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Dr. Kenan Omurtag

Obstetrics & Gynecology
St Louis , MO
16 years experience

Locations

Office

Saint Louis, MO

Address

7527 Oxford Dr, Apt 1E, Saint Louis, MO
Directions

Washington University Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

St Louis , MO

WIRMC - Missouri Baptist Medical Center

St Louis , MO

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.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
It can be: But it generally no fun...Ultimately, i would confirm a positive pregnancy test. If you are already pregnant the endometriosis will unlikely be a detr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
The only thing in ur: History is the infertility. Do you have painful periods that went away when you were on birth controls pills. This is a common scenario. Pregnancy is... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Typically affects: The ovaries more dramatically (endometriomas are large blood filled, benign masses on the ovary that cause pain) however, the inflammation and scarrin... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Heavy bleeding, pain: With menses are some common symtpoms. On pelvic exam, an enlarged uterus might be a sign. Ultimately, your physician can make the diagnosis with histo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
No, but a mentor of : Mine would tell me yes because being pregnant a lot would prevent cycles and therefore reduce one's likelihood of developing the disease and/or having... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
There are several: But interstitial cystitis and irritable bowel syndrome are two culprits of abdominopelvic pain that are always in the differential. Certain elements o... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Not typically: There can be fibroids that have cancerous changes in them called sarcomas (muscle tumors - the uterus is a smooth muscle) that can be a very aggressiv... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Family history can b: Contributory, otherwise, there is not much behavior wise that one can do to change their risk profile. Things that suppress ovulation: pregnancy, birt... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Very simply: The ideal menstrual cycle lasts 28days with cycle day 1 being the first day of menstrual flow. During the next 14 days the brain tells the ovary to gr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends on the: Cause of the trauma and the overall apearances on exam. If there is pain and bleeding you should be seen by an obgyn. In all likelhood there is no tre... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
This sounds like : Urinary tract infection. If you have never had one i would recommend calling your doctor tomorrow am if the symtpoms persist. Also would be worth foll... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
You can, but: It might too early. When did you ovulate and did you use any fertility treatments are important questions to have answer's to. Ultiatmley, most home p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
A trained : Gynecologist will usually send a herpes culture when encountering any suspicious lesions...Most gynecologists known what a razor bump looks like becua... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Tough to say: Without more detail. Depending on how far a long you were when you had the miscarriage, your HCG levels might still be up therefore preventing ovulati... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
This is not : Surprising. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a high dose of Progesterone that prevents your body from ovulating therefore you wont have a period.... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Possibly: But would need more detail. I would be worried about scar tissue distorting your uterine cavity. Also would be curious about your menstrual cycle hist... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
IVF: Today, more and more folks are recommending in vitro fertilization for women with a history of tubal ligation. Given your age your succes rates would ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
The presence of : Endometriomas suggests a sever form of endometriosis. Your body created an immune response around the endometriotic implants on the ovary and basicall... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Hormonal suppressive: Meds are still an option; Lupron (leuprolide) + norenthindrone for example. I would talk to your gynecologist obviously about these options if you hav... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
It really depends : On your reperoductive needs. If you are done with childbearing hysterectomy is certainly an option but there are other alternatives that are less inva... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Why did someone: Suspect this. If they felt an enlarged uterus on exam, or you have heavy periods that may be common reason why a provider would suggest this. A pelvic... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
If nothing happens : In 24 hours of taking the medication you should consult with your obgyn. At 12 weeks of gestational age, you could have excess bleeding and difficulty... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Typically affects: The ovaries more dramatically (endometriomas are large blood filled, benign masses on the ovary that cause pain) however, the inflammation and scarrin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes birth control : Pills are great at regulating one's cycle. Pills also reduce unwanted hair growth (upper lip), protect you from ovarian cancer, minimize pain with per... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
If you ovulated 4/15: Than you should expect a period 14 days later so april 29 or 30th unless you are pregnant. I would check a home pregnancy test on april 29-30 and see.... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Any enlarged masses: In abdomen can cuase bloating and fullness simply from the mass effect and irritation of surrounding bowel.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Short as in hieght?: No. It can take time during the teenage years for the cycels to regulate. Weight can also complicate matters causing you to be more likely to skip per... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Is this the first : Time? Depends on the quality of the bleeding, and the frequency (last 6 months vs just this one month/) this could also be a sign of diminished ovaria... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
MOST IMPORTANT: Thing is to make sure you have not ruptured membranes and are in preterm labor. If this has been ruled out than probably physiologic discharge.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Birth control pills: Can help regulate your cycle. It is also important to have your obgyn check other hormones that can cause irregular menses.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Do you feel the : Strings? If you do then the iud is still there. Users of the copper iud can experience heavier bleeding and slightly more cramping however other cause... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
This depends on : How regularl cycles you are. Assuming you have normal 28 day cycles (28 days between the start of one cycle and the start of the next one) you likely ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Morning sickness : Usually occurs around the 6-9 week mark. This is different for everyone, some are earlier and some are later. It usually resolves afterwards.
A member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
I would...: If you are using an ovulation predictor kit, make sure you have intercourse the day the kit reads positive and the day after.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes.: The Progesterone can make it more difficult for sperm to arrieve at the egg. Do not hesitate to take it.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
You should speak: To your doctor about this. There are some specifics here that he/she would be better off answering, but in short it depends on how the breast biopsy w... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends on the test: And what is offered by your obgyn. Serum screening using serum markers or more recently free fetal dna are commonly used as early as 9 weeks. She shou... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
This is very frust-: Rating, i'm sorry...It is hard to say, but the cysts can be physiologic (normal) and will resolve or they can be pathologic (from endometriosis = call... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Very good. : You are doing a good thing by using a backup method becuase condoms will prevent the passage of stds like hiv, gonorrhea and chalymdia.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends on what : You mean by inflammation. How do you know you have inflammation. Was there an imaging study that suggested this? There would need to be more detail to... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Do not need to: Do much...It will likely resolve on its own. Cyusts greater than 5 cm may be at risk of casuing the over to twist on its blood supply cutting off circ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Speak to your: Gynecologist first. A pelvic ultrasound is a helpful imaging tool but not really indicated unless you are having abdominal pain and cramping and/or he... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
I believe that these: Are not physiologically connected (a former mentor of mine did). Delaying childbearing can increase your rate of subfertility. In a population of infe... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Not uncommon: Women with fibroids, depending on the size can have increased risks of preterm birth, growth restriction, abdominal-back pain during pregnancy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends on what : You mean by alternative medicines. Hysterectomy is the most common treatment option in patients with symptomatic fibroids (i.E bleeding and pain) howe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends on wherethey: Are and how big they are. Multiple, large fibroids can ultimately constrict the space the growing fetus needs. This increases risk for preterm birth,... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: It can happen but also part of the differential are processes known as interstitial cystitis and irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
At 25 weeks might: Not necessarily be the tubes. Could be preterm labor, pain from fibroids, due to growing uterus. If you have fever/chills etc you should be evaluated.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology 16 years experience
This is tough, but: If you had pid they should have treated you with antibiotics (a pill and an intramuscular jection). Pid can damage the tubes and scar them leading to ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Omurtag is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Omurtag is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for your answer..but, can i have one last question? what medicine can i take to regulate my menstruation? I've nver have my OBGyne.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for replying. I am not trying to conceive since I am just 20. Then seeing an obgyn would be the solution? I am kinda scared though.
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Thank you. I had a pap last month and nothing showed up. Should I have my hormones checked? We have been TTC for 3 months and nothing.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, St. Louis, MO - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Missouri - Winter
2013
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