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Dr. Gerard Honore

Fertility Medicine
San Antonio, TX
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Antonio, TX

Address

225 E. Sonterra Blvd., Suite 206, San Antonio, TX
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(210) 402-1560

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

CIGNA Health Care

Great-West Healthcare

Humana Insurance Company

Pacificare Life & Health Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and I really enjoy helping people with fertility problems through HealthTap! I am a HealthTap Founding Expert and Scholar and have provided online patient care since 2012. If you have questions about female or male infertility, assisted reproduction, or anything else in reproductive medicine or surgery I'd be thrilled to help you online. I've answered literally thousands of questions on HealthTap that are immediately available to you, and I'm really exited about online consultation either through video chat or inbox messages! I welcome your questions any time. A bit about my background: I wrote the popular book Overcoming Infertility: A Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant, published by Addicus Books in 2010. I've contributed chapters to several other books on reproductive medicine and gynecology, and I've authored over 30 scientific publications. I earned my M.D. degree in 1992 and residency in 1996 at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. I finished my fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1998, and was an Assistant Professor from 1998 to 2000. I also have a Ph.D. degree from Duke University (1986) and am board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and by the American Board of Physicians and Surgeons.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: North Carolina, Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

5.0K Answers
2.2K Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Doctor visit: If you have been trying for more than a year at age 22, you should see a doctor for help and advice.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Probably nothing: Breast symptoms are not reliable predictors of anything regarding ovulation or conception, no worries.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Could be: You could likely get a reliable hpt in 1-2 days.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Check a test: Pregnancy test if you are worried, symptoms are not very useful because they are inconcistent. Best of luck!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Varies significantly with your age and your diagnosis. Very general statistics are roughly 60% of women succeed with clomid, (clomiphene) of the ones ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Don't worry: There are so many reasons for breast tenderness it's usually impossible to explain. There's also usually nothing to worry about. If it becomes a patte... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Could be: Vaginitis, could be nothing. See an gyn doc if it persists.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Possible: One uncomplicated abortion is usually not a concern, although 2nd trimester (17 weeks) is riskier than 1st. Possible complications are tubal blockage ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Could be: And i'm sorry about the bf. Don't fret about the period, keep a watch on how the next few cycles go, they'll likely become normal again.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Can't say: It could be, but can't say. Symptoms could go with pregnancy but are not reliable. Shortly before your expected period you can do a hpt and find out... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Test again: If you are 100% certain of your ovulation date then a pregnancy test should be very reliable, so a negative would mean 'unlikely.' it's worth testing ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Treatment?: You do not say what kind of treatment, but if you refer to antioxidant therapy/supplements it's usually a minimum of 3 months.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
24 hours tops: It may be as little as 10 hours to 24 hours. Contrary to many opininons on the internet, it is not longer than this.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Bleeding after : Pregnancy termination? Might be normal, but suggest you call your doctor - today or tomorrow.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: It's safe to have intercourse anytime during the cycle.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Could be: A home pregnancy test should be reliable 2 or maybe 3 days before your expected period.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Unclear?: Ovulation requires a specific sequence of hormonal chnages. 'balancing hormones' is not a medical concept, many hormone can be out-of-whack and ovulat... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Theoretically: Yes, although that's not the usual pattern.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Yes if: She has an abnormal ovulation, or if she has a very short luteal phase.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Don't worry: There's very little worrisome that can happen soon after iui, but anytime you choose the word 'severe' you know you should call your doctor to ask.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
If it stops: And if it's only this one period then 'no.' if it doesn't stop or becomes a pattern next month you shoudl see your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
In air: Most die within about one hour. Sperm in media can live several days.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Breakthrough: More likely breakthrough bleeding. In my clinical experience implantation bleeding is inconsistent, unpredictable, and mostly doesn't happen at all - ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Probably nothing: Many/most varicoceles are not associated with infertility, but seeing a specialist - a urologist with expertise in male fertility - would be a great i... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: Could be infection, vaginal atrophy, vaginismus, endometriosis, uti, interstitial cystitis, and several others. See your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Not likely: One uncomplicated abortion, especially in first trimester, is not usually a fertility concern. You can be evaluated by an obg or fertility doc for pos... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
See a doctor: If you've tried for 2 years, a good gynecologist or fertility doc can help. Good luck!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Might help: But its a very very small effect, if it does help.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Ovulation: If you have a uterus (e.g., no hysterectomy) and you've not had aperiod in 9 years you can be quite certain you've not been ovulating.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Highly unlikely: Maybe nothing is impossible, but this would be shockingly unlikely.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Prostatitis: If you have prostatitis and it is treated ( i hope it is being treated?) this should not cause significant fertility problems longterm. Prostatitis ca... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Depends!: How many cycles have you done? Did you ovulate for sure last cycle(s)? How are you being monitored?
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A member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Depends on: What the cyst was and why it was removed, and whether the women or her partner has otehr fertility problems. Removal of many cysts might not improve f... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Not exactly: But it lets you see alot of the imporatnt anatomy, as well as monitor for ovulation. It cna be very helpful.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
It doesn't: Implantation bleeding is mostly internet gossip, it rarely actually happens.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
See a doctor: The fibroids may or may not be important depending on the sizes and location. Normal couples may take up to one year to conceive naturally, so you mig... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
What's 'lazy ovary?": You may be aware endometriosis is diagnosed only by surgery. Yes it is 'partly' hereditary, it seems to be more frequent in relatives but the exact in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Misoprostol: Is strongly cautioned against at any time in pregnancy, it is a known abortifacient.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Sometimes: Usually not a significant amount, though it can be higher sometimes.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Yes and no: If you could pinpoint the exact moment of ovulation (it's impossible) you would have at most 1 day in which you could conceive. But trying before anmd... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
I'd ignore it: Internet buzz over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding' and how useful a predictor it is. I suggest a reliable pregnancy test 11-13 days aft... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Implantation: Bleeding is 98% a modern myth. Supposedly you see bleeding when an embryo implants, but this rarely happens. Period bleeding - well, that's menstruati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Always: Implantation always occurs after day 12.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Very unlikely: Implantation bleeding is rare and when it does happen it's difficult to notice. Largely internet nonsense.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Most can, though some may need help.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Confused?: If you are really 25 days pregnant you cannot 'postpone' it. Do you mean you want to terminate it? If so, you'll need the help of a doctor - there are... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
No: Fibroids definitely do not cause missed cycles. Sometimes, but not always, they can cause bleeding between periods.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
TSH over 100?: Wow that's extremely high, you need to see an endocrinoloist asap. It's likely you can't conceive with TSH that high, and it's ill-advised to try unt... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
No: If you are 100% certain of the dates it is not too early (with vaginal ultrasound) ; if you are off by 3-4 days it could be.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Both those things are possible.
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Testimonials
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Aug 8, 2013
Highly recommend Dr. Honore. His answers are extremely thoughtful and he provides an extensive amount of education in his answers. Would definitely seek his advice for obstetrics, gynecology, infert...Read More
Oct 31, 2013
Accurate common-sense responses to some difficult questions makes this physician a valuable source of information on Healthtap. He appears not only to have an extensive knowledge base but indicates e...Read More
Apr 13, 2013
Dr. Honore provides an exceptional public service on Healthtap. He is extremely knowledgable about fertility. His responses are mindful, clear, helpful and accurate. I learn alot from the information ...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks. I'm confused though. you said mirena doesn't cause cysts but in the booklet I got when I had it placed...and this is copy&pasted from the mirena website...10% of mirena users develop cysts on ...Read More
HealthTap member
Thanks doc, but am far away in Nigeria and we are not so medically advance as overseas am so scared for my self....can you specify exact tests that I can undertake, I've done series of transvarginal s...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you. This was my second "high" hcg reading at 2 different labs. It it true that this can be a tumer marker. I have obgyn apt tomorrow

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC, 1996

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, San Antonio, TX - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Society of Reproductive Surgeons
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The Endocrine Society
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