Obstetricians and Gynecologists specialize in the health of the female reproductive and sexual systems (uterus, vagina, ovaries, and breasts) and disorders related to them and how they affect the health of women as a whole. Gynecologists are typically referred to patients by their family doctors or general practitioners for health concerns, such as abnormal Pap results or abnormalities detected during a pelvic exam.
Symptoms and conditions commonly treated include menstrual disorders, pregnancy, cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and vagina, endometriosis, urinary dysfunction/urinary tract infections, fibroids, ovarian cysts, Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Infertility, Menorrhagia and infectionsof the vagina, cervix and uterus.
Gynecologists provide pap smear tests, breast examinations, sex education and counseling, as well as contraceptive prescriptions. Gynecologists perform procedures such as hysterectomy, caesarean section and the removal of precancerous cells from the cervix.
Obstetricians and Gynecologists collaborate with other medical specialists to provide combined and holistic treatment, such as working closely with family practitioners, midwives, reproductive endocrinologists, oncologists, pathologists, and geneticists.
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