Obstetrics and gynaecology are two medical specialities that deal with the reproductive system of a female.
Gynaecology deals with any condition related to the reproductive organs such as the uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, vagina, and ovaries. It is a medical field associated with the science of reproduction system and involves different phases of a woman’s life like adolescence, reproduction, menopause and even beyond that. A gynaecology hospital also treats problems related to the bowel, bladder and the urinary system.
Even though the majority of gynaecologists are also obstetricians, the field of gynaecology emphasises on all other aspects of a female’s reproductive health from the beginning of puberty through menopause and even beyond that.
Gynaecology comprises of the preventive care and curative aspects including:
It is advised visiting a gynaecologist for annual screening and any time a woman observes symptoms such as pelvic, vulvar, and vaginal pain or abnormal bleeding from the uterus.
Conditions commonly treated by gynaecologists include: