Gynecology Specialist FAQs

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Are gynecologists also obstetricians?


Because gynecologists specialize in the female reproductive system, many gynecologists are also obstetricians.

What are things I should discuss with my gynecologist?


Here are some important things that you should always discuss with your gynecologist:

  • Painful, heavy, or irregular periods
  • Sexual discomfort
  • Sexual history
  • Urinary or fecal leakage
  • Birth control options and symptoms
  • Swelling, bumps, or growths “down there”
  • Pregnancy and fertility

When should I have my first gynecologist visit?


Our doctor recommends females to have their first gynecologist visit between the ages of 13 and 17. Although most first visits do not involve a pelvic exam, we do want to talk to you about your health and what you should expect at later appointments.

What does a gynecologist do?


Gynecologists provide a number of services involving both female reproductive and sexual health services, including but not limited to:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Cancer screenings
  • Testing and treatments for vaginal infections
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain
  • Concerns about your period
  • Routine exams
  • Preventive care
  • Birth control

What is a gynecologist?


Gynecology is the field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of the uterus, vagina, ovaries, and cervix.

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