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Dr. John Paas

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Park City, UT
30 years experience male

Locations

Path City Specialty Clinic

Park City, UT

Address

900 Round Valley Drive, Suite 200, Park City, UT, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Board Certified OB/Gyn located in Park City, UT, working for Intermountain Healthcare. I am based on the campus of Park City Intermountain Hospital. I began my practice in 1996, and I specialize in the management of uncomplicated & high-risk pregnancies, as well as office Gynecology and minimally-invasive Gyn surgery.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Good to do the tests: Preeclampsia is usually diagnosed by elevated BP and protein in the urine. A 24-hour urine collection is important for the determination of how much p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
If your BP is NML: Afrin (oxymetazoline) contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
10/28: A urine pregnancy test is usually positive a week after a missed menses. Since you have irregular periods, this may be less accurate, and may require ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Studies have shown that menstrual periods are not affected at all by having a tubal ligation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Can see @ 6-7 wk: Usually, the heartbeat can be seen by transvaginal ultrasound between 6-7 wks from beginning of lmp, but may not be able to hear it with an external h... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Up to 9 weeks: There are a few different regimens for using abortion pills, Mifepristone and misoprostil, and the latest recommendations include a regimen that is sa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Discard them: The regimen for use of the "morning after pill", involves taking the pill, or pills, and then waiting for your menstrual period, which usually happens... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Next cycle: To be safe, it is advisable to use alternate birth control (e.g., condoms) for the duration of this pill cycle. Once your menses starts, you will be p... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: Substance abuse by a partner should have no direct effects on your pregnancy. If you feel you are at risk of physical or emotional abuse by a substanc... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Hang in there: Provided you are healthy, and you have had an early sonogram to document an intrauterine pregnancy, these symptoms will likely pass. Consider trying a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
U won't feel it: Fetal cardiac activity begins at about this time, and can be seen by sonogram at about 6 menstrual weeks. You will not be able to "feel" the baby's he... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Noooooo!!!!!: You must not take more than one week of in active (placebo) pills in a cycle. Otherwise, you will likely ovulate, and you are at risk of pregnancy. Om... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It's true!: I tell my patients that the second trimester, generally, is the good part of the pregnancy - it's after the nausea, and before the constant low back p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No known harm: There is not thought to be any harm associated w/ microwave use during pregnancy.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely: It is misleading to diagnose placenta previa or low placenta prior to mid-pregnancy, as the placenta is large relative to the surface area of the inte... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Control weight: One of the issues that is under your control with regard to your well-being after pregnancy is your weight / dietary habits. Many other aspects are mu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes, after you bleed: If you have a prescription for oral contraceptive pills, you may restart a new cycle of pills after taking the plan b. However, you should anticipate ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
This is not normal: It is typical to have a menstrual period after taking Plan B as prescribed (within 72 hours of having unprotected sex). The chunks are likely to be an... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Request antifungal: Often, a steriod is not sufficient, as yeast is often involved. Especially if the rash is on the underside, where the breast folds onto the underlying... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Highly unlikely: It is common that the pregnancy test will remain positive for a couple of weeks as the hormone levels decline, so if your test is still +, it is most ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Menopause: Having the ovaries removed causes the same symptoms as when they naturally cease to function (ie, menopause). Many women experience hot flashes an... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Nystatin: This requires a prescription, but you may also try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream, which is available over the counter.
A member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
OK in pregnancy: Cottage cheese is pasteurized so it is considered safe to consume during pregnancy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Are you nursing?: If you are nursing, lack of return of menses may be normal. Occasionally, there will be a delay, but i would agree that this may be abnormal. Some ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Likely nothing: Sometimes, after ovulation occurs, the follicle which contained the egg fills with blood and then slowly gets reabsorbed. This finding is likely a res... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Minimal n good hands: Generally, surgery during pregnancy is safest in the early second trimester, when the organs are more accessible (uterus not too large yet). I would r... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
She can: There's no way to tell now if she will, but it is possible, even if the lesions are "healing." i would suggest that she contact a health care provi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not right away: Usually, a urine pregnancy test will become positive about a week from the first missed menstrual period. Prior to that time, you cannot be certain th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Bright red blood in the stool is most likely related to hemorrhoids, which are common in pregnancy. Pain associated with hemorrhoids is often managed ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Still Good : Generally, fetal presentation at 32 wks is not indicative of presentation at term, and you have no need to worry at this time. If still breech at 36 w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It contains an egg: The follicle is a small bubble inside the ovary which contains the developing (microscopic) egg. Each cycle, as the egg develops, it is contained with... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: There are two Meningococcal vaccines available, and it is recommended to use the mpsv4 version in pregnancy. Thus, if you are uncertain whether you ar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See a doctor: If you haven't already, you need to have an exam. You may have a different infection causing your symptoms. Occasionally, yeast may be resistant t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Feb: Virtually, whenever obs tell patients how far along they are, the dates they give are menstrual dates. That is, the number of weeks & days they are fr... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes and No: There shouldn't be any problems regarding the two issues (masturbating and the vaccine), but you always have to worry about going blind...
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Sounds inaccurate: Dating is based on menstrual dates unless specified otherwise. That is, we generally refer to how far along one is from their lmp, not from the concep... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See your OB: There is likely no connection to the pco, but abdominal pain should be reported to you doctor.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It is common: Bleeding may occur as the pregnancy hormone levels in the blood drop, and some of the uterine lining that built up during the early pregnancy begins t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It is normal: The hormone is Depo-Provera drovera causes your uterine lining to thin, which often results in bleeding or bloody discharge. The brown is just old blo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible scarring: Sometimes scarring bands (adhesions) form after having surgery. These are often asymptomatic, but occasionally they manifest as pain later on. They ca... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably not: But you could certainly catch it by having sex with someone who has hiv.
A member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See your doctor: This may mean that you are experiencing an incomplete miscarriage. You have a small risk of excessive bleeding and infection, which may become severe.... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably Fibroids: Symptoms often include pelvic fullness and/or pressure, or heavy menstrual periods. Often, though, women with fibroids have no symptoms at all. If mi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably 18-20wks: Usually with first pregnancies, one begins to feel fetal movement in the 18-20 week range (from lmp). This is known as quickening.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Within the 1st cycle: Provided you begin your pack of pills at the onset of a menstrual period (or the sunday following the start of a menstrual period), the pill will be e... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Many possible causes: Could be caused by trauma (a small break in the skin resulting from sex). Also, can be the start of a menstrual period. Other common causes, which may... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unrelated to period: Disregard the postcoital bleeding, unless it persists. Take the prover as directed, then start the Clomid (clomiphene) on cycle day #3, if those were ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See answer details: 10.2wks = menstrual weeks (i.e., # wks from lmp.) LMP should have started 10.2 wk prior to when the sono was done. Conception depends on cycle length.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not from that episod: Asuming you have a period that lasts more than one day, you had sex on the second day or your period. You would not get pregnant from the coital episo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not unusual: Bleeding is common for 4weeks following a delivery, but occasionally my patients note persistent bleeding at their 6week exam. The overall length of f... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Paas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Paas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your response. Using tylenol and saline spray for now.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks So Much(:
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Will do! Thank you very much, hope you have a lovely day.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1996

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, the Reno Region - Spring
2017
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, the Reno Region - Spring
2017
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