This is a procedure to examine the uterus with a use of a thin telescope called a hysteroscope, which is inserted through the cervix to allow a clear view of the lining of the uterus .

Types of Hysteroscopy

  1. Diagnostic: Examination of the uterus for any abnormalities
  2. Operative: This is used to treat any problems in the uterus, such as polyps or fibroids

Reasons for Hysteroscopy

  1. Abnormal bleeding
  2. Post-menopausal bleeding
  3. Recurrent miscarriages
  4. Painful or irregular periods
  5. Infertility
  6. Removal of polyps and/or fibroids
  7. Removal or insertion of intra-uterine devices
  8. Correction of uterine abnormalities, such as uterine septum or adhesions

Possible Complications

  1. Trauma to the cervix
  2. Uterine perforation
  3. Infection
  4. Damage to nearby organs
  5. Post-operative bleeding