Why should women not get pregnant while taking the medicine Methotrexate? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Why should women not get pregnant while taking the medicine Methotrexate? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Dec 1, 2016

  Question: Why should women not get pregnant while taking the medicine Methotrexate?   Answer: Methotrexate is a medication used to treat many different medical conditions.  For example, it has been used to treat certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.  It functions by inhibiting dihydrofolate reductase and is a folate antagonist.  In a nutshell,...

Should Pregnant Women get the Flu Shot? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Should Pregnant Women get the Flu Shot? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Nov 18, 2016

  Question: Should pregnant women get the flu shot?   Answer: It is recommended that all pregnant women get the flu shot during flu season (October-March).  To be clear, a pregnant woman should only get the intramuscular injection form of the vaccine (the standard flu shot) not the intranasal form, as it contains a live virus.  If you are allergic to eggs or...

Should I be Concerned about a Painful Bump around my Vaginal Area or Will that just Go Away? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Should I be Concerned about a Painful Bump around my Vaginal Area or Will that just Go Away? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Nov 7, 2016

  Question: I have a painful bump around my vaginal area.  Should I be concerned or will that just go away?   Answer: It is not uncommon to have a bump in your vaginal area now and again and there are a few possible explanations.  Many times, a duct will close and cause a sore/bump to form.  If you shave or wax this area, you can get ingrown hairs that...

Is Sex Safe during Pregnancy? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/GYN with Utica Park Clinic

Is Sex Safe during Pregnancy? | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/GYN with Utica Park Clinic

Oct 25, 2016

    Question: Can I safely have sex during pregnancy?     Answer: In general, it is okay to have sex during pregnancy.  You may find that certain positions are not comfortable while pregnant and that is something that you and your partner should explore.   If you have any unknown vaginal bleeding or have what’s known as a “placenta previa” you should not place...

Pain or Bleeding after Intercourse | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Pain or Bleeding after Intercourse | Ask the Expert: Dr. Corle, OB/Gyn with Utica Park Clinic

Sep 16, 2016

  Question: What could cause pain or bleeding after intercourse?   Answer: Pain and bleeding should not occur after intercourse.  There are, however, a few reasons that it may happen.  In women who have gone through menopause, the lack of estrogen can cause the tissue to tear and bleed.  A cervical polyp or lesion may cause bleeding after intercourse.  Pain and...

My mother has a history of problems with her uterus. Does that mean I will too? | Ask the Expert: OB/Gyn, Dr. Corle with Utica Park Clinic

My mother has a history of problems with her uterus. Does that mean I will too? | Ask the Expert: OB/Gyn, Dr. Corle with Utica Park Clinic

Sep 6, 2016

  Question: My mother has a history of problems with her uterus. Does that mean I will too?     Answer: If your mother had problems with her uterus, that does not mean you will.  We do see uterine fibroids in some different family groups, but that does not always happen.  Fibroids are, in most cases, benign tumors of the uterus.    A patient may also experience...