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Dr. Jeff Lin

Obstetrics and Gynecology
San Jose, CA
15 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Jose, CA

Address

455, O'Connor Dr, San Jose, CA, United States
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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

Gynecologic Oncology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends: Cancer, bad infection, benign tumor, pelvic pain that fails other therapeies, uterine bleeding that fails other therapies, surgical complication, etc.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Discomfort, bleeding: Discomfort level varies depending on medications you take/are given during the procedure. After the procedure, unless your doctor advises against it, ... Read More
A female asked:
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Choice of pills: Is done usually by the side effects rather than efficacy at preventing pregnancy. Birth control pills are theoretically effective up to 99.7% but in r... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes, possible, but: She needs a medical workup to see what is the problem because while it's possible, it's indicative of abnormal development.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Yes, but: If the transfer is successful, your period will not be due for another 40 weeks or so from now... =)
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Possible: No contraception or emergency contraception is 100% effective, but regular use of combined contraceptive is more effective than taking EC. A more effe... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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More info please: Agree with dr. Lange's answer that we'd need the list and can't stress strongly enough that you should consult with the physician(s) who prescribed th... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
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Pretty much, but...: The usual type of uterine cancer - arising in the endometrium (inside lining of the uterus) - should be seen on ultrasound unless it's too small/early... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Can you be more spec: ific? Do you mean if you need to prep for the procedure (ans: no, except maybe take Motrin if not contraindicated), or if you still have bleeding afte... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
She could be: That bleeding may be implantation bleeding rather than period. Best way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test and in the future she should disc... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
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Should get checked: Given the time period, assuming it hasn't been a problem before it is unlikely the surgery has anything to do with the discoloration/bruising now. You... Read More
A female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Well: Yes it is safe, as in it shouldn't worsen the urinary tract infection or spread it. However, it may be uncomfortable as the bladder sits right in top/... Read More
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Please specify q?: I presume you want to know what is the cause? We'd probably want to know if you had any recent dietary or medication changes, recent travel, recent en... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends: Usually it's an outpatient procedure but there are times when hospital stay needed
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Which glands?: In general probably not, but during menses is usually when edometriosis (if one has the condition) is at its worst and if it's near a gland or what on... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Need more descriptio: Do you mean urination or defecation? And where and what is the pain like? For many pains associated with menses, NSAIDs such as advil/Motrin/ibuprofen... Read More
A female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends, but... : Depends on your provider, but if you're particularly concerned it would be reasonable to ask him or her to prescribe a small amount of narcotic pain m... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: There may be black, brown, yellow or bloody discharge after cervical biopsy. Intercourse may bring it out but it's not unexpected
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Should get examined: Might be a variety of things ranging from hormonal, benign lesions like fibroids, to cancer. Should get a pelvic exam to see if any mass seen with pos... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Sperm can last..: Even though it is generally thought that sperm only lasts in the vagina/uterus/tubes for only a couple of days (2-3), it is certainly possible for it ... Read More
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Not necessarily: Your due date is just an estimate and denotes when your baby's gestational age at 40w0d. Your baby's gestational age is best determined by 1) concepti... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Yes: The endometrial glands that are not in the endometrial cavity ("endometriosis") bleed and shed the same time as the endometrial ones, except they're t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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A heavy period: Should be like having a heavy period since the abortion (whether by pill or procedure) essentially is clearing out the uterus like a period. It may be... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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You could, but: You should get it examined. If it's an infection of some sort, cortisone can make things worse.
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Get examined: Need to make sure there's no infection or fistula. It may just be some residual slow bleeding which can have an odor but you'd want to make sure it's ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Fairly likely: But feel free to check with your surgeon's office or ask him/her in the preoperative area; or you can wait until after the surgery and find out based ... Read More
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Maybe consider it: Don't know if the person who prescribed the antibiotic saw you and knew you were pregnant at the time. Regardless, if it were deemed to require antibi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: It can cause irregular spotting initially but if the discharge is something you'd otherwise see your gynecologist about you should still go =)
A female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Which test?: Ovulation tests see if you ovulated (released an egg), as you should, 14 days before your period, every period, whether you are pregnant (which then y... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Hmm: 2cm simple cysts are usually benign/functional and should not be associated with your flow, nor cause infertility. Would be more concerning for twisti... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Certainly possible : The differing brands of birth control pills can contain different dosages of estrogen as well as different type of progesterone. Change in either can ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Well...: An actual period, yes, by definition. However, the reason you see so many recommendations to get pregnancy test when there is irregular uterine/vagina... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Not long: But up to your doctor. I would be comfortable performing it in most cases 1-2w after
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Difficult to say: Can be something as simple as musculoskeletal pain to as serious as blood clot in lung or atypical presentation for heart attack. Should probably get ... Read More
A female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Huge gamut of possib: A lot of different possibilities for this - ranging from irritated vulva or vulvar cellulitis (infection), trauma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Has to b... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends: On age of patient and expectations. Sometimes with youngest patients or those very anxious we may try to reset expectations and ask patient to come ba... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Look and feel: We use speculum (duckbill thing) to separate vaginal walls so we can see the vaginal canal&the cervix. It also allows us to place things in the va... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Depends on several: parameters - is this being done in office or surgery center/OR with anesthesia, is there local anesthesia (paracervical block or otherwise), will the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Yes: If the doctor is comfortable in doing so AND the patient understands the risks/benefits/alternatives. But they aren't obligated to do so if a patient ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Depends...: No with respect to the main side effect of LEEP or other cervical conization procedures, which is spontaneous miscarriage or preterm labor, assuming y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Additional bleeding: I presume you are pregnant. Mucous plug is just a clot that falls off as the cervix starting changing and opening. More bleeding (slowly enough to clo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Get it checked out: Could be a skin tag or something that can be easily removed but difficult to determine based on description alone
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Additional causes: It may be intestinal cramps or adhesions/scar tissue. Do hot packs help?
A 53-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Need follow up: Average age of menopause is 51yo. If you've been through menopause (1y of no period), this is postmenopausal bleeding and you should see your doctor f... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
At least until...: You get your results. There may be a chemical cautery medication applied to your cervix to help stop bleeding that can get rubbed off and cause new bl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Maybe: Maybe very small amount of discharge only? Maybe there's some altered sensation Maybe there's some type of infection May be worthwhile to get a Gyn ex... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
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No - get checked out: You should get examined by your ob/gyn to make sure there's no infection or anything like that.
A female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Clomid works only: when you take them on certain days in the beginning of the cycle so right after procedure is not the right time
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Possibly: If abortion is by D&C, there may be some signs on exam. If by medication, less likely by exam. But depending on how far along you are now, your pr... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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May need testing: Is there any odor associated with it? If there's a fishy odor may be an bacterial infection that can be treated with antibiotics. Another possibility ... Read More

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the first pregnancy. i had placenta previa and ended up with an infection that caused me to go into preterm labor. the baby was born alive at 19 weeks. this time it was pPROM at 18 weeks and a D&E
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! When would be the most accurate time to take one? I took one this morning that was negative, was unsure if it's too soon to tell
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Thank you, Doctor.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, the San Jose Region - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, the San Jose Region - Spring
2017
Top Gynecologic Oncologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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