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gynaecology

gynaecology

The science of diagnosing and treating disorders of the female genital tract and reproductive system.

gy·ne·col·o·gy

(GYN) (gī'nĕ-kol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female.
Synonym(s): gynaecology.
[gyneco- + G. logos, study]

gynaecology

The speciality concerned with abnormality and disease of the female external genitalia (vulva), the vagina, womb (uterus), Fallopian tubes, ovaries and other structures in and about the female pelvis, and with the breasts. It is concerned, in particular, with menstrual disorders, ENDOMETRIOSIS, pelvic infection, cancer of the uterus and adjacent organs, cysts and tumours of the ovaries, infertility, contraception and complications of child-bearing including ectopic pregnancy and breast lactation disorders.

Patient discussion about gynaecology

Q. What is ovarian cyst and why is it painful? Is that pathological? Dangerous? Need information please.

A. don’t worry- ovarian cyst is usually a natural thin. It shouldn’t be of a problem. And if you need to hear it from a gynecologist:
http://www.5min.com/Video/Menstrual-Pains-and-Cysts-2374793

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Earlier, the secretary visited under construction gynaecology ward, newly constructed outdoor ward and X-ray department of the hospital.
He said that the new facility would distribute the workload of the gynaecology department and would facilitate a larger number of women by the provision of new labour rooms, nursery and minor procedures theatre.
The spokesman said the identity card of husband or brother of the pregnant women at the Gynaecology Ward has also been submitted in the hospital and babies are only handed over to very close relatives.
A source said that the gynaecology department at the Holy Family has 108 beds but over 200 women share the beds on a daily basis.
He is also president-elect of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - the international body dedicated to improving the quality of life of women and newborns.
The day was organised by YGONG (Yorkshire gynaecology oncology nurses group), and was attended by 70 delegates, including nurses from hospitals, hospices and community health centres throughout Yorkshire.
The community gynaecology service, operating from the Graingerville Clinic, at Newcastle General Hospital, has been chosen to demonstrate its services to health experts as part of a national study.
But now Midlands Fertility and Gynaecology consultants, Masoud Afnan and Khaldoun Sharif have joined with their colleagues in Andrology Mr Zaki Almallah, and Radiology Dr Jo McHugo, couples will be able to have an easier route to pregnancy than before.
Anyone wishing to make their view known can contact the gynaecology department at the University Hospital of Wales, Heath, Cardiff - e-mail whatwomenwant@ cardiffandvale.
Sefton branch official for Unison, Peter Ballard, said: "Both maternity and gynaecology services need to be responsive to the community they serve.
Walley, FRCSC, FRCOG, MPH (Harvard) Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Memorial University, St.
Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Women's Wellness and Research Center recently opened its Gynaecology Day Surgery Unit for women requiring specialist gynaecological procedures that do not necessitate an overnight stay in hospital.