Gynaecology Patient Information


Adenomyosis is a condition where the endometrium (lining of the womb) is found deep in the myometrium (muscle of the uterus).

Bartholin’s Cyst/Abscess

Bartholin’s glands are two pea size glands that are located next to the vaginal entrance (one on the right and one on the left) and they cannot normally be seen or felt. 


A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus (womb) and usually the cervix (neck of the womb). 

The Intra-Uterine System (IUS)

The IUS is a plastic “T” shaped frame about the size of a matchstick, which contains hormones and sits inside the womb.

Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis

Laparoscopic excision of endometriosis is a keyhole operation that is offered to you if you have had confirmation of endometriosis in a previous keyhole operation and have symptoms that are not responding to other non-surgical treatments.

Laparoscopic sterilisation

A laparoscopic sterilisation, also known as ‘tubal ligation’ is an operation to put clips on your fallopian tubes through small cuts made in your abdomen.

Lichen sclerosus

Lichen Sclerosus (LS) is an itchy skin condition usually affecting genital skin, but it can occur elsewhere.


Everybody deals with miscarriage differently, and there is no ‘right way’ to be.


Myomectomy is the term for the surgical removal of fibroids. Fibroids are non-cancerous bundles of muscle that grow in the muscle layer of the uterus (womb).

Recurrent miscarriage

A miscarriage is the early loss of a pregnancy. Recurrent miscarriage is when this happens three or more times.

Use of methotrexate

Medical treatment of ectopic pregnancies is widely used and avoids the need for surgery, but it has specific guidance for use, and is not always the correct treatment.

Enhanced Recovery after gynaecology surgery

This information aims to increase your understanding of how to be an active part of your own recovery after surgery.

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Gynaecology Patient Information