The Bartholin glands are two small pea sized glands that are located at the opening to the vagina on both the left and right lower aspects. Most of the time, you cannot see or feel these glands.
Having day surgery (with Adult Surgical Services, Women's & Newborn Health Program, IWK Women's Site) means you will not stay at the hospital overnight. You will come to the IWK Health Centre the day of surgery, and then return home after a short stay in the Recovery Room (Post Anesthesia Care Unit- PACU).
Managing care for a miscarriage.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining, or endometrium. This procedure is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. The endometrium heals by scarring, which usually reduces or stops uterine bleeding.
Information for women who may be experiencing vaginal dryness; painful intercourse; vulvar irritation; frequent or recurrent bladder infections; frequent or urgent voiding; or urinary leakage -- and are menopausal; perimenopausal; or being treated for cancer. They may be experiencing a very common and treatable condition: because it is often associated with perimenopause or menopause, it is referred to as the Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM).
You are going home with a dressing to cover your incision. Information on the care and removal of your dressing.
A hysterectomy may be performed in different ways. Through discussion with your physician, the operation which is best suited for you will be chosen. Your ovaries may or may not be removed at the time of surgery. Your doctor may discuss removing your fallopian tubes as well, with our without your ovaries. Should a problem be found, your surgeon may remove one, or both ovaries. As long as you have one ovary, you will continue to produce female hormones.
Information on the procedure, booking, preparation discharge.
A hysteroscope is a narrow telescope-like instrument used to look inside the uterus (womb). It is inserted through the vagina and in through the cervix (neck of the womb).
Formerly titled "Your Early Pregnancy Loss". An early pregnancy loss can be a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or a molar pregnancy. When you have an early pregnancy loss there may be many feelings that you are working through, and you may have many questions. This brochure is meant to help you with some of those questions, and also provide resources for you.
[In French] Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining, or endometrium. This procedure is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding. The endometrium heals by scarring, which usually reduces or stops uterine bleeding.
In French. Quand vous avez une chirurgie d'un jour, vous ne passez pas la nuit à l'hôpital. Vous venez à l'hôpital le jour de l'opération et vous retournez chez vous après un bref séjour dans la salle de réveil à l'unité des soins post-anesthésie. Avant votre opération, vous pourriez devoir passer certains tests. Cela dépendra de votre état de santé général et du type d'opération que vous subirez. Au besoin, quelqu'un vous appellera pour que vous vous présentiez à la clinique de préadmission.…
[In French] Faciles à faire, les exercices pour le plancher pelvien peuvent vous aider à améliorer le contrôle de votre vessie ou de votre intestin. Quand ils sont faits correctement et de façon régulière, ces exercices – aussi appelés exercices de Kegel – peuvent travailler et renforcer les muscles du plancher pelvien pour vous aider à retenir votre urine et vos selles. Ils peuvent aussi augmenter la satisfaction pendant les relations sexuelles / What is the pelvic floor? The “floor” of your p…
[In French] A hysteroscope is a narrow telescope-like instrument used to look inside the uterus (womb). It is inserted through the vagina and in through the cervix (neck of the womb).
In French. Une opération peut augmenter le niveau de stress dans votre vie. Vous pourriez avoir besoin de soutien affectif supplémentaire ou de conseils avant la date de votre opération. Le IWK compte sur une équipe de travailleurs sociaux et de travailleurs en soutien spirituel (aumôniers) qui peuvent vous aider.
One of the most difficult times for many bereaved mothers is when their breast milk comes in. Other mothers find the presence of their milk a comforting reminder of their body’s ability to care for the baby they so love and had wished to care for. Everyone grieves in their own special way and there is no right or wrong way to manage your breastmilk coming in.
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially fatal reaction that can happen within the skeletal muscles of susceptible individuals when given an anesthetic. Anesthetics are drugs used before, during and after surgery to relieve pain, cause unconsciousness, and relax muscles.
What is the pelvic floor? The “floor” of your pelvis is made up of muscles and connective tissue that support the bowel, bladder, urethra and uterus. Pelvic floor exercises or Kegel exercises, are easy exercises that can help improve your bladder or bowel control.
Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms may have one or more of several conditions which can cause these complaints, including: urinary tract infection, urethral syndrome, unstable bladder, or a loss of support at the bladder base with urinary incontinence (a condition we call "genuine stress incontinence"). Urodynamics testing is useful to assess patients before any surgery or other treatment is carried out.
Preparation for test; explanation of procedure; care post-procedure.