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I'm 18. I want to start seeing a gynecologist. But I dnt want my mom to know. Do I have to pay out of pocket?

I'm 18. I want to start seeing a gynecologist. But I dnt want my mom to know. Do I have to pay out of pocket?

Planned Parenthood: At age 18 you are now an adult, and I congratulate you on taking responsibility for your sexuality and your health care. Planned Parenthood has a sliding scale fee schedule, or try a University Hospital associated clinic. ...Read more

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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Hi. I am 31 years old married and have 1 kid. I was experiencing scanty periods since the last 3 months, although they came on time. This time, the flow was noticeably low and lasted for 1 day only. I went to the gynecologist and was diagnosed with hypert

Hi. I am 31 years old married and have 1 kid. I was experiencing scanty periods since the last 3 months, although they came on time. This time, the flow was noticeably low and lasted for 1 day only. I went to the gynecologist and was diagnosed with hypert

I : I wanted to start by reassuring you that hyperthyroidism is very treatable! the first step will be for your endocrinologist to determine the underlying cause of your hyperthyroidism. There are 3 main causes of hyperthyroidism: graves' disease, nodular goiter, or thyroiditis. The way to determine the type of hyperthyroidism you have is by checking a thyroid scan. Sometimes an additional blood test (called "tsi" -- looking for a specific type of thyroid antibody) can be helpful as well. There is a medication that can treat your hyperthyroidism that is well tolerated and generally considered to be safe when trying to conceive. Once your thyroid levels have normalized, you will have normal fertility so do not worry. It is very important for your health and the health of the baby to have normal thyroid levels when you conceive and during your pregnancy so you do want to be monitored carefully in the upcoming months. This is very treatable and would expect you'll do beautifully with appropriate therapy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I would like to know for low sex drive in women if the best doctor is endocrinology or gynecologist?

Hello Dr. I would like to know for low sex drive in women if the best doctor is endocrinology or gynecologist?

Low sex drive: Causes of low sex drive in people are so varied I would start with the Family physician who knows the couple. it can be relative to a high sex drive in the male or unhappiness, fatigue, disease or, G-d forbid, a poor lover. The verdict is still out on the female Viagra (sildenafil). A sex therapist is a fair alternative. Check the Yellow Pages. ...Read more

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Can a gynecologist test you for STD without telling you, if you came in for routine yearly Pap smear? I am a self pay patient.

Can a gynecologist test you for STD without telling you, if you came in for routine yearly Pap smear? I am a self pay patient.

It could happen: Because almost everybody is supposed to get routine screenings for STD's, it becomes so "normal" to do it for almost all patients that it would be easy for a doctor or nurse to forget to mention that the tests are being done. For example, a nurse might count a patient's pulse without ever saying that she is counting the pulse. ...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 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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