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I started my period on march 9th of this year and ain't had one since! do I need to go to the gynecologist or the obgyn?

I started my period on march 9th of this year and ain't had one since! do I need to go to the gynecologist or the obgyn?

Irregular periods: Assuming you aren't pregnant (have you taken a test?), the most likely explanation for irregular or absent periods is that you aren't ovulating regularly. There can be a number of reasons for this and i would recommend you see your ob/gyn for an ultrasound and blood work. ...Read more

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 is the difference between obstetrics and gynecology and what can/can't dr.S do?

What is the difference between obstetrics and gynecology and what can/can't dr.S do?

Complicated: Obstetricians provide care for pregnant patients and deliver babies. Gynecologists can help pts become pregnant if they experience infertility, and they can perform surgeries. Most general ob/gyns do both. Pure gynecologists do not deliver babies and focus on office visits and surgeries. ...Read more

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What made you decide to go into obstetrics and gynecology?

What made you decide to go into obstetrics and gynecology?

I love OB/GYN: When I was a medical student, OB/GYN was the speciality that I feel in love with. I love working with women at the various different stages of their lives- from menarche to pregnancy to menopause. Its a speciality where you get the opportunity to have an amazing relationship with your patients because you get to experience some of the most intimate and important times in their lives. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: obstetrics and gynecology?

What is the definition or description of: obstetrics and gynecology?

Women's health: 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 weight, moods, and prevention. ...Read more

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Wat are the major books that I have to check out for info in obstetrics and gynecology?

Wat are the major books that I have to check out for info in obstetrics and gynecology?

Online: Basic and scientific information should come electronically as many books are almost out dated when published. Try: acog, nih and mayo clinic sites. For texts: williams obstetrics for ob, and comprehensive gynecology for gyn. ...Read more

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Wat are the major books that I have to study to get my m.D. In obstetrics and gynecology?

Wat are the major books that I have to study to get my m.D. In obstetrics and gynecology?

Not all in books: When you're studying under an obstetrician they will have their favorite texts and videos. But first you get your M.D. Then you do a training in obstetrics and gynecology. Congratulations on your goal. Assisting mothers to deliver their babies has been the favorite part of my general practice career. I took my wife to a remote island to meet a "baby" i delivered there 38 years ago. Very emotional. ...Read more

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Who are the specialist doctors under the obstetrics and gynecology department?

Several: In addition to obstetrics and gynecology specialists, there may be subspecialists in maternal-fetal medicine (perinatologists), urogynecologists, gynecologic oncologists, reproductive endocrinologists/fertility subspecialists. ...Read more

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What is the difference between obstetrics and gynecology and what can midwives do?

Surgery: Both mid wive and obgyns can delivery low risk pregnancies and do well women exams. An obgyn can do what mid wives can plus high risk pregnacies and surgical procedure as well as some more specialized procedures. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who takes straight medicaid?

Wanted to know where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who takes straight medicaid?

State Medicaid: Every state manages their own medicaid program differently, but if you have medicaid there should be a phone number on your card (or sometimes also a website you can go to) in order to look up which providers in your local area accept medicaid and whether they are currently taking new patients. Good luck! ...Read more

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I need to know who are the specialist or doctor under the obstetrics and gynecology department?

4 boarded areas: There are four subspecialties under the ob/gyn umbrella. 1. Maternal fetal medicine.....High risk pregnancies 2. Reproductive endocrinology.......The hormones associated with women for normal function and pregnancies. 3. Oncology.....Cancer of the female specific organs such as ovaries, uterus, and vagina 4. Fpmrs.....Newest specialty dealing with pelvic floor problems related to women's anatomy. ...Read more

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Where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who talks straight to me and not computer?

Where can I find a obstetrics and gynecology who talks straight to  me and not computer?

Your doctor: You need to see your obgyn. In my practice i see the patient directly and answer questions like it was done for years. With the advent of text messages the good old face to face converstion seems to be fading away. Every method of communication has its pros and cons. ...Read more

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I am 17 and I haven't gone to the gynecologist yet or had a vaginal exam should I go or wait I will be 18 in a month?

I am 17 and I haven't gone to the gynecologist yet or had a vaginal exam should I go or wait I will be 18 in a month?

Obgyn visit: If you are sexually active or having a Gynecologic problem then schedule a visit. Birth control counseling and STD testing can be done. If you are not sexually active and just asking about timing of a first Obgyn visit then the answer is different. Routine pap smear testing begins at 21. HPV vaccination should be done. ...Read more

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I need a gynecologist but i don't have insurance do you know of any that will see me with no insurance ?

I need a gynecologist but i don't have insurance do you know of any that will see me with no insurance ?

Yes: See a nurse practioner at a planned parenthood clinic. They are very reliable and knowledgeable. Best of all, it is not expensive to get care there. And usually they have a doctor on staff or by referral that has reduced prices for patients search on your favorite or google: planned parenthood........ ...Read more

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I want to see a gynecologist. But i only have medicaid and i don't know any doctors. Any suggestions?

I want to see a gynecologist. But i only have medicaid and i don't know any doctors. Any suggestions?

Call: Call some doctors in your area and ask if ther accept medicaid. Many mds will accept a certain percentage of medicaid patients per year. ...Read more

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My gynecologist told me that I have backwash the urine how's back inside and it causes me to have discharge if that doesn't go away what do they do to?

My gynecologist told me that I have backwash the urine how's back inside and it causes me to have discharge if that doesn't go away what do they do to?

Unclear terminology: It is not clear what is meant by the terminology urine backwash. I would contact the gynecologist and ask for clarification. Urine is contained in the bladder and would not be related to vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge requires testing to determine the cause and treatment. ...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