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Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hendersonville, NC
19 years experience female

Locations

Dr Ogo Inc

Hendersonville

Address

68 Laurelwood Cir W, Unit #18, Hendersonville
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Medicaid

About

Bio

I had always wanted to be a women's health physician, and continue to feel privileged to be able to do this job. I'm interested in international health, pelvic pain, teen pregnancy prevention and healthy pregnancies and empowering women to take care and control of their health.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Languages spoken

Swahili

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See a doctor!: Hi, girls can go through thelarche (growing breasts) earlier these days, but she should not be in pain. Is there any redness? It sounds like she may h... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Dont do this: I would advise against doing this for the reason you mentioned. Can you take oral metronidazole? Or clindesse etc? Also have you seen a doctor to have... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Dryness: The reason most women in your age group feel the "jabbing" is due to vaginal dryness. Its also the reason you feel pain during intercourse. Try astrog... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No, it wouldn’t : It wouldn’t have any effect
A female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
It will be ok.: Hi, I know it's concerning when you use something by mistake. It was just a mistake and although it's not indicated for use in the vagina, the mixture... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No!: No, you're not. Nexplanon takes 7 days for full efficacy, AND you didn't stop minulette. So you're doubly protected.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No, not an issue: Hi, please do not worry (although I know it’s hard not to). At 5 weeks, the baby is so small, and so cushioned by the strong muscle of the uterus, plu... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnant: I assume you mean 2 days after your last period ended? If yes, then yes, its possible to be pregnant. The sperm can stay inside for up to 5 days, into... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
110-160 is normal: A heart rate in the 110s-160 region is completely normal. Sometimes you might hear the heart rate dip down or get even faster than the baseline. This ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See your doctor: Hi, I'm sorry you're having these symptoms. It sounds like you may have had an issue with the nexplanon hitting a nerve as it was inserted. Any time ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Green discharge: Im not sure what you mean by "not a discharge". A green spot is not normal. Have you had any pelvic surgery? Is there any odor to the spot? I would a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Need more info, exam: I need some more information. Could you possibly be pregnant? Do you have any discharge? This could be any one of a number of things like endometriosi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See a gyn: Hi, sorry you're going through this. Hormonal pills can definitely affect your sex drive. You can work with your gyn to try a different pill that may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See your gyn : I can’t see your last question but I think you need to see your doctor, for both the missed period and the odor. It sounds like you might have a urina... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
PCOS is different: Yes! PCOS is different with different people. The criteria for PCOS are 1) multiple cysts on ovaries (2) irregular periods (3) signs of increased test... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See your doctor: Hi, while bleeding is not uncommon in early pregnancy, the one-sided sharp pain you're having is concerning for an ectopic pregnancy. Hopefully it's a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Swelling, yeast: Sometimes, during pregnancy, because of swelling and pressure, you could get varicose veins in your private area. Could also be a yeast infection. Do ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Take your pills!: Definitely better to be a day early than a day late. Try and write down the dates in your phone. Missing even a day or two can throw you off your cycl... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Check in: Hi, I'm so sorry to hear about your symptoms. Nausea is the worst (worse than pain, really). There are many reasons you could be nauseated and throwi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: The active ingredient in that vitamin is "dong quai". It will not interfere with nexplanon.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Ultrasound: Hi, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's quite common to have increased cramping and clotting. It would be very unlikely to have any retained ti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No surgery: This is normal, as the vagina is a muscle and can change shape to accommodate, up to allowing a baby's head! And still goes back to it's normal shape.... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See your gyn.: Hello, congratulations on your pregnancy! Vaginal discharge, especially of this colour, can range from normal to a yeast infection, or a bacterial inf... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Try squatting or gyn: Hi, this is actually quite common especially the first time you use a tampon. The tampon is small when it goes it, but after it gets full, it’s harder... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ogochukwu Okpala
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes, it is possible.: Yes, it is still possible to get pregnant even after a sterilization procedure. Nothing is 100%. The risk is about 1 in 100 to 1 in 1000 to get pregna... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

Awards

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Affiliations

FACOG
Rotary Club of York Pennsylvania
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