Darrell Robins, MD
Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Plano, TX
Gynecology care is an important part of protecting your health and well-being. Board-certified OB/GYN Darrell Robins, MD, offers comprehensive gynecology care from his practice in Plano, Texas, including well-woman exams, birth control advice, and STD testing. Dr. Robins has over 30 years of experience and can provide the customized care you need. Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.
Gynecology Q & A
What happens during a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is an annual physical exam geared toward your needs as a woman. They’re an excellent opportunity for you to check in on your health and discuss your concerns with a trusted gynecologist like Dr. Robins.
In addition to checking your basic vitals like blood pressure, heart rate, and lung function, Dr. Robins also performs pelvic exams, Pap smears, and breast exams. If you’re due for a mammogram, he offers convenient in-office 3D mammograms.
Dr. Robins also offers discreet STD testing and can diagnose other menstrual and reproductive problems during your well-woman exam.
How are menstrual or reproductive problems diagnosed and treated?
If you’re experiencing severe PMS or abnormal periods, which can include heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, or severe cramping, Dr. Robins can run tests such as blood work, ultrasounds, and hysteroscopies to diagnose the condition causing your symptoms. Depending on the condition, you might benefit from hormonal birth control or an in-office procedure to remove abnormal growths or tissue, such as endometrial ablation or loop electrosurgical excision procedures (LEEP). Some women benefit from a mild anti-depressant to reduce severe PMS symptoms.
What birth control options are available?
Every woman’s situation is unique when it comes to birth control methods. Dr. Robins discusses your needs, lifestyle, and plans for having a family when helping you decide which birth control method is right for you. Dr. Robins offers a range of choices, including:
- Birth control pills: a variety of combination (estrogen and progestin) and mini (progestin only) pills that you take every day
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs): a small T-shaped device available in copper and hormone-releasing types which last for 3-10 years is placed in your uterus
- Implants: a small match-shaped device which is implanted in your inner upper arm and slowly releases hormones for up to four years
- Patch: an adhesive patch you apply to your skin each week that slowly releases hormones
For women who are done having children or don’t want children, Dr. Robins also offers Essure® as a sterilization alternative to a tubal ligation. With Essure, he places small metal coils in your fallopian tubes which form scar tissue and prevent your eggs from reaching your uterus.
If you’re looking for an experienced and compassionate gynecologist, call today or schedule an appointment online to meet with Dr. Robins.