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Dr. Elvia Greathouse

Primary Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bloomington, IN
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Bloomington, IN

Address

3209 W Fullerton Pike, Suite A, Bloomington, IN
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(812) 220-4574

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

I am a gynecologist in private practice in Bloomington, IN. I specialize in all aspects of women's health. I also specialize in hormone balancing, anti-aging and functional medicine in both men and women. I stopped doing obstetrics in 2008 when my husband was deployed to Iraq for 18 months and I had to care for my 3 young kids. They are now 8, 9 1/2, and 11. I love spending time with my patients and educating them about prevention and management of their health. I pride myself on delivering personalized, unhurried, compassionate care.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anti-Aging Medicine

Bariatrics

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Indiana, Texas

Doctor Q&A

353 Answers
128 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Gynecomastia: This could be the result of your body making too much estradiol and not enough testosteron. There are medications that can decrease the amount of est... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: An infection and/or medications can certainly change your cycle. If it goes longer than 10 days and shows no signs of getting lighter, see your gyn. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Possible: If she missed 3 days of her pill, of course there is a possibility of pregnancy. If she does not get her period as usual, she needs to take a pregnan... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Ignore: Be very compliant with any recommendations from your obstetrician. Relax. Relax. Relax.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No really: If you are losing weight, get a complete check up. Unless you have a severe case of systemic herpes, this should not affect your weight, unless you s... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Fibroids: Your uterus is certainly enlarged, and you have 2 moderately sized fibroids. No, this is not normal. However, it is nothing that is dangerous as fib... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Possible Infection: See your gynecologist as soon as possible to have this looked at. It could be an infection of some type,
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Possibly: an infection. If it's not spotting related to your period, it could be an infection, especially if there is odor or irritation.
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: If you've taken Plan B, you can have irregular bleeding for a cycle or two.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Probably can wait: As long as child does not have other serious associated symptoms such as bleeding, pain, pain with urination, fever, etc. Sometimes discharge in chil... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
See Your Doctor: Please see your doctor. You could have a urinary tract infection, or it could simply be a very painful period. However, if your pain is very severe,... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Don't worry: Birth control pills will usually make periods lighter and less painful. Be glad.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Tonsilitis: In adults, most cases of tonsillitis are viral, and therefore do not need to be treated. In this case, care measures such as salt water gargles, Tyle... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Hair Loss: There are causes of hair loss, such as iron deficiency, zinc deficiency, hormone imbalance, and unknown reasons. In the mean time a supplement called... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Absolutely: Vaginal atrophy makes the tissue thin, sensitive and sometimes quite tender.
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
See doctor: This needs to be evaluated and treated. Skin yeast does not usually peel.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not necessarily: It is common to have irregular bleeding after taking Plan B because it stops ovulation. If the bleeding is heavy (ie a pad an hour) see your doctor. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Of Course: Depending on how far along you are will dictate what you will see. If you are only a few weeks along, you may only see what's called a "yolk sac" At... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: These are good sources of protein.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Constipation: Magnesium Glycinate, which also helps with insomnia. You can start with 200 mg twice daily and titrate up. You know you are getting too much when yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: IUDs can certainly cause a change in your cycles, especially if you have the Mirena (levonorgestrel). As long as the pregnancy test is normal, there ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: It is not uncommon to have bleeding after NovaSure, even several years. Some patients will even have a return of normal cycles. If the bleeding is h... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
I Agree: Unless he is on current testosterone therapy, his level is not an issue. It is likely his personality and this is not likely to change. Be careful. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Suggestions: Thermacare heating care for cramps is wonderful. Provides 16 hours of relief and can be worn right under clothing. Ibuprofen at the first sign of yo... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Perimenopause?: You could be transitioning into menopause. You should see your gyn and make sure that there are no other reasons for your absent periods. He/she can... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Discharge: Discharge is a normal part of being a woman, and the type, color and consistency can vary depending on the time during your menstrual cycle. Discharg... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: If your period is delayed, you should take a pregnancy test. If a week later you still haven't gotten it, repeat the test.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: It's not too early. However, you could repeat the test in a week or two. Additionally, if you are up to date with your Depo Provera, (medroxyprogest... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
