Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat any pathology that may be causing infertility. Hysteroscopy is done using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina, past the cervix, and inside the uterus. Hysteroscopy can be either diagnostic or operative.
Diagnostic hysteroscopy is used to diagnose problems of the uterus. Diagnostic hysteroscopy is also used to confirm results of other tests, such as hysterosalpingography (HSG). Additionally, hysteroscopy can be combined with other procedures, such as laparoscopy, or before procedures such as dilation and curettage (D&C;).
Operative hysteroscopy is used to correct an abnormal condition that has been detected through other diagnostic methods. If an abnormal condition was detected during the diagnostic hysteroscopy, an operative hysteroscopy can often be performed at the same time, avoiding the need for a second surgery. During operative hysteroscopy, small instruments used to correct the condition are inserted through the hysteroscope.
The physicians at Conceive Fertility Center may perform hysteroscopy to correct the following uterine conditions: