Preparation for test; explanation of procedure; care post-procedure.
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.
Procedure to stop blood flow to a uterine fibroid. What to do pn the day of the procedure, and information on recovery at home.
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).
Managing care for a miscarriage.
Manual Vacuum procedure is a method of removing tissue from the uterus after a miscarriage. This brochure discisses the benefits of the procedure, your first clinic visit, the procedure itself, and medications after the procedure.
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.
Formerly titled "Gynaecology Surgery". All about having gynaecology surgery at the IWK Health Centre. After going to Admitting, present to the pre-operative area on the 3rd floor IWK Women's Site. You will be directed to an area where a nurse will help you prepare for surgery. You will change into a hospital gown. Glasses, contact lenses, partial plates and dentures must be removed. If you have capped teeth, crowns, bridges, or plates, tell the nurse or anesthetist.
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.
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).
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.…
What is a Cystoscopy? This is a procedure that uses a small telescope (cystoscope) with a lens and light to see the inside of the bladder and urethra (where the urine comes out).
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.
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.
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.
How to insert and remove your pessary.
A laparoscopy is done for a variety of diagnostic and treatment reasons. Your doctor will have talked to you about this. The laparoscope is a lighted telescope that is used to look at the inside of the abdomen and /or to do some operations.
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.
[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.