Posts Tagged ‘ OBGYN ’

Could I Have Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are common, benign tumors that typically affect women of reproductive age. For each woman who received a diagnosis for fibroids, her case is different from other women. For example, her symptoms, causes, tumor sizes, location, and number of tumors found in the uterus will vary. Ultimately, most women usually have fibroids and aren’t… Read More »


Your First Trip To The Gynecologist

Most health care experts recommend that teenage girls see a gynecologist by their 18th birthday or when they start having sexual intercourse, whichever comes first. Most teen girls feel nervous about going to the gynecologist for the first time. However, it will be a lot easier to prepare for a trip to Woodlands OBGYN Associates… Read More »


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Why Pregnant Women Need Flu Shots

When you are pregnant, your health and the health of your unborn child are your main priorities.  If you have not yet received a flu shot, contact Woodlands OBGYN Associates for an appointment. One point you should know about flu shots is that they are completely safe for both you and your unborn child.  Your… Read More »


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Top American Baby Names Of 2014

One of the most important choices you will make for your baby, and one that will affect them for the rest of their lives, is choosing their name.  For some parents this step comes as an easy one, and for others much thought and deliberation go into the picking of a name. Some parents have… Read More »


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Genetic Testing For Breast Cancer

Screening for breast cancer is an important part of preventative healthcare. Usually, these screenings do not occur until a woman reaches her forties. However, there are circumstances that merit earlier detection. Women who have had multiple family members diagnosed with breast cancer at young ages are encouraged to have screenings earlier. Breast cancer can be inherited,… Read More »



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Could This Be the End of Pap Smears?

Let’s face it. As necessary as a pap smear may be, most patients will agree that the current test for human papillomavirus (HPV) is not their favorite activity. Many women may wish to opt out of a traditional pap smear, but is there a choice? Recently reported in the British Medical Journal, a study of… Read More »


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Hormonal Contraception Vs. Barrier Contraception – Knowing The Difference

Hormonal contraception, as the name implies, is a type of medication. Birth control pills are the most popular, but there are also shots and patches. Barrier contraception, on the other hand, stops semen from reaching its intended destination. Condoms and IUDs (intra-uterine devices) are both barrier forms of contraception. Hormonal contraception is often easier to… Read More »


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Endometriosis – Symptoms and Treatments

Endometriosis is a disorder resulting from the uterine lining growing outside the uterus where it has no way to break down and bleed out with each menstrual cycle. Cysts often form on the ovaries and act as an irritant, producing scar tissue and even adhesions that bind organs together. For example, the uterus can become… Read More »


The Benefits Of DaVinci Robot Surgery

There are times when non-invasive procedures and medication cannot relieve the symptoms associated with gynecological problems, and surgery is the only effective form of treatment available. Some of these gynecological conditions include uterine and cervical cancer, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, menorrhagia or excessive bleeding, and uterine fibroids. In the past, when surgeons had to perform a hysterectomy… Read More »