Gynecology

Cyberchondria – The Dangers of Using Google to Self-Diagnose

by | July 22nd, 2016

Nagging headache for 2 days…you could go to the doctor’s office. Or, you can consult Dr. Google since it’s faster, cheaper and more convenient, right?  However, the first thing that pops up on your Google search is brain tumor! Although a headache is more likely caused by stress, fatigue or eyestrain, search engines have a

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The Truth about Toxic Shock Syndrome

by | March 18th, 2016

Despite being recently sensationalized in the media, Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a very rare event. It is a life-threatening complication of certain bacterial infections, most commonly Staphylococcus Aureus (staph) and Group A Streptococcus (strep). It has been associated with the use of certain super absorbent tampons. Some symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include high

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Five Signs You Are Going Through Menopause

by | March 11th, 2016

Menopause is a natural transition for all women and can be accompanied by bothersome symptoms. The degree to which women experience these symptoms, and the length of time that symptoms persist varies from person to person.   These symptoms are the result of decreased ovarian production of estrogen and progesterone. Menstrual cycle As hormonal production falls,

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The Signs and Symptoms of Menopause

by | February 19th, 2016

Menopause is a dreaded word for many women. Some, with heavy cycles actually look forward to it­—so I suppose not everyone dreads it. There is so much conflicting information out there (bioidentical hormones, heart disease, breast cancer) it can be a scary world when women enter the menopausal phase—that is an article for another day.

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Three components of breast cancer screening you need to be aware of

by | November 2nd, 2015

As breast cancer awareness month comes to a close, I felt a discussion on breast cancer screening would help promote awareness in our practice year-round. Unfortunately many women can think of a friend, family member, or co-worker that has been affected by breast cancer. Discussing a few of these statistics will bring to light the

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How to assess your risk for developing Ovarian Cancer

by | September 18th, 2015

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! Here are some facts about Ovarian Cancer and tips on what you can do to assess your risk for developing this disease. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, accounting for 15,000 deaths annually. It’s estimated that 1 in 75 women will develop

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Women’s Health Week

by | May 12th, 2015

Seeing an OB/GYN in Austin for the first time Dr. Michelle Gooch with The OB/GYN Group of Austin, cares for women at all ages and stages, but wants to call attention to adolescent and first well woman exams during Women’s Health Week. Dr. Gooch knows that, oftentimes, teenagers and college students in Austin and Round

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GYNECOLOGY

  • Contraception
  • Annual Exam/Wellness
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Irregular Bleeding
  • Mammogram
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone Density Testing