Gynecology is one of the fundamental sciences since it is the one in charge of studying and evaluating the female reproductive system. This is a medical and surgical speciality, which means that they can intervene on various diseases with medication or surgery.
The gynecologist must always be a person who inspires confidence, after all, it is a woman's genital organs, something that is very important. In addition, he or she must be a trained and certified professional.
Some specialists in gynecology are also experts in obstetrics since the specialty currently involves this branch. Therefore, modern gynecologists are also called obstetrician-gynecologists.
When should you visit a Gynecologist?
Most women come when they have some symptoms related to their genitals but, to be honest, there are many more reasons. In fact, the ideal is that you always consult you doctor before suffering any symptoms, and this is no exception. Some of the most frequent reasons to visit the gynecologist are:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
This is one of the most common diseases in young women and, in fact, is a major cause of infertility. The first specialist you should consult is your gynecologist, who is not only in charge of helping you to alleviate the symptoms, but also to improve your chances of pregnancy.
Cancer of the reproductive system is the exclusive responsibility of the gynecologist, although he or she may decide to refer you to an oncology specialist. In addition, breast cancer also falls within his field of action, although it is sometimes assumed by oncological surgeons.
There are many malformations that should be evaluated by a gynecologist, but the most frequent pathologies of the uterus are related to abnormal bleeding (endometrial hyperplasia), benign or malignant tumors (myomas and adenomas) among others.
Ideally, you should consult your gynecologist before becoming pregnant, so that you can begin a preparation period known as "family planning", where the specialist supports you and indicates various vitamins and supplements that serve to boost your pre-pregnancy health.
In addition, infertility issues should also be addressed by a gynecologist, at least in the first instance. This is because infertility has many causes and, in some cases, may require the attention of other medical specialists (endocrinologist, internists, surgeons, etc.).
Symptoms associated with Gynecology
Depending on the age and context of the patient, bleeding can be related to multiple different causes. For example, it is important to determine whether it is related to the menstrual cycle, whether it is just a heavier than normal period, or whether the bleeding is coming from some other part of our reproductive system.
It is also necessary to emphasize that blood does not always speak of some serious or dangerous pathology, but that it may be due to incorrect habits. Many women bleed after intercourse, which in some cases is quite normal.
Vaginal itching and burning
Vaginal problems are also quite common. They are usually associated with simple infections, such as those caused by fungi, although in some cases it can also be related to bacteria. Whatever the case, it will most likely require medical attention and the use of some medication.
Another important fact is the famous "leukorrhea", a whitish secretion that comes from your vagina. In many cases this can be normal, if it is scarce and does not have any other associated factor that makes us think of something else. However, sometimes it can have a foul smell or be much more than normal, so the cause definitely needs to be investigated.
Sexuality and Pregnancy
Some women consult because they have lost interest in sex or because they feel a lot of pain during sex. This is abnormal and requires direct evaluation (with a speculum) and indirect evaluation through various tests.
Also, of course, it is necessary to go to your OB/GYN if you are thinking of having children or if you are pregnant. It is necessary for a woman to have at least 6 controls during the whole course of her pregnancy. This not only increases the probability of a healthy and normal gestation, but also decreases the various risks during delivery.
Finally, it is necessary to emphasize that the gynecologist will help you to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Therefore, in case you have problems procreating, this specialist should be the first person you should go to.
Mass or Volume Increase
Of course, it is abnormal to feel any kind of tumor or mass in the breast and is a key reason to go to the specialist promptly to determine whether it's benign or not. However, it should not be limited to this. Other frequent tumors of the reproductive system, such as myomas, may be palpable. So, if you feel any increase in volume or solid mass in your pelvis, you should go to the gynecologist.
Conditions we treat
· Birth control needs
· Female sexual disorders
· General gynecologic conditions and pelvic pain
· Gynecologic cancers
· Heavy bleeding
· Issues with menstrual cycle
· Menopause and perimenopause
· Ovarian cysts and Polycystic ovary syndrome
· Pregnancy and high-risk pregnancies
· Sexually transmitted diseases
· Uterine fibroids
English Doctor Barcelona: Personalized and Professional Care
When it comes to a gynecologist, we are very selective. We look for someone who can treat us with kindness and professionalism, but who also makes us feel comfortable and confident. At English Doctor Barcelona we have trained staff with the best reputation, ideal to provide you with personalised and private attention.
We will guide you through the tedious paperwork behind a visit to the specialist. We take care of you, in every way.