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Dr. Mary David

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dyersburg, TN
female

Locations

Women's Clinic of Dyersburg, PLLC

Dyersburg, TN

Address

519 West Parkview, Dyersburg, TN, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

Golden Rule Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I have an undergraduate degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University. I went to med school intending to pursue nuclear medicine but fell in love with taking care of women. I finished my residency in OB/GYN at the University of Tennessee i Memphis in 1983 and was board certified in 1985. I consider every child I ever delivered to be one of my own and take great pride in their accomplishments. I do a lot of hand sewing such as needle point and shocking to keep me busy while waiting for babies. I also admit to being a foodie and love cooking more than eatting. I don't know if there is such a thing but if so I could also be called a "plantie".I am an avid gardener. Of course, I love growing my own herbs but I also love native plants and wild flowers.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ignore: Most spontaneous abortions occur because there was something the matter with the baby.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Don't douche. It can wash the infection up into the uterus and increases the risk of tubal pregnancy.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Maybe: Depending on how severe the anemia and how long a few days is it could have been an anemia the responded to the supplements.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor: This is worrisome for a tubal pregnancy or an ovarian cyst. You need to be seen.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Bleeding and pain: The most common are pain and bleeding. You may also have fever or a pus-like vaginal discharge
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Depends: The best time to take a pregnancy test is when you are 1 week late for your period.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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It depends: Is it time for your period? What are you using for birth control? What are your normal periods like? Any other health issues? Are you having any other... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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MAny reasons : The most common reason of course is menopause which happens when you run out of eggs ( you have all you'll ever have when you are born). You can also ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Days don't add up: If your last period started on 4/16/14 , you can't be 18 days late. Even if it ended on 4/16/14, you still would be less than 18 days late. At any rat... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Unlikely: It is unlikely that the cyst on your neck is related to the other symptoms. The other symptoms could be associated with a bladder infection, a pelvic ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: After treatment for an STD, make sure your partner has also finished treatment before having sex.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection: This could be a urinary tract infection or interstitial cystitis or an over active bladder. Each is treated differently so she needs to be seen and st... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
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Several: You want to look for a probiotic with several strains of bacteria. Rephresh markets one that I believe is good but so are several others.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Not necessarily: It is likely you won't but there is no way to know for sure since our bodies and our life styles change over time
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A 65-year-old female asked:
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Normal: As long as the HPV testing is negative your risk of cancer is vanishingly small. ASCUS is the " we're just not sure" category and in your case is alm... Read More
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A female asked:
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Urgent care: If you are bleeding that heavily you need to be seen, Call your doctor and if you can't get in to be seen go to urgent care or the E.R.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Possibily: The positive pregnancy tests suggest that you are but they could be due to the HCG trigger. I would expect your doctor to do quantitative blood pregna... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Yes: They work equally well taken either way
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Normal: This is on the long side for cycles but it sounds regular and the periods sound normal so I wouldn't be concerned.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Depends: It depends on what type of fitting you mean, what type of implanted birth control, and where you are in your cycle. There usually is no fitting for Ne... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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How late?: If you changed the patch on the right day it is unlikely that you are pregnant. There are many things that can make you faint including dehydration, v... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Depends: If it is a simple cyst and not bleeding, just pain management and observation. If it is bleeding or a complex cyst, you will need surgery. Since it ha... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Implanon and nexplanon both cause what are described as irregularly irregular bleeding meaning it never establishes a regular pattern.You should not l... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Strain: Your center of gravity is thrown off by the enlarged uterus. This puts extra strain on the back muscles. Sitting is the position that is hardest on th... Read More
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A female asked:
