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Dr. Olga Sarkodie

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Johnson City, TN
32 years experience female

Locations

ETSU

Johnson City, TN

Address

325 n State of Franklin, Johnson City, TN
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

Belarusian, Russian

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Most likely, it is.: Your periods might change after surgical (or medical) abortion, or miscarriage, or delivery. However, it is always wise to follow up with your OB/GYN,... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Delay in your period: It can be just a delay with your period or it is too early for the test to turn positive. Delay with menses happens sometimes even if woman is young a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Most likely vaginal.: Most babies are delivered vaginally. If your pregnancy is low risk and baby's head will be the presenting part prior to labor, most likely you will ha... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Water retention: Constipation, bloating, fluid retention prior to period can make your stomach look swollen or enlarged. It does not take long to resolve. If it contin... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
It could be just because they have nothing to compare to and need more imaging to be sure, especially if you still have some areas more dense than oth... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Pregnancy test: 75% home pregnancy tests are positive on a first day you missed your period.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Give it couple more: days. If it will not start by the 15th of July, give your doctor a call.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Pregnancy test: Home pregnancy test can give you an answer. Also, unprotected sex can lead to sexually transmitted infection. Seems like you need to see GYN even if y... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Infection: It can be a sign of infection. She needs to have an exam and testing.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Yes you can: However, you might benefir from an appointmnt with your OB for what is called preconception counseling to review your complete medical history, discus... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Call: Call your doctor's office number. Somebody on-call for your doctor will call you back with advice. After few clarifying questions about details of you... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Not always.: But it can be pregnancy. Birth control pills are reliable when taken appropriately and not interact with some other medications that can affect their... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
It is ok: Measurements of he uterus vary during the cycle. Also, they will not be exactly the same if measured by different examinors. Numbers you posted are wi... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Normal: It is normal on Mirena (levonorgestrel) to have light or no periods. Ultrasound findings confirm it at this time. Still, keeping a diary of your menst... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Most likely not: Also, if you don't have complaints you don't have to have a pelvic exam or speculum exam, However, it seems like you might benefit from just talking t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Yes: Typically, "blackish brown" discharge means old blood and is not worrisome. Bright red blood in between normal menses is always worrisome, as well as ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Tell your Doctor: Your health care providers need to know that you are getting yeast infections after antibiotics, specifically the PCN, so they can give you a prescrip... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Irritation, swelling: It is a chronic blockage of sweat glands. It is not lifethreatening condition and typically will not affect a limb, although armpits are frequently af... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Mammogram: You will benefit from seeing your GYN for breast exam and possibly labwork and mammogram. Watery discharge from the breast can be due to multiple thin... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Not necessarily: Not all STDs are obvious, especially from the beginning. Also, your partner might not know unless has been treated or tested for them.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Yes: Due to lifetime of the egg and sperm.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Yeast: It is common to have an yeast infection or rather overgrowth of yeasts in vagina after use of antibiotics, including metronidazole. If you have vagina... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
PH change, candida, : 20 y o woman with minimal itching in vagina after mild UTI should think of vaginal pH change, yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis. STD is always a po... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Nothing to worry : Sometimes mucus, blood, debris of cells in collected specimen overpowers cells that need to be tested for cervical cancer. It is known situation and i... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Unlikely: Itis very rare case when woman has a cyclic vaginal bleeding throughout the entire pregnancy. If you have your absolutely normal period each month, pr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Most likely not: as side effects of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) mimic some symptoms of pregnancy. However, there is a small chance of failure for all birth cont... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Depends on the cyst: Some cysts (small simple follicular) don't need any help and resolve on their own. Large symptomatic cysts most likely will require surgical inteventi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Yes: In ideal environment sperm can live up to 5 days.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Kidney stones or UTI: Kidney stones are frequently associated with UTI. You should check this first. Typically large fibroids push on the bladder and it is slow and continu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Average is 10.5-11 : mm in mid-luteal phase and one of the studies showed that it does not influenced by whether there was a pregnancy or not after that cycle. If there is... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Depends: on how much "below" it is. It can be a breast problem that should be addressed by your physician exam, possible mammogram, etc. However, it can be a h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
It is normal: Every pregnancy is different. Most woman have increase in appetite in their second trimester, which starts after 14 weeks. Seems like not much longer... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Ultrasound: Sometimes baby is very active and pregnant woman thinks that baby is changing position frequently. Presenting part can be verified by ultrasound. If h... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Ignore: Do not be afraid to ask. Ask directly. Your doctor is there for you.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Very unlikely: Urine test for chlamydia has comparable sensitivity and specificity as cervical or urethral specimens which are high if NAAT was use as a test (Nuclei... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Linea Nigra: is not a sign of pregnancy. It can appear with hormonal changes, ovarian or adrenal problems, use of certain ontraceptives.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Hormonal changes: If it is very faint you should not worry about it. If it will become more prominent and you will have other symptoms, call your GYN. Mirena (levonorge... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
It is good that PAP is normal. If you don’t have any other symptoms or concerns (for STD, odor, increased vaginal discharge), most likely you don’t ne... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Depends: If the cyst is small and simple by ultrasound report, no exam is necessary unless patient has symptoms. Abdominal exam can be performed initially fo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Healthy baby: Most healthy babies do that. Doctors are always concerned when baby is slowing down with movements. If you don't feel regular contactions, don't think... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olga Sarkodie
32 years experience
Menses: If you are on your period it can be normal. If you don't have your periods for more than a year it can be postmenopausal bleeding and you need to be ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sarkodie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sarkodie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 7, 2014
Very caring and thorough doctor. I am glad she is my doctor.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much! I was told I have to see an ob/gyn.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Minsk Medical Institute, Belarus
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

JCMC

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014
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