Vaginal info

Vaginal surgery information

Preoperative and Postoperative Instructions for Vaginal Surgery

Introduction

These instructions are for patients undergoing any type of vaginal surgery. I would like you to read it prior to your surgery so that you will be informed about normal preoperative and postoperative processes. Refer to it regularly to answer most of your questions. It is my goal to do my very best surgery and aid you with recovery.

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Post op care hysteroscopy

Post op care hysteroscopy

Discharge Information Hysteroscopy / Endometrial Biopsy

Please ring Dr. Ganu’s Clinic on 8299 0302 for review if you experience any of the following, following your discharge from Hospital.

  • Strong pain not relieved by your pain medication.
  • Signs of a wound infection, bleeding or a fever
  • Signs/symptoms of a clot may include
    • Pain, redness, swelling and tenderness in your leg (s)
    • Pain in your lungs or chest
    • Difficulty breathing / faintness
    • Coughing up blood

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Pelvic pain

Pelvic Pain

Endometriosis: A cause of pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is often the common complaint which brings a patient to the Doctor. However, this type of pain is not as simple as we used to think. It is quite complex and is defined as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience
associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’ (IASP, 2015). Pain can be acute or chronic.

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Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia is the medical name for abnormally heavy bleeding during menstruation. While many women are too embarrassed to raise the subject or feel that their bleeding is within normal limits, other women request treatment. While heavy periods are inconvenient, they can also lead to anaemia resulting in reduced energy and can have a very significant effect on women and on those around them. Episodes of flooding and embarrassing moments can be
very distressing and disabling.

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Arge loop excision

Large loop excision of the transformation zone

Your colposcopy has revealed an abnormality on your cervix (neck of the womb) which may be a precancerous change and Dr. Ganu has recommended that this abnormal area be removed by as LLETZ procedure (large loop excision of the transformation zone).

A LLETZ procedure removes the abnormal area of your cervix with a hot wire loop. The tissue removed is sent to

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Irregular Menstrual periods

Irregular Menstrual Periods

Why doesn’t my Period come every month?

What is a regular period?

Health care providers often ask if you period is “regular”. Regular / normal periods come every 3 to 5 weeks. This time is determined by the FIRST day of one period to the FIRST day of another period. When your period comes, it should last 5 to 7 days. There can be heavier bleeding at the beginning of your period. The use of 7 to 8 moderately Read More →

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation means the removal of the endometrium (or the lining of the uterus). It is one way to treat heavy periods or abnormal menstrual bleeding. For some women it can be an alternative to hysterectomy.

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Preparing for pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy

As pregnancy brings a new dimension in life, planning and preparation for pregnancy is very important and it usually starts before pregnancy. If you are trying to conceive it is best for you and your partner to maintain a healthy lifestyle, reduce alcohol consumption and smoking, eat well and exercise moderately. If you have any medical Read More →

Morning sickness

Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is nausea or vomiting that usually occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy. Despite its name, you may feel nauseated or vomit at any time of day.

It is not understood why some women develop morning sickness, but certain factors such as hormones are involved. Women with high levels of pregnancy hormones tend to develop this condition and have it with subsequent pregnancies. More than half of pregnant women have morning sickness during the first trimester. It usually goes away by the second trimester, when the level of pregnancy hormones in your body falls.

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Medical tests during pregnancy

Medical tests during pregnancy

Booking Blood tests

Booking blood and urine tests may be done by your GP or we can arrange them for you at your first visit. Sometimes it’s easier for us to organise all the blood tests at once to save you from potentially needing more blood tests later in case we feel we need to check something else.

Full blood count – tests for anaemia.

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