Dr. Cynthia Frazier

Gynecology
Southport, NC
41 years experience female

Locations

Anti-aging by the Sea.. A Clinic for Wellness

Southport, NC

Address

1125, N Howe St, Southport, NC, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 11am - 3:00pm
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About

Bio

My BS was in pharmacy. It was a great background for the practice of medicine. I learned how to compound medications myself so I have always had confidence in compounded products. Hormone therapy has been an important part of my practice. I am a strong believer in the use of bioidentical hormones, whether compounded by a pharmacist or offered by a pharmaceutical company. I delivered babies for 20 years. My oldest child has autism so when I stopped OB I began to study nutrition and functional medicine. Over the years my practice has evolved into the practice of wellness for women of all ages. I love working with perimenopausal women helping them to become menopausal without symptoms. I also love working with young women before they begin child-bearing. Being the healthiest version of yourself is my challenge to them -before they get pregnant! I believe that healthy nutrition, adequate sleep, and a little exercise are the cornerstones of health.

Specialties
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Gynecology

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Anti-Aging Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arkansas, North Carolina

Doctor Q&A

216 Answers
24 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yeast: Mycolog is a treatment for yeast infections.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Perimenopause: commonly is associated with breast pain. This is seen when ovulation is sporadic, but the women is still making estrogen. You will see this described ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Bioidentical HRT: Means the use of estradiol and progesterone which are the hormones a womans body produces. Both of these are available as regular prescriptions. There... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: After treatment it will take some time. ( avg 4 weeks) for the cervix to heal. Your dr will see you back and give you the OK when it is healed.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Amenorrhea : is associated with lower than normal estrogen levels. Estrogen is important in adolescence because of its role in the building of bone mass. If you a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Depo -provera stays in your system for an unpredicable amount of time. It may be up to 12 months before regular menses return. Use some type of birth ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Many possibilities: If you are midcycle this could be ovulation. It also could be GI related as the ceceum is located in that area and may collect gas. Either of these sh... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Cherry angiomata: Are common benign lesions made up of capillaries. They commonly are noticed during pregnancy. There is no reason to remove them. If for cosmetic reaso... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
See a doctor: If this is bright red bleeding as opposed to dark red menstrual blood you should see a doctor. It could be a vaginal laceration that needs attention o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
No: Exercise is good for you as long as you don't take to the extreme. Start gradually and include stretching. You should consider pilates or yoga because... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Steroid creams: Should not be used unless prescribed for a specific purpose. If you have lesions around your urethra you should see your physician for a diagnosis bef... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Definitely: Please take a test on your first morning urine.depo-provera gives you protection for 12 - 13 weeks after your injection. After that time frame you are... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Many women do not have orgasm during intercourse. Some do not orgasm intentionally to prolong the experience. Since you orgasm easily with masturbatio... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Not unusual: at any age to have an occasional period that is different. If this becomes a pattern it might be meaningful. Keep a menstrual calendar. If it does con... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Recurrent herpes: outbreaks can usually be prevented by taking acyclovir on a daily basis. Starting acyclovir after an outbreak occurs may shorten the duration of the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Better check: A pregnancy test if you have not been on a reliable birth control.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
No: This is breakthrough bleeding which happens on occasion. If it becomes a pattern you should schedule an appointment. Happening one time is usually not... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Contact dermatitis: is a common cause. Have you used any products in the area that might cause irritation? I would recommend that you use only a soap for sensitive skin o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Taking antibiotics along with oral contraceptives can reduce the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive during the cycle when the antibiotics are tak... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Trichomonas : Is the other vaginal infection that Flagyl is commonly used for. Flagyl is an antibiotic that covers anaerobic bacteria. It is commonly used for other... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Very: HPV is very contagious.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Possible: Yeast is a normal inhabitant of the vagina. At low levels it causes no symptoms in most women. With the overgrowth of yeast symptoms develop. It is po... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Boric acid: vaginal inserts are available often in health food stores. Boric acid works by acidifying the vagina. BV occurs when the vaginal PH becomes alkaline. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Ignore: The risks of using hormones are well known. What are the risks of not using them?
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Any bleeding: That happens after a year of no bleeding should be considered abnormal. This does not necessarily mean it is something bad but it should not be ignore... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Could be nothing: To worry about. You should schedule an appointment with your gyn to be sure. It is possible to have a neg HPV on cervical swab and have vaginal HPV le... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Vaginal atrophy: results from lack of estrogen. This thinning of the vaginal mucosa makes intercourse painful for the post menopausal woman. The condition can be treat... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Bioidentical HRT: Means the use of estradiol and progesterone which are the hormones a womans body produces. Both of these are available as regular prescriptions or as ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
5 Years: The average age of menopause is 52. This is when a woman has gone 12 months without a cycle on no hormones. Perimenopause is variable but most women s... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Perimenopause: is the transion when ovulation becomes sporadic. When ovulation does not occur progesterone is not produced. Progesterone has some diuretic effect so ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Herpes can present as a small tear in the vaginal mucosa that can be indistinguishable from the tears we see after normal intercourse. The herpes lesi... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Menopausal symptoms: are caused by dropping hormone levels as the ovaries fail to produce first progesterone then estradiol. The symptoms are relieved by replacing the hor... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Sleep: 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep will help your body heal itself.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Hot flashes: Many women experience hot flases when stopping estrogen. Tapering the dose prior to stopping has not been shown to help but i do recommend it.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
It could be: Pubic lice or some other type of infection. Schedule an appointment with your gyn.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly: Rephresh keeps the vagina acidic. When the vagina becomes alkaline certain organisms become predominant. The resulting discharge is called BV. Blood i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: If you are being tested for ph only it will be abnormal because of the blood. A wet prep where the specimen is examined under a microscope will be acc... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Ultrasound: Can distinguish between simple and complex ovarian cysts. Simple cysts are entirely fluid filled. Complex cysts contain echoes indicating solid areas ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Do a test: You're not likely pregnant unless you have missed pills. Check on a first morning urine just to be sure.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Do a test: Tubal ligations do have a failure rate but rarely after 5 years. You need to check a pregnancy test because if pregancy occurs after a tubal ligation ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Ovulation: You are not ovulating - this is not uncommon in young women. Hopefully it will correct by the time you are ready to have children. In the meantime try... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Please go: Being sent home is nothing compared to having a premature baby. You're right its probably not active labor but it could be. It also could be a urinary... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Could be either: Both HSV and yeast can cause slit-like lesions. HSV is usually more painful. I would recommend an exam while the lesion is present.
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
An exam: Is the only way to find out if this needs treatment. If it seems to be spreading you should schedule an appt as soon as possible. There are many possi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Hard to guess: Prodromal labor is different in every woman. It's always best to be checked by your obstetrician. Good Luck!
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Testing for ovulation is important during a Clomid (clomiphene) cycle. If ovulation does not occur the Clomid (clomiphene) dose may need adjustment.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Ovulation occurred: A progesterone level of 17 confirms ovulation in the current cycle. If you are consistently ovulating and having intercourse at the fertile times you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Menses change: I assume you are having heavy flow. Menses can vary from month to month even on low dose pills. Why? Stress, exposure to environmental estrogens, just... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
The initial shot: of Depo-Provera is given during the first 5 days of the menstrual cycle to make sure that the recipient is not pregnant and to make sure that the drug... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Late menses: happen on occasion to most women that are not on oral contraceptives. If you haven't had intercourse you don't need to do a pregnancy test. If this be... Read More
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Thank you notes
May 20, 2015
Thank you for your time and providing important help to patients.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Frazier is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was worried to not have an oncologist do it, so this put my mind at ease. I will go ahead and let the gynecologist do it. Thank you!
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Being very paranoid and hypersensitive since this emergency Surgery your answer made me feel so much better. Thank you from my heart.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank you so much for helping me. I have trouble coping right now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine, AR
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

University of Arkansas
Completed 1986

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Wilmington Region - Spring
2015
Thought Leader, First Place, Wilmington Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, First Place, Wilmington Region - Spring
2015

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