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Dr. Kirstie Cunningham

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Atlanta, GA
27 years experience female

Locations

Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
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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
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Doctor Q&A

227 Answers
79 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Up to 90 days: After stopping birth control pills, most women have a return of their period and the preceding ovulation, within 32 days. However, it could take up to... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely that bilberry pills will have any effect on the efficacy of you birth control pills.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Missed period: The pregnancy test should be used after a missed period.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Minimal: You describe a septum if 10mm. Uterine septums can vary in length from minimal like yours, to very long and extending to the vagina. Generally, the lo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hard to say: Your symptoms could be related to pregnancy. Please see a gynecologist for a blood pregnancy test which is more sensitive. If you are not pregnant, ma... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: It is very common to have irregular bleeding/spotting with Nexplanon during the first three months after implantation. Unfortunately, it is possible t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Stress maybe: If a repeat pregnancy test is negative, source could be gastrointestinal (stomach, gallbladder) i which case should see your primary doctor. In the me... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: If you are using mirena, (levonorgestrel) it is out of the hormone that would help prevent pregnancies. You could also get pregnant with an expired pa... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Monistat: Monistat, and most vaginal creams will run/ drip out of the vagina and will appear milky white.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Ovulation possible.: Clear and milky vaginal discharge may or may not be normal. Could be ovulation pain and a change in the cervical mucus. If unresolved in 2 days, cou... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Light period.: Light periods are great but because they are so light with slow bleeding, may be preceded by brownish spotting which is basically 'old' blood by the t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Poss UTI: The spotting 1 week after your period was likely ovulation. How long ago did this happen? Should do a pregnancy test. Also, may have a bladder infecti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Irregular periods: If you are sexually active, should do a pregnancy test. If your pregnancy test is negative, the cause of irregular cycle may be hormonal and very comm... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes, it's possible: You have had a period that is shorter and lighter than usual, lasting only a day. It is possible that this spotting or light bleeding could be from im... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Common after Depo: Unfortunately, after stopping Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it could take up to a year for your period to return (worst case scenario).... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hard to say: We need more information to give a better response. Need to know when you took the Plan B in relation to intercourse. Remember, however, that plan b, ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends.: If you have been having periods over the last 8 years it is unlikely that you have any significant uterine scarring.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
August 5, 2013: Using the ultrasound date and gestational age that you gave, the best calculated estimate of conception date is august 5, 2013.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: The brown blood is not bad. The brown color means that it is old blood, usually from a slow lighter bleed/period. However, if the brown blood is occur... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 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
A female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Varies: It is normal to have some bloating and even tenderness near the ovaries after a subtotal hysterectomy. You should, however, follow up with your gynec... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: With the symptoms mentioned, you could be pregnant. I suggest doing a home pregnancy test or seeing your gyn. The heavy vaginal discharge may be a sep... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Please remember condoms break. If there is a question of pregnancy, plese do a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, may just be an unusually heav... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Chance is low: The timing and dates you have given make the chance of pregnancy low. Still, does not hurt to rule out pregnancy with a test
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
It depends: If you had a spontaneous miscarriage without surgical treatment and you are still bleeding very heavy after 3 days, you may have retained products of ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding. The first three months on a new birth control are the adjustment period. If you are still having breakthrough bleed... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hard to say: Please do a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. If not pregnancy, may be a hormonal cause to the irregular bleeding. Please follow up with your gyn... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Ignore: Do talk to your doctor about the types of urinary incontinence. Don't assume that you need surgery.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes, abnormal.: It is not normal to be on your period for three months. I would suggest seeing a gynecologist to sort out the cause of the abnormal bleeding. It's als... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Could be.: Dull pain in lower abdomen could be from the ovaries, uterus, or fallopian tubes. Also it could be gastrointestinal in origin. If the pain continues,... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Bacterial: Bacterial vaginosis can often be prevented. Avoid any chemical in the vagina ex.bubble bath, douche.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Tteatment: Vaginal odor is not normal and often indicates vaginitis. Please see a gynecologist to be evaluated for vaginal discharge/ vaginitis. Once it is treat... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably not : The blood pregnancy test is very sensitive. Unfortunately, with it being negative, you are unlikely pregnant. There is probably another hormonal cause... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hard to say.: From what you describe, it sounds as if there was fetal intolerance of labor, talk of cesarean, amnioinfusion, correction of the fetal tracing, and ul... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a sulfonamide. There are risks associated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) use during e... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Ignore: Tell your doctor you have discharge. Also tell the color, consistency, duration and odor if present.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Irregular period.: Irregular periods are very common and can be treated with hormones (oral contraceptive pills or vaginal ring). Should see gyn doctor for evaluation, ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Possibly: The symptoms you describe (nausea, fatigue, minor cramps, spotting) could certainly be consistent with pregnancy. I suggest seeing an ob/gyn for a blo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes.: If you are trying to avoid being on your period during your vaginal ultrasound it is safe to skip the placebo pills and start the next pack. Alternati... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Normal : You state you've had Implanon for 6 months, now with vaginal bleeding for 2 weeks. I could be a period. However, more commonly, it could be breakthrou... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Need evaluation: You should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out ectopic pregnancy.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Unlikely : Masturbating is unlikely to cause hair loss. Suggest evaluation by gynecologist or dermatologist for more probable causes.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Condoms: You may use condoms to protect your partner. However, it may be helpful for him to be tested. If he is positive, you can use condoms and hope you both... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Mother's Milk: It's very difficult to keep your milk supply up if you are not pumping regularly, because your body down regulates, thinking you don't need it. Still,... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: I'm guessing you are referring to having a tubal ligation with cauteriation. Tubal ligation is not perfect and the failure rate increases as time inc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Poss. irreg cycle: You may just have an aberrant cycle this month. Having said that, it is best to rule out pregnancy with a blood pregnancy test. If the blood pregnan... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not so much: There is a small chance that the hemorrhage may worsen in which case would result in a misacarriage. However, it is more likely that a small subchori... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Hard to say: Vaginal bleeding and brown discharge 8 days after your cycle ended is approximately mid cycle, could be ovulation bleeding, vaginitis, or breakthrough... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirstie Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Needs evaluation : Menopause alone does not cause painful sex. Vaginal bleeding after menopause is abnormal and needs evaluation. If the bleeding happens after pain with... Read More

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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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