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Hot Flashes — Tips For Turning Down the Heat May 14th, 2020

Menopause: The mere mention of the word conjures feelings of symptoms that no woman who has gone through menopause wants to endure again, and that even women who haven’t reached menopause can somehow feel.  One of those unpleasant and widely recognized symptoms? Hot flashes. These waves of bodily heat occur...

What to Expect During a Pap Smear Apr 9th, 2020

Merely mention the phrase “Pap smear” around a group of women and you’ll be met with eye rolls, snorts, and scoffs in response — Pap smears aren’t a woman’s favorite thing, to put it mildly. Despite the discomfort they bring many women, however, Pap smears remain a critical part of...

Here's Why the Pill Is the Most Popular Form of Birth Control in America Mar 1st, 2020

Nearly all women use some form of contraception at some point in their life, with oral contraception — or “the pill” — one of the most common. Other than female sterilization, which is a permanent procedure that involves blocking or removing the fallopian tubes, the birth control pill accounts for...

5 Myths About IUDs You Should Know Feb 1st, 2020

If you’ve been considering birth control options, you’ve probably done your fair share of research on intrauterine devices (IUDs). You may have learned that they’re nearly 100 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, and that they’re one of the easiest forms of contraception to maintain.  But you may have also read...

Is a Birth Control Implant Right for You? Jan 1st, 2020

If you don’t want to get pregnant, you have plenty of birth control choices. But that’s the problem: How do you choose? Our team of physicians at North Texas OB/GYN specializes in women’s health and helping you make the best decisions for your body and your lifestyle. When it comes...

When Should I Consider a Hysterectomy? Dec 1st, 2019

A hysterectomy may be your best option when medication and noninvasive treatments don’t solve your serious uterine condition.  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus and, potentially, your cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It’s major surgery that ranks as the second most common surgery among women in the...

When Ovarian Cysts Become Problematic Nov 1st, 2019

Ovarian cysts occur in about 8%-18% of premenopausal and postmenopausal women. They’re fluid-filled sacs that form inside or on an ovary. While ovarian cysts can occur for different reasons, most are harmless. You can have an ovarian cyst and not know it. Many ovarian cysts exist without symptoms and disappear...

Myths and Facts About HPV Oct 1st, 2019

Human papillomavirus, better known as HPV, causes about 99% of cervical cancer, making it a serious concern. HPV is a complex and often misunderstood virus. Myth: HPV is one virus There are many — more than 100 — different strains of HPV. The vast majority are of no concern. A...

My Pap Smear Results were Abnormal—Now What? Sep 1st, 2019

Did you get a Pap smear and find out your results were abnormal? Don’t worry. This doesn’t mean you have cancer, and it might not even mean anything is wrong. What it does mean is that you’ll have to come in for more tests before you get a definitive diagnosis....

Here's How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Aug 6th, 2019

When you think about menopause, several things probably come to mind. Hot flashes? Check. Night sweats? Check. Weight gain? Check. But anxiety and depression? Perhaps not. However, menopause can actually cause a wide range of mental health issues, and they’re not always due to fluctuating hormones alone. At North Texas...

If You're Sexually Active Here's What You Need to Know About STDs Jul 10th, 2019

You might not realize it but STDs are incredibly common. That's why practicing safe sex is so important. At North Texas Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, our doctors see many cases of STDs that could’ve been prevented. That’s why we’ve created this informative guide to keep you and your partners safe....

5 Summer Survival Tips for Surviving Pregnancy During Summer In North Texas Jun 18th, 2019

It’s hard to prepare for the physical transformation that pregnancy brings to your body. It starts with morning sickness and an expanding waistline, but your condition gradually affects every part of your body. One of the earliest changes you’ll notice is feeling warmer than normal. During pregnancy, your blood volume...

8 Reasons A C-Section May Be The Best Choice for Delivery May 20th, 2019

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you may feel overwhelmed with the decisions you need to make when it comes to your baby. What color should you paint the nursery? What baby items are really necessary? Should you find out the gender? It’s also important to make decisions...

What Causes Genital Warts and What are My Treatment Options? Apr 8th, 2019

Genital warts develop after exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is an incredibly common infection that affects a whopping 79 million people each year in the United States. The good news is that most cases of genital warts are easily treated in a simple, in-office procedure. At North Texas...

Endometriosis and Infertility: Here are the Facts Mar 11th, 2019

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, which means it’s a perfect time to learn about endometriosis and how it can affect your fertility. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue in your uterus grows where it doesn’t belong. For example, it may grow on the outside of your uterus or...

7 Tips to Ease PMS Jan 31st, 2019

Approximately 75% of women experience symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but these symptoms can vary. For example, you may have some fatigue, or you may suffer from cramps and pains that are severe enough to keep you in bed with a heating pad and a family-sized bar of chocolate. If...

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Jan 17th, 2019

It’s estimated that 13,240 women in the United States will receive a new diagnosis of cervical cancer each year. Around 67% of women survive at least five years after the initial diagnosis. While these statistics are staggering, there is good news. Increased screening through the use of Pap smears has...

Why an Increasing Number of Women Are Choosing the IUD for Their Birth Control Dec 12th, 2018

When it comes to family planning and preventing an unintended pregnancy, women have many birth control options. While most women choose the pill as their form of birth control, the use of the intrauterine device (IUD) is on the rise. North Texas OB/GYN offers women all methods of birth control...

Female Urinary Incontinence: It’s More Common Than You Think Nov 19th, 2018

If you leak, dribble, or otherwise lose urine unintentionally when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, you might feel like you’re battling this difficult condition alone. But our doctors at North Texas OB/GYN want you to know that you’re not suffering alone, and you don’t need to search for ways to...

5 Reasons to Consider a Hormone Pellet Implant for Your Menopause Symptoms Oct 17th, 2018

Hot flashes associated with menopause may be the most familiar complaint regarding this life transition – and they’re bad enough – but other menopausal effects can also create chaos in your life. Symptoms such as drying skin, thinning hair, difficulty sleeping, shifting moods, and increased fatigue often make it difficult...