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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Houston, TX
48 years experience

Locations

GEOFFREY SCHNIDER, M.D.

HOUSTON, TX

Address

7580 FANNIN, SUITE 310, HOUSTON, TX
Directions

Fax

(713) 797-6711

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Office

Houston, TX

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.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
33 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Pregnancy pain: What you describe is commonly associated with pressure or irritation of pelvic nerves, resulting in episodic electric shock-like sensations in the vag... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Abnormal bleeding: At your age the most likely cause of bleeding, once pregnancy has been excluded is what is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding (dub) from non-ovula... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Obesity, bleeding: Obesity can be associated with pcos and non-ovulatory dysfunctional bleeding. Should be checked for Insulin insensitivity which would benefit from met... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Ovulation: Discomfort or pain associated with ovulation is from small amount of blood and fluid liberated with the egg from the follicle. Can last 24-48 hours. I... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Pregnancy test: Any menstrual delay following unprotected intercourse could be due to pregnancy. You need to get a pregnancy test.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
LEEP procedure: The amount of tissue removed will depend on the size if the lesion needing removal. This can range from a dime to a quarter size in area. Unless there... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: As long as you are not allergic to it. There is a 10% incidence of allergy if you are allergic to penicillin.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Sweating: Excessive, pathological sweating in the armpits or of the hands may be helped with Botox injections or in severe cases having a sympathectomy - cuttin... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Pill & moodiness: One of the reasons for moodiness and birth control pills is that they can decrease tryptophan metabolism, which is important in the Dopamine pathway i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel) insertion: Cervical dilatation usually unnecessary. If never had a baby, taking 400mcg Cytotec (misoprostol) 4-6 hours before, facilitates insertion and dilatati... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Breast engorgement: Take 200mg vitamen b6 every day for the next week or so. Take Motrin for the pain and apply cold cabbage leaves to the breasts. If they become very re... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Imitrex (sumatriptan): Imitrex (sumatriptan) and all triptan drugs are contraindicated in pregnancy. They can effect placental blood supply.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Ovulation: A longer menstrual cycle could mean a longer follicular phase (the time before ovulation) this is variable although usually about 14 days. The luteal ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Ovulation: Discomfort or pain associated with ovulation is from small amount of blood and fluid liberated with the egg from the follicle. Can last 24-48 hours. I... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Nipple milk discharg: True galactorrhea, milk secretion from the breast, can be caused by excessive prolactin production from the pituitary - usually a small tumor or micro... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Vaginal odor: A fishy vaginal odor or discharge usually means an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. The condition is called BV or bacterial vaginosis. Not an std,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Breakthrough bleedin: What you are experiencing is breakthrough bleeding on a low dose birth control pill. This is very common and if you haven't missed any pills is still ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Prolapse: It sounds like the tampon is hitting against the cervix. Possibly developed some uterine prolapsed cervical elongation from the vaginal delivery. See ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Infertilty: Your husbands medication has no effect on fertility - it can cause erectile dysfunction. Your issue is your age. You need to be seen by a gyn - check ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obv... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Fast heart pregnant: Because of the increased blood volume and the shunt of blood across the placenta you may be aware of your heart beat when pregnant. Try count it and n... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
IUD: If you had a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud placed it is common and normal for the menses to stop. This is due to the Progesterone in the iud. If you are... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
UTI: Certainly avoid intercourse until infection has resolved. Rubbing of the urethra which runs in the roof of the vagina, will aggravate and may perpetua... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Mitral Valve Prolaps: Mitral valve prolapse is fairly common, about 15% of population. Also known as barlow's syndrome. Can be associated with palpitations, vague chest pai... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Miscarriage : A blighted ovum or anembryonic pregnancy (empty gestational sac) unless repetitive does not increase chance for miscarriage in the future. If repetiti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Pregnancy symptoms: Timing of pregnancy symptoms is variable, but may start as early as a few days after the missed period. May be one or a combination of breast tenderne... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Molar pregnancy: The classic symptom of molar pregnancy is excessive nausea and vomiting (hyperemesis). Other possible symptoms are vaginal bleeding and rarely symptom... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Conception timing: You would have conceived 38 weeks prior to your due date. Assuming your edc of 8/29/13 is correct, then you conceived on about dec 4, 2012.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Painkillers in labor: The common pain medications in labor, other than epidural, is IV demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) Nubain or stadol.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Vaginal discharge: A thick white discharge, without an odor or irritation can be normal. Comprises shedding vaginal cells and secretions resulting in a thick white pasty... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Pregnancy: Highly unlikely. Intercourse was remote from ovulation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Dysmenorrhea: At age 39, it is really important to have a good Gyn exam. Endometriosis is a not uncommon cause of dysmenorrhea. If normal exam and no other symptom... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Dropsy: Jogging will not cause prolapse of the uterus or drooping of the breasts. Obviously established uterine prolapse and large pendulous breasts will make... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Dupuytren's contract: Duputren's contracture is fibrosis or scarring of the tendon sheath, most commonly the flexor tendon of the middle finger. With contracture you get a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Prolapse: Prolapse is generally managed surgically. This may be approached vaginally with repairs or abdominally with sacral colpopexy for apical support. In pa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Gardnerella : Gardnerella can be tested for with pcr culture, or on a wet mount microscopy smear where clue cells are seen. The discharge also gives a + whiff test ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Virginity: Stretching of a virginal hymen is usually not necessary to prepare for intercourse. Although initially somewhat uncomfortable, this will stretch with ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Ovulation: In a 28 day cycle ovulation is usually about day 14 ( 1st day of period is day 1). It occurs 12-14 days before the onset of the next period. May be as... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Ancef (cefazolin) resistance: Resistance to ancef (cefazolin) or any other antibiotic means that the bacterial infection will not respond to this treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Myomectomy & sex: After myomectomy you can have sex when you've healed from surgery - usually 3-4 weeks. Depends on whether done laparoscopically or by laparotomy. We l... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Bleeding continually for 2 months is abnormal. Bleeding should be cyclic, approximately once a month. There are many causes for this type of bleeding ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Yes: As long as you don't have a history of pelvic infection and are in a monogomous relationship.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Sexual lubrication: There are numerous glands at the vaginal opening that secrete mucus during arousal and sexual activity. This is to facilitate easy vaginal penetration... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Shortened cervix: It really depends on the size of the cone of tissue removed from the cervix. The critical measure is the cervical length measured on ultrasound. If it... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Sleeping: Babies have sleep wake cycles. Tend to be more active after you've eaten.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
No: If persists may be old blood from hemarrhoids or fissure. Try hemarrhoidal suppositories and stool softener or see a proctologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Metranidazole: Yes it won't effect bcp's.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Hyperprolactinemia: Could possibly be from a microadenoma of the pituatary. Other causes are hypothyroidism. Need MRI of the pituatary to rule out tumor.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Progesterone pregnan: Your level is not alarming. Crib one is effective in increasing your progesterone.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Rectocele: Sounds like you have a rectocele, which is a herniation of the rectum into the vagina with possible enterocele, herniation of small bowel with prolaps... Read More

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Caring, dedicated, knowledgeable.
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Jun 5, 2012
Very good and easy to understand,,good advice to check up with own doctor.Really helpful.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schnider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you:) finaly a straight answer,I will take this with me to the doctor,,Feel less confused and hope to find the righ cause to sudden hirsutism...Thanks for taking time to answer:)
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Wow, he is just so off, how crazy is that. Thank you! I wouldn't have taken it but was curious to know. Thank u
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I was so worried about that. My doctor told me I wasn't too old but I was worried. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Witwatersrand
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, HOUSTON
Completed 1980
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