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Dr. Nicole Bullock

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abilene, TX
18 years experience female

Locations

Office

Abilene, TX

Address

1680 antilley rd., #115, Abilene, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

<h2>"I am devoted to providing women with attentive obstetric and gynecological care. I will help my patients to think better, feel better and live better. I believe it's a privilege to serve the people of my hometown. I am Nicole Koske Bullock. And I am here when you need me."</h2>

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

127 Answers
82 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes.: Many of the common pms symptoms are similar to pregnancy symptoms.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hopefully OK: The doubling rule isn't always exact. This early in the pregnancy I would remain optimistic that all is well. :) Are you going to repeat blood work or... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Any time: it's good to have a cervix that is dilated and thinning out, but there is still no way to predict labor. it's hard to wait! :)
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Be patient: Bleeding is not necessarily continuous during menses. It may come and go. You said you started your period - so there was bleeding? Just wait it out, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
You decide: I'm assuming that by "natural miscarriage" you mean that you did not have surgery, and that everything has since resolved? If you have stopped bleedin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Depends: There are several vaccines that are safe during pregnancy and there are several that are not safe. Sometimes it also depends on the risk of your expos... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Urodynamics: There bladder studies called urodynamics or cystometrics that can be done to help diagnose different types of bladder / urine incontinence. Some are v... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Pap screens cancer: A pap test or pap smear screen for cervical cancer. It is recommended that you start having pap smears done at age 21. A pap smear is done by doing a ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Not ideal: It is not recommended. There are occasions when general anesthesia is used during pregnancy, but we know it puts baby to sleep the same way it puts mo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes.: It is very difficult and subjective to know whether your cervix rises during ovulation. Being able to tell it's soft is pretty good insight by itself.... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Friction: It could be related to just the physical act of sex and the friction of the vaginal mucosa that makes you feel dry. This can also lead to the feeling ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Physical Therapy: Sometimes medicine can help. Sometimes surgery can help. I always have my patients see a physical therapist that specializes in pelvic floor physical ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Probably pms: Yeast infection is just poor timing (i suppose a yeast infection is always poor timing), but unrelated to your period or sore breasts. Tender breasts ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No.: Progesterone cream won't help. Prescription or over the counter. Avoid all soy products! having excess estrogen is most common because of being over w... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
It is safe to laugh: Laugh all you want sister .... Totally safe. Remember, baby is pretty well protected in there.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Avoid grains!: I agree with dr.Rothman ..... There is a lot of new research explaining that grains are the culprit leading to inflammation, high triglycerides, eleva... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Good Hygiene: Bv (bacterial vaginosis) is a bacterial vaginal infection. It is caused by an overgrowth of bacteria when there has been a shift in the normal vaginal... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Primary care or gyn: Typically, any primary care provider (family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics) should be able to manage vaginal symptoms / complaints. A gyneco... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Medical History: The most important thing to discuss is your medical history. If you have any medical problems, you want them to be controlled before you get pregnant ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen would be my first recommendation for the occasional ovarian / ovarian cyst pain. If you have discomfort every month, birth control will keep... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
May be normal: It is normal to have some vaginal discharge. Depending on the cycle of your hormones, discharge maybe thick and white, or clear and sticky. Or any var... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Not recommended: Nitrofurantoin is a good anitbiotic choice that is often used during pregnancy. But, most often it is drug of choice for bladder infections (uti), not... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
See your Gyn Dr.: At 34 Y.O., you shouldn't have vaginal dryness bad enough to cause symptoms. You need to see your gynecologist to review your medications and medical... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No.: Celiac is not a communicable disease that can be passed to another person.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
True: They are unaffected until born .... This is because of the blood circulation system that is in place for the baby while still in utero. It isn't until... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Sure.: A hot flash could be just a hot flash. Or, it could be from stress or anxiety. Thyroid problems sometimes present with intolerance to hot or cold. Oth... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes.: Generally, tylenol (acetaminophen) is recommended during pregnancy. The harmful effects from Aspirin and Ibuprofen are more likely to happen after ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Not necessarily: Swollen or tender breasts is sometimes a symptom of pregnancy, but could also be premenstrual symptom. It is associated with hormones, but not exc... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Could be: You need to see a doctor to have an exam. What you describe as a "rugburn" could just be irritation that now has infection, but it could also be a sex... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
10 days: It is about 10 - 14 days after ovulation that you would have a positive blood test. For urine, more like 14 days .... Usually right at the time of y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Health pregnancy: Estimating 1.7kg at 30 weeks is a perfect size. In fact, based on most fetal growth charts that puts baby's size in the 50% percentile..... That's rig... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Probably: The alcohol probably kills the sperm that it comes in contact with. The problem is that there are millions of sperms in ejaculate and sperm are good s... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No!: It's always a good time to do kegel exercises! at any time or age, you can benefit from kegel's. You could even ask your doctor for a referral to a pe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes, you could be pregnant and it's just too early for pregnancy test to be positive. Or, your menses is a little irregular this month and you'll get ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Follow up: If you are 3 weeks pregnant, you may have a positive urine pregnancy test, but it would still be to soon to see on ultrasound. If you are having sympt... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes.: Plan b often times will give you upset stomach, including nausea. Can make you feel bloated and may cause your period to be irregular. Plan b is a hig... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Your symptoms: Typically, after an abortion or even after a miscarriage, everything tends to resolve in about 7 - 14 days. By then, you should be done bleeding, no p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No.: Thyroid disorder will not cause itching in the vagina. Most often itching is from infection - yeast or bacterial. See your gynecologist for an exam... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No.: If you have had a period since you've had sex, you are not pregnant. When you are pregnant, you will miss your period. That's when you would take a pr... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No.: No. There is no to stop your cycle without prescription medication.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes. Typically pms symptoms present 1 - 2 weeks before your period. Pms that starts around the 6th, could mean you should expect your period around th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
PMS?: Pain in your breasts could be a pms symptom. Breast tissue is also sensitive to caffeine. For immediate relief an anti-inflammatory medicine might wor... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No.: Neither Aspirin or vitamin c or combination of both will prevent pregnancy. To prevent pregnancy, most commonly, you have to prevent fertilization ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Immune system: Having HIV decreases your overall immune system making it harder to fight of infections. This puts you at higher risk of things like yeast infections.... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
POSSIBLE: If you slept with both 'x' and fiance around june 22 (give or take 7 days) ... It is hard to know who the father of the baby is. When was your last... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Want HCG =0: The standard of care is to watch for the HCG levels to get back to 0 (negative pregnancy test) to show that a miscarriage has completely resolved. Thi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Depends: Certainly a vaginal ultrasound will help diagnose a pregnancy, but there are other reasons for the ultrasound. Are you pregnant? What are your other s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Pill vs. cream: The two most common treatments for vaginal candidiasis are 1. Diflucan (or fluconazole) or 2. Terazole (terconazole). Diflucan is usually given as a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Normal: It's probably nothing. Just a different period than usual. Keep track and watch too see what next month is like.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
2 weeks: Most hormonal birth control (pills, patch, vaginal ring, Depo-Provera shot, Nexplanon arm insert) ... All generally take 2 weeks to be effective. The ... Read More

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Apr 7, 2013
I would definately recommend this dr. I went to her because I am pregnant and from the first appointment she made me feel comfortable and not scared. I have another appointment coming up in 3 weeks be...Read More
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Aug 16, 2014
i missed my period the month of July my last period dated 23rd June I check through the preganews stick i get one horizontal redline, vertical redline
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have already been tested for everything. all is ngative. obgyn reffered me to dermatologist and they did biopsy of it yesterday. we shall see! thank u!
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Thanks for your quick reply! But I am wet all the time he said it like the walls of my vagina expand? I can feel the difference too..
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you they are regular but I am getting cramps twinges have been for 4 days!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TX
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Abilene, TX - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Abilene, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Abilene, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Abilene Regional Medical Center
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