Complete List Of Services
At the The Women’s Clinic, we have a complete selection of services specific to women. Please call us to set an appointment or if you have any questions.
Cosmetic Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
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A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone. You can find out whether you have osteoporosis or if you should be concerned about your bones by getting a bone density test. Some people also call it a bone mass measurement test. This test uses a machine to measure your bone density. It estimates the amount of bone in your hip, spine and sometimes other bones. Your test result will help your healthcare provider make recommendations to help you protect your bones.
Our physicians recommend a clinical breast examination annually and strongly encourage self-breast examinations monthly.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. For many women, mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.
A hysteroscopy is a way for your doctor to look at the lining of your uterus. A hysteroscopy may be done to:
- Find the cause of severe cramping or abnormal bleeding.
- See whether a problem in the shape or size of the uterus or if scar tissue in the uterus is the cause of infertility.
- Look at the uterine openings to the fallopian tubes.
- Find the possible cause of repeated miscarriages.
- Find and remove a misplaced intrauterine device (IUD).
- Find and remove small fibroids or polyps.
- Check for endometrial cancer.
- Use heated tools to remove problem areas in the lining of the uterus (endometrial ablation).
- Place a contraceptive implant (such as Essure) into the opening of the fallopian tubes as a method of permanent sterilization.
During a hysteroscopy, your doctor may take a biopsy of tissue to further help with diagnosis. Another surgery, called a laparoscopy, may also be done at the same time as a hysteroscopy if infertility is a problem.
Colposcopy is a special way for your doctor to look at your vulva, vagina, and cervix. Sometimes during this procedure, your physician will take a biopsy. Colposcopy is performed in the clinic after a patient has certain types of abnormal Pap tests. It can also be performed to look at the cervix to see if HPV is present or if a patient shows high predisposition to HPV.
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. Doctors perform dilation and curettage to diagnose and treat certain uterine conditions — such as heavy bleeding — or to clear the uterine lining after a miscarriage.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that surgically ablates, or does away with, the lining of your uterus to lessen menstrual flow for women who have menstrual bleeding problems, abnormal tissues such as fibroids, polyps, or cancer of the uterus.
The Pap test checks for cervical cancer and is typically utilized at your annual exam. Pap tests are fundamental to your wellness care.
Hormone pellet therapy involves the implantation of estrogen and/or testosterone pellets under the patient’s skin, usually on the upper part of the buttocks. Typically, the pellets are implanted every three to four months and are slowly metabolized over the course of that time. Hormone pellet therapy can alleviate the symptoms of menopause for some women. These symptoms can include hot flashes, mood swings, decreased energy, insomnia and reduced sexual desire. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please speak to your physician about whether hormone pellet therapy may be a solution for you.
- The Centers for Disease Control recommend all sexually active women younger than 25 years should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year. Women 25 years and older with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners or a sex partner who has an STD should also be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year.
- All pregnant women should be tested for syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis B starting early in pregnancy. At-risk pregnant women should also be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea starting early in pregnancy. Testing should be repeated as needed to protect the health of mothers and their infants.
Having an annual pelvic exam or women’s wellness exam is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in promoting prevention practices, recognizing risk factors for disease, identifying medical problems, and establishing the clinician–patient relationship.
Components of the annual pelvic exam, include checks of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, rectum and pelvis, and may identify masses, growths or other abnormalities. A Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, is also performed during a pelvic exam.
The components of your annual examination may vary depending on your age, risk factors and physician preference. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states annual pelvic examination of patients 21 years of age or older is recommended. For patients under 21 years it is currently recommended that it take place during the first visit to the obstetrician–gynecologist for screening and the provision of preventive services and guidance take place between the ages of 13 years and 15 years. This visit generally does not include pelvic examinatio
We offer multiple birth control options and work with each patient to education them and find which type of contraception best fits their lifestyle.
One option of contraception is an Intrauterine Device (IUD). We offer different types of IUDs to best fit the needs of each patient. We insert and remove IUDs in the clinic.
In about 80% of couples, the cause of infertility is either an ovulation issue, blockage of the fallopian tubes, or a sperm problem. In 5%-15% of couples, all tests are normal, and the cause is not known.
What Are the Treatments for Infertility?
In women, infertility is treated with:
- Fertility drugs and hormones to help the woman ovulate or restore levels of hormones.
- Surgery to remove tissue that is blocking fertility (such as endometriosis) or to open blocked fallopian tubes.
Infertility in men and woman can also be treated with assisted reproductive technology:
- IUI (intrauterine insemination): Sperm is collected and the placed directly inside the woman’s uterus while she is ovulating.
