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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

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


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Regular doctor, she would send me to a child/adolescent gynecologist?

See below: If your doctor does not perform gynecological care. For the provision of birth control, etc. ...Read more

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First gynecolegist appointment about ovarian cyst? Gp said to expect sono. What else?

First gynecolegist appointment about ovarian cyst? Gp said to expect sono. What else?

Normal: If no u/s has been done then its doubtful that cysts are the issue. You probably have pelvic pain, and ovaries make cysts - its what they are supposed to do, they are rarely a sourc of ongoing pain. A sono is reasonable, but you should have be asked q's about your bladder and bowel function as well as the timing of your pain related to your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Would volunteering at a ob gyn office be good for medical experience?

Would volunteering at a ob gyn office be good for medical experience?

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

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Please suggest a cardiology doctor in houston, texas.

Please suggest a cardiology doctor in houston, texas.

Referrals-houston te: Look up dr mazin ghanim. Many cardiologists in houston with both ut and baylor medical schools, and the texas heart institute. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst and septate uterus question? Who should I see for surgery?

Ovarian cyst and septate uterus question? Who should I see for surgery?

Gyn surgeon: A septum in the uterus often doesn't require surgery unless it is causing problems with reproduction like miscarriage. A cyst often doesn't require surgery either unless large, painful or complex features. Simple cysts usually resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

Does my OBGYN need an assistant surgeon for regular (non robotic) laparoscopic myomectomy?

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

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Do i see ob gyn for frequent urunation?

Do i see ob gyn for frequent urunation?

If you are pregnant: Yes. If you have a primary care physician and you are not pregnant go and see him. If no primary care doctor and you have a relationship with a gyn see him. Frequent urination point toward urinary tract infection or sometimes diabetes. ...Read more

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What's a ob ultrasonography?

What's a ob ultrasonography?

Pregnancy and U/S!!: Hi in our modern medical word one is often recommended to have an ultrasound. This test can give your physician a good sense of the health of your unborn child. It can be used to ascertain any complications that can be foreseen given such a great view of the baby and its environs. The gender of the child and the anatomy of the child can also be confirmed during this procedure. ...Read more

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Gyn sez they don't have "operative hysteroscope" for polypectmy. Must find another dr. What is difference btw hysteroscopes? Don't all gyns have 'em?

Gyn sez they don't have "operative hysteroscope" for polypectmy. Must find another dr. What is difference btw hysteroscopes? Don't all gyns have 'em?

No: Most obgyns will not have an operative hysteroscope in the office but should have access to one in a hospital operating room. Some have access in their office. Not all know how to do a hysteroscopic polypectomy. Find a doctor who can do a procedure called myosure. It is a great procedure for uterine polyps. ...Read more

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After acupuncture my periods stopped.When should I visit ob gyn?

Right away: Whenever your period unexpectedly stops, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. This is to make sure that you do not have another systemic or hormonal problem ( not likely related to the acupuncture). ...Read more

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Clinic doctor & nurse practioner diagnosd me with genital warts. Specialist Gyno doc & emergency room doc diagnosed me with compound nevus. Which one?

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

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Dr. Livingston, is this you? I'm Julie, Ryan Mearns' wife and have a question.

Bump?: Could be wrong but I believe this direct personal level inquiry is intended to be done through a private consult. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. Uterus & cervix removed. Vaginal bleeding. Family Dr. says it's a polyp..have a referral to see Gyn. What happens now? I'm 66

Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. Uterus & cervix removed. Vaginal bleeding. Family Dr. says it's a polyp..have a referral to see Gyn. What happens now? I'm 66

Polyp: If there is a polyp there, it is likely that the doctor will remove or at least biopsy it. After a hysterectomy or menopause the most common reason for bleeding is the thinning of the vaginal tissue due to low estrogen levels. This is called atrophic vaginitis. Occasionally, after a hysterectomy there will be granulation tissue or "proud flesh" at the cuff which can resemble a polyp and bleed. ...Read more

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I need to see a obgyn i live in alexandria , va. The last obgyn i visited i wasn't satisfied . Can someone help me to find a good obgyn?

I need to see a obgyn   i live in alexandria , va. The last obgyn i visited i wasn't satisfied . Can someone help me to find a good obgyn?

Search feature: Use the find doctors feature to find a healthtap obgyn local to you. You can read their answers and see if they are a fit for you. You can even try a private message to them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gyn referred me to a surgeon after visit for ovarian cyst without sono is that procedure? I am worried.

Pelvic exam...: ... May suffice, but sonogram often done. You may request one from the surgeon or your doctor. ...Read more

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I need a gynecologist in my area?

I need a gynecologist in my area?

