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Dr. Brendan Carroll

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Portland, OR
28 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portland, OR

Address

10000 SE Main St, Suite 10, Portland, OR
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon

PacificSource

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Family Care

About

Bio

Brendan Carroll is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist with Women's Healthcare Clinic of Oregon. Dr. Carroll works at Portland Adventist and Portland Providence Hospitals. He also provides consultation services to the Providence Maternal Care midwife group. Dr. Carroll graduated from Georgetown University School of Mediciane in Washington, D.C. He completed his internship at Tulane Medical Ceneter in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in New York, but raised in California, Dr. Carroll and his wife decided to relocate to Portland in 1998. They now have three native Oregonian boys who keep them busy. Away from the office, Dr. Carroll enjoys baseball, biking, swimming, and hiking.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Several options: Cold packs may be helpful. The cold numbs the nerve receptors. Also moisturize your skin well. Dry skin will make your itching worse. Capsaicin has b... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: There are several things than may cause this, yeast or candida infection being one of the most common. This is usually treated with a antifungal pil... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Either: Pregnancy tests are pretty accurate. Everyone does not require a blood test to confirm pregnancy. It would likely be quicker to see your regular doc... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It : It is unlikely, but possible you could be pregnant. The likelihood is less than 1%. You should check a pregnancy test. If it is positive, you shou... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Symptoms : Symptoms may vary depending upon whether this is an initial or recurrent outbreak. However, it is possible to be infected with genital herpes and nev... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
That may happen: Although herpes simplex virus, type 2 (hsv-2), affects the genitalia more often, you can get hsv-1 on the genitals. Genital hsv 1 tends to recur less... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
BV: You may have bacterial vaginitis. See your provider for an exam and a couple of easy tests to see if that is what you have. This is treated with a va... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
You need an exam: The bleeding is likely coming from your cervix or uterus. Common causes are benign (non-cancerous) growths, such as polyps, or an infection. A pelvic... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Give it more time: The first day you start bleeding is day #1 of your cycle. Most women ovulate around days 14-16 (you may use an otc ovulation predictor kit to determin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is an antiviral used to treat herpes and does not treat bacteria associated with acne.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not usually: Menstrual bleeding is significantly lighter for most women while using the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Some will stop have periods. If the pain and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Cyst or infection: Even a small problem at such a sensitive location may cause considerable discomfort. This is likely a cyst or infection underneath the skin. Warm comp... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
5 weeks: This is confusing. Conventionally, the gestational age is dated from the last menstrual period, even though you are not pregnant until 2 weeks later.... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
7-10 days: You may have a positive test as early as a week. However, it could take as long as 14 days to get a positive test depending on the over-the-counter t... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Remove monistat 1st: You may be having an allergic reaction to the medication or you may not have a yeast infection. Usually I do not recommend douching, but in your case... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
7 days: Menstrual periods should not last longer than 7 days. There are many possible causes. It could be related to hormones, medications or your reproducti... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Could be early: An over the counter pregnancy test should turn positive within 7 days of conception. If you ovulated later in your cycle, it is possible that you are... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Progesterone: Many doctors will put you on a micronized Progesterone supplement. This may be either a pill or a vaginal gel. Some doctors will check your Progestero... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes : In general, if your menstrual cycle is occurring every 23-35 days, it is normal. It is also normal if the number of days between cycles vary a little ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal: It could be caused by a number of different things. Other medications, infections, cervical or uterine growths, or other hormonal changes (such as you... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: I assume your last Depo-Provera shot was in sept. Sometimes it can take 3-6 months for your periods to return to normal after stopping depoprovera (6-... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Improves after birth: My assumption is that the stretch marks are now red and a little raised. This is likely an inflammatory response which will get better after you deli... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: This could be a sign that the incision on top of the vagina is not healing well or may even be infected. See your doctor for an exam.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It depends: Most pregnant women do not need more than 1, 000 mcg of Folic Acid daily ( in a supplement form). You do not need to monitor your dietary Folic Acid ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: The withdrawal method or coitus interruptus is effective if done correctly. However, pre-ejaculate, which contains sperm, may come out and lead to co... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hard to say: If your period started 4/26, it would be unlikely that you would ovulate on the 4th since it is so early in your cycle. Obviously, if it was the only ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: I am not aware of any congenital defects associated with zantac (ranitidine) use. It is considered safe to use during pregnancy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
About a week: Fertilization occurs in the fallopian tube generally within the first 24 hours after ovulation. The fertilized egg will take about 3 days to travel to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Unfortunately no: An endometrial ablation destroys the endometrium or the lining of the uterus. The endometrium is required for implantation of the embryo. Sorry, you w... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Many possibilities: Medications, rosacea, and several diseases can cause flushing. Being this far out from going into menopause, hormones become less likely to be involve... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
A few possibilities: It could be caused by an infection caused by bacteria, yeast or even herpes. It may also be caused by a number of different skin conditions called de... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: If a fetus with a heart beat can be measured at 6 weeks, it will provide an accurate due date. This due date is accurate within 6 days. It will not d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal: Low blood count, low blood pressure and low blood sugar could cause your symptoms. 97/60 is normal for some pregnant women but low for others. It de... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
3 weeks: Approximately 50% of people will have igg antibodies detectable by 3 weeks. Most people will have igg detectable by 3-4 months and occasionally it ma... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes and no: It is possible that you could have more children. As far as the fibroid goes, it depends on the size and location of the fibroid(s). Endometriosis d... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: You are most fertile two days before and on the day of ovulation. If you are using an ovulation predictor kit, the test turns positive when it detec... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Diet changes: Constipation and bloating are common complaints in pregnancy. Things that may help: minimizing gluten, dairy, beans and carbonated drinks in your die... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Persistent infection: She may have a partially treated yeast infection or a dermatitis (skin inflammation) as a result of the recent infection. A visit to her medical provi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hormone imbalance: You may not be releasing an egg or ovulating. This may be caused by hormone irregularity or problems from your ovaries or the pituitary/hypothalamus ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
This may be normal: This type of birth control pill is usually used when you are breastfeeding. If you are not, irregular bleeding is more common and this pill is slight... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Should be by now: An over-the-counter pregnancy test should turn positive within 7 days of conception. If you ovulated later in your cycle it is still possible you cou... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Vaginitis: You can still have vaginitis in the absence of a std. Vaginitis is usually caused by bacteria or yeast. An exam and a couple of simple tests in the ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: The lower part of the uterus stretches and thins as you approach your due date. This allows the top part of the uterus to stay thicker and stronger fo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes.: A d&c, stands for dilation and curretage. It is a procedure usually done to complete a miscarriage or diagnose/treat heavy menstrual bleeding. It sh... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Side effects: Your menstrual irregularity may be caused by domperidone. I assume you are taking it for nausea. Your menstrual periods and regular ovulation should r... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It is normal: Check an over-the-counter pregnancy test if you have not done so already. Although some women get symptoms right away, you may not experience pregnanc... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Re-evaluate: I think most doctors would consider a work-up after 3 consecutive miscarriages, even if you have had children previously. Something may have changed w... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Maybe: The most concerning thing is the drop in hormone level at 7 weeks of pregnancy. This combined with your bleeding sounds like a miscarriage. A ruptur... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ok to take: You may use antivirals, such as acyclovir, during pregnancy.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
One week: You should have a period within 7 days of stopping the promethium. Notify your provider if it has been more than a week with no period.

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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I first started seeing Dr. Carroll when we found we were expecting our first child 7 years ago. I have since had two more babies, also delivered by him, and have continued my care with him as my gyne...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Carroll is amazing to say the least! He has delivered 2 out of my 3 children. My first was a nightmare (delivered elsewhere). With my second and third, Dr. Carroll calmed all of my fears and made ...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I had a women doctor for my first two pregnancies and was a little nervous about having a male doctor. We were highly refered to Dr. Brendan Carroll by a co-worker. I have been pleased not only with...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, just thinking there is a hope is helpful. The pain is tough but the mental toll is tougher. Thank you for your thoughts on this.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Due to timing,I "toughed"it out, yeast infection gone, I do agree with diagnosis of allergic reaction. Was uncomfortable ! But thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! This is my first pregnancy so thank you fpr letting me know what to expect!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Tulane Medical Center

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctors, Portland Monthly Magazine
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Oregon - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Adventist Medical Center
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