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Dr. Carol Major
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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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Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with compound nevus. Which one?

Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with  compound nevus. Which one?

Whoa: "Compound nevus" cannot be diagnosed until the lesion is excised -- it can't be told from an intradermal or junctional nevus with any reliability. It sounds like you'd like to have the thing removed -- it's your prerogative. ...Read more

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GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?

GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?

Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has a high: potency steroid so typically i do not recommend this be used on genitalia ...Read more

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Can an obgyn prescribe fertility pills?

Can an obgyn prescribe fertility pills?

Many do...: It is a part reproductive care and ob/gyn docs who care for women of reproductive age certainly encounter many with infertility problem. If the assessment is appropriate, I am sure your OB doc will prescribe it for you. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My gyne doc prescribed colobetasol propionate cream(enderm gm cream ) to use on tha vagina for skin peeling. Is it ok .

My gyne doc prescribed colobetasol propionate cream(enderm gm cream ) to use on tha vagina for skin peeling. Is it ok .

Yes, but: Yes it is okay but do not use it for more than 7 days in that area. IF your peeling gets worse or you have itching or pain, stop and see doc. ...Read more

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Any doctor prescribe gnrh in ny? Can someone help me to locate a obgyn in ny who prescribe gnrh in ny?

Any doctor prescribe gnrh in ny? Can someone help me to locate a obgyn in ny who prescribe gnrh in ny?

See the right kind: Any doctor can prescribe gnrh but you need to see the right type of doctor to be sure you are being treated appropriately. Pure gnrh is used to help women ovulate who have a very specific hormone imbalance. Very few people in the field of reproductive medicine still use this. If you are interested in a gnrh agonist such as Lupron (leuprolide) most gyns use it commonly. ...Read more

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Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Can a regular ob / gyn treat you for infertility?

Infertility: A general OB/ Gyn can do infertility evaluations and treatment. The infertility specialist works with the more difficult cases. Typically in vitro fertilization is only done by the specialists. Infertility doctors will usually send pregnant patients back to the generalist for delivery. A woman older than 35 with infertility should probably be seeing the specialist. ...Read more

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What are some challenges obstetrician gynecologists face?

What are some challenges obstetrician gynecologists face?

Challenges for OBGYN: Obgyn is a complex and interesting field. The biggest challenge is the unpredictable nature of our work. Babies come all hours of the day and night, or somebody rolls into the emergency department with a gyn surgery emergency that you've never met before and you have to leave your scheduled patients to go operate. That unpredictable nature of the job also keeps it exciting after all these years. ...Read more

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Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

Typically one: When doing laparoscopic surgery an assistant is sometimes needed to act as a "third hand" especially when using multiple ports for instruments in certain procedures. The assistant need not be another physician but may be a member of the surgery staff or in a teaching institution, a resident. ...Read more

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Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Right to source: The estrogen ring puts estrogen right where you need it for vaginal dryness. There's no need to take a pill when it's your vaginal wall that needs some increased estrogen. In addition, the risks of vaginal estrogen are a lot lower than oral estrogen. The ring is a great idea for many women, as it's not as messy as some of the vaginal creams. ...Read more

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Regular doctor, she would send me to a child/adolescent gynecologist?

Regular doctor, she would send me to a child/adolescent gynecologist?

See below: If your doctor does not perform gynecological care. For the provision of birth control, etc. ...Read more

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PCP, what would you do?Your pt.has a gyn problem.You offer to examine & treat it but she insists on a referral to a gyn covered by her HMO.

PCP, what would you do?Your pt.has a gyn problem.You offer to examine & treat it but she insists on a referral to a gyn covered by her HMO.

First do no harm.: The patient is in charge of their decisions at all times assuming they are not a minor and that they are competent for medical decision making. It is not your obligation to talk the patient out of specialty referral. Many patients make poor decisions about their health and as a doctor we can only serve as a guide. If they choose to reject your offer to evaluate and treat, that is their right. ...Read more

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Can a reproductive endocrinologist deliver babies?

Can a reproductive endocrinologist deliver babies?

Yes: A reproductive endocrinologist is an ob/gyn with subspecialty training in female endocrinology and infertility. All of them have delivered babies previously but a majority of them because of the constraints and intensity of the infertility process do not deliver babies. ...Read more