Your doctor performs a hysteroscopy to examine your uterus (womb). A hysteroscope is used to perform this procedure. Hysteroscopes are very small (about 3 to 5 millimeters in diameter). Your uterus is reached by carefully passing it through your vagina and cervix (neck of the uterus). Video images are sent from the hysteroscope’s camera to a computer. You can then have your doctor check the uterine lining for abnormalities.
Bypassing various instruments through the hysteroscope, the doctor can examine the uterus. By doing so, the doctor will also be able to perform certain procedures inside the uterus as well.
A hysteroscopy is used to diagnose various problems, such as:
As well as being used to diagnose various types of problems, it can also be used to:
You will be told about the test by your doctor before you have the procedure. There are various treatment options that you can discuss with your doctor. By using the hysteroscope, you may be able to treat your symptoms immediately, if this is the cause of your symptoms. To proceed with the treatment, you must consent (agree). The best treatment option for you is determined by your needs.
Before you undergo hysteroscopy surgery in Delhi, you may undergo an ultrasound scan.
Under a general anesthetic, a hysteroscopy can either be performed while you are asleep or with a local anesthetic. You will be awake if you receive a local anesthetic. During the procedure, you may be given a sedative to help you relax, but not put you to sleep. The hysteroscope may show you pictures if you have local anesthesia. Others find it helpful, while some don’t.
Your doctor can see the cervix (neck of the uterus) by using a speculum (the same instrument used for cervical screening test). After the hysteroscope has been passed through the cervix, it is inserted into the uterus.
An internal view of the uterus is seen on a television screen linked to the hysteroscope. The uterus can be expanded with the injection of gas or fluid. As a result, you can see the lining of the uterus better. In the process, the doctor may take a biopsy (a small piece of uterine tissue). Under the microscope, this specimen will be examined in the laboratory. A polyp may be found during the biopsy, and these may be removed during the procedure. Hysteroscopes are gently removed after the procedure is completed.
About five to thirty minutes is needed for a hysteroscopy. It is possible to experience period cramps when you are awake at some stages. Women usually experience only minimal discomfort or no discomfort at all.
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