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Dr. Israel K. Brown-Brantuoh

OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist)

Dr. Israel Brown Brantuoh is an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Clovis, CA. Dr. Brown Brantuoh specializes in women's health, particularly the female reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, Dr. Brown-Brantuoh can treat a number of female health issues from puberty to post-menopause including but not limited to pre-menopause,peri-menopause, menopause, post menopause, pelvic pain, menstrual disorders, premenstrual issues, uterine fibroids, infertility, sub fertility, ovarian cysts, abnormal pap, routine gynecology exam, abnormal uterine bleeding, postmenopausal vaginal bleeding, female genital issues, family planning, contraceptive management, tubal ligation, prenatal care -normal routine as well as high risk pregnancy, delivery, postpartum care and postpartum weight management.
Dr. Israel K. Brown-Brantuoh
  • Clovis, CA
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Accepting new patients

How can I increase my breast milk?

Initial days following delivery is quite challenging due to scant milk production- mostly collostrum. However the amount should increase as the days progress. A way to increase READ MORE
Initial days following delivery is quite challenging due to scant milk production- mostly collostrum. However the amount should increase as the days progress. A way to increase this production is by self-stimulation of the breast nipples, allow the infant latch onto the nipples and thus stimulate the nipples. Also it had been reported hot-warm showers with water running on the breast appears to increase milk production. Hope this helps.

My period came 10 days early. Is this a problem?

This may not be a concern as this appears to be an isolated occurrence. It is worth remembering a menstrual cycle is a 21- 35 day phenomenon and this should be taken into READ MORE
This may not be a concern as this appears to be an isolated occurrence. It is worth remembering a menstrual cycle is a 21- 35 day phenomenon and this should be taken into context if any changes appear to deviate from the norm.

What foods should I avoid during my pregnancy?

It is difficult to list any or all foods one should "avoid" during pregnancy. Limited information emphasized certain foods such as TUNA fish be limited to 12 oz a week. Undercooked READ MORE
It is difficult to list any or all foods one should "avoid" during pregnancy. Limited information emphasized certain foods such as TUNA fish be limited to 12 oz a week. Undercooked meat is worth avoiding due to potential parasite ingestion. That said, a well-balanced meal of PROTEIN, COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATEs AND FIBER, UNSATURATED FATS, AND OILS, should make up much of your diet.
Hope this was helpful.

After I use an MTP kit, how long will I continue to bleed?

There is no definite duration of bleed given; every individual may respond differently. The rule of thumb is if you're soaking two or more pads or tampons each hour, then one should READ MORE
There is no definite duration of bleed given; every individual may respond differently. The rule of thumb is if you're soaking two or more pads or tampons each hour, then one should proceed to the nearest ER for prompt medical attention.

Can Regesterone tablets cause weight gain?

At best visit your prescriber to educate you of the potential side effects of this medication.

What could be the reason behind repeated ectopic pregnancies?

There are multiple causes of ectopic or recurrent ectopic pregnancies. The most common is tubal injury- such as past history of salpingitis -from sexually transmitted READ MORE
There are multiple causes of ectopic or recurrent ectopic pregnancies. The most common is tubal injury- such as past history of salpingitis -from sexually transmitted diseases, or unknown pelvic inflamatory diseases, or tubal surgery such as surgical management of prior ectopic pregnancy, what is known as salpingostomy (salpingotomy) and Reversal of prior Tubal ligation procedure.

I have a blood clot on my left breast. Can it turn into a tumor?

Less likely for a blood clot in your breast to convert into a tumor. Be reassured. Continue to follow up with your physician for your care.

What are the risks of high blood pressure in the sixth month of pregnancy?

If I understand you , your wife is noted to have elevated blood pressure in her 24th week of pregnancy. This is referred to as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension- PIH aka ( Gestational READ MORE
If I understand you , your wife is noted to have elevated blood pressure in her 24th week of pregnancy. This is referred to as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension- PIH aka ( Gestational Hypertension). In any case this may lead to further complications such as pre-eclampsia which is defined as elevated blood pressure compounded with protein excretion in the urine during pregnancy, as well as eclampsia which is the condition as afore-described with seizures. This could also lead to liver injury called HELLP syndrome and to the worse case scenario hepatic rupture if this condition is not addressed promptly. There is also a potential risk of stroke. And certainly if mother is not doing well, baby will not fare well either. This is not to scare you but to bring you to appreciate the possible implications of uncontrolled elevated blood pressures in pregnancy. Hope this is helpful.

I have a burning, stinging, itchy feeling with my vagina

As a six year old, this is something you should let your mom be aware of. She may have you visit with your pediatrician and address it appropriately

Does an abortion bring down the chances of future pregnancy?

I'm not a proponent of abortions but to answer your question, the method may have adverse and lasting effect on your future reproductive health. Repeated D+C or D+E's may lead READ MORE
I'm not a proponent of abortions but to answer your question, the method may have adverse and lasting effect on your future reproductive health. Repeated D+C or D+E's may lead to endometrium scaring known as synechiae which may prevent successful pregnancies in the future. A more responsible, safe and protective sex practices such as use of contraceptives is highly recommended.

My breasts feel very sore and even hurt when touched. Why?

Most likely this may be hormonal. But if this is persistent and worsening, then it is worth having a detail check-up to ensure it as benign as such.

My wife threw up after taking the plan B one step pill. What should we do?

Probably let her take it with food. Otherwise proceed to your OBGYN to address this asap.

My daughter got her first period earlier than normal. Can this have an impact on her health?

To answer your question, NO. Most girls are what I call "early birds" and may have menses as early as 9 yrs of age. It becomes much concerning if the onset of menarche occurs before READ MORE
To answer your question, NO. Most girls are what I call "early birds" and may have menses as early as 9 yrs of age. It becomes much concerning if the onset of menarche occurs before age 7 in majority of cases - the precocious puberty, could be concerning and needs to be addressed with the pediatrician.

What is the best way to deal with my menstraul cramps?

In majority of instance, NSAIDS such as the Motrin's are a good remedy to menstrual cramps. Oral contraceptive pills could ameliorate these cramps together with the NSAIDS also READ MORE
In majority of instance, NSAIDS such as the Motrin's are a good remedy to menstrual cramps. Oral contraceptive pills could ameliorate these cramps together with the NSAIDS also

Are there any sexual positions which can ensure that I conceive?

There are no good studies that had looked into efficacy of various coital postures with conception to my knowledge. There are a "blog" of individual success stories which had READ MORE
There are no good studies that had looked into efficacy of various coital postures with conception to my knowledge. There are a "blog" of individual success stories which had not been scientifically proven.

Why do I have spotting in the 3rd month of my pregnancy?

This is mostly benign, transient and self limiting. That said, any type of vaginal spotting should be brought to the attention of your OBGYN immediately.

In spite of Glycomet medication, my weight is constantly increasing. What should I do?

Glycomet is given to improve your body's insulin response , which as a secondary benefit may lead to weight loss; however it not a weight loss remedy per se. Diet selection and READ MORE
Glycomet is given to improve your body's insulin response , which as a secondary benefit may lead to weight loss; however it not a weight loss remedy per se. Diet selection and exercise must go together with the medication prescribed. Confer with your Physician in this regard.

I am suffering from either hemorrhoids or anal skin flap. How can I know the difference?

Anal skin flap or skin tags are usually not painful and do not bleed. Hemorrhoids to the contrary are painful, and bleed and may be caused by persistent chronic constipation.