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Dr. Anne Rodriguez

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ventura, CA
31 years experience

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Ventura, CA

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2900 Loma Vista 205, Ventura, CA
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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41 Answers
4 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Many possibilities: Many things can cause "normal" pain during pregnancy: "round ligament pain", which is thought to be a stretching or pulling one of the uterine ligamen... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes this can be a normal sensation, even though it rarely means the baby is actually only on one side of the uterus. It is more common that what a wom... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Unknown: Cervical dyslasia is caused by the hpv viruses. It can go away without treatment but the chance of that depends on the severity of the dysplasia and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends on location: It may depend on the state you live in, but in california girls under 18 have privacy rights with regard to reproductive care, so a patient would have... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Several methods: Cervical dysplasia can be treated by a cone biopsy or leep procedure (in which a small portion of the cervix is removed), or sometimes by laser or cry... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: If her pap smear was abnormal, she should follow her doctors advice for the next step in testing. Smoking and oral contraceptives are both associated ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Unknown: Right now it is unknown how long the duration of the immunologic effect of the hpv vaccine will last.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Unlikely: Pelvic pain can be a symptom of cervical cancer, but usually when it is more advanced. You should definitely talk to your doctor about your symptoms a... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Symptoms: Yeast usually causes discharge and/or itching. Bladder infections usually cause frequent urination and burning with urination.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: Many primary care doctors are comfortable with this, including internists (internal medicine) and family medicine doctors, but of course an ob/gyn is ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
See below: Cin3 is always something that needs to be discussed with the doctor, and almost always treated. There are highly effective treatments, so in that sens... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes it can be a symptom.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Exenteration: A pelvic exenteration is the removal of most or all pelvic structures (bladder, uterus, rectum) for cancer (usually recurrent) in the pelvic organs (m... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ovarian cancer test: The best initial test for someone with symptoms of ovarian cancer (bloating, gastrointestinal changes, abdominal pain, urinary symptoms) is a transvag... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Low: Although some uterine cancers have familial genetic predispositions, these are a rare cause of uterine cancer. The biggest risk factor for uterine can... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Screening test: A pap is a sampling of the cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. It is a screening test for the abnormal cells that can lead to cervica... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible: Endometriosis and adenomyosis can be stimulated by the estrogen hormone and relatively suppressed by the progesterone hormone. Since progesterone leve... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Although some cysts can be associated with lack of ovulation, which can cause skipped periods, it should never be considered normal unless/until evalu... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Just that: Tell them just what you said, that you would like to make an appointment, and it will be your first visit.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Should be: Based on your cancer history, HRT should be safe but there can be other contraindications so you should discuss it with your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Usually infection is asymptomatic.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
This is common: The question may have meant that you have NOT had your period since August. Birth control can fail, so absence of a period should always prompt consid... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Large differential: There are many possible explanations including irritation from bra or clothing, infection, mastitis, a glandular problem including hidradenitis suppur... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Various options: There are various options to lighten periods to keep from developing anemia. Birth control pills, contraceptive implants, progesterone based IUDs are ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer commonly spreads by the cancer cells sloughing off the ovary, floating in the abdominal cavity, and planting in other areas, especially... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Lymph nodes: Endometrial cancer typically spreads first by invading the muscle wall of the uterus, and then spreading through the lymph system to the nearby lymph ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Unclear: What was probably meant was that when they took the sample from your cervix for the pap smear, that not enough cells were seen to make a reading one w... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Probably: You should always ask your doctor, but generally it is not usually a problem.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: No, it would not damage your reproductive organs, but there is a chance it could cause adhesions (scar tissue) leading to pain or infertility.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pelvic exenteration: There is no such thing as a pelvic "exoneration" although some people mispronounce "exenteration" to make it sound similar. A pelvic exenteration is t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Unlikely: An endometrial biopsy requires placing a speculum in the vagina. For a virginal woman, it can sometimes be accomplished without disturbing an intact h... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Never: Cryosurgery is never used on invasive cervical cancer. It is sometimes used on cervical dysplasia. It would typically not be used more than one series... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, but it is extraordinarily rare.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Screening test: A sampling of cells from the cervix to test for the cellular changes that can lead to cervical cancer- it is a screening test and not usually a diagno... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: If the period is somewhat heavy, the blood can interfere with the ability to read the pap smear well, and may need to be repeated. With the newer liqu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect by pelvic examination in many circumstances, so a "normal" exam doesnt rule it out.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
See below: From a public health standpoint, the control of genital warts and cervical and penile cancers is much more effective if both sexes are vaccinated. For... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Vulvar cancer: Vulvar cancer in many, if not most, women is caused by the hpv viruses. Any behavior leading to increased exposure to the viruses (such as multiple se... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: The pap smear is only designed to screen for the abnormal cells that are "dysplastic" or precancerous, not to test for any of those infections.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: The virus (hpv) that causes cervical cancer can be transmitted by the oral route.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
See provider: There are a few different reasons for odor in a vaginal discharge, including normal mucus, bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, other sexually transmitte... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rodriguez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer saved my life! Thanks :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1991MD
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