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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
After c-section, ob-gyn asked if I wanted tummytuck&lipo. Thought he was joking&said yes, but he did right then! Free! Looks great, but that's weird, right?
Yes Weird...: What you are describing is very unusual and generally not recommended. Most patients who undergo tummy tuck surgery do so many months/years after C-section surgery (best performed by board certified plastic surgeons). Best to have achieved a long-term stable weight prior to tummy tuck surgery. Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased, despite the unusual experience. ...Read more
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 more
No: Would not automatically get second opinions without a specific reason. ...Read more
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
Good idea: Ideally, a girl should first see a gynecologist around 13-15 years old. This will allow her to establish a relationship with her doctor, understand the importance of female health, and learn about issues that pertain to her body. Important topics like the menstrual cycle, puberty, std prevention, pap tests, and contraception can slowly be introduced. Pap tests should begin at age 21. ...Read more
M.D. degree to start: Graduate medical school, take and internship/residency for 4 years, pass your specialty boards, get a state license to practice. ...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
Yes: Most hospitals require a referral through an ob/gyn. ...Read more
Medical prep: Congratulations on your interest to pursue medicine. To start, every college/university has to follow a set core classes considered. ...Read more
Depends: You need to look at the training and credentials. A certified nurse midwife has training and experience that a lay midwife will not have. Check out the website of the american college of nurse midwives (http://www. Midwife. Org) for more reliable information. Our academic department has several certified nurse midwifes on our faculty as colleagues. ...Read more
Visit to ob/gyn:
1. Past medical history (beginning of her first period, length, #days, how frequent, history of std, family history (breast, ovarian, utering cancer), her general health, surgical histories, etc)
2. Vaginal and cervical exam, pap swear, breast exam
3. Urine test, if pregnancy suspected or std
4. The following evaluation depends from the answers above. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Well, maybe I shouldn't be so enthusiastic. After all, it depends upon why you want experience. If you want to see if medicine is a good career for you, then hanging out w/any physician should be a good experience. Of course, it helps if you volunteer in office w/energized physician who loves what s/he is doing rather than someone who's burned out! Positive staff helps, too! Good luck! ...Read more
More expedient: Having less people in the room expedites the visit since more personal questions can be addressed, less interruptions occur, & an exam can be performed more conveniently. I also limit the number of people unless my patient is disabled & needs help or requires an interpreter. It's also allows us to screen for domestic violence/abuse, drug use/alcohol use, or unsafe sexual practices. Take care. ...Read more
Referral from ob: In general hsg's require a referral from an ob. ...Read more
Impossible to say: It is impossible to say in such a short space. It can be exhausting and fulfilling and such an honor to be part of so many memorable parts of so many people's lives. To be part of both the good times and the bad is Incredible! ...Read more
It is time: First it is past time. The gyn visit will include some teaching about fertility and sex and the norms of menstrual cycles. They will definitely want to get you started on the life saving hpv vaccine. You want to have a good relationship with your gyn so if the time comes to start birth control or to do testing after you become sexual that you are comfortable and well informed. ...Read more
I'm an aspiring OB/GYN. Just curious how the process of menopause exactly works in the woman's body??
A complex process: Menopause is the cessation of menstruation in women. Menstrual cycles are determined by ovarian follicles, tiny units in the ovary, that contains the oocyte or ' the egg'. Each female is born with a finite number of follicles. As age progresses, these follicles become smaller and less senstive to hormones and eventually shut down. ...Read more
My uterous area hurts sometimes its like someone is squeezing it. Do I see a ob/gyn for this kind of thing?
Yes: There could be many reasons why you are experiencing cramping, depending on whether you have it all the time or just before your periods. An ob/gyn can help figure out the cause and the right treatment that is best for you. ...Read more
Let me rephrase, went to ob/gyn about symptoms similar to pgad (did not mention pgad, just symptoms)he could not help with no referral. What now?
Interview the staff on the phone before you make an appointment. Ask your family physician if they know anyone with expertise in this area? Consider a naturopath. Consider seeing a neurologist.
In my book this is the very reason all of us need a primary care doctor. The family doctor is the one who looks at the experts in the community and helps a patient find the expert they need. ...Read more