What is a hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to see inside your uterus.
How is a hysteroscopy performed?
Using a hysteroscope (a thin, lighted telescope), the doctor will check the inside of your cervix and uterus. The hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina, so there are no incisions. Your doctor may also collect different samples of tissue from the vagina, cervix and uterus to examine under the microscope later for evidence of irregular cells.
Why would my doctor perform a hysteroscopy?
Your doctor will want to examine the inside of your uterus and your cervix for the following:
- Cause of your irregular bleeding
- Remove fibroids and polyps
- Endometrial ablation
What is endometrial ablation?
Endometrial ablation is used to burn away the lining of the uterus. It destroys most or all of the lining.