Dr Ahmed Ismail

Consultant Gynaecologist & Fertility Expert

Hysteroscopy

This procedure, enables visualisation of the inside of the womb, via a hysteroscope. This is a narrow cylindrical instrument which is passed through the vagina and cervix, into the cavity of the uterus. In some cases this is done
with the patient awake, on other occasions a general anaesthetic may be used. The view is improved by distending the womb with some clear fluid or gas.
Abnormalities in the womb cavity can be seen and a biopsy of the lining is often taken. Operative hysteroscopy may involve removal of polyps, fibroids, or the womb lining, or cutting of adhesions or congenital abnormalities such as uterine septae.

Risks of hysteroscopy

Complications are rare. Infections of the womb lining can occasionally occur. The most significant complication is making a small hole (perforation) in the wall of the uterus. This usually heals without any specific treatment. If this occurs, a laparoscopy may be required.

After a hysteroscopy

Minor vaginal bleeding or discharge, and period type pains, may occur for several days. Sex should be avoided until this stops.

Endometrial Polyp, Diagnosed in 52 year old Lady complaining of Post Menopausal Bleeding, it is mandatory in these cases to exclude Uterine Malignancy.

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