Girl Talk With Dr. Barbie Sullivan, March 13

Ob/Gyn Dr. Barbie Sullivan will be online Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 8 to 9 p.m. CST to answer your “girl talk” questions. Post your questions at any time. Check back next Tuesday to ask a question while she is online.

To ask a question, submit a comment on this page in the “Leave a Reply” box.

Dr. Sullivan earned her medical degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she also completed her residency and internship in obstetrics and gynecology. She is board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sullivan and her husband have three children.

Note: The following is a transcript from the original Q&A posted March 13, 2012.

6 Responses to “Girl Talk With Dr. Barbie Sullivan, March 13”

  1. quin says:

    i have always had problems with my menustration,also having an abnormal pap-smear as well.I’ve had my cervix frozen by an procedure then after i birth my first child with vaginal delivery and no complications.I hav been on the 3month shot which did me no good as well as a birth control that i got pregnant while on it switching to the 3month shot.Im still dont have normal menustration and is now on the ortho evra where by im coming on 3wks and off 3wks.Im 30 years old with one child no miscarriages ever,im about to get married and i want another child but concerned when and if it ever happens…can you help me with answers please!

  2. Dr. Barbie says:

    It sounds like you have several issues but your main concern is that you want to have another child. The good news is that since you have had a normal pregnancy your chances of having another pregnancy is very good. Hopefully when you stop birth control your cycles will be regular. It is important that you have regular Gyn exams with your history of your prior abnormal pap smear. You should discuss your irregular menstral cycles with your doctor.

  3. Dr. Barbie says:

    Pretty, It is common for women to have some difference in the size and shape of their breasts. Medically speaking this is not concerning.

  4. shun says:

    I have always had problems with my cycle being irregular, I’m currently on Lo Orval and it regulates it for the most part, but recently my cycle has not come on a regular basis. I’m a diabetic and lately due to uncontrolled blood glucose levels I have a recurring yeast infection, and over the counter medications are not working, It has become painful, what options do i have to even prescriptions aren’t really helping.

  5. Dr. Barbie says:

    Your irregular cycles and your recurrent yeast infections may both be due to your uncontrolled glucoses. The most important thing for you is to get that under good control. Eating yogurt every day or taking acidophilous every day may help to prevent yeast infections. Talk to your physician about your symptoms.

  6. Dr. Barbie says:

    We usually use metformin for PCOS which makes me think that your gynecologist also thinks you had PCOS. That is a complicated diagnosis which you should discuss with your gynecologist. It is not unusual to stop having menstral cycles on an IUD because of the hormone in the IUD that thins out the lining of the uterus. In that case not having a cycle is OK. I hope this is helpful to you.



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