Dr. Rixt Luikenaar

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Salt Lake City, UT
26 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

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Change positions: There can be several causes. Most likely it is anatomic; depending on size and where you hurt. Make sure you do enough foreplay to feel aroused, use l... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Keep: Keep a healthy weight, excercise regular and don't smoke. Think of calcium and vitamin d as well.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
No: It depends on the plastic surgeon you see. They often do want you to establish care with a mental healthcare provider specialized in transgender menta... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
The: The heart and nervous system are formed around 6-8 weeks (before you even know you are pregnant).
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Start new pack: You are having some breaktroughbleeding that is common. Start a new pack now. Take 2 tablets daily until the bleeding stops, take one daily until the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Do a preg test!: Most likely you are having some irregular bleeding. Do a preg test to make sure but if neg wait a few weeks to see what happens. If you r not using pr... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Normal: You are most likely not ovulating yet if you stop birthcontrol. Usually the lining of your uterus is very thin also. However there are other condition... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
NO: If you are on a combined birthcontrol, get used to taking it about the same time of day (so not to forget) with an activity you do daily as brushing y... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
IT INCREASES: Your Progesterone levels are very high when you are pregnant. With twins even higher. Your corpus luteum (the remainder of the cyst that formed your e... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
10+% YES: Clomid (clomiphene) increases your risk for twins to 10% (multiples less). If you ovulate on Clomid (clomiphene) there is an increased chance for preg... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Just some bleeding: When you have your tubes tied there is a 1% chance to get pregnant (so, small). There are different reasons why your periods could come earlier/later,... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Nothing: Birthcontrol pills thin the lining in your uterus. This causes minimal (sometimes none) bleeding at the time of your periods (for most women a welcome... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
See your obgyn: Bleeding after intercourse can occur from polyps, irregular bleeding or other issues (being on birthcontrol pills, hx of leep/cryo surgery on the cerv... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Food allergies? : You could have food allergies, be lactose or gluten intolerant, have constipation or be pregnant (do a test). If your bm is not regular see your famd... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Ask your doctor: I am an obgyn so I am honestly not too familiar with the reason why they were looking for this protein. I don't think it is related. Are you being tre... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Other options: Obgyn should discuss other options as Progesterone only long term contraception depending if you plan pregnancy soon. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or N... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Why do you take it: Question yourself about any supplements; no need to take them. You can eat olives, bake in olive oil (healthier then butter). Don't overdo anything (m... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Ignore: 200 kegels a day, keep the doctor away!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Normal: Your risk for pregnancy with Mirena (levonorgestrel) is 1%. If you feel your strings and know it is in the right place i don't think you need to worry... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
No worries: Your cervix is open but you are not effaced. The average cervix is 4 cm. The cervix needs to thin out to 100% (which is very thin) so it can open up f... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
NORMAL: Your pregnancy hormone level doubles every two days when you are pregnant (or two thirds). The best way to check for twins is an ultrasound. Your leve... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Go back: I'd ask for an ultrasound. Call your OB to ask if you could double up on the pills for a few days (but this has risks-for bloodclots), it is important... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Normal: Ovaries contain follicles. One of them becomes the dominant follicle and grows into an egg that is being released (monthly or so). If you take Clomid ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Urinate/wash vulva: Urinating after sex/washing off with water helps prevent bladder infections. It is common to notice burning in the vagina after intercourse due to the... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
See your doctor: Pregnancy comes with hormone changes that cause constipation, bloating and discomfort. Some cramping is common. If pain in the right or left occurs we... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
See your doc: Depends if you are breastfeeding, are on contraception or have an iud. I think you should not accept bleeding for so long. You may get anemic or have ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Food allergies/acid: A lot of processed foods we eat causes heartburn, especially spicy foods and caffeine cause trouble with the valve between your esophagus and stomach.... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Musculoskeletal: With your history of surgery and radiation in the area there may be some nerves trapped or damaged. This can lead to musculoskeletal pain or sparms. I... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Probably not: You are having breaktroughbleeding caused by the external hormones you are taking. Ask your doctor to see if he/she would recommend stopping for 5 day... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
No it won't: Hpv /gardasil prevents the infection of the body with two important high risk strands of the virus (out of 100 there are 10 high risk strands). You ne... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Probably not: If period is regular and you don't use contraception you ovulate about 2 weeks before your next period. Your egg stays alive for 24 hours (sperm for 4... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Slow it down: It is great to have fun but if you are hurting the next day you may be overdoing it as far as time of intercourse or positioning (are you trying all 1... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Now?: Kids are more resilient then you think and they appreciate the truth. I don't know why not telling her from the beginning but then I am not a psychiat... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Diarrhea, antibiotic: If you are on medications that interfere with liverfunction your oral birthcontrol may not work. An example is antibiotics. If you don't digest food (... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Same as anyone: Neither of you are at increased risk of anomalies due to age. It depends on your family (and his) history. We don't know exactly what causes schizophr... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
You'll feel lumps: I am assuming you are taking feminizing hormone therapy, hopefully under supervision of a doctor! by starting estrogen therapy you stimulate the forma... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
It depends: Why did your doc measure this? Depending on symptoms and other liver tests you may have hepatitis (not likely; the level is not high) or other liver d... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
See your doctor: Is it itching? Any history of constipation or hemorrhoids? Any vulvar irritation? It could be atrophy or thinning of the tissues that can lead to prec... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Hormone imbalance: Have your doc check your thyroid, this can cause hairloss and dry hair. Especially if you have issues with feeling cold/constipation and fatigue. Cert... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
What is the level?: It depends, have you had an ultrasound? You should be able to see a heartbeat on transvaginal ultrasound by a level of 1500 and 2500 on abdominal ultr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
NO: The hymen is a thin layer of tissue covering the vaginal entrance. It is usually already open during puberty, from active sports, insertion of a tampo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Gi issues: You could have reflux disease, gallbladder problems or constipation. Try some otc zantac/pepcid or Prilosec and see if that helps. Regulate your bowe... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
NO: I love nexplanon, I have one myself. It is the only device nobody has ever gotten pregnant on (100% successrate). This is what it does; it thins the l... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
No worries: Sounds like you had some "breaktrough"bleeding after taking the load of hormones in the morning after pill. As long as you took it within 72 hours aft... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: I had to look up what priorin n is; it is a supplement that stimulates hair growth. You should be able to take those together. Do not take more then t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rixt Luikenaar
Obstetrics & Gynecology 26 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.
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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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