Every woman goes to the gynecologist for one or two reasons: (1) to get their annual Pap smear test to check for cervical cancer, and (2) to get medical care for a future, current, or past pregnancy. Sometimes a visit to the gynecologist is followed by a recommendation for surgery or further gynecological procedures. If…
A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the life or health of either the mother or the unborn baby. It requires more specialized care than a non-high-risk pregnancy. There are many factors that can denote a pregnancy as high-risk, such as the mother’s age, diabetes, being overweight or obese, or carrying twins or multiple fetuses….
For a female who has already started her menstrual cycle, she will at some point begin to see a gynecologist, or OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist). This is the type of doctor who specializes in women’s reproductive organs, cycles, and related health issues, and this physician will treat a woman from her teen years through menopause and beyond….