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Dr. Erinn Huffman

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Moses Lake, WA
12 years experience female

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Moses Lake Confluence Health

Moses Lake, WA

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Moses Lake, WA
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Bio

I am Dr Erinn Huffman, and I grew up in Washington state on a farm. I became interested in obstetrics after caring for my pregnant horse. I graduated from medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and completed residency in OB/GYN at Ohio State University. I have a special interest in vulvar and vaginal disorders. As an OB/GYN, I get to be a part of the many transitions that a woman goes through, from puberty to menopause.

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Doctor Q&A

176 Answers
59 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Likely normal: Vaginal discharge changes throughout the menstrual cycle based on the changing hormones throughout the month. It can change from white to clear to sti... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes it is possible: It is possible to get pregnant with only one ovary. Tubal ligation is 99% effective, but there is a chanceba pregnancy could happen. If you get pregna... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
NO: While most sexually transmitted diseases are very contagious, you aren't guaranteed to contract the infection with each encounter. Your partner should... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
See doctor: Burning at the vagina could be a variety of infections, a reaction to laudry detergent or body wash, etc. You will need to have a pelvic exam to furth... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
No way: Unfortunately there isn't any way to tell without going to the doctor and having a pelvic exam.
A female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Talk to doctor: Surgery can be done during pregnancy. The only treatment for a hernia is surgery. You should talk to your doctor about whether they think you should h... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: You could continue to take it until finished, or 1 week past the Depo-Provera shot. Then you will be fully protected from pregnancy.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Depends: The time interval between the blood test is important. I am unable to counsel without that information. Eitherway, you should continue to follow up wi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Probable: Over half of couples conceive within the first 6 months of trying. It is possible that you are pregnant, and you should take a pregnancy test. You sho... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: While it is common for women to skip an occasional period while on birth control, taking a pregnancy test is a good idea.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Depends: Conception happens when the sperm and egg combine. The timing after intercourse will depend on the timing of ovulation. You only ovulate once a month,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
See doctor: There are many things that can cause discharge and bumps. Your doctor will need to know if you have started having sexual contact yet, if you had star... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: If she is having periods, then she can get pregnant. It is always safer to assume that you are fertile and use birth control if you don't want to get ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes, no: Yes, vaginal infections can lead to pain with sex. Miscarriages are usually due to unknown factors. Average vaginal infections are unlikely to cause a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Unsure: You should see a doctor. It is difficult to determine the cause without an exam.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Low: As long as you have been taking the pill daily as directed, you should be protected against pregnancy. A double uterus, or didelphis, will still be pr... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
35 yrs old: Technically after age 35 is considered 'advacned maternal age.' many women go on to have healthy pregnancies after that point, but there is a higher r... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Water based: The water based lubricants shouldn't interfere with conception. Avoid any lubricant with spermicide in it. Astro-glide and KY are safe and easily foun... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Wait a week: If you still haven't had your period in another week, retake the pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests are designed to test positive with a certain level o... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Many things: Abdominal pain that radiates into the thighs, is often what we call round ligament pain. This is from the normal stretching and position changes that ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
No: The vaginal discharge a normal woman has varies with the point in her menstrual cycle she is. It can vary from white to clear, sticky to watery, and l... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Missed period: Most over the counter tests are capable of determining pregnancy about the same time that you would have missed your period.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: Metronidazole is safe in pregnancy.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Ignore: Neutrogena glycerine face soap is the best soap for the vulva to avoid irritation.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Hormones: The first 1-2 years after you start your period, your ovaries dont always ovulate. This irregular ovulation pattern can lead to irregular periods. Thi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
See a doctor: Any time you have vaginal bleeding while you are pregnant, you should see a doctor. You need to be evaluated to see if you have sypmtoms of a miscarri... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Absolutely: That is the most fertile time of your cycle. While it isn't guaranteed that you will get pregnant, that is when we recommend that couples have sex if ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Unlikely: Clomid (clomiphene) has many side effects, some of which are being bloated and tired. If you had your period after Clomid (clomiphene) and had a negat... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Possible: You should take a pregnancy test. I can't tell from your question if you had the unprotected sex before or after the implanon, or how long after it wa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: Metronidazole is used very commonly in pregnancy.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Many reasons: There are many reasons that your periods could be abnormal this cycle. It is possible that you were pregnant and had a miscarriage. Young women are pr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: Bleeding early in pregnancy can lead to a miscarriage, but often patients go on to have normal pregnancies. Continue to follow up with your OB doctor ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Maybe: Lumps on the vulva can be an infection, ingrowth hair, benign cyst, and the list goes on. You should have your doctor examine it.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Seek care: There are many things that can cause a friable cervix. Infections, abnormal pap smears, cervical polyps, etc. You need to have someone examine your ce... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: There is always a possibility you are pregnant if you are sexually active. If you have missed your period, you should take a pregnancy test. You shoul... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Maybe: Those symptoms are consistent with a bladder infection (uti). You should be seen by your doctor to see if this is the cause. Those symptoms could be r... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Very: Birth control pills are over 90% effective when taken properly. If taken perfectly, they are about 98% effective. The number of times you have sex doe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
A lot: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable part of being a woman. The goal of the pelvic exam is to look at the vulva, vagina and cervix, and ensure there are ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Constipation: Constipation is very common in pregnancy. The more you strain the more likely you are to get hemorrhoids. You should aim to have at least 1 soft bowel... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: Biotin shouldn't affect your menstrual cycles. Starting and stopping birth control does affect the timing of your period. If you have had unprotected ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Difficult to know: As long as the condom didn't have a break in it, and it was used for the duration of the sexual activity, you are likely protected. Condoms are over 8... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
No: Generally ultrasound dating is using the gestational age, which means it is 12 weeks from your last missed period. Generally date of conception is abo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
No: The iud is designed to work on the uterus, and the hormones in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) aren't absorbed. While I do not think that the maca root wi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
?: Not sure what the question is. It is normal to get your period back after a c-section. If there is excessive bleeding, you can talk to your doctor abo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
UTI: Burning with urination is usually a symptom of a urinary tract infection. Certain std's can also cause burning sensations.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Unknown: A single HCG level isn't enough to be able to determine if the pregnancy is viable or not. Miscarriages are very common, especially very early in preg... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Maybe: The first month or two on birth control can have varied bleeding patterns. Particularly when you start the pills mid-cycle. Just continue to take the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: While it is generally recommended that nothing be in the vagina for the first week after mirena, (levonorgestrel) after that tampons are safe to use.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Yes: Nausea associated with pregnancy often occurs in the morning with an empty stomach, hence the term morning sickness. Every person's scheduled and preg... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
Likely nothing: Antibiotics only treat certain infections, they would not provide protection from getting an std during unprotected sex. If you are taking the antibio... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Huffman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Huffman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you I was very afraid of not being able to child bearing
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. My sister has just been diagnosed with crohns. Seeing my dr
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanx I did I had a strep test done just waiting for results

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
Completed 2014

Awards

Arnold Gold Humanism in Medicine
HealthTap Founding Doctor

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ACOG
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