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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

Saturday: Closed
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
See your doctor: This may need medication such as estrogen creme, or it may need to be repaired again, to correct thin tissues. See your doctor
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
The test : instruction, should help you read the results, one line is negative, two lines should indicate positive.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Vaginitis: could be yeast infection, if external itching is noted, certainly a checkup with your doctor to help. Any vaginal medication in use?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possible scar tissue: Scarring or adhesions can be more likely to develop,the uterus can heal with a thinning of the uterine wall. The placenta can be attached in a dangero... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely infection: needs to be checked by your doctor to be sure
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: This sounds like normal cyclic changes, more noticable off of birth contol pills
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
You would need to miss about 5 - 7 pills to induce a period flow. A urine pregnancy test would be quicker and safer than skipping pills.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hormone effect: If pain continues, need to see your doctor. Pain should subside if temporary hormone effect. Continued pain needs evaluation
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
If located at: posterior area of vaginal opening, on right or left side. Could be Bartholin's gland problem.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unlikely,: however, hormone changes with the whole cycle, can cause fluid retention, or release as frequent urination.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
More effective: More effective contraception, compared to progestin only pill. Higher risk for harm to some people as estrogen component causes more harmful side effe... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Hymen having been torn during sex is normal
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Ovulatory cyst: Ovulation pain usually lasts from a few hours to a day. Mittleshmerz, could be a variation. Could be a sign of infection.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Could be early: pregnancy, a urine test could be useful. If negative this could be from hormonal contraception break thru bleeding, and can be normal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Initially a couple : of months, then should be very light to no flow at all.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Trans-vaginal sono: measurement of the length of the new fetus, crown-rump length(CRL) is by far the most accurate dating method. Ovulation day can vary widely month to... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely not pregnant: usually 4 - 5 weeks after the last period, before a pregnancy test may become positive. This bleeding you describe could be from medication, contracep... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely: rash related to pregnancy, that will get better after delivery, your doctor should evaluate to be sure, it is ok.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
This could be : a portion of the base of the clitoris, if not painful, or inflammed. Your doctor could help sort this out.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
You should be: fine. Depo-Provera, is rated at 99% effecttive for contraception, as you are currently receiving it.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Irregular ovualtion,: from polycystic ovarian snydrome/insulin resistance. Or other causes. An exam, testing, and review of your meds /history, can be helpful.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
The risk of loss: decreases weekly as the pregnancy progresses. At 39 weeks, less than 1/100. However, hard hits to the abdomen/uterus can cause placental separation (... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
1 week: 7 - 10 days, then a bleed can happen, if none, pregnancy test and followup with your doctor
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unlikely : The pill is still very effective, the only antibiotic with proof of decreasing the pill effectiveness, is rifampin (used for TB). However the only met... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No: Soft is more consistent with pregnancy, Firm is not pregnant. Soft like lips, possibly pregnant, firm like nose, not pregnant.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
34 - 36 weeks: The lower uterine segment, begins to soften at this time, prompting bleeding from placenta bed.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Serotonin: Brain chemistry, serotonin and norepinephrine levels change with the cycle causing cravings you experience.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
7 days max: 7 days would be considered normal upper limit. If persists see your doctor
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
4 - 6 weeks,: You may see some bleeding, possibly heavy, if too much or clots, let your doctor know as well. Possible that a D&C may be needed.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Irregular ovulation: or side effects of hormonal contraception. So it depends on what your medications are, if any. Or other factors that affect ovulation timing.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Further testing: Recheck for infections and possible treatment for itching, so yes see your doctor
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Can be normal: If no flow with start of depo, and presume negative pregnancy test at start of shot. IF unsure, a repeat pregnancy test may help to reassure you.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Likely hormones: Hormone check. Examination of areas affected to considered. could be Raynaud rxn as well, if wet or cold exposure.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
SCM: Sternocleidomastoid muscle spasm, on the side of pain. heat to area, check with doctor if not better
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Could be: Increased hormones, could cause a thinning of the uterine lining, and the discharge you noted
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: A very thin uterine lining is an ok reason for no period flow.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Regular cycles: occur at 28 day intervals, if not regular, or becomes irregular, could be polycystic ovarian syndrome. Of course, pregnancy is a very common reason fo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Not usually: Not consistent with a true bladder infection. If you develop painful urination, needs recheck.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Could be: Are you pregnant, wondering why you are testing these fluids, certainly if you are pregnant it can show up in other fluids.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Should be okay: Followup ultrasounds as recommended by your doctor. The placenta takes over for hormone production, around 8 - 10 weeks of the pregnancy.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Tell your doctor: Make it clear to your doctor, that you have heard your choices, and now strongly desire the lesion be biopsied. The recommendations you have received ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Cystic ovaries: Could have had a ruptured ovarian cyst causing your pain. If recurs will need to see your Gyn doc.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Worrisome: Please talk to your baby's caregiver, as blood in the stool is worrisome, needs evaluation.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: This can be normal, but a check up with your doctor to be sure
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Could be: Stones could act this way, or chronic interstital cystitis can be similar, Drinking more water might help.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Irregular ovulation: or side effects of hormonal contraception. So it depends on what your medications are, if any. Or other factors that affect ovulation timing.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: However you need an effective contraception plan, the emergency contraceptives, only work that event, not the rest of month
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Could be bladder: or uterus spasms, you need to discuss with you doctor, if this is bothering you at night, or interfering with daily activities
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Normal loss: would be around 30cc of blood. Heavy flow can make you iron deficient anemic.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Irregular ovulation: or side effects of hormonal contraception. So it depends on what your medications are, if any. Or other factors that affect ovulation timing.
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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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