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Dr. Ruth Crystal

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Palo Alto, CA
27 years experience

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Palo Alto, CA

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

85 Answers
16 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
No: Allegra is a class c drug which means that it might cause harm to the baby. Class b drugs are a better choice as they are thought not to harm the pregnancy. Class b allergy medications include zyrtek, Claritin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes most people sleepy). Nasal steroid sprays like Nasonex are usually considered safe. Call otis at 866-626-6847 for questions about drug safety in pregnancy.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
County health clinic: Most counties have health clinics and county hospitals that can treat people who don't have insurance. If you are having pain, call to make an appt. You could also go to planned parenthood as they can give you birth control pills which can reduce cysts. If you really are in severe pain, this could be a sign of a ruptured cyst or a twisted/torsed ovary and you should go back to the er.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Take a preg test: If you have darker skin, the areola is usally darkened. Areola darkening is not usually a first sign of pregnancy. Early signs of preg are nausea, vomiting, fatigue & breast tenderness. Usu the linea nigra (dark vertical line on stomach) and other skin darkening happens later in pregnancy. If you don't want to be pregnant, use birth control. If you want to be preg, take folic acid/prenatal vit.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Crystal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Crystal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I hadn't thought about where the amount of anxiety my sister has been feeling could lead. Find helpful, able to at least be aware of!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1994MD

Affiliations

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
Stanford Hospital
El Camino Hospital
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