Blog Archive

Which Contraceptive Is Right For Me? Feb 1st, 2020

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all of the contraceptive choices available? With options from pills to patches to implants, choosing the right contraceptive may not be easy. At Progressive Women’s Health, Asia Mohsin, MD, and our experienced team specialize in providing personalized care to women in Friendswood, Texas.  Dr. Mohsin...

7 Common Causes of Irregular Periods Jan 6th, 2020

Some people find their periods are like clockwork. Others, however, experience periods that are more irregular — they don’t always come when they’re supposed to, they’re lighter or heavier than they should be, and sometimes, they don’t come at all. But when you know you’re not pregnant, and this issue...

How Menopause Affects Your Mental Health Dec 1st, 2019

The average age of menopause in the United States is 51, and more than one million women reach menopause each year. However, the transition from menstruation to menopause can take four to eight years. That time is known as perimenopause, and it’s when you experience the symptoms associated with menopause. ...

What Every Woman Should Know about HPV Nov 1st, 2019

If you haven’t been tested for HPV, now is a great time to attend to this item on your reproductive health list. There are many different types of the human papillomavirus, and most women remain at high risk of abnormal changes in the cervical tissue because of the virus, which,...

Should I Be Worried About Ovarian Cysts? Oct 1st, 2019

An ovarian cyst is nothing more than a fluid-filled sac that forms on your ovary. Most ovarian cysts are called “functional cysts” because they develop when your ovaries release an egg at the start of your menstrual cycle and don’t create symptoms or impair your fertility.  But there are other,...

How an Infertility Diagnosis Affects Your Mental Health Sep 1st, 2019

Infertility occurs when a couple has been trying to conceive for one year or more without success. In some cases, such as when a woman is over age 35, a doctor might diagnose infertility when conception has been unsuccessful for less than one year. Either way, there’s a lot to...

Could That Chronic Pelvic Pain Be Endometriosis? Aug 1st, 2019

Like any chronic pain, pelvic pain can make everyday tasks nearly unbearable. No matter if your pain is steady or random, all-encompassing or focused in a single spot, it can make your life difficult. Chronic pelvic pain can be so severe that it can interfere with your responsibilities, such as...

How Can I Manage My Menopause Symptoms? Jul 3rd, 2019

Menopause is the natural change of life that women reach when they have not had a period for more than a year. However, sometimes the symptoms of menopause can start when the body is still transitioning into menopause, a time known as perimenopause. As such, it can mean the symptoms...

Understanding the Causes of Irregular Menstruation and Best Treatment Options May 1st, 2019

Every woman is different; especially when it comes to her period. Some women are like clockwork. Their period comes the same day every single month. Then, there are other women who experience infrequent and random periods. Irregular menstruation affects 14%-25% of women. And it’s more serious than you might realize....

Infertility Can Be an Overwhelming Thought: Here Are the First Steps You Can Take Apr 4th, 2019

Not being able to conceive after months of trying can put a real strain on your relationship, not to mention how it affects how you feel about yourself and what you thought was going to be your future. While infertility affects 10% of women trying to conceive, it doesn’t mean...

Why Women are More Prone to Depression and Anxiety and What You can do About it Mar 25th, 2019

The differences between men and women may be obvious on the outside, but it’s the inner workings of each that have medical researchers scrambling for answers, especially when it comes to mental health. The fact is that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than men,...

How an Annual Pap Smear Can Help Save Your Life Feb 20th, 2019

Though more than 4,000 American women die each year from cervical cancer, this number was once much higher, despite the smaller population in years past. About 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer are discovered every year, but due to early detection, it’s a very survivable disease. The key to the...