Men and women are very similar biologically, but their unique reproductive systems increase the risk of gender-specific health problems. At Imaging & Interventional Specialists in El Paso, Texas, Gethin Williams MD, PhD, and the team provide women’s health services, including diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and pelvic congestion syndrome. To schedule an appointment, call the office, or book a consultation online today.
Women’s health is a branch of medicine that diagnoses, treats, and prevents health problems in women. Participating in women’s health is an easy and effective way to avoid disease, prolong life, and live healthily.
Women are more at risk of specific health problems compared to their male counterparts. Some of the most common women’s health problems include:
Women can also experience mental illness, including anxiety and depression.
The team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists doesn’t provide primary care. However, if your physician detects a potentially serious health problem, they might refer you to the practice for diagnostic radiology and treatment.
Your provider conducts a physical exam at your initial consultation, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. During your appointment, make sure to answer all of your provider’s questions as honestly as possible. You should also bring a list of any prescription medications, vitamins, or supplements you’re currently taking.
After gathering the necessary information, your provider can make recommendations to pinpoint the underlying cause of your symptoms. These might include X-rays, MRI, ultrasound, or a computed tomography (CT) scan.
At Imaging & Interventional Specialists, the team specializes in treating various women’s health problems, including:
Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths that occur on the uterus. They range in size and location but often result in pelvic pain. Many women develop uterine fibroids, but not everyone experiences symptoms. Telltale signs of fibroids include constipation, frequent urination, and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Pelvic congestion syndrome causes chronic pelvic pain. Usually, this occurs due to enlarged veins that inhibit blood flow. Pelvic congestion syndrome affects women of all ages, but it’s especially common in women who have had one or more pregnancies.
Whenever possible, the team at Imaging & Interventional Specialists uses minimally invasive, pin-hole treatments to address women’s health issues.
If you have uterine fibroids, the team might recommend uterine artery embolization, radiofrequency ablation, or endometrial ablation. If you have pelvic congestion syndrome, you might benefit from prescription medications, sclerotherapy, or embolization.
Don’t wait to schedule a women’s health appointment at Imaging & Interventional Specialists. Call the office, or book a consultation online today.