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Dr. Arthur Ollendorff

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Asheville, NC
29 years experience male

Locations

MAHEC OB/GYN Specialists

Asheville, NC

Address

119 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
OCP and Headache: If the birth control pill is making your headaches worse you may want to consider a pill with less or no estrogen. You could also choose a non-estroge... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Vaginal Diacharge: The symptoms you describe may be increased normal vaginal discharge or something called bacterial vaginosis (bv). This is a change in the normal bact... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Stones and Stents: The bleeding you are noticing may be coming from your bladder and that would be expected if the procedure was some recently. A stent placement should ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Birth control and BP: The best options for birth control for a women with high blood pressure are the methods that do not have estrogen. The options are iud, depoprovera, n... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Fetal movement: Gross fetal movement is a term for movement of the fetus that is visualized on ultrasound.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Cervix and period: The cervix will open very slightly while a woman is on her period. It is nothing close to the amount of dilation that happens during labor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: No. Prenatal vitamins should not effect a woman's period.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Ferrous Gluconate: Ferrous gluconate, in appropriate doses, is a goos iron supplementation if you are anemic. The elixir or pill form are both safe.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pap after Hyst: If your hysterectomy was done for a non-cancerous reason and up have never had a severe pre-cancerous cervical lesion then the current reccomendations... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Progesterone: Duphaston is progesterone. Progesterone stabilize the lining of the uterus. When Progesterone is taken away (when you stop taking the medication) th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
STDs and periods: There is not an std that will cause a woman to miss her period.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
BV: Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal infection and usually does not cause the symptoms you describe.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Safer Sex: The condom, if applied correctly, would make pregnancy unlikely.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Simple Remedies: Heat can decrease pain from menstrual cramps a heating pad or thermacare pads have worked well for my patients and is backed up by medical studies.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Bleeding & Pregnancy: Yes. About 20-30% of normal pregnancies will have bleeding or spotting.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Bleeding: This could mean you are pregnant or perhaps just having n abnormal menstrual cycle.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Fetal movement: If you have not felt the baby move in the last 12 hours you should contact your OB provider asap.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Ovulation : Assuming a typical 28-day cycle, most women ovulated 12 to 16 days after their first day of bleeding from their period. This is the fertile period of ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Paraovarian Cyst: Most paraovarian cysts are fallopian tube cysts. The likelihood of these being cancer is low especially if it is small, simple appearing on ultrasound... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Bleeding & Pregnancy: The most common cause of irregular uterine bleeding in reproductive age women is pregnancy. So, yes, it is possible that you are pregnant but there a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Misoprpstol: Misoprostol (cytotec) is 90% successful if used to induce miscarriage in the 10 weeks of pregnancy. About 10% who use this medication will require sur... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pregnancy Weight: Tje goal in pregnancy is not to lose weight but to be sure you do not gain more weight than is recommended. There are suggested weight gain amounts in... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Unpredictable Period: Having ruled out pregnancy the other possibility is that adolescents will typically have irregular periods when they first have their periods. Other p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Long-term Valtrex (valacyclovir): Long-term Valtrex (valacyclovir) use appears to be safe.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Sensitive Umbilicus: Sensitivity around the umbilicus (belly button) is common in the second and their trimester. The likely reason for this is from stretching of the preg... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Hormone therapy: This is a complex question that is best discussed with a healthcare provider who knows the specifics of your health history. The benefits of hormone t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
OCP after Mirena (levonorgestrel): You can start taking birth control pills as soon as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed. There will be no worsening of the bleeding and you will a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Cervical HSV: Herpes can infect the cervix and can occur without external lesions or symptoms.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Hair remover: It is best to avoid any non-necesary medication in pregnancy.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pregnant or Not: You could be pregnant. A home urine pregnancy test can confirm that.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Self Cervical Exam: Many women find it difficult to fell their own cervix. You simply need to gently place you finger in the vagina until you feel a firm circular area a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pelvic rest: Pelvic rest means that a woman puts nothing in her vagina. No sex, no douching and no tampon use.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Cider Vinegar: No. There should be no issues with apple cider vinegar and any contraceptive method.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Aldara (imiquimod) Cream: Using Aldara (imiquimod) cream should not increase circulating antinuclear antibodies.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Hymen: The hymen can sustain trauma if anything is placed in the vagina such as a tampon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Nausea: Some women will have nausea right before their period. It is a pms symptom is some women.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 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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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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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1993MD
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