Dr. Kevin Windom, MD

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  • OB/GYN Associates Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    At least 1 milligram per day.

    If you have had a baby with spina bifida, you have twins, or you are on seizure medication then you will need more folic acid. You should consult your OB/GYN. Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    That is an excellent answer. I would like to add that the miscarriage ratefor a 40 year old is aprox 50% and a 42 year old woman has a 75% chance of a miscarriage. A woman who is 35 or older should havs an AMH level to check to see how fertile she is and seek medical attention if she is not pregnant...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Folic acid can reduce the risk of birth defects. There is 1 mg of folic acid in all prenatal vitamins. Taking folic acid during pregnancy will help reduce neural tube defects. Neural tube defects are defects such as Spina bifida or other abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord. Although the risks...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Yes, folic acid can reduce the risk of birth defects. There is 1 mg of folic acid in all prenatal vitamins. Taking folic acid during pregnancy will help reduce neural tube defects. Neural tube defects are defects such as Spina bifida or other abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord. Although the...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    A pelvic exam, otherwise known as a gynecologic exam, is a procedure where a woman's vagina, cervix, uterus, and ovaries are examined for health and wellness. During a pelvic exam, a small metal or plastic instrument called a speculum is placed into the vagina so as to expose the cervix and then a "Pap smear" is...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    No. Folate is a B vitamin and all B vitamins are water soluble. This means that if you take too much of a B vitamin then your kidneys will filter out the excess and you will "pee it out". People who have low B12 levels can have toxicity to excess folic acid -- but this is rarely seen. Read More
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    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.

    Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researc...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who live with young children may be less likely to suffer hot flashes after going through surgical menopause, a new study suggests.

    The finding, published recently in the journal Menopause, followed a small group of women who had thei...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of vaginosis, a vaginal infection that's especially common in younger women.

    The findings counter other research that suggests higher vitamin D levels could boost t...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women to become pregnant using the popular assisted reproduction technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs are used

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy women should not be diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and should not be prescribed testosterone therapy, a new guideline from the Endocrine Society states.

    "Although limited research suggests testosterone therapy in menopausal women ma...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving teenage girls free birth control -- especially long-acting implanted devices -- could slash pregnancy and abortion rates to well below the current U.S. average, new findings suggest.

    In a study of 1,400 teenage girls, researchers found th...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to the risk of cervical cancer, a new analysis found.

    "Our study shows that testing urine for HPV has good accuracy when compared to testing samples taken from th...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Including women older than 70 in national breast cancer screening programs won't lead to a sharp reduction in advanced forms of the disease, a new study finds.

    In fact, mass breast cancer screening programs could result in older women being over...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some studies have found that women who use common antidepressants early in pregnancy face a raised risk of miscarriage, but new research suggests the link might be better explained by the depression, rather than the drugs that treat it.

    Looking a...Full Article