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What is a gynaecologist?

Gynaecologists play a crucial role in women’s reproductive health, offering specialised medical care for the female reproductive system. So what is a gynaecologist and what do they do? These highly trained doctors focus on diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions related to the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix and vagina.

First and foremost, gynaecologists provide routine preventive care, including pelvic exams, Pap smears and breast exams, to screen for various reproductive health issues such as cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Regular check-ups with a gynaecologist are essential for maintaining overall reproductive health and catching any potential problems early on.

What is a gynaecologist, and why should I visit one?

One of the primary reasons women visit gynaecologists is for contraception and family planning services. Gynaecologists can offer guidance on various birth control options, from oral contraceptives to intrauterine devices (IUDs), helping women make informed decisions based on their individual needs and preferences.

Gynaecologists also diagnose and treat a variety of reproductive health conditions, ranging from menstrual disorders like heavy or irregular periods to more complex issues such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and uterine fibroids. They may perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound scans, hysteroscopies and laparoscopies to assess and treat these conditions effectively.

Infertility issues

For women experiencing fertility challenges, gynaecologists can provide guidance and assistance in achieving pregnancy through fertility evaluations, ovulation induction and assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilisation (IVF). They work closely with reproductive endocrinologists and fertility specialists to develop personalised treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique situation.

During pregnancy, gynaecologists play a critical role in prenatal care, monitoring the health and development of both mother and baby through regular check-ups, ultrasounds and screenings. They also manage high-risk pregnancies and provide support for expectant mothers with complications such as gestational diabetes, hypertension, or preterm labour.

Furthermore, gynaecologists are trained to perform various surgical procedures related to the female reproductive system, including hysterectomies, ovarian cyst removal, tubal ligation and corrective surgeries for conditions like pelvic organ prolapse. These procedures may be performed using minimally invasive techniques to minimise discomfort and promote faster recovery.

From routine screenings and preventive care to diagnosis, treatment and surgical intervention, gynaecologists provide comprehensive medical services to support women’s overall well-being and quality of life. For more information or to book your next gynaecology appointment, contact Dr Ed Gomez and his friendly team today.

What is a gynaecologist?
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