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Dr. Darrin Cunningham

Obstetrics and Gynecology
31 years experience male

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Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

After graduating with degrees in Microbiology and Physiology, I obtained my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since then,I have been in private practice where I specialize in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Obstetrics. When not at the office, I like to fly fish, scuba dive, and go boating.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Arkansas, Oklahoma

Doctor Q&A

1.1K Answers
764 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Girl.: I dont think you can know for sure that guy number one did not ejaculate. Also, what was the time frame between the 2? To be sure, you may need... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
A few risks: Miscarriage, infection, and if she is rh negative , rh sensitization. There is old data showing limb defects if the cvs is done before 9 weeks.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes, it is possible: Some women will ovulate yet not have a menstrual cycle. Therefore, it is possible to get pregnant without having a period.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Also: Also if he forced ovulation with HCG (pregnancy hormone) you can get a false positive from the injection.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hard to say: If the white discharge is creamy, then it is probably normal. If it is chunky like cottage cheese, then there is a good chance of having a yeast in... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Symptoms: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) can help decrease acne, improve pms or mild depression, decrease menses flow, and decrease cramps. Theref... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Normal pH: Urine ph can vary from morning to night due to being fasting in the morning and the kidneys having to adjust the ph due to eating and drinking. It ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Options: Colon spasms, uterine pain, abdominal wall spasms could all cause this pain you describe. See your doctor for evaluation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
I wouldnt: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for yo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Having irregular periods for up to 18 months is common. Obviously, unprotected intercourse can lead to pregnancy so always check a pregnancy test. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Watch wait: Watch and wait is the most natural way. Assuming, of course, your cyst is simple and non complex. If it... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Need exam: Make sure to have your yeast infections diagnosed by a practitioner. I find that most self diagnosed yeast infections, well, arent yeast. With resp... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Check your ribs: If you have a rib out, you could have the pain you describe. Seek out a D.O. (osteopathic physician) or a chiropractic physician to evaluate your ribs... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes, it is possible: If you arent on birth control of some sort, you can get pregnant after giving birth. If you are breast feeding, this too can cause you to not ovula... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Discharge or lack of discharge by itself is not a sign of pregnancy.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Varies: It may take waiting it out until your next period starts, which could mean 2 weeks. Most will subside over that time, however. If the pain is uncon... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sorry: Fish oil won't help you grow bigger breasts
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes and No: Most women will ovulate about 2 weeks after the first day of her period start. So to answer your question requires knowlege of the start of your pe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not normal: Normal cycles are 25 to 35 days from start to start. Some women dont ovulate regularly and can have irregular cycles. The most common management w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Family, Gyn, IM: A family phycisian, gynecologist or internal medicine doctor could evaluate your pain issues.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Another doctor?: There should be a different gyn you can see for an opinion. Depending on the past issue, possibly it could be mended.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not out of woods: Although very low, men pre ejaculate before sensing an orgasm. There is a lower volume and sperm count thus lower conception rate. Also if she start... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Perimenopause: The average age of perimenopause is 47 years old. However, this also means you are still ovulating, which means you are at risk of pregnancy. So, h... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Biopsy: Contact your doc and tell them your symptoms. You might need a biopsy of your uterine cavity. This can be from multiple causes such as perimenopause, ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Personal decision: Your history is not a high risk one. You can ask to have genetic counseling with your breast center to see if your are a good candidate for brca gene... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably normal: I would just watch over the next couple of cycles to see if they become more normal for you. This is common to have an occasional change in her peri... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No problem: No problem with taking birth control as long as you need contraception. People will tell you that you need to take a break, but dont listen to them. Y... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Examination: See your doctor. It is probably just lower rib pain, which is very common, but there are other conditions which can be serious. So, have your doctor c... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
