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Dr. R. scott Thornton

Gynecology
PA
43 years experience

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Doctor R. Scott Thornton is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has had an esteemed 30 year career as a gynecologist at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Medical Center, located just outside of Philadelphia. He is the current Chairman of the Cancer Committee.

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Gynecology

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English

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not pregnant: If blood HCG is negative, you are not currently pregnant. Call GYN if you go more than 8 weeks from your last period without getting another period.Fo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Unlikely: If you did not miss any pills, you need not worry. I wouldn't make too much of a seven hour delay in taking your pill although as a general rule it is... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Yes: Since you didn't take any placebo pills you probably won't get a period until the end of your new pack but no harm done and you will continue to be pr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Varies: It can just be a change in the way your ovaries are producing hormones, but you may also have an endometrial polyp or uterine fibroids. Ask your gynec... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Possibly: If your period is late then you certainly will want to get a pregnancy test, but if the test is negative than you may simply be in what we call an ano... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Varies: It could just be that your hormones are a bit out of whack for this cycle. If it does not recur you probably do not need to do anything. If you do not... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Possibly: You may get bloating premenstrually and during your menses that resolves after your period. If your abdomen goes back to flat and soft after your mens... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Yes: The androgenic effects of the Progesterone used in Plan B could cause acne, but it would only be temporary. For more info www.askyourgynecologist.org
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not likely: Many disinfectants will not kill viral sti organisms such as hpv. However most bacteria and viruses will die upon air contact over a three-week time. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
No: You should be protected. As long as you stick to three weeks in, one week out, and then insertion of a new ring for three weeks, you are protected. Fo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Sort of: It is perfectly fine to start your next pack tomorrow but the pack would not end on may 2 which is only 15 days away. You could stop your next pack on... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not likely: Depo-provera is very good at preventing pregnancy so presuming you are not pregnant when you received the shot in february, it is unlikely that you wo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Yes: You always have cervical mucus. At certain times during your cycle it is copious and watery and other times it is thick, but the mucus glands in your ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Yes: I assume you mean LEEP procedure. You could still conceive and it is unlikely that the procedure would induce a miscarriage although there is a slight... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not necessarily: You are probably still ovulatory, but with longer cycle intervals.You should be ovulating between days 18 to 21. Try to have sex twice, at least a day... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Your fine: If you are on your second NuvaRing and you waited no more than one week between rings you are protected and should be protected from here on out even ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Possible: Since herpes causes open sores, it is possible to have some bleeding associated with it, but that is not a common sign of herpes. Of course if you are... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Yes: Yes it is sensitive enough to detect a pregnancy that early. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Probably not: It is not uncommon to get light bleeding (of any color) midcycle around ovulation. If it only lasts 1 to 2 days and you get your next menses (period) ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Varies: It varies, but if you are not nursing and it has been 3 months, call your GYN.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Maybe: If you start your BCP pack within the first 5 days of your period, you are protected that same month.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
No: Can give it up to 8 weeks. If not pregnant, your GYN will then induce your period with progesterone. For more info www.askyourgynecologist.org
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Good: If you are having regular periods, then you are probably ovulating and your odds are very good. It can take up to a year for couples to conceive even ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Many things: Could just be muscular or a problem with your kidney, ureter, colon, uterus (fibroid), or l ovary. Without other symptoms, it's hard to speculate. You... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not likely cancer: That is not a common symptom of breast cancer with the rare exception of a malignancy called paget's disease. It does however warrant an exam by your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Varies: If you are having light bleeding between your periods, there are many possibilities. The most likely is a temporary hormonal aberration but a wide var... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Direct contact: Most likely through direct contact of skin that is affected by the herpes with the anal region, or through anal intercourse, or through oral to anal c... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Need evaluation: Not sure what you are asking since ".Feels to masturbate"is not a complete sentence, but if you have urinary urgency with a sticky fluid emerging from... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Can't know: You may be bleeding from altering your hormonal balance with the one day you took a birth control pill or if the bleeding is light and only lasts one ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can still ovulate, but the birth control pill will still be effective at preventing pregnancy. If you would like to have better suppression o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
From the cream: By definition your urine cannot be foggy and clear at the same time. If you have no other bladder symptoms such as urgency and frequency, then most li... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not a problem: It is not typical, but not worrisome. As long as you haven't missed any of your pills, continue as usual. How you bleed on the pill has no impact on i... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
None: The fibroadenoma will not disappear. It is a growth and nothing will dissolve it. However, if the radiologist and your doctors feel that it is definit... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: You need to check a pregnancy test. If it is negative then you are bleeding from being in an anovulatory state where there is an imbalance of the two ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Very unlikely: It would be unlikely for you to have any change in taste or smell sensation associated with oral HPV. If you are concerned, you can have a doctor obta... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Can't tell: Although it does not look promising, if that is all you have had, you can't tell yet whether the pregnancy will be successful. Your doctor will foll... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
What's the question?: I'm not sure what you're asking. If you have never inserted anything into the vagina previously, then it was probably painful because you are stretchi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Sort of: When you don't get your period it is because you are not ovulating and not making progesterone. You could periodically (every month or two) take proge... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not really: If your pregnancy fails then you will begin to have bleeding and cramping despite the progesterone. Successive ultrasound studies along with successiv... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Now or wait a week: Not sure how you determined that you ovulated on day 26, but presuming you did, you would expect to get a period around day 40 if you were not pregnan... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
See below: Calculate your cycle length (first day of one period to the first day of the next) and subtract 14 days. That is when you will ovulate. You can concei... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not enough info: Unfortunately, the answer is too complicated for this format. Treatment of fibroids depends on many factors. If you can afford $14, I would suggest y... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Don't panic: cycles can vary and temporarily get out of sync. As long as you get a period within 8 weeks of your last, don't worry. If you go more than 8 weeks, re... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Varies: If your recurring uti's have been documented with urine cultures and there has been more than three, you should see a urologist for a cystoscopy and p... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Can be normal: If you didn't miss any pills then you probably have breakthrough bleeding. If you have been on the pill for at least three months and this is happenin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Probably normal: It is quite common to get light bleeding for a day or two around ovulation and the color is not significant. If your next period comes on time, you ar... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Hang in there: Presuming you started your pack within the first five days of your menstrual period, you should be protected against pregnancy regardless of how you b... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Change regimen: I would probably do a transvaginal ultrasound and depending on the results consider a endometrial biopsy or hysteroscopy prior to assuming everything ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Not likely: Endometrial cancer at your age would be rare. Presuming a pregnancy test is negative, your findings are more likely related to either a hormonal imbal... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. scott Thornton
43 years experience
Don't do it: Instead, wait until your next period and start the pack within the first five days of that period. You will be protected immediately.For more informat... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thornton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thornton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I haven't done a blood preg test, but thank you! I'll look at the site
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Thanks DR.Scott .Are u the one they advertise on the radio with Dr .I will try to connect with you .Many thx
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have looked around, everything I find is for ages 40-65 or Oct only

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U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

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