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Dr. James Carleo

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vancouver, WA
24 years experience male

Locations

ObGyn Consultant

Vancouver, WA

Address

2101 NE 139th, Suite 350, Vancouver, WA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a native of the Northeast, born in New Jersey and spent my childhood in Westborough, Massachusetts. I attended Rochester Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor’s degree in BioTechnology. I received my medical doctorate at the University of Rochester, and completed my residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. I was board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2005. I have over 13 years of experience in a private practice setting. I first practice in a medically underserved community in south Texas for 5 years. I then spent 8 years in private practice in Vancouver, Washington. My next chapter will be to join MacArthur ObGyn late 2015.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Nothing is wrong: It's normal to have in between menstrual cycle bleeding on the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot for birth control. The longer you use this me... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: It would depend if they had samples to offer. Either way, the cost of an iud would be the cheapest over the 10 years of use despite a high up front c... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not likely: If there was no ejaculation, then very unlikely
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Pregnancy test: If you haven't already, I would check a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, I would make an appointment with a doctor to evaluate your bleeding and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Check for pregnancy.: Plan B is most effective the morning after with decreasing effectiveness for each 24 hours after the incident. Sorry to hear about the incident, you ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Check these: I would recommend having a breast exam and the following labs...TSH, FSH, LH, PRL (prolactin).
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: If you're only one day late, depending on the type of urine pregnancy test, it may be too early to detect. I usually advise my patients to wait until... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Many possibilities: Possible causes could be endometriosis or an ovarian cyst. It would be best to have an examination.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Many possibilities: There may be many causes of a mass on the cervix, ranging from benign lesions, malignant lesions, and infectious lesions. It would be best to have it... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
PMS: It could be either or. If your symptoms are exclusive to the time of your menstrual bleed it may be an element of pms. If you have symptoms througho... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone is a powerful appetite stimulant, which peaks just before your menstrual bleed. Your hormonal cycle anticipates pregnancy, therefore the... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Possibly: It's possible. Depends on your age, how long you've been on the pill. Questions to consider: is the pain cyclical?; is the pain bilateral or unilate... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
First day.: The most informative information of an ovulation test is when you first detect the surge. That usually predicts ovulation in the next 36 hours. Ther... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Wait and see: Could just be an early pregnancy or signs of a miscarriage. It depends on the size of the gestational sac. You should see a fetus if the sac is >... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: A non-surgical method to diagnose and treat potential endometriosis is continuous hormonal suppression. Ask your doctor about this option.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Withdrawal bleed: When your body senses a decrease in hormones (as occurs when you miss a pill) it will cause a withdrawal bleed. The same concept that occurs when you... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Antibodies: It indicates that you have antibodies to HSV. There are two types of HSV...type 1 and type 2. The common antibodies are IgG (long term) and IgM (sho... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Most cases of acute infection with HPV will spontaneously clear.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
25-35%: Fertility rates among the general population approaches 35% per cycle.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Get checked: It's not uncommon to have irregular bleeding after receiving the depo shot. It should improve with continued use of the depo. As far as the vaginal ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: But the hcg is positive and indicates that you are pregnant, just early.
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not ovulating: If your pregnancy test is negative, you may not be ovulating which could delay your menstrual flow. I would consult your gynecologist
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Tear: If you had some bleeding, he most likely caused a little tear in the vagina.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Anovulatory cycles: It sounds like you may have intermittent anovulatory cycles (months where ovulation doesn't occur).
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Consultation: I would recommend making an appointment for preconception counseling with a physician. We can review your medical history and current state of health... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Ovulation: That level mostly signifies that you didn't ovulate.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Pregnancy: It may indicate an early pregnancy. You could ask your physician or wait another week and repeat the test.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: There are many causes of thinning hair or hair loss...Birth control is one of them.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: It all depends on the severity of pain, duration of pain, associated symptoms (such as nausea & vomiting), and timing of your cycle. If you are conce... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Evaluate Thyroid: The FSH and LH levels indicate that you are not in premature menopause. However, based on your symptoms, I would recommend checking your thyroid (TSH... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Check for infection.: A thick white discharge is commonly seen with a yeast infection. You can take over the counter antifungal vaginal treatment. If the symptoms persist... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Possible: Depends on your cycle patterns and if they are regular. If your cycles are "normal" then the chances are fairly low given you are past the ovulation ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
It's possible: Even tubal ligation is not 100% effective. Check a urine pregnancy test, and if positive seek evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: Endometriosis is a female pelvic condition that causes chronic pelvic pain.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Immediately: start taking your birth control immediately and use condoms for the first cycle
A female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Are you pregnant or breast feeding? Do you have any pain to the breast or feel a lump? How old are you? A noticeable vein could be normal, but if yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Before viability: Is your low amniotic fluid volume from premature rupture of membranes? Does the fetus have kidneys? Bleeding could be sign of impending late abortio... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Complicated Question: Avoid preterm labor by concentrating on modifiable risk factors such as smoking, drug use, malnutrition. Unfortunately, most risk factors for preterm... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Consult your doctor: If the pap test is negative, then that means "normal". If your results use any of the following terminology...Atypical, low grade, high grade, hpv...... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: One main side effect of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is irregular bleeding. Depending on how long you take the Depo, return to ovulation can ta... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Unlikely: Very unlikely as there is no direct access to the internal structures from the vagina.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Threatened: I would be more concerned with cramping associated with bright red vaginal bleeding. If you are concerned, I would recommend an ultrasound.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Probably not: Most people don't feel movement of baby until around 20 weeks. However, even at 12 weeks your uterus is larger than normal and that can cause you to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Infection: There are a number of possible diagnoses. You could have a yeast infection and by scratching have caused a bacterial infection. I would recommend an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Relying on the characteristics of your vaginal discharge to indicate ovulatory time is not accurate.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Could be: It depnds on how far along you are. If you're worried, an appointment with your obstetrician will confirm that your pregnancy is okay
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Unlikely: If you have predictable, normal cycles, then the chances of getting pregnant on day 24 are unlikely.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Inflammation: Sounds like you have inflammation, either from an infection or dermatitis. A physical exam would help identify the problem.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Complicated: How were you treated for breast cancer? If you had a cyst and you have an increase in symptoms, I would recommend a repeat ultrasound to evaluate the... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Carleo
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Likely Not: If you have regular, predictable periods, then you shouldn't be ovulating today (on day 7).

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carleo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carleo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you so much. I had to get a check up before my next pack and they didnt tell me till i needed a refill. So now i have to wait. BIG THANKS=]
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This made me feel good. Thanks! crimson 35 protect pregnency?her privious period was 2th july.. Is that safe to take emergency pills like unwanted 72 / i pill etc. WTH IT
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate you response. After my ectopic I've become so nervous about being pregnant again. hoping this one is viable!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

PARKLAND MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2002

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