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Dr. Patrick Weix

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irving, TX

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Irving, TX

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7429 Las Colinas Blvd, Suite 101, Irving, TX
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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English

Doctor Q&A

110 Answers
273 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Too often: Sounds like you need a different pill. Women can respond differently to birth control pills. The ideal pill for you should shorten you cycle and keep ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You don't: Depending on the type of uterine incision (not the skin incision), some women are ok for a trial of labor with a second pregnancy. The main risk is ut... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Details needed.: Why did you need a hysterectomy? Is that problem resolved? Were ovaries removed? Are you having hot flashes or night sweats or other signs of early me... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If unsure of preg: Urine pregnancy test are very reliable when positive. They sometimes miss low hormone levels of early pregnancy. If doubt persists, check with your do... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sonogram: Although a pelvic exam at your doctor's office can give a good indication, a sonogram (ultrasound) is the best test for identifying fibroids. Treatmen... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
My doc at Delivery: All doctors have to have some sort of call group--no one can be ready 100% of the time. If having your doctor be at delivery is important, induction c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need someone!: For any surgery, even a day surgery, you will need someone to drive you home. The after effects of anesthesia or discomfort make it too dangerous to d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery: This can be corrected by a gynecologist, uro-gynecologist, or colo-rectal surgeon. Depending on the exact condition, it may require more than one of t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: As in you shouldn't. Some women who become pregnant while lactating do continue to produce milk, but the hormone responsible for milk letdown is oxyto... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timing and Cause: Postpartum depression usually occurs in the first 6 weeks after delivery, but it can occur anytime during the first year. Both postpartum and "regular... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I'm guessing the concern here is over the recommendation not to feed honey to infants less than one year of age. Infants in their first year can have ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Conditions such as preeclampsia may require daily weight checks, but usually no more than once a week. Talk to your doctor about a healthy diet and ex... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: I hate to call pain "normal" but it is very common. If the pain is accompanied by vaginal bleeding, you should contact your doctor right away. Some ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pre-Natal Classes: Antenatal and prenatal are two different words meaning "before birth". These classes usually teach parents what to expect during the birthing process ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No!: Quinapril can cause birth defects. Please tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy so that you can switch to another medication. None of the a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: No toxicity was shown in animal studies. The main issues is that it is a radio-graphic contract medium, so the question is what is going to be x-rayed... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Concerned, but not worried. Some moms seem to consistently carry their babies in a way that makes them measure "size less than dates", so everything c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low impact and fun: Aim to maintain fitness, not set records. Go for 30-45 minutes with a target hr or 140-150. Walking, on an incline treadmill or in a hilly area, provi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Painless vaginal sores could be an indication of a serious infection and should be discussed with your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This should be mentioned to the doctor at the next OB visit. It may be nothing concerning, but one possibility for a "bump" that forms a small blister... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe!: This could be a contact allergy, a folliculitis (infection around hair follicles), or puppp. Puppp is a pregnancy related condition where itchy red bu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This would depend on the specific drug, but the most common antiviral medications used in pregnancy are valcyclovir (valtrex) and acyclovir, both of w... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: Fibroids are a benign smooth muscle growth; they do not degenerate into cancer. There is a very rare form of cancer that starts as the same type of ce... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need evaluation.: Anyone with chronic health conditions, especially those affecting the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver, should see their primary treating specialist an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Usually this is only considered if the patient has a known genetic predisposition, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (associated w... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prioritize: Stress in modern life is often a product of over committing. Career and family, especially with kids and their activities, can rapidly expand to fill ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: Fibroids can be causing the pelvic and leg pain by putting pressure on the nerves running inside the pelvis (some nerves go from the spine to the leg ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Use care.: Herpes is a virus that spreads easily so care is needed. If you have a partner, they should be checked for the HSV antibody-they may already have HSV ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually: Fibroids are sometimes associated with infertility. Removing them can aid in fertility, but is no guarantee of future pregnancy success. Having a myom... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Help: It depends on the type of chemo and what for, but often chemotherapy can leave a person weak or nauseated. Babysitting help or assistance around the h... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Umbilical Hernia: Could be an umbilical hernia. Even without an overt hernia, some women have stretching of the fascia around the umbilicus (belly button), during pregn... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stress or PCOS: Stress can delay a cycle, as can thyroid problems or pcos. Your doctor can give a prescription for a progesterone, called a Progesterone challenge, to... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Question?: Many pregnancy symptoms come from progesterone, especially bloating and breast tenderness. Fluctuations in the female hormones during dub or pcos can ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes but: If you had intercourse with ovulation, you could be pregnant, but the hormone changes would not be detectable yet. Even blood tests don't show any cha... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ok to Wait: Gbs rarely causes problems for the mother--sometimes a bladder infection (which i would treat). But it is dangerous for the baby, and they can get it ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
R.I.C.E.: With a sports (or other muscle or bone injury), the best treatment is rest, ice, compression, elevation. With an ankle bruise/injury, stay off the inj... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on cause: Often this is due to joint relaxation and gait changes in pregnancy. Usually, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ice, and rest are the best. Some also get relie... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting: Break through bleeding or spotting are common on the mirena, (levonorgestrel) it can make some patient's cycles very light. Usually this gets lighter ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Asthma in Preg: For many patients, allergies and asthma go hand in hand. First, minimize your exposure to allergens (use anti-dust mite mattress and pillow covers, ai... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Extra-weight in Preg: Of course, the first question is the degree of being overweight, but in short, it increases your risks. You would be at higher risk to get diabetes of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most comfortable.: Often this is some variation of a side by side. These are more comfortable for the mom-to-be and have shallower penetration which puts less pressure o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not recommended.: Pregnancy leads to an increase in the venous pressure around the rectum, which is why many women get hemorrhoids. Anal sex can irritate that, leading ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Non pregnant ?: It could be associated with types of pre-diabetes. See your doctor if no obvious cause.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: As you might expect, it depends a lot on the virus we are talking about. Most viruses cause short term illnesses with fever, muscle aches, sometimes w... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
13 weeks-Blood Only: There is a new option available which uses the small amount of fetal dna present in mom's blood. Unlike other methods, there is no direct sampling of ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Usually there is no need to decrease your work if you work about 40 hours a week in an office setting and have no pregnancy complications. Pregnancy c... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No formula: Just ask! most hospitals have breastfeeding initiatives and want to do whatever they can to promote breastfeeding. Not sure what you have heard, but n... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The best organic appetite suppressant is fiber. Not eaten separately but as a part of foods that are naturally high in fiber. This will fill you up, a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sex after Hyst: No. In fact, most women who have the surgery to deal with chronic pain or bleeding or pelvic pressure (such as from fibroids or an enlarged uterus) fi... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually healthy: Make sure that the sunglasses block uv rays. They will usually say "blocks uva/uvb" on the side. There were some problems with sunglasses that blocked... Read More

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HealthTap member
Dec 3, 2011
dr. weix is extremely knowledgeable in his field, and is always straightxforward with me. i never have to worry about him beating around the bush. he respects my thoughts, concerns, and wishes as a pa...Read More
HealthTap member
Aug 25, 2012
Such a blessing through two losses. Caring, compassionate and knowledgeable!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Weix is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! However I have a slight shallow one. What if the girl is Virgen and she made out with someone does that makes her pregnant?
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thank you for info cause i always thaught it was normal to go through a pack and a half of pads during my 5 day period cycle
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! ThNkyou mu hubby an I were wondering about this after my cerclage

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
MD

Awards

Southwestern Gynecologic Assembly Award
Five Star Award Medical Center of Irving
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