Paediatric gynaecology is a branch of medicine that focuses on treating and preventing diseases of the female reproductive tract in children from birth to adolescence. Paediatric gynaecology plays a key role in prevention because problems detected early, during childhood and adolescence, can help avoid various disorders in the adult age.
MY CLINIC places high emphasis on a sensitive approach to children and adolescents. Ample time is allotted to examinations as well as to subsequent consultations with parents. Oftentimes, informed parents are of key importance for ensuring that children continue to prosper.
Generally speaking, visiting a gynaecologist is recommended always when a child or adolescent experiences gynaecological problems. Likewise, a paediatric gynaecologist should be seen in cases of recurring vaginal discharge or bleeding, or if secondary sex characteristics began to develop sometime between the ages of two months and nine years. Following menarche, a visit to a paediatric gynaecologist is indicated if periods are overly frequent, profuse, or last more than 10 days. Another reason for a gynaecological examination is a suspected pregnancy after an unprotected sexual intercourse. In addition, our specialist provide young women with advice regarding contraception suitable for adolescents.
Examples of medical conditions treated by MY CLINIC paediatric gynaecology specialists:
Examinations are conducted in consideration of the patient's age and her experience with gynaecological procedures. A paediatric gynaecological examination requires more time than is customary in the case of adult patients. Children need a thorough explanation and demonstration, and relevant information must also be provided to parents. Even though MY CLINIC uses state-of-the-art technologies, a gynaecological examination may be an unpleasant experience for some young patients. In cases where an adolescent refuses to undergo an examination, we attempt to repeat the procedure at a later time. We treat patients in a highly sensitive manner, both physically and mentally.
An examination begins with an overall assessment of the development of sexual characteristics. The physician records the current height and weight and records information about allergies, past surgeries, medications, and other medical history data. During the actual physical examination, the gynaecologist examines the external genital organs. If indicated, a vaginal examination is subsequently performed with a vaginoscope, which may include collecting a sample for culture or hormonal cytology tests. The procedure is followed with an ultrasound examination through the abdominal wall. Parents are requested to ensure that patients arrive sufficiently hydrated and do not urinate before an examination. The gynaecologist determines treatment based on the results.
MY CLINIC has a team of experienced gynaecologists, including a paediatric gynaecology specialist. One of the most important benefits of healthcare provided at MY CLINIC is the interdisciplinary nature of treatment. Paediatric gynaecology specialists administer therapies in close cooperation with their paediatric, endocrinology, and dermatology counterparts. Their collaborative effort shortens the therapeutic process and improves comfort for clients because all medical services are available on a one-stop basis.