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Overview about Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a medical procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus (womb) by inserting a thin, lighted tube called a hysteroscope through the vagina and cervix. This procedure allows doctors to diagnose and treat various uterine conditions or abnormalities.

During a hysteroscopy, the hysteroscope is gently guided through the cervix into the uterus. The hysteroscope contains a camera that transmits images of the uterine cavity to a monitor, allowing the doctor to visualize the inside of the uterus in real time. The procedure may be performed using local or general anesthesia, depending on the individual's needs and the complexity of the procedure.

Types of Hysteroscopy

Diagnostic hysteroscopy

This type of hysteroscopy is performed to diagnose the cause of abnormal bleeding, infertility, repeated miscarriages, or other uterine problems. This procedure is particularly valuable in detecting uterine polyps, which are abnormal growths of tissue within the lining of the uterus.

Operative hysteroscopy

In operative hysteroscopy, the doctor not only examines the uterine cavity but also performs surgical procedures to correct any abnormalities found. This can include removing fibroids, polyps, adhesions (scar tissue), or performing procedures to treat abnormal uterine bleeding.

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Hysteroscopy Procedure Overview

Hysteroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure, enables our specialists to assess the interior of the uterus for diagnosing and addressing infertility concerns. Typically lasting between 30 minutes to an hour, the procedure is commonly conducted as an outpatient appointment.

Before the Procedure

Before the procedure, patients are typically required to undergo a pelvic examination and imaging tests like ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis of infertility and to determine the most suitable approach for conducting the hysteroscopy.

  • Patients will receive instructions on preparing for the procedure, which may include refraining from eating or drinking for several hours beforehand.
  • Patients will have the choice between conscious sedation or general anesthesia for the procedure.

During the Procedure

  • The procedure commences by inserting a slender, illuminated telescope known as a hysteroscope through the cervix and into the uterus.
  • A camera connected to the hysteroscope transmits images of the uterine interior to a monitor, enabling our specialists to conduct a detailed examination of the uterus.
  • Should any abnormalities or issues be detected during the examination, our specialists may conduct surgery directly within the uterus to rectify or remove them.

After the Procedure

  • Patients might experience cramping or slight bleeding for a few days following the procedure.
  • Patients will receive guidance on self-care at home and the appropriate timing for their follow-up care appointment.
  • It is recommended to avoid sexual intercourse and strenuous activities for a week following the procedure.
  • Recovery time following surgery performed during hysteroscopy may vary based on the type of surgery and the patient's individual circumstances.