Dr. Meena Khandelwal

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Camden, NJ
37 years experience female

Locations

Office

Marlton, NJ

Address

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

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Camden, NJ

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Pomona, NJ

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Burlington, NJ

Office

Hamilton, NJ

Office

Philadelphia, PA

About

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Pills: This suggests you have chronic hypertension - need evaluation (heart & kidney function) and treatment by physician.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Ciprofloxacin: As long as you are not pregnant. Or my family usually takes imodium (loperamide).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Midwives have more training than nurses.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not necessarily: Probably not if fraternal twins; if identical twins - still can be variable in puberty onset but possibly closer together.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Non-pregnancy relate: If BP is normal and no protein in urine, most likely another cause like eye infection.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Allow for excitement: Allow for time to build up excitement; allow partner to use other means to get you 'in the mood'.
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A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Drink: Drink a gallon of water a day. Just carry a water bottle along everywhere and sip it often.
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A member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Absolutely: Spontaneous or via ivf? But have taken care of many and can have a completely normal pregnancy. Good luck!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Not necessarily: Esr is very non-specific and can be elevated in many situations. It is always used as an adjunct test.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: You are on your way to getting immunized. Anyways you should be using universal precautions anyways.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No wait necessary: We give hep b vaccination in pregnancy, so you can get pregnant whenever you want.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Sorry for your loss but don't be disheartened as a common occurrence with good prognosis in subsequent pregnancy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Possible: There is an entity called 'premature menopause' - I have seen it. Please see a doctor.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Usually 4-12 weeks: Maximum 16 weeks.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Variable: The following month or can take 6 months to 1 year.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Need more info: Are you obese? Do you have irregular cycles as polycystic ovary syndrome can also give higher lh levels.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Degree of activity: Tumors are graded depending on how much replication they have the potential of, so if a tumor is very active with a lot of evidence of dividing cells ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Relax and enjoy!: More infertility arises from women stressing about pregnancy. Just relax and enjoy your sex life without contraception and you have a good chance of c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: Many women can complete a miscarriage on their own. It is better for you if you don't need the D&C as you avoid any complications associated with the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Preterm labor: It could also mean you are in labor. Recommend evaluation by your ob.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: I would stop the hydrochlorthiazide as in pregnancy blood volume should rise and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) prevents that. You could continue propano... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Mental anguish: The biggest issue is the mother's mental state. Physically, there is blood loss, some pain but with adequate nutrition / vitamin supplementation most ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No; wait 3months min: There is no reason for increased fertility after a d&c. Fertility is related to ovulation and hormonal milieu, not the procedure. There is no scienti... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes and does not: I am assuming 3t4 means free t4. What is the tsh? That is more important to make a DX of hypothyroidism or subclinical hypothyroidism. Your baby wil... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: Sounds very reasonable. Always want to proceed from the least invasive onwards as never know which 1 might work. So would start with Clomid (clomiphen... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Unlikely: Are you sure you are in menopause as you are only 45 yrs old. If you are for sure in menopause (confirmed by high fsh level in your blood); then you c... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
At end of pill pack: How long have you been on ocps? To avoid irregular bleeding, i would finish your pack and then if ready to get pregnant, do not start the new pack. H... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: The stretching of that area that is not usually stretchable can hurt.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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.
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A female asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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.
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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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