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

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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

Doctor Q&A

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Maybe: At 4 weeks your period should just now be due. Are you certain that you are pregnant? Pain in the right lower quadrant in early pregnancy can be norma... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Many causes: STDs usually cause too much bleeding rather than delayed periods. Stress,weight, exercise, diet, medications, and diseases such as thyroid disease,dia... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Confusing: I'm not sure how your last period was tomorrow. I'm guessing that you mean that your period is due tomorrow. If you had unprotected intercourse aroun... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: With 2 missed periods and 3 negative pregnancy tests, pregnancy is unlikely. There are many things that can cause delayed menses. You do need to be se... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Most recipes: Most recipes can be organic simply by choosing organic ingredients when shopping. It is the ingredients not the recipes that make foods organic. Hope ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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This varies: Cramping in pregnancy has different causes at different times in the pregnancy. In the first trimester cramping is usually due to the uterus stretchin... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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For: For the greatest protection against birth defects, start prenatal vitamins when you start trying.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Yes and no: No method of contraception is 100% effective.Condoms are good for decreasing the risk of STDs as well as the risk of pregnancy but don't completely el... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Whether you should be concerned about your period being "off track" depends on what you mean by off tract. It is common at 47 for periods to be less r... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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No: As long as you have a fetal heart beat on ultrasound you have not miscarried. It is worrisome but don't give up yet. Good luck.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Emergency contracept: Emergency contraception is 95% effective if taken within 24 hours after unprotected intercourse. However, now is the time to look into a more reliable... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Doesn't travel: The virus doesn't travel thru the nerves. It can be spread by contact from a sore to broken skin anywhere on the body. I have seen patients with outbr... Read More
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A female asked:
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Maybe: By 8 weeks 2 days you expect to see a heart beat on ultrasound. It is possible that you are not as far along as you think or that this is a blighted o... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Implantation: This could be an implantation bleed or could be due to an infection or cervical irritation . Medications can also cause this. You need an exam to help... Read More
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A female asked:
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No: The trisomy is a genetic defect like Down's Syndrome only more severe and frequently results in miscarriage. Sexually transmitted infections do not ca... Read More
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A female asked:
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Infection: This could be a vaginal infection. If it has an odor, a bacterial infection would be more likely and if you are itching a yeast infection would be mor... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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No: The lack of bleeding is primarily due to the low dose of estrogen in your pills. It simply doesn't stimulate much growth of endometrium (uterine linin... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Probably not: If your normal period started today it is unlikely that you will get pregnant this time but pother wise this is risky behavior if you don't want to be... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Prenatal vitamins: There is no vitamin which will correct PCOS but if you are trying to get pregnant you should be on prenatal vitamins. See your doctor for help with th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Gallbladder?: Up near your ribs on the right is your gall bladder and the hormone levels of pregnancy can cause gall bladder problems. It is unlikely that this is b... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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Diagnosis: Lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis. Differential diagnoses are the possible diagnoses for a set of symptoms. To give you a differential diagnosis we woul... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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See your doctor: It is common to hit the cervix during intercourse. It is not normal to bleed heavily and have severe cramping the next day. You need to see your docto... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Probably not: Missing pills will cause spotting. While it is not impossible that you are pregnant, it is unlikely. You did exactly what you should do when you miss ... Read More
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A female asked:
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No : Both petogen and Depo provera have medroxyprogesterone acetate as the active ingredient in the same dosage and some of the same preservatives. Both ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Whey protein: Whey protein is just bfine in pregnancy as long as there are no impurities.Remember, you should not get over heated while working out and you should b... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
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Hormonal: This is not uncommon. It is a response to the hormonal changes.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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For last Dec?: Are you pregnant? Otherwise it is impossible to predict your fertile days in Aug. based on your Dec. period. If you have a regular 28 day cycle, in De... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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The next package: Not all antibiotics effect birth control pills but anything that decreases their effectiveness does so for the rest of that package. Keep taking them ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Probable fibroids: This probably means that you have small fibroids. These are the most common tumors of the female reproductive tract and almost never are or become can... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Definitions: Midcycle ovulatory cervical mucus is different from cervical mucus in the rest of the cycle.Other than that, many different descriptions are used.Diff... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Definitely could be: Withdrawal is a very poor method of contraception since you have to say no when your body says go and the highest concentration of sperm is in the fir... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Yes: You could have the urinary frequency just because you have less room for your bladder at this stage of pregnancy but it can also be the only symptom o... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Maybe: At 51 you should still have testing. Current recommendations advise testing for cervical dysplasia with testing for high risk HPV and repeating the te... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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False positive: If you had a positive home pregnancy test but a negative blood test soon after, it could have been a false positive home test. If the blood test was a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: Just as emotional stress can interfere with ovulation, so can the stress of physical illness. Once those changes resolve, ovulation will occur and you... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Might: Stripping membranes is something that has been done for generations but has no scientific basis or evidence to support that it increases the likelihoo... Read More
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A female asked:
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By conceiving: There is no sure test for fertility.In men,a sperm count of 0 reflects infertility unless treatment is an option.In Women it is harder.Unless you don'... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Possible: If you are addicted the baby could be addicted. Talk to your doctor about getting help. If you have discussed it with your doctor and are getting help... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends : Since normal cycles can vary in length from 21 days to 35-42 days depending on your source and ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the onset of yo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: It is possible that you could be pregnant. If your period doesn't start on time, you need to do a pregnancy test . If it is negative and you don't wa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Most sleep aids do mint interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. If the pregnancy test was negative and you have been taking the pills... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal variation: It is normal to have some variation in cycle length because some eggs mature faster than others. Try an ovulation predictor kit. If you are ovulating,... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Must see a doctor: Most cysts are benign and resolve on their own but they can rupture or twist (torsion) and cause severe pain and even be life threatening. Some such a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Yes: This is normal. You may also have more cramping while passing clots if they are large.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Need more info: Are you sexually active and, if so, what are you using for contraception? This could be a side effect of the contraceptive or could be an implantation... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Possible: This timing would have definitely put you in the most fertile part of your cycle so pregnancy is a possibility. If you don't want to be pregnant you n... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Weight loss?: Your breasts are largely composed of fat and so will shrink when you lose weight. They also are normally fuller during the luteal phase ( the 2 weeks ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If your implanon has expired you no longer are protected. You need to check a pregnancy test and, if it is negative, start using a reliable method of ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Polyp: If there is a polyp there, it is likely that the doctor will remove or at least biopsy it. After a hysterectomy or menopause the most common reason fo... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
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Normal: This sounds completely normal.Follicles are simple cysts in which eggs grow and they develop on ovaries every month. We once thought that cysts after ... Read More
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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!
HealthTap member
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 Mary! I have been tested for h. pylori several times this has been going on for 5years it probably is my gallbladder but they can't catch it
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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.

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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