Dr. Mestre-Dudley curretnly works in a private practice setting at Garden OBGYN. Her practice is a comprehensive practice that covers general OBGYN, but also provides services for Family Planning and infertility, High Risk Ob patients, and also provides minimally invase surgical options. Dr. Mestre-Dudley's expertise lies in Family Planning options, Adolescent Gynecology and Contraception services.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Juanita Mestre-Dudley M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Please throw out the pack and use a backup method (condoms). Restart new pack on the following Sunday, to keep the schedule, with use of backup for at least 1 wk of the new pack. Bleeding might be irregular until the 2nd pack, it all depends on which week was missed. If you had intercourse during that time, recommend emergency contraception. Also, should take pregnancy test to make sure not pregnant if had intercourse during that time. READ MORE
A cerclage is stitch that is placed through the cervix to keep it closed to help prevent pregnancy loss in patients who have had losses due to painless opening of their cervix, and also in pregnancies where the cervix appears to be opening. These patients also are given vaginal progesterone, all with the hopes of preventing a loss. READ MORE
The x-ray exposure is very minimal and would require many x-rays to cause an Greco. However, it is important to be causious and to use a shield. Please discuss with your OB. READ MORE
This should be discussed with her oncologist. Some women freeze eggs prior to chemo/radiation and it also depends on the regimen. Many women have gotten pregnant and carried to term after and during cancer treatment. Breastfeeding will not be possible with a mastectomy, however. READ MORE
Copacetic is safe in pregnancy. Normal dosage is 3x a day. Please increase fluid intake and more fiber in the diet. You can also use Miralax and other fiber supplements. Please discuss with your Ob or Miswife. READ MORE
I do not do water births. It is usually something done in birthing centers and is something you should discuss with your OB/midwife if you decide that it is something you would like to do. It is always an option for low risk pregnancies, but not if you have a complicated pregnancy. READ MORE
Menses can be delayed by stress or hormonal changes. If only 1 episode, then not that worried. However, if continues, then please get evaluated by you gyn, although could be a change in your cycle. Also, keep a menstrual calendar. READ MORE
Please follow up with your Ob and Dermatologist to determine what the rash could be. Can use Benadryl and hydrocortisone cream for itch relief, but please get evaluated. READ MORE
This is not something I can give a professional answer on. It is best to speak with a breast specialist. Sorry that I was not able to help. READ MORE
Constipation is never normal. Try to increase your fluid intake and add more fiber in your diet. If it continues, then follow up with your primary care physician. READ MORE
It is indicated for some vaginal bacterial infections. It is safe if not pregnant. Your sister should speak to her physician to go over the risks and benefits. READ MORE
You should schedule an appointment with your Primary care, or even your GYN to have a look. READ MORE
If you have any abnormal bleeding you should go see your gyn! Also, take a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant, but definitely go to see your gyn. READ MORE
Not everything that itches is a yeast infection. Could be a dermatitis and when you urinate, the burning could be from small cuts caused by scratching. Please go see your gyn or primary care for evaluation. READ MORE
You could take another pregnancy test, but could just be different as menses was delayed. Could just be stress or hormonal. If continues to be abnormal the next month, then go to get evaluated. READ MORE
Anything can throw of your menses (i.e. stress). One episode is not one for concern. Keep a menstrual calendar and if continues, then please go get evaluated by your gyn. READ MORE
Pelvic pain could be caused by gas, ovarian cysts, muscle spasm, or nerve compression. If continues and not relieved with pain medication, or increases in intensity, then please go and get evaluated. READ MORE
The pain during ovulation is different for everyone, and some people have no pain at all. It is usually do to the enlarging follicle and or the bleeding that can occur. Usually taking pain medication around that time can decrease the symptoms. READ MORE
You can always try probiotics and yogurt, but should be evaluated by your gyn as not everything that itches is a yeast infection. READ MORE
The only T-score I know is associated with Bone density testing. Please discuss with your gyn what you were tested for and have them explain in detail. Sorry I cannot be of more help. READ MORE
That is a normal level and you should have no worries. READ MORE
Any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by your gyn. Also, do a pregnancy test and if negative, it is most likely your period. READ MORE
Vaginal warts are removed by various methods. Can use surgical (i.e. laser, freezing (cryoablation)), or topical medication (i.e. Trichloroacetic acid, Podophyllotoxin). Most of these will cause some pain or discomfort in the area, and might benefit from topical lidocaine. Please discuss what might be best for you with your gyn as it depends on size, amount and location. READ MORE
Not something I have encountered, but if he is able to make sperm, then should not be a problem. Recommend consultation with Reproductive specialist and maybe a semen analysis. However, you can just start with using a menstrual calendar and having regular intercourse during your fertile days and try for at least 6 months prior to going for an evaluation. READ MORE
The scanners should be safe in pregnancy due to the minimal exposure. READ MORE
- Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami Health System
- General Obgyn; Family Planning; High Risk OB; Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professional Society Memberships
- The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Golden Key International Honour Society
Articles and Publications
- Trends in Pneumonia in ObstetricalPatients; Trends in Antenatal Testing Among Maternal Fetal Specialists in the USA; Identification of Six Novel Genes by Experimental Validation of GeneMachine Predicted Genes; Evaluation of Linkage Association of HPC2/ELAC2 in Patients with Familial or Sporadic Prostate Cancer
What do you attribute your success to?
Dr. Mestre-Dudley attributes her success to her mother. She says that her mother has always been a very hardworking and independent woman and has instilled those attributes in her. Because of this, she has strived to achieve her goals of becoming a physician, even against all the odds. Everything she has achieved has been due to the support of her mother and also her family. Dr. Mestre-Dudley also attributes her success to her wonderful mentors who have taught her to be a compassionate physician. She says her mentors have taught her the basic knowledge and surgical skills of being an Obgyn, but they have also taught her to think of patients as she would her family, and to always advocate on behalf of her patients.
Teaching and speaking
Dr. Mestre-Dudley has been teaching medical students and residents throughout her career. She has also been responsible for teaching Nursing, PA and NP students in the clinical setting.
Favorite Place to Vacation
- Jamaica, WI
Hobbies / Sports
- Reading, Spending Time With Her Daughter, Movies
Favorite professional publications
- Green Journal, Gray Journal, OBG Management
- North Shore University Hospital in Manahassett
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