What is Hysteroscopy?
Internal visualization of the uterine cavity (womb), with the help of a telescope.
Removal of fibroids, polyp, uterine septum, adhesions.
When can the procedure be carried out ?
Preferably 7-8 the day of the menstrual cycle, day 1 being the cycle start date.
How is it carried out ?
It’s carried out under short-acting anesthesia, through the vaginal route.
Should not be carried out, during the menstrual cycle of the patient.
Though rare in experienced hands. Some of them are the uterine perforation, bleeding, infection, air embolism.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does the procedure take?
It depends on the indication.
If its diagnostic, than actual procedure takes approx 15-30 minutes, and a daycare admission.
If it’s a therapeutic one, then max 1-day admission, depending on the intraoperative findings.
- How many stitches would I get?
Since the vaginal route is utilized, there would be no stitches.
- Is it painful?
Since it is carried out under short-acting anesthesia, it is not painful.
- How long does it take to resume normal activity?
If it’s a diagnostic one, then immediately the next day, one can resume normal activities.
If its a therapeutic one then within 2-4 days, one can get to normal activities.