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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. What is HealthTap Prime and how do I use it?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www. Healthtap. Com. ...Read more

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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a referral to a specialist from HealthTap Prime?

Sure: A patient on PRIME can get a referral to a particular doctor or a particular specialty, which means the PRIME doctor recommends that the patient go get evaluated by a certain doctor or specialty. Because PRIME is outside the commercial insurance system, there are no phone calls, faxes, or paperwork when the PRIME doctor refers a patient (insurers might treat a PRIME referral as a "self-referral"). ...Read more

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Can doctors give me a prescription in HealthTap Prime?

Some.: A doctor licensed in your state can prescribe you medications, at their discretion of course. But we cannot prescribe controlled substances under any circumstances. ...Read more

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How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

Yearly: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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What are some questions the gynecologist will ask me on my first visit?

What are some questions the gynecologist will ask me on my first visit?

Medical history: Your medical history will include questions on every organ system, allergies, medications used, family medical history, reproductive past including prenancies, and previous surgeries/complications. There will also be questions about your lmp (last menstrual period), and amount and nature of your cyclicity. ...Read more

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How often should you get a pap smear?

How often should you get a pap smear?

Varies.: Talk with your doctor. The frequency of pap smears will depend on your age and medical history (history of abnormal pap, etc). Screening with a pap smear should begin at age 21. ...Read more

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How often should you get a mammogram?

How often should you get a mammogram?

At least every 2 yrs: This is unclear, because a well-done study showed little difference between yearly or every 2 year mammograms in women ages 50-69. The age to start mammograms is also unclear. For women under 50, it takes 1, 904 mammograms to prevent one death from breast cancer. Most groups recommend starting at age 40, but ask your doctor to explain your personal risks and benefits based on your history. ...Read more

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How do I know which birth control is best for me?

Options: There are several different options based on your age, your period and whether its regular or not, your general health and whether you smoke or not. You will need to have a conversation with your health care provider. ...Read more

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How do doctors check for irregular periods?

How do doctors check for irregular periods?

Menstrual history: They take a menstrual history, which involves asking the woman pertinent and sometimes detailed questions about her cycles since she started menstruating. Based on the menstrual history, blood testing for endocrine problems often follows. ...Read more

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What can affect female fertility?

What can affect female fertility?

Age, smoking. ..: Past the mid-20's, as women get older fertility decreases, so female age is an important factor. Other things that may decrease fertility are smoking, overweight / obesity, pelvic infections like chlamydia or pid, fibroid tumors or polyps of the uterus, endometriosis, surgery involving the ovaries, uterus or tubes, ectopic pregnancies, and cancer chemo- or radiotherapy. ...Read more

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I read online that ovulation pain is always a bad sign (written by a gynecologist) is this true?

I read online that ovulation pain is always a bad sign (written by a gynecologist) is this true?

Nope: Ovulatory pain is very common and is not correlated with anything pathologic. It can be a nuisance! But is not a symptom that anything is going wrong ...Read more

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Free answer to the question by gynacologist in mumbai?

?: Sorry, resubmit your question, as I cannot figure out what you are trying to ask. ...Read more

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I recently went to my gyneocologist and had a culture test done. It was negative. What am I free of, what to do?

I recently went to my gyneocologist and had a culture test done. It was negative. What am I free of, what to do?

Check with doctor: More than likely, your doctor did a culture for chlamydia and gonorrhea; however, the only way to know is to contact your gynecologist and ask for a copy of your lab report. Hopefully, if something would of been abnormal you would of been contacted. ...Read more

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I am around 4-5 weeks pregnant, I had a miscarriage at 4 weeks during my first pregnancy. So, my gynaecologist has aaked me take vageston 200mg twice a day for a month but I read online that is a class D drug during pregnancy. Is it safe to take this medic

I am around 4-5 weeks pregnant, I had a miscarriage at 4 weeks during my first pregnancy. So, my gynaecologist has aaked me take vageston 200mg twice a day for a month but I read online that is a class D drug during pregnancy. Is it safe to take this medic

Yes, safe.: Vageston is a semi-synthetic hormone that--in theory--supports pregnancy in the early weeks prior to the full development of the placenta which then takes over the job of producing natural progesterone. It's perfectly safe but not always effective. There are many other factors that can cause early pregnancy loss that have nothing to do with insufficient progesterone. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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I need a gynecologist but I don't have insurance do you know of any that will see me with no insurance?

I need a gynecologist but I don't have insurance do you know of any that will see me with no insurance?

Yes: See a nurse practioner at a planned parenthood clinic. They are very reliable and knowledgeable. Best of all, it is not expensive to get care there. And usually they have a doctor on staff or by referral that
has reduced prices for patients
search on your favorite or google: planned parenthood........ ...Read more

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I am 17 and I haven't gone to the gynecologist yet or had a vaginal exam should I go or wait I will be 18 in a month?

I am 17 and I haven't gone to the gynecologist yet or had a vaginal exam should I go or wait I will be 18 in a month?

Obgyn visit: If you are sexually active or having a Gynecologic problem then schedule a visit. Birth control counseling and STD testing can be done. If you are not sexually active and just asking about timing of a first Obgyn visit then the answer is different. Routine pap smear testing begins at 21. HPV vaccination should be done. ...Read more

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I want to see a gynecologist. But I only have medicaid and I don't know any doctors. Any suggestions?

I want to see a gynecologist. But I only have medicaid and I don't know any doctors. Any suggestions?

