Gynecology and obstetrics deal with the treatment and consultations surrounding the female reproductive system. These are two different specialties.
The Department of Gynecology is committed to providing all-round, holistic care that treats everything from common conditions to rare disorders. Some of the areas of treatment include conditions like urinary incontinence, adolescent hygiene, pre-marital counseling, sexual health counseling, breast and ovarian care and other gynecological issues. The gynecologist is an expert in treating women from different phases of life like adolescence, reproductive age and menopausal.
It is suggested that women see a gynecologist once a year for annual examinations and also schedule an appointment for consultation in case of any pain, discomfort or infection in the uterus, breasts or genitals. Furthermore, gynecologists also provide assistance with infertility issues as well as contraception.
The majority of gynecologists are also obstetricians. They are consulted during pregnancy, when many complications can arise which may require various medical procedures. Obstetricians are trained to handle all the difficulties that may arise during childbirth. They are responsible for ensuring that both mother and baby are safely taken the phases of pregnancy as well as childbirth. They are well-trained to handle all types of deliveries like normal or planned or emergency caesarean section.