There are several gynecology diseases Texas patients may be at higher risk of developing that can be successfully treated by the specialists at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine. Drs Taryll L. Jenkins, Roy, Ramirez and Ikwuagwu use advanced diagnostics to accurately diagnose your condition. They offer advanced treatment from minimally-invasive to involved procedures through the practice’s affiliation with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.
It’s important to understand what is “normal” for you may not be normal for a friend or family member. If you notice anything that’s out of the ordinary, don’t delay calling the office at 855-346-8610.
Some of the most common red flags for gynecological diseases generally include:
Pelvic pain can be sharp like a menstrual cramp or it may subside as quickly as it returns, occurring in “waves.” Pain may be acute and excruciating, or dull and constant. Frequently the pain is cyclical, aligned with your menstrual cycle. As such, it’s usually not a sign of a serious underlying condition. That is not to discredit the many conditions that can cause pelvic pain. Endometriosis, for example, is primarily characterized by pelvic pain. You may experience heavy periods and bleeding between periods. When tissue grows outside of your uterus as it does with endometriosis, you are at higher risk of developing ovarian cancer or experience difficulties with getting pregnant.
Genital itching can be problematic if it’s severe, recurs, and is accompanied by some of the other symptoms on the list like discharge. It may be caused by vaginal infections or atrophic vaginitis, which occurs after a woman’s childbearing years due to declining estrogen levels. Vaginal discharge or bleeding, – too much, too often, or too infrequently, can be caused by a number of other conditions ranging from STDs and fistulas to fibroids and cancers.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.