Dr. Kenneth Crabb

Obstetrics & Gynecology
St Paul, MN
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

St Paul, MN

Address

280 Smith Avenue N, Suite 460 , St Paul, MN
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

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Cigna

UCare Minnesota

UnitedHealth Group

Advanced Specialty Care For Women, PA

St Paul, MN

Advanced Specialty Care For Women, PA

Eagan, MN

About

Bio

I improve the lives of women by helping to keep them healthy and symptom free. I am a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist in general Ob-Gyn practice with extensive experience in treating pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, urinary incontinence, abnormal pap smears and high risk pregnancies. A fantastic Nurse Practitioner works with me who is especially interested in treating women of all ages for minor complaints. We also see patients for yearly exams and a variety of gynecologic problems. Same day visits are assured for any woman with symptoms. I am service oriented and active in my profession as a member of the AMA's House of Delegates as well as serving on the Boards of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Twin Cities Medical Society. I am also involve in my community through Rotary, Boy Scouts and the Arts. I can be reached at 651 224 4897. <h4>Specialties</h4> Treating pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, urinary incontinence, abnormal pap smears and high risk pregnancies. Also well women visits, menopausal symptoms, birth control.

Specialties
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Minnesota

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

251 Answers
90 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Not recommended: Hormone containing birth control is not recommended with novadex as it counteracts its method of preventing/treating breast cancer. We recommend non ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Free Clinics: Most cities have low cost or free clinics where women can get a pap smear and prescriptions for birth control. Call your county's social services dep... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Gernerally: Surgery is usually needed for rectal prolapse but see you local colon-rectal surgeon for your own situation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Usually works: Rectal prolapse is usually vastly improved with surgery. Consult your surgeon for his specific numbers.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Tests needed: Gall stones can be detected by ultrasound, though not everyone with gall stones needs surgery.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Vulvodynia=vulvar pa: Vulvodynia=vulvar pain. This condition can occur at any age and can be difficult to treat. See you gynecologist for evaluation, treatment and followu... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Not recommended: You have a high risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) when pregnant especially on a long flight. Better to deliver in your own country and come t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Polyp?: Please see your gynecologist to determine the cause. Options include a cervical or endometrial polyp, ovarian cyst, endometriosis or perhaps just str... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Either: There is no harm in finishing the med in case the lab test is falsely negative. it will not change your vaginal pH. Followup with your doctor in cou... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
No: Assuming you are using barrier methods of birth control in the interim, no it is not a problem. Your menses may be somewhat delayed so don't panic. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
It takes time: The miscarriage rate is 25% of all pregnancies unless a women as had 3 in a row, then it will increase. Most women get pregnant in 6-12 months follow... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Check with your MD: Though not entirely unusual, please talk with your surgeon ASAP. She/he needs to be aware of your symptoms as he/she only knows of exactly what occur... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Further exam needed: Any time a woman has pelvic pain, a visit to a gynecologist is indicated. If the pain does not resolve, continue to seek care perhaps from a differen... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
?if related: Abnormal pap smears seldom cause pelvic pain. Please see you gynecologist for evaluation and treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
See you physician: I agree with dr pappas but one also needs a full work up including a pelvic exam to make sure the pain is just from stress and you do not have another... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Pregnant?: Bcp should be started no later than 7 days from the first day of a period. You may well be pregnant. Please check with your gynecologist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Possible problem: If you are having pain, then there is a chance of an ectopic pregnancy. Please see your gynecologist to rule out this life threatening condition tomor... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Not usually: Women seldom get yeast or non specific bacterial vaginal infections from their partners. The exceptions are gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichamonis an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Very remote: Please see your gynecologist if your next menses is not on time. I doubt if you are pregnant from this episode of intercourse, but there are other th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes take 42 : The only downside to skipping the last 7 placebo(sugar) pills and immediately starting a new pack is that you may have some breakthrough bleeding duri... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
See MD: I agree with dr smikle that you may have a yeast infection, but the only way to tell for sure is to see your gynecologist who can look at the discharg... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: Menses can start very light, so i would count today as long as the menses continues.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
