Dr. David Howard

Gynecology
Hallandale Beach, FL
43 years experience male

Locations

David A Howard MD, PL

Hallandale Beach, FL

Address

1740 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Fax

(954) 455-8444

About

Bio

I have been in private practice since 1985. My practice is limited to gynecology. I see a wide range of presenting complaints on a regular basis including abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse, female endocrine disorders including menopausal symptoms, and vaginitis.

Specialties
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Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Verify your yeast: Are these documented yeast infections? By that I mean were tests performed to confirm the yeast. If not, you may not have a yeast infection. In a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: A loss of libido in your age group is most frequently associated with psycho-social issues for example stress. Medical conditions are possible so i w... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Brown discharge and pain are most commonly associated with infection and/or abnormal uterine bleeding. I would need a lot more information to narrow ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: I'm going to assume that you are not using birth control pills since you did not mention them. See your GYN for an exam and repeat pregnancy test. T... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
It's possible: It is possible for birth control pills to cause headaches. Usually they will be mild however some women will get more severe headaches. If they are mi... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Cyclical breast pain is very common premenstrually. It is caused by hormonal changes that occur after ovulation. When you do not get pregnant, hormon... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: My first question would be why did you take the Plan B on Monday and repeat it on Friday? If you had two episodes of unprotected sex, you should cons... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Possible: It is possible. Might be a bit too early to do a urine test. A blood test might show a positive if you are in a hurry. I would suggest you wait a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: You may have had what we call a dysfunctional cycle. I've also seen pregnancies with this type of cycle. I would suggest a pregnancy test first. If... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: When you say negative pregnancy test I'm going to assume that you had more than one urine test or had a blood test. Since that is negative and the STD... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: With that many negative pregnancy tests, I would say you are not pregnant. You most likely had a dysfunctional cycle. This is related to hormonal i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Have you checked a pregnancy test? If neg, are you using any hormones such as birth control pills? If not, you might have a hormonal issue. See a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: An ovarian cyst might cause pain during sex regardless of size. Most cysts do not cause pain. Pain does not imply that it is cancerous. Cysts are v... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: If your pregnancy test is negative, you are probably having anovulatory cycles. This can be caused by a variety of hormone problems associated with t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: There are many reasons why women are unable to get pregnant besides ovulation disorders. These can be related to the male or female. I would suggest ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: I have had ultrasounds not show a fetal pole at this time of 5 wks even with hcg levels above 2000. I would repeat the scan in 1-2 weeks. This appli... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: There are some patients who have significant symptoms in early pregnancy that have a normal pregnancy. There are others that have no symptoms and go ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Unusual reaction: It is unusual to have an increase in acne with oral contraceptives however it is not impossible. Oral contraceptives are commonly used to treat acne.... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Canker sores are not sexually transmitted. However, you mentioned other possible sores. Herpes simplex can be transmitted even if the infected perso... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: If you are 4 days late and sexually active, pregnancy is always a possibility. This type of bleeding might be associated with a miscarriage. I have a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: A miscarriage otherwise known as a spontaneous abortion is defined as a pregnancy loss that occurs before the 20th week of pregnancy. The great major... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: If your evaluation by your doctor was negative including a pregnancy test, then you most likely did not ovulate that cycle. Your doctor can give you s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Maybe: If you have an abnormal discharge and you are uncertain of the cause, you should not blindly treat it. There are many possible causes. Therefore, go... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Sounds like you had a pustule that is now inflamed. Without seeing how it looked originally, I can't tell you what it might have been. It could be b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Missing a pill by a few hours does not usually cause abnormal bleeding but it can happen. This might affect the appearance of your usual menses. If ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: I am going to assume that you have regular menses otherwise. Therefore, this bleeding could be associated with multiple factors such as infection or d... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Many possibilities: There are multiple possibilities associated with a brown discharge most of which cannot be diagnosed by a Pap smear. The most common reasons in your... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: The 1st thing you should do is repeat the pregnancy test. I have had many patients get a false negative. Make sure you are performing it correctly. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Yes: If your miscarriage was complete and your bleeding has stopped, it is okay to have sexual relations. Since you are not trying to conceive, I would sug... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Doubtful: Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory which might make your menstrual cycle lighter and less painful however it will not delay it. Omeprazole... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Most women resume their usual menstrual cycles after a miscarriage. It is possible that you have retained products of conception (some of the pregna... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See detail: You do not say if you are definitely pregnant or just guessing. If your period was light, do a pregnancy test. Due dates are typically calculated fr... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: You did not mention if you are sexually active, use contraception or have been sterilized. I would check a pregnancy test first. If negative, you mi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: There are many causes of white lesions. You did not list any other symptoms. I would strongly suggest you let your gynecologist check this while it... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: That is a possibility. A good pregnancy test will give you the answer. If the test is negative, you are most likely having dysfunctional cycles that ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Treatment depends on the type of cyst that is present. Most cysts in your age group are typically benign simple cysts therefore monitoring for regres... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Please see details: There are multiple possibilities. Some women overtime regularly get cramps prior to their periods even without a disease process. Endometriosis com... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: If the test line is faintly positive, and the control line shows up, you did it correctly and are pregnant. A faint line is very common early on. It... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Maybe: Breakthrough bleeding is very common when you miss a pill. It can look like pink staining. The cottage cheese appearance can be associated with othe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Emergency contraception (EC) contains hormones therefore they can interfere with your normal cycle. It is unlikely that you would have become pregnan... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Firstly, there is no evidence that this G spot actually exists. I'm sure there's others out there that would debate this however my research is not s... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: It might be better to describe the pills you are using by the week since depending on the brand, pink might be active or inactive. Also, there are pi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Women with irregular cycles usually do not ovulate and therefore are unable to get pregnant. Frequently, they require an agent for ovulation inductio... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Possibly: Focal fibrosis is usually what you would see on a pathology report. Some radiologists might describe something on breast imaging as focal fibrosis. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: A D&C can be associated with Asherman syndrome. If this is a significant change from your periods prior to the procedure, I would suggest you foll... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
It is possible: You did not indicate if your menstrual cycles are regular. I have had patients with regular cycles and short menses (lasting 2 to 3 days) that had ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
Need more info: I would need to know what evaluation took place. Did you have blood tests? Was an ultrasound performed? If not, I would start with these.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: Diflucan (fluconazole) should be used only if you have a documented case of candida (yeast) that is sensitive to it. Same for treatment of BV. You n... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
You don't: Heavy thick white discharge does not predict whether you are going to be pregnant or get your menstrual cycle. If this discharge is not normal for you... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
43 years experience
See details: The postovulatory portion of the menstrual cycle will last 14 days. Therefore, you can expect your period to begin 14 days after ovulation.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Howard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Howard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much! I'm on the lowest dose so could I be allergic?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, im a lot better. I think im finishing my period already.
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Your answer saved my life! Thanks :) The tests and scans came clean too. Thank you Doc :-)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

ERLANGER MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1984

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