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Dr. Melissa Yates

Gynecology
Winter Park, FL
19 years experience female

Locations

Advanced Reproductive Specialists

Winter Garden, FL

Address

4048 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter Garden, FL
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Advanced Reproductive Specialists

Winter Park, FL

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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.

Gynecology

Fertility Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Abnormal rise: Unfortunately - this would be an abnormal rise in HCG - normally you would want the HCG to at least rise by 53% each day. I would recommend speaking ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy test: The first thing to do would be to take a pregnancy test. If that is negative i would follow-up with a gynecologist.
A female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovulation: It's difficult to know unless you know when you might have ovulated. If you are late for your period, then i would recommend taking a pregnancy test.... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends on location: Abdominal adhesions that are down in the pelvis can interfere with the function of the ovaries and fallopian tubes and can potentially cause infertili... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Fertility: There are some studies that show that moderate alcohol use can harm fertility. It might not be a bad idea to cut back while you are trying to conceiv... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Early pregnancy: Every women feels differently during pregnancy. Some women are more nauseous than others. Your symptoms sound very normal.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Male fertility: I won't use an antibiotic unless it has been prescribed by a doctor for a specific reason. All supplements are different and so it is difficult to kn... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: It is difficult to say. It's hard to know if the bleeding is actually implantation bleeding or just bleeding in the second half of the menstrual cycl... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Menses: If your period seems odd then i would recommend taking a pregnancy test.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Cramping: Cramping can have many causes but it would be a good idea to take a pregnancy test even if you had a tubal ligation. I would also recommend following... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Menses: It is possible that you just had a short period. Additionally, if your period seems abnormal and you have been sexually active all month, you should ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovulation : Pregnancy is still possible and egg quality can still be okay with long cycles and late ovulation but i would recommend seeing a fertility specialist ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Miscarriage: It is possible to get an infection after a miscarriage but just not having a d;c wouldn't necessarily cause it. There are lots of factors involved. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
History and labs: The endocrinologist will take a complete history and will also most likely order some additional blood work to confirm the diagnosis. After that poin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Fertility: You may not become pregnant with every act of intercourse. If you having been trying for over 6 months, you may want to consider further testing wit... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Infertility: The dermoid cysts are not very large and are probably not to blame. You may need additional infertility evaluation. A lower amh doesn't exclude the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Same due date: If an ultrasound is only off by two days - your due date remains the same.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
PCOS : You can get pregnant with polycystic ovaries it just depends if you are ovulating.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovulation: It is difficult to say in that situation, but it you are having continuous discharge, i would recommend seeing a gynecologist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Contraception: Douching will not help irregular bleeding from the Depo-Provera shot. Douchibg is really not recommended because it changes the vaginal acidity. Irr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Urinary frequency: Any time that you have urinary frequency or pain with urination you should see your doctor for a urine culture. Most likely it does not have to do wi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Due date: A one day difference in u/s dating from LMP dating is actually very close and would not cause the edd to be changed. Depending how far along you are ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
PCOS: If you have pcos, chances are that you are not ovulating regularly which can make detecting ovulation very challenging at home. It would be better, i... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
PCOS: Pcos should be diagnosed by more than just an ultrasound. Many times patients also have irregular menstrual cycles and elevated hormones like testost... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Menses: That would depend on when your last period was. If your cycle is late, i would recommend taking a home pregnancy test anyway and following up with yo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Fertility testing: This is difficult to answer without seeing the radiology image but it sounds like your right fallopian tube is normal but that your left tube may be b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Sperm count: It is difficult to alter your sperm count numbers but there are some activities that are known to reduce sperm count. You would want to make sure th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Miscarriage: Sorry to hear about the miscarriage. The placenta at that age is still very small - only about a few millimeters in size.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: That would depend how certain you are of the date of ovulation. Sperm can live up to 72 hours in the Fallopian tubes. Keep in mind though that even ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Test now :-): The new urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive and should be positive 14 days after ovulation in most cases. If you are late for your period - I wo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovulation: Most likely you will ovulate a 16 mm follicle if you take hCG.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Anovulation: Pregnancy is always possible when there are missed periods, but it sounds more like you might not be ovulating regularly which could be related to pco... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Depends : Everyone takes a different amount of time to get their cycles back after Depo-Provera lupron (leuprolide). Once you get your cycle back - hopefully y... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: You can pick how many embryos that you transfer in ivf but there are parameters based on age that help you and your doctor decide what would be most r... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Would need more info: It is more important to see if the HCG level is appropriately rising rather than what the actual number is. Additionally, it would be important to kn... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Early pregnancy : Most likely it is too early to tell. The earliest after conception to have a pregnancy test is 10 days and the numbers are so low that you normally d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Menses: Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is an anti-inflammatory and should actually decreased bleeding during your period. If you are having heavy bleeding, you sho... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Cervical changes: It is normal to notice changes in discharge with ovulation. Many times the discharge does become more stretchy and yellow/white in color.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Amenorrhea: It is certainly possible that the combination of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and lactation may be preventing your period. It would depend when... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Conception: It probably makes sense to wait two extra days to make sure that you ovulated before starting progesterone.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Infertility: There are a lot of factors here. Most likely you are ovulating if you are having regular cycles each month. If you have a cervical issue, you may no... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Birth control: It is always a good idea to double up a dose if you miss a pill. Most likely the pill will still be effective that month unless you miss more than tw... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: From your stated due date - you probably conceived around 12/15/13.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Keep going: It's normal to have irregular bleeding when you first start birth control- keep taking your pill at the same time each day. If it doesn't get better ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Clomid (clomiphene) : Clonus could delay your cycle - sometimes pts take longer to ovulate. The trigger shot should ensure that you ovulate when it is given at the right t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: It is possible to get pregnant the month after a miscarriage but it is usually advised to wait for two normal periods before trying again.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
HCG shot: Usually you would only ovulate 40 hours or so after a trigger shot. The shot mimics an LH surge and so it is short lived.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: It's difficult to say - it would depend on the reason for the miscarriage. Many times a miscarriage occurs because of a chromosome issue which does n... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yates is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yates is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you im going to test first thing in the morning (:
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have an appointment tomorrow morning. Thank you.
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Thank you. I haven't had a cycle in a year, had a baby in feb.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

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