Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to visualise the inside of the uterus. During the procedure, a thin device is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to view and correct any abnormalities. It is a simple, stitch-less procedure and patient is fit to go home on the same day.

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What is Hysteroscopy?

The uterus, or womb, is located low in a woman’s abdomen, and is where she nurtures a growing baby until it reaches full term. A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted tube with a camera at the end that allows the doctor to examine the inside lining of your uterus (endometrium) to detect the cause of abnormalities, like unusual bleeding. A hysteroscopy at Dr. Sunita’s IVF can help detect and treat problems with your uterus that may be preventing you from becoming pregnant. Hysteroscopy is often a vital tool in your fertility evaluation, and can offer a non-invasive alternative to traditional and laser surgery.

A range of uterine conditions can be corrected with a hysteroscopy, including:

  • Noncancerous growths in the uterus, such as polyps and fibroids
  • Adhesions, or bands of scar tissue, that can lead to menstrual changes and infertility
  • Septums, or congenital deformities of the uterus
  • Abnormal bleeding, like unusually heavy periods, or bleeding between periods
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Hysteroscopy is a fairly safe procedure. Problems that can occur happen in less than 1% of cases, but include.

  • Injury to the cervix or uterus
  • Infection
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Side effects from the anesthesia

Although general anesthesia is sometimes used, in the majority of cases it is not necessary. Hysteroscopy allows your physician to see inside your uterus and aids in the accurate diagnosis of some medical problems. The procedure and recovery time are usually short.

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