Dr. Brian Nguyen

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Los Angeles, CA
13 years experience male

Locations

LA County + University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

Address

2020, Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 4:00pm - 10pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

Medi-Cal

About

Bio

Having grown up in a happy family from California, Dr. Brian T. Nguyen has dedicated his career to exploring the factors contributing to the formation of happy families. After receiving his Bachelor’s in Human Biology and Master’s in Sociology at Stanford University, he attended Brown University for Medical School, after all of which, he decided that family planning, family dinner, and family-focused fathers played enormous roles in his success. He has subsequently published on the phenomenon of men buying emergency contraception for women and the need for equal vasectomy access. He hopes to continue research that creates a positive role for men in women’s health. Dr. Nguyen enjoys cooking as a means of bringing people together and sharing familiar stories and family values.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecology

Public Health

Licenses

United States: California, Illinois

Languages spoken

Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

1.6K Answers
447 Agrees
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Levator Myalgia: Sometimes after masturbating or any type of sexual stimulus, your pelvic muscles will contract. For some people these muscles haven't been adequately ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
LFT, UA, CBC: Sometimes abnormal placentas begin to breakdown at 20wks, leading to exposure of mom to some of dad's placental genes and lead to an "allergic" reacti... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Unlikely: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Consult a doctor now: You're describing a condition that could be something as simple as a reaction to stress/fatigue but at the same time in pregnancy, something that coul... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Hymen remnant: some women can have a skin tag located near the opening of the vagina. that skin tag is likely the remaining piece of the hymen after it is broken dur... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Depends on hospital: That's a tricky a question because if you expect for no interventions to be needed then standard delivery of twins is at 37-38 weeks but even then twi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Cervical trauma: as long as you have had all infections ruled out, it is possible that your bleeding cervix could just be a result of rough intercourse or a particular... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Depends on cause: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, o... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Menorrhagia: to be having a period for 9 days is quite a long time and might qualify for an episode of menorrhagia which can be prevented by taking tranexamic acid... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Yeast infection: although the classic yeast infection is more white than yellow, what you are describing sounds like a yeast infection that can be treated with medica... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Pharmacy: There are lots of zit treatments at the pharmacy that you can use. An ointment with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid might help.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Yes: MRI has great resolution for muscle, but it'd be a VERY expensive test to just diagnose some muscle knots. There may be more serious things that an MR... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
2-18% chance: Of those women who use condoms exactly as directed, about 2 in 100 will experience an accidental pregnancy during the first year they use this method.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Atrophy: the hormone in plan B can thin the lining of the uterus and if you just completed your period then that lining is already thin and can become so thin... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
No treatment: unfortunately if you have HPV, there is no cure right now except for keeping your immunity up not smoking and maintaining good health. There is some e... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Irregular bleeding: The contraceptive implant is one of the most effective forms of birth control in existence. It lasts three years and if you can feel it in your arm, y... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Should not.: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, rever... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Irregular bleeding: It is not uncommon to experience unpredictable, irregular bleeding or spotting with the IUD in place for the first 3 months. it is not uncommon to exp... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Non alcoholic: even though your beverage is labeled with the word beer, it is non alcoholic and therefore safe in pregnancy. The amount of ginger that you are gettin... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Impossible: If you're pregnant then you will constantly be creating progesterone and so you won't be able to get withdrawal bleeding because no progesterone is ev... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Wait until followup: You should see your gynecologist who did your cold knife cone for a follow up visit prior to placing tampons just to make sure that there were not any... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
No effect: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
See a doctor: even if your bleeding is not serious nor an emergency, it can be helped by seeing a gynecologist to really talk about and to determine the reasons for... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
GU Bacteria: Ureaplasma is a common bacteria found in the genitourinary system. Sometimes it causes infections and sometimes it doesn't and we don't know why. Not ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Neither: If your problem is one with libido, meaning the desire to have sex, an injection or a medication that stimulates bloodflow to the penis will do NOTHIN... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Miscarriage bleeding: Bleeding after a miscarriage early on can last about 2-4 weeks getting lighter and lighter as the days go on. The best form of birth control is the on... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
