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Dr. Jane Van Dis

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pasadena, CA
19 years experience female

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Pasadena, CA

Address

Pasadena, CA
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Bio

Labor & Delivery Care, Fibroid Management, Vulvodynia, Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy, Hysteroscopy, Menorrhagia, Family Planning, Menopausal Health

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Normal: It's normal to have brown/black blood every period. Darker blood is just older blood. The uterus not evacuating quickly when there's blood there. Yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Not all women have increased soreness of their breasts and/or nipples as a sign of early pregnancy. If you had that sensation earlier and it's gone ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Cardiovascular: Cardiovascular exercise is one of the best ways to help with the transition through menopause.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Interval training: The best form of exercise you can do is a combination of cardio and strength training, called interval training. Using cardio and light weights you g... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can get pregnant actually on ANY day of your cycle. I typically tell patients that there are no SAFE days in a cycle. Having said that, som... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Imaging: The next step would be to see a gynecologist and get some imaging done to see how big this fibroid is and where it's located. Big fibroids can be ver... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes, definitely: These types of periods are perfectly normal.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Number of reasons: Sometimes this type of bleeding pattern can be due to fluxuations in hormone levels of estrogen and progresterone. Sometimes they might be indicative... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes, for a second: The numbing needle only hurts for about 2 seconds and then the medicine immediately takes over. Initially the medicine can have a burning sensation, b... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: If you had or have unprotected sex, you can get pregnant. You can consider taking a home pregnancy test about 5 days before your period is due. If i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Not clear: It's not clear what your question is. It's normal to miss a period due to pregnancy, it's one of the definitions of pregnancy. If this wasn't your qu... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Average length at this gestational age would be 4.1 to 5.4, so your baby definitely falls within that range. Good luck!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Hard to say: Just because you're cycle is 25 to 28 days, doesn't predict when you ovulate. You may ovulate normally on day number nine or day14. And both of those... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Not too long: It's only been 8 weeks so definitely could be bleeding from the vaginal cuff. That could be completely normal. I wouldn't worry but i would get it che... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Lab errors do occur, so definitely within the realm of possibility. Seemingly your HCG should have been positive 10 days following conception. It's ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on what type of arrhythmia you have. Most arrhythmias are okay for vaginal delivery, but you need the advice of your ob/gyn or a maternal ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: But unlikely. There is a certain type of ovarian cyst that causes overproduction of estrogen and that could cause breast pain, though those cysts are... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Any time you have sex, whether "protected" or not, you could get pregnant. That's because no form of contraception is 100% perfect at preventing pregn... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Possibly: THe best is always to take a home pregnancy test, as they are quite accurate. If you're 7 days late, take a test and then you'll know. At 7 days aft... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Can be normal: Brown blood is just old blood and doesn't necessarily mean that anything bad or wrong has happened. Normal for you to have bright red bleeding, then ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: You shouldn't be worried from a perspective of preventing pregnancy, however it may be that this specific brand of birth control isn't good at control... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Combined OCs: Combined estrogen and progesterone are typically going to be the best at treating endometriosis, if that's what you are referring to by "endo." Proge... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: I think you should know all of your options. Of course, your cyst is small, and a lot of doctors won't operate for cysts that small. A lot depends o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Normal: It would be normal to have bleeding still on day #4. Bright red is a normal color and clots can be normal as well. What's different as well is that ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Definitely: Definitely can use that to help clear your sinuses, no problem at all. Saline nasal spray or a neti pot are some additional ideas to help.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Normal: These CT findings you describe are completely normal. Nothing at all to worry about
