When you need treatment or advice for a women’s health problem, it’s reassuring to know your primary care provider is both compassionate and knowledgeable. Mohammad A. Haque, MD, in Houston, Texas, is an experienced primary care physician who provides an extensive range of women’s health services. In his care, you receive expert diagnosis and treatment. Call Dr. Haque today to find out more about the women’s health services he offers or book an appointment online.
Women’s health care helps women who are experiencing problems related to the female reproductive system. The organs in this system include the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva.
Breast care is also included in women’s health care. Having screening mammograms helps detect any lumps or tissue changes early on.
Women’s health care covers areas like menstruation, menopause, and sexual health. Problems that are a particular problem in women also come under women’s health, such as female incontinence or recurrent urinary tract infections.
You can also get advice from Dr. Haque about nutrition, so you know you’re eating a nutritious diet that promotes good health.
One of the main ways to look after your feminine health is with a well-woman exam. At this annual visit, you see Dr. Haque for a consultation about your general health, but with a focus on your reproductive health. The well-woman exam includes a pelvic exam, manual breast exam, and screening tests, like a urine check and a Pap smear to check for signs of cervical cancer.
Having a Pap smear only takes a few minutes, as Dr. Haque collects a sample of cells from your cervix for testing. Most of the time, Pap smear results show no signs of cancer. Even if there are changes in the cells, that doesn’t mean you have cancer. In cases where a Pap smear does identify early-stage cancer cells, you can get treatment early, giving you a far greater chance of a successful outcome.
There are potentially many conditions that come under women’s health. For instance, many women experience problems with menstruation, like cramps or heavy bleeding.
Other’s women’s health conditions include:
Perimenopause and menopause can cause uncomfortable symptoms and problems, such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and thinning hair, that affect a woman’s quality of life. Dr. Haque can help reduce or relieve these hormonal imbalances with hormone replacement therapy and other treatments.
To talk about a women’s health problem or arrange your well-woman exam, call Mohammad A. Haque, MD, or book an appointment online.