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Who suctions meconium-- a ob/gyn or a neonatologist?

Who suctions meconium-- a ob/gyn or a neonatologist?

Depends: In hospitals with a neonatologist present at deliver, they usually evaulate the baby to see if more agreesive suctioning needs to be performed. In hospitals without that option the obgyn will usually be the one doing the suctioning of the newborn. But it truly is dependant on your hospital where you deliver. ...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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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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Do I need to go to an ob/gyn even if im not sexually active?

Do I need to go to an ob/gyn even if im not sexually active?

Yes: Even if not active now you may have been before and as such any exposure to human papilloma virus may have occured. Cancer may develop in patients who may have never had sexual activity. Pelvic exams are routine to evaluate the cervix and pelvis. Also ob/gyn doctors examine the whole patient including breasts and order mammograms. They are in essence the female patients family doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an ob/gyn and a fertility doc?

What is the difference between an ob/gyn and a fertility doc?

Training - Services: Fertility docs who are rei trained also provide some services that an ob/gyn doc does not (usually). For example, rei docs offer ivf, icsi, donor egg and surrogacy services that virtually no ob/gyn provides. Rei physicians spend over 90% of their time on fertility disorders unless they are university-based. Rei docs usually handle the most difficult cases too. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

What are some of the ob/gyn issues in ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Tissue stretching: In ehlers-danlos there is more flexibility in the tissue. The skin will stretch, the other tissues about the uterus will stretch including the birth canal. Remember the tissues are more elastic during the pregnancy otherwise. Your obstetrician will be prepared for any issues you might have and sometimes high risk OB will also be involved. ...Read more

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Who has studied conception more accurately ob, gyn, or radiologists?

Who has studied conception more accurately ob, gyn, or radiologists?

Ob-gyn: Obstetricians help with natal care and delivery of the child. Radiologists rarely see pregnant women because x rays are dangerous to the developing baby. ...Read more

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What should my doctor and I discuss at my very first ob/gyn appointment?

What should my doctor and I discuss at my very first ob/gyn appointment?

Depends: What do you want from the visit? Why are you going to the appointment? Depends on your age and your issues. Be open to any and all options. Is it for birth control, is if for becoming sexually active and responsible, are you concerned with a condition or disease or infection? Go n with some general questions and concerns and see where you end up. Don't overwhelm the doctor. There is a limit. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get my blood checked for Accutane levels? I asked 1 ob/gyn and she said she didn't do that.

Where do I go to get my blood checked for Accutane levels? I asked 1 ob/gyn and she said she didn't do that.

Dermatologist: I'm assuming that maybe you received this prescription from a dermatologist? Whomever prescribed the drug, should be the one to monitor it. As an ob/gyn, i've never checked Accutane levels either. Check with your doctor, should be straightforward. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does she need to see the doctor right away? It's thanksgiving and can't get ahold of her ob/gyn. Can it wait till Monday?

Does she need to see the doctor right away? It's thanksgiving and can't get ahold of her ob/gyn. Can it wait till Monday?

Depends: It depends on what the problem is and whether or not she's pregnant. If she is, you can always call labor and delivery at the hospital and ask. Good luck ...Read more

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I just got an appointment to my OB-GYN for the first time. I feel comfortable asking this to a lady doctor. What should I expect?

I just got an appointment to my OB-GYN for the first time. I feel comfortable asking this to a lady doctor. What should I expect?

Just talking.: Most times you do not need to get undressed or have a pelvic exam by a GYN at your age. You will likely just be talking to the doctor. If you are more comfortable with a female then that is who you should see. If their is not a female OB/GYN nearby then perhaps you could see a nurse practitioner. It is important to be comfortable with your healthcare providers. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes ovulation pain? I've always had it and have told my ob/gyn. I'm worried about underlying issues. I've had one child and I'm 35.

What causes ovulation pain? I've always had it and have told my ob/gyn. I'm worried about underlying issues. I've had one child and I'm 35.

