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Dr. Christina Sebestyen

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Austin, TX
28 years experience female

Locations

Office

Austin, TX

Address

12221 Renfert Way, Suite 330, Austin, TX, US
Directions

Fax

5124253829

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

I was born in Singen, Germany but grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut. I majored in ecology at Princeton, and took a year to volunteer as a paramedic before starting medical school. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, I did my residency in ObGyn at Harvards Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospitals. I have been in private practice since then, currently in Austin Texas.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecology

Languages spoken

German

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Likely 2 problems: The fever and sore throat are likely to just be an upper respiratory infection from a virus, like the common cold. Brown discharge though is old bloo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly: Periods can be irregular in the first couple of months after coming off of bcps. Ovulation can occur later than normal which causes the cycle to come ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Chlamydia and herpes are two totally different infections. Stds do tend to occur together though because the high risk behavior that causes exposures ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pregnant: Hcg is human chorionic gonadotropin. It is only made during pregnancy. Your level is very low and should be followed to ensure that it is increasing a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not: Urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive and it is unlikely that you have a tubal pregnancy - although this depends on how late you are for your mense... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Normal : This is the standard way that a normal pap smear is reported. It tells you that there are enough cells collected to evaluate the specimen and that the... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Could really be uti: Utis can cause similar pain. Complete the prescribed antibiotics and follow up with your doctor if not better.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pelvic pain : Depending on what cycle day you are, this could be ovulatory pain. Other causes of pelvic pain include endometriosis, ovarian cysts/rupture, or bowel ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
About 1 month: In general, when starting any new hormonal contraceptive it is best to use condoms for the first month. After that, condoms should not be necessary, b... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Chart: Chart your menses. Use an ovulation predictor kit such as clear blue easy. Have sex every other day around ovulation. (for a 28 day cycle, ovulation i... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
About a month: Your first normal menses will be about a month after the surgery. It generally is a bit heavier nd crampier than your normal menses because of the res... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not this long: Your cholestasis of pregnancy should be long gone by now. You should see your obgyn to have labs drawn again and if they are still abnormal, please se... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Too early to tell: Most women have 26-30 day cycles so you are only cycle day 23 today. The mid cycle spotting on September 13th was probably related to ovulation. You ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possible: It can be normal to get 2 menses in one month if one as at the beginning and the other at the end of the month. Some women have 21 day cycles and ther... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes normal: On low dose pills such as gildess 1/20, the lining of the uterus becomes thin and menses are lighter than prior to pills. Some women will find after m... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Sitz baths: put 6 inches of warm water in tub and sit until cool. Do this twice a day. Add Epsom salts as desired. Stop shaving and use a trimmer to prevent this ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. Sometimes bowel gas and movement can feel like fluttering as can mild muscle spasms. If you are tr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not age or stress : Very heavy menses with clots are usually caused by fibroids or polyps which grow in the uterus, irritating it and causing thickening of the lining tha... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Cyst most likely : Given your age, this is likely a breast cyst which can come and go with your cycle. If this does not resolve with your menses, see your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Less than a week: Usually less than a week. Try a daily sitz bath. Otherwise, try to stay cool and dry. Loose fitting clothes, cotton panties, no pantiliners.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: As long as the normal schedule of 3 weeks active pills followed by 1 week off/sugar pills, your contraception should still be effective.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Progesterone : It is common to have a greater appetite during the 2 weeks prior to menses because of progesterone. After ovulating, we make Progesterone which can be... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
1 cup is fine: 1 cup of coffee daily is fine. Problems are associated with high volume coffee (5+ cups daily).
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Polyhydramnios: Too much amniotic fluid is called polyhydramnios. It is most commonly caused by gestational diabetes, but can also rarely be caused by a tracheal / es... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
BCPs: Most bcps help acne by increasing a protein that binds to testosterone and in effect hides it from the body. You may need a less androgenic Progester... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Depends : Cycle lengths can be between 21-35 days but should be fairly consistent cycle to cycle. If your average cycle length is 22 days, then it might vary fr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Complex cysts do not tend to make cycles heavier or make tissue pass. Sometimes a complex cyst can represent endometriosis which can make cycles heav... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Common: when you have been on low-dose contraception for many months, it is very common to have extremely light or absent periods. This is not worrisome becau... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ultrasound : It is possible that either could be your official LMP although the earlier LMP is probably more likely. A transvaginal ultrasound will allow you to cl... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Progesterone effect: Although this could be pregnancy, many women get very sore and swollen breasts during pms which occurs in the week prior to a period. Based on your la... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: If the heating pad does not burn you, it will certainly not burn or harm your baby. The rule is to keep you core body temperature at 99 degrees or les... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
See your doctor: It is common to get a urinary tract infection after surgery because a catheter is placed in the bladder during and after surgery. This is the most com... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly : This could be ovarian cysts but many other things can cause pain with intercourse as well, such as infection, fibroids, endometriosis. You should cal... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unlikely: Although preeclampsia is more common in twin pregnancies, your current signs and symptoms are not highly suspicious for this. You should have your rig... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Normal: A fetus with a heartbeat is not visible on ultrasound until 6 weeks. Do not worry at this point.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Call your doctor: You may have a resistant infection or an infection in the kidney. These would require a different antibiotic and longer treatment for resolution. Call... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Take a blood test: Your symptoms could certainly be pregnancy related but could also just reflect high progesterone levels at the end of your cycle. Best to do a blood p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Varies greatly: Some women can take 3-6 months (after first skipped injection) or longer to reestablish regular menses which indicates regular ovulation. Until then, ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not yet: Mid cycle bleeding can occur simply because of ovulation, but it can also be a sign of polyps or fibroids of the uterus. Infection is also a possibili... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Common: This is most often from the growing uterus stretching the abdominal wall, and is uncomfortable but not worrisome. If you feel a bulge, it could be a h... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hopefully no: Scant spotting like this is common but should always be evaluated. If you have not had an ultrasound confirming a healthy pregnancy in the uterus, the... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Could be: This is likely ovulation bleeding, but it is important to have it evaluated as some ovulatory bleeding can result from fibroids or polyps irritating t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
2 weeks: Although blood tests can detect pregnancy sooner, home urine pregnancy tests are most accurate when you are 2 weeks from conception which is when you ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
See your doctor: Hair loss can occur when male-factor hormones are elevated which is more common with pcos. Have your levels checked to see if medication might help.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Absolutely : You had sex on cycle days 5-12. Depending on your cycle length, you could have ovulated during that time. If you have a 28 day cycle or shorter, then ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ovulation or cyst: Depending in how long your cycle is and how long you bleed, this could be ovulatory pain or it could be an ovarian cyst / cyst rupture. If you have a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Sebestyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Could be...: The sooner the morning after pill is taken after unprotected sex, the more effective it is. Spotting can occur from the effect of the pill or from pre... Read More

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Dec 16, 2012
Trained at one of the best and most rigorous medical schools in the world, Dr. Sebestyen is not only brilliant, and current, but listens to what her patients want, fear, and hope for. She treats each...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sebestyen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sebestyen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I know what gas and muscle spasms feel like and what baby movement feels like. Its baby movement flutters. Had to have blood test with son.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My gallbladder was removed in 2006. Does this cholestasis still start with my gallbladder?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! God Bless!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Princeton University
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Awards

Best Ob/Gyn, Austin Birth Awards
Best Ob/Gyn, Austin Birth Awards 2011
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
OBGYN North
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