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Dr. John Geisler

Gynecologic Oncology
Toledo, OH
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Toledo, OH

Address

3120 Glendale avenue, MS 1194, Toledo, OH
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About

Bio

University of Michigan - 1990 Indiana University School of Medicine -1994 St. Vincent: Indy - Internal Med 1995 St. Vincent: Indy - Ob/Gyn 1999 University of Iowa - Pelvic Surgery 2000 University of Iowa - Gynecologic Oncology 2003

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Gynecologic Oncology

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649 Answers
23 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Diflucan (fluconazole): The symptoms of a yeast infection may last for up to a week after taking a one time dose.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vulvar cancer: Signs & symptoms: 1) lump, bump, mass 2) bleeding 3) ulcer (non-healing sore) 4) itching.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Aromatase inhibitors: Aromatase inhibitors are by prescription only. They should only be used under the guidance of a physician.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Molar pregnancy: In general it is not. There are case reports of familial events (ie, seven molar pregnancies in 6 sisters).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Endometrial cancer: Obesity, type ii diabetes, estrogen without progesterone, family history all put you at risk. Pcos affects the first 3. Birth control pulls and contro... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Ovarian cancer: No, there is not a screening test for ovarian cancer. Some people have tried different combinations of pelvic ultrasound and ca 125 but these have no... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Cervical dysphasia: Cervical dysplasia has no symptoms. In contrast, the most common symptom of cervical cancer is abnormal bleeding. If advanced, it can cause pain in ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Cryosurgery: Yes, you could have taken a bath that day.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Complex cyst: A complex cyst rupturing usually only causes pain. If the complex cyst is an abscess from pelvic inflammatory disease it could scar the fallopian tub... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Pap smear: It is not required, but if you are not up to date on your pap smear, it should be done. It is required to make sure you are not pregnant.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vulvectomy: A partial vulvectomy is usually done for vin iii (carcinoma in situ/ severe dysplasia of the vulva). Healing time is variable but for it to heal all t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Cystoscopy: Cystoscopy is done to evaluate the urethra, the bladder, the opening o the ureters. It also is done to place stents (tubes) in the ureters. It can be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer risk can be reduced by taking oral contraceptive, by having children in your 20s and early 30s, and by having your ovaries and tubes re... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Most people do not have symptoms but if symptoms occur, they may include bloating, pain, reflux, or change in urinary symptoms.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Cryosurgery: The discharge is present for many days but decreases after 10-14 days commonly.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Kegel: That is part of the kegel exercises. However, you want to make sure you feel all of your pelvic muscles tightening and untightening.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vaginal cancer: Vaginal cancer is rare. Do you still have a cervix? A gartner's duct cyst is benign and much more common. See your gynecologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vulvar cancer: Gardasil will decrease the chances of vulvar cancer that is caused by hpv. Less vulvar cancer is caused by hpv than acerbically cancer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Kegels: When properly performed, kegels may actually help decrease the risk of urinary tract infections.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Endometrial biopsy: Endometrial biopsy is performed for abnormal uterine bleeding in anyone over 40-45. If younger than an endometrial biopsy is performed for persistent ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Chemo and ovaries: Yes, some chemotherapies can cause failure of the ovaries at an early age.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Risk factors: No, however, there is new data coming out that having endometriosis can put you at a slightly higher risk of developing ovarian (or an ovarian-like) c... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Kegels: Because you may not be used to working out the muscles if the pelvic floor, you can have different sensations when beginning to do kegels exercises. I... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Neoprene: Part of the chemicals used to make neoprene are considered to be carcinogenic (cancer causing). So is sweet & low in large enough amounts. The actual... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Cervical cancer: It depends on the type of surgery. For invasive cervical cancer, it takes 6 weeks to fully recover from an open or robotic radical hysterectomy or rad... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Endometrial cancer: No. The main treatment is surgery.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vaginal cancer: It is very unlikely for an 18 year old to get cervical or vaginal cancer. Even the precancerous lesions are very unlikely unless you have some sort of... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Rectovaginal exam: If you are over 35 or if your gynecologist feels an abnormality, you should have a rectovaginal exam and not just a bimanual exam.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Atypical cells: This answer on a pap smear means that there are abnormal cells that do not look bad enough to call dysplasia. Because you are less than 30, no hpv te... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
HPV shots: The hpv vaccine should have no affect on your periods.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Pap smear : A pap smear is performed by using a small wooden device (spatula) with an endocervical brush or a small plastic device (broom) to get a sample of cell... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Fallopian tube CA: Fallopian tube cancer like ovarian cancer is treated by a gynecologic oncologist. It is best treated by cytoreductive or staging surgery followed by c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vulvar cancer: Yeast infections do not become vulvar cancer. However, many doctors do not know what vulvar cancer looks like and the mistake a cancer for a yeast inf... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Sex after surgery: That depends totally upon the pain from your incisions. Once the pain is gone then sex is fine as long as there is no incision in the vagina. If there... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Pap smear: It can be normal. Are you on contraception? This would make this symptom more common.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Endometrial biopsy: An endometrial biospy is a sampling of the tissue of the lining of the uterus. There are many different devices to perform the procedure. It sounds a... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer in the young can occur, but it is not common. When it occurs, uaually there is either a genetic/hereditary change that caused it or... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Hysterosalpingogram: A hysterosalpingogram just tells a doctor the shape of the uterine cavity an whether or not the tubes are open. An endometrial biopsy or Progesterone... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Chemotherapy: Make sure your mother takes the scheduled and as needed medications for nausea prescribed by her doctor. Make sure she drinks lots of fluids. Have her... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vulvar cancer: If you have a question because you have found something on your body contact your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is usually diagnosed by an endometrial biopsy or d&c. An extra-uterine mass may be an ovary or ovarian mass. An intra-uterine mas... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Kegel exercises: All of the levator muscles should be squeezed. This includes the pubococcygeus.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Vulvar cancer: It is unlikely but possible. Vulvar cancer usually shows up as a lump, bump or mass. See your doctor if you have questions.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Gardasil: First shot --> shot 1 month later --> shot 6 months after first.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
CA 125: A ca 125 is not a very accurate test. Anything that affects the lining of your abdomen (peritoneum), lung cavity (pleura), or sac around your heart (p... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Molar pregnancy : A pap smear is looking do precancerous or cancerous changes in the cervix. It has nothing to do with a pregnancy.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Pelvic exam: Yes, you can have a pelvic exam safely at any point during your period.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Endometrial cancer: Yes, a small percentage of women with endometrial cancer have a hereditary cancer. It is closely related to colon and ovarian cancer.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 29 years experience
Femara (letrozole): Femara (letrozole) does mimic the activity of clomiphene.
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Nov 12, 2012
He is professional and respectful .Dr John is the man he is amazing .I would highly recommend this doctor and have to anyone.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Geisler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Geisler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank u nobody has mentioned those symptoms which I have all of & HPV for over 15 years+severe genital warts & I haven't seen an Gyn in 10 y
HealthTap member
Thank you so much for your responses! It has really helped and we need more doctors like you in this world!!! I appreciate your time.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I started 7 days after a ruptures cyst and just ended 6 days before I went to the ER

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

ST VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Residency

ST VINCENT HEALTHCARE

Awards

Associate Professor
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Medical Student Clerkship

Affiliations

Society of Gynecologic Oncology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Publications

Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment: A Tool for Preoperative Assessment
Treatment of Advanced or Recurrent Cervical Cancer with Cisplatin or Cisplatin Containing Regimens: A Cost Effective Analysis
Robotically-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy Compared to Open Radical Hysterectomy
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