What Is Hyteroscopy?
A hysteroscopy is the placement of a small telescope inside the uterus. The hysteroscope is connected to a small catheter which can be inserted through the cervix and into the uterus. The catheter allows for visualization of the inside of your uterus. San Diego hyteroscopy can be done in conjunction with a transvaginal ultrasound to provide additional information about your uterine lining.
Here are the benefits of carrying out this procedure.
What to Expect from Hyteroscopy?
Endometriosis: Endometriosis occurs when cells grow outside the uterus on the body’s organs or other tissues like the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or bladder. The tissue grows without connection to the uterus, so it doesn’t get nourishment from your body’s blood supply. This causes pain and bleeding during your period. Hysteroscopy removes these fibroids by cutting them out through small incisions made in the Fallopian tubes. If multiple fibroids are removed during hysteroscopy, they will often shrink within 3-6 months after surgery.
Reduce stress incontinence: Hysteroscopy can also help reduce stress incontinence, which is when you leak urine, laugh or sneeze. This procedure helps relax your urethra, allowing you to control your bladder better during these activities.
Reduce pain during childbirth: If you have endometriosis or an intrauterine device (IUD), this procedure can help reduce pain during childbirth because it removes a portion of the uterus and cervix that may be causing discomfort during labor.
Reducing heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia): Hysteroscopy can be used to stop heavy menstrual bleeding caused by uterine fibroids (fibroids cause heavy bleeding because they work against your body’s natural rhythm). The procedure is also effective in treating other types of menorrhagia- a condition that causes excessive menstrual flow or prolonged periods with no periods for months.
Correct uterine size and shape: Hysteroscopy surgical procedure is performed to correct uterine size and shape. The procedure is most often used to treat fibroids, but it may be used to treat other benign conditions of the uterus, such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine prolapse. Hysteroscopy can be done with or without anesthesia. It is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than 20 minutes for each patient.
Useful during pap testing: Pap testing is a simple visual examination of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. The doctor inserts a speculum into the vagina and uses a small instrument to scrape cells from the surface of the cervix. A sample of cells is placed in a slide and sent to a lab for analysis.
Hysteroscopy also helps detect abnormal cells in the cervix that may indicate cervical cancer or precancerous changes. This can be done at the same time as pap tests, but it is often done first because it can find more abnormal areas than a pap test will reveal.
Minimally invasive: Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that allows physicians to examine the internal structures of the female reproductive system in the office or hospital setting. The hysteroscope is inserted into the vagina, cervix, or uterus through the cervix, where it can be used to visually evaluate abnormalities such as polyps or cysts in the uterus, fibroids in the fallopian tubes, or adhesions that may cause pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which a thin, flexible tube (hysteroscope) is inserted into the uterus through one of the cervix. The hysteroscope allows access to the interior of the uterus and allows visualization of its contents. The hysteroscopy procedure may be performed as an outpatient procedure, an outpatient laparoscopic procedure (without surgery), or a gynecologic surgery (surgical) procedure. All you need to do is reach out to Gen 5 Fertility professionals.