Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blufton, SC
20 years experience female

Locations

Hilton Head Ob/Gyn associates

Blufton, SC

Address

1 burnt Church Rd, Blufton, SC
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Vidalia Women's Center

Vidalia, GA

About

Bio

Originally from Michigan, spent 7 plus years in the USAF, then attended college in FL. Med school at USF in Tampa then residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St Pete. Moved to Ga to be near family in 2007 but then accepted a great new opportunity in SC starting Jan 2015. I am excited to have another method available to advocate for women and their health!

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

305 Answers
154 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Infection or pregnan: This could be due to infection, pregnancy, abnormal cervical cells or overly rambunctious intercourse. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. If you don... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Diagnose abnl tissue: Prepares and reads slides of tissue removed from the body to diagnose abnormalities such as cancer. Many pathologists specialize in specific kinds of... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
That was not good: you need to be very cautious about what you use on such delicate areas! Warm saltwater soaks may help, avoid using other home remedies and consider s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably: you are correct to be concerned about your protection! Any time you take antibiotics, there can be interference with your oral contraceptives! In th... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
It can: Pregnancy has a wide variety of effects on the mother's body and the thyroid is one organ that is commonly afected.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Not HIV pos: The saliva test is a screening test and the blood more accurate or diagnostic. It sounds like a false positive screening test.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Not common but yes: Be sure to push fluids and see your doctor to be evaluated if this continues because dehydration or urinary tract infection can be causes of your pain... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes frequently : Many people with sleep apnea can improve or resolve it by losing weight and increasing physical activity. Occasionally there can be other problems su... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: If the ovaries appear polycystic but all of your cycle is normal then nothing need occur, if your cycle is irregular or you are experiencing infertili... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unclear: If you haven't taken a pregnancy test, that should be your next step. Bleeding can occur due to a period, threatened miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy o... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Maybe: It is possible that you simply had a tear of your hymen during the act of sex but infection can also cause bleeding. You should be evaluated for sexu... Read More
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Indefinately: Cirtucel is harmless and can be taken with out concern.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unclear question: When performing ultrasound there are many measurements taken, if you have a specific question like this it should be acceptible to ask your OB or even... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely: The most fertile time is mid cycle. If you were using contraception you would not need to worry about pregnancy, also condoms prevent std transmissi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably not: Intermenstrual bleeding is common on the 'mini-pill' and if you are truly using condoms each and every time for the entire act, it is unlikely to be p... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Wait a week: If you have not started your period in a week retest but also know that occasionally menses can be missed due to illness, stress, medications, signifi... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Cultured? drained?: If the boil has not been cultured I do not know how they can say with certainty that it is not mrsa. That being said MRSA does tend to make more pain... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Vaginitis: It could be yeast, bacterial infection, sexually transmitted infection or even atrophy causing your irritation. You should consult with you doctor bu... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Contraceptives work: This is not an uncommon problem in young women and is most likely something you will eventually outgrow. Meanwhile we frequently use oral contracepti... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Maybe: Unikely to hurt, might help and most likely will just make your urine more expensive as most are water soluble and washed out in the urine.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably lidocaine: It was probably Lidocaine with Epinephrine (adrenaline) which is used to make the procedure less painful.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: They can respond to stimuli at this age, their brains are not fully developed so it's difficult to say what they process.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Liver enzymes: It is likely that you are having an increase in liver enzymes such as billirubin, alkkaline phosphotase, ast and alt. Also ammonia levels may be abno... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Need revaluation: On occasion pid does not resolve as expected and can actually evolve into a tubo-ovarian abscess. I am not saying you have this, only that it is a po... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: The question is why did you have thee ultrasound done? The findings you have described are generally within normal limits. You need to discuss thes... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Genetic counselor: You need to have a karyotype done before you can determine your risk. It would be very important for you and your spouse to see a genetic counselor t... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you are experiencing symptoms of pregnancy, take a test, that's the easiest way to know.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably: After a miscarriage it is not uncommon to have some irregular bleeding for several weeks after the process is complete. If the bleeding is heavy, you... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Possibly: Take a pregnancy test, if negative you are probably fine and you should use this as an opprtuity to re-evaluate your contraception. Plan b works best... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
May take 1.5-2 years: While Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is only reliable for contraception for 12-13 weeks it takes a variable amount of time to wear off and in fact... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
See doctor: Any time a woman over the age of 35 has irregular vaginal bleeding, it should be evaluated by a gynecologist. There are many causes and not all are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: There are many different ways to get iron. Dietary iron will help but is probably the slowest method. Oral iron supplements can vary in their absorp... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Dehydration: Most commonly pesky charlie horses occur during sleeping hours and frequently wake people from sleep. Drink plenty of water and keep a glass at the b... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No appointment neede: This is low normal and is likely to respond to dietary changes and possibly adding a supplement. If it doesn't improve after doing these things or if... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Right on track: This is exactly what you should do in this situation. It is important to take your pills without missing them as much as possible. If you find that ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Not generally: Perimenopause can be associated with hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, mood changes, and insomnia. If you are having persistent nausea you sho... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Could be pregnant: You need to take a pregnancy test and if is positive then you should contact you doctor immediately if you are having pain.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Many possibilities: The differential diagnosis for headaches is very extensive! they can come from, stress, dehydration, vascular spasm, migraines, brain tumors, low blo... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No: It just means no contact with other people.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Could be foods: Breast milk can be affected by maternal diet, garlic, curry, cabbage and similar vegetables are all potential causes. If there is any discoloration, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Get seen: Your spouse needs to be seen and checked for infection. This could be normal but i suspect not. Call the doctor in the morning, sooner if signs of f... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unclear: If you have a large ovarian cyst compressing the outflow of your colon this could cause you to have pain all the way over to the right side. 10 days ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Fluctuation: Occasionally it can be normal to have some irregularity, if this is a one time thing i would wait to see what next month brings. If you are having pa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
May be normal: It is not always abnormal to have discharge. If there is no odor or itching involved then it is probably normal physiologic discharge.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Peptic ulcers can cause vomiting due to gastric irritation. They are frequently caused by infection with a bacteria called h pylori and should be tre... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Normal healing : You don't form scabs in your mouth like on other areas, the white stuff you see is probably the equivalent of a scab, do not worry unless accompanied ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably so: Irritable bowel could possibly effect any portion of the digestive tract, it is important to avoid triggers that can worsen your symptoms.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Help most likely: It is not possible to catch up sleep or store it up for future however if you are mentally and physically exhausted it would be a good idea to take a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Dehydration?: This could be a sign of dehydration, try drinking plenty of water and if it doesn't get better then you should be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably: Symptoms of early pregnancy are highly variable, try not to worry and be sure to follow up with your doctor!
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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Leaver-Williams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Leaver-Williams is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much for your explanation! I'm not the original person who asked the question here, but your response really helped me understand my lab results!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I'm so scared I haven't stopped shaking. On lowest dose BC. Close to fertile days but just had . so no lining to implant? Please help
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much, we used protection and this has put my mind at a bit of ease. Thank you for your quick reply.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

BAYFRONT MEDICAL CENTER INC

Awards

Associate clinical professor MGC
Top Doctor, Second Place, Savannah Region, GA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Savannah Region, GA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Medical College of Georgia clinical assistant professor
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