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

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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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

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Avoid triggers: Migraines vary with different people and change as a patient gets older. Key is to determine what triggers your headaches and then avoid the trigger.... Read More
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Yes: Take iron only if you are anemic and iron deficient. Excessive iron can cause other problems.
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Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetomenophen) products are considered safe at anytime in the pregnancy and while nursing.
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Yes: A discharge causing an odor is usually due to a bacterial infection. Currently there is no over-the-counter treatment. See your doctor.
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No: Most likely these symptoms will pass. Allergies have been really bad this year due to the lack of rain.
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Yes: Moderation is always best.
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Progesterone: Progesterone may help the bleeding. I doubt it will reduce their size. Lupron (leuprolide) is a temporary medicine to help reduce the size, but has ... Read More
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Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream: Bad sunburn needs to be treated like a burn. See your doctor for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream.
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Hormones: Early menopause exposes you to many years without the benefits of hormones. If you are able to take hormones, i would strongly recommend low dose hor... Read More
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Hrmones: As your hormones peak around mid cycle the breast can become tender. When your cycle starts the levels drop and the tenderness should decrease.
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Decrease caffeine: If decreasing caffeine does not work, Progesterone or testosterone may help.
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Yes: Several different antibiotics can be used.
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Lymph nodes: Doing breast cancer surgery the lymph nodes are removed. This causes the lymphatic fluid to back up in the arm.
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Baby's immune system: Breast feeding helps the baby's immune system by sharing the mother's antibodies. It also helps with bonding. If you have a hard time with breast fee... Read More
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40 percent of women: Fortunately most women with endometriosis are not actually bothered by it. If symptomatic there are many treatments available.
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Inflamation: The IUD causes inflammation in the uterus which causes the sperm to not survive.
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No: No, but you may want to cut back if sex is uncomfortable.
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None: The comfort level of health care providers in discussing sexual health varies. Make sure your provider understands and is willing to discuss your con... Read More
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Don't panic: Many mammograms are reported as abnormal and require further testing. Most turn out to be normal.
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Outbreaks: Be aware of outbreaks. Avoid sex for 7-10 days after an outbreak heals. Have your partner consider taking medication for suppression of the herpes v... Read More
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Pain: Pelvic pain, fever or excessive bleeding.
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Multiple: Weight control, feeling better, reduced risk of diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
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Birth control pills: Birth control pills lower your lifetime risk of ovarian cancer.
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Yes: Depends on what you are taking, but many medications are acceptable.
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By causing bleeding: These pills cause your cycle to start and thus prevent implantation.
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Inflamation: Endometriosis causes internal swelling and inflammation which causes scaring. This then leads to pain.
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Flagyl: Chronic BV can be difficult to treat. We have had sucess with a 21 day course of treating the patient and partner with flagyl.
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No: No complete cure at this time. Medications can suppress the virus and limit outbreaks and even decrease the risk of transmission.
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Maybe: Be aware many people are sensitive to the spermicides used. This can cause itching , redness etc.
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Get to a hospital: If you suspect you have been given a drug, you need to get to a hospital to have your blood tested for these medications. These medications are usual... Read More
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Frustrating: I am sure this is causing you great concern since you are trying to get pregnant. See your doctor or infertility specialist for options to get your ... Read More
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Sugar control: Watch your diet, decrease sugars and carbs, exercise daily, and check your sugars. Most gd can be controlled without medication.
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6-8 weeks: Factors that may affect your return to sexual activity include: vaginal delivery vs c-section, easy vaginal delivery vs difficult delivery with large ... Read More
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Low: Other possibilities are much more likely, such as hormone imbalance, fibroids, polyps etc.
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Breast cancer: Mammogram is used to detect breast cancer.
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Don't worry: Although depression can occur, it can be treated. Work with a physician that understands menopause and the changes women experience and you will be f... Read More
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Needs a urine test: Foul smelling urine is due to dehydration, infection, or from medications being excreted through the urine. She needs to be seen and have tests perfo... Read More
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Yes: Mega doses of any vitamin is not recommended. The benefits are not proven and marginal at best. A good multi vitamin should suffice.
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Sometimes: External version (flipping the baby) is not done by most ob/gyns now days. A patient with a previous c/s would not be the best candidate.
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No: Eating beans and soups does not qualify as a well balanced diet. Make sure you eat breakfast daily, avoid sugars (sodas, deserts), and simple carbohy... Read More
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Yes, this is depress: Althought the stress of children continues, at three years of age you should be able to adapt to being a mother and the demands of raising a child. S... Read More
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Yes, but unlikely: I would do a pregnancy test.
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Unknown: The degree of endometriosis does not always correlate with the severity of pain. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms.
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No: Low estrogen causes decreased vaginal lubrication.
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Yes: If you are restricting your calories excessively or have an eating disorder such as bulimia, this can definitely affect your periods.
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No set time.: After a major procedure we may delay restarting estrogen until ambulation is normal.
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Yes: Not sure it is needed, but will not hurt. May contribute to a kidney stone.
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Yes: Excessive weight and low weight can affect your body's ability to ovulate (release an egg). You may still have a period, but not ovulate. If you do ... Read More
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Same day: We allow solid food the same day as tolerated.
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Yes: The official answer is you need to use protection or have the HSG to verify the tubes are blocked. Your chance of pregnancy at this time is low, but ... Read More
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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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