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Gynaecology is the study of medicine devoted to female reproductive problems. This specifically refers to diseases affecting the vagina, ovaries and uterus. Most who study gynaecology also study the art of obstetrics, which means the management of pregnancy and the delivery of babies. Gynaecology as a science dates back to 1800 BC, when papyri were created on the subject of women’s health concerns.

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Our gynaecology negligence solicitors deal with personal injury compensation claims arising from medical negligence by a healthcare practitioner. Our lawyers deal with claims using the no win no fee scheme. To speak to one of our gynaecology negligence solicitors just email our offices or complete the contact form or call our helpline. Out gynaecology negligence lawyers offer free advice with no further obligation.

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Gynaecologists


Most women’s health concerns relate to diseases of the reproductive tract, such as cancer, infectious diseases, fertility issues, matters related to pregnancy and contraceptive issues. Many of these things can be managed by a general gynaecologist; however, there are speciality areas within gynaecology, including oncological gynaecology, which relates to cancers of the reproductive tract and fertility specialities, that rate directly to the subject of being unable to get pregnant.

Gynaecologists perform a generalist role and see healthy women for their Pap tests and breast exams. They also take on a speciality role, in which they are consulted by primary care physicians on complex issues of gynaecological medicine. Gynaecologists must have a medical doctorate and undergo at least 4 years of medical residency in their speciality.

The gynaecologist performs a focused history and physical examination. The history involves asking about the menarche, which is when the periods first started. The doctor asks about what the periods are like: what the flow is like, whether or not there are blood clots and how far apart the menstrual periods are. The doctor also asks about whether or not there is pain associated with the menstrual periods. The fertility status is asked about, including whether or not there have been pregnancy failures and infertility issues. The number of healthy children is asked about. Finally, questions are asked about vaginal discharge or previous vaginal or reproductive infections or illnesses.

The gynaecologist internally examines the uterus and the ovaries. This is done using a bi-manual examination. A speculum is inserted into the vagina and the vagina and cervix is visualized. Often a Pap test is performed on the cervix. Cells taken from the cervix are examined for cancerous or precancerous changes. Finally, a recto-vaginal examination is done to evaluate the back of the uterus and vagina.

The most common test used in gynaecology is the lower abdominal ultrasound. It easily visualizes the uterus, anything within the uterus, anything in the post-uterine space and the ovaries and tubes. In a trans-vaginal ultrasound, a probe is inserted in the vagina and the uterus and cervix, including the cervical length, can be easily identified. Trans-vaginal ultrasounds are often done in early pregnancy to see the status of the foetus.

The gynaecologist deals with many diseases of the female reproductive tract. It can include urinary incontinence issues, which often are related to the uterus. Cancerous conditions of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, vulva, vagina, cervix and uterus are treated and managed. A lack of menstrual periods, called amenorrhoea is a condition treated by gynaecologists. Pain from the menstrual periods, called dysmennorrhea, is treated by gynaecologists. Infertility, heavy menstrual periods, uterine prolapse and infections of the vaginal system and uterus are discovered and managed by gynaecologists.

Gynaecologists are also surgeons who deal with issues related to the reproductive system. Surgery may be related to reproductive and non-reproductive reasons. Caesarean sections are common gynaecological procedures in which the foetus is removed from the uterus using a low abdominal incision. Hysterectomies are performed for a number of reasons, including uterine prolapse, cancer, and heavy vaginal bleeding. Ovaries are removed for poly-cystic disease, endometriosis, or cancer of the ovaries. Tubal ligations are done when a woman doesn’t want to have further children. Laparoscopy is performed when gynaecologists want to look directly at the ovaries and uterus. A dilatation and curettage is performed for heavy vaginal bleeding or to complete a spontaneous miscarriage.

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