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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson

Gynecology
Reno, NV
29 years experience female

About

Bio

From seeing patients in the office -- to performing a hysterectomy-- to doing an in office endometrial ablation, Dr. Hutson loves the entire field of Gynecology and Urogynecology and continues to be excited about helping patients reach their goals. She tries to make every patient feel comfortable, educated and empowered to make good healthcare decisions. Dr. Hutson enjoys helping women achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.

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.

Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
123 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Some ideas: Usually when the menstrual cycle is not regular, ovulation is not occurring regularly. When ovulation occurs, the period will happen 14 days later pr... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
3 months: Full healing of any incision takes 3 months and sometimes soft tissue changes take a little longer. You should notice significant softening of the are... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Probably normal.: A tilted cervix (or uterus) is just describing what the position of these organs is. It is not abnormal and does not need to be fixed. Some are tilted... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Not ovulating: Usually when the menstrual cycle is not regular, ovulation is not occurring regularly. When ovulation occurs, the period will happen 14 days later pr... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Might be.: The tingling you describe may be stimulation of your pelvic nerves around the time of your period. This is a common time to have increased sensation i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends.: Probably the most common reason for bleeding after a hysterectomy is granulation tissue where the vagina was sewn together. This tissue is normal heal... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
No: Use as directed and keep track of any bleeding or adverse symptoms while on it. If you think you may be pregnant, check a pregnancy test. Visit you d... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe yeast: Yeast is more likely to grow after taking antibiotics. It can cause itching and irritation. Try an over-the-counter yeast medicine first. If that do... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Cystoscopy is a procedure in which a scope is placed inside the bladder to look for any abnormalities. It is possible to see stones, masses, ulcers, e... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Let me help.: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is a type of progesterone. Progesterone stabilizes the lining of the uterus and tells it not to get any thicker. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Can be.: A hematoma is a collection of blood in your tissue and this can cause pain until it is resorbed by your body over time. Fluid in the tissue can be wat... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Absolutely.: Bowel pain from constipation is a common reason for pain after any surgery. The chance of getting constipation after surgery is high because of anesth... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Inside the vagina.: After a total hysterectomy, the vagina is sewn together at the top so there is no connection to the abdomen or pelvis. So the semen is deposited in th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
6 weeks: If the entire uterus is taken at the time of hysterectomy, then there is an incision at the top of the vagina that needs to heal for 6 full weeks befo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Anovulatory bleed?: When your period doesn't come regularly, it may mean that you did not ovulate (produce an egg) and that will make your period less predictable. This c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Generally, recancerous lesions on the vulva need to be excised. If the lesion is invasive cancer then a vulvectomy may be needed in addition to lymph ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti- inflammatories can be really helpful for menstrual cramps. Medications such as Ibuprofen advil, motrin, Aleve (naproxen) are in th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe: Ovulation occurs 2 weeks prior to your period. So, if you have 21 days between the first days of your cycles, you could ovulate on day 7. If you bleed... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Discharge is different in all women and is not very specific. Typical discharge at the time of ovulation is clear, slippery and stretchy. This may not... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Maybe.: Usually, pop and enteroceles are painless, but if you have a rectocele and tend towards constipation or harder stools at that time of the month, then ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Probably: Birth control pills increase the sex hormone globulin. This binds up some of the hormones that can cause acne at any time of the month. Hope it helps.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Still have hormones: Hysterectomy just takes the uterus out - not the ovaries which produce the hormones. Usually breast tenderness is caused by hormonal changes which occ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Up to 6 wks: Bloating is common after abdominal surgery as there is bowel irritation and swelling of the tissues. Most patients can fit back into there jeans at 5 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
It's possible.: Usually different types of surgeons need to work together to perform these operations. A general surgeon does gallbladder removal as well as appendect... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes.: Just no vaginal penetration until after 6 week check.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: It is ok to get a flu shot even with a uti.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Not usually: Usually pid would cause groin lymph nodes to enlarge not axillary nodes. Both issues need further evaluation.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
What's comfortable.: At 6 weeks after a hysterectomy, your tissues should be full strength. You can get back to all your usual activities as you feel ready. You should sti... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends.: Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc. In general, mos... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Preg vs no egg : If you are not pregnant, it may be a sign you didn't produce an egg that month. Usually when the menstrual cycle is not regular, ovulation is not occu... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: There are hundreds of types of hpv and some may cause genital warts others precancer or cancer of the cervix. Your body can get rid of the virus on it... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Procedure to drain: Marsupialization is a procedure that allows the Bartholin's cyst to drain long term. Usually an incision is made on the skin and into the cyst allowi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
No.: When the tubes are "tied" they are blocked or disconnected surgically. During a hysterectomy, the tube is either removed or disconnected from the uter... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
No.: You need to be evaluated to see why you are having pain. The healing process is 3 months after a hysterectomy. I would not expect you to still be havi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Unlikely.: Pid is "pelvic inflammatory disease" and usually occurs when bacteria ascends from the outside of the vulva up inside the genitals and spreads into th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
See your doctor: I'm not clear what "dead skin" is referring to but not normal. Would see your doctor for exam and recommendations.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
6 weeks: If the entire uterus is taken at the time of hysterectomy, then there is an incision at the top of the vagina that needs to heal for 6 full weeks befo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
As with any surgery.: Supracervical hysterectomy means removal of the uterus above the cervix. Da vinci is a tool that allows difficult surgeries to be done through small i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Cervix left in?: Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus. So partial hysterectomy means that part of the uterus was removed - usually above the cervix so the cervix is l... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Pre-cancer: Dysplasia means pre-cancer. These are changes that can occur before it becomes invasive cancer. Sometimes these pre-cancerous changes can change back ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Symptoms resolve: When your vaginal symptoms go away, the yeast infection has been treated and is no longer there.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Not ovulating: Periods are more likely to be irregular if ovulation does not occur that month. During ovulation, Progesterone levels rise and stabilize the lining in... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Not usually: Ovarian cysts are common and usually don't cause pain. Pain during menstruation can happen for many different reasons. You should see your doctor for ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Depends.: Most home pregnancy tests will pick up a positive pregnancy, 1 week after a missed period or three weeks after conception. Obviously this is not alway... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Could be.: Periods are more likely to be irregular if ovulation does not occur that month. During ovulation, Progesterone levels rise and stabilize the lining in... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Unlikely: Nexplannon secretes Progesterone which causes the secretions in the vagina and cervix to be thicker and harder for sperm to get through. As soon as it... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Antifungal cream: I would just use an over-the-counter antifungal cream as directed. There is no data to support intravaginal use of yogurt or cranberry juice to treat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
You're lucky.: Not all women have symptoms of menopause. Menopause is defined as no periods for 1 year off hormones. So, if you have missed 4 periods, you are not q... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Hormone change?: A woman's period will come 2 weeks after ovulation occurs, if ovulation does not occur, the period will be unpredictable and may come early or late. O... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Hormonal changes: See your doctor to further evaluate and check some lab work such as prolactin, tsh, and female hormones.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hutson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hutson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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It's been 7 years since I've had a child and have been trying really hard. I've had an abnormal pap and its very scary I have to go bacApril
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I Will try to find a doctor who will see .me without. Insurance.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm 4 days away from being 3 weeks post op from LSH

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

BANNER GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

AOA
Top Doctor, Third Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Reno, NV - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Nevada State Medical society
Washoe County Medical Society
Renown Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
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