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How to Feel Your Best During Your Period 

How to Feel Your Best During Your Period When it’s that time of the month, it’s no secret that our body goes through some big changes that can seriously affect your mood. From food cravings, disrupted sleep, cramps, to headaches and muscle soreness, “Aunt Flo” has arrived. While period symptoms vary from person to person,…

Know Your Options: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Know Your Options: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) If you have had a cesarean section (C-section), you are not alone. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, 35% of births in Texas were C-sections. But just because you have had a C-section in the past, doesn’t mean it…

Ask a WHT Doctor: Treating Endometriosis

Ask a WHT Doctor: Treating Endometriosis Ritu Dutta, MD, FACOG, MBA with Institute for Women’s Health answered questions about the symptoms of endometriosis and options for treatment. What is endometriosis? When the endometrial tissue occurs outside the normal location which is the uterine cavity, it is called endometriosis. Around 1.5 – 2% of the population…

Perimenopause: The Change No One Told You About

Perimenopause: The Change No One Told You About Just like during puberty, women’s bodies go through many hormonal changes as they get older. For some women, they can experience menopause-like symptoms in their mid-30’s to early 40’s while still getting their monthly period. From night sweats to mood swings, these symptoms could be a sign…

New State Legislation Covers Diagnostic Mammogram Costs

New State Legislation Covers Diagnostic Mammogram Costs Having an annual mammogram is an essential part of a woman’s health journey. Mammograms are the main test doctors use to check for breast cancer. Because routine mammograms are categorized as preventive care, the Affordable Care Act requires companies to fully cover the cost of the screening. Now…

Ask a WHT Doctor: Understanding Uterine Bleeding

Ask a WHT Doctor: Understanding Uterine Bleeding John Adams, MD, FACOG with Institute for Women’s Health recently answered questions about what causes abnormal uterine bleeding and how it’s diagnosed and treated. What is Abnormal Uterine Bleeding? Bleeding in any of the following situations is considered abnormal uterine bleeding: bleeding or spotting between periods; bleeding or…

10 Things You Should Know About Preconception Checkups

10 Things You Should Know About Preconception Checkups Thinking about having a baby? It is an exciting time, and while you might be mentally ready to get pregnant, it is important to make sure your body is ready for pregnancy. An essential first step in your journey to having a baby is taking care of…

Ask a WHT Doctor: What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Ask a WHT Doctor: What Are Uterine Fibroids? Ritu Dutta, MD, FACOG, MBA with Institute for Women’s Health explains what uterine fibroids are and how they’re diagnosed and treated. What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are benign, smooth muscle tumors of the uterus and are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They can affect…

Ask a WHT Doctor About Preconception Counseling

Ask a WHT Doctor About Preconception Counseling Kathryn Holloway, M.D. FACOG with the Institute for Women’s Health covers how a preconception visit to your ObGyn can help optimize conception and pregnancy outcomes. At this appointment a discussion about cycle regularity, prior conception and pregnancy outcomes, any new medical diagnosis or medications as well as overall health…

Ask a WHT Doctor: Learn about Ovarian Cancer

Ask a WHT Doctor: Learn about Ovarian Cancer Jessica Guerrero, MD with Institute for Women’s Health recently answered questions about the common symptoms of ovarian cancer, treatment and risk reduction. What is ovarian cancer? Ovarian cancer is when cells in the ovaries divide abnormally, out of control and form malignant tumors. Ovarian cancer can affect…

5 ways to prepare yourself for breastfeeding

5 ways to prepare yourself for breastfeeding Here’s something very important to add to your pregnancy to-do list before your baby arrives: prepare yourself for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a natural process that you and your baby will benefit from. Still, it is helpful to take the time to prepare for it before the busy time…

Treating menopause symptoms with hormone therapy

Treating menopause symptoms with hormone therapy As you get older, it is likely that there are things about the aging process that you appreciate. For example, many individuals say that they feel much more confident in who they are and the decisions they make. Unfortunately, there are also downsides that come with the aging process.…

Fight Osteoporosis with a DEXA scan

Fight Osteoporosis with a DEXA scan Osteoporosis is a condition in which the patient’s bones become weaker and less dense. Throughout a person’s lifetime, their bones undergo a process called remodeling in which the body absorbs old bone and replaces it with new bone. In a person with osteoporosis, the body absorbs old bone faster…

The benefits of prenatal testing

The benefits of prenatal testing Prenatal testing is essential to check on the health of your developing baby. During pregnancy, mothers are often very anxious about their babies worrying that they may develop problems. While prenatal testing is not a must, it is very important as it helps you to identify common genetic disorders for…

Why your annual exam is important

Why your annual exam is important Although it might not seem as important as a visit to your primary care doctor, you should visit your gynecologist for an annual exam every year. A gynecologist is a doctor who can provide the care for your feminine health that you might otherwise neglect. The importance of making…

How to perform a breast self-exam

How to perform a breast self-exam With February being designated self-check month, we thought we’d to share some useful information on how to perform a breast self-exam at home. Below you’ll learn how often you should perform an exam, the best positions for doing a self-exam, what to do if you notice a change and…

Lesser-known birth control options for women

Lesser-known birth control options for women. If you think your options for birth control are limited, you may be pleasantly surprised to find there are some lesser-known birth control methods that may suit your needs. Our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are here to share three options that you might not be familiar with. The female…

Cyberchondria – the dangers of using Google to self-diagnose

Cyberchondria – the dangers of using Google to self-diagnose. Nagging headache for 2 days…you could go to the doctor’s office. Or, you can consult Dr. Google since it’s faster, cheaper and more convenient, right? However, the first thing that pops up on your Google search is a brain tumor! Although a headache is more likely…

