Dr. Henry Dorn

Obstetrics and Gynecology
High Point , NC
27 years experience

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High Point, NC

Address

405 Lindsay St, High Point, NC
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Henry Dorn MD & Associates

High Point , NC

About

Bio

I am an OBGYN who is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and presently practice in High Point N. C. I have had a long interest in science, and as long as I can remember planned to be a research scientist. After college I decided to move to Washington DC in order to work at National Institutes of Health, and published several papers on the effects of HIV on the brain. Since my chief interest at that time was continuing with biomedical investigation, I was encouraged to pursue a joint MD/PhD degree program, in order to have the widest scope of knowledge to apply to future research. I was very grateful to be one of approximately 50 students in the nation accepted to the prestigious Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) and chose the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing my doctoral coursework and 2 years of additional molecular biology research I began to realize that I needed more direct interaction with patients, and decided to fully pursue clinical medicine. I chose Obstetrics and Gynecology as a specialty, due to its unique combination of both primary care and surgery. I selected a residency program at the Albany Medical Center in N.Y., under the direction of acclaimed Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Dr Daniel Edelstone. The training emphasized addressing the needs of the whole patient and methods of optimizing vaginal birth, as well as advanced laparoscopic and urogynecologic techniques. Additionally, as a resident I was able to work with midwives and see how beneficial that manner of care is to patients. After completing my residency, I joined a practice in High Point that had a freestanding birth center and midwifery practice in order to continue working with midwives. In 2004, I decided to do a fabulous sabbatical in New Zealand where I cared for high risk OB & GYN patients, and collaborated with about 30 midwives who were responsible for well-woman OB care in the region. This experience, working in a system where there is excellent integration between midwives, family practice doctors and OBGYNs, dramatically affected how I practice today, as well as my thoughts about how the US system of care can improve. Upon returning to the US in 2005, I opened my own practice, with the motto: Your Health, Your Birth, Your Choice. This is reflected in the wide variety of options we provide to patients and our willingness to work with those whose desired health care management might fall outside of the community norm. I support homebirth midwives in the region, and in 2006 co-founded the NC Physicians for Midwives, an organization to help patients and midwives find backup physician care. I am a member of ICAN in NC, the International Cesarean Awareness Network, which is chartered to reduce the excessively high US cesarean section rate. I have been blessed to have patients travelled from around the Triad and the state to consult with me about vaginal birth after prior cesarean and have had excellent results at High Point Regional delivering many of these higher-risk patients. My practice also specializes in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding, urinary incontinence and incision-free sterilization. I realized early on the need to move from the hospital to the office minimally invasive gynecological procedures and was the first in North Caroliina to perform the gold-standard Thermachoice endometrial ablation procedure in an office setting, to permanently treat women with heavy menstrual bleeding. Ours was also the first practice in the state to perform the Essure tubal occlusion procedure (permanent birth control) in the office, which allows women to return to normal activities the same day of the procedure. We have since added other endometrial ablation technologies such as Her Option and Novasure, and as a result, perform very few hysterectomies on women for heavy bleeding. Urinary incontinence is another area of focus and I am able to comprehensively evaluate and treat this as well, with office urodynamics and minimally invasive procedures such as TVT available. I am currently very active nationally through online forums and newscasts, promoting more patient centered obstetrical & gynecologic care with reduced interventions and fewer C-sections. My Facebook page is updated regularly with health news & discussions to help the hundreds of followers optimize their health. Outside of work, I spend most of my free time with my 3 wonderful children and my wife Liz, which keeps me very busy indeed.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

