Karen J. Jones, MD


Specialties
  • Gynecology
1101 Madison St.
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
206-215-6300
206-215-6301
1205910916

General Information


Biography
Male hormones change once, but women undergo a number of hormonal shifts at different times in their lives. Thats why its important to receive care from people who really understand the impact of these changes - not just to a womans body, but on her whole life as well.
Specialties
  • Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Residency: Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
ACOG
Personal Interests
I enjoy reading, alternative medicine, hiking, being with my children, meditation and gardening.

Publications

Blog

All about fibroids

January 30, 2015
Fibroids are a benign growth of the muscular wall of the uterus. In some women, the cells of the muscle of the uterus start to grow and form a ball of tissue. This ball of tissue, or fibroid, can be very small such as the size of a pea to 10 cm or more in diameter. Fibroids can cause a woman to have heavy periods and bleed between periods, or may cause pressure on the bladder so she needs to urinate frequently, or may cause a large mass in the abdomen. Fibroids sometimes cause discomfort or pain, but not as often.

What a woman who has fibroids notices depends on ...

Dealing with vaginal dryness

July 04, 2014
One of the more annoying situations that many of my patients have been in is having painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness. In general the cause of dryness of the vaginal tissue is lack of estrogen. This can occur postpartum, especially in women who are breastfeeding a baby, and it can occur just before and during menopause.

When estrogen is in the body, one of the effects of estrogen is to ...

What you should know about ovarian cysts

January 29, 2014
Finding out there is a cyst on the ovary is often a concerning experience for a woman.  Women aren't sure what it means for them or what will need to be done.
 
A woman has two ovaries, which produce eggs, which allow a woman to get pregnant, and produce female hormones.  These hormones cause the lining of the uterus to grow, which then shed (as the period).  Ovaries are actively making hormones and ripening eggs from when the period first starts until when she goes through menopause.  As an egg is ripening in the ovary, several small cysts will form.  These grow to about 2.5 cm, or one inch, and then when the woman ovulates or releases the egg the cyst drains and is gone.  So when a woman has an ultrasound that shows a cyst less than 3 cm it is usually a "follicular" cyst - that is a cyst with a developing egg.  This type of cyst is completely normal and will come and go.
 
Cysts that are  ...

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Gynecology
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal cerclage
  • abdominal cramps
  • abnormal pap
  • abnormal uterine bleeding
  • abortion
  • abortion information
  • alternative medicine
  • amenorrhea
  • anemia of pregnancy
  • annual gynecological examination
  • anovulation
  • anovulatory bleeding
  • asymptomatic bacturia
  • atrophic vaginitis
  • atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
  • atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance pap smear
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • bartholin's cyst
  • benign breast lump
  • bicornuate uterus
  • birth control
  • bladder prolapse
  • bladder training
  • breast examination
  • breast lump
  • candidiasis of vagina
  • cervical biopsy
  • cervical conization
  • cervical dysplasia
  • cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • cervical polyp
  • chlamydia-female only
  • chorionic villus sampling
  • colposcopy
  • condylomata acuminata
  • cryosurgery of cervix
  • cystitis
  • cystocele
  • delayed menarche
  • delayed puberty
  • dermoid cyst
  • detrusor instability
  • diabetes in pregnancy
  • diabetic and newly pregnant
  • dilation and curettage
  • dyspareunia
  • dysuria
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • endometrial ablation
  • endometrial biopsy
  • endometrial hyperplasia
  • endometrioma
  • endometriosis
  • endometritis
  • enterocele
  • essure contraceptive
  • fallopian tube disorders
  • female anorgasmia
  • female genital problems
  • fibroid removal
  • fibroids
  • follicular cyst of ovary
  • galactocele
  • genital herpes, female
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hot flashes
  • human papilloma virus
  • hydatiform mole
  • hyperemesis
  • hysterectomy
  • hysteroscopic myomectomy
  • hysteroscopy
  • imperforate hymen
  • implanon
  • incomplete abortion
  • incomplete emptying of bladder
  • incomplete uterovaginal prolapse
  • increased frequency of micturition
  • intrauterine device
  • irregular menstruation
  • labial adhesions
  • laceration of vagina
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • laparoscopic lysis of peritoneal adhesions
  • laparoscopic myomectomy
  • laparoscopy
  • leiomyoma
  • lichen sclerosis
  • mastodynia
  • menometrorrhagia
  • menopause
  • menorrhagia
  • menstrual disorders
  • missed abortion
  • missed periods
  • nexplanon
  • oligomenorrhea
  • operations on cul-de-sac
  • oral contraceptive counseling
  • ovarian cyst
  • ovarian failure
  • ovarian mass
  • ovarian torsion
  • overflow incontinence of urine
  • painful periods
  • pap smear
  • paratubal cyst
  • partial hysterectomy
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • pelvic floor exercise
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • pelvic lymphadenectomy
  • pelvic mass
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • pelvic pain
  • pelvic varicose veins
  • perimenopause
  • perinatal mental health
  • permanent sterilization
  • pessary
  • placental disorders
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • post partum check-up
  • post partum mastitis
  • postcoital bleeding
  • postmenopausal bleeding
  • preconception counseling
  • preeclampsia
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy counseling
  • premature adrenarche
  • premature ovarian failure
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • prenatal care
  • prenatal testing
  • preterm premature rupture of membranes
  • primary amenorrhea
  • prophylactic oophorectomy
  • recurrent urinary tract infection
  • robotic gynecological surgery
  • routine gynecological care
  • salpingo-oophoritis
  • selective estrogen receptor modulation
  • septate uterus
  • sexual dysfunction
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • sling procedure
  • spontaneous abortion
  • squamous intraepithelial neoplasia
  • surgical sterilization
  • tubal ligation
  • tubal ligation reversal
  • tubo-ovarian abscess
  • unicorneate uterus
  • urge incontinence
  • urinary incontinence
  • urinary retention
  • urinary stress incontinence
  • urinary tract infection
  • urinary urgency
  • uterine abnormality
  • uterine bleeding
  • uterine fibroid embolization counseling
  • uterine lining removal
  • uterine myoma
  • uterine polyp
  • uterine prolapse
  • uterine surgery
  • uterovaginal prolapse
  • vaginal abscess
  • vaginal atrophy
  • vaginal biopsy
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section
  • vaginal bleeding
  • vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy
  • vaginal candidiasis
  • vaginal discharge
  • vaginal dryness
  • vaginal hysterectomy
  • vaginal infections
  • vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
  • vaginal irritation
  • vaginismus
  • vaginitis
  • vasomotor symptoms
  • vulvar abscess
  • vulvar disease
  • vulvar dysplasia
  • vulvar vestibulitis
  • vulvodynia
  • vulvovaginitis
  • water birth
  • water birth information
  • women's health
1101 Madison St.
Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
206-215-6301