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Dr. Michael Hulse

Gynecology
Ellijay, GA
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Ellijay, GA

Address

433, Highland Pkwy, Ellijay, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Alliance Health

Amerigroup

American General Life and Accident Insurance Company

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

CIGNA Health Care

Connecticut General Life Insurance Company

HealthPartners

Nippon Life Insurance Company of America

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Globe Life & Accident Insurance Company

Guardian Life

About

Bio

.Education and Training •Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Tennessee •Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee at Memphis •Residency, OB/GYN, Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University Certifications & Memberships •Board Certified, OBGYN •Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology •Member, American Medical Association •Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy •Member, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons •Member, Medical Association of Georgia

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.

Gynecology

Obstetric Medicine

Urology

Licenses

United States: Florida, Georgia

Doctor Q&A

495 Answers
412 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Its surgery: In appropriately selected patients a sling can be a very successful minimally invasive treatment for stress incontinence. Any surgery can have compli... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends.: There are a variety of procedures that are used to fix both rectocele and stress incontinence. What to expect would depend on which procedure was bein... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Usually earlier: A cerclage is typically placed earlier in the pregnancy in patients who meet very specific criteria. A cervical length of 3 cm would be normal but th... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes.: A rectocele is common in women who have had vaginal childbirth. A rectocele is often found in conjunction with a cystocele(bladder dropping), uterin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes.: Some birth control pills are meant to be chewed if desired. I probably would not chew a pill that was not designed to be chewed.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
No.: Their is nothing in shred matrix that should decrease the effecacy of your birth control pill.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Sometimes and iud string will cause penile irritation during intercourse. If this occurs then see your doctor to have the strings cut shorter. This ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends: The endocervix is the inside of your cervix and has a different cell type than the outside of your cervix. Usually a pap smear that is done in a woman... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Many options.: Their are many options that would be safe for a younger "beginner" patient. The best choice would depend on whether their are medical issues and your... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes.: It is not likely that you would get pregnant by having sex right before your period. If you start your period then you are not pregnant. Have you di... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Bladder pain.: Interstitial cystitis also called painful bladder syndrome is a very common condition. The most common symptom is pain in the bladder and surrounding ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Keep a calendar: The day you start your period is day number one. Number your calendar from that day. Try to have intercourse on about days 12, 14 and 16. This will... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends: Which treatment options are available depends on why you are being offered a hysterectomy. Hormonal therapy, nsaid, pessary, endometrial ablation or ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
No problem.: If you are trying to say that you do not want to take a birth control pill then you have many other options to prevent pregnancy. If you simply do no... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly: It is best to see your doctor to be sure especially if you still have a uterus. Hope this helps.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not likely.: It is very unlikely to get pregnant that early in your cycle. If you are not trying to get pregnant then i would discuss birth control options with y... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Very unlikely.: Having intercourse two days after your period is very unlikely to result in a pregnancy. Condoms are a good method to prevent std but do have a highe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Many options: Permanent options include vasectomy, tubal ligation or essure in office tubal. Long acting methods are implanon, iud's or Depo-Provera provera (medrox... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
No. : I would only recommend surgery to repair a cystocele if it is causing you significant problems. There really is no such thing as a sure fix. All pro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Treats incontinence: A sling is a device that is placed below the urethra - tube that drains the bladder - to prevent leakage of urine. Slings can be mesh, biologic mater... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Varies.: Most pt who have a sling do not have problems. Sometimes a sling either does not work or stops working. Less commonly some women will have pain, pai... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not common.: An ileus is not a common complication of hysterectomy. However, it can happen after any abdominal or pelvic surgery. The method used to perform the s... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends.: If you skip your hormone free pills in the pack probably nothing would happen. If you skip these pills and instead take a hormone pill from a new pac... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends.: If you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you should consider having your ovaries removed. If you have menopause symptoms, recurrent cysts ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably nothing.: This is a very small cyst and is not of much concern. It is likely that the cyst will resolve without any treatment. If the pain worsens or persists... