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How Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps with Menopausal Symptoms Jun 17th, 2021

Are you struggling with the signs of menopause or perimenopause? Many of the emotional and physical symptoms women battle during this turbulent time are caused by imbalances and shifts in hormone levels.   If you’re struggling with symptoms related to shifting hormones and want to reclaim your life, board-certified OB/GYN Asia...

Unable to Visit Our Office Because of COVID-19? Try Our Telehealth Services! May 2nd, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping your distance from others is one of the best ways to stay healthy. But what happens if you have a pressing OB/GYN health question and need to see your doctor? At Progressive Women’s Health in Friendswood, Texas, board-certified OB/GYN Asia Mohsin, MD, offers telehealth medicine...

The Benefits of Our Telehealth Services Apr 4th, 2021

Between work obligations, finding a sitter, and not wanting to share a space with patients who may be sick, there are many reasons you may wish for an easier and safer way to visit your doctor. At Progressive Women’s Health in Friendswood, Texas, our team understands, which is why we...

Why IUDs Are a Popular Birth Control Choice Mar 2nd, 2021

At Progressive Women’s Health in Friendswood, Texas, we understand that picking the best method of birth control is a highly personal decision. Our board-certified OB/GYN Asia Mohsin, MD, knows that your lifestyle factors, medical needs, and health concerns should factor into your choice.  To meet the needs of every patient,...

Understanding Pelvic Pain Feb 3rd, 2021

If you suffer from pelvic pain, you’re not alone. Pelvic pain is a very common reason women schedule a visit with their gynecologist. Depending on why you have pelvic pain, the feeling can vary. Some women experience a dull pain that spreads across their pelvis. Others note a sharp, stabbing...

Painful Sex? There Are Solutions Jan 1st, 2021

Sex should be a source of pleasure, not pain. If you’re experiencing painful intercourse — called dyspareunia — it’s a sign that something isn’t quite right. From psychological issues to physical problems, there are many potential causes of dyspareunia.   Treating your underlying condition is essential in making sex pain-free again....

Myths and Facts About Infertility Dec 2nd, 2020

If you’re experiencing infertility, you’re not alone. Doctors estimate about 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting or staying pregnant. And more than 7 million women receive infertility treatments over the course of their lives. Infertility is a highly personal and often painful experience. People close to you may have...

Benefits of a Hysteroscopy Nov 2nd, 2020

If you’re suffering from troublesome symptoms that interrupt your life, it’s essential to understand the root cause to ensure the best treatment. Modern medicine provides many imaging tools, such as ultrasound, which allow doctors to examine your body with non-invasive methods.  Sometimes, however, noninvasive methods aren’t sufficient for an accurate...

How Does Menopause Impact Sexual Desire? Oct 1st, 2020

As you age, it’s normal to experience changes in sexual desire. Both men and women report a gradually decreasing sex drive with age. But, did you know women are 2-3 times more likely to be affected by dropping libido than men?  If you’re curious about how menopause can impact sexual...

Birth Control Injections: What You Need to Know Sep 16th, 2020

Are you a sexually active woman who wants to prevent pregnancy? Then contraception is a must. And if you’re looking for a contraceptive method that’s safe, effective, and doesn’t require daily pills, birth control injections could be the right option for you. Board-certified OB/GYN Asia Mohsin, MD, and the rest...

Are Ovarian Cysts Linked to Cancer? Aug 13th, 2020

If you’ve been told or suspect you have ovarian cysts, you may wonder if ovarian cysts increase your risk of developing cancer. The good news is that while ovarian cysts are extremely common, less than 2% of women in the United States develop ovarian cancer.    At Progressive Women’s Health in...

What to do About Heavy Menstruation Jul 15th, 2020

Do you suffer from heavy periods? Are you confused about what constitutes heavy menstruation and what “normal” periods are? You’re not alone. Many women who deal with heavy or irregular bleeding suffer because it can be hard to know what’s normal and what’s not.  At Progressive Women’s Health in Friendswood,...

STDs: Why Routine Testing Is Important Jun 26th, 2020

Every day, about one million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are acquired by men and women worldwide. In the United States, more than 20 million new cases of STDs are reported each year. The scary part? Many STDs don’t have obvious symptoms, but they can cause serious damage to your health....

Should I Consider a Hysterectomy? May 19th, 2020

If you’ve been struggling with the debilitating pain or life-altering problems that an unresolved uterine condition can bring, a hysterectomy might be the solution. This major surgical procedure involves the surgical removal of the uterus and can also include removal of the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Almost 500,000 hysterectomies...

IUI versus IVF May 13th, 2020

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) are two methods to help women get pregnant. These two methods have big differences. The most important difference is that IUI is a procedure almost like a natural fertility cycle.  Women uses her own eggs to get pregnant. Donor eggs cannot be...

Telemedicine: Keeping you healthy and safe Apr 3rd, 2020

Telemedicine isn’t new, though up until now it hasn’t been as widely used as you might expect for the digital age. However, the COVID-19 global pandemic has made keeping your distance from others essential, and telemedicine offers a great way to connect with your health care provider while minimizing your...

The Dangers of Untreated HPV Mar 1st, 2020

Did you know that almost 80 million Americans have the human papillomavirus (HPV), and 6 million more contract it each year? These numbers make HPV the most common sexually transmitted disease in America.  Multiple types of HPV exist, and not all of them have symptoms. In fact, many people with...

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...