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Dr. Katherine Boyd, D.O.

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. Katherine Boyd D.O. is a top OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) in Dallas, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Katherine Boyd D.O. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Katherine Boyd D.O. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Katherine Boyd D.O. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Dallas, TX, Dr. Katherine Boyd D.O. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
26 years Experience
Dr. Katherine Boyd, D.O.
  • Dallas, TX
  • Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

I am 8 months pregnant and had some spotting. Could this mean anything abnormal?

It could mean many abnormal things like infection, placenta previa, early labor or many others. It could also be normal spotting after intercourse or the cervix beginning to open READ MORE
It could mean many abnormal things like infection, placenta previa, early labor or many others. It could also be normal spotting after intercourse or the cervix beginning to open slightly with the loss of the “mucus plug”.
You should see your obstetrician for evaluation.

Why am I gaining weight despite of exercise and diet?

Many factors are involved with weight loss. Age, height, metabolic rate to name a few. You should see your doctor for a complete evaluation of laboratory studies, diet and activity. READ MORE
Many factors are involved with weight loss. Age, height, metabolic rate to name a few. You should see your doctor for a complete evaluation of laboratory studies, diet and activity.
Keeping a log of your diet, including beverages, and an activity log can be very helpful to your doctor in pinpointing problem areas can be very helpful.

I missed my period by 1 week. I want to take a pregnancy test. When should I?

Urine pregnancy tests are typically accurate approximately 10 days after conception which normally occurs around day 14 of the cycle in women with regular, monthly cycles. An READ MORE
Urine pregnancy tests are typically accurate approximately 10 days after conception which normally occurs around day 14 of the cycle in women with regular, monthly cycles.
An over the counter home pregnancy test is advisable now if you have normal cycles.

What are the risks of high blood pressure in the sixth month of pregnancy?

She may have preeclampsia, which is a very serious complication of pregnancy and can result in seizures and may even be fatal to mother and/or baby. She needs to be evaluated immediately READ MORE
She may have preeclampsia, which is a very serious complication of pregnancy and can result in seizures and may even be fatal to mother and/or baby. She needs to be evaluated immediately by an obstetrician.

I have a burning, stinging, itchy feeling with my vagina

Probably yeast, but could be many things. I don’t know your history, but would try over the counter yeast medication. If not resolved completely within 24-48 hours you need to READ MORE
Probably yeast, but could be many things. I don’t know your history, but would try over the counter yeast medication. If not resolved completely within 24-48 hours you need to see your doctor.

Does an abortion bring down the chances of future pregnancy?

An abortion is a minor procedure involving dilation of the cervix and evacuation of uterine contents. While there are possible complications associated with any surgical procedure, READ MORE
An abortion is a minor procedure involving dilation of the cervix and evacuation of uterine contents. While there are possible complications associated with any surgical procedure, it is quite unlikely that one abortion will affect future fertility.
You should use contraception to avoid further pregnancy until you are ready for a baby.

Can Regesterone tablets cause weight gain?

Do you mean progesterone? Progesterone is widely used to cause the onset of a menstrual cycle and, typically, does not cause weight gain, but I don’t know your dosage or which READ MORE
Do you mean progesterone? Progesterone is widely used to cause the onset of a menstrual cycle and, typically, does not cause weight gain, but I don’t know your dosage or which regimen you are using.
Not having regular cycles can be quite dangerous, leading to uterine cancer, infertility, and even death. Although skipping cycles seems minor to most patients, it is quite serious and should be treated.

My breasts feel very sore and even hurt when touched. Why?

Breast tenderness is associated with production of progesterone by the ovaries after ovulation. It is very normal, but can be exacerbated by caffeine, chocolate and other dietary READ MORE
Breast tenderness is associated with production of progesterone by the ovaries after ovulation. It is very normal, but can be exacerbated by caffeine, chocolate and other dietary items.
It may be reduced with daily vitamin E or oral contraceptives.

My wife threw up after taking the plan B one step pill. What should we do?

She should take it again if it is less than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. She may have absorbed enough to be effective, but maybe not. A home pregnancy test in 10- 14 READ MORE
She should take it again if it is less than 72 hours after unprotected intercourse. She may have absorbed enough to be effective, but maybe not.
A home pregnancy test in 10- 14 days is in order. Regular contraception is also advisable if not contraindicated by a medical condition.

Can taking Plan B for a while cause infertility?

Plan B will probably not cause permanent infertility, but is actually only meant for “emergency” use. It is composed of hormones like those in oral contraceptives. Why not take READ MORE
Plan B will probably not cause permanent infertility, but is actually only meant for “emergency” use. It is composed of hormones like those in oral contraceptives. Why not take oral contraceptives which are as safe and far more reliable?

What could be the reason behind repeated ectopic pregnancies?

Damage to fallopian tubes is the most likely cause. She should see her gynecologist for a work up of the issue.

Will PCOD medication cause weight gain?

The usual treatment is oral contraceptives, which have been shown in many studies not to cause weight gain. PCOS, left untreated, may cause uterine cancer, infertility, and even READ MORE
The usual treatment is oral contraceptives, which have been shown in many studies not to cause weight gain. PCOS, left untreated, may cause uterine cancer, infertility, and even death.

Does metformin increase my chances of getting pregnant?

Metformin may increase the chance of pregnancy in women with PCOS. PCOS may cause uterine cancer, infertility, and even death. Oral contraceptives prevent both pregnancy and the READ MORE
Metformin may increase the chance of pregnancy in women with PCOS. PCOS may cause uterine cancer, infertility, and even death. Oral contraceptives prevent both pregnancy and the possible adverse events associated with PCOS. You should consider some kind of contraception if you are sexually active and not ready for pregnancy.

I masturbated and I am now suffering from urine incontinence. Are the two related?

No. You should see your doctor. It may be a simple bladder infection.

What are ways to deal with menopause?

I’m not sure what issues she is having, but multiple over-the-counter preparations are available. Most contain black cohosh as the primary active ingredient. If no, better she READ MORE
I’m not sure what issues she is having, but multiple over-the-counter preparations are available. Most contain black cohosh as the primary active ingredient.
If no, better she should see a gynecologist.

Is watery discharge a sign of pregnancy?

You should see your gynecologist. It could mean an infection or cyst.

What does a watery discharge mean?

It could be an infection. See your gynecologist to be sure.

Can pregnancy cause changes in heartbeat?

It is possible to have palpitations due to pregnancy, but should be evaluated by your doctor to be certain.

Is 4th generation HIV test 100% reliable after one year of possible exposure?

The test is quite reliable, but no test is 100%. You are probably fine, but should repeat the test to be certain.

Is Metformin a lifelong medicine?

Not necessarily. Many factors influence the symptoms of PCOS. You should discuss your options including ovulation induction medication or oral contraceptives with your gynecologist. READ MORE
Not necessarily. Many factors influence the symptoms of PCOS. You should discuss your options including ovulation induction medication or oral contraceptives with your gynecologist. Treatment can vary depending on your symptoms and desire for conception.