What is the difference between Obstetrics and Gynaecology?
Obstetrics is the field of medicine that deals with pregnancy and childbirth whereas Gynaecology involves care of all female health issues pertaining to the female external and internal genitals.
Who is a Gynaecologist?
Gynaecologists are doctors specialised in women’s health issues concerning the female reproductive system.
Why would you see a Gynaecologist?
Consult a Gynaecologist for any complaints related to your periods, genital infections, routine screening of genital and breast cancers, Contraceptive advice and fertility issues.
What does an Obstetrician do?
An Obstetrician is a doctor specialised in dealing with pregnancy care and childbirth, confirming the pregnancy, planning delivery, conducting normal deliveries, instrumental and caesarean deliveries, Postpartum care and contraception.
What conditions do Obstetricians / Gynaecologists treat?
They treat all conditions related to pregnancy and women’s health. This includes Adolescent problems such as PCOS, pre-pregnancy counselling, Infertility, Care during pregnancy, Delivery, Contraception advice, Abnormal and excessive menstrual bleeding, fibroid uterus, Adenomyosis, Endometriosis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Primary and secondary Amenorrhoea.
What are the Gynaecological problems?
Any complaints or problems related to the female reproductive system such as White discharge per vagina, abnormal menstrual bleeding, prolapse of uterus and vagina, urinary problems, Painful menstruation, difficulty in conceiving and irregular periods.
What is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is a type of breast imaging using X rays. It is used as a screening test for breast cancer
What are common procedures performed by a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?
The common procedures performed by a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician are Normal Delivery, Instrumental Delivery, Caesarean section, Cervical encircling, Suction evacuation, Dilatation and curettage, Endometrial Biopsy, Cervical Biopsy, Diagnostic Hysteroscopy, Diagnostic Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic Tubectomy, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Laparoscopic Endometrioma excision, Laparoscopic Ovarian cystectomy, Vaginal hysterectomy, Hysteroscopic Septal resection, Hysteroscopic tubal Canalisation, and Tubal Recanalisation.
When should one immediately reach out to Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?
When you have complaints of severe pain in the lower abdomen or heavy menstrual bleeding.
When your pregnancy test is positive or if you any of the warning signs in pregnancy.
How often should a female consult a Gynaecologist / Obstetrician?
It is advised to have an annual check-up with your Gynaecologist even if you don’t have any complaints.
Why should I come to Aster RV hospital for Obstetric and Gynaecology treatment?
The Centre of Excellence for Obstetrics and Gynaecology At Aster RV hospital Provides a one-stop centre for the entire gamut of gynaecological and Obstetric services. Our team is highly experienced following protocol led evidence-based practice, thereby increasing the rate of normal vaginal deliveries.