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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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. A sex therapist is a fair alternative. Check the Yellow Pages. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Differences between men/women gynecologists. I've heard that women are less sensitive to thoughts/feelings. True?
Doctors Personality: I have heard these rumors myself over my career. But, of course the rumors or myths are not true. All kinds of physicians have all kinds of personalities. You should not choose your doctor on the basis of their gender. But, you choose someone who listens and answers your questions. ...Read more
Comfort level: The training is the same but some patients are more comfortable with a female examining them. ...Read more
I'm nervous about asking my questions because I have never been to a gynecologist before. What should I do?
Why do male gynecologists pretend they understand my pain? "you'll feel 'pressure'" "i know it hurts" what's the point in lying? It makes me angrier.
Pain: Doctors take care of thousands of patients in their careers. They learn to recognize and anticipate the patient's symptoms and responses. They aren't lying any more than a female gynecologist who's never had a baby can tell you it will hurt. They are trying to reassure and prepare you so you won't think something's wrong , or be surprised by a sudden discomfort. It's all in the service of helping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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