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Do i see ob gyn for frequent urunation?

Do i see ob gyn for frequent urunation?

If you are pregnant: Yes. If you have a primary care physician and you are not pregnant go and see him. If no primary care doctor and you have a relationship with a gyn see him. Frequent urination point toward urinary tract infection or sometimes diabetes. ...Read more

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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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Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

What for?!: Midwives can manage most normal pregnancies and deliveries without complications. Obstetricians can handle most pregnancy and delivery-related minor complications safely. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are best trained to manage the most complicated of pregnancies and deliveries (e.g. When a fetal anomaly or serious maternal health condition is present). ...Read more

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Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?

Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?

They can: You can request a bimanual exam. Typically that is done. A sonogram is probably a better way to evaluate the ovaries than with simple palpation. If you have a family history of ovarian cancer you should have BRCA testing done ...Read more

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Would volunteering at a ob gyn office be good for medical experience?

Would volunteering at a ob gyn office be good for medical experience?

Absolutely!: Well, maybe i shouldn't be so enthusiastic. After all, it depends upon why you want experience. If you want to see if medicine is a good career for you, then hanging out w/any physician should be a good experience. Of course, it helps if you volunteer in office w/energized physician who loves what s/he is doing rather than someone who's burned out! positive staff helps, too! good luck! ...Read more

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What's a ob ultrasonography?

What's a ob ultrasonography?

Pregnancy and U/S!!: Hi in our modern medical word one is often recommended to have an ultrasound. This test can give your physician a good sense of the health of your unborn child. It can be used to ascertain any complications that can be foreseen given such a great view of the baby and its environs. The gender of the child and the anatomy of the child can also be confirmed during this procedure. ...Read more

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Have 2 appt fri, 1 with ob who is doin ultrasound & endometrial biopsy, the other with fam dr who wants pelvic, thyroid ultrasound for dub. Who do I c?

Have 2 appt fri, 1 with ob who is doin ultrasound & endometrial biopsy, the other with fam dr who wants pelvic, thyroid ultrasound for dub. Who do I c?

Do both but: Dub can be from a number of causes. Ob will do pelvic sono so don't do twice. Make sure the two coordinate and you are not duplicating studies. Talk to both so you understand why the studies are being done. ...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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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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Should a woman with type 2 dm have it managed by her internist or ob doctor in pregnancy?

Both: I believed both should know what is going on. Good control is very important for you and your baby. Your internist know you very well but your OB is the expert in obstetric physiology and complications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. Uterus & cervix removed. Vaginal bleeding. Family Dr. says it's a polyp..have a referral to see Gyn. What happens now? I'm 66

Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. Uterus & cervix removed. Vaginal bleeding. Family Dr. says it's a polyp..have a referral to see Gyn. What happens now? I'm 66

Polyp: If there is a polyp there, it is likely that the doctor will remove or at least biopsy it. After a hysterectomy or menopause the most common reason for bleeding is the thinning of the vaginal tissue due to low estrogen levels. This is called atrophic vaginitis. Occasionally, after a hysterectomy there will be granulation tissue or "proud flesh" at the cuff which can resemble a polyp and bleed. ...Read more

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After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

Yes and no: Sone decide to just be a ob/gyn. Some do become a sub spacialist by doing a fellowship in gyn onc, etc. ...Read more

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Which specialist should I see first--fertility, mfm, obgyn if ttc and prior high risk?

Which specialist should I see first--fertility, mfm, obgyn if ttc and prior high risk?

Trouble last time?: If you needed help conceiving last time you could start with either your fertility doctor or your obg, either would be a good choice. ...Read more

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If something goes wrong do midwife's team with on-call ob/gyns?

If something goes wrong do midwife's team with on-call ob/gyns?

Many do not : Great question. It is essential that you ask your midwife that exact question and make sure you clearly understand the protocol. Certified nurse midwives (cnm) generally do have a formal relationship with a doctor. We have one in our practice. Cpms (certified professional midwives) who are not allowed to work in hospitals generally do not have formal on call coverage. Make sure you understand this important difference. ...Read more

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Constant uti's after inter course. Which doctor do I talk to - general internist, urologist or gynecologist - about the issue?

Constant uti's after inter course. Which doctor do I talk to - general internist, urologist or gynecologist - about the issue?

Chronic UTIs: 31 year old woman with chronic UTIs. If you have chronic UTIs, more than 5 in one year, you should take post coital antibiotics over a 6 month period, then try a trial off. Depending on medical issues and allergies, there are several options, including Macrobid a few times a week or Keflex 500mg po after sex. Also learn to void completely after sex and practice good hygiene. ...Read more

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Pediatric surgeon (neonatal and or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology), what's the difference?

Pediatric surgeon (neonatal and or fetal intervention) vs. ob/gyn (perinatology), what's the difference?

Perinatal medicine : Fetal intervention/fetal surgery is performed by an entire team. The team is made up of a pediatric surgeon, Perinatologist, and a neonatolist. The pediatric surgeon is the one who performs the surgery, the Perinatologist manages the patient with the complications that can result from the surgery, such as preterm labor. The neonatologist takes care of the complications that the baby may have. ...Read more

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What happens during a breast exam at the ob / gyn?

What happens during a breast exam at the ob / gyn?

Look 4 mass/dischrge: Manual manipulation of the breasts is done to look for any masses or dischage. The axilla (armpits) are also evaluated for enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What's a ob-gyn?

