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Dr. Paul Neumann

Gynecology
Blue Bell, PA
38 years experience male

Locations

Chestnut Hill Women's Health

Philadelphia, PA

Address

8815 Germantown Avenue, Suite #40, Philadelphia, PA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:45pm
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Fax

2152483971

Insurances accepted

Aetna

AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc

AmeriHealth

CHAMPUS

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Health Partners Of Philadelphia Inc

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Independence Blue Cross Group

Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Inc

Medicaid

Medicare

Prudential Insurance Company of America

UnitedHealthcare

Chestnut Hill Women's Health

Blue Bell, PA

About

Bio

I am a member of the FIBROID AND MENSTRUAL DISORDER team at Chestnut Hill Hospital. We have been designated as a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE for MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

137 Answers
82 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
See your doctor: Among several possibilities is a kidney stone. You should contact your primary care doctor or ob/gyn.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: But sitting for a long time with a lap top, desk top etc while pregnant can affect your back and circulation in your legs. Its good to get up and walk... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Many possibilities : Several organisms can cause vaginal infections. Some are sexually transmitted. Chemical irritants such as soaps and latex can cause symptoms that can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Several good options: Hormonal contraception such as birth control pills and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can be very effective. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (n... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably not: Continuous oral contraceptive often suppress your period. How ever irregular spotting or breakthrough bleeding is sometimes a side effect.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Possibly: There are many reasons for your flow to be different month to month and pregnancy is one of them. You could check a home pregnancy test just to be sur... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
OK to check: You or some one you feel comfortable with could check the inside of the vagina with one or two lubricated fingers. This is safe. If you don't find a t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Topical steroid: Other things could cause similar symptoms, such as a yeast infection. However if it seems to be the dove, use cold compresses and apply a topical ster... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably Monistat: It could be residual yeast or you may be treating the wrong infection, but its probably just the monistat. If your symptoms continue despite treatment... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Get checked: Could be an infection such as herpes. Best to get it checked.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Get checked: Could be a reaction to chemical irritants. Possibly a yeast infection. Could be an std such as herpes, if you are at risk. Best to let a health care p... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes, enjoy trip: Frustrating to have prolapse recur so soon after surgery. Bladder prolapse is rarely dangerous unless you can't pee. If the sponge is helping, enjoy t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
You're probably OK: Depo can be given up to 14 weeks after the previous shot. Usually its given every 12 weeks so your probably in the safe zone. If there is any doubt, c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Lubricated fingers: You or a trusted friend could remove it with lubricated fingers. If your still having difficulty, see your healthcare provider.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Both good.: Implant in us good for 3 years. Quick return to fertility once removed. Requires a minor procedure to place and remove injection in us must get new... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: This is a recognized side effect of depo. If you like it, make sure you're exercising and limiting your calories. If not, consider another method. You... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Use other lollies: Licorice has been associated with increased blood pressure and decreased potassium in women taking birth control pill. Some evidence it may make pill... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
At least 2 weeks.: Depending on where you were in your cycle when you began the pill, the first pack may be less effective. I would recommend a back up method for at lea... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
No: If you are concerned you may be pregnant, consider checking a home pregnancy test.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Change can happen: A normal cycle length can be anywhere between 21 and 35 days. A change from 28 to 30 days is well within the range of normal variation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes, out.: The effects of the birth control pill should certainly be gone after a month. It would no longer provide any birth control. If you stopped because of ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably nothing: ~30% of women will have irregular bleeding when starting a new birth control pill. Stick with it through 3 cycles. If bleeding is still abnormal , con... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely: No method of contraception is ever 100% foolproof however depoprovera is very effective. It sounds like you are getting your shots at the recommended ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Concerning: Low rise concerning for but not diagnostic of an abnormal pregnancy, including an ectopic pregnancy. Getting the u/s is the right idea.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Usually: A pregnancy test will turn positive 2 weeks after conception which occurs shortly after ovulation. Most women have a 28 day cycle and will ovulate on ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Several good options: There are several transdermal patches. Also topical gels including divigel, elestrin, and estrogel. There is also evamist spray.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Irregular or "breakthrough" bleeding is not uncommon on birth control pills . Keep taking your pill as prescribed. It usually goes away. If it contin... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Can be: If the vulva is inflamed or raw due to atrophy the cream can cause a burning sensation. If this continues let you doctor know.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Hard to predict: Long acting continuous progestin contraception such as depoprovera commonly have irregular bleeding as a side effect. So you could have a normal perio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Specialist: Its best to find someone who you are comfortable with. Some one who is trained and knowlegeable about sexual health. Someone who can get to know you a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Likely a Side effect: Women with Progesterone containing iuds such as Mirena (levonorgestrel) or skyla often have irregular bleeding. If the discharge is associated with a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Many good options: Some women will have their partner use a condom to protect against sexually transmitted diseases while using another birthcontrol method such as the p... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely, but...: It is possible to have pregnancy related bleeding that can appear to mimic a regular period. If your in doubt, check a home pregnancy test for peace o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Clinic or MD: A clinic providing birth control such as planned parenthood or medical office the has expertise in women's health such as a gynecologist. While many w... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
More often ok but...: They are ok to take more often. No long term side effects but less reliable than regular contraception. If using repeatedly, why not talk to healthcar... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes : Yes , the egg may survive and be able to be fertilized for up to 3 days after ovulation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Take next pill AND: If you just missed one birth control pill, taking the next and the one you missed the next day should protect you. If you have missed multiple pills,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Not normal: Assuming you are not pregnant there are several hormonal problems that could cause this. You should consider a visit to your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Many choices: Non hormonal birth control such as condoms or a diaphragm wont case weight gain. Nor should iuds. Most low dose combined birth control pills do not sh... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Up to you: Its not essential that you treat an out break. As you know the medicine will not cure the infection. It could shorten the duration of symptoms though.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
No problem: Midol will not affect the pills effectiveness. It will not be less effective when your cramps come. If it help the bloating, go for it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Genital herpes is usually caused byhsv type 2. However, type 1 can be passed from a cold sore to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely: Bv wouldn't do it. Was your pid caused by gonorrhea? If not, you couldn't pass it to him. If it was and you were treated and got better you probably c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Bad bras?: Could be as simple as poorly fitting bras . Try to go to a store that will do a good bra fitting.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Normal: It is natural to have a feeling of relaxation afterwards. Its ok to enjoy this as well.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
No: Highly effective method as long as she stays on the 3 month schedule.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Drink lots of water and void frequently to flush out bacteria. Cranberry products can affect the acidity of urine and make it hard for bacteria to gr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Many possibilities: The egg must be picked up by the tube. The tube must not be blocked. Adequate sperm must be able to reach egg in tube at the right time. So cervical m... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Agree: Women with no ovaries cannot have a period unless they are receiving hormones such as hormonal replacement therapy. Rarely when ovaries are removed sm... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 38 years experience
Can be normal: A 2 cm corpus luteum is a normal finding. Sometimes they can cause pain. Your insides are not as precise as your skin in knowing where pain is coming ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Neumann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Neumann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have the Paraguard IUD but hopefully it clears up soon!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you I've had several people tell me many different things.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We will be seeing the doctor soon thank you again

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Gynecologist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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