Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Obstetrics and Gynaecology are the two fields of medicine that are completely dedicated to women and women's health only. Gynaecology specializes in female reproductive system, from its diseases to any hormonal imbalance and all the way to all related cancers and surgical interventions etc., whereas the field of Obstetrics maintains the wellbeing of females during pregnancy, including all its procedures and complications.
When to see an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist:
- Menstrual cycles concerns, including pain and irregularity
- Puberty and Menopause
- Fertility concerns, pregnancy, miscarriage and infertility consultations and management
- Ovarian cysts or PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
- Vaginal infections, irritation, odours, and secretions
- Sexual discomfort or painful intercourse
- Unusual growth of bumps or lumps around the breasts or vagina
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Cancers and tumours related to the reproductive system and the breasts
What can you expect during a visit to an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist?
- A first visit will probably include some general questions about your health and family history, along with some quite personal questions regarding your menstruation and sexual life. It is okay to be nervous during your visit, specially a first visit to a gynaecologist, but trust us... you do not need to be worried!
- During a visit, depending on your chief concern, a gynaecologist can do different physical examinations, including, breast examination and pelvic examination. A pelvic examination can be external or internal. During an internal examination, feel free to let your doctor know if you are feeling any pain or discomfort.
- As you book an appointment with your gynaecologist, try to list down all the questions and concerns you wish to discuss with your doctor. It will be helpful as well if you are able to get the family history of women in your family, including your mother, aunts and grandmothers. By doing so, you can guarantee the maximum benefit and understanding of your health and plan your next step.
Important facts about Gynaecology:
- Women are highly encouraged to regularly visit their gynaecologist and run routine tests even if they do not have any concerning symptoms.
- A good number of women start seeing a gynaecologist as early as the beginning of their teenage years and continue throughout their lifetime to maintain their wellbeing.
- Many pregnancy-related conditions that may create some risks during deliveries can be detected at early stages with the help of ultrasound & other diagnostic tests.
- Menstrual cycle health issues
- Perimenopause and Menopause
- Normal and at- Risk pregnancies
- Heavy bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
- Female Reproductive system and breasts tumours
- Female sexual disorders
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Urinary incontinence and bladder control issues
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