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1. Who is a Gynaecologist?
Gynaecology is the medical specialization that deals with the female reproductive system. Hence, a Gynaecologist is a doctor who specializes in the health and the problems of the female reproductive system that includes the vagina, ovaries, uterus and breasts. Additionally, gynaecologists are also trained in Obstetrics and hence can deal with pregnancy and child birth too.
2. Is there a difference between Gynaecologist & Obstetrician?
Where a Gynaecologist deals with the health and wellbeing of the female reproductive system, an Obstetrician specializes in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. A Gynaecologist is trained in Obstetrics too. Hence, when a woman is pregnant, she can either consult a Gynaecologist or an Obstetrician, but for issues related to the female reproductive system, she should consult with a Gynaecologist.
3. What are the common procedures performed by a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?
1. Dilation and Curettage (D&C) – The uterine lining is removed either by suction or with a curette.
2. Hysteroscopy– A hysteroscopy treats minor conditions inside the uterus in a non-invasive manner.
1. Normal delivery - An Obstetrician helps in childbirth.
2. C-section – In case of any complications, the Obstetrician operates on the patient to ensure safe childbirth.
4. Does a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician treat infertility in women?
Yes, a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician is trained to deal with infertility and related health issues in women. Consulting a Gynaecologist can be a great way to understand and evaluate the reason for infertility and explore the various avenues of treatment available. In case of infertility in women, you should consult with your Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, who will then refer to a specialist if required.
5. How often should females visit a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?
In general, females are advised to visit their Gynaecologist/Obstetrician at least once a year. Annual exams include a number of preventive health screening procedures that can help you keep a tab on your reproductive health and are also advantageous in identifying serious health problems in initial stages. Pregnant women should consult their Gynaecologist/Obstetrician at least three times during pregnancy.
Physicians and doctors who are specialized in diagnosing and treating medical conditions and diseases related to women’s reproductive health are Gynecologists. Gynecology is the field of medicine that deals with the female reproductive system which includes the vagina, ovaries, uterus, and breasts. It also involves the treatment of the bladder and urinary system.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Gynecologist:
Gynecologists are doctors specialized in diagnosing and treating medical conditions related to women’s reproductive organs and health. Obstetricians treat all the medical conditions of pregnant women before, during and after pregnancy.
Some of the common surgeries and procedures performed by Gynecologists are:
Individuals who have concerns with any of the following medical conditions should consult a Gynecologist:
You can consult a Gynecologist either online or offline. However, depending on the availability of the doctor and the convenience of the patient, pre-booking may be required for consultation.
Individuals who are suffering from diseases and medical conditions related to the vagina, ovaries, uterus and breasts should consult a Gynecologist once in 6 months. However, it is recommended that a healthy individual consult a Gynecologist at least once a year.