Dr. Stephen Scarantino

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Forest Hills, NY
28 years experience male

Locations

The Woman's Health Pavilion

Forest Hills, NY

Address

109-33 71st Road, Suite 2G, Forest Hills, NY
Directions

About

Bio

Dr. Scarantino completed his undergraduate studies @Villanova University. He earned his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine. He fulfilled his specialization in OB/GYN @St. Vincent's Medical Center. At St. Vincent's, he published numerous articles & was acknowledged as an exceptional Chief Resident. Dr. Scarantino completed the prestigious Galloway Fellowship @Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Scarantino joined The Woman's Health Pavilion in 1999. He is board certified in both OB/GYN & Surgery and is a member of: ACOG, AAGL & ACS. Dr. Scarantino is Clinical Assistant Professor with Hofstra Medical School. Dr. Scarantino has been recognized in many prestigious publications and has received numerous citations. You may learn more about Dr. Scarantino by visiting his website at: ilovemygyn.com.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fertility Medicine

Gynecology

Languages spoken

Italian, Polish

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Do a pregnancy test: The most reliable method you can do is a home pregnancy test. If it is positive, you are pregnant. If it is negative, you could still be pregnant, but... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: The temperature of the water you drink (cold, cool or warm) will not harm you or the baby. Hot water may scald or burn you--so be careful! if you were... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unsure: That's difficult to determine from your question. I would really want to see it; possibly culture or biopsy the area and find out what it is. Being th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Multiple ways: Asthma during pregnancy: 30% of paitents worsen, 30% stay the same, and 30% improve. Treat and manage your asthma the same as if you weren't pregnant.... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: It is very common to be constipated when you are pregnant. Hard stools can irritate and cause fissures (cracks/cuts) in the anal/perianal area, result... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
There are some...: Avoid any raw or uncooked foods. Any foods left out on your counter or a deli counter should not be eaten. Generally, any deli meats should be cooked ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It can be difficult: Being able to tell if you "broke your water" can, at times, be difficult to ascertain. Any question that you may have an amniotic leak should immediat... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: While not extensively studied in pregnancy using the lowest concentrations topically for "spot" treatments of acne shoud be fine. Due to hormonal cha... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
You need a GYN exam: Given the fact that you have a postitive pregnancy test & had an ectopic pregnancy in the past, it is imperative that you been seen and properly evalu... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It might: A gynecology condition like endometriosis can sometimes be found on an appendix. Check with surgical pathology report if endometriosis was found in th... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Multifactorial...: A generalized rash like you are describing is not specific for or diagnostic of any particular condition. Many medical conditions, medications and/or ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Component of AF: Bilirubin is naturally found in the amniotic fluid (af). However, with rh sensitization and hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn), elevated bilirubin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
First Trimester: Nausea & vomiting of pregnancy may begin very early in pregnancy, typically in the first trimester. It may be mild or severe. Discuss your symptoms wi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Check with Dentist: For my OB patients that have dental/gingival infections or require antibiotics after a dental procedure, certain antibiotics are safe to take while pr... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Likely : It is not uncommon for a woman to experience different symptoms after coming off of a hormonal contraceptive, like nuvaring. Your body is now adjustin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Anytime: Technically speaking, yeast infections aren't classified as stds, so you don't pass it on to your partner during intercourse. However, yeast infection... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
See your GYN: There are a variety of things that can make the labia majora feel "a bit swollen.' some possibilities are: a pimple; a carbuncle(boil); in-grown hair... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Assuming your cycles are regular/predictable, if your period started 11/10, then you aren't pregnant & it's too early to do pregnancy test. Early as 1... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: A corpus luteum occurs normally every month & is the result of ovulation. This happens every month in women who are ovulating. Sometimes fluid/blood c... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possible: It certainly is possible that you could be pregnant. You had intercourse at a time when you could be ovulating. Since it seems you have regular cycle... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly: I would need to know what type of vaginal infection you have. There are all different types of vaginal infections & only some are sexually transmitted... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
