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Dr. Christina Adberg

Gynecology
Los Angeles, CA
27 years experience female

Locations

Women to Women ObGyn of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Address

6310 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Take a test: It's possible you're pregnant. If you conceived more than about 2 weeks ago, then an over the counter pregnancy test should be adequate. If the test i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Not really normal: 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Pregnancy test?: It's a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you have had sex and your period isn't normal. If the test is negative (and if your last sex was in Octob... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Could be: Take a test! Anytime you have sex, there's a chance of conception. If your period didn't seem normal, then it could have been "implantation bleeding"... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Pain: An ovarian cyst can delay a period. And it can also cause pain, or pain with intercourse, bloating, or pressure. If a cyst ruptures or twists on itsel... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Get a check up: A foul smell can be a sign of a vaginal infection. Back pain can be a sign of a pelvic infection or urinary tract infection. Get a check up to see wh... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Possible: First, a low amh does not mean that you will not conceive. It is a pretty good predictor of outcomes with ivf, but it is not definitive. Secondly, hav... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Get a test!: Pregnancy tests, even over-the-counter ones, are very accurate. Generally, if you conceived more than 14 days ago, the pregnancy test will be positive... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Absolutely!: Sperm can survive in your genital tract for several days (some say even 4-5 days) waiting for ovulation to occur. They can be quite persistent and pat... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
No: Brown = blood. "decidual bleeding" can be lumped together with "implantation bleeding" and we can call them both "first trimester bleeding". I'd estim... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably fine: 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
28 days: If you are on birth-control pills, then you should have a 28 day cycle. If that brand of pill isn't working to control your cycles, you should talk to... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Sounds normal: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These sym... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes!: Not all women do, but some women are very sensitive to the hormones of pregnancy, and they feel symptoms soon after conception and even before a misse... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Don't need to wait: The implant is a progestin-only (estrogen free) hormonal contraceptive. There's no reason to believe that it will affect breastfeeding.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
It's possible!: Take another test! pregnancy test are accurate about two weeks after conception. If it has been at least that long since your last unprotected sex, a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably not: A home pregnancy test would definitely be positive by now if you had conceived feb 1st. If you conceived in the past 2 weeks, it would be too soon to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
New development?: If this is a change for you, and the contour of your breast didn't used to be like this, then it is absolutely a cause for concern, and you should go ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Not normal: Daily pain is not normal. If you are late to take a pill, then that might account for abnormal bleeding/spotting, but not severe pain. Please see you... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Could be: Ovulation can definitely cause some tenderness with deep penetration. If that's what it is, it should resolve in a few days.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe a coincidence?: The first day of your period is the least fertile day of your cycle, so it would be very unlikely that you conceived, especially with a tampon in. If... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Need more info: It is unlikely that the d;c caused a problem since you had normal periods for a while after that. If you are on birth control pills, it is common for... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Ovulated: Based on the ultrasound results, it seems as though you are in the middle of ovulating or you've already ovulated. In the future, you'd want to time i... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Late periods: 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yeast, allergy, lice: You can have an external yeast infection without significant discharge. If that's what it is, it would respond to Clotrimazole 1% cream. But it's also... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Take a test: It's possible you're pregnant. If you conceived more than about 2 weeks ago, then an over the counter pregnancy test should be adequate. If the test i... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Probably not: It's probably not "necessary", but i also recommend waiting 2 cycles. This is not universally agreed-upon, and is somewhat a matter of opinion. After ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Either way: There is a very common condition called "post partum thyroiditis". It can cause fluctuations in your thyroid function leading to both high and low ho... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Hmmm: I usually like to see a heartbeat at six weeks or later, in fact, over 100 BPM is best after six weeks. If there was no heartbeat this time, i'd feel ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Many reasons: If you have infertility, it means you have been trying for one year and have not conceived. The reasons for that are too numerous for this space, but ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Not exactly: Breastmilk is notoriously low in iron, even if you take supplements. Similarly, although breastmilk is usually hight in calcium, the concentration of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes!: Probiotics should be completely safe in pregnancy. And it would be good to have your flora rebalanced after antibiotics.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
9/28: Usually conception occurs when you ovulate. Generally that's 14 days after the first day if your period if you have a 28 day cycle. If your cycles are... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe: You may be close to your fertile phase. Any sperm (including pre-ejaculatory fluid) can get you pregnant. If you were trying to avoid pregnancy, it's ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Endo: First off, i wouldn't give up so easily. Call the pharmaceutical company and ask for help obtaining your prescription from a different pharmacy. But i... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Pretty safe: Hormone therapy is pretty safe at this age. I would recommend seeing your doctor for an evaluation and an ultrasound to rule other causes of bleeding ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Possible!: 2 yolk sacs is definitely suspicious for twins. There should only be one per baby. Sometimes you can start with twins, but one of them doesn't make it... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Multiple: You definitely want to consult a high-risk pregnancy specialist. Pregnancy is a physical strain, and all of your conditions can be exacerbated. There ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Fibroids: It sounds like you have at least 5 fibroids in your uterus. Are they causing symptoms? The treatment options depend on your symptoms, and also on your... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Not sure of question: Are you concerned about accidental pregnancy? If no sperm (or pre-ejaculatory fluid) made it to the vicinity of her vulva, then it's very unlikely tha... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Asymmetry is common: After having weaned from breastfeeding, the milk making machinery needs to shut down, and it doesn't always go smoothly. Some sharp pains, swelling, a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Could be: Azithromycin has about a three-day half-life. This means that the drug is still working for almost a week after your last does. I wouldn't worry ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
New IUD: When the miena is inserted, there is a 3 to 6 months break in period. Most of the symptoms resolve by the end of that time. Symptoms can include: cra... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Unlikely, but yes: Anything is possible, but this is a pretty unlikely scenario. It's good to take the morning after pill anyway, because this will reduce your chances ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
A while: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These sym... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Several options: Brown discharge means a small amount of old blood. You can get that after sex if you have a cervical erosion, infection, or inflammation. Or if you ha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Safe: There are no adverse effects reported from medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) while breastfeeding. This is a commonly prescribed drug, and may he... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Sort of: It is generally true that sperm carrying the y chromosome swim faster but also don't live as long. "girl sperm" seem to travel slower, but live longer... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
Not incorrectly. . .: The mammogram may have been limited in it's ability to see an area of the breast based on the two views they took. So "bi-rads 0" just means you need ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
Gynecology 27 years experience
No effect: The implant has the same precautions as the pills. So you should be fine.
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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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