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Dr. Stephen Scarantino

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Forest Hills, NY
27 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Often, all is OK: Cindi: most discharge or secretions that are noted by a woman are usually physiologic or normal. For example, around ovulation or mid cycle, it tends... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
May not be related: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, the fluid that comes out of the cyst is generally straw-colored or clear fluid. That fluid is inside your belly & doesn... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Monistat is a safe and often effective first-line anti-fungal treatment. It will help to relieve the symptoms of most "run-of-the-mill" vulvovaginal y... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
You could be preg: You could be pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test and/or contact your gyn to be seen and evaluated for an early pregnancy. If you have regular periods... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not unexpected: The pink spotting may just be from having had intercourse on 11/10 & 11/11. I would not interpret it any more than that, at this time. Nevertheless, y... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Monitoring your Ctxs: If by slow labor you mean early labor, then early labor is the period of time before a woman enters active, full-blown labor. Early or prodromal labor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Preg test and urine: Have a pregnancy test to rule-out pregnancy but your lower abdominal discomfort and brining with urination may be a urinary tract infection, so go and... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Unlikely: Highly unlikely that you harmed your baby with a light "hit" to your belly. Nevertheless, if you have any cramping or bleeding or leaking of fluid; if... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pathology interpreta: Was a cervical conization, endocervical curettage or endometrial biopsy ever performed? On the final hysterectomy pathology, no CIN or frank cervical ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
That can happen: Her taking PlanB 12 hrs from when you had sex is within the appropriate time frame in which to take that med. Irregular bleeding & cramps can occu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Around day 21: A simple way to figure out when you ovulated during past cycles is to subract the #14 from the length of your cycle. So, 35-14=21. Therefore, you are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Having had a prior Cesarean section does not necessitate or obligate someone to have another Cesarean. In consultation with your obstetrician, you nee... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Possibly: It's always a possibility. Any exposure to any other new meds, hygiene products or detergents, soaps, lotions, etc.? Tat could do it also. Consult wi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Get it looked at: Bartholin's cyst pain can be quite painful. While @home, warm soaks and Motrin, Advil or Aleve (naproxen) can be helpful. These steps may aid in caus... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: When the "morning after pill" is taken, it will alter your hormonal makeup and the all too common result is a change in your cycle. So, having pink, b... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Sometimes conception occurs later than you might actually think it has. Also, the various home pregnancy tests (while generally very good/accurate) te... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not clear: Frankly, your doctor would need much more information in order to adequately answer your question. Your physician would need to get an in-depth histor... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Weeks: After having a vaginal delivery it will take weeks before the cervix restitutes to it's normal size/shape. By convention, most obstetricians tell the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
It's common: Recognize that your body has gone through a multitude of changes after having just been pregnant/having had a baby. As a result, it will take a number... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends on type: If you had a c-section, resume formal exercise around 6-8 weeks. If you had a natural birth (and assuming there were no pregnancy/childbirth-related i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes. I do not see any reason why you should not be able to utilize a waterbed for sleep while pregnant. Sleeping patterns vary widely among pregnant w... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: While many symptoms a woman may feel could be associated with pregnancy (nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, etc.), I am not aware that a correlation... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not much...: Some women with a tipped (retroverted) uterus can experience pelvic discomfort during the first trimester as the uterus grows out of the pelvis. The o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Usually quickly: Home pregnancy tests can become positive as early as 10-14 days from when you conceive. If you are 7-10 days late for your period and you do a home pr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Usually quickly: 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
I don't think so: A gyn would really need to look at what you are describing in order to tell if it is normal or not. However, it is likely normal and simply some redun... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not clear: Failure rate of the withdrawal method (pull-out method) is 15-30%; averaging about 25% (1 in 4). However, I am not aware of any studies evaluating it ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: All meat, poultry and fish should be eaten cooked; no raw or undercooked food. In addition, while preparing food, make sure to separate food items and... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Old blood: Blood in the vagina can turn brown after some time. Sex can cause light bleeding that turns brown. Having sex in and around your period and cervical ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
BV?: Sounds like the foul, fishy odor you notice when you have sex may be bacterial vaginosis or bv. I would recommend that you let your gynecologist know... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Likely nothing: There is no direct effect from an epidural on the fetus; indirectly, changes in blood pressure due to an epidural may transiently effect the pattern o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Vagistat (tioconazole) or any of the other vaginal anti-yeast medications are safe to use while breast feeding. Not all discharges or vaginal symptoms... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need more info: One can get GI upset during hormonal changes in your cycle and/or during menstruation. However, I would need much more information in order to properl... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Could be BV: BV or bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection. It can cause odor and also itching & discharge. When you have you period, the pH of the v... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Natural variations: One breast is naturally larger that the other and the degree to which one is different than the other varies greatly from woman to woman. The differen... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Not uncommon to see/feel that. Go slowly and be patient. The top of the vagina has been sewed closed so the area is still somewhat raw, resulting in s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Doesn't appear to be: Sounds like it was late then just came. You can get varying/different cycles from time to time. Do a home pregnancy test anyway just to be sure. If yo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need a pelvic exam: In order to assess this discharge, you need an exam. What I would want to know is where you were in your menstrual cycle; if you were sexually active ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Likely, yes: Generally speaking, if your partner is having regular, predictible periods after having unprotected intercourse, than it is unlikely that she is pregn... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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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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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