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A 33-year-old member asked:

what is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is 20 weeks too late for my first ob appointment?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: The earlier you seek prenatal care the better. If you have put off your first visit though now is the time. It is never too late.
IL
A 47-year-old female asked:

How can I find ob doctors if there is a problem when I travel?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Bring prenatal chart: Patients occasionally present to the emergency room while traveling. Head to the nearest emergency room if needed -- preferably one with a labor and delivery. Once you arrive the nursing staff will contact the on call physician for the hospital. One helpful thing you can do is have a copy of your prenatal chart available with you. This helps the staff take care of you in these circumstances.
A 31-year-old member asked:

If something goes wrong do midwife's team with on-call ob/gyns?

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Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Usually: Of course, it all depends. Some hospitals have midwives on staff. In these situations, midwives help manage uncomplicated deliveries for the l&d unit. In the case of a delivery with a midwife that does encounter complications, yes, a ob/gyn physician is available to help. If a midwife is in private practice and is not affiliated with a hospital, then, no, back up help may not be available.
TX
A 24-year-old member asked:

My C-section has been hurting recnently and it has been going on for about a week should I go see my ob?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Don't know what you are referring to specifically, or how far out since your surgery. Is it the abdominal wall where the skin incision was made or an internal pain, more likely associated with the uterus? Despite their frequency, cesareans are still major surgery, and it takes time to recover. Nevertheless, if pain increasing rather than decreasing with time, see your obgyn.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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Dec 7, 2011
A 39-year-old member asked:

Who must be on my ob diabetes health care team?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Your OB/and an endoc: Your OB doc and if needed a consult with endocrinologist.

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