Dr. Henry Jacobs

Obstetrics and Gynecology
CT
68 years experience male

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Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a practicing gynecologist and gyn surgeon and practice at a tertiary care hospital. I have extensive experience in women's health care issues. I have been in practice for 35 years!! I am board certified in Ob/Gyn and been president of the ObGyn Society of Greater Hartford and am the President-elect of the State Medical Society. My practice has a great track record of quality of care and lack of litigation and I have served on many panels that assess the skill and safety of other practices.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

405 Answers
70 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Likely not std: usually a small pustule or a sebaceous cyst or clogged sweat gland can gently scrub with a gauze pad until unroofed and drains can take hot baths to r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
No: it is possible that a bleeder was missed during the hymenectomy procedure. if it is soaking pads, get it checked. it should stop after a couple of hou... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Expensive: microsurgery repair especially robotic can cost thousands if bungled can cause tubal pregnancy which is an emergency or not work at all IVF is the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
No worry: may have skipped ovulation. do preg test. if negative just be patient.
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A member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
May well be: yeast infection of the penis can produce itching and redness
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Depends: usually within 3 months the menses are normal if you are not breast feeding, you can use the BCP for a few months to re-program your cycles
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Several things: Could be 1-cardiac problem 2-panic attack 3-hot flash should be checked.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Yes: This is not the ideal use of estrogen.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Chances are small: The Depo-Provera is a very good form of birth control it is not a problem to have unprotected sex with a known partner. It is not protection against s... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Ignore: Hiding from reality makes you ashamed unhappy afraid demoralized but help makes you feel better.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
4 weeks ago: We measure pregnancy from the last period because many women know that, but when ovulation occurred is less easy to track. Most women ovulate/conceiv... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Usually breakthrough: Sometimes the pill is not absorbed well enough or the pill is not strong enough or your body makes too much estrogen from fat cells. This results in b... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Breakthrough: Could be simple breakthrough incomplete sloughing of period do home pregnancy test and if negative observe 2 more cycles.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Ignore: See neurologist have CT scan head be patient and kind to person having this illness.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Ignore: Although it is difficult it may be possible to maximize yor ability to resume normal life.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Yes: do a blood preg test and then repeat it in 3 days. if positive and then rises to double the value, you may well be pregnant and ok and will need an ul... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Not really: the abortion might well mess up your normal cycle and ovulation might be altered as well. it can take a few months to restore your menstrual clock. if... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Ignore: Use of the diabetes medication metformin can have amazing benefits in PCO patients.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
True: When sitting, the BP is higher on your left side you take the weight of the pregnant uterus off the aorta and the weight of the liver off the kidney ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Call Mayo clinic: for a referral when she gets there. good resource.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Maybe: Get it checked out you may have torn a stitch or two.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
No: If they look alike on mammogram/usn and a biopsy confirms it, they do not have to be excised. Excising them may create scar tissue making mammograms c... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Depends: If the leep was aggressive, it may have shortened the cervix and made it less able to hold a multiple pregnancy back more bedrest, checking the cervi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Can wait, but: Should probably have a suction d;c at this point.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Maybe: It is possible to have bleeding early in a pregnancy and still be ok ultrasound and serial bhcg is useful if the bleeding is heavy, that is more worri... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Likely bad: This is likely a missed abortion/miscarriage heartbeat appears at 6 weeks fetal pole clear by 7 weeks 4cm fluid sac usually means hydropic absent a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Yes.: it is non-invasive and does not expose you to xray. BUT you may have to pay out of pocket. shop around.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Ignore: Just ask openly if you suspect it make a list of why do not be patronized.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Maybe: 1-could be scar tissue 2-may have torn anal sphincter and a rectal exam should be done.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
No quick answer for : You have serious comorbidity so you need to managed by a doctor experienced in diabetes.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Maybe: When you have pregnancy symptoms and unusual menses or no menses, do a home pregnancy test. It is accurate and it is definitely better to know early... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Not likely: inflammation is not usually cancer or precancer. although a very inflammed can mask underlying disease by making the pap smear hard to read, simple tr... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Can do it now: Home test can be positive in 36-48 hours after conception.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Cheer up: this is normal. you will almost surely go into labor within a week or so.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Ask the pharmacist: some meds interact and some actually interfere with the effectiveness of others. your pharmacist can print up an info sheet from their computer for yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
UTI? stones: you may need to take an antibiotic pill after every sexual encounter to prevent UTI. You may be passing small stones. You partner may have bacterial v... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Trauma: when you masturbate, it is traumatic to the urethra and penis and so the semen may not be as liquid and clear. also the emissions from nocturnal rele... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
May be nothing: Tubal ligation is usually very successful rarely, it fails and pregnancy can occur the worry is for tubal ectopic pregnancy or unwanted births if you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Several things: Can be just small hemangiomas that are actually purple can be "freckles" associated with a colon problem needs to see a gynecologist or a dermatologi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Late/absent ovulatio: If you did not ovulate or ovulated late, your cycle will be off.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Not likely: check a preg test in a week but not likely pregnant
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Probably not: Increase dietary fiber stay on lactose free diet.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Diabetes: diabetes and low blood sugar can do this. get your blood tested.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
????: could be umbilical hernia could be bulge from constipation try having a good BM (use stool softeners liberally) if tenderness increases see doc.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Try zantac/prilosec: Can be a sign of reflux, esophagitis if regular occurrence can try prilosec/zantac/protonix etc if not better add antacids. If not better see GI doc.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Yes: 17b Estradiol and ethinyl Estradiol are essentially the same thing.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Motrin: motrin or advil (ibuprofen) 800mg every 8 hours as needed
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Maybe: the sac may not have been the pregnancy. get an ultrasound and sequential blood pregnancy tests if needed to determine the situation
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Unusual: if you have regular periods, your hormones are likely fine if your thyroid tests are normal it is not that if you have not traveled to any exotic plac... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 68 years experience
Unclear what u mean: heavy bleeding could possibly interfere with a culture but there are blood and urine tests for STDs now.
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Aug 7, 2014
A well-founded, knowledgeable, and compassionate physician. Any time he agrees with me I am tickled as well as gratified. I learn something from him constantly whether about medicine or about relati...Read More
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Aug 17, 2014
Dr. "J" has taken care of me since I was 19 years young. Always guided me as though I was his number one concern despite a busy schedule / practice he was always there for me. DEDICATED ..HONEST..
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Aug 15, 2014
Each of these qualities exemplifies Dr. Henry Jacobs. I have been a patient for almost 30 years because of all of the above. A bright, kind, wonderful doctor and human being!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I noticed today it looks more like a small allergic reaction. Maybe it was something I touched, not quite sure. If persists I'll see a dr!(: Thanks!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Also thanks for response to Dr. Killian. He's been quite rude in another question I posted before
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I saw Dr. and was switched to Microgestin for a few weeks to get my "uterus to behave" lol

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

unknown
Graduated 1955MD

Residency

UConn/St/ Francis
Completed 1977

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