Research: To find a gynecologist (or any other physician), there are several ways to go about getting the info you need. Ask your friends who they use, go the the local hospital's website and click on "find a doctor, " contact the local medical association, or go to the website for those board certified specialties. For gynecologist, the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists, www.Acog.Org. ...Read more

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How could a gynecologist help me?

How could a gynecologist help me?

In many ways: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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Can going to the gynecologist hurt?

Can going to the gynecologist hurt?

Should not: Be too uncomfortable depending on what your situation is , most gyns take pride in not trying to cause pain when they do a pelvic exam, i rec going to a board certified experienced gyn. ...Read more

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I need advice from a gynecologist ?

I need advice from a gynecologist ?

Here to Help: There are many Gynecologist here on Healthtap. We are here to help. You may ask general questions here or you can schedule a virtual visit with an healthtap Obgyn at your convenience anytime. ...Read more

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When should I go to a gynecologist?

When should I go to a gynecologist?

Age 18: I usually recommend a appointment with a gynecologist by age 18 or prior to a woman becoming sexually active; sooner if there are any menstrual problems. ...Read more

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What exams do you take at a gynecologist?

What exams do you take at a gynecologist?

Depends on your age: Typically, no pelvic or breast exam is needed for a teen. Birth control can be safely prescribed. Blood pressure is routinely checked, however. A vaginal infection will, however, require a minimal exam. In the early 20's on up, a breast and pelvic exam, with pap test is standard. There has recently been some adjustments as to the frequency of pap tests, as well as starting and stopping ages. ...Read more

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What to expect when going to gynecologist?

What to expect when going to gynecologist?

Depends: What happens at a Gyn visit depends on how old you are and why you are going. Most Gyns won't do a pap until age 21 and STD testing can often be done using urine. If you do need an exam, a nurse will be present. Its usually very quick and allows your Gyn to swab the cervix and vagina for certain tests. If it is your first visit, most docs will show you what they are going to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When should you first go to the gynecologist?

When should you first go to the gynecologist?

Varies: After first sexual activity regardless of age. The recommendation is 18 or 21 depending upon who you read or what guidelines you follow. At any age if there are issues in the lower genital tract. ...Read more

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How often should you go to your gynecologist?

Depends: Preventive female healthcare in the US needs a pelvic exam , Pap test, and Mammogram once a year. A primary care doctor can do this in the US.
So here either a Ob Gyn or primary care doctor once a year for a complete female physical in a healthy person is normal. ...Read more

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Do all gynecologists have to help with labor?

Do all gynecologists have to help with labor?

No: Some docs specialize in gynecology only. They do not deliver babies. Others specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. These docs both deliver babies and do gynecology surgery. ...Read more

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How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

Yearly: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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What will happen at a gynecologist appointment?

What will happen at a gynecologist appointment?

First GYN Exam: Your first GYN visit should start w/ a medical history where you go into detail about your pregnancies and sexual history. Your GYN will likely perform a full physical, including breast and pelvic exam where he/she will feel for your uterus and ovaries to ensure there are no abnormalities. A speculum exam with Pap will then look for cancer/infections. Make sure you talk about birth control! ...Read more

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What is the best way to find a good gynecologist?

What is the best way to find a good gynecologist?

Ask questions.: A gynecologist certified by the american board of obstetrics and gynecology is qualified to provide care. A good gynecologist will be willing to answer your questions. ...Read more

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What happens during your first gynecologist exam?

What happens during your first gynecologist exam?

First gyn exam: Completion of physical - height/weight, head neck, heart and lung exam. Check of abdomen and instruction and exam of breasts. Pelvic exam by speculum and manual exam. Al exams would be with answering questions. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

As early as : Early teens, if you are sexually active or having other gyn issues... ...Read more

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At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

Depends on situation: If a woman has no gynecological problems: no probs w/periods, not sexually active, doesn't have pain, or need birth control - they may not see their gynecologist until age 21 (when the first pap smear is recommended now). But for any problems - they can see a gynecologist - at any age, for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

Annual exam: Assuming it is a routine exam with no problems, your gynecologist will first meet with you to take your personal history. He will then examine you. This will include a pelvic examination which includes the insertion of a small instument into your vagina so he can see, the taking of a pap smear, and the insertion of his fingers into your vagina to feel for any abnormalities. It is painless. ...Read more

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When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

Depends: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity.Some peds/adolescent med/fps provide these services as part of ongoing care of their patient population. Any sexual activity requires surveylance for std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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What happens in a typical gynecologist appointment?

What happens in a typical gynecologist appointment?

Exam: Most gynecologists will take a history and then conduct a physical exam. As far as the gynecologic portion of the exam is concerned, they will inspect your vulva, look at your vagina with a speculum, look at the cervix with a speculum, palpate your uterus with two fingers in the vagina and a hand on top of your abdomen and then palpate your ovaries in a similar manner. ...Read more