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Dr. Rixt Luikenaar

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Salt Lake City, UT
25 years experience female

Locations

St Marks Hospital

Salt Lake City, UT

Address

1200 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City, UT, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Medicaid

Altius Health Plan

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah

Cigna

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Find me on Facebook or Linked In! I was born in The Netherlands, graduated Medical School at the Rijks Universiteit Groningen (one of the oldest universities in the world!), did my residency in Ob/Gyn, lived in the Caribbean for 1.5 years, in Australia for 8 months and have done 2 medical missions (pro bono) in Tanzania and Columbia. I am an alley for the GLBTQ community and love taking care of people.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fertility Medicine

General Practice

Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English, German, Papiamento

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Ultrasound.: Ultrasound? Quad screen? Weight gain? Vaccinations? Travel? Childbirth classes? Fetal movement?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Ibuprofen/heat: Ovarian cysts are common. Ovaries make cysts for a living. They go away on their own (usually unless larger then 6 cm then your doctor should watch th... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: You can use this during pregnancy. It is common during pregnancy to notice increased acne or skin blemishes due to the hormone changes.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It depends: There are many definitions for "virgin"; some believe it is not having had sexual intercourse with a partner of the other sex, some believe it is once... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
A noble decision: You are very sweet to consider donating a kidney. As you know organs can save lives and no matter when, it will benefit someone. Make sure you are in ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
1%: Your NuvaRing is contains hormones for 21 days, then you remove it for 7 days and reinsert a new once; as long as you don't leave it out for longer th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
NO worries: It is common to have GI symptoms in pregnancy due to hormone levels. Your pregnancy hormone is causing nausea and bloating/constipation. As long as yo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably not: As long as no days passed in between, you had no diarrhea nor were on antibiotics there is a 1% chance for pregnancy. If you are worried do a pregnanc... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: If the spots are away from the nipple it could be anything like a bruise or bite or insect bite. If they are close to the nipple they can be inflamed ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
No: See your doctor; has he/she established you have a pregnancy inside your uterus? Do you have allergies? Vomiting? Some people have h pylori in their s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your ob/gyn: Most likely a sebaceous cyst or a pimple but could be bartholin's gland cyst. These come and go but sometimes get so big they need to be incised and d... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Dress wise/hit gym: Go to a gym and find a personal trainer that can help achieve your goal safe. Eat healthier so you can build muscle. Slow and safe is the way to do it... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
That depends!: Having a cervical cone biopsy is done to treat precancerous cells on the cervix. Most likely there was an important reason to do so. This can cause an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
You are not pregnant: Fingering can not make you pregnant unless there was semen involved. The more you worry the later your period can come sometimes. That is a funny way ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Hopefully support: Not a lot of docs are comfortable with this. Ask your general doc for referral to a mental healthcare specialist and a doctor that specializes in pres... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
More: More visits/check ups including fetal monitoring/ultrasound. Asking your participation in your care.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It should be higher: Your pregnancy hormone level usually doubles every 2-3 days until 16 weeks of pregnancy. Especially during the first weeks of pregnancy. Your answer d... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See obgyn for us.: 10% of women have irregular periods! it will take your body some time to adjust to your thyroid problem even though it is normal. I advise a pelvic ul... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Wait.: If you stop depoprovera it can take up to 6 months to ovulate. Depends on your cycles previously. If you did an ovulation test and ovulated there is a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doc: If it is time for your period but no bleeding happens go see your ob/gyn. You may have a pelvic infection, or a bladder infection. You should get tes... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Kidneys or backpain?: Your kidney area or back may be hurting due to musculoskeletal pain (pulling a muscle at the gym or doing something out of the ordinary) is common. Ki... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Imagine the pressure of a full term baby on your pelvic floor en the increase of bloodflow to the area. Depending on hemorrhoids (swollen vessels arou... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Water allergy?: Some people have allergy to water! or, more likely you could have dry skin. Use a moisturizer, preferably a cream over a lotion. Avoid aggressive soap... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doc: No, you may have adhesions/obstruction or a hernia and should see your doctor to confirm this. Keep stool soft until you see doc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
None, counseling: It sounds like you already diagnosed yourself! i would talk to a counselor or your familydoc about your feelings. Sometimes it is better to get some r... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Usually nothing: Could you be pregnant? If not there are many reasons of ongoing spotting and heavier cycles; your cycle could have come late, you could have fibroids/... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Ignore: Keep a routine, know what diet works, excercise, decrease stress level and get a good night's rest.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Don't recommend.: Marihuana has proven to benefit people with nausea and vomiting during cancer and chronic pain. It has only been approved in a few states as such. Eve... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Pms: This is most likely due to hormones. You could have pms (or worse; pmdd) where you have breasttenderness, bloating, moodswings and sometimes fatigue. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
It: It is fully developed, has hair, fingers, toes, genitalia. It is still small but everything is there.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
About 6-7 weeks : Depending on the first day of your last period usually we see a pregnancy around 6-7 weeks (we see a thickening of the uterus lining first around 4 we... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Do a pregnancy test!: It is possible if you have had unprotected sex! it could also be other issues as a low working thyroid, ovarian cyst or you are simply not ovulating. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: It depends. You should go see either a general obgyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. They need to do some labs and determine your hormone levels (f... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Pregnant?: Are you using contraception? Your period could stay out for 4-6 weeks after an abortion especially a d/c. If you have pain and discharge; see your doc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: You may have a mastitis; breast infection. Especially if breastfeeding. Also possible; a yeastinfection of the nipple. You should see your doctor for ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Mittleschmerz: Some women have some bleeding or cramping at the time of ovulation. This is called mittleschmerz. It is a sign, most likely that you ovulated. If you ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Possibly: Your abdomen contains a lot of organs including bowels, stomach, bladder, and uterus/ovaries. If you feel bloated, swollen, or crampy it may be your p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Cyst: You may have a sebaceous cyst or some additional breasttissue that can exist between your breast or armpits. That is related to hormones. Can you push... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Normal: When you have a period after a pregnancy the lining is usually thicker due to the hormonal changes and you flow more. Drink plenty of fluids and iron ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Thin lining: A Mirena (levonorgestrel) can cause the lining to become thin and you not bleed during a period or affect your ovulation. Why was it taken out? It is ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Ignore: Don't let your bladder become boss over you, if you have to go, wait just another 2 minutes...
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
2 weeks: When you have a d/c we dilate your cervix. You shouldn't put anything in the vagina or go to a public pool until two weeks after this. Your cycle usua... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
No worries: It is very common for a period to come too soon or too late especially in times of stress, live events or other changes. You may have ovulated early o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
No: If you ovulated around the time of unprotected intercourse and you took Plan B within 72 hours you are hopefully safe. Do a pregnancy test in 4 weeks ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Yes: The recommendation is to get all three hpv vaccinations so you are protected from the most harmful hpv viruses. Please get the third dose so you will ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Rest,: Rest, drink fluids, eat various and careful. No Ibuprofen or alcohol, quit smoking, no drugs.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doc: It is not normal to constantly bleed. You are probably not ovulating regularly or could have polyps/fibroids, thyroid issues etc. When you bleed conti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Wait a week: Pregnancy tests are sensitive these days, if you do them about a week after a missed period it will be pos/neg. It only takes one sperm to get you pre... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
See your doctor: Most likely not but there are some possibilities as; getting antibiotics before or after your surgery that can cause a bacterial intestine infection (... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 25 years experience
Probably not?: It depends on when your last period was and if they are regular. Do you use birth control? (i assume not). Did you use a condom? You should go see you... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Luikenaar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Luikenaar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes but the doctor who removed the wart on my face told me its caused by my hands or my electronic trimmer that I use to do both areas. So ?
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culture shows ecoli. She had ERCP in Dec'12 & had a stent in CBD.got it removed 3 days back. We didn't see any infection again. Thank you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My history includes being on predn and methx/plq unkn reason, thanks!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Groningen Faculty of Medicine, Netherlands
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

WVU
Completed 2003

Awards

Active Teacher, American Academy of Family Physicians
Health Tap Awards 2012/2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Salt Lake City, UT - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ACOG
ACEP, ACPE
WPATH
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