Women's specialist: Ob-gyn is the short for obstetrician-gynecologist, the medical subspecialty that deals with women's issues such as pregnancy, menses, dysfunction and disorders of the female reproductive tract. They are certified md's with post medical school training (internship and residency) focusing on these areas and some taking further training to enhance their skills. ...Read more

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Need to find a free Ob/Gyn in Ohio?

OAFC: See the Ohio Association of Free Clinics (OAFC) web site (link attached) and click on your county. Best wishes. https://www.ohiofreeclinics.org/find-a-clinic/ ...Read more

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Do i see ob gyn for frequent urunation?

If you are pregnant: Yes. If you have a primary care physician and you are not pregnant go and see him. If no primary care doctor and you have a relationship with a gyn see him. Frequent urination point toward urinary tract infection or sometimes diabetes. ...Read more

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What kind of surgerycan an ob/gyn perform?

What kind of surgerycan an ob/gyn perform?

A variety: A general Ob/Gyn can perform most surgeries involving the female organs. They perform C/Sections; Hysterectomies; Laparoscopic procedures on the tubes, uterus and ovaries; tubal ligation; procedures on the cervix such as a LEEP or cone; incontinence surgeries such as TVT; and many other procedures. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it better to have a male or female ob/gyn?

Is it better to have a male or female ob/gyn?

No difference: Male or female doesn't matter.It all depends on who you would feel comfortable going to and is an individual preference ...Read more

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How should you go about picking a good ob gyn?

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How should you go about picking a good ob gyn?

Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! good luck! ...Read more

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What licenses are required to become an ob/gyn?

What licenses are required to become an ob/gyn?

A whole lot: Ob/gyns complete college, followed by 4 years of medical school, and then a grueling 4 year residency program. In order to practice medicine, they must also pass a rigorous sent of exams. If this wasn't enough, some of them become board certified, which is an even more difficult exam. It is worthwhile to enter the medical profession, but it is not for the faint of heart. ...Read more

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When exactly should I have my first OB/GYN appointment?

Before having sex: If you are sexually active, see your gynecologist any time now. If you are not, see her/him before you have sex to get advice about contraception, HPV vaccination, safe sex and if you wish to be pregnant to get pre-natal vitamins. ...Read more

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Should you always get a 2nd opinion from another ob/gyn?

Should you always get a 2nd opinion from another ob/gyn?

No: Would not automatically get second opinions without a specific reason. ...Read more

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What might I do to go about making an ob-gyn appointment?

Research: Do you have an obgyn physician? If not talk to your friends for opinions. Talk to your primary care physician. Research the internet. Must obgyn do not need referrals. ...Read more

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Uhmm if you are 15 would it be recommended to see a ob/gyn ?

Uhmm if you are 15 would it be recommended to see a ob/gyn ?

Good idea: Ideally, a girl should first see a gynecologist around 13-15 years old. This will allow her to establish a relationship with her doctor, understand the importance of female health, and learn about issues that pertain to her body. Important topics like the menstrual cycle, puberty, std prevention, pap tests, and contraception can slowly be introduced. Pap tests should begin at age 21. ...Read more

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How much does you're first prenatal ob/gyn appointment cost?

How much does you're first prenatal ob/gyn appointment cost?

You will have to: Call and ask. Every doctor will probably be close, but they will be different. Check with your parents to see if you have insurance coverage. Also, you may qualify for state medicaide. ...Read more

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What certifications or licenses will i need on order to become an ob/gyn?

What certifications or licenses will i need on order to become an ob/gyn?

M.D. degree to start: Graduate medical school, take and internship/residency for 4 years, pass your specialty boards, get a state license to practice. ...Read more

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What can I expect for me first ob/gyn appointment and what happens during it?

What can I expect for me first ob/gyn appointment and what happens during it?

Depends.: Things may vary slightly from one dr to another. In my practice, the first visit is spent discussing things like: the patient's symptoms, nutrition in pregnancy, common do'/don'ts of pregnancy, exercise, assessing need for nausea treatments, explaining routine prenatal care and expectations, doing the pelvic exam, screening for high risk conditions. We don't routinely do a sonogram til 2nd visit. ...Read more

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I need to see an ob/gyn who excepts medicaid?

Ok : Sounds like a good plan. Just search online for one who accepts it. Most doctors on healthtap list the insurance plans they accept too. With a little homework you should find one. ...Read more

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Would volunteering at a ob gyn office be good for medical experience?

Absolutely!: Well, maybe i shouldn't be so enthusiastic. After all, it depends upon why you want experience. If you want to see if medicine is a good career for you, then hanging out w/any physician should be a good experience. Of course, it helps if you volunteer in office w/energized physician who loves what s/he is doing rather than someone who's burned out! positive staff helps, too! good luck! ...Read more

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My ob/gyn office has a policy of leaving family members out of rooms. Why?

My ob/gyn office has a policy of leaving family members out of rooms. Why?

More expedient: Having less people in the room expedites the visit since more personal questions can be addressed, less interruptions occur, & an exam can be performed more conveniently. I also limit the number of people unless my patient is disabled & needs help or requires an interpreter. It's also allows us to screen for domestic violence/abuse, drug use/alcohol use, or unsafe sexual practices. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss
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Gynecology (Definition)

Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics ...Read more


Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau Khan
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Obstetrics (Definition)

Obstetricians are doctors that focus on ...Read more