Dr. Allison Urrutia

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Austin, TX
16 years experience female

Locations

Office

Austin, TX

Address

1007 east 41st Street, Austin, TX
Directions

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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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Seek care: There are several reasons for irregular bleeding. I recommend seeing a physician. You may be pregnant, have a hormone imbalance or other medical issue... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Maybe: Plan B can cause irregular bleeding due to large dose of hormones at irregular time in cycle. So depending on where you were in your cycle could be re... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Evaluating for Pre-E: The reason we test urine each time you visit during pregnancy is to evaluate for a condition called pre- eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a condition in pr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Next pregnancy: I recommend waiting 18 months before attempting pregnancy after a ceserean. This will allow time for the uterus to heal.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Estrogen in menopaus: There are several types of Estrogens available to treat menopausal symptoms. The benefit of topical estrogen is you avoid passage through the liver. T... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Maybe: Early pregnancy test are now accurate 5 days before your missed period. You can take a home pregnancy test now. If negative, wait another week. If you... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Likely Miscarriage: When a fetal pole and heart beat are not seen on early ultrasound, the ultrasound is usually repeated in one to two weeks. Given your bleeding, it is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Fibroids: Uterine fibroids are a common problem. There are several surgical options available to remove them, depending their location. The difficulty it that l... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Breakthrough bleedin: If you are on a birth control pill, you need to discuss changing to a higher dose pill. I recommend using new birth control for three months. If you s... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
No: The best way is to take a pregnancy test.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
May be pregnant: If you have had normal menses up until now, you could be pregnant. I recommend taking a home pregnancy test. If negative, several medical issues can c... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Irregular bleeding: The most common side effect with the low does birth control pills is breakthrough bleeding. Depending on you body size and menstrual history, some wom... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Keep it up: Congrats in the work you have done. It is normal when you get close to ideal body weight for weight loss to slow. Do not be discouraged. Continue your... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
It is variable: Typically, bleeding last about 3 weeks following a spontaneous miscarriage. If bleeding is getting heavier with clots, you should see a physician imme... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
30 days: I generally recommend using a backup method of birth control for the first month when starting a new contraception. It is important to remember that p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: If you miss more than 2 birth control pills, you can become pregant. This is true for the patch and ring as well. If using an iud or implanon, may ovu... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Common discomfort: It is common for women to have some menstrual like cramps and round ligament pain at 16-25 weeks. The uterus is mobile and out of the pelvis. Therefor... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: Elevating one's legs during pregnancy can help with swelling. During the later stages of pregnancy it is common to have swelling bilaterally in the lo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Not likely: With a due date of 4/26/14, conception likely happened 8/3/13. 8/3/13 conception is more likely especially with + pregancy test on 8/16/13.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
No: To avoid pregnancy using rhythm method, you should not have intercourse around time of ovulation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Possible: Having unprotected intercourse can always lead to pregnancy, even after just discontinuing contraception.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Pregnancy test: The newer pregnancy tests can be positive as soon as 5 days before your missed period.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Vaginal itching: There are many causes to vaginitis. While infection, bacterial or otherwise, can cause vaginal itching, there are other causes. Contact dermatitis fro... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Possible: If you have never had a child and received an iud it is common to have cramping for several days after placement.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Possibly: Some women who have had a c-section may notice some swelling and tenderness at the incision site. Depending on the timing between pregnancies or how m... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: Following a miscarriage, it is recommended to see your physician to confirm completion. Sometimes part of the pregnancy tissue may remain and cause bl... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Normal discharge: It is common for women to have some brown discharge especially if around the time of menses. If bleeding occurs after intercourse, you should consult ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Varies: Some women experience premenstrual cramps up to 2 weeks before menses. Other women only have cramps with the onset of menses.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Various causes: Most commonly, brown discharge after intercourse can be caused by old blood in the uterus. Orgasm causes uterine contractions and can lead to discharg... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Maybe: If you have been actively trying to concieve for 6 months, then you or your partner may have a medical issue. A thorough work up by your physician is ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Hormones: During your cycle your hormones chane . As your hormones naturally change through your cycle, your vaginal and cervical discharge changes. The changes... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: The uterus will contract causing cramping during bleeding. You can use Motrin for pain. If pain is severe, you should consult your physician.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
A: A good way to help with hot flashes is regular daily cardiovascular exercise. I recommend 30-60 min/day.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Depends: The beta HCG is rising, so this is generally a good sign. However, it is rising slowly, which could mean an abnormal pregancy. It depends on how far a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: While pregnancy is most likely 12-14 days after cycle starts, it is possible to conceive on any day if your cycle.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: The earliest home pregnancy test can be positive 5 days before your missed period.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding is not normal. Many women have difficulty with menstrual cycles. Often bleeding issues are due to hormonal imbalance. You should ma... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Supplement: It sounds like your child is not getting enough with each feeding. I recommend supplementing with formula.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: The action of Implanon and any other hormonal birth control is to prevent ovulation. By preventing ovulation (no release of egg), pregnancy cannot hap... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Hormone imbalance: There are many reasons women miss their cycles. If not pregnant, missed cycles can be due to failure to ovulate. If you have new stress, significant w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Irregular periods: There can be several causes for irregular bleeding. Pregnancy, thyroid issues, pcos, and failure to ovulate are some. The cause depends on how long th... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
STD testing: Yes. We generally test for hiv, hepatitis, syphillis, herpes with blood work. These test are only run if asked for.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Taking the Pill: Ideally when taking birth control pills it is best to take it at the same time each day. However, most pills will allow you to take it around the same... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Bumps on labia: What it sounds like you are describing is folliculitis. However, without seeing it, it is hard to say. If you shave or have waxing done, this is a com... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Not wanting a baby: The best time in your cycle to have intercourse to avoid pregnancy is immediately before your menses. You are most fertile 10-14 days following your m... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: You likely have a problem with your gall bladder or an ulcer. You should be evaluated to make sure it is not severe. Often dietary changes can help: a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
In a few days: The best time to increase conception is to time intercourse 12-14 days after the first day of your cycle (i.e. Period began on january 1st, have inter... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Sometimes: Some women do have heavy bleeding after receiving the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Pain is also common if you have never had a child before. However, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 16 years experience
Yes: If you do not have a peanut allergy, it is safe to eat peanuts while pregnant.
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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!
HealthTap member
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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