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I just got an appointment to my OB-GYN for the first time. I feel comfortable asking this to a lady doctor. What should I expect?
Just talking.: Most times you do not need to get undressed or have a pelvic exam by a GYN at your age. You will likely just be talking to the doctor. If you are more comfortable with a female then that is who you should see. If their is not a female OB/GYN nearby then perhaps you could see a nurse practitioner. It is important to be comfortable with your healthcare providers. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
Irregular periods: Irregular periods (having a cycle further apart than 35 days) is not considered normal. You could have something more serious than just the irregular period. It's definitely worth seeing your gyn for more evaluation - likely an us and bloodwork for starters, and maybe some medication as well. Call your doc for an appointment, and bring a calendar tracking your period for the past six months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Research: Do you have an obgyn physician? If not talk to your friends for opinions. Talk to your primary care physician. Research the internet. Must obgyn do not need referrals. ...Read more
Depends.: Things may vary slightly from one dr to another. In my practice, the first visit is spent discussing things like: the patient's symptoms, nutrition in pregnancy, common do'/don'ts of pregnancy, exercise, assessing need for nausea treatments, explaining routine prenatal care and expectations, doing the pelvic exam, screening for high risk conditions. We don't routinely do a sonogram til 2nd visit. ...Read more
Depends: What do you want from the visit? Why are you going to the appointment? Depends on your age and your issues. Be open to any and all options. Is it for birth control, is if for becoming sexually active and responsible, are you concerned with a condition or disease or infection? Go n with some general questions and concerns and see where you end up. Don't overwhelm the doctor. There is a limit. ...Read more
What can I expect at my ob/gyn appointment at 13 weeks? I am 41 with a history of a uterine avm after a theraputic abortion 4 years ago. Thanks.
A few things: An ultrasound possibly. Nuchal translucency (nt) test, and possible blood draw to check for chromosomal or anatomical abnormalities. Check blood pressure, urine, weight. At 41 are you considering cvs? The avm and treatment for it shouldn't affect this pregnancy, but if you have questions, consider consultation with maternal fetal medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I expect at my ob/gyn appointment at 13 weeks? I am 41 with a history of a uterine avm after a therapeutic abortion 4 years ago. Thanks.
High risk: It is hard to predict exactly what you specific doctor will do. Generally around this time first trimester genetic screening is done. Since you are over age 35 this is important. It is certainly reasonable to call your doctors office and ask the nurse for guidance on what tests you are due for at the next appointment. ...Read more
Could be anything: Many doctors prefer to discuss lab results in person at an appointment (there are very good reasons for doing so). Meanwhile, sit back, relax... And be sure to show up for the appointment. ...Read more
What do I expect of my appointment with my OB/GYN tomorrow? Im sure that I'm pregnant and it's not confirmed.
Women's specialist: Ob-gyn is the short for obstetrician-gynecologist, the medical subspecialty that deals with women's issues such as pregnancy, menses, dysfunction and disorders of the female reproductive tract. They are certified md's with post medical school training (internship and residency) focusing on these areas and some taking further training to enhance their skills. ...Read more
A variety: A general Ob/Gyn can perform most surgeries involving the female organs. They perform C/Sections; Hysterectomies; Laparoscopic procedures on the tubes, uterus and ovaries; tubal ligation; procedures on the cervix such as a LEEP or cone; incontinence surgeries such as TVT; and many other procedures. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ask family & friends: Ask around. Those "top doctor" awards can only go so far. So ask your family & friends who they like. Also know what you need from your ob/gyn. If you just need well woman "stuff", family physicians like myself are trained to provide that (some still deliver babies!). If you need surgery, then ask your family doc who s/he would recommend. Bottom line, ask around! good luck! ...Read more
A whole lot: Ob/gyns complete college, followed by 4 years of medical school, and then a grueling 4 year residency program. In order to practice medicine, they must also pass a rigorous sent of exams. If this wasn't enough, some of them become board certified, which is an even more difficult exam. It is worthwhile to enter the medical profession, but it is not for the faint of heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Would not automatically get second opinions without a specific reason. ...Read more
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