This investigation involves placing a narrow telescope with a camera into the womb and is used to examine the lining of the womb and the opening of the fallopian tubes, to determine whether there are any polyps, fibroids or adhesions present.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of your uterus using a device called a hysteroscope, which is a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end, that can easily be passed into your uterus through your vagina and cervix. The resulting images are sent to a monitor so your consultant can see inside your uterus to locate any problems. In terms of treatment, your consultant is able to easily diagnose conditions such as fibroids, polyps and Intrauterine adhesions, which can be removed safely during the procedure.
A hysteroscopy can be used to investigate symptoms and treat problems relating to heavy periods, unusual bleeding, pelvic pain, repeated miscarriages or other likely causes of infertility. It may also be used during a dilatation and curettage procedure or endometrial biopsy to provide a more detailed view of the uterine lining.
We will use a speculum (similar to that used in a smear test) to open your vagina to enable us to pass a hysteroscope through your cervix and into your uterus. We will then gently pump fluid into your uterus to make it easier for us to see the images clearly on a monitor to pinpoint any abnormalities.