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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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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body.  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half-life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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Do doctors follow their own advice and get yearly recommended exams etc. How do you interview a doctor before establishing them as your pcp/obgyn?

Do doctors follow their own advice and get yearly recommended exams etc. How do you interview a doctor before establishing them as your pcp/obgyn?

Doctor Interview.: You know most of us try to do it, but like everything else in life....the car mechanics car is in the worst shape. Talk to your friends about who they like and why, also who they don't and why. Some patients schedule an appointment to actually interview us. It's hard to get paid for that, all we have to do is sell our time. It may be better to see the doctor for a real problem or a medicine refil ...Read more

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Just found out I have an ovarian cyst the size of a tennis ball. I'm calling an obgyn on Monday. Can you give me some info/advice about ovarian cysts?

Just found out I have an ovarian cyst the size of a tennis ball. I'm calling an obgyn on Monday. Can you give me some info/advice about ovarian cysts?

Ovarian Cysts: Most ovarian cysts in young females that are clear in appearance tend to be benign. Tennis ball size cysts rarely go away on their own without surgical intervention. Seeing a GYN MD Monday will give you a better idea of the treatment course. ...Read more

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I just have my period last month july 19 and now i have my period again august 4 it's just a light period I'm worried about it and I'm taking a metformin advice by my obgyn.?

I just have my period last month july 19 and now i have my period again august 4 it's just a light period I'm worried about it and I'm taking a metformin advice by my obgyn.?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Is there any free obgyns i havr no job and I keep bleeding every day from my vagina.

Is there any free obgyns i havr no job and I keep bleeding every day from my vagina.

Maybe: While there aren't typically any 'free' ob/gyns, there are clinics that offer services on sliding scale. In florida, you may qualify for federally sponsored insurance? Also consider family planning clinics as they can treat and/or give you a referral. Under new affordable care act you can purchase low cost insurance, starting today! You might have to look awhile, but there are options. ...Read more

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I lost my job a year ago so I don't have any insurance. I have ran out of free birth control samples from my obgyn since. I'm not on the pill right now.

Heatlth dept: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Usually there is a clinic of some sort that you can go to for free or a ruduced price depending upon your income. Planned parenthood still exists in some cities and free clinics and university hospital clinics usually have access to birth control to help you. The local health dept is usually another good source. ...Read more

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Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus is very unhelpful.

Are there any birth control pills available to treat PCOS that are low in estrogen/estrogen-free? I have migraines and am currently on Yaz, and want to reduce my stroke risk. I'm in college and the OBGYN clinic here on campus is very unhelpful.

Hmmm...: Short answer is yes: there are low-estrogen oral contraceptives. Not sure you'd want to do that, though. First, the ovarian cysts can only be controlled if ovulation is stopped, and this requires taking estrogen to inhibit pituitary FSH release. Without estrogen the cysts might rage out of control. This estrogen must (I believe) be balanced with progesterone and testosterone, EVEN in PCOS patients ...Read more

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How do I find an obgyn?

How do I find an obgyn?

Check phone book,: Call a local hospital or insurance company and they can give you OB?GYN doctors in your area. ...Read more

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How to find a good obgyn?

How to find a good obgyn?

Read on healthtap: You can read many of the answers written by Obgyns in San Antonio on healthtap and see which doctor you like. You can ask your primary care doctor for a recommendation. You can ask your friends who they saw. You can also contact your local hospital and ask for a referral list. ...Read more

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How often should you see your obgyn?

Usually annually: If you do not have problems and have never had an abnormal pap smear, you should see you ob/gyn once a year. Clearly, when you are pregnant, you need to go according to the plan they tell you. ...Read more

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When do women usually first see an obgyn?

Girls and Gynecology: When they are beginning to menstruate; if not then, then when they become sexually active or are about to be sexually active so that birth control can be started and the pap smear testing to begin. ...Read more

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Should you shave before you see an obgyn?

Should you shave before you see an obgyn?

Not recommended. : Shaving can be irritating and could cause a skin infection. It is a personal choice. You definitely do not need to do it before seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Why did you enter the field of being an obgyn?

Why did you enter the field of being an obgyn?

Good question: For me, it was because i really love delivering babies, find gyn surgery fascinating & challenging and my days are never the same, kind of like forrest gump's box of chocolates. ...Read more

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Can anyone recommend a good obgyn in tampa fl?

Strictly personal: I am not an ob/gyn and do not know many as I am in a very different field, but my wife and I used dr. Palmer at usf health/tampa general and he was excellent, with prenatal, perinatal and postnatal care. So, this is more of a personal than a professional recommendation, but hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the training needed to become an obgyn?

What is the training needed to become an obgyn?

About 12y post high : In general a 4 y college degree, 4 years of medical school and 4 year obgyn residency. If want to specialize maybe 3 more. ...Read more

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How much time would it take to become an obgyn?

12 years: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 4 years of training to be an obstetrician/gynecologist. ...Read more

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What age should teenagers start seeing an OBGYN?

When to see GYN?: In my opinion, there is no reason in an otherwise healthy teenager who is not sexually active or considering to be to see an OB/GYN until that is the case. ...Read more

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Where are the real good obgyn in detroit michigan?

Use search feature: Healthtap has a great feature where you can search for doctors in your area. Type in detroit, mi in the search bar then click on doctors. You can read about local doctors on the virtual practice page. You can even read answers they have given other patients on their page to get a feel for who they are as a doctor. This is a great way to find the right doctor for you. You can even schedule an appt! ...Read more

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I would like to be a future obgyn where do I start?

I would like to be a future obgyn where do I start?

Welcome!: If you are in college you will need the basic science courses and a well-rounded curriculum. You will need to take mcats and apply to medical school. In the 3rd and 4th years of med school take a variety of elective rotations to make sure you OB is the right choice. You will apply to residency programs in ob/gyn, 4 years later, voila an ob/gyn! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about different sub-specalties of obgyn?

Can you tell me about different sub-specalties of obgyn?

The subspecialties: Critical care medicine, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery urinary incontinence & prolapse of the pelvic organs, gynecologic oncology cancers of the reproductive organs, hospice and palliative medicine, maternal and fetal medicine management of high-risk pregnancies, reproductive endocrinology/infertility biological causes and interventional treatment of infertility. ...Read more

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I need an obgyn in my area 95826 that takes my insurance?

I need an obgyn in my area 95826 that takes my insurance?

See below: The easiest way to find this out is to look online at your insurance company's provider database or call them up to search for ob/gyn's in your area. The second method is to cold call several ob/gyn's in your area and ask the receptionist if they take your insurance. The third method is to get a referral from your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Do regular obgyns do pre-natal tests or only perinatologists?

Do regular obgyns do pre-natal tests or only perinatologists?

Prenatal care: General ob/gyns do all routine prenatal testing — OB profile lab, genetic screening, diabetes screening. Many also do ultrasound exams. For more complex evaluation and testing they may refer you to a perinatologist. ...Read more