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Dr. De Shonta Henry King, M.D.

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. De Shonta Henry King is an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Kinston, North Carolina. Dr. Henry King specializes in women's health, particularly the female reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, Dr. Henry King can treat a number of health issues related to the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and breasts. Dr Henry King can also treat women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. In this specialty, doctors focus on reproductive care from puberty through adulthood.
16 years Experience
Dr. De Shonta Henry King, M.D.
  • Kinston, North Carolina
  • Eastern Carolina University
  • Accepting new patients

How is chlamydia usually treated?

Good morning, I believe it is of vital importance to understand that Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that is transmitted through exchange of bodily fluids (semen/sperm, READ MORE
Good morning,

I believe it is of vital importance to understand that Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that is transmitted through exchange of bodily fluids (semen/sperm, vaginal fluids, blood, etc.) Therefore, if you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection it is important to inform your sexual partner(s) that you have had contact with over the last 6 months to ensure that this person(s) are evaluated and treated. Chlamydia is treated with 1000mg (usually 2 tabs of azithromycin each 500mg). Some providers treat with a 5 day course of doxycycline. It is extremely important that you complete your antibiotic course and follow-up with your provider or local health department in 2-3 weeks to ensure that the infection has been resolved. Please reference/search the CDC website regarding this sexually transmitted infection to learn more.

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What's the earliest I can get a mammogram?

I recommend discussing having a baseline mammogram completed at age 35. Also, I recommend annual well woman exams/physicals with your physician/provider. Please complete regular READ MORE
I recommend discussing having a baseline mammogram completed at age 35. Also, I recommend annual well woman exams/physicals with your physician/provider. Please complete regular self breast exams so that you are familiar with your own breast tissue thus enabling you to identify earlier when something feels abnormal.

What if I miss a week straight of birth control pills?

If you have missed 3 or more active pills in a row at any time then throw the rest of the pill pack away and start a new pack the same day and use a non-hormonal birth control READ MORE
If you have missed 3 or more active pills in a row at any time then throw the rest of the pill pack away and start a new pack the same day and use a non-hormonal birth control method (condom, etc) as a back-up the next time you have sex and for the first 7 days after you start the new pack. You may NOT have a period this month.