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Dr. Carolyn Thompson

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nashville, TN
29 years experience female

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Office

Nashville, TN

Address

2201 Murphy Avenue, Suite 310, Nashville, TN
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

363 Answers
649 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Hard to say: Is this the first bleeding you've had since surgery? Is your pain similar to the pain you had before surgery, or is it different? Speak with your su... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Probably: Just a variation of normal. See what your next 2 periods are like. If you return to your normal pattern, no worries. If you continue this new patte... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Many possibilities: You my have a vaginal infection. You might have used a cream or lubricant that has caused an allergic reaction. You should see your gyn for an exam.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Zero: A woman who is not pregnant should have a negative HCG level. Any woman with a positive HCG who has had a hysterectomy needs to be evaluated at once.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Could be: However, you could have a muscle strain. It is also possible that you have had trauma to the area. Try some ibuprofen; if the pain does not improve,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Probably not: Even if you started the pill, it may not prevent you from starting your period.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Unlikely: If you are having issues with constipation, see your OB doc for help.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Depends: It is best to see your ob/gyn so that you can have the most individualized treatment. Metformin is appropriate in some situations, but your doc can t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Not normal: Bleeding during pregnancy is not normal and should be evaluated. See your OB doctor.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Irreg bldg possible: Irregular bleeding can occur for up to 18 months after stopping depoprovera. If you are concerned about ectopic, check a pregnancy test. Pain usuall... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Test after period: A home pregnancy test should be positive within 24 hours of missing a period. Timing test based on intercourse is less reliable.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Possible: If you are having unprotected sex, it is possible to be pregnant. Check a pregnancy test to be sure.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Likely ovulation: If you are halfway between periods, you are likely ovulating. That can cause the symptoms you are describing.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Ectopic?: Were you told you have an ectopic pregnancy? If so, you need immediate treatment. Ectopic pregnancies are extremely dangerous because of the risk of... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Yes: If there was pain in the anal area associated with the bm, a fissure or hemorrhoid could also be a source of the blood.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Not normal: Vaginal bleeding after sex always needs to be evaluated to make sure there is not a serious issue. Please see your gyn.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Need more info: Are you sexually active? Do you use birth control? Have you ever had a late period before?
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Not unusual: Many women do not feel well during the first weeks of pregnancy. There can be nausea and vomiting, as well as fatigue because of the energy demands of... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
See your doctor: If your pain is getting worse, you may need to discuss surgery again.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Mildly abnormal cell: The pap test is just a screening test, so your doctor will have you come in for another test to get a diagnosis. That test is called a colposcopy. H... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Probably not: If the area is small, and only involves the skin, it is probably just a pimple. If is remains for more that 2 weeks or gets larger, see your doc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Age is a factor: There are many types of ovarian cysts. If you are still having periods, it is possible for you to get pregnant. However, women approaching 50 yrs ol... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Mild soap: You do not need to put soap inside your vagina. Use a mild soap like ivory or dove to bathe. Vagisil is unnecessary; if you have itching or irritatio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
To allow: Your body to get back to baseline. If you had your D&C because of a miscarriage, your body needs time to recover. Losing a pregnancy is emotionally ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Yeast infection: Over the counter treatment for a yeast infection should clear it up.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
It is possible: Your vagina may be swollen from the infection. Using the cream applicator may cause light bleeding. See your gyn if it continues.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Have D&C asap: There are many factors to consider here, but if you have been having abnormal bleeding, with a lining that thick, you need to have the procedure done ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: It could be a sebaceous cyst (epidermal cyst). This is a cyst that can form if an oil gland in the skin gets blocked. The secretions build up and ca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
See your doctor: You may be having hormone changes that need to be evaluated with bloodwork.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Pregnancy test: Have you done a pregnancy test? If positive, it is possible that you have had a miscarriage. Please see your doctor sooner if you are worried.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Several days: Both the anesthetics given during surgery and the pain meds given after surgery can slow down the GI tract and lead to constipation. A stool softener... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Not really: The primary substance discharged from the vagina during menses is blood, along with tissue from the uterine lining. It would not be unusual to also h... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
As soon as you want: Make sure you have birth control first, though.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Some women will have light bleeding or spotting during the time of ovulation. If it does not bother you, it is nothing to worry about.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Both should see doc: If your boyfriend is having burning, he needs to see his doctor. Your discharge may be from the depo, but you could have an infection that needs to b... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
You may have atrophy: This is a condition seen after menopause; the tissues of the vagina and the opening become thin and easily traumatized. This can cause pain and bleed... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
More info needed: How late in the evening do you drink fluid? You may want to limit your intake for several hours before bed. Also, do you have frequency or urgency d... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Yes: Risk factors include: family history of osteoporosis, white or Asian ethnicity, smoking, being underweight, excess alcohol intake, sedentary lifestyle... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Cesarean?: After a cesarean, the catheter can usually come out in less that 24 hours.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy, especially 20 years post-op should be evaluated by a gyn. Depending on the person's age, it could be thinning of... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Inadeq lubrication: If vaginal lubrication is not adequate, the delicate skin at the opening of the vagina and in the vagina itself can be traumatized, causing pain. If ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Yes: Exercise can help you feel better and can help you maintain a healthy weight throughout your pregnancy. Limit exercises to ones with low impact; mak... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Try other OTC meds: Medications that contain Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be helpful for menstrual cramps. Take as instructed; if you still do not get relief of your pain, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Probably not: The virus that causes herpes and the virus that can cause lsil are two different viruses. A diagnosis of herpes will typically not cause your pap tes... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Repeat surgery: "second look" laparoscopy is a term that usually refers to repeat surgery done following treatment for (usually) ovarian cancer. The cancer is initia... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Usually not: It is usually not a problem for most couples to remain sexually active throughout pregnancy. Late in pregnancy, comfort may become an issue, and some... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Pregnancy: It is recommended that the Implanon be removed after three years of use. You should not rely on it for contraception if you have had it in for more t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thompson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thompson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks! They are the acne cysts. I was hoping that the yasmin would have eliminated my acne by itself. Could this be a minor hiccup?
HealthTap member
Thanks. I've went to the doctor. My test came back negative. I'll tell my boyfriend to go. I thought my discharges maybe causing his burning
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Thanks for your quick reply! The doc did cultures pap n swabs n something on a slide as well as std test even though haven't slept around

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Nashville, TN - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Tennessee - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Nashville Region, TN - Summer
2013
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