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Can I Still Have a Baby If I Have Endometriosis? Jan 11th, 2022

Endometriosis can put you through a lot of pain, including painful menstrual periods and pelvic pain. Did you know that endometriosis can also damage your fertility? If you have or have had endometriosis, and you want to become pregnant, talk to expert OBGYN Dr. Leonardo Longoria. Dr. Longoria and the...

Sagging Sex Life? It Could Be Your Loose Vagina Dec 1st, 2021

Keeping a sex life alive is no easy task! And that’s especially true as your body has to handle the wear-and-tear of daily life, year after year. You may notice the quality of your sex life decreasing due to vaginal looseness, irritation, and dryness. Emotions of insecurity can also harm...

STIs: Why You Shouldn't Ignore the Symptoms Nov 4th, 2021

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), come in a variety of types. What all STIs have in common is that they can be passed from person to person due to sexual contact, and that it’s important to know your STI status in order to protect...

Essure® Removal: What to Expect Oct 5th, 2021

The Essure® device works to provide contraception, blocking pregnancy by preventing implantation in your uterus. Essure devices work fine for some people, while others experience uncomfortable side effects. If you experience pelvic pain during intercourse or while on your period, or you suffer from systemic joint pain symptoms, your Essure...

Five Low- or No-Hormone Birth Control Options Sep 5th, 2021

Birth control prevents you from getting pregnant, and can also be used for gynecological problems like painful periods. However, some people find that regular-strength hormonal birth control comes with unwanted side effects.  Low- or no-hormone birth control options still give you the same protection, but cut back or eliminate the...

How Often Can I Get Botox Injections? Aug 9th, 2021

It’s 2021, and everyone’s still talking about Botox®, one of the most popular cosmetic anti-aging treatment options in the United States. Injections with Botox effectively relax your facial muscles, reducing visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. In the hands of a skilled provider, Botox leaves your facial...

Do Laser Treatments Hurt? Jul 25th, 2021

From stretch marks to unwanted hairs to wrinkles and other signs of aging, aesthetic issues can cause frustration and low self-esteem. With today’s cosmetic laser treatment technology, you have options for improving these aesthetic issues. In the care of Dr. Leonardo Longoria and our team at Longoria OBGYN of El...

What Is Placental Abruption? Jun 17th, 2021

During the weeks and months of a pregnancy, you want everything to go smoothly. However, despite every precaution, sometimes a serious complication like placental abruption can occur, often late in a pregnancy. For pregnancy care you can trust, turn to Dr. Leonardo Longoria of Longoria OBGYN in El Paso, Texas....

10 Telltale Symptoms of Menopause May 6th, 2021

As you get older, your fertility starts to naturally decline. Most women in the United States reach menopause in their early 50s, although the age of onset might be different for you.  In perimenopause, the years leading up to full menopause, you undergo hormonal changes that can cause a range...

What Are Fallopian Tubes? Apr 5th, 2021

The female reproductive system contains multiple elements that need to function correctly together for you to successfully conceive. If you’ve been doing research on reproduction and fertility, you may have run across references to the fallopian tubes.  At Longoria OBGYN,  Leonardo A. Longoria, MD, and our team provide care to...

Understanding a High-Risk Pregnancy Mar 7th, 2021

If you have a preexisting medical condition, you might know you have a chance of a high-risk pregnancy from the beginning. Or, our pregnancy might become high risk partway through gestation when other factors start to arise. No matter why your pregnancy is high-risk, our OB/GYN Dr. Leonardo Longoria of...

Struggling With Painful Sex After Menopause? There Are Solutions Feb 9th, 2021

If you’re like many women, the hormonal changes of menopause can put you through the wringer, both physically and emotionally. You may have experienced hot flashes, weight gain, or even urinary issues.  For some postmenopausal women, sex becomes uncomfortable, or even painful, which affects the intimate connection that’s an important...

Should You Have Your Essure Removed? Jan 6th, 2021

Do you have an EssureⓇ contraceptive? This device, made from a set of metallic coils, was placed in the fallopian tubes to provide permanent female sterilization. The Essure device was discontinued in 2018, and some patients have reported problems with their devices. If you have Essure, you might be wondering...

Look Your Best for the Holidays With Cosmetic Injectables Dec 6th, 2020

Even though holiday celebrations may look different this year, there’s a good chance you’re busy planning the perfect gift, baking holiday treats, or cooking delicious meals for your loved ones. On top of all that, you may be anxious about looking your best for those virtual celebrations and photo shoots. ...

Forget the Pads — Vaginal Rejuvenation Can Stop the Urinary Leaks Nov 4th, 2020

Have you ever had an embarrassing moment like this? One minute you’re laughing with your friends, the next minute you’re running to the bathroom because some urine leaked out. It can happen anywhere or any time, even when you sneeze.  You can wear pads every day to protect yourself from...

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe? Oct 8th, 2020

Women who are going through menopause may experience a variety of symptoms that negatively affect their quality of life. One way to relieve the symptoms is to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offered by Dr. Leonardo A. Longoria of Longoria OBGYN in El Paso, Texas. If you’re thinking about taking HRT,...

How to Get Rid of the Mask of Pregnancy Sep 20th, 2020

If you’ve ever been pregnant or been around pregnant women, you may have noticed some dark tan or brown patches of skin on the face. This common condition is commonly known as the mask of pregnancy. In medical terms, it’s called melasma or chloasma.  Dr. Leonardo A. Longoria of Longoria...

Signs You Might Have Gestational Diabetes Aug 20th, 2020

Have you heard of gestational diabetes? It’s a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Some women have symptoms, but many don’t. This is dangerous because it can put you and your baby’s health at risk. There’s help available, as Dr. Leonardo A. Longoria of Longoria OBGYN helps women safely...

5 Myths About STDs Jul 29th, 2020

There are nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States every year. With numbers that high, chances are good that you know someone who’s been diagnosed with an STD.  Don’t take any chances when it comes to your sexual health. Schedule an STD screening...

Chronic Pelvic Pain: What You Need to Know Jun 18th, 2020

If you’ve been dealing with chronic pelvic pain, don’t let it derail your life one day longer. Dr. Leonardo A. Longoria K. of Longoria OBGYN helps women just like you manage their pelvic pain and live their lives again. Here’s what you need to know. What is chronic pelvic pain?...

Can Botox Boost Self-Confidence? May 26th, 2020

For many of us, how we look on the outside affects how we feel about ourselves on the inside. We know we can eat healthy and exercise to lose weight, but what can we do when our faces show our age? Or worse, make us look older than we really...

How to Choose the Right Birth Control for Your Body Apr 16th, 2020

With so many birth control options available, how do you know what to choose? The key is finding one that works best for your lifestyle and family planning needs. If you need birth control, or want to try a different method, make an appointment with Leonardo A. Longoria K., MD,...

Does Suffering from Endometriosis Affect My Fertility? Mar 3rd, 2020

You may have heard of endometriosis, but aren’t sure what it is. Believe it or not, it’s a common medical condition that makes it harder for women to get pregnant. Anywhere from 30-50% of women with endometriosis may have problems with infertility.  But don’t be discouraged by these numbers. Many...

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Helps When Dealing with Menopause Symptoms Feb 3rd, 2020

Menopause symptoms can be a disruptive and unwelcome guest in any woman’s life. If you’re going through it, you know how life-altering it can be. If you aren’t there yet, you’re probably dreading the thought of it. When that time comes, Dr. Leonardo A. Longoria K. of Longoria OBGYN in...

Everything You Need To Know About Fibroids Jan 15th, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, which are also called leiomyomas, or myomas? If so, you’re not alone. Experts estimate that by the age of 50 years old, somewhere between 70 and 80% of American women have fibroids. Often, fibroids don’t cause any symptoms at all, so you may...