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Dr. Helen Sandland

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Morristown, TN, Canada
38 years experience female

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Office

Morristown, TN

Address

305 N Bellwood Rd, Morristown, TN
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
28 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
NO DRUG: I advise you get seen by a GYN to make sure the hymen is not actually a problem--there may be enough room for menstual blood, but not for penetration.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Common problem: I always say you either LOVE the shot or you hate the shot--no happy medium. Love it if periods are non existant, or very light & infrequent. H... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not much: the flow is often variable--it may start as dark and light then a few days of bright and peter out to dark again---as long as the TOTAL amount does no... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
RISK VERY SMALL: Risk of blood clots are lowest for levonorgestrel and norgestimate, and highest for desogestrel and cyproterone- but risk for all pills very low--and ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
NO: Birth control pills do not cause infertiltiy. The most common cause of infertility is a sexually transmitted chlamydia infection--so make sure all pa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely: If it was Plan B that you took, it is up to 93% effective if taken within 48 hours. About 89% if less than 72 hours. Good luck!
A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
See MD: A complex mass at any time is concerning-but more so after menopause. It may have been there for years and be totally benign, but most mds will be wo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: If you are sexually active, there is always a chance of pregnancy. Pregnancy tests are only a dollar---well spent if it will stop the worry!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Usually none: A pap smear is the way most dysplasias are found. Typically there are no symptoms. If one gets regular pap smears starting at age 21 and every 2-3 y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: This is a wonderful drink---waaaaay better than drinking soft drinks and caffeine. Adults don't really have to worry about botulism!
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Lining breaking down: the lining of your uterus starts to break down and actually you may be bleeding a little, but not enought to make it to your pad. I will often examin... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Check for pregnancy: If you are sexually active & not using an effective contraception, you first need to see if pregnant, since a missed ectopic is very serious. If not... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
NO: First of all, a cryptic pregnancy means you don't know you are pregnant, so the question itself is a bit confusing--do you have more information? Y... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely: Birth control pills work by STOPPING ovulation, and if you are faithful about taking them daily, they are 99% effective! I do believe that 7 days off... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Get examined: any number of things--an ear infection can make you dizzy. (you may feel like the room is actually spinning) Are you having palpitations, shortness o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Very unlikley: Nair will not cause an infecton--it will irritate you and you may have some redness of swelling arouthnd the clitoris, but your vagina should be OK! ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Short of outright excrement on the seat , you will be fine. Iff you are that concerned, take a paper towel and a bit of soap, and wipe it down before... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Abnormal cycle: average cycle is 21-40 days so 16 is not normal. If your periods alternate light, then heavy you may be having ovulatory bleeding, but I am more worr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: active ingedients are Vit B and C--neither of which is bad! Indulge!
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Likely period: there is often a bit of blood in the upper vagina at end of period that women don;t ever see on their panties. You should be fine. Make sure you ke... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
NO: There is no interaction between vaginal yeast cream and oral contraceptives.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
You don't: Nabothian cysts are present in almost all women. Sometimes they can get large--but usually they are just little tiny mucus cysts, and require no trea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Many: Usually fibroids are small & cause no problems, and do not require treatment. It is rare for them to be cancerous. Most common symptom is heavier pe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Varies: The typical scenario is that with your first baby you will really start to show when you are 18-22 weeks. With your second baby you are in maternity ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: One year is too far removed to think it is due to your c. Section. Make sure you are getting pap smears. Sometimes a cervical ectropion can cause br... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
2-6 weeks: Depending on where your ovaries are in your cycle and how regular you usually are, most women will have their period within 6 weeks---remember that yo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Do a test!: If you take the pill faithfully, it is unlikley you are pregnant--but it CAN happen--so just do a pregnancy test--but keep taking the pill! If posti... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
See doctor: there are many things this could be. Herpes can cause bllisters and be cyclical, and boils can happen. You need someone to look at it WHILE it is th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not due to pregnancy: you said you were more exhaustd than usual, and if tired you may not have been paying attention to the walking terrain, and rolled your ankle. Hopefu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
? ovulation bleed: sometimes women will have a regular flow , then 2 weeks later have a day or two of lighter bleeding, which could be due to the slight drop of estrogen... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
NO.: His penis would have to be at entrance or IN the vagina. Get checked for UTI. You cannot get pregnant with oral sex!
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
It can: ANY virus can make you feel like you are "coming down with something"--so feeling a little under the weather or having something like burning in your ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
VERY SLIM!: Less than one in a thousand. MANY women have fibroids--any they usually are no problem. SOMETIMES thy are the cause of heavy periods, but unless the... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: we count from the FIRST day of your last NORMAL menstrual period. Many women do not keep track, and often an ultrasound is done when you are about 9-... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Follow up ultrasound: I expect your doctor will ask for a follow up ultrasound in a week to ten days. In the meantime--cautious optimism--but I wouldn't go out with the p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Go ahead: if you are cramping, you are likely about to start yor period--but pregnancy tests are cheap and accurate---and you can repeat in a few days if you st... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely pregnant: your most fertile time is 14 days prior to the onset of your period. If your flow is normal, it is VERY unlikley you are pregnant. If you feel you m... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
See a doctor: If this pain has been going on for some time, and you have a negative pregnancy test then it is unlikely you are pregnant, but you need to be examined... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Varies: With all the information we now have about hpv--we know if you test negative for hpv , you can safely go 2-3 yrs before another pap needed. Most dy... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No short ans.: After a cryo procedure you can have watery brown discharge for 4-6 weeks! after 3 weeks it should be less each week. If you have foul odor, then you... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Varies: Were you put on the pill to regulate you to start with--of so then you will go back to having irregular or no periods (this is not due to the pill---t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
None: Masturbation is healthy--you won't grow hair on your hands or lose your eyesight! the only way it would be risky is if you do it in public, or with m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
How short?: Short cervix only matters when it comes to pregnancy. If cervix is < than 2.5 cm long, there is increased risk of prematurity. Your OB can check fo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not yet: Many women may be late on occasion due to many reasons. As long as you have a negative pregnancy test, you can ride it out for 3 months. If no perio... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Check for pregnancy: If you are sexually active & not using an effective contraception, you first need to see if pregnant, since a missed ectopic is very serious. If not... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Maybe: Any time you reduce or stop estrogen you can have estrogen withdrawal bleeding. Because of you age, however, it is recommended that you at least get ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: Periods can be bright red if bleding is heavy or fresh, and can be dark rusty colored if light, or just the last days. As long as your periods are RE... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
External irritation: You can get urinary symptoms after a period if you used sanitary napkins and have any chafing of the vulva, or just form the ph change in the vagina a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No difference: Miscarriage is very common--up to 25 % -especially now that women are doing pregnancy tests if they are a day late. The pill does not increase you ri... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Maybe: Any time you reduce or stop estrogen you can have estrogen withdrawal bleeding. Because of you age, however, it is recommended that you at least get ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sandland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sandland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, if I am pregnant this would be first for a light flow like this,something is just off and I am emotional a lot. Thank you though
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank you I appreciate you taking time to answer me
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine, NL
Graduated 1984MD
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