A hysteroscopy procedure makes the doctor look at the uterus through the camera. The doctor uses hysteroscope, a thin viewing tool. The tip of the hysteroscope is inserted into the vagina, moved through the cervix into the uterus area. The instrument, hysteroscope contains a light and camera which helps the doctor to see the lining of the uterus.
Hysteroscopy procedure may be performed to know the causes of abnormal bleeding, bleeding occurs after menopause in women. It also helps the infertility specialist to see the problem in the uterus that prevents a woman from conception. This procedure is used to either diagnose the uterus problems or for operative purposes.
It helps to diagnose problems in the Uterus. This procedure helps to confirm results of other tests such as Hysterosalpingography (HSG). It is an X-ray dye test used to examine the fallopian tubes and uterus. In addition to the above, hysteroscopy can be used in laparoscopy, before Dilation & Curettage (D&C).
When an abnormal condition is detected through diagnostic hysteroscopy, then operative hysteroscopy is performed. The operative hysteroscopy is done simultaneously while finding the abnormalities through diagnostic hysteroscopy. Small instruments are introduced through the hysteroscope to correct the abnormality during operative hysteroscopy.
Operative hysteroscopy is used for:
Abnormal bleeding: It helps to find out the reason for heavy menstrual flow, bleeding in between periods or after menopause. In case of endometrial ablation, the hysteroscope is used with other instruments to destroy the thickened uterine lining which causes heavy bleeding.
Fibroids & Polyps: These non-cancerous growths in the uterus are removed with operative hysteroscopy procedure.
Septums: The procedure aids to determine whether a woman has a uterine septum which is a malformation of uterus present congenitally.
Adhesions: The uterine adhesions are none other than the bands of scar tissue can develop in the uterus which may lead to menstrual flow changes and infertility. Hysteroscopy helps the doctor to locate and eradicate the adhesions. This condition is otherwise called Asherman’s Syndrome.
A hysteroscopy benefits by avoiding hysterectomy (uterus removal), shortens recovery time, less pain is felt after the surgery.
ARC International fertility and Research center provides hysteroscopy procedure in Chennai to detect the problems related to the uterus in women. Dr. Mahalaxmi Saravanan is one of the best infertility specialists in Chennai who has been achieving recurrent successes in treating infertility.
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