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Dr. Joel Pranikoff

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cincinnati, OH
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cincinnati, OH

Address

The Christ Hospital Medical Office Building and, the Bethesda North Medical Office Building, Cincinnati, OH
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Medicaid

United healthcare

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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
NO: Embryological age is different than gestational age. Doctors use gestational age which starts at the 1st day of the last normal menstrual period. Embr... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
See your doctor: Cysts on the ovary are common and not necessarily a problem. That said, some cysts represent abnormal growths and need to be removed. Large cysts that... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Get blood tested: There are several reasons for skipping your period. Pregnancy is certainly at the top of the list and urine pregnancy tests are not 100% accurate. See... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Several reasons: Bleeding during any type of manipulation could be due to several reasons. It could be due to something simple like trauma especially if there is a lac... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
YES: There are several surgical approaches for hysterectomy. The least invasive involve small incisions in the abdomen. The most invasive involve a large a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
26 weeks: A due date is calculated such that a normal pregnancy is 40 weeks long counting from the 1st day of the last period.If you divide 40 by 3 it is not an... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Continue treatment: Pcos is a complex metabolic disease that may be associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and decreased fertility.The treatment depends on the ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Always possible: If you ovulated on the 2nd and today is the 6th, that was 4 days ago. Typically the fertile period is the 5-6 days prior to and including the day of o... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Not due to Fibroids: Fibroids are growths commonly found in the uterus. While they can become large over time they seldom make the uterus weigh more than a few pounds. A 5... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
To let the blood out: The cervix opens slightly during menstruation to allow the menstrual effluent (blood and tissue) to escape.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Maybe: Each month a cyst forms on the ovary in a woman of reproductive age. This cyst ruptures and an egg is released. This is a normal process. Sometimes a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
IBS common in PCOS: According to a paper published in 2010 (dept. Of ob/gyn, cedars-sinai medical center, los angeles, ca) , yes. Pcos affects 5-10% of reproductive-aged ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Repeat culture: First, you should not have a UTI for 4 months. If you have been properly cultured and treated the UTI should resolve. A "tickling" sensation could be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Safe to stop: I usually discontinue Aspirin at 36 weeks.Aspirin increases the bleeding risk and may cause problems if you want an epidural or need a c-section. Depe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Couple of reasons: 1)depending on the hormone levels, it may take a while for the levels to drop to 0. 2)there may be retained tissue. 3)this could be a separate pregn... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
It only takes 1: The failure rate associated with condom use is due to many variables one of which is breakage. You could use hundreds of condoms and never have one b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
No relation to LEEP: The leep should have no influence on either your appetite or your weight. If you are anxious about the diagnosis, this could be causing some loss of a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
DUB:due to hormones: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub) is, by definition, not due to fibroids. Dub is bleeding in the absence of any structural or organic pathology. Du... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete)... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Not usually: Patients often experience mood changes around the time of the period. Pcos patients often skip periods. By itself, pcos should have little effect on m... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Give it time.: The nausea associated with the birth control pill is often due to the estrogen. This should go away after a month or so. If after 3 months you are sti... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Why late?: The question i would ask is, "why are you late?" there are medications (progesterone) designed to "jump start" your period if this is the appropriate ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
A knowledgeable one: You need to find a physician, either a gyn or endocrinologist, who has experience testing for and treating this metabolic condition.This is a complex ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
If possible: Pregnant or not, organically grown food is a healthier alternative to foods that contain pesticides and antibiotics. That said, most foods are safe to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Get thru not over: You don't get over the grief, you get through it in stages.First, it is important to know you didn't cause the miscarriage.Pregnancies end for many re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Store properly: All medications should be stored in their original containers and in an environment that is not extreme. When properly stored the medication should be... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Good timing: Typically women ovulate 14 days before they menstruate(day 12 in a 26d cycle, day 14 in a 28d cycle, day 16 in a 30d cycle, etc.).Sperm can survive in... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
1 of many variables: Approximately 50% of babies with Down syndrome have some sonographically identifiable abnormality. Whatever your risk is based on either your age or t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Possibly: Menopause (early menopause) and premature ovarian failure can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. If you are having ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Discharge/irritation: A vaginitis (vaginal inflammation) can, most commonly, be caused by bacteria, yeast or an organism called trichomonas. The most common symptoms are it... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Heartburn 4-40 weeks: Heartburn is common during a pregnancy due to hormones that are produced that relax the sphincter (door) between the stomach and the esophagus (the tu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
No simple answer.: Many couples have difficulty conceiving because of a male factor. I request that all of my couples start with a semen analysis. Careful history can he... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
35 weeks 3 days: A normal due date (edc) is calculated based on a 40 weeks (280 days) from the first day of the last normal menstrual period (there are other criteria ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
During the pregnancy: A placenta that partially (or totally) covers the cervix is common very early in a pregnancy. If the placenta continues to cover the cervix throughout... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Maybe: The answer to this question is easy to find. Either test with a reliable home urine pregnancy test (following the instructions) or have your physician... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Under most circumstances, women who give birth can produce breast milk (for that matter, some women who do not give birth can produce breast milk). Th... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Period=not pregnant: If you are truly having a period you are probably not pregnant.If you were "late" it is possible that you did concieve and the pregnancy did not progr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
NSAIDS/OCPs: First make sure there is no organic pathology such as an infection, fibroids or polyps, etc. If all is negative and these are menstrual cramps, non st... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes if pregnant: If you have conceived and you are now passing "clots like tissue", this could be a miscarriage. Have you had a positive pregnancy test? If a sensitive... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Are you pregnant?: If you are pregnant and having vaginal bleeding, this could be a sign of a miscarriage. If a sensitive pregnancy test (especially a blood test) is neg... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
YES and YES: Once properly treated, patients with pcos can conceive and have a healthy pregnancy. In addition to the difficulties getting pregnant, patients with p... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Check a preg test: Not sure when you asked the question. It is now 9/8 and you should know the answer by now. If you had sex on 6/16 and a period on 7/4 convention would... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Not necessarily: There are 2 types of iud, copper and progesterone.The Progesterone iuds are better at regulating/stopping the menses. The copper iud can be associated... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Not really: There are many species of streptococcus. Group b beta strep which is commonly discussed in an ob/gyn population may cause some issues with newborn bab... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
What do you want?: Do you want birth control or do you want to get pregnant? The birth control choice depends on your contraceptive needs moving forward, not the birth c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
I think it's OK: Hysteroscopy and D&C are done for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. Diagnostically these procedures can detect polyps, fibroids and cancer. The... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Why wait for 3?: I agree with the definition given of recurrent pregnancy loss however, depending on the personal and family history, i may offer some evaluation after... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Need evaluation: These symptoms in a 67 yo male could be a sign of something serious like a cardiac event (heart attack). This needs to be ruled out by a trained profe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Tough problem: It is said that the insomnia of pregnancy prepares you for being up all night with a newborn. That said, there are some safe sleep aids. Doxylamine (u... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Inconvenient: Normal cycle length is 28 days +/- 5 or so days. 19 days is a little short. While this is not a dangerous problem it is certainly inconvenient. This m... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pranikoff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pranikoff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Im experiencing the same pains and cramps in my lower abdomen .
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Took tests and not pregnant. Could it be perimenopause?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! Now I can breath! Have a good day

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Ohio - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Bethesda north hospital
Good samaritan hospital
Mercy hospital anderson
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