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Patient information leaflets

Our patient information leaflets are designed for you and others involved in your care. All the information comes from up-to-date and carefully checked guidance for doctors, but it’s been written in a way that makes it clearer for non-medical people. Find out more about how we produce our patient information leaflets.

You can browse all of our patient information leaflets below, see all our guidelines on a particular topic (see ‘filter by subject’) or search for a specific word or phrase.

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Low-lying placenta after 20 weeks (placenta praevia)
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have, or may have, a low-lying placenta after 20 weeks of pregnancy (placenta praevia).  
Published 22/12/2011
Malaria and pregnancy
This patient information leaflet provides information and explains the risk about malaria and pregnancy in the UK. 
Published 12/11/2014
Managing premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
This patient information leaflet provides advice to women on how to manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Published 02/09/2009
Menopause: diagnosis and management
Guidance for the public from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Published 12/11/2015
Mid-urethral sling operation for stress urinary incontinence
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a mid-urethral sling operation for stress urinary incontinence.
Published 22/10/2015
Multiple pregnancy: having more than one baby
This patient information leaflet provides advice on multiple pregnancy.
Published 16/11/2016
Obstetric cholestasis
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have been diagnosed with obstetric cholestasis or who have persistent itching in pregnancy.  
Published 08/05/2012
Ovarian cancer
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on the most common form of ovarian cancer. It covers the stages and grades of cancer, and the treatment options.
Published 18/01/2016
Ovarian cysts before the menopause
This patient information leaflet provides advice for premenopausal women who have been diagnosed with a possible cyst in one or both ovaries.
Published 28/06/2013
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
Published 11/07/2016

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