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Dr. PAUL EUN

Obstetrics and Gynecology
PUYALLUP, WA
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

PUYALLUP, WA

Address

1701 3RD STREET SE, SUITE 200, PUYALLUP, WA
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About

Bio

After completing his formal medical training, Dr. Eun spent three years in Alabama as a member of the National Health Service Corps. He returned to California and opened his private practice in Sacramento, where he also served as assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine at University of California, Davis. He also served as a medical director for Sutter Teen Clinic which is operated by Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento. Dr. Eun relocated to Washington state in 1994. He enjoys all aspects of the specialty but has a special expertise in advanced minimally invasive gynecologic procedures including da Vinci robotic surgery and treatment of pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Anywhere: They can grow on the surface, inside the cavity, and the uterine wall. They can vary widely in size. Rarely, they can grow outside the uterus as wel... Read More
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Yes: At this point, you can safely lift items that do not cause any discomfort. The risk of internal bleeding 4 weeks after cesarean delivery would be low... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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No: The position of the uterus has nothing to do with a risk for ectopic pregnancy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Should ask him/her: Radical hysterectomy is most often performed in cervical cancer. However, it is not usually performed in conjunction wtih radiation or chemotherapy e... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Not likely: All birth control pills work in a similar way as they all contain estrogen and progestin. Studies have shown that some women may gain few pounds when... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Not likely: It is not uncommon to have some spotting and cramping after iud insertion. Your onset of back pain is not likely to be related to the iud since it ha... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Depends: It depends on whether you are having a vaginal delivery versus cesarean. If you are talking about the hospital charges, it will be somewhere between ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Yes, it is safe. And you need to keep emptying your milk.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Perhaps not: As with birth control pills, some women may not have the withdrawal bleeding on occasion. This is due to the fact that NuvaRing contains both estroge... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Cyst?: You could have an ovarian cyst that may or may not have ruptured. It is more liekly to cause pain if it gets twisted (torsion). Most often, it is no... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Not likely a problem: Mastitis is most common around 2 weeks after delivery. Onceyou start to wean, you may have some engorgement. However, you are not at increased risk ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Possibilites: You could have vaginal infection of some kind. If the pain is deep, there may be problems with the uterus or ovaries. This is defintely not normal, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Depends on age: If the premature ovarian failure is diagnosed before the age of 40, chromosomal abnormality must generally be ruled out. It could be related to ovari... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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When she ovulates: And she will ovulate before she starts her first period!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Similar: Progesterone is a specific hormone produced in the ovary. Progestin compounds are all molecules that have progestational effect which includes proges... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Low: Premature ovarian failure is a very uncommon condition.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Works better : Combination of estrogen and progestin help prevent pregnancy by multiple effects. Prevention of ovulation minimizing breakthrough bleeding thicke... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Depends: In order for pregnancy to occur, sperm has to meet the egg. So anything that interferes with egg production and release, fallopian tubal patency, and... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Hysterectomy, regardless of route, is considered a major surgery. Howver, robotic hysterectomy is less invasive than open abdominal hysterectomy with... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Very safe: Mitral valve prolapse is not a contraindication to undergo cesarean delivery. And SBE (subacute bacterial endocarditis) antibiotic prophylaxis is not... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Possible: Usually, bleeding disorder will be diagnosed soon after a girl starts menstruating. But milder forms may not be diagnosed until later. Passing blood... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Most bacterial cervical infections can be cured with antibiotics. You have to know which one so the right medication can be used.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Can be normal: The color of blood tells you how old the blood is. Red color suggests fresh blood while dark brown color suggests old blood that has been sitting aro... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Your choice: I assume you are talking about ovulation predictor test kits. There are many brands out there and most are reasonable. So you take a pick.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Not usually: Ovarian failure from any cause means that normal hormone production does not take place. However, this condition may be transient and normal ovarian ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Estrogen: The most effective relief is estrogen hormone. However, there are alternatives such as progestin hormone, clonidine, certain antidepressants, gabapen... Read More
