Dr. Ted Anderson

Gynecology
Nashville, TN
30 years experience male

Locations

Vanderbilt Center For Women's Health ay One Hundred Oaks

Nashville, TN

Address

719 Thompson Lane, Suite 27100, Nashville, TN
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health at Cool Springs

Franklin, TN

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

About

Bio

Dr. Anderson is Director of Gynecology at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He is specially trained in gynecologic surgery, especially minimally invasive surgery. He also has special training in reproductive endocrinology (hormonal abnormalities).

Specialties
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Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

361 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Could be normal: The average menstrual cycle is 28 days (counted from the first day of bleeding in one period until the first day of bleeding in the next period). So ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Maybe, maybe, no: Frequent urination often does occur in pregnancy but it could also be from diabetes, infection, medicines including herbals and supplements, bladder d... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Common, not normal: Bleeding after intercourse can come from a multitude of reasons, most of which are simple and not dangerous or a health threat. It could just be due ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
May not be breast: This could be pain from the chest wall or rib cage, like costochondtitis, instead of the breast. It sounds like pleuritic pain from the chest cavity ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: It is not uncommon for length of menstrual bleeding to vary. There are many things that can influence that. Overall, it is not likely you are pregna... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Polyps in the uterine cavity are not uncommon as a cause of abnormal bleeding. They are unrelated to polyps in the colon and do not "spread". Althou... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Peri-menopause?: There are so many things that can cause menstrual bleeding to be irregular or seem to stop at age 40, including thyroid problems, other hormonal imbal... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Hiv does not cause a discharge. It is a viral infection that can be transmitted sexually but generally does not have menstrual symptoms.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Not for this: Midcycle bleeding is not what endometrial ablation is designed to treat. This is most likely "ovulation spotting" caused by the affects of the inflam... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Check it out: This is not uncommon, especially for extremely thin or for overweight females. You do need to make certain you do not have an underlying hormonal pro... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Not likely: Your bleeding is more likely related to the depoprovera than to pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test to be sure.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Not unusual: If the fibroid was submucosal, then the uterine lining was disrupted during the surgery so it is not unusual to expect some bleeding associated with t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Ovulation is an inflammatory process and this does cause a bit of queasiness in some patients. Nothing to get worried about.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Probable papilloma: It is very likely you have what is called an intraductal papilloma causing some bleeding. Alternatively, you can see this in fibrocystic breast disea... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Not uncommon: After a c-section, the uterus must decrease in size. The cramping involved in that can cause you to perceive pain in your lower back (referred pain f... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
No: There are a whole host of reasons why sex is not a good idea at age 15, most of which are psychological and not medical, but "stop growing up" is not ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Possibly: This would not represent a normal menstrual cycle but it is possible the follicular phase (egg follicle development) could be abnormal with poor ovar... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Possibly: In women who have regular 28 day cycles, ovulation typically occurs about 2 weeks after the start of your menstrual bleeding. Intercourse around that... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: If you took the correct pill(s) as prescribed within 72 hrs of unprotected sex, then it is unlikely you are pregnant.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
See your doctor : Labor is defined by cervical change in response to contractions. The only way to know is to have your cervix checked for change over time. If you are... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Surrogate: It is possible that the egg and sperm from the parents can result in a fertilized egg in a dish (in vitro) and then returned not to the mother's uteru... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
All of the above: This could be mechanical irritation or inflammation from oral sex, or possibly a urinary tract infection. Not clear exactly what the timing is betwee... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Good to take anytime: While prenatal vitamins are formulated for the needs of pregnancy, they are excellent general vitamins. The iron in the prenatal vitamins can cause s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Possibly, but ....: It is a bit too early to tell. Wait about a week and use a urine pregnancy test. Some things just take time.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Common, not normal: This is a common problem and generally reflects missed ovulation. However, it can mean pregnancy and yes you should check a pregnancy test.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Reminder calendar: Two options for taking your pills. First is to start taking the pills on the day you get the rx. Adjust "calendar" on the pills so that the day corre... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Generally good: That depends on a lot of factors including your age even if you are healthy, the quality of the sperm in the sample (number, motility, morphology, etc... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Vestibulitis?: You could just have a contact dermatitis that has not healed or you could have developed a reactive process called vestibulitis. Your gynecologist sh... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Many possibilities: This may represent painful ovulation (mittlesmertz), or an intestinal problem, or a bladder spasm. Your friend needs to see her primary care doctor o... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Change pills: Although it can take up to 3 months for your cycle to adjust to birth control pills, breakthrough bleeding is a very common symptoms of pills that hav... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Scar tissue: Hydrosalpinx (fluid filled fallopian tube) occurs when the tube is scarred and the fluid produced by the cells lining the tube cannot get out. This i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Ovulation problem?: This is not an uncommon problem in women who are very thin or very heavy. Alternatively, it could point to underlying homonal problems like thyroid d... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Every time: You should worry about pregnancy every time you have unprotected sex. You should also worry about sexually transmitted diseases. That is why we call... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Variable: Usually, for healthy thin motivated patients, a few days (up to a week). You generally think of longer times being due to people who are obese, have ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely pregnant: Although iuds are not effective once they are removed, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may have a little bit of a lingering effect because of the horm... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
NO: If a fallopian tube truly has been removed or destroyed, it cannot regenerate. If tubes have been blocked by tubal ligation, they can recannalize to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably: This could be a period. The first one after a pregnancy termination can be a bit "off" since the hormones are resolving to more normal levels. Howev... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Ulcer or gallbladder: Might be an ulcer or it might be your gallbladder, especially if you are eating fatty foods.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Infection, scarring?: A swollen fallopian tube can be from an infection, including sexually transmitted disease, or from blockage of the end of the tube causing fluid to ac... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Possibly good: These values suggest your ovaries should be receptive to stimulation so it is likely that "good eggs" can be stimulated and collected. Bu success in ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably: It is very common for patients to have irregular bleeding while taking depoprovera. Many women stop having patients altogether.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably not: At your age, this is most likely fibrocystic change but it could be fibroadenomas. See your gynecologist or primary care doctor to have it checked ou... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Not advised: This causes constriction of blood vessels. Shold try to avoid during pregnancy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Fairly likely: Although this is not the optimal cycle time to get pregnant, it is much more likely than during the four days after your period.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Absolutely!: About two weeks from the time your menstrual bleeding starts is the most likely time for ovulation in people who have normal cycles. A home pregnancy ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Not necessarily: The integrity of the tube or the patency (is it open) cannot always be determined by what it looks like from the outside. Ask your doctor about a hys... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: While it is possible that you were pregnant and it was not successful, it is more likely that you have a dysfunctional anovulatory cycle (your brain a... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: It depends how long she had been taking the birth control pills before she stopped. If the 5 days were her usual hormone-free interval, then probably ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Do not stop: Continue taking your antibiotics as prescribed. This will not "mess up" your testing for chlamydia / gonorrhea. Amoxicillin can treat these infecti... Read More
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Dec 28, 2013
I personally am grateful to you for bringing your expertise to the Health Tap community. Thank you very much!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Bt v have tried talking it didnt help much... V r facing this prob from last 2-3yrs
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Thank you, I have another question, I have problem sleeping because I can't get comfortable. What can I do
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm struggling with this as I have been regular for 10 month

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1988

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Nashville, TN - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Tennessee - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Surgeons
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