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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shorewood, WI
34 years experience female

Locations

Outreach Community Health Center

Milwaukee, WI

Address

201, W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

HLS Medical Services

Shorewood, WI

About

Bio

I am an OB/GYN practicing in Wisconsin. I care for women of all ages with a patient population ranging in age from 9 to 92. I feel that it is an honor to be asked to participate in the birth of a new member to a family.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Wisconsin

Doctor Q&A

785 Answers
602 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Ovulation: If you indeed have a perfect 28 day cycle you will ovulate around the 26th. Increased clear, stretchy cervical mucus occurs as does a drop followed by... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Micronor (norethindrone): As with all progesterone only contraceptives, abnormal bleeding is a side effect. This could mean no bleeding at all or bleeding every day, or anythin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Areola: Areole darken in pregnancy.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Missed period: Are you sexually active? Have you had unprotected intercourse? If you are and have then you should do a pregnancy test. If not, evaluation by your doc... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Irregular menses: A negative pregnancy test rules out pregnancy. If you have been having unprotected intercourse and even after a negative test you are still worried, a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Lupron (leuprolide): While it is highly unlikely, any act of unprotected intercourse could result in pregnancy.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Menses: The normal interval from first day of bleeding to next first day of bleeding can be anywhere from 21 to 32 days. The interval from 12/28 to 1/20 is 23... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Bleeding: If the bleeding occurred 2 weeks after ovulation most likely your period. Check a pregnancy test to be certain.
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Tubal ligation: You cycles have returned to what they would naturally be without hormone manipulation. Bleeding after intercourse, however, needs to be investigated. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
HSV: Herpes can indeed be passed to the baby. There are medications that can be taken to prevent outbreaks so that vaginal delivery can be achieved. You ne... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Planning a pregnancy with your history should be done with your Gyn. Make an appointment so that you can make a plan and start the appropriate testing... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Backaches: Unfortunately backaches are normal. This is where you ask the father of the baby to massage your back. Soaking in the tub will also help. Use lots of ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
OCPs: You should continue taking your birth control pills daily as prescribed. The lighter and shorter duration of your flow is a benefit of your birth cont... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Depo: Return to normal cycles after discontinuation of Depo-Provera may take up to one year. That does not mean that you have contraceptive protection. You ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Meds: Assuming that the codeine was prescribed for pain . Yes you can take your OCP together with the codeine.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Pregnancy swelling: Like a camels hump is flat when they are hydrated, but expands when storing water, you are storing water in your feet. Drinking more fluids will help.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Contraception: Have you been using an alternative contraceptive method? Unprotected intercourse could always result in pregnancy in reproductive age women. With prog... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Nexplanon: Unfortunately abnormal bleeding is a side effect of the implant.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Pregnancy: While you can check earlier, I think it is best to wait until you miss your next menses.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
STDs: If you had tested negative for STDs but your partner states that he is positive for STDs , he was infected by someone else. It is to your advantage to... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Treatment of minor: In the USA, parental consent is obtained for the treatment of a minor. What Is discussed between the patient,(you), and the doctor is confidential. Yo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Period: Normally I have my patients induce withdrawal bleeding every 90 days.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Hpt: You would be about 6weeks and 2days. If you have had 3 positive hpts then it is time to make an appointment with your OB for care. Good luck to you!
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Pregnancy: Have you had unprotected intercourse? One in four normal couples who are trying conceive each cycle. Run a pregnancy test and find out if you have ha... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Progesterone: From the information given, you stopped the depo shot. Progesterone takes up to 12 months to clear. As you recall, abnormal bleeding, bleeding every d... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Pain meds: No. Did you also receive non-narcotic pain meds? If not you should ask for them. Narcotic pain meds at this late stage may give rise to an entirely ne... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Implanon/nexplanon: The major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding, be it bleeding every day or no bleeding at all. The bleeding you descri... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
OCPs: It takes 3-6 months to establish what will be your normal bleeding pattern on OCPs . Give yourself that much time to adjust. The something "wierd" May... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Period: Have you had unprotected intercourse? If not, simply keep track. If it persists, a trip to your gynecologist is warranted.
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Leaking: Could be amniotic fluid and so you should make sure your membranes did not rupture. More likely it is urine leaking from a full bladder.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
OPK: With most ovulation predictor kits it is the first signs of color change that marks ovulation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Nexplanon: Truly it really should not alter the pattern you established, but it may. Remember that with all progesterone only contraception, abnormal bleeding is... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Viability: The likelihood is very low BUT stranger things have happened.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Pain: Pain as you describe should be investigated.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Symptoms : Fluctuations in hormones can cause hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms. New medications, also. Best to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Abnormality: If this is a new finding after a work up you should go back and be reevaluated.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Menses: The normal menstrual cycle, from first day of bleeding to next first day of bleeding, can be any where from 21-32 days. Were you having unprotected in... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Ocp: If she hasn't missed any pills it is unlikely that she is pregnant.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Ocps: As long as you have not missed any pills, the likelihood of pregnancy is very small.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Preconception: You need to sit done with your doctor, go over your cycles and they will be able to lay out a plan for conception.
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Nexplanon: You should have been counseled that the major side effect of progesterone only contraception is abnormal bleeding. This could be bleeding every day or... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
No: You have to be having consistent and persistent uterine contractions to be in labor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Discharge : Having discharge, spotting, or bleeding can occur after a colposcopy. If it persists let your provider know.
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Early: Yes you can. May alter cycles some but ok to do.
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
No: It is dependent on when you stop the pills and are active pill free.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Spotting: Spotting in early pregnancy could Mean many things. Pelvic rest is recommended. If it persists, contact your OB and see if they would like to have you... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Bumps: Your interests are best served by having a provider see these lesions.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Ocps: Continue taking the pills! Do not stop. If breakthrough bleeding occurs keep track of flow, length. When you go for your pill check appointment, make ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Lump: This is something that needs to be visualized for a proper diagnosis.

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Jan 29, 2016
Straight forward, easy to understand and accurate answers. Patients must be loving to have her online dissipating their doubts in such a knowledgeable fashion!.
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Palabrica is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading her answers. Highly recommended.
Sep 8, 2014
I have enjoyed reading your answers. They are well thought out and come from a caring physician! I am impressed with your kindness!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for this, I was pretty sure I was okay, but needed that extra reassurance. I'm already planning to get the contraceptive implant soon to prevent this happening...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Ok i will take a pregnancy test & will update you the results. If in case im pregnant i hope u cn help me in a way how to induce my period. Thank u so much
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The amount of stress and anxiety you just removed from my shoulders is unreal! I can not thank you enough, and I have certainly learned from this!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

southern illinois university
Completed 1993

Awards

AOL Doctor of the year
2009 Patient’s Choice Award, recognizing outstanding patient care
2012 Patients choice award

Affiliations

ACOG
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