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Dr. Casey Younkin

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Springfield, IL
39 years experience male

Locations

SIU School of Medicine

Springfield, IL

Address

Dept of OB/GYN, PO Box 19640, 415 N. 9th Street, Suite 6W70, Springfield, IL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Coventry Health Care

Cigna

Medicaid

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About

Bio

I am originally from Springfield, Illinois, I attended Southeast High School. Then I went to college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, from there I attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. I did a four year residency in OB/GYN in St. Louis. I then came back to Springfield where I was in private practice from 1988 to 2003. I have been a full time faculty member of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine since 2003. I practice obstetrics and gynecology, see new patients and teach residents and medical students. My special interest is in bone health in the aging, postmenopausal patient. I also perform minimally invasive surgery.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

129 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Favorable: It means the endometrium has been affected by Progesterone and is ready for implantation of a fertilized egg, or zygote.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Often we treat before results are back based on expectations.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Rash, pain, fever: May be others as well. Wound infections can occur. Staph can cause a serious infection in the skin and underlying tissue.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Robotussin DM. : Dm is dextromethorphan, a non narcotic cough suppressant. Take it according to directions. If you are not better in 2 to 3 days be sure to see your do... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your doctor. : Menstrual migraines are common, sometimes periods can be adjusted. If you don't get enough sleep or skip meals you are more prone to migraines. Medi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Facial hair?: This could be due to excess male hormones that comes with an ovulation or pcos.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not normally. : It is a common complication, not due to negligence.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Good: Your doctor should have explained that levels less than 10 are considered negative, at most labs.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sleep, exercise: Depression is sadness or social detachment, you should discuss your case with your doctor. If you can keep your mind and body active it really helps.... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Wear a firm bra.: Assuming you were recently pregnant, the breast will keep on producing milk as long as it's stimulated. When you stop breastfeeding, wearing a bra, a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Nausea: It may come and go. Nausea and sometimes vomiting.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Just be there: Being present is the best thing, the er is a scary place. Listing to what the doctor says can really help because the patient may have trouble rememb... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
OK for yeast: If you are sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, this product can help, don't use it more than once without talking to your doctor. Other infectio... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Maybe: If you started it on the first day of your period you are ok. If you started on a sunday, you ought to finish a whole pack before you are protected f... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Deodorant: Or antiperspirant or fragrances of any kind can really affect the relatively delicate skin in that area.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No. : Herpes sores vary in size and location, but they always cause itching / burning. If you have a sore it can be tested for herpes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Every 28 days. : Normally if your periods are regular it should be pretty close to this.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your doctor. : You might have a condition like asthma that could get worse with cough suppressants. Or pneumonia, symptoms can be different when you're pregnant. Get... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Usually none.: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is oral progesterone, modified so it's not just digested in the stomach. It is used to control menstrual bleeding. Rar... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably yes. : 7 cm is pretty large, a cyst this big could certainly cause pain. It could suddenly twist or burst, resulting in emergency surgery. Probably not a can... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Bowel?: This might be your colon, stool in your large intestine. Sometimes that can feel like a mass. Ultrasound should find your ovary, if it is enlarged. ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Unlikely. : Ovarian cancer is pretty rare so most pelvic pain is not due to cancer. See your doctor and find out why you have pain.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possible!: The highest concentration of sperm can come out before the ejaculate, so the withdrawal method fails often! you need a better method of birth contro... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Evaluate further. : This type of mass needs to be evaluated to see what it is, or closely followed till it goes away.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Dry mouth?: Many meds and some illnesses cause dry mouth.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Avoid caffeine: Mastalgia (breast pain) is caused by fibrocystic change of the breast, among other things. I tell patients to avoid caffeine and wire bras. Stimulat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
They can help.: Any birth control pill can do this, it takes time though to see a difference (months). Some people think that birth control pills containing drospire... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yeast infection. : Can be treated with meds like Monistat or gyn-lotrimin or see your doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yeast or skin abnorm: Depending on how old you are, a yeast infection can cause itching. If there is no discharge , it could be something like lichen sclerosis that causes ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Oxycodone or Oxymorphone are stronger but also riskier and more addictive. Opana is the trade name of one such med, Dilaudid is another.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not to worry. : Irregular periods are usually caused by a failure to ovulate on time, and that can be due to any of multiple reasons including stress or illness. Your... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See pain specialist.: Some drs. Specialize in treatment of pain. Using only vicodin to treat your pain long term is not a good plan, you need multimodal therapy that uses t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Why it's dry: It could be "dry" because of too frequent bathing. It could be low hormone levels, like menopause. It should be examined by a health care professional... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Be with her. : Go to doctors appointments with her. Be helpful and supportive. Don't drink or use drugs!
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not unusual: The fetal growth is still in the "normal range" but the amniotic fluid is increased. Is there a history of diabetes ? Increased fluid, or polyhydramn... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It depends: I'm not sure why your ovary was removed? Common causes of pelvic pain are infection (like pid), ovarian cysts, or endometriosis. See your doctor asa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your doctor. : Usually we do a physical exam, followed by ultrasound, then laparoscopy if needed. Pain could be due to fibroids, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Symptoms are usually hot flashes, that may occur at night, and vaginal dryness. Hormone replacement therapy can definitely help these, there are risk... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Partly effective: You may mean menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Some patients take otc products made from black cohosh or soy that sometimes h... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Posterior pituitary: The posterior (back) part of the pituitary gland in the brain contains the cells that produce oxytocin (that stimulates uterine contractions in labor)... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: And vice versa. The feeling of motion sickness is very much like the nausea of pregnancy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sometimes. : If you are breastfeeding, it can delay ovulation but it's not guaranteed to prevent pregnancy! if not then yes you could be fertile pretty quickly.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Normal variant. : You should not have to do anything different because a tilted, or retroflexed, uterus does not delay pregnancy.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Holds onto water: The posterior (back) part of the pituitary gland in the brain contains the cells that produce oxytocin (that stimulates uterine contractions in labor)... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yeast infection. : This is common, the yeast grows because of the bleeding. Your doctor can prescribe something for it. Using a disposable vinegar & water douche before ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It probably worked: If you took Plan B (morning after pill) the way you are supposed to, it is very effective. The clear discharge is just normal cervical mucus, probab... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not recommended. : It's probably not pleasant because the tissues of the anal canal are delicate and sexual penetration is damaging the blood vessels etc. The anus isn'... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Skin tears. : Thinning skin or yeast infection. Your skin may be abnormally thin leading to tears esp. With intercourse. Do you have a discharge? Itching?
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Should be ok. : As long as she has not actually missed a pill it should be fine. I tell patients to take a pill at the same time daily so they don't forget a pill.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Younkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Younkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks ive been constipated frequently since a right hemicolectomy two years ago. but ive never been this big
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Thank you, Dr. Younkin. That makes sense because I had heard that my middle-aged aunt had the procedure.
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thank you for your opinion. I have however, taken a pregnancy test and got a negative reading.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

Best Doctors 2005-
APGO teaching award 2004
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Third Place, Illinois - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Illinois State Medical Society
Sangamon County Medical Society
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