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Dr. Michelle Mccusker

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tabor City, NC
41 years experience

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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English

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Be honest: Do you find this part of sex boring or forced upon you by your partner's expectations? Is this new or a chronic problem, including with other partners... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
STI: Just by visually examining the discharge will not tell you which STI is which. You really need to have the appropriate tests done to differentiate bet... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Body contour: Exercise is a tried and true method. You might want to consider body contouring by a plastic surgeon.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Home pregnancy tests: Home tests are fairly accurate though if left too long can give you a false reading. Stick to the directions. You can often get low cost pregnancy tes... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably no: Without knowing your gestational age (how far along) it's hard to say definitely. Paracetamol (aka tylenol) is safe as long as below toxic levels--bes... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pregnancy: Many women who have had cervical cones have had healthy term infants. You should have close evaluation of the length of the cervix early in 2nd trimes... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Vitamins: Most people don't find a problem with weight gain on prenatal vitamins. Attitude is a difficult answer as this really depends on your attitude toward ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Colds: Many pediatricians will ask any family member with an upper respiratory illness to minimize contact or to wear a mask after good hand washing. Many yo... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
2-3 days: Often the worst part of recovery is recovery from anesthesia. This procedure can be done with a paracervical block which does not leave you with a "hu... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Each state has different laws regarding paternity. While you may not imagine needing child support at this time, it may be an issue in the future. Als... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Termination: You should check with your physician or if they do not provide abortion services, your nearest abortion provider. Depending on how far along you are (... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Breast tenderness: Agree with avoiding caffeine--in all its forms, including coffee, tea, chocolate (sorry) and some nuts. They actually contain a substance called methy... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pregnancy: Miscarriage could occur if early in pregnancy. Preterm labor/delivery or cervical weakening could occur if later. Would advise discussing with a gyn o... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No: This should not be a terrifying experience. Ask to first speak to your doctor of choice while you are still dressed.If this can't be accommodated i wo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pica/anemia: Pica is often seen in pregnancy but this is due to anemia found with pregnancy. Pica takes many forms. This is not a pregnancy "craving" and some type... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Breast issues: These are very normal and are called montgomery glands. Sometimes they can change in appearance, especially with pregnancy. Unless the areas are red, ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Check up: Bv usually needs to be treated by prescription antibiotics. If you have frequent recurrences, talk to your doctor about possible ways to balance your ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Vaccines: Most vaccines are safe in pregnancy. Check with your doctor. There is a list from the cdc which is easily accessed for this info. In general, live vir... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: The baby is very well protected by your pelvic bones at this stage of pregnancy. A fall on your back would do nothing to "jar looses" a normal pregnan... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mccusker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mccusker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 1981MD
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