IUDs/Implants safer: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant o... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Normal: Most likely after your cervical biopsy your doctor used Monsel's solution (Ferric Sub sulfate 20%) which is an iron solution that can help to stop ble... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Withdrawal bleed: In order for you to have a "period," you actually have to take the birth control patch off. This means that you keep the birth control patch on weekly... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Senna is fine: Senna is a laxative that should only have an effect on your bowels, not your uterus. It would not be the cause of a miscarriage nor would it affect yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Maybe: none of the symptoms that you describe are specific to pregnancy. The best way to know would be to take a pregnancy test.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Totally normal: It's totally normal to be concerned about your pregnancy's health, it's one of the most precious gifts you have. Don't worry, laugh hard as a sense of... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
No effect: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe b/c it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen, so the risk o... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Call Urologist: Vasectomy is safer, cheaper, and more effective than a woman getting her tubes blocked/tied. It will not affect a man's sex drive or ability to ejacul... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
See a doctor: having an isolated cold limb does not sound like a good thing and you should see a doctor as soon as possible because having a clot in the leg can be ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Unlikely: it is not uncommon for your period to fluctuate within a few days. If you have been consistent with your birth control pill then the likelihood of pre... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Any of them: If left untreated, any STI can progress to the point where it causes bleeding. Trichomonas, HPV, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea can all cause inflammation o... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
See a gynecologist: If your periods are causing problems, maybe you should consider seeing a gynecologist to have them regulated using a form of contraception or birth co... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Unlikely: It's possible sometimes that your uterine lining becomes so thin that you don't have a bleed during your sugar pill. If you've been taking your pill r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Yes: HCG is produced by the placenta at ~2wks post-ovulation. Any value
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Re-testing: Get re-tested to see if your treatment actually cured you of the infection! Alternatively get a check up with your regular doctor to see if you might ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Get a pregnancy test: I think that by asking this question you already know that you could be at risk of pregnancy and you should therefore get a pregnancy test and see wha... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Ovulation: if you have regular 30 days cycle then you most likely ovulate on day 16, which means that you had sex on the day you ovulated. That is good. You alwa... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
See a gynecologist.: place a tampon in your vagina and see if the brown staining still persists. If it does, it is most likely fecal. Check the tampon later and if it is B... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Can be normal.: For a young woman with regular periods, it can be normal to feel changes in your breasts, particularly tender nodules. As long as they're NOT inflamed... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Not a problem!: Fibroids are kind of like knots in a tree. They're an irregular pattern of growth in the wood grain but they're not cancer and really shouldn't be rem... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Skin changes: pregnancy rash is merely a description, not a diagnosis. however, there are some rashes that only happen during pregnancy such as Puppp (Pruritic urti... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
See a gynecologist: The return of bleeding after an endometrial ablation implies the regrowth of unexpected tissue in the uterus... It could be a polyp, it could be a fib... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
No issue: Unless you're allergic to pineapple I don't see any concerns with eating it while pregnant, whether or not it is cooked. Just make sure it's well wash... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
No problem: the definition of a threatened abortion or a concern for possible impending miscarriage is vaginal bleeding and so as long as you aren't having vagina... Read More
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Testimonials
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Doing a great job! Very insightful answers.
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Dec 23, 2013
Quick tesonse. Direct, thorough. Answered question and answered not asked (but answers were valuable). Very pleased.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nguyen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! my wife got pregnant of 15 weeks. She examined urine today and found pus cell 14-16 hfp and Epetheliul cell 15_17 hfp . Doctor told her that she get urine infection .p...Read More
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Thank you Dr. I'm not sexually active by the way, I just want to know if it will affect my cycle for it to be normal. But your answer is very helpful and I'll start it immediately. Thank you so much
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was typed long ago that my years of recurring every 3 weeks genital Herpes was not type 2. Acyclovir caused 100% suppression for decades. Wife also

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

OHSU HOSPITAL AND CLINICS

Awards

Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Third Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Second Place, Oregon - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American College OBGYN
Society of Family Planning
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