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Brief Description Vaginal examination is a way for doctors to look for signs of illness in certain organs in a woman’s body. It can also be referred to as pelvic exam depending on the purpose. It is mostly done in labour wards to monitor the progress of labour. Why the Test is Performed Vaginal examination […]


Brief Description A tooth extraction is a procedure to remove a tooth from the gum socket. It is usually done by a general dentist, an oral surgeon, or a periodontist. Why the Procedure is Performed There are several reasons people have a tooth pulled:  A deep infection in a tooth (abscess)  Overcrowded or poorly positioned […]


Brief Description Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure for the removal of the tonsils. It is most commonly done in children but there are some adults who may require the procedure. Why Tonsillectomy is Performed Tonsillectomy may be recommended if a person has any of the following:  Difficulty swallowing  Obstructed breathing during sleep  Throat infections or […]


Semen Analysis Brief Description A semen analysis (also known as seminal fluid analysis) consists of a series of tests that evaluate the quality and quantity of the sperm and the environment they reside in which is the semen. Why the Test is Performed A semen analysis is performed when a doctor thinks that a man […]


Prostate Biopsy Brief Description A prostate biopsy is a procedure to remove samples of suspicious tissue from the prostate. The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped gland in men that produces fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It is performed by a doctor who specializes in the urinary system and men’s sex organs (urologist). Why the […]


Pap Smear Brief Description – The Pap smear (named after the doctor who invented the procedure – Dr Papanicolaou) is a screening test for cervical cancer. Cells scraped from the opening of the cervix which is the lower part of the uterus (womb) are examined under a microscope. Why the Test is Performed It is a […]


Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Brief Description – The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is a laboratory test to check how your body breaks down sugar. There is a similar type of glucose tolerance test called intravenous glucose tolerance test. Why the Test is Performed Glucose is the sugar the body uses for energy. Patients with untreated […]


Myomectomy Brief Description – Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and, for some women, makes pregnancy more likely than before. After myomectomy, your chances of pregnancy may be improved but are not guaranteed. Why the Procedure is Performed Myomectomy preserves the uterus while […]

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