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The science of diagnosing and treating disorders of the female genital tract and reproductive system.
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(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]
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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.
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Results: Out of 2401 total registered cancer cases, 231 (9.6%) patients were suffering from gynaecological cancer making it third most common cancer.
conducted a study on 124 adolescent girls attending Gynecological OPD and concluded that menstrual disorders were the commonest gynaecological problem (58.06%).
More than one in five (22%) of women surveyed in Wales believed gynaecological cancers are associated with sexual promiscuity, while 43% felt that there was a greater stigma around gynaecological cancers than other forms of the disease.
There are five types of gynaecological cancer - womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.
He also acts as head of the surgical gynaecology department at Strasbourg University, France and is the director of advanced courses in gynaecological endoscopy at Institute for Research on Cancer of the Digestive Tract (IRCAD) institute in Strasbourg-France.
The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research in the five gynaecological cancers - ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval.