Dr. Norma Jo Waxman

Primary Care, Family Medicine
San Francisco, CA
35 years experience female

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California, New Mexico

Doctor Q&A

393 Answers
396 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Please see a doctor: Please see a doctor for a more thorough history and a physical exam. How long have these symptoms been going ? preceded by lifting or a new exerci... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many possible causes: Have you had a fever? Have you had nausea or vomiting? Does it hurt more on one side of your abdomen than the other? Does eating make it worse or bett... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: Please have follow up with whoever prescribed a steroid in Hailer. I’m wondering if this is really due to a cold or if you have underlying chronic bro... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Are you a smoker? : Have you changed your diet? Are you losing weight? Change in urination or blurry vision? This could be many things. Please go see a doctor for ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Need more info: The answer to this question completely depends upon your symptoms, your exam, and any laboratory or imaging results. Seek an in-person specialist se... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Get exam: His neck pain is likely just a sprain. however to be safe it is worth having him evaluated. Concerning symptoms would include numbness or weakness... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
STI exposure ???: I am sorry, the timing and description of your symptoms could be from HIV exposure, and prodromal syndrome. Do you have a sore throat? More likely t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Getting pregnant without penetration is highly unlikely!! If you are losing sleep worrying about this, and “exposure” was just ago, go purchase and t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
My question is why one is seeking a gyn exam. Pap tests for cervical cancer shouldn’t start before 21 years old regardless of age or sexual behavior. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Unclear question: Please re-ask your question with more details. I don’t know what you mean by bleeding time. Are you referring to a blood test? Are you referring to t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Monitor your symptom: If you're breathing gets worse you should consider going to the hospital for an evaluation. In the future do not use those type of cleaning products w... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Menses? : The pink may be from early sign of your period coming. Orange is unusual. If your discharge is itchy or smelly or you have had unprotected sex and are... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
? PID: Pelvic pain can be from many causes. It sound like you have had normal urine cultures and a normal ultrasound of your kidneys. Please get screened f... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
None: Why are you taking valerian root capsules? If you're having anxiety you should see a therapist or talk to your doctor. Valerian root is not FDA regul... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends : The discharge could mean many things. Do you have any smell or itching? Did you use a condom? This could be due to an STD or could be normal. Are you... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Can get pregnant: How do you know you are ovulating? how many days before your ovulation did you have intercourse? Yes you can get pregnant if you're not using any f... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Sorry to hear that: I'm unclear what your question is, but your baby need close lab monitoring if they have identify kidney failure.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yeast? : You could have a fungal infection. Try and over-the-counter vaginal yeast preparation like clotrimazole. Rub the cream in twice a day and if it helps ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See your doctor: There are many more questions like have you had nausea, is your liver tender! What are your stools like??? You need a good exam and possibly lab tests... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It depends.: It's important for the surgeon to look to make sure the sutures are still intact. Did they take your ovaries too? If so you may have vaginal dryness a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Normally labial swelling would not be related to a c section. I am on standby now with Health Tap if you want to request a consult. If I reviewed th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Check preg test: Please check urine pregnancy test if you haven't. It should be accurate 10 to 12 days after your last episode of unprotected sex. Some women spot wh... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Questions for U :): Don't worry! "darker blood" at the end of your cycle is normal. It means the blood has been in the vagina longer, similar to when you're cut fresh bl... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Congratulations!: Most likely you will start feeling better quickly after giving up a heavy marijuana habit. You might have more energy and more drive to accomplish thi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe surgical pain : Remember, You had a piece of your cervix cut out with your leep procedure. You may feel pain for some time after that procedure as your cervix heals. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Rash after sex: It is unclear to me if the rash you are describing is on your legs or your fingers, but regardless, whenever somebody has a rash that starts after se... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
It's Bad for him! : I'm curious if you're suddenly having any pain or cramping with sex or at any other time. If he didn't notice the strings before and is now, it may me... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably not!: "welcome to menopause" or "welcome to motherhood". If it's possible for you to be pregnant (ie, unprotected sex with a man, ) confirm with a drug sto... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably normal : It sounds like you are having breakthrough bleeding/ spotting (the brown blood), while taking the birth control pill. This happens if you forget to t... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Please get evaluatio: Passing out, or syncope, can be caused by many things. Perhaps you were drinking alcohol or dehydrated, perhaps you have a virus. Or it could be more ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Heart test? : Thallium is a commonly used during Heath procedures. Did you have a "stress test" ?
