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Dr. Byron Hapner

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Mullica Hill, NJ

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Premier Women's Health of South Jersey, 34 Colson Lane, Mullica Hill, NJ
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Premier Women's Health of South Jersey

Mullica Hill, NJ

About

Bio

Dr. Byron Hapner was board certified in obstetrics and gynecology in 1996. He graduated from Vassar College, earned his medical degree at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Long Island College Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident in 1993-94. Dr. Hapner entered private practice in South Jersey in 1994, while continuing to teach medical students. He has also taught family practice residents at Underwood-Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hapner has a special interest in new and advanced surgical techniques, including laparoscopic hysterectomy and da Vinci robotic surgery. Dr. Hapner has been featured as a Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine and South Jersey Magazine.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

146 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 4 1/2 weeks: A gestational sac of 3.5 mm roughly corresponds to an estimated gestational age of 32 days.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Doxinate (similar to Diclegis in the US) is a safe remedy for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. It's combination of vitamin B6 and doxylamine, a commo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neither: Cervical dysplasia shouldn't cause excessive bleeding, and most hormonal forms of birth control result in less bleeding, not more. On the other hand,... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several reasons: Excessive breast stimulation, underactive thyroid, overactive pituitary--these are some of the reasons for leaking breast milk (galactorrhea). Best t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
The test detects DNA: Most chlamydia tests look for chlamydia dna, which can remain present for several weeks after the infection is treated. If you took your antibiotics ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Trichomonas is transmitted sexually.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The concern with eating fish has to do with exposure to mercury. Two servings of cod fish a week is considered safe. This brochure from the NY City ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alternatives: The concern is over the drospirenone (synthetic progesterone) component of the pill. Some studies suggest that Yasmin and Yaz (drospirenone and ethin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No specific age: It is typically your choice when to have your tubes tied regardless of how many children you have. However, there are studies that suggest women of a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, it is very safe. Some people become a bit nauseous, but serious side effects are uncommon. In the us this medication is known as plan b.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wait a little: According to the cdc the correct dose of Azithromycin for chlamydia is 1 gram (or Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for one week). Most chlamydia tests... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pre-Seed: Supposedly pre-seed and a few other lubricants to not have this effect, though.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Already effective: If you start the first pack of pills at the time of your period, they are immediately effective. If you start the first pack of pills at any other ti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Correct: Because you are rh negative, you should be offered Rhogam at 28 weeks and after delivery if the baby is rh positive. Also, there are some other situa... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Autoimmune problem: With apa-s, the immune system produces antibodies against normal proteins in the body. Most importantly, blood clots can form in the legs and lungs, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can't tell for sure: Contractions once every hour do not give you a clear indication of when you're going to be in labor. A helpful (but general) rule is 5-1-1: contrac... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, Metronidazole (flagyl) is safe and it is the preferred treatment for bacterial vaginosis (bv) while pregnant. Years ago, lab studies suggested t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Dorzolamide (trusopt) is an eye drop used to treat glaucoma. Although there are no studies to support its safety in pregnancy, trusopt would be a rea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Variable, individual: Before conception, use of certain medications may cause fertility problems or birth defects. During pregnancy, it is important to monitor for kidney ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cherry hemangioma: A cherry hemangioma, aka campbell de morgan spot, is a common red spot on the skin, usually small. They are typically harmless and increase in freq... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wouldn't advise it: There is no way to reassure you that elderberry is safe during pregnancy, so it's best not to use it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Small error margin: A first trimester ultrasound may have an error range of 3 to 5 days, but no more than 7. Also, note that dating a pregnancy is done from the first ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Flushes, leg cramps: Raloxifene (evista) is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. It also prevents breast cancer. Although most people do not experience significant si... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Noroxin and its cousins (fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levaquin) probably do not cause birth defects. However, there ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: It typically takes one to three months to start menstrual cycles after stopping birth control pills (if you used Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogest... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely not harmful: Unless you are really ill from an intestinal infestation, pinworms should not harm your baby. Pyrantel pamoate (aka pin-x) is over-the-counter and wo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Implanon may cause spotting or missed periods, typically not a concern. For detailed information, see: http://www.Implanon-usa.Com/en/hcp/lear... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but...: Yes, but you may want to read the fda's cautions regarding these products: http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm049311.Htm.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A tubal ligation should not significantly affect your hormones or menstrual cycle. A lot of times cycles change because of age, or they will be diffe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoid: Rephresh clean balance and other douches should be avoided: they don't treat vaginal infections and they remove the body's own natural defenses. On ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not accurate: Curious as to why a CA-125 level was drawn, since it's not a recommended routine test. There are many reasons why a result may be slightly elevated, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, it's an option: You have various options, including the use of these medications. You may also benefit from changing your contraceptive pill regimen. Aerobic exerci... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is reasonable to skip the placebo week. There are pills specifically designed to do this, as well (Seasonale, Seasonique). There isn't a true lim... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
BV requires Rx: There are several over-the-counter products for treating a yeast infection, but BV typically requires an antibiotic treatment that is a prescription. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor.: It's not uncommon to bleed irregularly on Depo-Provera provera, especially during the first year of use. However, since you've been bleeding for abou... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Should be okay, especially if a liquid-based pap smear vial is used (not a slide). You may want to check with your doctor's office, because some may... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is reasonable to use albuterol during pregnancy. Here is a reference: http://www.Mothertobaby.Org/files/albuterol.Pdf.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Pregnancy after a tubal ligation is not common but it happens. If so, there is an increased risk of a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, perhaps as high as a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1 gram: 1 gram (250 mg x 4 is typical).
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If NuvaRing is out for more than 3 hours, its effectiveness may be decreased.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a weird question: Occasional unpredictable spotting or bleeding while using Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is common. Of course, if you have any further concerns p... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take a test: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is about 99 percent effective and there are many reasons why you may being feeling that way. A urine pregnancy tes... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few months: Asherman syndrome is not that common, so unless you have an unusual circumstance, try not to worry. Please wait two months to see if your cycle retur... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very heavy bleeding: Endometrial ablation is used to treat very heavy menstrual bleeding when medical or non-surgical treatments fail or are not advised for other reasons.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe, and may help: Many of my pregnant patients see a chiropractor. They generally report some relief of their muscular problems. Other options include seeing an ost... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but it's rare: This is called congenital tuberculosis, and it's rather rare. Women at high risk for TB can be screened while they are pregnant using a skin test. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually yes: Vaginal birth after a c/section (vbac) is a topic you may wish to discuss with your obstetrician or midwife. Several individual factors may influence... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : The method you would use depends on your age, desire to have more children and also on your individual circumstances (medical or physical problems--ut... Read More

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Feb 28, 2012
the first out of 5 doctors in a row, who answered not hastily,provided the study behind his argument. very very well done. Not just a good doctor,but would also make a good scientist :)
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Feb 28, 2012
the first out of 5 doctors in a row, who answered not hastily,provided the study behind his argument. very very well done. Not just a good doctor,but would also make a good scientist :)
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hapner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks im 26 no family history no symptoms,my doc still sending me to do a ultrasound. ..i had one of my overy removed due to a benign cyst years back
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ahh,like a cool breeze of fresh air. the previous 4 doctors didn't explain the data,just used to judge the ineffectiveness of the method
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have always wondered about it since I've been on it for a couple yrs

Awards

Best Doctor/Physician Group in Gloucester County, NJ, 2011
Top OB/GYN Doctor, South Jersey Magazine, 2013
Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine
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