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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
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
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
How accurate is a 2d ultrasound at diagnosing gynecological issues like pcos, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc...?
5 days of sporadic bloody discharge right after period ends. Since 4/2012. Pelvic mri. Office hysteroscopy. Uterine biopsy. Pap smear.. Anything else that should be checked or chalk up to hormones?
Gyn onc: Any can but I would recommend a gynecologic oncologist ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can endometriosis cause pain around belly button? Tested for bacteria, ulcers, celiac. All negative. Searching for possibilities.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a laparoscopic hysterectomy soon. A pre-op endometrial biopsy was just performed. Are there specific Qs I should ask that aren't obvious?
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
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
Which doc is best for looking at the vagina (vulva) for in grown hair treatment? Dermatologist or an Ob/gyn? (For the Labia majora) & I have no Stds.
Both: Either would treat you appropriately.Get a more detailed answer ›