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Dr. Edward Jacobs

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albany, NY
48 years experience male

Locations

Jacobs, Lee & Burack MD PC

Albany, NY

Address

62 Hackett Blvd, Albany, NY, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

518 439 0452

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Capital District Physicians Health Plan

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

MVP Healthcare

Tricare

Jacobs, Lee & Burack MD PC

Troy , NY

Office

Delmar, NY

About

Bio

Graduated Syracuse University in 1969, enrolled in PhD program at Mt Sinai Medical School until 1972 when I started medical school in the second year at Albany Medical College. Completed my residency in OB-GYN at Albany Med in 1978 and I have been in private practice ever since. Most of the 400 babies delivered by my practice every year are delivered at Albany Medical Center Hospital. I am now delivering my second generation of patients. My special interests in practice include evaluation of pelvic pain, painful intercourse, pre-conception counseling, and treatment of menopausal symptoms. I love to travel, spend leisure time on the beach, and have fun as an amateur digital photographer..

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

410 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Around 5/10: Depending on your cycle, may 10 would be the approximate date of conception if you were having regular 28 day cycles.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Infection: Most likely a yeast (fungal) infection. Try an anti-fungal agent over the counter specifically for vaginal infection. If you don't improve, see your h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Stop Picking !: If you have recurrent cold sores, you may benefit from being on long term prophylactic (preventative) anti-viral agent (such as valcyclovir). . Don't ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Possibly: If you have regular 28 day periods, you are most likely ovulating on day 14 (with your first day of bleeding being counted as day 1). But, the time of... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Medicine !: There are excellent medicines available for HIV positive pregnant women. These prescription medications can significantly lower the risk of transmissi... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Most of the time: Most of the time, right after the baby delivers. However, patients with gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing diabetes later and shou... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: If you have been treated with zithromycin 1 gm as a one-time dose, then it is ok. But if you are receiving 7 days of another antibiotic, wait until yo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: There is significant additional congestion (additional blood flow) in the uterus just before the onset of a period. There can be as much as a 30% diff... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Very common: Several causes. Excessive moisture from perspiration (heat, exercise and leotards) is a frequent cause. It is easily treated with over the counter ant... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Not to worry yet: It is often difficult to find the fetal heart with an abdominal probe at 8 weeks. A vaginal probe exam would certainly show it and you should consider... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Hard to tell: It is best to get sequential beta HCG levels (the pregnancy hormone) via blood testing. In most normal pregnancies, the beta HCG will double every thr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Hormones: Many women complain of breast soreness and tenderness just before their menses. This is due to hormonal changes that occur naturally during the cycle.... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: Depends on the state you are in.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See your MD: This combination of symptoms should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. If there is any chance you could be pregnant, you must see your hcp to r... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: But you are wise to do it. Std's can cause major health issues and affect your future fertility. Early treatment is critical and negative testing wil... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: And very risky. See a qualified physician who can help you consider your options.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
'Pinch': It is difficult to characterize a 'pinching' feeling because what may seem like a pinch to you may be something quite different for someone else. If ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Common: Common but not necessarily normal for you. If you have been on this pill for more than two months and still have these symptoms, please check with you... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Soon: As long as the infection is treated completely with oral or vaginal medication, it is ok to go swimming. But, get out of your wet bathing suit right a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Any level of stress: Any level of stress, whether it is physical, psychological or emotional, can cause you to skip a period. If you are sexually active, pregnancy is alwa... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Any level of stress: Any level of stress, whether it is physical, psychological or emotional, can cause you to skip a period. If you are sexually active, pregnancy is alwa... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
It depends: It is safe to live with uterine fibroids under certain conditions: #1) they don't cause severely abnormal bleeding or debilitating pain, 2) they do n... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Nursing: Estrogen levels drop while you are nursing (that's why the vagina is very dry in a nursing mother). Patients often experience the other symptoms of lo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends on the pill: Not a good idea to start the pill again after missing three. Check with your healthcare provider. The answer really depends on which pill you are on a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: Whether it is physical, emotional or psychological in origin, stress can cause a patient to have irregular cycles or skip a period. Pregnancy is alway... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
