Dr. Christina Adberg

Gynecology
Los Angeles, CA
28 years experience female

Locations

Women to Women ObGyn of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Address

6310 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8774052972

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Blue Shield of California

About

Bio

Christina Adberg, MD MPH is an Attending Physician for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Adberg's main surgical interests are hysteroscopic myomectomy, polypectomy, and endometrial ablation, as well as laparoscopic management of ovarian abnormalities and laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Adberg received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree from Columbia University. She also received her Master's Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Adberg is board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties
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Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

783 Answers
253 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Consider ultrasound: I usually like to perform a pelvic ultrasound on my patients after a miscarriage, to ensure that all of the pregnancy tissue completely passed. I wou... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not: Unless you consider "pregnancy" an sti. But on a serious note: stress, travel, and many other factors can affect menstrual irregularity and late perio... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal at 5 wks: We usually expect water retention and swelling to happen in the third trimester. I would ask your OB to have a look at your ankles and make sure your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yeast Infection?: Your symptoms sound pretty classic for a yeast infection. If you are sure that an STD is not a possibility, then I usually recommend Monistat 7 during... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Small chance: Usually a normal period implies a lack of pregnancy. However there are always exceptions to every rule. There are cases of period-like bleeding during... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Could be normal: The external female genitalia has a broad range of normal. The labia minora and clitoral hood can be quite large, dangling, or protruding and still be... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Plan B: Plan B is an over-the-counter emergency contraceptive available in the United States to anyone over the age of 18. This will delay ovulation and hopef... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal: Are you sure you're not pregnant? If not, then take a pregnancy test. Abnormal bleeding can be from all sorts of things: infections, medications, str... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Hemangioma: Small hemangiomas are common on the chest. They are often related to estrogen production, and they are usually harmless and benign. I wouldn't be wo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Candida Glabrata: This is a good question! Candida Glabrata is often resistant to our standard anti-fungal vaginal creams (like monistat, lotrimin, and terazol) as well... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Need exam: This is the type of thing that is really difficult to diagnose without visually examining the area. It doesn't sound like an emergency, so make an app... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Should get an exam: A cervical polyp could bleed after a bowel movement, so that's one possibility. Cervical polyps are common and they often recur. I'd recommend gettin... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Pelvic Ultrasound: "Bulky" probably just means "enlarged". Pelvic ultrasound is used to evaluate uterine growth. Assuming you aren't pregnant, you could have fibroids, a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
There is a huge variation in the sizes and shapes of the labia minora. It is rare to be perfectly symmetrical, so usually one side is larger than the... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal: Are you on hormone therapy? If so, that could be the cause of bleeding. But even so, you should check in with your gynecologist for an evaluation. B... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Sounds normal: The first period(s) after an iud is inserted can be brutal. It can take 3-6 months to calm down. For most of us, this reliable, carefree method of bir... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not: But it cannot hurt to take a morning after pill. There is a very low chance of pregnancy with no missed pills, but with every missed pill the chances ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Hmmm: Not sure what to tell you, but usually a fishy smell is due to some type of bacterial imbalance. These don't always show up on a routine culture, and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Repeat blood test: We like to see the HCG level drop to zero prior to trying to conceive again. If the level doesn't drop, it could be 1) a new pregnancy, 2) an unresolv... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not sure of timing: Usually we start Clomid (clomiphene) during your period, day 3, 4, or 5 of bleeding, and you take it for 5 days in a row. It encourages ovulation to o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Take a test!: Take a test! pregnancy test are accurate about two weeks after conception. If it has been at least that long since your last unprotected sex, and you... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
I wouldn't : It's not that it is unsafe, but when you are pregnant, you are prone to hypertrophic scarring. So you may end up with extra healing tissue around me y... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
