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When was the last time you had an annual exam? Pap smear or breast exam? Have you noticed any changes in your menstrual cycle, like cramps or spotting between periods? Are you going through menopause?
Gynecology is based on the female reproductive system. Gynecologists are medical doctors who specialize in women care and can diagnose and treat disorders and diseases that affect your reproductive system.
Gynecologist often performs procedures like a hysterectomy, as well as, provide routine care, such as a pelvic exam or pap smear. Many gynecologists also practice obstetrics; they are commonly referred to as an OB/GYN. An OB/GYN is a doctor that specializes in gynecology and obstetrics. Obstetrics focuses on the management of childbirth and pregnancy.
When it comes to women’s health, an experienced Gynecologist knows how to diagnose and treat any disease or disorder that affects your reproductive system. Aside from your routine pap smear and pelvic exams, several reasons might prompt a visit to your gynecologist. Here are some common reasons:
During your childbearing years, you should visit your Gynecologist at least once a year to make sure things are as they should be. A Gynecologist can treat common conditions like urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases and vaginitis, as well as, perform LEEP procedures and hysterectomies.
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