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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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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 have a boil on my groin area do I consult a dermatologist or a gynecologist?

I have a boil on my groin area do I consult a dermatologist or a gynecologist?

Boil in groin: You can start w/your family doc. He/she will be able to deal w/it or refer you to the appropriate doc if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If I have a small lump in my armpit, should I got to the doctor immediately?

If I have a small lump in my armpit, should I got to the doctor immediately?

Not necessarily.: Most lumps and bumps we get are harmless. You might have a forming sebaceous cyst forming, or even the beginning of an abscess. Enlarged lymph nodes (from bacterial or viral infection) can feel like lumps. If it's not looking like an active bacterial infection or abscess - it's okay to wait 1-2 weeks to get it checked out by your doctor. Not something for the emergency room. ...Read more

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I found a lump on my right testicle. Should I see my primary provider or go to a urologist?

I found a lump on my right testicle. Should I see my primary provider or go to a urologist?

PCP: You can start with your primary care provider. He/she can refer you if necessary. Most solitary lumps are handled ably by primary care physicians. ...Read more

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I have painful, sharp pains in my pelvis and anal area. What could be happening?! should I see a doctor?

I have painful, sharp pains in my pelvis and anal area. What could be happening?! should I see a doctor?

Lots of things: There are many things that can cause pelvic and anal pain in a young female. The most common is probably an anal fissure, a small tear in the lining of the anal canal, most often from hard stools. Without examination cannot tell if that is the problem or something more serious. ...Read more

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Why do I have a sharp pain in my quad? Should i seek the help of a podiatrist?

Why do I have a sharp pain in my quad? Should i seek the help of a podiatrist?

See an Orthopedist: Have it evaluated by your orthopedist. If thy feel that if the problem is biomechanical and coming from your foot they will refer you to one. ...Read more

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Hi can i ask you a question I have a small bump in my right breast I also have a cyst in my right underarm which is swollen now should I worry ?

Hi can i ask you a question I have a small bump in my right breast I also have a cyst in my right underarm which is swollen now should I worry ?

See a Dr: Any new breast lump should be evaluated. There are some things that change the likelihood of it being significant (changes in size or pain during your period, location, size, mobility, family history, exposure to chemicals/radiation/medications, associated symptoms, etc). It's important to get it checked out soon, but it's not an emergency and you shouldn't loose sleep over it. ...Read more

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I have a disk pushing on a nerve in my neck an my trap an back is all knotted I have a appointment wedsday to see a neck doctor should I get cortozon.?

I have a disk pushing on a nerve in my neck an my trap an back is all knotted I have a appointment wedsday to see a neck doctor should I get cortozon.?

Maybe. More info. : It is possible that a cortisone injection may be helpful but more info is needed before a definite treatment plan can be recommended. Things to consider: how far is the disc herniated? Weakness to the arm or hand? What else has been tried? Relief with medications? Physical therapy? How long with symptoms? Lots of questions need answering before an injection. ...Read more

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If I had bladder cancer in the past and now have blood in my urine, do I need to see a doctor right away?

If I had bladder cancer in the past and now have blood in my urine, do I need to see a doctor right away?

Yes: Any patient with a history of bladder cancer should undergo routine follow-up indefinitely as bladder cancer may recur. If a patient with bladder cancer has bloodu urine, he/she should see a urologist as soon as possible. The bleeding may be due to a number things including, but not limited to: bladder cancer, ureteral cancer, kidney cancer, renal pelvic cancer, kidney stones, and a uti. ...Read more

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Did research and I think I have folliculitis in my groin area and I have had it a while but what should I do? See a doctor?

Did research and I think I have folliculitis in my groin area and I have had it a while but what should I do? See a doctor?

Folliculits: The most common cause of folliculitis is a bacteria called staphylococcus aureus which is treated with oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics both of which are by prescription. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lump in my vagina! help!?

What to do if I have a lump in my vagina! help!?

Gyn: go see your gyn physician. only way to know for sure what this is is by looking at it and doing an exam. Lots of benign reasons for a lump ...Read more

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I have a pimplie in my penis, should I see a doctor?

I have a pimplie in my penis, should I see a doctor?

"In" ?: If you mean within the urethra, then definitely. Otherwise, conservative recommendation would still be to get it checked by your dr / urgent care / "std clinic" dr / urologist for proper identification and treatment. ...Read more

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I got a cyst by my vagina. Do i need to go to the dr?

I got a cyst by my vagina. Do i need to go to the dr?

See a gynecologist: You probably can't be certain that it's a cyst. May benefit from treatment, even if it's a cyst, more so if it's causing any symptoms. ...Read more

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

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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Can a gynecologist help with cushings? As it is difficult to find an enodcrinologist in my area.

Can a gynecologist help with cushings? As it is difficult to find an enodcrinologist in my area.

Cushings: No, you must see an Endocrinologist, even if you have to travel some distance. If that is truly impossible please see your local doctor who could then communicate with an Endocrinologist ...Read more

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I need a family dr., gynecologist, fertility dr. And dentist in the las colinas/irving, tx area or grapevine, tx area. Can anyone help me?

I need a family dr., gynecologist, fertility dr. And dentist in the las colinas/irving, tx area or grapevine, tx area.  Can anyone help me?

dentist: Go to the academy of general dentistry website www.Agd.Org and search for a dentist in your area that is an fagd or magd they have advanced training otherwise ask friends or co workers for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Hi it's been 2 years since I had sex . I never been to gynecologist before . I always do a self check. Today I notice a black spot on my v area. ?

Hi it's been 2 years since I had sex . I never been to gynecologist  before . I always do a self check.  Today I notice  a black spot on my v area. ?

See Gynecologist: VGery important to see the specialist. Routine check-up and pap smear as needed will help insure there are no underlying problems. Any other suggested testing can be discussed with the Dr. Evaluation of the black spot will be of special concern. So important to see the specialist, especially with all that is going around and all the new means of testing for problems. Go, Go. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my groin area do I consult a dermatologist or a gynecologist?

Boil in groin: You can start w/your family doc. He/she will be able to deal w/it or refer you to the appropriate doc if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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During a breast exam, does the gynecologist check the underarm/armpit area?

During a breast exam, does the gynecologist check the underarm/armpit area?

Yes: To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. ...Read more

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My blood tests have come out normal i hav pain in the area below my stomach and my lower back do I need a gynecologist hav not had my period for 16mon?

My blood tests have come out normal i hav pain in the area below my stomach and my lower back do I need a gynecologist hav not had my period for 16mon?

See your family doc : Start with seeing your family doctor or internist as they are able to handle most of your complaints. Early menopause, if that is in fact the problem here, has certain health ramifications which your doctor can discuss with you. A gynecologist can also address these problems. The pain in your back and lower stomach may or may not be related and your doctor has to sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst? I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim. I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

How can I find someone in the boston area to aspirate a simple 6 CM fluid filled ovarian cyst?  I met with a gynecologist-oncologist who thinks that the chance of cancer is very slim.  I am a 44-year-old woman who is completely unwilling to risk losing th

Ask your Doc: Your doc should be able to refer you to the appropriate gyn or simply ask the gyn-onc you saw. It's also possible that your cyst is functional (normal) & will resolve on it's own (no surgery). If it persists or develops concerning features, a laparoscopic cystectomy (remove the cyst only) will preserve your ovary. They may suppress your ovulation with ocps if you are a good candidate, take care. ...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'm looking for a gynecologist?

I'm looking for a gynecologist?

Should check 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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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?

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