“This is a job, not a chance to look under a skirt”: a monologue of a male gynecologist, who, by the way, will not go to a female urologist himself

“This is a job, not a chance to look under a skirt”: a monologue of a male gynecologist, who, by the way, will not go to a female urologist himself

27.07.2022 0 By admin

In all the years (since 2001, to be more precise), my colleagues and I have never discussed patients in the style of “What a pretty girl she was.” Never! We can talk about her family difficulties (why she came, how to help her in this situation), because, as a rule, a lot of sexual health problems stem from psychology.

unusual cases

One of the most difficult issues in gynecology is the violation of the cycle. Yes, the problem is not fatal, but often it is not possible to solve it. I remember a patient came to me who could not get pregnant due to the lack of menstruation. She had seen several doctors before me, including a clinical psychologist. I, as an obstetrician-gynecologist, was powerless in her case, while the psychologist picked up antidepressants for her, which solved the problem and adjusted the cycle, giving hope for pregnancy.

In my practice, there were other unusual cases, both sad and with a good ending. One of them is associated with oncology, and not obvious. Over the past year I have had several observations with ovarian cancer. Fortunately, even at the university, we were taught to always evaluate patients from the position of cancer alertness, which helps to identify pathology at an early stage.