How much does it cost to see a gynecologist in Nigeria?

A gynecologist is a medical doctor and a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of female reproductive diseases. Gynaecology is the colloquially referred to as the “Science of Women”. Locally, Nigerians and in fact Africans call gynaecologists “woman doctor”. Gynaecology also helps to maintain the reproductive health of women or persons with female reproductive organs.

A gynecologist could either be a male or a female. Every patient have a right to choose the gender of the gynaecologist that will attend to her especially in countries that are deeply religious. However, as a Nigerian, youay not have this luxury as the number of practicing gynaecologists in the country are quite very few. In Nigeria, a gynaecologist is also a specialist in Obstetrics… The honors go together and they are therefore called Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (OB/GYN).

How much does it cost to see a gynecologist in Nigeria?
A Nigerian gynaecologist

Number of gynaecologists in Nigeria?

Males still dominates gynaecology in Nigeria. According to SCIENCE DIRECT, Nigeria has a total Number of 968 Obstetrician and Gynaecologists of which, 846 (87.4%) were male while the remaining 122 are females. The estimated national population in 2013 was 175 651 197, which meant that there was one OB/GYN for every 181 458 individuals.

Common medical conditions + emergencies that a Gynaecogist handles in his/her clinic or emergency room every day

➡️Examples of conditions dealt with by a gynaecologist are:

➡️Cancer and pre-cancerous diseases of the reproductive organs including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva.

➡️Women with uterine fibroids

➡️Incontinence of urine

➡️Vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF)

➡️Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods)

➡️Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods)

➡️Infertility (inability to conceive) – IUI, invitro-fertilization, surrogacy, artificial insemination etc

➡️Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods); a common indication for hysterectomy

➡️Prolapse of pelvic organs – uterine prolapse, vagina prolapse.

➡️Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal)

➡️UTI and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

➡️Premenstrual Syndrome

➡️Other vaginal diseases

➡️Gynecological problems associated with menopause

➡️Cervical tears or lacerations

➡️Congenital reproductive problems like turner syndrome, klinefelter syndromes, vagina Artesia.

➡️ Sexually transmitted infections in females.

There is some crossover in these areas. For example, a woman with urinary incontinence may be referred to a urologist. Issues of breast cancers are handled by the general surgeon and/plastic surgeon.


Things to discuss with the gynaecologist whenever you decided to visit

Feel free and don’t be too shy to discuss issues affecting your reproductive health and your sexual health.

Here are 10 things you should always discuss with your gynecologist:

➡️Painful periods

➡️Pain during sex, vaginal dryness

➡️Irregular periods

➡️Swollen Bumps or Growths “Down There”

➡️vaginal odour

➡️Vaginal discharge

➡️low libido or lack of sexual libido

➡️Open up to your gynecologist about your sexual history and the possible number of your sexual partners.

➡️Your last menstrual period, age (don’t falsify your age), pregnancy history.

➡️Fecal or urinary urinary leakage

➡️Tests your have done before

➡️Others things bothering you

Now is time to talk about the coat of seeing a gynecologist. 👇


How much does it cost to see a gynecologist in Nigeria?

Seeing a gynecologist in Nigeria is not that expensive especially in government hospitals but the problem is they may not spend much time with you to discuss all your problems. Patients are many so the gynaecologist will rush through the clinic so as to be able to see all his female patients, hence important complaints from patients may be missed. The cost of seeing a gynaecologist in a public hospital in Nigeria can be as low as #2,000 – #3,000 Naira.

If you really have a nagging reproductive problem, please go to a good private hospital and insist on seeing a gynaecologist, this may cost you up to #20,000 – #50,000 Naira but you will be satisfied with the services rendered. The cost of seeing a renowned or popular gynaecologist in cities like Benin, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Kaduna in their private hospitals may cost you close to #30,000.

Hope this answers your question? Thank you.


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