In some countries, women must first see a general practitioner (GP; also known as a family practitioner (FP)) prior to seeing a gynaecologist. If their condition requires training, knowledge, surgical procedure, or equipment unavailable to the GP, the patient is then referred to a gynecologist. As in all of medicine, the main tools of diagnosis are clinical history and examination. Gynecological examination is quite intimate, more so than a routine physical exam. As with all surgical specialties, gynecologists may employ medical or surgical therapies, depending on the exact nature of the problem that they are treating. Pre and post-operative medical management will often employ many standard drug therapies, such as antibiotics, diuretics, antihypertensives, and antiemetics.
Additionally, gynecologists make frequent use of specialized hormone-modulating therapies to treat disorders of the female genital tract that are responsive to pituitary and/or gonadal signals.
Relaed Journals of Gynecological Diagnosis and Treatment
Health Science Journal, Critical Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods, Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health, Italian Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology Forum, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine