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Dr. Alan Lasnover

Obstetrics and Gynecology
CA
61 years experience

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Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

303 Answers
122 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
See MD: Unfortunately, few doctors are familiar with long-term sequellae od Covid-19. Anygood and trusted MD should be able to help.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Although interstitial cystitis is not normally associated with the numbness you describe, the doctor who made the diagnosis is the appropriate person ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
TIME OF PROCEDURE: Laparoscopy is helpful in the workup of infertility. I prefer to do the procedure just before ovulation is supposed to occur. This is a benefit in a... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
There are many reasons for "sudden vanishment of libido" other than disagreement with sexual partner, to include excess drugs or alcohol, stress, depr... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
It is not normal to have pain due to large breasts. If the breast cannot be supported without pain, there is a surgical procedure called "reduction m... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
The odds of contracting disease, especially if you bathe or shower with soap and water, are small. Change you pants!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
See OB: If 31 weeks pregnant, you are well past the time when you should be under the care of an ob-gyn, and that question should be asked of him. The presen... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
If the polyp were significant, it would have been removed at the time of office hysteroscopy. If it not causing any symptoms or complications, it is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
REMOVE FOREIGN BODY: You failed to mention your age. Any foreign body in the vagina will eventually cause a disagreeable odor. I usually don't recommend douching, but if... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
NEED EXAM: Persistent breast pain can be of varying cause, En examination of the breast is required.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Yes, it definitely is, in that it is given to specifically to cause abortion. Religious issues arise and a trusted gynecologist can provide further ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
BREAST PAIN: The first thing that comes to mind, in the absence of engorgement of pregnancy or a lump, is inadequate support. In this regard, a new (and perhaps m... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
TIMING: You haven't mentioned sexual intercourse, but since you are concerned, I'll assume that you are sexually active. If your periods are regular and you h... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
If pregnant, you should be under the care of a trusted and qualified obstetrician who can answer these and other questions.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Let's if I can put this all together: Based upon the info provided, your next period was due 6/28-7/2, or by now. Pregnancy is determined by having ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Taketsubo Syndrome, or stress cardiomyopathy, involves a sudden and temporary weakening of the heart muscle. It sounds serious to me, and if you have... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Somebody should be managing your pregnancy and this is the person to whom your questions should be asked.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
CLITORAL TENDERNESS: Hurting involves pain; you also describe clitoral tenderness. Since you mention nothing else, I am reluctant to think that this is part of vulvar, ce... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
SEE A DOCTOR: My initial impression is that you do not have heart disease, although having chest pain means that you need to be worked up to rule out this possibili... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
VARIABLE MENARCHE: Yes. The variability of the menarche equals the variability of the menopause. However, you are at a good age to find a trusted, board-certified ob-g... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
ABN BLEEDING: After a "scarp," which I assume is "scrape," you should have minimal bleeding and resume menstruation after several weeks so that pregnancy dating is ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
MENOPAUSE: 43 is a bit young to be menopausal, but a careful evaluation, thorough exam and lab testing, if necessary, by a trusted Ob-Gyn can be seen and possibl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
SOUNDS LIKE PREGNANC: A delayed, longer than usual, period sounds like pregnancy and early miscarriage, particularly if prior mmenstrual cycle was regular and if sexually a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
NOTHING NECESSARY: I am not aware of any problems from stopping oral contraceptives other than pregnancy from a woman still ovulating. Surely, the doctor providing cont... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
MASTURBATION: It sounds as though your bleeding is from injury from the hair brush--see a trusted Gyn if it continues to be a problem. I would normally advise mast... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
"Lumps in the armpit" are more than likely either areas of folliculitis or enlarged lymph nodes, They are unlikely related to your many other symptom... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
The color change and absence of red cells (blood) in urine that is red leads me to believe that the lab confused the specimens. I would have my urine... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
A nonproductive cough, after which you "feel fine" is not of concern. If you have persistent cough, you might consider seeing a trusted doctor for an... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Likely, yes, particularly if done soon.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Maganda! Diane-35 is a combination of synthetic hormones which, when prescribed for acne, may cause menstrual aberration. If pregnancy is possible, y... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
I doubt seriously that where you are in your cycle should affect the mammography results, but the facility may have rules affecting mammography studie... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
I do not have sufficient information to give you a diagnosis, but you need to see a trusted doctor or psychologist to put a stop to being upset, the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Pregnancy is related to ovulation, which in a regular (ovulatory) cycle, is thought to occur 12-14 days prior to the onset of menstruation. You are e... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Each time you get pregnant, you have 25% chance of spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). The first sign of miscarriage is bleeding--since you are conc... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
The testicle is the male organ responsible for production of male hormones and sperm. Unless you have a lack of beard and other hair growth or a high... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
In over 20-25 years of gynecologic practice, I have never performed the procedure in question. It is purely cosmetic and thus a waste of time and mon... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
I wonder how you can ascertain the source of bleeding during a period. Clitoral or peri-clitoral bleeding suggests trauma in the area and should be ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
DUPHASTON: Duphaston is a progestin used, among other things, to prevent threatened spontaneous abortion. If you are having a FULL and expected period, Duphasto... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
WEIGHT LOSS: Oral contraceptive are virtually 100% effective, if taken properly. Although the problem of obesity is largely cured by diet and increased exercise, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
ENDOMETRIOSIS: Endometriosis doesn't usually manifest as hip or leg pain, or as what are probable enlarged lymph nodes in your hips--you may have two problems. The ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
Drug Allergy: Your partner is clearly allergic to one of the drugs present in Yaz and shoul see her ob-gyn for another birth control agent; an non-hormonal IUD migh... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
OVULATION: Keep an accurate calendar of menstrual periods. If regular. it strongly suggests ovulation 12-14 days prior to each period. You can also take basal b... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
BREAST DISEASE: You meet the requirements for immediate professional breast exam and likely mammography, particularly if you have alum under your armpit. An appointme... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
C-SECTIONS: The skin incision is the only difference. Once the skin and fascial layer are incised, and the bladder is separated from the lower uterus, there is n... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
CONTRACEPTION: If the ejaculate was anywhere near the cervix, within a few days of ovulation isa possibility, however unlikely. If periods stat regularly, ovulation... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
If you have a full period, its start being one day late is insufficient cause for concern, If pregnancy is not desired, it sounds as though you need ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
(I used to practice in Cupertino.) As long as ovaries remain, cycles without menstruation will continue. I have no explanation for prolonged duratio... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 61 years experience
I believe that a prompt urine culture and antibiotic sensitivity should also be performed to insure that new antibiotic is effective.

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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I am thank you for your time and good advice
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Thank you. RE dr toldme to have intercourse cause ovulating right side
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Thanks, less woried now!! I ask cause can't easily visit a doc atm.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 1961MD

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