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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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Abdominal hysterectomy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, an abdominal hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) through a cut in your tummy.
Published 22/10/2015
Acute pelvic inflammatory disease
This patient information leaflet provides advice on acute pelvic inflammatory disease.
Published 18/11/2016
Alternatives to HRT for symptoms of the menopause
This patient information leaflet provides advice on alternatives to HRT for symptoms of the menopause.
Published 30/11/2011
Chronic (long-term) pelvic pain
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women who have chronic (long-term) pelvic pain.
Published 24/07/2015
Endometrial ablation
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you have had, a type of operation to thin or remove your endometrium (the lining of the uterus or womb) in an effort to treat heavy periods. 
Published 22/10/2015
Endometriosis
This patient information leaflet provides advice for women on endometriosis
Published 06/07/2016
Female genital mutilation (FGM)
This information is for you if you or anyone you know has undergone female genital mutilation or is at risk of having FGM.
Published 25/07/2017
Laparoscopic hysterectomy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or you are recovering from, a laparoscopic hysterectomy – an operation to remove your uterus (womb) by keyhole surgery.
Published 22/10/2015
Laparoscopy
This information is for you if you are about to have, or have had, a diagnostic laparoscopy and/or an operative laparoscopy where simple or intermediate procedures are performed.
Published 22/10/2015
Managing premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
This patient information leaflet provides advice to women on how to manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Published 02/09/2009

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