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Dr. Timothy Brown

Primary Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Massapequa, NY
46 years experience male

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Timothy C. A. Brown, M.D., P.C.

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Bio

After 40 years as an actively practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, mostly in New York, I have retired from traditional practice but continue to provide services via telehealth. I am licensed in New York and Texas.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: New York, Texas

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Go when you can: If you can't go simply because the bladder is mostly empty then all you can do is drink some fluids and give it a little more time to fill. If you ca... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Miscarriage: Those numbers are consistent with a miscarriage but should be followed until the levels return to negative. In a normal pregnancy the HCG level will ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Probably from you: Warts are caused by a type of human papilloma virus (hpv) which is unrelated to hiv. You may carry the virus and be infectious and not have any visib... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Likely not: The home urine pregnancy tests are generally reliable and would normally be positive already if you were pregnant. Also, how long a period lasts can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly: Although genetics can play a big role in getting stretch marks, they could reflect a hormone problem. For instance high levels of cortisol, although ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Unknown: Because the effects of these herbals are not fully understood, you would be best to wait a week before having any elective procedure to allow any effe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: If your question is can you have 2 apparently normal periods after becoming pregnant, the answer is yes although it would be very unusual. These woul... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
See a doctor: You may have a pelvic infection. Untreated it could lead to chronic pain and infertility.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Pcos may make it harder to get pregnant in the first place, but once pregnant the tests are unaffected.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly ovulation: The timing and symptoms are suggestive of ovulation. You will still need to wait a couple of weeks to find out if you are pregnant.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No preference: All of the home tests are comparable and potentially can turn positive even before you have missed a period. Hormone levels rise and become detectabl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Get an ultrasound: Although there are many possible causes of pain, in this situation you need to make sure the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is still in position. That is mo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: What you must avoid is putting anything up into the vagina that might disrupt the repair at the top of the vagina where the uterus used to be.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Reevaluate: Yeast infections classically cause itching, but if it is not responding to the Monistat you need to consider other possibilities. Other types of infe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: The technical term is mittelschmerz and may occur because the release of the egg with ovulation causes a little local irritation.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: The twin pregnancy rate is not increased in this situation.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Wait a little: Sometimes the irritation will persist for a while even though the original infection has cleared, so the first thing is to be a little patient and obs... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Poor cycle control: Your patch is not doing a very good job of managing your periods at the moment. This may improve with your next cycle but if it does not you may want... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are very effective at clearing chlamydia. Step 2 is avoiding reinfection by having your partners treated as well and being careful about ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Don't give up: My sympathy for your loss. You ought to consult a fertility specialist (a reproductive endocrinologist), but your chances for a normal pregnancy are ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Unpredictable: You will tend to see bleeding through the rest of this cycle. While it may continue into when you would normally see your period, it could stop earli... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Need assistance: No periods means you have not been ovulating and therefore pregnancy is unlikely. If you have been on the birth control pill this may be normal, and i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: When your normal cycle is disrupted for any reason it often takes time for normal regular cycles to reestablish themselves. You need to be particular... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Maybe not: The uterus does not have very much nerve sensation, so it is not clear exactly what you are feeling and very well may not be the uterus. It is someth... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possibly hormonal: There are hormonal changes associated with ovulation 2 weeks before your period. If this appetite change is predictable and consistent, then it is pl... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Minimal effect: Maybe the Plan B could delay your period for a day or two but even that is unlikely. Small variations in cycle length are normal so you can't draw an... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It's hormones: The hormone progesterone is elevated before your period and remains elevated if you conceive, which is why premenstrual symptoms and early pregnancy s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Diet has no direct effect on your vaginal secretions and will not affect the taste.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Usually minimal: Assuming there are no complications of the procedure, there are no long term physical effects from having an abortion. Emotional effects are more var... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Probably not: You are a little more irregular than average, but if this has always been your pattern then it is normal for you. If you really want to avoid pregnan... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Cycles resuming: It sound like you are getting ready to have periods again. This could indicate ovulation or it could be early signs of your actual period starting. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes, timing matters: It really depends on how far along you are because the tests detect a hormone that is doubling every 2 to 3 days in the early days of a pregnancy. Th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes, but …: Cost mostly has to do with packaging and marketing, not reliability. These tests are remarkably accurate. The principal issue here is that you might b... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Sounds unlikely: The home pregnancy tests are quite good but a blood test is a little more sensitive. The spotting could represent early symptoms of a miscarriage or ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: It is only "lo lo" with respect to other birth control pills on the market, but still contains significant estrogen.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
An annoying problem: The pimple could simply be an ingrown hair and unrelated to the itching. Yeast infections notoriously cause itching, but a dermatitis from things lik... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
No: Unless of course you get pregnant, but there is otherwise no direct cause and effect relationship between sex and irregular periods. Stress and anxiet... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Really unlikely: One can never say never but this is being unreasonably paranoid. If you got pregnant from this combination of circumstances it would be like a lottery... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Irregular periods: A lot of things can affect your periods besides pregnancy. If you happen to be on the pill this sort of pattern can actually be normal. The home test... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hiccoughs: Babies can get the hiccoughs and that's what this sounds like. Some other sort of rhythmic movement of the baby might also be possible though less li... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: The baby can be shielded effectively although it is not quite 100%. A chest x-ray is a very low exposure to begin with, comparable to flying from new... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
It's possible: Usually this would be too early in your cycle for you to be at risk, but if you were having a short cycle you might get caught. Unfortunately it is v... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: You can certainly get pregnant, assuming you have regular cycles. There are infertility issues associated with weight but it is not a direct cause an... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Get checked: Clearly there is a progression of your symptoms which always should be checked out.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Maybe a cyst: You need to have this looked at to be certain. It could be a cyst and the bigger concern is an infected cyst or an abscess.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: While it is certainly possible that the infection cleared on its own, it may have only subsided a little. If it then moves up to your kidneys it is a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: You could have fairly constant pain with IBS. It is more likely to come and go if it were related to your cycle.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Probably safe: You handled this correctly and minimized your risk. This does increase your chances slightly but no method short of abstinence is 100% effective.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Seems OK: What you are describing sounds a little contradictory and it is not clear if you are actually seeing vaginal bleeding. A 13 week pregnancy is low ris... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Infection and safety: Initially, pretty much while you are still bleeding and discharging, you are risking an infection. Beyond that you want to be certain that everything... Read More
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Oct 7, 2013
Great contributor to Health Tap. I recommend Dr. Brown.
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Jun 1, 2015
Love doctor Brown! Wouldn't want to go to anyone else. Really knowledgeable and funny. Truly cares about his patients and will do anything to accommodate you. Would recommend !
HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
Thank you very much as I was relieved of my tensed situation. Your answer was very soothing
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Dr Timothy Brown am so grateful for taking out time from your busy schedule to answer me . But do you mind elaborating more . In terms of % what are my chances. ...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Midwife confirmed my aunts before her test could show she was pregnant by the time the test show positive she was 4 months pregnant
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for your response. I appreciate it very much Doc :) I will definitely follow up with my Ob/Gyn locally here.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of NY
Completed 1981

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, New York - Summer
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, East Long Island Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

FACOG
American Medical Association

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
114 ratings

20 top reviews

20-year-old female
Dec 26, 2022 NY
Very kind, and super helpful!
53-year-old male
Dec 26, 2022 Grand Prairie, TX
I’m a COVID survivor and have experienced many doctors many of whom speed through your concerns Dr Brown took his time doing his assessment and research on the best way to tackle my health problem.. t...Read More
28-year-old male
Jun 14, 2022 New York, NY
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