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Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau Khan
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Obstetrics (Definition)

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I think I have endometriosis but my ob won't test me for it even tho I have all the signs. What should I do?

I think I have endometriosis but my ob won't test me for it even tho I have all the signs. What should I do?

Get 2nd opinion: There is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. You must realize, however, that a diagnosis of endometriosis would ultimately require a laparoscopy (surgical procedure). ...Read more

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What would my ob need to know about my blood sugar test results?

What would my ob  need to know about my blood sugar test results?

Consequences: Diabetes can have adverse health consequences on both the mother and the fetus. One way to optimize outcome is to control the disease, your OB is directly vested in your care, thus he/she needs to know the result so he/she can treat you accordingly. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain upon insertion & post coital bleeding. I went to the ob & all the tests were negative.Its still happening, what should I do?

I am experiencing pain upon insertion & post coital bleeding. I went to the ob & all the tests were negative.Its still happening, what should I do?

Endometrial polyps: If there is pain on insertion, then use more lubricant, and try to relax your pelvic muscles (reverse kegel maneuver) to prevent pain and actual trauma to the vaginal skin during intercourse. If the local OB doctor can't find a cause for your bleeding, then hysteroscopy may be something that you may want to have, to look for endometrial polyps. ...Read more

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My wife and I are planning to have a baby. But every month, being delayed 10 days and positive test, our baby would "melt". Will consult an ob soon.?

My wife and I are planning to have a baby. But every month, being delayed 10 days and positive test, our baby would "melt". Will consult an ob soon.?

Was embryo seen?: Life can be hard for couples who are trying to conceive (ttc) and having negative pregnancy tests month after month. Also difficult are recurrent miscarriages when embryos don't develop. If a physician has confirmed a pregnancy and two or more consecutive ones are 'lost", it is reasonable to ask about a referral to a fertility subspecialist. I will share this question with some on this site. ...Read more

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Hello doc do obstetricians perform the apgar test on babies ? I would like to know thanks

Hello doc do obstetricians perform the apgar test on babies ? I would like to know thanks

Sometimes: Usually this test is done by the nursery personnel as the OB is taking care of the mother at that time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to find a ob doc that would do a has anyone lost there baby with amniocentesis test 4 DNA reasons?

Can you tell me how to find a ob doc that would do a has anyone lost there baby with amniocentesis test 4 DNA reasons?

Amniocentesis Safety: Rate of loss from amniocentesis is often quoted anywhere between 1/300 to 1/500 and often it has to do with the reason why the amniocentesis is done...If there's suspicion for infection or a genetic problem...The fetus may already be predisposed to stillbirth which could be wrongfully blamed on the amniocentesis. More likely to get fluid leakage with amniocentesis (1%) than fetal loss. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have rash. Ob ordered a bile test. Whats this?

I'm pregnant and have rash. Ob ordered a bile test. Whats this?

Cholestasis?: Your doctor is probably concerned about the possibility of cholestasis of pregnancy which is a condition that typically develops during the last several weeks of pregnancy. It typically causes severe itching all over the body without a rash. Serum bile acid levels are elvated which is the reason why your doctor is checking this. This condition is associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. ...Read more