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Dr. Jennifer Austin

Obstetrics and Gynecology
MT
16 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
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

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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Stretch marks: Stretch marks will naturally fade over time. Collagen and elastin stimulating treatments, such as microneedling, may improve them, but the marks are p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Possible, but risks: It is a possibility, but the tubes would still be scarred from the tubal. This increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy, if you are able to get pregnan... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Hormones: The pill, depot provera, vaginal ring, patch, implant. In general, the hormonal types of birth control.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
See your doc: You need labs and testing to find out why you have not gotten your period. The treatment will depend on the cause.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Am: Retain a should be used at night, as you are doing. Vitamin c is best absorbed as the first thing that you put on your face after your shower. Always ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Spotting on IUD: Yes. Spotting between periods is a common side effect of the copper IUD.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Think endometrium : This is thicker than normal for a postmenopausal woman, so it means that you will need evaluation of your endometrium in the form of endometrial biops... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Positive: Faint positives are still positive pregnancy tests. Please see your doc for follow up.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Urinary tract infect: A urinary tract infection can occur in children. You will need to be seen so that the infection can be properly diagnosed and treated so that it does... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
20 week: The twenty week scan is important to show the health of internal structures of the baby (heart, brain, etc.) if there is a problem, it could change ho... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Blood clots: Large blood clots indicate the need for evaluation. It could indicate anything from fibroids, hormone issues, clotting issues, to endometrial cancer. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Blood pressure : I don't know of anything natural that will get you back to normal. It is dangerous to not treat blood pressure at that level because of the risks of h... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Hematometra: In many cases, the d&c is enough to cure the problem. Some people just have a narrow cervical opening which can be blocked by anything from inflam... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: Most normal cysts go away by the time that she will need a cesarean. If they are still there, they can safely be removed at the time of the cesarean.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Switch at next pack: Most people just finish the pack that they are on and start on the new birth control when they are ready to start a new pack. These Meds are similar, ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Pregnancy test: The pregnancy test is still accurate. It is not affected by infection in your urine because it tests for beta HCG, a hormone released by pregnancy, no... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: Every pregnancy is different. Medical or pregnancy issues can arise at any time.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Nope: That is a really low dose of metronidazole. It has not been shown to affect fertility.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Plan b bleeding : This can be the normal hormone withdrawal bleed after taking any hormone, including plan b. Always check a pregnancy test after taking plan b at the t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Not on telemedicine : I recommend checking with a doc to make sure that it will heal correctly. For pain, anti inflammatory medications such as Motrin can be taken at the s... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Endometrium: If you are 21 years old, an endometrial thickness of .66cm is normal. If you are post-menopausal, it is too thick.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Antibiotics and flu: Antibiotics are not active against the flu. Antibiotics are sometimes given to reduce the risk of complications in severe cases, but the antibiotics t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
No: A high BMI does not cause lower HCG. The HCG levels vary greatly from pregnancy to pregnancy. It is only important that they go up normally in very ea... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
No problem with baby: Panic attacks do not harm a baby.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Virus exposure: The most common reason for HSV 1 at 31.4 would be history of a cold sore, which most commonly caused by the HSV 1 virus. (I am assuming that this is ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
No: Emotional stress does not put people into labor, despite the old wives tales.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Drying up milk: It is best to just decrease breastfeeding frequency and wrap your breasts to keep pressure on them. The milk will dry up on it's own.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Derma roller: Your pores should eventually reduce. Most people start to see positive results in about a month after the derma roller treatment, and continued improv... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Ovulating: Even if your period is only two days, a regular monthly period suggests regular ovulation.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Discharge after baby: It is normal to have a variety of colors and types of discharge for about three months after delivering. As long as there is not pain, fever, or a bad... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Chlamydia: Chlamydia is sexually transmitted. If you did have unprotected sex with someone with, you should be checked for chlamydia. It may or may not cause sy... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends: The time that it takes for others to notice that you are pregnant varies greatly between people. First pregnancies take longer to show, while subseque... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
OK: That is OK. I would not worry if the measurement is within normal range, as yours is. You may repeat the ultrasound later in pregnancy, but for now it... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Possible HPV: HPV genital warts often present in that manner. They can be managed. I would check with your doc to see exactly what they are. They tend to be benign.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Baby not tolerating: Emergency cesareans are done when the baby is not tolerating labor, or when there is an emergent condition that develops and baby will not tolerate r... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Feeling pregnant: The blood and urine testing is accurate, so your symptoms are due to something other than pregnancy.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you are pregnant, the level should go up exponentially, doubling about every two days. If you had a positive, then negatives, I would re check in a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Paraguard: It is rare, but A Paraguard can puncture the uterus when inserted, regardless of uterus position. A prolapsed uterus does not make it any more likely ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Multiple tests: There are multiple tests. If you are 43 and having any trouble at all with getting pregnant, you will need to see a doctor asap or you might miss out ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
No limit: There is no official limit, but over time your low uterus can get really thin. Just ask your obgyn at your cesarean how it looked. There are also incr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Progesterone: A hard stomach is not a direct side effect of progesterone pessaries, but they can cause constipation and gas. This might be the cause of your hard st... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Varies: This has a huge variation between individuals and pregnancy number. No way to even guess
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
IUI pregnancy test: Yes, you can test for pregnancy 15 days after IUI.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Anovulation : Many people just have very rare ovulation. If you normally have anovulation, It is still possible to get an lh surge and period. An egg was probably r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends on you: A vbac carries the risk of uterine rupture, which is very serious. Many people, however, do have successful vbacs. Some hospitals or doctors do not ha... Read More

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HealthTap member
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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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) tyvm very helpful

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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