What is Cystoscopy?

A cystoscopy is a procedure to directly visualise and examine the inside of the womb using a small telescope (cystoscope). The telescope is passed into the bladder through the neck of the bladder. Biopsies from the bladder can be taken

What is Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial Ablation is a procedure to remove or destroy the lining of the womb to treat heavy periods. This is done by passing special instruments into the cavity of the womb though the vagina and the neck of the womb.

What is Hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a procedure to directly visualise and examine the inside of the womb using a small telescope (hysteroscope). The telescope is passed into the womb through the vagina and the neck of the womb. The procedure takes about

What is Laparoscopy?

A laparoscopy (key-hole surgery) is a procedure to directly visualise the abdomen and pelvis by passing a telescope (laparoscope) through a small cut in the belly button. The procedure is done under general anaesthetic. It is a useful procedure to

Abdominal Hysterectomy

This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an abdominal hysterectomy. Open link

Alternatives to HRT

This patient information leaflet provides advice on alternatives to HRT for symptoms of the menopause. Open link

Chronic pelvic pain

This information is for you if you want to know more about chronic pelvic pain. It may also be helpful if you are a relative or friend of someone who has chronic pelvic pain. Open link

Vaginal Hysterectomy

This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a vaginal hysterectomy. Open link

Endometriosis

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have, or suspect they may have, endometriosis. Open link

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Open link

Managing premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

This patient information leaflet provides advice to women on how to manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Open link

Mirena coil

A Mirena coil is a small T-shaped device that is fitted inside the uterus. It contains a hormone called levonorgestrel that is released in small amounts. The device is effective for up to 5 years, after which it should be

Ovarian cysts before the menopause

This patient information leaflet provides advice for premenopausal women with a possible cyst in one or both ovaries. Open link

Pelvic floor repair operation

This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an operation for a prolapse of your pelvic floor. Open link

Pelvic organ prolapse

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been told they have, or think they may have, a prolapse into the vagina. Open link

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

This patient information leaflet provides advice for postmenopausal women who have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Open link

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

This patient information leaflet provides advice for postmenopausal women who have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Open link

Ulipristal acetate (Esmya)

Ulipristal acetate is a non-hormonal medication used to treat heavy periods and pressure symptoms caused by fibroid uterus in pre-menopausal women. It has been shown to significantly reduce menstrual bleeding and also the size of fibroids. It is commonly used

Interstitial cystitis (IC)

Also called ‘Painful bladder syndrome’, this is a condition characterised by the sensation of pain and pressure in the bladder area. Other symptoms include: Pelvic pain Pain with sex Pain with urination/full bladder Frequency/urgency of urination Recurrent symptoms of urinary

Lichen sclerosis

Lichen sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. In women, the skin around the vulva and the anus is most commonly affected, and the condition causes irritation and itching. These symptoms may come and go over weeks or

Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia (VIN)

VIN is a condition where pre-cancer cells develop in the skin of the vulva. Some women do not have any symptoms and the condition is noticed by a doctor during an examination. Other women have symptoms such as intense itching,