Dear readers, until now with the help of my last 5 parts, I was trying to give you all the necessary and basic information about infertility, it's causes and solutions. Today let me give you very specific information about hysteroscopy.
What is Hysteroscopy?
For most of the people this may appear as a new term in life. Well, we can simply define it as a procedure, by which doctor can get a clear view of inside of the UTERUS in order to get a better diagnosis and cure any disease accordingly.
How is it done?
It is done by using an instrument called HYSTEROSCOPE. This is a thin, lighted telescope-like device, in one end of which one camera is fitted and the other end is fitted to a TV monitor to see the image sent by the camera. It is inserted through the vagina into the uterus. It then transmits the inside image of the uterus,which is seen onto a big TV monitor in a magnified (so that smallest problem also can be detected) way,and various conditions/problems of the uterus are observed and managed accordingly.
Is it painful?
- HYSTEROSCOPY is NOT A PAINFUL PROCEDURE.
- The simple, diagnostic hysteroscopy can be done with some sedative only.
- If the hysteroscopy needs some in-depth surgery, then anaesthesia is required.
How much time is needed to do Hysteroscopy?
- Simple diagnostic Hysteroscopy can be finished between 2-3 minutes.
- In operative hysteroscopy, where some form of operation needed, it may take between 20-30 minutes.
- Hospital admission is not needed,it's a day care procedure.
- It can't be done if the lady is pregnant.
What are the problems Hysteroscopy can diagnose and treat?
Most prominent issues that Hysteroscopy can diagnose are:
- Normal Uterus Cavity
- Adhesion inside cavity
- Myoma or Fibroid
Apart from these, following issues can also be diagnosed by Hysteroscopy:
- Any type of abnormal bleeding from uterus.
- To check the uterus in infertile patients.
- To check the uterus in repeated miscarriage patients.
- Unexplained bleeding or spotting in postmenopausal women.