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Dr. Sheila Goodman

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis, MN

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Associates in Women's Health, 825 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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English

Doctor Q&A

215 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe infertility: The reasons for a check up after an abortion are to make sure that you don't have an infection and that all the pregnancy tissue is gone. If you took ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It's important to get Folic Acid in your diet (from leafy green vegetables) for heart health but you don't need to take supplemen.Ts now. Once you are... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Abstinence (not having sex) is very effective but not much fun. There are many other methods of birth control. The diaphragm doesn't involve hormones ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
When u r ready: It's ok to get pregnant immediately after a miscarriage if you are emotionally ready. We used to think you needed to wait at least a cycle but recent ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: When your tubes have been tied (successfully) , the egg and sperm can't get together in the tube where fertilization occurs. Insemination just gets th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bowel: Black stools can be caused by dietary changes, supplements or bleeding in the bowel. If this happens every month, you should get it checked out. It co... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If your fibroids are small and not into the uterine cavity, you don't need to do anything. If they are large or indent the cavity, you amy want to hav... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
OK: It is ok to try and otc remedy first, but if you're concerned about having an std, get tested. Stds don't always have obvious symptoms. Also, if you t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It's safe: Periods while you're on the pill aren't real periods. With ocps (oral contraceptive pills) the lining of the uterus is thinned so there is no build-up... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Daily pill: Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily. Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting, cramping: Implantation normally occurs about 8-10 days after ovulation. Most women are unaware of specific symptoms of implantation though very early pregnancy ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is definitely better for the environment since you're not producing significant amounts of waste. The most natural thing would be to use nothing. I... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Norethisterone is a progestin, similar to the progestone your body makes after ovulation. How it affects your period depends on when you take it and f... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes but complicated: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the muscles. It doesn't affect fertility but can complicate pregnancy. Complications include w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Ketones are a breakdown product of fats and an indicator that your body isn't get the glucose it needs to function at it's best. Ketones cause your bo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Really hot showers can actually be dangerous if you are pregnant or have blood pressure problems. They can cause your skin blood vessels to dilate to ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Blotchy skin is normally related to some increased fluid in the deeper layers of the skin. This is the same as what happens when your ankles swell. Th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
FROM NONE TO A LOT: Many women have fibroids without having any problems with their pregnancy. It depends on size and location. If your fibroids are large or located ins... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Relaxation technique: Lots of women have bizarre nightmares during pregnancy. There is nothing specific you can do that is guaranteed to get rid of them. If you're taking a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be careful: There is no way to guarantee that you won't be a victim but there are ways to protect yourself. Be careful who you're with when you go out, have a bud... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Blood on the surface of the stool or on your toilet paper is most likely from hemorrhoids and not uncommon or worrisome. If the blood is in your stool... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Severity/duration: Baby blues are in the first 2 weeks and go away quickly. Normally the woman cries easily but can still function. With postpartum depression, the sadne... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: If you haven't had trouble with vomiting all along, this may be food poisoning. Most women will have their nausea get much better starting around 10 w... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tests ovary reserves: Anti-mullerian hormone or factor is a blood test done on women over the age of 35 to assess how the ovaries are working. It can be done any time in th... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs to be seen: It's never normal to bleed for 3 weeks unless a woman just had a baby. Causes of irregular bleeding can be infection, pregnancy, hormone problems or s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Mirena (levonorgestrel) has an effectiveness rate of 99.9%. It is normal not to have periods while Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in. It is very unlikely ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can't: Amniotic infection (chorio) can be caused by prolonged rupture of membranes, vaginal or cervical infections or some infections that affect the whole b... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Physical therapy: If plain kegel's aren't enough, physical therapy with targeted exercises or even electrical stimulation may help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breathing changes: Breathing changes with pregnancy, the breaths getting shallower and more frequent so most women feel some shortness of breath even very early on. Snor... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery: The only way to definitively diagnose endometriosis is to have a surgery called laparoscopy. Other tests that can help can be a pelvic exam and ultras... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be infection: There are several different things that can cause bleeding during sex. Infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea, yeast or bacterial vaginosis can cause th... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heartburn and gas: Upper abdominal pain is likely to be related to your stomach and could be heartburn. If it doesn't get better with over the counter medications, it co... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laryngitis: You can have an infection that affects the vocal cords without bothering your throat. These infections are more likely to be viral than bacterial. Ant... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Most skin creams are safe during pregnancy since there is minimal absorption. There are several other treatments for acne that are safe during pregnan... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill. There is obviously no need to take it during pregnancy. It won't actually cause a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A careful us should be able to detect twins whenever they are there but they can still be missed sometimes. In later pregnancy, with an abnormal uteru... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Takes longer: Elmiron (pentosan) takes about 3 months to start giving you relief from interstitial cystitis symptoms. Typically the other treatment is bladder insti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genetic or baby test: Amniocentesis is generally done for 3 different reasons. It is done at 16-18 weeks to test for genetic problems. It may be done in the few weeks befor... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bladder exercises: Kegel exercises are designed to build up the urethral sphincter muscle which is at the opening of the tube that empties the bladder. These exercises w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Transabdominal, or shirodkar, cerclages are normally done prior to pregnancy. They are dsigned to stay in since the uterine tissues grow over them. If... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complications: Conditions that may make early delivery necessary are varied. Problems with the placenta like a previa, accreta or abruption won't go until term. Prev... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The nuchal fold was developed to be assessed at 11-13 weeks, not 20. Even when it is increased, it doesn't mean the baby the baby has down's, just tha... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Losing your mucus plug really doesn't mean anything. It isn't really associated with when labor might start. Even if labor does start at 35 weeks, mos... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormone changes: The hormones of pregnancy relax smooth muscles like those at the urethra, the opening of the bladder. Decreasing caffeine may help. Doing kegel exerci... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably thyroid: T4 is the measure of thyroid hormone. If it is elevated, it could be normal or a sign of hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid. If your blood pregnanc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Impossible to know: The risk of hysterectomy at the time of cesarean section is normally less with a planned surgery than 1 done in labor. The most common reasons for nee... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most of the time: If your warts are not large, tca is likely to be just as effective as surgery to remove them. Larger warts may not respond or may take multiple treatm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The flu vaccine needs to be done before you're exposed, it won't help once you start to feel sick. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should be taken as soon as yo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normally very good: How the baby does after delivery will depend on how far along you are in pregnancy, how long the blood flow has been compromised and how the baby is d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 4% but rising: The most common reasons for C-section of a second twin are heart rate problems and the baby coming down in a position other than head first. Many doct... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Goodman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goodman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Also appendix. Removal 2 ys ago gallbladder removed no antibodies. Since n didnt retest after foud by gyn but not by internal special ist mi
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Thank you..from the heart:) Its always easier to live with illness,pain when know what's wrong..I'll take your advice,very very big Thank you.

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University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
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