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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf

Gynecology
Howell
24 years experience female

Locations

Greenleaf Health and Wellness

Howell

Address

201 Candlewood Commons, Howell
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

7322843623

About

Bio

Premier women’s health expert, entrepreneur, inventor, and business leader, who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery for over 20 years, Dr. Greenleaf, is a trailblazer as the first female in the United States to become board certified in Urogynecology. Dr. Greenleaf takes a holistic body-mind-spirit approach to healing and wellness. She believes many of the answers to a healthy life are found within. She views her role in life as your wellness guide. Triple Board Certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology from the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology Procedural Medicine and Aesthetics from the American Association of Procedu

Specialties
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Gynecology

Urogynecology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Doctor Q&A

722 Answers
80 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Like getting a cold: There is healthy bacteria that lives in the vagina. Healthy bacteria fights off the 'bad bacteria." Many things can throw off the balance of healthy... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Many: It can be related to damage to the sphincter muscle or pelvic support, neurologic ( nerve ) problems, gastrointestinal disorders, food sensitivities..... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Long list: That is tough to answer in this small area. Here is a good summary http://www.merckbooks.com/mmha/pdf/table2_excerpt.pdf
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
No: Not usually. Every procedure has risks. Rarely you can get a temporary incontinence or urinary retention from cystoscopy. Even more rarely could da... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
InterstitialCystitis: It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder. There is no clear cut knowledge of what causes this condition. Theories have been autoimmune,... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Unsure: Doxycycline is often used for the treatment of urethritis. Antibiotics such as doxycycline can effect birth control if you are on it. I would recomm... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Possible: I would recommend having it looked at by gynecologist. If it gets painful, red, inflamed or associated with fever then go to ER. May try a warm comp... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Maybe: Canex V contains a medication called clotrimazole that can be effective against yeast infections, however not all vaginal discharge is yeast. If the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Complete: These types of conditions are not straight forward. There are many interconnecting bodily systems so this test is being ordered to rule out all pote... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
See doctor: It is normal to get a heavier discharge during pregnancy, however, it is safer to have this evaluated by a doctor. Bacterial and yeast infections can... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
See a doctor: There are so many factors including and excluding pregnancy that can effect a cycle. A history, physical exam, and laboratory testing can help clear ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Have it checked: Best to have it checked by a dermatologist. Dermatologists are trained to look at all skin, no matter where on the body it is.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Possible: If you are sexually active then pregnancy is always possible. However there are many other factors that can through off your hormones and your period... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause. I would recommend follow up with a urologist. Sometimes it can be kegel exercises, medication, or treated with a procedure.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Dr, Clinic, or NP: You will need to see a health practioner before being prescribed birth control. Planned Parenthood is a good resource. You can also see a primary ca... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: Could be either. A blighted ovum is fertilized egg that is not developing properly. It is not concerning unless happens 3-5 times. If this is your f... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Maybe nothing: Gram negative bacilli bacteria are often the cause of urinary tract infections. However, it depends on how the sample was collected. Urinating into ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Either: Without an exam it is difficult to answer. It could be either kidney or sciatica. Better safe than sorry. Follow up with your doctor. If pain get... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Follow instructions: Recommend following the packaging instructions which is usually no more than 3-4 times a day. If you are still having irritation I would recommend fo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Time will tell: Repeat test in 1-2 weeks....Otherwise see a doctor for a better evaluation.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Discuss with Dr: Recommend follow up with gynecologist. From your report it is difficult to make a definitive comment. A full evaluation needs to be performed. Base... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: Sometimes a UTI will cause urgency issues. Not all testing is 100%. Chronic bladder infections don't always test positive. I would recommend follow... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
See a doctor: There are many possibilities what this could be. You should have an evaluation with a gynecologist. Depending on your physical exam and radiographic... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: It is not usual for patients on Depo to not get menses/bleeding. One can still have menstrual symptoms however such as cramping.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
