Dr. Audrey Prefer

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mendham, NJ
40 years experience female

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Audrey I Prefer, MD

Mendham, NJ

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19 East Main Street, Mendham, NJ
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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United States: California, New Jersey

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Be patient, takes 3d: First, please remember to take the missed pill ASAP. While Monistat 1 (tioconazole) is a 1 dose treatment, it really takes 3 days to work. I generall... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No, it should pass: This shouldn't be a problem, the seed is small, and should pass without any issues, same as if you weren't pregnant.
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Ov cysts r common: Ovarian cysts are common, in fact they occur every month you cycle. If they're simple, no worry. If you're post menopausal, you'll need further evalu... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Insomnia ? Menopause: Hi, you don't mention when your last period was. There certainly is something to be done, since the estrogen level is good, I'd sugg progesterone. Th... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Call your OB MD: It's impt to always check in with them. If it doesn't stop you from eating, perhaps just put up with the discomfort. Never take anything, even over ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
1-2 mos: Depends on how far along you were. A good question to ask your doctor/provider. Also to use contraception to prevent preg too close to misc. gives yo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not great!: My summary refers to both the chance, and the plan to have unprotected sex. When a woman doesn't wish to become pregnant, she should NEVER have unpro... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See a specialist: There are menopause specialists who are trained and interested in this. Go to Menopause.org, and look for one in your area. There are no easy answers,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Add a condom: The package insert from the bcp, which you can see online will say if you need to take abx, the bcp may lose effectiveness, so, use a "backup method" ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not enough info: The dx of PCOS is made by history, physical exam and lab tests. We don't usually rely on us for dx. As always, talk to your doctor. Good luck
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
YES: It's always ok to start new pack earlier, never ok to do so later. Can start new pack as soon as period starts, only downside, you'll need more packs/... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Trying to conceive?: Not sure what shots, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)? When was last shot? When were you told it wouldn't be effective? Spotting, could be caused... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Spotting means......: Spotting means different things, depending on age, meds, etc. You didn't mention anything, except you didn't have sex, so pregnancy can be excluded. Y... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Brown discharge: Period blood varies from bright red, to dark, to brown. There's iron in blood cells, and when it oxidizes, or rusts, it changes color. At start of p... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
You need to be seen!: Menstrual periods occur every 21-35 days, and last any where from 3-10 days, anything outside these parameters is abnormal, and as such should prompt ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See Doctor: It's recommended women over 40 have mammography done. Usually, following an exam, and mammography, if problem persists, see specialist to rule out ca... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Ignore: If your Ob/Gyn isn't helping you, go to a Menopause Practitioner, look this up on Menopause.org.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Usual to wait: Usually best to wait for 2 cycles before trying to conceive after miscarriage. This gives the body/mind time to recover. The test is cheap, take one ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Do Preg Test, soon: If not preg, don't worry, just get to doctor, dep on many factors, they'll be able to test other causes, and offer treatments, if any are needed. Wha... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
LOW DOSE EFFECTIVE: Low dose is still effective, but at age 20 should still use condoms. STI's are still an issue. Good Luck
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See/call who did it: I can't believe how many times I have to say "call your doctor". Not sure what you mean when you say you've had them before, mean pains, or nexplanon... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Many answers, don't : There's no way to answer that without more info. Contraception? Meds? Will need blood tests, miscarriage? Too many possibilities, can't say with th... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Sex shouldn't hurt: This sounds like it's not the first time this has happened. If this is a new partner, and you've not had it before, they may be the problem. In any ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Irregular = Late: You said you were Rx'd progesterone because of irreg mp's, then stopped the Rx and wonder where your period is, you did say irreg didn't you? I think ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cycles are 3-5 wks: Normal menstrual cycles are 3-5 weeks, or 21-35 days from start to start. Yours, as you describe is 21 days, perfectly normal. 5-7 days is a normal f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Wait or take test: Periods aren't like trains, they keep their own schedule sometimes. Usually, every 21-35 days, but once in a while there's a "hiccup", and an extra o... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Depends, condoms?: Clear discharge can be normal. If not using condoms, it's probably the ejaculate. If using them, it's just normal vaginal secretions. Good Luck
