OB-Gyne is for women, what about for men?

Philippines
October 17, 2008 1:31am CST
I've thought about this a while ago when I saw other mylotter's discussion about her check up. then I thought, what if men needs a doctor/specialist that will examine them about their body, or if they have this problem with regards to their masculine side, like if they are incapable of giving their spouse a child. what kind of specialist will help them? like for us women, OB-Gynecologist is our doctors when it comes to pregnancy, or whatever we wanted to check with regards to our feminine side.. I believe that men do also have their "OB-Gyne" but I really don't know the right term for it. it'll be a great help if you'll share your thoughts about this. thanks a lot!
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10 responses
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I have often given this a thought too. I always wandered who a man goes to fo things like that. I think they just go to a family doctor. I am not sure though.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 08
now, we will all learn from others responses. let's wait, see, and learn.
• India
17 Oct 08
Family doctor is actually a good point to start. as many of the diseases are trivial. So a family doctor can differentiate whom to send where. And by the way Obs Gynaec department as women are much more important than men.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
Yeah, I think so. that is why we do have a specific doctor. but of course, just wondering about guys. men's health are also important.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
20 Oct 08
i thought OB-gyne is for both sexes....besides they are just the same private parts the only thing that differs with them is its construction....lol
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• Philippines
21 Oct 08
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Wow... Good question. Now you've made me think too.. I can't seem to recall any term... Ugh... Can't think of it. Haha. I wonder what they are called if such specialists really exists. If not, guess people our right that there are really no specialists for male that corresponds to female's OB-Gynecologists.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
yeah. some says that it always depends upon the male's problems.
• United States
17 Oct 08
the closest thing i can think of is when guys get their prostrate checked at normal check ups.. most guys dont have their fertility checked unless there is a problem but no matter what guys usually always have their prostrate checked so i guess that is as close as it would get to a gyno exam for us
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
yes. I think so. but most guys are taking this things for granted, and some don't know and where should they go, if they need to have check ups.
• India
17 Oct 08
well basically it is called a Surgeon or surgery specialist. basically a surgeon deals with all the male parts during his MS or post graduate program. Urologist is a superspecialist who superspecialize from Surgery. But he deals with Kidney, Ureter, Urinary bladder, Prostate, Urethra all the way upto exterior. But as of gonads and libido or the organ proper though they do not come strictly under urologists domain can be done by any surgeon. The overlying skin problems comes overlapping between surgeon and a venereologist who is typically a Dermatologist.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
so it always depends upon the male's situation.. thank you for that info. I know that lots of us wanted to know that.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Hey zer0charly, I can help you with this question. If a man is having trouble with his "masculine side" as you put it he has a few options. He can go to a Urologist or his regular Internist. If he and his wife are having trouble having a baby then they can go to an Infertility Specialist. I used to work for an Ob/Gyn who was an Infertility Specialist that is why I know alot about these problems. I worked in the medical field as a medical assistant.
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
so it always depends upon the man's situation/problem. unlike us, we know that if we had a problem, OB is the right specialist to consult with.. thank you so much for giving your insight. I am sure that it'll help, not just me but the others as well..
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
20 Oct 08
hahahaha cool just wanted to post this well i guess for men is Internist Dr.i guess hehehe
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
internist?.. what does he do?
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
21 Oct 08
all? whatever the patience wants to know or probs.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 08
oh! thank you.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
17 Oct 08
Hi dear when man has such problem , they go to doc and they check their sperm count and other test and treat accordingly i am bnot sure what exact term it myself as never needed that Take care
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
well, I guess, even if you don't need that for now, as a man, you should also know you doctor.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
20 Oct 08
Hmmm well i dont get worry in advance, if there is any problem(GodForbids) then sure u can find your required doctors Take care
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
I guess...OB-mywife. Lol! I can not think of any medical specialization concerning men's reproductive organ.
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
LOL., well, you should know. we can never tell. you might need it in the long run.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
17 Oct 08
There's a specialist for guys, but just that i dunno which is the specialist.. lol =D But normally, this kind of scenario, will not happen, because no matter what, they will be frenz around us whom tends to know where to get help, even though they have not gone for such checkups b4.. lol =D
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
Yeah. I think so. all of us has specialist. like for kids, there's Pediatrician. OB for women, and so on and so forth.
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