2 weeks: It takes at least 2 weeks for you to have an initial breakout of herpes after exposure. It can take longer. Blood tests can be hard to interpret. If y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hormone imbalance: If your periods were normal and then became abnormal, they would have probably returned to normal on their own in three or four months. But we can som... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Sperm can live in your uterus for up to 3 days. So conceiving best occurs during this time. If you are using an ovulation kit, then i recommend having... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Always possible: All contraceptives have a failure rate. Best way to not get pregnant is to not have sex. But, depot is very effective and if you had sex prior to tth... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Aphthous ulcers: Those are likely to be aphthous ulcers and not herpes. These are not viral and therefore not responsive to valtrex (valacyclovir). Dilute hydrogen per... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Contractions: Your uterus is a muscle and as it gets bigger, it wants to contract. Uterine irritability is just really small contractions. It doesnt mean you are in... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Your body will immediately begin experiencing physical changes. Those that you describe are common ones.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Figure 4 weeks: 4 weeks from the first day of your last period, or 2 weeks after ovulation. Give or take a couple of days.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably: Hormonal replacement early in menopause can help with your symptoms. Talk to your doctor about what would be your best choices.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Skin cyst: Could be a skin cyst, or a Bartholin's cysts. These can get infected and swell large. You may want to have an examination to determine what type of cy... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sorry to say: But being circumcised does not reduce the infection. Thus, being uncircumcised does not mean more infection of trich, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. It ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not really a period: You have abnormal uterine bleeding. Causes can be benign like polyps, or hormone imbalances, or thyroid disease. There can be underlying cancers. Yo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hot: If it was hot and left for a while, it can affect the nuvaring. You might call your doctor and see if they have a sample. If you do use it, i would us... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Hmmm: Mirena (levonorgestrel) has no copper associated with it. Paragard has a copper wrapping. Check with your doctor to see which you definitely had ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Bleeding: Watch for bleeding. It is very normal to feel pressure about this time. The most common description i hear is 'i think the baby is going to fall o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Sorry: That wont work. Clomid (clomiphene) has a specific action on the brain that causes the ovaries to ovulate. Red clover doesnt work in that part of the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably not: Shift work and switching shifts in and of itself will cause most people to have sleep abnormalities. It can take a few days to transition.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
15 percent: Every cycle has a 15 percent chance of conception, if you are sexually active. Based on your days of intercourse, you were in your time that you woul... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Nothing to do: With implanon, some women will experience loss of periods. If hpt is neg as well as ultrasound is negative, then there is nothing to do.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Wait and see: If she waits long enough, and she is pregnant, she will start to show. And, she will feel movement. This will take 4 or 5 months. But, it would be... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Remember: That all birth controls have failures. It is not 100 percent. So you are still at risk of getting pregnant with the nexplanon. Also, one in five peopl... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Watch and waitq: This is the hardest part of early pregnancy. This may be placenta implantation. Or early miscarriage. There is no good way to know. You can check HC... Read More

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Dr. Philip Miller
Oct 27, 2014
I highly endorse Dr Darrin Cunningham as an expert on the HealthTap and HealthTap Prime networks. His commentaries are astute and educational for both patients and physicians alike and he is an asset ...Read More
Jul 8, 2013
excellent sound advice from this doctor and he is an asset to Healthtap
Aug 15, 2013
Precise, informative answers. Thank you for caring to help!
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Thank you very much for your quick response! Agreed - I have started weekly measurements and am receiving progesterone injections. Many thanks again for your time and consideration, With best regard...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Figured out that the green stuff was a watermelon ice tickle i ate the night before but scared me:) but the acid puke was something unsur
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Was a bit scared cuz I had a bad flu and didnt know I was preg. Cuz it test was neg. last period apr 16 but progest lev in may 8- 0.7 thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, OK
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Hillcrest Health Center, Okc, Ok
Completed 1996

Awards

2013 Teacher of the Year University of Arkansas Medical Center
HealthTap Top Doctor In Arkansas
Top Doctor, First Place, Arkansas - Summer
2013
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