Dr. Lori Mcneal

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Independence, KS
36 years experience female

Locations

Greenwood OB-GYN Associates

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

I have been in private practice as a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist for 24 years. I have delivered a wide variety of patients including high risk obstetrics. I also treat patients with endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic pain, and bioidentical ERT for menopause.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Mississippi, New Mexico

Doctor Q&A

213 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Brown discharge: Brown discharge means old blood and is not unusual suring a period. An odor can mean infection. If it persists through the end of your period, see y... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Bleach: it is safe to bleach your hair but many times your skin can be much more sensitive and prone to rashes. Also, make sure there is adequate ventilation... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Down's Syndrome: Down's Syndrome cannot result from any medicine. It is a defect in the number of chromosomes when pregnancy first occurs. It happens at the start an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depo-Provera: As long as you adhere to the injection schedule with appropriate timing of your Depo injection, you should be covered. If you are late for your shot,... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Vaginal itching: It sounds like a yeast infection but you should see your doctor for treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Pill restart: A birth control pill can be started two weeks after birth or a mini-pill if you are nursing
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Miscarriages: I can only assume your doctor is talking about progesterone injections to maintain the lining of the uterus. It is hard to say if this is definitely ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Missed period.: I would recommend you see your gynecologist for a formal blood test to confirm or deny pregnancy.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Vaginal infection: it sounds like you have a vaginal infection . I recommend that you see your doctor for treatment
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Nausea with test: it sounds like you had something called a vagal reaction. It is nerve mediated especially triggered by dehydration, low blood sugar, sleep deprivatio... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Spotting: you need to see your gyn as soon as possible for confirmation of a normal pregnancy. Any bleeding in pregnancy needs to be investigated.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Off Depo: yes, pregnancy is possible if u have been off your birth control in spite of irregular bleeding.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Lip lesion: Both start out red but a cold sore will start to blister unlike a pimple that will be hard and no blister. Above all, resist the urge to pick!
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Vagina itching: You sound like you have some kind of infection. It could also be a bacterial infection. You should see your gyn doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Irreg periods p D&C: Sometimes miscarriage and D&C can cause irregular cycles for several months. I think you are saying that your D&C was over one year ago. I w... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Bleeding after hyst: You could have a urine infection with blood that could mimic vaginal bleeding. With a supracervical hysterectomy, the cervix is still there. If a po... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Hemo: I think you are asking if you are anemic from blood loss during your period. Most periods don't cause profound anemia but you should Hydrate well. M... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Late period: Probably not pregnant if having normal period. If abnormal bleeding, would do a home pregnancy test and see your doctor if it is positive.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Heart symptoms: You could be anemic which exacerbates symptoms in pregnancy. I think you should see a cardiologist for EKG and possible Holter monitoring to detect a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
BCP timing: If you are taking the pill earlier than usual, you will be protected. If the pill is taken longer than 24 hrs ( especially extreme low dose pills lik... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Poor menstrual flow: You could have stenosis or narrowing of cervix especially if you had any procedures to your cervix. If periods much lighter, you should also get pelv... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Fish oil: Fish oil can cause thinning of the blood and more bleeding. I would avoid it after 36 weeks.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depo-Provera: Irregular bleeding normal with Depo-Provera. If continues and having more pain, follow up with gyn especially with history of ovarian cysts.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Pain, no fever: A viral infection can make you sick but necessarily cause fever.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Pelvic pain: Well first off , I would recommend that you do a pregnancy test. You should definitely see your gyn either way for the pelvic pain.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Skip placebo: You won't have a period when you skip the placebo week and go right into a new pack. However, if you do this often, people can develop occasional bre... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Belly button: the skin can be stretched with the advancing pregnancy which can also stretch nerves. This is temporary. And yes, it is normal.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Birth control: with interruptions in birth control, pregnancy is more likely as pill less effective. I would take a pregnancy test and see your doctor if symptoms p... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unprotected sex: There is a possibilit of pregnancy as there can be a pre-ejaculation fluid with sperm and sperm do live in the female reproductive tract for several d... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Cholesterol: Cholesterol levels in pregnancy are not a true picture of heart disease as these can be falsely elevated. I would wait and do a fasting lipid profile... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Vag infection: You could have a mixed infection or not the right treatment for the type of infection. See your gyno.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Period with nursing: This is a normal variation after delivery and nursing. You said "mostly" nursing. Sometimes, if you supplement at all, this could cause your period ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unprotected sex: Your timing of the morning after pill was right on but unfortunately, it does not work 100 percent of the time. If you do not get a period at your ex... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
IVF: yes, avoidance of ejacuation for 48 hrs prior to retrieval would optimize counts.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Bump on bikini line: Sounds like an inflamed hair follicle or sebaceous cyst. I would keep heat packs on it to hp any drainage but you may want to see your doctor. It ma... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Blocked tubes: If there is any viable tube, few people could try tubal reanastomisis and reconnect two lengths of "good" tube together but the chances if success wou... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Burning in chest: this is most likely viral but I would recommend that you see your doctor as pregnant women cannot take all over the counter meds.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Augmentin: Augmentin is a penicillin and all penicillins are safe in pregnancy. Unfortunately, UTI's are common in pregnancy but make sure you are well hydrated... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Albuterol treatment: Yes, albuterol nebulizers and inhalers are safe in pregnancy. Use them if you need them!
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Sperm survival: Sperm can survive inside a woman's body up to 6-7 days under the right conditions.first day of intercourse would be day 1
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Discharge: The birth control pill can cause increase in thick vaginal mucus to prevent sperm penetration. If there is no infection, may need to use a nonhormon... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Aviane: I would take the fourth week in this cycle and let yourself have a period then go back to skipping that week and taking it continuously next pack. Th... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel): It sounds like you are having palpitations or some other abnormal cardiac rhythm. I doubt this is related to the Progesterone in the Mirena (levonorg... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Blood post period: The vagina has a series of crevices and not just a smooth cylinder. This sounds like the end of the period that is being discharged.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
BCP start: We usually start patients on birth control pills after a period to be sure you are not pregnant. If you have not been sexually active or have a negat... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Tired and dizzy: Those symptoms are very nonspecific. See your doctor to sort it out.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
S/P tubal ligation: Reconnecting the tubes ( tubal reanastomosis) can be accomplished if there is enough tube to put back together and is not 100 percent effective. Many... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Ectopic: I would start with a pregnancy test. They are very sensitive within 1-2 days of a missed period. If positive and especially if having bleeding with ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Discharge: The discharge sounds like you have an infection, most likely yeast. The tightening of your stomach may be contractions. You should go into Labor and... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
HCG levels: In early pregnancy the HCG levels should double every 48 hrs. By 7 weeks and a level over 33,000, ultrasound should show a fetal pole with a heartbea... Read More
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Sep 12, 2014
Thanks for your quick and helpful answer. I already knew there is an actual chance but wanted confirmation. Will be delighted if I am. Once again thanks a lot.
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Feb 13, 2015
Thank You Dr. McNeal, I feel much better, although I will be more proactive about glove changes. :)
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Aug 8, 2014
hi dr. mcneal, please don't forget to add your picture. it really warms up the patient to you!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Just worried the doc is sending me to another ultrasound in a week he wasn't practicing breathing but for only 10 - 15 seconds at a time
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thank u sir. can i go with braun epilator se7891? will hair become thin? or any suggestion please
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Thank you for taking time to answer my question. Trying for a nother baby so I will make an appt with my doctor.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Completed 1991

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Mississippi - Fall
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Mississippi - Fall
2014
Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

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