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Dr. Vanita Patel

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Brick, NJ
23 years experience female

Locations

Atlantic OB/GYN Associates, PC

Brick, NJ

Address

1631 route 88 west, Brick, NJ, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Obstetrics and Gynecologist In private practice for 11 years

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

84 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: You need to make sure your partner is treated as well otherwise infection can be transmitted again.Usually the safe way is to have protected sex afte... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Need blood test: You need bloodwork to r/o pregnancy if no period .If negative then it could be any kind of stress leading to hormonal imbalance
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Can be normal: You seem to be premenopausal where your periods are irregular . Hormone levels can be normal.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Nerve pain: It looks like what you are describing could be a neuralgia usually compression or irritation of nerve. See a neurologist if the pain is persistent
A female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: No that 's fine. It would not cause any birth defects on baby.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
See your OBGYN: That could be a symptom of ovarian cyst, need to have a pelvic ultrasound.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pregnancy : Pregnancy is a most common cause of missed period , if you are sexually active and donot use any type of contraception.Hence, do a pregnancy test and... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Need to have serial blood tests for HCG quants as well as sonogram in order to confirm a good or viable pregnancy.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Labor: You need to go to the nearest hospital asap and talk to your doctor. It can be a rupture membranes with meconium stained fluid.You are also having con... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Anytime: Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy commonly occurs during morning but can be present all throughout the day.It peaks between 8-12 wks of pregnancy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pregnancy : Pregnancy is a most common cause of missed period , if you are sexually active and donot use any type of contraception.Hence, do a pregnancy test and... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Different: Endometrial biopsy is a biopsy of the lining of the uterus, done to detect endometrial polyps, hyperplasia or cancer . Endocervical currttage is scr... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: In most cases not.Your chances to get pregnant would depend on many factors like age, how many abortions you had, if you have any h/o prior STDs as w... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: It shouldn't affect the results of the test.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes.: Gbs is a normal vaginal flora in 30-40% of women.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: See your obgyn , that could be a normal finding but can be a sign to preterm labor as well.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: But it has to be supervised closely with cardiologist and perinatologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: Hystrectomy at this age is done only if there is an appropriate indication and all other possible treatment options have been exhausted.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Abnormal: It needs to be evaluated by obgyn could be bacterial infection.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Usually with interstitial cystitis the symptoms of frequent urination occurs because the bladder wall is inflammed .Bladder capacity remains unchanged... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: Few family doctors may perform routine gyn exams but may not take care during pregnancy so check with your doc.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No : That is untrue. We do practice evidence based medicine and the decision about the mode of delivery is made on an individual patient baises.
A member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Atleast 2 wks: Again it depends on what type of vaginal infection was she treated for. If its an STI you need to wait until the repeat cultures are negative.
A female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Take test: You can take a pregnancy test in a week if you still have't had your period.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Infection: See your doctor you may have a urinary or uterine infection.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Absolutely: Hiv is a sexually transmitted disease and any unprotected intercourse can transmit infection to the partner but the chances of transmission can vary d... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Just make sure you are walking around and drinking plenty of fluids on flight.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Abnormal : Any bleeding or spotting in between your cycles is not normal can happen due to several causes.See your doctor for further evaluation.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Depo shots are effective immediately and failure rate is less than 1 percent.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Fine: That is fine as long you feel ok and are not in a lot of pain.Be careful not to run .....
A female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yeast infection: See your doc it could be a yeast or candidal infection.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: But most of them will require prior authorization.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: It depends when you took the pills .Usually you will get your period on expected time if you are not pregnant.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Ok: You can start the pills either on the first day of your period. You can also start the pills on first sunday of your period which will make your subse... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Majority of patients with polycystic ovaries get pregnant naturally without any problems. Few do require assisted reproductive measures.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: If you don't use any form of contraception you can get pregnant upto 1-3 days even after ovulation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
couple of weeks: It can take couple of weeks to even months depending upon who severe the lesions are.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: She needs to be up and moving as much as she can if she had an uncomplicated c -section about a week ago. Very important to prevent the complications... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Bacterial infection: Your symptoms sounds like bacterial vaginosis.It is a common vaginal infection. See your doctor for appropriate treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No.: Get evaluated with your doctor to find out possible causes of irregular periods.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: That means your cervix is open about 0.5 cm . If you are having contractions and are full term you can be in early labor.If its not your first pregna... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Pregnancy: Some form of spotting can be normal in early pregnancy.So you need to have blood test and sonogram to confirm the pregnancy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
True: After cryo the hpv infected cells are destroyed.Hence to prevent the reinfection with hpv you should use barrier protection
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Infection: Any vaginal discharge with oder is a sign of vaginitis . See your doctor for treatment
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
PCO: It can be a sign of poly cystic ovary.Also most common cause of infertility is due to male factor, hence both you and your partner needs evaluation.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not at all.: Laugh as much as you want.You , staying happy is in fact good for baby's health.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Possible: Get your Depo-Provera shot if the pregnancy test is negative.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Patel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! We were very afraid of in this matter.... Your answer give us relief... Tnx frm our heart...
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I was wondering this too
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Thanks for the follow up. I will schedule an appointment.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pramukhswami medical college
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Manhasset. NY

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Atlantic Ob/GYN Associates,PC
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