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Dr. Carol Major
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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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What do you suggest if my gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist?

What do you suggest if my gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist?

Go!: Doctors frequently refer patients to other specialists when they believe there is a problem the second specialist can address. Your doctor must have a good reason for the referral so its best to go and be seen. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist. Why?

My gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist. Why?

Because...: He/she must think that you have a problem with your female organs. If you were referred, it is best to get it checked out promptly.. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have stomach pain, how do you know whether to go to a gastroenterologist, gynecologist, or urologist?

If you have stomach pain, how do you know whether to go to a gastroenterologist, gynecologist, or urologist?

Here are some ...: If you've more symptoms related with what you consume and how you poo, see GI specialist; if more with genital discharge ..., see Gyn-doc; if more with peeing often..., see urologist. If uncertain, see PCP or urgent care and ask Doc then to whom you need to visit for follow-up and if they may have someone to recommend. Of course, always bring the detailed Hx stressing sequence of events to Doc ... ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of ulcerative proctitis?

What are the early symptoms of ulcerative proctitis?

Proctitis: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum of any cause. As you'd expect, defecation becomes painful & stool is usually mixed with pus, frank blood, &/ or clots. Proctitis may be due to inflammatory bowel disease, chemical or mechanical trauma, infection, ischemia of the rectosigmoid junction. Investigation at minimum requires at least sigmoidoscopy with biopsy & stool analysis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of proctitis?

Proctitis: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum of any cause. As you'd expect, defecation becomes painful & stool is usually mixed with pus, frank blood, &/ or clots. Proctitis may be due to inflammatory bowel disease, chemical or mechanical trauma, infection, ischemia of the rectosigmoid junction. Investigation at minimum requires at least sigmoidoscopy with biopsy & stool analysis. ...Read more

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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

Proctitis is a condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, ...Read more