Gynaecology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina and ovaries). Most gynaecologists are also obstetricians and vice versa.
A WOMAN’S WOES
Gynaecological diseases could be anything from a simple infection to a cancerous tumour affecting the female reproductive system. These diseases can affect females who are as young as 11. They can even prove to be fatal if medical attention isn’t sought immediately.
Caring For Your Female Organs
Gynaecologists are trained to evaluate and treat diseases of the female reproductive system. Some signs of probable gynaecological problems include abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain. Gynaecological diseases may be hereditary – it is therefore advisable for you to visit a gynaecologist should there be a history of gynaecological diseases among the womenfolk in your family. A bimanual examination can detect masses in the cervix, uterus and ovaries. On a lighter note, proper hygiene and a healthy diet can also prevent gynaecological diseases.
- Ovarian Cysts
- Endometriosis and other Pelvic Pain
- Menstrual Disorders, Menopause
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
- Vaginal discharge
- Uterine and Vaginal Prolapse
- Abnormal Pap smears
- Cancer of the cervix, ovaries, womb
- Tubal ligation
Common Procedures and Operations
- Colposcopy and related procedures
- Laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) for ovarian cysts, endometriosis, hysterectomy
- Hysteroscopy (minimally invasive surgery)
- Myomectomy / Hysterectomy
- Pelvic Floor Repairs