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Dr. Jennifer Austin

Obstetrics and Gynecology
MT
17 years experience female

About

Bio

I am a board certified OBGYN with 15 years of clinical experience, and a mom of four children. I love all areas of medicine, and also run a medical spa when I am not delivering babies or performing surgery.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Aesthetic Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Doctor Q&A

114 Answers
167 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Pinkeye: Sounds like pinkeye. If it is that bad, she probably needs antibiotic eye drops. Go to your doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Progesterone: If your doc gave you progesterone to reduce your risk of preterm labor, I would continue the progesterone until you are closer to term.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Normal: Some people ovulate a little later in the cycle, making the cycles little longer. Those cycle lengths are normal. You have the same chances of pregnan... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes. This is typical of herpes virus, but could be other things. You will want to see your doc.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Short cervix: The most common cause is pregnancy. It does not cause a problem otherwise. If your cervix is too thin too soon in pregnancy, you are at risk for prete... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
You doctor can help: Sometimes waiting another week can help. If not, there are a variety of ways to get a cervix to ripen. Medicines (prostaglandin formulations) are most... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Wait: It is good that your HCG is rising. Subchorionic Hemmorhages are pretty common. Observation is pretty much the only thing to do at this point. No int... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
I will explain:: A total abdominal hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and cervix through an incision in the lower abdomen. An anterior/posterior colporrhaphy is the... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
In normal amounts: Normal dietary amounts are fine, but rosemary capsules or large amounts may not be safe.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Cervix dilation: When a patient is in labor, the cervix dilates on its own. If not in labor, prostaglandins (such as cytotec) can be used to help the labor process to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Hemorrhagic cyst: There is not a contraindication to trying to get pregnant with a hemorrhagic cyst.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Blood between period: You should be evaluated by a doc in the office. Causes of spotting between periods can be any of multiple benign causes, but this is also a symptom o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Oralcon: Oralcon is the current brand name of a birth control pill in Russia, Norway. The brand name in the US is now Nordette.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No: Some docs specialize in gynecology only. They do not deliver babies. Others specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. These docs both deliver babies an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Ignore: Don't commit yourself to a rigid birth plan. Follow your needs and wants in the moment.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Increased risk : This will put you at increased risk of pre-term delivery. There are treatments for this, depending on your situation. Progesterone injections and cerc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Paraguard or tubal: Non hormonal birth control is the only type that does not increase your risk of blood clots. This includes Paraguard iud or tubal ligation. The mirena... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No: This is not a side effect of heroin use, but there are many more serous medical issues that can be occurring that are much more serous, even deadly. T... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: You could be pregnant even if your iud is in the correct place. If you do become pregnant with an iud in place, you are at high risk for an ectopic pr... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
See orthopedics: This sounds like cubital tunnel syndrome. If it does not go away, it can lead to weakness in the area long term. If conservative measures fail, surger... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Only if recently : Hcg levels drop quickly after a miscarriage. If recent, a blood test can tell. If it's been weeks or months, you won't be able to tell.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Saline Ultrasound: You can discuss this with your doc at the appointment, but it is fine to proceed with the procedure with a little vaginal irritation or yeast. If you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No related: Fibroids, ovarian cysts, and linea nigra do not cause excess saliva.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Sharp needle pricks: The cause of your needle prick sensation is usually stretching as your baby grows. If you have UTI symptoms or cramping, please see your doc. Otherwis... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, cornflakes and milk are completely safe in pregnancy.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Lymph node: I think that waiting until your baby is born in two weeks is fine. Lymphoma is usually not tender. Reactive lymph nodes are tender and are benign. The... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Microdermabrasion : Microdermabrasion is not intended to get to the deep level of the dermis, so scarring would be rare. Unfortunately, because it only treats the upper s... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Sometimes: Lifestyle alone can prevent, delay, or reverse type two diabetes in many cases. If diet and exercise do not reverse type two diabetes, they can make ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
The eye drops drain: After taking eye drops, the drops are drained through ducts on your eyelid called punctal ducts. These ducts drain into your nose and eventually the d... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Antibiotics : You should see your doc and take antibiotics asap. You are at higher risk for a kidney infection during pregnancy, which usually requires hospitalizat... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Vulva is external: The Vulva is external and visible. Only the opening of the vagina is visible.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Cocaine Metabolite: Average 2-4 days, but can be present for much longer, depending on if you are a habitual user.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No need to stop: As long as you are not high risk for some reason, it is safe to continue intercourse until delivery.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Burning: I would say that this is most likely a urinary tract infection, which can definitely radiate pain to the vaginal area. You need to get it checked out.... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Nope: Anti viral medications, such as acyclovir or valacyclovir are active against the herpes virus. The anti-fungal is only designed to treat fungus.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Glutathione soap: Glutathione soap is considered safe. Other options for skin pigmentation issues include "brightener" creams, as marketed by aesthetic companies. Hyd... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Safe eye drops: All of the eye drops regularly used in the eye doctor's office are safe in pregnancy, especially a one time use.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: I don't see it commonly, but edema is listed as a side effect of Mirena. I would check with your doc to make sure that nothing else is causing the ede... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Mirena spotting: Your bleeding will probably increase in the next week or so because you will have a withdrawal bleed. The Mirena contains hormones, so removal will ca... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Magnet balls: Yes. The ER can do imaging to make sure that it was just one. It can cause big problems if it was two or more of them.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
STD transmission: If the used underwear has been washed, your risk or acquiring an STD would be extremely low. If unwashed and recently used, you would have a chance o... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Cystitis: Urination after intercourse reduces the risk of female cystitis.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Formula and breast: It is a difficult to maintain milk supply when formula is added. If you really want to continue to breastfeed, I would recommend continuing that exclu... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Trich testing: Trichomonas does not usually take that long. You might want to call the lab to see if the sample was adequate to test for trich. The in-office microsc... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Pulling teeth: I would not try to pull it out yourself. Pulling adult teeth is harder than it looks, and the tooth is often broken in the process. It can leave a pie... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Conception with pics: There is a lot of variation in the amount of time that it takes to conceive with pcos. People with pcos often ovulate irregularly. Sometimes inexpensi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Period: You can still get pregnant with a 2 day period every 30 days. Some people do have shorter periods. The regular interval indicates that you are ovulati... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Cytotec: Exercise after taking cytotec is fine. The most common side effects are gas, diarrhea, nausea type of issues, but these effects go away after continue... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Depends on the cause: The treatment will depend on the cause of the irritation. You will need to see you obgyn for the correct diagnosis and treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Polyhydramnios: Most mild cases of polyhydramnios can be observed and just followed with increased testing. Most of time, all goes well. Treating maternal diabetes, i... Read More
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Jan 13, 2018
Hi my period r not coming. I'm not pregnant.last lmp 4nov after that not came .even that period also got because of progesterone tab. I m facing that program last august its stared.can you plz suggest
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Nov 21, 2017
Plz help me for information about abortion
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Nov 2, 2017
Gynocoygen
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thank you sooo very much I know u are a very busy person but u took time out your day to answer my question and for that i'm very grateful god bless
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I give in. I will take the meds :( thank you for your honest answer
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

OAKWOOD SOUTHSHORE MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2010

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