Dr. Alan Lasnover

Obstetrics and Gynecology
CA
62 years experience

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

303 Answers
122 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
SEE GYN: Vag discharge and odor are symptoms of bacterial vaginitis, common and usually sexually transmitted. A gynecologist will either see "clear cells" or ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
DEPENDS: Many spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) are complete and occur within the first thee months. If that is the case, one will miss one or two periods ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
SOURCE OF BLEEDING?: It is impossible to discern whether this beeding is of vaginal, rectal or bladder origin , depening upon further information... Since you are of an a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
See surgeon immediat: The stent may not be working. I would see the operating surgeon immediately, if possible.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Unfortunately, there is not sufficient information to make a diagnosis. I know only that she missed one period, and has a negative pregnancy test. S... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
SEE DOCTOR: Unremitting severe chest pain, particularly that which "rotates" in a female, has possible cardiac etiology. See a doctor as soon as possible to eval... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
SAFETY IN PREGNANCY: All drugs are accompanied by a statement endorsing whether that drug or its metabolites are able reach the fetus in pregnancy. The pharmacist should,... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
SIGNS OF POSS PREG: Although the hormone content of the implant may cause lighter periods, the breast and nipple changes are signs of pregnancy. I would take a pregnancy... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
You have not mentioned having undergone an ultrasound exam, so I cannot answer this question.
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
OTC for Insomnia: I would agree that Melatonin is the best solution, although if you use it, avoid light. Most OTC insomnia aids are worthless, and those that help are... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Usual amounts 0f alcohol imbibed by men does not usually effect hormone levels. There must be a good reason why you ask....
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Dyspareunia: Dyspareunia, or painful intercourse, is a common symptom of endometriosis, ans strangely enough, cyclic progestins (or birth control pills) are one mo... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Your chances of getting cervical cancer are diminished by your sexual history, but you are still at risk and must have a thorough pelvic examination A... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
ABDOMINAL PAIN: There may be no relationship between your menstruation and your abdominal pain and dizziness, particularly if your periods have not changed significan... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
SEE A DOCTOR: You are probably pregnant. Gynaecoside was not used many years ago when I practiced--I presume it is man abortifacient. If pregnancy termination is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
I wonder if the friend or friend's infant shows any evidence of illness, If not, one must infer that your baby failed to contact any disease. One ni... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Persistent breast pain and heaviness suggest that breasts are inadequately supported. A better bra is suggested as a first step. If symptoms persist... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Pills Work!: In my experience. any marketed oral contraceptive, high-dose or low-dose, if taken as directed, offers perfect contraception. The varying dosages are... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
You likely have a bladder infection from what I assume is improper removal of a catheter. See another doctor whom you can trust for further evaluatio... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
See gynecologist: A single episode of menstrual irregularity is usually of no concern, in the absence of other symptoms. However, particularly if sexually active, this... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
CHECK WIKIPEDIA: As a (retired) board-certified ob-gyn, I know nothing about the anti-convulsant Lamictol, except that it is contraindicated in pregnancy (and breast-f... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
BREAST BURN: I'm sorry you have to experience the pain of healing. You can minimize the pain by supporting the affected breast, i.e., wearing a bra for 24 hours d... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
RECURRENT PAIN: The most likely reason for recurren pelvic problems is recurrence of endomtriosis. Be prepared for recommendation of hysterectomy, removal of tubes a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
POLYCYSTIC OVARIES: Polycystic ovaries are best treated with hormone replacement therapy (BCPs), hoping to preserve fertility. Although partial resection of ovaries has ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
WHY NOT?: Agree with first responder. I drink 8-12 oz of celery juice and a blueberry shake every am. Agree with first response. Married to a vega... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
MATTER OF CHOICE: I don't see how the theoretical dangers of listeria and nitrates could harm a 12-week fetus, but since you have an OB, why not let him/her make the de... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
You may have a herpes blister or other open sore, The best solution is a prompt visit to a trusted ob-gyn for examination.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
You have made a likely correct diagnosis. See a trusted MD for confirmation.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
I don't have much information, but a likely source of pelvic pain is bladder infection. I would advise that you be examined by a trusted MD as soon a... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
For your information, each menstrual cycle begins with the onset of menstruaton, no matter hw long the period lasts. "Breakthrough" bleeding suggests... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
You have failed to describe the location of the "huge lump," but the first thing that comes to mind is a hematoma, a recognized complication of the Ce... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Surely you have an obstetrician who can answer you question. If he/she cannot be trusted, consider change promptly. (Incidentally, 38.3 weeks is not... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
...easily determined, so effective contraception is required. Your next period (in the absence of pregnancy) will follow ovulation in about 12-14 da... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
R/O PREGNANCY: You have not mentioned your age or status of sexual exposure to pregnncy. Your complaint seems to be that of decreasing periods. I would advise tha... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Your speculation is right on! Anovulatory cycles are common at the start and cessation of menstrual periods. They can result in prolonged bleeding, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
"Pending neurology" is an important phrase. If it is truly a migraine headache, multiple medications are available at the discretion of a doctor. I... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
LIKELY INFECTION: If I had to bet....I'd select a candidal (yeast) infection involving the vagina, vulva and perineum. However, the source can be other than yeast and ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
I presume the diagnosis refers either to the cervix, a vaginal lesion or the skin. The term, "atypical squamous cells" suggests a dysplastic, or pre-... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Nipples, both female and male, occur in a variety of sizes and shapes. The fact that your nipples get "nice and hard" due to exposure to cold is norma... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
The individual prescribing the anti-anxiety drug, Buspar, is best able to tell you about alcohol ingestion. Skipping a dose of the drug defeats the p... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Infection is not likely, but the oral surgeon with whom you have an appointment can better address this issue.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Yes: Diastasis recti implies a weakness of fascia rather than muscle. It is more common DURING pregnancy but can as well present after pregnancy or later ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
A missed, late or lighter than normal period is usually a sign of pregnancy, but if the pregnancy test is negative and you did not have unprotected se... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
21 days of bleeding suggests that at least some of your cycles are anovulatory. I would strongly urge you to see a board-certified ob-gyn for further... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Oral contraceptives are virtually 100% effective, BUT ONLY WHEN TAKEN PROPERLY. Unwanted pregnancy can result from stopping pills and having otherwis... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
STD: Find a way to see a provider who can evaluate you for STD. Some STDs are capable of causing blocked Fallopian tubes and adhesions which might make lat... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
GERD: You have noted almost all of the symptoms of GERD (gastro-esophageal-reflux-disorder), which demands treatment with avoidance of acidic foods and trea... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Unlikely: I haven't heard of calcification of the testicle from any cause. It is more likely that you are feeling the vas deferent. See a urologist if you rem... Read More
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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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I never had hysteroscopy just ultrasounds. I'm debating on having it

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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

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