Hysteroscopy

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What is a hysteroscopy? A hysteroscopy is a procedure during which the inside of the uterus (womb) is examined using a thin narrow type tube called a hysteroscope. The hysteroscope (2-5mm diameter) is carefully passed through the vagina, the cervix (neck of the womb) and enables the doctor to see into the uterus via the hysteroscope telescope. The images may …

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Your visit to the Outpatient Hysteroscopy Clinic

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What is an outpatient hysteroscopy? This procedure enables the Doctor or Specialist Nurse to examine the inside of your womb (uterus) and is done in an outpatient clinic whilst you are awake. A thin telescope like devise (hysteroscope) with a camera attached is passed through the neck of your womb (cervix). This enables the clinician to see whether there are …

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Your hysterosalpingogram

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What is a Hysterosalpingogram? A Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is a specialist x-ray examination looking at the anatomy of the uterus and fallopian tubes. An x-ray dye is used to visualise the area on x-rays. The test needs to be performed between day 1 and day 14 of your menstrual cycle and will take approximately 30 minutes. Preparing for your HSG To …

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Autologous sling

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What is an autologous sling?An autologous sling is an operation where a ribbon of fascia (fibrous tissue strip) is taken from one of the abdominal wall layers and placed underneath the urethra. This strip is passed on either side to be fixed back to the abdominal wall. This acts like a hammock to support the urethra. It can be performed …

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your visit to the colposcopy unit

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Why do I need a Colposcopy? You have been referred to the Colposcopy Unit because your last screening showed up some cells that did not look normal – the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) also has been detected. There may be several reasons for this. It is a common problem (one in twelve women have an abnormal result) and is very …

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vulva cancer and vulval surgery

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What is the vulva? The vulva is the area of skin between a woman’s legs and makes up the outside part of the genital organs. It includes two outside lips (labia majora) typically covered in pubic hair and surround two inner lips (labia minora). The front of the vulva includes a small structure known as the clitoris, behind this is …

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Vaginal hysterectomy

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What is a vaginal hysterectomy? A vaginal hysterectomy is an operation performed under a general, spinal or epidural anaesthesia to remove the womb (uterus) through the vagina. It is a common surgical procedure to cure or alleviate a number of gynaecological complaints. The cervix is also removed so there is no longer any need for cervical screening. Why do I …

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telephone support from the macmillan gynaecological nurse specialists

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What kind of telephone support can I expect? The Macmillan Gynaecological Nurse Specialists (also called your ‘Key Worker’ or Specialist Nurse) provide telephone support to patients and their carers/families which might include discussing issues around diagnosis, treatment options, symptom problems or access to other healthcare services. Your Macmillan Gynaecological Nurse Specialist will explain what they are able to offer to …

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