Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Our Obstetrics and Gynecology (often abbreviated to OB/GYN, OBG, O&G or Obs & Gynae) Department provides a full range of OB/Gyn services to meet the health needs of women in Qatar throughout their lives. OB/GYN are the two surgical–medical specialties dealing with the female reproductive organs in their pregnant and non-pregnant state. Obstetricians and Gynecologists are fully certified with many years of experience caring for women.

Our services includes:

• OB gynecology consultation
• Pap smear,
• Cauterization,
• Intra Uterine Insemination
• Loop insertion,
• loop removal,
• CTG singleton,
• Surgical stitch removal,
• Excision of vulval lesion

Gynecology

Frequently Asked Question

What do I need to bring with me to my first visit?

Patients should bring their insurance card, and for anyone who is younger than 18 years old, we request that a patient or guardian is present in order to discuss parental consent and confidentiality. First-time patients can also visit the New Patients section of our webpage, where you can find helpful links for the Services, Map and Directions.

When should I bring my young daughter in for her first Gynecological exam?

It is recommended that young women have their first Gynecologic visit at the age of 15, or when they become sexually active and have questions about contraception and STI’s.

I experience cramping and moodiness during my period. Is there anything that I can do to help with this?

Since Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, or PMDD, is very common for a lot of women, there are a variety of ways to ease its symptoms of bloating, irritability, and moodiness. Women are encouraged to avoid or decrease caffeine intake, limit salt, and to develop a healthy exercise routine, among other things. There are also vitamin supplements that are intended to specifically help with the symptoms of PMDD. If natural methods don’t alleviate your symptoms, there are certain medications that can be prescribed by a physician.

When do I need to start thinking about getting a Mammogram?

Women aged 40 and older should have a mammogram every year. Women with an increased risk of breast cancer due to things such as family history are advised to talk with their physician about whether to have mammograms before the age of 40.

I am experiencing some burning while urination, is there anything to help with the pain?

When dealing with burning urination, it is advised that you increase your fluid intake. Drinking Cranberry Juice has also long been recognized as helpful in alleviating the symptoms of what might be a bladder infection. Women who experience burning while urinating are strongly encouraged to have a urinalysis performed so that the exact problem can be identified and diagnosed. Your gynecologist may then recommend other treatment, or they may decide that the prescription of medicine is the best course of action.

I am experiencing vaginal discharge and some vaginal itching. Could I have an infection?

It’s very common for most women to have some vaginal discharge, which may occur more or less at different times of the month, depending on the individual. However, it is important to note whether or not the vaginal discharge has a foul odor to it, as this may indicate a bacterial infection. Vaginal itching accompanied by a thick, white discharge could potentially indicate a yeast infection. It is advisable to seek out a gynecologist for a simple exam to confirm the diagnosis and for swift, effective treatment, as abnormal vaginal discharge can usually be treated with medication. Vaginal discharge may be a symptom of an STI.

I skipped one of my birth control pills, and I am now experiencing vaginal bleeding. What should I do?

The skipping of just one birth control pill can potentially produce a hormone imbalance, and which can cause a symptom referred to as “breakthrough bleeding.” This is a relatively normal occurrence, and you should take the missed pill as soon as you realize you’ve skipped it. If you have skipped more than two birth control pills, you should use condoms for the remainder of the month.

Obstetrics

The world of women’s health care can be overwhelming to many, especially when it comes to the complex field of Obstetrics. Given how vitally important it is for expecting mothers to be familiar with the Do’s and Dont’s of prenatal care, we have provided below a short list of commonly asked questions from mothers-to-be.

Frequently Asked Question

How much can I exercise while pregnant?

For people who regularly maintain active lifestyles, it is safe to continue to do so during pregnancy, though women should strive to stick to an exercise pace that is not too vigorous or exhausting. For women who don’t regularly keep an active lifestyle, it is recommended that at least some light exercise be incorporated in to their daily life; just walking a moderate pace every day should suffice.

What should I avoid eating while pregnant?

Women are strongly urged to avoid alcohol during pregnancy, and to limit caffeine to no more than 300 mg. per day, which equals roughly two 5-ounce cups of coffee. Women are also encouraged to avoid the use of saccharin, soft or unpasteurized cheeses, raw meats & fish, and unpasteurized deli meats.

Can I continue to eat and drink foods that contain artificial sweeteners?

Women are encouraged to avoid anything that contains aspartame, which is found in products like Sweet and Low. However the artificial sweetener Splenda is deemed to be okay to consume while pregnant, since it is made from all-natural ingredients.

How should I treat a cold?

It is recommended that you do not take anything with ibuprofen in it. Aside from drinking fluids and resting, pregnant women who are past their first trimester are permitted to take Sudafed, Tylenol, Dimetapp, and Robitussin.

May I travel while pregnant?

For uncomplicated pregnancies, travel is not a problem. When traveling by car, make plans to stop at least every 2 hours to get out and walk. Plus, any women at the 34 week mark should consult with their physician before engaging in travel.

Are dental x-rays okay?

Yes, but be sure that your abdomen is completely shielded when having the x-rays taken.