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Dr. William Brown

Gynecology
Tyler, TX
45 years experience

Locations

Tyler Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLP

Tyler, TX

Address

910 East Houston Street, Suite 600, Tyler, TX, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

About

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.

Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Dangerous dog hair!: I have never seen a report of dog hair traversing the cervix to enter the uterus. Foreign material has to be very small for this to even be considere... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Late Depo?: If you go beyond 13 weeks since previous depoprovera injection, protection from getting pregnant is reduced. Best to have a pregnancy test; if negati... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
No cause: I guess you are refering to fibroids of the uterus (leiomyomata). Approximately 25% of women in reproductive years develop fibroids. There is no kno... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
NO BV in the mouth: Bacterial vaginosis is a condition where the vagina is colonized with a collection of bacteria that can cause symptoms (increased discharge, odor are ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel) probably ok: Often at insertion of a mirena, (levonorgestrel) the string is left a little long, knowing that it can easily be trimmed later on. That is preferable... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Masterbation & blood: Masterbation with orgasm causes lots of changes in your neurovascular system, a fancy way of saying that you could pass out in some circumstances. The... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Serum HCG: Serum HCG (blood pregnancy test) can be reported as minimally increased in a very early pregnancy. Repeating the lab in 2 to 3 days would be importa... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Vulvar abcess: You almost certainly had a gland become infected, associated with collection of pus, which usually resolves with drainage (spontaneous or with help) o... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Estrogen & menopause: As Progesterone has some properties similar to estrogen, Estradiol is the most important hormone in relief of hot flushes. I would not expect much fr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Robot recovery: If you have already had the surgery, you have experienced the worst part of the recovery. I am sure your surgeon took great care to reduce the incide... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Vaginal cramps?: I guess you mean a 'cramp' in the vagina. The vagina, bladder, and rectum are all surrounded by muscle; any muscle can spasm (cramp). There is spasm... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
HPV baby transmit: There have been cases where hpv has been shown to be transmitted from a parent to a child: during birth (with babies occasionally infected on the voca... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Good prognosis: Borderline ovarian tumors are not common, but enough is known about them that we can tell patients their prognosis is good (very high survival). In y... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene) and ovaries: Clomid (clomiphene) stimulates ovulation in patients with pcos who have irregular menses and infrequent ovulation. It is true that ovarian stimulati... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Vaginal infections: There are many causes of vaginitis, not all of which are really infections. Some cause itching, heavy discharge, foul odor. Sometimes there are no s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Chlamydia is common: Chlamydia infections are common and often without any symptoms. If you have been exposed and conditions become favorable, the infection makes its way... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Mild duct cyst: A galactocele represents a milk duct in the breast that is blocking the expression of milk. Because it is trapped, the continued secretion of milk in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
HPT's are sensitive: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive. They should be done on first getting out of bed, when urine is most concentrated. Tests can be positive, in... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Soap in your eyes: I am not sure what exactly "tired eyes" are. I see no problem with bathing; if the rest of your body is tired, this might make you feel better! gett... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Prolonged bleeding: The more important question is "why is this happening?" unexplained vaginal bleeding can be caused by something as innocent as birth control pills o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Brown vag discharge: Vaginal discharge that is brown nearly always indicates the presence of some blood. Small amounts of blood turn brown in the acid environment of the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Weight loss??: Vulvar folliculitis is usually an inflammation of sebacious cysts (that form at the base of a hair follicle). If the gland is blocked, oil collects t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Of course: Taking 3 birth control pills early in a cycle is not effective contraception, might delay the next period by a day or two. You say your period was "d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Urachus: The urachus is a fibrous remnant of the allantois, a canal that drains the urinary bladder of the fetus that joins and runs within the umbilical cord.... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Start of one to next: If i understand your question, by convention, a menstrual cycle is defined from the first day of menstrual bleeding as day one. The next period will ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Not as well: Studies are ongoing to develop a pill to supress sperm production in men. Preventing one ovulation a month appears to be much easier than preventing ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Orgasms not the same: There is a good chance that your orgasm involved contractions of your uterus. It does not happen with all orgasms; certainly, women without a uterus ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Uterus in pregnancy: The uterus in pregnancy expands to accommodate the growing fetus. The uterus is made of smooth muscle, needed at the time of labor to contract and 's... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Growing breasts-NO: Masterbation does not increase breast size, although fullness in breasts might be experienced during sexual arousal, only to return to normal. There ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
No: Birth control pills, progestin +/- estrogen, will have no significant influence on breast size.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
No period is OK: Women with no period for an unknown reason is a problem and needs investigation. There is no reason that women on 'the pill' must have a period every... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Risk of pregnancy: Pregnancy rarely develops in any situation other than intercourse with vaginal penetration (with or without ejaculation). There is a very rare theore... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Beware belly 'lump': Any mass that is palpable in the abdomen needs to be evaluated by a physician. A large ovarian cyst or fibroid uterus are two gynecologic possibiliti... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Spotting is OK: Occasional mid-cycleirr spotting is not necessarily representative of any problem at all. I would not place much weight on the possibility of implant... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
OK to watch: If she is continuing to lactate, the previously blocked milk duct was likely the cause of the lump, which resolved as this one should. Sometimes mois... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Yes: There are other ways of dealing with menstrual irregularities besides the birth control pill. Other hormones can be used. Sometimes, if the pelvic e... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Urinary infection: Nitrites in urine strongly suggest infection. You need antibiotic treatment and if infections are recurrent, you might need medication to sterilize y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Protein is necessary: You should aim to get about 20 g of protein daily. Realizing that some of that is in your diet, be careful not to "overdue" because the metabolism of... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Birth control & UTI: If you mean birth control 'pills', the short answer is 'no'. Some will have mild drying of vulvovaginal tissues causing symptoms that mimic uti. Mor... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Ovulation pain: If your cramping is mid-cycle and on one side or the other, this can represent pain of ovulation (mittelschmerz). Pain in the middle of the abdomen i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
IC is not repeat UTI: Lower uti's are usually responsive to antibiotics, but recurrences are common. Other conditions besides infection can cause frequency and urinary dis... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Two weeks: Standard practice is to advise 'back-up' contraception (condoms) during the first month on the pill. The truth is, a couple of weeks is really enough... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Stopped by now: If coital activity 11 hours ago caused abrasion or laceration of (or around) the clitoris, no significant bleeding should be going on any longer. If ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Folic acid essential: People who need more folate (folic acid) are more likely to be deficient unless they replace this essential vitamin. Situations where the body is wor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Bigger breasts: No hormonal contraceptive has much influence on breast size. Pregnancy will make your breasts bigger (temporarily) as will breastfeeding. Surgical a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Sex is relationship!: If he has attraction to others and no performance issues, there is most likely a major problem with your relationship. The mind being the largest sex... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Sexual pleasure/pain: Sexual pleasure is not a common problem once "desire " is mastered. Interested and committed to coitus, the rest is all good--unless, there is someth... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Big uterus: The uterus enlarges because something is in it that was not previously noticed. Pregnancy is the most common cause; benign tumors of the uterine musc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Masterbation: I really don't know of many times at all when masterbation is not safe. Getting familiar with your own body's sexual response is very helpful (as wel... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Brown
Gynecology 45 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Vaginal odor is from bacteria, as bad breath results from bacteria in the mouth. Vaginas all have bacteria. If you become colonized with bacteria kno... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I will have it checked tomorrow.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes mid cycle I'm ovulating
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Weight is not a problem for me. Vulvodynia patient, related somehow.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1977MD

Affiliations

Smith County Medical Society
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Dipolomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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