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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
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

135 Answers
85 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hypo/hyper: They can effect motility of the cilia for tubal transport of the egg and effect the endometrial stripe. Which may interfere with implantation and the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Taste: Your secretions in the vagina may resemble foods or drinks that you currently intake. This may create a sweetness and also sourness depending upon foo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
C/s: Your symptoms may be related to some scar tissue associated with your C-section scar. Since ultrasound is clear and I guess no visible massNoted then ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Reflux: Sounds like it may be spasm probably cause by pregnancy induced reflux. It can and will cause those kinds of symptoms. If it was your heart then I sus... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Rectal bleeding: you need to get that checked out by a provider. Foods etc may not change this if something is wrong.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Childbirth : It is usually unlikely to die during childbirth with the amount of technology that we have. We are constantly monitoring mother and baby and all times... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Depending on what part of the cycle the labs where done.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Spotting: Could be spotting dur to sex or maybe an early period. Depends where you are in your cycle. You can also have ovulatory spotting as well.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Follicle : No this is a corpus luteal cyst which helps produce the progesterone needed to help maintain the pregnancy in the first trimester. It usually is a go... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pcos: PC OS is a real entity and can affect fertility. Usually in my practice we try to control the insulin resistance and if need be start patients on Met ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hymen: Despite the hymen being broken with use of tampons, sex might be a little bit different. You still may have bleeding and pain with first Due to the hy... Read More
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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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A male asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pain after C/S: Since this is a change from the past sheshould be evaluated. She may have scar tissue or other issues that may be causing her pain. Follow up with you... Read More
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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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Masterbation : No but in future may effect performance Bc of sensations etc. so consider a decrease in frequency to allow added sensitivity
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pregnant: It's always possible but would suggest doing a pregnancy test today and repest in 1-2 days if negative to be sure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene): That is not unusual for clomid (clomiphene). I would not be concerned especially if the first month on Clomid (clomiphene).
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not quite ther: Close to good follicles but a little short
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Syncope: Consider an endocrinologist and or rheumatologist to evaluate assumeing youve seen a cardiologisy
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Bumps: Could be a sign of infection such as yeast, bacteria,HPV ETC. would suggest you see a provider to rule out other things and get treated appropriately.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ibs : Consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or a stool softener on a regular basis. You're cramping may be associated with bowel symptoms rather than your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ignore: Eat a well balanced diet. Good sleep & appropriate exercise will help nourish a healthy pregnancy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not sick: This is not always a sign of miscarriage. The fact that you saw things on ultrasound is reassuring. Contact your doctor if you continue to have worrie... Read More
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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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pill change. : I would suggest changing the time when you start your new pill pack.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Cervical mucus: Usually around the time of ovulation cervical mucus is very apparent. It is usually long and stringy. But sometimes on Clomid (clomiphene) the mucus... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ovulation : Keep a menstrual calendar. Consider doing basal body temperatures and/or ovulation predictor kits.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Breast leakage: There are a number of causes that can lead to breast leakage. These can be caused by medications or hormones. It can also be caused by thyroid probl... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Change: Those 2 pills are very similar so as long as u take like you're supposed to then you shouldn't be concerned with the change.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Long Periods : Options include a number of things such as birth control pills, mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, lysteda which is taken at onset of period, or an endometr... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Polyp: It will decreasevthe thickness of the lining of the uterus so as to make the polyp easily visualized during polypectomy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Early bleeding : This can occur with ovarian cyst rupture. You may consider realigning your menses You may do this with a progesterone withdrawal to reboot your cycl... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Nexplanon: Nexplanon may cause a change in your periods and the regularity of them. Although usually I recommend a backup method for the first 6-8 weeks to be sa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Constipation : You can consider a glycerin suppository or a fleets enema for quicker results. Myralax or colace (docusate sodium) arebother options that may prevent ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Early period: I would not be concerned when starting a new birth control pill. Some breakthrough bleeding is normal but I would continue my birth control pill pack ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Transvaginal USG: Transvaginal ultrasound is most accurate duringvthe first trimester by 5-7 days. If >than 1 week off then your dating may be off because of ovulati... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Biopsy results: That basically means there is no sign of any abnormal or atypical tissue. Proliferative refers to where the dating of your cycle would be when the sam... Read More
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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 female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sore: It could be a number of things but you should probably get it checked. Is it extremely painful? Although it could be a sign of injury from exercise an... Read More
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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 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 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
S/: This could be related to reflux or gallbladder disease. Consider evaluation and examination. Another possibility would be pancreatitis but in that sce... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ovulation : You can ovulate late sonetines but best window is CD 10/12/14/16/18. This covers early and late ovulation.
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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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Postop: I usually tell my patients 4-6 weeks depending upon the complexity. Some patients return to work etc in 2-3 weeks with limited lifting. I usually tell... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Nflammation or infec: It may be the telltale sign of infection or inflammation. Also could be caused by a bug bite of some sort as well as an infected hair follicle all are... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ctx: Contractions occur most of the time your regularly. They will tighten up very similar to a menstrual cramp but if you have not had one it will be a ti... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Breakthrough : This most likely breakthrough bleeding because you missed 2 days of your pills. You can double up and finish out your pack as normal BUT use a backup ... 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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