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Dr. Andrew Alexander

Obstetrics and Gynecology
La Quinta, CA
40 years experience male

Locations

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Racine, WI

Address

3821 Spring Street, Racine, WI
Directions

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About

Bio

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine University of California, Riverside

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Sugar: Many women crave sweets in pregnancy and have perfectly healthy babies. Does your urine show any glucose? Typically, screening will be done at 28 week... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Itching: You need to see your doctor. It could be a yeast infection or an std.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
STDs & pelvic pain : Abdominal pain has many causes, and chlamydia has many different manifestations. You received a proper treatment, but that doesn't prove "cure." a va... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No periods: Not having a period for over 2 years is not normal. It may be the sign of a hormone problem. You should see your ob/gyn and get this checked out. Not ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bleeding: That kind of bleeding can be very normal. Sometimes the inner lining of the uterus breaks down because it is so thin from being on the pills. Othertim... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
HCG levels: I'm concerned about your levels. Get them repeated and an ultrasound in about a week. Heart tones should be seen by 7 weeks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cyst and swelling: Sometime the cyst may be large enough to put pressure on the bowel to cause swelling. Also, there can be hormonal factors that lead to cyst developmen... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Orgasm: No. It will not damage the uterus.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cyst in pregnancy: Yes. Ovarian cysts may resolve in pregnancy. Some will persist. They rarely cause problems. Ultrasound can distinguish between cysts to worry abou... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Lining.: 1 cm is normal in a menstruating women - i.e. Not menopausal.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Conception.: If your edd was by ultrasound, then you would have conceived around november 10th. You should be 8 weeks along with a fetus with an active heartbeat. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Weight: Generally, birth control pills do not cause weight gain. Although, I have had some patients claim it does. However, some patients probably lose a litt... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cramping: I would see your OB for this to see if the pregnancy is progressing normally. This symptoms could signal a miscarriage.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Lighter periods: This may be completely normal. Sometimes, the hormone levels change from month to month which may affect the amount of bleeding and cramping. Stress o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Symptoms: You should see an ob/gyn for evaluation. You might have uterine fibroids or polyps. It could also be the sign of endometriosis or ovarian cysts. A... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Breast tenderness: This is a common symptom of pregnancy. There is no magic solution. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen ( maximum 1 gram every 6 hour... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Swelling: You need to see your doctor and get tested. It could be a yeast infection or an std.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bleeding.: There is nothing about the 'tubal ligation' that would cause irregular bleeding. However, if you stopped any birth control before the procedure you mi... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hysteroscopy: If you are having it done to rule out hyperplasia, then its a pretty good test - not perfect. However if bleeding were to be abnormal, you'll still ge... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pains: Sometimes this pain may be due to a resolving ovarian cyst. It could also be a sign of endometriosis.
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pancreatic cancer: The stated cure rate hovers around 3%. Those are sad statistics. The majority of those 3% had small tumors located near the "head" of the pancreas. Th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pregnancy test: No. A cyst will not cause a false positive pregnancy test.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hypothyroidism: Maybe. You have enough circulating thyroid now, but your pituitary is working a bit harder than average to allow your level of production to stay norm... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Exercise and pulse: Young people can easily exceed the recommended pulse rate of (220-age) x 0.7. First off, it's an artificial, but fair estimate for the average person ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Spotting: If you are not on any birth control it may be due to a fluctuation in your body's hormones. Often times this can be due to stress and be of no consequ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pain: You may have an ovarian cyst which forms after ovulation. It can be quite painful. Most of time these spontaneously resolve, but the pain can be quite... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
STDs: Both gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause discharge, irritation, and odor. You should have an std test if you are concerned. If left untreated, these inf... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hysteroscopy: It is difficult to answer this without knowing the details of the procedure. If it was just a diagnostic procedure to make sure everything was alright... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Orgasm: No. You need to worry about damaging your uterus.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bleeding: It may just be bleeding from your cervix which can happen after sex. Sometime, bleeding can be due to an infection. Bleeding can also be normal in ear... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Back pain: Its hard to tell from just this information. It could be due to a cyst left. It could also just be a pulled muscle. If it's severe, get it checked o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Long cycle: Stress, hormone irregularities, or an early miscarriage could all be reasons. You're a little young for perimenopause. Keep track of your cycles and s... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Discharge: Its probably just mucus which is nothing to worry about. If you have itching, burning, or concerned about stds, get it checked out.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Miscarriage: The advantage of a d and c is that it can be done quickly and you know when it is going to happen. Misoprostol or Cytotec (misoprostol) is usually eff... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Breast infection: Follow the doctors instructions. Complete antibiotic therapy if given. Change dressings as recommended. Keep any follow up appointments. See what the ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cyst: If she is having pain, i would recommend she have a laparoscopy and have the cyst removed. Painful cysts like this are usually caused by endometriosis... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pain. : This pain might be due to adhesions or endometriosis. If it is severe, see your doctor. The only way to know for sure is to do a laparoscopy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cyst: The cyst may resolve by itself with no particular intervention. I would recommend a follow up ultrasound in 1 - 2 months. Sometimes they will resolve ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Itching: You need to see your doctor and get tested. It could be a yeast infection or an std.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
HCG: A level less than 1 is negative. You are not pregnant. If you are concerned, a repeat test in 72 hrs could be obtained, but it will almost probably ne... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cycle: I wouldn't worry at this point. It may take several months to determine what your new cycle will be like off birth control pills. Continue to monitor ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Discharge: It is likely normal vaginal discharge. If concerned, you should see your ob/gyn to be evaluated for a yeast infection.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Spotting: Probably the bleeding is from the tip of the cervix getting bumped. It is probably nothing to worry about.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bleeding: Yes. Keep taking your pills daily. Do not stop if you are bleeding in the middle of a pack. If you stop, your bleeding will probably get worse and you... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Dizzy: These all sound like normal symptoms at this point in pregnancy. Drink lots of water and try not to stand in any one position for a long time. Eat fre... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cyst in pregnancy: Yes it is safe to get pregnant with an ovarian cyst. Generally, they shrink in pregnancy. Some will persist. Ultrasound will help distinguish cysts ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bleeding: Each pack of birth control pills is inducing a period. Generic birth control pills are effective, but the levels can differ slightly from the brand a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Period: Probably this is just your period and you are not pregnant. But if you are concerned, check a urine pregnancy test in next few days.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Bowel movement.: Yes. Most women would by jealous by this regularity.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Alexander
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cyst in pregnancy: No. Ultrasound can reliably distinguish between an ovarian cyst and pregnancy.

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Dr. Alexander is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Alexander is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Alexander is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

SPECTRUM HEALTH - BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS
Completed 1996
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