A hysteroscopy is a technique by which we can see the inner part of the uterus. We use a small fiber optic tube, connected to a video camera. This procedure can be done at the doctor´s office without anesthesia (office hysteroscopy), or at the theater (usually with conscious sedation).
A hysteroscopy is done in the following cases:
- endometrial polyps (usually diagnosed by ultrasound)
- Implantation failure (as a part of the investigation)
- Submucosal fibroids
- Uterine anomalies
- Cervical stenosis
- Intrauterine adhesions
At the same time, we can take an endometrial biopsy to be analyzed if it is necessary.
Hysteroscopy can be diagnostic (only to see how is the endometrial cavity), or surgical (when we intend to excise a polyp, fibroid, or adhesion).