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Dr. Donald Rock

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spanish Fort, AL
73 years experience male

Locations

Office

Spanish Fort, AL

Address

500 Spanish Fort Blvd, Apt. 92, Spanish Fort, AL
Directions

About

Bio

After graduation from medical school. I had a general rotating internship at Newport Naval Hospital followed by residencies in Pathology and Ob/Gyn at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Dt. Albans Naval Hospital,, and the New York University/Bellevue Hospital. I served in the US Navy for 41 years, retiring as a captain and a delivery record of some 5000 babies.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
164 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Probably quite norma: A minimal whitish discharge after relations is quite normal and is probably a combination of seminal fluid and vaginal mucus.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Yes: Any time there is bleeding during pregnancy, there is cause to worry. In your case, the bleeding may be due to local vaginal tear or irritation from i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Usually not serious: Most of the time it is simply the beginning of a period as the hormone level changes from estrogen to progesterone. However, it could be a small polyp... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Prob not serious: This was probably just the dregs of your period, but if it continues, it could represent a bladder infection. If there are frequency and burning on ur... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Zpac and flu: No, the allergy of your fiancé would not be affected by your taking the medication, but an antibiotic is not the first choice of rx for a viral infect... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Preg possible : Pregnancy is possible but doubtful. Deranged period likely due to your "bc is all messed up". Realign the taking of your bc pills and see if that help... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Yes: It is normal to have a brownish or redish dischatge for several days after either a spontaneous or medically/surgically induced abortion.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
It could be.: Sex protection has little to do with vaginal bleeding. The vaginal mucosa is very delicate and early and infrequent intercourse often leads to some va... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
near ovulation: The most obvious times for exposure to pregnancy is the day of ovulation and the 72 hours prior to and after ovulation. However thus does vary with t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Quite minimal.: Coitus a week prior to a period is a relatively infertile time and with the onset of the period, pregnancy would be doubtful.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Normal occurence: Sometimes the menstrual flow accumulates in the vagina and during the evacuation of a bowel movement, the pressure of the movement itself will cause ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Any past history?: Have you taken midol before? Frequently such medication does cause stomach upset but if you have taken it before without a problem it will not bother ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Ask doctor: I would certainly ask the doctor who originally prescribed the medication how long you should continue to take it. Usually it is about a year.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Further note: To add to the excellent answer, gonorrhea in women can also lead to serious unfecions in the fallopian tube that can further lead to infertility.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Minimal: The Keflex intake is immaterial, but the fact you are using an implant and intercourse occurred on the 1st day of your period makes the probability of... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
CROTCH ODOR: First of all, urine does not smell, it has an odor. Despite showers, the warm, moist area of the crotch enclosed by panties perspires, the glands exu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Probably not: But I know of no studies that address that fact. In effect you are taking the hormones of two birth control pills of low dose so there should be no il... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Agree, but: How many readings were taken? Were you sitting down? Legs crossed? Many factors are involved here. If this is a consistent reading, see your health c... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
When known pregnant: This may sound a bit iconoclastic, but if you eat well and exercise sufficiently, vitamins are really only a supplement. Taking a good multivitamin da... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Yes, but: Some women never have regular 28-30 day cycles and it is normal for them. Unusual for stress-related problems to last that long. There may be underly... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
No.: Hysteroscopy is done with a tube inserted into the uterus via the cervix and will not reveal the ovaries, tubes and others internal organs. With pelvi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Oreg poss but unlike: Ovulation is rare during menstruation so while pregnancy is a slim possibility, it is unlikely.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
A little, yes.: A slight amount of bleed or seepage is normal. If it worsens, see the surgeon who performed the removal.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Should be OK: Usually the skin incision is well healed by 3 weeks. Also usually the skin closure is by a subcuticular stich that is self absorbing so wearing pantie... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Not unusual: At times a period will seem to end and it is possible that uterine spasm associated with sexual activity could produce more menstral bleeding.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Yes: Anyitme between 36 and 42 weeks is entirely normal for the start of spontaneous labor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
