Hysteroscopy is a procedure that is used to diagnose and treat problems in your uterus due to abnormal bleeding. It allows the doctor to look inside your uterus using a thin lit telescopic tube, known as Hysteroscope that is used to examine the cervix and the endometrial lining of the uterus.
Why opt for Hysteroscopy?
If your doctor advises a hysteroscopy, you may be suffering from the following uterine conditions:
- Abnormal bleeding— Hysteroscopy can help identify the cause of heavy or lengthy menstrual flow as well as bleeding between periods or after menopause.
- Fibroids or polyps– Hysteroscopy is used to remove these kinds of non-cancerous growths such as fibroids and polyps found in the uterus.
- Adhesions – Also known as Asherman’s Syndrome, uterine adhesions are bands of scar tissue that are formed in the uterus and may affect your menstrual flow and may even lead to fertility related challenges. Hysteroscopy helps locate and remove these adhesions.
- Septums— Hysteroscopy can determine whether you have a uterine septum which is a malformation of the uterus that is exists since birth.
Who is not a candidate for a Hysteroscopy?
This procedure should not be performed if a woman is pregnant or has an active pelvic infection. It’s also not recommended if a woman has either uterine or cervical cancer.
What is the process like?
Hysteroscopy is a non invasive technique that takes anything between 30 minutes to an hour, if other procedures are performed along with it. Prior to the procedure, you may be prescribed with a sedative to help relax followed by either general or local anaesthesia to block the pain (with general anaesthesia, you will not be awake during the procedure).
Once the hysteroscope is inserted, with the help of the light shone through the device, your doctor can view the lining of your uterus and the openings of the fallopian tubes. If a biopsy or other procedure needs to be done, then small instruments are passed through the hysteroscope.
Are there any benefits to this procedure?
Compared to other, more invasive medical procedures, hysteroscopy has several advantages like:
- Shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time
- Less pain medication that is needed after surgery
- Avoiding open abdominal surgery and a hysterectomy
What can I expect after a Hysteroscopy?
After the procedure, you might experience some cramping or slight bleeding for one or two days. You may also feel a pain in your shoulder if gas was used during your hysteroscopy. It is also not unusual to feel somewhat faint or sick. If general anaesthesia was used during the procedure, you will have to wait for the effects to wear off before going home.
However, if you do experience symptoms like severe abdominal pain, fever or heavy bleeding or discharge, be sure to contact your doctor.
Are you looking for the right doctor to consult?
At Euromed Clinic, one the best gynecology clinics in Dubai, Dr. Tahira Sadigova performs hysteroscopy procedures that provide patients with the help they need and suitable relief. Being one of the most experienced doctors in the field of obstetrics and gynecology in Dubai, Dr. Tahira and team will walk you through the procedure and prepare you for a premium medical experience with the utmost comfort.