Dr. Ralph Boling

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kirksville, MO
41 years experience male

Locations

Boling OBGYN

Kirksville, MO

Address

1605 South Baltimore, Suite B, Kirksville, MO, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

6606653570

About

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Iowa, Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Only if: she previously breastfed, then there is a chance she can restart milk production. If not hormone/medication treatment, might be helpful with stimulat... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Either way : is fine, finding the easiest way to remember, works the best.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Protected: ok, however, if you continue risky behavior, you will become reinfected.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Low risk: Less than 1 % chance of conception, with depo provera as you are not likely to ovulate, with continued treatment. Condoms provide better protection f... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hormone : irregularities, irregular ovulation, thyroid problems, side effect of birth control pills , could be reasons.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Prostagladins: are released by the lining of the uterus as the cycle prepares to start. These hormones are considered inflammatory, and can aggravate your joints. Al... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Ovulation timing: can vary widely, predictor kits trigger off leutinizing hormone. This hormone usually triggers the release of your egg. It can be abnormally elevated ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely a blocked : gland, sebaceous, or hair follicle, may need excision, if recurrent.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Need to see your : doctor to be sure, painful may mean a benign cyst or abscess. But testing and exam is important.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Saline sono is good: test, hysteroscope is another
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: 7 or 8 days after ovulation, around days 21 or 22 of your cycle.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It can be just: an itch. Blood tests should be checked for cholestasis of pregnancy, a slight blockage of the liver drainage system, could be the cause, and it more ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
This is much : more likely to be irregular ovulation, related to polycystic ovarian syndrome, based on your tests. This is not as likely to be postmenopausal.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Most likely : an allergic contact dermatitis, rash could be treated with hydrocortisone creme. Have your doctor look at it to be sure.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No,: type would not change, other than a new exposure/infection.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly: but pelvic ultrasound is pretty good at seeing these issues. But CT can as well.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Good chance : ovulation with this method. So this is a good plan, continue.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
If fever and pain: improving, then this may take a while, be sure to finish your medication and followup with your doctor to be sure that infection is completely gone.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Can be normal,: see your doctor for an exam if lumps are felt to be sure.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Birth control: would not stop spotting from cervical cancer. You should proceed with testing as planned, HPV vaccine as well.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Early : endometriosis, will not show on ultrasound, and you have all the symptoms. Treatment with medication can help. Diagnoses may require laparoscopic surg... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No natural remedy: Bacteria are always present in the vagina, changes in hormones/acidity create an environment allowing for overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. Diabet... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
An exam: with your doctor, to find the source of the pain and treat accordingly. Vaginal or bladder or uterine infection, could be source, endometriosis is ano... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Sitting: If you have risk factors, higher risk with prolonged sitting, Tokyo to Los Angeles flight higher of leg clot, possible going to lung.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely : to be ok, if it did not damage your lungs, the baby is somewhat protected from this.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Circumcised: if so, lower risk. Repeat testing in 3 months to be sure. Your partner should be tested as well, for her sake and yours.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Perception of pain : as anesthesia is decreased, to allow you to wake up. Postop pain as well, can do this.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
May take : a few days, try taking around the same time each day, if possible.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Heart burn: May be from gastro esophageal reflux. But see your doctor, women can have an atypical presentation for heart problems.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Can be: ovarian cysts, or endometriosis. Sometimes endometriosis, localizes in the uterine muscle layer, then it called adenomysosis. Your doctor can be help... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Your doctor: would be a good place to start, or local family planning clinic. At your age you don't need a pap smear (till age 21). Testing for sexual transmitted ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Better: chance, but ask your doctor, the success statistics they have have had so far.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Look into UTI: infection or interstitial cystitis, as possible causes. see your doctor
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly: an infection of vagina or bladder. An exam and testing with your doctor would likely get answers and treatment on track.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly normal: however, a pregnancy test and exam with your doctor or urgent care/ER is strongly advised due the bleeding, pain and fatigue.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Rarely yes,: However, the uterine lining is not receptive to a fertilized egg. As well the cervical mucous tends to be thickened by the pill, blocking the sperm ge... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Could abrasion: or laceration, if pain continues and or bleeding, should get a checkup. Future consider adding lubrication, and or more foreplay.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes : likely caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome/insulin resistance. Causes an increase in yeast infections, can be prediabetic, delays and interferes wit... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Continue the : letrozole, and discuss better control of your blood pressure with your doctor. Discuss the risk/benefits in your specific case with your doctors.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely yes: there is about a thirty hour effect from each pill. They work best when overlaying the pill coverage from one to another.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
More consistent: with preovulation changes in the lining. So intercourse on days 10, 12, 14 of a 28 day cycle would give approximately, a 20 - 30 % chance of conceptio... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Letting: your doctor know, what is going on, to be sure, the best course of care.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Heat can be : applied, some muscle relaxants can help. PT and physical medicine techniques can be helpful as well. Discussing with your doctor is best course to fol... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possible, but rare,: blood tests can be helpful. Sleep apnea studies can also be helpful. Getting this checked with her doctor would be very likely to chart an effective p... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Frequent or: infrequent periods, are usually related to hormone issues, or medications such as oral contraceptive pills. If this keeps happening, testing of your h... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Safety is not proven: In some cases exposure to THC can increase nausea of pregnancy. So since it is not proven safe in pregnancy and can sometimes worsen nausea. I would s... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unlikely,: however, a pregnancy test can be reassuring. Talk to your doctor to develop a effective contraception plan. Use condoms to decrease infection risks. G... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Can be normal: but if continues, you should discuss with your doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Normal, yes: the lining of the uterus has been stabilized by the previous IUD, now this continues with the new IUD
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Aug 10, 2021
If a boy masterbate in his underwear and ejaculates in his underwear after 5 hours his sperm gets totally dry (completely exposed to air. Dry spot - stain are seen on underwear) after that he wear a ...Read More
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May 8, 2020
Dr. Boling replied pretty fast. I've been trying to get a hold of my doctor hours before looking up this website and I still received a faster answer. Thank you :)
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Apr 14, 2020
Dr. Boling was very helpful in outlining the potential causes to my problem.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. I thought it was her because I have seen that stuff on my hand through finger play as well. I checked the head of the condom as well. I was confident when it...Read More
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I did not do the saline US yet. I did the repeat regular TV ultrasound, I chickened out of the Saline US for now. I want to see the results of the second TV US. I'm hoping I did the right thing.
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Thank you very much Dr. Ralph. Please tell me if it is normal for the fetal pole not to be seen at day 41. We are very anxious & need an honest opinion. The next scan is on Saturday. Thanks alot

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and BiosciencesCollege of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Brooke Army Medical Center

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Missouri - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, Missouri - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, Missouri - Spring
2017

Affiliations

AOA
ACOG

Publications

Disability from endometriosis in the United States Army.
Prevalence of neural tube defects in United States Army treatment facilities, 1975-1985; cost analysis of routine screening.
Vulvar dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.
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