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Dr. Kristina McCaughtry

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hutchinson, MN
22 years experience female

Locations

Office

Hutchinson, MN

Address

Hutchinson Medical Center, 3 Century Avenue SE, Hutchinson, MN
Directions

Abbott Northwestern Mother Baby Center

Minneapolis, MN

About

Bio

Having served in the military and becoming a mother before becoming a doctor gave me a good deal of practical experience that I use daily as a physician. My goal is to empower women to work with their bodies and understand their reproductive capablities. I feel knowlege is the basis for making good health care decisions.

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
71 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
See doctor: If you have had on sexually transmitted disease, you should make sure that it is gone, and that there aren't others. Talk to a provider and be tested... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends...: Castor oil is a great way to have a bowel movement. if you are close to entering labor on your own, the cramping from your colon may stir up contracti... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Most of the time, no: The eggs in your ovaries develop each month from puberty to menopause. The release of the egg is usually not noticed by women. Some times there may ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Probably, but...: A single influenza vaccination is recommended for pregnant women. Some times a second shot is needed if a specific strain of influenza develops and i... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes.: Unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy. Urinating after sex doesn't change the risk. The emergency pill can work but only if taken in time. I rec... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Premature menopause: Menopause is when the ovaries stop making eggs and your periods no longer come. For most women, this happens in mid to late 40's or early 50s. If yo... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Probably: Many women with different breast forms or nipple forms will be able to breast feed. You can look for a local la leche league for good information and... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Pilates is good: Pilates is a good form of excercise that targets the core muscles. It may help. If you are just recently delivered, make sure you talk to your docto... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hormone shifts: A menstrual migraine is an unfortunately a common occurance. Many women will get a headache that is triggered by the change in hormone levels. Some ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe migraine?: Some women will get a severe headache when they have their period, called a menstrual migraine. They can be very painful and make doing normal tasks ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Growing and maturing: While the organ systems and body first form in the beginning of pregnancy, they continue to mature and grow until birth. Muscles are getting stronger... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Probably: Food cravings and avoidance is common in pregnancy. They may mark a nutritional need, but they may be related to smells or textures also. The develo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe: Resperidone is a very potent medication used for some forms of mental illness. In women who need it, it may need to be taken during pregnancy and the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe: Food preferences in pregnancy may have some nutritional basis. But other times smells may play a significant role. You can make a list of what foods... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Ramipril is a medication for blood pressure. It is a drug from a class of medications called ace inhibitors. These medications have been linked to ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Often, yes: Some medications are very safe to take, like tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. Others, especially prescription antibiotics , may weaken the protecti... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Monday: The old pills had packaging that indicated which day of the week a pill was to be taken on, and you couldn't change it. However that doesn't work for... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
YES! see doc: Yes you should, and with the pelvic pain, you should see a doctor and get a sonogram if you are pregnant to make sure it is not an ectopic pregnancy... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Take pregnancy test: Sometimes even if you think you had a period, you can be pregnant. It is easy and quick to test with the over the counter tests. If you are not preg... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test, and if it is negative, repeat it in 7-10 days. (do not have sex until after the second ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe: If you didn't prevent pregnancy, you may be pregnant. You can take a home pregnancy test, do it about one week after the period was supposed to come... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Nature or not: Induction of labor is recommended when a pregnancy needs to be delivered for medical reasons. Providers use medications soften the cervix and contrac... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Probably: Phoslo is used to help prevent build up of phosphates in women who's kidneys do not work well. It should be used under a physician's supervision, wit... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe: Paint types differ significantly. Some have toxic compounds and exposure should be limited or avoided. Others, like water colors or latex low odor ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Niclosamide is used to treat intestinal worms and is a catagory b medication in pregnancy. It may be safe to use during breast feeding. Make sure yo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Good parenting: You cannot stay awake 24 hours a day to watch your baby. You can remember to lay the baby on his or her back when putting to bed. Make sure blankets... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Find a common theme: Some cravings in pregnancy are strange and hard to explain. But some can reflect a dietary need. Make a list of what you crave and see if there are ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
May be normal: The drop in a Progesterone level is what triggers uterus to bleed. A short course of Progesterone often is used to restart a stalled cycle. It may t... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Daily is usually ok: For a combined oral pill with both estrogen and progesterone, taking it at the similar time, reguarless of what time zone is ok. But if you are on a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Your return to a "normal" cycle will depend on your underlying cause of infertility. For a woman who cycles monthly, it my only be a month or so, but... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Prewash and soak: No guarentee, especially if dried in or has passed thru washer once. Try a prewash product and / or oxyclean. Some fabrics may be permanantly staine... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Weight and height are very important. Other factors are how tone you are and if this is your first pregnancy. First pregnancies show later, and fol... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe not: Hormones are made by the ovaries. If your uterus is removed, that is called a hysterectomy. When only your uterus is removed but your ovaries are st... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Ovarian cysts are common, and most do not require surgery as they are not cancer. You should be honest with your ob/gyn about your fears and make s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Not all pain you feel is ovarian cyst pain. You can start by seeing your family practice doctor and he/she can help you determine what you need to e... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Probably: If you are refering to the clinique make up, then most of the products are safe. I might recommend you bring any acne treatment products you use to y... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Given that you are bleeding and that the HCG is dropping, it is likely that you are having a miscarriage. The cyst you had is likely where the egg ca... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes.: I recommend taking a pregnancy test. If it is negative and your periods comes, you should go see a health care provider to discuss birth control and ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Could be hormones: A normal cycle varied from 21 to 35 days between first day of menstrual bleeding. Generally, mid cycle a woman will see more watery , clear cervical ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Exercise and diet: Good health, including daily exercise and a low fat , low salt diet can help. Also, talk to your doctor about what the blood pressure readings are an... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes. you may.: Barrier protection is a way to not only prevent pregnacy, buy also helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure you understan... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe not.: Oxamniqine is a medication used to treat parasitic infections. The medication is not available in the USA. It is listed as a catagory C medication d... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It depends.: Ranexa (ranolazine) is a drug used for women with serious heart conditions. There are not many studies on its affect during pregnancy or breast feedi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Quite a few: In the second trimester, the baby continues to grow, making room for itself by pushing your organs out of the way. So your abdomen will enlarge, and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe: Any food supplement has the potential to be helpful, but may also cause harm. Compounds found in nature often are the basis for medicines in most cult... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not breastfeeding: Risperidone is a strong medication for use in women with psychiatric illness. It can be used in pregnancy with your doctor's supervision. Some infan... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Crampy pelvic pain can occur for many reasons. Lack of period can be related to pregnancy, but also to ovarian problems. I recommend you see an ob... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
See your doctor: Many different things can cause bumps. Some as simple as a pimple from shaving or a blocked sweat gland to more difficult to treat things like genital... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Might be normal: Every one has a bowel pattern that is "normal" for their body. While some women find they become constipated during pregnancy, if you had bowel mov... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
OB/GYN or FP: Twins can be a wonderful blessing, but the pregnancy may have more risks than a single baby. A doctor who knows how to watch for growth problems, ges... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McCaughtry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McCaughtry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you i was just wondering if taking more than one could enternally effect you as far as the future
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Thanks for your quick reply! does benzonatate and acetaminophen lessen the effects of the nuvaring
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I'm not sure we have a 'la leche legue' locally, but thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
Graduated 2000MD

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