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Dr. Douglas Lawson

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Portage, IN
29 years experience male

Locations

Office

Portage, IN

Address

3564 Scottsdale Street, Portage, IN
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My office hours

Wednesday: 830am - 430pm
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About

Bio

Board certified OB/GYN practicing in Northwestern Indiana.

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

2.1K Answers
37 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: If you are on a lower dose pill taking your pill late frequently might cause some breakthrough bleeding. Have your gyn review the pill you are on and... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: 7mm would likely be consistent with the endometrium specimen that shows mild proliferative. Proliferative just means the lining is getting prepared f... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Pre ejaculate has about 20 million sperm in it. In addition many men continue to make more pre ejaculate during sex, which again is why the pull out ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Follicle: Each month you produce egg cysts called follicles. Your ultrasound like showed a left sided dominant follicle of the right size or showed evidence of... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Timing: I don't do any form of abortion, but usually you should be getting some cramping and/or bleeding with a few hours to couple of days after use of this ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends: Depends on which antibiotic, which bacteria is growing and the level of resistance that bacteria has to the antibiotic being used. Also, if you docto... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Not directly. : Many vaginal infections actually come from bacteria and yeast from the anal region. For example bacterial vaginosis bacterial usually come from the r... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Tear or cut: A tear or cut in the cervix which may be due to pushing a baby through an incompletely dilated cervix, use of dilators by a gyn during a D&C and other... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Annovulatory cycle: You may not have ovulated this month and therefore only had breakthru bleeding. However, if you had a negative urine pregnancy test be aware they tu... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Could be: It could be some mid cycle spotting or possibly spotting due to implantation. Consider having your doctor order a serum pregnancy test about 14 days ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends on symptoms: In general if you are not bleeding or having significant cramps its very likely you are going to have a normal pregnancy. However, there are no guara... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Menarche: The age of thelarche (breast development) and menarche (onset of ovulation and periods) has dropped in this country to around age 10 or so. However, ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pelvic exam: I'm assuming you mean a pelvic exam and certainly we do feel the areas of the ovaries for enlargement, which may mean cysts. However, obesity limits ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: You might need to have either your pill dose or type changed. While a small amount of breakthrough bleeding may occur in the first couple of cycle pa... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Annovulatory cycle: You may not have ovulated this month resulting in a lack of your period. If on birth control (some women use it for cycle control or before they are ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pimples: this almost sounds like early herpes infection. I would get evaluated by a gynecologist.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Couple things: You could be pregnant and this could be implantation bleeding or you could just be having breakthrough bleeding from not ovulating this month. Check ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe: Next choice and Plan B work best if taken within 24 hours. Waiting 4 days in general is not advisable. And of course using a condom is even a better... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Range: In general i mostly see high 150's to 170's at that age. Just to clarify in case you are wondering, the rate has nothing to do with your babie's gend... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: You may need to see your gyn to rule out pregnancy and if not pregnant, you may need a change in your pill dose. Many woman are on very low dose pill... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Check for pregnancy: You could be pregnant and this could be implantation bleeding, which is normal. It could be breakthrough bleeding as well from not ovulating this mon... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Bleeding vs. menses: Not all vaginal bleeding is your menses, so while we typically don't see pregnancy symptoms this early, if your last cycle was light consider that you... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Not usually: There may be a variety of issues going one. You probably need to be evaluated. One of the things to consider would be having intercourse shortly bef... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Infection possible: Because of the foul odor, you should probably be seen to rule out infection. If you are a tampon user and leave it in for prolonged periods of time, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Prostaglandins: Semen has a chemical in it that can cause uterine contractions. Female orgasm also causes a few contractions of the uterus as well. However, there a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Not likely: You probably had a defective condom or picked it up at some other point. Chlamydial infection for women usually happens thru unprotected sex. Condo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Pregnancy: As long as your doctors left behind some normal ovarian tissue you should be fine. However, if you were told you have polycystic ovarian syndrome, yo... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Somewhat possible: If you got semen on your finger and then put it directly into her vagina, i suppose that's possible though much less likely than if the condom broke o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
HPV: It is very likely that he is positive as well. Certainly i would make that assumption. Hpv has recently been show to cause throat cancer. Using a c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends on state : Many states now require some paternity information. However, obviously occasionally a woman may have more than one partner, or may not remember who t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: It sounds like she is having breakthrough bleeding and not 2 periods per month. She should probably see her gyn for a change in birth control. Howe... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Typical estrogen S.E: If you read the package insert most drug companies list a large number of possible side effects. The most likely side effects can be related to the p... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends : It really depends on what the C-section was done for and what likely caused your infants death. If it was a stillbirth it is even more concerning. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Not likely: In general it shouldn't be a problem without knowing the specifics of the activity you are talking about. Even in early pregnancy a fall, exercise an... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Perineal pain: I'm a gyn so this isn't my area of expertise, but i'm also a 45 year old male. I would guess this could be some prostate swelling or discomfort. It d... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
It can be: If this has been your norm for a number of years, it may very well be normal. If this is new for you, it may not be. If its new you could have some ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: You can experience post partum depression from abortion or miscarriage just like women who deliver full term pregnancies. Some women also regret the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Luteal phase defect: Low Progesterone levels may be associated with a cause of recurrent miscarriage called a luteal phase defect and is treatable with first trimester pro... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Diet: Never heard of either one being a real issue in pregnancy. In fact sugar snap peas are a good source of folate, (folic acid) which is important in pr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Could be: It certainly is possible and since part of the goal of Clomid (clomiphene) is to assist with conception, i would check a pregnancy test now or at leas... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Couple of ideas: The small fibroid could actually be adenomyosis, which has the exact same symptoms. Another possibility would be endometriosis. Often times areas of... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Post pill amenorrhea: You could have post pill amenorrhea (no menses), which does after sometimes after stopping your pill. However, with your symptoms, i would be incline... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
MFM consult time: You need to see a maternal fetal medicine specialist for a thorough consultation. You could have a variety of issues like lupus, to factor 5 leiden m... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Menorrhagia: If your blood loss has been going on for 2 weeks and not really slowing down, its time to see an ob/gyn provider so it can treated. The pulling may b... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Amenorrhea: You could have several different issues. In addition to pregnancy this could be hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or j... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Odor: Probiotics might help, but a product called rephresh ph may as well. Organic yogurt douches may help (home made yogurt mixed with sterile water to ma... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Period sex: As long as the egg hasn't been expelled yet, you can conceive. In addition not all bleeding is your period. In addition if this isn't the only time y... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
A couple things: It could be contractions, it could be gallbladder pain, it could just be gas pain. Best course of action is call your OB and describe it and any othe... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Cycle days: Cycle days are counted from start of on period to the start of next, so if that is 34 days then around day 17 is best bet. You might want to consider... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Terazol (terconazole): Yes, let it come out on its own.

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Aug 14, 2014
Excellent HealthTap physician with educated, thoughtful, precise and in-depth answers. Great bedside manner. Highly recommend.
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Lawson is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor. Always enjoy reading her insightful answers. Highly recommended.
May 27, 2013
Very expert responses.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I do appreciate your answering me. I work in healthcare. I needed to know what the possibilites could be since I cannot get into see my obgyn until July 28th. Thanks so ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you so much for a quick and detailed reply. I appreciate you taking time from your schedule to answer my question. I've learned alot
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I am having an ultrasound next week. My dr wasn't very concerned or attentive but due to my family history I want to be checked out further

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTERS

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Louisville, KY - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Kentucky - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Northwest Indiana, IN - Summer
2013
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