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Dr. Rebecca Burdette

Obstetrics and Gynecology
York, PA
30 years experience female

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York, PA

Address

211, Pauline Dr, York, PA
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About

Bio

In 1980, I started on the maternity unit as a RN and have been passionate and committed to the care of women ever since. My biology and psychology degrees provide the framework for how I approach the whole person. While working as a gynecologist, I became acutely aware of the importance of sexual health in a woman’s life and hence took specific courses and independently studied this area until I became competent to apply my expertise. Unfortunately, many women have a history of sexual assault, so I've had to gain knowledge, sympathy and empathy, so I can help women with their deep rooted issues. In my community I actively support the organizations that address sexual abuse. Approximately five years ago, I realized the importance of being able to adequately assist women in their weight loss efforts. So, again, I took the appropriate course work and became board certified in Obesity Medicine. Obesity is an epidemic and the consequences to our nation are profound. ACOG’s new president, Dr. Mark DeFrancesco, stated in his opening remarks, “urged OB/GYNs to provide more comprehensive care with specific focus on obesity..”. There are now 6 FDA approved weight loss medications. The postpartum algorithm even states that BMI’s of 30 and above should be considered for pharmacotherapy. I whole heartedly agree with this philosophy. And, have witnessed firsthand, on many occasions, the health rewards of weight loss, healthy eating, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Likewise, a woman’s mental health has an impact on her overall physical health and her ability to deal with a specific gynecological condition, so over the years, I’ve attended conferences and taken CME courses that address the DSM diseases. Once one has a comprehension of all of these areas of health and illness, the complexity of how they are intertwined becomes more apparent and easier to treat. Rebecca G. Burdette MD

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
May be.: Since your menses/period is late, you should get a pregnancy test ASAP. With bleeding and abdominal pain and a positive pregnancy test, you may have a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Don't be discouraged: A four day menstrual cycle is normal. If your cycle is rhythmic and you have cramps, most likely you are ovulating. Make sure you are taking your pren... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Concerning: The cramping in your thighs, lower back and lower stomach, sounds like uterine cramping. However, since your symptoms didn't start until several days ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes.: Functional cyst, or cyst that come and go every month, are very common. As long as you are still ovulating, you can usually get pregnant.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Doubtful.: The birth control pill is very effective if taken perfectly-the same time everyday, your not on any medications to interfere with the absorption, they... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
IDK: Unfortunately, your symptoms don't seem to point to a particular problem. There are fluctuations in your basal body temperature throughout your menstr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably normal.: Ideally the1st DepoProvera shot should be given with your menses. The shot will block ovulation to prevent pregnancy, along with thickening the cervi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Could be either.: Ideally DepoProvera should be administered during your menses so your next ovulation would be blocked and you couldn't get pregnant. So, an injection ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Difficult to say.: Some women experience pain with ovulation. A normal menses is less than 8 days. Menstrual cramps can occur at night. However, since your symptoms are ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unsure.: So, I'm unsure of your question. Depending on the size and extent of the sores on your breast, your sores may be related to your other symptoms. Or, t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
It depends...: Mirtazipine is a category C medication- "Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-con... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
May be normal.: The birth control pill is very effective, if utilized correctly. If you take it everyday at the same time and you're not on any of the medications tha... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Multiple choices.: Menstrual cramps are caused by the uterus cramping to help with the shedding of the lining of the uterus each month. Many different treatments scan be... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
This is concerning.: Painful urination can occur for many reasons. Cystitis or bladder infections are fairly common, especially in females. Usually a bladder infection wil... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not really.: There are many common side effects of nexplanon, fatigue is not one of them. However, this could still be a side effect.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Maybe.: Toxic shock syndrome is fairly rare with today's tampons; especially in light of the duration in which you used your tampon. Your fever may not b... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not worrisome.: After a D&C you may have a delayed or a lighter menses. On rare occasion, this could be a problem. But, for now, this appears to be a normal outc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unsure.: A PAP test is done to remove cells from the cervix to determine if there are precancerous cells. A HPV test can also be done on these cells. Sometimes... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No: The Essure is a very effective form of birth control. Typically, post insertion a test is done to assure proper placement. If in the proper position, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably normal.: During ovulation your cervix will emit a clear, stretchy discharge. The post coital bleeding you have described, "a little bit of blood", may be norma... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Symptoms concerning.: Green vaginal discharge may be coming from the vagina or the cervix. So your vaginal symptoms may represent infection. If there is an infection, your ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably not.: A pregnancy test is important after a delayed or abnormal menses. A delayed ovulation or pregnancy that didn't implant and/or another type of abnormal... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Sorry.: What is a CLA pill? Often, we will prescribe OCPs or birth control pills +/- Metformin (Glucophage) for PCOS and recommend weight loss (if the woman i... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes.: A mid-luteal progesterone level greater than 3ng/ml usually represents ovulation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes.: The cervical biopsy results will not be compromised if there is also yeast present.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Douching is bad.: The vagina has many organisms that colonize or live there. The balance of the types of organisms is very important for the health of the vagina. In ge... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Decrease in size: Fibrocystic breast disease is a common condition. Usually women will notice an increase in size and discomfort before menses (approximately 1-2 weeks ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: The guidelines state that screening Pap smears should start at the age of 21. You can discuss with your gynecologist about whether you can wait. Howev... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible a problem.: Ideally the1st DepoProvera shot should be given with your menses. The shot will block ovulation to prevent pregnancy, along with thickening the cervic... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably normal.: During the first trimester (the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy), it is not uncommon to have nausea, vomiting or anorexia (loss of appetite). However... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Check pregnancy test: The first day of your menses or cyclic bleeding is considered day 1 of your cycle. You will ovulate on day 14 of a 28 day cycle. So, if you had unpro... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Not uncommon.: Break through bleeding is common after starting a birth control pill. If the bleeding is associated with pain, fever, cramping, and or vomiting, then ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unlikely.: Pregnancy test are usually accurate. Premenstrual cravings are common.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes.: After a miscarriage, we advise for you to wait one natural cycle before you try to conceive; this allows the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) to... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Many.: The synthetic hormones that are used for contraception are, in general, very safe. The risk increase in women over 35, who smoke, and for women with c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Burdette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
No.: The birth control pill is very effective, if utilized correctly. If you take it everyday at the same time and you're not on any of the medications tha... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Its a very quick response. In brief the answer was "probably not".. does it men that it is probably not safe to get pregnant during night sifts o the other way round. An...Read More
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what can I do to revert it? is it possible that I have Asherman's syndrome, if I do, can this be corrected
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

West Virginia University School of Medicine, WV
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

YORK HOSPITAL
Completed 1996

Awards

Thought Leader, First Place, the York Region - Spring
2017
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Pennsylvania - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, the York Region - Fall
2017
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