A hysteroscopy allows the specialist to examine your uterus and if necessary, to perform certain procedures. It may be used to diagnose and treat uterine abnormalities such as:
- Heavy or irregular bleeding
- Bleeding between your menstrual cycles
- Bleeding after menopause
- Unexplained miscarriages
- Remove polyps and scar tissue in the uterus
- Remove non-cancerous growths in the uterus
Description of technology
A hysteroscopy is performed using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus. Prior to your hysteroscopy, your obstetrician-gynecologist will discuss a multitude of different treatment options with you in order to ascertain the best course of treatment.
Summary of the treatment
The hysteroscopy is performed either under general, or local anesthesia and as such is relatively painless. The procedure itself takes between 5 and 30 minutes depending on whether the procedure is diagnostic or remedial.
A Hysteroscopy May Provide The Following Advantages:
- A shorter stay at the clinic
- Less recovery time
- Avoiding a hysterectomy
- Require less pain medication after surgery