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Dr. Leslie Miller

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seattle, WA
32 years experience female

Locations

Ballard OBGYN, P.C.

Seattle, WA

Address

1801 NW Market Street, Suite 301, Seattle, WA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(206) 782-4970

Insurances accepted

No Value

About

Bio

I did research at the University of Washington for 12 years and I am an expert on contraception and hormonal suppression/regulation of the menstrual cycle. Generic older medications are safer and better for for most women. I have my own solo OBGYN practice in Ballard now and enjoy taking care of my neighbors and the community.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Urinate: Urinate before intercourse and drink a large glass of water so can urinate after intercourse as well.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Breast pain: Breast pain can be cancer rarely, can be rib cage bone or pulled muscle, can get infections of skin like yeast, bras can irritate and make a red line,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Cervix bleeding: Sounds like you are pregnant and had your cervix checked, bleeding can happen at the time of the examination, but now it has been 4 hours and if it is... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Taking Plan B implies you are trying to prevent a pregnancy, so starting the progestin neta or Norethindrone makes sense. However, get a pregnancy tes... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yeast : Yeast is a fungus and antibiotics are not the treatment. Anti-fungal medications can be bought over the counter as they are safe and easy to use. Clot... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
cervix position: To do a pap test, the provider needs to see the cervix which is the opening to the uterus, the uterus can flex forward or backward making the cervix f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Your : Your ovaries could be making an egg, which is a type of ovarian cyst, many women will ovulate before menstrual bleeding starts, and breast feeding aft... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Usually : Usually it takes 1 to 2 months for your uterus to involute or shrink down to a non pregnant size. However the size will always be larger after a term ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Irregular pill bleed: This pill has the same hormone dose in each pill, 30 mcg of the estrogen, so usually this recipe does not have a lot of irregular bleeding if you are ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Period late: If you are at risk for pregnancy then that is still possible and perhaps the test is not positive because too early in the pregnancy, urine dilute, or... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Premenstrual : Some of the symptoms of pregnancy are also those of the late part of the menstrual cycle. The pregnancy test might still turn positive. It takes 9 to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
ovulation after depo: The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot (dmpa) is given every 12-13 weeks to reliably prevent pregnancy but the hormones in the shot can persist f... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
irregular periods: This is not normal and most likely the blood lining in your uterus is growing and needs to be shed with a menstrual bleed. Usually the problem is not ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Spotting common: The hormones, Progesterone and estrogen decline because there is a not a pregnancy, and this leads to the production of the prostaglandin chemicals wh... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
hysterectomy and pap: If the hysterectomy was because of cancer or there was cancer or precancer of your cervix then there is a real risk the reasons for the cancer can als... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Over : Over half of women can have irregular bleeding when starting the birth control pill. After 3 to 6 months your bleeding should match whatever pill sche... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Period : Period bleeding is controlled by ovarian hormones and these will produce a regular cycle when you are ovulating or making an egg once a month. Women c... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Pregnancy bleeding: The embryo implants into the blood lining of the uterus, this can trigger bleeding, then as the placenta grows it can invade a blood vessel and more b... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Lump felt on abdomen: It would be unusual to feel an ovary from feeling your abdomen because most ovaries are too small to feel yourself. Most likely it is stool or bowel t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Pregnant on pill: Usually not because pill hormone doses are low but you can bleed despite being pregnant because the drop in hormones during the pill period week can t... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Cramps are common: The uterine walls are made of muscle and when they contract women can feel it as cramps. The monthly hormones can change the amount of muscle contract... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Likely not pregnant: Unlikely you are pregnant if no sex for 5 months, and two negative pregnancy tests, although home tests can be wrong. Most likely you did not ovulate ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Irregular menses: Bleeding every week is not normal, with you being overweight it is very likely your ovaries are not making regular Progesterone and this means you wil... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
The : The menstrual cycle bleeding is controlled by hormones and these can be tested for by blood tests. Your ovaries make estrogen to grow an egg and then ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Breast pain: I see your earlier question as well, with red line and drinking. Breast pain can be cancer rarely, can be rib cage bone or pulled muscle, can get infe... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Missed period: Irregular or missed period bleeding can signal a pregnancy so check for pregnancy if a risk for you. But 15% of women can have a menstrual cycle witho... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
No short answer: Cervical mucus which is part of the vaginal discharge can change depending on female hormones. Typically white discharge can be found when Progesteron... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Pregnancy and food: It is not unusual to eat different foods when pregnant. Spicy foods are not dangerous although for some women the spicy foods can give heartburn. If y... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
One irregular period: It is likely this month your ovaries did not ovulate and make progesterone, this then changes the period bleeding. As we get older this will happen mo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
The : The skin of the vulva (the lips around the opening of the vagina) can get irritated and then the skin cells and or mucus can shed into that space rath... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Negative HCG test: Most home pregnancy tests are correct, and it can take up to 2 weeks for the test to turn positive with a pregnancy. You can get a blood pregnancy tes... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Early pregnancy: The HCG or pregnancy hormone level of 32 seems low for 4 weeks and the Progesterone is high, maybe your numbers are reversed? Either way, you should g... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
4 days late period: If you are at risk for being pregnant, be sure to check a pregnancy test, early pregnancy symptoms can feel like period symptoms. If no pregnancy risk... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Consider pregnancy: You could be pregnant. At your age, the age of peak fertility for women, it is easy to get pregnant. Get a pregnancy test.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Stemetil and the OCP: Unlikely it would reduce the effectiveness of the pill, but it is metabolized by the liver which can make the liver metabolize pill hormones faster, s... Read More

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Dr. Joseph Rank
Nov 27, 2012
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr Miller has been great for me. Having no periods based on the right mix of horomones is awesome. Dr. Miller delivered my baby in 2010 and was wonderful during birth and after.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Miller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Hi dr.leslie, appreciate your explanation very much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you!! Very informative and quick response!
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Thanks for your quick reply! How can I get a balance where I have normal discharge

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Seattle, WA - Winter
2013
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Family Planning
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

Publications

Women in War: Operational Issues of Menstruation and Unintended Pregnancy.
Agreement between women's and providers' assessment of hormonal contraceptive risk factors.
Over-the-Internet Availability of Hormonal Contraceptives Regardless of Risk Factors.
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