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Dr. Norman Solberg

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minneapolis, MN
56 years experience male

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Bio

I've been in OB/GYN practice for over 30 years.

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

337 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Yes: Even a sac is often not seen at 4wk 3d. You won't see the fetus or heartbeat until 5-6 weeks.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Possibly: Itching and redness are often due to a yeast infection, but they might be from genital herpes, which can also cause clear discharge. If it's a possib... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Likely: If the brownish mucus only lasts about a day, it's likely due to ovulation. Some women tend to bleed a little at ovulation time. If it last more tha... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
not likely: A pregnancy test won't be positive until about 2 weeks after conception. Since your implant was removed 1 week ago, you couldn't be more than 1 week ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Yes: It's not normal to bleed for 13 days. The itchy breast with burning is probably not related. I would see a doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Hormones: It's common in early pregnancy to have nausea and vomiting. We don't know why this gets much worse for some women than others, but it seems to be rel... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Within normal range: We like to see the HCG double every 2-3 days in early pregnancy, and yours is doing that. Vaginal ultrasound will usually see a pregnancy once the HC... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Depends: Ovulation (fertile time) occurs 14 days before the next period starts. If your usual cycle is 30 days, ovulation is day 16 (day 1 is first day of pe... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Not Jan. 16: It takes more than 1 week for a pregnancy test to become positive, so january 16 is not possible. Either december 31 or january 4 are dates for possi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
One of the two.: Since there were only 2 days separating sex with 2 different guys, there is no way to know which is the father other than dna testing. Any test we ha... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
possibly: An anovulatory cycle is likely, although it might also mean early pregnancy bleeding/possible miscarriage. If your pregnancy test is negative, then i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Not implantation: If it happens once a month, it's not implantation bleeding, which only happens when there is a pregnancy. At age 16, ovulation may not be occurring m... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Probably not: Plan b can cause irregular bleeding and can make the next period early or late. If you're bleeding like a period, that's usually good evidence that y... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Not likely: Having no period for 8 months means that you haven't ovulated for 8 months. You have to ovulate to get pregnant. While you might have ovulated aroun... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Probably not.: There is not enough scientific data to be sure, but it is doubtful that agnus castus (chasteberry) will increase the chance of conception.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Yes.: It's common to have some bleeding the first time having intercourse. It's due to some bleeding from the hymen.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Yes: It's normal to have bleeding when stopping provera (medroxyprogesterone). It is cd1, although you apparently don't have regular cycles, or you wouldn... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Not ovulating: No period for 3 months means no ovulation for 3 months, since ovulation brings on a period 2 weeks later. If she wishes to become pregnant, there are... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Active pills: The pill is meant to be taken starting with the active pills, then using the sugar pills for a break during which your period will come.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Nothing: If you're currently on Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) don't expect any regular cycle. Irregular bleeding is common, and after 6 months o... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Doubtful: Ovulation doesn't occur on day 4, so that time for sure was not from ovulation. Ovulation doesn't usually cause diarrhea.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Possibly: If you've missed a period, then these could be signs of pregnancy. However, hot flashes, constipation and passing gas are more often due to other thi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Probably not: You're probably not pregnant because you took the plan b. If you were pregnant from 5 days ago, there is no way it could cause pain, since it hasn't ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Possibly 25%: Chance of pregnancy is about 25% in any cycle if you have sex near ovulation (and you and boyfriend are normal). Having sex the day before or the day... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Maybe ovulation: Ovulation can sometimes cause mild pain and bleeding, and she's probably close to ovulation time. You can be sure the pain and blood is not from a pr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Not pregnant: When a period is late, and you're not pregnant, that means that you didn't ovulate, since ovulation is what brings on a period 14 days later. If you ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Hormonal changes: Most likely the painful areolas are due to hormonal changes related to your age. They have nothing to do with hpv.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Normal for loestrin : Many women on low dose pills like loestrin 1/20 don't have withdrawal bleeding. Once a woman stops the pill, her following period is often 1-2 weeks ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Because of stop pill: It's very common for the following period to be late after stopping the pill, usually 1-2 weeks late. I'm not sure why you had brown discharge. Preg... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
6-11 days: Implantation occurs about 6-10 days after conception. Conception may occur soon after iui, or may be a day later.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Usually not: Usually getting the withdrawal bleeding after stopping the active pills is good evidence that you're not pregnant. If you get heavier bleeding at the... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Possibly: An ovulation test detects lh in the urine. Lh and HCG (pregnancy hormone) are very similar chemically, so a test for one will often detect the other.... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Hard to know: It's not unusual that Plan B can make a period late (more so if taken twice). As long as your pregnancy test is negative, i would just wait for the p... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Maybe see your doc: Having no periods is probably not from the chlamydia. If you're not having periods, that suggests that you're not ovulating. It's probably best to s... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Very unlikely: Assuming that the hot was done on a first morning urine, pregnancy is highly unlikely. An hot should be positive by the time of any pregnancy symptom... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Wait: Bleeding is a common problem in the first 3-6 months of starting the Depo-Provera shot. Usually it's a matter of waiting it out, and the bleeding wil... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Maybe: If you've missed a period and had a positive pregnancy test, then it's a miscarriage. If it comes when your period is expected, then it's probably so... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Not large: Perhaps the measurements seem large because you're not used to cm. Your uterus is normal. 7.5cm long means 3 inches long. That's not very long for ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
No: By tradition, ultrasound pregnancy dating is based on last menstrual period, rather than conception. So when the ultrasound says 12 wk 5d, that means... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Yes: Light bleeding might be a sign of pregnancy, or might be a sign that you didn't ovulate. I'd do a pregnancy test (first morning urine) to know.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
New baby: As long as your pregnancy test was negative on march 13, and now becomes positive, that would mean a new pregnancy.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
No: Implantation bleeding is generally very light. It's more likely that the bleeding is related to hormonal changes. If it doesn't take care of itself,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
No ovulation?: If your pregnancy test was done on a first morning urine specimen, a negative test means that your symptoms are not due to pregnancy. Many pregnancy ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Unlikely: Missing a period is generally a much more reliable sign of pregnancy than mid cycle bleeding, which could be from many things. Spotting is sometimes ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Side effect: The morning after pill can cause a woman to miss a period. If so, it usually takes care of itself with time.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Not pregnant.: Women rarely get pregnant from precum, and then only when it's deposited high in the vagina. Even a full dose of semen won't cause pregnancy on the c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Probably not a probl: What is collapsing is the cyst that developed from the corpus luteum. Corpus luteum cysts are common in early pregnancy. I don't think there is good... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely: You're not pregnant unless it occurred less than 2 weeks ago (takes 2 weeks for pregnancy test to turn positive). Most likely you haven't ovulated si... Read More

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Dec 28, 2015
He was supportive, I giving birth in a room with my own bed. NO stirrups. I experienced child birthing the natural way. Shirley Dixon was great, Dr. Solberg was the best Dr. I've ever had in my life.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Solberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Solberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! going to a clinic for a test to be sure. this helped ease my worries(:
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I appreciate the help! It's embarrassing to tell about the hpv
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you dr.norman when is a good day to do a urine test like soon.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
Graduated 1966MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Minnesota - Spring
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Minnesota - Spring
2014
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Minnesota - Spring
2015
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