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Dr. Andrew Silverman

Fertility Medicine
New York, NY
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York

Address

330 West 58th Street, Suite 414, New York
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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About

Bio

Andrew Y. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D. <u>EDUCATION;</u> <u>College;</u> Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire, A.B. 1961-1965 <u>Medical School:</u> S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, School of Medicine 1965-1972 <u>Graduate School;</u> S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Ph.D. 1966-1972 <u>INTERNSHIP;</u> Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1972-1973 <u>RESEARCH ASSOCIATE;</u> National Cancer Institute, National Institutes Of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 1973-1978 <u>RESIDENCY;</u> Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1975-1978 <u>FELLOWSHIP:</u> Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio, Texas 1978-1981 <u>CERTIFICATION;</u> Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners 1973 Diplomat, Licensure Medical Council Canada 1976 Diplomat, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1983- The Society of Reproductive Surgeons 1993- <u>LICENSED;</u> Maryland, 1974; Quebec, Canada, 1976; Texas 1978; New York, 1984 <u>HONORS;</u> Third Prize, Current Clinical and Basic Investigation, presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1979 Selected as a participant of the Mead Johnson Perinatal and Development Medicine Symposium, Marco Island, Florida, December 2-6, 1979 <u>APPOINTMENTS:</u> Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas 1978-1984 Chief of Gynecology, Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio, Texas 1979-1984 Director of Human In Vitro Fertilization, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas 1981-1983 Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York 1985-2008 Medical Committee of Planned Parenthood of Westchester 1987- Director of the Medical Committee of Planned Parenthood of Hudson Peconic, Inc. 1994-2000 <u>ORGANIZATIONS:</u> American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Junior Fellow 1973-1983 Fellow 1984- The American Society of Reproductive Medicine 1984- American Association for the Advancement of Science 1981-1985 San Antonio Obstetrical and Gynecological Society 1982-1984 Bexar County Medical Society 1983-1984 The Endocrine Society 1983-1990 Westchester County Medical Society 1985-2008 New York County Medical Society 1987-1989 The Society of Reproductive Surgeons 1993- <u>AD HOC EDITOR:</u> Fertility and Sterility 1989- International Journal of Gynecology 1981- <u>HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:</u> Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York 1985-2011 White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains, New York 1989- <u>DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:</u> June 10, 1943 – New York City, New York

