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Dr. Charles Whiting

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ramer, AL
28 years experience male

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Tuesday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California, Oklahoma

Languages spoken

English

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Like going to sleep: I assume you are asking about a Dilation and Curettage? There are different ways to do it; however, a common way is for you to go to the operating ro... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal...: White skin on the labia should usually be biopsied to make sure it isn't something serious. Best wishes!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ignore: Menopause was unknown 200 years ago because woman rarely lived long enough to enter their 50s.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Antibiotics: Treatment of a urinary tract infection due to a catheter is usually antibiotics (oral or IV) and a catheter change (or removal). There is no way for ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Many Causes: There are many causes of swollen lymph-nodes. The most common is some type of infection by a bacteria or virus. More serious examples of this are ST... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Alkaline Semen: Semen can vary in how acidic or alkaline it is. Very Alkaline semen can cause burning in a women who is sensitive to this. Best wishes!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
December 15-23 +/-: It would be best to know how the due date of 9/11/2017 was calculated. Was it based on ultrasound? Assuming your due date was based on a 6 week u... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hep C can be an STD: The most common way Hepatitis C is spread is by sharing needles with someone who has hepatitis C. But you can also get it by having sex with someone ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Morning after pill..: She can take an Emergency Contraceptive pill such as Plan B One Step. This provides contraception when taken up to 72 hours AFTER intercourse. Your ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Good instincts...: The HSG test is usually done roughly between days 6 and 10 after your period starts. The idea of the timing is to make sure you aren't yet pregnant a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Self medicating...: As your hormone levels fluctuate around your period, your brain chemistry also changes. Your serotonin levels drop. Also the uterus produces inflam... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Lymph-node?: Its not a sign that your period is coming. This is probably a swollen lymph-node. Any kind of irritation in the underarm or surrounding area can cau... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: If you got pregnant under these circumstances, the baby could be severely injured by the chemo or radiation. So its best to take precautions to make... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Expected: Missing a pill can make you have an early period. Finish taking all the pills in the pack but don't be surprised if you have an early period or early... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hard to say: Some aching around the bell button is normal. Even so, its a good idea to bring it up at your next pre-natal appointment. If your pain is more seve... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly: 41 days is a long time between periods. Usually it is less than 35 days. Its possible that you are not ovulating. If you want to have a child, you ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Go to the ER: Its not normal for a 33 yo women to have a heart rate of 130. You list syncope as a medical problem. If you have a heart-rate of 130, you need to ge... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unlikely: If you are a few days from conception, falling while snowboarding won't affect your pregnancy. Its good for you to be fit and active, even while "try... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pretty low: The chance of getting pregnant on the fifth day of your period is pretty low but its not zero. Best thing to do is use real birth control. Best wish... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ovulation Prediction: If you are not using an ovulation prediction kit, that is the first thing I would do. No Rx is required. It will help you be precise in your timing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Stepwise process: Figuring out why you aren't having a period is a stepwise process. Taking progesterone for 10 days is the first step in this process. Most women hav... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Can get pregnant!: Women with PCOS can still get pregnant on their own if they are ovulating. PCOS doesn't make babies retarded in any way. Some women with PCOS don't ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
You Need Testing: If you are spotting after intercourse 35 days after an abortion, you need to see your Ob/Gyn. There are some rare complications that can occur after ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes, its possible: Pregnancy is one of the more common reasons for missing a period. You can find out by doing a home pregnancy test. They are available at most pharma... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Personal Choice: Ultimately, that is a personal choice. However, medically, there are no proven benefits to keeping the cervix. It can be somewhat annoying because yo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Mucus and blood...: Pink cervical mucus is mucus mixed with a slight amount of blood. This wouldn't be unusual following a D&C and is probably not serious. Best wish... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Normal: What you are describing is normal and won't prevent pregnancy. The vagina is a blind pouch and most of the seminal fluid that goes in will eventually... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No harm until 48 hrs: Its usually OK to have intercourse in the weeks before your colposcopy. However, abstain at least 48 hours prior as intercourse can make make it hard... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common side-effects of Nexplanon but its still effective at preventing pregnancy even if you are bleeding. Best... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably normal...: What most call the "mini-pill" is usually a progesterone only birth-controll pill. Because of this, most women don't have regular perio... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes, its ok: Progesterone only contraception such as Nexplanon are notorious for causing irregular, unpredictable bleeding. This is especially true in the first... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Or something else...: An STD, herpes or something else, is certainly one cause of swollen groin nodes. If you might have been exposed to an STD, you should get tested. B... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unable to assess: Its not possible to assess your scar without an exam. Are you having any problems with the scar such as pain, redness, keloid formation, discharge, e... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably effective: Plan B is 95% effective if taken within 24 hours after intercourse. Its intended for use in an emergency so there is not a lot of research on what ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Low risk: Fortunately, the risk of acquiring HIV from a single sexual encounter with a woman is very low, less than .5%. Best wishes!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
See your surgeon: You need to be evaluated by your Ob/Gyn to determine the cause of the abdominal pain and spotting. Most of the time the cause isn't serious but occa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ultrasound: An ovarian cyst is a fluid collection that develops in an ovarian follicle. When a cyst breaks open, the fluid goes into the abdomen where it is abso... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Get it biopsied: White or yellow, it could still be lichen sclerosis. However, its not possible to tell for sure just by looking at it. The best way to get a diagnos... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Need diagnosis: Its important to find out what the vaginal sores are. There are many possible causes and the treatment is different for each one. An exam is needed ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Common sense...: Normal exercise with sweating isn't likely to harm your baby. Your body is very good at maintaining the correct temperature during exercise. I woul... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Close monitoring: When the fluid level is low pre-term, it needs to be followed closely with frequent ultrasound measurements and non-stress testing. Sometimes umbilic... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Normal: After menstruation is over the lining of the endometrium begins to proliferate and grow. In this phase it is called Proliferative Endometrium. Afte... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Maybe...: Assuming medical reasons not to be on birth control pills, it can be taken by women over 40. A few examples of medical reasons not to take birth cont... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Need exam/tests: There is no way to know what is causing the pain without an exam and some tests. You will need to see your doc to find out what is going on. Best wi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Pulling out isn't a perfect way to prevent pregnancy. About 1 in 5 couples who use this method for a year get pregnant. Have her get a pregnancy te... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not...: Plan b is pretty effective but it does have side effects. You are probably experiencing some of them. Bleeding that is different than usual or even ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Many possibilities..: Missing periods can mean many things depending on your age and other factors. For example, you could be pregnant, in menopause or not ovulating. The... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It depends...: Not all cases hypomenorrhea need to be treated. Some women like having light, short periods. If you aren't having periods every month, it may need t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Repeat test 1 week: A urine pregnancy tests detects the presence of a hormone called HCG in the urine. The test's sensitivity is not generally affected by a UTI. If you... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Old blood...: A brown discharge is usually old blood mixed with cervical mucus. Sometimes it doesn't mean anything bad. At other times, it can be a sign of a prob... Read More
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May 10, 2015
I recommend Dr. Whiting. He is providing an exceptional service to the public via Healthtap. He clearly has a vast knowledge of OB/GYN.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Whiting is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Whiting is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you i have a lot of pain in my back and its been pretty heavy for two weeks . Was assesed for cancer last year and was ok and was going to have a hysterectomy the...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Being a foreigner I was afraid I missed something or I misunderstood. Thanks a lot, you explained very clearly and you definitely made my day and more! Thank you again!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. I'm only a 16 and it was nice receiving an answer about something personal. May god bless you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Oklahoma City Region - Summer
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Oklahoma - Summer
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Oklahoma - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Board of Ob/Gyn
American College of Ob/Gyn
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