A hysteroscopy is an inspection on the uterus using the method of endoscopy. Doctor uses a thin tool called hysteroscope. This tool carries a light and a camera, so the doctor can view the lining of uterus and find out the problem. This procedure is either used for diagnostic or surgical purpose.
There are two types of hysteroscopy, one is Diagnostic hysteroscopy other one is Operative hysteroscopy. As the name suggests former one is used for diagnosis, and the later one is for treat or correct any abnormal conditions of the uterus. If any problem found during diagnostic hysteroscopy, operative hysteroscopy will be done at the same time (in most of the cases).
Doctor inserts a small device into the uterus via vagina, and it will be continue moving till the cervix. Carbon dioxide gas is then passed gently into the uterus through the device in order to clear the surface and help it to widen slightly.
Average procedure timeframe can take anywhere from just 5 minutes to 30 minutes. The purpose of the procedure will determine the length of recovery. Patients may experience cramping, slight bleeding or spotting for a day, mild nausea or dizziness.
The risks are extremely low with the hysteroscopy. This treatment is used to find the cause of abnormal bleeding, remove fibroids, uterine polyps, and confirmation of another test result, also used along with laparoscopic surgery. It also aids in infertility treatment. Hysteroscopy is almost stopping the Unsuccessful IVF attempts.
Hysteroscopy is a valuable diagnostic tool and the success rate is higher. Most of the patients recover quickly with minor side effects i.e... bleeding, nausea or cramp pains.
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