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Dr. Eva Pickler

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Damascus, MD
female

Locations

Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht

Damascus, MD

Address

26005 Ridge Road, Suite 200, Damascus, MD
Directions

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

162 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hot Flashes: Stress is actually the biggest cause of hot flashes, and a likely reason for experiencing them at a young age. Thyroid dysfunction may also be a cause... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
When to start pills: Birth control pills can be started at any time during the cycle. IT is not required to wait until the next period to start the active pills. Depending... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI versus STD: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia can mimic symptoms of a UTI. It is common practice to give antibiotics as a precaution when men or women have symptoms that ca... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Metronidazole & preg: Metronidazole can be taken in early pregnancy. 15 years ago we waited until the second trimester to prescribe, but it has not been shown to be a probl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
What is a D&C: D&C stands for dilatation and curettage. It is the process of dilating the cervix open and curetting (scraping) the lining of the uterus. This pro... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Miscarriage and D&C: A D&C is not always necessary with a miscarriage. The body usually will complete the miscarriage on it's own. If too many weeks go by without the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fetal movement: Different people feel movement at different times in pregnancy, even the same person in different pregnancies. In some pregnancies, women do not feel ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant and itchy: There are many changes that occur with pregnancy with respect to the skin. Itching is not unusual. You can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or pil... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy bleeding: A little blood and discharge may be seen when wiping after urinating in early pregnancy. Blood does not always come from the pregnancy - it may be fro... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible tranmission: Oral herpes can be transmitted to the genital area. The strength of the immune system may make a difference on the ability to fight the infection in o... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unprotected sex: Absolutely she can still get pregnant. Semen will come out during intercourse before orgasm and ejaculation. Protected intercourse is the smarter choi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pill effects: irregular bleeding and spotting are not unusual when first starting the pill. As your body adjusts to the change, this will likely resolve itself. Usu... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal bleeding: Abnormal bleeding is very common, even in someone who normally has very regular periods. It will likely correct itself. If it persists, your doctor ca... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Depending on how high the HCG levels were at the time of abortion, it can take several weeks to get back to normal. Until this happens, you will not o... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervix insufficiency: The inability of the cervix to retain a pregnancy in the second trimester is referred to as cervical insufficiency. This is dilation of the cervix wit... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Birth control pills can be started at any time during the month. After 7 days, you should be protected from pregnancy. Based on the timing you describ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Test kit or temps: Ovulation occurs approximately two weeks before the next period. If your periods are regular, you can determine the timing based on the calendar. If y... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep clean and dry: Keep the area clean and dry. Women who deliver babies and have lacerations from deliveries do not commonly get infections when they practice good hygi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Fosfomycin (Urizone) is a medication that is considered safe in pregnancy based on animal studies.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If within 72 hours: Plan B should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, and the sooner the better, regardless of where you are in your cycle. You should still have... Read More
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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hot flash duration: On average, hot flashes last about 2 years after menopause if not treated with medications or hormones to reduce them. Some women will always have hot... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV transmission: There are well over 100 strains of HPV. HPV is not known to be transmitted through casual contact but by intimate skin-to-skin contact. Sharing a drin... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Leave the area alone: You have likely just irritated the clitoris. Do not manipulate it while you have pain. Keep clothing loose. Over-the-counter analgesics like ibuprofen... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: Take a pregnancy test to confirm not pregnant. If not, you may just be experiencing an abnormal period, which can happen on occasion. If negative test... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Concerning: What you describe is concerning for a miscarriage. Some spotting and mild cramping are not unusual in early pregnancy, but increasing painful cramps a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various signs: Implantation bleeding usually occurs just before the next period is expected. It produces an unusual discharge that varies in color from pinkish to ve... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular bleeding: About 1/3 of women will have irregular bleeding during their reproductive years. It usually corrects itself. If this continues past the next period or... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: DS24 is a multivitamin and mineral supplement. It will help give you and your baby the nutrition that you need.
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common symptom: Irregular bleeding or delayed periods are common. Sometimes the cycle seems to get "stuck" and not proceed to the monthly period. There are some opti... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No protection needed: Many birth control pill formulations have multiple names. If the pills are the same but just a different name, you should be protected from pregnancy ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Magnesium is okay: Magnesium is fine during pregnancy and can be very effective at treating leg aches, spasms, and restless legs. 400-800 mg daily is safe. You may be ab... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Not likely pregnant if you have been taking birth control as directed (assuming pills) and have negative pregnancy test three weeks later, although th... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Late period: Pregnancy is only one cause for a delayed period. Illness, hormone changes, stress, etc. my all contribute. Cramping with a delayed period is not unus... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular bleeding: Irregular bleeding affects about 1/3 of women and is a common reason for visit to the gynecologist. Usually the irregular bleeding will correct itself... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Even with mild or moderate vomiting, there is little apparent effect on pregnancy outcome. Studies have shown that the presence of nausea and vomiting... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lower risk: The CDC reports a lower risk of stillbirth after vaccination based on a study in Australia, not increased. There is a large body of scientific studies... Read More
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low: Estrogen and progesterone levels rise and fall during the month, so the time of the blood draw will determine what is considered normal. These levels ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well within time: The HPV vaccine is indicated for girls and women ages 9 through 26. Before age 14, there are only two doses given within 6 to 12 months apart. After a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Effects of hormones: Hormonal birth control methods like pills or Depo-Provera can alter natural hormones and lead to vaginal dryness. This can be improved with over-the-c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unsure cause: According to the NIH, the cause of lipedema is unknown; however, there is evidence of hormonal and hereditary influences. Many people with lipedema ha... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Once the period arrives, the window for pregnancy has passed. Showering together without genital contact would not result in pregnancy.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovulating?: Irregular periods would indicate you are not ovulating regularly, which makes conception difficult. Your miscarriages indicate that you have been able... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Some birth control pills are designed for shorter, lighter periods. For some women, periods stop altogether, and this is normal. If it is concerning t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding disorder: Women with bleeding disorders such as von Willebrand's can give birth naturally (vaginally) or by cesarean section. Coordination between the woman's o... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No need to wait: The Pap test does not limit the option of intercourse after it is done. It is recommended to avoid intercourse for 24 hours BEFORE the test. Unless yo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal infections: Vaginal infections that can cause itching like yeast or bacterial vaginosis are not uncommon during pregnancy. If symptoms persist, you should have yo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on symptoms: The best option would be to see your doctor so that he or she can initiate proper treatment depending on your symptoms.

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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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