Trust the Experienced Austin Obgyns at Women Partners in Health with Your Gynecological Care
At Women Partners in Health, we believe that you deserve compassionate and uncompromised medical care in a relaxed, comfortable environment. We see every woman as unique and deserving of respect. All of our Obgyns have special expertise in evaluating and treating a wide range of gynecological conditions through non-invasive medical treatment or minimally invasive surgical management.
We invite you to partner with our Austin Obgyn practice for your healthcare needs throughout your lifetime.
Our Obgyn Team Diagnoses and Monitors Women’s Health Issues
There are several gynecological conditions that might be diagnosed from the physical exam, your health history, the Pap or other test results.
A Pap smear takes a sample of the cells of the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus. The test detects changes in the cervix that may indicate elevated risk for cancer. In women who have regular Pap tests, abnormal changes are almost always caught early. If your Pap results are abnormal, your physician may recommend additional testing:
- A repeat Pap smear
- HPV testing
These tests help us determine whether your results are mildly abnormal or precancerous. In each case, your Obgyn will discuss the results and available treatment options, partnering with you to develop a care plan.
In addition to regular Pap tests, you should schedule a visit to Women Partners in Health if you are experiencing symptoms, or suspect that you may have a woman’s health issue that needs treatment.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
This hormonal disorder can cause irregular periods, acne, difficulty becoming pregnant, obesity, or excess hair on the face and body. Your ObGyn will conduct a thorough exam that may include lab work, an ultrasound exam, and health history review. PCOS is a chronic condition that can be treated with medication and lifestyle changes, including a modified diet, weight loss plan, and regular exercise.
Endometrial tissue, or the tissue that makes up the lining of the uterus, can sometimes grow in other areas of the pelvis. This tissue responds to normal hormonal changes and sloughs off, or bleeds, just like the lining of the uterus. Problems occur when shed endometrial tissue has no way to exit the body. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, chronic pelvic pain, painful periods or infertility. Symptoms of endometriosis range from very mild to very severe, and treatment options include medication, surgery, and dietary changes.
A consultation with your obgyn is recommended for women planning pregnancy in 6-12 months. Your Obgyn will review your health history, recommend vitamin supplements, discuss over the counter medications, and evaluate your need for testing prior to pregnancy.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs): When bacteria make their way from the vagina or anus into the upper or lower urinary tract, infection can occur. Women with a UTI often experience burning with urination; urinary frequency and urgency; pain in the lower abdomen; and, in some cases, blood in the urine. UTIs are generally treated with a short course of oral antibiotics.
Urinary incontinence: Mild urine leakage is common among women, but for some, it can interfere with quality of life. To determine the cause, your physician will conduct a thorough physical exam and order tests. Unfortunately, many women feel embarrassed about discussing their symptoms, but it’s very important to speak openly with your Obgyn about treatment options.
Our ObGyn team has advanced fellowship training in fertility treatment, and enjoys helping patients achieve pregnancy. For some, pregnancy occurs easily; for others, conception will present a few more challenges.
We partner with patients to effectively diagnose and treat fertility issues.
Fertility testing: After 6 to 12 months of trying to get pregnant without success, your ObGyn might recommend comprehensive fertility testing to determine fertility issues that might interfere with conception.
Fertility treatment: There are a wide range of fertility treatments and recommendations that your ObGyn can offer, depending on the results of your testing.
As we go through the stages of life, our gynecological needs change. For women approaching menopause, we offer comprehensive, compassionate care. One of menopausal women’s biggest complaints is the frequency and intensity of hot flashes. Your Women Partners in Health Obgyn will share all of the latest menopause symptom management strategies, including both hormonal and non-hormonal replacement treatments (HRT), osteoporosis management, and bone density scans.
Because a strong lifelong relationship with an ObGyn is essential for women’s healthcare, it’s important to choose a provider you trust. Please contact our Austin ObGyn practice to schedule an appointment. We will begin a partnership built on a foundation of professionalism, experience and compassion as we care for your gynecological healthcare needs.