Dr. Marina Maslovaric

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irvine, CA
17 years experience female

Locations

OC WOMAN OB-GYN

Irvine, CA

Address

113 Waterworks Way, Suite 110, Irvine, CA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

9497279994

About

Bio

Dedicating my life to medicine came naturally. My family has a strong tradition of contributing to society and helping others. My grandfather, father and brother all served in the army. My other grandfather was a farmer but served as a medic during World War II. My mother and one aunt are both caregivers and another aunt is a physician in Croatia. I have chosen Obstetrics and Gynecology because it embodies the best of every field of medicine, from menarche to senility and from preventive care to surgery. I strive to serve my patients with sensitive handling of their diverse needs. As a physician I am dedicated in participating in humanitarian work including surgical medical missions abroad.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
46 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Abscess: Sounds like you have an infection. These might need to be drained in the office and most of the time people have to take antibiotics for the abscess t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple". Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Possibly: One possibility is pregnancy which is easy to determine with a urine test you get at a local pharmacy or any health clinic, including schools / colleg... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Changes do happen: With abstinence blood supply to the vagina will diminish by a small degree. As a result all the lubricating glands decrease and vaginal skin become ti... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Typically normal: Slight transient hormone imbalance and small transient polyps are most common reasons. Usually it resolves on its own. If it persists with future mens... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Very slim: Depends on type of surgery you had but chances of pregnancy after tubal ligation are extremely rare.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
2 possibilities: 1. Explore if there is an underlying cause - can be an immune system issue, another concomminant infection, or genital hygene habit? 2. Maybe you are... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Maybe: Discharge is increased in pregnancy, typically it is white and this is considered normal. Now another very common issue in pregnancy is a vaginal yeas... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Normal: It is normal to have spotting or bleeding during the inactive pills. Typically when you start the new pack within 1-2 days on the active pill the "per... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: If you had blood tests for antibodies for both herpes type 1 and type 2 virus then for sure you can say you were never exposed to the virus and will n... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Possible,but rare: Herpes is a very contageous virus, so it is possible to get via sharing razors. In general you should never share razors since you can get many differ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Possibly reschedule: You can definitely use Plan B prior to iud beinb placed, its not dangerous but you only want to place the iud once you know you are not pregnant 100%.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Can be asymptomatic: Ectopic pregnancy can at times be without symptoms - meaning a woman will not feel any pain nor have bleeding. It is very important to see a doctor ea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: If you are throwing up in early labor you are dehydrated and should be in the hospital so you can get IV hydration, and medications for nausea.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Unlikely cancer: What you are describing are most likely signs of a vaginal infection and / or a bladder infection. These are easy to treat. You should see a doctor a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Over the counter?: Even tough manufacturers advertise great accuracy - over the counter tests are probably not as reliable as advertised in first 2 weeks of pregnancy. Y... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Wait 2 months: Cytotec (misoprostol) is out of your system pretty fast - typically within 1-2 hours. As far as Cytotec (misoprostol) use is concerned it is safe to g... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Probably cervix: Are you up to date on your pap smear? Do you spot even if you have an orgasm without vaginal intercourse? Spotting related to intercourse is in most c... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Depends on woman: Some women have vaginal and cervical glands that are more hormone sensitive and will increase production of discharge during ovulation. Some women do... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
None: Most birth control pills have 2 hormones - a type of estrogen and progestin. Most women don't have any side effects with the pill. Some people if they... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Most stay unchanged: How large is your ovarian cyst? Most resolve after 13th week , but if you still have it at 20 weeks it should be checked regularly for growth. Most ov... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Preterm labor: You are preterm. Full term is at 37 weeks. You definitely need to be in the hospital especially if your bag of water broke because infection of labor ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Pain from atrophy: Vaginal Estrogens can help with pelvic pain in women who are in menopause especially if you have vaginal atrophy. If you don't get better in 4 weeks ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Best to avoid excess: In general soy intake should be limited in women. There is really no science to guide us as to how much soy is too much. We do know that soy products ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Depends: Pill is one form of contraception. There are many other options: nuvaring, injections, implants in the arm, etc. Pill you have to take at the same tim... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Numbing the vagina: Anbesol is not indicated for use in vaginal area. If you want to use numbing medicine you need to see a doctor to get a prescription for a specially f... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Big problem: What you are describing is pretty concerning. These are powerful medications and should not be used at such high quantities. I suggest you see a psych... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Depends: Duphaston - is a hormonal medication. It can cause weight gain but in a small percentage of people, typically.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Germ protection: The coarse texture is meant to trap dirt and bacteria, and keep it out of inner genitalia. It has also been said that pubic hair forms an air pocket t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
HPV test vs PAP test: There are 2 tests that are done now: hpv test and pap test. If your hpv test is positive and pap smear normal - it will most likely stay that way for ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Baby will not fit: "baby being too large for mothers pelvis" means that due to the shape and size of the passage between the pelvic bones the baby will not be able to fi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Like any surgery but: Cesarean during labor carries slightly higher risks of infection and bleeding versus a scheduled cesarean. Also if it is a first abdominal surgery the... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Yes: Decreasing caffeine, accupuncture, botanicals and foods that cleanse the liver to help eliminate estrogen better. Also there are anti-inflammatory her... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Smart bugs: Each antibiotic has a specific mechanism to attach bacteria. When bacteria change their own structure they can escape this mechanism, meaning antibio... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 26, 2013
Dr. Maslovaric is an amazing doctor that gives her patients the attention they deserve. It is a pleasure working with her.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Maslovaric is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Maslovaric is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ty don't have medical so idk should I take pregnancy test?
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thanks1 scheduled for my 3rd repeat ultrasound and then wesll talk about cyst removal.
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Never known before. ....thanks Doc. ..you are so sweet.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

kaiser FOUNDATION HOSPITAL - LOS ANGELES

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