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Is a gynacologist also a urologist?

Is a gynacologist also a urologist?

Some overlap: Essentially 2 separate specialties, . However, uro-gynecologists do cystoscopies &manage stress urinary incontinence, cystitis etc., but nothing above bladder in urinary tract. Urologists &/or uro-gyn manage urethral diverticula, caruncles etc.. Urologists manage full range of urinary incontinence including neurogenic bladder. Pediatric urologists are also infant gynecologists + intersex specailists. ...Read more

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Who do you see for a cystocele? A gynecologist or a urologist?

Who do you see for a cystocele? A gynecologist or a urologist?

Gynecologist: Both are qualified, but a gynecologist probably sees this condition more frequently. ...Read more

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Should I see a gynecologist and a general practitioner for postmenopausal bleeding?

Should I see a gynecologist and a general practitioner for postmenopausal bleeding?

Gynecologist: If you are experiencing vaginal bleeding after menopause, that is not normal. You should see a doctor soon, preferably your gynecologist. He or she can do a pelvic exam to determine the source of bleeding and also perform a biopsy in the office if necessary. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman get a STD after having a hysterectomy?

Please tell me, could a woman get a STD after having a hysterectomy?

Yes she can: Of course it would not affect her uterus as it has been removed. However the vagina ; introitus are not immune to catching an std from an infected partner. ...Read more

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Why would a doc perform a hysterectomy?

Why would a doc perform a hysterectomy?

Many reasons: Cancer is the clearest reason, but there are a number of other problems for which conservative attempts may not work successively. Examples would be very large and symptomatic fibroids, excessive bleeding not responding to other treatments, endometriosis and pelvic pain unresponsive to conservative treatments, adenomyosis, or high risk of cancer and pt preference of surgery to screening. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic x-ray?

For what reasons might a doctor send my girlfriend for a pelvic x-ray?

Can't say : There are far too many reasons that physicians would want to have a pelvic x-ray than can be listed here. Can you provide more information about the nature of your question? I would love to help. ...Read more

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Must i see a gynie or gp for pelvic examination?

Must i see a gynie or gp for pelvic examination?

Either one: If your GP does gyn exams, that's a great starting point since you already know that person, and have a trusting relationship hopefully. If problems are found that require specialist referral you can then be referred to one your doc trusts and respects. Seeing a new doctor for an exam that is so intimate is always disconcerting, so having a doc you know and like 1st takes some of the dread away. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin. What can I expect from a visit with a gynecologist?

I'm a virgin. What can I expect from a visit with a gynecologist?

First exam: the majority of the visit is like any other where your history and general physical is done. The gynecological part of the exam involves collecting history specific to gym concerns. The exam involves inspecting the perineum, a speculum exam with a Pap smear and inspection of the cervix and vault. This is followed by a bi manual exam where your pelvic organs are palpated for normal anatomy. ...Read more

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Does a woman who had a hysterectomy, need a pelvic exam and pap test?

Does a woman who had a hysterectomy, need a pelvic exam and pap test?

Yes: All women need yearly pelvic exams to monitor for problems that arent necessarily related to pap smears. Pap smears are no longer needed if the hysterectomy was performed for benign indications and there is no prior history of moderate or severe precancerous changes. ...Read more

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How do a obstetrician and a gynaecologist differ?

See below: An OB delivers babies. A gyn takes care of problems of the female reproductive tract. The two fields are highly interrelated, so it is most common to practice both fields at the same time. ...Read more

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Should a virgin get a pap smear?

Should a virgin get a pap smear?

Depends on her age: Current guidelines recommend that women get their first pap at the age of 21, even if they are sexually active prior to that. Exceptions (where it should be obtained before 21) are if the female is HIV positive, or on chronic immunosuppressive therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle, lupus) or after organ transplantation. ...Read more

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Why would you be referred to a gynaecologist for a ovarian cyst that's just 3cm?

Why would you be referred to a gynaecologist for a ovarian cyst that's just 3cm?

Bad symptoms + fears: Unless there are sonographic findings strongly suggestive of a "possible early small ovarian malignancy" or the "3 cm ovarian cyst" is causing severe pains or other symptoms , the standard of Gyn care is not to raise unnecessary concerns about an ovarian cyst of that size . The probability that it is a benign functional cyst which will resolve spontaneously is high. Recheck in 3 to 4 months. ...Read more

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Hi I'd like advise from a gynaecologist?

Hi I'd like advise from a gynaecologist?

Obgyn: You are in the right spot. Obgyns are available to answer your question. Schedule a virtual visit with the Obgyn of your choice and we can answer your questions ...Read more

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How i can know that i vvirgin without seeing a gynaecologist ..?

Virginity: This is a bit of an odd question. Don't you know if you have not had any sexual activity? If you have not had any sexual activity or have not inserted any toy or had penetration from a partner than you are a virgin. Correct? ...Read more

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Are most women comfortable being examined by a male gynaecologist?

That depends on u: If u are uncomfortable with a man u can go to a woman gyn, most men and women try to do a non painful exam , but sometimes it may be a little uncomfortable due to your vaginal size or a problem u are having, there have been no studies done saying that either men or women do less painful exams, if u go to a male gyn he will have a female assistant in room during the exam and a female should also. ...Read more

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I'd like recommendations on good gynaecologist in Midrand centurion area?

