Dr. Kent Childs

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chattanooga, TN
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chattanooga, TN

Address

1651 Gunbarrel Rd, Suite 201, Chattanooga, TN
Directions

Fax

(423) 855-8176

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 and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

135 Answers
85 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
BV/Trich infection: Your partner may need to be treated. Also Probiotics are important. I usually recommend 35 Billion daily. Metronidazole, solosec, and clindamycin are ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
B positive : these fluctuations are not too uncommon. Consider progesterone supplementation
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sty: It may actually help and definitely does not hurt. So give it a try with warm compresses overnight
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Bruising: the breast is vascular, fibrous and fatty tissue in makep so bruising is caused by the bloods availabilty to pool in that tissue environment. It doesn... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pungent : could be signs of a bacterial infection. Consider being evaluated. Also try proniotics and rephresh to replenish good bacteria and ph.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pica: You might be anemic because sometimes those strange urges are a sign that your iron is a little low. Talk with your obgyn to check.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hep C: Usually before egg donation patients are tested thoroughly. If tested positive now should discuss with your IVF doctor. They can give you the data you... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Orgasm: One you reach orgasm then you may have a vagal response with a decrease in blood pressure. Orgasm isvnot dangerous s
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Stress: As with anything stress can change a menstrual cycle whether on or off a birth control pill. I'd recommend continuing your pill pack as usual and find... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes it is normal: It is not that abnormal people are you following Your pills. You should be diligent about taking them at the same time each day. Otherwise consult you... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Menopause : You can consider an endocrinologist. Otherwise depending on where uou are in your cycle can also change your fsh levels. If still having a period, tec... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Wait: I would wait at least 1 to 2 days and then check a pregnancy test.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Cyst: Doubt they are connected unless it is a hemorrhoid. Recommend you be evaluated to determine what your dealing with.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Rash: Should go away within 3-6weeks depending on the severity
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Libido: Libido is probably not called by removing your tubes for tubal ligation. It may be a situational thing or hormonal thing. I would consider seeing her ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Toy : Consider using over-the-counter refresh vaginal inserts. This will lubricate and also return the normal pH. Most importantly probiotics and double the... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sprintec : First of all, have you missed any pills? Or have you been taking them at a regular scheduled time? If so it could be completely normal occurrence. Sta... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Cough: Yes, consider robitussin dm or mucinex (guaifenesin) dm. if doesn't improve consult your physician
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Chances: As with anything unprotected sex increases your chances of getting pregnant especially around the time of ovulation. Safe sex or pregnancy prevention ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Herpes: Any open sore can transmit the virus. So avoid open contact if possible.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Chance: There is alwsys a small chance but it is lessened whe treated appropriately.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: No this is not bad. This can be just a fluctuation in your menstrual cycle to two ovulation are possibly know ovulation. I would continue to keep a me... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pills: Continue your pill pack and start your new pack when you are supposed to. Breakthrough bleeding is not uncommon in the first 2-3 months. But stay on y... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Strain: Usually don't recommend straining because can lead to hemorrhoids etc. With a shortened cervix the worry is about preterm labor so straining should be... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Implant : It's possible but not knowing your complete history makes it difficult ti figure this one out. Could br be implsntation
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Cerclage: With certain Cerclage placement the cervical mucus should remain in tact. Therefore believe that you have nothing to worry about but need routine che... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Iud: Probably formed an ovarian cyst or ovulated earlier.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Heavier cycle: Having a heavier cycle is not uncommon due to multiple stressors. The fact that you have had a cycle potential has ruled out the possibility of pregna... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depo: If you have been bleeding for five weeks even with your 3rd round of depo you should be evaluated. Not unusal for the type of bleeding you describe.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ablation: ablations can work great for some but not all if the lining regrnerates or u have adenomyosis. This not that abnormal but you may need an ultrasound t... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine): It is ok to take it in pregnacy yet it is not a decongestant. If you need that mucinex is a safe option to help break up mucus. Zyrtec isn't drowsy li... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Plan b: Plan B is not a great option for birth control. I would suggest another form of birth control to prevent the concern of pregnancy.The likelihood of be... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Volume: The volume is only a measurement of your ovaries. One may be larger in volume because of a small cyst or follicle. The numbers you describe aren't wor... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Induction : The answer is yes as long as you are greater than 39 weeks with an inducible cervix. Therefore u have to be dilated and thinned out to be a candidate.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Chest pain: In this particular case, chest pain and numbness shouldn't be taken lightly. So consult your md or go to the ER if it continues.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Itch: Need to be reevaluated because you could potentially have a secondary infection such as yeast or bacterial. Start probiotics as well. Also need a test... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: When taking steroids with ocp 's you need to use a backup method. Steroids may interfere with your pill and lead to ineffectiveness, breakthrough blee... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Vaginal odor: This may be due to vaginal pH. Depending upon whether use tampons or pads. The vaginal pH may change due to the amount of menstrual flow. Probiotic... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Spinal: Sounds like a spinal headache. Push fluids or consider goin back to the hospital for iv fluids or a blood patch.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Cramps: You should start keeping the metro calendar and consider doing ovulation prediction kids. Time dinner course will also aid you when attempting pregnan... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Biotin: Barton is OK to take during pregnancy. Would suggest continuing a prenatal vitamin.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Usg: Ultrasound is not exact. I light of a previous abnormal, I would opt for a stereotactic biopsy bc depending on pathology what next steps are
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
?cancer: Doubt a cancer at 7mm @39 yo. But you still need to follow up with your physician if anything changes.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
D&C: Yes this is very normal. You may bleed like the end of a period. The discharge is not uncommon. As long as no fever or chills. No tampons only pads ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Headache : Probably because of the increase bloodflow and is exercise-induced.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Lap vs open: A laparoscopic approach is the minimally invasive approach. Open cystectomy is an old school way of doing things. Robotic cystectomy may be an option ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Breast Tenderness: Many things can cause breast tenderness. Birth control pills, caffeine , hormones , pregnancy, fibrocystic changes of the breast etc can cause symptom... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Midol: Yes at the recommended dosage. Other options include aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen. As long as she isn't allergic.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Birth control: Safe sex is always the best alternative. U should continue your birth control pills as prescribed. Since it is so close to your cycle you should be ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pregnant tubal: Tubal ligation is the closest thing to 100% that is out there depending on the method. But tubals may increase your risk of ectopic pregnancy. As far ... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Childs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) But I would like to know whether ejaculating quickly is normal
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I guess now I wait. Thank you! I hope all returns to normal soon.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, first time on BC so I've been clueless!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Awards

Thought Leader, First Place, Chattanooga Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, First Place, Chattanooga Region - Spring
2015
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Tennessee - Spring
2015
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