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Dr. Gayle Dean is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist based in Tucson, AZ.

Education

  • MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

  • BA: University of Toledo

  • OB/GYN Residency: Saint Louis University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Testing

In regards to us evaluating you really, and truly when you give me a good history or any physician, a good history or provider, stating that you have had bleeding for more than seven days,...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Symptoms

A symptom of Menorrhagia includes heavy bleeding essentially. And heavy bleeding is when your menstrual cycle lasts more than seven days. And or if you’re having to change pads and, or tampons more than every...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Surgery

“There are surgical options that are available. First and foremost, if you have a polyp that’s inside of the uterine cavity, you can have a polypectomy meaning that we remove the polyp itself that is...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Procedure Options

“There is also a myomectomy, which, depending on where your fibroid is located, depends on how the myomectomy is performed. If it is a submucosal fibroid, or we perform a submucosal myomectomy, it’s done through...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Preparing For Your Appointment

What do you do in preparation for your appointment? First of all, you want to have a menstrual history, be aware of how your menstrual cycles are occurring. Are they occurring every month, several times...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Sexual Implications

In regards to, if you haven’t had any bleeding, another thing that it might affect is your sexual activity, depending on what you and your partner’s preferences are. Of course, number one, if you’re bleeding...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Risk Factors

So some things that may make you more prone to having menorrhagia is obesity. Because sometimes it can affect your hormonal regulation and, or your auditory cycle, which may make you have some periods of...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Recovery Process

“So once you see a provider, depending on what you decide to do will determine also how long it will take for your results to see a change. In regards to number one, you can...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Preventative Measures

So in regards to preventative measures, really unfortunately there is not a lot that you can do to prevent menorrhagia. It is just something that you happen to be graced with, you know, wearing with...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Polypectomy

In regards to the surgical options, most of them are performed on an outpatient basis. They could be performed sometimes in an office or in an outpatient setting at a hospital. For an endometrial polypectomy,...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Insurance

“In regards to insurance and how that works, most birth control is covered by insurance. However, if you do one of the LARCs or long-term acting types of birth control, Nexplanon or IUD in particular,...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Hysterectomy

“The other option is a hysterectomy. Depending on your age in life and or your future desires for childbearing. Of course, if you want to have children, this too is not an option for you...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Causes and Diagnosis

“What are the causes of menorrhagia? Well, there’s a spectrum of things that can cause menorrhagia actually. And what we have to do is when we see a patient that says that they have heavy...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Candidates

“Actually just about anybody can have menorrhagia, but there are certain people that have are more prone to having menorrhagia. In particular, sometimes women that are in the perimenopausal point of their life. What is...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Lifestyle Effects

So some women are in situations where in their work environment, they have a limited amount of time that they can take breaks. One break every four hours or eight hours. And if you’re having...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Home Remedies

Second option are different behavioral changes that you could make. A lot of times behavior doesn’t have a lot of influence, but sometimes stress can change your menstrual cycles. So we always encourage patients to...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Conclusion

This is Gayle A Dean,M,D, FACOG. And I hope you have enjoyed our discussion on menorrhagia. Also known as heavy uterine bleeding. And my hope is that you don’t let this steal your joy, get...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Causes Overview

So an overview of causes include hormonal clauses, which could be your thyroid, or perimenopausal hormones, or you could have something called polycystic ovarian syndrome. In addition, you could have some physiological causes or anatomical...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Adenomyosis

“Sometimes you can have a condition called Adenomyosis, which is also seen on ultrasound. Adenomyosis is when the glands, which is the insight layer or the endometrium, goes into the muscle. I always like to...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Additional Tests

“In addition, we check your blood count to see, is the bleeding causing you to be anemic. Sometimes that can occur. And that may affect the urgency of managing you. And we also may check...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Testing

In regards to us evaluating you really, and truly when you give me a good history or any physician, a good history or provider, stating that you have had bleeding for more than seven days,...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Symptoms

A symptom of Menorrhagia includes heavy bleeding essentially. And heavy bleeding is when your menstrual cycle lasts more than seven days. And or if you’re having to change pads and, or tampons more than every...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Surgery

