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Dr. Herb Coussons

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Green Bay, WI
30 years experience male

Locations

Womens Specialty Care

Green Bay, WI

Address

2641 Development Drive, Green Bay, WI, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Insurances accepted

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

WPS Health Insurance of Wisconsin

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About

Bio

<ul><li>College - 1984 to 1988 - Baylor University </li><li>Medical School - 1988 to 1992 - Louisiana State University </li><li>ObGyn Residency 1992 to 1996 - Louisiana State University</li><li>Private Practice - 1996 to 2002 - Moscow Pullmn ObGyn - Pullman, Washington</li><li>Private Practice - 2002 to current - Womens Specialty Care - Green Bay, Wisconsin</li></ul>

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fertility Medicine

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Washington, Wisconsin

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Options to induce: Several options exist for inducing labor. If your cervix is not favorable (read about bishop score), a prostaglandin medication may be used initially... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Soon: There is no reason to delay trying after stopping the pill. The low does pill is out of your system in a few days. It works by preventing ovulation,... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bacterial infection: Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted. It may cause symptoms like burning urination, cervical inflammation and ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably Not Endo: This is unlikely to be endometriosis. It is much more likely to be breast tissue that extends out into the armpit. Many womens have this and they ge... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Likely ok: It is very common at this stage of pregnancy to have pain from the round ligaments. They are muscles and spasm causing cramping low. If the pain goes... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Seminal fluid can contain sperm. Pregnancy is possible anytime a preejaculate or a full ejaculation is released in the vagina.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Schedule exam: It is common to have bleeding right after surgery for several week. It can also happen months after a hysterectomy. This is usually due to a type of... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Its OK: A normal afi is 10-20cm. So 8.5 is a little low. It is not too low and not alarming. Most obs are reassured if the deepest pocket is greater than 2... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Threat of miscarriag: Rising HCG is good. Early spotting is common. No reason for bedrest now bc most early miscarriage is related to the pregnancy itself being abnormal, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not likely: If the cycle is a normal 4-7 day then the highest likely time to conceive is around day 14. Ovulation on day 14 sets up the next period to be on time... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Likely Reliable.: In most cases a pregnancy test will turn positive about 10 days after conception. If you got pregnant in the last 7 days the test may show negative s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Early ovulation: If your periods are regular, then they start about 14 days after ovulation. So if your period started early, then it likely just means you ovulated e... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Abnormal Bleeding: This is not normal. Bleeding outside of the regular time for a period is acceptable if infrequent, but monthly is not normal and should be evaluated.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Regulation: Most women with irregular cycles do not have their natural hormones in the right balance of estrogen - Progesterone - followed by a drop that leads to... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not much difference: During ovulation a follicle that is like a small cyst ruptures to release the egg. These are about 20-25mm (one inch). Other cysts that are not foll... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Genital Warts: Genital warts (condyloma) are soft fleshy growths that may be rough on the surface. They are sexually transmitted and result from an infection with h... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
One week: It is usually safe to have unprotected sex one week after completing antibiotics. The most reliable method is see you doctor for another test to be s... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Progesterone : During ovulation a small cyst ruptures and releases the egg. There is usually fluid and blood released too. This may cause bloating and pain. Proge... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Could be normal.: The menstrual lining develops and is supported by the hormones released from the ovary (estrogen and progesterone) If the hormone levels drop, then t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are tested with a cervical swab. HIV, hepatitis and syphilis are tested with a blood draw
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Ginette is a less used pill that is used when women have androgenic (male) type symptoms such as excess body hair or bad acne. It does provide contra... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
5g per ounce: Very lean ground ground beef has about 5g of protein per oz. Saw a typical serving of 4 oz will have 20grams of protein. This is very low fat - on... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
