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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts

Gynecology
Raleigh, NC
41 years experience female

Locations

Office

Raleigh, NC

Address

5816 Creedmoor Road, Suite 209, Raleigh, NC
Directions

About

Bio

Solo private practice gynecologist, established in Raleigh, NC for over 20 years

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.

Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

142 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Tubals can fail: Just like after a vasectomy, failure rates are less than 1% but still can occur at any time. A pregnancy test will turn positive about two weeks afte... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Mostly in pelvis: If endometriosis is present the implants are usually found on the pelvic lining and on the surface of the ovaries and uterus. The only way to know fo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Would be wise: Since you did not have the Depo-Provera shot the same day as the iud removal it would be wise to use some form of back-up contraception for two weeks.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Usually no symptoms: There are no consistent documented symptoms for implantation of a pregnancy, probably because it is just a microscopic ball of cells attaching to the ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
New ring w/o break: Once the three weeks of your current ring is up you can remove it and immediately replace it with a new ring for the next three weeks. Usually this wi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
BTB is frequent: Breakthrough bleeding is frequent with the Implanon; nausea and headaches are less common but have been reported. If you do not want the Implanon rem... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
May be a while: Postinor is one of the hormone-containing "morning-after pills" or postcoital contraceptives. Menstrual irregularity after taking this medication is ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Common side effect: The Progesterone medication in this emergency contraceptive/"morning-after pill" very commonly causes menstrual irregularity. You need to continue to... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Pesky virus!: Right now no medication exists that will kill a virus, including the herpes virus that causes cold sores. Research is being done in this field, and a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Close to zero: As there are over 100 types of hpv virus and the strains that cause cervical dysplasia (precancer) and cancer may not necessarily be the same as those... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Possible,not typical: Estrogen is the usual hormonal cause of leg cramps, but there can be other nonhormonal causes as well. Estrogen is not present in depoprovera as it i... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Actual warts are: Whereas actual vulvar warts can usually be identified by careful inspection, skin that is only just infected with the virus will appear totally normal... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
So many options!: Remember that for most women even the pill is safer than pregnancy! you can check with your gynecologist about other options including Progesterone o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
HPV prob not ordered: Below the age of 30 the high-risk hpv test is usually sent as a reflex, i.e. Only if the pap reading is abnormal; if the pap is normal the hpv is not ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Almost never!: Breast cancer does not typically cause pain until it is so far advanced that the tumor is invading into the chest wall. Fibrocystic breast changes or... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Two different issues: Skin tags in the vaginal/vulvar area are common, and an exam is needed to distinguish these from warts. Your gyn can remove them and even send a biop... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Possible options: Although there are no medications for which a short course will permanently stop your periods, there are some hormonal medications which, taken on a d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Wait a few more days: I presume you mean norethisterone/norethindrone. Once you finish the seven to ten days of this med you should wait up to a week for the period to com... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
It often is accurate: If a pap smear shows trichomonas it is often correct, but an office exam with a microscopic wet smear may be helpful for the diagnosis. Trichomonas i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Several choices: Presuming this is just an infection with a positive culture and not pelvic inflammation with pain and fever, the top current choices for oral treatmen... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly the hymen: You should see a gynecologist for an exam. It is possible that you have a well-developed hymen partially covering the vaginal opening.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
For endometriosis: Presuming your semen analysis is normal and your wife's regular ovulation has been confirmed, one common cause of infertility that cannot be diagnosed... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Flagyl is standard: Flagyl or Metronidazole has been the standard treatment for many years, though a newer non-generic drug called tindamax is also available.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
No symptoms: If your tubal ligation failed (fortunately highly unlikely) there are no symptoms except pregnancy to tell you! if you are concerned you can see your... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
It can be any length: Since a young woman's first menstrual period is usually anovulatory (meaning she is not quite mature enough yet to establish regular ovulation) the ve... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Not the cause: A tubal ligation will not make your periods stop. Your gynecologist will be able to sort out the reason you have not had a period. At the age of 42 ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Polyps where?: If the polyps came from the cervix or uterus, then if the pathology was benign your doctor will probably just wait a little while to make sure the ble... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly temporarily: The high Progesterone levels in pregnancy can suppress endometriosis, and the effect can even last well beyond delivery. This observation led to the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Absolutely yes: There may be more health benefits than risks from low dose oral contraceptives. Unless you have a strong medical reason not to be on the pills, if yo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Not a problem: Long-term use of a low-dose birth control pill (like Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and others) has a temporary effect of making the uterine... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Infection & other: Vagin"itis" means inflammation of the vagina; the symptoms often include abnormal discharge and irritation. It can be caused by organisms either not ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
It is possible: Whereas many patients with uterine fibroids suffer no problems, others may have uterine pain which may be crampy or achy. Depending on the size of th... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Get a culture: Current blood tests for herpes only tell whether you have been exposed to the virus, not whether it is present in a silent or latent form somewhere i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
No: Breast development seems to be genetically determined and cannot be enhanced by medications.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Abnormal or insuff?: The most common reason for a patient to be called back is that the pap is abnormal or atypical. In this case either a colposcopy may be done or the p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
See your GYN: In the process of healing, any incision can develop granulation tissue, which is normal collection of blood vessels and connective tissue. Granulatio... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
You need a diagnosis: Since there are several major types of vaginitis (as well as some noninfectious skin conditions for which the symptoms may mimic vaginitis) it is hard... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Anytime before menop: Endometriosis can be diagnosed in any menstruating woman from the age of 14 or 15 on up to the late 40's. Worrisome symptoms such as severe menstrual... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Risk reduction: The gardsil vaccine will reduce the risk (but not prevent all cases) of cancer associated with the high-risk hpv viruses. This includes cancer of th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Different virus: Herpangina is usually a childhood infection and is caused by a cocksackie virus, producing sores in the mouth. For the other you may be referring to ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Antibiotics: The recommended medications for cystitis (bladder infection) include macrobid, septra, and cipro (ciprofloxacin). Some patients have success with aci... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Many options: You should see your gynecologist to find out the likely cause of your bleeding and which of the may choices may work best for you. There are a number... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Depends on state law: Many state medical boards frown upon a doctor treating a patient who they have never seen or examined and for whom they have no health history (especi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
NuvRing short term: Either medication can help the pain, though not necessarily the fertility issues, of endometriosis. Nuvaring is vastly cheaper and may allow a quicke... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Anywhere in pelvis: Although endometriosis implants are often found at the bottom of the pelvis as well as on the uterus and ovaries, the pain can be poorly localized and... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
No, only surgery: Doxycycline is the recommended treatment for a current episode of pelvic infection. A hydrosalpinx (a blocked, fluid-filled fallopian tube) can be a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
12-16 day before: The vast majority of the time ovulation will occur 12 to 16 days before the beginning (first day) of the next menstrual period.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Track timing: The way to track your cycle length is from the first day of one period to the first day of the next. A normal cycle where a woman ovulates may be any... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Poss. perimenopause: Women in their 40's can definitely begin to have more irregular periods as part of the transition to menopause. However, since you will be having you... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Surgical approach: If a bartholin's gland cyst keeps recurring in the same place a minor surgical procedure may be your only option. Though some small cysts can be remo... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Gynecologist, First Place, North Carolina - Winter
2013
Top Gynecologist, Second Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Rex Hospital, Raleigh, NC
American College of OB/GYN
Board Certified - American Board of Obstetricians andn Gynecologists
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