Dr. Craig Keathley

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fort Worth, TX
26 years experience

Locations

Office

Fort Worth, TX

Address

851 W. Terrell Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

234 Answers
122 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Consider hernia: Pain in the groin associated with cough or sneeze could be caused by an inguinal hernia. You may want to consider seeing a general surgeon. If you a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) is the Levonorgestrel containing IUD that is available in the us. It is placed in uterus during a simple office procedure. T... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Although it depends on the gestational age and the type of ultrasound (abdominal v vaginal), an ultrasound should be able to identify a heartbeat earl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Patients planning to have a cesarean delivery still have that option if spontaneous labor occurs. It would be wise to reassess the plan for delivery ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: You should always feel welcome to ask for anything. Some docs may be willing to perform elective primary csections, others may not. Choosing a csect... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not likely: Atypical cells on a pap at your age are unlikely to represent severe dysplasia (pre-cancer). It should be concerning enough that you don't skip out o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Version: If malpresentation persists at 37 weeks, an external version may be attempted where the provider places hands on the abdomen and attempts to guide the... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
No: It can't be determined by timing because the encounters were too close together. Genetic testing would need to be performed after the baby is born to... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Extremely: No doctor should consider this based on current guidelines. You should be evaluated for causes of a large infant. Elective delivery should not be pe... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Pregnancy risk: The presence or absence of the Rh factor is what makes our blood type either positive or negative. Rh incompatibility occurs when a woman with a neg... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Diagnosis/Screening: The nuchal fold measurement is a marker for Down syndrome and is used in screening algorithms to assess risk for downs. However, it is not a diagnost... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: The only requirement to achieve pregnancy is for sperm to reach the ovulated egg. Genital contact can still lead to pregnancy even in the absence of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Antiviral medication: Treatment of active outbreaks is similar during pregnancy. The same antiviral medications are typically used to treat a current outbreak. In order t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Congenital means "present at birth". It is the more scientific term for a birth defect.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not Much: Pregnancy does add additional nutritional requirements, but you definitely are not eating for two. A normal well balanced diet supplemented with a pr... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Sunny Side Up: Op refers to the position of the baby's head at the time of delivery. Occiput posterior or op is when the back of the baby's skull or occiput is towa... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
It varies: The best deliveries require no instruments other than a clamp and scissors to cut the baby's cord. Difficult deliveries can be facilitated with instr... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: The pap test is a part of normal prenatal screening.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Longer cycle length: It sounds like you are having regular cycles that are simply at the upper limit of the normal cycle length. The cycle length is from day one of one p... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Take another test: If it has been over a week since you took a test and still haven't had your period, take another one to confirm.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
HCG change: One question would be why were you in the er? If you are having bleeding, there is more concern for possible miscarriage. You should have a follow u... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Immunity: The presence of igg indicates either past exposure to or immunization against the virus in question. It is acute infections with these viruses that c... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Poss depo effect: This could be related i the Depo-Provera shot. 3 months is the dosing interval, but the effects can last past that 3 month period. Hopefully you have ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Perimenopause: This is most likely related to the perimenopausal transition, however, you should see your doctor to see if a biopsy may be warranted. There are medic... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
1-7%: Tubal failure is higher than expected based on the crest study that looked at failure rates for different techniques. Failure is usually due to fistul... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possibly: A home pregnancy test will provide a quick answer to the pregnancy question.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Retained tissue: This sounds like there could be retained pregnancy tissue that was not completely expelled. You should see your gyn for further evaluation-- a D&C ma... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: Depends on the test being done and the lab doing it. Best to find out what tests are being ordered and contact the lab for their pricing.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
See your doctor: This is a very complicated issue. There is no quick answer that can address this issue adequately in this kind of forum. Find a physician in your ar... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Those symptoms are a sign of early pregnancy, but it doesn't mean you are pregnant-- you need to take a test if you think pregnancy is a possibility.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possibly: A home preg test can give you an answer, you may be a little early so if the test isn't clear or negative and you still don't get a period-- retest in... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
NO: In order for birth control pills to be effective they need to be taken on the appropriate schedule. Taking a pill for two days will likely provide no... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Question?: Not sure what the question is. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is the hormone produced after implantation. It is the hormone detected on a pregna... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Abortion terminology: In medical terms, an abortion is the loss of a pregnancy prior to 20 weeks gestation. An induced or elective abortion is what most people think of wh... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: The recommendation for colposcopy depends on the specific pap result as well as the age of the patient and in some cases hpv status. In many cases, a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Menstrual Weeks: Usually, the actual date of conception is unknown, therefore pregnancy is dated based on the first day of the last period. The due date is 40 weeks f... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Partial hysterectomy: A supracervical hysterectomy is a partial hysterectomy where the uterus is amputated from the cervix which is left in place. There is no proven benef... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
See your doctor: If you don't already have a doctor, you can find a local ob/gyn through acog at www.Acog.Org. Prescriptions aren't just given out. There should be a... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Never panic: Panic isn't helpful. Most of the time the biopsy will return benign and you and your doctor can discuss management options for abnormal bleeding. Bi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Give it time: Believe it or not, it sometimes takes several months of timed unprotected intercourse to get pregnant. If your periods are normal and on time, then k... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: Seatbelt should be worn with lap belt below the belly across the hips; shoulder belt should cross between the breasts and to the side of the belly. S... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possibly: If your period is 3 weeks late and this unprotected encounter occurred 5 days ago, it is possible you are pregnant from an earlier sexual encounter. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
See your doctor: If you have missed two consecutive periods with a negative preg test and are not on medications that suppress menses, you should see your doctor and s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
See your doctor: Call your doctor to be worked in and seen. An exam and blood work is warranted.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not in labor: You likely didn't dilate because you weren't in preterm labor. There are no medications that will stop true preterm labor; the best we can do is slow... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Depends: It depends on your normal cycle length. We tend to calculate timing based on an idealized cycle length of 28 days from start of one period to start o... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Tubal: You can get your tubes tied following a vaginal birth. It is a relatively simple procedure performed while you are still in the hospital through a sm... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Easy Answer: This is a very easy answer-- go to the pharmacy and get a home pregnancy test.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not accurate: Having a miscarriage does not make it easier to conceive. It does demonstrate that you have the ability to conceive with your partner because you alr... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Pregnancy dating: I assume you are talking about ultrasound measurements. The accuracy depends on when the ultrasound is performed-- an early ultrasound (8-10 weeks) i... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Keathley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Keathley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I was told.wiuld have to wait.6weeks after labor I don't want to b out of work for t12weeks
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am trying to get pregnant. I was due for my next shot jan 3 but didnt get it and have had unprotected sex twi
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This saved my life. Thank You! With the fear of a mc happening again I had doubts. I guess we must be +ve that our next preg will be ok.thx!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Fort Worth, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Fort Worth, TX - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Fort Worth, TX - Winter
2013
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