Gynecological Care for Women in Every Stage of Life

Women need gynecologic care beginning in their twenties and continuing through life. Resolute Baptist is here for the women of New Braunfels and surrounding communities with mammograms, gynecological testing and treatments. Our team of experts offers advanced care close to home for conditions such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Excessive bleeding or menorrhagia
  • Cervical and uterine cancer
  • Cervical dysplasia

Gynecology Diseases

Gynecological Issues and Symptoms

Here are some symptoms that may indicate that it’s time to see an OB/GYN:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Feeling of fullness or heaviness in the pelvic area
  • Frequent urination or leakage
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain during sex

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Women

Some conditions may be treated with medication. However, surgery may be the most effective treatment for a variety of gynecologic conditions. If your doctor recommends surgery, minimally invasive options can take some of the fear out of gynecological surgery. Our surgeons have experience with a wide range of both open and laparoscopic surgeries. Resolute Baptist is here to help make the process as easy and stress-free as it can be. The first step is evaluation so that your doctor can recommend the treatment that is specific to your needs.

Gynecology Testing

Innovations in Robotic-Assisted Gynecological Surgery

Resolute Baptist is proud to offer the benefits of advanced technology with minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery. We use the da Vinci® surgical system which allows our surgeons to perform some of the most complex and delicate procedures with precision and very small incisions.

Smaller incisions can mean shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times to help you get back to your best life as early as possible. This technology is ideal for hysterectomy, endometriosis resection, myomectomy and pelvic organ prolapse surgery.

Some other potential benefits of minimally invasive procedures include:

  • Less pain and discomfort
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and transfusions
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Gynecology Treatments

There’s no reason to delay your care. At Resolute Baptist, your safe care is our #1 priority.

Breast Cancer and Mammograms

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Also, an American woman has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer at some point in life. This is also why we encourage you to make time for annual mammograms.

Sometimes, the symptoms of breast cancer don’t appear until it’s too late. Thankfully, mammograms can help detect breast cancer early. At Resolute Baptist, we offer comprehensive breast cancer services such as:

  • 3D mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Digital diagnostic mammography
  • Myriad genetic testing for breast cancer

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More Reasons to See an OB/GYN

Aside from helping you prevent and detect potential problems in your reproductive system, you also need to see a gynecologist if you are experiencing the following:

  1. Pain or discomfort in your lower abdomen, in your vagina or when you urinater
  2. Irregular period
  3. Changes in your vaginal odor or discharge
  4. Symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or if your partner may have one
  5. Heavy and/or extremely painful period

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Endometriosis Symptoms and Tests

An estimated nine million women in the US have endometriosis, where tissue grows outside the uterine cavity, such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes. In rare cases, these tissue patches called nodules or lesions may also grow on the lungs. Endometriosis ranks third among the nation's leading causes of gynecologic hospitalization.

How Do I Know If I Have Endometriosis?

Endometriosis can cause a wide range of symptoms depending on where the lesions grow. The main symptoms of endometriosis are pelvic pain, often during menstruation and infertility.

Many other conditions have similar symptoms making it difficult to diagnose endometriosis, but several diagnostic tools can help your physician find congenital abnormalities that may be causing the symptoms, including:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Laparoscopic surgery

What's the Difference Between PCOS and Endometriosis?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis most commonly affect women's reproductive age. PCOS refers to a set of symptoms related to hormonal imbalance due to the absence of ovulation, high levels of androgens that causes excess body or facial hair and cysts on one or both ovaries. Although both conditions share almost the same symptoms, some are different.

Endometriosis PCOS
Heavy bleeding Heavy bleeding
Bleeding between periods Irregular periods
Painful periods Missed periods
Pelvic pain before periods Pelvic Pain
Pain during or after sex Excess body hair
Painful urination or bowel movements Hair loss on head
Difficulty getting pregnant Difficulty getting pregnant
Digestive issues Acne
Fatigue Oily skin
Low energy Dark, thickened skin
  Weight gain
  Bleeding without ovulation

What Is the Main Cause of Endometriosis?

The main cause of endometriosis is still unknown, but the risk is higher among women with the following:

  • Family history of endometriosis
  • Period that started before the age of 11
  • Short menstrual cycles (less than 27 days)
  • Heavy menstrual period that lasts for more than seven days

Living with Endometriosis

There is no cure for endometriosis, but treatments like pain relievers, hormone therapy, and surgery can help. If you experience any symptoms of endometriosis or PCOS, it will help to be proactive and seek medical help, especially if you plan for your pregnancy.

Endometriosis Foundation of America
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development