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Dr. Peter G. Mcgovern, M.D.

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. Peter Mcgovern is an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Dr. Mcgovern specializes in women's health, particularly the female reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, Dr. Mcgovern can treat a number of health issues related to the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and breasts. Dr Mcgovern can also treat women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and the postpartum period. In this specialty, doctors focus on reproductive care from puberty through adulthood.
33 years Experience
Dr. Peter G. Mcgovern, M.D.
  • Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What if I miss a week straight of birth control pills?

Absolutely not. Taking 7 pills at once would likely cause you to vomit for a day straight and would not work in terms of contraception. You may or may not get bleeding at an unexpected READ MORE
Absolutely not. Taking 7 pills at once would likely cause you to vomit for a day straight and would not work in terms of contraception. You may or may not get bleeding at an unexpected time.

If you miss more than two days, reliable contraception cannot be guaranteed and you need to restart a new package of pills and use a backup method (consistent condom use) for at least two weeks not withdrawal (pull-out), which is unreliable.

If this happens frequently you should speak to your doctor about an IUD, which requires no remembering and is much more effective. Good luck.

Peter G. McGovern, M.D.

Why am I bleeding after my pap?

It is not unusual, and nothing to worry about. The PAP test involves using a small brush to swab the cervix. It works by removing some loose cells which can then be examined for READ MORE
It is not unusual, and nothing to worry about. The PAP test involves using a small brush to swab the cervix. It works by removing some loose cells which can then be examined for abnormalities such as pre-cancerous changes or even the presence of the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Although the brush is plastic, in some women even that minor trauma can cause bleeding. Some women also bleed after intercourse due to contact with the penis or sex toys with the cervix. If this happens frequently, a good speculum exam and recent PAP test is a good idea just to make sure the cervix is normal. Once you get the all clear from your doctor, even bleeding after intercourse is not a problem (even if annoying).

Best wishes,
Peter G. McGovern, M.D.

Medical Director
University Reproductive Associates
214 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
P: 201-288-6330
F: 201-288-6331
Email: pmcgovern@uranj.com

Clinical Professor and Associate REI Fellowship Director
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
185 South Orange Avenue, MSB-E506
Newark, NJ 07109