PCOS: The diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome may affect your fertility in the future, but we have treatments for that when the time comes. The hormon... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: "decidual bleeding" can be lumped together with "implantation bleeding" and we can call them both "first trimester bleeding". I'd estimate 20-30% of p... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Ovarian drilling: This is not a common procedure, as most doctors prefer to treat pcos with medications, diet, exercise, supplements, and even acupuncture. However, lap... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not exactly: We currently do not have the technology to transfer an embryo from one woman to another. (although i've seen veterinarians do it with horses). If you ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Take a test!: Always better to be safe and take a test. An over the counter test is most accurate at least 14 days after conception. Having said that, the morning a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Pregnancy test?: It's always a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you have had unprotected sex and your period is early, late, too light, or different. If the test ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Late period: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Late period: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
2 reasons: One of the first symptoms of pregnancy is overwhelming fatigue. This often occurs even before nausea. Unfortunately, this is also a side effect of pro... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Dates are unclear: Normally you don't ovulate while on birth control pills. When you go off the pill, you wouldn't ovulate until about 14 days after the withdrawal bleed... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Only by elimination: When women are allergic to condoms, it is usually a latex sensitivity. The symptoms are usually redness, irritation, inflammation. I recommend buying ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes, did you test?: "Implantation bleeding" or "first trimester bleeding". I'd estimate 20-30% of pregnant women have some type of first trimester bleeding, and many go o... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Ovulation bleeding?: It's possible that you ovulated late, and the weird period you had in january was actually peri-ovulation bleeding. This is a common phenomenon. This ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Complex answer: The actual hormones from the pill only take a few days to get out of your system. And the majority of people are fertile within the first cycle after... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Don't worry: The concern over air in the vagina during pregnancy is based on the risk of "air embolism" which is a very rare condition that happens when air enters... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably nothing: If you had been taking the birth control pills properly before you had sex, and you used a condom, then it is unlikely that you conceived, but not imp... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
5 days early : It sounds like you got your period 5 days early. If there's any chance you contracted an std, you should get tested. Chlamydia can cause abnormal blee... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Low testosterone: The most obvious problem is the low testosterone. Androgen supplements can sometimes help lower sex hormone binding globulin. You should have a conver... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Probably not: Given the scenario you have described, it would be near impossible for a woman to conceive with her pants on. However if she had to undress to get in ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
She needs an exam: Sorry, but these symptoms should be evaluated by a gynecologist in-person. It sounds like she may have more than one thing going on.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Late periods: It's hard to say why, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened before, it could happen now. Things like medications,... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
It's possible: Every time you have sex, even protected, there's a chance you could conceive. Some women have symptoms very early, even before a pregnancy test is pos... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Can be normal: Irregular bleeding is the number one annoying side effect from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Usually it gets better as time goes by. How... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Take a test!: Always better to be safe and take a test. An over the counter test is most accurate at least 14 days after conception. Having said that, the morning a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
See a doctor: A normal menstrual cycle (from the first day of one period to the next period) lasts 21 to 35 days. It is normal to bleed for up to seven days. Bleed... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Maybe: Some blood may have accumulated in your vagina right after the procedure and that's why it seemed like a lot at the moment. As long as the bleeding di... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Not normal: Your symptoms: irregular bleeding, hot flushes and night sweats, are not normal at your age. I'd need more information to rule out a hormonal problem ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 28 years experience
Late period: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 9, 2014
Dr Adberg's answers are thought provoking, thorough, and accurate. She is a great asset to the HealthTap network of physicians!
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Apr 3, 2017
Dr. Christina Adberg is amazing! She was so helpful, kind and respectful, and was able to think outside the box to help me get the care I needed. I recommend Dr. Adberg very highly!
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Sep 26, 2016
The best doctor I ever had! Delivered my children and has helped through many medical issues.
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Thank you! I I was meaning to say, of my first pack on pill 4 of placebo I didn't take that, I went on to my second pack and I've taken it for a week now. Just wondering if I'm protected.
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Thank you so much Dr. Adberg. I feel a lot better and really appreciate your response. I will follow up with an ultrasound.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes 2 pills one week apart. Took them right away. Thanks so much!:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1995MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University School of Public Health
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1999

Awards

Patients' Choice Award
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014
Top Doctor, Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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