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Dr. Susan Dantoni

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Holtsville, NY
27 years experience female

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Fertility: The most likely time to conceive is between days 9-18 of your cycle using the first day of your period as day one. Have intercourse every other day... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hormones: Yes, it is common to spot or bleed when changing or stopping hormones. If the bleeding persists more than a few weeks though it would be good to cons... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Supplements: I usually advise patients to stop all supplements in the weeks preceding surgery. We don't know enough about how these supplements might interact wit... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnancy test: Yes. It might be too early to detect the pregnancy hormones. You may want to repeat the test in 10-14 days to be sure.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Cervical mucus: No, this is normal and most likely due to hormonal fluctuations. If it burns, itches or has a foul odor, you will want to see your doctor though.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Blighted ovum: No, these medications should have no effect on passage of a blighted ovum.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hysterectomy: There are many reasons for a total hysterectomy. The most common reasons are fibroids, bleeding, pain, endometriosis and precancerous and cancerous ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yeast: You can try using any topical antifungal cream to treat the yeast infection but if it does not improve within 24-48 hours, you should have your doctor... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnant/bleeding: It is not uncommon to have a little spotting after an internal ultrasound. You do not say what the ultrasound today showed but if everything looked... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Birth Control timing: Yes, it will still work. You do not have to take it exactly the same time each day. You just don't really want to take it in the morning one day and... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Missed period: Yes, while on birth control, one can miss periods. It is actually quite common to miss your period on the birth control pill, especially on the lower... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Ablation: Uterine ablation works best when the uterine lining is thinned out. Progesterone helps thin out the uterus so it is common for doctors to put patient... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnancy: Most likely given the faint positive pregnancy test. However if there is continued irregular bleeding you will want to consult with your OB doctor t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Discharge: This is most likely physiologic and nothing to worry about. It is probably due to hormonal fluctuations. If there is burning, itching or a foul odo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Stress: Yes these can be stress related symptoms but could also represent a multitude of other things. It could simply be something in your diet, a mild case... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Dermoid cyst: A dermoid cyst of that size can cause the symptoms you state. Your doctor is correct to advise surgical removal. It is probably not ruptured or you ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depo: Irregular bleeding is the most common effect. Sometimes no period for a while too as well as slow return to normal ovulatory cycles.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
IUD Question: No, there is no evidence that getting pregnant right after removal of an iud increases the risk of miscarriage.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
PCOS: Pcos is a disorder that is characterized by a combination of symptoms. These can include missed periods, abnormal hair growth (hirsutism), anovulatio... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Safe antibiotics: Penicillin is safe to take during pregnancy, even the third trimester. There are other antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin and Doxycycline that are not re... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Birth control: Take the missed pill and then continue to take your pills as you would normally. 8 hours should not make a huge difference in effectiveness but you c... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnancy test: After you deliver, your pregnancy test can remain positive for up to a month or so afterwards. It is sometimes hard to tell if positive pregancy tes... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Prenatal Vitamins: I think your doctor does not assume you want a baby as much as he wants a potential pregancy to be as healthy as possible. Prenatal vitamins, especia... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Abruption: Abruption and toxemia commonly are seen together because of the high blood pressures seen in toxemia. I'm not sure what you were given high doses of... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Menses: No. Everyone's cycles are different. Not everyone has exactly 28 day cycles. Anything from 18-35 days is within normal.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
OB: It is possible to feel movement at 17 weeks although most times one feels this around 20-22 weeks. At 17 weeks the uterus is just below the belly but... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is usually identified by pap smear, colposcopy and biopsy. While advanced cancer could be seen on an ultrasound exam, this is not us... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Breastfeeding: If you continue to pump you will continue to make milk. Many women just pump like you are doing although its best if you nurse too. As far as getti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Mammogram: This cannot be diagnosed via the internet. She must see a physician as soon as possible. It could be something easily treated like an infection but ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Anxiety: I would start with things like meditation, exercise, good nutrition and adequate sleep and rest. Counseling and talk therapy can also be very helpfu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Abortion: The uterine lining is constantly building and thinning. While an abortion may remove some tissue, the uterus goes back to normal as you get your men... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnancy: Yes, sometimes these are signs of labor starting but sometimes they can also signify illness. If your symptoms persist please call your obstetrician.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Constipation: Drink lots of water, increase the fiber in your diet with things like apples and green leafy vegetables, exercise if your doctor says ok. There is a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: The HCG levels usually double every two days. So if your HCG is 634, then 2 days ago it was probably around 300, 2 days before that 150, 2 days befo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Correct: It would take longer to detect the HCG level than a few days. It is hard to pinpoint exactly how many days you are pregnant based on the hcg. Usua... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hunger: This is not uncommon. It might be a good idea to eat frequent small meals and small snacks to keep your blood sugar level and help satisfy your appet... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Early, yes. : I think i just answered a follow up question about this topic. The HCG usually doubles every two days. It is not exact and it is not really possibl... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Uterine lining: The uterine lining changes during your cycle. It is thick just before your period because it is preparing for a potential pregnancy to implant. If n... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Missed period: Give it a little more time and recheck the pregnancy test. Usually the test turns positive about 2 weeks after a missed period.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Masturbation: There is no evidence to suggest this will cause long term damage.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Cramping: It is common to cramp for a week of two after a termination or miscarriage. However if your cramping is associated with severe pain, fever, heavy ble... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Conception: If you conceived (got pregnant) in october, then you had intercourse in october.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Kegals: Yes. Kegal's are quite beneficial. Doing them keeps your pelvic muscles strong, helps with bladder control and may make sexual intercourse better. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
C/S: A retroverted uterus makes no difference in likelihood of route of delivery. A vaginal delivery is absolutely a possibility.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Missed period: I have always advised patients to be patient! usually, i would wait up to three months after a missed period to have an evaluation as there are many... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Amenorrhea: There are many reasons to explain missed periods. If not already done, a blood pregnancy test would confidently rule out pregnancy. Additionally, s... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Warm baths: Warm baths are fine during pregnancy. It is usually recommended to not take extremely hot bath or use hot tubs when pregnant.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dantoni is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dantoni is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you I wondered this because my OB said I conceived 7/25/12 but I was pregn and bleeding heavy 7/13/12 they said it was a treat misc
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Thank you very much... Worried:( waiting forever for dr to get in touch with me. Helps a lot to be able to get the answers I need.
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thank you for your help, i've been on 3 different birth controls in the past 5 months so I wasn't sure

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
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