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Specialisation in the female reproductive system is indicated by the medical term 'gynaecology'. It encompasses the care of the reproductive organs and breasts. Gynaecologists are specialists trained in disorders of women's reproductive systems. There is an associated sub-discipline called 'obstetrics', which is even more specific in the area of women's health as it deals exclusively with the process of reproduction.
While most people who qualify as gynaecologists are also obstetricians, there is a fundamental difference. An obstetrician is concerned only with medical care of pregnant woman up to and just after childbirth, while the gynaecologist focuses on other aspects of the woman's reproductive system and involved in every stage of the life cycle of women.
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Life Cycle of a Woman
A young girl aged between 9 and 14 commences monthly menstruation, enabling her to become pregnant and give birth. Between the ages of 45 and 55, she passes through the menopausal period and on into old age. Every stage of female development after puberty can involve issues with the reproductive system. A woman's reproductive well-being concerns the health status of the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and breasts. Gynaecological care includes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of the reproductive system. A doctor who fails to properly treat a female patient who subsequently suffers harm as a result of a clinical error may be liable to pay compensation for medical negligence upon application to a court of law by the patients solicitor.
Menstrual and Premenstrual Problems
Health conditions in these areas are usually dealt with by a gynaecologist. There are many different considerations associated with the menstrual system and suitable treatments may need to be implemented for such issues as excessive pain, unusual bleeding patterns and irregular menstruation.
Complexities arising from the use of contraceptives should be dealt with by a gynaecologist. There are various forms of contraception choices, including the contraceptive pill, injection or patch, Intrauterine Devices (IUD), diaphragms coated in spermicide, and condoms. One of the major complications of contraception is failure of the method used. Resulting outcomes include unwanted pregnancy and injury or infection.
An obstetrician is consulted when a woman experiences difficulties becoming pregnant. There are many and varied reasons why this may happen, including ovulation disorders, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, tubal obstructions and among others.
The welfare of a pregnant woman can be hampered by such conditions as urinary tract infection and vaginal bleeding, which may require monitoring or intervention.
If a woman decides that she wishes permanent contraception, she needs to seek medical advice prior to undergoing the procedure required and/or recommended. The two major options are tubal ligation and hysterectomy.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
There are several diseases that are transmittable as a direct result of sexual activity, such as Chlamydia and genital herpes.
Gynaecological procedures, such as breast examinations and pap smears, are generally carried out yearly during the childbearing years, unless there is an indication more frequent testing is necessary.
Many women experience problems as they enter their non-childbearing years with the cessation of their menstrual periods. Some women have quite severe health issues during this phase of life and require gynaecological or surgical treatment.
There are manifold uterine conditions a woman can encounter. Some of these may require the surgical removal of the uterus, known as a 'hysterectomy'. These concerns include fibroid tumours, ovarian cysts and/or tumours, endometriosis and cancer.
The majority of breast lumps are benign; however, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality in women. It is vital all lumps are treated seriously until they are correctly diagnosed as non-cancerous. Breast cancer can occur at any age after puberty, but is most common after the age of 40. There are screening tests available and women are encouraged by health care professionals to perform regular self examinations as well. Problems are referred to a gynaecologist and treatment will depend on the specific conditions.