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Dr. Christopher Powers

Obstetrics and Gynecology
El Paso, TX
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

El Paso, TX

Address

Christopher J. Powers, MD, PA, 1700 North Oregon, Ste 560, El Paso, TX
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El Paso, TX

About

Bio

Dr. Powers completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso in 2002. He received the Berlex Best Teaching Resident Award, was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society and was named Chief Resident and Outstanding OB/GYN Resident. Dr. Powers then joined the faculty of the Texas Tech School of Medicine where he practiced until March 2008. He saw private patients and taught residents and medical students, receiving the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and recognition in 2007 and 2008 by the graduating senior students as Faculty and Teacher of the Year. Dr. Powers is certified by, and a Diplomate of, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Dr. Powers practices, and enjoys, a full range of obstetrics and gynecology, but is particularly interested in pregnancy care, preventative health care, infertility, menstrual irregularities, menopause and weight loss.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

117 Answers
81 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Dub is not an impediment to sex, although i would see my gynecologist to determine the cause of your dub. There are a variety of possibilities - weig... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No, call ObGyn: Your pain may reflect an abruption or an infection, two of the risks attendant on the chorionic villus sampling (cvs) you underwent, presumably to det... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cysts or ovulation: You may have cysts on your ovaries or you're experiencing the pain that may accompany ovulation. Both can be managed in several ways. I would get a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Several: Adenomyosis, which occurs when the cells lining the inside of your uterus find their way among uterine muscle cells, if it causes a problem, causes ex... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No and prob not true: She has the implanon, a small plastic rod impregnated with a hormone called Progesterone which prevents her from ovulating, thickens her cervical muco... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Hard to say: She'll need to see her obgyn to be sure. Could be anything from a vaginal infection like bacterial vaginitis or yeast or even trichomonas, an allergy... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Whether it ended in miscarriage or went to term, you were still pregnant. After the pregnancy ends, there will be a period of from 2-4 weeks (usually... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: If you don't release an egg (ovulate), you can't get pregnant - there is nothing to fertilize. Remember that although period length may differ from w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not true labor: Although braxton hicks contractions can come every few minutes like true contractions, bh contractions don’t get more frequent over time, but rather u... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Big fish, spicey foo: In general, there is little you have to avoid with following exceptions: big fish like shark, tuna, swordfish that tend to collect more mercury - onc... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Assume you're talking about the practice of monitoring "fetal movement" as a proxy for fetal well-being. The premise is that babies who move a lot ar... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Probably not: Sabril is a category c anticonvulsant. Birth defects have been noted in animals. And it does enter breastmilk. However, if epilepsy is a major prob... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Missing periods occasionally, with or without a paragard, is perfectly normal. To have a monthly period, you have to ovulate (release an egg). For a... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Of course: But doing it may or may not be good for your health depending upon why the surgery was done and what the result was in terms of improving your health.... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Absolutely: Even without a uterus (you don't mention whether your ovaries were left intact), you still need an annual pelvic exam. You may or may not need a pap ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: The are a number of good, effective ways to assist women with pcos to achieve pregnancy. Whether you are trying to get pregnant or not, however, you ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
With enthusiasm: Point out that obesity, and the diseases for which obesity raises his risk - hypertension, heart disease, obesity, stroke, etc. - are very likely to k... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
PCOS: Insulin resistence is a hallmark of poly cystic ovarian syndrome. Women with pcos typically don't ovulate, or ovulate infrequently.. This is what ma... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Discipline: Control the quality and quantity of what you eat and exercise moderately regularly.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Which IUD?: Suspect mirena (levonorgestrel). If so and less than six months into it, stick with it. Beats unwanted pregnancy and will almost always resolve. Yo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Probably, but don't: Nobody knows how much alcohol is necessary to cause fetal alcohol syndrome (fas). A glass of wine here or there is almost certainly safe, but why ris... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
