Dr. Andrew Silverman

Fertility Medicine
New York, NY
51 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York

Address

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

Thursday: Closed
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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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Treat a bee sting: If you aren't allergic remove the stinger with a metal object (knife) scraping at an angle. The venom sac keeps pumping until removed. Apply ice to r... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Poor hygiene : Not causative of prostatitis. Maybe skin infections.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: As long as you don't use the long acting or timed release sudafed it's safe in pregnancy.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: Implantation bleeding occurs at the time that the early pregnancy "burrows" into the endometrium of the uterine wall. It usually occurs around 6-8 da... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Increase pregnancy: Having sex with a fertile partner multiple times around ovulation using sperm friendly lubricants (if needed) will increase the chances of conception.... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Primary Rx Clomid (clomiphene): Any licensed physician can prescribe clomid, (clomiphene) and you may conceive taking it for several months. I don't recommend that you take the medic... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Ovarian postion: The ovaries and tubes in most women move around. If fixed in position due to adhesion's and/or scar tissue the tubes may not be able to pick up and eg... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
No: The morning after pill cannot cause an ectopic, but it will not absolutely prevent one. If you use this pill and symptoms of pregnancy occur i sugges... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Food + for pregnancy: Although this is suggestive, the conclusion is not definitive. Clearly certain foods can prevent pregnancy such as eating very large amounts of vegeta... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Cervical Cap: A cervical cap is inserted prior to relations, unlike a diaphragm it can remain in place for up to 48 hrs. The advantage is that it can be placed lon... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: Recovery after tubal ligation depends upon the method used if you've had general anesthesia and a procedure that entered the abdominal procedure ie ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Date of conception: You probably conceived around Dec. 10th. But it is possible thay you conceived in Nov. I suggest that you have a vaginal sonogram, and repeat in 2 w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Long cycles: It is possible to conceive on your own, but I would suggest ovulation augmentation with Clomid (clomiphene) or Leterzole to increase the frequency of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Increase in hCG: In the early phase of pregnancy hCG should double it's value in 48 hrs. The increase that you describe is low, but you may still be carrying a normal... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Pregnancy: I am always disappointed to hear that a physician says that you cannot conceive. Unless you had your reproductive organs removed there is always a ch... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Life of sperm: The usual life of sperm in the female tract is 3 days. Although it is possible for sperm to survive for 4 days it isn't likely.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Lack of mucus: Not all women notice a mucus discharge around ovulation. If it has been longer than 8 months of trying I suggest seeing an infertility specialist to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Implantation bleed: Your ovulation is approx. 13-14 days prior to your expected menses. Having sex 5 days prior to bleeding is to late for a pregnancy. You a preg test ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Hirsutism: There are several ways to control hirsutism. Suppressing the production of testosterone is primary, but you have to find out if it's being produced i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Mucus changes: Impossible to say without knowing your cycle start and usual length. But mucus does tend to dry up after ovulation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Late;neg preg test: You can still have a early pregnancy with a negative home test. I suggest that you follow up with a blood preg test and a serum progesterone. You ca... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
6 days after IUI neg: Too early to tell, because implantation is about 6 days after ovulation. Wait another week and test again.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Progesterone tablets: If you need progesterone because your body is making enough after ovulation that's the time to start them. I have patients start progesterone replace... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Induce labor: Having intercourse with intravaginal ejaculation; the prostaglandins in the seminal plasma will induce labor!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Home Birth: The + is friendly environment. The disadvantage is that childbirth can be associated with potential problems/complications for the mom & baby, a home ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Hypothyroidism: The appropriate treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid replacement whether your pregnant or not. Frequently hypothyroidism can cause infertility. If... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: You can wear panty-liners in pregnancy as long as they have a cotton crotch. This will allow air to penetrate allowing for evaporation keeping you coo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Placenta abruption: While frequently the cause of placental abruption is unknown; a recognized cause is a placenta that covers the cervical canal. The placental may cover... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: A male is able to release semen prior to actually feeling the surge of ejaculation, so it is possible to conceive even if he "pulls out". It is far s... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: It is safe to get a pap test in pregnancy, but it may cause some minor bleeding which will eventually stop. It causes no harm to the baby.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Adenomyisis: I am unaware of any evidence that a C-section will increase the risk of adenomyomatosis
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Adenomyosis: Endometriosis of the uterusor denomyosis can be associatedwith scar tissue which ca result in infertility. I suggest treating appropriately.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Painful cramps: There can be a number of reasons for painful menstrual cramps without a period. I suggest that you do a home pregnancy test. If negative and no mense... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
HSG: A work up is usually done prior to treatment. The hgs will let you know that your tubes are open and that the sperm can reach your egg. Performing the... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Tubalanastamosis: The waiting time after tubal anastamosis (reconnection) depends upon the surgical approach till she can have relations. I let my patients decide when ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Pregnancy risk: Sperm are good swimmers and if your partner ejaculated near the vagina you could conceive. When i trained in montreal we call these "virginal birhs".... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Vaginal discharge: A vaginal discharge that has an unusual odor can be due to seminal discharge after relations or bv. Check with your gyn if the odor persists.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Repeat the test: Sometimes it takes up to a weeks for the urine test to turn +. If you feel pregnant and continue to have a negative urine test i suggest that you hav... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Implantation: The process of implantation is much shorter than 10 days, and usually occurs around 6-8 days after ovulation.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Bad smelling nipples: This sounds rather unusual. I suggest that you see your gynecologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Fertile days: In a 30 day cycle ovulation will be around day 16, and so your fertile days would begin around day 13.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Low sperm count: You need a work up to determine that you are ovulation, etc. If you are good to go then i suggest several cycle of timed iui, and probably you'll con... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Risk of pregnancy: The chances to conceive having unprotected sex soon after an abortion are rather high. A woman is most fertile after a abortion or 4 mos. After a del... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Long luteal phase: In the human female the luteal phase last 2 weeks from ovulation to the next menses unless you conceive. The first part of the cycle is variable, but... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Late menses: Sounds like you might be pregnant. Do a home test.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Vaginal tightness: To tighten the vagina i suggest trying kiegel exercises which strengthen the pelvic diaphragm. There is an operation called vaginal rejuvenation which... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Bleeding midcycle: Probably you have bleeding associated with ovulation.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Late menses: Repeat the urine test is 2-3 days, and if still + follow up with a blood pregnancy test at your gynecologist.
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Depot and pregnancy: Probably the 90 mg dose will prevent ovulation and pregnancy.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Preg using rhythm: At your age fertility in definitely on the decrease, so the risk of becoming pregnant using the rhythm method is very low. Nevertheless if could happ... Read More
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Testimonials
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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
HealthTap member
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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