Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gilroy, CA
48 years experience female

Locations

Office

Gilroy, CA

Address

9360 Noname Uno, #260, Gilroy, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

BCBS Blue Card PPO

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

United healthcare

Health Net

Great-West Healthcare

First Health Group Corporation

About

Bio

Dr. Thanapathy has extensive experience in women’s health, performing a number of gynecological procedures including in-office endometrial ablations and tubal ligations and outpatient laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Thanapathy believes: “The greatest privilege a physician can be given is to care for a mother and her unborn child". We graciously accept this responsibility and take pride in providing each expectant mother with the best treatment combined with warmth, care, and understanding. And because Dr Thanapathy believes that looking good means feeling good she offers an array of aesthetic procedures including Dermasweep microdermabrasions, Exilis RF body and face sculpting and Platelet Rich Plasma /PRP treatments. She is also trained to perform adipose derived stem cell treatments. Contact Info is as follows. Email: AWoman4Women@gmail.com Address 9360 No Name Uno Suite 260, Gilroy, CA 95020 Phone 1 408.847.4200 Website drthanapathy.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Aesthetic Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Cosmetic Surgery

Languages spoken

Malay, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

339 Answers
113 Agrees
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: There is a minimally invasive option done in your gynecologist's office with a local anesthetic and without an incision. Women walk out of the office ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Catch: The fimbria in the fallopian tubes are the catchers of the eggs. Once caught the eggs travel down the tube to meet/connect with the sperm to form the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See your Gyn: It could be any number of reasons. You should get evaluated by your gyn.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: If you are able to afford it you can work out a discounted rate with a hospital and a surgeon. If you cannot afford it you should visit a doctor in ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: If you are pregnant there are many independent techs who will do your ultrasounds for cash. Without a md referral your insurance will not cover it.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Unlikely: If your test was negative it is unlikely, however if your urine was too dilute an early pregnancy test could show up as negative. The best specimen fo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Second Opinion: A 10 cm cyst should be addressed surgically if you are not responding to hormonal suppression. Seek a second opinion.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
None: Insurance companies will not cover a tubal reversal.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Cervix: With increased vascularity your cervix which is usually pink/red will acquire a purple tinge when pregnant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Fungus?: Due to cravings for sugar prior to your periods, fungal infections can be aggravated. Please see a dermatologist. A biopsy may be appropriate since yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Maybe: I would recommend you wait till you miss your period and then get a pregnancy test.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Sometimes: You can have some mild spotting after a procedure. A month seems a little long but I have seen that happen and then resolve. Contact your md.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Multiple reasons: May have to do with your fluid intake or lack thereof, holding your bladder for too long, anatomical reasons where the distance between your vagina an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Muscle strain: You may have torn or strained yous abdominal muscles. Try some heat and ben gay. If not better see you pcp.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No: It does not pose any problems. You can continue to breast feed.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Unclear : As to what you really want to know. But you can get pregnant if you have unprotected sex on day 13 if you have 28 day cycles.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
11/17: If you have 28 day cycles it is unlikely you are pregnant, however, never say never. So take it on 11/17 if you do not get your period by then.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Nothing: That is the way the cervix is usually.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
NO: Essure is non-hormonal and dose not contribute to any hormonal changes.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): This should tide you over 2 every 6 hours. You could also try to gargle with salt water or a diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Safe: Novasure is safe. You do want to make sure that you do not want anymore kids before you do it. If you want more kids but you are not ready yet birth c... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
3 months: The recommendation is 3 months. This gives the uterine lining time to thin out so that the tubal openings can be seen clearly. However, if you are bre... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: Upon how much info you are happy with.The 20 week scan is a complete anatomy scan and will give you more info than the 13+week scan.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: If your ovaries were left behind you should start it when your ovarian function ceases at its normal tiime. If your ovaries were removed you may start... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: You can pass infections to your partner. This is how std's are spread.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Very little: If you are having the essure the recovery is rapid with minimal to no post op pain. With the laparoscopy you can expect pain from the incision and the... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Self Esteem: You sound like you are insecure with yourself. Talk to you ob. My line to my patients is usually "tell me everything that is going on and then sit b... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: If you have a tendency for keloids you may develop a scar at the site of the implant. Even without a keloid you may see a small scar where the implant... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: Vaginal hysterectomies take about 1/2 an hour. Laparoscopic hysterectomies typically last about an hour and a 1/2. If there is any distortion in the a... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: If it is a pa/np they can delegate almost everything whilst they are the supervising physician. The nurses can do colposcopies, biopsies, scans etc. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: You may need plan b, the morning after pill and should get tested for STDs if the situation demands it.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Rapid growth: If the fibroid is growing rapidly it should be removed as that can cause/mean there are other complications.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
6 weeks: Generally you should be able to resume normal activity in 6 weeks. I would start slow and increase the weights over time.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Maybe: Before you take the Mirena (levonorgestrel) out you may want to consider a 21 day regimen of an estrogen pill. It may stop the bleeding and let you co... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No : See your gyn. You need to make sure the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in the proper place/position and also make sure there are no other issues.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: Bloating is a very nonspecific symptom that can occur as a result of any dysfunction in the abdomen. It is mainly due to bowel distension and can be c... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Both: The bcps will keep it in control. Electrolysis will remove the hair. Be aware though that you may need a large number of treatments.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Cervicitis: Brown discharge is usually a bloody discharge and can be caused by a cervix inflamed by any kind of infection or a vaginal infection see your gyn.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Menopause: I am presuming your ovaries were left behind. If so, you could be entering the menopause. A little early, but, it can happen see your gyn and they sho... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
The tampon: Put your finger into the vagina and feel al around it. When you feel the string pull it out. If you do not find it see your gyn.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: You can start the pill immediately. Whilst your period may have been non existent or very light with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) your flow should be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Depends: Upon the procedure you chose. The traditional laparoscopic procedures can be painful for upto 48 hours after. The essure involves some pain as the loc... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Halfway: Place half the applicator inside your vagina and push the plunger. Make sure the string is left outside so you can pull it out later and remind you it... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: If you kept a basal body temperature chart you will be able to graph it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Varies: It is recommended that you change or remove the tampons in 4 hours.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Abnormal biopsy: An endometrial biopsy is a screen. If there are any abnormalities then a D&C is done. Sometimes you are dealing with the "tip of the iceberg". Meaning... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
When: Did you last see your gyn? You may have an infection or scar tissue. Talk to your gyn asap.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Middle age spread: Most women who get their tubes tied are in their late 30s or early 40s. This is about the time most of us gain weight. It is nice to blame it on the t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Many reasons: Your pelvis has many organs in it;s vicinity. Uterus, tubes, ovaries, bowel, bladder and spine. Pathology in any of these can cause pain. Pelvic varic... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
See you MD: I am unclear as to why your cycle is off track. Were you on hormonal contraception? If so go off of it. Or else see your md to determine the cause fo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thanapathy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thanapathy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you so much was so scared to rIsk It thanks doctor thanapathy cant waIt to take my 1st relaxIng bath thIs whole pregnacy been takIng showers so excIted to hear I can thank u agaIn
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I had my son on the 8th of April but my ob/gyn didnt deliver him. I was sent home with nothing and my doctor refuse to give me any pain meds
HealthTap member
Thanks but heres the thing im 20 and the first time I had sex I didnt feel a thing as in I can't feel the penis inside me. It's still thesam

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

K E VII College of Medicine, University of Singapore
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

STANFORD

Awards

Patient Choice
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

AAPIO
Saint Louise Regional Hospital
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