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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See ophthalmologist: There are different types of abnormal eye movements and different causes. Nystagmus is one... Back and forth eye movements. It must be evaluated by an... Read More
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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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See MD: Nothing substitutes for an exam by your doctor. You should see him/her asap. Breast tissue may occur in the armpit area. Just ask any nursing mom. So ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See your doctor: Any stress can delay your period. The pregnancy test doesn't turn positive until about 10 days after conception so if you have irregular periods, you ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No: Waiting only 24 hours could cause serious complications, including turning a simple bladder infection into a more serious kidney infection. If your ur... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Maybe: It is important that you see your doctor to evaluate the cause of the discharge. It may be a vaginal infection and should be evaluated...
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Just say NO: If you give them a warning that they are to stop and they don't, report the problem to a supervisor in writing and make sure the supervisor acknowledg... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
2 weeks approx: Ovulation and conception usually occur 14 days prior to the next period. Implantation usually occurs around 12-14 days after conception and, if succes... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Get checked now: If you think you have broken your bag of waters, you must get checked immediately since the risk of serious infection increases every hour. Please cal... 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 male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Avoid: Avoid salt and fat in your diet. Push the protein and low fat dairy products.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See your OB: I hope you had your flu vaccine ! you and your baby need to be checked when you are ill. It is typical that after checking the baby's heart rate, you ... 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Maybe: If your pregnancy test is negative, you may wish to wait 1 cycle to see if your cramping resolves. If you had menstrual cramps before nuvaring, they w... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
A: A man's sperm count decreases every time he ejaculates. The day of ovulation is best for intercourse.
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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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: There is always a possibility of pregnancy if you are not using some form of protection. Even with a history of irregular periods and, in fact, becaus... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Sometimes: Many abortions are performed medically and some are performed surgically. The surgical procedure is called a d&c.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Anti-fungal cream : All major drugstores carry over the counter anti-fungal vaginal creams and suppositories. There are single day, 3 day and 7 day treatments available. ... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Unlikely: Many women still produce enough estrogen with only one ovary.
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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 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
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes, but....: 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 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 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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
It's possible: If you conceive and have twins, one in each side (horn) of the bicornuate uterus, you should consult a physician specializing in high risk obstetrics,... 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 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No guarantees: Some tips: have sex with your man mid-cycle. Empty your bladder before sex and elevate your hips slightly on a pillow during sex. Lie on your back for... Read More
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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 male asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Too close to call: Depending on how regular or irregular your periods were, it could be either one. Getting a paternity test on the newborn would be the only way to know... 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No: We can't ask the baby if he or she feels anything so it is impossible to answer. But, the monitor wire is only attached to the skin of the scalp and d... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Good physical status: Obesity is a major risk factor for pregnancy, so starting out in good physical condition is important. Eat right, avoiding fat and salt and fast foods... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Possibly: Get a pregnancy test done. Failure rate of depoprovera is very low but not zero. See your doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes !: You can ovulate at any time during your cycle, though if you are having regular predictable 28 day periods, you are probably ovulating around day 14 (... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Iron supplements: Anemia should have a confirmed cause, so "suspected" is not good enough. A low serum iron level associated with heavy periods may be the cause, but th... 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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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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