What is Hysteroscopy?

The examination of the cervix and the tissue lining the uterus with the help of an endoscope is called hysteroscopy.

Prof. Dr. Ulun ULUĞ
Written by Prof. Dr. Ulun ULUĞ. 0 comments 4998 views

With hysteroscopy, pathologies such as uterine fibroids, tumors, adhesions, infections and congenital abnormalities can be diagnosed in general. Hysteroscopy is one of the important techniques used in the investigation of conditions such as infertility, recurrent miscarriage or pain and bleeding.

One of the usage areas of office hysteroscopy is to show that there is no pathology preventing pregnancy in the uterus after repeated unsuccessful IVF attempts. In some European countries, this procedure is among the mandatory examinations before starting IVF applications.

Histeroskopi

What is Hysteroscopy?

The examination of the cervix and the tissue lining the uterus with the help of an endoscope is called hysteroscopy. The instrument used for this purpose consists of a tube with a diameter of a few millimeters, a light source connected to it, and a camera. The image is transferred to the monitor via the camera with the help of this tube, which is inserted through the cervix and into the uterus. This image can also be viewed by the patient during the procedure. It is possible to perform simple surgical procedures with millimetric surgical instruments designed to pass through this tube.

How Is Hysteroscopy Performed?

The procedure is performed by a gynecologist without the need for any anesthesia, at a time other than menstrual bleeding, preferably on the days immediately following the end of the bleeding. Under sterile conditions, the hysteroscope is advanced through the cervix and into the uterus. In the meantime, the inside of the uterus is filled by giving serum from the end of the tube, thus making the inside of the uterus completely visible. The entire process takes an average of 15 minutes. There is no need to be hungry before the procedure, and it is possible to return to normal life immediately after the procedure.

During the procedure, a slight pain is felt when entering the uterus through the uterine canal, other than that, the procedure is generally painless. This mild pain is likened to menstrual pain by women.

What Are the Risks of Hysteroscopy?

Due to the fact that the procedure irritates the uterine wall, light spotting can be seen. Other than that, the occurrence of more serious problems such as infection is very rare.

You can visit our Youtube page to get fast and accurate information on genital infections, IVF, gynecological diseases, drug use trainings, and many more .

Gynecology and IVF pages.

Comments
Add New Comment