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Dr. Karen Jones

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seattle, WA
38 years experience female

Locations

HealthCare For Women

Seattle, WA

Address

1229 Madison Suite 1450, Seattle, WA
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

2062156301

Office

Seattle, WA

About

Bio

I have been in practice as an ob-gyn doctor for over 23 years in Seattle, Washington. It is very important to me to keep updating my skills as a clinician and as a surgeon. I also value working with my patients to find a solution we are both happy with. That takes openness and compassion on my part. In addition to my journey as an ob-gyn doctor I also attended the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and I do hands on energy healing. Working as a healer has enriched my medical practice - for instance I hold an intention of healing for any surgery I perform. i also speak about non Western medicine causes of health issues to my patients who are interested. I also enjoy leading group meditations regularly and attending workshops on spirituality and transformation. I enjoy hiking, reading, going on treks, and singing in the choir.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
May be normal: It is normal for periods to get a lot lighter with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. And about 10% of people have irregular cramping with an iud. Howev... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely: Especially if your period that you are on is normal. If lighter than usual then check a pregnancy test.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Small chance: Most women are fertile about 2 weeks before the next period is due. Depending on how long your period is you might be getting near your fertile time b... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Likely normal: It is not unusual for periods to start several days earlier or later than usual. And for an early or late period to start as spotting. See what happen... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Possible : Or it just might be her period is late. Usually the most fertile time is 2 weeks prior to when the next period is due, which would have been about 2 w... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Likely ok: The commonest reason to spot after intercourse is normal variation - that is, there is no problem. However sometimes there can be a cervical or vagina... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Many possible: Causes including bowel issues such as constipation or pain from the incision or ovary issue for instance. Get an exam with your doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: When using the antibiotic vaginal cream it is common to have a white to cream discharge. It is some of the cream coming out plus vaginal discharge. T... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Break thru bleeding: When a woman on bcp gets a period other than in the 4th week of her pills it is break through bleeding. This is common in the first few cycles of a n... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Several issues: It is common to have breast symptoms in the second half of the cycle. Also taking a lot of caffeine from pop or coffee or chocolate or energy drinks c... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
See gynecologist: Having heavy bleeding is a reasonable reason for considering a hysterectomy to resolve it. However the next step is to see your gynecologist to help d... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Less likely: To be liver though a liver blood test will let you know if liver is inflamed or not. Other causes are from ribs or chest wall. Being pregnant changes ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
15-20%: With well timed intercourse pregnancy rate is up to 20% per cycle. Many things can lower this rate so if no pregnancy in a year of trying see a gynec... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Can be normal: When changing birth control pills the difference in the amount or type of hormones can cause a change in the periods. Bleeding heavier or lighter, cra... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Colostrum is normal: The leakage of clear to white or yellow tinged fluid from the breasts during pregnancy is colostrum. In my experience about half of women will have th... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Likely: Irregular bleeding is common with the implanon. The cramping is possibly from it as is the pressure. Both can be a side effect of the progesterone. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Possibly: It is always important to check a pregnancy test if the period is late or lighter than usual. However it is common to have some degree of variation th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Unusual: It's unusual to bleed for a month. There might be a hormonal issue or possibly a polyp or fibroid. See your doctor and get checked out.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Very common: Nabothian cysts are small mucus filled cysts on the cervix. They occur when a mucus producing gland has been blocked. Usually they cause no problems a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Period coming: It is possible that your period is coming, and often with a late period the bleeding and cramping is worse than usual. The pain may be from the period... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
4-6 weeks: The first period after an abortion is usually comes in about 4-6 weeks. Though the first several cycles can be irregular. If the bladder pain started ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: There are several possible reasons for a period to be delayed taking clomid (clomiphene). Possibilities include: pregnancy. The person didn't ovula... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Several possibles: More likely this is normal variation. Some women do spot around ovulation. Other causes could be an infection in vagina or cervix or a polyp on the ce... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes though unlikely: If a man ejaculates next to the opening of the woman's vagina or just inside the outer lips of the vagina there is a small chance the sperm could swim... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Depends: Sometimes the cervix can look blue in early pregnancy, so a doctor might see that and ask. Also some offices will do a pregnancy test prior to the co... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Numbing medicine such as Lidocaine is safe in pregnancy. If you need an antibiotic there are several that are safe also. Such as penicillins and cepha... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Can be normal: There is a certain amount of variation in the periods that is normal. So if it happens occasionally it is likely nothing to worry about. If there is... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Do: Do take time to meditate every day, even if just for 5 minutes. Don't expect thinking to stop.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Question?: I'm not sure what your question is. If you want to prevent pregnancy then you need to use some form of birth control. If you want to get pregnant then... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Several possible: Causes including having sex or having a short urethra or having a stone in the bladder for instance. Several ways to decrease frequent bladder infecti... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Unlikely: The paragard or copper iud has no effect on weight. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud has the hormone Progesterone in it, most of which goes to the ute... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Usually not: Though there are occasional women who do have symptoms that early. A week after conceiving the pregnancy hormone levels are still low enough that mos... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
May be fine: It is common for women to have a little bleeding around the time the embryo is growing into the wall of the uterus, called implantation bleeding. Thi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Call your doctor: It sounds like the Mirena (levonorgestrel) was helping your bleeding, and now that it has come out your period is very heavy and painful. It sounds ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Depends: The rubella blood test is checking to see if you are immune to the rubella virus. Rubella, also known as german measles, can cause problems for the ba... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Most likely: Plan b is quite effective. Also your girlfriend is most fertile 2 weeks before her next period is due so she shouldn't have been fertile right after h... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Slight problem: If you have more than 3 abortions then there is a small increase in fertility issues and pregnancy issues. However if it isn't the right time for a pr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Other issues: Other issues can cause breast tenderness besides pregnancy such as taking more caffeine or taking hormones or eating more sweets or exercising with a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes : If you have sex the day you ovulate you can get pregnant. Chance is about 15-20%. If you had only had sex 5 days prior to ovulation chance is much sma... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Get checked: Brown discharge sounds like old blood. I recommend you call your doctor and get checked. Rarely the cervix can start to open at 21 weeks without contr... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Normal: It is normal to have a lot more vaginal discharge as you get toward the end of pregnancy. This comes from the cervix. Some people will notice a clump ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Late pregnancy: In late pregnancy the vagina swells due to increase in blood flow. The vagina has to change to allow a baby's head to fit through. This change can mak... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Maybe: How much you show and how early depends on several factors. If this is other than your first pregnancy you will show sooner. If you are short waisted ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Changing period: If you want to bring on your period early you need a prescription for a hormone called progesterone. If you take, for instance, Provera (medroxyproges... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Yes that is likely delaying your period. Remember you are not protected from pregnancy so be sure and use some form of birth control.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not likely related: In general bloating is caused by gas in the intestines, so this should not be related to having sex.
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Many possibilities: Lower abdominal pressure and aches could be from constipation or other intestinal issues, or could be from growth on ovary or uterus, or you might hav... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not yet: If you are 4 days late starting back on your birth control you are not likely to be fertile for another week. But if you don't use something for birth... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not clear: Usually once the uterus is removed there are no more fibroids. The exception is if the uterus is removed but the cervix is left in place rarely a fibr... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: But make sure your doctor knows about this. There are several different problems this could be so make sure you have a diagnosis. You possibly will ha... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Sep 2, 2013
Very knowlageble. Great caring doctor.
Apr 22, 2013
Very accurate and timely answers.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Broken sling. Part punctured vagina, part in L hip. Agony. Every Dr wants to redo every test. Urogyno surgeon, same. Supposed to be consult/set surg. 3 4hr trips so far....Read More
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. Jones, thank you very much for your time and expertise. I am deeply grateful for your knowledge and generosity to assist me in this troubling situation.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I woke up with low back aches not normal for me. I been having headaches and nausea. I have ranned to the toiletwhile we were having sex *2.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Reading Hospital Medical Center

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Seattle, WA - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Washington - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Seattle Region, WA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

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Fellow of American College of Ob-Gyn
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