Have you told OBGYN?: Have you told your OB GYN MD that you are concerned about underlying issues with mid-cycle pain? If not, it is time to have that discussion and evaluation to be certain that it is "only ovulation pain" A 2nd opinion may also be helpful from an alternate OB GYN MD if there is no response to your initial conversation with him/her. ...Read more

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I'm trying to hard to find an excellent high risk OB/GYN but my search isn't going as I planned. How do I know who is best! I have medicaid?

I'm trying to hard to find an excellent high risk OB/GYN but my search isn't going as I planned. How do I know who is best! I have medicaid?

Go to university cen: If you have had a history of complicated pregnancies ,your best bet is to find a University center clinic where you have anumber of specialists who can work together to treat you. ...Read more

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My ob/gyn prescribed me 500mg of Flagyl and i endured all the serious side effects. I had to be hospitalization twice. Who can I report this to?

My ob/gyn prescribed me 500mg of Flagyl and i endured all the serious side effects. I had to be hospitalization twice. Who can I report this to?

To the FDA: The food and drug administration tracks side effects, and reports can be made at http://www.Fda.Gov/safety/medwatch/howtoreport/ucm053074.Htm an unlucky person can have a reaction to a drug, and this can happen to anyone, and with any drug. Our society is blessed to have so many great drugs, but any drug can cause a unpredictable reaction in the unlucky person. Manufacturers also take reports. ...Read more

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I have a bad odor at times it's like it comes an goes. I have asked my ob/gyn doctor about it an he told me it might be what I'm eating, can you help?

I have a bad odor at times it's like it comes an goes. I have asked my ob/gyn doctor about it an he told me it might be what I'm eating, can you help?

Test for B.V.: Your OB GYN needs to test for bacterial vaginitis first and if negative then it is possible that what you are eating is causing it or feminine hygiene products/soaps. ...Read more

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I have a 2 large subserous myoma. My ob gyn told to undergo surgery. But i'm scared. Is there any pills that i can take to shrink my myomas? Thank you

I have a 2 large subserous myoma. My ob gyn told to undergo surgery. But i'm scared. Is there any pills that i can take to shrink my myomas? Thank you

Not really.: Unfortunately, there is no such pill. If the myomas as very large and causing symptoms surgery may be indicated. If they are stable and not causing problems it's ok to take the more conservative approach and wait and see. If surgery is required, it can be done via laparoscopy , to minimize your recovery. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about rude staff members at the OB/GYN offices? I have called a few trying to find a Dr and everyone is so nasty with bad attitu

Should I be concerned about rude staff members at the OB/GYN offices? I have called a few trying to find a Dr and everyone is so nasty with bad attitu

If that's the case: Look elsewhere for you care. You should feel comfortable with your doctor and his/her staff, otherwise you're likely to avoid seeing/interactive with your doctor even when it's necessary/indicated over fear of interacting with a less than favorable staff. ...Read more

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Hello! my ob/gyn prescribe me dostinex (cabergoline) half pill twice a week i would like to know why o what happend if i take it a complete pill twice a week?

Hello! my ob/gyn prescribe me dostinex (cabergoline) half pill twice a week i would like to know why o what happend if i take it a complete pill twice a week?

The most common : Use is for prolactinomas. Starting dose is 0.25 twice a day increasing to 1mg twice a day using prolactin levels as a guide. Also use for early parkinson's and by some gyn for uterine fibroids. Can cause orthostatic hypotension if increase without indication. Also increase bp. Did you have a prior 2d echocardiogram? Cases of valvular heart disease reported. Echo follow up every 6-12 mos. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
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Neonatology (Definition)

Neonatology is a Medical Subspeciality of Pediatrics which deals with diseases and conditions of Newborn including Premature NewBorns and their care Neonatology specialists generally limit their practice to babies born in the hospital or admitted to hospital after ...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