Women in Clermont and elsewhere face unique challenges to their health that require them to undergo regular screenings and testing. These tests help women avoid illnesses like cancer and infertility, among others. Thanks to modern medicine, diagnostic testing like hysteroscopy is fast and simple. Find out what hysteroscopy is and for what reasons you should undergo this testing.
What is Hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is a medical procedure that allows our gynecologist or medical professional to view the inside of your uterus. More specifically, it involves the examination and diagnosis of the lining, or endometrium, of the uterus. It also examines the cervix and fallopian tubes.
The procedure itself is relatively simple. We do not need to make an incision. Rather, we will insert a hysteroscope through the cervix and into the uterus. The hysteroscope is a long, narrow tube that has a camera and a light attached to the end. It gives our doctor a closeup view of the endometrium and fallopian tubes without having to use invasive surgical methods.
Hysteroscopy is a common procedure performed on women of all ages. However, it is performed most often in response to certain medical conditions from which women in their 20s, 30s, and older may suffer.
Why is Hysteroscopy Performed?
This procedure is performed at our office in Clermont in response to a host of gynecological conditions. It allows doctors to determine what illness or injury from which patients might suffer and determine the best course of treatment.
Some of the more common reasons for which hysteroscopy may be required include:
• Abnormal or post-menopausal bleeding
• Blocked fallopian tubes
• Repeated miscarriages
• Growths like tumors, polyps, and cysts
• Severe cramping
• Misplaced IUD
• Endometrial ablation
• Check for endometrial cancer
• Placing of birth control into the opening of the fallopian tubes
Hysteroscopy is performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort of our office in Clermont. As with any medical procedure, hysteroscopy is not right for everyone. You can minimize your risks of complications by telling our doctor about any medications you are taking or if you are pregnant or nursing.