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Dr. Carrie Giordano

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chicago, IL
21 years experience female

Locations

Women First

Chicago, IL

Address

7447 West Talcott Ave, Suite 418, Chicago, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BCS Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

PMG Women First Avondale

Chicago, IL

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

101 Answers
92 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See the gynecologist: You should definitely make an appointment ASAP with your gynecologist who will likely recommend an exam, biopsy, blood work and pelvic ultrasound.
A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes!: Yes it sounds like your period just happened to start at the end of the calendar month, so this is technically your "February" period.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yeast: Candida is a form of yeast that can trigger symptoms of a vaginal infection. It is treated with prescription medication in pill form or vaginal suppos... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Unknown: First of all, using plan B, especially more than once in a short period of time, will trigger irregular bleeding and periods for one-2 months followin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Take a test : You should do a home pregnancy test with your first morning urine.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Unpredictable: After using the morning after pill, your period may be irregular and/or unpredictable in the immediate weeks. If you miss your scheduled period, do a ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Regular,close: Regular,close follow up of hormones is essential. Contact your doctor or go to the ER if severe pain.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Pulsation?: If you are feeling a pulsation in the vaginal or rectal area the best thing is be examined by a gynecologist to figure out what it is.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Depending on the length of your cycle and when ovulation occurred, you could be pregnant. You should do a home pregnancy test with the first morning ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Can be normal: It is typical to have cramping, light bleeding and possible bloating for up to 2 weeks after a hysteroscopy procedure. If you are having painful urina... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Endometriosis continues to grow as long as estrogen is present, so once a woman is in menopause and her estrogen levels have declined, most symptoms r... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
It's positive: Congratulations! No need to repeat the home pregnancy tests. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor soon.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
May take a while : It can sometimes take up to 2yrx for regular menstruation to return after depo-provera use. It can be difficult to predict when ovulation will occur a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Not unusual: It it very common to have bilateral breast tenderness during menstruation. Please see your doctor if it does not improve once your cycle is over and g... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Usually: Every treatment is individualized to the patient, but it would be very routine to be able to address an ovarian cyst of that size with pelvic laparosc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild d... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes. If you are unable to keep liquids down you are probably very dehydrated and need to be evaluated and given IV fluids and have your urine checked ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See your doc: You should see your doctor for an accurate pregnancy test and examination. She will need to investigate why you have missed your period for so long.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Probably not : Caution should be used. One of the elements, neomycin, should be avoided during pregnancy when taken systematically. There are better individual thera... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Maybe your period: This could be your period about to begin. If you do not get your period within a week then do a pregnancy test and consult your doctor if you are sti... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Normal is closed: A normal non-pregnant cervix is closed. It may change consistency throughout the menstrual cycle and become softer and more noticeable during ovulatio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Absolutely: Yes , this is completely normal - nothing to worry about.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Good job!: It sounds like you girlfriend is taking care of her health. Routine gynecologic exams with PAP smears and HPV testing are recommended for women betwe... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No: No, you should avoid hot tub use during pregnancy. It is not recommended allow the core body temperature to go above 102.2 degrees. A soothing warm b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Normal: A very common side effect of Implanon use is irregular or unpredictable bleeding. Be sure to keep a menstrual bleeding calendar. If you have heavy ble... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Watch for bleeding: A possible miscarriage is characterized by any type of vaginal bleeding, with or without cramping in a woman with a positive pregnancy test. If this ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Typically a few days: Depending on the size and method of removal, there shouldn't be bleeding for more than a couple of days, a week at most. The bleeding is typically li... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See the gynecologist: You should definitely make an appointment ASAP with your gynecologist who will likely recommend an exam, biopsy, blood work and pelvic ultrasound.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Needs evaluation: While it would be unlikely for someone your age to have breast cancer, ANY new palpable breast mass needs to be evaluated by your physician and she wi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: you can feel comfortable using a small sized tampon without affecting the integrity of your hymen.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Love your body!: You were born with your natural skin pigmentation everywhere and that's what makes everyone so unique. Be proud and don't be concerned that there is ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes : Yes a complicated or persistent vaginal infection may cause lower pelvic discomfort. Please seek medical attention for appropriate treatment.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Do a test: A pregnancy test with the first morning urine should be performed.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Most prenatal vitamins contain all of these and in conjunction with a balanced diet you should need extra supplementation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See your doctor: It's best to have any new lesion evaluated by your doctor. Could be acne, an infection, a plugged gland or several other possibilities.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Ignore: Always you barrier protection and expect your partner to provide evidence of recent std screening.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes!: Yes you most certainly have impaired glucose metabolism and gestational diabetes. This requires prescription medication, strict diet modification and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild d... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Seek help: Please contact your physician or seek attention at the Emergency Room, it is not normal to bleed like that during pregnancy. Good luck.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is not uncommon for women to go through times when the menstrual cycles are irregular. Often the treatment is to used oral contraceptive pill... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See a doctor: Yes. If you are unable to keep liquids down you are probably very dehydrated and need to be evaluated and given IV fluids. Call your doctor and let he... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
After menopause: Fibroids can fluctuate size during different hormonal times (ie: pregnancy). In general, fibroids can be present and potentially grow during the repro... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Ignore: The average age of diagnosis for Endometriosis is 27.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Ignore: Chlamydia is easily treated with antibiotics - but be sure BOTH you and your partner are treated.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Ignore: Hot flashes occur in 75% of menopausal women. Stress, anxiety & even spicy food can exacerbate them.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild d... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Giordano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Probably normal: A clear, odorless, non-irritating vaginal discharge can be completely normal. The blood tinge could be related to recent intercourse or timing of your... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Giordano is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Giordano is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Have no idea how long it's been present as I have never examined before. Not sexually active but set up a gyno appt. for the end of Sept. Thanks!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I was so worried when I missed my period last month, but this makes se
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for your easy to understand straight forward response:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

FACOG
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Illinois - Fall
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Chicago Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
AAGL
American Board of OBGYN (ABOG)
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