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Dr. Jose Bolanos

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Los Gatos, CA
40 years experience

About

Bio

Stanford Medical trained expert in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology with 22 years clinical experience. Currently involved with the Angel Investment community with healthcare start-up companies and driving innovation better patient healthcare.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes you can: Yes you can get pregnant 6 weeks after a miscarriage. You can ovulate within 4 weeks and conceive.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bad Odds: Oh wow! my first question is how long has your husband had a vasectomy? If longer than 5 years, significant antibodies are produced immobilizing the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pelvic pain spotting: Once you had unprotected intercoarse, you run the risk of a pregnacy. What appeared to be a period a week ago might not be. Your pelvic pain can be ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Post tubal pregnancy: You should see your gynecologist and have a urine or serum pregnancy test done. A pregnancy subsequent to tubal ligation is at very high risk for a ec... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Smelly stuff: I would see your gyno. It sounds like you have a lost tampon. This can cause serious infection. It must be removed and vaginal tissues cleansed wit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Heavy bleeding: Please see your ob/gyn now! get a pregnancy test, CBC and make sure you don't get anemic. Miscarriage vs menorrhagia, requires pelvic ultrasound and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Infertility: It's time to evaluate and see your gynecologist. First step is to do semen analysis on your partner because male infertility is significant. Secondaar... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Plan B careful: Please be careful taking planb which is only an emergency pregnancy prevention. If you had unprotected intercoarse and a broken condom, pull out, or ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
PCO syndrome ?: Pco syndrome is a condition where the capsule of the ovary is thickened preventing ovulation and causing amenorrhea. This is associated with a higher ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Good Question: An LMP (last menstrual period) edd (pregnancy due date) is the most accurate if everything is normal and ovulation occured 14-16 days after the lmp. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No: A screening mammogram along with a doctor's examination are the current recommended first line screening modalities. A mammogram may have up to a 15%... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: Pih or pregnancy induced hypertension may be associated with toxemia of pregnancy. These are serious conditions that may cause pregnancy complication... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Go now : Go now! dehydration occurs quickly and should be treated.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Careful with HSG: A hsg or hysterosalpingogram is a test done by radiology. A radio-opaque dye is inserted through the cervix and hopefully through the uterus and fall... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Abscess: Please make sure your doctor has you on antibiotics. You should improve in 1 week. Continue breast feeding or pumping. If it becomes more red, hot ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Genital Herpes?: Please have your doctor culture this area to rule out genital heroes.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bad cycle timing.: Have sex on days 13-15-17 of your menstrual cycle, this is the frequency and timing that is most effective. You need the two day interval to build up... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Kickstart: Your ob/gyn may recommend an "induction" of labor for reasons related to your or your baby's health. There are numerous reasons for needing to have t... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: Doing a pap smear as a cervical cancer screening is routine with every pregnancy and is done at the first visit. It is safe and it does not hurt. It... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Thyroid Replacement: If you have been found to be hypothyroid (low thyroid hormone) in pregnancy, you should be treated with thyroid hormone replacement. Your doctor will... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Call Doctor: Hyperemesis is persistant vomiting in the first trimester of pregnancy that can lead to dehydration. Some patients need hospitalization for IV rehydr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Uterine fibroids: Fibroids or leiomyoma are benign muscle tumors of the uterus present in many woman. The smaller fibroids <3cm pose no risk. Larger fibroids may be p... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo and Pregnant: Endometriosis affects fertility significantly more than pregnancy. The fact that you are pregnant is a great thing! many endometriosis patients can'... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bartholin cyst: The Bartholin's glands produce mucous moisture substance and is located at the left and right entrance to the vagina. When the duct that allows the s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No Sex (Drive): Even though bc pills, NuvaRing and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may all cause a mild decrease in drive, they are not the main drivers. Put it into over... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Check up in order?: After having had your iud removed, we would not start an infertility work up until you have been trying to conceive after 12 months. I recommend that... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
PCO risks: If you have pco syndrome and have not been menstruating normally, you are at risk for endometrial hyperplasia. This is thickening of the endometrial l... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Ouch: Even though he did not come, there is still a small amount of fluid that has sperm and you could get pregnant. Please use contraception.
A member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Monitor Carefully: Patients with pco can benefit from clomid, (clomiphene) but many do not. These patients are difficult to treat because ovulation is difficult. Many ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo & Life: Endometriosis is not contagious and will not affect your partner. Endometriosis is endometrial tissue that has implanted in abnormal places such as p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo and sex: Endometriosis is not contagious. It is an abnormal endometrial tissue that has traveled backwards down the fallopian tubes into the pelvis to implant... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Painful Menses: If your painful menses are not relieved with 600mg Motrin then it is not dysmenorrhea. In other words painful periods due to prostaglandins. Even th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo & Life: Endometriosis is not contagious and will not affect your partner. Endometriosis is endometrial tissue that has implanted in abnormal places such as p... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Uterine Cancer: Well.... Yes and no. Normally when a doctor says "uterine cancer" this refers to endometrial cancer. This occurs from excess estrogen unopposed as o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unprotected: Unprotected intercourse is not a good idea. Just before a man ejaculates there is a small volume of fluid called the "pre-ejaculate" which contains a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Recurrent Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is a very nonspecific diagnosis. When there is no yeast in the vagina and there is a purulent vaginal discharge a diagnosis of bac... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Fibroids: You have a very large fibroid and two moderate ones. Any pelvic pain or abnormal uterine bleeding? Surgical excision is definitely a consideration. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Ouch: Even though he did not come, there is still a small amount of fluid that has sperm and you could get pregnant. Please use contraception.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo & Nodes: I am not aware of endometriosis causing lymph node enlargement. Pelvic lymph nodes, you mean groin nodes that are palpable? Causes could be std, mal... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No: It is not recommended that you take any diet drinks in pregnancy. Avoid anything that is not natural. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, cigarette smoke and d... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: Any abnormal odor should be evaluated. This is most often seen with a bacterial vaginal infection called gardnarella vaginalis. It can be treated an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No: Coffee does not lead to miscarriages. Caffeine is a stimulant and cause raise blood pressure. All artificial stimulants including cocaine, amphetami... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo & Ultrasound: Ultrasound can not diagnose endometriosis, only laparoscopic verification. You might have endometriosis. See videos on www.Mdv1.Com.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Infertile @28: Wow! many reasons: 1. Anovulation of various causes, pco, hypothyroid, anemia, etc. 2. Obstruction blocked tubes 3. Immune endometriosis 4. Male infe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See your Gyno: This amount of menses is not normal, please see your doctor. This has many causes. Different causes for different age groups. If in your reproducti... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Uterine Enlargement?: You should see your gyn! a pelvic ultrasound is painless and provides invaluable information. Your symptoms may be coming from uterine enlargement ... Read More

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Nov 8, 2012
Very knowledgable doctor. Great answers and a great doctor to follow!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bolanos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bolanos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for responding. Hubby had a vasec 6 years ago. He is 30, I am 27. I had a laparoscopy last year and took Lupron 3mo. Odds improve?
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Thank you! I have an appointment on Thursday so great to go armed with your suggestion.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I don't wear tampons bc of discharge,

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Davis School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, San Jose, CA - Winter
2013
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