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Methylation and the MTHFR Mutation

Up until recently, MTHFR, short for the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase enzyme gene, was nearly unheard of. However, due to its effects on health, especially female fertility, more and more people are finding out about the MTHFR gene mutation. The MTHFR enzyme is necessary for the breakdown of folate in the body. It adds a methyl group… Read More »

Da Vinci Hysterectomy Recovery Time

A hysterectomy is a very common procedure required by many women. It is the surgical removal of the uterus which may be required due to non-cancerous tumors called fibroids, ovarian or cervical cancer, long-term pain in the pelvic region, and due to the pain and discomfort of heavy periods. Originally this was done through open… Read More »

What To Do If You Have Pelvic Prolapse

Pelvic prolapse happens when a pelvic organ, e.g., the bladder, drops from its normal position in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina. Usually, this happens when the muscles that hold the organs in place stretch, or weaken, due to surgery or childbirth. It can be a painful and uncomfortable experience;… Read More »

Birth Control Options: NuvaRing Benefits & Side Effects

NuvaRing is one of several birth control options that works by emitting hormones. It allows a woman to avoid pregnancy by placing a ring in the vagina. Like birth control medications, the product releases progestin and estrogen. This helps to prevent sperm from reaching eggs and causing women to become pregnant. Benefits This ring works… Read More »

How Hormone Therapy Can Help Menopause

The debate that followed the publication of the first results of the Hormone Replacement Therapy trials, gave many women the impression that experts did not agree on the topic of HRT. However, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The North American Menopausal Society, and The Endocrine Society agree that healthy, recently menopausal, women can use… Read More »

What to Do When You Have an Abnormal Pap Test

The annual Pap Test is a typical routine exam that women follow every year. Most of the time, it’s no big deal – you go in, have the test, and everything is fine. But what happens when the test from your physician at Woodlands OBGYN Associates comes back abnormal? Most doctors agree that an abnormal… Read More »

Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Good for Acne?

Laser skin resurfacing is a technique used for diminishing the look of imperfections on the surface of the skin. A laser is used during the procedure to liquefy the molecular bonds of the skin cells that have been damaged. This is done layer by layer until a more uniformed and smoother appearance is accomplished. Due… Read More »

Can Folic Acid Become Poisonous To Pregnant Women?

We all know that pregnant women need folic acid, right? The reality is that for 10-15 percent with a genetic condition, folic acid could be dangerous. If you’re a woman of childbearing age, you’ve undoubtedly been told by your obstetrician, family practice physician, and even your mom and girlfriends that you need to be taking… Read More »

Our New Website Is Live!

Since 1992, Woodlands OBGYN Associates has put a premium on the health, care and well-being of our patients. We have experienced significant growth since that time and thoroughly enjoy serving The Woodlands and surrounding areas with quality obstetric and gynecology care. We are proud to call The Woodlands home and to serve our community. As… Read More »

Things To Consider: Birth Control

Over the past decade, methods of birth control have expanded and there have never been more available options. While the multiple options For some people, convenience suggests no bothersome side effects, ease of use or no disruption of the sexual experience. For others convenience means no prescriptions required. When considering a method of contraception, it’s… Read More »