About 3-30: If the OPK was accurate, most women menstruate about 2 weeks after ovulation. This would mean you should expect a period about march 30. If the OPK ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Breast tissue: It is very common to have breast tissue that extends out to the armpit. As the breasts may enlarge and get tender before the period, this tissue may ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Have biopsy.: It is unlikely to be cancer at your age, but you should have the polyp biopsied and removed. This will likely help with the heavy bleeding and give a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Need to be seen: With a positive pregnancy test, bleeding and abdominal bloating, ectopic pregnancy must be ruled out. This is potentially an emergency and you should... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Decreased effectiven: The implanon does not just stop being effective at the end of 3 years. It provides greater than 99% coverage until 3 years. Its effects taper after ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Endometriosis: An endometrioma is a contained cyst of endometriosis. It is visible on ultrasound and almost always inside of the ovary.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Increased estrogen: It is likely ok. Depending on the BC pill you are on, you could get an increase in cervical mucous. And its ok to have a light to nonexistent period... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Safety: It is not common to have a bowel prep. It can be recommended for cancer or if adhesions and scar tissue such as prior surgery raise the risk for poss... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Rely on ultrasound: It is true that an HCG of 7000 means that you should see a fetal pole. But the HCG is a less important tool now. It is very important early on to di... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Pelvic exams in pregnancy are safe. In fact due to the problem of spotting and pain it is necessary. With the problem you are having you should be s... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Early follicles.: Follicles start small and grow throughout the month. They are usually a little bigger than 2cm when they release the egg. A subcentimeter follicle w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Most of the time if you do not have a period, it means you are not ovulating. But ovulation is not as predictable. So you can still get pregnant. A... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
2 weeks: If she took the morning after pill and had abnormal bleeding you should check a pregnancy test in 2 weeks. It should be positive by then if she conce... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Baby monitor: A doppler is a special type of ultrasound used to monitor a baby's heartbeat. They are used in prenatal visits and can be bought or rented for home u... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
All sounds normal: There was no question, but what you described sounds normal. It is ok for the placenta to be low lying at this point. A followup ultrasound after 14... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not always: The best marker for ovulation monthly is to have a menstrual cycle monthly. If cycles are light, irregular and spaced out farther than 35 days, it is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Usually not: I assume you mean to rest after intercourse when trying to conceive. While some providers advocate laying flat for up to 15 minutes after intercourse... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not reliable: This description is not very reliable. The endometrial stripe is helpful to describe in a menopausal women and has been studied related to fertility.... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes. Hysteroscopy OK: Yes. There is no problem having a hysteroscopy to remove a polyp while taking estrogen or progesterone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Something else: You can likely rely that you are not pregnant with two negative tests. Being one week late means you probably did not ovulate on time. If you do not... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: The ocp works by preventing ovulation. Most people do not ovulate if they miss one pill and then resume daily. Especially if it has been several day... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Laparoscopy: Just because you have a fibroid does not mean that you need surgery. If it causes symptoms like pain, heavy bleeding, or infertility you may consider... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
PCOS: It sounds plausible you may have PCOS if you have had hormone testing, BUT in most PCOS the estrogen is high, not low as you describe. There are othe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Likely normal: It is common for cycles to vary in interval, duration and flow. Each woman is different and even the same women may vary month to month. It is more ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
3 pounds: The average weight is 3 pounds now. The normal range is considered 2pounds 4oz up to 3 pounds 8 ounces. If very small or very large extra monitoring... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Consider options: Embolization is not a standard treatment. Most treatments are aimed at removing the endometriosis (surgery) or thinning its growth (medical). Medica... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pregnancy test: It is unlikely you are pregnant. You should check a pregnancy test. Home tests are very reliable and if it is negative then you can rely you are not... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Consider myomectomy: A myomectomy removes the fibroids and spares the uterus. Depending on the location of the fibroids and their size, it may be possible to do this proc... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Coussons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Coussons is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 13, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much! I very greatly appreciate you taking the time to answer.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Testosterone/insulin normal. Thank you SO much.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Hormone levels were normal. Thank u so much!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Louisiana State University

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Green Bay Region, WI - Summer
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Wisconsin - Summer
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Third Place, Wisconsin - Spring
2014

Affiliations

ACOG, AAGL
Director Minimally Invasive Surgery
COEMIG
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