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Dr. Mirela Cernaianu

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Westlake Village, CA
31 years experience female

Locations

Office

Westlake Village, CA

Address

910 Hampshire Rd, Suite A, Westlake Village, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

(888) 972-9656

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

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Blue Shield of California

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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 and Gynecology

Anti-Aging Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
GERD in pregnancy: Having heartburn in pregnancy is common. It is safe to take tums (calcium carbonate). Best thing is to avoid any foods that can make it worse - like c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes. It happens more often in younger patients who are very fertile, much less in a older women, but it is possible.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Plan B: If bleeding is severe and you experience weakness, fatigue or dizziness please see a doctor right away. It is not unusual to have bleeding after plan ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: The uterus is a muscular organ that gets ready for pregnancy every month due to hormonal changes. It does not produce any hormones. The hormones are m... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Irregular bleeding: breakthrough bleeding can happen with both Nexplanon and low dose birth control pills. An ultrasound would be useful to rule out polyps or other cause... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible pregnancy: If you missed the depo-provera and had unprotected intercourse there is a chance you could be pregnant. If you ovulated at the time of intercourse it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ovulation: It all depends on how long the woman decides to breastfeed. When breastfeeding is over some women take 2 weeks to ovulate again and some women can tak... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Breast swelling: Any painful swelling in a breast should be examined by a physician and if a lump is felt that he/she would order studies to evaluate it like an ultras... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Nexplanon: As long as your nexplanon is within the 3 years of protection YES you are protected.
A female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
PCOS: Focus on getting healthy first and then pregnancy will come easy and naturally - focus on changing your diet to maybe paleo and eliminating any unheal... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Normal: It sounds like a mammogram report. Detection of masses on a mammogram is easy in women whose breast tissue has been replaced in various proportions by... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Discharge: Birth control pills can thicken the cervical mucus and because on the pill your body's hormones will change you might also experience a change in vagi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Abortion : After an abortion any pain or cramping for more than a few days, persistent bleeding usually for more than a week, and especially an abnormal odorous ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Perimenopause: When hormones start declining with age the first hormone to decline is progesterone. The periods become shorter and can occur 21days or less from each... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pregnancy: You can get pregnant after tubes are tied. The sterilization procedure carries a 1-2% risk of failure depending on what method was used. More than 50%... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Mood in pregnancy: Please ask your doctor to check your B12 and D levels and if low then supplement daily, also look at what you eat and avoid foods that have a lot of c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Plan B: This is a pill designed to mess with your uterine lining, so that in case there should be a fertilized egg on its way to the uterus after unprotected ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Early pregnancy: The absence of a heartbeat at 7 weeks is not a good sign. A blood level of the pregnancy hormone HCG can help determine the viability of the pregnanc... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Herpes infection: If there are no signs of herpes a blood test can be done, if there is a need or if the patient wishes to be tested. It is not done routinely.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: At 17 you should have breast development. If you don't i recommend you see a doctor as soon as possible for full evaluation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
YES: It is ok to do a biopsy of the uterus any day, depending on what the doctor is looking for - but you can get better information about the quality of t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Chlamidia: Chlamidia is a silent infection in many cases. Many women do not know they have it unless they have a test in the doctor's office. When symptomatic, i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Delayed ovulation: You might have ovulated late so the period can be delayed and cycle can be longer - if you had a lot of stress lately that would contribute to the hor... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Infertility: The only clue that there is a fertility problem is the absence of pregnancy in a couple that has been actively trying to conceive for 12 months. Also ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible UTI: Blood when voiding is most commonly due to a UTI - urinary tract infection, and it is also associated with pain in the lower abdomen. A simple urin... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Ovulation timing: Ovulation happens 14 days before period comes, but some women have a short luteal phase of 10 -12 days. In a 38 day cycle ovulation could have happene... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Uterine lining is dependent on adequate amounts of estrogen and progesterone. If your hormone secretion is normal and well balanced then the uterine l... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depo shot: The effect of a depo-provera injection lasts about 12-14 weeks. A woman can get easily pregnant even if she gets the shot a few days late. However the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
NO: Once a period starts it is the end of a cycle, so no you cannot stop it after it started. You can use birth control to plan your periods, or avoid a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Yes, it is possible - the sperm usually lives for 72 hours in the female genital tract.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Early menopause: Normal age for menopause is 52. Depending on individual circumstances premature menopause can happen as early as 35. If the lack of periods is due to ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Fibroids : Fibroids and an early miscarriage can be the result of a hormonal imbalance, specifically too much estrogen or too little progesterone. Consider havin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Vaginal infection: Women often medicate themselves for suspected yeast infections with over the counter monistat. We see more resistant yeast due to the persistent use o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Vaginal odor: The vaginal odor you are experiencing is most likely an infection, so a check up with your family doc or your gyn is a good idea. It is not related ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Could be because the baby's head is pushing down on your cervix into the vagina. Also the round ligaments end in the outer labia so the pain can be fe... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Bleeding & pregnancy: Many women have various amounts of bleeding during the first 3 months of pregnancy from spotting to actually heavy bleeding episodes, mainly caused by... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
VBAC: Getting pregnant so soon after a c/section is not a good idea. The scar on the uterus needs time to heal and be strong enough to have any chance of a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: If a home pregnancy test is negative you might want to give it a day or 2 before you retest.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Periods at 51: If by curing your period you mean having normal monthly periods, then any treatment that addresses and improves your general health will extend the li... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Birth control safety: Birth control pills have different side effects, the best one for you is the one you like the best. All birth control pills are effective, but their ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Early miscarriage: Early miscarriages before 12 weeks could be a weak corpus luteum which generally means the Progesterone levels are low - this is an easy fix and as s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Postcoital bleeding: cervical polyps, inflammation of the cervix caused by bacteria or HPV, ectropion (inside lining of the cervix spreads outside the cervix and it is mor... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pain in pregnancy: When a woman becomes pregnant her uterus will start enlarging to accommodate the growing fetus inside. As the pregnancy progresses it is not unlikely ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Close to labor: Those specific words describe the qualities of the cervix, the entrance to the womb/uterus, during the last part of the pregnancy. "soft" means that t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Thanks for asking!: It means you are having abnormal vaginal bleeding and you should see a doctor for an exam.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Pregnancy symptoms: Ovulation usually happens day 13-14 from the beginning of the last period. If a woman has unprotected intercourse around ovulation then implantation c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Plan B: Plan b can affect your cycle, it is not unusual to have bleeding after taking it. Probably a good idea to talk to your doctor about a reliable and ea... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Timing intercourse: It is very unlikely that you ovulated that early. Keep in mind that sperm can be viable a few days in the fallopian tube. Feel free to use ovulation k... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Discuss: What are my delivery pain management options? What are the pros and cons of each?
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Embryo implantation: The normal implantation window is 6-10 days after egg retrieval, and the embryo(s) usually implant a couple of days after being transferred into the u... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cernaianu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cernaianu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! Your answer is a relief to me.. ;-)
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Thank you so much I will look into the paleo diet and go from there.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much.

Education & Training

Residency

LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - New Orleans, LA

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Ventura Region, CA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Ventura Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Ventura Region, CA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College for Advancement in Medicine
American College OBGYN
American Medical Association
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