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Dr. John Berryman

Obstetrics and Gynecology
55 years experience male

Locations

John D. berryman, MD FACOG

Albuquerque, NM

Address

Balloon Fiesta Parkway, Albuquerque, NM , Albuquerque, NM, United States
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About

Bio

Associate professor at George Washington Univarsity Medical Canter (GWUMC) for over 25 years, Chief of Staff, VA hospital for 10 years, medical director at Blue Cross/Blue Shield from 2017 until present. Viet Nam combat Veteran.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: District Of Columbia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Ignore: Contractions are common in third trimester, but are not labor unless getting closer together.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Clots/sex: Large clots are difficult to pass through the narrow cervical canal, but with sexual activity, the uterus will contract and push out a clot which does... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Bladder prolapse" occurs generally after pregnancy, is more common with multiple pregnancies, and is accentuated after menopause, when estrogen suppo... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
JJ, Moderna and Pfizer all have significant benefit in protection against COVID. Pfizer and Moderna require a second dose, and JJ does not. The majo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
See your pediatrician for guidance. The growth of head circumference may be normal, but the gain in weight should be evaluated.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Premature ventricular contractions" (PVC's) are common at all ages, and can occur more frequently with stress, anxiety or hard exercise. Ventricular... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Hysterectomy is surgical excision of the uterus (including the cervix). If your prior pap smears were benign, removal of the cervix will prevent futu... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Stenosis of L-5 of the spinal canal can cause weakness, leg pain, paresthesias and this can occur in both lower extremities. Usual treatment includes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
While CT scans are more accurate than routine x-rays, the radiation from CT's cumulatively over time can be harmful. However, an occasional CT is a v... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Depending on hydration of the stool, it will decompose quickly in water, allowing coloration. If colonoscopy was normal, it is reassuring , and the "... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Muscle increase will occur, but visible increase will be a slow process (i.e., not a "short time"). Reduce carbohydrates in diet to accentuate muscl... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
At age "44", regular menses are sometimes infrequent, as aging eggs require more stimulation for ovulation to occur, the onset of which is necessary f... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
A condition called Plummer's disease can be caused by a hyperfunctioning thyroid nodule (thyroid adenoma) which does not follow normal hormonal mecha... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
To be safe, try sushi without raw fish, such as a "California roll", as some sushi can contain harmful virus/bacteria which could harm you and your pr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Menses irregular: With a menstrual cycle of between 30-45 days, there are therefore irregular ovulations. It is better, if not attempting pregnancy, to begin a low dos... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Pregnant?: Probably not, but get a serum pregnancy test (HCG) from your providers office or Planned Parenthood to be certain. It may be a little too early for a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
IUD:Mirena: Mirena IUD's contain a hormone which assists in preventing implantation of a fertilized egg. If your period is regular, and is delayed, you should obt... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Voice changes ?'s: Changes in voice with increased use may be secondary to cysts on vocal chords, which can be determined by office laryngoscopy, by an ENT physician. O... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Irreg/periods: At 22, your cycles should be fairly regular. Stress I school, work or home can inhibit ovulation, and then you may have a delay in your period. Ask y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
18 wk fetal wt: A fetus of 18 weeks by ultrasound can weigh in the range you describe. Your ob provider would have told you if the size of the fetus was appropriate ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
OCP spotting: Today's OCP's ( like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Breast growth: Assuming that you are not gaining weight , but your breasts are increasing in size, it is possible that since you are probably still pre-menopausal, y... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Cycle variations: Every ovulatory cycle may be different, and depending on when ovulation (production of an egg) occurs, The one constant is the time from ovulation un... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Nausea at bedtime: Depending on when your last meal was prior to bedtime, nausea can indicate increased acid production in your stomach. If you are under increased stres... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Pubic bone pain: At "8.5 months of pregnancy" the two bones of the pubic area lose the strong binding together in the non-pregnant state, and can therefore cause pain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Fibroid surgery: Higher estrogen levels over 40 will stimulate growth of fibroids rapidly, which will make the abdomen appear to protrude. If the 2010 surgery did not ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Prolapsed uterus ?'s: Your description promotes the likelihood of your ability to visualize the cervix, which indicates a prolapsed uterus. Prolapse can cause pain and uri... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Abdominal cramps ?'s: After age 35, your ovaries produce higher levels of estrogen b/c of higher ovarian stimulation via the pituitary. The drop in estrogen just prior to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