More testing needed: You need a vaginal and cervical culture to determine the cause of the discharge which may be due to an infection.. Sometimes, the doctor can look at a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
It varies: Some patients have a bowel movement every day and others may have one several days apart. Please see your health care provider if you have a problem w... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
You are right !: The lining of the uterus known as endometrium builds up every cycle as a thin lining insiode the uterine cavity. When it sheds, the uterine wall bleed... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Consult: Consult a specialist in "maternal-fetal medicine" if you have a high risk pregnancy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: It would be considered "premature menopause". It is very unusual to go through menopause before 48 y/o. The average age in the us is 52 y/o, but many... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No: There are many causes of an itchy sensation after having sex. A vaginal infection or sensitivity to the condom lubricant or spermicide are just a few.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: You should see a qualified md soon so he/she can evaluate it properly.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See your doctor: Sore nipples may be due to a reaction to materials in a new bra. Use eucerin cream on the nipples and if your symptoms do not improve, you must see yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Maybe: See the doctor who performed the abortion. Another possibility is "retained tissue", meaning that you may still have some tissue remaining in the uter... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Varies: When a pregnant patient starts bleeding and cramping within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, it is a possible sign of miscarriage. Sometime the tissue... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: The incidence of twins depends on what part of the world you are from. In the us, the incidence is 33/1000.. Because the position of the fibroid in yo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No guarantees !: Men can have an 'emission' without ejaculating. He should be wearing a condom at all times ! withdrawal is not a guaranteed method of birth control. .... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
You need ultrasound: Tho it is very early, you will need an ultrasound within the next few wks to determine the source of the bleeding. Up to 25% of pregnant patients may ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: But, it is very rare. There are different types of ovarian ca. Some types affect women in their 20's and other types affect older women. See your md f... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No !: In my opinion, no, as long as it is with each other ! enjoy !
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Classic Symptoms: Irregular or no periods, hot flushes, night sweats, sleeplessness, decreased libido, mood swings and vaginal dryness are the classic symptoms of menop... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
A few possibilities: ? Pregnancy, ?Urinary tract infection, ?Bacterial infection (bacterial vaginosis is characterized by a fishy foul odor)...You need to be evaluated by ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
None: Lose weight first, then try to become pregnant. Being overweight is a risk for pregnant women. Try a safe approach to dieting, moderated by your healt... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Possibly: If you have regular 28 day periods, you are most likely ovulating on day 14 (with your first day of bleeding being counted as day #1. But, the time of... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Probably not: Nausea and vomiting are very common during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Vomiting can cause tiny blood vessels in the esophagus and stomach to brea... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Surgery !: This mass needs to be removed. The ct should be followed by an ultrasound and a blood test: called "ca125"...It is impossible to distinguish a benign... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
A few possibilities: There are several excellent over the counter and prescription medications, both oral and vaginal, which may be used for vaginal yeast infection. Ask y... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends on age: Some women can safely be on the birth control pill to prevent heavy menstrual flow or irregular periods in their forties. It is necessary to consult w... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Increased rest: You are by definition a "high risk" pregnancy because of your age alone. You should avoid straining, squatting, bearing down or any hi impact exercise... Read More
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Aug 10, 2013
Great answers.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This was helpful but I still did not get my question answered. What I wanted to know was if I could have a UTI with out pain or any obvious signs of blood in my urine
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After my miscarriage I’ve been tearing myself apart with guilt & blame. I feel that I’ve really let my husband and family down. I’m afraid to try again. But at the same time I’m hopeful.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I was tested for other stds and HIV. All blood work came back fine. Go back for HIV test in July but will see him again on Friday.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Albany, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Albany, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Albany, NY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Albany area hospital and medical center
Samaritan hospital
St peters hospital
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