Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh

Gynecology
Schaumburg, IL
21 years experience female

Locations

The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute

Naperville, IL

Address

120 Osler Drive, Suite 100, Naperville, IL
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Fax

630-428-0336

The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery Institute

Schaumburg, IL

About

Bio

I focus on gynecologic health and specialize in minimally invasive surgery.

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.

Gynecology

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Languages spoken

Telugu

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Unpredictable: Unfortunately, if you have irregular periods, your bleeding patterns and amount will vary. Brown disharge is older blood, therefore this could be your... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Possibly: The goal of endometrial ablation is to reduce the amount of bleeding you have with your monthly menses not to eliminate the periods. However, up to 4... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Not pregnant: Your chance to get pregnant is around 14 days before your period. That's when you ovulate. So if you had intercourse the day of your period, it is hig... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Pms: These can be premenstrual symptoms that occur typically a week prior to your menses. If your menses is late and your are sexually active, check a preg... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I assume the endometrial ablation is due to monthly heavy periods. If you want to avoid this procedure, an easy alternative is to obtain a Mirena (le... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Yeast: It may be yeast. Typically, yeast is white and clumpy without an odor. It can cause vaginal itching.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Hernia: You may have an inguinal hernia. You should your primary doctor or general surgeon.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Day of: You should have intercourse one time 4 days and then 2 days before your ovulation day as well as the day of ovulation and 2 days after. Good luck!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Pregnant?: If you are sexually active, i would recommend you take a pregnancy test. Otherwise, you should speak with your doctor.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes and no: Sometimes there are no symptoms and on ultrasound the fetus does not have a heart beat. Typical symptoms that can occur are cramping and bleeding.
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A member asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Maybe: Abdominal swelling can be normal up to 4-6 weeks after surgery due to the inflammation and healing from the inside where surgery was done as well as b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Lubrication: It sounds like you may need to apply lubrication at the beginning of intercourse and reapply during when it starts to hurt. When you aren't well lubr... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Heavy bleeding: Typically soaking through a tampon every hour constitutes a trip to the emergency room but if you feel light-headed, dizzy, heart racing or short of ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Color of blood: Bright red bleeding means fresh/new blood. Brown is old blood. With you bleeding irregularly, it is not unusual to see blood in different stages, how... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Day 14-15: With day 1 being the first day of your full flow, day 14 will be the day of ovulation for a 28 day cycle and day 15 for a 29 day cycle. Have intercou... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Normal: Many women usually have a creamy, white discharge that does not cause symtpoms of itching, burning or bad odor. If you do have these symptoms, you sho... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Normal: Having a period for 5 days is not unusual. Best time to get pregnant is about 14 days before your period.
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A female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Probably: Typically, when an std is diagnosed both you and your partner should be treated and you both should abstain from sexual contact until the treatment is... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Two different source: Microscopic hematuria describes that blood was found in the urine from the bladder. A routine pap smear tests the cervical cells found inside the vag... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Switch doctors: Not every doctor and patient will see eye to eye or be compatible. If you are not happy with your doctor, you have every right to "doctor shop" until ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes, but use condoms: Yes, the withdrawal method in combination with birth control pills does decrease your chance of pregnancy but the failure rate of withdrawal is high. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Women ovulate 14 days before their menses. Therefore, you use to ovulate day 18 but now ovulate day 13 or 14. Day 1 counts as the first day of full ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Not pregnant: Your chance to get pregnant is around 14 days before your period. That's when you ovulate. So if you had intercourse the day of your period, it is hig... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Give it time: If you have been trying to get pregnant and have been unsuccessful after 12 months of unprotected intercourse, then you and your partner should see a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: There a lot of blood vessels in the vagina. First time intercourse and rough sex can cause heavy bleeding. If the bleeding doesn't slow down, see a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Cervical infections: Testing positive for hpv puts you at a risk of cervical cancer but does not necessarily mean you will progress to cancer. It is important to be compl... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, you could be pregnant. You should take a pregnancy test.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Hard stools: If you are constipated or have hard stools, this can cause anal bleeds. First try to increase your fluid and fiber intake to reduce constipation and s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Lumpy is right: At the very top of the vagina is your cervix. It is a rounder structure that is the firmest part in the vagina. It can soften after having childbirt... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Check urine: The treatment for chlamydia and herpes do not cover a urinary tract infection. If you are have pain and frequency, then you should have your urine che... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Retest HIV: Hiv testing can be negative if it is newly acquired. It can take 3-6 months for a test to become positive. I would retest HIV at 3 and 6 months to b... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Follow levels: Fsh >25 indicates poor ovarian function, however the ovarian hormone levels change in ovulating women and high fsh is normal during ovulation cycle. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Numb the ear: I assume your doctor will numb your ear lobe with a topical anesthetic and remove the jewelry.
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A member asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Trauma: You may have a tear in the vagina from intercourse which can cause a lot of bleeding. Another reason to bleed after intercourse is if the cervix is in... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Stop the cream: I recommend stopping the cortisone cream. It is a steroid and can thin out the vulvar tissue. If you do have an ingrown hair you can apply a warm wash... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Old blood: Brown discharge is usually a sign of old blood. If you are due for your period this could be some premenstrual spotting.
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A member asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Blood test: Home pregnancy tests are usually accurate, but to be certain you can have your blood drawn to test your hormone levels.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Uterus is muscle: The uterus has a big muscle layer which can contract and firm up. However, a normal uterus is about the size of a fist so it should be pretty difficul... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
4-6 weeks: Depending on the kind of incision that was made to perform your surgery, the swelling can decrease at varying intervals. However, typically sweeling i... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Endometrial ablation: The success rate of endometrial ablations is 90% with patient satisfaction 95% depending on age and uterine anatomy. There can be longterm complicat... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Low possibility: To get pregnant, you must ovulate. Ovulation occurs 14 days before your period. So depending on how often your period comes will determine if you can... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Many options: Many options for painful periods. 1. Take anaprox (naproxen) 24hrs before your menses start and take around the clock through your worst days. 2. Co... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
See your gyn: You should probably see your gyn for a work-up irregular bleeding. There are many causes for this to occur that should be treated to avoid longterm co... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Uterine trauma: When performing a uterine procedure through the vagina, a complication can be a uterine perforation. This is when an instrument is inserted through al... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
None, cramps, bleed: If your doctor saw fetal heart tones one time and then did not with the follow-up ultrasound, then you have, unfortunately, miscarried. Cramping and v... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Pregnancy dating: If you are unsure of your last menstrual period, then the most accurate way to date the pregnancy is with an ultrasound in the first trimester. Since ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Not pregnant: The only way you could be pregnant is if you ovulated a week later than your usual cycle and the Plan B was not effective. The chances of a pregnancy... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Impant or IUD: The two best forms of reversible contraception are the Progesterone implants and the Progesterone or copper intrauterine devices.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Trauma: Sometimes it is ok to see blood after intercourse as there can be sometimes trauma to the cervix or vagina. If bleeding after intercourse becomes per... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 21 years experience
Pain with period: Sometimes pain with your periods can be due to endoemtriosis which can only be diagnosed with surgery. If endometriosis is not found, unfortunately, ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cholkeri-Singh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cholkeri-Singh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks, no we haven't tried bc, I smoke and never did well with bc when I was younger. We were concerned about stroke risk.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was afraid of ORS still. As frustrating as it is, I have hope to have them all removed soon!
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Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Evanston, IL - Winter
2013
Top Gynecologist, First Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
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