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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
Gynecologist: Definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with compound nevus. Which one?
Whoa: "Compound nevus" cannot be diagnosed until the lesion is excised -- it can't be told from an intradermal or junctional nevus with any reliability. It sounds like you'd like to have the thing removed -- it's your prerogative. ...Read more
GYN prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream for external vaginal area redness/itching - is this safe?
Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) has a high: potency steroid so typically i do not recommend this be used on genitalia ...Read more
My gyne doc prescribed colobetasol propionate cream(enderm gm cream ) to use on tha vagina for skin peeling. Is it ok .
Any doctor prescribe gnrh in ny? Can someone help me to locate a obgyn in ny who prescribe gnrh in ny?
See the right kind: Any doctor can prescribe gnrh but you need to see the right type of doctor to be sure you are being treated appropriately. Pure gnrh is used to help women ovulate who have a very specific hormone imbalance. Very few people in the field of reproductive medicine still use this. If you are interested in a gnrh agonist such as Lupron (leuprolide) most gyns use it commonly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infertility: A general OB/ Gyn can do infertility evaluations and treatment. The infertility specialist works with the more difficult cases. Typically in vitro fertilization is only done by the specialists. Infertility doctors will usually send pregnant patients back to the generalist for delivery. A woman older than 35 with infertility should probably be seeing the specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Challenges for OBGYN: Obgyn is a complex and interesting field. The biggest challenge is the unpredictable nature of our work. Babies come all hours of the day and night, or somebody rolls into the emergency department with a gyn surgery emergency that you've never met before and you have to leave your scheduled patients to go operate. That unpredictable nature of the job also keeps it exciting after all these years. ...Read more
After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?
Typically one: When doing laparoscopic surgery an assistant is sometimes needed to act as a "third hand" especially when using multiple ports for instruments in certain procedures. The assistant need not be another physician but may be a member of the surgery staff or in a teaching institution, a resident. ...Read more
Right to source: The estrogen ring puts estrogen right where you need it for vaginal dryness. There's no need to take a pill when it's your vaginal wall that needs some increased estrogen. In addition, the risks of vaginal estrogen are a lot lower than oral estrogen. The ring is a great idea for many women, as it's not as messy as some of the vaginal creams. ...Read more
5wks pregnant and have a fungal infection around my hemorrhoids. Ob office prescribed lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) cream (with steroid). Is this safe?
Yes : Should be very effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Annually: Providing there are no problems in between. ...Read more
Do i need a referral to see a maternal fetal specialist? I had 5 miscarriages before my last love birth, i'm now 4w pregnant. On prometrium (micronized progesterone) 200mg.
Please ask your OB: Would not do any harm.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: There is no scientific evidence that red clover reduces fibroids. ...Read more
PCP, what would you do?Your pt.has a gyn problem.You offer to examine & treat it but she insists on a referral to a gyn covered by her HMO.
First do no harm.: The patient is in charge of their decisions at all times assuming they are not a minor and that they are competent for medical decision making. It is not your obligation to talk the patient out of specialty referral. Many patients make poor decisions about their health and as a doctor we can only serve as a guide. If they choose to reject your offer to evaluate and treat, that is their right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer