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Dr. Meena Khandelwal

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Camden, NJ
36 years experience female

Locations

Office

Marlton, NJ

Address

127 North Church Road, Suite 200, Marlton, NJ
Directions

Office

Camden, NJ

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Pomona, NJ

Office

Burlington, NJ

Office

Hamilton, NJ

Office

Philadelphia, PA

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

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Non-pregnancy relate: If BP is normal and no protein in urine, most likely another cause like eye infection.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Safe - no issues: Amoxil (amoxicillin) is Amoxicillin which is a category a drug - means very safe is pregnany. It is the most common antibiotic prescribed (as long as ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends....: "low fluid' could mean anything. What was the afi (amniotic fluid index). Normal at term is between 5-20 cm, measured in 4 quadrants by ultrasound. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not unsafe: There is no such thing; just getting pregnant can be unsafe! the bigger problem is the emotional state of the mother. She must be a wreck. Many wome... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not much: Stop the pills as soon as find out you are pregnant and see the doctor. With low dose pills these days, usually ok.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Drink: Drink a gallon of water a day. Just carry a water bottle along everywhere and sip it often.
A member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends on your age: If you are very young - this could be dysfunctional uteine bleeding; if you are >40 - you need a biopsy of the uterus lining.
A member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Check it out!: I doubt you are but it is always a possibility and the best way to rule it out is to do a urine or blood preg test. Better the inconvenience of checki... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Few: Depends on how pregnant yo are but assuming in the first trimester - heavy bleeding, infection (if need a d&c), emotional trauma for parents. Complica... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Only if you have regular cycles. Rhythm method has a high filure rate. Use of contraception should be consistent and preferably always.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
When ready for pregn: After stopping the pill, pregnancy occurrence is variable - can occur the next month or may not happen for a year! since you are young, i would only s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Possible: There is an entity called 'premature menopause' - I have seen it. Please see a doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Midwives have more training than nurses.
A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Check cervix: If this has happened more than once, cervical incompetence should be suspected. Short cervix can be seen on ultrasound. If diagnosis confirmed and no ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: As long as you are not pregnant. Or my family usually takes imodium (loperamide).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Pills: This suggests you have chronic hypertension - need evaluation (heart & kidney function) and treatment by physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Could be nothing: First of all, just because you are 34 does not mean you cannot get pregnant. Only if having no intercourse, you are not pregnant. First i would r/o d... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy is like carrying a heater in your belly! your BMR increases and all the blood vessels dilate - so it is ok to feel more warm. Enjoy it while... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Sorry for your loss but don't be disheartened as a common occurrence with good prognosis in subsequent pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Sure, now is fine: Urine pregnancy test is positive day 23 and so before a missed period in a 28-day cycle, but should be positive 3d after missed period in a 21-day cyc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: You are on your way to getting immunized. Anyways you should be using universal precautions anyways.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No wait necessary: We give hep b vaccination in pregnancy, so you can get pregnant whenever you want.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Usually 4-12 weeks: Maximum 16 weeks.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not really: It needs follow-up by your obstetrician. There are many causes for spotting - mainly ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the wrong spot); sign of an abnor... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not in your control: Your body maybe able to eradicate the infection; but if you have it and your body has not taken care of it, no therapy to eradicate but therapy indica... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
None: There are no specific recommended blood work for annual gyn exam. Check with your doctor what they ordered - as they may have felt necessary from your... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Allow for excitement: Allow for time to build up excitement; allow partner to use other means to get you 'in the mood'.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not necessarily: Probably not if fraternal twins; if identical twins - still can be variable in puberty onset but possibly closer together.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Not necessarily: Esr is very non-specific and can be elevated in many situations. It is always used as an adjunct test.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Drink Water -lots: Common problem in pregnancy - drink ~1 gallon of water in a day; eat more roughage. Can take stool softeners as well; or even MiraLAX (polyethylene g... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends on the test: Most blood tests do not need you to fast. Only some do like for diabetes - usually need an overnight fast.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Same as if not on it: Pills are not known to increase pregnancy loss rate. All who get pregnant have a ~30% chance of miscarriage regardless of whether you were on the pill... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Variable: The following month or can take 6 months to 1 year.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Absolutely: Spontaneous or via ivf? But have taken care of many and can have a completely normal pregnancy. Good luck!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Need more info: Are you obese? Do you have irregular cycles as polycystic ovary syndrome can also give higher lh levels.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Depends....: Did it occur in the middle of the menstrual cycle or when your period was due? Either is possible - need a pregnancy test to confirm.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
No worries.: It can happen, in some women a rupture of a tiny ovarian cyst can cause some discomfort but it almost always spontaneously resolves.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Possibly: No research on this so my answer is a gut answer. Anxiety produces noxious hormones and relaxation would avoid production of those hormones.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Pregnancy: Are you sexually active? Check a pregnancy test. If negative, then could be just an anovulatory cycle, if no real period for 3mths - see a doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
NSAIDs: Can take motrin, advil (ibuprofen) - that will help with your period pains. If new onset pain, see your doctor to make sure you don't have fibroids or... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes, see below: Fever can cause dehydration and premature labor, so need to drink a lot of fluids and take tylenol (acetaminophen) (very safe in pregnancy within safe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
As soon as possible: If you do not want to get pregnant, take it as soon as possible after unprotected sex but definitely within 3days or is useless.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Ovulation needed : Periods just let you know that you are ovulating and that you have a normal endometrial lining. If you have that (like women who get pregnant while ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: The stretching of that area that is not usually stretchable can hurt.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
PCOS?: If you had a blood preganncy test and it is negative, you are having anovulatory cycles c/w pcos (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If not trying to get p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
?infection or protei: Are you spilling protein in your urine? And how prgnant are you? You could have a urinary tract infection but the tone of the question sounds more wor... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
10-15 min: It depends - whether 1st or 2nd trimester and if you have had prior uterine surgeries or not. For a simple D&C the procedure itself does not take long... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Variable: Usually after a missed period as need sufficiently high estrogen levels to caue the breast growth & tenderness.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Some women can feel the rupture of the ovarian cyst (association with ovulation) - called mittleschmerz. However, most cannot. So sex a couple of hrs ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
??: Depends on the person, if it frightens you and you don't enjoy it, don't watch them. But if they thrill you and you enjoy them - no harm done. Have fu... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Khandelwal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Khandelwal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your response, this makes me so much more calm
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you I'm new to this so it's still scarry
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Wow... scary! I will let my doctor know so that it can.be evaluated.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lady Hardinge Medical College
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Residency

VA Boston Healthcare System

Awards

Top Perinatologist, First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013
Top Perinatologist, First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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