Dr. Myrtle Oates

Obstetrics and Gynecology
TX
41 years experience

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Normal feelings: When a woman loses a pregnancy, it does not matter if it was in the tubes or the uterus, it still represents a loss. All of us have the image of the r... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
You are OK: Hi Karen, Since Azithromycin and fluconazole attack different organisms, I do not believe that either drug will interfere with the other. You may, h... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Check your prostate.: Any discharge from the penis is concerning. The first thing that physicians think of is an infection. Consulting a physician will help identify the ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Anal pap available: Thank you Kayleigh, This is a great question. HPV can be found to be negative but still be present in small numbers that we can not detect. The numb... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Lean is healthy: First let me say that lean people are healthy people. So you might want to consider healthy weight gain instead of unhealthy weight gain. Unhealthy ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Expected.: Hi Barbara, Anytime you stop the homone-containing pills, we expect you to bleed. If you started the OCP at the recommended time, then this would ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Dr. is correct.: This type of procedure is very common. It is also a very simple procedure that does not take a great deal of time. Scarring is a possibility but is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Absolutely!: If you are taking a Potassium-sparing diuretic (Aldactone (spironolactone) is in this category) for hypertension or as a prescribed part of a treatmen... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Tell your physian.: Hi Deborah, It is not unusual to have constipation form time to time. If there is a pattern, however, where you notice pain with defecation at the t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Infection?: Even though you may not have an "infection", the skin of the penis can react to organisms in the vagina that are normally there. Most commonly is yea... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No ovulation no cyst: Hello, Recurring, painful cysts can be intrusive with respect to our busy lifestyles as you alluded to. You might consider a contraceptive method fo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Depends: Hi Candi, It depends on the size and placement of the polyp. A physician may elect to remove a polyp without anesthesia in the office if it is readi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Ovulation spotting: First you have to count starting from the 1st day you bleed as day 1. If you had spotting about day 14-day 15 question, then you are normal. often ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Menstrual cycle: A normal menstrual cycle can vary from 21 - 34 days. It seems that you had protected sex at least 2 weeks after ovulation. The brown clumpy cramp... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hydrocortisone: Hi Mandi, The condition that you describe would probably benefit from OTC hydrocortisone. It is common to have Eczematoid symptoms in the winter, wi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes it is: At this point in your menstrual cycle the hormone that sustains pregnancy is elevated. A characteristic of this hormone is that it is thermogenic whi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Braxton-Hicks: Lower back pain is very common at this stage of pregnancy. In fact it is expected. These practice contractions are called Braxton-Hicks and help the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hormones: Hello, When we speak of irregular periods, we think of something that happened or did not happen to change the nature of the period. Since this is a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes you can.: Hi Dorothy, You can take the morning after pill with the Mirena (levonorgestrel). This is perhaps going overboard as the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Be concerned.: Hello, It is not unusual for there to be nipple discharge from the breasts during pregnancy. The breasts, since they are hormone sensitive organs wi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably not.: Goldenseal (Orange Root) is thought to kill germs as a topical agent. It is also taken by mouth as a digestive aid. Bacterial Vaginosis is a cl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Normal: Hi Candi, You had an exam that discovered a polyp. Often these, when manipulated by an instrument or during pelvic exam, can bleed, The physician ma... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No problem: Hello, If you are skipping periods, as many women do, there is not problem. We recommend at least having 2 periods/year. Continue to keep track o... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pregnancy not likely: Hello Sativa, It is not unusual to have an occasional variation in the start time of our periods. We are very busy ladies and we have lots of influ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Look at vagina: Hello Kelly, The Clitoris is very close to the vagina. The vagina is home to organisms normal and abnormal. The most common is yeast. While it is n... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Most likely.: Hi, Pregnancy tests are very sensitive now. Some have very accurate results as soon as 6-7 days post ovulation. So, if you had unprotected sex at o... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) is a trade name for Doxycycline. This is very effective against Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to name a few but effective... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
