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Dr. Allison Urrutia

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Austin, TX
15 years experience female

Locations

Office

Austin, TX

Address

1007 east 41st Street, Austin, TX
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Aetna Life Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Pan-American Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Allison Urrutia is the eighth of twelve children. Originally from Ohio, she moved to Austin after completing medical school at Northeastern Ohio Medical University. She has been in practice at Gynics Associates since 2011. Her practice philosophy is to treat each patient as an individual. She is interested in teen pregnancy prevention and minimally invasive surgery.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

196 Answers
62 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Possibly: Depending on how the abortion was done one of the risks is infertility. Scar tissue can sometimes form in the uterus, making it difficult for an embry... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: We typically use birth control to help with painful periods. By preventing ovulation and minimizing the length of your cycle, pain can be treated. I a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: Many miscarriages occur before a woman knows she is pregnant and is mistaken for a normal or late period.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Maybe: Only you and your partner can determine when is the best time to concieve. Ideally, you should be up to date on your health screening (pap smear, immu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
When you ovulate: The best way to achieve pregnancy is to use ovulation predictor kits and time intercourse for when you are ovulating. If you have normal menstrual cyc... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: Progestrone only methods of birth control can change the consistency of your vaginal/cervical discharge. During the luteal (or second half) of your cy... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Sometimes: Breast tenderness is a common first symptom of pregancy. If you feel you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Still positive preg: After a medical abortion, it can take several week for the pregnancy hormone to drop to zero. You should be using contraception until you doctor confi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
5 days: The earliest pregnancy tests bought over the counter will actually let you know before you miss your period that you are pregnant. I would recommend i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: Typical ovulation occurs 14 days after the first day of your menstrual cycle. Since the ultrasound was at 9 weeks, it is accurate +/- 7 days.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: Depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle, you could concieve with unprotected intercourse.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: All women show pregnancy differently. You will eventually start showing.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: If you are having gas pains, gasex is safe in pregnancy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
UTI? Pregnancy?: Your symptoms could suggest several possibilities. Frequent need to urinate could be due to a urinary tract infection. Missing your cycle could be du... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Variable: Every woman responds differently to hormones. Depending on the length of time using hormones and your cycle prior to using hormones, your periods may ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
May be normal: Following a medical termination it may be normal to have irregular bleeding and discharge. It can take 3-5 weeks for all products to pass. If having ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Folic acid: If you are on birth control and/or are sexually active, i recommend Folic Acid in the event that you do get pregnant. Studies have shown that Folic Ac... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Progestins can be used to help with irregular bleeding. If your bleeding is due to failure to ovulate, progestins can be used to control bleeding. It ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Clarify- Baby Uterus: I am not sure what you mean by baby uterus. Unless there is an anatomical problem (septum, bicornuate- i.e. Two uterine cavities, etc.), there is no ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Birth control: The best method to regulate your menstrual cycles is with birth control pills. There are many options. If you would like to have no cycles options suc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Missed pill: While you have missed one pill, you should still be protected from pregnancy. However, if this was your first month on the pill and you weren't using ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Dying for a baby: There are many reasons why couples can not concieve. If you have not seen your ob/gyn i would recommend talking to them first. Also, your husband shou... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Breastfeeding: Often women have difficulty with milk production, especially if it is the first child. Several causes may explain this. One, are you getting enough fl... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
No period after baby: You could be pregnant, but it depends. Are you breast feeding exclusively? If so, this may prevent normal monthly cycles. However, it is not a very ef... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Get back in shape: It is possible to get your shape back after a baby. Breastfeeding, regular diet and exercise will help. Good core work outs will help you regain your ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Pain 36 weeks: You could be having braxton-hicks contractions. If the pain is becoming more intense and periodic (every 5-10 minutes for an hour) then you could be ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Pregnancy planning: I usually recommend spacing your pregnancies by at least 12 months. Closely spaced pregnancies can be at increased risk for small size, preterm labor,... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) and pregnancy: The best answer is if you can be on as little or no medication as possible during pregnancy. Xanax (alprazolam) is a class d drug for pregnancy, which... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Sex after surgery: Whether you have had a davinci or any other type of hysterectomy, i recommend no intercourse for 6 weeks. You should not have a problem with orgasm af... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Danger of Surgery: The complications and risks with uterine fibroid surgery depend on several things. Risks are associated with location and number of fibroids, prior su... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Partial vs Total: A partial hysterectomy typically refers to removal of the uterus and cervix only. A total hysterectomy typically refers to removal of uterus, cervix a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Discharge with cycle: If you are on birth control, especially depoprovera, implanon, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, you may have only brownish discharge instead of regular f... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Not ovulating: Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovaries every month. The typical menstrual cycle is: rise in estrogen, ovulation, rise in Progesterone and... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
When you ovulate: The best way to achieve pregnancy is to use ovulation predictor kits and time intercourse for when you are ovulating. If you have normal menstrual cyc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Several issues: Menstrual irregularities can have several causes. Pregnancy is always a possiblity, especially if you are a young woman. Thyroid and other hormonal is... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Now: I generally recommend women begin birth control the day they receive it. By doing so, you aren't left wondering when to start. Same day start may caus... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends: If you are involved in a exercise program currently, you can continue your same level of activity. Consult your doctor before begining any new exercis... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Possibly: If you have oral genital sex, then yes. Typically, hsv 2 has been associated with genital herpes. But, with the increase in oral genital sex, there ha... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
One day: Ovulation happens on one day. However, having intercourse one to two days before and on that day can increase your chance of conception.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Next pregnancy: I recommend waiting 18 months before attempting pregnancy after a ceserean. This will allow time for the uterus to heal.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: At five weeks, a gestational sac with fetal pole (fetus) is typically seen. Fetal heart tones are usually seen around 5-6 weeks.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Pelvic exam: Typically a pelvic exam will be performed to ensure uterus has returned to normal size. May have blood work to confirm passage of all tissue.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Possibly pregnant: One test is obviously false. I would see your doctor for blood test to confirm.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Not much: This is a common problem as the uterus may have some old blood at the end of a cycle. It is also common if occurs after intercourse as the uterus cont... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Endocrine disorder: Pcos is a endocrine disorder with many presentations. Most often, women have problems with ovulation and infertility. Because of a hormone imbalance, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Not likely: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of muscle from the uterine wall. Growth of fibroids is usually in response to hormones. Many women have uterine fi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
No cure: There is no cure for pcos. There is a spectrum of pcos symptoms and not all women have the same severity. This makes it difficult to find one treatmen... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Please clarify: Your question is confusing. If your periods are normal, you should have had cycle on 12/11/12 then 1/12/13.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Opening of scar: A uterine rupture is when a woman with a prior uterine scar has disruption of the scar during labor process. This is a medical emergency that may lead... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: Some women have brownish discharge after menses. This is usually old blood. This can often be prevoked by intercourse.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Urrutia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Urrutia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 24, 2015
I heart this doctor!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I got a blood test done since we had been trying for 4 years! It finally happened! Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks but im afraid to see a physician or to know the result
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Thanks for your quick reply! Seeing doc just not listening to me only doing tests for pain

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NEOMED
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

UTSW- Austin

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Austin, TX - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Austin, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Gynics Associates
Texas Medical Association
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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