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Dr. Elia Fanous

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irving, TX
21 years experience

Locations

Office

Irving, TX

Address

Irving Office, 3501 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 500, Irving, TX
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

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About

Bio

Dr. Elia Fanous joined MacArthur OB/GYN in January of 2008. He is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Fanous went to Baylor University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor. He then enrolled in graduate school at Baylor and received a Master of Clinical Gerontology degree. He went on to medical school at Texas Tech and graduated in 2001. After finishing medical school, he completed his training in OB/GYN at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then started practicing in Irving in 2005. Dr. Fanous is fluent in Arabic and conversational medical Spanish. He has twin girls, Ella and Emma, and his son’s name is Jacob. He enjoys spending free time with his family and playing indoor soccer with Dr. Livingston and friends at Arena Athletics in Euless. Dr. Fanous is a die-hard sports fan, and loves the Cowboys and Mavericks. Dr. Fanous volunteers for the Arlington/Mansfield Pregnancy Center and also sits on the board for Mid-Cities Pregnancy Center. He is also the OB/GYN department chairman at Baylor Medical Center in Irving. Dr. Fanous also has privileges and practices at THR HEB Hospital in Euless. Dr. Fanous states, “My goal is to form a personal relationship with each of my patients. By spending quality time and educating patients, we can make personalized medical decisions together, ensuring the best medical care.” Dr. Fanous enjoys all aspects of OB/GYN, including minimally invasive in-office procedures, robotic surgery, infertility, obstetrics, gynecology, and pelvic surgery and strives to give personalized, compassionate, and the best care possible for women in any and all stages of life.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
32 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
However you want: There are reasons for pelvic rest (no sex) with certain high risk pregnancies (bleeding, preterm labor, etc), but for most there are no restrictions.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Maybe: Take another urine preg test in a few days, and do it right when you wake up.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Up to 1/2 of girls with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) do not have periods.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No: No odor or discomfort likely means it's physiologic (normal).
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Pregnancy test?: May just be phase of the cycle causing soreness, but make sure you're not pregnant.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No: Birth control pills shouldn't cause any vaginal odor. I recommend seeing the gynecologist. Vaginal swabs can be taken to help determine the cause.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Varies: Nobody can really give you a specific time period. We usually look at 5 year survival rates. If you know the stage of cancer, you can easily find th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
OB labs: Depends on the doc. I get blood type and antibody screen. Complete blood count. Hepb, c. Hiv. Rubella. Syphilis. Cystic fibrosis or sickle cell scr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Studies/research in human pregnancy are limited with anything that may cause harm to baby. So there is not any great evidence either way on these thi... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: It's a pregnancy category c drug, so ok to use when benefits outweigh risks. Talk to your provider.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: It's very common. Tell your doctor, so you can rule out dangerous conditionns. Try drinking lots of water and eat regular meals.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Wipes and more...: Wet wipes, diapers, diaper genie, butt paste for diaper rash, change of clothes, toys to distract baby, pacifier, & lots of patience :).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: This is a pregnancy category c drug. Category c drugs are used often in pregnancy. Their safety is uncertain but usually considered acceptable.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: If you are ovulating regularly, conception shouldn't be a problem. Your age puts you at increased risk for chromosomal anomalies (down syndrome, etc)... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Pregnant?: Maybe pregnant, so take a preg test. Maybe your ovulation was off this month... Maybe bowel or bladder related, etc... Prob should get in with your o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Ask your OB provider: Definitely start by asking your provider. I generally give a handout at the first visit with a list of approved meds. You can also look up the pregn... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes... Maybe even the same day if you're not cramping too bad.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: Heartburn is very common in pregnancy, and Pantoprazole is a safe and effective treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No: Anemia has nothing to do with HCG which is the "pregnancy hormone" checked through urine or blood.
A female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
None: Implantation is usually asymptomatic... Meaning there are no symptoms. Vaginal spotting can be seen.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Prometrium (micronized progesterone): Talk to your OB doc about Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (progesterone) supplement that can be used in the second half of your cycle.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
<8%: I'd say less than average for one act of coitus (sexual intercourse). Get a pregnancy test. Good luck!
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See the Gyn doc ASAP: Postmenopausal bleeding is worrisome because it may be a sign of endometrial hyperplasia (overgrowth of the uterine lining which can lead to cancer) o... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
No worry: It's very common... Nothing to worry about. Prostaglandins are increased while menstruating and these affect your bowels. So, you're ok.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Pelvic pain: It's hard for someone to localize where the pain originates... Ovary, tube, uterus, bowel, bladder, etc... Ovarian pain from ovulation is usually ear... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Monistat: Try Monistat cream. If its not better, go see a gynecologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Yes: There's no definitive evidence to say 100% yes or no... But generally, if you are breathing and oxygenating well, the baby is fine. Your baby's hemog... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Inadequate growth?: Fundal height is the way growth is followed. If small, growth restriction, premature rupture of membranes, etc. Need to be ruled out. High blood pre... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Anesthesia choices: The epidural really works best for pain management without exposing baby to medication. Many patients get by with IV pain meds like demerol (meperidi... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Infection?: Try cutting your caffeine and taking ibuprofen. If it's not better or you get a fever, see your doctor to make sure it's not an infection.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Make an appointment: There are a number of possibilities. Most are not dangerous: vaginal/cervical lacerations, bacterial infections, cervical/endometrial polyps, etc. O... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See your doc: Get in with your doc for an exam. Try cutting back on caffeine too and wear a good supportive bra... Might help some.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Prolly not preggo: Unlikely to be pregnant. See your ob/gyn to make sure you're ok.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
See your OB soon: Old blood is brown. This could be caused by a number of things, so get in to see your OB soon. An exam and an ultrasound will help identify what's g... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Rephresh gel: Thin discharge with a fishy odor. Try over the counter rephresh gel. If not better, go see the gynecologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Pain & Frequency: Pain with urination and urinary frequency are the most common symptoms. Utis are uncommon in males, so this should be discussed with his doctor. Al... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephed... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fanous is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fanous is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 24, 2011
One of the kindest, most compassionate doctors I know.
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Thank you for getting back to me. Is this something safe to use while trying to conceive? Also does I treat or mask symptoms?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 2001MD
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