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Dr. Kenneth Crabb

Obstetrics & Gynecology
St Paul, MN
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

St Paul, MN

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AmeriHealth

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

HealthPartners

Medica Health Plan

PreferredOne

CIGNA Health Care

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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Make an appointment: Most of us are happy to see new patients. Just call for an appointment. After a thorough history and physical the appropriate workup (lab tests, etc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
No easy answer: Pros: need dose only every 3 months very effective ~99.9 many stop having menses esp with the 2nd dose. Cons: doctor's visit needed every 3 mont... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
BCP help acne: You certainly do not want to get pregnant while on Accutane due to possible birth defects. Most bcp will help acne. Your derm may be uncomfortable pr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Usually not: Studies have shown that hormonal birth control pills/patches/rings/shots do not have a long term effect on fertility. Occasionally, an iud may make a... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Seek Gynegologist : I would encourage you to talk with your gynecologist before stopping any hormone therapy. There are many benefits to hrt that are not obvious the mos... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
See you gynecologist: From you symptoms, you may have more that just menopause. Please see you gynecologist for a full workup. Amberen is an otc supplement that is not re... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
No: It is almost impossible to get herpes from a foreign object. Direct contact of your skin to his/hers is needed for transfer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably: Hormonal contraceptive use frequently results in lighter menses.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
No unusual: While not unusual, a check up by your gynecologist is in order to rule out serious problems as well as things like a cervical polyp or even infections... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Generallly no: Please consult your obstetrician for specifics in your case, but I do not recommend it as a routine supplement.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Won't hurt: If you are already eating a balanced diet, adding vitamins probably will no help much. But if you shirk on eating your vegetables, vitamins along with... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes: Having a UTI does not affect the use of nuvaring.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably not: Ondansetron is a class b drug and so is considered probably safe in pregnancy. No studies have reported any birth defects.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably: If hpt means home pregnancy test, of course you can do multiple tests per day. But it would be more cost effective to wait a few days or more between ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Caloric balance: Our weight is the difference between the calories we eat and the the ones we burn up exercising. Hysterectomy does not influence weight directly. So... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes: Breasts become swollen and enlarged in early pregnancy so it is easier for the nipples to stiffen.
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Some possibilities: Irregular bleeding is common. Generally due to a variation in the hormone secretion but when accompanied by pain, then one needs to be seen to rule o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Endometriosis?: Please see your gynecologist for a work up. Possibilities include just ovulation, ovarian cyst rupture or endometriosis (especially if you have bad cr... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably 2/4: The bleeding on 1/22 was probably due to removal of the IUD and I suspect your will get a period early February, but it may be lighter or heavier than... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Several possibilitie: Several different things come to mind including a tubal pregnancy. Please see your gynecologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Hormone vs pregnancy: Most likely just hormone imbalance, but pregnancy is a possibility assuming you have had sex since the condom broke. Please see your gynecologist.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Pregnancy possible: Please see your gynecologist to rule out pregnancy, especially an ectopic, as well as other problems.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Many possibilities: Please see you gynecologist, there are many things that can cause lack of menses, including ovarian cysts, stress, menopause, hormone problems etc.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Possible tumor: This discharge could represent bloody fluid from a tumor in the uterus. Please see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Perhaps: There are several possible explanations including endometriosis, ovarian cysts and fibroids not to mention hormone imbalance. Please see your gynecol... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Possilbly: A small ovulatory cyst forms each month which ruptures at ovulation usually 14 d after the begining of the lmp. Other cysts may prevent ovulation, b... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Possibly: Uterine fibroids or myomas can occasionally inhibit implantation of the fertilized egg. It depends on the exact location of the myomas.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Further eval needed: Please see your gynecologist for follow up on this. At your age, this is probably not a cancer but does need further evaluation and potentially surgic... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
See gynecologist: Cramping and bleeding at the end of a menses may well indicate endometriosis or an infection or perhaps a cyst. See you gynecologist.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably: We can see irregular bleeding on Progesterone from time to time. If you have no pain, just continue the meds. See your gynecologist if the problem p... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Fairly good: With a 25 day cycle, you probably ovulate on day 11 or so of your cycle, so the odds of pregnancy are good. Bbt graphs or use of ovulation kits will ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
50-50: You are unlikely to be pregnant but you have a much higher chance of contracting a std if your partner does not use condoms every time. Men secrete so... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Now if reg. menses: A woman's fertility generally returns after using Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when she resumes monthly menses. If you menses are not regular, p... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably pregnant: Unexpected pregnancy is a frequent occurrence especially in women with irregular menses. The test is probably accurate. Please see you gynecologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Not unusual, see MD: This is not an unusual occurrence, but please bring it to your obstetricians notice.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Unfortunately yes: If this is a new symptom, a visit soon to you gynocologist is in order, especially if you are having more cramping and irregular bleeding if if pregn... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Safe to use: Advil (ibuprofen) is safe to use while breastfeeding. Your ongoing back pain will have much more impact on your infant and his/her response to breastf... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably: Please see you gynecologist for a complete history and physical. Assuming nothing abnormal is found and any tests done are negative, then I see no re... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
See a gynecologist: Several different things can cause you symptoms. Please see your gynecologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably not: Your bladder would have to be excessively full for it to cause enough pressure on you stomach to cause heartburn.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Rarely: We never say never, but doing a pap smear during menses may result in an unsatisfactory smear in that the blood is covering the epithelial cells so th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
See a gynecologist: These symptoms can represent many things including a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst ... the list is long. Please see your gynecologists.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
See your doctor: Many things can cause a menses to be delayed including ectopic pregnancy, hormone problems. ovarian cysts to name just three. Please see your gynecolo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Try naproxen: Some NSAID's work better than others in any given patient. So try naproxen or acetominophen (which is technically not a NSAID) or other OTC pain meds... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
2%: The uterine rupture rate is about 1% in women with no uterine scars and 2% in those with previous uterine surgery and slightly higher in multiple surg... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
See your MD: I doubt you are pregnant, but you may well have another problem including possible infection (STD). Please see your gynecologist.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
6 weeks: I would encourage you to wait at least six weeks before attempting pregnancy. This will allow the repair to fully heal before it is stressed by the e... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
See a gynecologist: Pain with intercourse is abnormal. You may have endometriosis or other problems. See your gynecologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Probably not: Herpes is spread by direct contact with the lesion on an infected person. It is not passed through the urine. There may be recorded instances of tran... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Depends: If she just finished the hormone containing pills, then she should be getting her menses in the next couple days. She should see her gynecologist if ... Read More

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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

Affiliations

PreferredOne Physicians
HealthEast Physicians
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