Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows a hysteroscopic doctor to investigate the uterus to diagnose and treat the causes of abnormal bleeding. The procedure can be either diagnostic or operative.
There are several cases in which your doctor may recommend this procedure. It can be recommended for either surgical or diagnostic purposes. It may be performed:
1) For visual confirmation of another test result
2) To aid in the removal of fibroids and polyps
3) In conjunction with a laparoscopic procedure
4) Before a dilation and curettage procedure
5) To discover any malformation of the uterus
You should contact your Hysteroscopic doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:
4) Severe pain
As a most fortuitous timing, the doctors usually schedule the hysteroscopy after or around the first week of the menstrual period. However, in cases of post-menopausal patients, hysteroscopy is also suggested to treat unexplained pain, bleeding and spotting.
Who is a candidate for Hysteroscopy?
What are the benefits of Hysteroscopy?
1) Shorter hospital stay
2) Shorter recovery time
3) Less pain medication needed after surgery
4) Avoidance of hysterectomy
5) Possible avoidance of “open” abdominal surgery
What can I expect after a Hysteroscopy?
2) Severe abdominal pain
3) Heavy vaginal bleeding or discharge