Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy is done using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus.
Why Do You Need To Undergo This Package?
Find the cause of severe cramping or abnormal bleeding. Your doctor can pass heated tools through the hysteroscope to stop the bleeding..
What Are The Preparation Required?
Do not douche, use tampons, or use vaginal medicines for 24 hours before the hysteroscopy. You may be given a medicine (sedative) to relax you for the test, or general, regional, or local anesthesia can be used. If you are going to have general anesthesia, you will need to stop eating and drinking before the test. If your doctor has instructed you to take your medicines on the day of surgery, do so using only a sip of water..
Procedure For This Package
* The doctor will dilate (widen) your cervix to allow the hysteroscope to be inserted. *The hysteroscope is inserted through your vagina and cervix into the uterus. *Carbon dioxide gas or a liquid solution is then inserted into the uterus, through the hysteroscope, to expand it and to clear away any blood or mucus. *Next, a light shone through the hysteroscope allows your doctor to see your uterus and the openings of the fallopian tubes into the uterine cavity. *Finally, if surgery needs to be performed, small instruments are inserted into the uterus through the hysteroscope. The time it takes to perform hysteroscopy can range from less than 5 minutes to more than an hour. The length of the procedure depends on whether it is diagnostic or operative and whether an additional procedure, such as laparoscopy, is done at the same time. In general, however, diagnostic hysteroscopy takes less time than operative..