See her ObGyn: Any number of possibilities, most easy to resolve, but she has to be seen.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Unless your baby is sick, in which case being near your child may jeopardize your mother's health, there is no reason why she shouldn't be able to hol... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Infection or dry: Several vaginal infections will cause burning after sex, as will lack of adequate lubrication. It's easy to test for, so i would see your md.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes, but . . .: Likely that overall benefit of eating tuna well outweighs any potential harm, but tuna may, like shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish, contain... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Ovulation (releasing an egg) is necessary for pregnancy. Irregular periods are, generally speaking, an indication that you're not ovulating, or at le... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Immediately: It could be done at the same appointment, but you're probably better off waiting for the results of the colposcopy. If the latter suggests you need a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Quite common: The freezing or cryotherapy does not get rid of the virus which caused the abnormal cells. It only gets rid of the abnormal cells. If the virus that... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: But i'm curious why you put coffee on it.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Detail: In my practice i encourage detailing - what, how much, when, with whom, what mood - recognizing the fact that we all have situations where we "drop ou... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Safe, not effective: Will help put you to sleep, but won't keep you asleep and you'll likely awake with a hung-over feeling. Moreover, it is constipating if used persiste... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Fetal addiction: The dose you need to avoid withdrawal may increase as your pregnancy progresses. Your child will be addicted at birth and will have to detox in the n... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Cure the infection: Chlamydia will not prevent you from conceiving, but if you know you have it, get treated first. If you discover you have it after conceiving (and you... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Hormonal fluctuations can affect the shape of the cornea.. If you buy contacts(disposable), buy only enough to get you through gestation.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Serious question?: Everything that could cause her to die before she became pregnant, in addition to postpartum hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, eclamptic seizure and str... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Problem not allergy: The problem is not allergies with cats, although it's no fun to be sneezing all the time while pregnant. Bigger issue is toxoplasmosis, a disease tha... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Don't know what you are referring to specifically, or how far out since your surgery. Is it the abdominal wall where the skin incision was made or an... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Pregnancy itself: Pregnancy itself raises the coagulability of the blood 600%. You can imagine why that might be useful if you've ever seen a delivery, which can be bl... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Virus: Hpv is human papilloma virus. There are a variety of types, but some we call "high risk" because they are the ones most likely to cause cervical canc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Placenta accreta: Placenta accreta, percreta and increta are increasingly severe conditions where the placenta actually grows into the myometrium, or wall, of the uteru... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
See below: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/contraception.htm. The cdc and fda provide excellent, nonbiased advice on many health issue... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Don't understand: When you say surgical, what do you mean? With a simple office hysteroscopy, it is very easy to remove an iud whose strings are otherwise inaccessible... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Continue having sex: There is nothing about Acyclovir that prevents you from having sex. If you're taking it for genital herpes suppression, i think you're morally obliga... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: If you contract it in the first trimester, your risk of miscarriage goes up. It is not associated with teratogenicity (birth defects).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Absolutely: Unless the chlamydial infection was so severe that you developed pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) which could scar and close your fallopian tubes, th... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Genital warts have nothing to do with your ability to conceive a child, and usually have nothing to do with your ability to deliver that child vaginal... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Sometimes: Pregnancy can change your menstrual pattern, both for the good and for the worse. Some women find their periods become easier and lighter, others fin... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Immed available: Because the consequences can be catastrophic - death or disability to both mother and child. This is why acog recommends an md be immediately availab... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: Until you determine why your spleen is enlarged, i would avoid pregnancy. There are any number of possible causes for splenomegaly (enlarged spleen),... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Called a vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean) or a tolac (trial of labor after cesarean), it is certainly possible. However, you face a slightly incre... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Powers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Powers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I just found out on an online patient portal. They didn't even call me!
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Hi doc, thanks for taking time out to anwer this! Good to hear that opinion!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Law
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard University
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University Medical Center of El Paso

Residency

University of Connecticut Health Center

Awards

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Affiliations

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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