Hysteroscopy is an endoscopic procedure that allows your doctor to access the inside of the uterine space in order to diagnose (detect) or even treat a pathology of the uterus. This procedure is performed with the help of the Hysteroscope, a thin endoscope equipped with a built-in camera.
The image obtained from the hysteroscope camera is projected on a video screen, allowing the doctor to see the inside of the uterine cavity and images which allow the doctor to perform surgery, with the help of instruments that are installed in the hysteroscope, in cases when during this examination he notices certain anomalies.
The reasons why you may have a hysteroscopy are:
- menstruation with increased bleeding
- pelvic pain
- recurrent abortions
- difficulty getting pregnant
- unusual vaginal bleeding
The most appropriate time to perform Hysteroscopy is one week after the menstrual cycle because in this period it gives the best view to the doctor to have access inside the uterus.
Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose submucosal fibromyoma, polyps, uterine abnormalities such as the uterine septum as well as to make interventions if necessary.
The most common reason for performing hysteroscopy is to determine the cause of the increased or irregular vaginal bleeding.
Your doctor may also use hysteroscopy to detect the cause of infertility or recurrent abortions.
Hysteroscopy can detect and sometimes treat immediately several types of disorders, most of which are benign in nature including:
- Removal of endometrial polyps
- Removal of submucosal and intracavitary fibroids
- Correction of congenital anomalies of the uterus such as the uterine septum or small uterine cavity
- Localization and removal of mechanical contraceptive
- Removal of affiliations
The time of performing the Hysteroscopic procedure can be from 5 minutes to 1 hour. The length of the operation time depends on the procedure whether it is diagnostic or operative or whether laparoscopy is performed at the same time as an additional method of intervention but generally this method takes less time than any other operative method.
Hysteroscopy is considered a minor surgical intervention which usually does not require hospitalization but in special cases such as reactions to anesthesia it is recommended to stay overnight.Y