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Dr. Creighton Likes

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Greenville, SC
19 years experience male

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Office

Greenville, SC

Address

890 W. Faris Road, Suite 470, Greenville, SC
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Fertility Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

166 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is typically given to women with irregular menstrual cycles to induce a period. It is done for both fertility reasons a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Imaging: If your prolactin is truly that high, you need to have a MRI of your brain to rule out a pituitary adenoma.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Fertility work up: Typically it entails a physical exam, blood work to look at your ovarian reserve and endocrine environment and it may also include a special x-ray (hs... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Probably not: However, if you have been trying to father a pregnancy and haven't been able to, i would recommend getting a semen analysis.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
No: Nor should it have an effect on fertility.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Fertile time: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Possibly: There are a lot of medical conditions that can affect a male's fertility. The easiest thing to do would be a semen analysis to get a definitive answe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Possible: It is possible you ovulated during the patch free time. If you had intercourse during that time then it is possible. Take a home pregnancy test to b... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Probably not: The prescribed course for Clomid (clomiphene) is 5 days. If you don't respond (ovulate) to it there are studies that show you can increase the dose a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Probably not: As long as you've had a normal ultrasound of the pregnancy this is most likely normal. If you are concerned, call your OB and they can get you in to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Yes: The short answer is "yes". Hypothyroidism (elevated tsh) can affect your menstrual cycles and how you ovulate, among other health issues. Moving for... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Test: Let him know that up to about 40% of infertility can be related to make factor. A semen analysis is a quick and easy test to rule out that problem.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Can be: It definitely can be, especially depending on what part of your body took the brunt of the fall. You should call your doctor for fetal well being tes... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Up to OB: That would be up to your OB and how your pregnancy has gone. The one thing you don't want to do is try to induce an "unripe cervix" and then have the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception (fertility) is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovaries?: When they did your hysterectomy did they leave your ovaries in place? If so, then i would have your gyn draw some blood tests to determine if your ov... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Normal: The levels of estrogen and Progesterone you wrote are very normal for a cycle day 2. Your Estradiol will slowly rise to about 150-250pg around the ti... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Possible: It is possible to have some bleeding and still be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test if you are in doubt.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Yes: Aspirin is fine in pregnancy. However, if she notices and bleeding she should have an ultrasound and probably stop the Aspirin at that point.
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Too early: It's too early to tell. If you don't get your period when you're supposed to, take a pregnancy test.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Yes: There are a number of prescription fertility medications. It would be best for you to talk to an ob/gyn or fertility doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Menstrual timing: There may not be anything wrong as these symptoms can be normal. You should recheck a pregnancy test if you still haven't had a period in about a wee... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
STDs: If your partner is positive for chlamydia you should get tested for a sexually transmitted disease panel regardless of what medicines you are on.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Varies: If your cycles are regular, i.e. Every 28-30 days, then you most likely are ovulating around day 14. If your cycles are longer or shorter this can va... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Implanon: If it was inserted correctly, the chance of pregnancy on Implanon is less than 1% in the 3 yrs from insertion.
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
First scan: If you have an early ultrasound, which you did at 8 weeks, you will go with that one for your dating. As the pregnancy progresses, there is more vari... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Chlamydia: Having a history of chlamydia will increase your chances of being infertile in the future due to the possibility of tubal disease. You will most like... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Possibly: Hemochromatosis can be an infiltrative disease and that's important in fertility because if the pituitary gland is infiltrated with iron it can alter ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Test: If your periods are typically very regular, you need to take a pregnancy test.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Possible: There is about a 10-20% false positive with the home ovulation kits. Go ahead and plan on intercourse tonight and tomorrow. If you're not pregnant t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
HPV: Hpv is acquired through sexual relations. While it is encouraging you have only had one partner, you need to realize your partner could be a carrier ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Good timing : The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Won't treat it: Monistat does not treat bv, it treats yeast. You need an antibiotic for bv, like flagyl.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Can be normal: This can be normal although i would suspect you will start feeling more soon. If you're worried you can always call your doctor and they will monitor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Missing a period: The most common reason for "skipping a period", other than pregnancy is not ovulating (releasing an egg). There are a number of reasons this could ha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Possible: Condoms are not 100% effective. Take a pregnancy test at home. If negative wait for your period. Are your periods typically regular? If your peri... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
PCOS: I'm assuming you aren't trying to get pregnant, correct? If that is correct, the first line treatment is typically birth control pills for a number o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Yes: The pre-ejaculate of the male has a large number of sperm in it, therefore it is possible. The withdraw method is a poor form of birth control.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Tubes: One of the main issues with chlamydia, in regards to fertility, is if it caused any damage to your fallopian tubes. A special x-ray of the tubes (hsg... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Get tested: You need to get tested as well, and treated accordingly. This will hopefully prevent future infections between you and your partner. It may also be ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Take a test: Yes you could be pregnant. Spotting can be very normal early in pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Ovulation timing: The optimal time for conception is 48 hours prior to and up to the day of ovulation. Therefore, start having intercourse a couple of days prior to wh... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Possible: It is definitely possible. If you haven't had your period when you would expect it, definitely take a pregnancy test.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Age: The main issue for you is going to be age related decline in fertility. Unfortunately, women over 40 have a very low chance of conceiving due to ovar... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 19 years experience
Irregular periods: This is not necessarily normal, especially if your periods used to be very regular. Consulting with your ob/gyn would be helpful as they could do an ... Read More

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Jun 2, 2013
Great and accurate answers. Makes his answers understandable to patients.
Jun 3, 2013
Great Responses!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Likes is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! While I await medicade acceptance I'll be taking the baby asprin. Thank you for your time and consideration. Staci
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Answer was very helpful! Is there a way to send questions directly to you on this site?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I took a test on Friday afternoon & it was negative. Should I try again or is it too soon?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Greenville Hospital System

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, South Carolina - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Greenville Region, SC - Summer
2013
Top , First Place, South Carolina - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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