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Dr. Carolyn Quist

Gynecology
Fort Worth, TX
36 years experience

Locations

Office

Fort Worth, TX

Address

1425 Eighth Ave. Suite 101, Fort Worth, TX
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About

Bio

I am a practicing gynecologist in solo private practice. I graduated from residency in Ob-Gyn in 1991 and was on faculty at UNTHSC for 7 years prior to going into private practice. I am currently the Vice Chair of the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and have been on the board since 1998. I am active in many committees of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Specialties
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Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

131 Answers
113 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Babies: The results of uncontrolled blood sugars in pregnancy are high blood sugars crossing the placenta and causing "large" babies and other problems. Large... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Condoms?: If you are using condoms you might have a latex allergy. Part of the orgasmic process is engorgement of the tissue in the genital area and could be no... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Alternative to hormones? Soy products have been shown to help with some of the symptoms of menopause. Anti-depressants and Clonidine can help. Preven... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Pessary vs surgery: You can do kegel exercises to help lift the walls that have dropped minimally. For moderate to severe prolapse a person usually needs something mechan... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Many studies have shown that they can hear from the womb and data shows variations in personalities depending on the type of music exposed to in utero... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Premature menopause: Ovarian insufficiency is another way of saying someone is going through menopause. There can be various causes of why someone might go through this pr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Not necessarily: The vagina is a tubular shaped muscle that is designed to stretch but return to its normal length as long as there are no tears in the muscle with act... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Possibly: This could lead to problems with sexual activity if the pain gets worse with intercourse. Could be due to endometriosis which could cause fertility pr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Atypical mass on xra: Pelvic abscesses are rare and due to the progression of a prior infection. Usually someone has a high fever, severe abdominal pain, and pain on exam. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Early menopause-like: Loss of normal ovarian function under the age of 40. Usually your ovaries have run out of eggs early or something is keeping them from developing prop... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Menopause is the time when someone runs out of eggs in their ovaries. As you get close to this time, the eggs have aged and dont grow and release horm... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Cervical lesions: Mole like swellings on the cervix can be several things, and therefore you should see a doctor. Depending on various factors these include nabothian c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is a disorder of females and may or may not be related to sexual activity. Having multiple male sexual partners or new sexual... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends on size: Ovarian cysts are a normal process of egg development and you normally dont feel any different than normal. Large cysts can be functional and produce ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: All women need yearly pelvic exams to monitor for problems that arent necessarily related to pap smears. Pap smears are no longer needed if the hyster... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends on age: Routine gynecologic tests for cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea and chlamydia) are the most common tests under age 25, ov... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Piriformis muscles are deep in the pelvis and when overly contracted can put pressure on the sciatic nerve. There are physical therapists trained spec... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Many options: Endometriosis is generally treated with a combination of surgery and medicine. Surgery should be performed to make the diagnosis and remove as much of... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Ovarian cyst?: There are many causes of abnormal uterine bleeding and pelvic pain and you should see a gynecologist to determine the exact cause. Endometriosis, and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
See a doctor: Bleeding during intercourse can be due to tears in the skin, infections, dryness, inflammation of the cervix, precancerous changes, polyps, hormone ch... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yeast infection?: Yeast infections occur when the area is subject to a warm moist environment. You can also get other sexually transmitted infections that might cause s... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
See medical care: Skipping periods for several months can be due to thyroid problems, ovarian cysts, endometriosis or other problems. Bloating, cramps, back pain and in... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Pregnancy?: Many people are confused about what a partial hysterectomy means. To a physician a hysterectomy means removal of the uterus. To non-physicians this co... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Itchy rash: A typical yeast infection is associated with itching in or around the vagina. There may be a thick white or greenish yellow discharge, swelling and te... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Infection?: If you are immediately post-menses then you may have a watery clear discharge that is normal. If you are mid-cycle and after ovulation the discharge b... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Patience: Headaches can be due to hormone fluctuations. If you are undergoing infertility treatments there are special protocols that need to be followed to hel... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Dont be scared: Miscarriages are fairly common but can be very scary. If a person has had one they can be at higher risk for having another one. You should be seen by... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Many possibilities: This can be normal and just indicate a lower hormone stimulation of the lining for that particular cycle. It could be abnormal and indicate an early p... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Can be: The average age of menopause is 51 and menopause is defined as not having a menstrual period for 12 months. A woman can be "peri-menopausal" for 10 ye... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Lo-ovral is a low dose birth control pill that has been around for a long time. It is a progestin dominant pill and like all pills in that category ca... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Diarrhea: Cascara sagrada is an herb that has laxative effects. Taking this with alcohol is likely to cause significant diarrhea. I dont think it will interfere... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Anything: Without knowing someone's complete medical history and menstrual cycle pattern previously it is hard to say what the cause of the symptoms you are hav... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
No: The number of hair follicles is not due to whether you wax or not. Their is a certain number of hair follicles and they regrow based on that. Overtime... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Something: Menstrual cycles generally occur every 21-45 days apart, and anything more frequent than this indicates a medical problem that needs to be treated. Th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Possibly: Some cysts can increase the production of testosterone, the male hormone that causes hair growth.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
No: It is important for all to stay on tract with the pill regimen as instructed. Never bounce around from one week to the next. It is not uncommon for gi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Not necessrily: Usually birth control pills do not interact with other types of medications. But people on anti-seizure medications, antibiotics, and certain other dr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Immediately: Not sure i understand what "symptoms" means in relation to birth control. Do you mean effectiveness? Birth control pills are considered effective afte... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Endometriosis: Cramping outside the actual menstrual flow is most commonly endometriosis. It can also be interstitial cystitis or signs of an infection. Not likely t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Any non-hormonal type of birth control is not associated with melasma. This includes condoms, cervical cap, diaphragm or the copper containing iud.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Difference in vessel: This is a protective mechanism. The vessels in the brain dont have as much ability to contract compared to peripheral blood vessels. The brain is the ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: If someone has tight or thin skin it is possible to tear the hymen during a pelvic exam. Usually these are small and will heal by themselves or with t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Sometimes: There are some std's that cause vaginal discharge that can be quite distinctive on examination but usually you need confirmatory tests by looking unde... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
At age 21: Current guidelines recommend the first pap smear at age 21. Pap smears are to be taken every other year until age 30 and then every 3 years thereafter... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Slow: In general it takes 10-12 years for cervical cancer to grow. Sometimes pap smears to miss precancerous changes and certain hpv viruses are fairly aggr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes and NO: A pelvic exam is the process of assessing the organs of the female genitalia (internal and external) for abnormalities. Pelvic inflammatory disease is... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Get a doctor: You dont want to start using products to treat something without a specific diagnosis. You could cause allergic reactions to develop that will make th... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
Few in general: The standard possible complications include: injury to bladder, ureters, bowel, blood vessels needing further surgery to correct, infections, leaking ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
No: The vagina is a muscle and the only thing that can tighten it is kegel exercises or surgery.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Most birth control methods have 21-24 days of hormones to suppress ovulation & the week that someone is on their period is the time that no hormones a... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Quist is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Quist is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. I feel so lost. I think my doctor thinks I'm pregnant crazy but I have real pain. It was like cramps but now it's more like pressure. 1 1/2 mths now.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate you gave me more extensive info than other docs!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TX
Graduated 1986MD

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