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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
None: There is no hope operation that will clear your Fallopian tubes.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Unlikely: but if are are late for your next period, be sure to check a pregnancy test..... and use contraception if you don't want to get pregnant
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Not uncommon: spotting in early pregnancy is not uncommon. at 10 weeks often the heartbeat can be heard and it always can be seen on ultrasound.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: and it should not be used in pregnancy
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
1st urine: test the 1st morning urine, urine is more concentrated and an early pregnancy is more likely to be detected
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: you are not pregnant if you had a period. continue your birth control pills
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Can try: if you ovulate on the side of the tube, pregnancy is more likely, although pregnancy can happen even if you ovulate on the other side
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Will get period: if you haven't missed any pills, the chances of pregnancy are less than1%. Your period should start on time.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: You probably have been. But if the pressure continues after lying down a while, contact your OB/GYN.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Maybe: Dating of a pregnancy is not exact. Based on you dates, conception would have been about March 1st.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: You can conceive by in vitro fertilization. See a board certified infertility specialist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Both are effective : Both Monistat 3 and 7 are effective but there is slightly better effectiveness with Monistat 7.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Will show: an HSG should show a septate uterus, further testing would not be necessary
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: if you have a current nexplanon, other contraception is not necessary. ( RU 486 is usually for pregnancy termination)
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A male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Unlikely: but if are are late for your next period, be sure to check a pregnancy test..... and use contraception if you don't want to get pregnant
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
2-3 weeks: but if you are on pills, then the chance of pregnancy is
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
If late: take the test if she is late for her next period
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Any way: any way you like for now, later , when you start to show, it is recommended to sleep on your side
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: vaginal bleeding would not be related to bowel problems. most likely you are having breakthrough bleeding that could be controlled with some short ter... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Usually: usually, and will start again a few days after stopping the medication
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Might be a period: but if are are late for your next period, be sure to check a pregnancy test.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: they should both last 9 months and end with a baby
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Calories: weight gain or loss is a matter of calories--- 3500 calories= 1 pound. unlikely PCOS is causing weight gain. more likely that weight gain caused PCOS... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
See infertility doc: contraceptives did NOT cause infertility. if you have not conceived after 12 months of trying, see infertility specialist
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No: if the period was at the expected time, she is not pregnant. might consider using contraception/
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
More info: a gestational sac of a certain size without the presence of a fetal pole suggests an impending miscarriage. if a gestational sac is seen, you have no... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
? PREGNANT: I recommend you check a pregnancy test. if you are not pregnant and your period doesn't start soon, see your gyn
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: You can attempt to get pregnant, however your fertility may be reduced.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: cramping of the bowels can cause pain in the pelvic area
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Normal: the baby's position can change frequently. usually will be in the final position by 36 weeks
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No effect: superficial varicosities are not dangerous during pregnancy ( although they will tend to worsen in pregnancy)
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Nothing is impossible: but I would do another test and be sure you are reading it correctly
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Varies: costs of medical procedures are highly variable. call the facility and ask and be sure to ask if the amount includes the fee for the radiologist to i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ye: you can conceive. you will be at increased risk of premature labor
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
All pills: all standard pills are helpful in treating the symptoms of endometriosis. The progestin dominance of the pills is most likely what is helpful.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No treatment needed: might be a period. antibiotics have no affect on the effectiveness of Implanon
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Breast tissue: many women have breast tissue that extends into the armpits
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: If pain is present only when walking, it is most likely muscle pain. If it continues, consider getting examined.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: there is considerable development and increase in size in the 4 weeks.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
None: I am not aware of any medications that would decrease the effectiveness of Mirena (levonorgestrel).
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Ok : ok to drink lemonade or lemon juice (in moderation)
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: it is as safe as being fisted without a cystocele. might cause stretching and make the cystocele worse
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Any time: You can start trying any time, but you should check with your doctor about your abnormal periods.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
LMP: most commonly from the date of your last menstrual period, especially if it agrees with 1st trimester ultrasound dating.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
2-4 weeks: 2-4 weeks, depending on how far along you were when you miscarried
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: it is ol to use but probably not any more helpful than any other hot beverage.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
2-5 days: most commonly will clear up in2-5 days
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
D&C: stands for dilatation (of the cervix) and curettage (of the inside of the uterus), often done to empty the uterus (womb) after an incomplete miscarria... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
Any: all methods of contraception can be used; birth control pills provide some protection against ovarian cancer
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 42 years experience
No treatment needed: but it can affect your health and your life. DO NOT get injections unless done by a board certified plastic surgeon. Silicone can kill.
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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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