Matti Korhonen, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursMatti Korhonen MD
Houston, TX 77082
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- St Joseph Medical Center
How do women feel pain?
Howard S. Smith, Pain Medicine, answeredResearchers believe that for women, pain is in the nerves. For instance, in a study in which men and women are subjected to the same irritant, women usually give it a higher pain rating. When pain is chronic or long-term, women usually report insomnia, daytime sleepiness, irritability, appetite loss, muscle weakness, and depression. All of these can make it difficult, if not impossible, to do your daily tasks, including caring for your family and working outside the home.
Can a family doctor provide gynecological care?
Family doctors are experts in general medicine, a broad specialty that includes women's health. Some family doctors routinely do Pap smears and offer family planning counseling and other services that might typically be offered in a women's health medical office.
For complicated problems that require specialized care, your family doctor may refer you to an obstetrician/gynecologist. Often family doctors and specialists work together to optimize their patients' medical care.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
When should I worry if one breast is bigger than the other?
HealthyWomen answeredIt is quite common for each breast to be slightly different in size, a condition called asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is defined as a difference of form, position or volume of the breast, and it affects more than half of all women. In fact, one study of 100 women who wanted breast augmentation with implants found that 88% had natural asymmetries.
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