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By J. Gabriel Guajardo, M.D.
October 02, 2018
Tags: Pap Smears   Gynecologist   Mammograms  

Visiting a gynecologist such as Dr. J. Gabriel Guajardo in Brownsville, TX, on a regular basis can be lifesaving. Below is an overview of why these checkups are so important.

Routine Checkups:

An annual examination is an essential part of a woman's routine care. This checkup will include:Gynecologist

  • Early detection, screening, and treatment of various health issues, such as STD's
  • HPV screenings
  • Mammograms
  • Bone density scans
  • Blood tests
  • Pap smears

Evaluation of Uterine Fibroids

Women develop fibroids or myomas in the wall of their uterus. These benign tumors develop over time and the majority of women usually exhibit no symptoms. During an annual examination, a doctor can outline the best strategy to deal with these issues. Some solutions include:

  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Robotic myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic resection (aka hysterectomy)

Symptoms of fibroids include:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Difficulty with intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bloating
  • Pregnancy loss, but this is rare

Contraception

Understanding the variety of contraceptive methods available helps women make better decisions for their health. Your Brownsville gynecologists can help you by:

  • Providing up to date information on reversible and permanent contraception.
  • Telling you about different hormonal methods such as birth control pills, patches, rings, and intrauterine devices.
  • Discussing tubal ligation and tubal occlusion with women who do not want any (or any more) children.

Your Doctor Also Provides These Additional Services:

1. Ambulatory Services:

  • Infertility Evaluation & Management
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Perimenopausal Transition

2. Surgery:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Sling Placement
  • Essure
  • D & C
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

3. In-Office Procedures:

  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP
  • Intrauterine Device Placement
  • Sonohysterography
  • Amniocentesis
  • Implanon
  • Vaccines
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Nexplanon Insertion and Removal
  • Artificial Insemination

4. Pregnancy:

  • Routine laboratory testing
  • Traditional ultrasound services
  • Extensive genetic counseling
  • Amniocentesis testing
  • Management of high-risk pregnancies, including Cervical Insufficiency, Placental Problems, Multiple Gestational Pregnancies, Prior Preterm Delivery, Recurrent Miscarriages, Advanced Maternal Age, Pre-existing Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and High Blood Pressure (Chronic Hypertension or Preeclampsia)

For more information on gynecological care, contact Dr. J. Gabriel Guajardo's Brownsville office by calling (956) 404-0598 today!