Dr. Guy VanDell

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Flower Mound, TX
25 years experience male

Locations

Flower Mound Women's Care

Flower Mound, TX

Address

2980 Long Prairie Road, Suite E, Flower Mound, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 830am - 5:00am
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Fax

972-899-9786

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

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CIGNA Health Care

UnitedHealth Group

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About

Bio

I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Mathematics and went to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, where I obtained my MD degree. I then completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. I was chief resident my senior year of residency. I then moved to the Flower Mound Area. I have been practicing in Flower Mound for 10 years. I live in the area with my wife and children.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

114 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
2 weeks: I recommend 2 weeks before not requiring a backup method when starting any new birth control method. This is very conservative.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Could be normal: It's not diagnostic, so it could be implantation from a pregnancy or a miscarriage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Maybe Never: It's possible that a male may have no symptoms at all after developing chlamydia, typically i recommend testing and treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not an easy answer: I don't think you can telll someone anything except that you are available to support them and you are sorry. It's a difficult process and very emot... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Could be: But it could also be that your dates are wrong and that you aren't eight weeks along, sometimes ovulation can be off. You probably need more informa... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on whether weight loss occurred after the pregnancy and how bad was the diabetes last time, ie requiring Insulin or not. I would recommend ea... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Certainly: While those symptoms can occur in early pregnancy they can be associated with a lot of other conditions. I would recommend a doctor's visit.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: Can be non stress testing, ultrasound or fetal kick counts.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what the pregnancy complication is.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Sleep habits: My recommendation would be to immediately start going to sleep and waking up like you will be doing for your job. Do not take naps during the day and... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: I think this is a test for vertigo, i would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: The board is nationwide, so i don't know if this is helpful but I have a friend in southern california who works evening hours.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly: It's possible to get depression 24 months after having a baby but most people wouldn't call it postpartum depression and would just label it as depres... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Release hormones: These are pessaries used by ivf doctors to support early ivf pregnancies. Early pregnancies need Progesterone to keep going and typically ivf docto... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on how far along you are in pregnancy plus some tests have a higher false positive and negative rate. But if you do a couple of positive t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Part of blood: The rh factor is part of your red blood cells. They are a portion of the cell that mediates immune response. You received your rh factor when you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably not: Unless you are really borderline it's not likely to affect the results, but i wouldn't recommend if because you wouldn't want to be falsely negative a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Great care: Many spouses can get care on base or can get private insurance, usually tricare humana that many physician's take, or tricare prime which is a more li... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Extra virgin: Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends: If it's immediately after surgery you could increase the risk of bleeding but if it's many years after surgery it wouldn't be contraindicated.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Usually poor diet: Typically poor diet in green leafy vegetables can do it. Also patients on the strict atkins with no supplements can get that. But it is difficult ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably: I don't recommend drinking alcohol, however, when taking any medication.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No trials: There have been no clinical trials on herbal medicines to do this, so i don't recommend any. If you are significantly overdue i would recommend a p... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably a good idea: I would wait at least a month. This drug is used to treat very significant infections. My recommendation would be to ask your doctor based on your ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Nuvaring is a birth control method and molar pregnancy is a abnormal pregnancy, you would not be at increased risk of a molar pregnancy because of usi... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
It depends: It can be normal or also a indication of a problem, i would recommend calling your ob. They may want to test you for anemia. Make sure you are takin... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Women's cycle's change over time. It is common to go through time periods where the menses is heavier or lighter.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Partly: It's part of a healthy immune system but it's not the only thing.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possible wrong dates: It's possibly either wrong dates, ie you are only 6 weeks or less or it's a miscarriage, have to wait usually unless there is more information.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
The pregnancy: The baby can push the bladder down and fetal movements can exacerbate a weak bladder. I would recommend kegal's exercises, but this is a common compl... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unclear: There is some evidence that exposure to peanut butter in pregnancy can increase the fetal risk of an allergy, but the risk seems to be limited to thos... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Could be normal: Most cycles are regular but occasionally you can get an irregular one, wait and see, and make sure you aren't pregnant.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unclear: I don't really understand the question. If it's a iud that's expired then yes, condoms?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unclear: There are lots of causes of vaginal burning, i would recommend a visit with your doctor.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unclear: You are really early, i would recommend repeating again and as long as you have no symptoms of miscarriage continue to be optimistic for now.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unclear: so as i understand it you had intercourse on cycle day 8, certainly unlikely that you would get pregnant that day but unless you are very very regular... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Call your doctor: could be normal hormonal changes or not, but you likely need a visit and a blood test, i don't think you have to go to the er immediately but getting ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
It shouldn't.: but usually i tell my patients when they are changing pills to use a backup method the first week, but the textbook answer is that it shouldn't make a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Not a easy answer: There are too many different conditions that can cause a high risk pregnancy to answer here, but some big ones are fetal problems, and also maternal c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably Not: Assuming you have had resumption of normal periods, and your pregnancy test is negative. It was be very very very rare.
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A female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Need a urine test: could be uterine cramping, but aslo could be a bladder infection the nerves to our bladder aren't very specific, so first things first is check the ur... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Though unlikely i don't recommend weight lifting of heavy weights in pregnancy. I doubt it could cause preterm labor, but i still don't recommend it.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Unclear: Your symptoms could have a lot of causes, not even including the implanon, this needs an office visit with your doctor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
No: A year later you wouldn't be able to tell.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably not: If you are ttc and you continue ovulating then it's going to be pretty hard to conceive, so i would recommend a visit to check into a blood test for o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly: I've seen patients last that long, follow the plan your doctor has given you and hopefully you can.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
7: If you have the standard levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) pack it should be 21 active pills and 7 placebo's, but i would recommend checki... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: If you don't have time or are uncomfortable, then certainly. Ask your labor and delivery nurse for advice, she will certainly help you, as well as ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Common: It's common but not good for most women, because it increases risk of vaginal infection. You kill off the good bacterial that lives in the vagina. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Similar: Chlamydia trachomatis is the causative agent in conjunctivitis or eye infection in babies. What happens is the mom has chlamydia and when the baby is... Read More
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Sep 30, 2013
One of my favortie colleagues. Highly recommend
Aug 9, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. VanDell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for taking the time out to answer my question, much appreciated!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. I get my 2nd hcg results today & very anxious!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas Tech University School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX

Awards

Chief Resident
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Medical Center of Lewisville
Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound
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