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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eden Prairie, MN
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Eden prairie, MN

Address

15412 stanbury curve, Eden prairie, MN
Directions

About

Bio

To me personal care is not just a slogan. I went into Mediine to be someone's doctor, not a shift employee of a hospital system or multispecialty clinic. I have tried to build my practice with the simple philosophy that I am there for the patient, they are not there for me. I believe in keeping up with the latest information and techniques while maintaining the personal relationships with my patients.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

165 Answers
141 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Get healthy: There are an awful lot of reasons people can have trouble getting pregnant. Could not cover all of them here. However, any thing that enhances your ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Bladder infection: Sounds like you have a bladder infection. You should see your doctor , get a culture and some antibiotics.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sure: Nausea can be the only sign of pregnancy. However, it can also be a sign of a lot of other things.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: There are several ways to give hrt. Some will result in a "period". Others will not. Your doctor should let you know what to expect.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
7 weeks: I usually tell my patients that they should see cardiac activity at 7 weeks . The fetal pole is evident before that. You may want to do beta HCG l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not perfect: Use of the morning after pill is not 100 percent effective. However, odds are in your favor. Your timing as to when you took the medicine could not ha... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Cramping: A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Different test : A urine tox screen would not be a routine test for somebody who presents with symptoms of a UTI they would have to specifically look for drugs in yo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Some do: Ovulation discomfort is a very common issue for many women. Not all women are aware of ovulation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thin endometrium: Very light periods are usually a funtion of a thin endometrium. Estrogen thickens the lining Progesterone will thin it. Oral contraceptives are Prog... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Too early: Probably not related it would be too early to have any symptoms of pain associated with a pregnancy.
A female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes : Emergency contraception is not 100% effective. So yes you can still get pregnant.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
39 weeks: For any "elective delivery" be it a c-section or vaginal delivery, one should wait until 39 completed weeks.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible: A chlamydia infection can cause scarring in your tubes. Unfortunately this can be an asymptomatic infection in a lot of women. Even without symptoms... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Micrpscope: The doctor can get a sample of the discharge from the vagina. Looking at it under a microscope can make the diagnosis of a yeast infection.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
3/8/13: If you are exactly 10 weeks today, your date of conception was march 8th. Having said that, the day of conception does not always match up to the da... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Diet and exercise: Following a good diet, and regular exercise is the best approach to good health, and a "good body." i don't know of any way to select where on your b... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
A line is a line: a faint line is still a line, it is considered faintly positive I would repeat it in a few days to a week, and if it remains positive follow up with ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Varied: The symptoms are varied from person to person. They can regress and return of their own. Some of the areas involved include paiful skin lesions, sw... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No quick fix: If there was an easy way to accomplish this, everybody would be doing it and know about it.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Personal preference: The really is no best tampon. Most people use the same tampon they used before they had a baby.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Can be: When the incision is made, the small nerves in the skin surface are cut. The sensation in the area may never be exactly the same.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Safe and effective: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is an excellent choice for reversible birth control, especially if you plan to have some time between pregnancies. It is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Varies: When you are both ready. There are physical, financial, and emotional considerations to be considered, and there is no perfect age for everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Again?: If you have a history of preterm labor, you are much more likely than other pregnant women to have preterm labor. Decreasing your activity level can ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Every pregnancy is different, but it is very common for each pregnancy to result in a slightly larger child.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
20-25: At 5' 1 " and 100 pound you are at a very healthy weight. You could easily gain 20-25 pounds, and do very well.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Seek evaluation: Skipping a period once in awhile is not that uncommmon. However, after 3 missed periods in a row, you should be evaluated as to the cause a few blo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Class C: Tamifu is a class c drug. There have been no studies on pregnant women to confirm it's saftey. Howevr, the cdc strongly encouraged it's use during t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Long labor: The top two issues one can have after a c-section are bleeding and infection. Infection can occur in multiple areas...Lungs bladder and wound being t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is very effective birth control. That being said you still need protection from sexually transmitted diseases. It is a v... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Baby should be fine: You should be able to have all of the tests and treatment you need without any impact on the baby.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: You would want to seperate the prenatal vitamin and the iron supplement to maximize your bodies abillity to absorb the iron. Take 1 in the morning an... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: When women miss pills it often results in vaginal bleeding. It also will limit the effectivness of the pill for birth control. So an alternate form ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Discuss with your ob: Elevated blood pressure can have significant impact on pregnancy. An isolated elevated reading should not cause any problems, but discuss your blood ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: An orgasm can be associated with mild uterine cramping, and unless you have a risk of preterm labor, it should be of no harm to you or the baby.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Brief: Round ligamant pain will get your attention, it is ususally very brief but sharp. More common on the right side.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: After having a baby you can have vaginal bleeding and discharge for up to 6 weeks and be normal.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Rare: There have been reports of endometrial cancer arising for endometriosis, but it is quite rare.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: You will ovulate before you get your period. This occurs about 14 days before your period. So if you have not gotten your period since your last preg... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Rare: Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of all cancers in women and is the 5th leading cause of cancer related deaths among women in the United States. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No one exercise: There is no perfect exercise. To lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. A combination of cardio (running, biking etc.) with so... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Birth control pills will increase a protein in your blood wich wil bind up the free testosterone in your blood. This decrease in free testosterone de... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No hormone imbalance: Pregnancy causes changes in certain hormone levels. Namely Progesterone and estrogen. Beta HCG is also elevated and is the marker used for pregnancy... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thyroid/menopause: The two most common possibilities would be perimenopausal symptoms, and hypotyroidism. Your doctor could evaluate the symptoms with a few simple bloo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Common: Cramping early in pregnancy is very common. The fact that you are not bleeding is also reassuring. At 7 weeks gestation you should not only be able ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sadly yes: Stress incontinence is very common in women especially after child birth. The good news ther are some less invasive and very effective treatments to ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Excision: If the fistula is small enough it may close on its own. If not it needs to be removed. If the entire tract is not removed it will just reform.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Ortho-cept is a "monophasic" birth control pill. That means all the active pills contain the same amount of hormone. It is a 21-7 pill meaning there... Read More

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Jan 16, 2013
Eden Prairie is lucky to have such a top doc!!
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Apr 14, 2012
Dr. G is the best - he was highly recommended to me, and I would highly recommend to anyone else without hesitation!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Grootwassink is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yes said no hyoerplasia or cancer but i stopped progesterone for 4 mths for health reasons and on again last 4 months biopsy was 3/12
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this is really helpful- I eat alot of whole grains but not enough fruit/veggies- before my race in ten weeks I better start! :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. We had an ultrasound day before the bleeding and we saw hb.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St Louis University
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Minnesota - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Minnesota - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Minnesota - Summer
2013
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