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Obstetrics and gynaecology is concerned with the care of pregnant woman, her unborn child and the management of diseases specific to women. The specialty combines medicine and surgery.
What do Obstetrics and Gynaecology do?
Most consultants within the specialty work in both obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G). Many have a major special interest in a particular area, such as high-risk obstetrics, fertility care or minimal access surgery. A smaller number of consultants work as sub specialists, with all of their work concentrated in a specific area of practice.
When to see Obstetrics and Gynaecology?
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