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Gynecology (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What do men need to know about gynecology?

What do men need to know about gynecology?

Interesting question: Gynecology is the field of medicine dealing with women's health usually unrelated to obstetrics. Women's health needs, in general, exceed those of men and they require yearly visits to address those needs. Birth control, cancer screening, and eventually child-bearing are important parts of gynecology and the practice of taking care of women. Does this answer your question? ...Read more

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What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gynecology?

What is the definition or description of: gynecology?

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. ...Read more

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First gynecology exam :( really scared and nervous. What can I expect?

First gynecology exam :( really scared and nervous. What can I expect?

Good for you: I applaud you for seeing a gynecologist. All women should see their gynecologist annually for a pelvic examination. At the visit, you can get all your questions answered about birth control, prevention of stds, any issues with your menstrual cycle, pregnancy preparation/advice, and other women's health issues like mammograms, vaccinations, vitamins, etc. Just stay relaxed. ...Read more

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How much for a classical gynecology consultation and for an eventual test please?

How much for a classical gynecology consultation and for an eventual test please?

Varies: Per doctor and area of the country. You will need to call a specific doctors office and ask. ...Read more

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Gynecology problem..Is there any solution in aruyveda ?

Gynecology problem..Is there any solution in aruyveda ?

Possible: Several herbal medications are described for woman's health in the ancient medicine of india but their scientific validity need to be tested, however can be taken as complimentary to accepted treatments. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Whats gynecologic oncology?

Whats gynecologic oncology?

GYN oncology: These are the doctors who have trained in ob/gyn and than they have gone on and done additional training just to learn how to take care of women's gynecological cancers...Like cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. ...Read more

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What is gynecologic oncology?

What is gynecologic oncology?

Sub-specialty: It is a sub-specialty field in obstetrics and gynecology where they only see and treat cancer patients. Think of them as special cancer doctors for gyne cancers only. ...Read more

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What gynecologic problems can affect girls?

What gynecologic problems can affect  girls?

Menses, B. control: Two of the main concerns that i see include irregular, infrequent, or heavy menses and contraception. Additionally, STI and vaginal discharge, or unplanned pregnancy are common issues that are addressed. Occasionally a pt. Presents with delayed sexual development. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Big difference: One is a cancer specialist and the other is not. Most invasive/malignant diseases will require a gynecologic oncologist to treat since this is a different specialty. ...Read more

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Gynecology: treatment for endometrosis in the intestines?

Gynecology: treatment for endometrosis in the intestines?

Difficult: First you would want to have as much surgical removal of endometriosis as possible by a fertility specialist who does a lot of surgery. Then you would want to go on Lupron (leuprolide) with add back therapy to suppress the endo as much as possible. Only in a last resort would you want to remove the intestine. ...Read more

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What made you decide to go into obstetrics and gynecology?

What made you decide to go into obstetrics and gynecology?

I love OB/GYN: When I was a medical student, OB/GYN was the speciality that I feel in love with. I love working with women at the various different stages of their lives- from menarche to pregnancy to menopause. Its a speciality where you get the opportunity to have an amazing relationship with your patients because you get to experience some of the most intimate and important times in their lives. ...Read more

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How does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

How does a gynecologic oncology practice work?

Female organ cancer: Gynecologist oncologist treats female related cancers in genetalia, female pelvic area like vagina, uterus, ovaries etc. She/ he performs surgery and often gives chemotherapy as well. Breast is usually not treated by gyn/ onc. ...Read more

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When does someone need a gynecology/oncology appointment?

See Below: For any type of cancer or pre-cancer of the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. We also see complex gynecologic cases that are too difficult to manage by a gynecologist such as large fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian masses, etc. If not sure, ask your gynecologist for a referral. ...Read more

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