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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson

Gynecology
Portland, OR
male

Locations

Pearl Women's Center

Portland, OR

Address

140 NW 14th, Portland, OR
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

(503) 771-0438

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Health Net of Oregon

MultiPlan, Inc

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

Univera Healthcare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr Fogelson is an gynecologic physician and surgeon in practice at The Pearl Women's Center in Portland, OR. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including management of fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian/adnexal masses. He offers surgical and non-surgical treatment for a wide variety of gynecologic problems with an emphasis on minimally or non-invasive approaches whenever possible. Over the last decade Dr Fogelson has distinguished himself as a regional expert in the treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain. Dr Fogelson practiced academic medicine for 11 years, and teaches the medical students and residents of Emory University on a daily basis. He recently relocated to Portland, OR to join Dr. Richard Rosenfield at the Pearl Women's Center, a regional center of excellence in gynecologic surgery. Dr Fogelson has a wife, Zarya, and a daughter, Azalea. He has extended family in the Oregon area, both in Portland and in Eugene. Dr Fogelson has interest in social media and technology in medicine, and has maintained a blog at http://www.academicobgyn.com since 2007.

Specialties
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Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Oregon, South Carolina

Doctor Q&A

291 Answers
62 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Not possible: Its not possible to get pregnant while you are menstruating, as there is no egg present to fertilize. When a person is pregnant, one can determine th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Yes are fairly common, and easily treated.
A female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Talk to physician: Based on the very limited information provided, you may nee dot have this ovary removed surgically. Talk to your gynecologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often als... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Almost immediately: Hard to say exactly what you mean with this question. A woman's physiology starts changing almost immediately, but it is variable as to when a woman ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Unlikely: Probably not, but have a doc look at it. It sounds more like a wart or perhaps a hemangioma. A primary care doctor or dermatologist will know.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Seek an expert: You need to see a physician truly expert in endometriosis, which is not synonymous with "go see your OB/GYN". The reality is that the majority of 4 y... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Check it again: I'd wait a week and check it again. Your symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. If not pregnant, you may not have ovulated this cycle, which can ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
For a 24 year old: I see that you are 24. Probably the most common reason for a 24 year old to have a lump in the vagina would be a Bartholin cyst. I think you will ne... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Probably not, except that you will reach placebo period a day sooner and so will have 1 fewer days before your menstrual cycle. You might also have ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Old blood: Brown blood is blood that is coming out so slowly that it is oxidizing. Fast bleeding is red. Very slow bleeding can look brown. I wouldn't consi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Laparoscopy: An expert in endometriosis treatment will be a specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. I make the majority of my practice out of endom... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Don't worry about it: If you are stimulating yourself to orgasm, it causes the uterus to contract and may be pushing out some blood that collected in there. I wouldn't wo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Talk to your Gyn: There are many reasons one can have pain with or after intercourse. Your gynecologist can help you sort it out.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
Possible: Endometriomas can recur, with much higher rates of recurrence if they are drained versus resected entirely. It would be appropriate to repeat an ultr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Maybe: If the ovaries were left in, then endometriosis will still be active and can continue to cause pain and inflammation. If the ovaries were removed the... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
See your doc: There are a lot of reasons this could be going on. There is either something hormonal that is out of sync, or there may be a structural issue with th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Baby very small: The answer is yes, but i always tell my patients "you eat for two, but remember the baby eats very little because its very small :)".
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to an indicated lumbar puncture, .
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
Many things: Cycle control decreases long term risk of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers (as much as a 50% reduction with only a few years of use).
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
With PGD: I suspect that if a pregnancy is conceived by ivf, preimplantation genetic diagnosis could be used to detect which embryos carry the genetic factors t... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Difficult: All ob/gyns must have some sort of coverage, even if they intend to come to most deliveries. No doc can be available 100% of the time. While having ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Should be none: There should be no HCG in the blood of a non pregnant woman, with very few exceptions: 1) a woman with persistent gestational trophoblastic disease /... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Vesicovaginal fistula is an acquired condition, meaning it is not genetic in origin. There isn't any clear genetic predisposition for this condition.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Pubic lice typically fly free, but check the pet policy for the airline your are using.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
Probably: If you answer this definitively, you will win a nobel. There are lots of theories. A prominent one is that you have a abnormally high level of a pro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
YES: There are several antibiotics that have high effectiveness against trich. Metronidazole and tinidazole are the most commonly used. Sexual partners a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
See a dentist: A dentist can do an exam and radiographs to determine this.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
No: You will get all kinds of different answers here, but my personal feeling is that chiropractic is predominantly based on a nonscientific and incorrect... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Very common: Vaginal discharge is very common in late pregnancy. If it is itching or burning it is likely something that can be treated, but if not it is likely p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Increased abdominal fat can make ultrasound more difficult, but with today's technology we can still scan all but the most morbidly obese patients. M... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whate... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Likely so, as it is related to Zofran (ondansetron) which is considered largely safe. I've never heard of a pregnant woman using emend, however. It... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Minimal. Women walk out of the office after an amnio. From the mother's point of view the recovery is no different from having gotten an immunizatio... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Cervical change: Labor is defined as cervical change in the presence of regular uterine contractions. Slow cervical change < 1 CM per hour is considered latent labor,... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Ultrasound is very low energy, and does not appear to have any negative impact on the pregancy. We limit ultrasound to when it is medically necessary... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Not necessarily: You are referring to station. Station is a very subjective measurement of how far down the birth canal the baby is. A lower station tends to imply a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Drink water: Drink at least eight glasses a day of water. If your urine is dark colored, you need to drink more. If you have having enough nausea that you cannot... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: This is completely untrue, and has been demonstrated so by analysis of large data sets. There is no connection between vaccines and autism. Vaccines... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: You have unlimited negative right (ie the right to refuse any treatment.) if you are feeling the need to refuse a cesarean, make sure you understand... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Yes and no. Nevirapine is used in developing nations as a anti-hiv medication for short term use in preventing vertical transmission of HIV (mother t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Sort of, but it wouldn't be called a miscarriage. If a fetus were to die in third trimester it would be an intrauterine fetal demise. If it were to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Multifactorial: Fibroids are non-cancerous muscle tumors of the uterus. They develop because of a mutation in a uterine muscle cell that causes that cell to lose con... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Good hydration is important throughout and before pregnancy. A healthy person manages fluid intake by controlling fluid output through the kidneys. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Safe is a term that means different things to different people, so its hard to answer. Any pregnancy that is less than two years after the last has a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Problems: Subchorionic bleeding is usually placental in origin, making a stable bleed a stable placental abruption. Subchorionic bleeding is associated with el... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Wear what you like: You can wear what you like, as long as it is not tightly restrictive. I doubt there's any evidence to suggest danger with any particular clothing, bu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: For the most part, yes. It takes a great deal of radiation to influence the outcome of a pregnancy. We do not see measurable changes in short or lon... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Low!: Less than 95 fasting, and less than 120 2 hours after meals. (some are a little more liberal with fastings, allowing less than 105). Gestational dia... Read More

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Nov 18, 2011
Great doctor and runs a great website called www.academicobgyn.com. Highly recommend checking it out.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fogelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fogelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. That's a question I've been wondering since I lost my first pregnancy due to a blighted ovum. Now I know that, that wasn't thecas
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, OR
MD

Residency

Medical University of South Carolina

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
APGO/CREOG Award, APGO/CREOG
Top Gynecologist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2015

Affiliations

American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
The American Board Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
American Association Of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
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