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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan

Fertility Medicine
Redondo Beach, CA
21 years experience female

Locations

Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc

Los Angeles, CA

Address

6330 San Vicente Blvd, Ste 408, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

Fax

3108557288

Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc

Redondo Beach, CA

About

Bio

I grew up in Armenia and moved to Los Angeles with my family when I was 15. I received all my education and training in the US. I am a fellowship trained fertility specialist with special expertise in stem cell biology. I believe the future of stem cell research holds great promise in our field.

Specialties
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Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

Armenian

Doctor Q&A

163 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Benign tumor: It's a benign tumor (teratoma) that comes from a cell that can techincally become every other cell in the body so that it generally can have hair, too... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
6-7 days: That sounds about correct. After ovulation, if fertilization happens, the embryo grows without implanting for 5=6 days, so in natural cycle, if you w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Time for dr visit: You should see a reproductive endocrinologist as it sounds like you may need a little help to ovulate.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Ovulation: You are most fertile 1 or 2 days prior to ovulation which happens 14 days prior to your next period. You may also purchase ovulation predictor kits a... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Can be: Did you have a D&C with your miscarriage? If so, sometimes that can cause scarring of your uterus leading to inability to get pregnant. The other po... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends : If you did a pregnancy test and the test is negative, that actually means that you either did not ovulate or ovulated late. If you ovulate and don't ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes with help: Hi, when the sperm count is low ( >14 million is normal), then chances of conception naturally are much lower. This sperm count is less than a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Test by your doctor: You can sometimes differentiate by synptoms. Bv has malodorous discharge whereas yeast has white, curdy discharge and itching. However, your doctor... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Ovulation today: The lh surge drops before ovulation. Lh surge from start to peak to drop lasts about 24 hours, and you will generally ovulate about 24 hours after th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikely : Given that there was no penetration and you also took plan b, the chances of pregnancy would be very rare.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends : There are different things that can cause this. Please see your gynecologist for evaluation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Too early : If your period is due in 5 days, doing a test 3 says ago is too early. You can do the rear in a few days or i'd you don't get your period as planned.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Occasionallu they can infect the tubes causing scarring and blockage.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor : If you are on birth control then you shoulsnt be ovulating unless you don't take it normally. I recommend seeing a doctor asap to rule out an infecti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends : The choices include in vitro fertilization or tubal reversal. One picks one vs the other depending on age, type of rival ligation performed. In gener... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Blood test: Your doctor should have instructed you when to do the pregnancy test. I recommend speaking to her and go in for a blood test.
A female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Its hard to answer that question because it really depends on when you ovulated. Best way to know is to use an ovulation predictor kit rather than ap... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Specialist: I recommend that you get followed by a high risk obstetrician during your pregnancy so they can try to take all measures possible to prevent another p... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Tubal blockage: If chlamydia goes untreated and effects the tubes, it can cause scarring and blockage of the tubes leading to infertility. However, if treated early ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Speak with your dr: I recommend against intercourse until pregnancy test and further evaluation. Please clarify with your doctor as they know your history better.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: It can be hereditary, mainly maternally. However, twins days days result from fertility treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Few days.: If not pregnant, your period will start a few days after stopping progesterone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Ovulation: They are given to help the ovary make follicles that contain egg, i.e. Ovulation. They are used either with insemination or during ivf.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Not: Ita not painful at al because it's done under anesthesia!
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Ovulation: Fertility drugs help to ovulate or ovulate more than one egg. Of course one has to make sure sperm count is normal and the fallopian tubes are open.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
OPK: You can purchase ovulation predictor kit and use that as instructed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Age: Generally, age is the biggest predictor of healthy eggs and embryos, however other factors may also contribute such as pcos, endometriosis, sperm fra... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Tests: Infertility testing involves multiple different things such as ovarian reserve testing, ultrasound, uterine evaluation, assessment of fallopian tubes ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikely : If you had a full flow period then no. If unsure, you can always do a pregnancy test.
A member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Next cycle: You can start the preparation process as early as your next period as long as you are psychologically ready and HCG levels are down to 0.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Not necessarily: You may just be experiencing anovulatory bleeding, i.e. You don't ovulate. This is common with pcos. You can't get pregnant if you don't ovulate, ho... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
OPK: I recommend buying ovulation predictor kits and use them as directed to check for ovulation. This checks for lh surge. When it turns positive, you w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
This is common: Abnormal bleeding and spotting is the most common side effect of depoprovera. See your doctor if it persists.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Its one of the initial evaluations done to make sure tubes are open but there is more than hsg to evaluation of infertility such as sperm test, ovaria... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Odor and consistency: Bv has bad odor and discharge may be yellowish, and thinner. Yeast doesn't have odor, has white, cottage cheese like discharge and itches.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends on app: Well if you are using an app, it will just tell you. However these tools basically assume that everyone has periods every 28 days and ovulates on day... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Now: You can do a pregnancy test now as it's been over a month since your last period. If negative, you should get evaluated by a gynecologist for your ir... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Multiple factors: There are many factors involved in ability to become pregnant. However, if you have elevated prolactin levels that may keep from ovulating and gettin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor : You should see a fertility doctor. She may have tubal damage and blockage which may necessitate other treatments to get pregnant.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
It depends : It depends on the person but one can ovulate that first cycle right after stopping the pill and get pregnant.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Late ovulation: It could be that you either did not ovulate or ovulated late this cycle. If you ovulated later, then your period will come later. If you don't get y... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
OPK: I recommend buying ovulation predictor kits and use them as directed to check for ovulation. This checks for lh surge. When it turns positive, you w... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Around nov 10: You generally ovulate about 14 days before your next period. So you may potentially ovulate around november 10th. Do ovulation predictor kit to be m... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely that your tubes for blocked working last 11 months unless you had severe pelvic infectio during that time.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Insemination: Intrauterine insemination is when the sperm is washed and is subsequently placed in the uterus with a small catheter so that it's closer to the egg fo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Amh seems low, especially when you say you have a lot of follicles. But definitely you can get pregnant by ovulating from the one ovary (assuming of ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Good: Chancea are pretty good. In general, natural fertility is 15% per month of trying. Good luck!
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
No: It generally happens when there is an issue with fallopian tubes so the embryo gets stuck in the tube rather than traveling into the uterus.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Depends on age: Although endometriosis can be a cause of infertility, many woman with endometriosis get pregnant without difficulty. There are so many other factors ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Nothing : A fall doesn't cause any problems in early pregnancy. However you should see your doctor if you have any problems such as pain or bleeding. Hope you... Read More

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Aug 6, 2013
Dr. Ambartsumyan is an excellent physician, one of the best I have ever worked with. Her bedside manner is warm and thoughtful, she truly cares about her patient's well being. She is also one of the...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ambartsumyan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ambartsumyan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! So do you think the aed I'm on is causing my cycle to go all over the place or is it my body just knowing ttc
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my IUD was removed in July & just very concerned about my fertility & my age. My OB also told me to come back in 6 months if not pregnant
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Thanks for your quick reply! This has really helped me out considering I'm a woman with pcos and begin spotting. I got a little worried

Education & Training

Residency

RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Administrative Chief Resident
Best Intern of the year
NIH Clinical Fellow Loan Repayment

Affiliations

Glendale
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center
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