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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Harrisburg, PA
35 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

1.3K Answers
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Can happen: Especially around the perimenopause phase in one's life
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Canker sores may be due to hsv 1 (common) or hsv 2 (not usually). Oral sex can transmit the virus via body fluids.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: But minimize, soda is not an ideal drink for anybody at anytime.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Can happen: Return of normal cycles after stopping birth control pills can take time.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Dairy/Supplements: Usually dairy products have vit d. Also, certain cereals, breads may be fortified with vitamin d.
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A member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: Bulimia is an eating disorder. Suggest nutrition and psychology assessment and counseling.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: If it is a true uti, antibiotics are needed to cure it.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Unrelated: As above. Teenage ovarian cysts are very common, and more commonly than not, observation is the best treatment, along with pain control.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Difficult: You probably have hidradenitis suppuritiva. Associated with being overweight, smoking, prediabetes/diabetes, family history. See consultation with an ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Several: Most common stress, hormonal issues, being on either end of the reproductive age spectrum are some reasons
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Lupron (leuprolide) can make your bleeding irregular especially initially.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Most likely viral: Rest, hydrate, good nutrition. Most viral illnesses last 5-7 days, and is self limiting in otherwise healthy individuals. Symptom relief with products... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Most likely: Usually, once pregnancy is determined to be viable, Progesterone levels are not serially checked.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Hsg or at dye test at laparoscopy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Unlikely but possibl: As above- due to Progesterone levels being high.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Unusual: Seems too long, especially if this is on the heavier side. The OB provider would want to evaluate this
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: HIV tests are not considered genetic tests. Usually HIV-1 antibody test is the first test, and then if this is positive then a confirmatory test is d... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Patience: Depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can cause irregularly, irregular, may be prolonged sustained or intermittent bleeding. Usually, this is administer... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Probably BTB: Breakthrough bleeding is common with oral contraceptives, however, do a pregnancy test 7-10 days after the sexual encounter, and in future also protec... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No proven data: Fenugreek is an indian herb with good medicinal properties as far as digestion is concerned. Also in combination with other herbs, its benefits expand... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Unlikely: However, it is good general advice to use back up for about 7 days when using antibiotics.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
See below: Do a home pregnancy test. If negative then this is a delayed period. If positive talk with your provider.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Small: Difficult to given exact numbers, but probably 5% or less.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Hormone changes: Depot usually keeps the uterine lining atrophic (thin), so coming off depot, this influence is removed, and menses may be heavier.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Need a workup: Your symptom is unusual, do not think it is related to your miscarriage 2 years ago, so you need an evaluation as to why you have significant breast s... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Need more info: What are your symptoms? When was your Last menstrual period, do you have pain, bleeding, cramping, spotting?
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Should not be: Ablation only treats the uterine lining, does not affect your anatomy in anyway. Is it a lubrication issue? Perhaps try some lubricants and see if it ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: The IUD is not pushed deeper in to the uterus with fingering. However, if you are not able to feel the strings then you should be checked. It is possi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Can happen: Not unusual at all. Normal cycle length is 26-35 days, so a day late or early is really not significant.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: If your wife has had a negative pregnancy test 7-14 days after intercourse, she is not pregnant. For peace of mind, you may repeat the pregnancy test
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
? Ovulation: Ovulation is possible on the Nuvaring, you may be going through mid cycle symptoms, however, if these persist, contact your health care provider
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
True: Morning sickness this long can be depressing. I'm sure your physician and you have tried several antinausea medications. Have you tried ginger, antire... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Unlikely: Don't keep chancing this, use protection if pregnancy is to be avoided.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
May be: This depends if the other person maintains a mutually monogamous relationship.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Zero: For pregnancy to occur, sperm should make contact with the vagina during the optimum fertility window.
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Should not matter: Finish the treatment that you have been given, then allow 1-2 weeks for your symptoms to hopefully subside. However, if after this period, if you are ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Most likely: You may request a blood pregnancy test and resolve the uncertainty once and for all
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Unlikely: But do a pregnancy test for peace of mind. If positive, contact your ob/gyn immediately.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Stay positive: Above 90, still a good chance. Best Wishes.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: However, best to repeat the test in a week if you still do not get your period
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Use moisturizers: And defer shaving for a while. Avoid scented products. Vaseline, Lubriderm, Cetaphil, Jergens, Organic Coconut Oil, ------- any of theses should work.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Varies: Worth a try and see how you feel.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Normal: Normal size and normal concentration of hemoglobin.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Very low: It is very unlikely, however, I suggest you use consistent contraception as appropriate.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Perimenopause: Check with your PCP or GYN, when was your last period? If this was over a year ago, then you are postmenopausal. If not, you are perhaps perimenopausa... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Small bulge: Extending midway between the symphysis pubis and the umbilicus usually more distinct in normal weight wome
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Possible: Usual dose is 1000 mg, but best to be under medical supervision, because there can resistance to this drug in some cases, and they will know how best ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
No: Heart rate does go up with pregnancy, although not to the extent you are describing. Hopefully, you are not anemic.or anxious Your ECG was normal. Hen... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
Not to worry: Brown/black blood just means it is not fresh blood, sometimes periods start this way.
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A member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
OK: Occasionally, things may be out of sync or rhythm. Do a pregnancy test if this is a possibility, if negative, stick to your regimen.
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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?
HealthTap member
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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