???allergic rxn???: Penicillins are safe in pregnancy but you could still be allergic to it. I would stop taking it; take 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (it may make ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Being that you are 8months out from your delivery, it is unlikely you have any retained placenta. Heavy, irregular bleeding, clotting & cramping would... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Likely, but...: It is likely that everything is ok. However, I am presuming that the miscarriage you unfortunately had was confirmed as such by your ob/gyn. Sometimes... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Gartner's Duct Cyst: A gartner's dut cyst is a cyst (small collection of fluid) that is found in the side-wall of the vagina. There can be one or more than one, of various... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Iron or blood : If you are taking prenatal vitamins, which have extra iron in them, you might have this occur. Alternatively, you might have bleeding somewhere in you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly: If you have typical, regular cycles every 28-30days and had sex and conceived in and around day 14 of your cycle then pink spotting on the 22nd is unl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Could mean more: Brown discharge is usually old blood. A mucusy discharge that is mixed with a brown discharge can be the mucus plug coming out. 2 important points: fi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No worries: It is normal to have a cyst in the first trimester--it is called a corpus luteum and it helps to sustain a pregnancy thru the first trimester. You can... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Could be many things: Lower stomach pains may mean a few different things. It could be gas or constipation. It could be a cyst or ruptured ovarian. It could be pregnancy. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Facial Type2 HSV: There are 2 common strains of Herpes, Type 1 & 2. Traditionally, type 1 was almost exclusively orally transmitted innocently & known as cold s... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Many things to try: There are many things you may try to alleviate/improve constipation symptoms in pregnancy. Potential solutions: increase the fluid, fiber, fruit and v... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
There are a few...: The criteria for the diagnosis of aps is based upon both clinical findings(what happens to you) and laboratory findings(results of blood tests). Some ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Necessities: Generally speaking, you may bring whatever you think you may need for the duration of your stay at the hospital. Basics like: clothing/sleepwear; toot... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Sonography: There isn't a tell-tale way of knowing if you are having twins in the first trimester of pregnancy. Some women carrying multiples have exaggerated sym... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
You may not know...: It is easy to feel overwhelmed as a new mother--reach out! i would recommend speaking with your obstetrician or social worker at the hospital you had ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Check if it's intact: An obstetrician would examine the placenta or "afterbirth" for a few reasons, but mainly to ascertain that all of the placenta came out; that it is in... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes, supplement: In addition to a well-balanced diet, calcium may be supplemented. 600-1200mg/day of calcium is appropriate. In addition, many women are deficient in v... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
There are some risks: Uterine didelphys or "double uterus" is when the uterus and cervix are paired. There is increased risks of bleeding, fetal malpresentation (breech), p... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Generally, yes.: A baby that is not head down at 33 weeks is not necessarily a problem, as most babies revert to a cephalic (head-down) position by 37 weeks. If your b... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Likely OK: After an endometrial ablation, you can feel cramping, have a watery discharge & light bleeding. This often tapers-off over days from when the procedur... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Generally--No.: Generally speaking, as long as a man's ejaculate (cum) does not get deposited anywhere near your vagina or vulva, you should not get pregnant. Swallow... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No best solution: Ecoli bacteria comes from yourself; your own GI tract. I would begin by paying closer attention to hygenic practices, like always wiping from the font... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Normal to feel : It is quite common to feel pressure in the vaginal/rectal area at term and also experience contractions. The pressure you feel is the presenting part ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pregnancy test: A home pregnancy test may become positive 10-14 days after conception. If you are 7-10 days late with your period and you do a home pregnancy test an... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unlikely,but possibe: Having your tubes tied is a very effective form of contraception; however, it is not perfect. The first thing you need to do is a home pregnancy test.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unlikely: For women who have regular, predictible periods, having unprotected intercourse on days 3-6 of their cycle would not result in achieving pregnancy. Ho... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Maybe: Mastalgia or breast tenderness is one of many symptoms a woman may feel when she conceives and/or is pregnant. However, not all breast tenderness mean... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No & No: I would just stay the course & take your regularly scheduled Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg pill tomorrow. Some pt's take 20mg/day or more so ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Scarantino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Scarantino is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! No blood tests yet, GYN said possible appendicitis, keep eye out,but pain is only moderate?
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i told them all they ask and all they do is run blood tests and some do a ultrasound
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The cramps i feel r different i was on the depo for 3monthsandnoperiod

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

st vinCENT CHARITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Clinical Assistant Professor
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, New York - Fall
2014
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