I'd like recommendations on good gynaecologist in Midrand centurion area?

Should check online: Years ago, listings were available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are only online, and no longer printed. County medical societies (or other local medical societies), hospitals, and insurance companies usually list doctors by name, specialty, and location. The better websites have "find a doctor" pages, with ratings. ...Read more

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My gynaecologist prescribed me Mirvala-21 0.15/0.03 MG. what does this pill do?

My gynaecologist prescribed me Mirvala-21 0.15/0.03 MG. what does this pill do?

Birth control: Ah, a neighbor from the North! Check out https://www.canadadrugs.com/products/marvelon/0-15-0-03mg/146470 (I'm not promoting website but it explains what Mirvala is and its equivalents). It's always a good idea to ask your doc to explain purpose of drug before accepting prescription. If not satisfied, ask pharmacist for help. Never take something w/o understanding risks, benefits & alternatives. ...Read more

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Do gynaecologists care about what it looks like down there? I have always been super nervous about that

Do gynaecologists care about what it looks like down there? I have always been super nervous about that

No: Gynecologists or other doctors that do pelvic exams are only concerned about how things look if they see something that is abnormal or unhealthy. They are professionals and appearance of the genital area is not a concern, only health. ...Read more

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What to expect for your first gynaecologist visit?

What to expect for your first gynaecologist visit?

Mostly history: The exam you have will depend on whether you are sexually active. If you are, then you will have a speculum exam and a test called a Pap smear to look at the cells of your cervix. The doctor will also examine your uterus and ovaries using his fingers . It is a good time to talk about birth control and protection from disease. It is also a good time to ask about the HPL vaccine. BP check/blood work ...Read more

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Can Gynaecologists give the Gardasil shot in Canada?

Can Gynaecologists give the Gardasil shot in Canada?

Yes: Gardasil® and Gardasil®9 are approved for use in females aged 9-45 and males aged 9-26 in Canada. Cervarix® is approved for use in females aged 9 to 45 in Canada. Best of luck with your health! ...Read more

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How much does it charge to set a appointment with a gynaecologist?

How much does it charge to set a appointment with a gynaecologist?

Visit cost: Visit costs are based on your current insurance provider and your agreed copayment or your insurance deductible. If your are uninsuredand are on a cash basis, the appointment is usually set for a minimum fee that can be agreed upon prior to the visit. The remainder of the visit cost may be paid at the end of te visit or you may be able to set up a payment plan. ...Read more

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How do Gynaecologists test abnormal discharge? What happens during this exam?

How do Gynaecologists test abnormal discharge? What happens during this exam?

Swabs : Swabs from the vagina and cervix. Usually 3 plus a Pap test. Follow up on the results closely. All the best. They also palpate your uterus and ovaries. All the best. ...Read more

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Can gynaecologists figure out the cause of abnormal discharge without an internal exam?

Can gynaecologists figure out the cause of abnormal discharge without an internal exam?

"3 blind mice": I am sure you remember this nursery rhyme song and that is exactly what happens to GYN's that try to "guess" what is wrong with a abnormal vaginal discharge without any form of examination. The diagnosis is often incorrect and the patient pays the price in needless medications, time, money, and angst. ...Read more

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I have a hematometra, what is the cause? Should I be worried as I am not able to see my gynaecologist for 2 months ?

I have a hematometra, what is the cause? Should I be worried as I am not able to see my gynaecologist for 2 months ?

Imperforate hymen: The most common cause of blood backing up into the uterus (hematometra) is a hymen(barrier) that doesn't allow significant menstrual blood flow to get through it. If that is the case, your GYN MD visit will be able to solve the problem quickly. ...Read more

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Had a abortion and the gynaecologist gave me pills then went home, today she was supposed to clean me but she didn't, what can i do to get cleaned . ?

Had a abortion and the gynaecologist gave me pills then went home, today she was supposed to clean me but she didn't, what can i do to get cleaned . ?

Continue MD care: The Abortion MD will know by ultrasound if you passed all of the fetal tissue or not on follow up exam. If you return to her office, she can then determine if a D & C (cleaning) is needed or not. ...Read more

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Do I need to go see a gynaecologist now, I'm under 18 but am already sexually active?

Do I need to go see a gynaecologist now, I'm under 18 but am already sexually active?

Yes: If you are sexually active you need to have regular visits to check for STD's that might make you sterile or otherwise affect your health. If you retire for a while this would not be as important, but it is part of the routine when you make the choice to be sexually active. ...Read more

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How do a obstetrician and a gynaecologist differ?

See below: An OB delivers babies. A gyn takes care of problems of the female reproductive tract. The two fields are highly interrelated, so it is most common to practice both fields at the same time. ...Read more

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Can i request my doctor to refer me to see a gynaecologist?

Can i request my doctor to refer me to see a gynaecologist?

Absolutely: Feel free to have a conversation about the reasons you think a specialist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Any gynaecologist that can treat bladder like urologist can?

Any gynaecologist that can treat bladder like urologist can?

Yes: Bladder infections are very common and not serious infections. Almost any doctor can prescribe antibiotics usually in short course to treat cystitis. ...Read more