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Norman Solberg

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I am an OB-GYN physician. I can answer almost any question related to women's health.

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2017-03-28 PCOD:

Ovarian drilling does not cure PCOD.  It does tend to improve ovulation in many women, and this improvement tends to be long lasting, although it probably is not permanent.  It is usually considered only

2017-03-27 Viorele tablets:

I think that the reason that the yellow tablets contain a small amount of estrogen is so that your estrogen level doesn't fall so much during the week of your period.  Some women can get headaches from

2017-03-19 Skipping/delaying periods on the pill:

You're correct that you may have breakthrough bleeding when trying to skip the placebo pills, although many women don't, at least not until they're well into the next pack.  I would recommend adding the

2017-02-20 Reliable alternative to the pill:

Since your fertility is very low due to your age of 51, almost any form of birth control would probably be good.  Most 51 year old women couldn't get pregnant if they tried.  Since there is a slight chance

2017-02-18 Could I be pregnant??:

Since you haven't missed a period, it's quite unlikely that your symptoms are due to pregnancy.  However, a pregnancy test would tell you.  If the symptoms are from pregnancy, a pregnancy test will always

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