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Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald

Gynecology
St. Louis, MO
23 years experience female

Locations

Consultants in Women's Healthcare

St. Louis, MO

Address

3023 N Ballas Roaf, Building D Suite 450, St. Louis, MO
Directions

Fax

(314) 432-0090

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

175 Answers
104 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Zithromax is not known to cause yeast infections especially in men. Male yeast infections are more common in uncircumcised men. If you are experienci... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Completely : Your brothers stomach pains have no connection to your menstrual cramps.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Older higher dose pills have been associated with weight gain in the past. Newer low dose pills are associated with an average weight gain of five pou... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Get checked: While the chances of progression are not highly likely if you have had an abnormal pap smear in the past you really need to follow up more than every ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: You should not be around people especially pregnant women at this infectious stage. A pregnant woman who acquires CMV can have devastating effects to ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: The first period after having a baby can be heavy and much more painful than your normal periods. They do tend to get better over time. Hang in there.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Typically sperm can live 4-5 days in cervical mucous.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Just over 16: As of today (1/12) you would be 16 weeks one day.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Take a test: If you are not sure then take a test. Usually Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is highly effective but everything has a failure rate.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: If you are at least 7 weeks and they saw a baby on ultrasound with no heartbeat it is a sign that something happened in early pregnancy. It doesn't ma... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Few: At this early gestation most women have little to no symptoms because they haven't even missed a period yet. Breast tenderness is probably the first s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: No position sleeping can possibly hurt your pregnancy at this point. Follow your doctors instructions for pelvic rest or whatever else they told you.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
No: The hymen is a thin covering of tissue that covers the opening of the vagina. Once it is gone it is gone. There are no medications or ways to regrow o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See your doctor: If you truly feel like something moving you should make sure you're not pregnant again. Otherwise could just be bowel movement from gas.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Wouldn't trust it: Typically you should start the nuba ring at the end of your menstrual cycle and use it for a full month before you can consider yourself protected. Do... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: You can try sennekot or dulcolax. An enema is also fine. Make sure to hydrate plenty as well.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Every brand of pregnancy test is different but usually there are two possible lines. One is the control line and should always come up. The other is t... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Could be an issue: Heavy bleeding like you describe especially after menopause could definitely be an issue. A thick uterine lining could indicate an endometrial cancer.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
No: The "cysts" from pcos are typically very small - less than 1 cm and would not be able to cause tubal blockage. In general ovarian cysts of any size do... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Hcg shots will not help you get pregnant and could possibly impair your ovulation hurting your chances in the long run.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Some herbal teas are fine in pregnancy. I would avoid diet teas though as many have high levels of caffeine or other stimulants that wouldn't be good ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: If you got pregnant with an IUI it would seem reasonable that you could again. It depends on how many cycles you have done and what the primary cause... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Typically intercourse a few days prior to ovulation and the day of ovulation yield better results. The egg lives less than a day while sperm can live ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Usually the last day of your period is not typically your fertile time. It is best to take a test the day of or the day after a missed period. Testing... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
?: Transverse is not usually a description given to the placenta. It is normally used to describe the position of the baby and means the baby is lying si... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Be patient : Every cycle even when all conditions are ideal chances of pregnancy are in the 18-20% range. Be patient!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Skipping the placebo or sugar pills is a. Effective way to skip a period. Chances of pregnancy do not increase just because you did this. Just make su... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Many things: If this is you I am very sorry for your loss. There can be many reasons for a spontaneous fetal demise this late in pregnancy. It could be due to a co... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Little chance: If you took your pill pack correctly you have little chance of pill failure that late in the cycle.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Positive test = preg: If you have a positive test means pregnant. Spotting in early pregnancy can be normal but should be checked out.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Not possible: After intercourse on your most fertile day it takes time to result in fertilization. It then takes 5-9 days for implantation to occur. Pregnancy hormo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: If this is your first baby you typically won't feel baby until 20 weeks or so and even then may not be much or super consistent.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: If you are breast feeding you wouldn't necessarily expect a period until weaning. If you aren't breast feeding three months would be a little long. I ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Possibly: There are ways with ivf to determine the sex of an embryo. Seems like a lot of expense to ensure a boy when it sounds like you get pregnant easily.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Doesn't hurt: Eating spicy foods will not harm baby. Might cause wicked heart burn though :) might want to be careful if breast feeding spicy food might cause baby ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Dont worry: Always count the first day of your period as day 1. Months don't have the same number or days so your period will not always fall exactly. A cycle len... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Get checked : Bleeding in early pregnancy should always be checked out by your physician.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Get checked: Sometimes spotting can be normal in early pregnancy but you should make an appointment with your doctor to make sure everything is ok. Good luck!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: If you are just at the end of your period cycle day 5 you are not typically in a fertile part of your cycle. You could use Plan B if you want to be ex... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Usually BV or bacterial vaginosis presents with vaginal discharge that is watery and has more of an odor. There is usually some amount of vaginal irri... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Lucky: Many people have severe early pregnancy symptoms - nausea, fatigue, breast tenderness. While it is not the norm some people have few symptoms. This do... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Good sign: Seeing a heartbeat on ultrasound is certainly encouraging. Miscarriage rates are thought to be in the 5% range once a heartbeat is detected.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Youll know: Regular contractions that take your breath away are thought to be real enough to cause cervical change. Most women don't miss it. Good luck!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
?: There is no thing as a half positive pregnancy test. Is positive or negative. Your doctor can order a blood test if he/she is concerned.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: Your uterus will be in the middle of your abdomen/pelvis about half way between your pubic bone and belly button. By 20 weeks it will be at the level ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Can be: Feeling dizzy in early pregnancy can be entirely normal. Changes in hormone levels and fluid shifts can cause it. Also usually decreased intake and hy... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Even taking the 60 days and then the week break and restarting you will be covered as long as didn't miss pills or anything. There is no magic to the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
See below: If you are having regular menstrual cycles you probably are ovulating. You can use basal body temperature or ovulation predictor kits to determine wh... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Sperm generally can live 4-5 days so sex with your "friend" would typically not result ina conception on february 8th.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mcdonald is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mcdonald is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you, I always felt bad and uncomfortable, now I can sleep comfy and not worry I'm causing it. Thank You very much for answering me!
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Thank you for responding back. My doctor had me terrified that there could be something wrong. I feel better now...just waiting on the Materni21 test results.
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Thank you. I was really frightened. I know birth control has a 99.7% success rate. I just wanted to make sure. I appreciate your answer.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

MERCY HOSPITAL
Completed 2004

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, St. Louis, MO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, St. Louis, MO - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, St. Louis, MO - Winter
2013
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