Dr. Luis Gonzalez

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lansing, MI
41 years experience

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In practice for 25 years. Focusing in Pelvic Pain, Endometriosis and Robotics-Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Clinical Professor for Michigan State University. Honored with awards for teaching excellence. Home practice at Sparrow Midwest ObGyn in Lansing,Michigan. Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Enjoying photography which comes in handy when documenting my children's lives and recording surgical cases.Performed over 140 Robotic assisted cases. Love to cook and travel. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Webpage : www.lansingpelvichealth.com coming this summer !

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

421 Answers
80 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hot Flushes !: Poor core body temperature regulation is the origin of this annoying symptom. This may occur even if you are still menstruating as your thermostat rea... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Depends: Even menopausal patients with symptomatic endometriosis need to have it removed before considering ht. If the endometriosis has been surgically rem... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
ADHD: Attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity is a delicate condition. Medication is useful but other variables are often ignored. Proper sleep, avoidi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pregnant looks: The looks of pregnancy vary greatly even for the same patient ! a tight abdominal wall may hide a completely normally growing baby. The shape of you... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects some 10% of women from early adolescence until menopause. Extremely painful periods is the most comm... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Irregular bleeding: Vaginal spotting is abnormal. If sexually active, a reliable pregnancy test should be done since ectopic pregnancy often presents in this way. Ectopic... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Painful ovary: Retained ovarian tissu after hysterectomy is often painful. Having ruled out other causes, laparoscopic surgery can remove the ovary clean from the bo... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Menstrual vomiting: Nausea and vomiting during menses are not uncommon. However, the intensity you describe deserves proper evaluation. Examining your dietary patterns a... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Location: Depending on the experience of the surgeon and the location of the endometriosis. An MRI can help if the endometriosis is deep into the pelvis.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hormonal treatment: Progesterone in the oral contraceptives will antagonize the effects of estrogen and stunt the growth of endometriosis. Progesterone may modulate the p... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unlikely: The causes for menstrual disorders and varied and the treatment needs to be specific to the diagnosis.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Not exactly: Although endometriosis tissue has the same components as the endometrium the behavior is different. Inside the uterus, the lining sheds itself monthly... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Adhesions: Endometriosis cause inflammatory reaction in the area affected. Longterm this leads to adhesions and distortion of the original tissue with may interf... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Very: Depending on the amount of disease, progesterones may stunt the progression of the disease. Removal of the disease by laparoscopy may be needed if hor... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Pregnancy test...: Should always be done before renewing your depo. Most accurately done at the doctor's office. Test right away.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unlikely !: Mood disorders tend to worsen premenstrually. You may need to adjust your medication, sleep and diet (under your doctor's supervision) to improve the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Endometriosis !: Vaginal pain, bladder pain and rectal pain can all be related to endometriosis. Tampons may be aggravating the pain symptoms.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Talk to your doctor : Condoms offer extra protection against venereal diseases (sti) specially HIV . Consider this when you make your decision
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Consider medications: Medications such as ssri , depression medications such as prozac, (fluoxetine) may affect your hormones and cause these symptoms. A thyroid function t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Irregular periods...: … result from many conditions. If you are on hormonal contraception like the pill, patch, lng iud, bleeding may be from a thin endometrial lining. Oth... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Cycle return ?: This is variable and depends in factors like breast feeding. More often, the bleeding experienced is not a "period" as such. Any unexpected or increas... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: However, if pregnancy is a possibility, it should be ruled out before observing next cycles . Also hormonal contraception can result in short bleeding... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
AVM ?: Obgyn will take a full history. At 13 weeks a fetal heartbeat can be heard with a doppler stethoscope . Doctor will discuss genetic testing. May orde... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
See your doctor.: Menstrual flow may be prolonged at initiation of hormonal contraception or after iud insertion. Proper evaluation will determine the need for treatme... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Rule out pregnancy: If you are not pregnant, keep a menstrual calendar. Lighter menses is a benefit of oral contraceptives as it keeps the liner of the uterus thin.The th... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Galactorrhea: Milk letting is not exclusive to pregnancy and may happen due to medications. Also as part of low thyroid function and high prolactin. Consult with y... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
