About your anorectal physiology studies examination

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What is it? Anorectal Physiology Studies look at the function of the back passage and rectum. We carry out different tests which give information about what is causing your problem, whether it is difficulty in controlling your bowel (incontinence) or constipation. Before the test NO preparation is required prior to the tests. You may eat and drink as normal before …

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An introduction to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service

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Our contact details Outpatient appointments: 0300 303 8360 Endoscopy bookings: 0300 303 8517 X-ray appointments: 01273 664575 IBD helpline 24hr answer phone, Monday to Friday Expect a response within one working day (Monday-Friday) Telephone: 01273 664427. Email: ibdnursingservice@bsuh.nhs.uk Patient Support Group Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Brighton and West Sussex Group Telephone: 0845 434 8511. Email: bws@groups.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk. The Brighton & Sussex …

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Percutaneous gastrostomy insertion

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What is a percutaneous gastrostomy? Percutaneous gastrostomy is a technique where a narrow plastic tube is placed through the skin, directly into your stomach, to give you liquid nutrition. Because it is done through the skin, it is called percutaneous, and gastrostomy means making an opening into the stomach. Why do I need percutaneous gastrostomy? There are several reasons why …

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Colorectal stent insertion

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What is a Colorectal Stent Insertion? The colon is a muscular tube that connects the bowel to the rectum. If it becomes blocked or narrowed, there will obviously be a problem with movement of faecal matter (poo) through the body. One way of overcoming this problem is by inserting a metal, mesh tube called a stent across the blockage. Faecal …

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Oesophageal stent insertion

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What is an oesophageal stent insertion? The oesophagus (gullet) is a hollow, muscular tube which takes food from the mouth down to the stomach. If it becomes blocked by a tumour or narrowed following radiotherapy (stricture) this causes a problem with swallowing. One way of overcoming this problem is by inserting a stent. Food can then pass down the oesophagus …

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Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)

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What is TEMS? TEMS stands for Transanal Endoscopic MicroSurgery. lt is a specially designed operating system which allows surgery to be performed in the back passage (rectum) using a special telescope. There are usually no incisions or external scars on your skin. What is it used for? The most common use for TEMS is for the removal of benign polyps …

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Information for patients on Hepatitis C Clinical Registry system

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What is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis means swelling or inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C, also known as HCV or Hep C is a virus that is carried in the blood and infects and damages the liver. The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a major cause of liver disease. A person can be infected with Hepatitis C for many years without …

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Information about your diet after surgery on your gut

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Eating and drinking after your gut surgeryYour surgical team will recommend a gradual return to drinking and then eating. For example, they will want to check that you can tolerate drinks before they suggest that you eat. The rate at which you can return to your usual diet depends on the type of surgery you have had, and your gut’s …

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having a fibroscan

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Who is this leaflet for? This leaflet is for people who will be having a fibroscan. The information within this leaflet will explain what to expect when you have the scan. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the nurses or doctors caring for you. What is a fibroscan and what …

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