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Dr. Antonio Gargiulo

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boston, MA
33 years experience

Locations

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Address

75 Francis Street, Boston, MA
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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Missed ovulation: Sounds like you may have skipped an ovulation in april. Occasional skipped periods (once a year or so) are not concerning. If this becomes a pattern s... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Blood pregnancy test: You need to see a doctor for a blood pregnancy test right away. Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy may present in a similar fashion and they need to rule that ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Pubic symphysis?: I must imagine that the "vagina bone" is the public symphysis. Hard to say why it hurts without more information, really.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Probably normal: In the absence of any recent deliveries or D&C this is likely to be normal and possibly age-related. If another baby in in the plans however you may ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Progesterone effect: Progesterone is the hormone secreted by the ovary starting at ovulation: it prepares the uterine lining and cervix for possible pregnancy. The cervica... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Rarely, but yes: Certain antibiotics can bind to the ovarian hormones that contribute to regulate the menstrual cycle. For example, failed suppression of ovulation of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: Trichomonas, gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause initial irritation within 24 hours (not common but observed).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Likely UTI: It could be a urinary tract infection but also other things like a pelvic mass pressing on the bladder. With symptoms like these you should seek actua... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Naegele's Rule: The naegele's rule estimates the expected date of delivery (edd) by adding one year, subtracting three months, and adding seven days to the first day ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: First trimester us has a margin of error of one week, second trimester has two weeks and third trimester has three weeks margin of error.
A female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Not normal: See your doctor to rule out break-down of the vaginal cuff (extremely rare) or bleeding from vagina cuff edges (common).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Have him see his PCP: Primary care providers are best positioned to counsel about and obtain such testing.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Wet is normal: Wet is normal. White is normal. The only way to know if it is you or him is asking him.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
You are fine: Of you are certain that he didn't ejaculate I do not see a risk for pregnancy in this case.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Cannot predict: With such a short interval between periods you just cannot predict when the next one will occur. One can only predict based on a pattern of menstruat... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
No: Negligible amount of phyto-estrogens in almond milk.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Preovulatory mucous: This is a normal occurrence in many women as the cervical mucous becomes more fluid just before ovulation. Absolutely not alarming.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Family history: If no personal or family history of clottig disorders the risk is extremely low.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Use digital test: Reading urine test lines had been the bane of patients for 30 years: use digital tests.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Home pregnancy test: First and formost: do a home pregnancy test. If negative, do not worry abou this for now but start a menstrual diary to see if this is a recurrent pro... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Depends: Most women can sustain this type of menstrual blood loss without be mount acutely anemic. However, this truly depends on your general health and basel... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Prolapse: Uterus low may indicate uterine prolapse: a common surgically repairable condition. "open period" is an unknown entity to me...
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Same thing: Clotting and coagulation are used as synonims. A hematologist could beg to differ, but otherwise used as absolute synonims.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Up to 6 months: Up to 6 months for hiv, hcv and hbv. Up to a month for warts, molluscum, syphilis. Days for herpes.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
It can : Cramping is typically associated with heavy bleeding. However, it can be found in cases of scant bleeding as well (such as structure of the cervical c... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Progesterone : Progesterone changes the vaginal cells among other things. Yeast living in your vagina may be particularly sensitive to the change in hormonal milieu,... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
See physician: You should actually see your primary care physician for this rash: it could beat things, from allergy, to an infectious rash.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: This is a moderate to large SCH. There is considerable chance for miscarriage. In my practice I would recommend pelvic rest, restful lifestyle until ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Low-dose: Lo-estrin 1/20 or similar. Mostly very low estrogen contraceptives. Take them at night. Never miss one pill.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: Some oral contraceptives can cause water retention in some women, with consequent weight gain. Weight loss secondary to diet (adipose tissue loss) is ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Semen: Unless you are using condoms, it is liquefied semen.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
5-7 days: It takes 85 days to make an egg. The sub-centimeter follicles (antral follicles) found at the onset of the menstrual cycle have started a slow maturat... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Cannot be forced: Of course you canoot be forced! i hope you really are fully aware of the benefits though. It will save you lots of "headaches" later in life. You sho... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Re-test: Increased sleepiness and appetite do go hand in hand with early pregnancy. Make sure to re-test with a good brand name product such as clear blue easy... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Of course ok.: Naturally, we are talking about oral sex that does not lead to ejaculation outside of the vagina. This being the case, whatever minute damaging effect... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Full breast eval: Any breast symptoms warrant a physical examination by a specialist (not primary care physician) who may recommend imaging or biopsy. Early diagnosis i... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
1-2 days, red: As above: short lived and usually bright red.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: Assuming that we are talking of naturally occurring sex without the use of objects, some women may still experience bleeding from a cervical ectropion... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Of course!: 50% of women bleed at some point during pregnancy. Taking Progesterone at 10 weeks will not affect whether you bleed or not. Although a scientific r... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Seriously?: How is your husband seeing your cervix: it is an internal pelvic organ. Does he have a speculum or an endoscope? He cannot see it any better than he c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Unclear: If you did have a bilateral oophorectomy as well, then this could be delayed vasomotor symptoms from low estrogen. If you did not have a bilateral oop... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: Skip placepo pills, of course and continue without problems. Some breast tenderness is normal.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Probably normal: Amenohhea on the pill is quite common at any stage. Test your preggany test again twice in one and two weeks and if negative be reassured that this is... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Ask your surgeon: There are two types of hysterectomy: sub-total (cervix left in place) and total (cervix removed). I clear my patients who have had sub-total for exerc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Depends: Ideally that is exactly what should be happening in certain situations. If you are not absolutely sure of your partner's sexual habits (and who can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: Ocps induce a pseudo-pregnant state. That is how they work.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Yes: 50% of women will bleed during pregnancy. This includes the early days of pregnancy, in particular. A home urine pregnancy test will reassure you.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Urethritis: This is due to inflammation of the distal urethra. If it goes away if can be from simple mild trauma during sex. If it persists or worsens it could be... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Asymmetry need check: Even though plenty of perfectly benign reasons for that swelling may exist, any asymmetrical growth, swelling or tenderness of the breast must be chec... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gargiulo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gargiulo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much! I seem to always get it for a vacation and usually I just deal. Amazing to have a professional input.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! So I can be pregnant even if I had sex three days straight after my period after being off birth control for 15-20 days?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm off to do a preg test although I'm sure I'm not pregnant.. No sex In a long time. Thanks again x

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013

Affiliations

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
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