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Kegel8 Glossary - Medical terms without the jargon
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Glossary

Haematoma
A haematoma or Pelvic hematoma is the name given to a clot of blood which forms on the outside of a blood vessel. It happens after the wall, artery or vein...
Haemorrhoidectomy
Haemorrhoidectomy is the name given to the surgery to remove haemorrhoids (piles); it is usually performed under general anaesthetic or spinal anaesthetic....
Hemorrhoids - Piles
Haemorrhoids (also known as hemorrhoids or piles) are enlarged or swollen veins in the rectum or around the anus; they can be painful but rarely serious....
Hip Labral Tears
A hip labral tear concerns the labrum (the soft circular elastic tissue lining the outside rim of the socket in the hip joint.) The labrum is a socket that...
Hodge Pessary
A Hodge Pessary is designed to provide support to the prolapsed bladder in women suffering from cystocele (bladder prolapse). A Hodge pessary is available...
Hormones
Hormones are chemicals that carry messages from organs within your body to your cells. They tell the cells what to do. Glands such as the pituitary, thyroid,...
Hypersensitive Bladder Syndrome
In 1999 the International Continence Society (ICS) defined Bladder Hypersensitivity as a 'urodynamic diagnosis characterised by an early first desire to void...
Hypotonia
Hypotonia ia a state of low or weak muscles tone. The term hypotonus is derived from hypotonia and is used in reference to the muscular tissue - ie referring...
Hypotonus
Q. I read the other day on a clinical paper discussing pelvic floor exercise 'A slight hypotonus in pelvic floor muscles was evident in all the women'. Can...
Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman's uterus (womb). It can be performed for a number of different reasons including: Painful and bleeding...
Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
Small fibroids lying near the lining of the uterus or womb (such as Submucous and intracavitary fibroids or myomas) can often be removed using a fibre-optic...
Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and it involves a hysteroscope (a thin illuminated tube) being inserted into the vagina to...