Call: Call some doctors in your area and ask if ther accept medicaid. Many mds will accept a certain percentage of medicaid patients per year. ...Read more

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I can't use tampons and 3 boys that know how and tried couldn't finger me. What could it be? I haven't gone to the gynecologist.

Likely simple issue: If you have menstrual flow as expected we know you have the parts, and an opening or openings in the hymen (door entering vagina).Some women have a thickened hymen and narrow opening that would obstruct anything trying to enter. This can be confirmed by exam and fixed in a simple procedure done by the OBGYN. ...Read more

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Why can't the gynecologist perform a colposcopy if a woman is on her period?

Why can't the gynecologist perform a colposcopy if a woman is on her period?

Can't see!: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy. If you're on your period, sometimes it'll be hard for your doctor to see any lesions to biopsy so come on a different day. ...Read more

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Why would a gynecologist want to do an ultrasound if the patient wasn't pregnant?

Why would a gynecologist want to do an ultrasound if the patient wasn't pregnant?

Non-fetal sonogram: There are many gynecological problems that can be diagnosed with pelvic sonogram, such as uterine fibroids, leiomyomatous uterus, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterus), uterine/fallopian tube/ovaian cancer and endometrial polyps are just a few diseases that can be diagnosed or ruled out with pelvic sonogram. Ask your gynecologist - communication with your doctor is healthy! ...Read more

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Can I get an IUD if I have missed periods? My gynecologist said I can't because of it.

Can I get an IUD if I have missed periods? My gynecologist said I can't because of it.

IUD: It depends on the reason you're missing your periods. Usually this wouldn't be a problem. If your doctor can't explain it to you better, find another provider. ...Read more

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Where can I can the list of gynecologists in Pretoria?

Where can I can the list of gynecologists in Pretoria?

Should be online: Years ago, listings used to be available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are only online, and no longer printed. County medical societies (or other local medical societies), hospitals, and insurance companies usually list doctors by name, specialty, and location. The better websites have "find a doctor" pages. ...Read more

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I need a gynecologist in my area?

I need a gynecologist in my area?

Research: To find a gynecologist (or any other physician), there are several ways to go about getting the info you need. Ask your friends who they use, go the the local hospital's website and click on "find a doctor, " contact the local medical association, or go to the website for those board certified specialties. For gynecologist, the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists, www. Acog. Org. ...Read more

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How could a gynecologist help me?

In many ways: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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Can going to the gynecologist hurt?

Should not: Be too uncomfortable depending on what your situation is, most gyns take pride in not trying to cause pain when they do a pelvic exam, I rec going to a board certified experienced gyn. ...Read more

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I need advice from a gynecologist?

I need advice from a gynecologist?

Here to Help: There are many Gynecologist here on Healthtap. We are here to help. You may ask general questions here or you can schedule a virtual visit with an healthtap Obgyn at your convenience anytime. ...Read more

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When should I go to a gynecologist?

When should I go to a gynecologist?

Age 18: I usually recommend a appointment with a gynecologist by age 18 or prior to a woman becoming sexually active; sooner if there are any menstrual problems. ...Read more

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What exams do you take at a gynecologist?

What exams do you take at a gynecologist?

Depends on your age: Typically, no pelvic or breast exam is needed for a teen. Birth control can be safely prescribed. Blood pressure is routinely checked, however. A vaginal infection will, however, require a minimal exam.
In the early 20's on up, a breast and pelvic exam, with pap test is standard.
There has recently been some adjustments as to the frequency of pap tests, as well as starting and stopping ages. ...Read more

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What to expect when going to gynecologist?

What to expect when going to gynecologist?

Depends: What happens at a Gyn visit depends on how old you are and why you are going. Most Gyns won't do a pap until age 21 and STD testing can often be done using urine. If you do need an exam, a nurse will be present. Its usually very quick and allows your Gyn to swab the cervix and vagina for certain tests. If it is your first visit, most docs will show you what they are going to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When should you first go to the gynecologist?

When should you first go to the gynecologist?

Varies: After first sexual activity regardless of age. The recommendation is 18 or 21 depending upon who you read or what guidelines you follow. At any age if there are issues in the lower genital tract. ...Read more

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Do all gynecologists have to help with labor?

Do all gynecologists have to help with labor?

No: Some docs specialize in gynecology only. They do not deliver babies. Others specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. These docs both deliver babies and do gynecology surgery. ...Read more

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How often should you go to your gynecologist?

How often should you go to your gynecologist?

Depends: Preventive female healthcare in the US needs a pelvic exam, Pap test, and Mammogram once a year. A primary care doctor can do this in the US.
So here either a Ob Gyn or primary care doctor once a year for a complete female physical in a healthy person is normal. ...Read more

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How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

Yearly: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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What will happen at a gynecologist appointment?

What will happen at a gynecologist appointment?

First GYN Exam: Your first GYN visit should start w/ a medical history where you go into detail about your pregnancies and sexual history. Your GYN will likely perform a full physical, including breast and pelvic exam where he/she will feel for your uterus and ovaries to ensure there are no abnormalities. A speculum exam with Pap will then look for cancer/infections. Make sure you talk about birth control! ...Read more

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What is the best way to find a good gynecologist?

What is the best way to find a good gynecologist?

Ask questions.: A gynecologist certified by the american board of obstetrics and gynecology is qualified to provide care. A good gynecologist will be willing to answer your questions. ...Read more

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What happens during your first gynecologist exam?

What happens during your first gynecologist exam?

First gyn exam: Completion of physical - height/weight, head neck, heart and lung exam. Check of abdomen and instruction and exam of breasts. Pelvic exam by speculum and manual exam.
Al exams would be with answering questions. ...Read more