Procedures

What is penile frenuloplasty? We asked a surgeon

Mr Asif Muneer explain what a frenuloplasty of the penis is and the benefits of the operation.

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

Blood tests: what happens during a blood test.
Blood tests: What happens during a blood test

How blood tests are carried out and what to expect from a routine blood test.

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Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus explained
What is a hysterectomy and what are the risks?

Hysterectomy reasons, risks, procedure and recovery explained.

What to expect during and after your cervical screening.
Cervical screening: is it normal to bleed after a smear test?

What to expect during and after your cervical screening.

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Computerised tomography: what is a CT scan?

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

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Is scalp micropigmentation the cure for baldness?

This clever non-surgical treatment can hide your hair loss in an instant.

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Abortion: pregnancy termination explained

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

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Vaginal mesh surgery: is it safe and why was it banned?

Everything you need to know about the controversial mesh.

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C-section: giving birth by caesarean section explained

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

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Everything you need to know about enemas

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

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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.

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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…
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Sterilisation for women

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

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Pelvic examination

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

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Colposcopy

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