It’s normal to feel some discomfort for the first 48 hours after an examination under anaesthetic (EUA). Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has produced the following information to help you cope during that time.
Computerised Tomography (CT) scans are a series of x-rays that are put together to give a 3D picture of the inside of the body. The images that are produced are very detailed and can help doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to distinguish between different types of tissue.
An echocardiogram is a test offered at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) which allows the doctor to see how your heart is working. It creates an image of the heart in motion which can be used to check that your heart is working properly.
Treating bleeds as soon as they happen can help them heal quickly and reduce the long-term effects on joints or muscles. This information from the Haemophilia team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what to do if you've had a bleed.
The Mitrofanoff procedure creates a channel into your bladder through which a catheter (thin, plastic tube) can be inserted to empty your bladder of urine, instead of passing urine through the urethra.
A blood glucose test is a fairly common procedure that's carried out regularly in hospitals, like Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), and clinics. The test is to find out how much glucose (sugar) you have in your blood.
People have blood tests so that their blood can be checked in a laboratory. The most common blood tests involve checking the cells in your blood including the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.