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Pregnant?: You will need to see your doctor to figure out what is going on. The first thing to do is to rule out pregnancy based on your symptoms. There are ma... Read More
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Can be normal: Having a mucous vaginal discharge is not necessarily abnormal if there is no itching or burning associated with it. If this is a persistent problem, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Ovulation: Ovulation is always followed by a period in about 14 days except in very unusual circumstances.
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Doctor's orders: You need a doctor's orders to have hormone levels checked. You need to be able to interpret the results and only your doctor can provided that servic... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Short: Implantation bleeding is not that common but can occur around the time of implantation. It is usually light and lasts a day or so. It is usually not... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Testing: Irregular periods are either due to hormonal problems or anatomical problems. Your doctor can order appropriate tests to figure out your problem and ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Possible: Depending on location and size, fibroids can cause miscarriage, premature delivery, pain, and abnormal presentation of the fetus. However, it is not ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There is nothing that prevents a doctor from prescribing fertility treatment. However, wehteher a person is physically and emotionally capable of han... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Now: Your doctor is the one who should make a diagnosis first, then he/she will recommend appropriate way to manage this problem.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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As prescribed: Dicoloxacillin is typically recommended for 10-14 days. It is important to finish taking all of them even if you feel much better after a few days.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Bleeding and pain: There are many possible symptoms arising from the fibrods. The most common ones are abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain or pressure. They depend on bo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Combined pill better: Combined birth control pills are slightly more effective than the progestin only pills. And progestin only pills are less forgiving and it is even mo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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It does: All birth control pills can help combat hirsutism (excessive hair growth) by binding male hormones (androgen) thereby decreasing its biological activi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Few minutes: Typically, eclamptic seizure lasts only a few minutes and responds to treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Difficult: It would be very difficult to prove that certain hormone imbalance is causing lack of energy except in the case of thyroid dysfunction. Hormone imbal... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Get it checked: If you are indeed having recurrent documented yeast infections, you should be evaluated to make sure you don't have diabetes or other conditions that ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
See your doctor: The best thing is to go in and see your doctor to know definitely what the status is. This may require another urine test or blood test.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Not likely: It's possible but not likely with a negative pregnancy test. Most commercially available pregnancy test shoud detect pregnancy few days before your e... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Many possibilities: You may have a hormone imbalance or something else causing your period to come twice a month. It has nothing to do with your sexual activity. See yo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Not likely: Not likely. However, you can always do a pregnancy test to be sure1.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Not necessarily: There is a larc method that does not involve any hormones which is paragard iud. All others involve progetin hormone.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Deliver babies: Obstetricians take care of pregnant women and deliver babies either vaginally or by cesarean section as necessary. They have undergone 4+years of tr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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It should be painles: Sometimes the study is performed wtih abdominal probe in which case a full bladder is necessary to visualize pelvic organs well. Many times, vaginal ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Depends on the cause: Sometimes, breakthrough bleeding can stop within hours after taking appropriate hormone. It is important to know what you are currently on that is pr... Read More
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Jul 1, 2012
Top OBGYN in WA was excellent writer, presenter and clinician while in training. This doctor may have been academia's loss, but Paul is definitely women's health care gain.
Mar 9, 2014
Dr Eun has a vast fund of knowledge that allows for effectively contributing to this online community of health.
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Nov 22, 2014
My little brother born before one week has cut on his lips what should we do
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Thank you my son is 9 now and all the doctors say is sometimes these things happen and me being me I want better answers so maybe I can help
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Thank you I've been really curious and excited about the possibility, I don't want to make myself think I'm pregnant, either way thank you!
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I appreciate you getting back to me but all test have been done by several doctors. I don't have fibroids or anything. They don't know why.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1983MD

Awards

United States Public Health Service
Most Influential, Second Place, Tacoma Region, WA - Summer
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Tacoma Region, WA - Summer
2013
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