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
May be an STD ( STI): Sometimes bleeding after sex can mean you have an infection of the cervix. Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections like trich, can make th... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
That should work: If you used continuous cycling birth control for three months for a few cycles and then switch to a traditional 21 day on - seven day off birth contro... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See ophthalmologist: The red spot most likely is from a burst blood vessel. It may or may not reabsorb. However to really get an answer you should see an eye doctor.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Sleep with a pillow between your knees on your side, or under your knees if you sleep on your back.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Absolutely! : Many women ovulate the first month off of their oral contraception ( birth control pill) and get pregnant without ever having a "period".
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends on ACL Tear: If you are 27 and athletic and have a significant tear, most people in the US would recommend an operative repair. However, depending on the tear a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes, this is normal!: I'm guessing you had your last shot in May of this year. It can take up to nine months for women to start ovulating again and get their period, after ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: Cut fried food, greasy meat, cream-based soups and high fat dairy to decrease Cholesterol.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Healthy pregnancy: I think your question was regarding what is safe during pregnancy. Getting lots of low impact exercise, drinking plenty of water, taking a multivitam... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: This requires a lot more information to help answer your question. And ideally an exam. Please call your doctor or nurse practitioner to be seen as s... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Blood & stool tests?: I am happy to hear your physical exam was normal. Has this always been your weight? how tall are you? do you get a lot of physical exercise? if you... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Ignore: If you immediately put ice on injuries you may prevent developing a bruise. Use pain meds.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends : You are on a Progesterone only pill, norethindrone. If you don't take this pill at the same time every day, you will get breakthrough bleeding. Rememb... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not ideal: You ideally should get a to normal weight before you get pregnant. Obesity increases your risk of blood clots, diabetes and other medical complicatio... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Normal: When women have vaginal blood that's very dark, it just means it's been there for a while. You can use a new ring every four weeks instead or 3weeks i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: i am concerned about you being hit during pregnancy . was this by someone you know? by your partner? Intimate partner violence can increase in pregn... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See a doctor: This could be many things including some very concerning problems, go to an emergency room if you haven't been seen yet
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Short of breath too?: pneumothorax is possible, but most likely this is just muscle strain. If she has shortness of breath, take her to the emergency room or her primary c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Did you hit your head?: This could be due to many things, but if it's not from trauma it could be an ingrown hair or a rash
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Testimonials
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Aug 3, 2014
Dr. Waxman is Compassionate and caring about physicians and patients. She is a prime example of what a Healthtap physician is and should be.
Jul 15, 2014
I am impressed with her knowledge and her answers to patient questions. Her answers reveal compassion and patience with patient queries.
Apr 17, 2014
I've know Dr Waxman for years. She is thorough, compassionate, and a wonderful advocate for her patients.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the reply. I am not taking any medicine for lowering cholesterol. I am taking a tab for BP. I am sick due to some viral infection and having loose motion. ...Read More
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Thank you for answering. Yes I seen a doctor once. It had been twitching for about 5 months at that time. My doctor said there was nothing wrong and it would go away but it's been over a year now.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks. I just discovered mine last night. I was worried. This made me feel better. The lump is soft. It hurts though if I exert too much pressure..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, San Francisco Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, First Place, San Francisco Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential, First Place, San Francisco Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Faculty, the Bixby Center for Reproductive Health
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Co-chair of Advocacy Committee, the American Medical Woman's Association

Virtual Visit Ratings

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41-year-old female
Sep 5, 2022 West Menlo Park, CA
Awesome! The doc is great and am so relieved with her diagnosis.
54-year-old female
Dec 24, 2021 San Francisco, CA
NJ is the best! So glad I was able to get this figured out before the holidays were in full swing. Thank you!
56-year-old female
Nov 27, 2021 Los Angeles, CA
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