Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oxford, NC
17 years experience female

Locations

Center for Women's Health

Oxford, NC

Address

101B Professional Park Drive, Oxford, NC
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

I graduated from what is now known as Rutgers department of OB/GYN residency program in 2010. I was active duty Navy for a total of 10 years and entered private practice in 2014. I enjoy caring for women of all ages with a variety of conditions. I have always felt that women deserve better care which drove my passion for the field of OB/GYN. My special areas of interest are pelvic surgery and care of complex medical issues in the female patient.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Counseling note: Typically for an emotionally traumatic experience you would need a note or letter from a counselor or psychologist who treated you for this issue. If ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
See your doctor : These bumps may be nothing however I'm a little concerned they could be from a sexually transmitted disease called condyloma, or genital warts. They ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Normal: The tiny bit of blood during or after intercourse can be normal. Hormones can make the cervix very touchy, and a small amount of bleeding is nothing t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No: Running does not cause placental abruption. Ever. So what does cause abruptions? Abdominal trauma (falling, car accidents, etc), high blood pressure, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
It depends: Weight gain on birth control is highly variable. Some people gain, some don't. Usually it's the depo shot that could cause weight gain, along with irr... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: The history of Stevia leaf dates back several centuries. It has mainly been used for diabetes, GI tract regulation, an anti-infective, energy, etc. I ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Absolutely OK!: If you were running before pregnancy, you can continue. Important points: STAY HYDRATED! Wear good shoes; keep a phone in case you fall. Running and w... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: using a tampon every 8 hours is fine. Keeping a tampon in for more than 24 hours is not recommended due to the risk of infection, however 8 hours pose... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
30 days: You should use a back-up method for 30 days, since I have no way of knowing if you already ovulated this cycle. You should also note that this may thr... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Oh No!!: My dear, I am SO sorry to hear this happened to you!! You need to see a doctor ASAP to be tested for STD's and a counselor immediately! Please, ple... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Possibly: Did you use soap in the vaginal area when showering? This is one of the biggest irritants out there. Use water ONLY! Your vagina is not "dirty" and t... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Ignore: DO have reasonable expectations. Things don't always go as planned. The end goal is healthy mom&baby.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Not necessarily: Progesterone can be used as an indicator for abnormal pregnancy however keep in mind that anywhere between 5 and 25 is normal! If your HCG doubles as ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yeast!: It sounds very much like a yeast infection, common occurrences among diabetics. I'm also willing to bet you aren't controlling your sugars the way you... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Not normal: This is one of those situations where our periods run our lives. This is not only annoying but could signify another process in place. This does not a... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Hard to tell: Remember, pregnancy isn't the only thing condoms protect against. They also protect against STD's and therefore you should be tested. The other things... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No: Fertility returns within 1-2 months after Mirena (levonorgestrel) use. Remember that in all of the best circumstances ( like young healthy couples wit... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
11 to 14 days: For an accurate result you can take a urine pregnancy test 11 to 14 days after unprotected intercourse. If conception did happen with that one event, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Probably normal: If your pregnancy test was negative you are likely not pregnant. Women on the pill often experience very light or even absent periods. If you suspect ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Generally, yes: If you are on time with your shots, you should be protected. Just remember, nothing....and I do mean nothing, is 100% except for no sex at all.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
A lot!: There are too many changes to list here that happen on every level in your body! Some women have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever. Some women become... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Needs evaluation: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. The spotting is likely a new period starting; did you have an ultrasound after the miscarriage? If not, you may ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Annoying, but normal: What you are having is the ever-annoying pattern called "irregular bleeding". What's commonly referred to as "the mini pill" is a type of birth contro... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Absolutely!: Unless you've had a hysterectomy, then its always possible! If you are 15 days late and you have regular cycles then take a pregnancy test.If you are... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Ignore: Fun vaginal fact: the vagina is a self cleaning organ. Douching and using soap only irritates.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Absolutely: Take a test, right away! Just because you don't "feel pregnant" doesn't mean you aren't pregnant!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Be patient: One thing I always tell my patients is that mother nature is smarter than we are. Be patient and don't try to "hurry it along". Your baby needs every ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Take a test: The only way to tell is if you have taken a pregnancy test and it is positive. Brown spotting indicates old blood, so this is not new blood however if... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Maybe: The only way to tell if you are pregnant is to take a test! Bleeding patterns may help raise your suspicion but they are by no means accurate.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Probably OK: Intermenstrual bleeding (bleeding between periods) is very common. At your age it is likely nothing serious but is very annoying. There are many ways... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Hard to say: It does the some time for hormone levels to return to normal, however if you have been having unprotected sex since that time there is no way to tell ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No connection: Your partner's failure to urinate has no connection to whether or not you could be pregnant. Unprotected intercourse is the main predictor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Stop having sex!: You should not be having intercourse of any kind. Your cervix (the opening to the uterus) could still be open and you are really risking an infection.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes!!!: Any time a penis goes into a vagina is a perfect time for fertility! Please please please use more adequate protection. Remember, just because so... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes.: The urinary infection you have can be dangerous if left untreated. Women who are pregnant who develop urinary tract infections are more likely to deve... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
NO!: Trichomoniasis (or "trich") is a sexually acquired infection. This infection requires antibiotics for both you and your partner in order to cure the i... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Many reasons: There are several other conditions that can cause this feeling of burning and discharge. Occasionally, heavy discharge can be completely normal howeve... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
A few things: Generally, women on the pill do not get PMS symptoms however it is certainly possible. Remember, there are a lot of things down there with your female... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
If it is kept cold: Egg salad usually has mayonnaise in it, which can harbor bacteria if left out of the refrigerator. Keep cold at all times before eating and you should... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
YES!!!: First of all, why did you take the plan b? To prevent pregnancy? Plan B is NOT a reliable form of contraception, and even taken after intercourse is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Absolutely!: Missing pills and then trying to "catch up" can certainly throw off their effectiveness. You can test for pregnancy 11-14 days after when you think yo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: It is very normal to see your nexplanon when you flex. It is implanted just below the skin so it will occasionally be visible. It is perfectly safe to... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
YES!: Just because your guy didn't ejaculate inside doesn't mean you can't get pregnant!! If you are not trying for a baby right now you really need to be o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
See a doctor: I am less worried about your bleeding and more worried about the fact you may have chlamydia! You need to be seen right away to test for this, chlamyd... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No: You need to see your ob as soon as an appointment is available to investigate this. Brown discharge in pregnancy is not normal but may not be anything... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Go to the hospital: Your pregnancy is full term. This could be labor so please head in to labor and delivery to be assessed.
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A female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
It's OK: Well, first of all bleeding all the time isn't just inconvenient, it's downright annoying! Changing birth control may work but you will need to give i... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Local health departm: You can be treated at the local health department, typically for free. This is a sexually transmitted infection and as such both partners need treatm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Maybe: There are several things that could cause this. Based on your history you gave, I would worry about both pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. I... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No, but.....: Trich is an STD and needs to be treated. It is transmittable to others and will cause a vaginal smell like you wouldn't believe! So to avoid embarrass... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jul 1, 2015
Warm, humane and deeply personable with patients as well as expert. Superior bedside manner and a great addition to HealthTap!
HealthTap member
Jun 14, 2016
Dr. Hornbuckle's bedside manner is tender and warm. She takes the time to listen and help you identify your health concerns. If it weren't for her, I'd have gone elsewhere on wait times alone!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much, i have been so worried because of this.
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Your answer saved my life! Thanks :) thank you made me feel more at ease ☺
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for your quick response.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, AZ
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

FACOOG, ACOG, AOA
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