Dr. Carrie Champine

Obstetrics & Gynecology
MI
20 years experience female

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

132 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Pain and bleeding: Some women do not have any symptoms at all. Typically women will miss their scheduled period, have some spotting, a positve pregnancy test and have p... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
See your doctor.: Not having a period in 3 and a half years is NOT normal. You need to see your doctor to discuss this and for an exam.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Ignore: Learn what triggers your hot flashes and what to avoid. For many alcohol and caffeine are triggers.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: You can get an ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) if you tubes are tied. If you want to get pregnant, you may be able to get your tubal reversed, or... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: The brush and spatula that are used during the pap test, can sometimes cause spotting after the procedure.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Followup with dr!: If your pap showed HGSIL, you need to have a colposcopy done. If you already did and the biopsy shows CIN 2, you will likely need a procedure to remo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Either: Either is fine, just be sure to let your doctor know so you know when to expect ovulation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
See your doctor.: Either the strings were left very long and have just moved down, or the actual IUD is coming out. You can feel your cervix and see if you feel the ac... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Vagisil: IF you are just having itching, try over the coutner Vagisil. If it does not go away, see your doctor, it may be a yeast infection.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Usually: Many women will notice a pain or cramp in their side, and sticky vaginal discharge. Ovulation usually occurs at the same time each month, approximate... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Birth control pills will typically make periods lighter and less painful than when not on any medication. Some women who take the pill regularly do s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Its ok: LEEPs are tolerated very well in the office. Your doctor will use a speculum just as they did with the pap smear. They will clean and numb the cervi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, but it depends on their comfort level with diagnosing and treating patients with infertility.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Not likely cancer: You could have a yeast infection or an infection called bacterial vagniosis which is an overgrowth of bacteria, neither of which is sexually transmitt... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
No: That would be extremely unlikely without intercourse. You should think about birth control if you are getting to the point of possible sexual activit... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
It depends: Less than 1 out of 100 women taking the pill will get pregnant if they ALWAYS take the pill each day as directed. However, if this number increases t... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause of your heavy bleeding. If you have fibroids or endometriosis that is causing the heavy bleeding, then burning the lining of ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Pregnant or yeast: If you have been having unprotected intercourse and you have missed your period, you need to do a pregnancy test. The discharge could be a number of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
If monogamous: If you have an IUD you are protected against pregnancy, but not STI. IF there is a chance you are not in a monogamous relationship, you need a condo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Ignore: Keep a bladder diary- write down foods that ate so can figure out what your irritants are.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Sperm can stay in the vagina for up to 72 hours, and you had intercourse both before and after ovulation. So yes, you can get pregnant.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Symptoms: Yeast usually causes a thick white discharge associated with itching and irritation. Bacterial vaginosis also causes a discharge, thinner, white to g... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: You will continue to ovulate as long as you have ovaries and are not in menopause. Ovulation is when the ovary releases the egg.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Talk to your dr: It depends what your problems are. You may need to discontinue or consider other options. Talk to your doctor about your specific concerns.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Not necessarily: As long as your pill contains both estrogen and Progesterone you should be fine. If you are having difficulty remembering to take your pill, use a con... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Too early: Too early to tell. Did you have a positive pregnancy test? Make sure you followup with your doctor to sort this out.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Genital herpes is very contagious and can be spread through physical contact from one person to another. Talk to your doctor about medication to prev... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Have to?: I don't think women HAVE TO take prenatal vitamins all of the time except when trying to conceive, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mulitivitami... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on the result, I need more information. Followup is ciritical, so be sure to go back for repeat or further testing as advised by your doct... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Probably fine: If you start Alesse when you are on your period, you are protected immediately. If you started in the middle of your cycle, you need back up protecti... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
See your doctor: This could be yeast, a skin tag, or genital warts. You need to see a doctor for evaluation.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Yes, you will still ovulate as long as you are not in menopause and still have ovaries. It is possible to have endometriosis in your ovaries. Talk t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Bring neonate to dr: If your labor is so rapid that you cannot be treated for GBS and you deliver at home, bring your baby into the doctor immediately after delivery. The... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Nothing: IF you accidentally took two inactive pills, no big deal, they are just sugar pills.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
It depends: If you started the pill the day you started your period, you should be protected. However if you started it midcycle or have irregular periods, you m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Herpes can travel from genitals to the mouth and vice versa.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Likely: IF you are in need of birth control, are not pregnant, do not have a copper allergy and do not actively have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding or current p... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Not necessarily: Both early pregnancy and a period coming can lead to cramping of the uterus. You should do a pregnancy test if you are unsure if you are pregnant. I... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
NO: No, with the limited information provided. But as long as your pain is gone, I wouldn't worry!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely: If you are using a pregnancy calculator, you will notice that the first week of gestation is technically before you conceive, called gestational age. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
IV fluid: Most patients in the hospital will have an IV which is a very small tube that allows fluid and medication to be administered. The bag of water is usu... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Blisters: They usually look like a cluster of painful blisters that rupture and a small ulcer forms that looks similiar to a cancker sore.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: It can take up to five days after discontinuing birth control for bleeding to start. When your next one starts depends on how far apart your cycles a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Ovulation/pregnancy: There are a variety of things it could be, a lot depends on where you are in your menstrual cycle. If you are midcycle, it could be ovulation pain. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
NO: If you took the pill on the same day, and had a period and now a negative test, this would be very unlikely.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
See doctor: Being on a period for 3 years is NOT normal. You need to make an appointment with a doctor for an exam.
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A male asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Yes: Women commonly experience white milky discharge during pregnancy called leukorrhea. However if you have any change in color, itching, odor or burning... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
No: Women who are taking birth control and not missing any pills, may not have a period. As long as you are taking them everyday this is fine. Most wome... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Need to be seen!: Please make an appointment with your doctor. This could be something as simple as a yeast infection which has begun to irritate the surrounding tissu... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 20 years experience
Ignore: Don't feel bad for asking for IV pain medication or an epidural- Labor hurts!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Champine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Champine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes i took 4 pregnacy test they all came up postive am i spoting ?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Never heated or warmed :(, meant to be cold. I added new question.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ty for your answer I was looking for the same info

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

MOUNT CLEMENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2007

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