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Diagnostic hysteroscopy

When is hysteroscopic myomectomy needed?

Hysteroscopy is a procedure to examine the uterus with a special endoscopic tool called hysteroscope. The examination is not invasive, it reaches the uterus through the vagina and cervix.

Via diagnostic hysteroscopy your doctor can have a clear picture of the condition of your uterus and they can confirm whether there are benign or malignant cells or not.

Diagnostic hysteroscopy
Diagnostic hysteroscopy

There are several indication for this procedure such as:

  • When other diagnostic tools discover different lesions (myoma, polyp or tumor), or they fail to give a clear diagnosis
  • Recurring miscarriages
  • Abnormal bleeding (especially if it occurs after menopause)
  • In case of infertility
  • When there are foreign materials in the uterus (for example contraceptive coil)

During the examination there’s the possibility to treat the discovered issue which is called operative hysteroscopy.

How does the procedure go?

The procedure is done under general or local anesthesia. After the appropriate preparations the hysteroscope is introduced into the uterus through the vagina and cervix.

(When operative hysteroscopy is done the dilation of the cervix is also necessary.)

The camera inside the hysteroscope allows your doctor to carefully examine the wall of your uterus, your fallopian tubes and other possible lesions (polyp, myoma, adhesions etc.)

What are the risks of the operation?

There are risks associated with diagnostic (and especially operative hysteroscopy) but these are usually mild cases and can be managed by our hospital staff:

  • You can develop an allergic reaction to the medications used for anesthesia or sterilization
  • The wall of the uterus can be damaged which makes another surgery necessary
  • Pelvic inflammation (which is treated with antibiotics)

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