OB GYN in Brooklyn

From annual check ups to birthing your children, OB/GYN (obstetrics and gynecology) covers all of your female healthcare needs. OB/GYN’s in Brooklyn specialize in women’s health and provide care for all things related to the female anatomy, including menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, and even routine medical exams and preventative screenings.

OB/GYN is the sole healthcare speciality dedicated specifically to the female anatomy and is essential to a woman’s health and wellness.

What is OB/GYN?

OB stands for Obstetrics, which is the study of pregnancy, the postpartum period, and childbirth. GYN stands for Gynecology, which is the study of the female reproductive system, including the vagina, uterus, ovaries, and breasts. Both specialize in the care for women, and while most Gynecologists in Brooklyn are also Obstetrician’s, there are some key differences between the two.

Brooklyn Obstetrics

Obstetrician’s don’t treat diseases; they deliver babies and handle any complications during and after childbirth.

They will perform the ultrasounds during the first trimester, as well as at week 12 and 20 of pregnancy, and also determine the gestational period.

Common reasons to see a Brooklyn Obstetrician:

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C-Section

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Fetal Distress

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Fertility Treatment

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Ectopic Pregnancy

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NICU Care

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Preeclampsia

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High Blood Pressure

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Obstetrical Hemorrhage & Sepsis

Common reasons to see a Brooklyn Gynecologist:

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Mammograms

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Fertility and contraception

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Hormone disorders

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Pap smears

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Mentrustation issues

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Yeast or bacterial infections

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Uterine and vaginal infections

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Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)

Gynecology Brooklyn

Brooklyn Gynecologist’s treat diseases, offer health care for the female reproductive system, and handle nearly all procedures prior to childbirth. Once the gynecologist confirms pregnancy, the patient will then be transferred to an obstetrician.

It is recommended to go to a gynecologist at least once a year for a checkup starting around age 13, or to go any time you feel pain or discomfort in the reproductive organs.

Common reasons to see a Brooklyn Gynecologist:

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Mammograms

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Fertility and contraception

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Hormone disorders

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Pap smears

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Mentrustation issues

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Yeast or bacterial infections

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Uterine and vaginal infections

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Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancerous) muscular tumors that grow inside the uterus. Uterine fibroids can be different sizes, may develop as one or multiple, and may cause the following symptoms:

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Irregular menstrual cycles

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Complications during pregnancy and labor

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Difficult or frequent urination

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Abdomen or lower back pain

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Constipation

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Pain during sex

Annual Screenings

Mammograms

X-rays of the breasts for diagnosis. It is recommended to get an annual mammogram starting at age 40, but to start sooner if you are at a higher risk of breast cancer.

Pap Test

Screens for abnormalities that may indicate cervical cancer. Starting at age 21, you should get a Pap test every three years. Starting at age 30, you can get a Pap test every five years as long as it’s also with an HPV test.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Tests

There are about 100 types of HPV, it often doesn’t have any symptoms, and some can cause warts but others can cause cancer. HPV is the most common STI, with about 14 million new cases a year in the U.S. HPV is common for women younger than 30, but it usually goes away on its own. It is recommended that women begin getting HPV tests at 30. The test should be at least every five years and should be done along with a Pap test.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) & STI Tests

HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system and may eventually lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). An STI is an infection caused by bacteria or a virus through sexual contact, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis. You should be tested for HIV and STI’s before every sexual encounter or at least once a year, and should always be honest with your partner(s) about these results.