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Frequently Asked Questions - Dr. Abhay Sukhatme

1. Who is a gynecologist?

Gynecologists is a doctor specializes in women’s health issues. A gynecologist treats disorders of female reproductive organs.

2. Who is obstetrician?

An obstetrician is a gynecologist with specialization in pregnancy and childbirth and woman’s reproductive system. Obstetrician take care of throughout your pregnancy, and give follow-up care.

3. What exactly does a gynecologist do?

Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in women’s health, with a focus on the female reproductive system. They deal with a wide range of issues, including obstetrics, or pregnancy and childbirth, menstruation and fertility issues, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), hormone disorders, and others.

4. When to see a gynaecologist?

It is advised that, women should visit a gynaecologist for annual screening and when suffering from problems of pelvic, vulvar, and vaginal pain or abnormal bleeding from the uterus.
Gynecologist treats following conditions:

issues related to pregnancy, fertility, menstruation, and menopause.

  1. Family planning, including  contraception, sterilization, and pregnancy termination.
  2. Problems related to tissues that support the pelvic organs, including ligaments and muscles.
  3. Polycystic ovary syndrome.
  4. Urinary and fecal incontinence.
  5. Benign conditions of the reproductive tract, for example, ovarian cysts, fibroids, breast disorders, vulvar and vaginal.
  6. Ulcers, and other non-cancerous changes.
  7. Cancers of the reproductive tract and the breasts, and pregnancy-related tumors.
  8. Congenital abnormalities of the female reproductive tract.
  9. Emergency care relating to gynecology.
  10. Endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects the reproductive system.
  11. Pelvic inflammatory diseases, including abscesses.
  12. Sexuality, including health issues relating to same-sex and bisexual relationships.
  13. Sexual dysfunction.

5. Common tests performed by Gynecologist?

Gynecologists may perform following diagnostic and surgical procedures.

  1. pap smear tests
  2. ultrasound scanning
  3. colposcopy, a microscopic examination of the cervix
  4. endometrial biopsy, or taking a sample from the lining of the uterus
  5. hysteroscopy, the use of an endoscope to see into the uterus
  6. Surgical tasks include:
  7. preparing patients for surgery
  8. laparoscopy, a keyhole abdominal procedure. for both diagnostic and surgical purposes
  9. minor surgery, for example, sterilization
  10. major surgery, for example, removing fibroids in the uterus
  11. postoperative care, including treating complications