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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jan 18th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Thinking of Starting a Family This Year? Here's What You Should Know Jan 18th, 2021

You always knew kids were in your future, and you feel that the future has arrived with the new year. Of course, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible for your first pregnancy, which is why we pulled together a few tips to help you get started. Dr....

Six Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Jan 18th, 2021

Definitive numbers on the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse are tricky, but researchers estimate that 50% of women experience some degree of prolapse. One of the problems in identifying the condition is that there are several different types of pelvic organ prolapse. To shed some light on the problem, the...

Make Sure to Take Advantage of Your Health Plan's Preventive Care Options Dec 13th, 2020

The advantages of preventive health care are almost without limits, which is why most health plans cover routine preventive care, such as your annual well-woman exam. To avail yourself of these annual benefits, you need to schedule your appointment before the year comes to a close. At the Women's Clinic...

Understanding Hormonal Birth Control Dec 13th, 2020

You want to take charge of your family planning through birth control, but now you’re faced with a wide range of options. To help you find the best solution for your unique situation, it’s important to understand the many approaches to preventing an unwanted pregnancy. We believe that education is...

Suffering Complications From EssureⓇ? Removal Is an Option Nov 13th, 2020

The idea behind Essure® was a good one — a permanent birth control solution that didn’t rely on surgery. Unfortunately, enough women developed complications from the implant that the manufacturer voluntarily discontinued its manufacture. If you’re among these women, removal is the best option, and we have the expertise necessary...

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Women's Health Nov 12th, 2020

The goal of surgery is to correct a health issue, but sometimes this approach can lead to unwanted side effects. With minimally invasive surgery, we can reduce your exposure to complications and help you get on the road to better health more quickly. Dr. Fernando Otero and our team here...

Safety Tips for a High-Risk Pregnancy Oct 15th, 2020

When it comes to building your family, the last words you may want to hear are “high risk.” In most cases, this designation is precautionary and means that you require a higher standard of care and observation. At Women’s Clinic of the Rio Grande Valley, we offer high-risk obstetrics care...

Can Pelvic Organ Prolapse Be Prevented? Oct 15th, 2020

Pelvic floor disorders affect one in five women in the United States and 3% of women experience pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which can lead to a host of complications, including urinary and fecal incontinence. The good news is that there are ways to both prevent and treat pelvic organ prolapse....

Should You Consider a Hysterectomy? Sep 15th, 2020

Approximately 600,000 women have hysterectomies each year in the United States, which effectively puts an end to their reproduction capabilities. This procedure, however, can also put an end to several painful and quality-of-life gynecologic issues, making the decision an easy one. At Women’s Clinic of the Rio Grande Valley, Dr....

Is Urinary Incontinence Normal? Sep 8th, 2020

The prevalence of urinary incontinence among women is staggering — one in two report symptoms of the problem, which can either be temporary or chronic. If you’re struggling with ongoing issues with urinary leakage and the inability to control your bladder, it’s clear that you’re not alone. And to answer...

How Family Planning Can Benefit You Aug 10th, 2020

Although family planning is often understood as birth control, in reality, it’s much more. The World Health Organization defines family planning as, “the ability of individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. It is achieved through use...

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Aug 4th, 2020

From the moment you pass through puberty, your reproductive system comes on line in earnest, and with this transition can come problems with pelvic pain. Though many women experience pelvic pain during their menstrual cycles (cramping), 15% of women in their childbearing years in the United States report pelvic pain...