Gynecological Needs After Hysterectomy

by Dr. Avelino Garcia, MCH ProCare Women’s Clinic Many women assume that once a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is completed, they no longer have need for a gynecologist. This, in fact, is not true! There are many health care needs for women, even after hysterectomy. Pelvic Pain or Pain with Intercourse A yearly pelvic […]

Urinary Incontinence

by Dr. Avelino Garcia As seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_5e237dea-dd36-11e7-b864-efb69ed2f589.html Though many are embarrassed to discuss it, urinary incontinence is very common among women. Urinary incontinence is leakage of urine. It can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete bladder emptying. Other accompanying symptoms include having the strong […]

Mammography: Frequently Asked Questions

by Dr. Mason “Gage” Hicks, RadiologistAs seen in the Odessa American Medical Matters at: http://www.oaoa.com/people/health/medical_matters/article_6a3aea48-b692-11e7-9190-137b296bd2ab.html Why do women need to have yearly screening mammograms? It reduces a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer. Studies have shown that mammography screening cuts the risk of dying from breast cancer nearly in half. When should a woman […]