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Dr. Naheed Akhter

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Downers Grove, IL
54 years experience

Locations

Office

Downers Grove, IL

Address

4121 , Fairview ., Downers Grove, IL
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About

Bio

Dr Naheed Akhter recieved her medical degree from University of Pune, India and subsequently completed her residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She was the Chief Resident in her final year. She has been in private practice for over 20 yrs. During these years she has recieved many awards and has served as the chairman of the OB/GYN dept.at Hinsdale Hospital where she practices. She has been recognized as one of America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists by the consumer Research Council each year, Patients choice Award for 2011 and because of her compassionate carring nature she has won the Compassionate Doctor award for 2011. She is currently one of the few gynecologist trained in the innovative field of da Vinci Robotic Surgery and other Minimally invasive surgeries.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Should not happen.: Now a days urine pregnancy test are very sensitive. You will get a positive result 5-7 days after u missed your period. Provided your cycles are regul... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Other reasons.: Could be hormonal dysfunction. Ovarian cyst . Thyroid imbalance.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
At any age.: 7% of all breast cancers occur in women under 40.Women of every age should be aware of their personal risk factors.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
2-4 wks.: 2-4 wks . Depending how far you were pregnant.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Can happen.: Low dose pills may not give u a period. That is normal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Maybe.: I have a pt who had similar problem and she is fine she also had pregnancies after her diagnosis. She was in her 30's.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Good for your health: Important for your brain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
To keep you healthy: Good for your general health.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Important vitamins: Helps to keep you from becoming anemic.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Yes: Yes . Their is treatment for it.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Both are bad.: Both are bad. Good eating habits will keep you away from a lot of health issues.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Yes.: Several types of operations can be used to reconstruct your breast. Use of breast implants or your own tissue flap or a combination of both.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
No it will not.: It will not effect your results. Should not be taking Doxycycline if u are planning for a pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Other reasons.: Get your thyroid checked and have an ultrasound of pelvis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Can happen.: Some people can be pregnant and still have a period. Sometimes a false positive test can happen because of hormonal surge before the start of a peri... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
No.: No you do not need surgery if a complete pathological response has occurred.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Organic solvents: Certain organic solvents ; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Usually after 40.: Usually after 40. But 7% of all breast ca occurs in women under 40.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
May happen: She could still get a period or skip a cycle. These things happen and is of no concerns unless it is happening all the time. Get her hormones checked... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Maybe.: Only if makes you feel comfortable. Otherwise you don't need it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Yes: 1. Ask if you need mastectomy vs lumpectomy. .2. Ask about medications needed for 5 yrs vs 10 yrs. 3. Benefits of radiation over medical management,... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Other reasons.: Could be ovarian cyst, poly cystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid imbalance.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Helps to support bre: Sport bras bind the breast close to chest giving the comfort feeling ; when u take it out the breast are sagging ; pulling on ligaments and tissue ins... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Other reasons.: If you have regular 28 --30 days cycles and have a neg home.Pregnancy test by day 37 look for other causes .Such as--- ovarian cyst, thyroid problems... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Medications , Radiat: Sometimes after surgery doctors may prefer radiation treatment or medications like tamoxifen
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
No it will not.: Intoxication will not effect your pregnancy test.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Not true: Vitamins do not help you get pregnant. They are important to keep you healthy during pregnancy.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
No it will not.: As long as your pregnancy hormones are present causing u to have decidual bleeding , you will have a positive pregnancy test.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Naheed Akhter
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
No age limit.: More common after the age of 40 that is why mammogram screening begins after 40. But can happen in young people too. I had a patient who was 25 diagno... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Akhter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Akhter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pune, B. J. Medical College, India
Graduated 1968MD

Awards

America's Top OB/GYN by Consumers Research Council each year
Patient's Choice Award 2011
Compassionate Doctor award 2011
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