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Dr. P. Douglas Young Jr.

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. P. Douglas Young Jr. is a top OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) in O'Fallon, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. P. Douglas Young Jr. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. P. Douglas Young Jr. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. P. Douglas Young Jr. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In O'Fallon, Missouri, Dr. P. Douglas Young Jr. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. P. Douglas Young Jr.
  • O'Fallon, Missouri
  • MD at Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can my birth control be making me constipated?

Yes, especially with the "Fe" component. That is iron and it will constipate you.

How would I know if I'm allergic to spermicide?

You would get irritation every time you would use the product. You could also try to put it on your arm and see if you get a reaction.

Should I consider massage therapy?

Yes, you can try a massage. Not deep tissue, but you can still get one

Can birth control cause my urine to smell?

Typically, birth control should not make your urine smell

When is an epidural used?

You can get an epidural any time. It truly depends on how dilated you are and how fast you are going. It also depends on anesthesia at your hospital.

Is the zika virus infectious?

Simple answer, yes. Your significant other can sexually transmit from 6 months after exposure. If you aren't in a zika-infected area, you have to use DEET solution.

Is it risky to delay my conception with PCOD?

Not at all. It just may take some time to conceive. You may need a consultation before trying to conceive with an ob/gyn.

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How do you predict when to have sex if you have PCOD?

This is a very difficult question. She has to keep track of her cycles. If they are not regular, then she needs to see an OB/gyn. There are medications to aid with achieving pregnancy READ MORE
This is a very difficult question. She has to keep track of her cycles. If they are not regular, then she needs to see an OB/gyn. There are medications to aid with achieving pregnancy by making her ovulate.

Anterior Prolapse

Yes, it is safe and should not cause an issue with intercourse. When it does protrude, it will become more of an issue.

How often should you have your IUD replaced?

It depends on the type of IUD. Paragard is 10 years. Mirena lasts for 5 years. Some others are less than 5 years.

Extended heavy menstrual cycle

She needs an appt soon as she can. She needs an exam and possible biopsy

Why do I have a lot of white discharge?

This could be physiologic and where you are in your cycle. This could represent a yeast infection as well.

Why is it difficult to insert an IUD for a second time?

It depends on when the first one was placed (easier after having a baby), the type of IUD, and age at IUD placement (more difficult when you are older sometimes).

What is the treatment for an enlarged uterus?

Ultrasound for further evaluation. You may need a biopsy. Treatment depends

Can pregnancy cause changes in heartbeat?

Yes, pregnancy can cause your heart rate to go up. Typically, cardiac function increases during pregnancy; it can cause your heart to beat faster.

I masturbated and I am now suffering from urine incontinence. Are the two related?

The two are not necessarily related, but could be. This would most likely be related to a urinary tract infection, irritation to the urethra, or bladder irritation. If you have READ MORE
The two are not necessarily related, but could be. This would most likely be related to a urinary tract infection, irritation to the urethra, or bladder irritation. If you have had children, it could be strictly related to childbearing.

Good luck. I hope this helps.

What is the recommended dose of folic acid I should take when planning to conceive?

Usually, 1 gram or 1000 milligrams per day. Some medications requiring 3000 milligrams per day. Prenatal vitamins should be taken for 3 months prior to conception if possible.