... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: There is a risk of transmission to the baby during pregnancy but this is very low. The greatest risk for transmission is during a vaginal delivery if ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good glucose control: Optimize your blood sugar control. You want your hga1c to be <6 to decrease your risk of birth defects. Also exercise, healthy diet, and weight lo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your OB: Not having a regular period typically means that you do not ovulate every month. This can make conception difficult. Depending on the cause (?Pcos,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gentle body wash: A gentle body wash and shampoo are all you need. Avoid heavy perfumed soaps which could be drying to baby's skin. Light baby lotion is a great wa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternity clothing: Many department stores carry an inexpensive, fasionable, maternity line (check old navy, gap, and target). Many women are able to wear their own pan... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep it light: Be sure to have multiple changes of clothing, diapers, and wipes., as well as baggies to put the soiled items. A lightweight diaper bag with compartm... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unsure: I'm so sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. Going to the gyn can be an anxiety provoking experience in the best of situations. Our job is to... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is very common for young girls to have irregular menstrual cycles at first, this can last a few years until the hormonal axis that controls these c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normally yes: As long as there are no risk factors for preterm birth, placental problems, or bleeding, sex is safe in pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The current literature support a trial of labor after cesarean for most women. Success varies from 60-75% depending on the reason for your first ces... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Most women will have one ultrasound in the first trimester to verify dating and possibly as part of a special early screening for chromosomal abnormal... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Women with a history of depression are at higher risk of post partum depression. But post partum depression could affect any new mother. Make sure t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Never stop an antidepressant abruptly without consulting your doctor. Some types of antidepressants are ok in pregancy. Uncontrolled maternal depres... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Do you mean low sexual drive? This can be common in menopausal women as your hormone levels fall. Also, vaginal dryness can make intercourse more ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You can start your birth control pills any day as long as you know you are not pregnant. Pick a day that is easy to remember.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Mastitis is commonly due to staph from the baby's mouth. Best to ensure proper latch and avoid engorgement, and cracked nipples. See you OB or midwi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very normal: It is very normal and common to have a few cysts on the ovary. It is the ovary's job to make cysts! (that is where the eggs live). As long as they ar... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common and normal : Can be very common side effects in the first 3 months. Should improve for most women after this. If not, ask you obgyn to try a different type of pil... Read More

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University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME
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