Dr. Arthur Ollendorff

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Asheville, NC
30 years experience male

Locations

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists

Asheville, NC

Address

119 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Scar tissue: There are several possible explanations for the symptoms you describe. One of these is abdominal adhesions (scar tissue) that may have formed after t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Congestion: It is very normal to have increased nasal congestion and mucus production when you are pregnant. Allergies could be another cause of your symptoms.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Aldara (imiquimod) Cream: Using Aldara (imiquimod) cream should not increase circulating antinuclear antibodies.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Diamniotic Twins: Twins that have two separate amniotic sacs are called diamniotic twins. This usually means that they are fraternal twins (arise from two separate fert... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
DepoProvera Effects: Depoprovera is effective for birth control for 13 weeks. The non-contraceptive effects such as irregular bleeding can last up to 6 months in some case... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Irregular bleeding: The bleeding irregularity has likely nothing to do with the dermoid cyst. In general the possibilities are pregnancy, side effects from hormonal contr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bleeding during sex: There are a couple of possible causes for this problem. Small tears can occur in the vagina that can bleed, the cervix may be irritated and bleed or t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Uterine size: At 11 weeks of pregnancy the uterus is usually located below the pubic bone and difficult to feel when pressing on your abdomen.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Heavy , Late Peeiod: It is not unusual to have heavier than normal bleeding of you skipped a period. You essentially build up twice the amount if uterine liking that will ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pap Smears and HPV: It is lilely there is high-risk hpv present with an abnormal pap but the chance of that depends on what the pap abnormality is. If the pap is ascus (a... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Ultrasound dating: All due dates are estimates and OB providers typically use the due date calculated from the last normal period to determine a woman's due date. An ear... Read More
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A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Hymen: The hymen can sustain trauma if anything is placed in the vagina such as a tampon.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pregnancy Dating: For the situation you describe the infrasound due date may be the better estimate. At most centers a first trimester ultrasound is accurate to 7 says... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bleeding & Pregnancy: Yes. About 20-30% of normal pregnancies will have bleeding or spotting.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bleeding and OCP: I never like to say 100% about anything in medicine but the chance of you being pregnant is very unlikely. Very few antibiotics reduce the effectiven... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Cervical mucus: It is pretty typical to have more cervical mucus after having membranes stripping/cervix sweeping in late pregnancy. This means that the provider per... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel): It is not unusual to have the symptoms you describe as you the end of the mirena's life expectancy. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is still effective fo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pelvic rest: Pelvic rest means that a woman puts nothing in her vagina. No sex, no douching and no tampon use.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pregnancy discharge: It is not unusual to get an increased amount if faint yellow or white discharge in the third trimester. If the discharge is yellow/green or has a bad... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Gestational Sac Size: At 5 weeks there may be no visible gestational sac or otherwise very small (less than 2 mm).
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
BV: The typical symptoms of bacterial vaginosis (bv) are discharge, vaginal odor and occasionally some mild vaginal itching. The symptoms you describe cou... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Sex after Monistat: In theory you do not have to wait. Most couples will wait a day or two before having sex to decrease the mess from the leftover monsitat.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pain and Miscarriage: It is very typical to have lower abdominal cramping after a miscarriage. It is usually worse when the bleeding is heavy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Orgasm: Yes. If a woman is sexually stimulated she can have an orgasm after a miscarriage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pregnancy: No. There is no way for the male sperm to enter the vagina which is necessary for pregnancy to occur.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Abdominal Bloating: Bloating is a very common premenstrual symptom that can occur. This is caused by increased Progesterone that occurs after you ovulate and before you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Nexium (esomeprazole) and OCP: You can take the two together without concern.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Nausea: Some women will have nausea right before their period. It is a pms symptom is some women.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
ER pregnancy test: It is very common for an er to perform a pregnancy test on any woman who could possibly be pregnant. Just because they performed a pregnancy test does... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Burning sensation: There are many possible causes including a yeast infection, an allergic reaction to soaps or other products or infections such as herpes.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Cider Vinegar: No. There should be no issues with apple cider vinegar and any contraceptive method.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Uterine enlargement: Yes. A woman can pregnant with an enlarged uterus.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Early Pregnancy: The symptoms you describe are common. Things to look out for are spotting or severe pain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bladder Irritation: The findings on cystoscopy that you describe could definitely be from a kidney stone that you passed. You can also have bladder irritation from certa... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pregnancy & Bleeding: If you were one day late and then had an otherwise normal period it is unlikely that you are pregnant.
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A male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Pregnancy Unlikely: It would be very unlikely that she would bxw pregnant in the way you describe.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Recombinant blood: Recombinant clotting factors are made in a laboratory and do not contain human or animal factors. The lab has the sequence of dna that creates the fa... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bed rest: I am going to assume you are referring to bed rest during pregnancy. The answer is that there is very little, if any, benefit to bed rest in improvin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Breast size: It is not unusual for a woman to have slightly different breast sizes. As long as the difference in size remains stable there is little to be worried... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Implantation: Your scenario is possible if your menstrual flow lasts longer than 7 days and you ovulated earlier than expected. However i suspect it is not since im... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Due date: Assuming that you have regular menstrual periods a last menstrual period of november 20, 2012 would give you a due date of 8/27/13. That would make yo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Surgical Approach: An ovarian cyst removal is a surgical procedure where a cyst is removed from the ovary while not removing the ovary.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Vaginal boil: Yes. There are hair follicles and glands in that area that can turn into boils.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Period Changes: Masturbation should not have any effect on a women's period.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Bloating pre-period: The symptoms you describe are more likely to be symptoms of ovulation/pre-menstrual symptoms than pregnancy. It is unusual to have symptoms of pregna... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No downside to EC: Emergency contraception, such as Plan B (aka morning after pill) is safe and 90% effective in preventing pregnancy. There are very few, if any, disad... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Braxton-Hicks: Tylenol (acetaminophen) will not stop uterine contractions but it might lesses their intensity a bit.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
OCP: If you are due to start your new pill pack on that sunday then you should. There will be no problem doing that.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
IUD removal: Any qualified medical provider can take out an iud. It does not have to be the doctor who put it in.
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Nov 20, 2012
Dr. Ollendorff has been a great colleague and is always willing to teach patients and other physicians.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ollendorff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ollendorff is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! So could it also means that i could be pregnant
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks . Do you if I should continue with metformin?
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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
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