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Dr. Cynthia McNally

Obstetrics and Gynecology
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10 years experience female

Locations

Pearl Womens Center

Portland, OR

Address

140 NW 14th Avenue, Portland, OR
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I delivered babies for many years, but now just focus on gynecology. I enjoy educating women about their bodies and learning what is normal versus what is a cause for concern. Although I believe Western medicine has saved many lives, I am also open minded about complementary medicine and preventative care. Nothing is more important than our health.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Oregon, Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
1 Agree
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Probably not: If your period that just ended 11 days ago was a normal period for you--normal flow at the expected time--then this cramping is probably not a pregnan... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
UTI: If you are having bladder pain and leukocytes, there is a good chance you have a bladder infection, even if the final culture does not grow out bacter... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Yes: Some brown discharge before or after your period can be normal. If you have persistent brownish discharge between periods and are sexually active, you... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Yes: Depending on your cycles, you could have ovulated late and just have been too soon after conception to detect on a home pregnancy test. I would repeat... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Probably not serious: Occasional bleeding with sex can be normal, but if it happens more than once, I would be checked for infection. The vaginal swelling is probably unrel... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Absolutely: Most women with your history do not have any problem getting pregnant again. The key is that your periods return to a normal pattern. That usually ind... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Check hormones: If you are having new headaches and new menstrual irregularity, it could be due to abnormal thyroid function or a hormone called Prolactin that is mad... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
See a doc: If you usually have regular periods and they stopped and you are not pregnant, it could be due to overproduction of a hormone called prolactin. Your w... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Not normal: Unless you are drinking a lot more fluids, increased urination could be a sign of a bladder infection. Now if you pee a lot after every period and it ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Water diet?: I am not sure what a water diet is--do you mean juice fast? I do not believe fasting is a good idea, and does not work for long term weight loss. Re... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
You are protected: Nexplanon + Nuva Ring means you are getting a little extra progesterone, but this will not make either contraceptive less effective. However, I would ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Yes it is normal: A pressure sensation can be normal in early pregnancy. However, if you have bladder symptoms like pain with urination or if pressure becomes pain, you... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Not typical in pgy: If you have persistent, unexplained left arm and shoulder pain, you should be seen by a doctor. If you have any cardiac symptoms, like chest pressure ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Very unlikely: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is effective for 12 weeks, even longer in some women. Irregular brown discharge is very common in women on Depo, es... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Probably normal: That is a little on the high side, but still normal range. It may get higher as your pregnancy progresses. Unless you are having chest pain or palpita... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
VBAC is option: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is an option for many women. A lot of it depends on the circumstances of the first cesarean. Nowadays, most OBs of... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
You are not pregnant: Urine tests are accurate and blood tests are very accurate in detecting pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant bc you are late for your period, or y... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Possible: Pull-out method is not reliable. I have seen many women get pregnant this way. However, you are not necessarily pregnant, and home pregnancy tests are... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Unrelated to spinal: I have delivered thousands of babies to women with spinals or epidurals, and I have never seen a case of nerve damage. It can happen but is exceedingl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
The placenta: All nutrients and oxygen are carried by the blood, which is filtered through the placenta. Our own lungs take the oxygen out of air and attach it to o... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Multiple causes: Spotting can be random or a sign of something more serious. For a 20yo, the chance of something serious, ie cancer, is very unlikely. The two most c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
No: Unless you threw up the pill, it still is being absorbed and is not missed.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Get another scan: Fluid in the baby's kidneys is not "normal," but is somewhat common. I think you are describing renal pylectasis, or dilation of kidney. This often wi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia McNally
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Don't worry: Some women do have left or right sided pain with periods, although this is more common mid-cycle when one ovulates. If there is a pattern of this pain... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

David Grant Medical Center
Completed 1999

Awards

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Affiliations

Oregon Medical Association
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