Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for viewing the inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy is performed by inserting a visualizing scope through the vagina and into the cervical opening. Hysteroscopy allows visualization of the inside of the uterus, including the openings to the Fallopian tubes, as well as direct examination of the cervix, cervical canal, and vagina. Hysteroscopy is performed for both diagnosis or treatment (therapeutic).
Hysteroscopy is one of several procedures that your doctor may recommend to evaluate or treat abnormalities of the uterus or cervix. Since Hysteroscopy examines the lining and interior of the uterus, it is not suitable for evaluating problems within the muscular wall or on the outer surface of the uterus. There are a number of different sizes and types of hysteroscopes available, depending upon the type of procedure that is required. Some hysteroscopes are combined with instruments that allow surgical manipulation and removal of tissues if necessary. Hysteroscopy may be performed in a day surgery center
Dianosis by Hyteroscopy
Among the most common reasons for the need for Hysteroscopy are periods that are longer or heavier than normal, or bleeding between periods. You may need Hysteroscopy for:
Abnormal Pap test results
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Bleeding after menopause
Diagnose the cause of infertility or repeated miscarriages
Examine and remove uterine scarring, polyps, or fibroids
Find and remove displaced IUDs (intrauterine devices)
Place small birth control inserts into the fallopian tubes
Removal of a small tissue sample (Biopsy)
Removal of Endometrial lining
Symptoms that need Hysteroscopy
Scarring, or adhesions, from previous uterine surgery
Polyps or fibroid tumours
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Retained placenta or products of conception after a birth or miscarriage
Risks of Hysteroscopy
Light vaginal bleeding
Complications of Hysteroscopy are rare and include perforation of the uterus, bleeding, infection, damage to the urinary or digestive tract
Some cramping may be felt during the procedure, depending upon the type of anesthesia
About Treatment at Pelvinic
At Pelvinic, we perform specialised Hysteroscopy as needed for diagnosis or treatment. Here are some advantages of our Hysteroscopy Treatment over the Traditional Surgical Procedure.
Our Hysteroscopy is Painless, compared to Open surgery procedure which is painful.
No tissue damage
Our Hysteroscopy cause minimal cuts and wounds compared to Open surgery causes which causes cuts and wounds
No Diet Restrictions
Our Hysteroscopy doesn't cause cuts and wounds compared to Open surgery causes which causes cuts and wounds
Can resume work immediatly
Our Hysteroscopy is minimally invasive compared to open surgery for which its large
No Rest Required
Go back to a normal routine within 2 to 4 days.
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Treatment Procedure using Hysteroscopy
Diagnostic Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose problems of the uterus. Diagnosing uterine abnormalities based on symptoms can be challenging, since symptoms can be similar for different conditions. Seeing inside your uterus via Hysteroscopy helps doctor to make a definitive diagnosis. Doctor may recommend a diagnostic Hysteroscopy if you have:
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Irregular menstrual cycles
More than two consecutive miscarriages
The most common reason for a diagnostic Hysteroscopy is irregular bleeding. A complete diagnostic Hysteroscopy should take approximately 10-15 minutes. Recovery after diagnostic Hysteroscopy is prompt. Patients can return to their usual diet and activities later that operative day. Some mild postoperative bleeding is normal and typically stops within 2-3 days
Operative Hysteroscopy is used to correct an abnormal condition that has been detected during a diagnostic Hysteroscopy. If an abnormal condition was detected during the diagnostic Hysteroscopy, an operative Hysteroscopy can be performed at the same time, by inserting small instruments through the hysteroscope to avoid the need for a second surgery. Because no open incisions are involved, Hysteroscopy is safe and offers a shorter recovery time, shorter hospital stay than other procedures. Operative Hysteroscopy can treat:
Removal of polyps. Polyps cause bleeding and can contribute to infertility. A Hysteroscopy polypectomy allows your doctor to remove the polyps without doing invasive surgery.
