General Information

Hysteroscopy is the procedure of taking a direct view inside the cavity of the uterus by using a telescopic camera. This procedure helps in the diagnosis and treatment of several conditions such as uterine fibroids, septum, polyps, and scarring inside the cavity. The procedure can be performed by administering a local anesthesia and/or painkillers or under deep sedation.

Hysteroscopy Procedure: Step-By-Step Guide

This procedure requires that the patient takes a day off from work in case it is to be done under deep sedation. It is also required that the person undergoing hysteroscopy should not be menstruating as this can deter the quality of the images. However, the procedure can be done on any other day of the monthly cycle.

Once the patient checks in, they will be wheeled into the theatre. After the patient has been sedated, the hysteroscope (it contains a camera) is gently passed into the uterine cavity through the vagina and cervix. Saline water is then passed through the hysteroscope. The doctor then inspects the cavity through the camera, takes pictures and notes down the findings. The doctor will then decide the necessary intervention. The physical hysteroscopy procedure lasts only for about 15 to 30 minutes. However, the hysteroscopy procedure depends on the time taken for the findings.

Once the patient recovers (in about an hour), they are sent back home. The patient may experience cramps similar to the ones experienced during menstruation during the first two days after the procedure. The results of the hysteroscopy will be given to the patient in report form and fully explained to the patient.

Benefits of Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy has many additional benefits in addition to the routine ones such being able to detect and treat fibroids, polyps, cause for infertility and miscarriages and insertion and removal of contraceptives. The recovery time is short and the procedure is reliable and safe. It is also less painful and takes little time to heal. There are only very few risks for a hysterectomy when compared with other invasive uterine procedures used to diagnose and treat these conditions.

Why Choose IVF Spring?

If you are seeking hysteroscopy procedures, IVF Spring is the best Hysteroscopy treatment center in Mumbai. It houses a team of experienced gynecologists and fertility experts. They have been known for the safe hysteroscopy procedures that they have conducted for many years now. The treatment center is equipped with the most advanced machinery, technologies, and equipment, keeping in mind the importance of a woman’s reproductive health.

Each hysteroscopy procedure is done with the aim of keeping complications during and after the procedure to a minimum. For this, the patient’s progress is observed and followed up even after they leave the treatment center. Treatment for each patient is customized for the best outcomes.

FAQs related to Hysteroscopy

What is a hysteroscopy?

A procedure where a thin tube with a camera, called a hysteroscope, is inserted through the cervix into the uterus to examine the inside.

Why is a hysteroscopy done?

It's used to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the uterus such as abnormal bleeding, fibroids, polyps, adhesions, and infertility.

Is a hysteroscopy painful?

Most women experience mild to moderate cramping, but it's usually well-tolerated with the help of pain relievers.

What are the risks associated with hysteroscopy?

There is a small risk of bleeding, infection, and damage to the uterus or cervix, but serious complications are rare.

How long does a hysteroscopy take?

It usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the reason for the procedure.

How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy?

Most women can return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours, but some may experience mild cramping and spotting for a few days after.

Is there any preparation needed before a hysteroscopy?

Yes, it may include fasting, medications, and sometimes cervical dilation to make the procedure easier.

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