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Dr. Lee Hickok

Fertility Medicine
Seattle, WA
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

1101 Madison St #1050, Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA

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Fertility Medicine

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
115 Agrees
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
IVF : No, fertility treatment results a relatively small percentage of births overall.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Not sure: It is not unusual for women to form cysts while on the pill. Might try a stronger formulation.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Fsh: Probably not if the tests were done on day 2-4 of your period and were no yet taking clonus that cycle.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Pregnant: The egg will live at most for a day after ovulation. Fresh sperm will live for 5-6 days in the female reproductive tract.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Sterile: Depends on whether sperm can exit whatever might be left.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Perhaps: You should probably have a pregnancy test done if you are sexually active.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Have an LH surge: The only way to ovulate naturally is to have a spontaneous lh surge.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
No: No, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
BBT: Yes. You can do basal body temperature graphs.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Sperm: 5-6 days and there is no such thing as implantation bleeding.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene): It is used to treat women with pcos.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
X ray : Depends entirely on the amount of exposure.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Fertility: A balanced diet, consuming nothing in excess.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Check a test: Implantation bleeding is a myth. Always best to check and see if you might be pregnant.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
It can: Listeria can increase the risk of miscarriage.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Donor : $50-100 for male, $4000-5000 for female.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Fertility: Usually a couple weeks before the anticipated onset of the period.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Fertility: The most fertile time is usually a couple week before the anticipated onset of your period.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Fertility: Age, elevated prolactin, pcos. If she is concerned she should be seen for an evaluation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Ovulation: Either lh or estradiol.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
IVF : I would agree that ivf will give you your best chance for getting pregnant.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Fertility: Usually women will ovulate a couple weeks before her period. The most fertile time will be the 4-5 days before.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Infertility: They will take a history, maybe do an exam that includes an ultrasound and talk about some testing.
A member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Thyroid : Yes. Hypothyroidism is common and easily treated.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Ovulation: Only way to know for sure is if you become pregnant. A pos OPK or an elevated literal phase Progesterone can give presumptive evidence. Most women wit... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Ovulation: It's possible you didn't ovulate. After ovulation women still have cervical mucous. It is more scant, tacky and opaque.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Period : It is always possible to become pregnant having unprotected intercouse.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
BBT: You will not see a biphasic shift in your temperature.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Pregnancy : If your periods does not come as expected you should get a pregnancy test. Implantation bleeding is a myth.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Hygiene: It can create an environment for bacterial or yeast overgrowth.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
<1/300: Generally the risk of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation is less than 1 in 300.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Only the lab : Generally only the pathology lab can tell the difference.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
IB is a myth: Implantation bleeding is a myth so most likely a period.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
It may: Usually the blood pressure will go down after delivery but not always.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Not that are proven: None that have been shown to be helpful in randomized trials.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Mensed: Menstrual bleeding occurs when the uterus has been exposed to estrogen and Progesterone and the later is stops. Implantation bleeding is a myth.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
BCP: It is always possible to get pregnant while on the pill.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Egg donor: Yes, some women may qualify to be egg donors.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Sperm: It will usually live for a while and then be resorbed.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Sperm: You may see a change in the number and motility but it has not been shown to increase the likelihood if pregnancy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Ovulation: It's possible you are feeling the effects of ovulation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
BBTs or OPKs: Using basal temp charts or ovulation kits can help.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Ovulate: Depends on the cycle length. Ovulation usually occurs 2 weeks before your period.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Pcos: Yes. But i would recommend you see a fertility expert.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Intercouse: Generally no ideal but the withdrawal method can be a reasonable method of contraception.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Hickok
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Ovulate : Yes. Maybe 7-10 days after your period stops depending on the duration of your period. Looked at another way ovulation occurs about 2 weeks before you... Read More

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Apr 8, 2013
I went to the University of Washington School of Medicine with Dr.Hickok. Ofter the 18 years during which I delivered babies, I had many opportunities to refer my patients to him. He consistently prod...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hickok is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hickok is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Btw.. Will there be any chance cancer is spreading in her stomach or any parts of her body?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! i will go to the hospital since they are closed today thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I have always suspected it's an urban myth!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Best Doctors in America
Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine

Affiliations

Seattle Gynecological Society
Pacific Northwest Obstetrical & Gynecological Association
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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