Gynecology is a specialist branch of medicine that focuses on women’s reproductive systems. If you have any concerns related to your reproductive organs, the highly skilled OB/GYN specialists at AllSafe Medical Group can help. At their three locations in Los Angeles, Lynwood, and Downey, California, the AllSafe Medical Group team provides exceptional gynecological services for women of all ages and are experts in both medical and surgical approaches. Call today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.
Gynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on the female reproductive system. That includes your:
Gynecology also covers bodily systems that are closely related to the female reproductive system; for example, urogynecology is concerned with your urinary system.
Gynecology and obstetrics are both concerned with female reproduction, the difference is that gynecology focuses on the health of the reproductive system, while obstetrics is all about pregnancy and birth.
Doctors who train in this field study both obstetrics and gynecology, which is where the term OB/GYN is derived. Some OB/GYNs choose to specialize in either obstetrics or gynecology. Others focus on a subspeciality within the field.
Subspecialties include reproductive endocrinology, gynecological oncology, and female reconstructive surgery among others.
You should visit your OB/GYN at AllSafe Medical Group once a year for a routine exam. You might need more frequent checkups if you’ve previously had any problems.
As part of your routine well woman exam, your OB/GYN can carry out a Pap smear to check for cell changes in your cervix that could be a sign of cervical cancer.
You should also see your OB/GYN if you have any symptoms affecting your reproductive organs, for example, pain, swelling, itching, soreness, discharge, or visible changes. Painful or heavy periods, fertility problems, and issues with menopause are also common reasons for seeing an OB/GYN.
The OB/GYNs at AllSafe Medical Group diagnose and treat a comprehensive range of conditions affecting your reproductive system, including:
The team at AllSafe Medical Group also provides expert help and comprehensive choice if you’re looking for the most suitable form of birth control or when you’re having trouble getting pregnant.
If you need surgery for a gynecological condition, the AllSafe Medical Group team is highly skilled in performing surgery, using minimally invasive techniques wherever possible. Examples of procedures they can carry out include:
To find out how you can benefit from seeing a gynecologist, call AllSafe Medical Group today, or book an appointment online.