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Dr. Anne Hale

Obstetrics and Gynecology
El Paso , TX
male

Locations

Office

El Paso , TX

Address

In Vogue Total Women's Healthcare PLLC, 11040 Vista del Sol, El Paso , TX, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:15am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

In Vogue Total women's Healthcare PLLC

El Paso , TX

About

Bio

Board certified OB/Gyn and Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Interested in caring for and educating women.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

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Yes: Yes you should be seen but also understand that one of the side effects of Implanon is irregular bleeding and if it was just recently placed then give... Read More
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8 weeks: I ask my patients to refrain from lifting and remain at pelvic rest without sex for 8 weeks due to the risk of obtaining a hernia. Some might say tha... Read More
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Yes: Make sure you're not talking about Doxycycline that is not recommended in pregnancy.
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Maybe: We use the diagnosis of menopause when the menses has stopped for 12 months. The ovaries can still produce enough estrogen after many months to cause... Read More
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Lots of things: Stress, birth control, hormonal imbalance, ovarian cysts are some of the common reasons for missing your menses. I assume you have a negative pregnan... Read More
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No time: A tubal sterilization procedure has a certain failure rate so there is never a guarantee that it will not fail. Usually it doesn't.
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Not usually: Often women will not cycle on contraceptives of all kinds as the lining of the uterus is so thinned that there is nothing to bleed out. It is always ... Read More
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Get checked: This is unusual and needs follow-up. If you are on any birth control it may be the cause but there are also serious reasons for bleeding after childb... Read More
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Yes: You may ovulate before you have a menstrual period but with no menses for 6 months you should be seen for labs and possibly ultrasould work-up. It's a... Read More
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Not terribly: I must assume you are talking about laparoscopic tubal with the bands. It is surgery but considered minimally invasive so the pain is minimal.
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No: Slight cramping may be normal early in pregnancy but discharge is not normal this early. You should be seen to ensure there is not a vaginal or cervi... Read More
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Right away.: If you have not been having a menses since you were breastfeeding, then i would recommend a pregnancy test before starting them.
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Check it with U/S: You should be able to feel the strings to check if the ius is in place. Also, an ultrasoulnd could help to make sure it is in the correct postion in... Read More
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Healthy food: If one controls their calories to about 1200 cal daily and exercises 45-60 minutes daily then weight loss is usually the outcome desired. Myfitnesspal... Read More
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Not likely: Most women who are taking the birth control pills appropriately will not become pregnant.
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It works for some.: Clomid (clomiphene) will help many women become pregnant and the majority will be pregnant within the first few months if it is going to work for them... Read More
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Usually yes: D&c stands for dilatation and curretage that means opeing up the cervix and scraping the walls of the inside of the uterus gently to empty the uterus.
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See a gynecologist: There are several treatments for long, irregular or painful menses that would not require a pelvic exam. Ultrasound and labs would probably be done t... Read More
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It depends: If there is a lot of clear fluid you might have ruptured membranes so this needs attention right away. White discharge without symptoms is usually no... Read More
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Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) intrauterine system puts out a progestational medication into the uterus and it is approved as a very effective birth cont... Read More
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Hormones: Birth control pills work by using hormones to regulate. Before you start you should have your hormones checked as well as your thyroid levels and oth... Read More
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Several hints: Vit b 6 and unisom at bedtime. Dont let your stomach get empty or too full. Ginger root pills 3x daily (buy at healthfood store). Some people use se... Read More
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Could be: Usually a dermoid ovarian cyst is not drained but removed from the ovary as it is likely to continue to grow. There could always be an infection but ... Read More
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Yes!: Just do a home pregnancy test! but, most of the time most antibiotics do not interfere with birth control working right.
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A few things: Brown discharge usually means old blood is present from the uterus, cervix or vagina. These would be the usual and there could be other unusual reaso... Read More
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Pregnant?: It could just be pms type symptoms but also could be that you are pregnant. You should be seen if pregnant with pain.
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YES: There is always a chance that there is a cancer or infection when you have bleeding after intercourse. You should be checked since i don't know how l... Read More
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Not likely: This will usually work to avoid the bleeding, but not always. There shoud be no ill effects from doing it.
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NO: This is a normal thing to happen. There's usually plenty to still in to get her pregnant. We consider one year of unprotected intercourse and no pre... Read More
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Yes and no.: If a patient is known to have genital herpes then she is usually offered suppressive therapy at about 36 weeks to prevent transmission to the baby as ... Read More
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COULD BE: You are entering the perimenopausal time probably, but many things can cause bloody discharge. When it is brown that is usually old blood mixed in it... Read More
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No time :): Actually, right after your menses would be the least likely time to conceive. With age, we become less fertile but if you really don't want to become... Read More
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It varies: Everyone is different and if you are breastfeeing it can take 6 months to have a menses. Also, if there is any hormonal imbalance there can be a dela... Read More
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Semen likely: When you have intercourse there is semen and cervical mucous that can come out of the vagina. Clear fluid without any symptoms is not likely to be a ... Read More
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No short answer: It can be many things, for instance stress can cause us to have irregular menses, and ovarian cysts or a hormonal imbalance are some of the common rea... Read More
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GET HELP: You should be seen as gallbladder problems, pancreatic problems and ulcers are just a few of the possible causes of pain there. It's not worth waitin... Read More
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SKIP PLACEBO PILLS: Usually if we don't take the last few pills in a package then we won't have the withdrawal bleed at the end of the pack! just skip them and start the... Read More
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YES: They are ok to use and usually fix the problem if you are itching a lot in the vagina. If it doesn't work you need to be seen.
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COULD BE: Cramping is common in early pregnancy so check a pregnancy test.
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NOT REALLY: Endometriosis could cause dysmenorrhea and it is associated with infertility.
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NOT LIKELY: Without intercourse or insemination it would be unlikely that you are pregnant! stress and many other things can cause irregular menses so if this co... Read More
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Unlikely!: If you are taking the pills regularly as directed then i would say you have little chance of being pregnant. However, you are not covered for std pre... Read More
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Yes: Usually we use some type of birth control method to accomplish this change/delay.
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No: It is better to wait 8 weeks to prevent obtaining a hernia. Some might say 6 weeks but better safe than sorry!
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Seek help: These may not be yeast infections so i would suggest being tested to make sure. If they are, then yogurt, probiotics, weight loss and avoiding simple... Read More
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If ordered: With the new paps that are done in liquid media, we can ordrer std cultures, but they are not routinely done. You can request them or they should be ... Read More
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MANY CAUSES: First thing i would do is check a pregnancy test! there are many causes of changes to your menses and cramping such as stress, infections, pregnancy ... Read More
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Blood likely: You may have had some blood in the uterus and the intercourse bumping pushed it out to be seen. I would just watch it assuming you have had your curr... Read More
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Usually diet: Lots of water and fiber in the diet will usually help. This needs to be coupled with exercise. There are other causes like thyroid disease and probl... Read More

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Dr. Hale is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hale is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! but then why nurse said no DNC only scrapping if DNC procedure include DNC
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much doctor!! But ive already tried drinking c-lium but nothing happen..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks i was beginning to think i cud not have anymore kids

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
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Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Texarkana, AR - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Texarkana, AR - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Arkansas - Winter
2013
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