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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Sex and Heart Disease

There is some misinformation out there when it comes to sex and heart disease. Some of it involves wishful thinking (ie: sex prevents heart disease), and some of it is fear based (you’re more likely to die of a heart attack during sex). If you are recovering from a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, or have been recently diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, there are guidelines and advice you should consider but that doesn’t mean your sex life won’t return to normal soon enough.

Heart disease doesn’t just affect men and women in advanced age, it can affect men and women at any age, whether by genetic inheritance or the result of negative lifestyle choices such as smoking. So we’re considering a broad group of men and women.

Here’s To the Age-Old Question: Is Sex Good for Your Heart?

While there’s no definitive answer to prove that sex prevents heart disease, studies show it is part of an overall heart-healthy lifestyle. If you’re having more sex, there’s a good chance you are fitter and more active to begin with. Happy people are more likely to exercise, see their doctor and maintain healthy relationships, which all contribute to overall good health.

One study found that men who had sex twice a week or more were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who had sex once a month or less. (Research like this typically focuses on men.)

Once you’ve been released by your doctor, sex is generally safe. Your blood pressure will go up during sex, peaking around 160/90. For perspective, that is comparable to what happens during a short run, and it goes back down afterward. Despite many Hollywood depictions, dying as a result of the exertion of sex is very rare.

When You’re Ready to Resume Your Sex Life After a Cardiac Event

  • Before resuming sexual activity, consult your doctor.
  • Keep up your physical therapy as prescribed as it will reduce the risk of complications related to sexual activity. (Could be an incentive.)
  • Birth control can cause an increase in blood clotting, which could actually cause a heart attack so always consult with your doctor about the right birth control, especially of you suffer from any type of heart health issue.
  • Some heart medications will affect erectile function, but do not discontinue use before seeing your doctor.
  • Erectile medications must be used under the guidance of a doctor familiar with your heart issues.
  • If you’re a post-menopausal woman with cardiovascular disease, estrogen that’s topically or vaginally inserted for the treatment of painful intercourse is deemed generally safe.

In short: sex DOES benefit your overall health and is part of a healthy lifestyle. It can help you feel less stressed, which is absolutely good for your heart.