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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
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My office hours

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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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

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361 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
On occasion: There is no "rule" related to the relationship between bowel function and pregnancy. There may be dietary changes in pregnancy that cause changes in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
No magic bullet: Avoid stimulants (eg, coffee), exercise daily, go to bed at a reasonable time in a dark cool room without tv or cell phone distractions.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Ovulation: Is an inflammatory process that often can result in some temporary spotting with or without intercourse. If it persists, however, see your doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Look online!: If you are able to post this question online, then you should be able to look up the answer online. http://www.clearblueeasy.com/clearblue-easy-digita... Read More
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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 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 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 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 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Possibly: Any unprotected intercourse outside of the 3 month window of depoprovera could potentially result in pregnancy. There are intervals where that is le... 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 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 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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Omega-3: Omega-3 is the best supplement for reducint inflammatory responses in your body. It is generally best to get this from natural food sources rather th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably not: Taking birth control pills for a prolonged interval like 8 years makes the uterine lining very thin. It is possible it can become fragile and bleed a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Either: Your uterine cycle is under the control of the pills and not your ovaries. When you stop the pills, you will have a period. In the absence of taking ... 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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Multiple reasons: Mastalgia (breast pain) can be cyclic (eg, with periods) or non-cyclic. There are multiple medications that can cause breast tenderness and multiple ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Multiple causes: This could be anything from irritation due to physical trauma, to an allergic reaction (latex condoms use?), to a sexually transmitted disease. You s... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: The falope ring causes a portion of the tube to die and divides the tube into two portions. However, in rare cases, it can form a canal in the scar t... 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Actually,: It is true that you can generally detect pregnancy between the time you have missed your period and two weeks later using many of the home pregnancy t... Read More
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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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Cold / flu meds: Sounds like viral or seasonal allergies. Antibiotics not likely helpful. Over the counter cold meds may help, but ask your pediatrician.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Warts?: This could be hpv genital warts if you have been having anal sex. Also could just be hemorrhoids.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Pregnancy test?: Although you may not have had vaginal penetration, your activity hardly qualifies as "virgin". With ejaculation at or near the vagina, it is possible... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Inflammation: Any infection causes inflammation. This reaction involves leaking of blood vessels so the inflammatory cells can be released to fight the infection. ... 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: You can create any workout regimen you wish. Do worry so much about changing your metabolism as much as focus on healthy (not excessive) exercise, he... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably OK: Sounds like you make have started your pills a bit late but if he was wearing a condom, you probably are not pregnant.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Early pregnancy?: This may be what we call a "chemical pregnancy" meaning that you were pregnant but had a very early miscarriage so the pregnancy is not successful. I... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
On the contrary: It is most likely the "womb wall" or endometrium will be very thin.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Might not be depo: The effects of depoprovera can last for quite a long time after stopping, particularly if you took it for a long time or if you are heavier. Your pro... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes!: Absolutely no harm to get it a week or two early! the problem is when you get it late. Sounds like you need to get your next injection before chris... 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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