Frequently Asked Questions

Obstetrics

  1. I think I am pregnant. How far along am I?
  2. I just found out I am pregnant. What should I do?
  3. What should I expect from my office visits during my pregnancy?
  4. What is the AFP test and should I get it done?
  5. I have a positive AFP or triple screen test for Down's Syndrome. What does that mean?
  6. I have been told I carry Group B streptococcus (GBS). What does that mean?
  7. I need to go to the labor and delivery. What is the process?
  8. What if I am pregnant and have bleeding?
  9. I am having a miscarriage. What are my options? What should I expect?
  10. Is it normal to feel no fetal movement?
  11. Did I rupture my membranes?
  12. Am I in labor? When should I go to labor and delivery?
  13. I am less than 36 weeks and am having regular contractions. What should I do?
  14. What if I am pregnant and have a headache?
  15. What if I have an upper respiratory tract infection?
  16. What If I have heartburn or GERD during pregnancy?
  17. What if I have diarrhea while I am pregnant?
  18. What if I have constipation during pregnancy?
  19. What if I have hemorrhoids during pregnancy?
  20. I am in the first trimester and have nausea. What can I do and when should I be worried?
  21. I am having swelling. Is that normal?
  22. What are the instructions regarding the glucose test (glucola)?
  23. What medications are acceptable during pregnancy?
  24. What if I have depression during pregnancy or the postpartum period?

Gynecology

  1. What is a pap smear? When should I have one?
  2. What does it mean if my pap smear is abnormal?
  3. What is the HPV virus?
  4. I have just started the birth control (pill, patch or ring). What should I expect?
  5. I've heard about taking a pill that lets you have only four cycles per year. Is that safe?
  6. I think I have a vaginal yeast infection, what should I do?
  7. What is dysplasia?
  8. Who gets Cervical Cancer?
  9. What is the HPV vaccine?
  10. How can I prevent infection by HPV?
  11. How does cyclic progesterone (provera or prometrium) work?
  12. How is cyclic progesterone (provera or prometrium) given?
  13. How do I start the oral contraceptive pill (ocp)?
  14. What should I do if I miss a birth control pill?

Postoperative

  1. I had a hysterectomy recently and have noticed some vaginal bleeding. What should I do?
  2. There is "bloody" fluid coming out of my abdominal incision. What should I do?
  3. My abdominal incision has developed an area of warmth and redness around it. What should I do?
  4. I had a bladder surgery and now I can't urinate. What should I do?
  5. I had surgery. When can I do a variety of things?
  6. I had surgery. When should I be concerned and go to the ER or call?
Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Valid CSS!