Dr. Stephen Sudler

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duluth, GA
42 years experience male

Locations

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group

Duluth, GA

Address

Kaiser Permanente OBGYN Gwinnett Medical Center, 3650 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Duluth, GA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

About

Bio

I was raised in the Philadelphia Suburbs, Abington, PA. I attended Harvard College in Cambridge, MA, and received my medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. My residency training was at Western Pennsylvania Hospital (West Penn) in Pittsburgh, PA in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I am board certified in this specialty. I am currently practicing with The Southeastern Permanente Medical Group with Kaiser Permanente Health Plan in Atlanta, GA. All areas of women's health care hold interest for me. I do like office based surgical procedures, such as Hysteroscopic procedures and endometrial ablation. I am also actively involved in the practice of Clinical Informatics (computerization of medical records, clinical encounter documentatio

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

591 Answers
223 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes, absolutely: You should tell your doctor all of your obstetrical, medical and surgical history. This information may be critical to assisting you with an optimal ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Unknown: While this could be a symptom of pregnancy, more reliable signs include a late or missed period, breast swelling or tenderness, nausea and/or vomiting... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on degree: If the question is in reference to a vaginal delivery, it depends on the location and extent of the tear or laceration. The results may range from no... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not normal: Congratulations on your pregnancy. Brown discharge in early pregnancy indicated some sort of bleeding has occurred. It is considered old blood. It c... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hot flashes: Menopause may occur between ages 45-55 on average. Hot flashes can precede menopause by several years. They can also be caused by medication side ef... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Unlikely: A negative home pregnancy test can be confirmed with a blood test. If is negative, you are not pregnant and cannot have an ectopic pregnancy. Check ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Very: Due to changes in weight and changes in center of gravity, muscles not previously well used are now being used and stress on the joints is different. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not a problem: The normal menstrual cycle ranges from 23-42 days, so a 38 day or so ccycle is a variation of normal. The only way to get periods on time is to use h... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Ovulation: After ovulation cervical mucous becomes thick due to a rise in Progesterone levels.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Quit: After conception, lactation will naturally stop due to rising hormone levels from pregnacy, so stopping makes sense.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Several things: It could mean you are ovulating, beginning to menstruate, pregnancy, contraceptive break-through-bleeding, or not ovulating among others there is in... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly ovulation: If you are midcycle, you could be ovulating.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not if cooked: Freshly cooked crab and lobster are safe to eat during pregnancy. Do not eat uncooked shellfish, shark, swordfish, tilefish or king mackerel due to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Probably, Yes: If you are using the "sunday start" method of starting your birth control pills (starting sunday after your period starts), you may even be beyond day... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes you can: The typical start for for birth control pills is the first day of your period or the first sunday after your period starts. The latter has the advant... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Unlikely, but yes: A negative home urine pregnancy test is usually reliable, but as of today, april 4th, you may not even have missed your period. Most tests can now de... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes if just flavor: If you are referring to the flavor then yes, it is safe during pregnancy. It is also safe to eat chocolate. Since I do not know what is in the weigh... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Unknown risk then: In the past exceesive weight gain was much more a concern for cosmetic and health reasons during pregnancy. Some women smoked or continued to and too... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hormone changes: This is due to a change in your hormonal levels that occurs near and through menstruation. It is quite normal to have this symptom.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes you can: You can resume breast pumping if you wish to reestablish your milk supply. It may not be successful in fully restoring milk production, but it may wo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not the same: Eating is natural, but you can get food poisoning. Breathing is natural, bu you can contract influenza. Sex may be natural, but you can introduce an... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
From the WHO: Female genital mutilation (fgm) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not usually: Cervical inflammation is a response to either an infection (chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas) making it acute, or "chronic inflammation" is a term th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
NO ADVANTAGES - WHO: No health benefits, only harm fgm has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways. It involves removing and damaging healthy and nor... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Mittelschmerz: There are several explanations for the cause of this pain. Just prior to ovulation, follicle growth may stretch the surface of the ovary, causing pain... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Mermaid: Seen by me , personally, syringomelia, where the lower limbs are fused, there are no genitals or anus. The baby resembles a mermaid (man). Ultrasoun... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes, unlikely: A cyst that has contents that will cause severe inflammation (peritonitis), a cyst that twists, cuts off its blood supply and causes gangrene, and a c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Megestrol does not appear to have a time limitation on dosing.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Sexual activity should not change your menstrual cycle, unless you become pregnant.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Pharmacies and other: "the sponge" is sold and is available over-the-counter at major retailers, family planning clinics, and online. Cost is $9-16.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly: Based on the history provided, adhesions could be a possibility. Check with your OB regarding the indications and findings of your surgery. If pain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes and No: Menstrual cramping is located in the pelvis, and is common during menstruatuon. Continuous pelvic pain would not be considered normal. In the latter... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
OTC Creams: Over the counter antifungal vaginal creams containing Miconazole or Clotrimazole are effective means of treating the usual vaginal yest infection. Or... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Benign tumors: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterine wall. They are 99.9% benign. They are quite common. Their cause is unknown. They are depe... Read More
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A 74-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly: An ovarian cyst found postmenopause, may or may not be a problem. It depends on the size and characteristics of the cyst. If surgery is necessary, t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Most around 6 weeks.: If not breast feeding, then the range would usually be from 4-8 weeks after delivery. If breastfeeding, the time interval is indefinite, and varies f... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Death: Since the amount is not specified, Excedrin contains a combination of acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. Acetaminophen taken in excess can cause l... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: The cycle in which the pill is initiated will be unaffected. Later cycles should see some beneficial efffects.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on X-Ray: Most x-rays can be safely performed during pregnacy by shielding (putting a lead apron) over the abdomen block any x-ray scatter. These include dent... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Seek treatment: If someone has bipolar disorder during pregnancy, they should be under the casre of a behavioral health specialist. The need for medication and the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: The natural course for breast milk, if one is not breast feeding, is for it to "dry up" on its own. The use of cabbage leaves is for breast discomfor... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Breastfeeding?: This may be normal if one is breastfeeding. It could also be pregnancy.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Depends on start: Combination pills you may start the combination pill at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected aga... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Call your doctor: The limited information provided makes it difficult to make a more meaningful recommendation. Call your primary care doctor if not pregnant or your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Contact Clinician: Treatment for UTI symptoms requires an evaluation by a health care provider.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Not really: There are premenstrual symptoms you can describe to your ob, but other than your previous menstrual pattern and short of seeing some sort of bloody du... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Washing your hands of semen should remove any sperm.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Multiple: Lower abdominal cramping in women could be caused by gastrointestinal problems, urinary tract problems menstruation, ovulation, ovarian cysts, uterine... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly: Based on the information provided, a gastrointestinal problem is a possiblity. Medical attention should be sought if the symptoms persist or worsen.
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Mar 9, 2014
A concise answer, compassion and experience is what you will get when Dr Sudler answers one of your questions. Such a great value to the HealthTap community!
Jul 29, 2014
Dr. Sudler is extremely knowledgeable on a vast range of subjects important to most of the HealthTap community. He's a valuable asset to HealthTap.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sudler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! OK I guess I’ll have to make a doctors appointment yes it has been going on for over weeks now I’ve been on my medication for like I said 15 years and I’ve never had a...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I went a month ago got antibiotics finished them. It's every time I do it w my husband.does he need to get seen? I'm constantly antibiotic
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is what's happening to me right now & I am relieved to hear it's normal. I'll still get a test just to be sure but thank you!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL
Completed 1985

Awards

Attested to Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Records
Most Influential, Second Place, Atlanta, GA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Atlanta, GA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Medical Association of Georgia
Medical Association Of Atlanta
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