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A 18-year-old female asked:

what made you decide to go into obstetrics and gynecology?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Happy : Most the time we deal with healthy people going through pregnancy. This makes it a happy profession. We get to do surgery as well as primary care. You get to develop long-term relationships with the patients that we care for and guide them through many different life changes.
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
Moms and babies: I became a physician to help people. I became a obstetrician and gynecologist to take care of woman at all ages including the special time of bringing babies into the world.
Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
I love OB/GYN: When I was a medical student, OB/GYN was the speciality that I feel in love with. I love working with women at the various different stages of their lives- from menarche to pregnancy to menopause. Its a speciality where you get the opportunity to have an amazing relationship with your patients because you get to experience some of the most intimate and important times in their lives.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What should I discuss with my ob/gyn if I plan to get pregnant?

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Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Medical History: The most important thing to discuss is your medical history. If you have any medical problems, you want them to be controlled before you get pregnant (diabetes, thyroid, blood pressure, etc). Discuss your medications and their safety in pregnancy. Discuss nutrition and social habits (smoking / drinking). Discuss your periods and learn how to track ovulation. Start a prenatal vitamin & folic acid.
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What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Uterus: The potentially most devastating concern related to OB issues, is an actual rupture of the uterus during pregnancy due to its weakened structural state.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can the gyn doctor see if you have any STDs from looking at your vaginal area when he does the pelvic exam?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes and No: Some STDs can be seen on visual inspection, and that is an important part of the exam. However, others will need specialized tests, such as a pap smear (looking for sequelae of the std hpv), and others still can be tested for with urine and blood tests.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What will my ob/gyn do after my miscarriage?

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Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Watch hormone levels: The majority of miscarriages resolve on their own. If there is prolonged or heavy bleeding, or signs of infection, sometimes a D&C procedure is necessary. It is important to follow HCG levels back down to zero. After a miscarriage, it may take awhile for periods to return to normal. Sometimes your dr will recommend birth control to avoid getting pregnant right away.
A 24-year-old member asked:

If no hormone problems & pcos is ruled out & the obgyn tells you to see an endocrinologist...What could be the cause for secondary amnorrea?

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Dr. Joshua Klein
Fertility Medicine 16 years experience
Several possibilitie: It sounds like you need to see the endocrinologist. Possible explanations might include hypothalamic amenorrhea, non-congenital anatomic issues (e.g. Asherman's/scarring), or other more rare conditions.

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