You are protected: You still get the same protection at lower doses, unless you are extremely overweight, then it could potentially be lower. The only issue with the lo... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
The Same: A Cold sore is herpes. Herpes Labialis or HSV I. Both are viral.
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Common: It is common to have irregular bleeding after taking the morning after pill. It stops ovulation and disrupts your usual cycle.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Diet: There is no literature that addresses that specific question. However, if you are a woman with PCOS and you are overweight, then nutrition is importa... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Absolutely: You would probably benefit from taking an iron supplement. Speak to your doctor about perhaps started birth control pills. It's actually a common re... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Try not to worry: Baby's move so much, that cord's around the neck are not uncommon. While you can't do anything to reverse it, you can keep track of your baby's well ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Should not: As vaginal yeast is a more localized infection, it would not cause swollen lymph nodes in the neck. If you have those, you may have a systemic illnes... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Not like: Not likely pregnancy symptoms if you have just had a period and it was normal. Could certainly be related to a GI issue.
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Early pregnancy: Unfortunately, an HCG of 6 is essentially not pregnant. Certainly at 3 weeks it should be higher. You should have that HCG rechecked to see if it ha... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Drop in testosterone: As you haven been using testosterone on a daily basis, you have been getting a stable dose of testosterone. Now that you have switched to climbed, yo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: There actually is no recommendation to have a preventive oophorectomy. However, if you have a family history of ovarian cancer, personal history of b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Retest: If the tests are negative, that should be reassuring. However, if this is something that keeps you up at night, you should retest. If negative, that... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Odor: If this is recent, you may want to see your doc to rule out infection . If this is chronic, try cleaning the entire area with hibiclrnse, which will... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
See your doctor: Your could have a urinary tract infection, and you definitely want to see what this lump is about.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Call Doctor: Call with your doctor and confirm how much of the medication he wants you to take. Then follow his/her directions.
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Depends: Unsure what "slightly open" means. If you have had a previous pregnancy, what's called the external os could be slightly open and the internal portio... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Uterine Polyps: You are kind of young for this, however, polyps are not malignant, but they can cause problems with irregular or heavy bleeding. This can be a nuisan... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Too Early: Sensitive commercially available urine pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy p to 4 days prior to your period due date. Thus, it is too early to test ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Retest: Chlamydia is pretty responsive to Azithromycin. If you are still having symptoms, you need to be retested, and if necessary retreated. Make sure you... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Complicated: Sex is a very complicated topic and is difficult to address with just a few sentences. If your boyfriend can ONLY achieve erection with rough sex, I ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Baby's Growth: You are awfully early for growth to be a concern right now. Remember, ultrasound does have a degree of error. Having said that, your ob will continu... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Can Happen: If you have an IUD, either Copper or Mirena (levonorgestrel) (but especially with Mirena (levonorgestrel)), you can have some irregular unpredictable ... Read More

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Oct 24, 2015
Insightful responses that addresses patients concerns clearly. Great doc!
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Jul 31, 2016
I am pregnant I don't want baby I want any medicine to get rid of pregnancy plz let me know..I am living in canada
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Dec 18, 2014
Dr. Greathouse believed me when nobody else would believe me about being perimenopausel, so thank you.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. thank you very much. I have a 2 year old that was conceived on first try and I am very pos about a no. 2 at age 41.
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Thanks very much. Because I do have a herna from when I gave birth 4yrs ago. But my doctor said it wasn't nothing to worry about. But it bother me now
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. I have read so many different answers that I did not know what was correct and what was a myth.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

GRAMERC

Awards

Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Indiana - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Indianapolis Region - Fall
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Indianapolis Region - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Acadamy of Anti Aging Medicine
American Society of Reconstructive Surgeons

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.4
839 ratings

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