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Dr. Erin Alward

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oklahoma City, OK
17 years experience

Locations

Office

Oklahoma City, OK

Address

5401 N Portland Ave, Ste 440, Oklahoma City, OK
Directions

About

Bio

Being a doctor has so many rewards. I get to interact with a wide variety of people and I learn interesting things from them every day. I get to be a part of one of the greatest miracles in people's lives: childbirth. I get to help people recognize how they can become better people during their wellness visits. I get to help people through some of their tribulations. What more could I ask for?

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
53 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Low!!: The chances of becoming pregnant after having tubes tied is usually less than 1-3%. A pregnancy test would still work just fine after a tubal ligation to detect a pregnancy. If pregnant, you need to see your doctor very early on in the pregnancy to make sure it is in the right spot. You are more at risk to have an ectopic pregnancy which could be very dangerous.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Same as before: Most likely the symptoms will be the same as previous pregnancies: breast tenderness, nausea, fatigue. There is concern though that after a tubal ligation the pregnancy could be an ectopic pregnancy (in the tube). You should be seen early on in a pregnancy after a tubal ligation to confirm the pregnancy is in the right spot. Signs of an ectopic pregnancy are pain and bleeding.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Try birth control: Ovaries are supposed to make cysts (follicles-that contain an egg) every month. Sometimes the cysts can grow too large or bleed when they open, causing pain. An easy way to treat this without surgery is to use birth control pills which suppress the ovaries and should help keep them from making cysts.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jul 17, 2013
she is a welcome addition to Healthtap and we are lucky to benefit from her knowledge
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alward is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alward is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Imagine my face now in this ( ^_^ ) Thanks many thanks
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! best answer
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

Chief of Ob/Gyn/Pediatrics Department at Deaconess Hospital
Physician Champion for Electronic Medical Records Transition-2011
Preceptor for Residents, Medical Students and Nursing Students
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