Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda

Obstetrics and Gynecology
female

Locations

Suburban Womens' Healthcare

Suburban Womens' Healthcare

About

Bio

Practicing OBGYN for almost 10 years in Philadelphia area. I am passionate about educating women about their health and taking care of the issues they face. My special interest is minimally invasive surgery, especially Robotic surgery. I am one of the few robotic surgeons in the area trained in single site robotic surgery.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecology

Languages spoken

Hindi, Telugu

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
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A female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on your age: If you are close to menopausal age, lighter periods may indicate peri-menopausal intermittent lack of ovulation. If you you are < 40's - first make... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can be normal: It can be normal if you are on low dose pill. If it continues after 2-3 cycles - you can ask your Gyn to change the dose. Spotting can also happen if ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Now: You can start today. It's day of period or with in 5 days of period - is the best time to start if you want it to effective. This is for the first tim... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: I am concerned about your question. Hope you reach Gyn who does terminations or planned parenthood for safe option to terminate. Please do not do anyt... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low: Vey low. As you are still in the first week after Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) timed out. Your chances of ovulation with in one week of Depo is ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be vaginitis : Have a Gyn exam to check if you have bacterial vaginitis (BV) - usually diagnosed with thin cleat to get discharge with fishy odor. Not sexually tran... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get it checked : Yes, it can be from shaving. But painful raw area(ulcer) could be herpes. Get it checked
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antibiotics : Metronidazole 500 mg Twice daily for 7 days helps both for BV and trich. But for Chlamydia - Azithromycin 1 gram is the first line of treatment - not ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You need exam: Please see Gyn for pelvic exam ASAP , especially if you are sexually active to assess for any infection. Especially if you have fever. Please use cond... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anovulation: When a woman doesn't ovulate regularly, she can have missed months or longer interval between periods. Going on OCP can help regulate periods... Also ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be normal: It could be tail of period. Unless you have consistent bleeding after sex away from period, I wouldn't be concerned....
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A member asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need to get US: Beta hcg levels shouldn't drop normally. If the current level is > 2500-3000, transvaginal Ultrasound will show if it is normal pregnancy or possib... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be normal: If discharge and pain persists > 5-7 days , see Gyn as long as no other symptoms. Take Motrin and warm compress
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A female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: Norethindrone5 mg 3 times a day is a temporary treatment to control heavy bleeding. Once controlled, needs long term treatment with either OCP, Mirena... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There is no evidence suggesting lack of effectiveness if you take pill with food. I actually recommend taking OCP after eating to avoid nausea
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not significant: Endometrial thickness is not significant in premenopausal women. At your age,if you have irregular heavy periods and not responding to medical managem... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, you are fine. : You only ovulate once a month 2 wks in to cycle. So you are not any where close to possible ovulation which shouldn't happen if you are taking nuvarin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily : It is normal to have short period on pills. Color does matter. As long as you didn't miss pills, it could be normal
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Start OCP : It can be irregular bleeding related to taking plan B - seems like you also need contraception..... Talk to your Gyn to start OCP Which can regulate y... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on the reaso: It could be contamination of urine from period(even though you didn't get it full yet). Why did you dip urine? If you have pain with urination, freque... Read More
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Gandhi Medical College, India
MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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