Dr. Kirstie Cunningham

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atlanta, GA
28 years experience female

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

3915 Cascade Road, Suite T-115, Atlanta, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

(678) 272-2234

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Cigna

First Choice Healthcare

First Health Group Corporation

Great-West Healthcare

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Tricare

Coventry Health Care

MultiPlan, Inc

About

Bio

Undergraduate degree: Duke University. Medical school: Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Residency: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Special interests: irregular cycles, pelvic pain, fibroids, adolescent gynecology, weight loss.

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.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Doctor Q&A

227 Answers
79 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes it's possible: Please do a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Normal: It is common to have some irregular bleeding during the first few months of Mirena (levonorgestrel). If it continues much longer, you should be evalua... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Active pills: If today is the first day of your period, start with the first pill of the pack, which will start the active pills.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: You had a 3-day period after skipping a month. Yes, it is possible that your are pregnant. More likely however and noticing that you are 47 years ol... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: A light positive result on a pregnancy test still indicates pregnancy, in which case the light period was likely implantation bleeding.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly: If you miss your next period , please do a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant or if you are not pregnant and the pain continues, please see a gynecol... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ignore: Birth control pills decrease the risk of ovarian cancer.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Evalutaion: Bruxism may also be caused be stress.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
So far so good: The numbers you have given are consistent with a normal and expected increase in hcg. So far, it seems that the pregnancy is viable.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hard to say: Hard to say without seeing. Please so a gynecologist for evaluation and possible treatment.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes, normal.: Need to have a system that helps you remember to take your pill every day. Try placing the pills next to something you use daily, like your toothbrush... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: However, if not pregnant this time., for future cycles, he should follow a schedule of abstaining from ejaculation for at least 2 days between times o... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Poss but unlikely: Although unlikely, there is a chance you could pregnant even with your tubes tied. Tubal ligation is meant to permanent but it is not perfect. I sugge... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: It usually takes at least 3 months for a body to adapt to a contraceptive pill. If you are still experiencing these symptoms after three months, retur... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pregnancy slim: Assuming your partner has approximately 28-day menstrual cycles, unprotected intercourse 3 days before her period would be too far after the previous ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not really : If you have contractions that are causing cervical dilatation and effacement, we would call it labor, in your case preterm labor. If you are having la... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Viral: Herpes is causes by a virus. It is very difficult to impossible to find a "cure" for diseases caused by viruses, because the viruses are ever-changing... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hard to say: Lifting the heavy object did not cause your vaginal bleeding. You may have have just seen it come out because of the abdominal pressure you exerted du... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: The clear stringy cervical mucus is not a result of sex, but a result of a hormonal change during the menstrual cycle and is consistent with ovulation... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ignore: Pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to infertility.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not sure: Need more info to know if it is normal. How many days are you bleeding? What day (in your cycle pack)do you start bleeding? With this additional infor... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Follow up: You completed a Progesterone challenge 5 days ago and have not had a bleed. Please contact your doctor if you have not had bleeding in the next two da... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes.: Align is probiotic, replacing the "healthy" intestinal bacteria so that your gastrointestinal tract can function better. Another option is vsl#3.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Varies: The most common side effects with Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) include irregular, frequent bleeding and also weight gain. While these are the m... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not sure: With the unusually short and light period you described, you could be pregnant. Please do a pregnancy test.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
See GYN: Heavy menstrual bleeding for over 8 days with clots is a common problem. You should see a gynecologist for evaluation of the bleeding and possible ane... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: It is very normal to have the feeling like you are starting a period, prior to starting. These symptoms often precede a period. Also, it may be that y... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Excessive bleeding: Your heavy periods and pain could be caused by fibroids or adenomyosis or could be hormonal. The fatigue is likely caused by the blood loss. Should se... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Possibly.: If you normally have regular menstrual periods and you now have had a 24 hour period , it is possible that it could be an implantation bleed from preg... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Period starting.: A vaginal discharge with mucus and blood, 5 weeks after your c-section is most likely your period starting. Can't tell by your question, but if you ar... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Ignore: Start folic acid 1 month prior to conception and continue for at least 3 months after conception.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hated to say: Irregular cycle is a very common problem. At you age of 19, the most likely cause is hormonal. Please see a gynecologist for full evaluation and treat... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: The right size smoothies contain fiber and protein (no longer contains an appetite suppressant ). Shakeology shakes contain fiber, protein, probiotics... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hard to say.: Many women feel a sudden burst of energy during the last weeks if pregnancy. More important is your subjective assessment of slow baby movement. Decre... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: If you stop continuous birth control pills, you will have a withdrawal bleed and may experience a full 'period ' or spotting. The effect is similar to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Average 280 days.: Average normal gestation for humans is 280 days, but may range from 259 days to 294 days.
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A female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Neither: Ectopic pregnancies are nonviable. Even abdominal pregnancies rarely result in a viable infant.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It depends: Occasional cramping during pregnancy can be normal if occurs during the later part of your third trimester. Previous to this time, occasional cramping... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Sorry: Sorry for your loss. The miscarriage rate in humans is higher than most expect at approx. 25% or 1 in 4 pregnancies. A miscarriage this pregnancy doe... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pregnancy possible.: If you have had sex, with your period now 8 days late, you could be pregnant. The two days of spotting could be 'implantation' bleeding. I suggest do... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Hard to say.: You are 1 year past a delivery and desiring regular cycles. At this point, i recommend seeing a gynecologist for evaluation and treatment for your irr... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Even though your first shot was prior to pregnancy. It is not too late to get your second varicella shot. You may take your second varicella shot afte... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
It depends.: Since you recently started birth control pills, your chances of pregnancy depend on exactly when you started the pill in relation to your period. If y... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes, it is possible.: It is best to have a pregnancy test. Once pregnancy is ruled in or out, you can better determine your diagnosis and next action. If the test is posi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have implantation 13 days after ovulation, average is 14 days.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not: If you have more irritation after using a vaginal yeast cream, either you are having a reaction to a component in the cream or the strain of yeast tha... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Suppression Rx: If you are having frequent and/or regular herpes outbreaks, you should be evaluated by a gynecologist for suppression therapy for the herpes, which wi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Continue meds: For trichomonas, it is important to complete the full course of medication for adequate therapy. Also, it is possible that the Flagyl has changed the... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal to bleed: Although there are some benign causes of bleeding in pregnancy, bleeding in pregnancy is never normal and deserves evaluation by obstetrician. Could b... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Could be pregnant : If your period was only 4 days late when did your home pregnancy test, you could have gotten a false negative, meaning you are pregnant but the test w... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Apr 15, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
Apr 23, 2014
Kind and caring.....
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Dec 7, 2017
Hi is it normal.if im getting menstrual.twice a month.im taking a pill reguraly..
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had thought I needed to go in. Just a little afraid of the outcome.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Okay thank you so much. Your very pretty. You reminded me of my mother
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Oh i thought i was pregnant somehow! -_- thanks so much! at peace now!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

MERCY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Community Service Award, Ciba Geigy
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2014

Affiliations

ACOG (American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
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