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Dr. Timothy Durkee

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rockford, IL
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Rockford, IL

Address

6861 Villagreen View, Rockford, IL
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(815) 637-1998

About

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends: What do you mean by a partial hysterectomy- this is not a term physicians use. Typically women can bloat due to the effects of narcotics (used for pa... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
See an MD: If you did not have a withdrawal bleed, it may indicted that you have a medical problem. Follow up with your physician- you may want to see a reprodu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Vaginitis, urinary: You may have a vaginal infection caused n=by yeast, bacteria or trichomonas- you may also have a bladder infection. See your physician.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Best way is to see a physical therapist who will use biofeedback to help you tone these muscles.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
It may be normal: Menstrual flow can vary slightly or evolve in a woman over time. Monitor other parameters of your cycle. If they become irregular or painful, etc, s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: It will affect your cycles- use back up contraception using condoms and spermacide and monitor your cycles.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Ovulatory ties can very slightly and sperm can survive in the female genital tract for 72 hours.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Retest: Who did the tests? I would recommend a serum pregnancy test. Cll your physician's office and get tested. If negative, keep a menstrual calendar. T... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Be sure you have bacterial vaginosis- there are tests that can confirm it.. You can use "rephresh" as directed- review this with you doctor. Also you... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Low: However, any sperm of any amour theoretically can cause a pregnancy. Monitor yourself for symptoms. You may use a home pregnancy test in 14 days or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Not related: Probably not related. I would recommend that you use a reliable form of contraception. See your physician. I would also avoid drugs, medications, o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: I do not know what you mean by "severe reaction, " but any reaction to any substance that you label as "severe" has to be investigated. Stop using th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe: Any woman who is sexually active during reproductive years can be pregnant. A small percentage can have ectopic pregnancies- best step, call your ph... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: The term is called "mittelscherz" and can cause a variety of complaints which annoy women as they ovulate. Obviously the way to manage it is to suppr... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
May not be related: I hope you have seen a physician. Any chance you are pregnant? How early did it show up? A day, week? Hard to answer with the limited information.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends-: Have you had sexual contact otherwise where semen got into/onto your genital tract. If so, the answer is yes. If not, as long as both of you had you... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends on the cause: I am assuming, you mean labia. There are multiple reasons for "bumps." in grown hairs, folliculitis from shaving or hair removal, viral infections ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pregnant?: You may be pregnant- get a blood pregnancy test now- if you are not, start keeping a menstrual calendar. If you recently started you menses, this al... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Talk to husband: Most woman's sex drive is psycho-social. Distractions, stress, children, etc can hinder it. Husband's, sexual partners, need to overcome those distr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Warm water: Best practice is warm water and pad dry the area. If you need something more, use gentle soap without creams, perfumes, etc, like baby soap.
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Normal: I am assuming that our bleeding lasts one week. This can be normal. Over time, your periods may shorten in duration. If they do not, you can try bi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Not really: That close to your menses, being on birth control pills and taking Plan B markedly decreases your chances of being pregnant. If you have any doubts, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Needs evaluation: If you are 81 you need an appointment now for a detailed history and physical- the causes of pelvic pain, especially of new onset, are many, some caus... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Too numerous: There are many possibilities- they may involve endocrine changes or tissue changes- such as fibroids, polyps, etc. It is best to make an appointment ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
It could: Lupus is best diagnosed by a rheumatologist and involves a combination of both symptoms and laboratory tests, which as you note, test for autoimmune a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe: Any number of things can cause breast pain- most benign. You need to be examined. See you physician.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends: Hormone replacement therapy is considered relatively safe in a healthy woman. See a physician for a history and physical to see if you are a candidat... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Unless you are using reliable contraception, always assume you can get pregnant. However, physiologically, you conceive around the time of ovation, w... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
May be the pill: Some both control pills vary their hormonal content through the month, some do not. Check with your physician as to your pill type. You may benefit ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: You do not "need" one, but with an epidural, or other forms of pain relief, you may not have the urge to void, thus, your bladder needs to be emptied ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Incontinence: There may be three unrelated issues. Fluid leaking could be urinary incontinence. The bloating and the thyroid nodule also need to be evaluated. Th... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
General answer: In general, it is used for the prevention of atherosclerotic events in peripheral artery disease, or with in 35 days of an mi, or within 6 months of a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Possibly: Monitor for signs of pregnancy. If you are trying to get pregnant, avoid medicines, substances, alcohol, etc that are detrimental to pregnancy. If y... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: Femoral hernia does not cause a miscarriage.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe: It should be diagnosed as heartburn. Women with heart disease can have very vague symptoms. Stop exercising for now, see your physician.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Other form: Try another form of contraception then- talk with your physician. Make sure you get a blood pregnancy test now.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Get a serum pregnancy test now- you may have to repeat it in a week or so if it is negative- avoid all medications, drugs, substances harmful to pregn... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Possibly: Look first for signs of infection, swollen lymph nodes in your arm pit, the insertion site being red, swollen, hot or painful. If that is happening, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
?: You mean suppositories? Why were they prescribed? If Progesterone is not low, there is no benefit.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Unsure: I am not sure either by your secretion. You need a detailed medical history and a pelvic exam to develop a diagnosis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: Without any other symptoms, the hyper-pigmentation is normal. Many women have darker labia minor than major.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Could be normal: If you are sexually active monitor for signs of pregnancy. If pregnancy is possible because you are sexually active, get a blood pregnancy test. It ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Wording poor: Your wording is poor- if you have had more than one sexual partner, or you partner has had more than one partner, you could have acquired the virus a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Probably ok: If it is just this complaint and nothing else, it may be normal- watch for worsening symptoms.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Doubtful: It depends on the type of cysts. A "cyst" is not a diagnosis per se, it is a description. All menstruating women make two cysts a month, a follicula... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Correct: No need to "aggressively" wipe. This can cause irritation. Padding the area front to back is better. Urine can collect within the labia minor and c... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Possibly: First off- can you be pregnant? If so get a serum pregnancy test; if not pregnant, monitor your symptoms, they may resolve more than likely.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
You may be pregnant: If you missed two pills you may be pregnant- get a serum pregnancy test in two weeks, use back up contraception until you have been on your pill for 4... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: There is not sufficient data to establish its safety.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Durkee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Could be normal: If you are sexually active and have missed your menses, you are pregnant until proven otherwise- get a blood pregnancy test. If its negative, monito... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 9, 2014
Dr Durkee is well known in his community for being compassionate, empathetic, and vastly knowledgeable. He is dedicated to his patients as well as to the education of future doctors.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Durkee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Durkee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm looking gain weight . Have MS only weigh 93lbs.Height 5'1" progrm
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Im taking generess fe BC, would that affect the outcome of the pregnancy test? Thank you for all the help!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your help i don't feel so confused now

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago, IL
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago, IL
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Loyola UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Numerous, patient care awards
Top Doctor, First Place, Rockford, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Rockford, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Swedish american Hospital, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Publications

Several titles
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