obstetrics & Gynecology

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
BV and miscarriage: Bv is unlikely to cause a miscarriage but there may be an association with preterm labor. You may wish to discuss using boric acid suppositories, whic... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends : There are a variety of possible reasons for the symptoms you are having, with sinus congestion high on my list. If you had an uncomplicated miscarria... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Sperm count : A urologist can check a sperm count, but either way it sounds like he needs you get checked by his doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
I would avoid.: The GNC ones you asked about do not appear to be enteric coated which means these enzymes will be broken down by stomach acid before reaching the gut,... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: Depends on when you ovulate (varies) and how soon afterwards you used plan b. If you have a regular cycle, then not likely to be ovulating on cycle da... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: Many women start Depo-Provera or Mirena (levonorgestrel) at the wrong part of their cycle, often right before the start of their period. Since a drop ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Impossible to say: Without much more information about the regularity of your menstrual cycle etc., it's impossible to say.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnant?: If you are late for your period check a pregnancy test. Otherwise see your doctor, but does not sound serious.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
IC?: It could be interstitial cystitis or possibly external genital/vaginal infection. Try avoiding tangy foods such as citrus, cranberry, cola, tea, tomat... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Why?: Coconut oil, while better for your cholesterol than corn or processed vegetable oils, is a highly concentrated source of calories at 120 cal/tablespo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need more info: There is not a very high correlation between the level of amniotic fluid and fetal well-being. If the baby is growing well, moving well, and you were ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Possible: If you're not been using birth control, it is certainly possible. I would simply check a urine pregnancy test to relieve your anxiety.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Why?: Depends on whether you have had children, but I am not sure why this would be an issue at all for a nonpregnant woman. I would only be concerned if ce... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: The burning sensation is my biggest concern that there may be some sort of infection, but the bumps you described could be unrelated. May be a simple ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not uncommon: A lot depends on what your weight was at the beginning. Many women lose weight in the first half of the pregnancy then gain it back later. Also the bo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See below: Many women have heavy creamy discharge in pregnancy but if it is thin and enough to run down your legs see your doctor immediately. Also if there is a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Ask your gyn?: Obviously you have a gynecologist so first step is to discuss symptoms with him/her. If you had ovaries removed you are having menopausal symptoms. Wi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need more info: Some women may have bleeding after sex or possibly due to an infection. If your periods are otherwise regular, and the next cycle is normal, i wouldn'... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No way to tell: Unfortunately, without more information, there's no way to tell. If you have missed your period, you should check it pregnancy test. If you think that... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See your doctor: Left breast pain could be coming from below the ribcage such as the esophagus or stomach, unless you are feeling a tender spot on the breast. See if P... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: There is some evidence it may facilitate conception and there is little to no risk to the fetus.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnancy test?: If you are sexually active and not using birth control 100% then you could be pregnant. The easiest way to know is a simple, cheap, home pregnancy tes... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnant?: Could be implantational bleeding from early pregnancy if thats possible. Check a urine test. Otherwise may just be an irregular period and may not ha... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not normal.: Although it's very hard to determine what the problem is, you should discuss this with your doctor. It could be a pinched nerve in the neck, a gallbla... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: This is a very common occurrence, which is simply an inclusion or sebaceous cyst and what came out was not pus but sebum, like a whitehead on your fac... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No, but common: Does not sound serious but if the frequency , and duration of your periods bothers you, a gynecologist or primary care doc can help.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Likely normal: Whenever an iud is removed it may cause some spotting. If you became pregnant immediately after, there's no way to tell for another two weeks when a p... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Almost impossible. : Compared to intercourse, which is not known to cause miscarriage, a vaginal ultrasound causes much less "agitation" of the uterus. Although sometimes ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
New one for me: Never heard that one. Sounds unrelated. May be bells palsy or other neurological condition. Recommend an exam if symptoms persist.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See below: Birth control pills, lysteda, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, nsaids such as Motrin or aleive. Few home remedies help in my experience.
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A male asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need more info : You did not specify where the infection is located, but in general i would recommend topical over the counter meds like lotrimin (clotrimazole) for th... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need to get checked: You should have your gynecologist take a look at these. No way to assess without an exam.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Call your doc first : Why not call you doctor first? Assume you have one since you knew you had an ovarian cyst. If pain is not getting worse and bleeding not much heavier ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not likely: These are just a diuretic with no real benefit in weight loss. Probably a coincidence that your cycle affected.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Online calculator: Check out the dailyplate.Com or myfitnesspal.Com which have excellent, reliable calorie and calculators and trackers and also give you the recommended... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need more info : Hard to say without more detailed history, but if pill was prescribed for menstrual pain, i would suggest either a 91day regimen such as seasonale or ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Possible: Ovarian cysts often throw off your cycle and it is common to get a heavy period after they rupture, especially if you have missed a cycle or two. If y... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See your doctor: There are a wide variety of possibilities including pid, colitis, ovarian cyst , kidney stone, but you symptoms don't fit a pattern the I am familiar ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Or walk stairs!: Sounds like a very high tech variation of physical fitness training. We highly recommend strength/resistance training to maintain bone and muscle stre... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends on how long: Totally depends on how far past the recommended date you have gone. It does not quit working the minute it expires but i would use condoms until repla... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Take a pregnancy test: Although there are number of reasons why you might be having the symptoms that you're having, if you are late on your period and having unprotected in... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
1/10: For normal healthy individual, the chances of becoming pregnant having unprotected intercourse during ovulation is about one in 10. This may vary trem... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
ASK YOUR DOCTOR: You should discuss this with your doctor. Without knowing more of your history, it would be inappropriate to comment. Since you have a doc who is pres... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably not: It is unlikely that your symptoms are consistent with an std. It may just be a cold that you got from this person. If you're having any symptoms of pa... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
99.9% not cancer: Lots of reasons for abnormal bleeding at age 46, but with negative hysteroscopy and biopsy chance of cancer would be extremely low. Relax and talk to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
More info: Not sure how big decent sized is. Could be an old fibrin clot. Possible early miscarriage but only likely if you missed your prior period. May also ha... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
About 1/400 at 35: The risk increases each year as you get older. At age 45 the risk is about 1/35 for example. But remember, that also means a 34/35 (or 97%) chance the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Never had one?: It is unclear whether you have never had a period or are late for this cycle. If at age 19 you have not started your periods, you may have a hormonal ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Check pregnancy test: I assume that you've been having unprotected intercourse. You should check a urine pregnancy test, available from any pharmacy or dollar store. If you... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Very low: At age 51, post novasure, your chance of becoming pregnant is extremely small, but not impossible. If you became pregnant the chance of miscarriage or... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dorn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dorn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! can i get pregnant right away after iud removal? i had unprotected sex
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Thanks for your quick reply! 1st time I've used this and it seems to be a good thing. Thanks
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will check with my doctor as soon as possible. Thank you :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

albaNY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL

Awards

Patient's Choice Award 2009, 2010, 2011
Top Doctor, First Place, Winston-Salem Region, NC - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Winston-Salem Region, NC - Summer
2013
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