Dr. Betsy Greenleaf

Gynecology
Howell
25 years experience female

Locations

Greenleaf Health and Wellness

Howell

Address

201 Candlewood Commons, Howell
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My office hours

Thursday: 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gynecology

Urogynecology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Doctor Q&A

722 Answers
80 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: There are many factors that go into developing. Pregnancy, childbirth, straining, constipation, smoking, genetic strenghth of tissue, hard coughing, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Increases: Incontinence can occur at any age, however statistically the prevalence of incontinence increased with age. There are many different causes of inconti... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Often urge, frequency and urge incontinence can be caused by sacral nerve disorders. There are other disorders that can also effect pelvic floor func... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
FEW: Stress incontinence is from a weakness of the ligaments under the urethra. Kegels will strengthen the muscles but doesn't do anything for the ligament... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Urinary Incontinence: Few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Clarify: Depends. Are you already having issues with incontinence or are you looking for ways to prevent ever having incontinence? It also depends on the typ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Urinary Incontinence: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the b... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Cystocele: A cystocele is a type of hernia in which there is a weakness to the tissue support of the bladder. Further resources: www.voicesforpfd.org
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Baggies: Ziplock bags, or they sell doggie poop or baby diaper bags. Look in pet stores, baby stores or on line
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Urinary Incontinence: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the b... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: There are risks to any surgery. Discuss details with your doctor. Risks can be bleeding, infection, injury, temporary/permanent retention of urine, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Currently... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Urinary Incontinence: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause and type of incontinence. I recommend further evaluation by urologist, urogynecologist, gynecologist or primary physician. Ther... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence: leaking urine with activity, cough, sneeze. It occurs because of a weakness to the ligaments supporting the urethra. Currently... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Not tested: No good medical studies to support them. It depends on the cause. Prevention: stress free, healthy diet including probiotics, cotton underwear, avo... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Pelivc Muscle spasm: Spasming of the pelvic floor is a normal part of orgasm. However if you are having painful spasms or if the muscles are getting stuck in spasm then l... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Many conditions can effect cycle...Body weight, stress, ovarian cysts, thyroid problems, hormone irregularities, medications, other medical conditions... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
None: No one should be "forced" to have a pelvic examination. However, it is recommended to have yearly exams to evaluate for conditions you would not norm... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
See a doctor: Follow up with a doctor to manage hormone levels. Side effects maybe a result of drop in hormones or could be from other medical conditions.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Urinary Incontinence: There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Leaking: Leaking with activity such as cough, laugh, sneeze, jumping, walking
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
No: No known link unless you are using devices to masturbate with that damage ligaments or muscles in the pelvic floor
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Vaginitis: In general: Vaginitis is inflammation and irritation of the vagina. Yeast tends to cause a thick, white, cottage cheese like bready smelling discharge... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Orgasm and leaking: Some women have the ability to " ejaculate" with orgasm. In these women it is believed to be a prostatic like fluid produced in cells near the urethr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Cold turkey: Will power and wanting to quit is the best way to do it. It takes 3 days for nictoine to get out of your body. It is what to do beyond those that ge... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Yeast infections are fungal infections of the skin or mucous membranes. Yeast normally likes to grow in dark, warm, damp enviroments. Usually in men... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Urination frequency: As the bladder fills it will get to a certain volume that will trigger it to send a message to your brain that you have to urinate. As long as some... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
It can: Yeast likes to grow in an acidic enviroment. Alternative therapies for yeast can be bathing or douching ( though douching can have a risk of washing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Urge Incontinence: Incontinence that is caused by a sudden urge to go and unable to make it to the bathroom is urge incontinence. Kegel and pelvic floor exercises can h... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Many: Pregnancy, stress, medication side effects, low body weight, high levels of exercise.Hormonal disturbances such as thyroid disorder, pituitary disorde... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: There is a vaste array of causes of irritability. Potentially keeping a diary could connect potential causes. Hormone or other chemical blood testin... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Look into further: This really depends. Some amounts of free fluid can be normal but it depends on the amount. This really needs to be look into further. It does not ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Irritation: Usually associated with a white coating of the mucous membranes. In the mouth it can be associated with pain/irrition, redness of tissue, difficulty ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
PH: If pH of vagina is off you will lose the healthy bacteria in the vagina that will fight off infection. Sometimes there is resistant bacteria that tak... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Less than 8 years: Average age of menarche ( first period) in the us is 12-13 years old. There are many developmental steps for patients to go through puberty such as i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Doubtful: There are many reasons for incontinence but masturbation is not usually one of the causes. I would recommend further evaluation with urologist if you... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Not really: There is no connection between a ruptured cyst and amount of menstrual blood. Cysts on there own can potentially effect hormone levels and cycle leng... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
What part?: If you still have ovaries there is a rare chance of ectopic pregnancy. Without ovaries you will not create an egg to be fertilized. Without a uterus ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: The pill is designed to imitate pregnancy so while you are on the pill you should not get a period though sometimes spotting may occur. Usually durin... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Inflammation: Yeast is a fungus that likes to grow in dark, moist, warm enviroments. It can cause inflammation and irritation to the tissue. Yeast can be a sign of... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Unknown: This really needs further investigation. I would suggest starting with a primary care physician. You would need a physical examination. From there ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Average cycle is 28 -32 days between periods. However periods may have irregular for a while after first starting.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Sometimes: Not all radiographic testing is 100% diagnostic. Sometimes you need additional testing to see areas of the breast more clearly. I would discuss this... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Continue exams: I would suggest to continue regular exams and paps. Research is unclear whether your immune system fights and rids virus vs lays dormant. Best appro... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Inform your doctor: The safest thing is to inform your doctor of any symptoms after a procedure. It may be nothing but better safe than sorry.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 25 years experience
Maybe nornal: Sounds like old tissue and clots which maybe nornal. I would suggest seeing your doctor when this happening to know for sure.
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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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