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A hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows a surgeon to look inside the womb (uterus) and the opening of the fallopian tubes using a narrow tube-like telescopic camera called a hysteroscope.
( Hystero = Uterus, Scope = to view )
It can be used either to diagnose a condition or to treat it.
Your doctor may recommend scheduling the hysteroscopy for the first week after your menstrual period.
This timing will provide the doctor with the best view of the inside of your uterus. Hysteroscopy is also performed to determine the cause of unexplained bleeding or spotting in postmenopausal women.
Although there are many benefits associated with hysteroscopy, it may not be appropriate for some patients. A doctor who specializes in this procedure will consult with your primary care physician to determine whether it is appropriate for you.
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Why would I need hysteroscopy procedure?
During a hysteroscopy, your doctor inserts a hysteroscope — a thin tube with light on the end — into your vagina. Your doctor will be able to see into your cervix and inside your uterus. If anything abnormal is found, samples can be taken for later testing.
Among the most common reasons for a hysteroscopy are periods that are longer or heavier than normal, or bleeding between periods.
Depending on your age, symptoms, and menopausal status, there are different reasons why you may need hysteroscopy. These include:
- Your Pap test results are abnormal.
- You’ve been bleeding after menopause.
- There are fibroids, polyps, or scarring on your uterus.
- You’ve had more than one miscarriage or problems getting pregnant.
- Your doctor needs a small tissue sample (biopsy) of the lining of your uterus.
- You’re having a sterilization procedure as a permanent form of birth control.
- Your IUD has come out of place.
- Diagnose abnormal structure of the womb such as genetic malformations or a thickened lining.
- If you have problems getting pregnant or repeated miscarriages.
Types of Hysteroscopy Procedures
There are 2 types of hysteroscopic procedures.
Diagnostic hysteroscopy is performed to examine the uterus for signs of normalcy or abnormality.
Operative hysteroscopy is performed to treat a disorder after it has been diagnosed.
The operative method involves the insertion of small instruments through a sheath covering the hysteroscope to enable the gynecologist to perform a variety of therapeutic procedures.
Diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy can be performed together or as separate procedures, depending on the patient and the nature of the patient’s medical condition.
Risks and Possible Complications Related to Hysteroscopy
Possible complications of hysteroscopy may include:
- Injury and subsequent scarring of the lining of the womb.
- Though this is rare, tearing or damage to your cervix may occur.
- Damage to nearby organs like the bladder, bowel, or ovaries.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease.
- Hole (perforation) in the wall of the womb.
- Unusual fluid absorption during the procedure leading to low sodium levels and leading to fluid overload.
To minimize the occurrence of complications during a hysteroscopy, one is advised to seek a highly qualified and top-level expert to perform the procedure.
Recovery From Hysteroscopy
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He is committed to improving the lifestyles of women in Kenya and the world by helping them gain access to top-level minimal access surgery in Africa.
He strongly believes that all women have the right to informed consent and should have access to the best treatment plans suited for them and that is the reason why he founded KLASS ( Kenya Laparoscopic Surgery Services ).
Together with his team at KLASS, they provide the highest level of holistic surgical care to women, ensuring that they meet their individual health needs.
Prof. Rafique Parkar specializes in helping women who ail from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Uterine Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor Problems, Ectopic Pregnancies, and Gynecologic Cancers.
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