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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 […]


Gestational Diabetes: FAQ

Keep reading to learn more about gestational diabetes and how you can manage it through your pregnancy. Where does it come from? Gestational diabetes only happens during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when you have high blood sugar levels while pregnant, but those levels were normal before you were pregnant. In essence, your placenta makes […]


Abnormal Bleeding: What Do I Do?

It’s so funny how sensitive we are about our periods. Who doesn’t remember being self-conscious about their period, so much that they hid tampons up their sleeves as they ran to the bathroom during school? Even though we may feel less worried about hiding our periods, talking about them openly may take a little nudge. […]


Common STDs to Watch Out For

When it comes to sexual health, it’s important to understand what’s out there. Preventing and avoiding disease is so important to your health, mentally and physically. After all, it’s much easier to be cautious than to treat and recover from certain communicable diseases. It can take a lot of mental and physical energy to treat […]


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