Is the absence of menstruation in a 15-year-old girl normal? What kind of discharge is acceptable for a third grader? Can a 2-year-old baby ride a two-wheeled bicycle? When is it necessary to sound the alarm?
These and many other questions are not so rare in modern mothers’ society.
Children’s gynecology is a relatively new area in medicine, filled with intersection of pediatrics and gynecology. It arose because of the need to highlight the characteristics of children gynecological problems and, therefore, the need for special training for pediatric and adolescent gynecologists.
Besides, the first question that arises for every second mother of an underage daughter is something like this: “Why should I take my child to a pediatric gynecologist when I have my regular doctor? Is he doing his job badly?”
Firstly, don’t forget about the significant differences in the structure and function of the genital organs of a matured woman and a teenage girl, and even more so, just a baby. In addition, many children gynecological diseases proceed almost imperceptibly. It is the special training of the pediatric gynecologist that allows you to detect these symptoms in time and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Secondly, a pediatric gynecologist is not just a doctor; he is also a subtle psychologist. Indeed, not every girl will decide to share her feelings and fears with a stranger, and even show the problem areas to the doctor. A pediatric gynecologist will find an approach even to the most reserved teenagers, he will take care with attention and attention, identify the problem and prescribe treatment.
Highly qualified doctors of the Academic Medical Center AMC are engaged in the professional treatment of gynecological adolescence and children’s’ disease. The children’s reproductive system is not yet developed, not stable. Any violation of the body can provoke the appearance of diseases.
A pediatric gynecologist will quickly establish an accurate diagnosis and prescribe an effective treatment program that will preserve health and prevent the progression of serious pathologies in time.
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“Today, when all sorts of pathologies and abnormalities of the genitals have become frequent due to an unfavorable ecology, it is very important that an adolescent girl is observed by an experienced pediatric gynecologist. Indeed, an “adult doctor”, due to insufficient experience with young patients, can make the wrong diagnosis or prescribe hormone therapy, which is contraindicated for adolescents. The main thing that mothers should be aware of, who doubt the expediency of going to a pediatric gynecologist, is that the examination methods for these specialists are different. In other words, what is suitable for an adult woman can harm a girl. I’ve been practicing in this field for more than 20 years, so I can say with confidence: until 18 years old girls should be observed by a pediatric gynecologist. ”
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Doctor of the highest category, Paediatric gynaecologist
The competence of a pediatric gynecologist includes:
- Hormonal disorders in newborns;
- Congenital malformations;
- Synechia of the labia minora;
- Inflammatory diseases such as vulvitis, vulvovaginitis;
- Problems of both premature puberty and lag of sexual development;
- Problems associated with the menstrual cycle (painful menstruation, its absence, prolonged cycle, insufficient or abundant discharge, irregular menstruation);
- Diseases of the mammary glands;
- Ovarian cysts;
- Infectious gynecological diseases;
- Sexually transmitted diseases;
- Pregnancy diagnosis;
- Endocrine diseases.