Dr. Nicholas Fogelson

Gynecology
Portland, OR
male

Locations

Pearl Women's Center

Portland, OR

Address

140 NW 14th, Portland, OR
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Complicated: Brown discharge is old blood that is leaving the uterus and generally not an infection. Ocps can help with the symptoms of endometriosis in some case... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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Different: A neuroma is a tumor made of nerve and scar tissue. A ganglion cyst is an exvagination of a joint capsule, usually the dorsal joint capsule of the wr... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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A few things: We don't really know what causes preterm labor, but there are a few things that tend to increase the risk: serious trauma (wear your seatbelt!) smoki... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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No: If you have an indoor cat, there is no problem, as toxoplasma grows in soil outdoors. If you have an outdoor cat, let someone else change the litter,... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Absolutely! some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends!: Such a big question for 400 characters. For most, it will be a great experience. For a few, it will be stressful. Ask your family members and friends... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Depends: Its very dependent on what kind of class you are in. They vary based on their philosophy and the instructor. Bradley is all about a medication free ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
??: There's no data to suggest that music benefits a pregnancy.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Only at delivery: There are no symptoms during the pregnancy. Accreta presents with a placenta that will not detach after the infant is born. If the placenta is manua... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
PMS: This is an industry term for what most people call PMS or premenstrual syndrome - PDD (or pmdd) stands for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which in a... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Varies: Dr dimino's advice is typical wisdom, but some recent studies have suggested that it is safe to resume physical activity much sooner than has been tra... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Multiple reasons: Irregular bleeding is either due to hormonal changes, structural changes, or pregnancy. At 43 you may be having irregular ovulation, though one canno... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Folliculitis: Sounds like folliculitis, but have your gynecologist look at it and he/she can tell you for sure and offer treatment if appropriate.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Blood in belly: Your shoulder pain is probably from diaphragm irritation, which may be from a small amount of blood in your abdomen. This can come from a bleeding ov... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Slow down tex: I think you are answering your own question. If you are masturbating enough to make your penis hurt I would back off on frequency / intensity / durat... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
See Doctor: Most likely the agent you are using is not effective for the yeast that is present, or it isn't a yeast infection at all.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Check again: Check again in a week. If its still negative you are not pregnant, or miscarried a very early pregnancy. You should know that Birthright is a biase... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Herpes lesions can look many ways, but not generally as you describe. They can be excoriations that are very painful, or they may be little fluid fil... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: If you have an epidural, typically this will eliminate the pain of any perineal repair. If you don't, or it isn't working well, the physician can and... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Several weeks: A pregnancy test will be positive as long as there is tissue in the uterus releasing hcg, or "pregnancy hormone". A growing pregnancy will always mak... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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No: Finasteride is absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy due to its ability to interfere with sex organ development in the fetus. I doubt we have data ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Yes: You need to ask your delivering doctor or midwife about this. Most would be ok with it if it were discussed ahead of time, and if everything were goi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: This is likely to be carpal tunnel syndrome, which is common in pregnancy. If it comes on in pregnancy, it will almost certainly resolve after the sw... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Abdominal cerclage can be done before pregnancy, and is actually much easier to do prior to pregnancy. It is often done, however, during pregnancy be... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Women who have had babies before often dilate before they go into labor. In first time moms early dilatation puts one at risk for early delivery, but... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Probably milk: If you're pregnant, its almost certainly milk. Check with your doc at your next visit.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Most meds are safe in pregnancy, but there are a few that are reliably teratogenic. Accutane reliably causes birth defects. Ace inhibitors can cause... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: Many women are or can develop iron deficiency in pregnancy. The fetus requires iron to develop its hematologic and neurologic system, and will extrac... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Controversial: Proper surgical resection of endometriosis, which requires an expert surgeon with specialized training, can go a long way towards ongoing relief from ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Babies jump to bottlefeeding very readily, which perhaps isn't a good thing. Going from breast to bottle is easy, bottle to breast may be more diffic... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Little: Given that you took Plan B and were well past the midcycle it is unlikely that you got pregnant. Check a pregnancy test in a few weeks to be sure tho... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Simple: Its just as simple as you think. Either one of the tests was/is wrong or there is a third partner in the mix. Retesting is justified, perhaps wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
See a physician: You should see your doctor to make sure you do not need antibiotics or other treatment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Maybe: Laparoscopic myomectomy for fibroids this large can be challenging, but not necessarily impossible. I do a lot of these procedures and at this size i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: There are many things that can make a period late, but pregnancy is probably the most common. Check a pregnancy test and you will know. It will alre... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Usually not: Small cysts are a normal part of the monthly cycle of the ovaries. Larger cysts may be abnormal, especially if they have solid components. In most... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Hysterectomy does not cause nausea and vomiting, other than perhaps for a short period after anesthesia in some patients. The fibroids themselves ca... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: While not advisable for both medical and social reasons. A woman can get pregnant the first cycle after pregnancy just as easy as any other cycle, tho... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Yes: The blood types of the parents have little to no impact on the potential health of an infant, provided that proper obstetrical care is taken for the f... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Protected Sex: The most reliable way to prevent disease transmission, short of celibacy, is to have a monagamous relationship with one partner who has no sexually tr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Ovaries are the key: If the ovaries are left in, hysterectomy will not cause you to go into menopause. Talk to your doctor about whether or not he or she plans to remove ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Can be: After lasik surgery your eyes will be very dry, because the nerves that tell your tear glands to make tears have been severed. Until these nerves reg... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
OK: There are a few different conditions that can cause failure to menstruate. The most common is polycystic ovarian syndrome, though problems with thyro... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Most likely menses: Most likely you are having a menstrual cycle. Laparoscopic surgery should not directly affect vaginal bleeding, though removal of a cyst, with some k... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Relax!: Fortunately, pregnancy takes care of itself for the most part. If it was a planned pregnancy, make an appointment with an obstetrics provider and g... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
It can be: Cycle length can vary from 24 to as many as 35 days. 28 is typical, but some people have shorter or longer cycles.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Hard to say: White on an xray is from something that blocks the xrays from going through, so that spot has to be hard and calcified. It may be something called a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Its quite common. Gbs disease of the newborn is mostly a disease of premature infants, not term infants. Your doc will treat you with IV antibiotics... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
No concern: Lac may increase the risk of some complications in pregnancy, but has no impact on when you should get pregnant. It may be, however, that there was a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Gynecologist: Gynecologists are trained in the management of Bartholin's cysts and abcesses. These can be treated with minor surgical procedures that can be perfor... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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Please presckribe me1 packedge of 56 palladon2,6mg pills/caps against my strong back pain and strong epididymit prescribe it as,a e-recepy
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank u. I'll b making an appntmnt with you soon. By the way, I do not take methamphetamines. Typo!

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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