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Dr. Martina McGowan

Gynecology
44 years experience female

Locations

IU Physicians at oshen

Address

1122 Professional Drive
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00am
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About

Bio

Servant, physician (gynecology), writer, entrepreneur, life fulfillment coach, doting mother and grandmother, blogger, minister, occasional haikuist. www.martinamcgowan.com

Specialties
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Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Indiana

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
No health risk: This should not cause any health issues for you.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Pregnancy : If you are on a regular regimen of DepoProvera and haven't missed any doses, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. Even without regular period... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Abdominal pain : Monitor the pain for changes in severity, things that make it better or worse. You may have any # of things including an ovarian cyst. Most of these r... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Ovulation symptoms: Many patient get what they might consider "unusual" symptoms with ovulation. Likely related to change in hormones. This should not interfere with conc... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Never assume that you cannot get pregnant. Always use protection if you do not wish to conceive.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Do NOT assume you are free of infecting others simply because you have no lesions or symptoms.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Light menses: That sounds like a normal variant of menses. I would not be concerned for a single event.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Large ovarian cyst: Unlikely to spontaneously resolve at that size, but not impossible. The issue of pain with possible torsion (twisting) are of concern.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Birth control pills: It is not uncommon for periods to change in character while on birth control pills.
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A member asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Abdominal pain : It is difficult to attribute the pain to anything specific. I would first monitor the pain- when it occurs, is it related to specific activities (mens... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Normal changes: Yes, this is fairly normal. You body will take several weeks to return to normal.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Disc pain: After you have had the appropriate workup with x-rays, etc, chiropractic manipulation may offer temporary relief. Over the counter analgesics and nsai... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Pain: This sounds like mid-cycle cramping, likely associated with ovulation. If that is true then it is an excellent time to try for conception.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Post procedure bleed: This is not an unusual occurrence. If the bleeding persists or increases, contact your physicians office.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Discharge: It is most likely vaginal in origin. Unless there is itching, burning or odor, i would not be alarmed.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Braxton Hicks: Braxton hicks contractions do not dilate or efface. They are usually to irregular or disorganized. If you think you may be in labor, however, contact ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Arthritis: This sounds like arthritis especially if it tends to be early in the day with loosening as day progresses. Can use over the counter meds. If not reliv... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Mole: If you think this has changed in size or color follow up with your primary care physician and/ or dermatologist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Mirena (levonorgestrel) cramps: Not an uncommon occurrence. If the pain escalates or becomes an issue, consult your physician.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Folliculitis scars: No. Nystatin is for fungal infections. You might fair better with antibiotic ointment and warm soaks. Neither of these methods will remove scars.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Prematurity : It is quite possible since you are in-hospital and under careful observation by physicians and nurses. Best of luck.
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A female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Fibroids: Symptoms will depend on the size and location of the fibroids. Many women have few or no symptoms. The pain you have described could be related. If th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Bleeding pregnancy: Not an uncommon occurrence. Notify your physician's office nonetheless. They may consider doing an ultrasound and/ or checking blood levels.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Left chest pain: If the pain is not relieved by regular doses of over the counter pain meds, see you primary care physician.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Chlamydia, pregnancy: It is possible. Your physician can check the latency of your fallopian tubes with an x-ray called an hsg, hysterosalpingogram.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Semenalysis: This number alone does not seem worrisome. The total number, the quality are probably more important.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Heavier menses: Many things change as you drift toward menopause. As long as they are regular, there is probably little need for concern.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
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Ovulation discharge: Yes. The discharge is not present in all women.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Hand bump: If there is no pain or change in the functioning or your hand, monitor the situation.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Skin changes pregnan: Dark blotches where? On face referred to as "mask of pregnancy." most, or all, of this should disappear some time after delivery.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Back pain: You should visit your primary care physician first, if the problem continues. There are other musculo-skeletal and neurological issue that can cause s... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
IUD strings: Not uncommon not to be able to see strings months after insertion. Pregnancy test if concerned. Ultrasound may be needed in future.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Home pregnancy test: Not necessarily. I would first do home pregnancy test. Then follow up with physician.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Amenorrhea: It is possible but unlikely. Wait another two weeks, recheck with pregnancy test, use alternate form of contraception in the interim if you do not wi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Infertility : It is not necessarily bad, but should be investigated if children are important to you both. In this way you can begin to address any issues early. Ov... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Unprotected intercou: If you are having unprotected intercourse, yes, there is a possibility of pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Warm soaks: Warm soaks 2-4 times daily. Should drain on its own. Monitor your temp, check for fever. If pain worsens, lesion get larger see physician.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Manipulating menses: There is no way to get it asap. If your periods are 40-50 days apart, that is not normal. The use of birth controo pills is the way that periods are u... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Symptoms post D+C: There is a possibility of still being pregnant. It takes time for "pregnancy hormones" to return to normal levels. A course of action is begin with ho... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Postmenopausal bleed: The next recommendation is likely an endometrial biopsy. What was the indication for the ultrasound. Concerned rather than worried. The bottom line is... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Amenorrhea: The irregular periods of the perimenopausal age are a more likely cause. Stress is also a factor. Recc- home pregnancy test if you are concerned. If t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Ovulation pain: Depending on the length of your period, this would seem extremely early for ovulation. I think it is unlikely.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Breakthrough bleedin: Difficult to say. Perhaps a ruptured cyst. Perhaps breakthrough bleeding on birth control pills. Monitor the bleeding and follow up with your physicia... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Endometriosis : Pregnancy is still possible without total removal. I would recommend a specialist reevaluate status of endometriosis and functioning of tubes. You mig... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Conception : You can have your HCG checked or do home pregnancy test done at any time. Most physicians would recommend at least two completed cycles beyond the D&... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Amenorrhea : If you were on a low-dose pill, this is probably pill-related, especially in light of negative pregnancy tests.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Pregnancy : Home pregnancy tests have become extremely accurate. Pick up 2. One for this week, one to re-check next week.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Nexplanon: Contact your physician, and they will probably treat you to bring this period and abnormal bleeding under control. If it becomes a longterm issue, you... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Ovulation tests: Yes, ovulation is not a momentary event, but a change in hormones over a period of time.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martina McGowan
44 years experience
Vaginal swelling: This is not an unusual occurrence. Some from hormones, some from engorgement of the tissues.
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McGowan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McGowan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You are saying ovarian cysts can resolve without treatment?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you dr. Its just because im worry of being pregnant
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called them and they said do a test a wk later to check viability

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine
Completed 1982

Awards

Top Gynecologist, Second Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Indiana - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Indiana - Spring
2014
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