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Uncertain: I'm uncertain about what your question is but it sounds like you are concerned about infertility.The only way to know if you are infertile with any gi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Yes: It is unlikely but you could have ovulated late and have a false negative pregnancy test. If your period still hasn't started, repeat the test in 3-5 ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: At 8 months aspirin and NSAIDs which are in alka seltzer are not a good idea. You want to treat just the symptoms which you have. Discuss your symptom... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: While you can always get pregnant if you are having unprotected intercourse, this does not sound like pregnancy. It sounds like a gastrointestinal iss... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Period: This is common as your period starts and that may well be all that it is. Other possibilities are that this is an implantation bleed and you are pregn... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't: You can tighten your vagina by doing Kegel exercises but this is mainly necessary after child birth.After menopause, if you are not sexually active, t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Yes: If you are having unprotected intercourse, you could be pregnant. If your period is late, do a pregnancy test and, if it is negative and your period s... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Hard to say: It is impossible to know for sure since this varies widely from woman to woman. Do take precautions since you need time to recover before you get preg... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Could be: It could be herpes but what ever it is you need to be seen by a gynecologist, diagnosed and treated. Pain is your body's way of getting your attention... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Test: If you have been having unprotected intercourse, you need to do a pregnancy test and if it is negative and your period still hasn't started, repeat it... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Since both breasts "see" the same hormones any effect would be on both breasts.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Period just starting: It sounds like your period is just starting. There is some normal variation in cycle length and this is within that normal range.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Yes: Irregular bleeding is the most common side-effect after th first Depo shot. This should be better after the next shot and gone by the 3rd. However, a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: It is more likely that this is something GI but pregnancy is always possible if you are having unprotected intercourse. If your period doesn't start ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If your normal cycle is longer than 28 days conception probably occurred later and an early ultrasound is more reliable for dating the pregnancy. Your... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things: Many things can cause this including polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance/diabetes, thyroid disease, some medications, stress, changes in w... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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It can: It can but it very ,very seldom does. I know it can be hard to accept but this is really not something for you to worry about. Best wishes for a compl... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Not PCOS: Pain is not a usual symptom of PCOS. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. You need to see your doctor or an urgent care cli... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Fairly: It is primarily protein and sugars so it should make you gain weight but it won't necessarily be muscle. I don't see any thing that should make a diff... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Small: The risk is small if you have taken all the other pills at the same time every day and took that 1 as soon as you remembered but that risk is not zero... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: This is certainly not the most fertile time but if you are having unprotected intercourse you could be pregnant. Do a pregnancy test to be sure and if... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diet: There are some diet changes that can help and you can ask about the drug elmiron (pentosan). Hope this helps.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your doctor: What would be right for you and what would be safe depends in part on why you are on the medroxyprogesterone and without knowing that even the over th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you are pregnant the bleeding will lighten but it should also lighten up if you are not pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant do a pregnancy... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a dentist: It may have become infected so you need to see a dentist and have it treated.
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Yes: The treatment is basically the same and partner treatment is just as important.
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Testimonials
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Oct 12, 2014
Dr. David possesses the qualities of both a cutting-edge physician and a compassionate human being with personal interests that invite professional and personal growth. OB GYN, plants, engineering, c...Read More
Dr. Philip Miller
Nov 12, 2014
I highly endorse Dr. Mary S. David as an expert on both HealthTap and HealthTap Prime. Her comment are succinct, astute and valuable to patients and physicians alike. She is an asset to the HealthTap ...Read More
Apr 11, 2015
Well educated and well rounded with a boatload of expertise and a force to be reckoned with here on HealthTap. Collaborates well with colleagues and approachable to all!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr David. Im quite concerned, I was 28 when I had a partial hysterectomy now Im 62 & moved & liftted heavy objects on 17th, 18th, 19th. Developed brownish liquidi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so very much for the fast response. I see my doc soon and have surgery scheduled to remove cyst but i am very worried about it being cancer.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My hot flashes are due to a complete hysterectomy about three months ago and I am miserable. They make me nauseous even. Can't take hrt due to stroke.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated nullMD

Residency

University of Tennessee Center for the Health Scie

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Tennessee - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Tennessee - Fall
2014

Affiliations

Tau Beta Pi
AOA
ASCCP
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