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Women's Health Specialist

Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors

Family Practice Physicians located in Irving, TX

Women will face unique challenges throughout their lives, from painful menstruation to menopause. Vijayalakshmi Raghu, MD, and her team offer a wide variety of women’s health services to address the concerns you may face, from well-woman exams to cancer screenings, all performed with care, compassion, and competency. To find out more about the women’s health services available, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book, any time of day or night.

Women's Health Q&A

What is women’s health?

Women have unique health care requirements throughout their lives. They’re more likely to develop certain conditions, such as osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases. There are also important differences in how men and women experience disease, the symptoms they may have, and how they react to medication.

Due to the stresses of daily life, many women don’t think about visiting their doctor for regular wellness exams. However, by receiving periodic checkups and taking advantage of preventive services, you can improve your overall health and enjoy all aspects of life.

What conditions are unique to women’s health?

Women have unique conditions related to the female reproductive system. Some conditions the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors team sees include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Vaginal atrophy (dryness)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • STD’s and yeast infections
  • Menopause

Menopause is a natural transition process that takes place in mid-life. Your ovaries stop producing eggs, and you have lower quantities of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. The result is an end to fertility and no more periods.

However, many women find this phase of life causes significant challenges with both emotional problems and physical symptoms like night sweats and hot flashes. The Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors team offers support for women struggling with menopause. 

What women’s health services are available? 

Women’s health services include:

Cancer screening

Pap smears (cervical cancer screenings) and mammograms (breast cancer screenings) are essential preventive care services for women.

Family planning

Family planning services include counseling on fertility and preparing for pregnancy, birth control advice, and fitting IUDs or contraceptive implants.

Bone density testing

After menopause, the lack of estrogen increases bone density loss and can result in osteoporosis. Post-menopausal screening identifies women with this condition so they can receive calcium supplementation and medications to protect their weakened bones.

Well-woman exams

A well-woman exam is an annual physical designed specifically for women. In addition to routine checks on your overall health, it includes an internal exam to check your reproductive system. You can usually undergo cancer screenings and bone density testing at the same time.

If you’re due for your well-woman exam or have any concerns about your health, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book.