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Gynaecology / Womens and Reproductive Health / Fertility ,Infertility, Menopause and Menstrual Disorders.Gynaecology / Fertility
Gynecology or gynecology (see spelling differences) is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system (vagina, uterus, and ovaries). Outside medicine, the term means "the science of women".
A gynecologist treats patients with female reproductive organs, whether or not they identify as women. An obstetrician is a kind of gynecologist who specializes in pregnancy and childbirth.
Conditions commonly treated by gynecologists include:
- Issues relating to pregnancy, fertility, menstruation, and menopause
- Family planning, including contraception, sterilization, and pregnancy termination
- Problems with tissues that support the pelvic organs, including ligaments and muscles
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Benign conditions of the reproductive tract, for example, ovarian cysts, fibroids, breast disorders, vulvar and vaginal ulcers, and other non-cancerous changes
- Premalignant conditions, such as endometrial hyperplasia, and cervical dysplasia
- Cancers of the reproductive tract and the breasts, and pregnancy-related tumors
- Congenital abnormalities of the female reproductive tract
- Emergency care relating to gynecology
- Endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects the reproductive system
- Pelvic inflammatory diseases, including abscesses
- Sexuality, including health issues relating to same-sex and bisexual relationships
- Sexual dysfunction
When does a Gynecologist's second opinion make sense?
- A gynecologist's second opinion makes sense when your doctor doesn’t have the required specialist knowledge for your condition.
- A gynecologist's second opinion makes sense when various doctors have given you different recommendations and you need help making a decision.
- A gynecologist's second opinion makes sense when you haven’t received a clear diagnosis or therapy recommendation.
- A gynecologist's second opinion makes sense when your doctor has recommended a major operation and you want to make sure that it’s the best way to help you.
- Gynecologist's second opinion makes sense when you feel that you haven’t been given enough information about your planned treatment.
- A gynecologist's second opinion makes sense when the suggested treatment promises no significant improvement to your condition.
- A gynecologist's second opinion makes sense when you want to find out if there are other treatment options you can pursue.