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Can ob/gyns ever work with males?

Can ob/gyns ever work with males?

Rarely: Since they are physicians first(ob/gyn later), they can take care of simple medical problems in males as well, although being specialists for females, they rarely encourage male patients to see them. ...Read more

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How do you feel about female ob/gyns?

How do you feel about female ob/gyns?

Good and Bad: As a male trained as an ob/gyn, some of the best doctors i know in terms of sensitivity are male. However, there also are some great doctors who are female. I am not sure you should chose the doctor based on their sex. I know that is easy for me to say but i would prefer to have a doctor who is really well trained and knows how to take care of me. Their sex is probably my problem, not theirs. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any good ob/gyns who do home births?

Does anyone know of any good ob/gyns who do home births?

Things to ponder: A good 10-20% of women in labor eventually get into trouble & require hospital based care. It takes an hour or more under the best of circumstances to move such a patient who is often unstable to the hospital. Would you as a "good" OB want to get involved when risks cannot always be predicted ? ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any ob/gyns who have office hours at night?

Does anyone know of any ob/gyns who have office hours at night?

Depends: The board is nationwide, so i don't know if this is helpful but I have a friend in southern california who works evening hours. ...Read more

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Why do ob/gyns get sued for malpractice so often?

Why do ob/gyns get sued for malpractice so often?

Malpractice: As a person, there are hundreds and thousands of ways to examine you, by both direct and indirect means. In pregnancy, disasters can happen very rapidly. We also have far more limited tests to check on the fetus beyond images, blood gas, and heart beats. Medicine is not an exact science, and even less so in pregnancies. ...Read more

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Ob/gyns: have you ever discovered cancer in one of yourselves?

Ob/gyns: have you ever discovered cancer in one of yourselves?

Not that Dr./others.: There are many doctors in ob/gyn, and other specialties who have gotten/developed cancer in themselves. Many people like doctors and teachers get cancer. They are human like ereryone else, and well informed, so they surely notice signs and symptoms. They also get tested, and many times cancer is found on routine exam/check-ups. ...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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Can ob/gyns test for illegal drugs during routine, prenatal visits?

Can ob/gyns test for illegal drugs during routine, prenatal visits?

Healthy baby: If mom's goal is to have the obstetrician have her help to have a healthy baby then she would need to disclose legal and illegal medications/drugs that she is taking during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable to call ob/gyns who terminate pregnancies if anomalies?

Is it reasonable to call ob/gyns who terminate pregnancies if anomalies?

Birth defects: Your own OB gyn should help you find a doctor if you would like a termination for an anomalous fetus.. ...Read more

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Are infectious disease drs qualified to diagnose vaginal infections? I saw dozens of OB/GYNs & they don’t have the knowledge. I was only misdiagnosed

Are infectious disease drs qualified to diagnose vaginal infections? I saw dozens of OB/GYNs & they don’t have the knowledge. I was only misdiagnosed

Be aware: If multiple OB/GYN's haven't been able to identify your issue from a vaginal perspective, it's very possible that an infectious disease specialist may not provide you any better input. I just want you to be prepared that doctors don't have the answer for everything. Best of luck. ...Read more

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OB/GYNs: What options do I have to control extremely heavy periods while on Xarelto? Had a pulmonary embolism while on OCPs. I use extra heavy overnight maxi pads & change them every few hours but still bleed through them I'm 24 & want to have kids.

OB/GYNs: What options do I have to control extremely heavy periods while on Xarelto? Had a pulmonary embolism while on OCPs. I use extra heavy overnight maxi pads & change them every few hours but still bleed through them I'm 24 & want to have kids.

Check your INR: Your body may be more sensitive to standard adult dose of xarelto, so get your INR checked. If you are not ready to try to conceive, progestin only bcp, depo shot or implant may be effective for now, as estroogen is the big culprit in increasing clot risk. ...Read more

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What's a ob-gyn?

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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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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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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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?

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