Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Harrisburg, PA
36 years experience female

Locations

Women First Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC

Harrisburg,, PA

Address

4700 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg,, PA
Directions

Office

Harrisburg, PA

About

Specialties
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: It is best to avoid smoking whether pregnant or not. Smoking has deleterious effects both on the unborn baby as well as the newborn, infant, and beyon... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: One of the safest exercises, make sure the water is not too warm.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Constipation: Measures such as increasing water intake, fiber, walking, and using stool softeners are useful. However, if the problem still persists, talk with your... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Can occur: IBS can cause pelvic cramping, this can occur prior to , with or without bowel movements, in other words , can occur at anytime.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Cramping may be due to bowel issues such as IBS
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: With 3 negative pregnancy tests, you are not pregnant, however, for peace of mind, you may request a blood pregnancy test.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Treat constipation: Some suggestions are increase your water and fiber intake, avoid fast, processed foods, keep your cheese intake low, walk daily, yoga, ....Constipatio... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
May be: Anemia may coexist with high blood pressure, but anemia does not cause high blood pressure. So you need an internist evaluation, some laboratory work ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Anytime, you suspect pregnancy, always a good idea to do a pregnancy test. Also, better to use consistent contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: No, but it is good to catch the entire fertile window, by having sex a few days before and after ovulation as well
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: No data available to tell this for sure, however, the efficacy of the subdermal implant (Nexplanon) should be the same whether there an ovarian cyst o... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Observe: You probably had a corpus luteal (physiological ovulation) cyst that burst. These symptoms usually resolve in 2-3 days, however, if STD is a concern t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: But best not to do this frequently. Perhaps a better option may be to cycle every 3 months
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Need more info: Sometimes the two issues may have an association, sometimes not
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A member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Can happen: However, certainly should be checked out, so please let your GYN know.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Unusual: Bells palsy or Valtrex usually does not cause headaches. You are probably fatigued and sleep deprived, so rest, hydrate, eat well, may be a cup of fr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: But best not to disturb your own vaginal flora.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Delayed period: This is an occasional occurrence for almost all women, so observe, if a recurring issue, check with your GYN
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Hormonal: You are probably perimenopausal, when these symptoms are not uncommon. The symptoms are not dangerous, do not point to anything serious. Minimize caff... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Perhaps mid cycle: Mid cycle spotting can occur sometimes. It can even happen if you are on any form of hormonal contraception. Observe. If persists or worsens discuss w... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Wait and see: If your period arrives, that is your period, if your period is delayed by 7 days or so, do a pregnancy test
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Await a few days and see what happens, may be pelvic congestion associated with ovulation
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Infection: Sounds most likely to be an infection around your navel. So please connect with your surgeon, get evaluated, and treated.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: But they can undergo degeneration of various forms
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Observe: If pregnancy is a possibility, then do a pregnancy test
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Very unusual: Make sure the diagnosis is right, rarely other intra abdominal processes such as appendicitis can result in PID, or even more rare abdominal/pelvic tu... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: You may conceive during long periods of amenorrhea. Takes a while sometimes for the cycle to return to normal after Depot use, plus that you have PCOS... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Spironolactone and Vaniqa, will help but takes time, also used in conjunction with electrolysis will produce results faster
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Spotting is most likely due to missed pills. However, is pregnancy is a concern, then do a pregnancy test 7-10 days after the questionable episode
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Difficult: Difficult to stop once period started. If light may try potent progesterone
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
No: I presume these are one cup tea bags. Perhaps, limit the tea intake to 2 cups a day
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Do a pregnancy test: If negative, and still no period, repeat pregnancy test after a week
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Do a pregnancy test: If negative, repeat it after a week. Also, use Prenatal Vitamins one daily, hydrate
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Can happen: Yes, the acne may not necessarily return when you stop birth control pills
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
May be: Repeat the test if possible
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Normal: Your numbers are not in the negative range, so your bone mineral density testing is normal.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Check ovary reserve: You are age 34, female fertility does start to decline age age 30 and thereon. Your symptoms may be indicative of diminished ovarian reserve, which ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Unrelated symptoms: Stopping metronidazole will not cause the symptoms your are describing, perhaps you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Can happen: After discontinuation of Depot Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it may take some time for your cycles to get regular
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: You will be fine. also, make sure all your fruits and vegetables are well washed. Do not eat any raw meats or eggs, if you eating any food from the fr... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
May be coming: OK, if delayed by a day or two here or there, or even a few days here or there. However, if you are concerned about pregnancy, then do a pregnancy tes... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
OK: You are fortunate not to have side effects. However, if your period is delayed by a week, do a pregnancy test
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Probably a UTI: However, STDs need to be ruled out if you are sexually active. So best to get an examination soon
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Quite effective: Very good chance you will be able to prevent pregnancy, however, best way to prevent unwanted pregnancy is regular consistent contraception
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Irregular cycles: Best to get an evaluation done wherein hormonal blood work can be requested, and if normal will eliminate pituitary gland issue
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
May be a UTI: Either take Over The Counter Azo or discuss with your physician
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Observe: If your procedure was a week ago and your post procedure course has been uneventful without excess bleeding, it is ok to omit the methergine (methyler... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Irregular periods: If this is a chronic problem, get an exam/evaluation. However, an occasional irregular period if rather common
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Clomid (clomiphene) does cause some thickening of the cervical mucus, so generelly this is not used for more than 6 months or so. However, ovulation ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 36 years experience
Laparoscopic: That is if it really needs to be removed. At your age, certain ovarian cysts can be monitored, as it is possible that they can resolved spontaneously
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Apr 28, 2015
Dr Parul Krishnamurthy is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of PA, and to the family of health tap
May 10, 2015
Dr Krishnamurthy is providing an outstanding service to the public via Healthtap. She is clearly very knowledeable.
Aug 4, 2015
Excellent OB GYN
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! That is b/c w septate uterus I have 80% chance for MC or premature, I want to avoid it if the surgery won;t lead to any complications, are there any?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I will get checked I do normally have the hard sensation in my breast after I feed my son but this is sore so thank you
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Slowed to a stop almost, no pain fevers or discharge, I think I'm okay. Thank you for your help and guidance.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Bombay, L. T. Municipal Medical College, India
MD

Residency

READING HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2001

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Harrisburg, PA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Harrisburg, PA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Harrisburg, PA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Coolege of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pennsylvania Medical Society and Dauphin County Medical Society
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