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Preventing pregnancy: No method of birth control is 100% effective against pregnancy. The oral contraceptives are the most effective as are hormonal implants.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Foul smelling vaginal discharge is frequently seen evidence of bacterial vaginosis (bv). It should be diagnosed and treated properly because it will m... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Cervical cerclage: A cerclage is necessary to prevent premature opening of the cervix prior to labor. It is usually need when the cervix length is shortened, and usually... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: The safest pain killer during pregnancy is plain tylenol or acetaminophen. Aspirin should be avoided because it has an antiprostaglandin effect that... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Previous miscarriage: I suggest that you see a psychologist, and attend an infertility self help group like resolve.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Serial sonograms of about 3 weeks apart are extremely accurate for dating especially in the early pregnancy.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
How do I conceive: Most women become pregnant after having had unprotected sex around the time of ovulation. Sperm can live in the female tract for about 3 days and so i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Care of kids: The best arrangement is to plan ahead. Make arrangements for your children with grandparents or very close family friends. Remember that labor can be... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Placental examinatio: Placentas are examined for 2 reasons; 1. Each cord should have 2 arteries and a single vein, an abnormal vessel component suggests fetal abnormality m... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Room for delivery: The best room for a home delivery should be well lighted, limited access to individuals who are not participating in the birth, and most importantly e... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Usually tiny: The incision after a tubal ligation depends upon the technique used: laparoscopic tubal about the size of a dime, the same as diagnostic. Laparoscopy;... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Pregnancy terminatio: A 1st trimester termination can either be accomplished medically or surgically. An antiprogesterone is given orally in the office followed up in 48hrs... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Fertility & age: Men can reproduce till their 70's, but the risk of abnormalities increases due to abnormalities in sperm dna (i can't imagine having kids at that age,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Puncture of tube: Fallopian tube puncture is a commonly seen adverse effect of a selective hsg. If you have no signs of an infection, and your vaginal bleeding is minim... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Ready to deliver?: You'll know that your ready to deliver when you go into true labor which is defined as progression of events that eventually lead to childbirth. At t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Ignoring neg preg: When you've delivered 1 month ago! ignoring a negative pregnancy test when you're symptomatic of pregnancy and/or late on your menses can be dangerou... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Natural fertility Rx: There are certain herbs like chase tree berry extract that enhance fertility, and considered natural. Chinese herbalists have used dong quai to balanc... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Herbs help pregnancy: It depends upon the herbal supplement, some may actually hurt the chances to conceive! i guess the smartest thing is be a knowledgeable consumer.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Possibly: Usually implantation bleeding occurs about a week after ovulation, and assuming a 28 day cycle with ovulation at day 14 the timing is right. It is po... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Post FET: Maybe a little early to detect pregnancy. Your breast tenderness is suggestive, but not conclusive. I suggest waiting another week and repeating the... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Cramping: Impossible to blame the cramps on an early pregnancy, but it is possible. If you girl friend is late have her to a home pregnancy test, and follow up... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Possible pregnancy: I think that you mean that the U/S should an empty uterine sac. Most probably this is what is called a blighted ovum, meaning that there is no fetal ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
PCOD: You are probably not ovulating. Approx 60% of women with your condition will ovulate using Clomid (clomiphene).
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene) pregnancy: If you took the Clomid (clomiphene) on CD 5-9 you should have ovulated around CD 16. Your chances of pregnancy are approx. 50%/cycle.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Aspermia: Which means absence of sperm can be diagnosed with two semen samples after 3-5 days of abstinence. If the diagnosis is correct it should be followed ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Old preg test: Why take a chance! The cost of a new one is relatively inexpensive, and you will know for sure. You will always have a doubt if you use an expired o... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Ovulation: Ovulation is usually 2 weeks prior to menses meaning in a 26 day cycle around cycle day 12, and in a 29 day cycle around day 15. If you have sex aroun... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Suicidal on BCP's: Probably your symptoms are do to the Progesterone component in BCP's which can increase depression and thought of suicide. You really cannot take est... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Lo loestrin: I suggest continuing the BCP, because most likely it's working. If may take several months for you body to adjust to the BCP.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Spotting on BCP's: If you a relying on BCPs' as a contraceptive you should restart the next pack as soon as you finish the last one!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Menses no ovulation: It is possible to have a normal menses without ovulating due to the increase and then decrease of hormones. Your level of AMH is normal.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Spotting &amp; ovulation: Spotting normal lasts for several days after implantation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Secondary amenorrhea: Possible, but you have to find the cause of the amenorrhea, and correct it! clearly, you have to be ovulatory as well.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Late menses: With irregular periods, and 2 negative preg tests, it would seen that you are not pregnant. If you still don't have a period within the next week mak... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Sore breasts: It is fairly common for women to have sore breasts a week before expected menses. It is a result of the hormonal response of the breast tissue to you... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Weak + preg test: Repeat the test in 48 hrs, and if + I recommend that you see your gyn and have a pelvic sonogram.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Early pregnancy: It it unlikely that pregnancy is the only reason for your symptoms. Do you have allergies or a past history of asthma. It sounds like you need to se... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Possible pregnancy: Very possibly. I suggest that you perform a home urine preg. test. If + schedule an ob visit. If - just wait another week.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Faint + on ovulation: The various tests for ovulation have a slightly different specificity and sensitivity. The result may be do to the test that you've used. Since the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
HCG for oligospermia: It is likely that you have a failure of the production of sperm from the testes. It is unlikely that hCG will increase your count. I suggest that yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Brownish discharge: It has been my experience that brownish spotting before menses is often a sign of endometriosis. If you've been trying to conceive for 6-8 months I s... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Hemorrhagic ovaries: The usual cause of these type of cysts is ovulation. If you're on BCP's (you don't ovulate), and you shouldn't have the problem.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Early menses: It sounds as if your period was a little early, which is not that unusual. If you flow is less than usual I suggest that you do a home preg. test, an... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Late ovulation: Ovulation usually occurs 2 weeks prior to your period. If you are certain that you're ovulatory and you get an early period there is a problem with t... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Luteal defect: Progesterone will not help unless you have LPD (luteal phase defect), and can only be diagnosed by an endometrial biopsy and serial Progesterone in th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Potential pregnancy: Having unprotected sex on cycle day 9 with having a normal 28 day cycle means that you likely had sex 5 days prior to ovulation. Since the sperm only... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Discharge post D&amp;C: It is not uncommon to have discharge after a miscarriage and D&amp;C for up to a month. As long as you don't have fever or pelvic pain, I would wait.... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Wants a boy: The ratio of males to females is appro. 51/49% per pregnancy. The only way to increase your odds to perform gender selection please see my web site w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Endometrial size: It is pointless to comment on endometrial thickness without know where you are in you menstrual cycle! The endometrium is at it's thickest 1 week aft... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Post miscarriage: It takes about 2 cycles after a miscarriage for you cycle to reboot. Spotting may not be a sign of implantation, but only your cycle restarting. I s... Read More
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Dr. Ira Katz
Aug 11, 2015
Very knowledgeable straightforward and easy to understand answer.
Sep 11, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, cares for patients
HealthTap member
Oct 1, 2015
I have been trying to get pregnant for about 9 years. And I haven't had a successful pregnancy as if yet
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. I'm terrified.. Everything that happens seems to stress me out more and more. There was no intercourse even. Just minimal fluid contact.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've been wondering about this lately... I'm feeling g way too moody, overly fatigued, my body just feels like its out of order.
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The first day of my last cycle was the 30th Dec.I miscarried at the end of Nov and I don't want to get my hopes up if I test too early.Help!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

McGill University

Awards

Third Prize, Current Clinical and Basic Investigation, presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1979
Selected as a participant of the Mead Johnson Perinatal and Development Medicine Symposium, Marco Island, Florida, December 2-6, 1979
Top Doctor, First Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013

Publications

Altering the sex ratio expressed as the proportion of males to females using albumin-separated sperm
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