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Dr. Rodney Francis

Obstetrics and Gynecology
lancaster, CA
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

lancaster, CA

Address

1729 avenue J west, lancaster, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
0 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Varicose veins: They are most likely varicose veins. As your period approached, there is more blood collecting near the pelvic region, including the inner thighs.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Yes: Yes, and you are no more likely to miscarry than if you never had. Just be sure to stay on your Folic acid and/or prenatal vitamins.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Probably not: Probably did not ovulate, but check carefully for an old tampon stuck up there as a source of the odor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Yes: It is possible. You should do a pregnancy test, and then see a gynecologist.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Probably benign: The blood should not be from the antibiotics, but from the urinary infection. Urine and blood tests should be done, including blood clotting studies a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Shouldn't: Only if the ovaries were removed as well. Don't be ashamed to use a personal lubricant, it can really help, as drynes is uncomfortable and can cause y... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Yes: You can skip a period if you did not ovulate last month.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
No: But other bleeding can occur.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Yes: It will show in blood, tissue or urine if it is tested for. They usually detect it by testing the baby's urine if they are suspicious.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Probably not: If you are fully conscious and have no neurological symptoms you are likeely ok. If there is any question, get it checked out.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Anovulatory cycle: You probably skipped an ovulation and you uterine lining is not maturing nor shedding.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Possibly not: It depends on how much tissue remains, an ultrasound asap is helpful.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Maybe: It could go either way. You will need an ultrasound and/or serial ultrasounds to determine if the pregnancy. In general, bleeding does not increase th... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Usually not: But in occaisional patients it can.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
No: A short light period is normal for some people.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Trauma or infection: You should see a physician, this could be from trauma, tight clothing or excessive stimulation. Although not typical, a yeast infection is possible.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
Try effexor (venlafaxine): Some people have had moderate benefit with an ssri drug called effexor (venlafaxine). The over the counter herbs and such probably will not help, alth... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
It is hard to say: It is hard to say, often, this is a normal finding and not necessarily an std. But it could be trichomonas or a bacterial imbalance. It is really impo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Francis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 50 years experience
It may not be relate: You could have an ovarian cyst, but there may be no connection with your lack of periods or the pain. Sorry but you need to see a Doctor, have an ultr... Read More

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Dec 16, 2012
I started seeing Dr. Francis, and found him to be courteous, professional, and thorough. When my daughter became old enough to need her first PAP, I took her to see him, and stayed in the room with h...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Francis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Francis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! I really do appreciate,dat means i cant be pregnant,Thank you very muc
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank you for giving a detailed answer appreciated.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for a quick reply, it was helpful. I will call.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

Loma Linda University Medical Center

Residency

Loma Linda University Medical Center

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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