Gynaecology is the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus, and ovaries) and the breasts. Literally, outside medicine, the term means “the science of women”. Its counterpart is andrology, which deals with medical issues specific to the male reproductive system.
As in all of medicine, the main tools of diagnosis are clinical history and examination. Gynaecological examination is quite intimate, more so than a routine physical exam. It also requires unique instrumentation such as the speculum. The speculum consists of two hinged blades of concave metal or plastic which are used to retract the tissues of the vagina and permit examination of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus located within the upper portion of the vagina. Gynaecologists typically do a bimanual examination (one hand on the abdomen and one or two fingers in the vagina) to palpate the cervix, uterus, ovaries and bony pelvis. It is not uncommon to do a rectovaginal examination for complete evaluation of the pelvis, particularly if any suspicious masses are appreciated. Male gynaecologists may have a female chaperone for their examination. An abdominal or vaginal ultrasound can be used to confirm any abnormalities appreciated with the bimanual examination or when indicated by the patient’s history.
We have an obstetrics unit dealing with Normal delivery and Caesarean surgery under regular fetal and maternal monitoring. Gynaecological surgeries like, hysterectomy, cystectomy, tube ligation, Surgery for vault prolapse, sphincter repair are being done routinely. We also take care of the common problems of the women and we routinely run Menopause programme, Family planning counselling, etc.
Dr. Shalini Khatri
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Dr. Shalini Khatri
10 Years Experience
MBBS IMS. BHU. Varanasi 1992
MD Gynaecology & Obstetrics IMS BHU. Varanasi 1996
Practising as gynaecologist since 1997