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Likely okay: You'll likely be okay. 8 doses is the majority of the tube. Ideally, of course, you finish the tube. If you're worried you can see doctor to make s... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Period?: Regardless of being on progesterone, it sounds as if you had sequential negative pregnancy test that you are not pregnant. I would take your doctor's... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: It's a bummer, but yes, this can definitely be normal. The brownish component is just old blood from the uterus. For whatever reason the uterus didn'... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Possibly: Anytime the penis comes in contact with the vagina, there's a possibility for getting pregnant. Having an ejaculation actually increases the chance fo... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: The chances are very very low with IUD as birth control method, but it does happen. You can take a pregnancy test if you're worried and it would defi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Consider: I would consider another option for you, other than the Depo-Provera. The Depo-Provera is a very very high dose of progesterone. Some women have only... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Nothing : Mucus, in and of itself, isn't a concern at 38 weeks. Reasons for concern are baby not moving as much or at all. Any vaginal bleeding, painful contrac... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
2 things : Whether or not a woman has a regular cycle is dependent on the ovaries stimulation of the uterine lining. A hypoplastic uterus describes the overall ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Likely okay: It's normal to have some brown spotting at some point in the pregnancy. If it becomes bright red, or if you start having pain, go straight to labor a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Possibly: If not symptom free it could mean that you have clindamycin-resistant strain of the bacteria. I would see your doctor and discuss possible alternativ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: The entrance may hurt because your estrogen levels drop before your period and estrogen is the female hormone that keeps our vaginas moist, lubricated... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
A few ideas: If your hypothyroidism is untreated, then all of these symptoms could be due to it. A TSH
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See doctor: It's unclear based on your question if you had a vaginal versus a Cesarean delivery. It's normal to have pain at a Cesarean incision site long after ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Folliculitis or...: It could be an infected hair follicle or it could be a little sebaceous cyst. Assuming that it's small (1-2mm) If it's bigger than 2mm, then you sho... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Irregular : Your menstrual cycle is irregular this month. That can be common and usually due to hormonal changes/balance. Also consider weight gain/loss and thy... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Take a test: If you are ever worried that you may be pregnant, then just take an over the counter home pregnancy test to make sure. They are fast and accurate and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Wait a few: Wait a few more days, like 3, and you should be able to take a home pregnancy test to see if you became pregnant from this encounter. You did a great... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Negative: Fetal Fibronectin is very accurate when the test is negative. At 32 weeks, if FFN is negative and cervical length is > 3.5cm then the chances of p... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Possibly: If it's at the exact same time in your cycle, then the answer is probably, yes. However, acid reflux isn't typically associated with menstrual cycles... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Ideas: A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to skin problems. But a common skin problem on the breast, especially on the underside, is a yeast ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Discharge: Sometimes pieces of tissue can actually be clumps of discharge. Other times tissue can be lining from your uterus shedding. Typically that lining is... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Normal: This is likely due to the drop in estrogen that occurs right before your period starts. If itching doesn't persist, then unlikely you have a yeast in... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See doctor: While breast pain can be associated with the time period before one's period starts due to effects of progesterone on the breast tissue, it sounds lik... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Normal: 3 days late, while can be a little "off" does not fall very far outside the normal in terms of timing. It's possible that your hormones (estrogen and... Read More
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Dr. Van Dis is known for her excellent diagnostic and procedure skills. She has tremendous experience in the operating room, especially with minimally invasive gynecological procedures. Dr. Van Dis ...Read More
Aug 13, 2013
I recommend Dr. Van Dis. She is clearly very knowledgable about Obstetrics & Gynecology. Her responses are accurate, understandable & get to the meat of the matter. She is providing an excellent serv...Read More
Dr. Van Dis is a dear colleague I trained with at UCLA. She is an outstanding physician and patient advocate. Her bedside manner is very warm and caring and she truly enjoys what she does. Women's...Read More
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you I have been trying to get an answer for months and doctors kept treating each symptom instead of even looking at my cyst. I am not crazy yay
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This saved my life. Thank you. I know it's been almost a year but thanks to your answer I decide to wait a not do a D&C they want it to do. Today I hold my 4 month in my arms! Thank
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you :) it really does suck lol the endo is on my ureter tract too, it turned into a hard ball of endo now. :( getting surgery on 17th

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, SD
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

University of California at Los Angeles

Awards

American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award 2003
Japan Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology Presentation Award 2007
National Award Winner ACOG What's Write with Ob/Gyn 2004

Affiliations

American college of Obstetrics & Gynecology
National Vulvodynia Association
Board Certified - American Board of Obstetricians andn Gynecologists
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