“There are surgical options that are available. First and foremost, if you have a polyp that’s inside of the uterine cavity, you can have a polypectomy meaning that we remove the polyp itself that is...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Procedure Options

“There is also a myomectomy, which, depending on where your fibroid is located, depends on how the myomectomy is performed. If it is a submucosal fibroid, or we perform a submucosal myomectomy, it’s done through...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Preparing For Your Appointment

What do you do in preparation for your appointment? First of all, you want to have a menstrual history, be aware of how your menstrual cycles are occurring. Are they occurring every month, several times...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Sexual Implications

In regards to, if you haven’t had any bleeding, another thing that it might affect is your sexual activity, depending on what you and your partner’s preferences are. Of course, number one, if you’re bleeding...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Risk Factors

So some things that may make you more prone to having menorrhagia is obesity. Because sometimes it can affect your hormonal regulation and, or your auditory cycle, which may make you have some periods of...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Recovery Process

“So once you see a provider, depending on what you decide to do will determine also how long it will take for your results to see a change. In regards to number one, you can...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Preventative Measures

So in regards to preventative measures, really unfortunately there is not a lot that you can do to prevent menorrhagia. It is just something that you happen to be graced with, you know, wearing with...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Polypectomy

In regards to the surgical options, most of them are performed on an outpatient basis. They could be performed sometimes in an office or in an outpatient setting at a hospital. For an endometrial polypectomy,...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Insurance

“In regards to insurance and how that works, most birth control is covered by insurance. However, if you do one of the LARCs or long-term acting types of birth control, Nexplanon or IUD in particular,...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Hysterectomy

“The other option is a hysterectomy. Depending on your age in life and or your future desires for childbearing. Of course, if you want to have children, this too is not an option for you...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Causes and Diagnosis

“What are the causes of menorrhagia? Well, there’s a spectrum of things that can cause menorrhagia actually. And what we have to do is when we see a patient that says that they have heavy...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Candidates

“Actually just about anybody can have menorrhagia, but there are certain people that have are more prone to having menorrhagia. In particular, sometimes women that are in the perimenopausal point of their life. What is...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Lifestyle Effects

So some women are in situations where in their work environment, they have a limited amount of time that they can take breaks. One break every four hours or eight hours. And if you’re having...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Home Remedies

Second option are different behavioral changes that you could make. A lot of times behavior doesn’t have a lot of influence, but sometimes stress can change your menstrual cycles. So we always encourage patients to...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Conclusion

This is Gayle A Dean,M,D, FACOG. And I hope you have enjoyed our discussion on menorrhagia. Also known as heavy uterine bleeding. And my hope is that you don’t let this steal your joy, get...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Causes Overview

So an overview of causes include hormonal clauses, which could be your thyroid, or perimenopausal hormones, or you could have something called polycystic ovarian syndrome. In addition, you could have some physiological causes or anatomical...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Adenomyosis

“Sometimes you can have a condition called Adenomyosis, which is also seen on ultrasound. Adenomyosis is when the glands, which is the insight layer or the endometrium, goes into the muscle. I always like to...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Additional Tests

“In addition, we check your blood count to see, is the bleeding causing you to be anemic. Sometimes that can occur. And that may affect the urgency of managing you. And we also may check...

Watch and Share
Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Medications

“Then we go to medication options. This will be influenced by a person’s history and or their desire for child bearing as well. In regards to bleeding, a very common medication option is birth control....

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Introduction

Hello. My name is Dr. Gayle A Dean, MD, FACOG. So, I am originally from Toledo, Ohio, and I went to medical school at the University of Cincinnati. And I did my residency at St....

