Doctor Q&A for Dr. Donna Smith

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Progesterone (PG): Check with your OB if you haven't done so already about when she plans to re-check your progesterone levels. She can tell you what PG levels are ideal ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Morning after pill: Call your Gyn and give her details about exactly what happened and when. She will need to know the first day of your last normal menstrual period to d ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Groin pain: See you GYN ASAP. The groin has lymph nodes ("glands") which will swell and become tender if you have a pelvic infection. Your doctor will examine the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Late period: The blood test is accurate 99% of the time. Your doctor will probably order additional hormone tests to help diagnose the cause of amenorrhea (missed ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy tests: Although over-the counter urine pregnancy tests are very accurate, a blood test is 99% accurate. If it is still "negative" your doctor may order addit ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discharge: You are probably ovulating! Clear jelly discharge is considered to be NORMAL if you are "mid-cycle" and also if there is no odor or itching. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy symptoms: A stomach virus and/or constipation are not definite symptoms of pregnancy. A urine pregnancy test is very accurate especially if you have missed mens ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depo side effects: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is a common side effect of Depo during the first few months of use. I stress to my patients who choose Depo that ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Severe leg pains: Severe stomach pains radiating to your legs should be reported to your OB ASAP.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donna Smith
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Progesterone: Assuming that you are taking progesterone (PG) for fertility treatment, it is definitely better absorbed vaginally than orally. The capsules melt from ... Read More
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