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Dr. Dale Kristle

Gynecology
Jonesboro, GA
42 years experience male

Locations

Kaiser Permanente

Jonesboro, GA

Address

2400 Mt Zion Parkway, Jonesboro, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am an experienced board certified OB/GYN with extensive experience in non surgical and surgical therapy of gynecologic disorders and am available for second opinions. I am an expert in contraception and can assist in helping to chose the best for your individual situation.

Specialties
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Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

829 Answers
211 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
As needed: as needed but at least every 4-6 hours
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Kicking is good: The baby moving is a way of showing that the baby is doing well. Think of the movement as the baby is getting proper nutrition and blood supply. The ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Implanon should not cause pain (except a small amount at the placement site)
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No effect: lexapro (escitalopram) has no effect on Nexplanon
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
36 weeks: Most commonly, twins are born prematurely. The average gestational age for delivery is 36 weeks.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Not at all: You may continue to have leakage of milk from your breasts for several more months. Pumping your breasts will actually increase milk production.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
2 months: I usually recommend having 2 periods before conceiving. Continue your prenatal vitamins.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Very common : breakthrough bleeding is very common with repo provera; it can be improved if you desire. otherwise an office visit is not necessary.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Not correct dose: The correct dose for uncomplicated chlamydia is 1 g of azithromycin as a single dose for you and your sexual partner.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Average: average weight. I do not have charts for average lengths at 20 weeks
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes for both: Pregnancy is always a possibility if you are having unprotected intercourse. Estimated ovulation day was July 17.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: it is breakthrough bleeding from missed pills. be sure to use condoms for this entire pack of pills as they may not be effective for contraception.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Not likely: a progesterone level of 2.3 is not consistent with ovulation
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Early?: either you are earlier in the pregnancy than 8 weeks, or the fetus (or fetuses) didn't develop and you will miscarry.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Good: lighter, shorter periods are a nice side effect of birth control pills
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Nothing wrong: irregular bleeding is very common with Nexplanon. the thick brown discharge is most likely a small amount of older blood.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Unlikely: spotting before or after your period is not uncommon. it is usually just part of your period
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: yes she is pregnant or has been recently pregnant.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: You will not have a period after you conceive
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Stimulation: either physical or psychological
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Call doctor: If you think you are leaking amniotic fluid, call your doctor right away.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Might not happen: if it does, usually within a week or two
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: most likely this is breakthrough bleeding from missing pills
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
20-80 mls: Most women bleed 50-80 cc during menstruation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
3-12 months: 3-12 months, probably 6 months on average
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: Miscarriage is a loss and if depressed seek counseling.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: Don't give up! There are medications that can greatly help/prevent hot flashes. See your doctor.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: Let you doctor know you snore; could be a sign of sleep apnea.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: Let your doctor know how hot flashes affect you—difficulty sleeping, irritability, moodiness, etc.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: Roll a can under the affected foot to help the pain from plantar fascists.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: Take your medication regularly even if it seems to decrease your energy level.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: If you partner has gonorrhea, no need to be tested. You need to be treated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: Birth control pills are an easy way to help irregular and missed periods.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ignore: If you are serious about good health, lifestyle changes may be tried first rather than medication.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: yes, often a very quick procedure
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Gestational diabetes: the 1 hour test is a screening test. next is a 3 hour glucose tolerance test to see if you have gestational diabetes
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: UAE is not helpful for adenomyosis
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: you do not ovulate during your period (but all vaginal bleeding is not your period)
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ok for most: it is ok for most women; and helpful for about 1/2. be cautious if you have hypertension
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Check a test: You could possibly be pregnant. I suggest checking a pregnancy test.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy is always a possibility if you are having unprotected intercourse.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Very common: very common complaint, rest, heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
???: 31st month of pregnancy? a 15-20 minute flight is usually fine, ask her doctor
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: eating foods with vinegar are fine. douching- no
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: When you start a new pack, chose the time you wish to take them and start using that time.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: ask your doctor for their recommendation. minimum is 6 six weeks, maybe longer. depends how the vaginal cuff was closed.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Vaginal infection: probably a vaginal infection. see a gynecologist for an exam
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Rephresh is safe during pregnancy.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Unlikely cancer: If you are still concerned , consider getting a 2nd (or 3rd) opinion. Breast cancer in a 26 year old is rare.
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Testimonials
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Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Kristle is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading his answers. Highly recommended.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kristle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kristle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. Was the pic too blurry for you to tell if I still have an intact hymen or some remains of it left? Please let me know, I'm quite concerned.
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I know I'm not pregnant, I was just hoping someone could give an idea of the cause so I don't freak out when i see my doctor but thank you any way
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Since it wasnt dated by lmp does that mean im 14 weeks and my baby measurs at 14w also. Or are those extra two weeks added when dating ultrasound

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1981MD

Awards

Honors in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Top Doctor, Second Place, Georgia - Summer
2014
Top Gynecologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
AMERICAN CONGRESS OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS
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