Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure which is done with the help of a hysteroscope, a thin tube-like structure that examines the cervix and inside of the uterus. It enables the doctor to have a closer look at the cervix and uterus, that enables diagnose and treat the underlying cause of abnormal bleeding, cysts, and fibroid. It is also useful in determining the cause of unexplained bleeding or spotting in postmenopausal women.
Hysteroscopy is helpful in diagnosing and treating uterine conditions that may delay or become troublesome for you getting conception, if left untreated. Hysteroscopy is a minor surgical procedure, the patient recovers in a short span of time.
Hysteroscopy is performed to assess the health of the uterus and treat other uterine conditions. Hysteroscopy is recommended to women who have fibroid within the lining of the uterine cavity.
Safe Vs Risks?
Hysteroscopy is a very safe procedure. However, there are a few risk factors that one must be aware of.
• Side effects from anesthesia
• Accidental damage to the cervix or uterus
• Severe abdominal pain
• Heavy bleeding