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Dr. Ted Anderson

Gynecology
Nashville, TN
28 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).

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Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

439 Answers
58 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: This will have no effect on fibroids, but typically is not a good idea.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Of course there is: Most women think any vaginal discharge is a yeast infection which is wrong. There are a lot of other things that cause vaginal discharge. First con... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
All Foods: The same foods that cause weight gain in the rest of the body. Most of the breast is just fatty tissue.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Viral?: Sounds like a viral infection or allergies. When the ears get "stopped up" it disrupts the canals inside that affect balance making you "feel weird".
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Confirming cure: Many patients treated for chlamydia will not get their partner(s) treated or will have sex with another infected person and will promptly get re-infec... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
OK if done well: Any procedure like this can cause problems. With waxing, the potential problems are burning of the skin, scarring, minor infections because of the tr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Complicated: This is a good example of why if is not a good idea to start two new meds at the same time…..Hard to tell which is causing a symptoms. In either case... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
No, IF…...: If you really have not had any sexual contact of any type (meaning not having a penis anywhere near your vagina) for 3 months and have had regular per... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Common problem….: A common "problem" with implantable contraception is prolonged or and/or irregular (or both) bleeding, usually light. A contributing factor is that t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not cyst: Cysts are just a "collection of fluid" and are typically not painful. The actual rupturing of a cyst can cause pain due to the inflammation involved ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Visanne (dienogest) is a progestin (synthetic progesterone-like compound) that actually is potent enough to be contraceptive. The "morning after pill... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Possible: If you have pcos and the past period was over a year ago (and you are not taking continuous birth control pills or some other medication to suppress o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Skin Issue: Most likely this is a skin issue. However, if the "hard lump" is deeper inside your abdomen, it could be a fibroid or an enlarged uterus. Go have yo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Gone: It is possible (probable) that a person's immune system will "clear" the hpv virus in most cases. That does not mean you cannot get re-infected.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Perhaps: One component of interstitial cystitis is decreased bladder elasticity and decreased bladder capacity in the setting of an irritated bladder. This cr... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly: Take a pregnancy test. You could also have a yeast infection; see your doctor.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Ultrasound: Would be necessary to determine whether all of the "products of conception" have been passed (complete spontaneous abortion …..Or miscarriage). This... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Reflection….: Regret is the #1 complication of sterilization, especially in young women. Ultimately this is your issue, not your mother's…you had to give permissio... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Time: Every time you ovulate, that is a "ruptured ovarian cyst" and it is usually not painful. The only way to confirm a ruptured cyst is to look surgicall... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably: Micronized Progesterone can cause more drowsiness than other forms of Progesterone and is often recommended to take at night for that reason. There a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
See doctor: This may indicate mastitis, an infection that requires antibiotics.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Retention: You are describing urinary retention that is frequently associated with pelvic relaxation (prolapse). See your gynecologist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Bleeding: Some bleeding at the time of embryo implantation may occur or this could be an impending miscarriage or several other possibilities. See your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
NO: If you feel like you want larger breasts, see a plastic surgeon.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Ovulation problem: Lengthening of the menstrual cycles is generally associated with ovulatory dysfunction due to abnormal hormonal signals between the brain and the ovar... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
You can, but…...: Any variance in taking birth control pills other than the way they are designed to be taken will have consequences on the possibility of pregnancy and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not likely: At age 50, it is more likely to be peri-menopausal ovarian dysfunction, but get a pregnancy test!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Anti-virals: Herpes can be treated with anti-viral medications like acyclovir, valcyclovir, famcyclovir (etc). These vary in dosing regiments and cost. The bene... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: The first question is why is a 28 yo taking estrogen? If that is what you really need, then there are patches that you change either once a week or t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Urachus: There is an embryologic remnant of the bladder that runs from the bladder to the bellybutton called the urachus. It is related to how the bladder dev... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends…...: Most women think any vaginal discharge is a yeast infection. Most are actually not a yeast infection. There are a lot of other things that cause v... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Nuristerate is a form of injected progesterone. You period will not come until your Progesterone levels drop. If you take provera, (medroxyprogester... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably: Only you and your partner can determine if "that is ok" and what it is ok for. Penile length does not affect the aility to produce and ejaculate sper... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: No evidence that you or the pregnancy are at increased risk for harm during air travel at this gestational age.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Absolutely: If you have one fibroadenoma, it is very likely you could have another one…or two….Or three.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not really: Other than the bad taste, soy milk usually has multiple nutritional supplements you need for general health.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Many possibilities: There may be some irritation of the cervix or a polyp of the cervix causing a little bit of spotting mixed with cervical mucus.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: If you are masturbating frequently, sounds like your sex drive is not a problem.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
You did it….: Any time a person takes hormones to "delay or change their cycle" they can anticipate an abnormal cycle, which can include hormonal activity on the br... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Take as prescribed: Primolut n is a progesterone. The purpose of taking it is to induce a period. Sounds like it is working.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Don't worry: Most birth control pills are not associated with weight gain, especially the newer pills with the newer progestins and lower doses of estrogen. Weig... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not menopausal: There are literally dozens of reasons for abnormal bleeding. These include hormonal, anatomic, medications, infections, etc. You need to review your... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Pills: Usually the best way to regulate menstrual cycles is taking birth control pills. They were actually developed for cycle control and not contraception... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Allergies vs asthma: Sonds like a reactive airway problem. See your doctor that prescribed your inhaler.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably: Cream cheese is typically pasteurized which makes it safe in pregnancy. Pumpkin cream cheese flan sounds terrible to me, but if it is tasty to you th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not advised: Pregnancy can be a strain on even a health person. Sounds like you have enough medical issues yourself to worry a pregnancy.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Cook with them: I read an excellent recipe for sausage and sauerkraut using those two ingredients. Alternatively, you can eat the yogurt and you can drink the apple ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: There is no relationship between masturbation and pregnancy (or abortion).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Maybe: It depends on the organism causing the uti. That is not one of the more common antibiotics used urinary tract infections.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 28 years experience
Indirectly, yes: The oxygen you breathe is transferred to your hemoglobin in your lungs, and then it is carried to the cells of your body, including the placenta.

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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 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! So you suggest I take my daughter for a checkup as she is still young
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Thank you, I have another question, I have problem sleeping because I can't get comfortable. What can I do

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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