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Dr. Kelly Elmore

Obstetrics and Gynecology
San Diego, CA
20 years experience female

Locations

Viva Life Health Hub

San Diego

Address

3040 Imperial Avenue, San Diego
Directions

Fax

6198580564

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Aetna Life Insurance Company

About

Bio

Motto: Educate, Encourage and Enspire. In the world of expanding healthcare, despite providers desires to provide healthcare for as many people as possible, there are not enough trained providers. I take time to help a colleague and patient after hours because a little more always helps. I love zumba, reading, & spending time with my family & friends.

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.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Low probability: If your cycles are regular and you are trying to get pregnant i recommend an menstrual app, monitoring your temperature, and change in cervical discha... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: In general 60-80% of sexually active people have or have contracted at least one std.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
You will know: There is something called pre-ejaculate prior to your orgasmic ejaculation. When you have an orgasm you will know, the ejaculate will ensue simultane... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Minimize contact: See a medical provider, limit contact with others, wash hands, use comfort measures, make sure you are not getting worse rather than better- if you ha... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Potentially : Although this sounds like the end or beginning of a cycle or potentially mid cycle ovualation. If you have an abnormal discharge and an abnormal smel... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Herpes: Herpes, hiv, hsv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Potentially : Anytime you tak a hormonal medication, when it's removed it can cause a withdrawal bleed. Since you were on it for such a short period of time it sho... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Its changed: Hsv 1 use to be associated with oral sores and hsv2 geintal sores. Since people are having oral- genital sex this distinction is not so obvious anymo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Provider appointment: If you are having intercourse you have a 60-80% chance of exposure to an std. If you have abnormally appearing or smelling discharge, abdominal pain,... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Technically yes: If you choose to use assisted reproductive methods- artificial insemination or in vitro yes you can. But if you mean by traditional methods- you can ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Start with a plan: Congratulations: it is important to start with a plan otherwise you will not have longterm success. Also make sure you get a complete physical, i r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends on timing: If you know when you ovulate then 3 weeks after ovulation and intercourse or if you get your next menses. Remember there is something called chemical... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Stretching: It is important to be well hydrated, stretch appropriately before and after, and to stay moving. Motrin also helps with inflammation but limit how mu... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely: As long as your menses was a real menses unlikely. I recommend a 99cent pregnancy test and using barrier contraception to protect from pregnancy and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Single or nonhormone: Many women are sensitive to the one or both of the hormones in the pill. All hormonal birth control have a variant of the same hormones- estrogen and/... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Clarify question: If you have been practicing abstinence or an alternative form of contraception irregular menses up to a year after stopping depo-provera is not uncomm... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Possibly: Thank you for the question. First, take a pregnancy test to make sure your hormone levels have trended back to zero. I would give your body up to th... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Life style changes: Reduce carbs, exercise regularly and drink more water.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Discharge changes : Thanks for asking. Discharge from the vagina changes throughout the month. While you are ovulating it's thinner to accept sperm and after ovulation ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Ignore: Attend the local childbirth class especially at the place you plan to deliver.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Many do: When you are bombarded with weight loss marketing it's hard not to feel that way. However, first you must be comfortable in your own skin and be happy... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Typically not: Usually appendicitis presents with right sided pain, loss of appetite and some times fever. It's most likely associated with increasing your daily ac... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Pharmacy: If you want the cheapest medication that works just as effectively consider acyclovir.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely: If you have had 5 months of lighter menses, 5 negative pregnancy tests and your uterus/abdomen is not getting largeer it is unlikely. However, the be... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
STD, no : Hpv is human papilloma virus is a sexually transmitted disease, one of the most common types. It's a virus which means you cannot get rid of it but y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Not usually: Gray matter in the menstrual cycles is potentially tissue from the inside of the uterus that has naturally sloughed off. If it persists and depending... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what complications and what has been occuring. If everything resolved since the complication most likely your body will heal. However ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Potentially : Although it can take several months to have regular cycles return once you miss your shot you rprotection from birth control decreases daily. Also th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Negative pregnancy?: As long as you have a negative pregnancy test and no reason to think you are pregnant you can start the pill when you like. However this can potential... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely: One of the side effects of depoprovera is a change in menses anywhere from no menses to irregular menses. You can always check a pregnancy test first... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Unlikely : See my previous answer- as long as you get your shots within the correct time frame, unlikely.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
4-5 wks after LMP: If you have regular cycles, it is expected that you are ovulating regularly as well. As we mature this can change. Many urine pregnancy tests are able... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Possibly: When doing a colposcopy, we use a solution that allow us to see changes on your cervix. If you have intercourse the appearance of your cervix can chan... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Possibly: If you typically have regular menses monthly, you do not have new stressors and you are not taking medications to suppress ovulation-check a pregnanc... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No : As long as you are not covering a vaginal infection, small amounts of vaseline can be therapeutic. I would limit placing it inside the vagina.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Protective practice: Wear a mask, limit contact with others, wash your hands a lot, comfort measures. See the ships doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Varies: Some people having nausea/bloating/weight gain/intermenstrual spotting. Some have nothing. There is a low risk of blood clots in your legs or lungs.... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
See a provider: If you are just starting having menses this is not unusual. Your body is still regulating. If this has been going on for longer than a year, then see... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Could be natural: There is naturally a small amount of fluid in the pelvis to keep organs moist but it could also happen from ovulation, inflammation, infection or canc... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Could be: As long as you are not in preterm labor or have a vaginal infection unfortunately it is not unsual.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
To feel better: Less nausea and feeling more like yourself. More energy. Routine exercise. Excitement about your upcoming anatomy scan. Consider genetic testing if ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No, it's negative: The bhcg is elevated based on the length of time you have been pregnant. Usually less than 2-5 depending on the lab is negative
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Limit partners: It is important to understand that you will have the virus however whether you are shedding is hard to predict. Know that whomever you have intercour... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Fungal infection : It is a fungal infection and it is treated with antifungal medication. But it is important to be sure it is truly candidiasis and not another vaginal... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Depends: Pelvic pain, discharge, utis, bacterial stis are treatable but viral ones are not. However either one can leave long lasting effects.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Go to your doctor: I recommend seeing a provider. You don't want a significant infection that would require surgery or prolonged antibiotics.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Be patient: It is not unsusual for your menses to start a couple of days early or late. If you are charting your days between each cycle monthly you will see thi... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Difficult to say: Pregnancy symptoms are very similar to menstrual symptoms. Unfortunately patience is key here. Recheck again in 1 week if you typically have regular... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Try ibuprofen: A lot of women experience back menstrual pain. Consider Ibuprofen 800mg for the 1st 24hr, along with tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compresses, and mak... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Transmitted: Stis don't necessarily develop they are transmitted from person to person. You can develop symptoms like abdominal pain, discharge, urinary infection,... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Elmore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Elmore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! But My Period Was Suppose To Cime On Like Two Months ago And I Still Hasn't But I've Been Working Out Too ..Very Intense Workouts. and nada.
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you a lot I have been trying to lose weight for the summer but Now I think I should just be happier in my own skin thanks
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i am a virgin i have never had a pap smear test and i am 22 years old

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

NAVAL Medical Center San Diego
Completed 2007

Awards

Female Leadership Award 2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American College OBGYN
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