Dr. Frederick Friedman

Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York, NY
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

47 East 88th Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY
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About

Bio

I received my BA from UPenn and my MD from SUNY Downstate; I was awarded the Ronge Prize for ObGyn. I completed my residency in ObGyn at Mt Sinai Med Ctr in NY, where I am an Assoc Prof. I run the Resident Research Program and am the Director of the Division of Generalists, and Appts and Promos.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Maybe: The menstrual cycle is a sensitive one that may be affected by stress, sleep disorders, time zone changes, etc. Bleeding between periods, or metrorrha... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Follow closely: Very often, "numbness" in the hand is caused by "carpal tunnel syndrome." this is a condition, common in but not unique to pregnancy, in which the med... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It can: While any disorder of the liver may cause itching ("pruritis, ") in pregnancy one must be concerned about the build up of "bile salts, " not just "bil... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Rhythmic "jumps": Although 18 weeks is early to feel the baby moving, some patients feel the baby that soon. While the exact cause of baby's hiccups isn't certain, if y... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It depends: If your surgery was laparoscopic (through the belly button, ) you may have a hernia there - that should be addressed soon. There may just be some scar... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Maybe: You might be pregnant, or the spotting may be due to a hormone imbalance associated with anovulation. The dose of metformin may need adjustment; alter... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Possibly: It usually takes about 2 weeks for the pill to become an effective birth control method. If you started just before your period, instead of during, yo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Most: Almost every vaccination that does not have a live virus is safe in pregnancy. In fact some vaccines are specifically recommended during pregnancy; th... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Pills or creams: Over the counter anti-fungal creams will treat most yeast infections. Sometimes systemic meds (oral pills) are needed. If persistent, one should be ev... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Not necessarily: Contractions are just cramping of the muscle. The uterus may contract when a woman is not pregnant - menstrual cramps are "contractions" of the uterin... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Many things: There are many reasons for urgency symptoms. Sometimes an infection is present with no bacteria seen because a different agent is responsible for the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Don't give up: This is a common problem, and one we are seeing more often. Pcos invovles a variety of hormonal imbalances; patience in treatment is necessary. Try cu... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Treat and Evaluate: Most fungal infections of the skin respond to 10 days of treatment with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. The question is why do you have that type... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Painful? Repair now: While many individuals have umbilical hernias that go unnoticed, once they are painful, the fear is that they are enlarging or some tissue is becoming... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It varies: Some symptoms (bloating, breast tenderness) may begin around the time of a missed period. Others such as nausea usually begin about 2 weeks after a pe... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Approx 2/25: A sono @ 9-10 weeks has an accuracy of about 5 days. So if a baby measures 9wks 4 days, the actual gestational age of the baby may be between 8wks 5... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Health and hygiene: Yeast like to grow in warm moist areas. Thorough drying after showering may help. Antibiotics taken for other infections, may kill "healthy bacteria" ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It is excessive: For the prevention of neural tube (and maybe other birth) defects, 400 micrograms of Folic Acid is recommended. For individuals with a history of havi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Depends: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common - about 1/3 of women may have some degree of bleeding. It is important to establish that the pregnancy is in the... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Contaminated food: Listeriosis is generally a food-borne illness that can be fatal - especially in the elderly, the very young and in pregnant women. It is caused by a b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It is your choice: Who is present for an exam is the choice of the patient, and should be discussed with your caregiver as well. As a doctor, i often prefer to have a ch... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It is safe: An exam will not cause a miscarriage. It may occasionally trigger some bleeding from the cervix, especially if a pap smear is sent.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Yes: Although there is a range of accuracy with sonography - the later in a pregnancy, the less accurate (specific for dating) it is - at 6+1wks, it is acc... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
See your doctor: There are many causes for bleeding to last longer than typical. Some are related to an undiagnosed pregnancy, and some are related to a temporary horm... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Probably normal: The vaginal discharge that one has will vary due to hormone changes at different times of the menstrual cycle. After a period it tends to be thin and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
There are options: While hpv 16 + 18 are associated with high risk for cervical cancer, most pts with these will never develop cancer. However careful f/u and evals are ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
You have it: "ideal weight" is a broad term and no one formula defines it. Although there are flaws with the body mass index, because it doesn't account for muscle... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
No: The 2g of Zithromax you have taken already should be appropriate treatment for Chlamydia. Your partner(s) also should be treated to avoid re-infection... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Difficult to say: It is common to have raised "bumps" on the vulva or anywhere that is shaved or waxed. Sometimes this represents swelling or inflammation at the hair f... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Poss, but unlikely: Right after stopping the pill, it is common to bleed because at the end of the pack the uterus has "seen" estrogen from the pill itself. After stoppin... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Relax: Many different thing may upset the menstrual cycle. Stress, change in sleep-wake cycle, change in weight or exercise, or hormonal imbalances ar ejust ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Possibly: Ovulation occurs about 14 days before the next period. In one who has a 25 day cycle, she will release the egg day 11 (the 1st day of a period is "day... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Folic acid: Folic acid (400mcg daily) has been shown to reduce the risk of certain birth defects. One should avoid undercooked meats, esp lamb, cold cuts and fish... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Usually: There should be no problem geting waxed in pregnancy, but the usual hygienic precautions should be considered. One should only be treated at a reputab... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It is not normal: Brown discoloration in vaginal discharge usually indicates some bleeding. While up to 30% of women have some bleeding in pregnancy, any bleeding shoul... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Yeast is ubiquitous: Yeast is a form of fungus. These "germs" are everywhere. Our natural protective methods and immune system prevent yeast from growing. Anything that u... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It's a myth: There are very few medications that will lead to an abortion; vitamin c is not one of them.
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A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Not necessarily: Many women have a small amount of bleeding at ovulatioon from a temporary slight drop in estrogen levels right at ovulation. The bleeding is usually a... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Yes: Some allergic reactions are mild and only cause a rash. Others can be fatal by constricting the breathing tube.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
For a few days: The watery discharge that accompanies ovulation ("spinnbarkeut") is a result of the rising estrogen - after a day or two following ovulation (regardle... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
No: Successful medical terminations of pregnancy are rarely associated with any long term sequelae.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Probably neither: The mucous and staining you describe in the approximate mid-cycle of your period may be a normal response to the slight drop in estrogen that occurs a... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Yes: While soy contains low levels of "natural estrogens, " the amount in the standard dietary soy product is insufficient to cause any problems in pregnan... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Antifungal creams: Over the counter anti-fungal creams will treat most yeast infections. Sometimes systemic meds (oral pills) are needed. If persistent, one should be ev... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
May need full eval: The first step is to verify that it is indeed a yeast infection. Lab tests will help confirm and also determine what fungus is responsible - some are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
You need evaluation: Itching may be an allergic or sensitivity reaction, or may indicate something more severe. Disorders of the liver or bile salt production may cause th... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Friedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Friedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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