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Dr. Carrie Champine

Obstetrics & Gynecology
MI
18 years experience female

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Specialties
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

162 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Normal : After delivery, women experience lochia, or bleeding up to six weeks. It may initially like a heavy period, but then usually slows to a slow period, ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Ignore: Not all STD's give people symptoms. Regularly see your doctor to be tested.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Mositurized: Replens is an over the counter vaginal mositurizer. It has a bioadhesive in it which allows it to bind to the tissues in the vagina and help mosituri... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: Patients can refuse to have a test done. The question would be why? Pap tests are the most effective cancer screen available. They have dramaticall... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: Pull out is not a very effective form of birth control. Men can release sperm even before they ejaculate. You should see a doctor about birth contro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
No: No, it does not become less effective. It is however, EMERGENCY contraception, and you should consider a different, daily form of contraception that ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: An instrument is inserted vaginally into the uterus and burns the lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. The goal is to restore normal periods ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Couple of weeks: You may have red to brown spotting for a couple of weeks, but it should lighten during these two weeks. Some women report a clear discharge for up to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Very common: Very common in the first trimester of pregnancy. If nauseous, look to ginger, vitamin b6, doxylamine and preggie pops for relief.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: WEight gain is one of the most common side effects from Depo-Provera
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
How far along: It really depends how far along your are. At this time, it means that you are pregnant, and likely early. This level should almost double in the nex... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Lipozene?: Lipozene pills are an over the counter dietary supplement which have not have FDA studies done. It contains Glcomannan fiber from the konjac plant. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: If you started the pill at the start of your period, and you are taking it regularly, you are protected against pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
More info: Are you trying to get pregnant? You can consult a fertility doctor about a tubal reversal. You can also have IVF to get pregnant. If you have your ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Depends on age: It depends on age and if you have had abnormal pap tests. At age 35, either a pap test every three years, or a pap with HPV testing every five. Eith... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Try reflux med: Sometimes nausea and vomiting in third trimester is from reflux (heartburn). Try avoiding spicy foods, sleep propped up or try TUMS (calcium carbonat... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Its ok: It is not uncommon for women to form cysts- many are functional or normal cysts, part of our normal menstrual cycles. They rupture on their own each ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
After: Calcium can make it harder to absorb some of the nutrients in your prenatals. So ideally, wait a couple hours and then have some milk.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes. Pregnancy is possible after a leep procedure.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Irritation: It could be something as simple as irritation or trauma from friction and rubbing. Use lubrication with the condom. If this happens each time after ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
NO: First, why can't you make it to the hospital? Moms that are GBS positive need antibiotic treatment to prevent transmission to newborn- GBS infection c... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
It's ok: If you just stopped taking the pill on June 3rd, this may be your period or withdrawl bleed. You will usually have a period within a week of stopping... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
11-12 weeks: With the aid of an ultrasound machine, the heartbeat can be heard as soon as it is detected. With a hand held doppler it can be between 11-12 weeks, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Lubrication: Some women will complain that sex is more uncomfortable during pregnancy. Try using lubrication. If it continues or you have any abnormal discharge,... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Breastfeeding cramps: Yes, when the baby latches, your body releases a hormone that can cause the cramping. This usually is temporary. Initially your body only produces... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
16-22 weeks: Usually women feel movement between 16-22 weeks. Women who have had a baby before typically will feel it earlier in pregnancy. Other factors such as... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
10 years: The copper IUD is effective for 10 years after insertion.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Need workup: It sounds like you need a workup to find out why you do not have periods without birth control. An exam and blood work may be necessary. Many things... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Irritation: You may have a cut or abrasion from the finger. If it continues, see your doctor.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Rod for 3 years: IT is a small rod implanted in the arm, good for three years. It is as effective as having a tubal but reversible. Insertion and removal are very ea... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
16-22 weeks: Flutters are movement. Mom's typically can feel movement between 16 and 22 weeks. First time moms usually feel it a little bit later. It also depen... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
IVF or reversal: If you had your tubes tied, you may be able to have a tubal reversal. If they are blocked from other causes, for example PID, you may need IVF. You ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Nothing: IF you are taking your birth control everyday without missing, this is probably fine. Many women will not have periods, or just have some brown spott... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: The first period after a miscarriage can be heavy. if you are going through more than a pad every 2 hours or are feeling lightheaded or dizzy, call y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Can be: It is not uncommon for women to experience cramping early in pregnancy, almost as if they were going to start their period. If it is accompanied by b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Need a postop visit: It is not uncommon to still have pain a couple of weeks after surgery. As far as sex, you need to talk to your doctor. It depends on a variety of th... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Many women experience natural childbirth. Others prefer to use medications. Hypnobirthing, breathing and meditation are strategies that... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Depends: IF you start it when you are on your period, you are protected immediatley. If you start five days after your bleeding starts, you should use back up... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
NO: The only vaccinations recommended during pregnancy are the flu shot during flu season and the TDAP in the third trimester. At your age, with no medic... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: If you have herpes virus and had a sore on your mouth that you were touching, and then touched your genital area with saliva containing the virus, tra... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
IVF: If both of your tubes are blocked, you can get pregnant through IVF. A doctor can take your egg and his sperm and join them in a lab. They can then ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Urine: You may have urinated and had a dream that it was your water. If it was just damp, it could be sweat also.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
CIN 3?: Sounds like you had a CIN 3 abnormality or high grade abnormality. Due to the risk of progression to cervical cancer, a cone biopsy was done in attem... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Bacterial infection: It is normal to have some degree of vaginal discharge, but if you notice itching, a change in color or a fishy odor you should see your doctor. This ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: It is possible, although there is also an increased risk of another ectopic pregnancy. As soon as you have a positive pregnancy test you should see y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Take consistently: Be sure that you are up to date on your exam as cervical lesions and polyps which can be detected on exams can cause this. Missed pills and smoking a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
No: When the uterus and the cervix are removed, the top of the vagina is sewn, front to back. The vagina is the same length, it a blind pouch.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Cardio: I would start with some cardio- elliptical, treadmill, swimming. You can then also start some strenght training, although I would start out slowly. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Unknown: There is exact answer. You are more likely to get pregnant if you are ovulating. You should follow with your doctor after each Clomid (clomiphene) c... Read More

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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
HealthTap member
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

Awards

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