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Dr. Marni Friedman

Family Medicine
Hollister, CA
female

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Marni J. Friedman, MD

Hollister, CA

Address

901 Sunset Drive, Hollister, CA
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Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
You may: The same hormone that causes the uterus to contract and expel your menstrual flow can make your intestines move more. Looser bowel movements can thus... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: A change in your genital health means you should be examined. Vaginitis can exist without a change in the amount of discharge; change in odor could b... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
LSIL from HPV: It is probably a high risk HPV that is causing the changes in the cells of your cervix. Frequently a pap will also report whether there is high or lo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
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Clean hands: If you washed your hands frequently, you decreased your odds of catching the virus that she has.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Term pregnancy: At that point, the pregnancy is full term and will be "stillborn." A sad situation and I feel for her. She will likely have her labor induced and del... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Reconsider: There is no sensible way to lose a lot of weight quickly. It will backfire in the long run. Up your exercise, reduce salt in your diet, and cut calo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kegels: Tighten up your pelvic floor muscles by doing kegel exercises. Lose weight if you need to.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
That was your period: A very light flow, or spotting, could very well have been your menses.
A 48-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Sounds like both: The more time spent around particular allergens, the more allergic to them you can become. She grew up exposed to whatever is in her hometown, and th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
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? cause: Anything that causes inflammation of skin can cause permanent pigment changes. Light people can get dark marks; darker skin can get either more or le... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
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Should be fine: That is a low dose. If it helps your symptoms, it should be safe.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Not related: There is not enough absorption of the steroid from the cream to cause mental health symptoms. Please talk to your doctor about how you are feeling.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ovulating?: Let's assume you do not have vaginitis, since itch or change in odor usually go along with change in discharge from infection. It sounds a bit like t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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No way to tell: You could stay at 1 cm dilation for weeks! Are you currently in active labor? That is what tells us how long it will be until you deliver. Without ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Still a problem: You may have exercise-induced asthma. The spirometry is being done when you are not exercising, though that is when you are having symptoms. It is al... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
How low was level?: I recommend Vitamin D supplementation based on each patient's blood level. If it is very low, I prescribe a twice weekly, prescription strength form.... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Teen period woes: Menstrual timing and symptoms can be all over the place in your teen years. It settles down as you get closer to your twenties. Cramps with your per... Read More
A male asked:
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Maybe not dandruff: Talk to your doctor. It sounds like you may have a skin condition such as a fungal infection or psoriasis.
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Used a condom?: If you had sex and a condom was correctly used from "start" to "finish" without tears, slipping, etc., there is little risk of transmitting Chlamydia.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Don't worry: Menstrual periods can vary in their timing. One period that is a little early and heavier than normal doesn't likely mean anything is wrong. If you ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sure: Your breasts will grow more than once during pregnancy. Lots of body changes ahead for you!
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Time for a retinoid: Retina or differin (adapalene) are good choices for acne. Either can be used with clinda or benzoyl peroxide. Don't over dry your skin with harsh cl... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
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Ingrown hairs?: The bumps could be from the shaving. Another possibility is hpv, the wart virus. A doctor's exam should pinpoint the cause.
A female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several possible: A little blood can look like a lot (!) when it mixes with the water in the toile. Bright red blood implies bleeding from the lower end of your digesti... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
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How is he trying?: I assume you mean he isn't feeling your cervix with his penis during intercourse. Generally, that is a good thing! Excess contact between the penis ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes you can: It is a simple, common blood test. Some patients who need the test frequently can have home testing machines, too.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
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Don't worry yet: There is certainly a chance that the biopsy will reveal cancer. I cannot say, without more information, how likely it is. Oftentimes, however, biops... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
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Allergic? Dry eyes?: The two possibilities that come to mind are allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes. Do you have nasal allergies? Some medications can make your eyes ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Peeling: I assume you mean you have peeling of the skin around your mouth. This is expected with Accutane, which causes a lot of peeling, and will eventually ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably fine: Have your doctor take a look at it. I suspect, though, it is nothing harmful or dangerous.
A member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably bruising: I am assuming the spots appeared very recently. That is a reasonable place for bruising to occur from physical activity like running. The thickness ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Not a problem: That is a reasonable combination of medications for your symptoms. Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm has a cough suppressant and a mucus thinner. The Ibuprof... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can be prescribed: Clonidine helps with some of the physical symptoms of opiate withdrawal, so it is sometimes prescribed to addicts trying to get clean.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hyperventilation: You were breathing rapidly and hyperventilated. Classic symptoms.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Never heard of it: I haven't heard of a vaginal yeast infection causing other problems, such as yeast in the blood. I imagine that could happen in a very immunosuppress... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably okay: Assuming your birth control is a pill, periods can be very light. One day of flow is not out of the ordinary. You are probably not pregnant, though ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Meds and therapy: I have seen patients get a lot better with medication plus therapy. If there is a specific cause in a ptsd situation, a technique called emdr can wor... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Antiperspirant: Have you tried an antiperspirant spray? The kind for the underarms would work. There are some antiperspirant sprays designed for the feet. My fav... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Shin splints: Sounds like shin splints. Slow down on high impact cardio and do walking instead until the pain is gone.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably fine: Menses are not always the same from month to month. Four days of flow is a normal amount. Even one day would "count" as a period.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Alpha hydroxy acids: Try gentle exfoliation with a non-scratchy granule-containing body wash. Apply body lotion that contains alpha hydroxy acids to smooth the skin.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Totally individual: There is no one right dose of insulin for everyone. Lantus (insulin glargine) can be used once a day, or divided into two doses for larger amounts. ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sounds normal: The tracheal area of the front of the neck is very sensitive, which makes sense since there are a lot of important structures around there. Pressing ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not good use for ER: If you go to the Emergency Department and ask for an ultrasound or hcg level, you could get an idea of how far along you are in pregnancy. But is tha... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Viral: Sounds like a viral pharyngitis (viral sore throat). Rest your voice, gargle, and give it time. Cold drinks and Ibuprofen will help your throat feel... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soak it: Soak the finger in warm soapy water daily to keep it clean. Let the damaged portion fall off on its own. Have a doctor look at it if there are signs... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kids get sick: It is amazing how often little kids will have a cold. This may be normal, especially if he is around sick people. As he gets older, he won't be sick... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe he feels it: The last patient who told me her partner could feel the IUD string during sex actually had it cut very short. I don't think her partner was actually ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marni Friedman
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is possible: You could be pregnant and still have a light period. I'm assuming you did not use contraception. Go ahead and take a pregnancy test.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Friedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Friedman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I only wanted to use the er because of the pain I'm in. You're correct though. Probably not an emergency just pain from pregnancy. It hurts
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your time it helped but the bumps I have are hard painls
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much I was worried it may be something wrong!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
MD

Residency

UC Irvine
Completed 1999

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