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Dr. Elaine Melamud

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clark, NJ
25 years experience female

Locations

JFK Medical Associates

Clark, NJ

Address

11 Lincoln Blvd, Clark, NJ
Directions

About

Bio

I am an ObGyn with over 10 years experience taking care of women in all stages of their reproductive life

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 & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
39 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Have a test done: Your doctor can do a test to check for bv. If you are 36 and having normal periods its unlikely to be low estrogen especially in the middle of your c... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to tell: Faint positive test might be left over pregnancy hormone from the demise. See you doctor and have your HCG level drawn. Your doctor might need to fo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
None: Family history of breast cancer is not a contraindication to birth control pills.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: It could be a number of things from ovarian cyst to ovarian torsion to appendicitis. You should see your doctor right away!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Nothing serious: Its not unusual to experience a change in your cycle. As long a sy poo r periods are still pretty regular there is no reason to worry.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: If you are taking your birth control pills regularly and getting your withdrawal bleed as expected, you should be safe. The whole point of being on t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Until next pregnancy: Your rh shot will protect you from developing antibodies against the baby. When you get pregnant again you will probably need another shot. If you t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Very common: Cramps are common in early pregnancy. If you already saw a doctor and had an ultrasound and was told that everything was ok, just keep an eye on it. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Could be either: You should take a pregnancy test. You might be pregnant. If your test is negative then its just a delay. If you don't get your period soon you shoul... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Not likely: I assume you have Implanon in your arm...If so, it is very unlikely that you are pregnant, but it is always a good idea to take a pregnancy test to ma... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It does not: Dont store breast milk at room temperature for longer then 30 minutes. You should refrigerate it.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: You should see your doctor. If you are lactating and not breastfeeding it might be a sign of abnormal hormone levels. You should also take a pregnan... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Hard to tell: The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test at the time of missed period. Good luck.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Unknown: If you havent missed a period, you might be very early pregnant. Most over the counter pregnancy tests will not turn positive untill the time of a mi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in pregnancy. However if your caught doesn't get better, see your doctor. Other treatment mught be needed.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It doesn't matter: It doesn't matter is you get pregnant on the day of ovulation, day or two before or after. It is possible to get pregnant 1 day after ovulation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably not: If your pregnancy test in negative, you are most likely not pregnant. Repeat a test in 1 week if your period still doesn't come. In the future alway... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Your pill: Irregular bleeding is a very common side effect of a birth control pill. See yiur doctor. It might be reasonable to try a different pill.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Right: Most people will not experience signs of pregnancy until at least 2 weeks from conception. Take a pregnancy test at the time of a missed period to be... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Better diet: Some people actually lose weight in pregnancy. Often times you improve your diet and eat healthier during pregnancy which may cause weight loss. Sou... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably not: You probably did mot het reinvented since you are still on meds. However make sure your partner gets treated for trych and always use a condom to prev... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Doctor is right: B.V can be hard to get rid of. Its not passed from your partner. Its overgrowth pf bacteria in your body. Take your medication as prescribed. Using ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Not pregnant: If your pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant. If you are very late, you should see your doctor asap.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Unknown: Placenta food supplements are not studied or approved by the fda. We have no idea how it would affect your hypertension or your thyroid. Be safe an... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
?pregnancy: You might be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test. If its negative (or if it's positive), see your doctor for an exam.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See a doctor: Go see your doctor. Some on needs to listen to your lungs. You might need an antibiotic.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It's possible: You should see your doctor and get a blood test. If your level was 10 3 weeks and is going up now this might be a new pregnancy. Home tests will usu... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Missed period: The most common symptom is a missed period. Others include frequent urination, breast tenderness, feeling tired. Nausea usually peaks at around 8 we... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Your "period" 2 weeks ago was probably an ovulation bleed. Some women have light bleeding at the time of ovulation. This is perfectly normal.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
No: Unless you have contraindications to being on birth control ( in which case you shouldn't take them at all) you can remain on birth control as long a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Roo early: It you had a positive pregnancy test on 2/22, you conceived at least 12 days before that.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably not: You are probably bleeding because of a tear in the vagina. You should see your doctor. If you miss a period, take a pregnancy test. It the future c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Not pregnant: If your pregnancy test is negative, you are not pregnant. However you should see your doctor and be examined. It is not normal to see blood when you... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: If you period ended on the 17th it probably started a few days before which means that you are now about a week late. Take a pregnancy test. If its ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
After next period: It's a good idea to wait until after your next normal period. This makes it easier to date the pregnancy and allows your body to fully recover. If y... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It's possible: If your periods come every 20 days, it is possible to get pregnant. You usually ovulate 14 days before your period. The best time to narrow down the... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Depends when: If you have a positive pregnancy test, see you doctor. We usually count from the 1-st day of your last period, so if your last period was march 1 you... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: Try to go to the bathroom more frequently w/o your bladder is not too full.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Test it can: Tonsilitis can cause a swollen lymph node. If ot doesn't go away once your throat is better, see your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
No: If you are 26 weeks pregnant and have been feeling fetal movement till now, you should see your doctor and get checked out. You should never go a day... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes and no: If they checked your cervix they would have seen the length of the cervix. They can also see if your cervix responds to increased pressure on your ab... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
1 cycle: To be on the safe side you should be on birth control pills for 1 cycle before you can count it to prevent pregnancy. Don't forget that it's a good i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Not dangerous: It is very common to get white discharge before your period. It is due to normal hormonal changes of your menstrual cycle. Its not dangerous and wou... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It can be: It is common to feel sick to your stomach in early pregnancy. It usually would not start until you are at least 2 weeks late for your period. If you... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Should be safe: If you get a period you are most likely not pregnant. If you miss a period, take a pregnancy test. In the future consider getting on a reliable meth... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Could be pregnant: "pull out" is not a safe way to prevent pregnancy. You could be pregnant. Take a test. If the test is negative, consider yourself lucky. Next time ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Get checked: If you are feeling light headed and tired and your heart is pounding you might need to go to the er to get checked for very let blood count. You migh... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: It is common to have a milky breast dischargein later part of pregnancy. It is normal and nothing to worry about.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elaine Melamud
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: It may be nothing. Sometimes you might get a period on Mirena (levonorgestrel) even if you didn't have it for 2 years. However it might be a sign th... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Melamud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Melamud is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I am very confused because I have had partial hysterectomy.
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Thanks for your quick reply! For a young anf first time mom questions answered are a blessing!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks dr should I do a naat test of hiv ornormak anti body test

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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MD

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Mt. Sinai, Jersey City NJ
Completed 2001

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