Gynecologist- An Overview

Gynecology can be the medical science dealing specifically with the health of a woman’s reproductive system including the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other reproductive organs. Many modern gynecologists are both obstetricians and specialists in gynecology. In most areas, both the specialties of gynecology and obstetrics often overlap. Gynecology can also be considered to be a branch of obstetrics. Hampton Gynecology has some nice tips on this.


A typical day at a gynecologist’s office includes a thorough exam, examination of the body and pelvic area and possibly tests involving the woman’s blood and/or urine samples for the purposes of detecting cancer cells, checking for ovarian cancer, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea. The tests used may include testing for cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, genital cancer and lymphoma. A cystoscopy is sometimes performed to visually see the inside of a woman’s uterus. A Pap smear may also be performed in gynecologic oncology, although this test is not used to diagnose any conditions.

Obstetricians specialize in providing medical care for pregnant women and delivery room workers. Some are specialized in giving birth, while others give care to individuals with certain conditions such as those with HIV/AIDS or those who have had previous surgeries for reproductive problems. Women who are having complications with one or more of their pregnancies are referred to these types of physicians, as well. Doctors who are also specialists in giving birth may provide procedures for vaginal birth and Cesarean delivery. Sometimes, these doctors serve as attending physicians for doctors who are working in other specialties such as pediatrics or cardiology.

Contact Info

Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates of Hampton
4000 Coliseum Drive, Suite 280, Hampton, VA 23666
Phone no:  (757) 722-7401