Hysteroscopic Surgeries

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Hysteroscopic Surgeries

From routine obstetrics & gynecology care to emergency interventions at our state-of-the-art obstetrics & gynecology lab

Hysteroscopic Surgeries

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which a small telescope is inserted into the uterus via the normal birth passage to visualize the insides of the uterus. It could be either a diagnostic procedure or an operative procedure depending upon the underlying problem. For instance, fibroids and polyps which are entirely inside the uterus can be removed by operative hysteroscopy without any incision in the abdomen

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hysteroscopy ?

Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose or treat problems of the uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted telescope-like device used to visualise inside the uterus, cervix and vagina.. It is inserted through your vagina into your uterus. The hysteroscope transmits the image of your uterus onto a screen. Other instruments are used along with the hysteroscope for treatment if necessary.

What procedures can be done with a Hysteroscope ?
  • A biopsy can be taken from the lining of uterus to rule out an abnormality
  • A fibroid inside the cavity can be removed by resection
  • Polyp ,a fleshy vascular growth in the lining of uterus  or cervical canal can be removed
  • Surgeries for uterine anatomical abnormalities 
  • Adhesions  of uterine lining from previous surgeries
  • Retained products of pregnancy
What are the benefits of a Hysteroscopic procedure ?
  • It can be used to diagnose uterine cancer that is not detectable with the pelvic exam.
  • It can be used to identify causes for abnormal bleeding such as polyps, fibroids inside the lining of the uterus or cervical canal
  • There is no abdominal wound, hence minimal pain.
  • The procedure is short.
  • A patient can go home after the procedure is done.
Will I have to do anything to prepare for the Hysteroscopy test ?

If you will be getting general anesthesia, you may need to fast (not eat or drink )for 12 hours before the procedure. Do not use a douche, tampons, or vaginal medicines for 24 hours before the test.

It’s best to schedule your hysteroscopy when you are not having your menstrual period.

Also, tell the Doctor  if you are pregnant or think you might be. A hysteroscopy should not be done on pregnant women. The procedure may be harmful to an unborn baby.

What should I expect during recovery ?

You should be able to go home shortly after the procedure. If you had general anesthesia, you may need to wait until its effects have worn off.

It is normal to have some mild cramping or a little bloody discharge for a few days after the procedure. There are no abdominal wounds so the postoperative pain is minimal .You may be given medication to help ease the pain.

What are the risks of Hysteroscopy ?

Hysteroscopy is a very safe procedure. However, there is a small risk of problems. The uterus or cervix can be punctured by the hysteroscope, bleeding may occur, or excess fluid may build up in your system.

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