A gynecologist specializes in a woman's reproductive health while an obstetrician specializes in the pre and post-natal care of females with expert knowledge of baby delivery. An OB/GYN is a master in both disciplines- gynecology and obstetrics. He/she is proficient in dealing with the issues of a woman's reproductive organs and on the same hand can skilfully do a baby delivery while handling the entire pregnancy. These doctors are a maestro of female issues like menopause, birth control, childbirth, pregnancy, pelvic examination, treatment of infections, cancer, urinary tract problems, etc.
Since the doctor deals with issues related to female reproductive problems, you may be required to expose your private parts for examination. You need not feel nervous and embarrassed as these screenings are an everyday activity for them, and they have been specially trained in this subject. Females do get reluctant in discussing issues related to their reproductive parts or showing the parts up for pelvic examination but stay assured as these doctors focus on their subject and rest everything is noise to them.
What Happens During Ob-Gyn Visits?
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) suggests that parents should start seeing an OB/GYN since the time their girl child turns thirteen or girls should see the doctor when they become sexually active. Great news here is that teens are usually not examined down there until they suffer any problem. During your visit, the doctor will start with doing your general check-up which includes blood pressure test, weight screening, urine test or blood test (if required). After this, the doctor will conduct your physical exam in which he/she will test your vaginal area for infections or abnormalities. If required, the doctor will also examine your internal reproductive organs like fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and cervix. You may feel some pressure, but, need not worry because that is a part of the examination. Once done the doctor will prescribe a solution for you and you are done.
The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Ishaq Bin Omran Medical Center (IBO) has experienced OB/GYN doctors to serve solutions to your problems. This medical center in Sharjah is one of the famous ones in the locality which serves a wide range of health problems. They hold expertise in diagnosing and treating medical conditions like bleeding disorder, fetal medicine, urogynecology and pelvic issues, postpartum issues, antenatal, osteoporosis, issues related to sexual and reproductive health, etc. For more details book an appointment now!