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.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure in which your hysteroscopic doctor inserts a device into your uterus. This device of rather small dimensions has a light and a tiny camera to allow the doctor to see inside your uterus. 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:
1) Heavy bleeding 2) Fever 3) Chills 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?
Although many diagnostic advantages are associated with hysteroscopy, it may not be appropriate for all patients. A doctor who specializes in this procedure will consult with your general physician to determine if you are the right candidate for the procedure.
What are the benefits of Hysteroscopy?
Compared with other, more invasive procedures, hysteroscopy may provide the following advantages: 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?
If local or general anaesthesia is used during your hysteroscopy, you may have to undergo observations for several hours before going home. After the procedure, you may have cramping or slight vaginal bleeding for one to two days. In addition, you may feel shoulder pain if gas was used during your hysteroscopy. It is also not unusual to feel somewhat faint or sick. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, be sure to contact your doctor: 1) Fever 2) Severe abdominal pain 3) Heavy vaginal bleeding or discharge
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