DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
Obstetrics and gynecology is the medical specialty that encompasses the two sub field of obstetrics (covering pregnancy, childbirth, and the post-partum period) and gynaecology (covering the health of the female reproductive system – vagina, uterus, and ovaries).
Obstetrics deals with the care of the pregnant women, the unborn baby, labor and delivery and the instant period following childbirth. The obstetrician ensures that mother and child get the top prenatal care to ensure labor and delivery is accomplished without complications and that should intervention be needed, it is done rapidly and securely.
To be certified as an obstetrician or a gynecologist requires a least of 4 years residency training after attaining a general medical degree. The two specialties are closely related and most of these specialists give care in both areas.
Obstetrics particularly deals with the welfare of the pregnant woman and her baby. During pregnancy a number of complications can occur such as ectopic pregnancy, which is a condition where the embryo is in a Fallopian tube, fetal distress caused by compression , troubles with the placenta or high blood pressure which can be a forerunner of a serious illness called pre-eclampsia.
Gynecology deals with any ailment regarding the reproductive organs; uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina. A gynecologist may also treat associated problems in the bowel, bladder and urinary system since these are closely associated to female reproductive organs.
Gynecology diagnoses and treats diseases of the reproductive organs as well as cancer of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina and Fallopian tubes. A gynecologist too treats prolapse of the pelvic organs. This is a situation usually present in postmenopausal women with weakened pelvic muscles that may not support the uterus or bladder properly.
While most of the gynecologists are also obstetricians, the field of gynecology focuses on all other aspects of a woman’s reproductive health from the onset of puberty through menopause and beyond.
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