A hysteroscopy is a procedure done to look at the lining of your uterus. It is the visualization of the inside of the uterus to diagnose or perform minor surgical procedures.
Reasons For A Hysteroscopy:
- To determine the cause of abnormal bleeding, severe cramping or postmenopausal bleeding
- To see if there is a problem inside the uterus causing infertility, like scar tissue
- To remove growths, such as fibroids or polyps
- To take small sample tissue for analysis (biopsy)
- To find the cause of repeated miscarriages
- To check for endometrial cancer
- To place a permanent sterilization contraceptive, Essure.
A hysteroscopy is used to determine problems inside your uterus or confirm other tests. Before the procedure, you will be given medication or anesthesia. During the procedure, a thin viewing tool called a hysteroscope is put into your vagina and gently moved through the cervix into the uterus. The hysteroscope has a light and camera hooked to it, so the endometrium can be seen on a video screen. Compared to more invasive procedures, a hysteroscopy is usually a same-day procedure, with short recovery times, and less medication for pain.