Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy

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What is Hysteroscopy?
hysteroscopy is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure used to directly examine the uterine cavity. In both diagnostic and operative procedures, a small telescope is passed through the vagina, through the cervix and into the uterus.
Fluid is then used to expand the uterine cavity and so allow the visualisation of both tubal ostia and the assessment and/or treatment of any pathology that may be found.
 
What we offer
Hysteroscopy is used on appropriately selected patients with specific symptoms. Operative therapeutic hysteroscopy can enable the removal (resection) of intrauterine pathology, such as polyps, submucous fibroids and lost intrauterine devices, without the need for a general anaesthetic. It can also aid treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding, such as endometrial ablation, whereby the lining of the uterus is removed. It is also used in patients experiencing fertility issues and can be used to assess the cavity in the case of recurrent miscarriage and for the resection of septa.
 

How to prepare for your visit?

• We recommend using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    (NSAIDs) and/or paracetamol (400mg Ibuprofen and 1g Paracetamol or whatever pain relief you find useful for period pain) an hour before
    the procedure.
• You can eat and drink normally.
• Bring a list of medication that you are taking with you.
• You may wish to have someone accompanying you on the day.
• You will be able to go home shortly after the procedure.
• The whole visit should take up to 1 hour.

Key staff

Miss Rhonda Flemming

Miss Rhonda Flemming

Lead Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Miss Irene Gafson

Miss Irene Gafson

Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Miss Michelle Mooy

Miss Michelle Mooy

Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Last updated26 Feb 2024
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