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.
Preparation for test; explanation of procedure; care post-procedure.
Procedure to stop blood flow to a uterine fibroid. What to do pn the day of the procedure, and information on recovery at home.
Croup is an inflammation of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and large airways occurring in young children. The illness may begin with a runny nose, followed several days later by a harsh, barky (seal-like) cough, and hoarse voice. As the windpipe below the voice box narrows, noisy breathing (stridor) occurs as the child breathes in. Symptoms of croup often start suddenly during the night when the child awakens with a cough. Fever frequently is present.
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.
You and your surgeon have discussed the results of your tests and you are now ready for the next steps in your care. We want you to learn what to expect before, during and after your breast surgery. There are a number of people who will be involved in your care. You and your family are the most important members of the team. Team members are: your surgeon and resident surgeons; nurses in the Breast Health Clinic, Pre-op/ Day Surgery, Operating Room, and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit; the anesthetis…
You and your surgeon have discussed the results of your tests and you are now ready for the next steps in your care. We want you to learn what to expect before, during and after your breast surgery. There are a number of people who will be involved in your care. You and your family are the most important members of the Team. Team members include: your Surgeon and resident surgeons; Nurses in the Breast Health Clinic, Pre-op/ Day Surgery, Operating Room, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit and the Inpatie…
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.
An ectopic pregnancy (also called a tubal pregnancy) is a pregnancy that happens outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes. This is a possible medical emergency and can lead to death if not treated. Methotrexate is a medication stops cells from growing so that the further growth of the pregnancy stops. The tissue will be reabsorbed by your body or pass with your next period.
How to insert and remove your pessary.
A tool given to patients with information they need for pre-admission, surgery day, and post-surgery (for adult gynaecology surgery at the IWK Health Centre). Patients are asked to bring the passport with them both to their pre-admission appointment and on the day of surgery. This patient passport is for urogynecology patients who will be part of an enhanced recovery pathway.
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).
[In French] Les muscles du pelvis (muscles du plancher pelvien) soutiennent les organes pelviens et aident à les maintenir en place. Si ces muscles se relâchent, s’affaiblissent ou se déchirent, les organes pelviens peuvent descendre (prolapsus). Le prolapsus peut être léger, modéré ou sévère. Vous pourriez avoir un ou plusieurs des types de prolapsus décrits ci-dessous. / Muscles in the pelvis (pelvic floor muscles) support the pelvic organs and help keep them in place. If these muscles stretc…
[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…
If you are stressed about life, worried about your baby or struggling with your emotions it may be helpful to talk with a social worker. Medical social workers work for the hospital and with the health care team to help you decrease some of your worries.
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] What is an Endometrial Biopsy? Endometrium is the tissue lining the inside of the uterus. An Endometrial Biopsy is the removal of a sample of the endometrium. Definition, how and why performed, follow-up instructions.
[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] 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] Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining. A D & C is done for different reasons, such as; for heavy bleeding, bleeding after menopause or to remove tissue after miscarriage.