Hysteroscopy is a procedure to examine the inside of the uterus. The doctor uses a thin telescope called a hysteroscope which is passed through the cervix.
The hysteroscope allows the gynaecologist to inspect the lining of the uterus and the openings of the fallopian tubes, and to look for any abnormalities. This minimal invasive procedure helps to diagnose uterine problems and can be used to treat some conditions.
Diagnostic Hysteroscopy may be used to investigate:
Operative Hysteroscopy is most often used to:
Depending on the patient’s medical history, general health and the recommended procedure, hysteroscopy may be done with the patient having general, epidural or local anaesthesia.
Most women are able to go home after two to four hours; this may be longer if you have had a general anaesthetic.
Arrange for a relative or friend to drive you home.