Annual pelvic exams and Pap tests are important for you to prevent diseases and monitor your gynecologic health. During your exam you will be screened for infection, inflammation or abnormal cells that may indicate disease. Early detection is important to prevent cervical cancer.

 

         Between the ages of 13 to 15 at your first visit we will discuss your periods and what to expect during your puberty and the changes of your body. By the age of 21 you will have your first pap smear and we will discuss your periods and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. After 21 and up to the age of 50 we will continue follow up on screening tests and family planning methods. If pregnancy occurs, the Women’s Clinic of Houston will take great care of you and your baby. By age 50 the recommendations are: mammogram, pelvic exam, colon cancer screening, blood tests for screening of diabetes, cholesterol and thyroid. Menopause, urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction are also common problems at this age.

An annual exam is one of the most important steps you can take in preventing the most common women’s diseases.

  • Abnormal Pap Smear and HPV

    • If your pap smear resulted abnormal, we will follow up on your results and provide the adequate treatment for you. There are several risk factors that may predispose you to have an abnormal Pap smears including smoking, multiple sexual partners, early age of sexual intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases and HPV infection.

    • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that may cause genital warts, abnormal pap smears, and cancer of the cervix, vulva and anus. There are several types of HPV. While for most women infection with HPV is transient, if persistent, a colposcopy may be indicated to diagnose the lesion and guide a specific treatment. It is important to follow your recommended schedule.

    • Call our office at 713.692.0600 and we will review your pap results today and provide you the right recommendation to take care of that.

 

  • Heavy Periods and Abnormal Bleeding

 

Some women may suffer from heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, passing large clots of blood and bleeding longer than 7 days. Besides being uncomfortable in social situations it can also be so dangerous that causes anemia and the need for blood transfusions.

 

POTENTIAL CAUSES OF HEAVY PERIODS AND ABNORMAL BLEEDING

 

Several reasons may cause heavy menstrual flow such as hormonal imbalance, fibroids, polyps, infection, a blood disorder, cancer of the cervix or uterus, and medications. Fibroids and polyps are a tumors or growths that are not cancerous that can grow inside the uterus. Some women may also experience abnormal bleeding as a result of pregnancy related issues like ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage.

 

DIAGNOSING THE CAUSE OF ABNORMAL BLEEDING

Early diagnosis is extremely important and is done with pelvic exam, blood tests, cultures, ultrasound, and biopsy. Once identified the cause, your treatment is tailored depending on your age and whether or not you desire future pregnancy. Signs that you should seek medical care for your abnormal bleeding include:

  • Having menstrual periods that last for longer than 7 days

  • Heavy menstrual flow that prevents you from doing your normal activities

  • Heavy flow that requires frequent changing of pads or tampons.

  • Menstrual flow with large blood clots

  • Constant pain along the lower stomach

 
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  • Is your sexual drive decreased?

  • Do you have pain during sex?

  • Do you find yourself avoiding sex?

  • Is your lack sexual desire causing problems with your partner?

  • You can’t reach your orgasm?

  • Or simply, do you want to enhance your sexual gratification?

  • If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you should consult us.

  • Female sexual dysfunction most commonly occurs in women between the ages of 25 and 50. We have a variety of effective solutions with complete confidentiality to help you and your partner.

  • We also offer the G-Shot invented by Dr. Matlock of Beverly Hills California, which enhances the female G-spot. The G-SHOT® (clinical description: G-Spot Amplification™ or GSA™), is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily augment the Grafenburg spot (G-Spot) in sexually active women with normal sexual function. This may improve your sexual gratification.

  • Call us and see if we can help you. It is completely confidential.

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  • If you are interested in weight loss, we can provide a complete coverage of your nutrition needs focusing on healthy eating, appropriate exercise and possible pills. Each one is different when it comes to weight loss and we individualize your treatment with medical supervision from different specialists.

  • And simple as can be, you determine your goal and we will help you to achieve!

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  • If you are interested in weight loss, we can provide a complete coverage of your nutrition needs focusing on healthy eating, appropriate exercise and possible pills. Each one is different when it comes to weight loss and we individualize your treatment with medical supervision from different specialists.

  • And simple as can be, you determine your goal and we will help you to achieve!

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are common conditions that are associated with symptoms related to menstrual periods and can include bloating, cramping, pelvic pain, fatigue, mood symptoms, sleep problems and depression. Commonly affect woman at all age groups and symptoms can be so severe that affects your ability to function every day, at work or at home.

  • Treatment options are available which includes exercising regularly, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, dealing with stress and not smoking. Birth control pills anti-depressants or anti-inflammatory medications can often help reduce these symptoms.

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  • PCOS may occur in women who has difficult to get pregnant and presents with irregular periods, ovarian cysts, and increased facial hair or acne. At Women’s Clinic we will help you to make the diagnosis with simple tests and will treat you tailoring on your desire to become pregnant.

  • We are glad to help managing your symptoms involved in this common condition.

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  • Most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have no symptoms, so it is difficult to know if you have been infected.

  • Screening testing is recommended for anyone with multiple sexual partners, even if they are having protected sex, using condoms. Ask your partner if they have or have ever had an STD.

  • If you are diagnosed with an STD, most can be treated effectively.

  • At the Women’s Clinic of Houston we offer safe and confidential STD testing and treatment.

  • Antibiotics are effective for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis and patients usually respond well. There is no cure for genital warts, but flare-ups can be shortened with antiviral medications.

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  • Menopause is a natural part of the aging process for women, but it does not affect all women in the same way. As you age, your body slowly ceases to produce estrogen and progesterone, two female hormones that protect the body from developing uterine cancer and osteoporosis. Some women may experience mild symptoms and issues as a result of menopause, while others may experience more severe issues that can diminish their quality of life.                                                                                                                                                                          MENOPAUSE OVERVIEW                                                     

  • Menopause is a period of a women’s life that marks the end of the menstrual cycle. Typically, menopause is diagnosed after going through a period of 12 months without experiencing a menstrual period. The average age of menopause is 53. However, it may affect younger women at the age of 40 years old. There are a variety of symptoms that can be caused by menopause., although not all women will experience all of these symptoms. some of the common symptoms of menopause are:

    • Hot flashes

    • Sleeping problems

    • Night sweats

    • Fatigue

    • Irregular bleeding

    • Depression

    • Headache

    • Vaginal dryness

    • Emotional changes                                                                                                                                TREATING THE SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE

    • Please consult us because there are several treatment options available that will help you relieve these symptoms, and our doctor can help you decide which option is best for you. Options for the treatment of menopause include:

    • Hormonal therapies,

    • Natural compounds

    • Medications

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