What is Hysteroscopy?
This is the process to probe into a woman’s uterus to detect probable abnormalities like fibroid, polyps, adhesion or any congenital malformations.
How is Hysteroscopy done?
A thin lighted telescope (Hysteroscope) is passed through the vagina which reflects back the images showing the condition of the uterus on a screen. A series of dilators are used to stretch the opening of the cervix temporarily. Often the uterus cavity is filled up with a sterile fluid to help the doctor view the internal areas of the uterus clearly. No skin incisions are required for the process. It is a day care process which may or may not require the use of anesthesia.
What is Operative Hysteroscopy?
It is a small surgical process that may take place along with diagnostic hysteroscopy, where the required surgical instruments are passed through the opening of the cervix to remove the fibroids, polyps or adhesions from within the uterus. This process may also used for correcting structural abnormalities like the uterine septum.
When is Hysteroscopy not possible?
Hysteroscopy is not possible if a woman is
- On her menstrual period
- Having a vaginal or cervical infection
Risk Factors in Hysteroscopy
There is no greater risk associated with Hysteroscopy apart from the possible injury to internal organs or perforation of uterus where a small hole develops in the uterus. The hole often disappears spontaneously; however, sometime it may require a further surgery to fill it up.
Side effects of Hysteroscopy
Some women experience vaginal discharge or bleeding along with occasional cramps after the process. These tend to disappear within few days. However, if these continue it is advised to see your doctor immediately.
Hysteroscopy at Sridevi Fertility
At Sridevi Fertility, our fertility specialist might suggest for a hysteroscopy prior to the infertility treatments to examine the condition of the uterus and to detect the probable formation of fibroid, cysts or adhesion which may have prevented pregnancy. This process gives the treatment a proper direction.
We,at Sridevi Fertility, believe in a comprehensive understanding of the problem before actually jumping into conclusions. Couples seeking fertility treatment are amidst continual suffering, frustration and depression. We do not want to confuse them further with series of tests and investigation. We try to hit the bull’s eye at a go and then start a proper treatment to achieve maximum success.