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Dr. Raj Syal

Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Woodlands, TX
35 years experience male

Locations

Woodlands OBGYN Associates

The Woodlands, TX

Address

9200 Pinecroft, Suite 300, The Woodlands, TX
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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About

Bio

Dr. Syal has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology in The Woodlands since 1992. He has delivered over 6000 babies to date and continues to maintain an active ob practice. He has special training and accomplishment in the use of minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecologic disorders. Areas of interest include pelvic pain, hormone problems, bladder problems, menopause, and the advancement of robotic and office based surgery. Dr. Syal is fully certified for the use of the da Vinci robot to perform minimally invasive surgery. He is also a proctor and trainer for Boston Scientific in the latest treatments for urinary incontinence and pelvic reconstruction.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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52 Agrees
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Risk pregnancy: A used nuva ring will not provide adequate hormones for an additional month to prevent pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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7-10 days: Usg can predict conception with a accuracy of 7-10 days at this gestation.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Something else: The fishy smell is probably a bacterial vaginal infection. Your current antibiotic is unlikely to treat this infection.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Probably not: Sorry for your loss. You have a 10-15 percent chance of having preeclampsia again with the next pregnancy. There are reports that taking calcium may... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Urethral stricture: Your urethra may have scarred from multiple infections. See a urologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Fibroids that invade the uterine cavity can cause problems with implantation. Fibroids can also enlarge into the cavity and cause an abortion.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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No: Miscarriage or elective abortion should not cause an ovarian cyst. Either will disrupt hormones and cycles temporarily.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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No: Pregnancy after an endometrial ablation is not recommended. See your doctor for an evaluation and to discuss the risks.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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No: This is not what causes tss.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Usually 7-14 days: It can take sometimes take longer.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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No: Taking two will not harm you or the baby. I would not do that every day due to the excessive iron.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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No: The chance for contracting either one increases with an increase in the number of sexual partners.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Yes: 1-2 cups per day should be safe.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Six weeks: I recommend 6 weeks as long as there were no complications.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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No: Adenomyosis is very common as women age and can cause an increase in cramping, painful periods, bleeding and pain with sex. Like fibroids, we do not ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Probably not: At your age, I would repeat the ultrasound after your next cycle.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Sensitivity to condoms, birth control pills, Nuva ring etc can increase your chances for infection. Luckily this is not a problem for most people.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Ovulation, which can then lead to pregnancy can occur w/o having a cycle.
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Yes: I try to avoid Flagyl in the first 12 weeks.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Endometrial cancer is not very common and usually will cause bleeding problems which leads to early diagnosis. Maintain a normal weight and regular c... Read More
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Yes: Most people will have some breast asymmetry.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Sexual contact: These are sexually transmitted diseases.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
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No: Herpes may cause pain due to inflammation of the nerves. It does not cause cervical cancer.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Why?: Metronidazole will be cleared from your body within 48 hours. The nausea associated with this medication is common and resolves much sooner.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
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Both: During your fertile time--usually days 10-20, try to have intercourse every other day. Not every day. First day of bleeding is considered day one.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Maderma is considered safe during the pregnancy and while breastfeeding. I have not seen convincing evidence it is effective.
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You need therapy: Such thoughts are not normal and need to be discussed with your physician. You may have depression and this can be treated with therapy or medication... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Untreated BV can lead to infection in the uterus.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Diaphragms come in different sizes and have to be fitted by your doctor.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Pain: Pain, swelling, irregular periods may be symptoms of an ovarian cyst. Symptoms depend on the type of cyst and its size.
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Starvation: Anorexia causes a severe deficiency in nutrition and protein. This results in muscle loss and multiple problems associated with poor nutrition.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Excercise: Increase your exercise and improve your diet.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Water based: Water based products such as k-y.
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No: When you say all, the answer is always no. There are cosmetics that can cause skin irritaion, rash, etc. On some people.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Repeat: I assume you are talking about cell changes on a pap smear. We would repeat the pap in 3-6 months.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
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5 years: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is approved for 5 years.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Breakthrough: This is called breakthrough bleeding or mid-cycle bleeding. It is not harmful but can be a nuisance. This can be treated with birthcontrol pills.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Common problem: Irregular bleeding is a common problem with implanon. This does not mean any thing bad, it is just a nuisance. See your doctor for possible treatmen... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Give it more time, especially if you are breast feeding. If you have other symptoms you may need evaluation sooner.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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None: None of the anti depressants are considered the best. The best choice for you is the one that has worked in the past. If none have been successful,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Lots of differences: Mammogram looks for abnormal calcifications. Mri detects abnormally active tissue with the aid of contrast. Since cancer cells are more active, they... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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It helps: All breast testing such as exam, mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and even biopsy have advantages and limitations. Mammograms can miss abnormalities found ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Without symptoms: Usual rule is no itching, burning, or odor no treatment. Discharge alone can be normal.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Check your iron: Being a vegetarian alone will not make you iron deficient. If you are anemic iron supplements can help, unless there is excessive bleeding.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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No: If you or your partner are having discomfort with the string, it can be cut shorter.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Excercise: You can help fight depression by exercising, eating healthy foods, getting 30 minutes of sunshine daily, and interacting with others. Fish oil will a... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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No: I have not seen any credible treatments to enlarge the breast with a pill.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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You probably do: If you are thinking about depression you probably do have some degree of depression/ sadness. See your doctor.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Two types of cells cause cervical cancer. They are treated the same.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It can cause nausea, bleeding and cramping. It also may not work. Follow up with your doctor.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Syal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Syal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 1, 2015
Dr. Syal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Will it go away? As the smell has got less strong and not as noticeable since I've started drinking more and on these meds
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! That's what we were thinking too. Report mentioned an enlarged uterus & fibroid. Are there other conditions we should consider?
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thank you for your quick reply. I don't have my overies,and take a hormone daily. They removed around 12 pounds of endometrioses, in intesti

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH GAL

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, First Place, Houston Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College of OB-GYN
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (TAOG)
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