Doctor Q&A for Dr. Susan Almquist

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clarify testing done: You may want to clarify with your doctor to see if a pap smear test was actually done. A speculum exam is performed in order to do a pap smear, but a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your doctor.: Some women experience breast pain from fibrocystic breasts, which is often worse around their periods. You will need a breast exam in order to determ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor.: Many patients are diagnosed with ovarian cysts, which can range in size. Some go away on their own, some need to be surgically removed, and some rupt ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Bacteria and yeast are common causes of vaginal itching and discharge. An ovarian cyst would not be related. Talk to your doctor to determine the ca ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
An allergy?: If you are using condoms, you may want to look for latex free. It's possible that you could have an allergy to latex. Talk to your doctor if your sy ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No clear answer.: There is no best way to get pregnant or to get pregnant quickly, and sometimes conceiving can take time. I suggest that you talk to your gynecologist ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be patient.: Pending just means that there is no final answer. When the result has been read, your doctor will be informed. I recommend communicating with your d ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your doctor.: This bleeding/spotting may be related to having sex recently, but i strongly recommend that you talk to a doctor. By having unprotected sex, you coul ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prevention.: You might want to try lubrication (over the counter) during sex. Also, you might want to consider if some positions were more uncomfortable/painful a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really.: There is really nothing that you can do to increase the likelihood of your water breaking. Being 38 weeks and not dilated, you probably just need to ... Read More
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