HSV I and HSV II are essentially interchangable, and an active HSV I infection in your partner can spread that to your genital area with oral sex.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"cold symptoms" ?'s: With the pandemic still prevalent, a PCR test for Covid-19 given the symptoms described is indicated, and if the Covid vaccine is available , even if ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Light bleeding ("period" stopped after one day) after sex may be due to cervical irritation bleeding, and not really a "period". A negative home preg... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
BCP's: "Yaz Plus" is a low dose oral contraceptive, and should be taken punctually (within the hour of taking the previous "active" pill) to avoid spotting (... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Enlarged heart" ?'s: If the "enlarged heart" was discovered by imaging studies, without associated chest pain, EKG abnormalities, it still needs evaluation at "age 49" by ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
BCP ?'s: The number of "active" pills in a current pack of oral BCP's is generally limited to 21 active pills and 7 placebo pills. Taking two active pills with... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Leg skin lesion ? : See your primary care provider for a dermatology referral and potential biopsy. Skin lesions in sun exposed areas like your leg need confirmation of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Due date" ?'s: With "irregular periods", if ovulation is not predictable, the most likely would be August 12-14 when conception occurred. Neither date is entirely ac... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Flu/pregnancy ?'s: Initial treatment of influenza symptoms with "Tamiflu" may prevent typical evolution of more symptoms, and should not affect "pregnancy at 15 weeks", ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
One sided breast pain needs imaging studies (digital mammogram and/or ultrasound). Fibrocystic breast disease can cause painful areas with nodularity... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
A "densely echogenic focus" reported by U/S from an ovarian source can be a solid blood clot or a growth inside the ovary, but does not suggest PCOS. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
As described , this use of condom should be as protective as any, which is not "100%". If prior to using a condom, intercourse occurred, pre-ejaculat... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Benign cysts of the vocal cords can cause intermittent "hoarseness". A pediatric ENT specialist can perform an office endoscopic exam of the vocal co... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Covid ?'s: ANY contact with a Covid positive individual requires testing, and even with no symptoms and a "negative" Covid test, quarantine is advised for (curr... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Parasitic ?'s: With GI symptoms as described, and evidence of a possible parasitic intestinal infection, get a stool analysis to determine if symptoms are a result. ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
With a "bloated stomach", and pelvic/abdominal pain, "around back and in hip and buttocks", while some elements may be "sciatic nerve compression", ov... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Many kidney stones which pass into the bladder arise from stones breaking off from a larger stone in the renal pelvis. An infection in the kidney may... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
The chances of pregnancy with the information provided is very minimal. Plan B is an option which is harmless, but probably unnecessary, and does not... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Conception determined by "first U/S" are approximate, and do not accurately determine the actual "due date" or ovulation date, as ovulation may be oft... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Clindamycin ("Cleocin") may cause GI distrurbances, and if allergic reactions occur, such should be minor if this exposure is the initial one to this ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Fetal heart tracings are certainly reassuring , however, a FHT at "6 weeks of pregnancy" does not always predict a successful continuation of pregnanc... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
As with many conditions which affect articulating surfaces, chronic inflammation over time will create significant damage which may require surgical c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 30, 2014
Dr John Berryman is an excellent physician very knowledgeable,passionate and on the top of his field he is a great value to the peolpe of CA and to the family of health tap
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May 6, 2022
Professor John Berryman has empathy answers questions in a concise way easy to understand and really cares as it shows in his answers.An Asset to HealthTap i am sure most would agree
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Berryman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank for your insight. I will take into consideration your advise. I appreciate the time you took to reply. If possible to ask...I got tested when symptoms appeared, re...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, i had my blood pressure checked at the senior center and it was 110/60 so i figure i could drink some coffee, im thinking of just buying something else once i ru...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. They said I was healing well, and I don't go back for 4 months. Wasn't sure if I should call back regarding the vaginal swelling, because it just doesn't fe...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1967MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
MD

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Virginia - Fall
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Virginia - Fall
2014
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