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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Austin, TX
35 years experience female

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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506 Answers
90 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
May get better: A woman with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often will not have periods on her own without medication. Sometimes teenagers have similar symptoms that may be temporary, and may improve with time. But with medication even women who don't have periods on their own can resolve many of their symptoms. And PCOS is very very common: you're not alone.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Unclear: For a women with regular menstrual cycles ovulation would normally occur around day 14. An endometrial thickness of 9.4mm after ovulation would be normal, and encouraging. A better idea about ovulation can be obtained from looking at the ovaries near the time ovulation is happening.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Possibly: If you had your ovaries removed along with your uterus as a young woman, leading to early menopause, symptoms of menopause may be very significant. You also need to be monitored for osteoporosis. If you've taken hormone pills and wonder if you can stop them, it's worth considering. But stopping hormones at age 40 you would still have an increased risk of osteoporosis.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Peters-Tanksley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Peters-Tanksley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks doctor, my period do comes at a month interval and at times two months. Am scared doctor will I get pregnant when I want to?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer. I really needed to know what direction to take. My periods have been a problem for a long time.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am planning to get pregnant. my ovulation time is 8th to 12th may, how much should I rely on ovulation kit?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1990
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