Dr. R Chouteau

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Austin, TX
38 years experience female

Locations

Office

Austin, TX

Address

2911 Medical Arts, Suite 19a, Austin, TX
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Austin, TX

About

Bio

Born and raised in Texas, I got my education at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine. I then did my OB/Gyn training at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. I have been practicing general Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1989 and still thoroughly enjoy meeting and talking to patients every day and still get a thrill out of every baby I deliver. My practice is designed to let patients know that they are cared for as a person as well as a patient

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Prob. not pregnant: Plan B can screw up your bleeding pattern. The return of your bleeding is probably from that. If it continues, past about 5-7 days, you may need to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Usually day 6: Humans are not as predictable as we would like so ovulation may have happened early or implantation maybe could have occurred early. I would not disc... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Several things: There are several reasons why you might not be getting periods. Pregnancy is one. A negative pregnancy test argues against that but does not rule it... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably not: You should be evaluated for the need for Rhogam anytime you bleed during a pregnancy. At this time, you need to have a test for Rh antibodies that is... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Ignore: Frequent vigorous exercise can improve your cramps.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: The "morning-after" pill is meant to be started up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. It can be effective past that point but is less reliable
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A female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No periods OK: The DepoProvera may work differently with you than the implant. It is normal to NOT get periods on the Depo. I would not say you need to check for p... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Maybe: The discharge is not something I would use to evaluate for pregnancy. You could do a home pregnancy test at this time, BUT I don't recommend that unt... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Many women will leak from their nipples during pregnancy. It often comes and goes through the pregnancy
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Your HCG rise was reasonable for early pregnancy. Ultrasound before 6+ weeks is not very accurate and you are not likely to see a heartbeat until at ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
OTC yeast med: The most common reason for severe itching in this area is a yeast infection. They often occur with a discharge but not always. An over-the-counter a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Get Re-examined!: Failure of treatment for Chlamydia is unusual but can happen. Also, STD's travel in packs. Get tested for other infections, especially Gonorrhea and... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
We don't: Usually we don't. Rarely, the pharmacy will alert us that someone is not refilling their prescriptions but that is usually for other types of medicat... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
It is normal: Many women have a noticeable difference in the size of their breasts. It has nothing to do with handedness. The only way I know of making them even ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Approx. mid-cycle: Counting from the FIRST day of your period, you will ovulate approx. 14 days later if you have a standard 28 day cycle. If your cycles are longer the... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not likely: Failure of tubal ligation is always a small possibility-less than 2%. The home pregnancy tests now are usually very accurate. Skipping periods thoug... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
That depends: How early did you get your earliest ultrasound? If it was in the first 12 weeks, then the possible error is no more than 4 days+/-. If it was later,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Nothing: Plan B is usually quite effective. You took it in the recommended time frame, so I wouldn't worry about you being pregnant.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Probably help: The main thing we try to do to treat PCOS is to suppress the function of the ovaries. DepoProvera does a good job of this for most patients. You sti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Could be too early: the first 6 days after conception, your pregnancy test would be negative. That's why you should generally start new birth control like Implanon durin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Hard to tell: Many women have only subtle signs of ovulation. If you are trying to get pregnant, you might benefit from testing for ovulation with a urine ovulatio... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Hormonal changes: The likely cause is subtle changes in your hormone levels as you get older. There are other things that might cause it such as fibroids, a polyp, inf... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Ovulatory bleeding: Assuming your last period was normal, this is most likely spotting associated with a small dip in your hormones that occurs at the time of ovulation. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Maybe: Your first period after stopping BC pills may occur about 28 days from your last period on the pills(not last pill). This is variable though, may be d... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Pregnant?: This kind of abnormal bleeding could be caused by a number of problems including pregnancy, an STD such as gonorrhea or Chlamydia, failure to take bir... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: No. Bacterial Vaginosis(BV) is caused by a mixture of anaerobic bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is not active against this type of bacteria. Either Clindam... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. R Chouteau
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
It's not likely: In the vast majority of women's cycles, they are only fertile for a day or two in mid-cycle. Still, if you are sexually active, some form of birth co... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chouteau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chouteau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much. This has been really stressful for me.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! tyvm I really appreciate ur response
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Getting some straight forward answers is most appreciated. Thank You.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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