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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

Saturday: Closed
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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

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24 Agrees
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
No: Small ovarian cysts usually collapse ( involute) and go away on their own. This is your immune system doing its job.Follow up with your doctor as they... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably, but: Check a urine pregnancy test to be sure at least 3 weeks after exposure. Of course you never want to miss pills but the first pill in your pack is ver... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Sometimes: Yes, pelvic tumors can often be felt on routine pelvic exams. Many times they are too small to feel but tenderness on the exam or the patients history... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Get checked: Your OB doctor will need to examine you to find out the reason for these symptoms. A common cause for swelling in the vaginal/anal region during pregn... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Symptoms vary: An ovarian cyst can resolve on its own without symptoms. It can also rupture causing pain that requires emergency surgery. Usually surgery is not nece... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Orgasm: causes contractions of the uterus. If there is blood inside the uterus it will be expelled. Depo-provera often is associated with irregular bleeding. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: D3 is the active form of vitamin D.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Not unusual: Whenever there is irritation in the vagina the tissues are inflammed. Virtually any product will initially increase the symptoms before it improves th... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Unpredictable: The Depo-Provera stays in your system for up to a year. It only provides contraception for 12-13 weeks. You should consider seeing your physician to s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Several things : Can cause this. You should schedule a check up to find out. It could be a bladder infection, yeast infection, or many other problems.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Repeat the test: On your first morning urine in a few days. The longer you can wait- the more reliable a negative test will be. Try not to worry-the excess cortisol pr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Period pain: Or menstrual cramping feels the same as other pain arising from the pelvic area. For example GI cramping seen in irritable bowel syndrome or constipa... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Torsion of the ovary: is an uncommon complication of ovarian cysts. Vigorous activity should be avoided as a precaution. Laparoscopy has no effect on torsion unless of cour... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Ultrasound: measurements estimate the gestational age of the fetus. Gestational age is in relation to your last menstrual period. For example, a fetus measuring 8... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Nausea: Is a symptom of PMS. It is caused by the hormone progesterone which peaks after ovulation. Its this same hormone that causes morning sickness during p... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Light bleeding is not uncommon in early pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test to be sure at least 3 weeks after exposure. Ovulation does not occur at midc... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Cryselle is a monophasic pill. Most of the time there is no break through bleeding when the placebo pills are skipped.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Very light bleeding or spotting is very common on birth control pills. In fact many women do not bleed at all. If you have not missed any pills or tak... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
No: If you are on oral contraceptives prior to the tubal ligation keep in mind that it is the pill that is keeping your cycle regular.PCOS is associated w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Old blood: Brownish -black discharge is old blood. It is annoying but usually not worrisome. Having blood in the vagina will increase the PH however and may lead... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Normal !: The duration and flow of menses is variable between women. Regular menses are indicative of ovulatory cycles.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Get this evaluated: Prolonged bleeding like you describe is abnormal. Healthy patients tolerate this, but in patients that are anemic even one episode of prolonged heavy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Not "normal": 40-52 day cycles are most likely anovulatory. Irregular bleeding is not uncommon when a patient is not ovulating. Bleeding after intercourse can be as... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
At 20 weeks: the uterus should be at the level of the belly button. This is measured with the patient reclining and relaxed by the obstetrician.This cannot be accu... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: There are several antiviral medications that help prevent the spread of HSV. None is 100% effective. Taking one of these medications daily can reduce ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
These symptoms: could be caused by many different things. An exam is the only way to determine the cause.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
"few": Even though the atypical cell groups are few it will need followup. Talk to your physician that did your pap for a thorough explanation and schedule f... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Blood work: History and physical exam are both important, but blood work is necessary because some of the symptoms overlap.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: The way I describe ovulation mucous is " after urination you have to wipe yourself several times to feel dry". You cannot confirm ovulation simply ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: Being on your period should not have any effect on passing the stone.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: You could pick up HSV from giving oral sex to a man with an open lesion. The HSV would be on your lip so you would eventually get a fever blister. The... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Oral contraceptives: If you are on oral contraceptives now then it could be possible if there is enough time between now and the wedding.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Not unusual: during menstruation the engorged uterus contracts to expel the menstrual blood. This is likely putting pressure on the surgical site. The hormones of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
Trauma: Normal intercourse can be traumatic to the vaginal mucosa. Examining patients the day after intercourse often reveals minor lacerations that are not f... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 41 years experience
No: No virginity is lost with the first sexual intercourse.
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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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