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what is the definition or description of: gynecology?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Women's health: Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics (pregnancy care) and gynecology.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Branch Of medicine: It is the field of medicine that encompasses the female reproductive organs and external female genitalia.
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Female problems: The branch of medicine that deals with the reproductive organs of women.

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Whats 5-FU used for in gyn?

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Chemotherapy: Used in the protocol to treat certain malignancies such as choriocarcinoma or certain types of ovarian tumors.
A 43-year-old member asked:

My first gynecology apt is today so what should I expect?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends on age: Adolescents may not have pelvic exam but couselling, education. Sexually active women over age 21 will undergo pap testing and std testing as indicated. Pelvic exam may or may not be performed. Breast exam may be performed. Pap test done using speculum (slender metal or plastic device) that allows clinician to view cervix. Std testing may be w/ speculum or urine test.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Waiting for an appt for 2nd opinion for ruptred solid septated mass. Have us images for past 3 years. Will new gyn need all or just most recent 2 us's?

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Dr. Lorne Bigley
Family Medicine 34 years experience
More info is best: I would suspect that the last 2 would probably be fine if that is all you are able to obtain, but if you can get the third one, it could only help.
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I have a strong odor only when I am changing my tampon. Should i see my gyn or is this normal?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Normal: Your description sounds normal. You can try changing it more often.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to send to the lab.

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