- IVF (in vitro fertilization): The sperm and egg are collected and brought together in a lab. The fertilized egg grows for 3 to 5 days. Then the embryo is placed in the woman’s uterus.
The Woman’s Clinic has trained physicians and nurses with extensive experience in obstetrics, the care and treatment of women during pregnancy, in delivery, and in the post-delivery period. For women needing maternity care during mild pregnancies, who are at high risk and who may be having difficulty getting pregnant, we provide a variety of services for you to have the best experience possible. We offer 3D and 4D ultrasound, so you can see the best images of your baby throughout your pregnancy journey.
We understand that pregnancy can simultaneously be one of the most wonderful and one of the most uncomfortable times in a woman’s life. Please use this section of our website to find great tips for relieving common afflictions like morning sickness and heartburn, to learn tips on nutrition and exercise, and for general advice. During your appointment, we can also work with you on a birth plan to help you determine how you’d like to handle delivery.
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Common Facts and Tips on Pregnancy
- Weight Gain: Weight gain is a matter of course during pregnancy, and 25 to 35 pounds is the optimal, healthy amount most women should expect. If you are thin or a teenager, you should expect to gain a little more. If heavy, you could gain a little less. During the first trimester, you’ll likely gain three to four pounds total. During the last six months, you’ll gain approximately three to four pounds each month.
Here’s a breakdown of where the weight is coming from.
- Your Baby: 7-8 lbs.
- Blood and Fluids: 7-8 lbs.
- Breast Increase: 1-3 lbs.
- Fat Stores: 4-8 lbs.
- Placenta: 1-2 lbs.
- Uterus Increase: 2-5 lbs.
- Constipation: During pregnancy, many women experience constipation. This is often due to a lack of exercise and/or dietary fiber. Try to exercise regularly (going for a fast walk is a great way to fit it in), drink six to eight glasses of water a day, and add more fiber to your diet. Here are some additional, natural ways to relieve this uncomfortable sensation.
- Eat more raw fruits and vegetables (including the fiber-rich skins). Also try dried fruits, stewed prunes and prune juice.
- Use whole grain breads and cereals, like oatmeal, whole wheat bread and brown rice.
- Drink more liquids, including water, milk, cocoa, fruit juices and broth. Drinking a glass of warm water soon after you wake up may help greatly.
- Heartburn: During the last month of pregnancy, your growing baby puts pressure on your stomach, often causing heartburn. Here are a few tips to relieve the discomfort.
- Eat five or six small meals a day.
- Avoid fatty, fried or spicy foods.
- Wear clothes that feel loose around your waist.
- Elevate your head when you lie down or go to bed.
- Morning Sickness: The condition commonly known as morning sickness, when you feel nauseous and vomit frequently, can unfortunately happen anytime during the day. But there is good news: nausea seldom lasts as long as the fourth month. Please call us if you find you can’t keep anything down, even sips of water, after 24 hours.
Here are a few things you can do to help you feel better.
- About 10 or 20 minutes before you get out of bed, eat a few crackers, a handful of cereal, plain popcorn, dry toast or bread.
- Try not to let your stomach sit empty. This may cause more nausea.
- Eat five or six small meals every two to three hours. Take food along if you’re on the go.
- If you have an upset stomach between meals, drink small amounts of apple or grape juice, carbonated beverages, Gatorade, or anything else you like that will keep you hydrated.
- When you cook, open all nearby windows and turn on the stove fan to eliminate odors.
- Cold foods have fewer odors, so they might be easier for you to eat without getting an upset stomach.
- Eat lightly seasoned foods. Avoid dishes spiced with chili, pepper and garlic.
- Avoid fatty foods like butter, margarine, mayonnaise, bacon, gravy, pastries, french fries and fried meats.
- Vaginal Bleeding: Many women experience vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy with no ill effects. Most often, bleeding occurs early in pregnancy when you would either be having a period or ovulating. However, it is never considered normal, and may result in miscarriage. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the cause of bleeding and there is not a treatment that will stop it, so monitor it carefully. Pay attention to the amount of spotting or bleeding (how often do you have to change pads?) and the color. Note the activity you were doing prior to the occurrence (many women bleed after intercourse). Lie or sit down with your feet elevated and see if it helps decrease the bleeding. If the bleeding is associated with cramping or if the bleeding is heavy, requiring that you change pads every hour or more, go immediately to the emergency room. Please report any cramping or bleeding to your doctor.
