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Dr. Charles Bloom

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Orlando, FL
41 years experience male

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Orlando, FL

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Arkansas, California, Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

42 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes and no...: The hair loss from DMPA is not permanent and weight gain can be controlled with diet.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Sometimes …: Skipping one cycle is not usually a cause for concern, especially when there are no other symptoms. But it is always wise to keep in mind that the mos... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Assuming that you: have a positive pregnancy test (because you can’t have an ectopic pregnancy if there is no pregnancy), ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening conditi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No…: Clomid (clomiphene) is used to help conceive a pregnancy. Without the Clomid (clomiphene) there might not be a pregnancy that could either be ectopic ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably nothing…: is wrong and with three negative pregnancy tests it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. Skipping menstrual cycles is very common, especially whe... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes…: Pelvic pain is a common problem with many causes and should be discussed with a woman’s physician.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It is not unusal…: to experience irregular menses for several months after delivering a baby, especially if breast feeding. However, pregnancy is always a possibility en... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
None…: Strictly speaking, the loss of a fetus is by definition, an abortion. However, there are medications that are prescribed by some physicians that can i... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No...: The activity you described will not cause there to be feces in the vagina unless it was put there by the finger. If this persists you should see your ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It would be best if: you considered your doctor’s advice. The treatment for ectopic pregnancy is usually medication kill the tissue or surgery to remove it. The PCOS surge... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Bleeding is expected: when skipping birth control pills. Generally, if a woman “feels” pregnant, it is a good idea to take a pregnancy test.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Highly unlikely…: While air embolisms can occur from introduction of air into the vagina, it requires that the air be introduced under sufficient pressure to enter into... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes…: Although not considered normal, spotting can be a very common symptom during early pregnancy.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It may or may not...: Vaginal bleeding in women can occur for a variety of reasons including a small amount of bleeding mid-cycle from ovulation. If that is the case, a nor... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It can be normal...: for any birth control on any cycle. Some birth control pills have been known for causing such light bleeding during the menstrual cycle that it is und... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It depends…: In general, most BCPs are effective immediately when started as designed right after the period. In that circumstance, Plan B would be unnecessary. Th... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Not normal...: Severe cramps is not an expected or normal consequence of a DepoProvera injection.
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly...: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) , an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a foreign body designed to be removed after 5 years. It should be easy to ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No…: It does necessarily mean that it’s not working. DepoProvera (DPMA) is a very effective method of birth control, although rarely some do ovulate while ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Correct…: Correct…Usually, the HCG level is expected to double about every 2 days. The HCG will shed a great deal more light on what’s going on. Ultrasound can’... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes and no...: Progestins (artificail or natural as in pregnancy) can actually cause hair follicles to become in phase so that they can fall out at the same time, bu... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It is possible…: But one shouldn’t be concerned if the heartbeat cannot be heard that early. One should expect to hear the heartbeat by Doppler at around 12 to 13 week... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
I don't believe so..: Toxicology testing of fetal remains is not something that is routinely done and I have never heard of such testing being performed for abortifacients.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
This is not unusual…: The DepoProvera (DPMA) is still in the body and will be for quite some time. Some women have such light bleeding while on certain oral contraceptive p... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Don’t be scared…: In general it is best to not be scared but act. An amazing fact is that 50% of all early pregnancies miscarry primarily due to genetic mistakes that a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Maybe…: In general, a woman who has had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) but retains her ovaries will experience the same perimenopausal and menopausal ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Many possible causes: Generally, a light brown vaginal discharge without any other symptoms can be associated with spotting from the uterus. A small amount of blood may rea... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes...: Tubal and ovarian masses can cause abdominal bloating. Most ovarian masses (75%), regardless of size, are benign (not cancer). There are many causes o... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes but...: DepoProvera has a long half-life and can remain in the body for up to 18 months after the last injection. This can wreak havoc with the natural hormon... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Seek medical help...: Blood in the urine (hematuria) on warfarin requires immediate medical attention.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Keep trying…: The diagnosis of infertility is not made until there has been failure to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse. When the diagnosis is made,... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Not yet…: You had sex 2 days ago on the 9th day of your cycle. Generally, it takes 3 days for implantation to occur after fertilization. Also, ovulation usually... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
So Far So Good…: The betas appear to be rising normally.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Multiple causes…: There can be multiple causes for someone to not have periods. If someone is too thin, they may not have enough hormones to have regular cycles. In add... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes…: The normal range for fetal heart rate (FHR) is 120-160, so 127 is considered normal. However, the FHR alone is insufficient in determining the wellbei... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Not uncommon...: In general, it is not uncommon for some women to have irregular bleeding when on low dose oral contraceptive pills (OCPs). The way OCPs work is by ove... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes…: But these are 2 different questions. If there is a true gestational sac in the uterus, there can still be a chance of miscarriage. This risk drops dra... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes…: You can trust a negative blood pregnancy test. There are many reasons why a menstrual cycle does not occur including not ovulating during the cycle. H... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unlikely…: While there is always a remote chance for anything, in general, if there is vaginal bleeding after Plan B and especially without ejaculation, the chan... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Maybe nothing...: Without more history, perceived pain and heaviness of the breasts is a common symptom of early pregnancy.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Not at all…: Although 120-160 is considered the normal fetal heart rate (FHR) in the third trimester, healthy fetuses can have higher FHRs earlier in pregnancy. If... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Bloom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It depends…: What will happen to an individual who takes Plan B depends on when during the cycle the sex took occurred and if the woman conceived. If Plan B was ta... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bloom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bloom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, Dr. Bloom! You're answer made me feel a lot better!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1988
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