Differential Diagnosis in Obstetrics & Gynaecology: An A-Z, Second Edition, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Differential Diagnosis in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

An A-Z, Second Edition, 1st Edition

Edited by Tony Hollingworth

CRC Press

375 pages | 219 Color Illus.

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One of the major challenges in obstetrics and gynaecology is the need for a broad knowledge of medicine and surgery as well as the conditions specific to reproduction. The comprehensive nature of Differential Diagnosis in Obstetrics and Gynaecology achieves this goal.

The bookprovides clinicians with invaluable assistance in the diagnostic process to differentiate quickly and correctly among various diseases. From minor to major symptoms, the differential diagnoses are explored and offered in a way that is easy to read and leads to practical management.

Arranged alphabetically, and based upon presenting symptoms, the text takes readers through a step-by-step approach to that presentation, culminating in a description of the different diagnoses that it might represent.

The layout of the book is engaging as the text is interspersed with excellent illustrations and useful boxes highlighting important points. Algorithms, references, and websites have been included where appropriate and a glossary of common terms and terminology used in obstetrics and gynaecology has been provided at the end.


"Having an accessible, readable and trustworthy review of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is worth its weight in gold-and this book is certainly a worthy contender."


Praise for previous editions:

"The text is well referenced and lists helpful resources and websites for further reading and information. I would certainly recommend it to anyone with a specialised interest in obstetrics and gynaecology … a very valuable addition to the medical bookshelf."

—The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Table of Contents

A–Z Entries

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy

Abdominal Swellings in Pregnancy

Amniotic Fluid Abnormalities

Anaemia in Pregnancy

Back Pain in Pregnancy

Bell’s Palsy in Pregnancy

Birth Injuries, Maternal

Birth Injuries, Neonatal

Bleeding Disorders in Pregnancy, Including Thrombocytopenia

Bleeding in Childhood (Vaginal)

Bleeding During Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in Late Pregnancy (Antepartum Haemorrhage)

Bleeding, Postmenopausal

Bleeding, Rectal, During Pregnancy

Blocked Nose in Pregnancy

Breast Lumps in Pregnancy

Breast Tenderness in Pregnancy and the Puerperium

Breast/Nipple Discharge in Pregnancy

Breathlessness in Pregnancy: Cardiac Causes

Breathlessness in Pregnancy: Respiratory Causes

Cervical Cytology, Abnormal

Cervical Swelling (Cervix Uteri)

Chest Pain in Pregnancy: Cardiac Causes

Chest Pain in Pregnancy: Non-Cardiac Causes

Collapse in Pregnancy

Collapse in The Puerperium

Ctg Abnormalities

Epigastric Pain in Pregnancy

Fever, Postoperative (Gynaecological)

Fever, Puerperal

Fits in Pregnancy


Genitalia, Ambiguous (Including Congenital Anomalies)

Glycosuria of Pregnancy

Haematemesis in Pregnancy

Haematuria (Blood in the Urine)

Hand Pain in Pregnancy

Headache in Pregnancy

Heartburn During Pregnancy


Hot Flushes

Hydrops Fetalis

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Incontinence, Faecal, and Pregnancy

Incontinence, Urinary


Intrauterine Fetal Death and Mid-Trimester Pregnancy Loss

Itching in Pregnancy (See Also Rashes in Pregnancy)

Jaundice and Liver Disease in Pregnancy

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars

Labour, Precipitate

Labour, Premature

Labour, Prolonged

Leg Pain in Pregnancy (Deep Venous Thrombosis)

Leg Swelling in Pregnancy

Libido, Loss of

Menstrual Periods, Absent (Amenorrhoea)

Menstrual Periods, Heavy and/or Irregular


Menstrual Periods, Infrequent (Oligomenorrhoea)

Menstrual Periods, Painful, (Dysmenorrhoea)

Miscarriage, Recurrent

Nosebleeds (Epistaxis) in Pregnancy

Ophthalmic Issues and The Maternal Eye in Pregnancy

Oral and Dental Considerations in Pregnancy

Ovarian Swellings

Pain During Intercourse

Palpitations in Pregnancy

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Swellings

Premenstrual Syndrome

Prolapse of Uterus and Vagina

Prolonged Pregnancy

Proteinuria in Pregnancy

Psychological Problems in Pregnancy and the

Postnatal Period


Pubic Bone Pain in Pregnancy

Rashes in Pregnancy (See Also Itching in Pregnancy

And Vulval Itching)

Thyroid Problems in Pregnancy

Tiredness in Pregnancy

Tumour Markers in Gynaecology

Urinary Retention

Uterine Swellings

Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal Swellings

Vomiting in Pregnancy

Vulval Investigations

Vulval Itching

Vulval Pain

Vulval Swellings

Vulval Ulceration

Appendix: Definitions and Tumour Staging

About the Editor

Edited by

Tony Hollingworth, MB ChB, PhD, MBA, FRCS(Ed), FRCOG, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics