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Gastroenterology and hepatology patient leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Azathioprine for autoimmune hepatitis

Description:
Taking azathiprine medication to treat autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) - what it is, how to take it and side effects

Colonoscopy

Description:
Your guide to having a colonoscopy including how to prepare, what to expect, the risks and benefits, recovery and aftercare, getting results and contact information.

Colonoscopy aftercare advice

Description:
Aftercare advice for patients who have had a colonoscopy with polypectomy, or a colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Colonoscopy diet advice and bowel preparation

Description:
This information will walk you through what you'll need to do in the days before your colonoscopy, including what to eat and drink, what to avoid, and any medication you'll need to stop taking, or take in preparation.

Entonox (gas and air) during your endoscopy procedure

Description:
Entonox (gas and air) can be used as pain relief during your endoscopy procedure.

ERCP aftercare advice

Description:
Aftercare advice for patients who have had an endoscopic examination and treatment of their biliary system.

ERCP: Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatogram

Description:
Having an ERCP, and what tom expect when you come to hospital for this procedure.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Description:
A flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at the lining of your large bowel (colon), find information on what to expect and how to prepare.

FMT: Faecal microbiota transplantation

Description:
FMT (stool transplantation) is used to treat C diff infections if other treatments are not helping.

Gastrocopy aftercare advice

Description:
Aftercare advice for patients who have had a gastroscopy procedure.
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