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Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef

Fertility Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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Office

Atlanta, GA

Address

1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE Suite 200 Building 2, Atlanta, GA
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Bio

Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist Senior Partner with Reproductive Biology Associates 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd. Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30342 30 years in practice in Atlanta, GA. Major interest in In Vitro Fertilization, fertility preservation, egg donation, endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, general infertility care Adjunct Associate Professor Emory University School of Medicine

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Fertility Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
You don't ovulate: If you are not having regular periods you are most likely not ovulating. You should talk to your doctor and get an evaluation to see if you have othe... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Pelvic discomfort: During ovualtion you might experience lower pelvic discomfort during the time you ovulate. Not all women can tell they are ovulating and do not always... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Genetics: There are many tests that are performed for those women who are volunteering to be an egg donor. Genetic testing may be the test that takes the longes... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Any form of marijuana has to be considered a substance that can cause changes in sperm quality and production. Use of any form should be discontinued ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Variable: Patients who have pcos may have multiple reasons for their infertility. All need to be addressed. Taking metformin or glucophage without testing and f... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Low: Your pregnancy test may be detecting high levels of lh or lutenizing hormone that increases as you approach menopause. You should go and get an evlaut... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
It depends: If you are doing ovualtion predictor kits, they can assist you in knowing whether you are ovulating or not. You can test to see if you are pregnant ap... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Possibly: If you have regular cycles and are beyond 14 days from the time you think you ovulated, you may be pregnant. You can first decide with an over the co... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Check for ovulation: You might not be ovulating or you ovulated later than usual. You can wait another 5-7 days and retest. If you do not have a period in 10 days see your... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Depends: It depends on if you have regular periods for the first question. Would happen rarely if you are bleeding. You may miss the window if you don't take ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Ovulation tests: Buy over the counter ovulation predictor kits in the drug store, e.g. Ovuquick, clearplan easy etc. If you don't show ovulation between days 8-16 you ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Could be, unlikely: Usually a thin lining causes failure to achieve a pregnancy. You could always get a Progesterone level to check for levels of 15 or higher. If you hav... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Do what your MD advi: You need to go with your doctor's advice and just ask more questions but it is important you do what they think is best for the baby to do well. Do no... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Is this new?: You need to have your doctor check to see if you have a reason for the bleeding such as fibroids or polyps. Bring in a calendar of your bleeding so th... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Multiple tests: You can get a hsg or hysterosalpingogram to check your fallopian tubes for patency. You might have to also see if you ovulate with over the counter o... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
No: The only concern is that you could have adhesions or an infection after the procedure. The majority of patients have no major problems. However, if y... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes: You must seek advice with a fertility specialist that can do testing that will evaluate your status and whether you are a candidate for achieving a pr... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Probably: Patients that have a high bmi many times do not ovulate. The amount of estrogen in their adipose tissue inhibits ovulation. Patients should try to be ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
It depends: More than likely you have polycystic ovaries which can be common, but may cause problems over time. You might have a higher rate of infertility, irreg... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Depends : Clomid (clomiphene) may be helpful for certain problems of sperm production. It is not a universal treatment for poor sperm production. You should hav... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Fewer eggs: Women have a decline in their ovarian reserve over time. Women have additional concerns regarding the increased risk of genetic abnormalities over the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Low carbs and sugars: Patients with PCOS may have insuln resistance that causes weight gain. Diet changes such as low carbs and low sugars may help. Otherwise, using addit... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Do a Pap smear: If you have not had a Pap smear recently you might want to see your GYN and have one. You might have other issues that need to be addressed. Do get an... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Stopping OCPs?: Did you have regular cycles before you got married? Where you on OCPs? Have you had any changes in your health? How short are your cycles? Have you do... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes: you still can have cramps on birthcontrol pills. If it gets worse report it to your doctor
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Possible irritation: you might have vaginal irritation from sex. Do see if you have a regular cycle eventually. Use lubricant next time and see if it happens again. Do use... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Estrogen: The levels of fsh and lh peak at midcycle that cause the hormone estrogen to be at its highest level of the cycle. Estrogen rapidly increases and then... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Not necessarily: Nausea is not a common symptom during ovulation. Women may experience some pelvic discomfort. If estrogen levels are higher than normal, nausea may oc... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy loss: You did ovulate and were pregnant. You could have a low progesterone level that did not keep the pregnancy maintained. You could have cysts from the C... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Very good: The odds are excellent as long as all other aspects of your workup have been negative. Pregnancy rate with 2 embryos can give a 70% chance. Replacing... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Get testing: Your age and other questions need to be addressed. If you use ovulation predictor kits and you ovulate and you are over 35 you need to move forward in... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Yes, but....: Your ob/gyn is the best choice to give you clomid (clomiphene). You should have a hysterosalpingogram( dye test to check your tubes and uterus) and a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
It can: Cervial mucus is usually produced at midcycle. You may have an increase in amount around the time of ovulation. Some women have various levels of mucu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Implantation defect: Clomid (clomiphene) may cause the endometrial lining to not grow sufficiently to allow for implantation of an embryo. Checking the lining of the endo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Probably: You should have regular cycles each month. If you try over the counter ovulation predictor kits and they do not show ovulation, then you do need to co... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Unlikely: The urine tests for HCG levels that are the most sensitive tests for pregnancy. At your age the chances of you achieving a pregnancy is extremely low.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Positive: Cysts can be suppressed by a pregnancy. The fibroid, depending on its size, may have prevented you from getting pregnant so that was a positive outco... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Possibly pregnant: If you have missed a period get a pregnancy test. Otherwise see your gynecologist to ask if you have any other issues that need to be evaluated.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Depends: You should go to your OB and have them do an ultrasound to see if your pregnancy is still viable. Many ladies have bleeding with pregnancy and do not ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Need to test: If you are still not having a full period in another 2 days, go into the doctor's office for an HCG level. You can do a home test now just to see if i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
It depends: Hcg levels identify a pregnancy. Low levels may represent a very early pregnancy depending on how many days you are late for your expected period. You... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
You need testing: You need to see your doctor regarding whether or not your thyroid or diabetes are not well controlled. That can be the reason for your cycles beiing i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
? progesterone??: Not sure what you are taking. If it is progesterone it will help if you are having early contractions. Ask your doctor what you are really taking and... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
You may not ovulate: You might have irregular cycles so you need to talk with your doctor about getting evaluations to see what is happening first. See if you do ovulate a... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Talk with your MD: Collect your cycle dates for the next 6 months and see if you ovulate with ovulation predictor kits ( over the counter). If you do not ovulate your gy... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Check for fibroids: You might have fibroids that can cause abnormal bleeding. An ultrasound can confirm whether this might be a problem. If your doctor can see that your ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Consult: Many questions would still need to be answered: your age, have you completed all tests such as a hsg( hysterosalpingogram), sa (semenanalysis) on you... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
No: A tubal ligation does not effect a woman's periods. As time goes on and a woman ages, menstrual cycles may change due to hormonal changes, but not bec... Read More

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Dr. Mitchell-Leef is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitchell-Leef is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and 2 years that I've tried to get pregnant, but I'm lazy ovary great Tkhmdanm Should I Laparoscopy? Metformin should
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I have seen ob and they gave parental I m now 12 weeks 2 I don't undstand the weeks sometimes and I go back on the 10 th of steptemeber
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks so much.having the same thing happen to me

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Top Reproductive Endocrinologist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2016
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