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Likely unrelated.: There are many potential causes for a vaginal discharge with odor whether you have a uterus or not. Check with your doctor to determine the cause of ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Bladder spasms: Leaking with urgency on the way to the bathroom is frequently caused by bladder spasms or contractions. This is a very common problem. The incidence... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Be persistent: It is possible to get help for pain or problems relating to a bladder sling. Many women get "passed around" before they get helped. This can be very... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not really.: Some spotting is not uncommon in early pregnancy and is usually not dangerous. If the bleeding increases then i would recommend seeing your doctor.... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Birth control: The copper iud is a non hormonal long acting reversible contraceptive that is inserted into the uterus in the office. This device contains copper and... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Ignore: Exercise and a healthy diet are first line therapy.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes.: If you have a regular cycle then you probably are ovulating. If you have unprotected sex then you can get pregnant. If your period is late this mont... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
The: The goals of therapy is to relieve your symptoms and maintain your TSH between 0.5 and 2.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Sometimes.: Always check with your oncologist before starting any hormonal therapy after having endometrial cancer.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not likely.: Having your tubes tied is a very effective birth control but it can fail. Failure rates vary depending on what method was used to tie your tubes but ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
See your doctor.: Pregnancy can occur after a tubal ligation and your symptoms could be consistent with an ectopic pregnancy. Need to see your doctor to rule this out ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Many options.: Try fiber and Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) and avoiding foods that agitate your leaking. If this does not work then consider pelvic muscle reh... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not likely.: Having your tubes tied is a very effective birth control but it can fail. Failure rates vary depending on what method was used to tie your tubes but ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Most pt who have a sling do not have problems. Some women will have pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating or other problems. Sometimes it ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not really. Yes.: You can't really "over do it" with sex. Their are other options for prolapse in some cases. If the prolapse is mild then you could try pelvic muscle... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not much risk.: Certainly having another child may worsen your urinary incontinence. However, it is unlikely to cause a significant increase in your problem. Your tre... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Having damage or swelling in one fallopian tube does not necessarily mean that you have a problem with the other tube. Looks like you had a baby abou... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes : You do not have to take the sugar pills. You could take nothing during those seven days or you could start a new pack now and skip your period.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Absolutely.: Peppermint tea is a caffeine free drink that may help with nausea during pregnancy. It is definitely safe to drink. You should have only limited caff... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Check with surgeon: In general the answer would be six weeks for strenuous exercise. Check with your doctor for specific instructions. Hope this helps.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Many options: Their are many options for stress incontinence including kegel exercises, pelvic floor therapy, bulking agents and slings to name a few. Some treatme... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Sounds like prolapse: Considering your history and the symptoms that you describe you probably do have some type of prolapse. Many women can feel something bulging through ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Either: It is normal to feel cramping as if you may start your period during early pregnancy. Pain from an ectopic pregnancy is usually one side or the other... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably. : It is normal to have some brownish or bloody discharge after a hysterectomy. This can have a bad odor. If it seems like more than would be normal it... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 28 years experience
Information is key.: The success rate of a tubal reversal surgery depends on the type of tubal that was performed and how much tube is left to reconnect. I would also rec... Read More

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Testimonials
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May 26, 2013
An amazingly talented obgyn specializing in pelvic floor and incontinence procedures
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Feb 23, 2014
I am the concerned sister.Thank you for your honesty. One has to be persistent because we are being ignored. Why do so many Doctors turn their back when it comes to the TVT Bladder Sling.There is so m...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hulse is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Hi, I want to Thank You for taking the time to answer my Ques. I was able to talk to my midwife this afternoon and she said the same. Thank You very Much again!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I do have a follow up app. scheduled, I was worried, with all the big words I didn't understand. Thank You very much of taking the time to explain.
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My doctor wants to see me next week for a cervix exam, but she said the pain coukd be mentally. Which it isnt. But thank you for taking time to reply to my question

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

MEDICAL CENTER OF CENTRAL GEORGIA

Awards

Best of Life Family Publications
Top Gynecologist, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
Top Gynecologist, First Place, National - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Northside hospital cherokee
North Georgia Medical Center
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