Dr. Hector Chapa

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dallas, TX
27 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr Chapa is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker for advancement of women’s health care. He is a Board Certified ObGyn in private practice in Dallas, Texas. He currently serves as the Medical director for the Women's Specialty Center in Oak Cliff and is involved in minimally invasive gynecological research. He is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Hospital. He is a published author in women's health and is considered a key leader in hysteroscopic surgery. Dr Chapa has been an invited faculty member in Israel, Canada, The Netherlands, The European Union, South Africa, and the Middle East.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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280 Answers
203 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Varies: All women have some vaginal discharge. Normal discharge may be clear, cloudy white, and/or yellowish when dry on clothing. It may also contain white f... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Position changes : There are 2 types of female orgasm: vaginal (penetration) & clitoral. Some women may only orgasm with one or other. With intercourse, attempt differen... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: The essure procedure has no vaginal effects. The microinserts are placed inside the fallopian tubes. Tampon use will be a personal preference if desir... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hang in there.: Round ligament pain is due to normal changes that take place as your body is transformed by pregnancy. There are other, abnormal, treatable causes of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Female birth control: Essure is a type of female sterilization. It is without incisions, and uses small inserts to block the tubal openings. It is considered permanent. It ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Varies: Nausea/vomiting is very common in pregnancy. 80% resolve by the end of the first trimester (14 weeks). A few continue to have symptoms throughout preg... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
6 weeks: According to the fda, the uterus must heal after delivery for 6 weeks before the essure procedure. The procedure itself is very brief and at times may... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Various causes: Congratulations on your pregnancy. The big concern in the first trimester is bleeding and pain. Pain alone may be: simply the uterus "adapting" to the... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Showing a Bump: Every women "shows" a pregnancy differently. First time pregnancies usually show "later", around the early second trimester. However, alot of this is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: Sort of. Both imply a change in a menstrual pattern. Late implies it arrived, just after the anticipated date. Missed is by definition, one that never... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Open communication: It is important for the patient-doctor relationship to have open communication and honesty. When an obgyn asked about pregnancy history it is for a ve... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: Birth control pills may be the best way to "regulate" cycled since they provide scheduled bleeding during the last (placebo) pills. Other birth contro... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not for PCOS: While taking daily vitamins may be good for overall health, they really have no relation to pcos. That condition is a complex hormonal syndrome relate... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably not: If you are using your birth control correctly, pregnancy risk is low. Actually, some hormonal birth control may give nipple discharge. It's not all th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: Sperm exposed to air, deposited on clothing, bed linens, skin, for example, dry out very quickly and die, usually within minutes. Sperm sample collect... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
The reverse is true: Heany cycles is a common cause of iron deficient anemia in women. However, low iron will not cause the irregular cycles. Cycle timing and frequency is... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hard to tell: The return of ovulation postpartum is different for all women. Breastfeeding will delay it longer than if you are not breastfeeding. The first few cyc... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not usually.: Assuming no vigorous penetration is done, lower abdominal soreness may simple result from uterine spasm that may occur with orgasm (clitoral/vaginal).... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No. : Surgery to correct an imperate hynen is a necessity. It involves a small incision in the middle of the hymenal membrane. It should not affect the hyme... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
There are risks : Termination of pregnancy is a surgical procedure. Repeated uterine evacuations can have future problems. Scarring of the cavity is called Asherman syn... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Basically, same : There are 2 types of fiber:soluble and insoluble. Both are important for health, digestion, & preventing diseases. Soluble fiber attracts water and t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends : After successful fertilization on the egg, implantation does occur around 5-7 days later. It may present as you described. Most preg tests are sensiti... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Requires script: Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) is a medical cream containing the antibiotic clindamycin. It requires a physician's perscription. Any pharmacy should ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
