Doctor Q&A for Dr. Mark Doherty

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Yes, but........: People have different tolerances to pain. A minor cramp to one person may be agony in another. However, if the cervical biopsies are small, the averag ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Yes: You should inform the practitioner that has scheduled you for the laser treatment immediately. It is unusual to do a laser treatment upon someone know ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
No short answer: If the practitioner is told of your concerns, they will usually use smaller instruments than in non-virgins, take extra care not to rush during the ex ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Depends: Surgical abortion definitely can reduce fertility. And, in the woman who does later get pregnant, she has a higher chance of a miscarriage and prematu ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Maybe: Dysplasia cannot spread to a developing baby or even one that is delivering. But, if there are abnormal paps during pregnancy, this would require more ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Yes: Could be anything from a bladder infection, vaginal infection, sexual difficulties, or anal hemorrhoids (minor, and more likely) to precancerous or ca ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Be patient.: There is no "cure" that we know of, other than time and mother nature. Keeping your immune system in shape (good nutrition, avoiding hormonal contrace ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Separate: "cervicitis" diagnosed only upon microscopic exam is usually a normal state. It was named long ago when it was thought to be abnormal. Nowadays, we kn ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
May not be obvious: A physical exam by a practitioner experienced with hpv is necessary. Sometimes even then it is not clear, and occasionally a tiny biopsy is helpful.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Doherty
39 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
For life: We recommend that pelvic exams be done for your entire life. Sometimes pap smears are not necessary later in life, though. The frequency of both shoul ... Read More
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