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Dr. Edward Jacobs

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Albany, NY
46 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
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.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

514 Answers
36 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: Any source of stress whether physical, emotional or psychological, can delay your period. You may skip a period completely and then start a new cycle ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Any level of stress: Any level of stress, whether it is physical, psychological or emotional, can cause you to skip a period. Hormone imbalance is very common for women in... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
See your HCP: It is important for you to have a complete evaluation by your health care provider.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Difficult: It is impossible to guarantee that a breast mass is definitely due to a clogged milk duct. Any breast mass must be evaluated by your physician. An ult... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Wait at least 4 wks: Consult with your doctor as it may depend on how far along you were. Please use protection !
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
It shouldn't be: Any surgery can be serious. But if surgery for fibroids is indeed necessary (it isn't always), there are several surgical approaches. Laparoscopy and ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
See your MD: See your healthcare provider for a blood pregnancy test called a serum beta HCG (more accurate than the urine test) and for a urinalysis to make sure ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Wait: If you want a sunday start, you must wait until the onset of your period before starting the pill. Don't take chances ! take your first sunday pill on... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Shaving ?: If you are shaving in this area, the little red dots you may see are called folliculitis.. You should shave in the shower with a gel or foam specifica... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Maybe nothing: If you have had previous full term pregnancies, this may explain the enlargement of your uterus, which is normal. Depending on how large, it is import... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: Barrier protection such as condoms and foam or the diaphragm or a non-hormonal iud (such as paragard). Consult your ob-gyn for the safest and most eff... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Many possibilities: An early mniscarriage, a hormone imbalance, a cervical polyp, stress and/or many other possibilities. Please see your gyn for further evaluation...
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
?stress: Hormone imbalances may be caused by a number of factors. Stress is one of them, whether physical, psychological or emotional. See your healthcare prov... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: There is no way to predict when a woman will ovulate when she stops using any form of hormonal birth control...It is best to wait at least 2 regular c... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Probably not: If you have had previous abdominal surgery and need a c section, cautious surgery will be needed to restore normal anatomy. Your ob-gyn will explain f... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Clear at mid cycle: Clear mucus mid cycle having the consistency of egg white is a good sign of ovulation !. Pre-menstrual discharge may vary by patient...Clear, bloody, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
No: Follow the correct directions on your particular pill pack.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Can't be predicted: Ovulation can occur at any time during the cycle, especially if your cycles are irregular. Please use protection if you do not wish to be pregnant. Se... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: You should definitely have a follow-up ultrasound soon. Check with your OB as to when. Don't be surprised if you have a little spotting.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Depends: Depends on the pill you are on. You must take all the hormonally active pills in your pack. Once you have completed the first cycle, you may have sex ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Excellent question!: I usually recommend using back-up (condoms, spermicide, etc) for the entire first cycle (tho the manufacturer may say sooner, don't take a chance !)..... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Well.....: ...At 16 years old, the cramps in your right hand (or left) will improve significantly, but you may not sleep as well.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Serious !: Go to an emergency room as soon as possible to rule out pulmonary embolus, heart problems, other life threatening conditions ! do not delay !
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: Lower abdominal pain, especially on one side is typical of ovulatory pain in some patients. It can be easily treated with the birth control pill. Spea... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Perhaps: It's certainly a good idea for nursing moms to stay away from peanut butter according to some allergists. Peanut allergy is severe and potentially lif... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Please see your MD: Make an appointment with your healthcare provider while you have the outbreak so it may be evaluated at its peak. You should be tested for std's as we... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes !!: That is, if it has always been that way..In the majority of the female population, one breast may be a different size than the other. .Small differenc... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
U may need to switch: Many pills have a strong hormone influence that is like the male hormone testosterone. A switch in birth control pills to a 'low androgenicity' pill m... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Common symptoms: Your multiple symptoms are very common, but there are multiple solutions as well. Please see your healthcare provider for some suggestions that are ri... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
See your MD: Family history of breast cancer is an important part of any patient's history and may impact significantly on your physician's evaluation of your indi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
In small areas: Alcohol swabs are meant to be used on the skin to sterilize small areas at one time. Be careful if you have sensitive skin.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Hormones: The hormones of pregnancy are the main cause of nausea and morning sickness, especially in the first trimester (first 14 weeks) of pregnancy. This nau... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
No: Do not use any medication (whether prescribed or over the counter) in the vagina unless it is specifically stated that it is for that purpose. Please... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Possibly: It is generally recommended to wait at least two years between pregnancies for several reasons. Allowing your body to heal is one of them. If you had ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
A GTT: A 2 hour glucose tolerance test at about 28 weeks is now the standard of care for diagnosing gestational diabetes. If any one value is abnormal, you w... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Wait 1 cycle: Most women will ovulate 14 days before the onset of their next period. So if a woman has a regular 28 day cycle, she is most fertile on day 14. If you... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Possibly: The pill frequently causes a change in a woman's vaginal discharge, but the discharge may also be a sign of an abnormal infection and should be checke... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: You should definitely see your doctor as soon as possible. There are many different causes of your symptoms and a complete evaluation by your md is in... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Bloody show ?: Active bleeding is not normal and you should see your ob. Passing a little blood tinged mucus is typical of a "bloody show" and means the cervix has ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
In: In moms having their first baby, the baby's head dips (engages) into the birth canal at about 38 wk.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Low: Regular and predictable cramping due to normal menstrual cycles varies in intensity among patients. Some have little or no cramping, others have inten... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Many possibilities: See your healthcare provider for a complete evaluation. Could be gastro-intestinal or gynecologic in origin. If the pain is cyclic (the same time ever... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
See your HCP: It may be a sign of a vaginal infection. Stop using a vaginal wash and see your healthcare provider for evaluation and possibly culture. Some vaginal ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Probably: But, sometimes that can be a sign of expelling the mucus plug and that can be a sign of shortening of the cervix which is not good at 21 weeks. See yo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: Until it is established that your pregnancy is inside your uterus by ultrasound (between 6-7 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period), ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Options exist: You should see your gyn/healthcare provider since at the age of 49, there are several safe medical and hormonal options available. Your individual med... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
It: It is possible to eat healthy when dining out. Set a goal for healthy food and reasonable portions.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes: See your md and get a pregnancy test. Use some form of pregnancy protection to reduce the risk of pregnancy if you do not wish to be pregnant.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Most likely she has bv, an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria that requires very specific prescription medication. Often, semen can have a very distinct... Read More

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Aug 10, 2013
Great answers.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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