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What Is Hysteroscopy?
As a medical procedure, Hysteroscopy is performed to examine the inside of the womb, primarily to detect and treat certain gynaecological conditions. In the hysteroscopy procedure, a flexible, long, and thin tube (device) is inserted into the vagina passed through the cervix and into the uterus cavity.
The narrow cylindrical instrument has a light and camera attached to the end (hysteroscope) that sends images to a monitor. These images allow the doctor to see inside the uterus, enabling them to thoroughly examine the uterine cavity. The doctor or hysteroscopy specialist may take further samples for analysis. This may help diagnose/treat common gynaecological problems like polyps and fibroids.
When Is Hysteroscopy Needed?
Diagnostic and operative are two types of hysteroscopy. The hysteroscopy procedure is needed to diagnose or treat intrauterine pathology and other associated complications. Below are some of the reasons why a specialist may suggest hysteroscopy.
- The hysteroscopy test is used to investigate abnormal uterine bleeding. This includes heavy periods, bleeding between periods, postmenopausal bleeding, and unusual vaginal bleeding.
- It is used to diagnose conditions like fibroids and polyps, repeated miscarriages, pelvic pain and intrauterine adhesions.
- The hysteroscopic examination can also help detect displaced intrauterine devices.
- It is used to remove the endometrial lining or for biopsy, wherein a small tissue sample is required.
- In some cases, hysteroscopy is used in conjunction with laparoscopy procedure.
Risks Associated with Hysteroscopy
Although a very safe procedure, some of the risks associated with hysteroscopy are:
- Some women may experience minor discomfort, in spite of anaesthesia.
- Allergic reaction to general anaesthesia or the fluid used during the procedure.
- Excessive vaginal bleeding during and after hysteroscopy, especially while removing polyps or fibroids.
- In rare cases, there might be a bladder or womb infection.
- In rare cases, there might be an injury to the bowel, bladder or uterus.
- In rare cases, there might be accidental damage to the cervix or the womb. This may require further treatment.
- Some women may also feel faint during or after the procedure.
As a private gynaecologist in London, Mr. Agarwal specialises in managing high-risk gynaecological medical conditions. Get in touch with him for private hysteroscopy services in the UK.