From an adolescent with menstrual problems to a woman going through menopause; every stage in a woman’s life presents unique medical situations and concerns. That’s why it’s important to partner with a sensitive and skilled gynecologist you can trust.
At Dr. Diagne’s office in Edinburg, we provide a full spectrum of gynecologic services to ensure prevention, early diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment of women’s health disorders. Our comprehensive gynecology services include:
- Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear
- Clinical Breast Exam
- Family Planning and Contraception
- Menopause Management
- STD Screening
- HPV Screening and Vaccination
- Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Uterine Fibroids
- Treatment of Pelvic Pain
- Endometrial Ablation with Novasure ®
- Permanent Sterilization with Tubal Ligation
Menopause is a natural occurrence that takes place in every woman’s life. The process usually takes place between the ages of 45 to 55 years, with the average age of the last menstrual period at age 51. During menopause, women produce less estrogen and menstrual periods stop. Decreasing estrogen levels or lack of estrogen can cause bothersome symptoms in some women. Dr. Diagne understands that these symptoms are real and offers the full range of effective solutions for menopause management to make this stage of life more comfortable.
Estrogen reductions can cause hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and osteoporosis (bone density loss). The decision to treat the symptoms of menopause is individualized and personal. Dr. Diagne genuinely listens to concerns and takes the time to explain menopause management options in terms that women can understand. Hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone and progesterone can help, and Dr. Diagne helps women determine the best course for safe short-term symptom management. There are several forms of bio-identical hormones available–from pills, vaginal inserts, to through the skin products such as Pellets which are all natural and safe. Dr. Diagne will carefully explain the risks and benefits of each to help his patients make informed decisions. Dr. Diagne can also recommend lifestyle changes and exercises to help keep bones strong and reduce the risk of broken bones.
Visit our Patient Education Library to read more about Menopause Management
Uterine fibroids are common growths in the uterus. Uterine fibroids are usually benign and may or may not cause symptoms. Some fibroids can be bothersome, depending on their size, location, and number of them. The exact cause of fibroids is unknown; however, they appear to be influenced by the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Just as female hormones change over the course of a woman’s life, so can fibroids.
Fibroids develop in the muscle tissue of the uterus. Fibroids range widely in size from pea-sized to more than 5-6 pounds, filling the pelvis or abdomen. Women between the ages of 30 and 40 most frequently develop fibroids, but they may develop at any age. African- American women experience the greatest incidence of fibroids, and these uterine growths develop faster in this population as well.
Fibroids can cause changes in menstrual patterns, painful cramps, constipation, and urinary difficulties. Dr. Diagne can indentify uterine fibroids with a pelvic exam, ultrasound imagery, as well as other gynecologic tests. Fibroids that do not cause symptoms do not need treatment and may go away on their own. If fibroid treatment is needed, Dr. Diagne is an expert in the management of fibroids and uses state-of-the-art miminally invasive surgical techniques, including embolization and surgery with micro-surgical techniques using Hysteroscopy or Laparoscopy (myomectomy).