- Headaches: Headaches are common during the first trimester, and there are a number of effective relaxation methods you can do. Try taking a warm bath, get a massage, do tension relieving exercises, practice relaxation breathing, or put a hot or cold pack to the back of the neck or shoulders. Remember: DO NOT take aspirin or ibuprofen! If you’ve attempted to do the relaxation techniques and found they didn’t work for you, take plain or extra-strength Tylenol instead.
- Nutrition During Pregnancy: One of the best things you can do for your baby and for yourself is to eat healthy during pregnancy. By maintaining a well-balanced diet, you’ll ensure that you’re taking in the right amount of vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
You should also begin taking over-the-counter prenatal vitamins as soon as possible. If you feel nauseated, take them with food or just before you go to bed. If the vitamins seem to make you feel even more nauseous, stop taking them and instead try 0.4mg of folic acid daily. Below, you’ll find a general guideline for optimal nutrition, but remember to ask your doctor for advice if you have specific dietary concerns. As you probably already know, fats and sugars like butter, candy, soda, desserts and bacon give you a high amount of calories but a lack of nutrients. Try to avoid these foods as much as possible.
How much: Protein is an excellent source of iron, and you’ll need about two servings a day. A serving size is approximately two to three ounces, one egg or 1/2 cup of beans. Try: Dried beans, cheeses, eggs, peanut butter, split peas, beef, cottage cheese, fish, nuts, pork, poultry, tofu, tuna, fish.
- Dairy Products:
How much: Dairy products are also a great source of protein, and you’ll need approximately four servings a day. One serving equals one ounce of cheese, or one cup of milk or yogurt. Try: Whole milk, low fat milk, skim milk, powdered milk, evaporated milk, cheese, yogurt.
- Fruits and Vegetables:
How much: Fruits and vegetables give you a variety of essential vitamins, minerals and fiber. For optimal health, aim for five servings a day. Make one serving a source of vitamin A, one serving a source of vitamin C, with three additional servings. A serving is 1/2 of a cup. For vitamin A, try: Apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, mangos, nectarines, peaches, pumpkin, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, watermelon, winter squash, sweet potatoes. For vitamin C, try: Juices fortified with vitamin C, orange juice, grapefruit juice, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit, oranges, peppers, strawberries. For other vitamins, minerals and fiber, try: Apples, bananas, berries, celery, cherries, corn, cucumbers, grapes, green beans, lettuce, melons, pears, peas, turnips, zucchini.
- Breads and Cereals:
How much: Breads and cereals provide carbohydrates, B vitamins, iron and fiber. You should get approximately six servings a day. A serving size is one slice of bread, a roll or a tortilla, three to four crackers, 1/2 cup of rice, pasta or hot cereal, or 1/4 cup of cold cereal. Try: Cold cereal, hot cereal, crackers, macaroni, noodles, spaghetti, rice, rolls, tortillas, white bread, whole wheat bread.
- A word on alcohol, smoking & substance use: Alcohol, smoking and drug use takes a toll on your health, but the effect is far worse for your baby. To avoid easily preventable birth defects, poor growth and a host of other health problems, quit drinking, smoking and taking drugs immediately.
- Exercise: Maintain a regular exercise routine to help tone and strengthen your body during pregnancy. Walking and stretching are recommended on a daily basis, but stop if you feel pain or fatigue. Pregnancy is thankfully not an illness, and you can continue most of the exercise you were doing before. You should avoid vigorous sports that require good balance, sudden, jerky movements or bouncing.
- Labor: If you are near term (40 weeks) and think you are in labor, observe your contractions and if they are coming at regular intervals and close together, and don’t disappear when you move around or if they are becoming increasingly uncomfortable, please call our office for further instructions. Our office number is (662) 627-7361.
You should also call our office for the following:
- Your membranes rupture and you are not having contractions
- You experience vaginal bleeding other than the normal “bloody show”
- You experience constant, severe pain
An ultrasound exam is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to scan a woman’s abdomen and pelvic cavity, creating a picture (sonogram) of the baby and placenta. The traditional ultrasound procedure involves placing gel on your abdomen to work as a conductor for the sound waves. Your healthcare provider uses a transducer to produce sound waves into the uterus. The sound waves bounce off bones and tissue returning back to the transducer to generate black and white images of the fetus. Ultrasounds may be performed at any point during pregnancy, and the results are seen immediately on a monitor during the procedure. Transvaginal scans may be used early in pregnancy to diagnose potential ectopic or molar pregnancies. There is not a recommended number of ultrasounds that should be performed during routine prenatal care. Because ultrasound should only be used when medically indicated, many healthy pregnancies will not require ultrasound. The average number of ultrasounds varies with each healthcare provider. Additional ultrasounds might be ordered separately if your healthcare provider suspects a complication or problem related to your pregnancy.