According to statistics compiled by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, there were 66,097,962 office visits to ob / gyns in 1996. Following are the top 15 reasons for the visits and the number of visits.
Prenatal examination, routine: 21,488,193.
General medical examination: 12,180,055.
Pelvic / gynecologic examination: 3,686,854.
Visit to discuss results of laboratory tests: 2,085,377.
Postoperative visit: 2,046,186.
Postpartum examination, routine: 1,405,325.
Pap smear: 1,346,609.
Pelvic symptoms: 1,284,238.
Progress visit, not otherwise specified: 1,005,653.
Menopause symptoms: 963,187.
Family planning: 843,620.
Other vaginal symptoms: 839,454.
Problems of pregnancy: 784,504.
Uterine and vaginal bleeding: 755,279.
Other diseases of female productive tract: 646,152.