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Dr. Mabel Obeng

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issaquah, WA
22 years experience female

Locations

Office

Issaquah, WA

Address

22500 SE 64th Street,, Suite 120, Issaquah, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Cigna

Humana

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Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

About

Bio

Dr. Obeng is a kind and vibrant obstetrician and gynecologist who received her education at the Medical College of Virginia in 2002 where she served as the president of the student chapter of the American Medical Association (AMA). She enjoys interacting with her patients while getting to know her patients while providing them with vital information they need to make informed decisions about their health. Her special interests include minimally invasive surgery, irregular bleeding, pelvic pain, maternity care including high risk obstetrics and contraception

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
My : My guess from the information you have given will be something like ibs, irritable bowel syndrome. It may be a due to a problem in the GI tract, or y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
BV: Typically people have a greyish discharge with some odor to it and vaginal irritation and burning. Sometimes iti is a profuse yellowish discharge. I... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes : Yes you should seek help as soon as possible. Fatigue from heavy menses indicates that you are loosing a significant amount of blood causing anemia w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes : Yes her 2nd pregnancy will be considered high risk as it sound like she had pre-eclampsia or what some will call toxiemia. Her doctor will monitor he... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: If this is the first time you are having these symptoms, you should see a healthcare professional for evaluation. If all your prior pregnancies were ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No : There are many reasons when that can happen however, one episode of midcyle bleeding or irregular bleedding is not too concerning. If it contues for ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: That is likely not anything to worry about given your age. If you have itching, irritation or burning or you notice any masses or nodule, show it to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not sure: It may be nothing or it may be a serious problem depending on how old he is and if he is having pain. It would be best to see a health care professio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Can be: Menses can be thick dark brown, and heavy textured if it is old blood. It can also be bright read if they is on going bleeding.
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Lubricants : Lubricants that contain glycine and oil based are more likely to cause yeast infections. Ask for a glycine-free water soluble lubricant that is not ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Pelvic : Pelvic congestion syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning typically your doctor will investigate common causes of pelvic pain first. It can be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Fibroid: Fibroids are a common cause of menstral cramps and heavy bleeding and can also cause miscarrages. See a doctor for evaluation before attempting to ge... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
You : You should definitely see a gyn doctor for a check up and get a mammogram. Ideally you want to do this annually. Most breast cancers are curable whe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: If you are breast feeding your baby, your missed periods are likely due to breastfeeding. Also if you are taking a continous birth control pill such ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Many reasons: The spotting may be due to midcyle endometrial changes or breakthrough bleeding if you are on birth control. Sometimes women have spotting after inte... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
I : I think what you are describing are the skene's glands ducts or the bartholin's glands ducts. The skene's glands are closer to the urethra (pee hole)... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
That would be unlike: It is unlikely however it would depend mostly on when you ovulate and how long your menstural cycles are. If in doubt, see a healthcare professional ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Many things: It may be due to pregnancy or it may be a fluke. Do a home pregnancy test. If no menses in 3 months, see a doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Bleeding : Bleeding after intercourse may be from a softened cervix or the tissue in the cervical lining (ectropion). Infections such as bacterial vaginosis, (b... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Tubal Ligation: Sterilization procedure for women. It may involve a small incision in in the belly botton to fulgrate the tubes or tie them and remove a segment of i... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Eye sight tends to get worse with age. It also changes during and after pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Usually none: Usually none that early but you may start to notice breast tenderness, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Repeat urine test: Repeat the pregnancy test. If you don't have a period the following month, see a health care professional. Also if you have heavy bleeding, worsenin... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
PMS: Your symptoms may be due to premenstrual syndome. Eating complex carbohydrates during the time of your period might help. Also excercise an ibuprofe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Blood changes the vaginal ph and can cause irritation.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not really: Estrogen levels tend to fluctuate on a daily basis anyway and the contrast should be out of your system after 48 hours.
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
The : The best thing to do will be to see a gyn doctor to discuss the problem in detail. If you have a vaginal infection, that by exacerbate the problem. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes : Yes it is normal procedure. If here is anything problem such as recurring cancer, your doctor will be able to find it sooner and help you get the car... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Stress or endocrine : Your may be having anxiety symptoms or a thyroid dysfuntion or other problem. It would be best to see a physican for evalualtion as soon as possible.
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
See a doctor: It may not be much to worry about but the only way to determine that is to see a doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Folic : Folic acid is the synthetic derivative of folate, (folic acid) which is found naturally in food so they are essentially the same thing. Folic acid/... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
You : You may have an overgrowth of a certain bacteria. Typically it is bacterial vaginosis. There are other bacteria such as ureaplasma and mycoplasma. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Diet: This may have to do with your diet, stress or irritable bowel syndrome. Try excercsise and relaxation techniques.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not menopause: Estrone and Estradiol are not great ways to check to see if you are menopausal. Average age for menopause is 51. An fsh level will be more helpful. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Seeing : Seeing a doctor to confirm a negative pregnancy and rule out the possibility that the urine test did not pick up the pregnancy hormone (HCG) test is ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: They don't sound abnormal. Do show them to your healthcare professional for reassurance, if your face feels swollen or your arms feel swollen see a ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
My : My guess is that your breast are one of many typical shapes. It is very common for women to have uneven breasts as well meaning one is slightly large... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Taking : Taking pro-biotic supplements can help and eating a lot of yogurt helps. Sometimes women with persistent vaginal infections are treated with boric ac... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: People who a have family history of dementia are at increased risk, .
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
There : There is no known risk to taking zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) in pregnancy. We generally advise to try not to take medications in the first trimes... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
10 : 10 mcg is standard dosing. Since you have had a hysterectomy, there is no risk for uterine cancer. Using the medication 2 times weekly should be okay... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No Limit: I don't think there is an age limit. You may be required to have a phyicical exam with your doctor if you have serious medical conditions otherwise t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: Plan b is a progestin (progesterone type hormone) it can throw off your cycle in the month that you take it.
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
There : There are several reasons why women have pelvic cramps. If your menses are heavier, that may be the reason for the cramps. Sometimes peri-menopausal... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It : It would be a good idea to see a gynecologist and have the problem evaluated again just to make sure. It is possible that the bleeding may be from the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: I wouldn't worry too much about that. Do clean if off thoroughly before using.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: It is treated with antibiotics. See a doctor for help.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
IUD: An intrauterine device is a form of contraception that is shaped like a t. It is placed in the uterine cavity to prevent pregnancy. It may contain c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mabel Obeng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
There : There are supplements that can help with fatigue. Our office has supplements that do help with fatigue however, before taking supplements or any othe... Read More

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Dec 16, 2012
I've had the pleasure of seeing her for such an uncomfortable yet necessary exam, she has the most wonderful bedside manner. Dr. Obeng's caring personality is genuine, very welcoming in this environm...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Obeng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Obeng is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Awards

Attending Award, Sinai Hospital
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Washington - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
New Beginnings

Publications

Inhibitory effects of SR141716A on G-protein activation in rat brain
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