Five facts every pregnant woman should know about preeclampsia

Five facts every pregnant woman should know about preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. If left untreated, a woman with preeclampsia has a serious problem with high blood pressure that can affect her organs and cause harm to mother and baby. Generally, it occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy during the…

Five questions to ask during a well-woman exam

Five questions to ask during a well-woman exam Our ObGyns want you to know which questions you should ask during a well-woman exam. This appointment is the perfect time for you to talk frankly and openly with your physician. After all, an open and honest dialogue gives our ObGyns an opportunity to address your unique needs.…

A discussion about pregnancy after age 35

A discussion about pregnancy after age 35. With more and more women postponing childbirth, the experienced ObGyns at Women’s Health Texas want you to have information about pregnancy later in life. Here are five facts about pregnancy after age 35: It can be more difficult to get pregnant. After age 32, a woman’s fertility begins to…

10 Tips for Travel During Pregnancy

10 Tips for Travel During Pregnancy At Women’s Health Texas, we get a lot of questions about travel during pregnancy. Generally, most women can travel safely until their 36th week of pregnancy. However, women who have certain high-risk pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia, shouldn’t travel during pregnancy. Every pregnancy is different, so you should address any specific…

The symptoms and findings of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

The symptoms and findings of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? And what are the signs, symptoms, and findings? At Women’s Health Texas, we hear a lot of questions about PCOS. We’re doing our part to help raise awareness and foster an open discussion about this important topic. PCOS is a…

Five steps to take when preparing for labor and delivery

Five steps to take when preparing for labor and delivery. Congratulations on your pregnancy! As your due date approaches, preparing for labor and delivery will make you feel more confident for the grand finale of pregnancy—the birth of your baby. Our experienced ObGyns are here to help you get ready for labor and delivery and for everything…

The dos and don’ts of preventing STIs

The dos and don’ts of preventing STIs. World AIDS Day on December 1 serves as a reminder that you need to understand the dos and don’ts of preventing STIs. Our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are always available to answer questions and provide confidential diagnosis and treatment for women who are concerned about STIs. STIs, or…

Three things you should honestly share at your first visit to the gynecologist

Three things you should honestly share at your first visit to the gynecologist. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous at your first visit to the gynecologist. To help you feel more assured and at ease, know that our Women’s Health Texas ObGyns are here to provide you with professional and compassionate women’s healthcare in a…

Women over 50 and STIs – What you need to know to protect yourself

Women over 50 and STIs – What you need to know to protect yourself. Today, more women over 50 are single than in past decades. Yet, many of these women do not take protective measures against STIs, or sexually transmitted infections. If you’re over 50, our ObGyns are here to offer vital information and advice…

Five signs you are going through menopause

Five signs you are going through menopause. Menopause is a natural transition for all women that can be accompanied by aggravating symptoms due to decreased ovarian production of estrogen and progesterone. Since no two women are alike, the severity and the length of time that symptoms persist varies from person to person. How can you…

From hot flashes to weight gain, there are ways to find menopause relief

From hot flashes to weight gain, there are ways to find menopause relief. People like to make jokes about menopause. But if you’re experiencing the symptoms, then you know it’s no laughing matter. Our ObGyns will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan because every woman’s experience during menopause is unique. Menopause Defined Most…

How minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods can help you

If you are suffering from heavy periods, our ObGyns can help. We provide expert diagnosis and treatment, including minimally invasive surgery for heavy periods. First, we’ll work to diagnose the cause of your heavy periods. We take a thorough history, perform a pelvic examination and may perform other diagnostic tests such as ultrasounds. Your treatment…

Four reasons NOT to ignore heavy menstrual bleeding

Four reasons NOT to ignore heavy menstrual bleeding. Bleeding through a pad or tampon every hour for several hours, requiring extra protection for nighttime bleeding or passing blood clots approximately the size of a quarter or larger. Does any of this sound familiar? Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, shouldn’t be ignored as it can cause…

The importance of the annual well-woman exam

The importance of the annual well-woman exam. Your annual well-woman exam is important. In fact, it’s a fundamental part of preventative care. Several vital assessments take place during this visit, including a health check, a physical exam, and health screenings. If you no longer need a yearly pap smear, you might be wondering if you still need…

Do these 5 things when you find out you’re pregnant

Do these 5 things when you find out you’re pregnant. Congratulations on your pregnancy! This is an exciting time and you’re probably full of questions like, when should I tell my family and friends? What will I name the baby? And how should I decorate the nursery? All of that is important, but you need…

Fertility treatment options for women dealing with infertility

Fertility treatment options for women dealing with infertility. If you are concerned about conceiving, you should consult with our ObGyns about fertility treatment options and fertility services. Our physicians can provide an infertility evaluation, fertility testing, and treatment for certain problems. Lifestyle changes are one of the most basic fertility treatment options There are several lifestyle…

I want my body back: Guidelines for postpartum exercise

I want my body back: Guidelines for postpartum exercise. Within weeks (or sometimes, days) after childbirth, many of our obstetricians will hear questions from mom’s about regaining their pre-pregnancy figure. Such questions as, “How soon can I exercise?” or “Is it ok for me to do crunches?” are commonly posed. At Women’s Health Texas, your…

What women need to know about the current Pap smear recommendations

What women need to know about the current Pap smear recommendations. In recent years, researchers and physicians have learned more about the relationship between HPV and cervical cancer, leading to new Pap smear recommendations. This information has led to co-testing, meaning our ObGyns perform both an HPV screening and Pap smear in women ages 31…

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