In cases of abdominal complaints, a gynecologist is often consulted first, because the cause of such discomfort is often found to be in the genital organs. On one hand, it may be a non-specific irritation or infection (migrating from the vagina via the uterus or originating from the intestines (e.g. appendicitis)) which results in pain, or on the other hand, there are several other conditions (e.g. ovarian cysts, fibroids of the uterus, adhesions, endometriosis, etc.), which can also cause discomfort and pain.
In such cases, we need to consider causes outside our field of expertise, so diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach/intestines) and diseases of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters and bladder) are included in the differential diagnosis.
In any case, a gynecological disorder should be clarified by palpation of the pelvic basin, ultrasound of the pelvic organs, a vaginal swab to exclude infections, and urine tests, if necessary. Depending on the symptom picture, we will then initiate further follow-up examinations, possibly in cooperation with other colleagues.
It is important not to unnecessarily delay a check-up in order to clarify any problems with pain or delay doctor’s visits due to fear of malignancy, but to see your doctor immediately in cases of prolonged or increased abdominal pain, so as not to allow the worsening of any condition.
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