Dr. Yonatan Mahller

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Orange, CA
14 years experience male

About

Bio

I grew up in Southern California and studied physiology and molecular biology. Then I attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to complete a PhD and medical school. I completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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120 Answers
89 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
More tissue: Scarred would mean more tissue or the tissue is thicker. Have you had any procedures on your cervix. Sometimes after a procedure called conization t... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Depends: Depends on if the doctor did anything negligent during the surgery. Unfortunately, complications of surgery do occur and fistula can occur even i... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Your period: This is your period. Estrogen stopped when you lost your ovaries. This is same as if stopping active pills of birth control and now taking placebo.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Uncommonly: Endometriosis can cause pain anywhere in a body. It has been detected even in lung, brain, all over the abdomen and even in men. If the groin pai... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
No: It is not required to remove the ovaries if they are normal. If you have a family history of ovarian or breast cancer then it would be more recommend... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Bad: Submucous fibroids can make it harder to get pregnant and can cause miscarriage.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Anemia: Signs would be appearing pale, feeling tired and weak, dizzy or lightheaded. Taking iron can help improve blood counts but it takes some time like ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Depends: Depends on your lifestyle and your gynecologic health. Sometimes your gynecologist will order std testing, hiv, pregnancy test, hormonal analysis, uri... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Possible: When an ovarian cyst ruptures, it can release some fluid which can irritate the abdomen. This pain should go away in a few days. Take Ibuprofen for pa... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Lube: If the discharge was clear, probably was the lube form the speculum. Sometimes it happens.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Unlikely: Endometriosis is related to estrogen. After menopause a woman's estrogen goes way down and endomtriosis isn't as painful. Thick lining of the uterus ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Ignore: Stretch your back muscles to prevent back pain in the end of pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Very serious: Symptoms are headache, vision changes, and tenderness in the right upper abdomen. Preeclampsia is very serious as it can cause seizures and can be li... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Hard to say: There are many possible reasons for these symptoms. Make sure you aren't pregnant. Could be from an early period, polyp, fibroids, ovarian cyst. Se... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Increasing pain with defecation can be a sign of worsening endometriosis. Make sure there is no other cause for your pain. Make sure you are not cons... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Unsure: You have symptoms of many conditions. I am an ob/gyn in orange, ca. I would be happy to help sort this out with you.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Unsure: Could still be your period, check a pregnancy test as well. See your doctor if pain or irregular bleeding continues.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
No: This is not a test gynecologists routinely perform.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Have lots of sex. If that doesn't work for one year, go see an ob/gyn.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Moms and babies: I became a physician to help people. I became a obstetrician and gynecologist to take care of woman at all ages including the special time of bringing... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Electrolyte imbalanc: Could be an electrolyte (na, k, mg, ca) imbalance. Try eating bananas taking multivitamins and possibly magnesium gluconate tablets.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Menstrual bleeding of a few blood clots is normal. Endometriosis isn't really related to heavy flow. It is more related to pelvic pain, infertility... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Escpecially if the fibroids is pushing on your bladder. Get an ultrasound to determine the location of the fibroid.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Nothing: Often times ovulation releases some fluid that can irritate the uterus as well.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Polyp: Could be a polyp or could need a pill with more estrogen. Hard to say without knowing more. See your gynecologist for more answers.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Go to clinic: Hi. Go to a prenatal clinic and get a pregnancy test or an ultrasound to see if you are pregnant.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Unsure: Could be nothing or could be early sign of miscarriage. Take it easy, no sex, hopefully it will stop. If you develop cramping or bleeding gets worse... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Most likely: Most likely you are okay. You could be pregnant so take a home pregnancy test. You could also just have a period soon or be having abnormal pregnancy ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Possibly: Could be just a late period or could be early pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test to make sure you aren't pregnant. See a gynecologist is you have ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Every pregnancy is different. Some women feel true movements as early as 15 weeks. Fetal movement is not monitored during pregnancy until around 22-2... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Unlikely: If the semen stayed on the outside it is unlikely.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Ultrasound: You will need to get an ultrasound to determine exactly how far along you are. You are probably 4-5 weeks. You should get the ultrasound in 1 week.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
6-12 mo: Stopping birth control should allow you to ovulate, however the pcos makes this more difficult. See a ob/gyn who can put you on metformin and Clomid ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Lymoh node: Had to say without doing an exam, but most likely an infected lymph node. Put warm washcloth on it. Should get smaller with time. Go to doctor if i... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes take vitamins: Anyone trying to get pregnant should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid. Wait for a few months to see when you get your period or use ovulatio... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Leave the cervix: Partial hysterectomy today means leaving the cervix and removing the uterus, so yes cutting the uterus (top of the uterus) off of the cervix (bottom o... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
No: After total hysterectomy (removing uterus and cervix) a patient only needs to continue pap smears if they had a previous abnormal pap smear due to hpv... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Possible miscarriage: You could have had a miscarriage especially if you also had cramping and bleeding. It could also just be a blood clot and the pregnancy could be fine... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Safe: If you need a seizure medication to control epilepsy during pregnancy keppa is safe. If you don't require a medication then don't take one.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Infection: This could represent a vaginal or bladder infection. See your doctor to test these sites and treat accordingly.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes but unlikely: Preeclampsia usually presents in the end of the pregnancy in first time moms. With this being said it is possible to present with preeclampsia this ea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
No: But it can take some time to begin ovulating normally after stopping depo. Can take up to one year.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Possibly: This could be part of normal changes of the beginning of menopause... Or this could be a precancerous or cancerous condition. You should see a gyneco... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Can be: Getting dizzy in early pregnancy can be normal. This is because there is more blood pooling in the lower body due to vaso-dilation. Move slowly. Es... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, this sounds very painful. If the pain interferes with your life then get it out.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
An unbalanced ovary: Often times if an ovary or fallopian tube are unbalanced due to a cyst in either structure, the ovary or tube can twist on its blood supply, causing o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes aw... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Possibly: These symptoms could possibly be an ovarian cyst, although there are many other things that could cause that pain. See a gynecologist to get a pelvic ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Yes. It should be positive.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
Obstetrics & Gynecology 14 years experience
Not often: Most of the time endometriosis stays or can get worse. It does get better after menopause and during pregnancy.
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Thank you notes
Dec 3, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mahller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mahller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Im going to follow up with my OB but hearing this 2nd opinion is great
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This saved my life. Thank You! Wow I really had no idea. I know I'm anemic. I'll call right away now,
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. I went to obgyn and said it's to early to test.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2009MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2013

Awards

Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

St. Joseph Hospital
Western Medical Center Santa Ana
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