Dr. Karen Jones

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seattle, WA
39 years experience female

Locations

HealthCare For Women

Seattle, WA

Address

1229 Madison Suite 1450, Seattle, WA
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My office hours

Thursday: 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.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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1.2K Answers
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: You can use a tampon if you have a uti. However since the vagina is right next to the bladder, you might find the tampon is uncomfortable due to the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: An iud is used to prevent pregnancy. So once the iud is removed your fertility comes back. If you don't want to get pregnant use another form of bir... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sometimes: If the amniotic fluid is mildly up it is usually not a cause of concern. It might be a little up due to a larger baby or pregnancy diabetes for instan... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Cerclage: A cerclage is a stitch placed around the cervix during pregnancy to help support a weak cervix. It is done through the vagina under a general or spina... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Periods tend to get increasingly irregular as a women gets closer to menopause. The periods can get heavier or lighter, closer or further apart, and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Maybe pregnant: When you miss a period it is a good idea to check a pregnancy test. However many reasons including stress of travel can make you miss a period. Consid... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Unlikely: If you have been on the birth control pill for at least 3 weeks, and you haven't missed any then it is unlikely you will get pregnant with unprotected... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Unlikely: Fibroids are a benign growth of the uterus, and can cause the uterus to enlarge or can cause heavier periods or sometimes abdominal pain. Vaginal b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not sure : If you recently stopped Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) then it is common to have irregular periods for several months. It takes 3-6 months for th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Likely safe: Since you started your birth control pill early in your period you should be protected from pregnancy.
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Likely light flow: If the blood from the period is coming out slowly then the blood can turn brown and be thick. It sounds like this period so far is different than usu... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Bleeding from pill: It is common to have irregular or unusual period bleeding when first starting the birth control pill. And it's more likely if you change pill types or... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Likely yes: Most women with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud have light periods to spotting. About 20% have no periods. So to have no periods with occasional spott... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
In 2 weeks: I usually tell my patients that the birth control pill is preventing pregnancy once they have been on the pill two weeks. So after 2 weeks they don't... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
A problem: Bleeding for 3 weeks could mean a problem such as with the placenta, with an infection or even a possible miscarriage. Get seen early this week to be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
This is not heredita: The 2 likely possibilities are what is called implantation bleeding, which comes when the embryo is growing into the wall of the uterus, which is comm... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possible: If you miss more than 2 days in a row your chance of pregnancy goes up even if you double up. Please use a back up method like condoms for the rest of... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Cycle control: Occasionally people will stop a pill pack early to bring on the period earlier. It's ok to do that occasionally. If you stop early it should only be i... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Hole in uterus: A uterine perforation is a hole made through the wall of the uterus during surgery on the uterus. These occasionally occur while dilating the cervix ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Call your doctor: The way to check whether an iud is in place is to feel in the vagina to feel the strings. If a woman felt the strings in the past but no longer does i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Likely no issue: Avoid smoke and fumes as much as possible. Open windows and use fans for a short time. Make sure nothing is still smoking. Carbon monoxide from car ex... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
BCP: Sometimes people will have extra bleeding - called break through bleeding - while on birth control pills. This can be caused by missing or being late ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Small chance: It is important to check for iud strings every so often to be sure iud is in place. Since you don't know if it is and you're concerned about pregnancy... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It is possible: Any sperm in the vagina near ovulation can result in a pregnancy no matter how it got there, as long as the semen is fresh. However the more semen is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Ovulation spotting: About 14 days before the next period is due is when many women will ovulate, or release an egg. Sometimes women will spot at that time. And sometime... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Old blood: Given your age i suspect your Progesterone level is starting to drop meaning you are more likely to have longer periods. The lining of the uterus is l... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
May take longer: The first period after a miscarriage can be 1-2 weeks late. However if your period doesn't come it's possible some pregnancy tissue is left or you got... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Fibroids: Are a growth of cells of the muscle wall of the uterus. These cells grow in response to your normal estrogen levels instead of staying stable. They po... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possibly: If you are only getting yeast infections since your iud was placed then it's possible the iud is contributing to yeast infections. Other factors can a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: The treatments for bacterial vaginosis work about 85% of the time. If your symptoms have improved then likely all is well. If your symptoms have onl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes being late for the period means pregnancy. Wait until 3-5 days after the missed period to check a pregnancy test. It is common for periods t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Prolactin. : Milk coming from the breasts is common after a pregnancy or after stopping breast feeding. If it happens at other times it can be because you are maki... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Fibroid: A fibroid that big will likely continue to grow, so the longer you delay surgery the more difficult the surgery becomes. Removing the fibroid now will... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Takes time: Once you get a Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) injection it can take up to 6 months for your periods to get back to normal. Please make sure you ar... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
A progesterone: Common side effects of progesterones include water retension, bloating, occasionally headaches and mood swings. Also it may or may not delay your per... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Having periods every 28 days is the average. The normal range can be 25-35 days. So this sounds normal for her.
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Usually yes: Perhaps 20% of people experience decreased sex drive or decreased orgasms. This almost always resolves once the medication is discontinued.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
May be normal: If you recently got the Mirena (levonorgestrel) placed then its normal to have irregular bleeding for several months. If you've had it for a while the... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Get treated: Go to a clinic, get tested and get treated. Don't have sex with the person who exposed you until you both have been treated.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not likely: Usual pregnancy symptoms are being late for a period, breast tenderness and nausea. There are many causes for slight pain in side and for headaches, t... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not sure: If you take pills to bring on a period it can be 2-5 days after finishing the pills that the period starts. If you've gone longer than that and no ble... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Possible problem. : Bleeding in early pregnancy sometimes is sometimes caused by the embryo implanting on the wall of the uterus. Sometimes can be a signal of a possible ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Several options: Depending on other risk factors you could be a candidate for low dose (20 mcg estrogen) birth control pills. You could also use a Progesterone only b... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: Both types of iud change the environment in the tube (where fertilization takes place) so fertilization doesn't occur.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: There are several different antibiotics that are commonly prescribed for bacterial vaginosis. One is a vaginal ointment and others are pills taken by... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Likely not: Most of the time when an iud has perforated the person can't feel the strings anymore. An ultrasound will show if the iud is in the uterus or not. Inc... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Several possibilitie: There are several reasons for burning vaginally with intercourse including a vaginal infection and not enough lubrication. She would need to be seen b... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Up to 20%: Chance of pregnancy pregnancy per cycle is about 15-20%, closer to 20% for timing intercourse to when ovulation is.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No: There are various medical and surgical treatments for endometriosis. Medical treatments include birth control pills, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: Probiotics are safe in pregnancy. Taking antibiotics can interfer with the healthy bacteria in your intestines and cause you to be more prone to inte... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
HealthTap member
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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