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Dr. James Marquardt

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Midlothian, VA
44 years experience male

Locations

The Womans Center at St. Francis Medical Center

Midlothian, VA

Address

13700 St. Francis Blvd, Suite 510, Midlothian, VA
Directions

Fax

(804) 423-8463

About

Bio

Currently Medical Director of The Womans Center, an ob-gyn collaborative practice with Certified Nurse Midwives and OB-GYN MDs,. This practice is part of the Bon Secours Medical Group at St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Prior to this, I was Medical Director of South Shore Midwifery and OB-GYN in South Weymouth and Hanover, MA. 20 + yrs of private ob-gyn practice at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, MA. Board Certified and Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts, Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Not sure: When the mucus is crystal clear and stretches at least 2 inches, you are then within a day or two of ovulation. That is the best time to have sex if y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: You do not need to worry about the baby. The baby is protected by your abdominal muscles and the uterus muscle. The baby is inside the uterus and is p... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
See below: A recent pregnancy test (urine), within one week of not having a period, means you are not pregnant. There are MANY reasons for missing a period, and ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
This is an early pre: This is an early pregnancy failure. In fact it is not a good description of what happens. The actual term to use is anembryonic pregnancy, that is whe... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It depends: Recommended weight gain during pregnancy depends on your pre-pregnant weight, more specifically bmi, a measure of weight and body type. If, for instan... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: If you are a healthy female, with no liver problems, you should be able to use zoloft and birth control pills at the same time without any problems. I... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Possibly and no: The most troublesome side effect of Implanon is what is called breakthrough bleeding. It usually occurs because the progestin hormone in Implanon make... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Normal side effect: A small number of patients will have brownish menstrual staining from their uterine lining during a course of depoprovera. This is a normal side effec... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No regular ovulation: The periods are not normal periods, or menses, which occur about 13-14 days after you ovulate. Normal periods do not last more than 7 days. The "perio... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Skip the last week: The last 7 pills in your pack are placebo, "sugar pills". If you skip these, and just start the first pill in the next pack you will skip your period.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Once the beta hcg level falls to 0 (effectively
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
About 5 % or less: Factors which influence risk of early spontaneous miscarriage are maternal age, previous history of early miscarriage, and smoking history. As you are... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: No, it does not. In fact some methods of using birth control pills rely on skipping the placebo pills for two packs in a row and then taking them for ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: This means you only ovulate, or produce an egg, once every other month. A period can last from 3-7 days and be normal. You will be able to become preg... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: It is vitally important to do weekly blood pregnancy tests until the value goes to non pregnant, usually 0-5 in most labs. If it does not, there is a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Now: The otc urine pregnancy kits are quite sensitive, and should be able to detect pregnancy by the time you realize your period is late.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
4-8 weeks: If your periods were regular before the procedure, you period may return anytime between 4-8 weeks after. The average time is probably 5-6 weeks after... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: If your normal menstrual cycle when you are off birth control pill comes every 28 days or so, then you may ovulate in 5 more days. This is true if you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It depends: If your cycle length is 28-30 days, that is, the number of days from the first day of your period until the day before the first day of your next peri... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: You can take a home pregnancy test and it should be positive if you are pregnant
A female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: This is normal. Brownish discharge is "old" blood from your uterine lining. You can have this type discharge for up to a month
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: This would not be a problem
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No : Especially if you are breast feeding, ovulation can be inhibited during the first six months post partum. Most non-breast feeding moms will have a per... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes, wait for bleedi: This is a failed early pregnancy, often called a chemical pregnancy. Once the bhcg falls to zero you will experience vaginal bleeding that will be hea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: This is a bit early, but well within normal range for young women today.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes and no: Both these OCP have the same type estrogen and progestin hormone in them. The estrogen hormone does not cause acne. The progestin hormone may cause ac... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
YES: You are usually fertile for 4 days prior to actual ovulation (maybe even 5 days in some cases). Your chance of pregnancy goes up the closer to ovulati... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No: This is called breakthrough bleeding. It does happen occasionally on oral contraceptive pills. It happens more often when you have been on the pill fo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: The bhcg level should double every 48-72 hrs. This is not exact but your level more than doubled during these intervals. You cannot really make a diag... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Any bleeding in the first trimester is a cause for concern. You are too early for ultrasound to check on the pregnancy. If you are really concerned, y... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: This sounds like "mid cycle" ovulation. You should expect your period in two weeks. Most women will have their first period 4-6 wks after a surgical p... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes it may return if: The only way to have dysplasia reoccur is if you become exposed to the HPV virus. Cervical dysplasia is caused by sexually transmitted HPV virus. Once... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: Until it has been established that your pregnancy is located inside your uterus, you may need to worry about an ectopic, or tubal pregnancy. At 6 week... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
21 to 35 days: The number of days from one period to the next one, or the length of your menstrual cycle depends on how often your ovulation occurs. Ovulation is rel... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It depends: To answer your question, you will need to get a blood test called an ANTIBODY SCREEN. If there are no Rh antibodies seen in this test, then missing th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: If you are not on any birth control pill or other hormonal therapy, this type bleeding is called dysfunctional bleeding and is usually caused by the f... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
By steady drinking: There is no known safe amount of alcohol intake during pregnancy. Most experts believe that consistent drinking of one or more drinks per day, or peri... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Anovulation: If you are not taking any hormonal therapy or birth control pills then spotting that is not regular may mean that you are no longer ovulating regularl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Penicillin: It depends what you mean. If you are treating a soft tissue infection the antibiotic of choice is oral penicillin or cephalosporin. If you mean gbs + ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
About 2 weeks: Implanatation occurs 3-4 days after ovulation, and a sensitive urine test for pregnancy can be positive about 7-10 days later. A blood pregnancy test ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Follow up: I would consider having your ultrasound repeated in 3 months in order to see if the "cyst" has grown enough to be seen. Alternatively, you could ask f... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Unlikely: This is not the typical pattern for implantation bleeding. Most spotting and bleeding that occurs during the menstrual cycle can not be assessed witho... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It is possible: There is no way to know whether that level of bhcg hormone represents a new pregnancy, or a slow decrease from the medical abortion. In either case, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: These are commonly called "growing pains" and are very common in the first trimester of pregnancy
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Yes: These are commonly experienced in the first three months of pregnancy, and are known as 'growing pains'

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Jun 4, 2016
Very thorough
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Marquardt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Marquardt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I am only 13 an they are now scheduling me for a mammogram thanks for all of you time and help
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This was very helpful. Thanks! yeah the day before it was alot of clear stretchy. thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER
Completed 1982

Awards

Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Virginia - Winter
2015
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Virginia - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists
Massachusetts Medical Society
Richmond Academy Of Medicine
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