Hysteroscopy is an advanced technique which provides a way for your Gynaecologist to look inside your uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, telescope-like instrument which is inserted into the uterine cavity through the vagina and cervix. This tool helps a gynaecologist to diagnose and treat a uterine/endometrial problem.
Hysteroscopy is minor surgery which is performed either in your doctor's office or in a hospital setting. It can be performed with local, regional, or general anesthesia—sometimes no anesthesia is needed. No cutting or incision is given in vagina or cervix while inserting the thin hysteroscope There is little risk involved with this procedure for most women.
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Hysteroscopy is of two types:
When is hysteroscopy done ?
- Infertility assessment
- Irregular bleeding (Heavy or excessive bleeding)
- Postmenopausal bleeding
- Removal of submucous and intramural myoma
- Endometrial polyps
- Intrauterine adhesion (synechiae).
- Remove IUCD(Copper T) embedded inside the uterus
- To remove foreign bodies
- Diagnose a cause of repeated miscarriage
- Opening of fallopian tube
- Endometrial ablation
- Diagnose and correct uterine malformations
- Cancer of body of uterus
A Hysteroscopy can be performed as an out-patient or day care procedure. The patient is called to the operation theatre in the morning in a fasting state of 8 to 12 hours.
Local or general anaesthesia may be given depending upon the indication and whether the procedure is performed as an outpatient or in operation theatre.
Usually the Hysteroscopy procedure takes 10-30 min. This procedure does not require any skin incisions. After the surgery the patient is observed for 6 to 8 hours in the day care facility before getting discharged.
Proper counselling is given before every procedure.
Post operative recovery
The post operative recovery is considerably quick. Patients might experience a little spotting / bleeding for 7 to 10 days depending upon the procedure. Patients can experience slight abdominal discomfort post surgery for a day or two. You can start your daily activities from the next day onwards.
Hysteroscopy is a relatively safe surgery if performed by experts. Dr Arushi Sethi is one of the Best Gynae Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy Surgeons in Delhi.
However, like any other surgical procedure there are certain small risks involved like.
- Uterine Perforation
- Fluid overload
- Anaesthetic complication