The word Hystero means uterus and the word scopy means to see. So Hysteroscopy means to see inside the uterus. It is not routinely needed by all the women suffering from infertility. Only selected women need this procedure and these include women who have very thin lining of the uterus, woman having fibroid or polyps (abnormal thickening of uterine lining) near the lining of the uterus, women with history of repeated miscarriages or repeated IVF failures to name a few. Your fertility specialist can advise you regarding their need of Hysteroscopy in your case.
In this procedure, a very thin tube with a Camera placed at the tip of the tube is put inside the uterus from the vagina. This helps to see the inner part of the uterus and the complete lining of the uterus. It helps in diagnosing any problem which could lead to infertility or miscarriage and simultaneously correct these problems.
This procedure can be done as an outpatient procedure without an anesthesia or as an in patient procedure with an aesthesia. There is no cut or stitches in the body and so the patient can start the routine work from the next day itself.
The aim of this discussion is to make anyone with curious mind to understand these condition better. It is not equivalent to detailed in person individualised consultation.
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