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Dr. David Howard

Gynecology
Hallandale Beach, FL
42 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

Wednesday: 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
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42 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
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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
A 23-year-old female asked:
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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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A female asked:
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42 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
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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
A 26-year-old female asked:
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42 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
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42 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
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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
A female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: There are a variety of possibilities. For instance, you might have developed a polyp in your endometrial cavity. Another possibility is a submucosal f... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: The hcg and progesterone are very low and not usual for a normal pregnancy. You can repeat the tests a few days later to verify them and see the tren... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: If these 35 day cycles are ovulatory and regular, your next period should be 35 days from Aug 17. There are several reasons why you might cramp early... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: Irregular menstrual cycles occurring at an average of 40 days are not normal. You are most likely not ovulating. This can have several consequences ov... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
Probably not: Irregular cycles are most frequently caused by a lack of ovulation. Without ovulation, you will not be able to get pregnant. That can be corrected. ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: Breast-feeding can prevent ovulation. If your PCS also prevents ovulation, you will need to use something to assist with ovulating. If metformin he... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: If you are confident you performed them correctly, then it is a safe assumption. If there is any doubt, let your GYN verify. Since you have noted a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: Washing, douching, and pulling out do not prevent pregnancy. If your menses are late, you need to check a pregnancy test. If it is negative, see you... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: Yes as long as your left side is normal and not affected by the previous surgery. You are at a greater risk for another ectopic, therefore, once you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: If you miss that many pills, you should throw that pack away, start a new pack, and use condoms for additional protection the first 7 days. Pregnancy... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: You say you have never been late. Make sure your menses are regular i.e. first day to first day is the same each cycle. If you are, it would requir... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See GYN: If that is your only symptom, I'm not going to be able to help much. I would suggest you make an appointment with your GYN. This will require a deta... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: If you indeed had all the tests performed and they are all negative, it is time to consider a diagnostic laparoscopy. This can help identify lesions i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: Birth control pills will usually change the appearance of your menstrual flow. Typically, it becomes lighter, shorter, and darker. Many woman get ve... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: First make sure you're not pregnant. If negative significant weight gain by itself can interfere with your menses. Your symptoms may or may not be re... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
Please rephrase: I'm sorry but your question is somewhat difficult to understand. Are you saying that you expect your menses tomorrow and that you had sex 2 days befo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See detail: Sounds like a pustule from shaving. If there is only one, moist heat should take care of it. If there are multiple developing then it could be an ST... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: When you say "polycysts" do you mean you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS can cause abnormal cycles. Regardless, if you are late, check... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
See details: It is possible to get pregnant if you had sex 3 days prior to ovulation. The sperm can survive in the cervical mucus even up to 5 days.

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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

Awards

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