It depends: Your previous history determines the age at which one can stop getting pap smears, but even then you still need an annual pelvic exam.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Probably: No birth control is 100% effective, so yes you could be pregnant. Please see your gynecologist asap to rule out an ectopic pregnancy though you more... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: A little sugar in urine the day of surgery may be due to the IV fluid you received. Any after the day of surgery is due to something else.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Generally immediate: If the pill is started in the first 5-7 days from the onset of a menstrual period, it usually stops the next ovulation. To be on the safe side, use a... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
3-4+ possibilities: Please see you gynecologist for an exam and possible tests to determine the specific cause of the spotting.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Usually: I agree with the previous answer. It depends on state rules and regulation. It may not be covered by insurance. However, i will generally do the tes... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: If you are irregular in taking bcp you run the risk of irregular bleeding and even pregnancy. Bcp should be taken within 1 hour of the same time each... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
No interaction: I am not aware of any interaction of dhea and the pill.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Most do not: Most diet pills do not interfere with birth control pills except high dose topomax >200mg/d.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Workup needed: Please see you gynecologist. Where there is a chance that everything is ok, there is a significant chance you have some condition blocking your mense... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Possibly: Missing or taking a birth control pill more than 6 hours late can cause ovulation to occur and frequently results in some spotting. Please use a back... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Very common: Any woman who has been pregnant can have some nipple discharge. Rarely does birth control pills/patch/ring cause it. Please check with your physician... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Should see gyn: A slight amount of vaginal bleeding commonly occurs when a woman misses 1 or more days of bcp. She needs to make up the pills and also use foam and c... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
5-7 days is normal: Most menses last 5-7 days. More than 10 days is abnormal and you should see your gynecologist to ascertain why this is occurring.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Any can: Whereas the e coli and entercoccus are more likely to cause redness and irritation, sometimes vulvar irritation is not from an infection. Please consu... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Patient's choice: Birth control pills, patches and the vaginal ring are all effective. Diaphragms are less effective, though just as good if combined with condoms. Con... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Possibly: Prolonged bicycling can cause irritation of the genital area which may result in irritation and itching. It is not generally from the fungus normally... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Sometimes hard: Try to find something positive in your current situation. Also generally things do get better with time. If you feel down most of the time, please s... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Pregnant or more.: Please see your gynecologist for a work up. Many possibilities exist including pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, hormone problems etc.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Options possible: Short of removing the implanon, there is no cure. See your gynecologist about taking hormones to suppress the bleeding.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: If you have any symptoms of pregnancy, investing in a pregnancy test might be worth the money. If the irregular bleeding persists, especially if you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: Low back pain is very common in pregnancy, generally getting worse with gestational age as the lumbar lordosis increases. Pain at 26 weeks is a littl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Possibly: You have some increase risk for other duplications, but it may not affect your fertility or ability to carry a pregnancy to term. Please see your gyn... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
No: There are no muscles in the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) so they are unable to move by themselves.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Probably not: I find no record of interaction between these two meds. Unfortunately, that does not mean one could exist in certain patients. So i would recommend ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Most are safe: Benedryl, Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec all are considered class b drugs that are safe to take in pregnancy - especially after 14 weeks. But please... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Seminal fluid: Men frequently secrete seminal fluid containing sperm prior to ejaculation even if they are not fully erect. Therefore our advice to apply condoms as... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
Exam,Tests needed: Please see your gynecologist asap for an exam and appropriate tests.
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Jun 30, 2014
I recommend Dr, Kenneth Crabb. He provides very knowledgeable advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Crabb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Crabb is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for your quick response and advice. I appreciate your time. Thanks so much.
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Thanks for your response. I saw my doctor yesterday ran a blood pregnancy test and it was still negative.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I will call my OB or my primary doctor ASAP:&#41;

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, St. Paul, MN - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, St. Paul, MN - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, St. Paul, MN - Winter
2013

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