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Erica D. Collins

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. Erica D. Collins is a top OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) in Centerville, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Erica D. Collins is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Erica D. Collins is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Erica D. Collins is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Centerville, IA, Dr. Erica D. Collins is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Erica D. Collins
  • Centerville, IA
  • Accepting new patients

Does conceiving after a miscarriage have any risks?

She can try 3 months post-miscarrage.

Can a green color on a sanitary pad indicate infection?

Yes, you should go to your doctor to be checked for STDs.

Is it safe for me to conceive if I am on antidepressants?

It can complicate the pregnancy; pain during pregnancy and sometimes preterm delivery. Depending on where the fibroid is located in the uterus, it can result in a cesarean section. READ MORE
It can complicate the pregnancy; pain during pregnancy and sometimes preterm delivery. Depending on where the fibroid is located in the uterus, it can result in a cesarean section.

What are the risks of high blood pressure in the sixth month of pregnancy?

The greatest risk is seizures if blood pressure is not managed properly. Eclampsia (seizures) can occur. Bed may be required along with bed rest to help control blood pressure. READ MORE
The greatest risk is seizures if blood pressure is not managed properly. Eclampsia (seizures) can occur. Bed may be required along with bed rest to help control blood pressure. You should follow up with your physiatrist soon.

Why do I feel so drained 3 months after my delivery?

You may be anemic (have low iron). Ask your physician to check your hemoglobin levels.

My friend has taken abortion pills which is causing heavy bleeding. Does this mean she requires a D&C or is it normal?

If you are soaking a regular pad or more in one hour you need to see a Doctor

I have missed my periods. Should I immediately meet a gynecologist?

You can do a home pregnancy test. Read instructions carefully before doing test of positive; confirm with your doctor.

Why do I have back pain before my periods?

It could be due to spasms of the muscles in your back. A hot compress or back massage may help.

Will vitamin D deficiency affect pregnancy?

No, the baby will take what she needs from you. It is important to take your supplement so that you do not deplete your supplies by the baby using yours.

What other options do I have to prevent pregnancy?

There are other forms of birth control, long-term ones; some of shorter duration are the patch, the IUD, depoprovera are some of the short-term ones.

I took an emergency contraceptive pill about 62 hours after sex. Will it still work?

There is a small risk of getting pregnant, take a pregnancy test in 1 week.