Examination

When pain persists

When it gets you down

Chronic pain is very different from the acute pain that follows an illness, an accident, an examination or even an operation. The pain frequently has a serious disturbing effect on daily life and can result in mood swings.

Ways to feel better

How do you deal with pain that remains after your treatment? There are ways:

Outpatient

Consultations

For a consultation at HUG, in principle you need to be referred by your attending physician. You can check this by calling our various consultations. Find all the useful information in the Consultations Guide.

Surgery

An outpatient procedure is a medical procedure scheduled to be performed on a single day. You are then admitted to the hospital, you are operated upon or you undergo an examination and you return home on the same day.

Pour établir un diagnostic ou dans le traitement d'une maladie, il est fréquent que les patients doivent passer plusieurs examens complémentaires sur différentes machines.

Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiography (ECG) is a graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart.

 To perform this examination, care providers place electrodes on your chest, connected to a device.

This examination is painless.

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Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiography (ECG) is a graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart.

 To perform this examination, care providers place electrodes on your chest, connected to a device.

This examination is painless.

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Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan is an imaging technique that uses ultrasound. It is used routinely in medicine and helps to verify that everything is well with your baby and its environment, using a vaginal or abdominal probe. 
This examination is completely painless for you and your baby.

During pregnancy, it is recommended that a total of three ultrasound scans should be performed:

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CTG (cardiotocogram)

In consultation, the midwife sometimes uses a device called a "cardiotocogram".

This device records the heart sounds of your baby and measures the contractions over a given period of time.

This examination is completely painless and safe for you and your baby.

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Cervix

The cervix is a channel that normally remains closed during pregnancy, eventually becoming shorter and opening at the time of delivery.

The examination of the cervix is performed either with an ultrasound scan or a vaginal examination performed by the midwife or physician.

The examination of the cervix makes it possible to assess how close the birth is.

This procedure can be uncomfortable or even painful; if that is the case, do not hesitate to communicate this to the person who is examining you.

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Hysteroscopy

Optical exploration with instruments of the uterine cavity.

A hysteroscopy can be exploratory and diagnostic or surgical.

It is said to be surgical if the surgical removal of a polyp or fibroma or the resection of the endometrium is performed in the same operation.

A hysteroscopy is performed under local or general anesthesia.

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