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Dr. Cynthia Frazier

Gynecology
Southport, NC
39 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

284 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Many: Often the first symptom of perimenopause is sleep disruption. Women wake up around 2 am and cant go back to sleep. Anxiety is often present - much lik... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: D3 is the active form of vitamin D.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Vitamins with iron: are often recommended to women when they are menstruating because the monthly blood loss especially if it is heavy or prolonged can lead to anemia. Af... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly: Most of the time cervical cancer has no symptoms. It is usually found early with screening tests. Advanced cervical cancer however could present with ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Hysterectomy : Would eradicate your periods. Ablation should be considered because it has fewer risks. I would not recommend removal of your ovaries. I think this mi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Perimenopause : the transition can start at any age but the average is about 45. There are many reasons for heavy menses that are more common in younger women. You wi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
No, but: BV is associated with a pH imbalance in the vagina. The vaginal pH is normally acidic. Seminal fluid is alkaline. Ejaculations of this alkaline materi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
No: No virginity is lost with the first sexual intercourse.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Blood work: History and physical exam are both important, but blood work is necessary because some of the symptoms overlap.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Probably nothing : As long as vaginal discharge does not have an odor or cause itching or burning it is considered normal. Make sure you are using your patch correctly. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Try to eat a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, missing an occasional vitamin will do no harm.
A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
See your OB: Your OB specialist will use a combination of history, physical exam, and ultrasound if necessary to get a due date that is as accurate as possible.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Many things: pelvic pain often feels crampy whether its of uterine, ovarian, bowel, or bladder origin. Lower back pain is often a sign of bladder infection. Even ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Oral estrogen pills: of any kind cause an increase in thyroid binding globulin as part of the first pass effect in the liver. This increases the binding and decreases the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Irregular periods are most commonly a sign of anovulation. This frequently occurs during the teenage years after menarche and during perimenopause. It... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Breast pain: In patients on hormone therapy could indicate excessive estrogen levels. I would suggest you see your doctor to get this checked. You may need a mammo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: I have been using bioidentical hormones In my patients for years. They are very effective for menopausal symptoms.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Perimenopause: is the months before the cessation of menses. Many women have adequate estrogen during these months. Most women do not ovulate or ovulate sporadically... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Vaginal odor: Usually indicates a pH imbalance. I would recommend Boric acid vaginal inserts to correct the pH.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Depends: Removal of the uterus only has no effect on sexual function. If the ovaries are also removed there will be a significant effect. This can be avoided w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Genital herpes: can have various appearances. This STD is often missed or misdiagnosed because the appearance can vary from the classic cluster of vesicles to no lesi... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Vaginal estrogen: Atrophic vaginitis is the most common cause of vaginal burning after menopause. It is treated with vaginal or systemic estrogen. If you cannot use or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Hypoactive desire: a decrease in desire is common as female sex hormones begin to wane. Perimenopausal women tend not to sleep well which is a contributing factor. Test... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Most ovarian cysts: Are benign and resolve on their own. Sometimes bleeding occurs into the cyst causing enlargement and or pain. These can rupture and resolve. Rarely a... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
You are observant!: One of the effects of progesterone is nasal stuffiness. Many pregnant women (progesterone is very high in pregnancy) complains of nasal congestion and... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Progesterone : Is produced during ovulation. Estradiol is produced by the follicle. During perimenopause often a follicle will develop and produce estradiol but neve... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Irregular cycles: Indicate lack of ovulation. This can be due to stress. It is often associated with recent weight gain or loss. Usually it corrects itself. Eat healthy... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Difficult question: You will hear negative reports on any type of estrogen. Vivelle is a top choice. It is bioidentical estradiol. It is trans dermal so all the negative ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Vaginal discharge: may change gradually after menopause. In a woman who does not use hormones, the vaginal mucosa gradually becomes atrophic or thin. This can cause an i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
No: It contains esterified estrogens instead of the bioidentical estradiol and methyl testosterone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Levonorgestrel is a synthetic progestin which is a progesterone like compound.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Educate yourself: Learn about the pros and cons of hormone therapy. Schedule an appointment to discuss what you've learned with your Gyn. During early menopause hormone... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Ignore: Arthralgias can be one of the first symptoms of estrogen deficiency.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Possible: Check to make sure that you can feel the IUD string vaginally. If not schedule an appointment with your physician. Repeat the pregnancy test on your f... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: the stress of any kind of surgery can disrupt ovulation and cause irregular cycles. This should correct in 2-3 months.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Mo period: You should feel no different than usual. Just take an active pill every day. Women who do this for an extended time (>3 months) often do have abnor... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Small chance: Tubal ligation does have a small failure rate so there is a small chance you are pregnant. Unfortunately many of the pregnancies that occur after BTL ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Fetal pole: And cardiac activity are usually seen at 6 weeks. It is not unusual to see a normal appearing yolk sac without seeing a fetal pole if the ultrasound i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: The contraceptive effect of Depo-Provera lasts 12-13 weeks from injection. Since low levels of the drug remain in your body for much longer, you may n... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Normal !: The duration and flow of menses is variable between women. Regular menses are indicative of ovulatory cycles.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Get this checked: It sounds like this could need to be opened under sterile conditions. You should see your doctor for an exam.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Could be nothing: To worry about. You should be starting weekly visits with pelvic exams soon. Ask your OB to take a look. Could be HPV , sebum collections, hair folli... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
28 day cycles: are considered the norm but that is actually an average length. Cycle length varies between women. If you have a 28 day cycle it should come May 24. I... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Peri-menopause: The average age of menopause is 52.The years before are called perimenopause. During this transition menses usually change. Some women become irregula... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Common reaction: I recommend starting probiotics slowly, once weekly for 2-3 weeks then twice weekly building up to daily use. These symptoms could be from another cau... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Cryselle is a monophasic pill. Most of the time there is no break through bleeding when the placebo pills are skipped.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Not unusual: If the periods are 21 days apart they could be ovulatory cycles ( normal). If not then they would be considered abnormal bleeding. It is" normal" to h... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Day 16: IF you are ovulating it should be on Day 16. The luteal phase of the cycle ( from ovulation until menses), is 14 days long. If you arent getting a pos... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Recommendations vary: depending on how far along you were.. Grieving needs to occur no matter how early the loss. The implantation site needs to heal. Another implantation ... Read More

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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

Affiliations

FACOG
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