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Title - Flexible SigmoidoscopyDescription - You have been advised by your GP or hospital doctor to have an investigation known as a flexible sigmoidoscopy. This procedure requires your formal consent and this booklet has been written to enable you to make an informed decision in relation to agreeing to the investigation.
Title - Pancreatic cyst (IPMN)Description - Pancreatic cysts are fluid or mucous filled sacs that develop in or around the pancreas gland. Most small pancreatic cysts do not require any treatment other than surveillance with scans and blood tests. These cysts are not cancerous, however a very small percentage of them do change and grow and then require further investigation. These cysts are usually identified incidentally and picked up when scans are done for another reason. There are more of these being picked up as the quality of scans improve. They do not usually cause any symptoms.
Title - Transnasal GastroscopyDescription - You have been advised to have an investigation known as a transnasal gastroscopy (TNG). This procedure requires your formal consent and this booklet has been written to enable you to make an informed decision in relation to agreeing to the investigation. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify the department as soon as possible and they will be able to arrange another date for you.
Title - Coping and Management of an Incomplete MiscarriageDescription - Miscarriage can be a very frightening, unhappy and lonely experience. It can be even more upsetting when the miscarriage is incomplete and more treatment is needed. The Buchanan Suite staff are here to support you at this difficult time.
Title - Endometrial AblationDescription - Endometrial ablation is the destruction of the uterine (womb) lining in order to treat heavy periods. If medicines do not reduce your menstrual bleeding, then your doctor may suggest endometrial ablation as an alternative to major surgical options, such as hysterectomy.
Title - Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)Description - Hysterectomy is the removal of a woman's uterus (womb) and cervix surgically. An LAVH is the removal of the womb using both keyhole surgery and vaginal surgery. It is performed for a variety of reasons and is a less invasive alternative to open surgery.
Title - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)Description - PID is an inflammation of the pelvic organs. It is an ascending infection that spreads above the vagina and cervix to infect the upper parts of the female reproductive tract – uterus (womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries and pelvic area. If the infection is severe, this can result in a collection of pus (abscess) within the pelvis.
Title - Sacrospinous FixationDescription - This leaflet has been written to try and answer questions you might have about sacrospinous fixation, however, it is not intended to replace the personal contact between you and the doctors and nurses. It should be read together with the leaflet about prolapse in which available treatments are described and compared.
Title - Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH)Description - This is a gynaecological surgical procedure performed under general anaesthetic which involves removing the uterus and cervix using a keyhole (laparoscopic) technique and removing it through the vagina. You might also need ovaries/fallopian tubes to be removed, your doctor will discuss this with you.
Title - Treatment with Ulipristal Acetate (Esmya)Description - Esmya is a medicine that helps partially block the progesterone hormone from working on certain tissues in the body. Progesterone is a hormone produced, in part, by the ovaries. In certain circumstances, progesterone can stimulate the growth of fibroids within the uterus (womb). Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscle layer of the uterus. By blocking the progesterone, Esmya can help reduce the size of the fibroids.
Title - Vaginal NOTES hysterectomy- (using keyhole surgery to remove your womb vaginally)Description - This leaflet explains Vaginal NOTES hysterectomy. The aftercare and other general information regarding hysterectomy will be the same as for vaginal hysterectomy that is provided along with this leaflet. NOTES stands for natural orifice trans luminal endoscopic surgery. In this type of hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy is performed using keyhole instruments as they improve access and visibility.
Title - Word Catheter (Drainage of a Bartholin’s Cyst)Description - You have been diagnosed with a painful swelling of the Bartholin's gland (cyst). If this has become infected it is called an abscess. A Bartholin’s cyst or abscess has a typical appearance at the entrance to the vagina. No test is needed to make the diagnosis. Normally the glands produce lubrication that enters the vagina. But when the gland becomes blocked it causes a painful swelling. Symptoms may include tenderness, pain, fever, and sometimes discomfort walking or sitting.
- Gynaecology Oncology