for Lasting Good Health
It’s good to know that your doctor can meet your unique health needs as they change throughout your life. Whether staying healthy requires medication, lifestyle changes, or more complex care, you can feel confident in our doctors’ expertise as physicians and gynecologic surgeons. To get in touch with Mississippi Women’s Care, please call (601) 883-2900 or request an appointment request online.
Our Gynecologists Provide:
• The preventive care every woman needs, such as Pap smear for cervical cancer screening
• Management of health issues like PMS, abnormal bleeding, bladder control issues, and pelvic pain
• Personalized menopause wellness care
• Contraceptive management
• A variety of in-office gynecologic procedures
• And more
Conditions We Treat
Bacterial vaginosis is a common type of vaginal infection. It results when there is an imbalance and overgrowth of the natural organisms within the vagina. Bacterial vaginosis may produce a foul smelling vaginal discharge. It is usually treated with over-the-counter or prescription medication.
Vaginal yeast infections are common. They most frequently result from the overgrowth of a fungal organism. Common symptoms include itching, irritation, abnormal discharge, and painful urination. Yeast infections are treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are a common condition. Most UTIs result from infection caused by bacteria that enters the urinary tract system. UTIs can be quite uncomfortable and lead to problems with urination. Fortunately, most UTIs respond well to prescription medication in a short amount of time.
- Excessive Bleeding
- Abnormal Bleeding
- Painful Periods
- Absent Menstruation
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.
Ovarian cysts are a common condition in women during the childbearing years. They result when a cyst forms on the ovary. An ovarian cyst may or may not cause symptoms. The majority of ovarian cysts go away without treatment. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove large or ongoing cysts.
Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of uterine-lining tissue outside of the uterus. Endometriosis frequently develops on the outside of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, or pelvic lining. It is a common problem that needs monitoring and treatment because complications may lead to pain and infertility. Treatment for endometriosis involves medication or surgery.
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries. It is most commonly caused by sexually transmitted disease and it may or may not cause symptoms. It is very important for this condition to be diagnosed and treated. Untreated or severe pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to infertility and life-threatening pregnancy complications.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary disease is a common type of hormone disorder. It causes enlarged ovaries that contain numerous cysts. Polycystic ovary disease may also lead to infertility, excess hair growth, and heavy, irregular, or absent periods. Treatments include medications and weight reduction.
STD Screening, Treatment, and Prevention
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections that are spread by sexual activity. Sexually transmitted diseases may or may not produce symptoms, but they can have severe consequences for women, developing babies during pregnancy, and breast feeding infants. Some sexually transmitted diseases are curable. Others are not, and may result in infertility or even death.
Common Gynecology Services
The Pap smear is part of every woman’s healthcare for a reason – it’s an accurate, efficient way to detect changes in the cervix that could mean cancer. Throughout your life, most of your Pap tests will probably come back normal. But if there is a problem, there’s no need to panic. The majority of abnormal Pap smear tests do not result in a diagnosis of cervical cancer. They do, however, require prompt, experienced follow-up. Dr. Joe Austin at Mississippi Women’s Care have the expertise you can feel confident in when it comes to evaluating your Pap test results. Your doctor will talk with you about the findings and perform the appropriate follow-up tests you need, including:
Colposcopy: This procedure is performed with a microscope fitted with a bright light to help the doctor closely examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease.
LEEP: One of the newer methods for obtaining cells from the cervix for evaluation. It’s a quick, effective and – for most women – painless way to obtain abnormal tissue from the cervix for biopsy. Both tests are performed in the privacy and comfort of our office, where we are able to maintain your excellent care.
NovaSure® for Abnormal Bleeding
Though quite common, abnormal periods or other bleeding problems can naturally be a source of worry. Fortunately, advancements in women’s medicine make it possible to treat many of these problems quickly, with minimal downtime for patients. At Mississippi Women’s Care, our gynecologists are highly experienced with the evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding. They offer advanced techniques that are safe and effective and get patients back their normal routines – fast.
We offer the NovaSure® system to perform a treatment known as endometrial ablation. With this technique, Dr. Austin removes the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – during a quick, in-office procedure. For women who don’t wish to become pregnant in the future, NovaSure® can be an ideal way to treat problem periods. It’s also a less-invasive, patient-friendly alternative to hysterectomy.
NovaSure® requires local anesthesia and if you need it, mild sedation. It’s highly effective, with most women reporting lighter, easier periods after treatment, and in some cases, no bleeding at all. If you’re interested in NovaSure®, talk to one of our Mississippi gynecologists. He’ll explain the procedure, including all the risks and benefits. When hysterectomy is the best treatment option for your health, we use the latest minimally invasive methods, including da Vinci robotic surgery and a vaginal approach that requires no incisions into the abdomen.
We provide total care for women with your comfort and privacy in mind. Experience our private, comfortable environment for yourself and get to know us better.
For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.
(601) 883-2900 (MAIN OFFICE)
(601) 883-0552 (FAX)
100 Maxwell Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180
The Colonnades, Suite 610, 501 Marshall St. Jackson, MS 39202
823 Grand Avenue Yazoo City, MS 39194