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    Cuts (Lacerations) Conditions

    Cuts (Lacerations), This leaflet gives a guide as to what you should do following a cut . First aid Press firmly on the wound to stop the bleeding. Obtain medical attenti...

    Ingrown Toenails (Ingrowing Toenails) Conditions

    Do not cut the nail but allow it to grow forward until it is clear of the end of the toe. Then cut it straight across and not rounded off at the end.

    Vasectomy (Male Sterilisation) Conditions

    The vas deferens can be seen quite easily under the cut skin. It can be cut with a surgical knife (scalpel) or using diathermy. Diathermy is electrical current that cuts and seals th...

    Female Sterilisation Conditions

    The tubes between the ovary and the womb (the Fallopian tubes) are cut or blocked with rings or clips. This stops the eggs which are released by the ovary from reaching the sperm.

    Pyloric Stenosis Conditions

    This uses only a tiny cut to the skin to allow fine instruments into the tummy (abdomen) to cut the pylorus muscle. The operation is usually totally successful.

    Dealing with Eye Injuries Conditions

    Eye injuries vary from something very minor, such as getting shampoo in your eye, to something quite serious, such as a cut, which could cause permanent loss of vision. This leaflet is crea...

    Anticoagulants Conditions

    Ideally, try to avoid activities that may cause abrasion, bruising, or cuts (for example, contact sports). Even gardening, sewing, etc, can put you at risk of cuts. Do be careful and...

    Cholecystitis Conditions

    Instruments pushed through another small cut are used to cut out and remove the gallbladder. Keyhole surgery is not suitable for all people. Some people need a traditional operati...

    Blood Clotting Tests Conditions

    Within seconds of cutting a blood vessel, the damaged tissue causes platelets to become 'sticky' and clump together around the cut. These 'activated' platelets and the damaged...

    Torsion of the Testis Conditions

    A testis with its blood supply cut off is likely to become damaged and die unless the blood flow is quickly restored. Symptoms The typical symptom of torsion of the testicle (testis) ...

    Mallet Finger Conditions

    (Surgery may be advised straightaway if there is a cut to your finger; however, most injuries that cause mallet finger do not cut the skin.) It may take several months for your fi...

    Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot Ulcers Conditions

    If you have athlete's foot, it should be treated with an antifungal cream. Cut your nails by following the shape of the end of your toe. But, do not cut down the sides of the ...

    Laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery Conditions

    These are passed into the tummy (abdomen) through another small cut in the skin. These instruments are used to cut or trim tissues, perform biopsies , grasp organs, etc, inside the ...

    Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery Conditions

    An arthroscope is passed through a small cut (incision) in the skin and into a joint. Arthroscopy may be done to investigate symptoms such as pain, swelling, or instability of a joint.

    Medicines to Keep at Home Conditions

    You may also find thin adhesive strips such as Steri-strips® useful for cuts if you are able to use them. These pull the edges of a wound together. (If a cut does not stop bleed...

    Infected Wounds Conditions

    Wounds can be surgical (a cut made during an operation) or due to trauma. Traumatic wounds could be a result of falls, accidents, fights, bites or weapons.

    Bartholin's Cyst and Abscess Conditions

    This too is a thin catheter that is passed into the cyst or abscess through one small cut and out from a separate cut. The two ends of the catheter are tied together with a silk thre...

    Intussusception and Volvulus in Children Conditions

    If this procedure does not work then an operation may be needed, involving a general anaesthetic and a small 'keyhole' cut into the tummy ( a laparoscopy ). This may also be needed if...

    Cancer Treatment Conditions

    It may be possible to cut out a cancerous (malignant) tumour. Chemotherapy . This is a treatment that uses anti-cancer medicines to kill cancer cells, or to stop them from multiplying.

    Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Conditions

    It is a type of 'keyhole' surgery where only very small cuts (incisions) are made to the body. VATS uses a special instrument called a thoracoscope. VATS uses a special instrument cal...

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