How to get an abortion

Consultant gynaecologist Dr Alex Eskander looks at unwanted pregnancy options in the UK.

Everything you need to know about vaginal mesh

Everything you need to know about the controversial mesh.

Caesarean section explained

What's the difference between elective and emergency C-sections?

Everything you need to know about enemas

From why you might want to use one, to how to do it at home safely.

Is it normal to bleed during a smear test
Is it normal to bleed after a cervical smear test?

What to expect during and after your cervical screening.

Information on hundreds of medical, surgical, cosmetic and outpatient procedures, medical examinations

Cervical screening: what to expect from your smear test

What, why and how a cervical smear test could save your life.

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How to do a breast cancer self-exam at home

Self-examination is the first step to breast cancer prevention.

Doctor showing CT scan to patient
Computerised tomography: what is a CT scan?

What to expect if you (or a loved one) need a CT scan.

What to expect from a urine test

What can a urine test reveal? Here's everything you need to know about peeing in a cup.

London ambulance racing
What to do if you witness an acid attack
After the recent wave of acid attacks, senior doctors are stressing the importance of helping the victim in those crucial initial momen…
Woman lying in bed with hands on stomach
Sterilisation for women

Women in the 30- age group are increasingly turning to newer ways of limiting their families

pelvic examination
Pelvic examination

The phrase 'pelvic examination' means the same thing as ' vaginal examination'

doctor in GP surgery

Each year, many thousands of women undergo something called 'colposcopy'. But a lot of them have never heard this word before

Urography (pyelography)
Urography (pyelography)
Urography is an X-ray examination used to check the kidneys and the tubes that drain them (ureters). Is an intravenous urogram dangerou…
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Doctor examining woman
A cystoscopy is a telescopic inspection of the bladder and the urethra (the passageway that takes the urine from the bladder). What doe…

The term 'oophorectomy' means the removal of one or both ovaries.

Better tests for prostate cancer
A new generation of tests for prostate cancer which is more reliable than blood prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests is now available …
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Blood transfusion

In most cases, losing a small amount of blood from the body is easily coped with and in such cases, the body makes new red...

Echocardiogram (ECHO)
Echocardiogram (ECHO)

An echocardiogram (an 'ECHO scan') uses ultrasound technology to view and take pictures of your heart while it's in motion

Laser eye surgery
Laser eye surgery is performed using lasers rather than more conventional means. A number of different lasers are used routinely in oph…