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Lifestyle Changes

In regards to your lifestyle changes and things that it may interfere with is regular things that you like to do. And if you look into the mirror and say, you know, why is this...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Confirmation

So the only way to confirm that you have endometriosis is by laparoscopy and having a biopsy performed during that time. Where the biopsy is sent the pathology and the pathologist is able to see...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Candidates

So who is affected by endometriosis? Actually anyone can be affected, but more commonly it’s seen in the younger spectrum and or fertile age of women, as opposed to in their menopause and perimenopausal component...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Diagnosis

“When a person is being evaluated for endometriosis, we base the diagnosis on their person’s history. Primarily gives us a suspicion that they may have endometriosis. When you come in stating that you have real...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Endometriosis – Laparoscopy

A person is having a laparoscopy. You can have a procedure called a Chromopertubation, where again, through the vagina, there is a dye that is pushed through and on laparoscopy, the dye is normally colored...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Endometriosis – Infertility

So one of the associated conditions with endometriosis is infertility, and that can happen based on some scarring that can occur, particularly in the fallopian tubes. So a lot of times in your evaluation, if...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Appointment

If you are going to a provider for evaluation, you may want to bring a few things. First, think about your history of your menstrual cycles and what you experienced with them, how long they...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Treatments

When we do these laparoscopy, we look for adhesions or scar tissue. We look for endometriosis implants, which can have various presentations and how they look. And if we see what we think is endometriosis,...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Recovery Process

Once we start treatment options, first discussing birth control. Then you typically will expect to have some resolution and improvement within a few months. It may take that long though for your body to actually...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Preventative Measures

So when we have this suspicion that you have endometriosis, number one is that you always have the option to do nothing. It really is up to you regarding that, because it’s your life that’s...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Insurance

When you’re dealing with the insurance companies in regards to birth control, taking the birth control pills, typically that doesn’t take much interference with insurance companies. However, when you oftentimes use Depolupron, you do have...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Endometriosis – Hysterectomy

When all else fails, then you can proceed with a hysterectomy. Hysterectomy is where we remove the uterus. The uterus is the source of endometriosis because that’s where the endometrium resides in its normal habitat....

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Endometriosis – Follow-Up

The patient and the surgeon will need to decide how they want to continue to manage the endometriosis. That means they can either do nothing and just have the surgical intervention of fulguration or burning...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Conclusion

This is Gayle A Dean, MD, FACOG. And I am a board certified obstetrician gynecologist. This has been a discussion on endometriosis. Let endometriosis not be the master of you, but you master it. I...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Symptoms

So endometriosis the primary presenting complaint is painful periods. Now the confusing thing is that painful periods can be just a normal part of a woman’s cycle. And that’s called dysmenorrhea, which is having cramping...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Endometriosis – Support Groups

In regards to the support groups, there are many available, and you can look up support groups online for endometriosis in general, but also there is a group in particular called endometriosis.org, where you can...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Medications & Home Remedies

Very commonly, ibuprofen and or some type of anti-inflammatory is used to see if that helps with their pain. Very commonly, endometriosis can come back. So we often will try to use some form of...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Laparoscopic Intervention

Laparoscopic Intervention is a way that we can confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis. It is typically performed in an outpatient setting where you have an anesthesiologist and we place ports on the abdominal cavity, which...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Introduction

My name is Gayle A. Dean, MD, FACOG. And the FACOG stands for fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which means I’m board certified obstetrician gynecologist. And I’m here to talk to...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Endometriosis – Causes

So what causes endometriosis? Actually, we don’t really know. Um, there are various theories out there, one in particular that has a lot of strong support behind it. But again, it’s not certain. It’s something...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Dr. Gayle Dean – Video Business Card

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Menorrhagia – Treatment Options

Once you have a diagnosis of menorrhagia and you have been evaluated, then we discuss what your options are. If you are not anemic and you just want to know, why am I bleeding then?...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Menorrhagia – Definition

What is menorrhagia? Well, the medical term or definition is having bleeding more than 80 milliliters in a menstrual cycle or lasting more than seven days. No one actually adds up and weighs to see...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

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Menorrhagia – When To Seek Treatment

Really the main thing is that if it’s affecting your quality of life, if you are limited by your activity is limited by your menstrual cycle, that shouldn’t be. That means if you don’t go...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Risk Factors

What are the risk factors? A lot of it you can’t control in and of itself because a component of it could be genetics where that you have no control over. But if your mother...

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Gayle Dean, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Endometriosis – Definition

What is endometriosis? Actually, it’s where the endometrial tissue, which is the inside of the uterine lining, is not where it’s supposed to be. It’s not inside of the uterus, it’s outside of the uterus...

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