A picture may help: Ultrasound imaging may show the source and location of this fluid . Any change in quality or quantity of your menses needs medical evaluation
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Get it checked: Lumps and growths in the vulva and vagina area need to be evaluated since this may be infectious or have a potential for cancer.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably...: But a full evaluation with trans-vaginal ultrasound and hysteroscopic examination (a polyp in this picture) will complete the recommended work up for... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes.: The proximity of the opening to the bladder, vagina and anus can introduce bacteria in different sexual activities.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Cervicitis: This can be caused by chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection, may cause inflammation and and cause irregular bleeding. Completing your medication... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Gastric discomfort: Acid reflux may present this way. Also hiatal hernia and gallbladder problems. Specially suspect if after eating. Talk to your doctor as soon as possi... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Evaluation needed.: Pelvic pain may be due to endometriosis, bladder pain, colorectal and muscular issue. See a physician at the earliest convenience. A thorough evaluat... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Possible !: However, if you have created tolerance to these medications, the effects may be minimal. Ask your physician if all these are intended to be taken toge... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Reflux ?: Ask your physician if gastric reflux needs to be ruled out. Avoid spicy food and smoking specially late in the day.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Nutrition first !: As long as you are keeping up with the necessary calories and a balanced diet, most protein sources will be safe. Once you conceive, consult with your... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Sleep and diet !: Headaches are usually a symptom of another condition. Short list : sleep deprivation, bad posture, poor diet and blood pressure changes. A good histor... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Light menses: Regular menses are reassuring. The color of your flow is due to the scantiness of it. Blood tends to turn dark in this situation.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
What's normal ?: Even heavy bleeders have an occasional truce. Once pregnancy is ruled out, a menstrual calendar and checking your blood tests may help to decide if th... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Ovulation : The ovule or egg develops in a small pool of fluid on the ovary's surface. Once the egg is released during ovulation, the remains of the follicular cy... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Hormonal IUD ?: This device has proven very useful to treat your condition. Bleeding may be from your period and it can be observed. Check with your physician in case... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Dysmenorrhea : Cramping and nausea result from the hormones and inflammatory changes during menses. Any change from your normal : intensity, length of symptoms shoul... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Stretching abdomen: Deep inspiration will move your rib cage and your abdominal muscles. Talk to you obstetrician about this.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Posture and activity: Consider proper shoe-wear and supervised low back stretching. Pools are mostly hygienic and a good activity during pregnancy. Wearing goggles will kee... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Maturation: Rather than growth, steroids given during pregnancy help in organ maturation. For the lungs this is about breathing right . In the baby's liver it may... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
It varies: Chronic pelvic pain decreases the feel good hormones and chemicals in your brain. Often sex drive decreases. If pain increases with sexual activity, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Not sure.: Teas have caffeine, tisanes are herbal in nature (mint, cardamon, ginger, rose petals...). Any commercial tea you already drink should be ok speciall... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Who bought it ?: Who brought you the tea is important. Does he/she know and tasted this particular tea ? Go to a local gourmet specialist to identify it. Some vendors... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
No.: Even after 2-3 consecutive miscarriages, your chances of a successful term delivery is close to 70%.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Cystitis: The bladder is still sensitive even after the bacteria are gone. Give it some time. If the pain persists see your physician.
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gonzalez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gonzalez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Apr 8, 2012
he gave a lot of details & possibilties as well as a quick response
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thank you so much for your response. ive been going to drs for months now with several symptoms trying to figure out what is wrong & u gave options that havent been thought of that now im gonna have c...Read More
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Very true! I have endometriosis and it can make youfeel like being cut up inside,my partner had to carry me tobed as id drop to the floor in agony,will need a check up again soon 6 years since last o...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you. I had a lap in 2010 and after then I gained weight like crazy and my periods are longer than ever. :( I do not feel pain but I am so scared.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, Lansing, MI - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Lansing, MI - Winter
2013
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