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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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Can ovaries be hidden by fibroids or cysts?

Can ovaries be hidden by fibroids or cysts?

Yes: It may be difficult to identify the ovaries on imaging (ultrasound, mri, or ct) if cysts, fibroids, or other pelvic masses are seen. That said, if the ovaries cannot be identified they are probably normal. ...Read more

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Hidden cervix after leep difficult to do smear test?

Hidden cervix after leep difficult to do smear test?

Sometimes: Many things can make doing a pap smear difficult. If the uterus is severely tilted, displaced, or removed (partial or supra cervical hysterectomy); visualizing the cervix may be difficult. Relaxed vaginal walls, scarred or shortened cervix, or even body size are more common reasons for a "hidden" cervix. Most gyns know the tricks to find the cervix, just find one more stubborn than your cervix! ...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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How accurate is a 2d ultrasound at diagnosing gynecological issues like pcos, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc...?

How accurate is a 2d ultrasound at diagnosing gynecological issues like pcos, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc...?

Depends: Cysts and fibroids are easy to see. Endometriosis is not diagnosed by ultrasound. Pcos is diagnosed by medical history and lab work using an ultrasound as supplemental evidence. ...Read more

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Does gynecologist need to remove ovarian cyst with entire ovary for complete pathologic analysis?

Does gynecologist need to remove ovarian cyst with entire ovary for complete pathologic analysis?

Not Always: Usually the entire ovary is not removed unless there are concerns of malignancy or if the ovary is severely torsed (twisted off). A cystectomy can be performed (removal of the cyst only) leaving behind normal ovarian tissue. This can be done laparoscopically or via laparotomy if very large or encased in multiple adhesions. Discuss your options with your surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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Dermatologist referred me to plastic surgeon for suspicious scalp lesion removal. Was that for cosmetic reasons or because they suspect melanoma?

Dermatologist referred me to plastic surgeon for suspicious scalp lesion removal. Was that for cosmetic reasons or because they suspect melanoma?

Scalp Lesion: No way for me to know that based on sketchy information; be sure to ask the surgeon for the reason for the referral and discuss in depth. If the lesion is to be removed by the surgeon, the definitive diagnosis will be made by the consulting pathologist. No reason for undo alarm until you know more facts. Remember that even melanomas, caught in early stages, are highly curable. ...Read more

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Would a pelvic ultrasound be able to detect a rectovaginal fistula?

Would a pelvic ultrasound be able to detect a rectovaginal fistula?

Probably not: The diagnosis of a rectovaginal fistula (or a hole between the rectum and the vagina) is usually made by pelvic exam. Ultrasound would not be helpful for this. ...Read more

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How are an ob gyn and a gynecologist different?

How are an ob gyn and a gynecologist different?

OB/Gyn : An OB/Gyn is an obstetrician and gynecologist. An OB/Gyn takes care of pregnant and non pregnant patients. A gynecologist takes care of only non pregnant patients. ...Read more

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In bimenual pelvic exam of daughter, how doctor check labia minora and majora & anus internally-not externally by inserting 2 fingers in vaginal wall?

In bimenual pelvic exam of daughter, how doctor check labia minora and majora & anus internally-not externally by inserting 2 fingers in vaginal wall?

Please Clarify: I am sorry, but I do not get the question or the concern. Please explain what you are worried about. Do you think the doctor missed something? ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Usually laparoscopic: Most ovarian cystectomys or oophorectomies for benign cysts can and should be performed with minimally invasive surgery. Prior to the surgery, your evaluation should include an ultrasound and blood tests. An open surgery would only be needed if there is a high chance of an ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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If fallopian tubes are blocked would doctor still be able to view the ovaries with trans vaginal ultrasound?

If fallopian tubes are blocked would doctor still be able to view the  ovaries with trans vaginal ultrasound?

Test tube pregnancy: Fortunately, blocked tubes do not hinder viewing the ovaries with ultrasound. If the fallopian tubes are blocked, the most cost effective and promising way to a baby is test tube fertilizatiion. One step in this process actually is that the doctor visualize the ovaries with and under the guidance of ultrasound retrieves eggs from the ovary, which are then fertilized in test tubes. ...Read more

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Bladder cancer not hereditary? Can it be checked by simple blood test? Urinalysis? or by scope from urologist only? Best regards

Bladder cancer not hereditary?  Can it be checked by simple blood test? Urinalysis? or by scope from urologist only?  Best regards

Cystoscopy is best: If you have bladder symptoms such as blood in the urine(Hematuria) you may need Cystoscopy which is the only way to make a diagnosis of Bladder cancer. There is no simple blood test .Urinalysis is the first test to look for various causes of blood in the urine. This includes UTI also called Cystitis. Please tell us your age as that may help to narrow the possible causes of your Urinary symptoms. ...Read more