Dr. Michael Swor

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sarasota, FL
42 years experience male

Locations

Swor Women's Care

Sarasota, FL

Address

1617 South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

9419068774

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Aetna Life Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a practicing gynecologist in Sarasota, Florida. I am board-certified in OBGYN and also board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (also known as urogynecology). I am the chairman of Gynecology at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (ranked #2 in Florida for years).

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

767 Answers
143 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Iron therapy: No effect. Usually no extra iron is needed in otherwise healthy women after menopause. Ask the doctor if you need it since you aren't menstruating.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Our bodies are in a continuous state of change. We will never be the same, but you can come healthy diet and physical activity to achieve a new normal... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Pelvic pain: Severe pain or cramping is never normal. You should be checked by a gyn specialist for a problem with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) or other gyn issues ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Breast Itching : Itching in the nipple area is usually a simple skin issue like yeast or dermatitis. A simple check up with a gyn specialist is the next step.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Miscarriage: You can expect some cramping and bleeding that can vary quite a bit. If there is very heavy bleeding, dizziness, or severe pain, then get checked by a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: With negative test, sounds like pregnancy is unlikely. A common cause is anovulation and ovarian cyst. This is usually due to a temporary hormonal gli... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Lap rectopexy: In most patients, a return to normal activities is allowed by this time, with the possible exception of heavy lifting, repetitive straining or high im... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding pattern is unpredictable at this point. POPs are effective for contraception but don't regulate cycles.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Maybe: Every month the ovaries produce a batch of ripening eggs or follicles. The largest of these "follicular cysts" gets about 2cm before ovulation. The on... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Same: The first trimester or first 12 weeks is considered the embryonic period of pregnancy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
5: I suggest 3 healthy meals and two healthy snacks. Your OB can advise you on calorie and nutritional requirements.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Sometimes: Endometriosis is a progressive condition. This means that it tries to grow or come back, even after effective treatment with surgery or medication. Fo... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Laparoscopy : Find a gyn surgeon with expertise in laparoscopic myomectomy. That is what you need. Another option is MRI guided high frequency ultrasound. I don't r... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It varies: Your sexual response can vary according to your general health, your gynecological health and your emotional health. Having the right attitude and fe... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Mucus stools: Endometriosis can cause changes in the stools. Blood, mucus and constipation should be evaluated by your gyn doctor and a gastroenterologist.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Normal: Sounds like a normal description of the various secretions in semen.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly: Since period-like bleeding can occur during pregnancy and since ovulation can occur earlier or later than usual, you always need to consider possible ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Weak uterus: Weak uterus symptoms are pelvic pressure, heavy feeling, and vaginal bulging or premature labor and multiple miscarriages. It depends on what kind of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not long: We only need 10% of our kidneys to have normal function. The healthy remaining kidney should give you full function soon after having one removed.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Cells in urine: Sounds like they saw signs of vaginal secretions in the urine sample but no infection. That's ok.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possible virus: Sounds like a viral infection but may be normal skin changes. Get a gyn check up.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Takes more: It takes more than prolactin to generate any significant milk production from a normal male. There would need to be adequate breast tissue "primed" wi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Pelvic pressure: Pelvic pressure and irregular menstrual bleeding requires a gynecology exam to check for hormonal issues (including pregnancy), ovarian cysts, pelvic ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hormone imbalance: Sounds like a minor hormone imbalance. If you aren't pregnant or having pain, then give it a month to straighten out.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Many things: Longer menstrual flow is usually caused by a hormonal change (even pregnancy), a problem in the uterus, or a blood clotting defect. More than 7 day pe... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Sometimes bleeding can occur in early pregnancy at the time of implantation, about a week before the expected period. If you have symptoms or miss you... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: If you have had your injections on time, it's very unlikely to become pregnant. Abnormal bleeding or discharge are common.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Frozen section: It's right about whether there is cancer in 98% of cases although the exact diagnosis gets adjusted fairly often in the final reports with further ana... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
SISH: Transvaginal ultrasound with saline infusion (sish) is a better test, and done by the gyn specialist who can treat you.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Sounds like pre-labor.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Fertile mucus: The mucus plug that protects the entrance to the uterus loosens and gets watery as you approach your fertile time. This allows the sperm to get insid... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Tubal is better than 99% effective, but occasionally a pregnancy can occur. If you miss a period and have pregnancy symptoms, then do a test or get ch... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Menopause: You need a thorough evaluation by a gynecologist. Some women get aches and pains with menopausal changes, but there are many possibilities.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Tube damage: Damaged or blocked fallopian tubes can be repaired or reopened with surgery and corrective procedures. Antibiotics improve tubes inflamed by infection... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Problem: A big increase in bleeding with clots is not normal and should prompt some testing such as ultrasound. Common causes are a hormonal issue, fibroids an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Cervix: The cervix feels firm like the end of your nose and you may also be feeling the pubic bone in the upper front area.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Current methods maybe able to detect the dna of bacteria and viruses that cause stds.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Bacteria: It sounds like bacteria overgrowth. You should have a gyn checkup.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Bacterial : You have bacterial overgrowth or vaginosis which is more noticeable after periods due to the ph change with bleeding. Get checked and you will likely ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Now: I would get tested now and again in 3 months for common stds.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
75% successful: Hta ablation doesn't always work to reduce bleeding. Other options include hormonal therapy, mirena, (levonorgestrel) Lysteda and surgery. If bleeding... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Other hormone change: It can be a minor hormone change other than pregnancy. It could be a breast condition like fibrocystic changes. Get checked if it keeps up.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not: Probably not pregnant if the office test was negative. If you feel fine, then see what happens over the next two weeks. Get rechecked if you still a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Copper IUD : Neither depoprovera or copper iud helps regulate cycles although both are very good birth control. The abnormal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a gy... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Endometriosis: Pain that is worse or unusual during periods is probably endometriosis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Sounds like 2 good maturing eggs on cycle day 10. You may ovulate from both if they are similar. We expect 2mm increase in size per day and ovulation ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Implanon: It's normal to get that kind of pattern in implanon. If you have pain, or other symptoms then get checked for a problem like infection or cervix lesi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Herpes virus can spread to partners and interfere with sexuality but doesn't change sperm.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: It sounds like your cycles and probably your fertility are back to normal.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Get checked: Get checked for infection or a foreign body such as a retained tampon.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Swor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Swor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Negative hpt and had spotting 2 weeks after no period. Guess it´s hormonal afterall. We´ll wait and see next month. Thank you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Ive had blood taken and theres never signs of abnormality. & doctors never take me seriously because of my age.
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so I shouldn't really be worried, my breast consultant did a exam and said he could feel something different but no explanation again.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

university of florida, jacksonville
Completed 1985

Awards

Top Doctor 2006-2015
Small Business of the Year
USF Alumni of the Year for professional achievement

Affiliations

FACOG, FACS
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