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Dr. Laurel Walton

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Decatur, IL
36 years experience female

Locations

Laurel A Walton, DO, SC

Decatur, IL

Address

1770 E LakeShore Drive, Suite 309, Decatur, IL, US
Directions

Fax

(217) 422-7813

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Alliance Health

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Assurant Inc

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Destiny Health, Inc

First Choice Healthcare

Great-West Healthcare

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

John Alden Life Insurance Company

OmniCare

Tricare

Teachers Protective Mutual Life Insurance Company

UNICARE

UnitedHealthcare

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Birth control: There are many form of birth control on the market today. The answer to what is best is certainly determined by a patient's history and physical exam... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
IUD: IUD has a higher rate of being expelled if placed on an individual that has already expelled one, placed right after a termination of pregnancy, righ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Ye you can ovulate any time you miss you birth control pill. You don't have to miss two. If you miss one the potential still is possible to ovulate
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Antibiotics/OCP: Anything is possible but it is highly unlikely that your birth control affected the antiobiotic treatment for chlamydia. Usually we would think that... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Medical conditions: Bleeding can occur due to medical problems including but not limited to trauma, endocrine problems such as diabetes, thyroid disease. Medical conditi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Regular cycles: Many factors can cause our menstrual cycles to vary. Just to name a few: eating habits or changes, stress, surgical prcedures, illnesses and medical ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Pregnancy: If your cycle came on the normal interval,normal flow and length it is unlikely that you are pregnant. If you had become pregnant following the previ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
May be allergies: If chest x-rays and work-ups have been negative for any respiratory problems when may have an allergy that is noted at the time of pregnancy. If you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
1st trimester: It probably is ok but I would discourage it's use
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Bleeding changes in our menstrual cycle can be do to medical problems, medication, vaginal infections, trauma to the vaginal canal , and ovarian pat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: UTI"S are caused by a number of problems. They can be caused by vaginal atrophy(dryness) Trauma ; Vaginal irritation or infection of the vaginal cana... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Periods: First of all a normal cycle is felt to be 7 days. If you have cycles that only last 2-3 days then had brown dicharge 3 days later this could still be... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Trying too hard: Blood type does not appear to decrease a patient ability of becoming pregnancy. Sometimes we just try too hard and get stressed so much that we do no... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Not pregnant: Unless you had unprotected intercourse since the 1st of July I would not expect you to be pregnant. Your next menstrual cycle should start sometime... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
UTI or early labor: Could be a urinary tract infection or could be signs of premature labor. Really need further evaluation by your physician
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Well controlled : If you are well controlled prior to obtaining pregnancy you risk of obtaining pregnancy or having a child with a birth defect is no higher than the ge... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Treat infection: Infection are common to pregnancy, ie urinary infection. The most common bacteria is E coli. It must be treated to avoid increase risks of pylonephr... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
An association: There is an increase risk of pre-eclampsia with the first pregnancy regardless of the factor of PCOS. PCOS also is associated with preterm delivery, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Need to remember: If one misses a pill it is wise to take the missed pill when you remember and then take the scheduled pill as usual.. Two missed pills you should use ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Wear support garment: The ligaments of the low back get stretch until you have reached 34 weeks gestation. A good support garment such as a nana support,lift at the round ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: You really should see you dentist. The orajel will only get mild relief and is noet much help
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Need cervical change: The mucus plug is not a sign of labor. It can be lost right before delivery or several weeks before delivery. The mucus plug is inside the cervical ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Normal or PROM: Incontinence of urine due to the pressure on the bladder and the pelvic floor common at the end of pregnancy or you could have rupture the bag of flu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Menstrual cycles: Menstrual cycles can be late due to medical problems beside pregnancy.It is best to wait at least two weeks from a missed menstrual cycle before one d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
GI discomfort: There are many reason that could be the cause for your symptoms. Bloating can be causes from simply eating the wrong foods and our GI tract doesn't... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Abortions safe: Abortions or any other surgical procedure performed by a skilled, trained physician can have complications. There are less problems if the patient ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: All birth contolh pills help acne. Some birth control pills with less progesterone in them work the best.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Loss of one twin: It is possible to have lost a twin and carry the other twin to viability. Identical twins can be carried in two amniotic bags or one. When there are ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Menstrual periods: It is not unusual to have a couple days of heavier flow
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurel Walton
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Doubt it is HPV: HPV generally is visualized on the vulva as small elevated lesion. They usually are similar to your skin pigment. You would not be able to visualize... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Walton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Walton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I assumed you wouldn't by missing only one. Thank you so much doctor!
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you so so much
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, DesMoines, IA
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

OB/GYN
Completed 1991

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
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