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Dr. Barbara Toppin

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Woodbury, MN
female

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Woodbury, MN

Address

1875 Woodwinds Drive, Suite 110, Woodbury, MN
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

403 Answers
44 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once in a while. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid conditi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your MD: Symptoms to watch for early on include a missed period, headaches, tender breasts, nausea and lower backaches. If you have been sexually active and ar... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your MD: There are many different reasons for missing a period ranging from hormonal imbalance to early pregnancy. It is important to ask your M... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If the cyst is due to anovulation ( egg which has not released) there are a variety of abnormal menstrual patterns which may be seen, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your MD: These "pimples" are likely due to the hormonal variations of you menstrual. See you md and you may want to try antibacterial soaps instead o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Depends on if it is your first baby, you size weight and physical condition. If you have very developed abdominal muscles it will appear th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you mean choroid plexus cysts? The choroid plexus is an area both sides of the fetal brain . During fetal development some fetuses wil... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your MD: Most moles seen on the vulva are benign. You should see you md to make sure it is not something more serious.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: None of those symptoms would indicate pregnancy . The best thing to do is a pregnancy test when you do miss a period. Also if the cramping ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: It is now possible to answer without a complete history and a exam. Even then your doctor may not be able to tell.
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
The 20th: If you have a 28 day cycle , you will ovulate on or about day 14 of your cycle (about the 20th of the month) if you have a longer or short... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are many different causes of bleeding during pregnancy such as threatened miscarriage, partial separation of the placenta and even i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: There are many possible causes, like infection endometriosis even bladder problems to emtntion a few . See your md for evaluation.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its common: Many women have those symptoms before their period, if these problems have been worsening over time see your md, it may be a sign of endometriosis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Second opinion: If you need to take her to a specialist (gynecologist) or for a second opinion. There are a variety of simple causes but you are correct ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Myomectomy is probably what you are thinking of. It means removal of the fibroids from the uterus. I may be performed with a laparoscope ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its common: Not all patients will completely stop bleeding after an ablation. It may take a few months before you know what your menses will ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, age medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once even on ocp. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condit... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: The injection probably does not however the reason for taking the injections ie herniated disc may interfere with intrecourse by causing p... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Some women taking hormonal replacement may have a thickened lining. Women who are diabetic, obese, may also have thickening. Polyps ma... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you are having unusual abdominal pains you should contact your md or go to er. It is important to rule out abnormalities like an ectopic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your MD: There are a lot of factors like the size or how much of the ovary was involved in the cyst. Only your md will be able to answer your qu... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your MD: It is normal to gain weight during pregnancy and is necessary for the groath of the fetus. How much you gain will depend on your prepregna... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your md: Its very hard to tell what is happening by the given description. See your doctor to rule out infection, and other causes of pelvic pain like ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See you MD: There are many different reasons for having spotting before a period. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thy... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your MD: You may need to go to urgent care or the er. You may have a fever and a viral syndrome or something more complicated like inflammation of... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your MD: Cannot tell the most accurate would be a paternity test.
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See you MD: There are many different reasons for having spotting before a period. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thy... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: In general an afi of 10 is normal but a 9.4 is very close an is not worrisome. Whem an afi is at the borderline it is common to repeat the ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you have a 28 day cycle , you will ovulate on or about day 14 of your cycle if you have a longer or shorter cycle it will be different... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your MD: It is important that you come in for evaluation. It is possible that you are having signs of cervical dilatation as a result of preterm... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on what you mean. In obstetrics, women who have had previous cesarean sections are thought to have weakness in in the area of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You may not have a period but you may ovulate during that time and if you are not using some form of contraception you may become pregnan... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely, but ...: In order to get pregnant, intercourse must occur around the time of ovulation (releasing an egg). Ovulation usually takes place about two weeks after ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You are pregnant: Depends on what you mean by sick. Many women at term are tired and achy this is common. It you have headache, visual problems, swell... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your Clinic: Generally OB providers have a list of available prenatal classes. If not then call the labor and delivery unit at the hospital you will be goin... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inform of pregnancy: When having a spa treatment it is important to inform the therapist about the pregnancy. They may avoid certain treatments such as use of so... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are many different causes of bleeding during pregnancy such as threatened miscarriage, partial separation of the placenta and even i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Prenatal vitamins are safe to use during pregnancy. Some brands may be more tolerable to the GI tract than others. This is especially true during th... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Consult you MD: Ideally starting pregnancy at a good weight , and continuing good balanced eating habits and exercise through out is a great habit. Taki... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO!!!: Absolutely not, the makers of depo-provera state in the package insert that the medication is contraindicated in those who have had DVT , pulm... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Most women with cervical dysplasia will carry their babies to term. There is little evidence that is will cause a miscarriage. Dsyplasia is u... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on the size of the tampon and the flow of the menses. Some women with a very heavy flow may have some slippage. If is no... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dept of Health: A few places to check: local department of health, call your local hospital, or look up public health clinics. Also ask any local md off... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If a woman feels that she may have been sexually assaulted, she should contact the police immediately. If the assault is reported early enough,... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If one has hiccups for <48 hours there are simple things to do : hold breath , sipping cold water, gargling or some of the home remedies like h... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Prostatitis is a inflammation of the prostate gland it may be due to infection, trauma and sexual abstinence. It may cause a fertility problem b... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on how advanced the pregnancy is. In general the dental staff will ask about the possibility of pregnancy and only perform xrays if... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: After a pregnancy loss most patients will bleed. The length of time is variable from a few days to a few weeks. The normal menses s... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Toppin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Toppin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jun 7, 2017
Experise in Pregnancy loss
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Would have preferred a more informative answer. An educated guess. Possibilities atleast. This answer left little ideas to go on. Thanx anyw
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Thank you Dr. Barbara Toppin. You have helped a great deal! I really appreciate it, although I'm unsure of the type of infections.
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Thank you very much , i asked again just to be sure. Thats why i put my starting and ending date. But thank you again.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
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Awards

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