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Dr. Laurence Fakinos

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mission Viejo, CA
34 years experience

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Mission Viejo, CA

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Mission Viejo, CA
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Gas is gas: Very unlikely to be quickening at 12 weeks. Most likely, "bubbling gas feelings" are just that - gas. Gas pains can be mildly uncomfortable as you ex... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Probably ok: It's not unusual to get an occasional period that is different in character from your typical period. Especially if you're on a hormonal contraceptiv... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
OCP's: If you're having prolonged periods on birth control pills, you probably just need to find a different pill. It does not mean that you are infertile. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Wt GAIN: Baseline weight for her height is at low end of normal bmi range. Her wt gain of 22lbs is slightly ahead of normal for 24 wks (ave wt gain for 24 wks... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Cramping: Pregnant women experience braxton-hicks in many different ways. Most commonly they feel like menstrual cramps, tightening or hardening of the abdomen... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Very unlikely: Birth control pill companies like to quote statistics that the pills are 99% effective. Maybe under the most ideal of circumstances, but most experts ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Many changes: Most women experience some combination of symptoms including: menstrual irregularities, irritability, mood changes, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, n... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Don't worry, b happy: You didn't mention if your period this week was on schedule as expected. If so, your period is usually a good indicator that you're not pregnant and y... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Not normal: If you're not on any hormonal contraceptive and you haven't had a period for 2 months, you should see your gyn for an evaluation. You may be pregnant;... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Multiple risks: Advanced maternal age is associated w/ increased risk for many complications of pregnancy including miscarriage, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
No, not ok: Gas-like cramps fairly common. The discharge should be evaluated by your provider to rule out infection, or other potential concerns. The water brea... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Your pill's working: If you're asking because your not getting a period, you shouldn't worry about being pregnant. It's a very common side effect of the pill. If you're ta... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
It depends..: It will usually be the the same as it was before you were on the pill.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Palpitations?: If you are healthy, it's probably palpitations that could be caused by stress or anxiety. Obviously, yo9u should get it checked out by your gp or inte... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
PMS: By definition, PMS symptoms occur between ovulation and the onset of your period. That means the two weeks immediately before your period. Therefore... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Naturally, you should do a pregnancy test. If negative, and your period is not usually late or irregular, you should wait another week and then see yo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
OCP's: Yes, but only after confirming you're not pregnant. Most physicians will have you wait for your period or have you do a pregnancy test.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Evening primrose: Evening primrose has been shown to improve pms symptoms. It's available in oil form and also supplements. Many of my patients use a product called p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Usually Yes: Many women experience breast tenderness on ocps. For most, it usually does diminish with time. One way to decrease the breast side effects are to use ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Gas in your intestines can distend the abdomen anywhere in the abdominal cavity.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fakinos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Should be reliable.: Most readily available preg tests should be reliably accurate as early as 2 weeks after conception. No test is 100% failsafe.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Fakinos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fakinos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. I actually saw my dr today, they are doing a u/a and I am going to start seeing MFM sooner than planned.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1988MD
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