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Dr. Lonna Larsh

Family Medicine
Capitola, CA
31 years experience female

Locations

Lonna Larsh, Holistic Family Doctor

Capitola, CA

Address

4450 Capitola Rd, Suite 260A, Capitola, CA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Fax

8314210770

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

712 Answers
251 Agrees
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Colonoscopy?: Sounds like perhaps someone thought you had diverticulitis, given the antibiotics you were prescribed. You should have some sort of test to check int... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Do: Do eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. Try at least one new one a week. Shoot for 9 servings a day.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Confused: Kidney stones are located in the kidneys, not the uterus. Perhaps you have something else in your uterus, like fibroids. Fibroids can prevent you fr... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Crazy high dose: You need to see a doctor to wean you off this drug gradually. That is a very high dose. Don't stop suddenly because you could have seizures. Perhap... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Most: Most women only need to get pap smears every 3 years, not every year.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: Most people who take zoloft don't gain much weight, if any. 5# in a year is fairly typical. Some people do gain substantial amounts though. The onl... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: They are very painful and can take a long time to heal, but they can heal by themselves. The medications only really help with pain, they don't actua... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Early pregnancy can cause some mild cramping, but generally women don't have any pain at all. If you are having pain, you need to see a doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Pepto-bismol has a salicylate in it, similar to what is in aspirin. You should not take this in pregnancy.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Anytime tests are done, only the tests the doctor orders are done. If you had a test for a UTI and you are worried you have something else (like preg... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Certain kinds: Of kidney disorders result in an inability of the kidneys to retain potassium. This means that the kidneys pee out all the potassium. Most kidney di... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Stay: Stay active. Exercise has been shown to keep your brain as well as your body young.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A new TipTap: To avoid headache; keep life simple, get plenty sleep; water is so good!
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: It's rare, but it happens.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
RICE: Rest (stay off it, possibly use crutches for a while), Ice, Compression (wear an ankle brace or an ACE wrap), Elevation (Keep the ankle/ankles elevate... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Most likely: You should always ask your own doctor, but the ingredients in theraflu are generally safe during pregnancy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Stopping antidepressants can be easy for some but horrible for others. The best thing to do is talk with your doctor for a plan in weaning down. The... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: If you repeatedly have negative pregnancy tests, you are not pregnant. The tests are quite accurate.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Cause of headaches?: Migraines have several potential underlying causes and/or triggers. Vasculitis is one such potential cause. Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pregnancy test: When women have irregular periods, the only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to do a test.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Listen to your doc: If your heart disease is so severe that you can't undergo restenting, you are not a candidate to have your hernia repair. To have a hernia repair you... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Small tear?: If you have never had sex, then you probably are having small tears of your hymen. The hymen will stretch or tear when you have sex, and you will ble... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Most likely : It's your back. If you had a kidney infection, you would have a fever and would feel quite sick. Kidney stones are usually extremely painful. Althou... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Many of us have staph living in our noses. It is often completely harmless. It only needs to be treated if we are having recurrent skin infections, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No, but: It is common. When starting depo-provera, it's very common to have bleeding changes - these include not bleeding at all, bleeding at random times for ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
You do need help: I am assuming you have a doctor, since you had blood work done. You need to get checked and have more tests done to figure out the cause of the eleva... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Miscarriage: It's possible that your miscarriage was not complete. You may have some tissue still left inside you. You need to see a doctor.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See a doctor: You really do need help; more than you can get on health tap. If you are now 26 and you have not had a period in 15 years, you will need to have lab ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pretty untlikely: Tubal ligations are almost 100% effective. You could be pregnant if the doc made a mistake in surgery and didn't really tie your tubes, but tied some... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possible, not likely: If the PVC comes at just exactly the right time (or really at the wrong time), it can cause v-tach. It's called the r on t phenomenon. If the ventri... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See a doc: You can do a pregnancy test at home. They are pretty reliable from the day you miss your period. Regardless of whether or not you are pregnant, you ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
What exam?: You should speak with your doctor about this, or his (or her) office staff. Most of the time, doctors are happy to have a support person in the room ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: If i understand you correctly, you had your ovaries removed 2 months ago. If this is right, you will not get periods any more. If you still have an ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Midcycle bleeding: This is not that unusual. Lots of women have bleeding in the middle of their cycle. If you could have been exposed to an std you should be checked, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
NCS: Nerve conduction studies are often done with EMG to get a better idea of whether or not nerves are involved. Here's a link to information on nerve co... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Diabetes and pee: Diabetics pee a lot when their blood sugar is high. High blood sugar causes there to be sugar in the urine, where it is not normally present. The su... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No easy way: If you are on the pill, you can start another packet right now and your period will most likely stop sooner than it would otherwise. If you are not on... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
NO: Neither shorten life if taken as directed. Toprol (metoprolol) and propanolol are quite similar medications. You should have no problem switching fr... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Some patches cannot be cut in half, but the CombiPatch (estradiol and norethindrone) can be.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
About the same: In general, cheese is not the best choice for weight loss. It's high in saturated fat and generally high in calories. One or two deli slices a day i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No : Promethazine vc is Promethazine and phenylephrine; basically 2 medications that combat congestion. There is another medication available called Prome... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: The flu doesn't make your testicles hurt. Why do you think you have the flu? Is it because you have a fever and ache all over? If so, that could be... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Probably normal: Some people naturally have one pupil larger than the other. If you haven't talked with a doctor about your migraines, you should, just to be sure the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Almond milk is a very healthy choice. No adult actually needs cow's milk. What is needed is calcium, but this can be obtained from many non-dairy so... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fever: Fever over 100.5 is always concerning in a baby under 6 weeks old.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Normal probably: Sometimes it's like that. If you think you might be pregnant, do a test. Otherwise, don't worry about it. This period is just a little different for... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Safe, yes: But it may not be necessary. If you are having digestion problems, it won't hurt to try taking digestive enzymes with your meals. People with pancre... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Self cleaning: Vaginas don't need to be cleaned; they are self cleaning. Douching is dangerous. It can introduce more bacteria and irritate the tissues. If you ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not from sperm: I'm assuming this lump on your face is an infection, which is why your doctor gave you an antibiotic to use. It is a pretty far-fetched idea that you... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not likely: This is a pretty low risk event, but it is always possible. It only takes one sperm at the right time. In this case, it's pretty unlikely you were o... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 8, 2014
Dr. Larsh is knowledgeable, caring, and understands the mind/body approach to holistic medicine. She gives outstanding advice, and is point on, and accurate in her assessments and answers.
Oct 12, 2013
Dr Larsh is clearly a family practice physician who has a holistic mind/ bind approach. She is providing an excellent public service via Healthtap. com. I endorse Dr. Larsh.
Mar 11, 2014
Dr Larsh has a vast fund of knowledge that allows for effectively contributing to this online community of health.
HealthTap member
Thank you! I do have sleep apnea. My doc says the CPAP seems to be doing its job. I use it every night, all night. I don't wake refreshed but better than I used to. I sleep through the night from 9pm-...Read More
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thank you for your time. iI cant see myself cheating on my wife. iI think she has a low livita.iI know iI probably spelled that wrong but thats wut iI think. maybe having kids messed with her hormones...Read More
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Thank you :). I have never used these types of tests before {cheap internet ones} but I figured I wasnt pregnant if it was negative. Im so sorry for confusing you :) Its hard to fit everything in 150...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Santa Cruz, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Santa Cruz, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Santa Cruz, CA - Winter
2013
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