Dr. Wendy Askew

Obstetrics and Gynecology
San Antonio, TX
26 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Many choices: The more common possibilities include: appendicitis, ovarian cyst, uti, fibroid, hernia, pulled groin muscle, irritable bowel or other intestinal proc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Through sexual conta: They are caused by the human papilloma virus, (certain strains) that is transmitted from skin contact, most often during sexual intercourse.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Okay, probably: "A": First off- keep in mind that this is a 'most likely' scenario, and not 100% - BUT, a sonogram showing 12/18 due date, would be consistent with concept... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Maybe yes...: if that's your history then you should definitely check a pregnancy test at home. If you aren't pregnant don't be too alarmed. There are many other ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
2 problems...: the 6 wk long 'period' isn't normal- but I need more info about your previous periods to get ideas about why, but it shouldn't have caused a pus-like ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Yes,: It's a rare, but known complication, and I would recommend having it removed before it moves somewhere more difficult to reach (and remove)
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Good source: : Protein, calcium and non-dairy, for people with lactose-intolerance. It's a nice alternative to cow's milk. If you have a soy allergy, then not good... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Maybe... but : Kidney stones usually cause more severe pain, closer to 7to 10/10. The nausea, low back pain could go with kidney stone, but possibly a kidney infecti... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Yes: Those symptoms are a little vague - they could definitely go along with an early pregnancy and you should definitely test for it. Some women experien... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Where?: Those terms are confusing- it would mean that you bled internally, but the bleeding had stopped on it's on (so that you are not continuiing to bleed i... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Could be pregnant: But could also be a cyst on your left ovary. If it's unusual for your periods to be late, then you should definitely take a pregnancy test. If negat... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Probably unrelated : A very long period can be due to a lot of things. If your periods are irregular (skip > 6 weeks between periods) they can be heavier; thyroid problem... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Not worrisome: The radiology report is describing the appearance of polycystic ovaries. If you have irregular periods, problems with weight gain, acne or unwanted ha... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Personal choice: There is no medical need to shave anywhere. Your personal preferences are really the deciding factor. To manscape, or not? There is no wrong answer... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Need to see dr: This is abnormal. You may have a hormonal disruption or imbalance; or an ovarian cyst, could be a thyroid problem, or could be stress related. You ne... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Not enough info: I am assuming you are seeing your doctor every 2 weeks at least at this point and that they haven't recognized any problems. But by 34 weeks many wome... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Yes: There are herbal treatments (although some of these have some hormonal properties) that have been shown to help some women w/hot flashes/night sweats ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Varies: I really believe it is more of an individuals body chemistry response to an individual pill. Monophasic pills tend to cause less breakthrough bleeding... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Many things: Certainly pregnancy needs to be considered, esp if you aren't using birth control. A 1-day period may have been irregular bleeding (breakthrough bleed... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Could be normal: Spotting and some mild pains may be normal in breastfeeding women. If you are spacing out your nursing/pumping more than 4 hours apart -it is possibl... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
It may be normal: It may be normal to have some cramping for up to a week after this type of surgery. Severe pain or a fever should prompt u to call your dr right away.... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Couple of things: I'm not 100% sure what the question is. But, the fact that the right ovary is slightly larger than the left may be within the normal variation, and n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Yes: Both prenatal vitamin and iron supplements can be taken safely together. If you get constipation, can add a stool softener.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Tourniquet: The phlebotomists will apply a gentle tourniquet to your arm, and often let the arm dangle slightly to gravity. Both of these encourage engorgement/di... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Depends on: : For a woman who is forty, some more common causes are hormonal changes our bodies experience with aging, these can predispose to polyps (or to precanc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Many causes: Requires an evaluation to determine why. Need to check for thyroid problems, fibroids, ovarian cysts, polyps, and other hormonal imbalances (pcos, etc... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
PPannual=fine: Miscarriages are fairly common. One miscarriage does not increase your risk of another miscarriage or indicate any reproductive health problems. You ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Possible allergy?: Some women can have some allergy or sensitivity to the condoms or lubricants they are using, and get a mild (or not so mild) allergic reaction. Rarel... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
No! they are good : They are healthy and contain nutrients, shouldn't harm him at all.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Could be:: Depends on where the mass is, if it's on your uterus the most common cause is a fibroid (benign tumor made of muscle cells), on the ovary could be va... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Cysts can develop: Depending on how large it is - usually, when they are large and develop over a short period of time people have a lot of pain with them. If it is und... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Variable: Most women heal by 6 weeks post-delivery, but having some lingering pain can happen occasionally. By 11 months, you should be completely healed and n... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Abnl periods: yes: Fibroids are a common cause of irregular menses (usually cause heavier, longer or more painful, more frequent than nl periods). They do not cause abno... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Yes: Some ocps have a higher rate of amenorrhea (specifically, lo loestrin has a higher rate of it), also - if your dr put you on a 'continuous' type of pi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
No: Unless your birth control pills predispose you to yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis infections - then they could show either of those conditions... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
May be other GI cond: The stomach and intestines can make different sounds - the 'growling' sound of the stomach is one, and the borborygmi sounds of the intestines as they... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Less healthy embryo: So sorry for you. Your quants aren't encouraging. It's hard to say for sure but the embryo "quality" is very important in their survival. Your age ma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
It is common: Spotting after intercourse is common in pregnancy. Unfortunately - it would be impossible to make sure that everything is fine without checking for th... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Maybe a cyst: Your symptoms sound like you may have an ovarian cyst. Which could cause the pelvic pain and disrupt your normal menstrual cycling.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Yes: Symptoms common to both conditions can include: bloating, nausea, lower abdominal cramping, sometimes spotting.
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Yes: Iron supplements can have variable effects on bowel function. Some add stool softeners to try to avoid constipation, and some are absorbed differentl... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
No: The Ambien (zolpidem) won't decrease the efficacy of the valium, but it is a lot of sedative medications to take, both of which are habit-forming, and... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Very common: Sometimes as the uterus is first stretching as the pregnancy is developing (very early) there is cramping pain, and it can refer to the vagina. It cou... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
They affect them: They don't control them, but they can affect our emotions. Some hormones can help treat feelings of irritability, restlessness, depression in some si... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Hmm.: Your uterus won't 'burst' or rupture if you get pregnant. That is a risk is you have had certain types of surgery on your uterus (c-section, or myomec... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Contractions?: Could be preterm contractions, which is one of the more important things to rule out at 26 weeks. It could be musculoskeletal strain (this is a comm... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Non-GYN: An xray is not good for visualizing the pelvic organs. The only gyn cause of pain it will show is (possibly)a type of ov cyst called a dermoid. Your d... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Probably not: If you are asking whether they would be able to tell how the miscarriage occurred (whether or not it happened naturally or whether it was induced some... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Pretty low: So, the good news is that the Plan B is very effective at decreasing her risk of conceiving. The bad news is that your timing was unfortunately optima... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
Probably nothing bad: 3 days late is 'technically' not late. The definition of 'normal' menstrual intervals is 21-35 days. It is not unusual for someone in their mid-40s t... 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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