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Treatment of ovarian cysts

At Northwest Women’s Center in Houston, TX, we are pleased to assist women with their reproductive health. The female reproductive system is relatively complex, and when problems arise, it is essential that women see an experienced professional to ensure issues are diagnosed and addressed. A common concern seen in our practice is that of ovarian […]


What are the causes of pelvic pain?

All women deal with pelvic pain and discomfort at some point in their lives, though it is often related to one’s menstrual cycle. However, some women experience pelvic pain and abdominal pain on a regular basis, or may start experiencing discomfort that signifies a change in their body. When women are concerned about their pelvic […]


Learn How PCOS Can Affect You

Women of reproductive age who are experiencing infrequent or prolonged menstrual cycles and display the physical signs of higher androgen levels, such as increased facial hair or severe acne, may want to visit with a provider at Northwestern Women’s Center for an evaluation. These symptoms are common in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, or […]


What are fibroids and how do they impact a woman’s health?

Women who have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids by the staff at Northwest Women’s Center are encouraged to work with a medical provider in Houston, TX to discuss treatment options. It is important that patients understand that most fibroids are benign, thought they can cause problems such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. Our practice […]


What Is an HPV Infection and What Should I Know About It?

Many women hear about certain viruses and infections that can impact their reproductive health. When asked about HPV, many women are uninformed about this infection and are encouraged to speak with their healthcare provider about this and other concerns that can develop. What is HPV? HPV stands for human papillomavirus. HPV is a viral infection […]


How Soon After Unprotected Sex Should I Be Tested for Stds?

Patients who have had unprotected sex are putting themselves at risk of developing many different STDs that can be passed from person to person. Additionally, they may also experience an unplanned pregnancy. Women who have recently had unprotected sex and want to be tested for STDs will often ask how soon they can be evaluated. […]


Understanding PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)

Women’s bodies can be complicated. It can be difficult for some women to realize that something is wrong with their reproductive system. One condition that is seen by the providers at Northwest Women’s Center in Houston, TX that may require additional attention is that of PCOS. What is PCOS? PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. […]


Prenatal Care for Pregnant Moms

If you’re pregnant, you may think that you only need to see the doctor when you’re close to your due date. Your body knows what to do, right? That’s not entirely true. You should see a doctor around eight weeks after your last missed period, which is pretty early in your pregnancy. Some women may […]


PCOS: What does it actually mean?

PCOS is one of those things that doesn’t feel as commonly-known as it should be. And, if you’re struggling to make sense of symptoms, stumbling upon PCOS and finding that your symptoms match up can be both a relief and a little bit scary. Keep reading to learn more about PCOS and what you can […]


Endometriosis

Though you may never have heard of endometriosis, it affects about five million women in America currently. Endometriosis gets its name from the endometrium, which is the uterine lining which your body creates each month to prepare for pregnancy. If you do not get pregnant (and thus an egg does not attach to the uterine […]


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