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Gynaecology glossary

Please click on the links below to learn more about these diseases, treatments, conditions, and procedures related to Gynaecology

  • Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)
    Dilatation and curettage (D&C) is a minor operation that removes material from the inside lining of your uterus.
  • Endometriosis
    Endometriosis is the growth of tissue, similar to the kind that lines the uterus every month, elsewhere in your abdomen.
  • Hysteroscopy
    Hysteroscopy is a procedure where a hysteroscope, a thin tube with a tiny camera, is used to look at the inside of your uterus.   
  • Hysterectomy, Laparoscopic
    Laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation done to remove your uterus.  
  • Second Trimester Induction Of Labour
    Everyone reacts differently to the loss of a pregnancy.  This can be a lonely loss, with few places to share feelings or receive support. Allow yourselves to lean on those who have offered their help.
  • Laparoscopy, Diagnostic
    Diagnostic laparoscopy is an operation that helps your doctor see the inside of your abdomen. This is often done to investigate pelvic pain, infertility, and/or endometriosis.
  • Menopause
    A woman who no longer has a menstrual period and is no longer able to naturally conceive, because her ovaries have stopped working and producing hormones, has gone through menopause.
  • Pap Testing
    The Pap test detects cell changes on your cervix that, if left untreated for several years, could eventually turn into cervical cancer.
  • Tubal Ligation or Coagulation, Laparoscopic
    Laparoscopic tubal ligation or coagulation is an operation done for permanent birth control.
  • Urinary Incontinence
    Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine.
  • Vaginismus
    Vaginismus is an involuntary contraction, or reflex muscle tightening, of the pelvic floor muscles that generally occurs when an attempt is made to insert an object.