History/Physical/Lab: Cholestasis is diagnosed by doing a complete medical history, physical examination, and blood tests that evaluate liver function, bile acids, and bili... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes : Assuming you were able to feel the strings before, not feeling them now should be evaluated. Most of the time, inability to feel is simply because if ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Dsch varies: Hormonal contraception may cause vaginal discharge in some women. White/clear discharge that is odorless or without other symptoms may be normal, and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Basically: The difference between spermicides and lubricants is whether or not they offer any contraception. Spermicides prevent pregnancy; lubricants do not. If... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Various: Aldara (imiquimod) cream is a cream that helps the immune system clear certain conditions: indicated for the topical treatment of actinic keratoses on... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Various causes : Gastritis usually develops when your stomach's protective layer becomes weakened or damaged. Gastritis can occur suddenly or develop over weeks and mo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Varies: Unfortunately, this is difficult to answer. Costs vary based on city, site/location, practice. Best way to figure that out is either call your insuran... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Keep at it: Aldara (imiquimod) cream is a cream that helps the immune system clear certain conditions: indicated for the topical treatment of actinic keratoses on... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends on amount: First, be comforted that sex does not cause first trimester preg loss. The cervix softens due to prtegnancy. At times, the irritation of the cervix fr... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
2 weeks before next: Assuming you have regular, predictable cycles, ovulation occurs around 14 days before your next scheduled menses. Example, if your cycle length (day 1... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Gardisil is a vaccine for prevention of hpv infection. It is effective in both makes and females. Yes, it is safe to have intercourse during the vacci... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Kind of: By definition , STDs need the "s" part: sex. However, there are std type infections that can be passed without sex. A cold sore in the lip is a type o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Within 24 hours: Aftrr ovulation, the released egg actually only has 24 hours to be fertilized. If not fertilized by then, then it becomes "unresponsive" and undergoes... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Prenatals?: Did you mean "prenatal vitamins"? If you take prenatals and are not pregnant, there is no serious adverse events. The most common side effect is occas... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No, not related: Absence of a period should always lead you to do a home pregnancy test, assuming you are of child-bearing age. There is no relation to the heat and a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
4-6 hours: In order to prevent the accumulation of blood in the vagina and possible infection (toxic shock syndrome), it is advised not to leave it in for 4-6 ho... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Various: There is no medication to help fibroids shrink permanently. Medications like lupron, (leuprolide) depoprovera, etc may temporarily shrink the masses b... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
See Below.Category C: The fda uses a pregnancy category c system to classify possible risks to a fetus when a medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy category c is g... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: Almost all comercial preg tests report efficacy close to 99%. Trick is however, that depends on when they are done. There is a higher false negative r... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Heavy menstrual bleeding is one of the most common reasons for a gyn visit. There are various ways to treat it. Some medications are hormonal, some ar... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Lots of reasons: This really depends on several factors: how postpartum are you, beastfeeding, fatigued, and your relationship with your partner. Also, simply being co... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Am Cancer Society: Contact your local american cancer society office. They ususally support free screening mammograms at health fares, and other opportunities. Additiona... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Unrelated: "gas" symptoms are related to dietary intake mainly. There is no relation to intercourse.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Varies: Our reproductive system is controlled by a delicately balanced mechanism called the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. The hypothalamus, which is pa... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Uterine position?: Pain during sex is called dyspareunia. It may result from uterine positioning inside the pelvis. The uterus "moves" slightly during sex due to pushing... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Other options: Getting IV access is vital in an acute scenario. At times, antecubrtal areas are not helpful. At these times, the top of the foot, inguial area or su... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: There is no reported "allergic reaction" from oral sex. At times, performing oral sex with a condom (fellatio) or with a vaginal shield (protected cun... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 6, 2012
I've met Dr. Chapa & attended his presentation on Essure sterilization. Great, knowledgeable speaker & very well educated. Good qualities for a great physician. Very highly recommend this hard-work...Read More
Sep 6, 2012
Dr. Chapa is a kind, considerate doctor who really listens to the needs of his patients. I would send my family to him without reservation.
Jul 23, 2012
Dr. Chapa knows more about Essure than almost any other doctor! I contact him when I have questions.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for taking the time to answer. I also have irregular periods and is very hard for me to loose weight analisys were 1 day before period
HealthTap member
Wow, I can't believe I've been miscalculating my periods. No wonder I always thought they where late when it is I that didn't understand 28
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This saved my life. Thank You! Seriously. If I was pregnant my parents would make me give up my baby and keep my locked on my room till I 78

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Parkland Memorial Hospital

Awards

Methodist Medical Center Dallas
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, the Dallas Region - Spring
2017
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, the Dallas Region - Fall
2017

Affiliations

ACOG, AAGL
Central Association of ObGyn
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