Dr. Andrew Blazar

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Providence, RI
64 years experience male

Locations

WIHRI Center for Reproduction and Infertility

Providence, RI

Address

90 Plain Street, Providence, RI
Directions

Office

Providence, RI

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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

351 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Probably not: Cervical cancer is associated with particular strains of a virus (hpv) which is usually only transmitted during sexual intercourse.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Not likely: Most women ovulate without awareness that would result in either anxiety or palpitations More likely due to other causes
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Likely hormonal: Late, long and irregular at your age usually is caused by hormone variation--often due to stress-though there are many other possibilities. Usually a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Yes: Amenorrhea is either no menses for 90 days or for 3 times your usual interval between periods so..You are close the more important question is why-... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Naprosyn (naproxen): Menstrual discomfort is often best treated with this medicine which can be obtained as nonprescription aleve (naproxen). Especially helpful if started... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
It depends: The length of time is related to the response seen in blood tests. If the levels show a fall, it may be possible to avoid surgery though it may take w... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Many possibilities: Your age, your prior menses and other details including the amount of bleeding are necessary to answer accurrately.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Many but rare: Surgery for an ovarian cyst today is very safe and complications are rare. As with any operation risks related to ansthesia, blood loss, damage to sur... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Usually none: "depo" is effective birth control and side effects are uncommon. Irregular bleeding is common initially but is usually light and tends to get better ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Unnecessary: Taking naprosyn or Aleve (naproxen) at the start of your period will usually prevent this.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Perhaps: Clots can be normal but not if frequent or prolonged one needs to consider duration of flow, volume (# pads or tampons), associated pain etc. Cycle... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Stress may delay it: If you are late-and this is a new problem, doing a pregnancy test will allow your doctor to prescribe medicine to bring on your period-assuming that y... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Consider naprosyn (naproxen): Assuming that the exam is otherwise normal, naprosyn (naproxen) begun immediately (or a day before) with menses is very helpful oral contraceptives a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
you are ovulating !: Though these signs could be due to many things, the most likely cause is ovulation (release of the egg) some women do this every month but most only ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Normal: Uterine contractions ("cramps") are common-though they may not be noticable.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Unlikely: Endometriosis is unlikely in a woman who has had 4 children. Pain of this type is a serious matter however and -especially if new-should be checked by... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Usually a few days: The time when bleeding persists varies due to the duration of pregnancy prior to termination, the completeness of the removal and other factors. One d... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Often: A pap which shows trichomonas is usually accurate. A more helpful test is a smear done at the time of exam (a wet smear or hanging drop) which misses ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Not many: Today many women do home tests in these circumstances thes tests are so accurate that not to know is rare.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Not menopause: Continuation of periods and associated symptoms means that these events are due to something other than menopause. A thorough medical evaluation is ap... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Exam desirable: Likely a small pocket of fluid from the vaginal suture line. Examination to confirm this is desirable.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Better nutrition: Puberty (different from menopause) varies widely due to environmental factors. The greatest role in earlier puberty seems to be improved nutrition.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Many possibilities: This may not be significant but requires a detailed history including the duration of this change and probably also an examination and possibly some t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
More data needed: Much more history is needed to give a helpful answer. If you are between 13-50 years old and have previously had regular menses, a pregnancy test and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
No: There is no known impact of this viral illness on pregnancy at this stage.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
They may be normal: The uterus often contracts-it is a muscular structure. The key is knowing if your cervix changes because of the contractions;if not, this may not be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Thousands: The procedure is a great advance for women who need it. The children are -in general -as healthy as naturally conceived babies.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Usually not: If you are having normal menstrual cycles, you should not need Estradiol since you make enough of your own. Progeterone is a totally different hormone... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
By hand: It is a skill usually easy to learn not unlike learning to use a diaphragm for pregnancy prevention.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
BBts may be of help: You do not say how long you have been trying or how old you are-both of importance in answering your question. However, an inexpensive way to see if a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
No: Early pregnancy does not cause abdominal pain "pulling out" however is not a reliable way to prevent pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Yes: Contractions occur often but become more frequent and closer together -and usually stronger- as pregnancy nears delivery.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Possible labor: Try to time the contractions;if they are regular or frequent, contact your OB provider.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Not your periods: Both menses sound normal being moody is likely related to other circumstances (husband, kids, job, money ?).
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Probably normal: It sounds as if this is a bit of old blood exiting the vagina.. If it is gone soon, nothing to worry about. If it continues, an exam to find its sourc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
As the baby needs: A key is not to breast feed too long on one breast at one time-especially in early days. The nutritional part of brest feeding is accomplished in less... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
It may be: In general, fluid retention that disappears with menses is not a health concern.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Do what's working: Continue to excercise;eat a nutritionally sound menu, take a vitamin and keep up the good work.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Wait: Likely normal menses will resume the only concern would be if significant pain develops.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Infection unlikely: There are several possible causes both physical and emotional. Infection is unlikely. Seeing a provider familiar with sexual issues should help.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Preg test: Although hormone change is likely, doing a pregnancy test will help answer why you are late.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Many possibilities: Does not sound like a serious problem but if it is annoying and persists, exam is appropriate.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Medicine is availabl: Assuming that your wife agrees that termination of pregnancy is apprropriate, medicine can be used to end an early pregnancy without a surgical proced... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Unlikely: Likely caused by the infection not the antibiotic the medication might need to be changed.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Unpredictably: Menses become irregular--though not heavy some women may even miss periods.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Often takes longer: Usually works in 12 -48 hours.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Unlikely: Best results with the so called morning after pill require its use within 24 hours.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
No: Pcos does cause irregular bleeding but bleeding after intercoyrse is not usual-though it mayy be coincidental an exam might help in diagnosis.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Not usually: Fosamax (alendronate) usually works only in bone. It is not expected to cause these symptoms. See your primary provider to consider other causes (? Mi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 64 years experience
Not usually: The hormone diagnostic for pregnancy (HCG) is almost always only detectable in pregnancy.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Blazar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Blazar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Hi thank you for your answer but I went to the drs and did a pregnancy test and it was negative. got a blood test what else could be wrong
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks very much for your reply. Which of these will be best for getting rid of fibrois....myonectomy or uterine fibroid embolisation?
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thank you! i haven't tried that one. will ask doctor for an rx to try. maxalt was the only one i tried before that worked without awful side effects.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1959MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Providence, RI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Providence, RI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Providence, RI - Winter
2013
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