A normal happening: During late pregnancy, the bones of the pelves, usually quite fixed, loosen to provide a bit more room in the birth canal. This is especially true wit... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Probably not: Ovarian cysts are most usually benign and tend to eradicate themselves. However, if your cyst is that large and is symptomatic, i would follow. It clo... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Prob. not a worry: Most sharp pains in the chest, unless there has been trauma to the muscles or rib cage, ate due to stomach or upper intestinal gas pockets and are not... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
No.: Dysmenorrhea has little connection with normal sexual activity.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Yes: Many women experience uterine cramping during pregnancy with no bleeding. Be sure and seek obstetrical care during your pregnancy to ensure proper gr... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Unclear problem: If by discharge you mean bowel movement, straining at stool will probably not cause vaginal or utering prolapse, especially in virginal tissue. Howeve... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Too little info: I know too little about your history, but with irregular periods it is not unusual for old, partially decomposed blood from the shedding endometrium t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Nausea and vomiting: Is frequent in early pregnancy but does not always occur. Periods almost always stop when pregnant but very rarely some women continue to have some ty... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
?embedded?: If by embedded you mean the iud has been in place for a long time and the strings are missing, see your health provider/ob/gyn. Usually with a simple ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Not enough info.: Intercourse and pregnancy are fairly well tied to the time of ovulation. If this occurred in mid cycle, pregnancy is a possibility. Sorryi cannot be m... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Cloth: In the old days, women used small squares of clean cotton cloth, changed them often and washed them.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Probably excess air.: We humans swallow air hundreds of times a day and most unaccounted for brief pains in the lower chest and upper abdomen are due to gas. Also could be ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Depends on the D &C: If the D&C was for diagnostic purpose and there is no further discharge, sex would be ok. If it was for an abortion, i would advise waiting for a norm... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Possible: With a 28 day cycle, assuming ovulation on the 14th day and intercourse on the 18th day, pregnancy is possible but not very probable. A five day perio... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Probably gas.: Most sudden, sharp pains in the chest and upper abdomen are due to gas.Every time you eat and swallow, you ingest air (gas). At times these gas bubble... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Probably a new preg: But, rarely, there is a hormone-producing tumor left from the pregnancy. See your ob/gyn; you may need a 24 hour hormone assay to dfferentiate it fr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Yes: So long as the entire content of the pill is swallowed it , matters little whether the pill is chewed or swallowed whole..
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Anther contraceptive: It is probably too late for the present form of contraceptive to be effective. Recommend you use another form of contraceptive for the remainer of thi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Change brands?: If one type of condom causes an allergic reaction, you might try changing brands. It may be the spermicidal powder on the condum causing the reaction ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Hard to be definite.: This could be a polyp. Are you taking any bcp's? It could even be a menstrual abortion. If heavy bleeding continues, see you ob/gun or health provide... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Slow weaning best: Introduce baby to a bottle with rubber nipple. Substitute bottle feeding and decrease breast feeding gradually. Gently massage breasts to relieve plu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Depends on operation: If ligation was done arthroscopically, you should be able to begin now. If done via an incision, you should ask you surgeon. In any event, you should ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Not at all unusual: Premature greying is not at all unusual. It may be hereditary and is not necessarily linked to premature aging, especially if that is the only aging ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Rock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 73 years experience
Exercise/surgery: Use kegal exercise. If necessary, see your doctor about possible surgery.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I just did a pregnancy test. Positive pregnancy.
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Thanks for your quick reply! thanks for the quick reply..i meant her actual lips..please advise me
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My periods have been regular except when I am on depo

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Vermont College of Medicine
Graduated 1949MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical School
Graduated 1949MD

Residency

Bellevue Hospital Center

Residency

St. Albans Naval Hospital

Residency

New York Methodist Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Mobile Region, AL - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Mobile Region, AL - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Mobile Region, AL - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Physician, US Navy, 41 years
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