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Questions about gynecologic conditions?

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, and is a common cause of painful periods, painful intercourse, and pain with bowel/bladder function. To learn more:

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Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids affect up to 80% of women in their lifetime, and can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pressure symptoms, and pain. To learn more:

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Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a common cause of painful periods and heavy menstrual bleeding. It often coexists with endometriosis. To learn more:

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Ovarian cysts

There are many types of ovarian cysts. Some are normal, while others may require removal. Cysts may be a source of pain and bloating. To learn more:

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Menopause

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Colposcopy

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BRCA

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Surgical videos

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Questions about surgery?

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What is a laparoscopy?

Laparoscopic surgery is surgery performed through several very small incisions on the belly. Hysterectomy, removal of fibroids, and excision of endometriosis can be performed this way. To learn more:

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What is a hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is surgery performed through the natural routes to treat conditions that affect the lining of the uterus, such as fibroids, polyps and septum. To learn more:

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Scheduled for a day surgery? Here is a guide on how to prepare.

If you are scheduled for day surgery, refer to this MUHC booklet on how to prepare for surgery.

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What is an open surgery?

Open surgery, or abdominal surgery, or laparotomy is surgery performed through a conventional incision on the abdomen. The incision can be transverse or vertical. To learn more:

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What is a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It can performed laparoscopically, vaginally or through an abdominal incision. To learn more:

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