A non-orthopedic obstetrician may refer a woman to an OB/GYN for a variety of reasons. These reasons include general pelvic floor problems, skin conditions, infectious diseases, chronic conditions, and pregnancy.
For any discharge to be considered normal, it must be no more than one centimeter in length. This is the general rule that is used by OBGYN to identify normal discharge. However, the size of the discharge may be different from one woman to another.
The amount of fluid discharged from the cervix is normally referred to as white blood cells. The presence of these white blood cells indicates a normal pH balance in the uterus. In some cases, however, the pH level of the uterus may be abnormal. This can occur when the mother has a serious infection, a malignant tumor, or a disease such as diabetes.
Blood in the urine is called abnormal discharge. In some cases, these abnormalities may be detected with routine screening, but in other cases, the tests are not very sensitive.
Some of the symptoms of a normal pregnancy are not always present in the case of a non-obstetrician. The body temperature of the woman is higher than the normal temperature. This usually occurs in the early stages of pregnancy and does not need medical treatment.
The cervix can experience some tearing. Most of the time, this tear is found only after a woman has delivered the baby. Tearing of the cervix is called the dilation of the cervix.
If the bleeding or the amount of discharge from the cervix is abnormal, a pregnant woman should have a pelvic exam by a non-obstetrician. In such a situation, a special kind of computerized tomography (CT) scan may help doctors determine if the woman has given birth. A sample of amniotic fluid, either from the mother or the baby, can also be examined to confirm the existence of a fetus.
There may be other causes for abnormal procedures and tests in the process of diagnosis. These include conditions that are associated with an abdominal abscess, fistulae, and cases of pneumonia. This condition needs immediate attention.
If such an incident is detected, an expert consultation can be arranged to determine the severity of the condition. When this is done, a course of treatment can be arranged and a referral to a specialist in the area can be made.
Some of the other symptoms that a non-obstetrician may notice during a consultation include a woman who complains of having a pregnancy belly and dizziness. Any other symptom like feeling like one’s heart is slowing down or that there is a hard lump on the left side of the abdomen should also be reported. The baby’s development is normally explained by comparing it with the description given by the mother.
A specialist consultation may also bring to light problems related to a woman’s general health. For example, a baby with a less than normal head circumference should be assessed. If the head is too small or there is a growth in the ears, it can be an indication of a problem with the periosteum or cartilage around the spinal cord.
Women are often worried about the potential problems that may arise when they go to a non-obstetrician. Yet it is advisable to go for a consultation before the first appointment, just to find out what the extent of the problems will be. This will give the non-obstetrician time to consult with his colleagues, and it will give the woman an opportunity to rest a bit before going for the actual visit.