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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Carol Major
834 Doctors shared insights

Obstetrics And Gynecology (Overview)

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.


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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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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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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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Hello doc I just wondered why obstetrics go with gynecology? Is it because they both deal with women?

Hello doc I just wondered why obstetrics go with gynecology? Is it because they both deal with women?

There are two: Specifies dealing with female reproductive organs in pregnant and non pregnant patients. This combined program prepares the physician for the surgical management of the entire scope of clinical pathology involving female reproductive organs and to provide care for non pregnant and pregnant patients. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an a maternal and fetal medicine doctor and an obstetrics & gynecology doctor?

Is there a difference between an a maternal and fetal medicine doctor and an obstetrics & gynecology doctor?

Good question: A maternal fetal medicine doctor is someone who did a fellowship after obgyn residency who specializes in complications and high risk pregnancies and specialized tests like fetal anatomy scans for normal and high risk pregnancies, most mater- fetal med spec do not do the delivery they only help manage your preg, I use them with every one of my preg pts (also they do not do any gyn, like I do). ...Read more

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What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology?

What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology?

Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology vs a gynecologist?

Gyn vs gyn oncology: A gynecologist takes care of all ladys and health issues related to say "female issues": annual pelvic exams, pap smears, helping with birth control, treating stds, and helping lady's make it through menopause. Gyn oncologist treats ladys who have developed cancer of the cervix, uterus, vagina, vulva etc. ...Read more

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Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Gynecologic oncology and a gynecologist?

Big difference: One is a cancer specialist and the other is not. Most invasive/malignant diseases will require a gynecologic oncologist to treat since this is a different specialty. ...Read more

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Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Question about women's cancers - is there a difference between a gynecologist and a gynecology oncologist?

Big difference: A gynecologist is a doctor that screens and may diagnose female cancers. They also see patients for things like period problems and birth control. A gynecologic oncologist treats cancers of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, tubes, vagina, and vulva (not breast). ...Read more

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Should I trust a regular OB GYN to do a Laparoscopic Cystectomy on an 8.4 and 4 cm hypoechoic cystic lesion? Or should I have a gynecologic oncologist do a Laparatomy? Both suspect endometriomas/endometriosis but have different surgery suggestions.

Should I trust a regular OB GYN to do a Laparoscopic Cystectomy on an 8.4 and 4 cm hypoechoic cystic lesion? Or should I have a gynecologic oncologist do a Laparatomy? Both suspect endometriomas/endometriosis but have different surgery suggestions.

Ans: Endometriosis is diagnosed by exploratory surgery. If this is what is expected why would you need an oncologist? The lesion will go to pathologist who will make the diagnosis for you. So if endometriosis you have no need for oncologist/gynecologist. Both are well trained I am sure in the procedure which is straight forward ...Read more

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What are the differences between a gynecologist (not obstetric) and obstetric gynecologist?

What are the differences between a gynecologist (not obstetric) and obstetric gynecologist?

No OB: A gynecologist does not do obstetrics. Many OB/GYNs will give up the OB as they get older, not wanting the crazy hours most OB/GYNs have. (I often tell my patients when they have been waiting in the office because I've been delivering a baby that the babies have no respect for my schedule). Both have trained the same and are certified by the same board (ABOG). ...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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How do a gynecologist and an ob/gyn differ?

OB/Gyn: Someone who solely practices gynecology does not take care of pregnant patients. They do women's care and surgery. A practicing ob/gyn does both obstetrics and women's care/surgery. ...Read more

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Is a gynecologist who treats only vulvar disorders or gynocologic oncologist best for treating differentiated VIN2?

Is a gynecologist who treats only vulvar disorders or gynocologic oncologist best for treating differentiated VIN2?

Depends: We all have different levels of experience. In general most OB/GYNs can treat VIN2, but if your GYN isn't comfortable and wants to refer you to a GYN Oncologist, its fine too. ...Read more

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What have been the biggest advancements in recent obstetrics?

What have been the biggest advancements in recent obstetrics?

Cell-free fetal DNA: The newest advance that I can think of is the development of a test using the mothers blood sample that can tell with >99% accuracy if the baby has certain chromosomal/ genetic defects. It can be done as 10 weeks of gestation to determine if a baby has down syndrome, trisomy 3 or trisomy 18. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gynecologic cancers?

What is the definition or description of: Gynecologic cancers?

Female reproductive: Cancer of any female genitals, or reproductive organs ...Read more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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What can the blood tests look for during your annual gynecology visit?

What can the blood tests look for during your annual gynecology visit?

Depends: Depends on your lifestyle and your gynecologic health. Sometimes your gynecologist will order std testing, hiv, pregnancy test, hormonal analysis, urine tests, vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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Gynecology question if menopausal is it normal to spot when on femhrt? What is the usual dosage?

Maybe: Femhrt comes in 2 dose forms.1 has 0.5mg/.25mg synthetic progesterone/ estrogen. The other has 1mg/0.5mg. Spotting in a post menopausal woman can be caused by the hormones, but, it could be a sign of something more serious. An endometrial biopsy or D&C should be done. Contact your gyn as soon as possible to arrange this. ...Read more

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My gynecology sched a hymenectomy for me before this year end. What should I expect from the surgery? Do I really need to be sedated?

My gynecology sched a hymenectomy for me before this year end. What should I expect from the surgery? Do I really need to be sedated?

Yes: It is painful to have surgery without sedation. He can numb the area with lidocaine but that may not be adequate in blocking all the pain. It's best to discuss your options with your GYN rather than discussing on this board because he/she can specifically guide you and discuss post op concerns in details.
Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Gynecology: treatment for endometrosis in the intestines?

Gynecology: treatment for endometrosis in the intestines?

Difficult: First you would want to have as much surgical removal of endometriosis as possible by a fertility specialist who does a lot of surgery. Then you would want to go on Lupron (leuprolide) with add back therapy to suppress the endo as much as possible. Only in a last resort would you want to remove the intestine. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss
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Gynecology (Definition)

Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics ...Read more


Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau Khan
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Obstetrics (Definition)

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