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Dr. Chaim Kaplan

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lakewood, NJ
male

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English, Russian

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You need blood work.: The only way to answer your questions is to perform hormonal blood work. "Other symptoms" are too general and too unreliable to make any conclusions. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Interval between the beginning of the periods less than 3 weeks is a abnormal. It's not a menstrual bleeding but rather it may be caused by hormonal d... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Be patient: After 20 day delay and "-" test pregnancy is unlikely though not impossible. Skipping a period due to anovulatory cycle is quite common issue. Get som... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Try to stop menses: It is not enough info to know with certainty that adenomyosis is the cause of your condition. So you may benefit from more thorough investigation. How... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood test will help: By doing blood test it's possible to differentiate between pregnancy, delayed period or menopausal changes. Though fertility generally declines with a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You may be injured: Most likely you sustain an injury to your soft tissues. I think it's a good idea to see your Gyn. The location of injury will determine if you need an... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See doc 4 blood work: Early pregnancy is prone to staining/spotting. The only definite way to answer your question is to draw the blood level of BHCG & Progesterone. M... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't ignore it.: If 51 y.o. woman with endometrial thickness of 16mm is still menstruating, an interval study (transvaginal sonogram) is advised. It should be done sho... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No warning, any time: Ovulation may happen anytime after anovulatory cycle without menses. Commonly it may happen a month later from expected ovulation of the prior cycle. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Test it: Episodes of menstrual irregularity are very common and it may be just that. However, if you're 20 year old & sexually active without birth control... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get evaluated by Ob: Though I understand your concerns, kick count is not very reliable method of establishing fetal wellbeing. Decreased amount of movement should be furt... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See doc 4 labs, sono: Early pregnancy is prone to staining/spotting. The only definite way to answer your question is to draw the blood level of bHCG, Progesterone. Most o... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe in right doses: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe medication to take in the first trimester. Care should be taken not to take more than recommended dose: not to excee... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your Gyn doctor: Your description is too generic to say something specific. It may be inflamed skin glands, warts, condylomas ar even a herpetic lesions. The best thin... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meds seem OK 4 baby: Only sac is OK @5w, baby is too small to see, follow up sono in 1-2w. Cobal F is OK in pregnancy (in US we recommend prenatal multivit's). Aspocid (lo... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No drug interaction: There is no known negative interactions between these two drugs. Moreover, by the time of surgery your first antibiotic will be gone from your system.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Help with vaginitis: Decrease carbs in diet (esp. sugars); make sure to include probiotics and vit. D3 in your diet; avoid tight clothing/underwear, vaginal douching; choo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your Gyn doctor: Though these symptoms are quite frequent, they shouldn't be ignored. Irregular bleeding between menses may be due to many reasons: cervical pathology,... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plug loss needs exam: Losing mucus plug in the second trimester requires assessment by the doctor. It may represent painless cervical dilatation with risk of preterm labor ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Judge by pain nature: Due to the fact that intra-abdominal pain is not precisely localized, it's hard to advise in your case. Your symptoms could be caused by ovarian cyst ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You may have trauma: The bleeding may represent an injury either to you vagina or residual hymen. The extent of such trauma may be quite significant at times. Evaluation b... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Kaplan
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Pain in your breasts may be due to several reasons: hormonal disbalances, fibrocystic changes, large size (which may cause back pain), not well fit br... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
MD

Residency

MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2002
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