Disclaimer

I speak for no one but me.

Nothing that is posted here should be taken as a substitute for medical advice. Blogs (and Twitter for that matter) do not constitute the practice of medicine.

The medical cases that I sometimes use to illustrate a point don’t strike me because of their uniqueness, but rather because they are all too common. That is often what I find most devastating. I construct these histories from a lifetime of caring for women and from anonymous cases I have heard along the way from teachers and colleagues. These storiesĀ never reflect a specific individual or single case.

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4 thoughts on “Disclaimer

  1. Dear Dr Gunter,
    I’m a newbie when it comes to social media. I was intrigued by some of the comments that you had made on the academic ob/gyn podcast. You had mentioned that vit D defiency may be a “pearl” with respect to some of the vulvar defiencies. I ordered my first Vit D level on a 42 year old with recalcitrant LS yesterday. For my own edification, do you have a reference for the link between vit d and vulvar disease. You mentioned that you have a number of practical handouts that you give your patients regarding pelvic pain and vulvar diseases. I was wondering if there was a way that you could send them to me as pdf’s. As well you had mentioned a variety of compounded topical meds that you prescribe. Could you possibly list them and their indications. I am a rural ob/gyn practicing in the wilds of rural British Columbia. Cheers
    Raz

    Posted by raz | February 9, 2012, 3:59 am
  2. Dr. Gunter, would it be possible for you to run a post on the risks of antepartum and postpartum depression — specifically depression caused by pregnancy? My psychiatrist thinks I’m mad for wanting to avoid conception and mitigate what risks I suspect I already face as someone who’d be going into it with a mental health condition or three.

    Even if not, brilliant blog, and thanks for what you do.

    Posted by Caterina | September 12, 2013, 2:38 pm
  3. Dr. Gunter, anti-choicers have been saying that pregnancy is permanently healthy and wonderful for a woman and that women are better off being pregnant and having been pregnant because of this:

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0897.2010.00836.x/full

    What’s your take on it, if you have the time?

    Thanks, in advance.

    Posted by mera | January 28, 2014, 3:39 pm
  4. Hello and good afternoon Dr Gunter, I hope you can help me a few months back I had a rash on the back of my thighs and buttocks.so I went to my reg care physician and had asked if he thought it was herpes he said no! So he gave me a,cream to put on and it got somewhat infected so I went to a Dermotologist and asked him what he thought asked if it was herpes right away he said no and did scrape it and he said it showed it was athletes foot…. he gave me a pill to take which was for athletes foot and it healed right away! Then I started to get burning and irritation in my penis area mostly near the tip have gotten uti’s and everything so I got an std test done checked for everything the tests all came back negative except my hsv test came back that they checked for the antibodies but actually to see if I have it. Or does that mean I have it? I’m very confused I’ve been to my doc and the Dermotologist many times as I’m concerned I have herpes I’ve never had any outbreaks and they are saying that I’m fine and that my doctor says he thinks I’m not a,carrier Dermotologist says I’m fine and if I had contracted the herpes I would of had an outbreak by now. Please can you help me with a,better understanding.Thanks

    Posted by Chuck | October 3, 2014, 10:41 am

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