Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy 2018-01-26T23:40:50+00:00

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Hysteroscopy

If you’re dealing with fertility issues, you want to get to the root of the problem. You want to know what’s going on, and a hysteroscopy might help. Doctors use a flexible, lighted tube called a hysteroscope to look inside of the uterus with this procedure. Doctors are also able to get a close look at the canal of the cervix. That provides valuable information that doctors use to come up with a treatment plan.

Along with looking at the uterus and cervix, doctors can use the procedure to:

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Prevent bleeding

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Perform biopsies

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Remove fibroids and polyps

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Perform cryosurgery

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It’s normal to feel some anxiety with any procedure, but this one is relatively simple. If you are getting a diagnostic hysteroscopy, you won’t be put to sleep for the procedure. Instead, you will be given a local anaesthetic and a mild sedative if necessary. The sedative will relax you so you aren’t nervous during the procedure.

A therapeutic hysteroscopy is a bit more involved. You will be given regional or general anaesthesia for this procedure. Then, the doctor will go in and correct the problem. This procedure eliminates the need for open surgery and comes with far fewer risks. Also, the recovery time is minimal, and most people can resume normal activities almost immediately.

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A hysteroscopy provides numerous advantages over invasive procedures. Along with a shorter hospital stay and recovery time, patients also need less pain medication. That means they are less likely to experience the side effects of pain medication, including addiction. In addition, some women are able to avoid hysterectomies by going through a hysteroscopy.

There are some risks to consider though. Bleeding, perforation of the uterus, and infection are possible complications. Pelvic inflammatory disease and cervix damage are also possible.

As with any procedure, you should talk about potential risks with your doctor before moving forward. Your doctor will help you look at both the risks and reward when determining if you should move forward with the procedure.

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If you undergo a hysteroscopy, you will be given the appropriate medication, and then, the doctor will dilate your cervix. He or she will insert the hysteroscope through your vagina. It will move through the cervix and into your uterus. The doctor will then insert a solution into the uterus to expand it. Then, the doctor will shine a light through the hysteroscope to get a closer look at everything. If the doctor needs to perform a procedure, he or she will insert small instruments through the device.

If you think you need a hysteroscopy, contact us for a free phone consultation. We will go over your symptoms and needs and then schedule an appointment to see you in person. Your health is important to us, and we will do everything we can to diagnose you, provide the proper treatment, and help you conceive a child. We look forward to being a member of your health and fertility team.

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