A hysteroscopy is a procedure that examines the inside of the womb. A hysteroscope, which is a narrow telescope with a light and camera, is used for the procedure. The images are sent to a monitor so that your doctor or specialist nurse can take a look inside your womb. Hysteroscopes are passed into your womb through your vagina and cervix, so no cuts are required. In case if the problems remain unsolved then it may lead to IVF failures.
There are several benefits associated with hysteroscopy:
You may need a hysterectomy if you’re having heavy menstrual periods or severe cramping, or if your doctor has questions concerning your reproductive health. They will be able to observe your cervix and uterus up close and find out what’s causing problems. It is also recommended under the follow- ing conditions:
Your Pap test results are abnormal.
You’ve been bleeding menopause. after There are fibroids, polyps, or scarring on your uterus.
You’ve had more than one miscarriage or problems getting pregnant.
Your doctor needs a small tissue sample (biopsy) of the lining of your uterus.
You’re having a sterilization procedure as a permanent form of birth control.
A hysteroscopy generally takes between 5 and 30 minutes. Here’s how it works:
During the procedure, at any point, if you feel uncomfortable, tell the doctor or nurse. They will stop it anytime.
After a hysteroscopy, you will probably be able to go home shortly, but you might have to stay a few hours in the hospital if you had a general anesthetic. You will discuss the results of the biopsy with your doctor before you leave, though it may take a few weeks for the results to come back. If no anesthetic is used or only local anesthetic is used, you can usually return to your normal activities later that day. Following a general anesthetic, you may need to take things easy for a day or two.