PCO?: Hello Judith, Many ladies note hair growth in unwanted places such as you describe. A young woman who is having unprotected intercourse 3-4x/week, w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
You can be.: Hello, At 12 weeks the uterus is just rising out of the pelvis, so it would not normally "show". But if the dates were wrong and the uterus were bi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Fertile after stopping: Hi Alex, I do not believe that you should have any worries about your future fertility. It is a good thing to suppress ovulation which is how these ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Irregular period.: Hi Doris. Don't worry! It is not unusual for your women to have irregular or miss an occasional period. The regularity may be affected by many thin... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Neither!: Hi Brook! If you are on Birth Control Pills then you should not be pregnant or ovulating. This is the way the pill prevents pregnancy by stopping th... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably not.: Hi Eugene, Cramping can be caused by many factors. Too many to name just now. But consider that ovulation occurs mid-cycle. There are so many horm... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No need: No special preparation of the skin or bowel is necessary. This is a very simple and short procedure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Tampons for virgins: Hello, Tampons will allow you freedom and privacy. Every lady wants this. The makers of feminine products also consider those who are still virgins... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pregnancy possible.: Hi Joyce, Pregnancy is always possible when you're having unprotected sex even when using the withdrawal method. If you do not have a menstrual peri... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
See a physician soon: Hi, Any type of visual disturbance gives us cause for concern. Usually it is a sign of another problem such as hypertension, diabetes etc. Most rec... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Keep searching: Hi Irene, The uterus increases in size as we age and have children. This is not concerning but rather what is expected. The stomach ache can be cau... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably not.: Hi Eugene, Cramping can be caused by many factors. Too many to name just now. But consider that ovulation occurs mid-cycle. There are so many horm... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Make an appointment!: Hi Norma, Because you had a recent miscarriage, you are probably worried about this happening again. I would suggest that you make an appointment as... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Strategy!: Hello, Antibiotics will not aid conception unless you are treating something specific. Absolutely have unprotected sex but in order to maximize your... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Lots of Water?: Hi Dorothy, It was a really good idea to have your urine tested and rule out an infection either in the urinary tract or the genital tract. Frequent... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Common influence: Endometriosis and adenomyosis do not cause bloating and weight gain but the hormones that stimulate them do. The progesterone of the 2nd half of the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Testing a good idea: Hello, I am sure that the Dr. has noted some signs that lead he/she to recommend PCOS testing. Ultrasound of the ovaries along with hormonal testing ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Absolutely!!!!!: What a good son you are! Your dad should have started prostate screenings some time ago. It is important to be checked for this disease as well as o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
PCOS: Hello , Missed periods, irregular bleeding, heavy periods, spotting and non-stop bleeding are ALL characteristics of PCOS. In this particular disor... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pregnancy possible.: Hi Pregnancy is always possible when you're having unprotected sex. Progesterone, the hormone produced after ovulation is responsible for pregnancy... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Mid-cycle spotting?: Since you are taking Clomid (clomiphene) for ovulation induction, and with a history of PCOS and irregular periods I would say that at this point you... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Atrophic vaginitis: Hi Betty, You have probably been menopausal for some years. This means that the vagina has lost the effect of estrogen in large quantities like the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Use only mild drugs: Hi Ruby, Insomnia is a common side effect with this drug . To help with sleeping you might try 'sleepy time tea' or camomile tea. I do not believe ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
You gave me some information which helped me to understand my condition, and to ask better questions when I saw my own gynaecologist. Thank you. #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Oates is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oates is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much, the waiting period is extremely difficult especially when I have no idea what is going on with my body. Thank you so much for your
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Thank you!! I am terrified of my body repeating the experience yet again. I have two living children, ages 8 and 6; I'd hate to let them down.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much! I will definitely wait the week before testing again as today it came up negative!

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University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1982MD
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