The physicians at Women’s Specialist of Plano offer a wide range of gynecological care for women from adolescence and pregnancy through post-menopause. Each doctor offers professional and individual care, combined with diagnostic services. Our gynecological care starts with a routine preventative care, including: pap smear, breast exam, mammography, contraceptive counseling and other gynecologic screenings.

Our physicians also offer a variety of gynecological care including:

The physicians at Women’s Specialists of Plano provide pediatric and adolescent gynecology covering a wide range of genetic malformations and other disorders or issues.  Adolescent gynecologic issues may arise from problems present since birth, or may develop as the child grows, such as the delay or absence of breast growth and menstrual periods.

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Well Woman Care is the adoption of preventative and consultative practices that are vital to a woman’s health, no matter how healthy she may appear to be. A Well Woman Care program often centers around a group of annual screenings and tests, although it may also include regular dietary and overall maintenance doctor visits.

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Bioidentical hormones are, taken literally, a hormonal supplement that is chemically the same as the hormones our ovaries make for us in our youth.  Usually the phrase refers to using combinations of estrogen (there are 3 different subtypes of estrogen), progesterone, and testosterone to supplement a woman’s menopausal or peri-menopausal symptoms.

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Osteoporosis or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural   deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures, especially of the hip, spine and wrist, although any bone can be affected.

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Endometriosis is the formation of endometrial cells outside the uterus and occurs in five to ten percent of women.  The cells, which are still responsive to hormones, grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes and other abnormal sites, causing various levels of pain.  Endometriosis is primarily a disease of the reproductive years, although it also occurs in premenarche and postmenopausal women.

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You are not alone if you suffer from female urinary incontinence.  Millions of people experience involuntary loss of urine or a sudden urge to urinate before losing a large amount of urine. Urinary incontinence and bladder control are issues that more than 13 million people in the United States share. Urinary incontinence and bladder control are twice as likely to occur in women, especially moms and older women, even though both men and women can share these often embarrassing situations.

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A mammogram is a specific form of x-ray used to produce images of the breasts. It is the best radiographic method available to detect tumors, especially since it is able to show tumors that are too small to be felt, and is thus indispensable for women over 40, in whom the chances of breast cancer are increased.

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Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age. The term “menopause” is commonly used to describe any of the changes a woman experiences either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.

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Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in one or both of the ovaries and can often be detected during a routine pelvic exam—either from a lump found during the exam, or from a biopsied tissue sample taken during the exam. Although ovarian cancer is often cured when it is caught early, most of the time, the cancer has already spread by the time it has been found because many of the early symptoms, including bloating, an upset stomach, constipation and diarrhea, are so general.

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Although some ovarian cysts are found in ovarian cancer, most ovarian cysts are considered benign.  These cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that form when the follicle (the sac that encloses the egg), fails to rupture and release the egg, which is part of the normal menstrual cycle.  When this occurs, the sac and the fluid remain, forming the cyst.

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A Pap test (also called pap smear), or Papanicolaou test, is the best way to detect cervical cancer. The test is a microscopic examination of cervical cells, usually taken during a yearly pelvic exam as part of Well Woman Care. During a Pap test, the cells are obtained from the cervix using a wooden scraper or small cervical brush or broom, after a speculum has been inserted to open the vagina and produce a clear image of the vaginal walls.

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A Pelvic Organ Prolapse is any displaced or descent of pelvic organs including dropped uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum. About 35 percent of women will develop some form of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime.

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Fibroid tumors are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Another medical term for fibroid tumors is “leiomyoma” (leye-oh-meye-OH-muh) or just “myoma”. Fibroid tumors are almost always benign (not cancerous). Rarely (less than one in 1,000) will a cancerous fibroid tumor occur.

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