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Dr. Luis Gonzalez

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lansing, MI
40 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

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421 Answers
80 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 40 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 40 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is often associated with infertility. Weight gain contributes to menstrual irregularity. You should be treated by a specialist that can ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
See a gynecologist: New growths on the vulvar area are never normal. These may be allergic, due to pad contact during menses. Any common skin conditions benign and cancer... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Get checked !: A seemingly trivial head trauma that causes pressure symptoms is always of concern. Call your physician.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No : Symptoms of endometriosis vary. Pain during sex is a common one.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hormonal effect: Mild dilatation of kidneys is often the effect of maternal Progesterone on the baby. If the amniotic fluid is normal chances are that there's no signi... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Clots ?: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will thicken the endometrial lining and cause uniform shedding of the lining. Like a chemical d and c . Follow up... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Talk to your doctor : Menopausal symptoms can be teated successfully. Hormones are safe but other alternatives treatments are available.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
The color of urine: May be affected by dehydration showing deep yellow as it concentrates as the body tries to save water. Dietary by-products and vitamins may be respons... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Pelvic congestion: Menstrual cycle promotes inflammatory changes in the uterus. The nerves that supply your legs and lower back are influenced by these changes. If he pa... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes !: There's no penalty for starting early. This may be convenient if you are traveling or fear you'll forget.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endometriosis: The probability of endometriosis, a chronic, often progressive condition , is high with these symptoms. Specially if the symptoms are becoming worse w... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Missed period: This is the first and most common sign. Fortunately, over the counter urine pregnancy tests are accurate and affordable
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Careful !: Just over drinking water will not flush the bacteria once it's attached and causing symptoms. Over drinking water will drop your blood sodium which ma... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Immediately !: An allergy and a side effect are not the same. It may take several doses to cause nausea and vomiting . An allergic reaction such as face swelling a... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Just the pain: A nerve block decreases the pain reception from the area served by the specific nerve. However, the treatment of endometriosis depends on tissue conf... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Delayed reaction: Some allergies may be of delayed onset. Also it's possible that another medication has combined with the first own to cause the symptoms. Last, sun ex... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Anatomy: Sometimes physicians need to be asked their opinion point blank. The physician may not want to make you self conscious, specially if this anatomic va... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unlikely !: Pregnancy can still happen but odds are small since you've used most if not all of your fertilizable eggs by now. Ask your doctor to do an fsh blood ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Stretch !: Stretching our back and joints is important, just standing and stretching every so often will help. Proper "restorative sleep" , hydration, wight cont... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not always.: Even if you object abortion, you will be informed of the likelihood of inheritable conditions in the baby. The expecting couple can use this informati... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Easier procedure: Dental work is stressing since the mouth is a narrow space and very sensitive. It can help for both dentist and patient in order to shorten the lengt... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not such a thing.: Pregnancy and maternity is hard to time with the rest of your life, career and relationships. Having the support of the prospective father and/or your... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Very rare !: Maternal mortality is rare in the U.S. So low that it is expressed as deaths per every 100, 000 live births ! due to prenatal care, modern anesthes... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Basic precautions: Father and baby should be fine as long as her covers his nose and mouth and washes his hands . Basic precautions go a long way.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Heat !: The pizza oven heats to some 800 degrees farenheiht. Not much survives this temperature. This also applies to frozen pizza, provided it hasn't been mi... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Menarche: This is what the start of periods is called. Depending on the ethnicity of this child , age 9 is not premature. Body fat composition has much to do w... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Gynecologist : In females and gynecologist for proper diagnosis of pelvic pain and infertility.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
General anesthesia: Since the abdomen is filled with gas, general anesthesia is best to relax the abdomen and manage the discomfort that this gas would cause.
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A member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hormonal Replacement: Hormonal therapy (ht) may be necessary after hysterectomy if both ovaries were removed. Extensive or "bad" endometriosis is not a contraindication for... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Cervicitis: Cervicitis is a very general diagnosis meaning inflammation of the cervix. The cervix is like a nose and produces mucus from hormonal changes, infecti... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes : Unless you don't have it . The magnification provided by laparoscopy can show even small changes. Sampling and excision of the suspicious lesions can ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Get a diagnosis: Secondary dysmenorrhea is a condition that requires a basic work up. The treatment will depend on the diagnosis. Meanwhile, provided you are not aller... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not likely !: Tooth infections are localized at first. If neglected , an abcess will form. If it goes to your bloodstream , then it can hurt the baby as well. See y... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 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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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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