Juvenile gynaecology deals with gynaecological problems of girls. The reproductive organs are not functional in the period of childhood and therefore problems are few. However, diseases of these organs may also occur in this period too. The most common pathological conditions are related to inflammation of the external genitals, premature puberty, a foreign body in the vagina, congenital anomalies and bleeding. Serious illnesses such as cancer of uterus and ovaries may also occur at this age.
In order to get the right diagnosis, the girl needs to make an appointment with the gynaecologist. During the appointment, the girl first talks to the doctor. The girl’s parents also take part in the conversation. Exceptions are adolescents whose request for an independent conversation with the gynaecologist is respected. Sometimes the conversation is enough to set up a working or definitive diagnosis, or to give advice or therapy.
Most often, however, the examination of external and internal sex organs is necessary. It happens very rarely that the examination cannot be conducted due to the lack of cooperation of the child and in this case general anaesthesia is used.
The examination is not at all painful and, of course, the hymen is not damaged. In addition to these procedures, ultrasound examination is also important with child and adolescent Gynaecology, and this examination is carried out when the patient’s bladder is full, but not too full. This examination may check the uterus, ovaries and vagina, and on the basis of appearance of these organs, the doctor draws conclusions about their functioning.
Girls require a special approach with more attention, and in specialised gynaecological hospital Genesis we are happy to answer all your questions and offer you treatment with the support the expert team of Genesis.