Dr. Christopher Powers

Obstetrics and Gynecology
El Paso, TX
25 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Depends in how many shots/how long you've been using it. Could be as long as a year or so for longtime users. Not a problem except for those who wan... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: The "lh surge" precipitates ovulation, but once the oocyte is released (you ovulate), LH drops until the next cycle (which won't occur again for 9 mon... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy prevents the hormonal changes that iduce ovulation every month. You can imagine why that would, and should, be the case.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Even if hcv is detected, there is nothing that can be done and theer is no evidence to suggest it will affect the fetus, .
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Bartholin's duct cysts are, as name implies, formed where the bartholin's duct exits the body at about 4 and 8 o'clock on the introitus ( vaginal open... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Diligently: Gestational diabetes is caused by Insulin insensitivity during pregnancy, i.e., Insulin doesn't work as well to control blood sugar. Usually diet-con... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not much: You will be under the influence of either an amnestic (blocks memory) and/or light sedative. You won't remember a thing and likely get a terrific nap... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: I'm assuming your birth control is a combined oral contraceptive. Several things can cause irregular bleeding on an ocp. If you have changed to a di... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes, but be careful: Pamprin is naproxen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory like motrin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is entirely different class of analgesia. They work in di... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Secondary amenorrhea (lack of a ovulation cycle in a woman who previously had one) can be caused by a number of factors, but almost all can be overcom... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Specialist: If you primary adrenal insufficiency, you will need to correct it before pregnancy. Untreated, maternal mortality in pregnancy can be as high as 45%.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Remote: The only pregnancy-specific danger might be the choice of which anesthetic your gastroenterologist uses and at what stage in your pregnancy you get it... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Generally not: Fetal alcohol syndrome (fas) , which can cause growth problems, facial abnormalities and central nervous system issues in the newborn, is the result o... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
They probably won't: Varicosities, like weak spots on a balloon, never truly go away, although a decrease in pregnancy-caused pressure with birth will certainly help to ma... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Several possibilitie: Can mean a urinary tract infection, either lower (confined to bladder) or upper (including kidneys). Your obgyn can determine that relatively easily.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
???: Don't know what you mean "hospital shows no signs of a fetus". An ultrasound was done showing an empty uterus? "hcg levels are normal" - what does t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Absolutely: The exception would be if you have shown signs of preterm labor or if you have reached that point in pregnancy where your stomach is large enough that... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Don't know: Only your doctor can answer that. Don't need to tell you that anorexia takes a serious toll on your body. Pregnancy does as well. The two together ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to say: Depends on a number of things. You may have let yourself dehydrate, and now your body is hanging on to water until things equilibrate. What did you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Could be labor. However, more than likely it's simply the pressure that comes from having an increasingly large load pressing down on soft tissues in... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: No. In fact, low back massage is recommended to relief low back discomfort that typically afflicts moms late in pregnancy. Also helpful are heating ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
It's the baby: Heroin affects a pregnant women the same way it affects the nonpregnant. It's the baby you should be concerned about. It will be born addicted, if i... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Not only is it safe for the inevitable heartburn of pregnancy, it can help alleviate nausea.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
They may: It ranges from gestational hypertension to severe preeclampsia , and even eclampsia, a condition that produces maternal seizures, possible stroke, and... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: There is difference between can and should. Heart transplantation is major surgery, requires prolonged anesthesia (which shouldn't affect the infant)... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Doesn't matter: Whether you have sex every day or every other day doesn't matter as much as what time of the month you're doing it. You can't get pregnant unless you... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably: There is no data that suggests it's unsafe, assuming you don't drink the relaxer, but it makes sense to avoid toxic chemicals in all respects. As for... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on who is doing it. Neither should be the source of anything more than minimal discomfort at most. An iud insertion may cause some menstr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes, but . . .: Yes, but why would you want to? Vagisil is, at best, a temporary moisturizer that treats symptoms, not causes, of vaginal dryness and in the process ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Absolutely: Both males and females can carry hpv. 80% of the women and men in the us will have hpv at least once in their lifetimes, i.e., it is ubiquitous. Unl... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 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
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Good quality: Goal should be slow, steady weight loss based on a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Accordingly, both quality and quantity of food make a differenc... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: However, you will have to go through ivf. Without fallopian tubes, there is no way for egg and sperm to meet other than artificially, outside the bod... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes, but probably no: When you say "period", i assume you simply mean bleeding. Bleeding can happen anytime. A true period only occurs 14 days after ovulation. You had a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Lots of barium: Barium will act as a laxative. Stay near a toilet.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
It depends: Viral cardiomyopathy, any cardiomyopathy, in a pregnant woman is dangerous not only for her but her unborn child. The maternal heart is called upon t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Dhea is a precursor for over 50 other hormones, including estrogen and testosterone. Rarely would it prevent pregnancy unless it leads to such high l... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Vaginal rejuvenation: Yes, but i would think long and hard before doing it. It's typically referred to as vaginal rejuvenation (as if your vagina needs rejuvenating) and i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: If you assume women are more arrtractive in menses, then they are not necessarily so on the pill. The pill prevents ovulation and all the hormonal ch... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Prepare: Take birthing classes if offered at the hospital you plan to deliver. These classes, if nothing more, will familiarize you with what to expect, helpi... Read More
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Jan 25, 2013
Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today and i wish to be in good relationship and partnership with you, also i will be very happy if you can reply me through my private I...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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My daughter was on methadone while PG baby was NOT addicted so lucky

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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