Dr. Eva Pickler

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Damascus, MD
female

Locations

Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht

Damascus, MD

Address

26005 Ridge Road, Suite 200, Damascus, MD
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

134 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Constipation: Constipation is a very common symptom in pregnancy. Be sure to stay well hydrated. Eat plenty of fiber. Your doctor can give you other suggestions an... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely infection: Most likely it is an infected hair follicle. This can happen from something causing inflammation to the area, such as sweating, friction from clothing... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not an emergency: These symptoms are not likely an emergency. See your primary care doctor to be evaluated. If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, or heart ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Evaluation: You may be having muscle twitches or mild spasms causing this "buzzing" sensation. There are options for muscle spasms that include medications, physi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stay hydrated: If you are planning to tan in the sun, be sure to remain hydrated and not overheat. Rays from the sun or tanning bed are not known to cause injury to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 wks & urination: Frequent urination at 37 weeks is not associated with increasing chance of labor. It may be a UTI or more pressure from the pregnancy pressing on the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy symptoms: Pressure and contractions are very normal at 35 weeks. Sometimes this cause the sensation of needing to use the bathroom more frequently. This can be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramping early preg: Cramping is a very common symptom in early pregnancy. If you are pregnant and have cramping, it is not a bad sign that something is wrong, especially ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometriosis pain: With pain from endometriosis, removing the ovaries or shutting them down temporarily with leuprolide injections are the two most common options. A con... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tea and pregnancy: Drinking hibiscus tea during pregnancy is not harmful and is not a reason to present to the ER.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Air in syringe: The small amount of air that would be in a syringe for a subcutaneous injection is not concerning. It has likely been absorbed by now. An air embolism... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Late period: After taking Plan B so close to your expected period, you have used synthetic hormones that have affected your natural cycle. It is not unusual to hav... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Lower back pain and menstrual-like pains are typical at the end of pregnancy. The uterus is large and puts a strain on the back. The uterus also contr... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: Without an exam, it is difficult to diagnose what you describe. You should see your doctor for an exam to determine what is causing the symptoms in or... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common side effect: Nausea is a common side effect of birth control pills, especially when you first start them. It resolves in most cases. If not, you may need a diffe... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Changes in hormones during the menstrual cycle can cause changes in moods, appetite, cause cravings, etc. To suddenly not like scrambled eggs during y... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes!: One of the biggest risk factors for ectopic pregnancy is a history of prior ectopic pregnancy. You should get a pregnancy test immediately. If positiv... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Adjusting to pills: Anytime a woman starts a new birth control pill, she can have spotting or abnormal bleeding as the body is adjusting to the pills. If it persists afte... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Vaginal discharge is not produced by ovarian cysts. The natural flora of the vagina consists of 9-12 different bacteria, the most common of which is l... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The current recommendation is to take 0.4 mg (400 micrograms) daily if no history of neural tube defects. In women with a history of having a baby wit... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take pregnancy test: First, take a pregnancy test to confirm not pregnant. Some women stop having periods on certain birth control pills. Some women also tend to have naus... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: About 10-12 women out of 100 will develop a cyst on an ovary when using the Mirena. Most of these cysts will disappear on their own in a month or two.... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely fine: Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to help the baby's visual and neurodevelopment, but there is conflicting evidence for this in scientific studies. Ther... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low progesterone: During the first trimester of pregnancy, a cyst on the ovary called the corpus luteum produces progesterone to support the pregnancy until the placent... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Are the infections diagnosed by a doctor, or do you assume that is the problem based on symptoms? If you are having recurrent infections, taking daily... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: HSV is spread by skin-to-skin contact. The virus lives in nerve cells but does not spread to different areas on its own. If you touched active virus a... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The copper IUD is associated with heavier periods and longer periods. Some women do experience cramping with an IUD between periods as well as spottin... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antibacterial soap: Assuming the goal is to prevent infection, a better option would be to use antibacterial soap such as Dial or Hibiclens skin cleanser (can be found at... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Airline travel is safe in the second trimester. Some airlines place restrictions on flying later in the pregnancy, but second trimester should be fine... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rest: The round ligament stretches from the top of the uterus to the side of the pelvis. It can become very painful in pregnancy, especially with much physi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abruption causes: Causes of placental abruption include sudden deceleration, such as in a fall or auto collision, as well as direct trauma to the uterus. Cramping aft... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: If pain is experienced when sitting up quickly, it is likely a strain of the abdominal muscles or the round ligaments causing discomfort. Simple norm... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Water calculation: Water intake should be based on weight. At a minimum, drink 1/2 ounce per pound (so 65 ounces if you weigh 130 pounds). In metric, this is 30-31 mL pe... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generic has same med: Per the FDA, generic medications are required to have the same medication, strength, and dosage as the brand. Sometimes a slight change (such as brand... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
First day start: One typical way to start the pill is on the first day of the period. Adjusting to the new hormones may be causing the extended period and cramping. If... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About 2 weeks: Ovulation occurs approximately day 14 of the cycle, with day 1 of the cycle being the first day of the period. If the time between the start of your p... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Some women do notice a change in discharge with pregnancy. However, you should see your doctor for an exam to determine if this is due to infection an... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Typically the first period when not breastfeeding is 6-8 weeks after delivery. However, some women do experience their first period sooner than that, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Warm is okay: Sustained high temperatures in the first trimester have been associated with birth defects. If the water was warm - body temperature or so, then there... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take test: Assuming you have missed a period...Symptoms of early pregnancy may include tender, swollen breasts, fatigue, slight bleeding or cramping, nausea with... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: If you are not practicing birth control and are sexually active, a late period could signal pregnancy. However, about 1/3 of women experience late per... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Products remain?: During a D&C for miscarriage, the surgeon cannot see the inside of the uterus. There is always the possibility of a small amount of the pregnancy ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Growth restriction: Some babies can be small due to genetics, but most small babies are the result of inadequate function of the placenta. When babies stop growing, the c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Flu symptoms in pregnancy can be much worse than when not pregnant and can become very serious. Your doctor can initiate treatment for the flu. Do not... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Antibacterial creams formulated for the vagina are fine. Would not recommend using creams designed for the skin inside the vagina.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal asymmetry: Breasts should be thought of as sisters, not twins. Many women have breasts that are not identical to each other.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No worries: Most women do experience an increase in discharge during pregnancy. Noticing a decrease in your discharge does not signal an adverse event. Symptoms m... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: An HCG of less than 2 means not pregnant. An FSH of 41.7 indicates menopause and the end of the reproductive years. The very low progesterone level al... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: If both tubes have been removed, pregnancy is not an option. There can be a number of reasons for a delayed period, but in your case, pregnancy would ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Start with GYN: Pain in the pelvis can be due to gyn issues, bladder, muscles, or intestines. Since you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, start with your gyneco... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pickler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I am relaxed.Thanks a looot.I haI had CA125 result value as 10.Dr has given 3months course of Yasmin.Should i take pills or will it solve by itself as u hav mentioned. ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for responding, this question is asked a lot on babycenter and there’s a lot of misinformation on the Internet forums, so it’s a relief to ask a OB/GYN and get re...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I am actually on a very strict diet that doe snot include any of those! But I appreciate you spreading the awareness of acidic foods for IC patients.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

ETSU Quillen College of Medicine
Completed 2002

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College OBGYN
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