Dr. Wesley Grootwassink

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eden Prairie, MN
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Eden prairie, MN

Address

15412 stanbury curve, Eden prairie, MN
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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
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

165 Answers
141 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Exam: A cystocele is a weakening of the supporting tissue between a woman's vagina and bladder. I will cause a bulge in the superior aspect of the vagina ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Under most conditions, fibroids can be removed with th laparscope. The robotic assisted procedures give the surgeon a real advantage in the repair of... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Managed: Cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminat... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Most likely normal: Pregnancy increases vaginal discharge. What you are experiencing is most likely normal. If the discharge is watery, it would be a good idea to make ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Ovulation : Some people will experience mild or even not so mild cramping with ovulation. A bit of spotting can also be very normal.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Abnormal bleeding: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is abnormal bleeding. The origin of the bleeding is from the endometrium or lining of the uterus. This abnormal blee... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Diagnostic test: An hsg is more of a diagnostic test. Rather than a tretment. It will access the uterine cavity and if the tubes are open.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Aug 25th: There are 2 parts to your cycle, one prior to ovulation and one post ovulation. The post ovulation phase is more or less a set 14 days, the phase pri... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Family history: I have to assume you are talking about brac1 and 2 testing. Without a family history of breast or ovarian cancer your chance of having a mutation wou... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Avoid caffine: Caffine inatke has now been linked to early miscarriage. Nobody has done a study on pregnant women to see if there is a safe amount. The current rec... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: There are quite a few reasons somebody "can't" get pregnant, but being 40 is not one of them.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Well balanced: It is important for the well being of both the mother and child that the pregnant woman eat a well balanced diet with increased amounts of all the ess... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately a laparoscopy is probably your next step. It is a surgery, and you don't want the solution to be worse than the problem. I always defe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Ultrasound: Fibroids can be diagnosed on pelvic exam. Often an ultrasound is done to confirm the diagnosis. In some instances a pelvic MRI can be used to gain a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Migraine /pregnancy: Try to limit all medications. I don't use drugs like Imitrex or ergots in pregnancy, i would use tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild headaches. Opoids... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Baby wipes are used by a lot of people, for many resons other than just changing babies.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Tired: Your probably just very tired. Taking care of a new baby is very difficult. When you finally have a moment to relax, all you probably want is to sle... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
16 weeks: Your cycle can return to normal anytime beween about 8 weeks postpartum or up to 16 weeks after you stop breast feeding.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Varies: The choice of what contraceptive option is the "best" varies from person to person. A lot of diferent factors will play into that decision....Stage o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: Whether you have some discomfort with ovulation, will not have any impact on if you get pregnant or not.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: Ogen is used for hormone replacement. It is estrogen.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: With the use of intra-uterine insemination, it is possible to get pregnant without intercourse.
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A female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Egg white: There is usually a change in discharge with ovulation. It is commonly described as similar to an egg white. Uncooked of course.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
On its own, no: The concept of a "tipped uterus" being associated with infertility is not due to the position of the uterus. With severe endometriosis, the uterus ca... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yeast: Your symptoms sound like it could be a yeast infection, your doctor could help confirm this.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Cramping: Dysmenorhea is a severe, painful cramping sensation in the pelvis occurring just before or during the menses. The term primary dysmenorrhea is used f... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Ok: An act of intercourse should cover you for up to 5 days. That being said it would not hurt to have intercourse again if you feel you are ovulating no... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yeast: The symptoms you describe sound like a yeast infection . Using an over the counter medication like Monistat would not be wrong. If the symptoms do... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
51.5: The average age for menopause is 51.5. This is based on a study from the university of minnesota years ago. A person can be symptomatic (hot flash... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
6 weeks: For most people the bleeding after delivery is over by 6 weeks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
4-6 weeks: Most people get 4-6 weeks off after an abdominal hysterectomy.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Depends on goal: Endometrial ablation can have a dramatic effect on your periods. They will not however, always ensure that you will never get a period again. If you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Maybe: You can have an antibody screen done to see if you have developed any antibodies. If you have a positive antibody screen, it can be further tested to... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Ultrasound: You should call your OB they will be able to preform an ultrasound. At 7 weeks during which, they should be able to show you the baby's heartbeat ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Decrease androgens: I like for my patients to have a minimum of 7 mm endometrium thickness around ovulation, with a lining that is too thin 1 can add estrogen therapy or... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Unlikely: It usually yakes about 3 weeks for the pregnancy hormones to clear out of your system after a miscarriage. You would not ovulate until that happens.... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Pituitary: The most common cause would be a microadenoma of the pituitary gland. It can usually be treated medically and can have a significant impact on ovula... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Possible: For a normal 28 day cycle, you would have ovulated on the 18th. It is too early to test at this point, but it is possible.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: You shoud be fine, but snack in moderation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: A pregnancy test measures beta hcg. Being anemic would have no impact on the results.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Most diets would encourage fruits and vegetables.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Tubal disease: The biggest concern you face is damage to your tubes. It is difficult to give you an absolute number as far as your chance of conception go, but i ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Still effective: Amoxicillin will not have alter the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Normal: An HCG of 297 occurs fairly early in pregnancy. It would not be unusual to not see anything on an ultrasound. The one bit of information we need to an... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Normal: The only real rule regarding symptoms of early pregnancy is there are no rules. Some people have a lot of issues while others only know they are pregn... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Should be fine: Plan b is nothing more than a higher dose of the pill. If you don't have any trouble with plan b, you should be fine taking the pill.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not likely: It really depends on how long your cycles are and for how many days you bleed. Even if it is not very likely, i would use a form of birth control.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No: Not starting your pill pack will let your body do its own thing. If your cycle is reguler (off the pill) you should expect a period in about a month... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: I will tell my patients that an act of intercourse can result in a pregnancy 5 days later.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not possible: There isn't any technology available that I am aware of that can tell how many sexual partners an individual has had.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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