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Hysteroscopy - Multi Specialty Hospital | Bangalore Orthopaedic and Surgical Hospital | BOSH | Bangalore

A hysteroscopy is a procedure in which doctor inserts a small-diameter device into the uterus. This device has a light and a small camera on the end to allow the doctor to see inside the uterus. There are a number of situations in which your doctor may recommend this procedure. It can be used for either surgical or diagnostic purposes. It may be used:

  • medicalFor visual confirmation of another test result
  • medicalTo aid in the removal of fibroids and polyps
  • medicalIn conjunction with a laparoscopic procedure
  • medicalPrior to a dilation and curettage procedure
  • medicalTo discover any malformation of the uterus

Procedure:

The doctor will first spread the cervix with a tool called a speculum. This is also like what happens during a gynecological exam. The doctor will then insert the hysteroscopy device in through vaginal opening.

They will continue moving it through the cervix and then into the uterus. A liquid or carbon dioxide gas will then be gently sent into your uterus through the device to clear the surface and to help widen it slightly. The light and camera on the end of the hysteroscope allow the doctor to see the uterus and fallopian tubes. This allows them to diagnose any issues or to perform any surgical procedures necessary. If the procedure is being used for surgery, the surgical devices will also be put through the hysteroscope tube to perform the surgery.

The procedure shouldn’t be painful. However, one may experience some cramping during the procedure. Doctor may order some type of sedative for you to take beforehand so that patient will be more relaxed. The extent of anesthesia will depend on the purpose of hysteroscopy. If the procedure is being used for surgery, the surgical devices will also be put through the hysteroscope tube to perform the surgery. The procedure shouldn’t be painful. However, one may experience some cramping during the procedure. Doctor may order some type of sedative for you to take beforehand so that patient will be more relaxed. The extent of anesthesia will depend on the purpose of hysteroscopy.