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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Katy, TX
19 years experience male

Locations

Pink Women's Center

Katy, TX

Address

23920 Katy Freeway Suite 460, Address 2, Katy, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(281) 392-5081

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

MultiPlan, Inc

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

I am a board certified OBGYN physcian and a certified menopause practitioner by the North American Menopause Society. Currently in active medical practice with 6 years of experience. I am bilingual (spanish and english). Active physician in the field of menopause and its related conditions like osteoporosis, hormone replacement therapy, urinary incontinence, heart disease after menopause and a healthy living overall.

Specialties
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctor Q&A

450 Answers
42 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Abnormal bleeeding: It could be that you still have all those pathologies or that you have an abnormal hormonal balance or possible infection after a srugical procedure c... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Causes of vaginal discharge are: bacterial vaginosis, candida infection, normal vaginal secretions, trichomonas or other std infections, ovulation etc... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Renal dx: Yes. Some renal conditions can deteriorate faster during pregnancy.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy and labor: College of obgyn (acog) redefined definition of full term pregnacies. Now only pregnancies from 39 wks to 40 wks ; 6 days of gestation are considered ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Gonorrhea: If you std was confirmed by a lab exam, take your medication as precribed. Those are symptoms of an std. Keep in mind that people with gonorrhea usual... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Contraceptives: If you changed to a higher dosage pilll they can cause more stomach symptoms.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Infertility: Causes of infertility are multiple. Endometriosis, pelvic inflamatory disease, unknown causes, infertile male partner, polycistic ovarian syndrome etc... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnnacy can cause a change in mood. Being a new mother, stressing about the pregnancy, medical complications, marital disput... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: If you had sex just the day after your period ended ( one day after that) it would be unlikely that you are pregnant since ovulation has not occurred ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Abortion: It can vary. From a few weeks to a couple of months. It all depends how advanced your pregnancy was, .
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy hormones: Pregnancy hormone levels can remain positive for almost 30 days after an abortion or termination of pregnancy (d;c).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
COld water: Cold water is safe during pregnancy.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Ibuprofen: Nsaids, like Ibuprofen have been linked to decreased menstrual flow, but not to delay it. Nsaids have been used to control pain during menstruation. S... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge can be very worrisome sometimes. By what you described it could be a simple vaginitis or candidiasis. Also a normal cervical mucous ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is a injectable contraceptive medication that last 3 months in your body. It is very strong and chances of becoming pregnant while on this... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
PMS: Could be. Hormonal variation is possible. If symptoms persist, write a 3 month journal of your periods and take it to your obgyn to see if you have pm... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: You shouls see a fetal pole when the gestational sac measures 18-20 mm. With a sac of 13 mm you should see a yolk sac.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pregnancy: Very hard to say with only 6 days post unprotected sex. Get a pregnancy test and if negative repeat if you missed your period.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pills: One day before your period i doubt it, however you might see a change in the number of days you bleed.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Periods: It could be. No 100% fool proof method. Get pregnancy test. However while taking the pills your periods become lighter.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Menopause: Is this question for you or for an older patient? Why are you concerned about menopause at 31 y/o? Anyways, good dieatary habits, regular excersice , ... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Osteoporosis: Atacand (candesartan) is used for hypertension. Osteoporosis is a chronic disease with multiple therapies and remedies. Atacand (candesartan) and oste... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Nortrel: Any medication conatining Progesterone and estrogen can delay your period. They are components of oral contraceptives and can cause this effect. Alway... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Thick endometrium: Thick endometrium can be due to pregnancy but also can mean you are in the last days of your menstrual cycle. Other conditions that have a thick endom... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Amoxilcillin: Amoxicillin is used for bacterial infections. It has many uses, but all to kill a pathogen or bacteria. Its a derivatetive of pencillins.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Garlic does not have anything to do with ovarian cyst.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Pelvic pain: It depends if its solid or fluid. A cyst/mass in the ovaries can have many different etiologies. Weight its not really an issue, only the symptoms it ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovulation: After a hysterectomy, if the ovaries were left in place, you will ovulate as usual, and the ovaries will form its follicles as usual. They will be rel... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovarian cyst: They can, but the doctor must find out why you have a complex cyst and rule out any serious pathology. Depending on the cyst characteristic your docto... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Breast pain: Due to hormonal changes at the time of ovulation, sometimes women can experience breast discomfort. Have in mind that Progesterone levels start increa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Post abortion check: The physician will make sure your uterus is regressing to its normal size. (will do physical exam) wil probably check hormones levels to make sure the... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovarian cysts: Every woman has follicles during a menstrual cycle. That means that you are ovulating or about to. Depending on size and cyst characteristics is when ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Having too much stress have been associated with not having periods at all instead of excessive vaginal bleeding. Heave vaginal bleeding can be caused... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Stomach pain: You did not mentioned how long ago you had your uterus removed. This is very important to know to rule out surgical complications vs other unrelated c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Hormones LH: Having a low lh is not going to give you a positive pregnancy test. Lh its a hormones involved during the menstrual cycle. It peaks during ovulation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovulation: Some women can have some light bleeding at the time of ovulation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Alcohol and cyst: No effect on ovarian cysts.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Hysterectomy: Having a droopy belly after a hysterectomy problably is not related at all. If your ovaries were removed, you are in menopause, and menopausal patient... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Perimenopause: Uterine cramps can be caused by having fibroids or other intrauterine pathology. Missed periods are common for your age group since its considered per... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Menopause: Estrogen has been linked with increasing risk of stroke. However the same fda labeling exists for Progesterone and estrogen. Go to the nams website an... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Vaginal infection: Burning sensation in the vaginal could be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Herpes for example causes burning sensation of the vulva or vagina... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
IUD: Iud does not cause smelly discharge. There are various conditions that can cause that including vaginal infections and uterine infections. Check your ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
UTI: A true UTI would not go away by itself. If you have the symptoms and you have a confirmed urine culture its better to treated before it gets to your k... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cyst are common during perimenopause and early menopause. Ovarian cysts that size can cause pelvic pain and ovarian torsion, a surgical emerge... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Herpes: Untreated chlamydia might cause neonatal conjuctivitis and respiratory illness. Herpes might cause fetal neurological disease and need to perform a ce... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Hysterectomy: Hysterectomy is just a surgical procedure. Hernias can be hereditary. Hysterectomies are done due to fibroids, bleeding, pain etc. There are certain ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Itamelagin: Itamelagin consists of metronidazole, Miconazole and lactobacillus. Those are given for infections. Seems you have a vaginal infection. They are not u... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
Diet: Cold non alcoholic drinks during pregnancy are safe.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics & Gynecology 19 years experience
MACA: Some studies have shown that it has no effect on sex hormone levels, including lh, fsh, prolactin, 17-oh progesterone, testosterone, or estradiol. Som... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rivera Jimenez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rivera Jimenez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks doctor....no I am not sexually active ...nd I got them .. :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes u was told it was an old remedy its been going on for hours now.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, i had 2x ectopic pregnancy in 2011, 2012, so very scared.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Saint Lukes Hospital
Completed 2008

Awards

Resident of the year award
Top Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Second Place, Texas - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Houston Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

ACOG
ACOG,AAFP,AAGL,MGS,SLS,NAMS,AFS
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