Gynecology is a medical study of female reproductive organs. The doctors who have done medical practice in Gynecology are called Gynecologists or Obstetrics Gynecology Physician or Physician Gynecologist.
Who are Gynecologists?
Gynecologists are specially trained in obstetrics - the care taken for women who are going through pregnancy & childbirth.
What do Gynecologists do?
Usually, a gynecologist performs various tests & exams on women's health. They responsibly perform a standard yearly exam on adult women in order to ensure their reproductive health. At the time of performing the test, gynecologist examines the woman physically by performing a pap smear, complete breast examination, STD tests & monitor the woman's use of birth control. Also, in some cases, certified obstetricians, monitors mother health & fetus during pregnancy and perform minor surgeries on women's reproductive organs, like tube tying.
Further, gynecologist monitors few of the same medical issues in women as a general practitioner. For instance, if a woman is suffering from diabetes, then a gynecological specialist informs and alerts her of how diabetes is impacting her reproductive organs.
Even, Gynecologists diagnose the problems related to the women reproductive organs, such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) or cervical cancer. Moreover, vaginal infections, urinary tract infections resulting lower abdominal pain or sexual pain are handled by Gynecologists.
Why to consult a Gynecologist?
- Helps in understanding your body and how to take care of it
- Gives a basic sense and familiarizes you what is normal and what is abnormal, as it helps you in noticing changes, such as Vaginal infection
- Problems can be identified early and treated in time not resulting other complications
- Explains you how to protect yourself if you had sex
When do I need to go?
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Frequent Urination
- Abnormal Discharge resembling cow milk
- Pain or burning sensation while urinating
- Blood in urine
- Vaginal Itching
- Breast related problems
- Lower Abdominal pains
If experiencing any issue, Consult Gynecologist in time and keep yourself healthy and safe.