Dr. Timothy Raichle

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Madison, WI
24 years experience male

Locations

Phases - Primary Health Care for Women

Madison, WI

Address

2955 Triverton Pike Dr., Madison, WI
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Physicians for Women - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Madison, WI

About

Bio

I currently practice General Obstetrics Gynecology. My interests are in general and complicated Obstetrics but also common Gynecologic concerns. I am married and have four children. I enjoy getting to know my patients and taking as much time as they need to answer their questions. As we say in our practice 'it is not the number of women we treat...it is how we treat women". If you live anywhere near Madison Wisconsin, I encourage you to visit our practice!

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.2K Answers
283 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Symptom relief: Synthetic hormones are virtually identical to the "bio-identical" hormones that i will assume you are curious about. The advantage of "synthetic" hor... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: You state that you are 25 years of age. Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months. This can occur in young women for other reasons, so if you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Are you anemic?: The main reason to take extra iron would be related to low blood counts (or anemia), or related to a diet low in iron. Given your age of 28, this is ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
See answer!: Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months. It is as simple as that! peri-menopausal transition is a process that begins in most cases in you... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Variable!: The average age of menopause is 51-52 years of age. The definition of menopause is no period for 12 months. That being said, symptoms that we attr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Never assume normal!: Menopause is defined as no period for 12 months. In women who meet this criteria, bleeding should be taken very seriously as the risk of cancer is ve... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Infection or other?: If this is sudden change i believe that there are two possibilities. First, consider that this might be from your bladder. A bladder infection can l... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No, not really: Ovulation is an event that occurs once during a cycle. It can involve release of more than one egg, but this, again, occurs once during the month. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Two weeks after!: So to summarize: 1. Lmp = 9/30 2. Ovulation about = 10/14 so intercourse on 10/23 and 10/25 is most likely outside the window of maximum fert... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cannot tell!: The first day of your period is day#1. Most women are most fertile around day#14. Most pregnancy tests do not turn positive until about day#28 (assu... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely!: A tubal ligation performed at the time of c/s carries an extremely low failure rate over time. While it is never wrong to go ahead and do a pregnancy... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Neither: Neither of these will work well for genital herpes. The best option would be to call your doctor for a prescription for an anti-viral medication, suc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Abnormal bleeding: Persistent bleeding after the normal cessation of your cycle might indicate something anatomic such as a polyp or fibroids. This could easily be eval... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Or untreated yeast: This is more likely related to an incompletely treated yeast infection - call your doctor for some Diflucan (fluconazole) which can be taken orally an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Look for cause: By definition, dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub) means that you are not ovulating regularly. There is often an underlying cause, such as thyroid d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Urgent: If you are bleeding heavily, and experiencing symptoms of dizziness and light-headedness, then you need to seek medical attention immediately.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: A small amount of blood streaking in the cervical mucous is probably nothing to worry about. If this were a recurrent problem, then a visit to your O... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Patience and yes: Coming off of the Depo-Provera shot can be associated with irregular periods during the first year. By now, though, i would expect that any cycle irr... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: If you have pcos and irregular cycles, the NuvaRing will help with this. Also, just as with any combination birth control pill containing estrogen an... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene): Your cycles are longer because there must be some variation in terms of when / if you ovulate. In women with anovulatory cycles, they benefit from a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Just about right: The HCG levels that you detail our excellent for the number of weeks that you report. It is very reassuring that there is appropriate doubling of the... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Might be normal: Some women can have very light periods when on the birth control pill. I would not associate this with the dental procedure. I would take a pregnanc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cycle not normal: Assuming that this is not related to pregnancy, then it is either a disruption of the normal hormonal changes in the cycle (often related to not ovula... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not GYN related...: At age 45, if you are still cycling, the ovaries will stil produce 'cysts' every month. The fact that they could not even see one of your ovaries ind... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Very low: When you miss a pill or have a disruption in when you take the pill, it is normal to get some breakthrough bleeding. It is still unlikely that you go... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cannot answer: This is extremely difficult to predict. In any pregnancy, the chance of miscarriage is about 15%. It is way too early to make such a prediction. Go... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes and no: Yes, a urine pregnancy test is an adequate way to follow HCG levels down to negative, and no, the HCG level (measured on a blood test) is sometimes sl... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Probably normal: If you have never had intercourse, then pregnancy should not be a concern. If she is concerned, then she should see an ob/gyn for advice. You should... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Reaction to meds: The only good explanation is a reaction to the medication which is likely called metrogel. Apply Hydrocortisone cream and if it does not clear up qui... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Maybe: In the setting of regular periods, and actual conception, it would be rare to have a false-negative result at 4 weeks beyond conception. Retake the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: There is no way that she can get pregnant in this manner, under these specific circumstances.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Trauma, infection: If there is swelling on the labia, then you need an exam to determine if there is any trauma or signs of an infection.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Never a bad time!: If you think that you might be pregnant, the earliest that it will turn positive is about the time of your next expected period. The test can be eith... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Unknown risk: If you have had pid in the past, then there is a decent chance that this can affect the function of your fallopian tubes. This is not a certainty, ju... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not the warts: Flu like symptoms and back pain might indicate something else going on related to your bowels or kidneys. You should contact your doctor for further ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Tinea = yeast: With skin problems and itching, the most likely problem is related to a yeast infection of the skin on the breast. Given that the breast is also a so... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yikes!: You have a very high risk situation with a growth restricted fetus and abnormal blood flow to the placenta. You need very close followup. Ask your d... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Negative pregnancy: If you are late for your period and the test is negative, then I do not think that you are pregnant. If you are not on birth control, then you need t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Within about 1 month: After initiation of the Depo-Provera shot, i would normally tell a patient to use some form of back up contraception (condoms) for the first month. A... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Absolutely!: The morning after pill must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. It is 95% effective if taken in this way. The sooner you take it, t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Maybe: If you are 5 days late and the pregnancy test is negative, then it is likely that you are not pregnant. On the other hand, you are engaging in a type... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: This could be from your period or perhaps from an ovarian cyst. Consider taking a pregnancy test to rule this out and if it does not get better with ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Probably normal: The NuvaRing effectively suppressed cycle related symptoms including breast symptoms. I would consider it normal, but worth discussing with your doct... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Slowed bowels: Pregnancy is associate with decreased 'transit time' through the bowels, from the stomach all the way through the colon. Audible gas noise can be a s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Lubrication: I would never encourage you to not use a form of birth control, so continue to use the condoms, but consider lubrication called astroglide. Also, the... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Probably safe: This is an herbal remedy with analgesic properties (i.e. For pain control). There are multiple ingredients, all of which are probably safe, but none ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Any of them: You need to check with your doctor, but any 35 microgram combination pill (contains estrogen and progesterone) is appropriate, assuming that you do no... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not pregnancy?: In early pregnancy, there really is not much affect on the upper back spine and muscles. This should be evaluated as a likely unrelated problem!
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Incompletely treated: In all likelihood, the yeast infection is not entirely cleared. Assuming that the whitish discharge is not the Monistat itself, i would have you cons... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Prolapse?: Based on your description, it sounds like you had an exam, probably for reasons related to symptoms you are experiencing. It also sounds like the exp... Read More
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Sep 4, 2013
Really appreciate Dr. Raichle's thoughtful answers on HealthTap. He is extremely knowledgeable and provides thorough, well researched answers. Highly recommend this outstanding Obstetrician/Gynecolo...Read More
Sep 3, 2013
Outstanding knowledge, skill and great bedside manner. Dr Raichle has the perfect blend of expertise and personality to provide outstanding OB/GYN care.
Sep 5, 2013
A welcome addition to Healthtap and I am sure that the community enjoys learning from him as much as we do
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! First week juicing I lost 6lbs just wanted reassurance it's good :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Will test in 2weeks wil not have sex till cure wil my testicle return?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate you taking out time of your schedule to help me :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WI HOSPITALS & CLINICS AUTHORITY

Residency

Meriter Hospital

Residency

St. Mary's Hospital

Awards

Chief Resident, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Top Doctor, First Place, Madison Region, WI - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Madison Region, WI - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Board-Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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