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Some tests needed: This all depends, what are the tests they wish to run? Without knowing, I can't really give an answer. Sorry
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Seek doctor evaluatn: Hard to say, rule out preg. Then blood tests. If all neg, need intervention, don't wait too long or may need blood xfusion.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Depends on its size: Never mind symptoms, it usually needs removal. It's not normal, won't go away by itself, and if it ruptures it's a mess. Good luck
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Do hpt first: If you're sexually active, not using contraception, ur being foolish. So, do the test, if neg, great. If positive, see ur gyn. While there is a mater... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Takes 3 packs: It takes 3-4 packs for anyone to know if the pill is right for them. Nuisance side effects of bloating, breast tenderness, wt gain, headaches are par... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Smoke or Pregnant ?: Smoking isn't healthy. Estrogen and smoking can lead to blood clots, strokes, etc. One would hope you'd consider not smoking while pregnant, why not s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Do Preg test!: Are you trying to get pregnant? If so, you may be, do home test. If neg, see ur obgyn, no period 4 six months isn't normal. Can try virtual consult, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Why ask? Test!: Remember, IUD prevents implantation, not conception. Don't lose any sleep, just do home test, then you'll know. Good Luck!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
TIME TO BE SEEN!: This will be a matter that can't be addressed by virtual office visit. You actually need to see the GYN, and may need a minor procedure. Go soon. G... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Antibiotics = Yeast: It is well known that many abx kill lots of different bacteria, hence naming them broad spectrum. There are many beneficial bacteria that live within... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See a Dermatologist: Vaginal fungal infections are not usually related to palmar fungal infections, so, see a specialist. Good Luck
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See a doctor: There may be many reasons for this, it's too hard to know just from what you said, you need to be seen.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes, or worse, HIV!: I don't know what you're thinking....Or if! are you trying to get pregnant, cause it sure sounds like it. Plan b should be taken asap, 72 hrs at the... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
It takes time: It can take up to a year of trying to conceive. Pain during menses not unusual, called dysmenorrhea, and bodies change throughout menstrual lifetime ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Too early: Cycles are not train schedules, most experience a range +/- 7 days. If pregnancy isn't a possibility, resume contraception. If pregnancy is being at... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Good question: You need to ask the doctor who ordered the bx done, as you probably can't speak to the radiologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Seriously? c ur doc: There are some matters that lend themselves to this format. There are also some that don't. This is the latter. If you're pregnant, and want to be,... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Ask the urologist?: Blood in the urine, that's not coming from the vagina, is one of those symptoms that get noticed, and evaluated because it's not supposed to happen. T... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See your OB!: This anorexia may be a symptom of something else. Before treating the symptom, see/ask your OB about it. Good Luck
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unrelated: Pap smears screen for cervical cancer. Menstrual cycles are controlled by hormones, ocp's, and many other influences. There's no association between t... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Any time during 4 mo: when starting ocp's, I say it can take 3-4 months for ur body to get used to it. If you have any side effects, they usually abate by month 5. Good lu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
You need better plan: I'd suggest a plan, unless you wish babies every 10 months. Hard to say re your Q. Time will tell. Maybe refrain until ur 6wk pp visit, get contracep... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Maybe ???: Periods may be "regular", which means they occur from 27-30 days apart, the only way they're exact, is if you're on the pill. If preg is possible, ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Prefer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Prefer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Love HT hard to find dr to prescribe especially after breast mri and u
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I think I'll set up an appointment with my doctor. Thank you for the advice!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1987

Affiliations

Advanced ob/gyn assocs
Morristown Memorial Hospital
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