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About markseigel

I'm an ObGyn with offices in Rockville and Germantown, Maryland. Our modern practice includes electronic medical records, advanced ultrasound, and in-office procedures. We offer gynecologic services, as well as normal and high risk obstetrics. I have three great partners, Drs Emily Gottlieb, Bailey Cannon, and Jennifer Jagoe. We are part of George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. I enjoy reading, swimming, and blogging.

Getting Pregnant!

Becoming pregnant can be fun, happy, exciting, or sometimes unplanned. Knowing how it happens is very useful information to make it easier to achieve when desired, and to be avoided if that is the goal.   The average menstrual cycle … Continue reading

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Menopause and Hormone Therapy – What’s New?

It was only about 100 years ago that the average woman’s life expectancy increased to the extent she would live past the time of menopause. Now with the average life expectancy into the 80’s, a woman may live more than … Continue reading

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Apps for Pregnancy, 2015

Apps can be useful and fun. I’m always asking my patients which apps they like for pregnancy. These are some apps that have been recommended to me: My Days – Period and Ovulation This free, accurate app has is very … Continue reading

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United Health changes coverage for hysterectomy

United Health, the nation’s largest health insurer, is changing rules on coverage for hysterectomy. As of April, 2015, UnitedHealth Group will require doctors to obtain additional authorization before performing most types of hysterectomies. Only vaginal hysterectomy performed as an outpatient … Continue reading

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Vaccinations are good for you.

From December 28, 2014 through January 21, 2015 more than 50 people from six states were reported to have measles, mostly from an outbreak linked to Disneyland in California. Measles is a highly contagious, acute viral illness. It begins with … Continue reading

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Most Popular Baby Names of 2014

Your newborns Sophia and Jackson have some company this year. They’re the most popular girl and boy names of 2014, according to BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting online resource. It’s Jackson’s second year as No. 1, and the name Sophia has … Continue reading

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Birth Control in your Arm!

Nexplanon – A new method of birth control in your arm! Nexplanon is a small, soft, flexible birth control implant, 4 centimeters (1.6”) in length that we place just under the skin of your upper, inner arm. This location, hidden … Continue reading

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FDA warns about using morcellation to remove uterine fibroids

The FDA on April 17, 2014 took a rate step of advising doctors to not remove uterine fibroids by a technique known as open power morcellation. This technique had become very popular as a tool used during minimally invasive gynecologic … Continue reading

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Hereditary Cancer Risk

The field of medicine is changing rapidly through the advances made by genomic technology. We are on the verge of an exciting era where we will be able to have personalized medical care and treat each person based on his … Continue reading

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Hypertension in Pregnancy

One of the most significant developments in Obstetrics for 2013 was the publication of a 99-page report by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hypertension in Pregnancy. Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) affects over 10% of all pregnancies and there … Continue reading

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