Diego Ramirez, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in El Paso, TX

Women have special health care needs that are best served by a board-certified OB/GYN such as Diego Ramirez, MD. At his private practice, Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC, in El Paso, Texas, he offers comprehensive gynecological care to women of all ages, which includes treatment for endocrinology conditions, abnormal menstruation, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and vaginal infections. Call today or book online to take advantage of his superior gynecology care.

Gynecology Q & A

What issues does a gynecologist address?

A gynecologist is a specialist when it comes to supporting and promoting the health of a woman’s reproductive organs, including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina, and cervix. Gynecology care may also include the bladder.

Issues addressed by Dr. Ramirez include:

Dr. Ramirez provides both preventive care and management of these and other gynecological issues.

What is preventive gynecology care?

An annual wellness visit for all women, regardless of age, is the hallmark of preventive gynecological care. At this visit, Dr. Ramirez performs a thorough pelvic exam and may also do a Pap smear to test for cellular irregularities that can indicate cervical cancer. An annual exam is also a time to address any concerns you may have about your sexual habits, periods, family plans, or bothersome symptoms.

Preventive care also includes screening for sexually transmitted diseases. You must request testing at your annual exam or make a special appointment to have the screening done.

Begin preventive care in your teens. Your gynecological needs change over time, but your need for proper preventive care does not. Continue annual exams and recommended screenings even after you pass through menopause.

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS describes a hormonal imbalance in women. The diagnosis occurs when a woman has a higher level of male hormones, or androgens, than normal. The result may be:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hair on the face, chest, and back
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain

Women with PCOS have problems with their ovaries in regards to egg development and ovulation. Many women with the condition also have insulin resistance. Dr. Ramirez offers evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of PCOS that includes hormones, infertility support, and lifestyle changes.

What is abnormal bleeding?

Abnormal menstruation or uterine bleeding means your periods are extra long, or absent. You may have bleeding or spotting between cycles or experience exceptionally heavy menstruation.

Your cycle can occasionally become disrupted due to stress, illness, or dieting, but consistent abnormal menstrual cycles may be due to:

  • Endometriosis
  • Birth control methods, such as hormonal pills and implants
  • Uterine polyps or fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Some medications, bleeding disorders, and complications with pregnancy can cause abnormal bleeding. If you experience irregular menstrual bleeding, Dr. Ramirez offers gynecology services, including minimally invasive surgery, to diagnose and treat the root cause and help improve your quality of life.

To schedule your gynecology appointment at Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC, call the office or use the online tool.