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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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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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Hi, I'm in Bimingham, Al. I have no medical insurance. But I need to see a gynecologist as soon as possible. Do you have any recommendations?

Hi, I'm in Bimingham, Al. I have no medical insurance. But I need to see a gynecologist as soon as possible. Do you have any recommendations?

Consider PP: Consider Planned Parenthood if it still exists in Alabama because they do minor Gyn care and also can refer you to a local doctor who may take patients with little or no insurance. Consider signing up for the Federal government marketplace insurance (Obamacare) also. ...Read more

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I have not had a period in years, and I can't find a gynecologist who takes my insurance, what should I do?

I have not had a period in years, and I can't find a gynecologist who takes my insurance, what should I do?

Change insurance: Most doctors accept the major insurance plans. The main reasons a doctor does not accept a particular insurance are: the insurance plan won't pay the doctor an adequate fee, and the insurance plan creates too many rules that hassle the doctor at every turn. Thus, a patient has two choices: change to a better insurance plan, or be a cash patient at the gynecologist she likes. ...Read more

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I miscarried secretly 4 years ago when I was 16. I know I need to go to gynecologist but no insurance can I just do planned parent annual or need mor?

I miscarried secretly 4 years ago when I was 16. I know I need to go to gynecologist but no insurance can I just do planned parent annual or need mor?

PPannual=fine: Miscarriages are fairly common. One miscarriage does not increase your risk of another miscarriage or indicate any reproductive health problems. You don't need the pap smear done til age 21, but if you are having menstrual problems, need birth control, or want any testing for stds the planned parenthood can take care of that for you. ...Read more

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Need to see gynecologist for repeated yeast infection and possible symptoms of bv, without insurance. Are there any options in NYC?

Need to see gynecologist for repeated yeast infection and possible symptoms of bv, without insurance. Are there any options in NYC?

Planned parenthood: There are a number of Planned Parenthood locations in the NYC area and you can get their locations by using a search on the computer. They treat general sexual health based on ability to pay scale. ...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?

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?

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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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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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 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 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

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How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

As early as: Early teens, if you are sexually active or having other gyn issues... ...Read more

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At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

Depends on situation: If a woman has no gynecological problems: no probs w/periods, not sexually active, doesn't have pain, or need birth control - they may not see their gynecologist until age 21 (when the first pap smear is recommended now). But for any problems - they can see a gynecologist - at any age, for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

Annual exam: Assuming it is a routine exam with no problems, your gynecologist will first meet with you to take your personal history. He will then examine you. This will include a pelvic examination which includes the insertion of a small instument into your vagina so he can see, the taking of a pap smear, and the insertion of his fingers into your vagina to feel for any abnormalities. It is painless. ...Read more

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When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

Depends: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Some peds/adolescent med/fps provide these services as part of ongoing care of their patient population. Any sexual activity requires surveylance for std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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What happens in a typical gynecologist appointment?

What happens in a typical gynecologist appointment?

Exam: Most gynecologists will take a history and then conduct a physical exam. As far as the gynecologic portion of the exam is concerned, they will inspect your vulva, look at your vagina with a speculum, look at the cervix with a speculum, palpate your uterus with two fingers in the vagina and a hand on top of your abdomen and then palpate your ovaries in a similar manner. ...Read more

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How are exams performed during gynecologist visits?

How are exams performed during gynecologist visits?

With the doctor's...: With his hands, eyes, ears, and nose. A stethoscope helps him hear sounds in the chest and abdomen. Several types of electric lights help him better see the mouth, throat, vulva, vagina, and cervix. Magnifying glasses are sometimes used. A vaginal speculum holds the vaginal walls apart so he can look inside. Gloves protect his hands as he checks inside the vagina with 2 fingers. All very routine. ...Read more

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Who is the best gynecologist -- experienced or new?

Who is the best gynecologist -- experienced or new?

Experienced: While there are benefits of seeing a new gyn -? Younger, spirited, ? More free time, if you have any condition that may require a more in -depth approach, a seasoned gyn may have an advantage. ...Read more

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What can I expect on my first gynecologist appointment?

Information and exam: You should receive information about your reproductive cycle. Your physician should explain what a speculum is and how he/she will use it to look at your cervix and vagina. You may have a pap smear. You should also expect a bimanual exam with the physician placing one hand in the vagina and one on your abdomen to feel the size and shape of your uterus, tubes and ovaries. ...Read more

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How much is it to make an appointment to a gynecologist?

How much is it to make an appointment to a gynecologist?

Cost Varies: If cost is an issue planned parenthood is equipped to provide low cost high quality care, and/or referrals. There are also other community clinics, google them for your area and they can help. If this isn't convenient for you, call around and ask for the rates upfront. Don't let cost get in the way of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you need to see a gynecologist even with no problems?

Do you need to see a gynecologist even with no problems?

Yes: At the very least, and exam done by a Gynecologist every 3 years will allow a normal or not pap smear and a full assessment of your overall health status to assure that you do not have "any GYN problems" even if you have no plans to use the "equipment" for reproduction or fun (sex). ...Read more

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Help please! What drives a person to become a gynecologist?

Many things: It probably usually starts with the excitement of delivering babies. The specialty has a little medicine, a little surgery (or a lot of either depending on one's inclinations) and patients generally are healthy, respond well to treatment, and don't die. ...Read more

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When is the right time for your child to see a gynecologist?

Depends on variables: The answer depends both on age and the available personnel. Most professional societies recommend pelvic exams after the initiation of sexual activity or by the 21st birthday. Whether this is with an adolescent specialist, an interested pediatrician, your family doc, or the local ob/gyn depends a lot on who is available and the interest of the patient. Many chose this point to select an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Will a gynecologist be able to tell if you're a virgin or not?

Will a gynecologist be able to tell if you're a virgin or not?

Virgin: Possibly it depends upon the intactness of the opening to the vagin., whether you've inserted tampons which may have broken the hymenal ring (entrance to the vagina). ...Read more

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I'm trying to find a good 5 star gynecologist in the Seattle area.

Search: You can search the Obgyns in Seattle on Healthtap. Here is the link. Read their answers and see who might be a good fit for you. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/#member/doctors/find_a_doctor/name/Obgyn%20seatle ...Read more

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Insurance (Definition)

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