Removal of fibroid tumors PELVINIC, perform a Hysteroscopy ablation to remove your fibroids.
Reduction of heavy menstrual bleeding Hysteroscopy can help identify the cause of heavy bleeding, Endometrial ablation is one procedure in which the hysteroscope along with other instruments, is used to destroy the uterine lining in order to treat causes of heavy bleeding.
IUD removal A Hysteroscopy allows the doctor to locate the IUD and determine the best way to remove it.
Removal of adhesions. Uterine adhesions are bands of scar tissue that can form in the uterus and may lead to changes in menstrual flow as well as infertility. Hysteroscopy can help your doctor locate and remove the adhesions.
A number of different methods for anesthesia and pain control may be used, depending upon the individual situation. Sometimes, Hysteroscopy using narrow-diameter hysteroscopes that do not require dilation of the cervical opening can be performed without anesthesia. In other cases, a local anesthetic can be applied topically or given by injection. In certain cases, a general anesthetic may be recommended.
Hysteroscopy should not be performed if a woman is pregnant or has an active pelvic infection.
• An instrument called a speculum is then inserted into the vagina to open it wider, before the hysteroscope is put in. To help the doctor to see the lining of the uterus more clearly, a carbon dioxide gas or fluid is pumped through the hysteroscope into the uterus. The amount of fluid introduced will be monitored closely throughout the procedure.
• As the hysteroscope is moved gently through the uterus, images of the tissue and the openings of the fallopian tubes are displayed on a screen.
• During a diagnostic Hysteroscopy, doctors will observe the images and look for problems.
• An operative Hysteroscopy will use the hysteroscope as a surgical tool, for example, to remove fibroids.
• If sterilization is being performed, small implants are placed inside the fallopian tubes.
• If a biopsy is needed, a small instrument is passed through the hysteroscope to extract a sample of tissue.
• The procedure can take up to 30 minutes, but may only take between 5 and 10 minutes, if it is being used to diagnose a condition or investigate symptoms.
• While a Hysteroscopy is not usually painful, the woman may experience cramps while it is being carried out.
• Most women feel able to go about their normal activities the following day, and some even go back to work the same day. If a general anesthetic is used, a few days of rest might be advisable.
• Some spotting or bleeding may occur in the days following the procedure, and the woman can expect pain like cramping, similar to period pains. These symptoms are normal.
• A woman is advised to avoid sex for a week or until any bleeding has stopped, to reduce the risk of infection.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The ovaries produce important hormones before menopause and therefore in most cases only
the cyst is removed preserving the ovary. This is known as cystectomy.
However, there are circumstances where one or both the ovaries may have to be removed.
Example, if the cyst is very large and replaced the whole ovary, or the cyst has twisted so much
that the blood supply has been completely cut off, or, rarely, if there is a suspicion of cancer.
Your surgeon may not know what surgery is to be done till the surgery begins.
The cause of fibroids is not well understood but the hormone estrogen seems to make them grow.
Because the highest levels of estrogen are produced during a women’s childbearing years, many women
are affected in their 30’s and 40’s. Fibroids are rare in women under 20, and they typically stabilize in
size or shrink after menopause.
A family history of fibroids, obesity, or early onset of puberty can increase the risk of a women
developing uterine fibroids.
Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms and you may choose to do nothing. Surgical intervention is required in ~20% of women with fibroids. Treatment of fibroids might be necessary when they cause:
* Long, gushing periods and cramping
* Spotting or bleeding between periods
* Painful periods
* An urge to urinate often
* Pain during sex
* Lower back pain
* Pelvic pain
* Difficulty getting pregnant
* Problems during pregnancy, such as miscarriage or preterm labor
* Constipation and backache
* Fullness or pressure in your belly
The diagnosis of uterine fibroids can often be done through a pelvic exam. Your doctor may send you to have an ultrasound or another type of test that shows pictures of your uterus. These help your doctor see how large your fibroids are and where they are growing.