May be normal: This may be normal spotting. If this becomes a pattern or if discharge is associated with itching, burning, or foul odor then I would see a primary d... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: There are many causes to irregular bleeding. It is best to have this evaluated by your doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: Many things can through off your cycle incuding pregnancy. If not associated with any other symptoms then I would repeat another pregnancy test in 4-... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: There are many causes for spotting and the period being thrown off. Recommend seeing a doctor with possibiliy of testing other hormone levels. Stress... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Tough to answer: Because of the limited amount of information you are able to put in your question it is really difficulty to answer your question. WIth the informa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
See a doctor: I would suggest an examination to evaluate your symptoms. How long ago was your last C-Section? Any fever? Itching or burning? These are things in c... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Follow up: Follow up with primary or gynecologist to examine area. In meantime, consider applying warm compresses.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Follow up with dr: Without an exam it is difficult to tell. Plan B is preferable within 72 hours after unprotected sex so I would not consider that at this time. Follo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Bleeding: It might still be blood from your period or irritation from intercourse. I would be concerned if bleeding more than a maxipad full and hour, or if a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Follow up: I would recommend seeing a gynecologist to evaluate the location of the IUD since you can no longer feel the string. Also get leg numbness evaluated.... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Could be normal: It is possibly a normal change in your pattern, however changes in period can also be related to underlying medical problems. See a gynecologist for ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Changes in bleeding: This can occur for many reasons from hormonal imbalances, stress, infection, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, medical disorders, growths..... If it beco... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure what color neon is or where on the tampon this occurred, however, vitamins and medications can discolor the urine and bodily secretions... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Better safe: The fact that it changed size from bigger to smaller makes me immediately think of a non cancerous process going on, however, it is better safe than s... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Many things can throw off you period. If you are not pregnant, it could be other hormones such as your thyroid, stress can effect menstruation, low b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Difficult: Anything is possible in medicine. However trich is usually considered transmitted through genitals. In a child, it is a concerning sign of possibl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Further evaluation: Many things can effect the menstrual cycle such as stress, pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, infection, medical conditions, medications.....I would re... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Don't know: You should have it looked at. You can get a swelling of the blood vessels of the temple with any strenuous activity but it should go away. If this h... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Maybe nothing: Might not mean anyrhing but a normal period. See how your next period is. If changes see a doctor.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Many things can throw off you period. It could be hormonal such as your thyroid, stress can effect menstruation, body weight, other medical conditio... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Few: Pelvic Physical therapy, medications, acupuncture, chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, topical compounded medications, anti-inflammatories, per... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Ignore: Consider probiotics. Recommend at least 10 bilion bacteria daily ( lactobacillus).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
See a doctor: I would follow up with a urogynecologist or colorectal surgeon for a full evaluation. Fecal incontinence can occur because of damage to the sphincter... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Options: It may take a few months for your hormones to normalize. Once your periods become more regular, look into ovulation prediction kits. If continue to h... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
Should be: No birth control is 100%. If all your active pills are the same color, and you have been taking them daily, you should be fine.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
That hurts: Nair can cause a chemical burn. Different times in your cycle may make your skin more sensitive. It may have been left on a little too long. Keep a... Read More
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Testimonials
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Sep 3, 2014
Dr. Greenleaf is very knowledgeable and thorough with her patients, and demonstrates the perfect balance between professionalism and altruism with them.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Greenleaf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Greenleaf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you so much! i had also checked my cervix to see if anything was wrong and found three hard pea sized lumps on there so im going asap. Im so scared because my mom died from uterine cancer at 32...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was really paranoid about being pregnant. I am all bloated and I am thinking I'm pregnant. I took preg tests which came out negative, yet still scared so thank you.
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I had cramping a few before starting but nothing else...thank you for answering my question & I'll try not to worry too much about it, unless something else unusual happens.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Awards

American Urogynecology Society Leadership Program 2013-2015
First Board Certified Urogynecologist in New Jersey April 2013
First Female Board Certified Urogynecologist in the Nation April 2013

Affiliations

American Urogynecologic Society
American Urologic Association
International Pelvic Pain Society
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