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Dr. Wendy Askew

Obstetrics and Gynecology
San Antonio, TX
25 years experience female

Locations

Dr. Rogers Centers

San Antonio, TX

Address

2838 N. Loop 1604 E., Ste. 104 , San Antonio, TX, United States
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Dr. Rogers Centers

San Antonio, TX

About

Bio

I have special interest in helping women with hormone balance through all stages of their lives. I am a master-trained daVinci robotic surgeon. And I love working with adolescent patients as well. I offer full spectrum of obstetrical and gynecologic care. I have 2 beautiful and amazing daughters, named Hannah and Sophie, and 1 adorable mutt named Freddy. I love to travel, exercise, read, hike, shop and, of course, spend time with my family and friends.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.1K Answers
420 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Many things: Wow. There are a lot of things that can cause pelvic pain in a female. The type of pain; timing of the pain (when it occurs, if it occurs before mens... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Maybe, but...: Xray is not very good at imaging the internal organs of the pelvis. It is better for looking at bony problems (the hip bones for example), so maybe y... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Eliminate: Eliminate caffeine. Try an 'elimination' diet, and see if symptoms improve, try to id triggers.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No, but: They can sometimes predispose patients to developing yeast infections or vaginitis, which can cause irritation that may feel similar to a uti.
A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Uh oh: A postmenopausal woman shouldn't have hemorrhagic cysts. Hopefully you are perimenopausal - in which case a cyst on the ovary wouldn't be as worrisome... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
< 1% naturally: The failure rate of tubal sterilization is about 1%, so it would be very unlikely to conceive after having tubal ligation. It does happen. There is a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Might be: First thing i would say is: check to make sure you aren't pregnant. If not, then it may just reflect some minor hormonal changes in your body over th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Depends: If you have 'classical' migraines (with an aura-seeing flashing lights; or with loss of vision, or transient paralysis during migraines) then use of e... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Yes: It can cause a transient disruption of normal hormonal production/cycling that can cause delay or skipping of a period.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Maybe a therapist: I don't know how long it has been, or if you have tried seeing a counselor, but it may be a helpful step. It definitely takes a lot of time to heal af... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No.: Many things can cause skin discoloration, but that is not a typical sign of herpes.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No : No health problems associated, other than potentially problems with shaving bumps - if your skin is prone to irritation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Syphilis: The ulcer seen in syphilis ("chancre") does look like a cigarette burn, and is painless.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Very cool: Right after menses, the ovaries produce cysts, which make estrogen, which thickens the lining of the uterus (in case u conceive), then once the egg is... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
A callus.: It is the response of the skin to the constant pressure of the pencil or pen. You can try to minimize it by using a cushioned writing implement, or g... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
It depends...: The dr will ask you a lot of questions about the pain you ar having, (which helps to identify the causes), then he/she may do an exam- involving use o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No.: The light amount of bleeding may be normal for some women but that degree of pain isn't. Could be endometriosis or adenomyosis. An evaluation would in... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
See doctor: Needs to have a thorough history taken, to include whether the pain is cyclic, or all the time, where it is located, if anything makes it worse or bet... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Probably not: If you hve not missed any doses of the Depo-Provera it's unlikely. No period on Depo-Provera is usu. B/c of the Depo-Provera (it thins the lining of t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Depends: Depo can cause prolonged suppression of ovulation and normal cycling in former users. Up to 18 months in worst cases. But if you are having normal mo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No but...: Acid reflux can't, but sometimes the symptoms of acid reflux can indicate a more dangerous condition like erosive gastritis or barretts esophagus and ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Need to be seen: Pain that is debilitating needs an evaluation. Could be many things - infections, endometriosis, cysts, appendicitis, GI infections. Worse with movem... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Hard to say for sure: Open sores is concerning for a herpes infection, or other std, or possibly skin abscesses. The fishy-smelling discharge is the classical description ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Hard to say..: These may not be related to each other. Many things can cause pelvic pain, if you have large ovarian cysts (>4cm) they may be the cause, but smaller o... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Probably not: 40 is very young to actually go through menopause. The perimenopause is a period of many years (variable duration) when women experience many symptoms... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Options: If you have lost all of the weight you intended to /reached your goal, but still have stubborn fat collections that wont go away, there are procedures... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Yes.: Shouldn't have any effect on the fibroid, or the pregnancy. Vegetarians do need to see that they get adequate iron, vitamin b12, and omega-3s from non... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Probably not pcos: Pcos is a hormonal imbalance causing irregular periods, usually associated with weight gain, sometimes acne, unwanted hair growth, - but the small cys... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Maybe: sebaceous cys: The most common cause of a benign, non-sexually transmitted infection - resulting in small white bumps on the labial tissue (that i see) is sebaceous ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Ignore: Artificial sweeteners have been linked to obesity so diet drinks aren't good for weight loss.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Doesn't work tht way: They are not contagious. Shouldn't be a concern.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Hard to say: Sometimes the menstrual cycle will have the effect of "washing out" of the yeast infection and restoring normal ph balance. But sometimes the hormonal... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Artificial 'period': They prevent ovulation from occurring by exposing the body to higher than normal hormone levels (they 'simulate' a pregnancy state). The last 2-7 day... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Can be: Immediately after sometimes soreness can occur. For women and men. Using condoms or spermicides can sometimes irritate the skin, and inadequate lubri... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
It could.: Inflammatory changes would show up on a ct scan of an infected uterus, but usually laboratory studies, and the clinical exam would give an idea of thi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Many different types: There are dozens of different brands; all contain either an estrogen and a progestin hormone (combined ocp), or just progestin ('mini'pill, for breast... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
How: How often do you really need to have a pap smear done? Maybe not every year.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Clarify: If your period was irregular for 3 years before you took the pill, then once you stop the pill, it is likely that your periods will return to their ir... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Prostaglandins: Chemicals called prostaglandins are released by the uterus during menstruation, they cause the cramping, but can also affect the colon which is locate... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
For diagnosis: It is also perfomed for diagnosis of unexplained heavy or abnormal vaginal bleeding, especially if precancerous changes or cancer are suspected; or if... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
See your doctor: Could be signs of a sexually transmitted infection, or vaginal infection. You need to see a doctor for testing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No.: One bottle of water isn't enough to significantly dilute the concentration of hormones in you blood stream.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
GI doctor: You may have a gluten-sensitivity or intolerance syndrome. A good gastro-intestinal doctor, or a functional medicine specialist is your best bet on di... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Depends: There are several brands of 'low carb' ice creams available at most supermarkets. You would need to check the nutrition label for the exact counts. Ot... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Sounds musculokeleta: While occasionaly low back pain can be from preterm labor, it is most commonly due to loosening of the ligaments due to the hormone effects of the pre... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
No worries: The terconazole won't make you dilate, it is completely safe in pregnancy. The cream should not be making you sore. I would recommend using it through... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Don't: Don't use douches! they promote development of vaginitis (bacterial vaginitis).
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Yes: If your cervix is soft, and already dilating your chances of a vaginal delivery are better. Hopefully the induction will go smoothly. Good luck!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
Common symptoms: Early pregnancy is associated with lots of pelvic cramping. It could be normal; could also indicate an ovarian cyst (like the one where you ovulated ... Read More

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May 30, 2015
Your dedication and commitment to providing quality health consultation on HealthTap is greatly admired and a true benefit to your patients. Keep up the good work.
Aug 26, 2013
Dr. Askew is very informative in her answers on Healthtap. Thorough and accurate as well. Highly recommend.
Aug 20, 2013
Dr. Askew provides thoughtful and intelligent answers. I enjoy reading her answers and learn from them.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I can't afford to see a doctor, and was hoping to put it off till I've saved enough, but thanks so much for replying so promptly! :D
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Wilford Hall Medical Center
Completed 2001

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
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